Autel Maxisys MS906TS OE-level Diagnostic Scanner ECU Coding TPMS Programmin

MaxiSYS MS906TS is the latest addition to the MaxiSys product line of advanced wireless diagnostic devices integrated with the TPMS antenna module. The device is based on the Android operating system featured with the best possible coverage of OE-level diagnostics and TPMS integration. 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 MS906TS efficiently provides comprehensive vehicle diagnostics and analysis along with universal TPMS solutions.

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Features

Extraordinarily powerful Samsung Exynos Hexa-core processor
8.0” 1024×768 LED-backlit glossy Multi-Touch capacitive display with IPS technology for ultra-mobility
Internal reliable 32GB SSD for better performance
Built-in 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and flashlight
Integrated TPMS antenna module for performing comprehensive TPMS service
802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi to access your favorite web resources
Unique ergonomic design with rubberized outer protection and a rugged internal housing
Built-in rechargeable lithium-polymer battery for up to 14 hours of continuous operation
USB, audio and auxiliary ports make it easy to connect accessories
Open source Android Operating System for fast boot-up and multitasking
Easy and intuitive navigation makes finding what you need simple and fast
The most extensive complete system coverage for more than 80 US, Asian and European makes and models
Exceptional OE-Level functionality from comprehensive OBDII diagnostics & services to advanced ECU coding
Complete capabilities for codes, live data, active test, ECU information, adaptation, matching, coding etc.
Smart AutoVIN technology for identifying vehicle easily
Uniquely integrated TPMS service application designed for triggering known OEM TPMS sensors, programming Autel MX-Sensor and performing TPMS sensor relearn procedure
Automatic system and software updates with real-time push message notifications via internet
Instant remote control tech support anytime, anywhere
Cloud-based MaxiFix online community provides a vast database of diagnostic and repair tips and proven filed fixes
Interactive Data Logging sessions enable direct contact with Autel Technical Support for first-hand troubleshooting of diagnostic bugs and errors
One-stop multitasking designed for ideal management of workshop operations to keep all data files, customer info, and vehicle records well organized
Enhanced wireless connectivity between the display tablet and VCI device allows greater mobility and ease at work
Convenient data management system for managing internal program applications and reviewing data

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First Time Using Autel MaxiSys MS906

Like a kid in a candy store, I had to test it out. Being that the Autel MS906 is able to do everything the dealer-specific scanners can, I decided to check out a customer’s engine light on their Ford Escape.

Like any professional grade scan tool, you have to connect the cable just like a computer cable with those little screws before you can use it. But once it was connected, I plugged the scan tool in.

Nothing happened!!

Unlike most OBD2 scan tools, you have to power up the MS906 on your own.

I pressed the button and the screen lit up. It was only a few seconds until the main screen displayed. And it really didn’t take long at all to figure out how to check the code.

I scrolled through to the Ford button, pressed it, and pressed the “EOBD” or engine light icon. It literally walks you through the process to read the codes. And I found out the Escape needed an upstream oxygen sensor.

Out of curiosity, while I was checking the scanner out, I looked at the MaxiFix tab and was astonished to see that there was diagnostic and repair information for virtually every make and model out there.

Just because I was curious, I looked up the upstream oxygen sensor procedure for my customer’s Ford Escape, and it looks to be correct.

Definitely, this information will come in handy.

More Tool Than I Expected

It’s both a good thing and a bad thing, but there is way more to the Autel MS906 thank I expected.

While there are intuitive functions, you can miss out on so much if you don’t spend a couple of hours reading over the manual. That in itself is a problem – the owner’s manual is 104 pages long!

I don’t know a single tech that’s going to take the time to learn the tool that well.

You can use it as a shop manager as well. But that’s something every shop owner already has, and one you won’t be switching just because you got a new scan tool.

Another thing is your unlikely to use most of the adapters that come with it in the case. It’s just needless. They should probably sell those separately

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The Autel MaxiSys MS906 has so many features that some are bound to be extremely useful

Features

The Autel MaxiSys MS906 has so many features that some are bound to be extremely useful.

It has Smart AutoVIN which will detect the VIN number from your car’s ECU most of the time. If it can’t recognize it, you can manually enter it easily.

Functionality

It can perform functions most shop owners farm out to the dealership like key programming and ECU programming. And it’s even capable of programming tire pressure monitor sensors if you buy the adapter with Autel OBD2 Scanner.

Like I said before, it’s intuitive for basic functions like checking codes and has a massive 8-inch color touchscreen.

You’ll need to connect it to Wifi. But once you do you have access to online resources, remote support, and updates. Updates come free for a year for the MS906 according to the website but I haven’t tried it yet.

I’ve used the Snap-On Ultra Modis scan tool, another one from MAC Tools, a few of the smaller handheld scan tools, and this one blows them away. Since my first use, my staff and I have put it to the test with dozens of vehicles and haven’t encountered a problem yet.

It can sometimes feel a little bulky in the vehicle but the built-in kickstand hangs nicely on the top of the steering wheel to keep it more accessible.

It supposedly works on as many as 80 different makes, most of which I’ll never see so it’s hard to say if there could be problems for other users.

It’s also great that it uses the Android platform, so a huge segment of users will feel right at home with it.