Category Archives: Car Diagnostic Tools

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How to install GM TECH2 TIS2000 VS VXDIAG Nano VS MDI

How to install Tech 2 Scan Tool? How to install VXDIAG VCX NANO GM? How to install GM MDI?

Here we go:

ON the VX nano, sometimes you can get Tech2win to run on win 10 (maybe if you have an AMD chip or not, but have not figure that one out yet), while on my i7 machine, Tech 2 win will not run in win 10 instead.
Tech2win is the program that works just like a Tech II, but the program running on a laptop for the MDI (clone MDI device which the Nano is).
GDS2 is the program for the C7, like the tech II and tech2win with midi is for the C6 instead.
On the VM GDS 2 , you don’t need an account with GM to use it, short of needing to do SPS programming, which you will need a TDS SPS subscription instead ($40 for 2 years per car).

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So the low down for most laptops,
Wants to be running in win 10 for TDS SPS programming.
Needs to be running a multi core chip in win 7 or above to run VM player for VM GDS2.
Need to be running in Win 7 native (32 or 64 bit) to run Tech2win (will not work in a VM shell).
Tis2000 needs to run in WinXP or built vmXP shell, so it can be native in XP or in a VM shell so long as you have a multicore processor.

So the way I do it, since Tech2win will not run native on my machine with a I7 processes in win 10, I have a dual boot up in win 7 and win 10 both.

Win 10 is used to run pretty much everything I run, short of Tech2 win, which I use the win 7 64 boot up to run it.

So in the Win 7 dual boot up (small 40 gig partition off the drive), have tech2win to use the Nano as a Tech II, plus VM GMSI, and Tis2000 in a VM shell since I may need them as well for the VX nano running as a tech II when running in win 7.

In win 10 boot up,
VM GDS2 V17
TDS using internet explorer native with account
Vm Tis2000 built on a full XP OS with account
VM GMSI

If you want to just run a single OS system, instead of a dual boot up machine since you can’t get Tech2 win to run in win10, then you can run pretty much run everything in win 7 (32 or 64 bit), so long as you have a CPU that has multi cores. Hence you going to need to run at least VM player for the VM shells, and it take as multi core processor to run VM player (or VM workstation).
Note, I have VM workstation, instead of just VM player, since I build other VM shells to run in windows as well.

So again, it really just depends on your machine, and if you Tech2win will run correctly on it or not.
Hence the problem is when you open Tech2win, you need to get three pop up screens once Tech2win start the program.

The first screen will ask you what country, and you select north America.

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The second pop up will ask you if the device is a MDI 1 or MDI 2, and you select Mdi 1.

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The third pop up screen will ask you if you want to select the USB device (the nano plugged into a USB port), you select it, then it will take you to the Tech2win start screen.

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So if you open Tech2win, and you don’t get the three pop up screens but just goes directly to tech2win main start screen below instead, then Tech2win is not going to work on your machines win 10 . Hence the problem is a glitch in midi and tech2 win interface to select the nano to begin with (what the pop up screens are), and if you can’t select the nano via the pop up screens, tech2win will not connect to the nano in the first place.

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Again don’t know if this is a AMD verse Intel CPU problem in win 10, but the only laptops that I have seen run Tech2win in windows 10, just happened to be laptops running a AMD CPU instead. And yes, have tried to skin the cat many way with added drivers and compatibility modes, and it’s driver/code line that win 10 does not have for the intel CPU (but seems to to have for the AMD CPU that is a carry over from the win 7 days to make the AMD chip work with win 10 instead).

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Case study

My new GM Tech2 bought from https://www.obd2tool.com/
It is in perfect working order and has the screen cover.
Also included is the TIS2000 software which you will need to access the security to program keys

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TIS2000 installation guide:

Small glitch running TIS200, and unless your laptop/computer has a RS232 port to plug the Tech II cable into it, your going to need an usb cable instead.

Or Here is the driver link needed for the VM XP that the TIS2000 is going to run native in and will need to be installed in the VM shell for the usb cable.

On the above link, several older OS’s are listed for the driver downloads, one being MS Vista. However in the minimum system requirements sections for the OS, Vista is not listed.

TS2000 and WIN software only runs on XP ,the drivers that are listed are for the USB to RS232 port adapter you have to by if your computer does not have a 232 port.


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Best OBD2 Scanner for 2018

There are few things in this world that are more annoying than when the “check engine” light pops up on the dashboard of your car. Not only is your engine running into problems, but you don’t even know what problems it’s running into.

For those that are less inclined in the mechanics of an automobile, this can pose a real conundrum. In most cases, it results in you having to bring your car into a mechanic just to figure out what the problem is. Obviously, this can be a waste of both time and money.

However, there is a device that will allow you to find the source of your “check engine” woes. This device is an OBD2 car scanner. There are quite a few OBD2 Scanner currently on the market, and you want to make sure that you choose one that’s of high quality.

1.2018 New LAUNCH X431 iCarScan Auto Diagnostic Tool Full Systems For Android/IOS With 10 Free Software Update Online

Price:$185

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Launch iCarScan Obd2 Scanner:
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4. Full systems and complete function dignosis for the most extensive coverage of OE-level diagnostics
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6. Support multiple special function software and actuation tests incl.Oil / Service reset, ABS bleeding, IMMO & key programming, throttle body adaptation, brake pads,steering angle reset,battery matching, DPF regeneration,Injector coding
7. Intuitive interface and easy to use

2.Piwis Tester II V18.100 with CF30 Laptop for Porsche

Price:$899

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Piwis Tester II with CF30 Laptop For Porshe
1. Software Version: 18.100
2. Laptop: CF-30 (Second Hand)—Software is inside the Hard Drive. No need Installation
3.Support Languages: Russian, English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Dutch
4. Update Method: By CD or HDD (One Year for Free, It can not be updated online. 200USD for one time update after one year.) Software contains operating system win XP only. you just need to insert into your computer and use it.
5. Requires Online Modules: (F BCM R BCM DME ELV SRS KEY)
6. Bluetooth,GPS and Navigation Function are available. But you need to pay for the authorization of them.
7. Support Key Programming function,cost 210USD per time ( you need consult our customer sevice first with the type and year of your car)

3.Free shipping 2018 CARFANS C800 Heavy Duty Truck Diagnostic Scanner with Special Function

Price:$1999

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CAR FANS C800  Feature:
1.Wide Vehicle Coverage: CAR FANS C800 support 35 Heavy duty brand, 21 BUS Brand, 16 Passenger car Brand, 32 Machinary vehicle brand and 46 ECU System, almost cover all brand heavy duty vehicles in market
2.Powerful function of software: C800 is fully optimized based on the OEM scanner, which enhances the comprehensive diagnostic capability of the diesel vehicle. Some of the functions are based on the advanced technology accumulated by the R & D team for many years. The main diagnostic functions include reading the version information, reading/clearing the fault code, actual values, actuators, advanced function
3.Fashionable design of hardware: 7 inch 800 x 480 touch screen, super light main unit, is easy to hold and operate. ARM9 CPU with 4GB memory, the software operation is faster than similar tools
4.Advance Functions: Adjustment/Settings, Function Test, Special function, calibration.
5.Online Updating: Log in the official website (www.carfans.net.cn) download and install the C800 intelligent diagnostic device upgrade client software, the device SD card through the card reader plug in the computer USB interface to complete the device software upgrade.
6.ECU Programming & Coding for 5 Brands
7.2 Years Free Update Online
8.Support 24 Languages:English,Japanese,Korean,French,Spanish,Portuguese,Italian,Russian, German,Polish,Romanian ,Finnish, Hungarian,Swedish.

4. Original Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P Wifi OBD Full System Diagnostic with MaxiFlash Elite J-2534 programming

Price:$2058

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Top 4 Reasons to Get Maxisys Pro 908P:
1. Software Version: Every Car Model Software Has A Different Version.
2. Wi-Fi Technology: The VCI connects wirelessly to the main unit with Long-Range Class 1 Bluetooth
3. Update:  2 Year Free Update Online, Contact our sales, you can add 1 more year free update,after 2 years,900USD/year.
4. Shipping by DHL All Around the World, 3-5 Days Delivery

5.Autel Maxisys Elite (Upgraded Version of MS908P Pro) Diagnostic Scanner with J2534 ECU Programming Extensive Vehicle

Price:2439

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Why buy Autel maxisys elite:
1.Genuine Autel top scanner , 2years free update online,after 2 years,1000USD/year.
2.The top diagnostic techniques, support almost all car brands , workshop Standard diagnostic equipment
3.not only easy to use by own diagnostic software , but also works on OEM software like xentry odis do special setting
Language: only support english and Spanish now

If you any questions, contact us:sales@obd2tool.com