What’s Tech2 TIS2000 hardwaresecurity key used for

I have a question about the gm tech2 hardware/security key. What exactly is the purpose of it? I don’t have one, and was wondering if I can still use the TIS software without it.


There are three versions of the hardware key:

the original green parallel port key,

the newer white Rainbow Technologies parallel port key

and now the USB key also made by Rainbow Technologies.

Normally the Car Scanner GM SPS software (TIS2000) as supplied by GM requires a hardware key for its SPS functions.

However most GM dealers now use a web based SPS system that links directly to GM’s database via a password protected secure GM website which do not a hardware key.

Some dealers still use a standalone SPS terminal which does require a key.

Without this key the software and its programming system is inoperative unless you have a hack for it.

All other functions of the TIS program will work without the key, if you have full blown TIS package it will include software that can download and playback data recordings done with the tech2 scanner for sale, it will also update a TECH2 with the latest software from GM.

Obdstar x300 pro3 vs Xtool x100 pro vs Skp900

OBDSTAR X300 PRO3, xtool x100pro, SKP900.
Which of this tool is fantastic for get started in essential programming?

Appear here… all facts integrated

Obdstar x300 pro3 vs Xtool x100 pro vs Skp900


OBDSTAR X300 PRO3 Important Master Feedback:

Client 1:
I’ve bought two of there newest programmer (Crucial Master X300 Pro 3) claim to have the same plan as the SKP900. Not correct it lacks the newest protcal, all thou the F100 does possess the newest protocol.

Buyer 2:
For the price tag and its function more than Skp900 (€549.00) looks to become the superior obtain.
mileage is further bonus, much more funds & something different. (New story’s)
obd2 scanning is limited but further bonus on rewriting vin # on donor Ecu.

Consumer 3:

OBDSTAR F100 Ford/Mazda essential pro and OBDSTAR?X300M is the separate program out from X300 PRO3 Important Master, while if you are a master working at workshop/garage, you are advised to own one OBDSTAR X300 PRO3 Key Master which include all vehicle models and function including: essential programming, odometer adjustment, PIC function (read write CPU data on a part of car computer) and EEPROM function (read out password from EEPROM chip and restore data), EPB, oil service reset, battery matching etc.

OBDSTAR X300 Pro-3 Test Report:

Crucial programming:

“OBDSTAR X300 PRO3 covers SKP900 and OBDSTAR X100 Pro function”

Toyota 4Runner (2006): add new keys->ok
Lexus RX400H (2005): plan a new key->ok
Honda: edit vin-> great

Nissan: smart crucial programming-> awesome
Kia Ria 2014 with I4D60: programmed essential with pin (pin ready be another tool)->ok
Hyundai i10 2012: Read Pin and programmed 7936 (ID46)->Quick and easy.
Volex c30 2012: read pin code program key-> ok
K13 worked perfect
Insignia 2011: read security code + system keys-> OK

Odometer correction:

OBD2TOOL technicians have a fantastic success with km change using X300 pro3. The VAG group vehicles are what we tested most. Also, some Hyundai, Kia, Opel, Chevrolet, Range Rover, Ford, Fiat, Porsche, Jeep, etc are tested. Here are VAG test reports.

Audi A3 2008 monocolore: OK
Audi A4 2007: in 20 seconds by OBD-> ok
Audi normal a6 2009: ok

Audi a8 2006: OK
Audi Q5 2013: via obd-> ok
Volkswagen Tiguan 2013: TFT color dash nec+24C64-> ok
Volkswagen caddy 2014: white meter NEC24C64 via obd-> ok
Seat Ibiza 2014: Via obd -> ok
Volkswagen Polo 2014: with NEC24C64-> ok
Golf 2013with black/white screen: OK (with latest update)
Golf 6 2012 white color: write 2 sec !!
Tiguan 2012 tft color NEC24C64 ok
Volkswagen Polo 2014: White Meter NEC24C64 using golf menu-> OK
Passat 2009: mileage nec+24c32-> OK
kia sportage r 2014: d70f423 mileage-> tested ok
Skoda Octavia 2010: nec+24c32 VDO mileage OK
Skoda Superb 2012: via obd-> mileage ok
Polo 2004: VDO k Line-> mileage OK
Volkswagen Amarok 2014 ok: chose golf NEC 24C64 white meter 2013-> ok

The last, XTOOL X100 PRO vs OBDSTAR X100 PRO


In summary,

1.Bothis original makes ofhigh quality, but come from different factory:

OBDSTAR X100 pro is designed by the OBDTAR factory

Xtool X100 pro is designed by the Xtool factory

2.Update online on different website:

OBDSTAR X100 Pro update on:http://www.obdstar.com/ three years for free

Xtool X100 update on:http://www.xtooltech.com/, with serial number and register password

3.Different function:

OBDSTAR X100 pro: support EEPROM function, but you need to invest in EEPROM Adapter additionally.

Xtool X100: do not support EEPROM function

4.Support different vehicles:

OBDSTAR X100 pro: do not support Proton

Xtool X100: support Proton

5.Different main board:

X100 pro odometer with new design of PCB hardware, greatly improved configuration

(Solved) ODIS-S 4.3.three Error ODS9011E on Windows 7

Download VAS 5054AODIS-S 4.three.three on Windows 7 but had a problem:

Update file missing


Infrastructure VW on-line connection. MirrorServer2:

The update just isn’t complete.

All required updates will not be obtainable.

Please speak to assistance.

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I located a answer to resolve it by editing the lic. file – so that just vag “basic” merchandise are valid/active…. but you have got to provide this file to the installer in the course of the procedure, just swapping inside the offboard folder hasn’t solved my issue…

And after that, obviously there’s no full activation and not all brands but it appears you could run odis four.3.3 using the “basic vag brands” and with this installer plus the existing postsetups

Hopefully, guss could resolve this “problem” for us, to ensure that we’re totally activated with all the brands then


How to Update Digimaster 3 EBOOT and Kernel

Update kernel of yanhua digimaster 3 was newly added (one key through updating kernel by SD card), we made some modification on EBBOT program.

Digimaster 3 EBOOT Update:

Click button “8” and “OK” together, then “Press OK to confirm, and if the button “continue update Firmware” appears, it means your device EBOOT program is old version, you need to firstly update EBOOT program and choose a convenient way to update Digimaster 3 kernel.

Digimaster III update kernel

After update EBOOT, it is necessary to update kernel.

Tips: Before update EBOOT, please instal D3 TOOL first.

Step 1: Click button “8” and “OK” together, then power on. The indication of “Press OK to continue and ESC to cancel” will appear on the screen. Press “OK” into Renovation.

Step 2: “Found new hardware” is found in the system when you connect USB cable with the PC.

Step 3: choose “install the software automatically”, click “next”.

Step 4: If DIGIMASTER 3 has been installed already, choose the second “SEC SOC SMDK Board” in dialog box, and click “Next” to complete driver installation.


Step 5: Double-click Digimaster 3 PC Tools and choose “Kernel Update”.



Step 6: Indication ” USB connect succeed “will appear as below after the USB is connected.


Step 7: click “Kernel Update”, choose “EBOOT_20110427.bin” then click “OK” to start digimaster 3 price program update.

Step 8: After 10sec. the DIGIMASTER 3 screen appears a twinkling red ‘YH’ logo which means EBOOT update is complete.

After update obd2 odometer correction EBOOT successfully, please turn the power off and choose an appropriate way to update the kernel.

TIPS: Please unload the anti-virus software and firewall temporarily in order to run the software normally.

VAS6154 ODIS 4.23 driver for VW Audi Skoda WIN7 free download and install

VAS6154 ODIS 4.23 for VW Audi Skoda diagnostic tool WIN7 free download and install procedure.

VAS6154 driver free download:


I only share here, please try it at your own risk.

Source: mhhauto.com

VAS6154 driver for VW Audi Skoda WIN7 download


Compatible with ODIS 4.23

Works on the interface like:

VAS6154 ODIS-S 4.2.3 test reports:

DTC memory…works

Identification… works

Output Diagnostic Test Mode… works

Basic setting … works

Coding … works

Coding bus master …works

Measured values … works

Adaptation … works

Access authorization … works


Right click on “VAS6154 Driver” and choose “Run as administrator”


Click on “Next”

Complete VAS Driver Setup Wizard.


Connect the VAS6154 interface to the computer and receive the windows message “Your device is ready to use”.

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Right click on the “VAS Config” and choose “Run as administrator”.


Click on “Firmware+”

Click on “Upgrade”.


Exit VAS Config.

Delete the folder of “VAS6154 Driver”.


One more time, right click on the “VAS Config” and choose “Run as administrator”.

Click on the “License”, you can see Passthru, PDU, VW are all available.


Click on “Diagnostic”, then “VW ODIS”, then “Install”.


Setup complete.


Option 1: The way to use VAS6154 Diagnostic Tool via USB.

Back to click “Configure”, then connection type “USB” and save.


Open “Wolkswagen”


Receive the warning and notes.


Welcome to Diagnosis, click on “OBD” then “Start self diagnosis”.


Make sure the ignition is on.


Here fault codes.


Go to option “Identification”.


If the ignition is off, you will get the message shown as below, just follow it to do.


OBD starting..


You can achieve more functions incl. Output professional diagnostic tool Test Mode, basic setting, coding, coding bus master, measured values, adaptation, Access authorization etc.


Exit ODIS-S.

VAS6154 connect to the network.


Work network


Network location is now work, click on “Close”.

Option 2: use VAS6154 via Wlan connection.

Again, open “VAS Configure”, choose the connection type “Wlan”.

Repeat the same procedure as the USB connection type to diagnose.



Cars & Computers The History of Diagnostic Tools

One common factor to be found in every decade’s ideal future is a sense of comfort and reassurance, and in this regard car diagnostic tools could not be more modern. For example, each successive generation of products and software from Launch Tech not only allows for more extensive diagnostics of a vehicle’s performance; they also make the task more effortless and less time consuming as you go through the various generation models.
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But exactly how far has this technology come in the last few decades? In this entry of the Launch Tech UK blog, we’ll go from creation to current day with this history of diagnostic tools:

As a brief description, an car diagnostic is an electronic device that can be used to diagnose, interface and even partially reprogram a vehicle’s control module. Scanners in particular perform the same functions as a diagnostic code reader, except they also give the user additional diagnostic information, and can perform functional tests on the vehicle. They’re designed to function in tandem with your car’s on-board computer system, which itself monitors engine emissions controls and systems whilst your car is in use. The first generation of On-board diagnostic (OBD) tools were developed in the 1980’s, originally as an expensive diagnostic option only really available for professional mechanics.

Throughout the decade, automotive scanners were produced in the United States, using various cables and adaptors that would be compatible with certain car models, makes and their respective years. The first commercially available code readers hit car part stores in and around 1989, but it was only in 1996 that the automotive industry lost their exclusive ability over vehicle on-board diagnostic systems, with further standardization of the technology caused by stricter federal regulations.

The presence of two generations of on-board diagnostic systems, OBD-I and OBD-II, are intrinsically linked to this change in regulations, and a combined effort to clean up our air. The “gas attack” in Los Angeles during the summer of 1943, as well as the proliferation of lethal smog in London in 1952 were two environmental episodes that turned the business culture of voluntary emissions regulations into one of national requirement. The autel scanner in use at the time served fine in letting drivers know if their vehicle had a malfunction, but from an emissions point of view there were some serious flaws, to the point where your vehicle could be spitting out raw unburned fuel out of its tailpipe and neither you nor the computer would have any idea! This lead to the creation and required implementation of auto key programmer; the same technology monitored and read by today’s Launch OEM level diagnostic tools and aftermarket products.

Speaking of, the Launch Tech Co LTD itself was founded in 1992, developing their first generation of LE100 scanners two years later. Now global leaders in the automotive diagnostics market with a range that includes the C Reader VI, CRP123 and the CRP129, the Launch parent company has 13 branches in and amongst Europe, North America, Central and South America, Africa, Middle East, China and Asia Pacific, and has supplied to the UK market since 2003.

GM Tech2 for ALL systems – HP Tuners only for ECM & TCM

What is GM Tech2:
The GM Tech2 Scanner, working with TIS2000 software, supports onboard diagnostics and full bi-directional control when performing powertrain, chassis and body diagnostics for GM/SAAB/OPEL/SUZUKI/ISUZU/Holden.


What is HP Tuners:
The HP Tuners vcm suite is the most feature rich, powerful and comprehensive vcm/PCM reprogramming and diagnostics package available on the market today. Vcm suite is the ultimate tuning tool designed for basic Tuners to advanced tuning shops.


GM Tech 2 vs. HP Tuners:
HPT can only work with ECM and TCM
Tech II can work with ABS, BCM, etc. (all systems)
But, Tech 2 can only change/do stuff GM intended where HPT can change all kinds of tables GM wouldn’t want us messing with
So both have pluses/minuses depending on what you want to do

Tech 2 scan tool:
confirmed to works good for ALL systems

I just checked my OBD2 scan tool Tech II clone against my 2006 C6. In the ABS section there is an “Automated Bleed” option. In the Radiosection there is a “VIN Relearn” option. I’ve never actually used either one, but I bet it works.
The Tech II clone is literally running the same software as the GM Tech 2 Scanner, so it has all the same functions. There are a few caveats: the standard clone power supply will cause the unit to reset if you run the starter motor, apparently, though this can be fixed. Also, operating while tethered to a PC involves a bunch of licensing hacks and other nonsense. But you only need to do that if you want to flash the ECU firmware.
The Tech II lets you see (and individually reset) all the DTCs from all the modules. It also has a bunch of special functions and bidirectional capabilities.
It’s great as a standalone diagnostics tool but it isn’t intended to modify ECU parameters like tuning software does. This is a tool for fixing the car, not modifying it.

same problem as recording images to the memory card via the Tech 2 and TIS

Hello everyone. A few days ago saw that often face the same problem as recording images to the memory card via the Tech2 Scan Tool and TIS.

Initially I thought this is a typical problem with MAX232, only a little deeper, I saw that the Tech 2 is well connected with TIS, but attempts to write through it, memory cards, success did not. Having started to study the problem, I found the following that through the card reader in your laptop works, and through TIS not. And that’s what this difference is expressed: the fact that the card reader work with cards with 3.3 Volts and 5.0 Volts. And that is what is written in the instructions to the Tech 2, the photo shows.
In the end, I checked everything with me in the presence of a memory card, here is their photo:

As a conclusion, until I found how to solve this problem, it is best card to rewrite only through the card reader in the laptop. Another way to try to lower the voltage in the Obd2 scan tool Tech 2 so that it more accurately worked with credit cards, there is a successful experiment, but there are very few tests that were carried out and what it may cause, or to try to slightly modify these memory cards.
Just want to try another experiment, but I still havent for it is only necessary, as only something I can do, or find a better solution will be described later.

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Card No2


Card No3


I can’t promise anything, but maybe will write the other day a couple of videos like this Car Scanner Tech 2 works.

What can I do with a GM Tech2 on Chevrolet C5

This is a write-up for those with a GM Tech 2 Scan Tool on Chevrolet C5

Tech 2 scanner is a diagnostic tool for the most part. It can be used to program out/in certain RPO’s in the BCM and can be used to bleed the ABS brake system without introducing air into the system. The extent to which it can be used to tune a Chevrolet C5 is that if you have a PCM Image that will work for your car you can save the current PCM Image and flash the new one you have onto the PCM. It cannot go in and individually change the tuning tables in the PCM as can say either EFI Live or HP Tuners tuning tools. But then those tools cannot touch the BCM either.

If you do or plan to do a lot of Professional Diagnostic Tool work on your car it can be a worthwhile tool. Most of the diagnostic charts in the factory service manual assume the availability of a Tech 2. But you have to learn to use the tool like any other computerized diagnostic tool. It has layers and layers of menus to wade through. But in certain diagnostic situations it can be an invaluable tool because it allows you to turn on and off hundreds of computerized settings to aid in the diagnosis process.

GM intentionally dumbed down the capabilities of the Tech 2 to change things to avoid law suits due to an errant technician that changed engine or emissions settings that could result in engine damage or emissions violations.

GM Tech2, the bi-directional scan tool can access all the 10 computers in the c5 corvette. That means it can scan for DTC codes, allow the adding or removing of most accessory codes like turning off the mag ride shocks to install regular schocks, fixing window regulator problems, etc. For Bi-directional it can active the ABS system to flush the brake fluid, reset the Long Term Fuel Trims, eliminate the 1-4 shift on manual trans, etc. It cannot make changes (like a tune tool) to the transmission or engine management system. For the avid DIY’er it is a great tool.
In the C5, the “computers” (technically they are modules) and they communicate over the OBDII compatible DLC data bus to each other. The range from you radio to your ride control, to your HVAC system. Even the Bose head unit talks to the PCM and BCM through this bus, but the CD changer talks over a “private” data bus to the head unit.

The Sensor Modules that can be pulled up from the DIC are:
Only those C5’s with RPO F45 or F55 will have RTD.

Reference: Here is a very useful OBD2 Scanner TECH2 pathing document that you can use to figure out how to get to the end result that you need to test.

Porshe PIWIS 2 – дилерский сканер Porsche


Данный сканер Porsche Piwis 2 является новейшим оборудованием для диагностики автомобилей Porshe. Прибор заменил предыдущую версию автосканера Porshe PIWIS ( поддерживал модели до 2010 года) и применим ко всем моделям до 2012 года включительно, в том числе с новым Porsche Cayenne и Porsche Panamera. Предназначен как для диагностики , так и для программирования ЭБУ.

Дилерский автосканер Porsche Piwis Tester 2 состоит из ноутбука, на котором находится программный модуль сканера, и блока для подключения к автомобилю. PIWIS2 совместим со всем модельным рядом Porsche.

Функциональность диагностического сканера Porsche PIWIS 2

* диагностика ЭБУ
* адаптация
* программирование блоков управления
* управления исполнительными механизмами
* поиск неисправностей
* замер и анализ рабочих параметров системы.
* выполнение сервисных функции.

В комплект поставки диагностического комплекса Porsche PIWIS II входит:

* Оригинальный интерфейс Porsche Piwis2
* Ноутбук с установленным программным обеспечением
* Диагностический кабель OBDII
* Кабель для соединения ноутбука и интерфейса
* Panasonic CF29 ( б.у.) с установленным программным обеспечением.
* DVD для восстановления системы