Using Your Tech2 with Bob Pattengal

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Using Your Tech2 with Bob Pattengal

This course offers the latest information to stay current with the use of GM Tech 2 Scan Tool. Presented by Bob Pattengale, the course (LBT-218 Using Your Tech2 with Bob Pattengale), featuring hands-on case study demonstrations, delves into using the tool and the new MDI with GDS software, advanced navigation, RPO codes and much more. Some other specifics include updating software, reprogramming information for TIS2Web, using Tech2 View via a computer, setting up diagnostics for vehicle control systems, clearing DTC codes, using “Quick Snapshot” to record data, and setting up common connectors and components.

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Additionally, a gamut of information ranging from the history of GM MDI Scan Tool to information resources such as NAFTA is included.


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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.