JLR SDD V157 where to download driver and how to setup on win7 8 10

JLR SDD V157 software is tested working greatly with all Mangoose JLR interfaces & JLR DoiP VCI . uobdii.com is generous to share the Mongoose driver so that the computer find a driver for it for the Mongoose JLR, also share the Patch so that SDD V157 full software needs no register before using to diagnose.  JLR SDD V157 can be installed on win7 8 10 32 bit.

In this post, you will read:
Part 1: JLR SDD V157 where to download full software, driver & patch?
Part 2. How to install SDD V157 with JLR DoiP VCI?
Part 3: JLR SDD V157 Reviews
Part 4: JLR Mangoose SDD VS JLR DoiP VCI

Part 1: JLR SDD V157 where to download full software, driver & patch:
1). Full software

http://diagnosticdelivery.jlrext.com/idscentral

Download SDD_XXX_Full.exe is ok.

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2). Mongoose Driver

https://mega.nz/#!oAo3iIJZ!1cBjn9hw4PrL_DIcnL1qDnAu8fP1hakkohoXEpi375Q

No password

100% safe

3). Patch

https://mega.nz/#!ZIwwmKia!afIfil9_-iN4B9o5k1FV4uDlXc0Q9sfEABMzASC2IW8

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No password

100% safe

JDD V157 Released year and data: 2019 year

OS: Win7 8 10 32bit

SDD V157 Language:

German, Russian, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, English, Simplified Chinese.

SDD V157 updates:

Software optimization

SDD V157 functions and car list:

Jaguar /Land Rover – Symptom Driven diagnostic software

Software for the diagnosis and repair of cars Jaguar, Land Rover.

For Land Rover: L316, L319, L320, L322, L359, L538 etc.For Jaguar: X100, X150, X202, X250, X350, X351, X400 etc.

Jaguar and Land Rover Years Covered: 2016-2018

SDD V157: how to install on win7 8 10?

Note: the method to install SDD V157 with JLR DoiP VCI is different with that to install SDD V157 with JLR Mangoose cables.

Part 2. How to install SDD V157 with JLR DoiP VCI?

1.Step by step procedure in text:

How to install SDD V157 with JLR DoiP VCI to diagnose Jaguar Land Rover 2005 -2019 year.

Please remember JLR DoiP VCI packages:

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2.How to install SDD V157 on JLR Mangoose cables:

Part 3: JLR SDD V157 Reviews

Review 1.

Car model: Land Rover L319 Land Rover LR3\LR4

Engine: 406PN -V6 4.0 Petrol

2006 year

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Accessible Control Unit systems:

Chassis

Powertrain

Electrical

Body

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Read out PCM DTCs.

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Review 2: successfully test 2004 XJR

The one I bought came with SDD V143. I had previously understood that V131.03 was the latest version that could be used without an active subscription to TOPix, so I purchased that version of the software separately. But after additional research, I installed the V134 software and it’s working just fine with WiFi turned off (otherwise it wants to try to log on and update itself). The seller stated that V134 only worked with 2005 vehicles and later, but it’s working fine with our 2004 XJR.

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Review 3: successfully test 04 X350

When I bought mine, the JLR Mangoose SDD software bundled with the cable was V134, but I had been led to believe that the latest version of SDD that would work without an active TOPix subscription was V131.03, so I purchased that separately from an eBay seller based in the U.K. I later learned that V134 works fine with our ’04 X350 as long as I disconnect the computer from the Internet and reset the computer’s date to August 01, 2012 before I start the SDD program, which I’m running in a Windows XP Pro virtual machine on a Windows 7 laptop. I once let the clock creep up to November 2012 and the software functionality was disabled because “It had been too long since the software was updated.” Resetting the clock to August 2012 restored the functionality.

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Review 4: successfully test 2004 XJ8

The software does run in XP mode. And contrary to the seller’s claim that it works only with cars 2005 and newer, it does work with my 2004 XJ8.

While, another user’s test result is: Thus far I can’t get SDD V138 to work with my 04 XJ8, but I’m using a different laptop and my Windows 7 64-bit running a 32-bit XP SP2 VM doesn’t want to take the Mongoose drivers.

To confirm whether JLR Mangoose really work with 04 year Jaguar, I consult in the engineer from JLR factory. He said it is true that a part of users successfully test SDD on some Jaguar from 03 to 04 year, but meanwhile some users fail to test on the same car, take the above 2004 XJ8 for example, one user successfully test, another one fail to test. Therefore, if anyone who want to use JLR Mangoose to test Jaguar before 2005year, you can have a try.

Part 4: JLR Mangoose SDD VS JLR DoiP VCI

1). JLR DoIP VCI works with new models:
Work with all Jaguar & Land Rover models after 2005 year.
Work with the models after 2017, compatible with Pathfinder software application
Work with the models before 2016, support SDD software.
* 14-16MY vehicle lines with Dolp VCI support:
* XE(X760)
* F-Pace(x761)
* F-Type(x152)
* XF(X260)
* XJ(X351)-16MY only
* Evoque(l538)
* Discovery Sport(L550)
* Range Rover(L405)
* Range Rover Sport (L494)

Pre-14MY and vehicles not detailed above will continue to use the current diagnostic system and VCls.
Replacement OBD cable is available.
DOlp VCI OBDII Replacement Cable P/N:1699200366879

2). LR DoIP VCI wins in Pathfinder:
Pathfinder …YES on diagnostic & programming, activation service offline
SDD…YES on diagnostic and programming

3). LR DoIP VCI wins in online programming :
Both SDD software and Pathfinder can be updated to the newest version in the assistance of manufactures’ engineer, and perform online programming.

4). LR DoIP VCI wins in newest software version :
SDD and Pathfinder can be updated to the newest version the same as the original one in the assistance of manufactures’ engineer.

5). LR DoIP VCI wins in Wifi connection.
6). LR DoIP VCI wins in 2 year’s warranty.

Enjoy.

Porsche PIWIS II 2 Perform a Forced PDK Update for Porsche

This article show a step-by-step guide on how to use Porsche Piwis Tester 2 to force PDK update for Porsche.

Preparation:

Porsche PIWIS 2 V18.15 V17.500 Free Download

A forced PDK update is required when a vehicle possesses the Q033 ROM and an open campaign update is not visible via the PIWIS tool. This procedure will update the PDK to a Q061 or newer ROM. This update is required to run the latest PDK OTS maps with custom features such as faster shift speeds, sequential shifter stalk, dual paddle to neutral, no kickdown, and no creep. These features would otherwise not be possible running the Q033 ROM.

Applicable Model/Year

2013-2016 Porsche 981 Cayman and Boxster (Base, S, GTS) w/ PDK Transmission

2012-2016 Porsche 911.1 NA Carrera (Base, S, GTS) w/ PDK Transmission

2014-2016 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S w/ PDK Transmission

Note: The update process does take some time (30 to 45 minutes), so it is important to have a battery charger (10A to 12A recommended, or a charger with a “flash” setting will work) on the car’s battery during this process. It would also be a good idea to keep a charger on the PIWIS II computer as well.

NOTE: BEFORE PROCEEDING, ACCESSPORT MUST BE UNINSTALLED FROM VEHICLE.

Porsche PIWIS 2 Forced PDK Update Procedures:

1.Connect a battery charger to the car’s battery, put the key in the “ON” position (engine off), and turn on the PIWIS II tool. The Car Diagnostic Tool PIWIS II will need to be connected to the OBD II port at his point as well.
2.At the main menu on the PIWIS II, select DIAGNOSTICS >> 911 >>> 991. Your selection may vary if you have a Boxster/Cayman.

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3.At this point, the PIWIS II will load up the software and prompt you to a new menu.

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4.Select the “Transmission Control” unit control. After this is selected, scroll to the right on the top overview bar and select “Programming”.
You can now select “Automatic Programming” and hit the “Next” button on the bottom right of PIWIS II.

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5.From here, Unit Documentation and the update will begin, several prompts regarding battery charger use and ignition on will appear. Continue to press the “Next” button on the bottom right to move forward with the process. You can keep an eye on the progress bar on the bottom and Steps listed at the top. Keep an eye on the PIWIS II for any ignition off sequences or need to press the “Next” button.

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6.When you finish the final step, step 12, an information prompt will appear. Hit “Next” to be shown success programming.

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7.And that’s it, you’re done! This would be a good time to check for any transmission fault codes and clear them if they are present. You can confirm you are on the latest Q061 ROM by selecting the “Transmission Control” function on the main menu and selecting “Extended Identifications” on the top scroller bar.

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2017 Land Rover solution JLR DOIP VCI with Pathfinder or VXDIAG VCX NANO JLR

Topic: What Jaguar Land Rover diagnostic tool can work for Land Rover the 2017 year? VXDIAG VCX NANO for JLR Land Rover with SDD or JLR DOIP VCI with Pathfinder?

The answer is: BOTH OK. Both work for the 2017 Land Rover.
JLR DOIP VCI diagnostic tool running Pathfinder software works for Land Rover the 2017 year.
JLR DOIP VCI how much do you know?

What is JLR DOIP:
This is a unit compatible with Pathfinder and all JLR vehicles with new vehicle architectures (from Range Rover/Range Rover Sports (L405/L494) 17 MY onwards) or allow the enhanced diagnostics that Pathfinder will offer the retailer. In addition to the 17MY vehicle line application, the DoiP VCI will be capable of interfacing with the 14-16MY Multi-CAN architecture vehicle lines on the Pathfinder diagnostic system. Pre-14MY and vehicles not detailed here will continue to use the current diagnostic system and VCIs.

How to use Pathfinder software to read/clear fault codes:

Vehicle: Land Rover Range Rover L405 2007
Procedure:
Run Pathfinder

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Enter user name and password to log in

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Warnings:
To use this maintenance tool, you should agree with items below:
– you’ve already read Garage Maintenance User Guide, the first section “Basic information”
– know how to use this tool to perform PDI, maintenance, diagnostics, etc.
– only used for Jaguar Land Rover vehicles
– finish junior training of JLR diagnostic tools
– obey laws & rules of vehicle health and security in your areas
– obey all policies & procedures of the dealer repairing
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Search your vehicle via VIN
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Auto scan
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Automatic ignition switch not supported
Click on OK
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Vehicle information:
Land Rover Range Rover L405 (DoIP)
VIN: XXXXXXXX
YEAR: 2007
MILEAGE: 5804km
ENGINE: 306DT – V6 3.0 DIESEL
TRANSMISSION: Automatic
DRIVER: LHD(left-hand driver)
TYPE: 5 DOOR STATION WAGON
ACCESSORY: STANDARD
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Go to ECU Diagnostics

Reading fault codes

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Read All DTCs
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Go to clear all DTCs
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Then refresh DTCs
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Done!

What vehicles that JLR DoIP VCI clone Pathfinder software works with: (14-16MY)
XE (X760)
F-Pace (X761)
F-Type (X152)
XF (X260)
XJ (X351) – 16MY only
Evoque (L538)
Discovery Sport (L550)
Range Rover (L405)
Range Rover Sport (L494)
Disclaimer: All about JLR DOIP VCI and Pathfinder here is China clone version. For original DOIP VCI, forget it.
Second, VXDIAG VCX NANO for Jaguar/Land Rover running SDD V145:
Released!
Obdii diagnostics, ECU programming…Works great!

What is VXDIAG VCX NANO Jaguar/Land Rover:
It’s an auto diagnostic/programming tool made by Allscanner, used for Jaguar/Land Rover cars to do basic obdii diagnostic and ECU programming.

How to use VXDIAG VCX NANO for Land Rover diagnostics:
Run JLR SDD, then click “SDD” to Login.

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After you see “The SPX – I – VIEW is connected” at the right corner, click “Continue”

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Auto VIN Read
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Go to Diagnose
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Select symptom, SDD covers Chassis, power train, electrical and body

Here: select Powertrain – Engine system – Engine cooling, then click “Continue” to identify recommendations for selected symptoms.

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After complete identifying recommendations for selected symptoms, click on “Diagnose”.

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Click on “Diagnose”, select Powertrain – Engine system – Engine cooling, then click “Continue” to load recommended candidates.
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Select market specification, click “Save”, then go to analysing data…
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Find out “Complete Vehicle – Clear all stored diagnostic trouble codes.”, click on “Run”
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Pop up “Ignition On Check”, click on “Continue”

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Clearing DTC.

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Get operation tips, continue

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Back to the menu, and select “Session”, then click on the “refresh” Icon

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Click “DTCs” to view fault codes read from vehicle.

Vxdiag Vcx Nano JLR car list:
Support Jaguar and Land Rover from 2005 to 2017
Land Rover: L316, L319, L320, L322, L359, L405,L494, L550, L538 vehicle lines
Jaguar: X100, X150, X152, X202, X250, X350, X351, X400 vehicle lines

VXDIAG Porsche PIWIS 3 License and Laptop FAQ

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Q: Does VXDIAG Porsche Piwis III support French?
A: Yes. You can configure language by yourself.
Q: Can I use my personal computer?
A: No, the computer and the device is bound together. Because The Piwis III is bound with the encrypted chip. If you unplug the hard disk and insert into the other computer, then the software will has no nonsense.
Q: Can i add Porsche piwis3 authorization to the vxdiag full device?
A: Yes, only to VXDIAG FULL multi device. But need to purchase laptop additionally to use with PIWIS3. But if you buy Auto Scanner Tools VXDIAG Porsche PIWIS3 hardware, you are able to add other car brand license.
Q: Can i add Mercedes and BMW and Land Rover license to VXDIAG Porsche PIWIS3 hardware?
A: Yes. it can.
Q: What’s the difference between VXDIAG PIWIS2 and PIWIS3?
A: PIWIS3 has all functions of PIWIS2. PIWIS3 supports newer Porsche model with DoIP protocol, Piwis 2 does not.
Q: Is it online access possible for VXDIAG Porsche?
A: Yes, but you need online access account. We don’t provide the account.
Q:Will porsche piwis 3 access 2018 GT3 RS and 2016 GT3 RS?
A: Yes. it will.
Q: Will Piwis III renew ECU. Can i pay you for online programming service?
A: PIWIS3 will renew ECU on Porsche. We don’t provide online programming service.
Q: Will PIWIS3 do new ECU programming or initialization? It is a Porsche 911 GT3 2015.
A: Yes. It will.

VCDS 18.9 Download Free for Ross Tech VCDS 18.9 VAG COM Cables

VCDS 18.9.0 Released, client can use the VCDS Original plan cable order from obd2tool.com update online directly. VCDS 18.9.0 update from VCDS 18.2.1, Crack cable can not update online, will damage the cable. Need Obd2tool.com VCDS 18.9 vag com cable, or wanna update to VCDS 18.9, just download ross tech VCDS 18.9 software & loader as following.

VCDS 18.9 VAG COM Cable VCDS 18.9.0 VAG K+CAN USB Interface

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VCDS 18.9.0 Download Free:
Mega Download Link: https://mega.nz/#!QcNlQSoY!7fC4-smAkyPLRmr6R46yWXViu3vxzsXrd8hFVtgl6ss
VCDS original plan cable can update form official website directly: http://www.ross-tech.com/vcds/download/

Release VCDS 18.9 works with Windows 7, 8, and 10 (both 32-bit and 64-bit)
Earlier versions of Windows such as 2000, XP, and Vista might still work, but we no longer consider them supported.
VCDS does not work on “Windows 10 S”, which does not allow software to be installed from any source other than the Microsoft Store. If wish to use VCDS on a computer with this “Student” version of Windows, you’ll need to upgrade it to Windows 10 Pro.
Windows running in a VM (Parallels, Virtual Box, etc) may work but is not supported.
Windows 95, 98, ME, and NT4 definitely will not work.

Release 18.9 must be used with a licensed Ross-Tech interface.  That include all genuine HEX-, KEY-, KII-, or Micro-CAN series Interface of interfaces.
It does not work with any third-party interfaces or some of the older “low-tech” interfaces we made and sold before 2004.
If you’re a registered user and have an older low-tech interface, you should consider ross tech interface.
If you’re not ready for an interface upgrade, you’ll have to use VCDS-Lite instead.

The default installation folder is C:\Ross-Tech\VCDS\
It is essential NOT to install in the \Program Files\ tree in on systems running Windows Vista or newer.

To remove other old versions:
Versions prior to Release 704, simply delete the shortcuts from your Start menu and
Desktop and delete the folder(s) where the program was installed..
Release 704 and newer may be uninstalled using Windows’ Add/Remove Programs or by running the
The uninstall.exe program found in the folder with the version that you wish to remove.

How to update Piwis III V37.250.020

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The package comes with Lenovo T440P computer, 240G Solid Hard Disk, Authorization etc. If you want to update, you need to ship back the computer to the dealer, usually the software updates 1-2 times per year.

Can Porsche Piwis III V37.250.020 perform all the functions of Porsche Piwis II?
Yes, Porsche Piwis III is compatible Porsche Piwis II, that means III includes all the functions of Piwis II.

Can Piwis II update to Porsche Piwis III V37.250.020?
No, they have the different hardware, the Piwis III has the higher demand to the computer resolution.

Can I use my personal computer?
No, the computer and the device is bound together. Because The Piwis III V37.250.020 is bound with the encrypted chip. If you unplug the hard disk and insert into the other computer, then the software will has no nonsense.

Why need Piwis III V37.250.020?
Because Piwis II can’t work with the Porsche after 2017 year. Only Piwis III V37.250.020 can .

It program IMMO & Key online?
Yes.

Does it support Wifi?
Usually, the device is offline version and WIFI is disabled so that you don’t need to active every 15 days.
If you have the online account and want to use our Vxdiag Piwis III, then we can enable the Wifi and you will active the software every 15 days.

Can Piwis III connect to the internet?
Yes. It is allowed.

 

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Tech2 Tool Remote Mode ECU TIS2000 Calibration Update

Here is the step-by-step instruction on programming GM (General Motors) ECUs with Tech2 scanner and SPS (Service Programming System) application in TIS2000.

This article is an overview on how to use the GM Tech 2 Scan Tool to perform GM SPS Programming of calibration file updates for the ECU or any programmable module firmware on the vehicle such as the EBCM, TCM, or Radio that you may want to reflash. Of the different reflash programming approaches, this first video covers Remote Mode between the Tech2 and the Techline terminal PC running TIS 2000. This procedure applies equally to the genuine Tech2 manufactured by Vetronix, HP, or Bosch as it does to any clone or knock-off model from China.

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Warning: Pay very close attention to the instructions around power cabling and battery readiness as a power fluctuation during an SPS programming procedure can permanently damage a controller module.

TIS2000 was deprecated by GM in early 2008, but was once the primary Techline Information System approach delivered to dealers via DVD media on a quarterly basis. Today we would use the subscription based TIS2Web as part of the ACDelco TDS server based offering to accomplish many of the same tasks, although Tech2 Remote Mode is no longer supported or offerred by TDS for newer vehicles.

Note: be sure your USB to serial adapter device driver is configured for 115200 speed on Windows using Device Manager and that you set the COM port it is assigned to within TIS2000 for communication to be successful between the PC and the Tech2.

Applicable to OBD2 model years 1996 thru early 2008 only, and for all makes under General Motors such as Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Hummer, Saturn, Opel, Vauxhall, and Saab.

GM TECH 2 Diagnostic tool – A quick word before buying on obd2tool

The Tech 2 Scan Tool has been around since the 1980’s.  It has been the flagship diagnostic tool and programing device for many many years.  it continues to be a valuable part of the GM dealership stable because its quick, efficient, and works great!  Now that other diagnostic programs that are, for the most part, only economically  viable for GM dealership technicians to use (like Tech2WIN) the cost of Tech 2 has come down a little bit over years past.  It is because the Tech 2 has been around for as long as it has that it is such a copied and cloned unit.  Couple this to the advent of obd2tool, allowing rip-off artists world wide to sell cloned duplicates, the glut of good people who want to work on their own cars and want a dealership level tool, and technicians who want to upgrade beyond a piece of crap generic scan tool for GM family cars, and what you are left with is a global marketplace where 95% of the stuff being sold here is a clone, or simply someone else’s headache!

All Tech 2’s are not considered equal. Tech 2 gives you unprecedented access to EVERY GM module and controller, provides the best and highest volume of vehicle data, and possesses the most bi-directional functionality of any diagnostic tool for GM family cars. There have been, however, a multitude of manufactures of Tech 2 over the almost 30 years it has been in production.  Very early Vetronix units had solder joint problems which caused random communication failures.  In addition to being an inconvenience, if this occurs during a programing event, you will be left with a garbage controller!  Later models are made by Bosch, who bought Vetronix.  They have cheapened the unit up so much that it is marginally better than a Korean clone.  As a matter of fact, most of the electronics are made in Asia or in Eastern Europe where most of the clones come from. This was done as a cost cutting measure.  The result is a slew of premature failures!  The units that reside in the “middle” time were made and marketed by others like Hewlett Packard and OTC.  These were the most reliable and durable units around.

Tech 2 is not only a diagnostic tool, it is also is capable of programing new and used programmable GM controllers, configuring functionality within modules and updating GM family cars with the most current programing.  You can gain access to programing on GM TIS on WEB website.  With very little effort, and cables that accommodate your type of PC, you can update or install programing in any GM family OBD II or CAN compatible vehicle.  Tech 2 can also be used on SAAB, Holden, Isuzu, even some Toyota vehicles with optional programing available through GM and accessible by anyone for weekly, monthly, or yearly subscription.

A new Tech 2 unit retails for well over $4000.00.  Anyone who tries to sell you a new unit for less is selling you a clone that DOES NOT work on every GM car, IS NOT of any quality and has a high failure rate.  Clone Tech 2’s frequently destroy vehicle control modules, and are a complete and total waste of money!  A lot of people buy a Chinese or Korean clone, and have no idea they have a clone!  If they sell it to you, they didn’t know it was a Chinese or Korean clone.  This is a highly cloned tool and even the original manufacturer(s) built some low quality units.  Make sure of what your buying BEFORE YOU SPEND YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ON IT. Clone scan tools are very easy to spot if you know exactly what your looking for!  On Tech 2, there are tell-tale signs of a tool being a clone.  Clone units DO NOT print on the unit that it is a clone.  Clone units DO NOT say “made in china” or “made in Korea” or “made in Poland” on them,  They say “Made in the United States.”  The idea is that THEY ARE CLONES and thus are lying to make you think your getting an authentic unit, when instead, your getting a huge piece of crap that is, literally, worth pennies!  There are hundreds of these clones out here on obd2tool being sold by people all over the world.  There are private individuals who buy clones, either discover they have a clone and re-sell it as authentic, or have no idea its a clone and think its authentic.  They have no idea because they bought it, think they couldn’t figure out how to use it (when in reality, it didn’t work) and just re-sell it as authentic.  Either way, intentionally or nu-intentionality, you get stuck with it, and you may or may not know it until it burns out or destroys your cars computer costing you hundreds or thousands of dollars and untold hours and days of misery, just to save a few bucks!

To use a Tech 2 scan tool in this day and age, 90% of all software packages GM offers require a minimum 32 MB memory card.  A 10 MB card, although very useful for backup, data logging and flash programing, is useless for diagnostic programing for North American Operations (NAO), Saab, Isuzu, Suzuki and pretty much any of the other available software packages Tech 2 offers.

If you think that, just because your using a Tech 2 for your personal use, you can buy a cheaper import unit, think again!  I see HUNDREDS of these units thrown on the scrap heap every year.  They cannot be repaired and are non-serviceable.  Not all of these units will accept GM programing, thus cannot be updated.  They are of grossly inferior quality and have an extraordinary failure rate, and damage more cars than I can express to you.
A couple ways to spot a clone:

If the Professional Diagnostic Tool Tech 2 your looking at has no production date on the inside cover for the software card on the top of the scan tool, its a clone.  If there is no date, your looking at a clone!
If the “VOID” warranty sticker is opaque in appearance and difficult to read, its a clone.
If the Tech 2 has little white stickers over the case half’s on each side with the word “VETRONIX” and Chinese symbols denoting a date, its a clone.
Most clones are being sold from Asian or European countries.  Why would anyone be selling an item that was built here, shipped over there, and than put up for sale over there, to ship back here?
Finally, there are PLENTY of people here in the United States selling clones!  They buy a few hundred of them, and un-load them on unsuspecting people calling them “slightly used” or surplus.  If they have very little feedback, or the feedback looks like it was written by a a foreigner, your likely looking at a clone.

90% of the units on obd2tool are being sold by people who are intentionally selling you garbage, import clone units. They don’t print that they ARE clones, but they don’t print that they are NOT clones!  As long as their are ignorant people who are led only by the concept of saving a few pennies, there will always be clone items out here looking for an idiot to mate up with.  Of the other 10%, half of them are selling you a clone are have no idea they are selling you a clone because they have no idea what they have or they are un-loading an early or late domestically built model that they are trying to get off of because it has damaged their car or doesn’t work right most of the time.  Of that last 5% half of them are intentionally trying to rip you off!  You do the math!  Of one hundred Tech 2’s posted on obd2tool, both new and used, maybe 3 to 5 are the genuine article and are high in quality.
If your going to buy something for thousands of dollars, buy it from someone who has the answers, knows the product and has priced it properly.  Please use my experience to educate yourself on what your buying before you go shopping for it, and form your own opinions.  Take advantage of this information to get what you want and get it for a good price.

No matter what you decide to do, thank you for looking in and I hope this information helps you get what you want.

Tech 2 programs Hummer H2 above 2007

Tech 2 Scan Tool on Hummer H2 above 2007… Possible to do programming? what to do in that case?

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Yes!

Actually it does the programming just fine on newer than 2007 GM vehicles!

You must:

Pay for an ACDelco TDS subscription for vehicles above 2007 and you would use the CANDI module that comes with many of the Tech2’s for working with CAN bus vehicles. You can subscribe for as little as two days for $55.

https://www.acdelcotds.com/acdelco/action/subscribehome

This is ONLY needed if you want to program or update the software in a module.

ALL of the build in diagnostics and testing for vehicles up to 2013 works without the subscription or the older OBD-II scan tool TIS2000 software. You only need those for doing actual programming. The older TIS2000 software – that is what has the programming was discontinued in 2007. TIS2000 does have the actual programming for all vehicles up to 2007. After 2007 GM went to the TDS system.

You can also:

(for diagnostics and programming)

Get a newer style GM MDI or MDI 2 for diagnostics and programming. The catch with those. They have NO screen or built in software and you must pay for a subscription from from ACDelco TDS to use an MDI.

Other brand units, a very select few can do actual programming and use the pass-through method. NONE have the diagnostics that the actual Tech2 or MDI (with the subscription) will have. Check with Autel and see if they have the full diagnostics and re-calibration for the rear air suspension on a Hummer H2. Not going to happen, there is too little demand for them to hack and reverse engineer that particular bit of code in a Tech2 to figure out the diagnostics and then write programming for that for their tool.

(for programming)

For programming, you also need to have TIS2000 running on a computer or pay GM for a 24 month subscription for their TIS2WEB (Vehicle Programming) for $40 https://www.acdelcotds.com/acdelco/action/subscribehome
The computer will need a serial port for downloading the programming to the Tech2 for programming your vehicle.

How to do programming wit Tech 2:

The way programming works is you connect the Tech2 to the vehicle and tell it you want to program a module.

It interrogates all of the modules on the vehicle for the current versions and the VIN number.

You then connect it to the computer running TIS2000, GlobalTIS or TIS2WEB subscription and select programming in the computer.

It reads the Tech2 for the vehicle info and then presents you with a list of software for all of the modules and shows you which have updated software.

Recommend:

You’d better only do one module at a time which is a good bit more back and forth but safer.

The computer then loads the update to the Tech2. You take that back to the vehicle and connect it and it then programs the module.

The best, most reliable and safest method:

To use a long enough serial cable (its uses 9 pin serial adapters with an ethernet cable to make the cable longer – so you can just use a longer network cable) and do pass-through programming. In that method the process is the same but you leave the Tech2 connected to both the computer and the vehicle at the same time. Once you select programming on the Tech2 then go to the computer and you can immediately update each module right from the computer.

There is a slightly more updated version of standalone TIS2000 floating around on the web which has additional updates that has software updates for vehicles through 2009 as well. I know just using that TIS2000 both GMC truck and 2003 H2 both had a bunch of software updates available to be programmed all of which fix small issues or improve certain aspects.

One example in on the older single compressor air ride like 2003. Those would run and make small adjustments a LOT more often than needed and the software update fixed that.

On the H2 the rear air ride is also one to be very careful of for doing software updates though. For example, 2003 came with the earlier style single compressor but if it were to fail a dealership would replace it with the newer style dual pump compressor. Programming would still think its the original style and would attempt to program it and that would actually cause it to fail. TIS2000, (Global, Web, etc) will warn you about this sort of thing though so just heed all warnings and follow instructions and its fine.

The programming aspect is not needed or required to use the Tech2. The Professional Diagnostic Tool Tech2 still gives you a TON of diagnostics and tests that NO other OBD device has including things like the air ride module, detailed BCM functions, basically you can control and test every computer module in the vehicle.

wiTECH VCI Pod Vs wiTech MicroPod 2

wiTECH VCI Pod wins wiTech MicroPod 2 in the built-in DRB III emulator ( which is far more stable). wiTech MicroPod two is claimed to work fine with the DRB III emulator, but not contained inside the package you will need to obtain your very own.

For Programming:
Chrysler wiTech MicroPod 2 wins in on line and offline programming etc.
wiTECH VCI Pod wins in crucial programming.

wiTech-MicroPod-2

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*** Please use the free source at your own personal danger, nobody will take responsibilities for any danger.

For sake of security, you will be advised to work with the stable a single wiTECH VCI Pod with built-in DRB III emulator or obtain your own 1 to function with the low-cost wiTech MicroPod 2

What is DRB III emulator?
DRB III Emulator may be the exact scan tool application application made use of in Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge dealerships to service non-CAN primarily based vehicles from 1998-2007. The DRB III Emulator application application now runs on your personal computer and interfaces with our custom DRB III+ hardware device to allow all the functions on the original Chrysler DRB III Scan Tool and much more. This application package even comes with non-powertrain ECU programming files to allow reflashing all the things from BCMs to sliding door modules.

The best way to set up DRBIII Emulator?
For making use of DRBIII Emulator application with tools like VCI pod or Micropod II with witech version 14.xx.xx – 17.xx.xx, it depends upon your device (clone or orig / old or newer release) and ONLY Right after that, set up DRBIII Emulator.

DRBIII-Emulator

Right here a Micropod II user who’re fortunate to obtain the package with DRBIII Emulator, and he shared his productive expertise on how to set up DRBIII Emulator.
1: Get started having a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro 32-bit.
2: Install all of the important drivers for your laptop.
three: Set the clock to the current date and time. (It didn’t perform when set to 01/01/2017)
4: Connect to WiFi and performed all necessary Windows Updates.
5: Copy the “wiTECH_Install_17.03.01” folder to the desktop.
6: Install the supplied version Adobe AIR.
7: Set up the offered version of Java.
eight: Install wiTECH 17.03.01.
9: Following you have got finished installed every thing, whenever you get popup messages from Windows Firewall to allow or block any applications, click “Allow”.
ten: After you get a popup for AdobeAIR and Java to update, click cancel and usually do not update either AdobeAIR or Java.
11: Open “My Computer” and inside the upper left of the window, click on “Organize” and after that select “Folder and search options”.
12: Click around the “View” tab and beneath “Hidden files and folders” pick the radio button for “Show hidden files, folders and drives”. Also, uncheck the choice for “Hide protected operating program files (Suggested)” and after that in the leading with the window, click the “Apply to Folders” button.
13: Navigate to “C:\ProgramData\wiTECH\jserver\data\core\stubs” and you’ll uncover three installers.
14: Set up the DRBIII Emulator stub.
15: Wait for a popup to appear that states the security certificate isn’t valid and click “OK” to let the software update to proceed. Another popup will seem and the software update will run. Following it completes, close the wiTECH window if it opens.
16: Set up the Enhanced DRBIII emulator stub.
17: Again, wait to get a popup to appear that states the security certificate is not valid and click “OK” to allow the application update to proceed. A further popup will seem along with the computer software update will run. After it completes, close the wiTECH window if it opens.
18: Install the K-Line stub.
19: Once more, wait for a popup to seem that states the safety certificate isn’t valid and click “OK” to enable the computer software update to proceed. Another popup will appear and also the application update will run. Immediately after it completes, close the wiTECH window if it opens.
20: Connect the MicroPod2 towards the vehicle, then connect it to the pc.
21: A popup window will seem to set up computer software. Click “OK”.
22: After it finishes, start wiTECH 17.03.01 and wait for the screen to show up with the MicroPod2 and IP address of it. You will see a “Launch DRBIII” button within the lower ideal corner. Ignore it as they don’t adequately open the emulator.
23: Produce a shortcut on the desktop and enter the following in to the ‘Path” field.
24: Disable the LAN and WLAN network connections and in no way connect to the web once more.
25: Click around the shortcut and you’re set! The Auto Scan Tool DRBIII emulator will open and give you the decision to choose various diverse cars.

More……

VCI Pod + DRB III Emulator Logging and Wireshark dump