2018年10月23日星期二

Real user of GM Tech2 Scanner think highly of OBD2eShop

This was my order of GM Tech2 Diagnostic Scanner with TIS2000 Software:
Order Date: Aug 26, 2018
Ship to: United States
This is how GM Tech2 looks out of the box:

GM Tech2 Scanner

Turned on:
GM Tech2 Scanner


The following 3 paragraphs are what I mail to OBD2Eshop:
I tested device and it works well. Problem is the screen. I believe for return I would have to send back and pay for shipping. This would take a long time and I have work to do using the tool.
gm tech  2 screen
Right now I am using a laptop connected so I can see the full screen

I would rather do partial refund or try replacing the screen myself.
Will you do a partial refund?
Can you send or help me find a replacement screen?
I have been happy so far with OBD2eShop so far. The price, service and shipping speed was good.
I hope we can reach a positive solution.

Finally, OBD2eShop ship me a new package.
Just want to let you know, I finally took the time to really test out the replacement I was sent and it appears to work perfectly.

One small issue is that I was sent a GM PC Card and not a Saab one. I tried to write the GM Card in my laptop to Saab software but I ended up damaging the card. It was my fault. I know that I could have contacted you for help and you would have taken care of me.

I was able to find another Saab Card and get it working so I am very happy now. I do not need any more help.

Thank you so much for your above and beyond service. I think very highly of your store.
(😁😁😁hhhhhhh,OBD2Eshop also thanks for your credit)
Here is the new package OBD2eShop ship to me:
gm tech 2 obd2eshop

gm tech 2 obd2eshop

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Source:http://blog.obd2eshop.com/gm-tech2-scanner-think-highly-of-obd2eshop/

2018年9月27日星期四

How to install TIS2000 for Saab (TIS2008-2) for Tech 2

For anyone happy using TIS2000 for Saab (TIS2008-2) follow these steps:
First, get your hands on a Tech 2 handset, CANDI and cables etc. Make sure you are confident that your serial connections are good.
1. You will need a TIS2000 USB key and patch for activation (can be bought for little money or sourced elsewhere)
2. Download and install TIS2000 for GM/NAO. You may be prompted to install the USB key – just follow the steps. When finished, don’t run the TIS2000 program.
3. Download Saab TIS2008-2. Insert into same physical/virtual CD drive you installed the TIS2000 GM from (drive letter needs to be the same).
4. Launch TIS2000 from desktop icon/start menu
5. TIS2000 should detect available update (Saab TIS-2008). OK this and let it run.
6. If you haven’t installed the USB key and patch do this now.
7. Launch TIS2000 and click on SPS or security access to ensure it works
8. Enjoy!
I believe this will allow re-programming of models up to 2008 only, so if you have a later model, you’ll probably need GlobalTIS.
If you’ve bought a clone Tech 2 unit I’d recommend throwing away the supplied flat RJ45/ethernet cable and replacing it with a standard ethernet cable (not cross-over) as mine was faulty and caused many headaches! The correct pin-out is provided by the RJ45 to D9 adaptor. For those interested, only pins 4 and 5 on the RJ45 socket are used (TX/RX).

IMPORTANT:
You may well have a couple of issues getting the software running initially. If your web browser refuses to connect to the TIS2Web service, it’s likely that one of the two GlobalTIS services are not running. To fix this, open the ‘services’ console either by
Start>Run and type “services.msc”
OR
Right-click ‘My Computer” select ‘Manage’ and drill down to the services icon on the left pane.
There are two services that should be running and they’ve got obvious names, something like GlobalTIS and TC6 (not near my TIS PC at the moment) and sit next to each other in the services list. In the information pane they should say ‘started’. If not, right-click and select ‘start’. If this fails with an error, try modifying the registry key below.
To open registry editor Start>Run regedit BE CAREFUL MODIFYING THE REGISTRY – YOU CAN REALLY SCREW YOUR PC UP!!!!!
In the left pane, expand the keys until you find the following
HKLM\Software\Apache Software Foundation\Procrun2.0\Global TISTC6\Parameters\Java\JvmMx
Change the value of this key from 0X0000044 to 0X00000200 and exit the registry. Try to restart the service – you should find it now works. Don’t ask me why, I got this fix from another forum – fair play to the guy who found it.
Hope this helps someone!

2018年9月4日星期二

CM Tech2 Review: TIS2000 Installation Solutions

I bought a gm tech 2 which can diagnose vehicle by myself. I had been confused by various car problems in a long time, because I could not figure out them myself sometimes and tired of service departments not knowing what’s going on.

Sometimes I feel that I’m actually even smarter than most techs that work in the service departments at dealerships. And if I’m not any smarter, at least I’ll care more, and take the time to figure it out because it’s my own vehicle.

I had looked through lots of diagnostic tools, GM tech 2 diagnostic scan tool seemed the best one of them and so it is.

I received the tool with TIS2000 CD for TECH2 GM Car Model Software which can support for till 2007 year GM car programming.

The Tech 2 unit (handset) can be used to interrogate the various management modules on the car (ECU) to report status, fault codes and perform manual activation and monitoring in the event of fault occurrences/engine management light occurrences. This in itself is incredibly useful, but it is also possible to reprogram modules within the car to change various functions and add or replace faulty modules and programme keys. Whilst the diagnosis side can be performed standalone, to be able to actually change settings on the car, Tech 2 ‘Security Access’ is required, which means activating the Tech 2 handset via PC software.
Tech 2 unit


Software installed:

Install the GM TIS2000 application (needs to be Windows XP, 32-bit operating system). There are normally two discs. One is the app, the other is the GM update disc, which is not required. If this is the case, install the first disc only but don’t run up the application on completion. If you didn’t get it with a clone, you can get a copy with the USB dongle. If prompted to select a registration method, select USB Key and OK the prompts.
All that is now required is to activate the software to get security access (enable Tech 2 programming). To do this you’ll need a USB key and patch available from the same sources as the clone Tech 2 units.

There is a video:


Hardware issues:

You can check you have RS232 COMMS using the GM TIS2000 install and going into the Tech 2 View option. Don’t mess about with serial port settings etc as if there is a physical connection there it will work without interference. pins 4 and 5 of the RS485&RS232 socket are actually used.

Source:

2018年8月22日星期三

GM diagnostic/programming: GDS2 vs Tech2Win vs Global TIS vs TI2000

GM diagnostic and programming tech support for GM cars or pickup trucks:
What’s the difference and which tool for each software?
Which for diagnostics and which for programming?

Here you go. Tips and guides of GDS2, Tech2Win, GlobalTIS, TI2000

GM diagnostic tool and software compatibility:

Tool / SoftwareGDS2Tech2WinGlobal TISTIS2000
GM Tech 2NoYes
(for old cars)
NoYes
GM MDIYes
(for new cars 2010-)
Yes
(for old cars)
YesNo
Mangoose PRO GM IIYes
(for new cars 2010-)
Yes
(for old cars)
NoNo
VXDIAG VCX Nano GMYes
(for new cars 2010-)
Yes
(for old cars)
NoNo

GM diagnostic/programming software & functions confirmed:

Functions/ SoftwareGDS2Tech2WinGlobal TISTIS2000
DiagnosticsYesYesNoYes
ECU ProgrammingNo.
But you can log in www.acdelcotds.comto do programming
No.
But you can log in www.acdelcotds.com to do programming
Yes.
But only program
ECUs offline for part of GM vehicles.

Yes
Key ProgrammingYes.
But you have to program new keys online via
www.acdelcotds.com
Yes.
But you have to program new keys online via
www.acdelcotds.com
NoYes
SPS ProgrammingNoYesYesYes
(with Tech 2 Go-between)

That is,
If you want to do ECU programming or SPS programming, you’d better have a GM MDI interface with Global TIS.

If you need program new keys (only online with GDS2 and Tech2win), it depends.
If you have a new car or pickup truck after the year 2010, you have 3 options: MDI interface, Mangoose cable, Nano;
If you have an old car or pickup truck, you have one more option, Tech 2. That is, 4 options for the old GM vehicles: MDI, Mangoose, Nano and Tech 2.

If you want to have a diagnostic test on GM vehicles, you can have any tool with GDS2 or Tech2win or TIS2000. Clearly, all tools above can be used for GM diagnosis.


The last –

GM diagnostic/programming software download:

Tech2win and GDS2 download: FREE
Tech2win, GDS2 and Global TIS Windows 7 download: 100% tested
TIS2000 GM software download: 100% tested
TIS2000 Saab software download: 100% tested
Source:
http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/service/gds2-tech2win-globaltis-tis20000-difference.html

2018年8月21日星期二

Genuine Tech2 PCMCIA card vs. generic ATA card

Some guys want to BIN files onto blank cards.Here, i will share to enlighten you to what the differences are between a genuine Tech2 PCMCIA and a generic ATA card.
genuine Tech2 PCMCIA card vs. generic ATA card:
There are two primary types of flash memory architectures: linear and ATA. Both conform to PCMCIA form factors and can be used interchangeably in existing PC Card slots or drivers.
Linear Flash memory stores and sends data in a linear fashion (in Byte or double Byte format). To be able to transfer data into blocks (like ATA technology), so that the card appears like a hard drive, Linear Flash requires a software layer called Flash File System.
ATA Flash mimics the file structure of an ATA hard drive. It features an on-card controller which handles error correction coding, bad-block mapping, dynamic adjustment of performance versus power consumption, extensive self-testing and diagnostics and data access functions. This means that a card with an ATA controller appears like a hard drive to virtually any mainstream personal computer operating system.
In short, the most important difference is:
ATA cards won’t work. An ATA card is like a giant sd card or USB drive.
The linear flash cards don’t get recognized by the CPU like that.
For me:
– The restoring card:
You can buy generic linear flash cards on eBay for like $70
This is what I did for a spare. Same place I ordered my unit from. Cheaper than eBay.
I used the card making software mce in a laptop, but you can order it from China with the software you want already loaded.
So far,  I am happy with it, the card took a few weeks. The unit was 2 to 3 days and a guy recommended them on the duramax forum. I have a duramax and the Pontiac g8. I am happy. Works great, I would recommend again.
– Tech2 scan tool
For the Tech 2, there are 3 different units, look the same.
That is what I found on the site.
SP23-B Best
SP23-C Vetronix
SP23-D Newest
I did the SP23-B. From what I was able translate they are made by different companies but the same….
I went with the best as it was a little cheaper. I am happy with what I got. If I did it again and money wasn’t an issue, I would buy one with the American warranty.
Related Post:

Mangoose Pro GM II clone: same as the Drew Tech?

Look here: Mangoose Pro GM II functions and features – YOU HAVE TO KNOW before purchase

Mangoose Pro GM II clone
The clone abilities: same as the original
The china clone Mongoose Pro GM II is verified to work perfectly like the original from Drew Tech, used for diagnostics and programming, module recovery and reprogramming.

In detail…

Plug and play: yes!
The Mangoose Pro GM II is plug and play. Make sure to install the Tech2Win driver if you want to use the application.

GM diagnostics and programming: confirmed!
Mangoose Pro GM II will work with SPS, GDS2 and Tech2Win.

Module recover and reprogramming: confirmed!
Even the cheap Mangoose China clone is able to recover and reprogram modules perfectly and works with the newer h***ed 2017 GDS2!!!

SPS programming speed: fast!
The MongoosePro GM II appears to flash as quickly as the MDI.
The MongoosePro GM II is definitely quicker than the Tech 2.
The MDI cost 4x more than the MongoosePro GM II but it is not 4x faster.

“Data Bus Diagnostic”: compatible!
Drew Tech has stated that as of early March 2015, the Mongoose Pro GM and the CarDAQ-M are both compatible with GM’s “Data Bus Diagnostic” Tool software.

Tech2win, GDS2, SPS: compatible!
The Mongoose Pro GM II ALMOST does everything the MDI does.
– Module reflashing with SPS
– Diagnostics with Tech2Win software
– Diagnostics with GDS2 software.

Mongoose Pro II vs GM MDI:
GM Mangoose PRO only for Opel/Vauxhall/GM with Tech2Win and GDS2.
Full coverage diagnostic and SPS programming
GM MDI can be use as a passthru for other software too
This is one of the difference
Both are good

http://blog.obdexpress.co.uk/2018/08/21/mangoose-pro-gm-ii-purchase/