Category Archives: Car Diagnostic Tools

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wiTECH MicroPod II 2 setup instruction

If your dealership purchased a new microPOD and you would like to convert your existing microPOD for using with wiTECH 2.0 System, you need to download and install the microPOD Setup Utility to configure/setup your microPOD for witech 2.

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NOTE: microPODs with a serial number beginning with “WFP” should NOT be used with this utility.

PROCEDURE
If you have a restricted network, you must first make sure that all sites listed below are enabled to be able to successfully use microPOD Setup Utility and the Professional Diagnostic Tool wiTECH 2.0 System.
mixpanel.com
bugsnag.com
fcawitech.com
chrysler.com
dealerconnect.com
jeep.com
witechsystem.com

Note: Please disable any Anti-Virus software that you have on your computer in order to allow the microPOD Setup Utility to install and run properly.

How to download and install the microPOD Setup Utility

IMPORTANT: Once the microPOD is configured using the microPOD Setup Utility, all the microPOD Wireless Settings will be deleted. You will be required to follow the instructions from the KB link titled “How to configure a Wireless Profile on a microPOD II“.

To download the application, please login to DealerCONNECT > Service > wiTECH Information > microPod Setup Utility

Step 1
Click on “Run” to begin the downloading process of microPOD Setup Utility.

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Step 2
The install wizard will appear to install the OBD2 scan tool wiTECH Driver x64 onto your computer if your PC has not been installed with wiTECH 1.0 application.
If the PC has been installed with wiTECH 1.0 App, you will not see the screen below and proceed to Step 6. Otherwise, click “Next” to proceed.

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Step 3
Read the License Agreement carefully, and accept the terms in the license agreement.
Then, click “Next” to continue.

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Step 4
You are now ready to start the actual installation of the driver. You now need to click on “Install” for it to start.

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Step 5
This will now install the wiTECH Driver x64. Once complete, the program will automatically proceed to the next step.

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Step 6
Once the installation has completed, click “Finish”. Proceed to the following section, “Using the microPOD Setup Utility”.

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Using the microPOD Setup Utility

NOTE: Please make sure that your computer is connected to the internet and the microPOD is connected to the computer via USB before starting this process. This application will help you configure your microPOD for wiTECH 2.0.

Step 1
Start microPOD Setup Utility by clicking the icon on the desktop:

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If the microPOD Setup Utility that is installed is out of date, you will be forced to update to the newer version of the application.
Step 2
Please make sure your microPOD is connected to the PC via USB.

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Step 2a
If you see the following screen you may not be connected to the internet, or have a firewall that blocks 1 or more of these websites.

Select “Continue” on the next screen for wiTECH 2.0 Device Setup and Configuration.

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NOTE: If you only want to configure the wireless setting on a microPod device to use with wiTECH 2.0, click “Wireless Configuration” and follow instructions.

Select “Continue” on the next screen to begin attempting to connect to the microPOD device.

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Step 3
Once your microPOD II is recognized by the utility, select “Continue” to proceed with the configuration.

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NOTE: microPODs with a serial number beginning with “WFP” should NOT be used with this utility.

Step 3a
If the utility does not find the microPOD device, please assure that the microPOD is connected via USB and click “Refresh”.

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Step 5
The following screen will appear for up to 15 minutes while the microPOD device is being configured.

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Step 6
The following screen will appear when the utility completed the configuration of microPOD for wiTECH 2.0 Application.

Note: After microPOD Setup Utility is ran, all existing wireless networks will be removed from the microPOD.
Important! Leave the microPod Setup Utility window running as you will be required to complete software updates to the microPod device before configuring the wireless.

Step 6a
Login into wiTECH 2.0. The microPOD II that was just configured using the microPOD Setup Utility should appear in the wiTECH 2.0 discovery. You will need to update the operating system of your microPOD II before it can be used with wiTECH 2.0. Click “Continue”, and your web browser will redirect you to the page to download and install the operating system update as seen in the following step.

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*NOTE: If microPOD II does not show up in discovery after a couple of minutes please power cycle your microPOD II by unplugging it and plugging it back in.

Step 7
Click “Update Now” and your microPOD II should continue to the update screen. Once updating, do not interrupt your microPOD II at any point until the update is complete.

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*NOTE: This can take upwards of 9 minutes. It is normal activity for the microPOD II to reboot.

Step 8
Click “OK” and you will be navigated back to the wiTECH 2.0 discovery page. Your microPOD II should appear updated and ready for use.

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Step 9
With the microPod Setup Utility still running, configure wireless on the wiTECH microPod 2 device.
Enjoy!

BIG THANKS to the one who share the wiTECH microPod 2 setup manua!!!


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How to change RPO F45 option codes to Corvette’ with TECH 2

This details out what exactly is needed to add/change RPO option codes to existing 1997+ Corvette’s, using a Tech 2 scan tool.

These instructions will also help owners of F45 real time dampening suspension option convert to regular shocks that don’t have sensors built in. Right now people are paying upwards of $200.00 for emulators that plug into the wiring harness to trick the BCM. A simple solution is to just go into the BCM’s function and toggle off the F45 suspension options. No codes will be set and the car will not go into reduced engine power mode.

Defrost vent:

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Step 1: Obtain a working TECH2 (original or HQ clone- both ok)

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note: Tech 2 knockoff has many types and here is a chart for you to know all.

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Step 3: Enter Diagnostics menu

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Step 4: Enter year of car

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Step 5: Enter Passenger Car menu

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Step 6: Select Body from the menu

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Step 7: Select Y body from menu

Step 8: Select Y body from menu

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Step 9: Select transmission type

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Step 10: Enter body control module menu for adding/deleting option codes such as automatic headlamps,F45 suspension.

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Step 11: Enter Special Functions menu

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Step 12: Enter BCM RPO Reprogram

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Step 13: Enter cars country of origin

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Step 14: Toggle functions on and off. The asterisk next to the option code indicates this function has been turned on. Note that the Automatic and Manual HVAC controls are both turned on. This is normal and should be ignored. Go ahead and hit the save option button when you’re done and power off the Best obd2 scanner TECH2.

Note: If your vehicle was built after Feb 02 you may or may not have the sensor installed from the factory required to make the T82 automatic headlamp function by simply turning it on in the cars BCM. A quick way to verify this is to remove (no tools required) the defroster vent on the center of your dash. There should be 2 sensors installed. The sensor on the right is for your climate control and the sensor on the left is for the T82 automatic headlamp control. If this sensor is not present it can be purchased from GM for about $12.00. The part number is 12450121 and it simply snaps into a space already provided on the defroster grill.

Next you need to find the pigtail that plugs into the sensor. It is on the right side of the steering column and has a piece of white tape holding it folded in half. Cut or tear the tape and leave it dangling down.

Now, take a metal clothes hanger, and stick it down through the defroster hole in the dash. You will see a little 1 inch by 1/4 inch slit to slide the hanger through, then force it to the floor. Tape the pigtail to the hanger and pull it back up through the hole in the dash. Then plug it in to the sensor, snap the grill back in and you are done.

Have fun!