How to use the vehicle diagnostic tool

To retrieve the various fault codes, a diagnostic tool such as a code reader or Obd2 scanner is required to determine the issues with your car. Simply connect the scanner to your laptop, computer, iPhone etc. after installing the software into the system. Connect the port with the inbuilt device in your car and follow the instructions from the tool or the software. This will display the DTCs and the code translation sheet will help you decode the same to figure out the malfunction. Many advanced versions of the diagnostic tools even display the text explanation of the fault code on the screen or have graphic functions to allow one to watch the different vehicle parameters onscreen while the engine is running.

Advantages of a vehicle diagnostic tool
1.Allows a thorough and in depth understanding of your vehicle
2.Enables you to fix certain car problems without rushing to the mechanic for every minor fault.
3.Easy to use
4.Handy and easy to carry
5.Inexpensive. Except for advanced versions, the basic tools are quite cheap and affordable.
6.Saves unnecessary testing costs by taking it to the mechanic every time the Check Engine Light blinks.
7.Helps to detect intermittent faults that might disappear once you take the car for repair.

Be the proud owner of a Auto Scanner Tool and manage your vehicle yourself without relying on the repair shops for every trivial issue that keeps cropping up in this sophisticated machinery. At Tech Supply, you have access to a wide range of vehicle diagnostic tools, which can be delivered to you personally.

The Mini MS905 has been developed for customers looking for a tool with ultra mobility and modern design while still delivering ultimate performance.Featuring a powerful A9 quad-core chip, beautiful 7.9” LED capacitive touch display, ultrafast wireless multitasking mobile operating system, combined with the most extensive coverage of OE-level diagnostics, the MaxiSys Mini is the ideal solution to manage your repair jobs in one mobile and smarter wireless tool.

MaxiSys MS906BT is the latest addition to the MaxiSys product

It is no secret that today even the middle class cars are equipped with a minimum of 5-7 electronic systems, CAN communication buses, LIN. Therefore, the presence of motor the scanner is not a feature of the service center, and an objective necessity. Many basic service procedures, such as replacing brake pads, replacement of oil in the engine and automatic transmission, and so on. E., Can no longer be performed without connecting the diagnostic system. Thus, the scan tool has become essential not only diagnosticians and Car electronics, but also a car mechanic. Everybody needs a scan tool, which will allow to carry out the daily tasks of the standard service center, not overpaying for unneeded highly specialized functions. To solve these problems the company Autel produced new diagnostic system MaxiSYS MS906 and MaxiSYS MS906BT.

Autel is not the first year is a leader in the segment-level scanners with TOP flagship MaxiSys Pro line. This is the first multi-brand diagnostic scanner dealer level. The main features of the device – Support dealer functions (coding, adaptation, initialization) and, of course, exclusive ECU programming function.
It MaxiSYS Pro has become the powerful functional platform on which are built MS906 and MS906BT. The company Autel excluded from the new system programming functions, which significantly reduce the cost of the device and make it accessible for every car workshop.

Autel Scan Tool MaxiSys MS906BT is the latest addition to the MaxiSys product line of advanced wireless diagnostic devices. The device is based on the Android operating system featured with the best possible coverage of OE-level diagnostics and ECU coding capability. Utilizing the powerful Exynos 5260 6-core processor (1.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 + 1.7 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A15), an 8” capacitive HD touch screen, and long-distance wireless communication, the MaxiSys MS906BT efficiently provides comprehensive vehicle diagnostics and analysis.

Top 10 reasons to get the new AUTEL MAXISYS MS906

Recently, have released the new version of Maxidas DS708- Autel MaxiSYS MS906. And here is a comparison tablet of Autel diagnostic tool- Autel MS906, MS908P, Maxidas DS708.
AUTEL MaxiSYS MS906 Auto Diagnostic Scanner Next Generation of Autel MaxiDAS DS708 Diagnostic Tools
Top 10 reasons to get the new AUTEL MAXISYS MS906:
AUTEL MAXISYS MS906 is the update generation of autel maxidas ds708
Online Update free for 1 year
Language: English/ France/ German/ Spanish/ Japanese/ Portuguese/ Russian
1 year warranty
With a Big Screen, Android 4.0 OS
Run faster than autel maxidas ds708
High resolution
High hardware configuration
AUTEL Authorized Distributor, 100% original

Autel MaxiSys MS906 Advantage:
1. Online ECU coding
2. Multi-languages include:English,Spanish,French,German,Japanese,Portuguese
3. Compatiable for diagnosis and online programming for part of the original software
4. 1 year warranty and 1 year free update online .
5. Android 4.0 Operating System for fast boot-up and multitasking

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How to update Autel MaxiSys Pro software and firmware

MaxiSYS Pro MS908P diagnostic system


The original MaxiSYS® Pro  diagnostic system has been designed to be the go-to tool for the professional technician who performs J-2534 reprogramming on a regular basis. Following are the firmware and software update instructions of Maxisys pro (MaxiSys Pro MS908P, MaxiSys MS908 and MaxiSys Mini MS905 )provided.

MaxiSYS Pro MS908P diagnostic system

Update MaxiSys Firmware


The internal programming of the MaxiSys Diagnostic System, known as the firmware, can be updated using the Update application. Firmware updates increase the MaxiSys applications’ capabilities, typically by adding new tests, new models, or enhanced applications to the database.


The display device automatically searches for available updates for all of the Maxisys components when it is connected to the internet. Any Updates that are found can be downloaded and installed on the Autel Pro scanner. This section describes installing an update to the Autel MaxiSys pro Diagnostic System firmware. A notification message displays if an update is available when the Notifications function is enabled in the Settings applications.

Sample update screen


  1. Navigation and Controls


Home Button-returns to the MaxiSys Job Menu

Update All-updates all available updates

Search Bar-search specific update item by inputting the file name, for example, a vehicle make


  1. Status Bar


Left Side-displays the MaxiSys device model information and serial number

Right Side-displays an update progress bar indicating the completion status


  1. Main Section


Left Column-displays vehicle logos and update firmware version information; tab the About button displays a function list in PDF showing more details about the firmware.


Middle Column-displays a brief introduction about the new changes to the firmware operation or capabilities. Tap Autel-Maxisys-Pro-MS908P-update-2button to open an information screen to view more details, and tap the dim area around to close the window.


Right Column-according to the operation status of each firmware item, the button displays differently.

  1. Tap Update to update the selected item
  2. Tap Pause to suspend the updating procedure.
  3. Tap Continue to go on updating the suspended update


To update the firmware


  1. Power up the MaxiSys pro tablet, and ensure that it is connected to a power source and with steady internet connection
  2. Tap the Update application button from the MaxiSys Job Menu; or tap the update notification message when received one. The Update application screen displays.
  3. Check all available updates:

If you decide to update all the items, tap the Update All button

If you want to update some individual items, tap the Update button on the right column of the specific item.


  1. Tap the Pause button to suspend the updating process. When you tape Continue to renew the update, the updating process will resume from the break point.


  1. When the updating process is completed, the firmware will be installed automatically. The new version will replace the original version if thee is one.


VCI Manager Operations



This application allows you to pair up the MaxiSys Display Tablet with the VCI device-the Wireless Diagnostic Interface, and to check the communication status.

VCI Manager screen


  1. Connection Mode- there are two connection modes available for selction. The connection state is displayed alongside.

BT Paring-when paired to a wireless device, the connection state displays as Paired; otherwise it displays as Unpaired.

Update(for VCI software only)-Update VCI software via internet through the MaxiSys tablet networking using USB connection.


  1. BT Setting

The BT Setting screen displays the type and a partial serial number for all of the device available for pairing. Tap a required device to start paring. The BT status icon displayed to the left of the device name indicates the received signal strength.


BT Paring

The VCI module needs to be either connected to a vehicle or to an available power source, so that it is powered up during the synchronization procedure.

Make sure the MaxiSys Display Tablet has a charged battery or is connected to an AC/DC power supply.


To pair the VCI module with the MaxiSys system



  1. Power on the MaxiSys display Tablet
  2. Connect the 26-pin end of the data cable to the J2534 ECU Programming Device’s vehicle data connector
  3. Connect the 16-pin end of the data cable to the vehicle data link connector (DLC)
  4. Tap the VCI Manager application on the MaxiSys Job Menu of the tablet
  5. Select BT from the connection mode list
  6. Tap the Scan button at the top right corner. Now the device starts searching for available pairing units.
  7. Depending on the VCI type you use, the device name may display as Maxi suffixed with a serial number. Select the required device for pairing.
  8. When pairing is successfully done, the connection status displayed to the right of the device name is shown as Paired.
  9. Wait a few seconds, and the VCI button on the system Navigation bar at the bottom of the screen shall display a green tick icon, indicating the display tablet is connected to the VCI device.
  10. Tap the paired device again to unpair it.
  11. Tap the Back button on the top left to return to the MaxiSys Job Menu.



A VCI module can be paired to only one Display Tablet each time, and once it’s been paired, the device will not be discoverable for any other unit.


Update VCI Software

Before update the VCI software, please make sure the MaxiSys tablet network connection is stable.


To update the VCI device software

  1. Power on the MaxiSys display tablet
  2. Connect the VCI device to MaxiSys tablet via USB
  3. Tap the VCI Manager application on the MaxiSys Job Menu of the display tablet
  4. Select Update from the connection mode list
  5. The current version number and the latest version number of the VCI software will be displayed after a few seconds, click Update Now to update the VCI software if available


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, as well as open source Android Operating System for fast boot-up.

This tool has been committed to providing the best and easiest-to-use diagnostic solution with the most extensive coverage of all system for all the major vehicle manufacturers without relying on dealer availability. And the the MS908Autel MaxiSYS PRO Diagnostic System is also supporting remote technology so that you could used it all the time if you have wireless . Of course , this tool can

displays live data n text , graph, analog and digital gauge for easy data review and analysis.

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