How to select best GM Tech 2 diagnostic scanner with my Saab

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How to select best GM Tech 2 diagnostic scanner with my Saab

Attach 2 questions and answers to guide you on how to pick out a best GM Tech2 diagnostic programming tool.

Question 1: I am considering to buy a Tech 2 diagnostic scanner for use with my Saab. Which one of the ones have the best quality and is equipped with the latest software/hardware? Do you also sell USB port converter for the Tech 2?.
Answer 1: 2 versions of Professional Diagnostic Tool TECH2 are available, including:A108-1 Best Quality GM Tech 2 GM Diagnostic Scanner For GM/SAAB/OPEL/SUZUKI/ISUZU/Holden and A108-2 GM Tech2 Tech 2 GM Scanner with CANdi TIS Works for GM/SAAB/OPEL/SUZUKI/ISUZU/Holden
The same: they all have the same functions.

The differences:

A108-1

GM Tech2 Package List:
Tech-2 Flash Tester
32 MB PCMCIA Card with GM OE Applications
CAN diagnostic interface module(CANdi) and instruction sheet download (199.2 kb)
RS232 cable and user manual
RS232-DB9 adapter
DLC Cable, DLC Loopback Adapter
12V Cigarette Lighter Power Cable
SAE 16/19 Adapter
NAO 12/19 Adapter
Battery Power Cable
Storage Case
TIS 2000 CD

Features
1) Authentic GM software in the Tech 2 Flash means the most comprehensive diagnostic software available for late model GM vehicles.
2) Support for on-board diagnostics on all GM systems 1992 thru 2011.
3) Removable hardware modules provide insurance against scan tool obsolescence.
4) Large, easy-to-read backlit screen.
5) RS232 & RS485 ports provide the avenue to connect future devices to your Tech 2 Flash.
6) Ability to capture stored DTCs, Freeze Frame, and Failure Record for later review.
7) Ability to view the status of vehicle diagnostic tests as they run.
8) Bi-directional The authentic GM 1992-current year software will provide full bi-directional control when performing power train, chassis, and body diagnostics.

A108-2

Features
1) Authentic GM software in the Tech 2 Flash means the most comprehensive diagnostic software available for late model GM vehicles.
2) Support for on-board diagnostics on all GM systems 1992 thru 2011.
3) Removable hardware modules provide insurance against scan tool obsolescence.
4) Large, easy-to-read backlit screen.
5) RS232 & RS485 ports provide the avenue to connect future devices to your Tech 2 Flash.
6) Ability to capture stored DTCs, Freeze Frame, and Failure Record for later review.
7) Ability to view the status of vehicle diagnostic tests as they run.
8) Bi-directional The authentic GM 1992-current year software will provide full bi-directional control when performing power train, chassis, and body diagnostics.

A108-1 Package List:
Tech-2 Flash Tester
32 MB PCMCIA Card with GM OE Applications
CAN diagnostic interface module(Candi) and instruction sheet download (199.2 kb)
RS232 cable and user manual
RS232-DB9 adapter
DLC Cable, DLC Loopback Adapter
12V Cigarette Lighter Power Cable
SAE 16/19 Adapter
NAO 12/19 Adapter
Battery Power Cable
TIS 2000 CD

A108-2 Package List:
Tech-2 Flash Tester
32 MB PCMCIA Card with GM OE Applications
CAN diagnostic interface module(Candi) and instruction sheet download (199.2 kb)
RS232 cable and user manual
RS232-DB9 adapter
DLC Cable, DLC Loopback Adapter
12V Cigarette Lighter Power Cable
SAE 16/19 Adapter
NAO 12/19 Adapter
Battery Power Cable
TIS 2000 CD


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The power light on the CANdi module doesn’t come on when connected to the Tech 2?

The power light on the CANdi module doesn’t come on when connected to the Tech 2? If that’s what you mean mine does not light up either. I think they should flash when linked to the car’s computer as that means the CANdi module is communicating. Bosch instructions;

Tech 2 CANdi User’s Guide

P/N 08002749 03/07 ?2007 Robert Bosch LLC, U.S.A. All rights reserved.

The Controller Area Network Diagnostic Interface (CANdi) is an in-cable module that works with the existing Tech 2 components including the VCI, cables, and adapters.

Installed, the CANdi module is fully backward compatible with current tester functionality. The module powers up in a way that makes it transparent to the user. That is, unless the GM Tech 2 enables features specific to the CANdi module, all signal lines function as they do without the
CANdi module. This allows the existing Tech 2 software to be used with no changes, whether or not the CANdi module is installed.

The primary function of the CANdi module is to add CAN capability to the Tech 2 tester. The following list summarizes the basic characteristics of the CANdi module: Supports simultaneous communications on three CAN buses Provides high speed UART communications with the Tech 2.

The Tech 2 commands the CANdi module operation.

When installed, the CANdi module does not interfere with any diagnostic procedure currently performed using the Tech 2. The usage of a CANdi module does not require any physical changes to the Tech 2, its cables, or adapters. The module operates in transparent mode until awakened by the Tech 2. Upon initialization, the CANdi module operates under master control of the Tech 2. All functionality is determined by the Tech 2 application software which is loaded on the Tech 2’s program card.

The CANdi module always operates in slave mode to the Auto Scanner Tool Tech 2, responding in high speed SAE J1708 to the tester.

Physical Interface and LED CANdi connects to the Tech 2 by way of the existing Data Link Connector (DLC) Burndy Connector. The vehicle side connection remains unchanged using the existing adapter to interface between the Burndy connector and the SAE J1962 connector. When functioning properly, CANdi’s LED flashes. In the event of a problem, the LED will be constantly illuminated.

Warranty and Technical Service Included with your system is a Warranty Card that must be submitted to Vetronix for activation of the two-year warranty. For technical assistance, please contact Vetronix Tech Support at Obd2tool.com.