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/

2018年8月20日星期一

Test: Tech 2 can/cannot fully record GM card through TIS2000?

This is my experience pack software using Tech 2 RS232 and TIS2000
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Today, I will test myself to check if they can not fully record your memory card through TIS2000 software or not, because yesterday I wrote them by the laptop, looking ahead of you, I just want to remove the old soft.
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As in my laptop with no DB9 I used the adapter. Also found a Bulletin in which there is an adapter, which recommends itself BOSH.
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One photo from the series is not enough, I forgot to do, where the choice of what you want to write to the card, and what it is now.
 
So someone wrote that his Tech 2 does not see the GM card. The U32 he is the same as U33. If you are sure that you are right.
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http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/

2018年8月7日星期二

How to check Voltage regulator forM Tech2 Diagnostic Scanner

Hello all, where to find the right voltage for GM TECH II scanner?


OK, here is a list of counterparts, I have not tested:
Yuan Dean Scientific 67D-12S05RNL
Aimtec AM15E-1205SZ
Aimtec AM15E-1205SIZ
Intronics W15C-12S5
Motien V7E-1205S15
Motien V7-1205S15
Minmax MKW2522
Minmax MKW2529
Murata (C & D) UWR-5/3000-D12A-C
Traco TEN 15-1211
Traco TEL 15-1211
Recom RP15-1205SF
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The Tech2 diagnostic tool is the same tester GM Technicians use to diagnose GM vehicles. The GM Tech 2 comes with Authentic GM software and provides support for on-board diagnostics on all GM systems 1992 thru 2011.


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Here is the native voltage regulator, which was after buying Tech 2 from OBD2eshop.com


I was often asked how to work with Tech 2 before you replaced the voltage regulator. IMPORTANT! Replace the voltage regulator must! And those who did not finish, and want to have his device did not restart each time a skill. Below is a pinout diagram for the connector Obd ii scanning tool, which we need to disable temporarily for 16 pins. AC Power Technology 2 Power is supplied from the power supply on the device or from a second battery using a tick in the kit.
Have fun!
http://blog.obd2eshop.com/voltage-regulator-for-gm-tech-ii-scan-tool/

GM Tech2 Service Programming what is required?

To perform service programming with GM Tech2 scan tool, you need following:

1. Tech 2 scanner
2. 5 CDs (2 default CDs in package and 3 TIS2000 software CDs)

Tech2 User Manual CD
GM tech2 default TIS2000 CD, no USB key, cannot program SPS

3. USB key security dongle

4. A RS232-DB9 adapter
5. Laptop/computer with COM Port
6. Connect RS232-DB9 adapter with Tech II



GM Tech2 scanner package without TIS2000 and USB key, cannot do service programming: