Caterpillar ET 2018A Electronic Technician Diagnostic Software

Cat electronic technician 2018A is an updated version of the caterpillar dealer diagnostic software.

Cat works with the Caterpillar Communication Adapters family.
The recommended adapter is a Caterpillar Communication Adapter III Kit PN 538-5051 (Replaces 466-6258).
This diagnostic app allows you to: Change vehicle’s parameters Lock / Unlock parameters Diagnose and reconfigure Reading of error codes ECM Flash

What’s New – 2018A

Trainer Update – 988K XE Wheel Loader

The 988K XE Wheel Loader has been added to the Trainer application.

What’s New – 2017C

Preferences Option to Save a Product Status Report to PDF

The Preferences dialog for the Product Status Report has changed. The Cat ET contains a new checkbox to automatically save a Product Status Report as a PDF file when the report is created. The service tool will continue to automatically save Product Status Reports as an XML file.

What’s New – 2017B

Product Status Report Updates
The Product Status Report has been updated to include certain history features supported by the ECM, such as the after-treatment Regeneration History and the Service Test History.

Winflash Screen Update
The screen for the Winflash feature has been updated. A new Expand All button opens all sections of the screen to show all details for ECMs detected by WinFlash. A new Collapse All button hides all sections of the screen, except for header rows showing detected ECM names. PC, Communication Hardware, and Cable Requirements

To run the service tool, the next PC, communication hardware, and cable requirements must be met. NOTE: The minimum PC Configurations should not be used as a standard when buying new personal computers for service tool purposes. If the existing equipment meets these minimum requirements, it will run the service tool.
PC Requirements
Recommended Configurations

PC containing a 2.0 GHz dual-core processor
3GB RAM
3GB of available hard disk drive
DVD-ROM drive (optionally)
15.4-inch XGA Screen (1280×1024 compatible)
Microsoft Windows? 7 Professional or Windows 8 Professional, Windows 10 Professional (Not tested with Home Edition) (Note: Windows 8 RT is not supported)
RS232 port with 16550AF UART or compatible (for use with Comm Adapter II)
USB 1.1 or 2.0 port (for use with Comm Adapter 3)
Ethernet RJ45 connector
Built-in pointing device or mouse
For security purposes, Microsoft Internet Explorer version 11 or newer or Microsoft Edge is recommended.
Note: The most recent version of Microsoft? Internet Explorer may not be validated to work with the service tool.
Wi-Fi (for the Wireless Comm Adapter 3)
Minimum Configurations

PC containing a Pentium 2 GHz processor or greater
1GB RAM
500MB of available hard disk drive
CD-ROM drive
Super VGA monitor or display (1024×768)
Microsoft Windows? 7 Professional or Windows 8 Professional, Windows 10 Professional (Not tested with Home Edition) (Note: Windows 8 RT is not supported)
RS232 port with 16550AF UART or compatible (for use with Comm Adapter II)
USB 1.1 or 2.0 port (for use with Comm Adapter 3)
Ethernet RJ45 connector
Built-in pointing device or mouse
For security purposes, Microsoft Internet Explorer version 9 or newer is recommended. Note: The most recent version of Microsoft? Internet Explorer may not be validated to work with the service tool.
Communication Hardware

Cat Communication Adapter III Kit PN 538-5051 (Replaces 466-6258)

Configuring Cat Electronic Technician to use the Communication Adapter 3
For Cat Electronic Technician to work with the Communication Adapter 3, the settings must be changed to select the Communication Adapter 3 as the Communication Interface Device:
Step 1 Start Cat Electronic Technician.
Step 2 Click the Stop Connect button when it appears.
Step 3 Select the Utilities menu.
Step 4 Choose “Preferences > Modify…”.
Step 5 Select the Communications tab.
Step 6 Select Cat Comm Adapter 3 (RP1210) and click OK.
NOTE: Because a growing number of products require multiple data link service, the “Enable Dual Datalink Service” checkbox has been pre-selected.
Servicing ECMs on more than one data link requires this checkbox to be enabled.
Failure to do this will result in undetected ECMs and reduced functionality.

Screenshots for Caterpillar ET 2018A Electronic Technician Diagnostic Software:

51-1 51-2 51-3

Overview and short introduction

Starting the ISTA Client

How to start the ISTA Client
1  Double-click the symbol on the Windows desktop (if displayed)  ; or
2  or
3  Open the application in the program file by selecting “Start – All Programs – ISTA – ISTA Client”;
4  or
5  Open the application by selecting the corresponding entry on the central start page on the ISID.
After selection, the start mask appears (Chapter 3.1). A list of news will be displayed. You can set the display period in Administration.

46-1

If the date has changed since the last time the system was activated, the BMW Diagnostic Software “ISTA usage notes” will be displayed. After reading the note, close the popup window by clicking the “Continue” button. You can initiate an identification procedure from the start mask.

Checking the operations list

After you have selected the “Identification” menu from the start mask, the workshop system switches to the “Operations list” tab.

Each identification session generates a “procedure” that is automatically initiated and administered by the workshop system for vehicle identification. At the end of the session an operation is closed via a popup. The user can thus choose whether he wants to terminate or interrupt the operation. Depending on the option selected, an operation is concluded via a popup, assigned a status (“terminated”, “interrupted”) and entered into the operations list for a certain period. Saved procedures can be reopened from the operations list Additional information is available in Chapter 3.2.1.1.

46-2

The selection of an existing procedure is not suitable for the “Short introduction” provided here. Therefore change to the “Read out vehicle data” tab.

Selecting a vehicle

There are four options for initiating vehicle identification (Chapter 3.2):
*   by selecting an operation
*   by entering a vehicle identification number
*   by reading out the vehicle data, or
*   by selecting basic features.

The most reliable way to identify a vehicle is by reading out the vehicle data from a connected vehicle.
*  How to identify a vehicle by reading out the vehicle data and automatically creating an operation to do this:
*   Click the “Identification” main menu item in the navigation area.
*   Select the “Read out vehicle data” tab and follow the instructions provided.

46-3

Selecting a diagnostic connection to the vehicle

The ISTA communication devices from the HO workshop are entered into the content range of the connection manager.
*  How to select the communication device:
*   Determine which BMW ICOM A2 is connected to the vehicle to be identified.
*   Select the appropriate components in the connection manager and click the “Set up connection” button.

46-4

After the “Set up connection” button is selected and clicked, the connection will be set up. The tester performs a vehicle identification. To do this, it reads out the vehicle identification number from the vehicle. The progress of the identification procedure is displayed on a progress bar.

46-5

After the identification procedure, the workshop system tries to uniquely assign the operation to an existing operation. If this does not succeed, it automatically creates a new operation and switches over directly to the “Operation details” mask (Chapter 2.6). If operations with the same identification features are already available in the workshop system, these will be offered for selection in the “Assignment/generation of operation” list.

Creating an operation

After the identification procedure, the workshop system tries to uniquely assign the operation to an existing operation. If this does not succeed, it automatically creates a new operation and switches over directly to the “Operation details” mask (Chapter 2.6). If operations with the same identification features are already available in the workshop system, these will be offered for selection in the “Assignment/generation of operation” list.  Click the “OK” button.

46-6

How to assign an operation:
*  Select an existing operation or click the “New operation” button.
*  Click the “OK” button.
If no unique assignment is produced (e.g.: the other operation is open or several suitable operations are available), a corresponding popup is displayed.

Finding out about operation details
After automatic vehicle identification and manual operation assignment, you will obtain general information on the vehicle in the “Operation details” mask (Chapter 3.2.2.1). In this mask you can perform a vehicle test or look for information.

How to start a vehicle test:
Click the “Perform vehicle test” button.

46-7

Operation details for “Technical actions” and “Customer complaints” require an online connection to BMW AG.
You can specifically search for various types of information via the “Search for information” button
You can start the vehicle test by clicking on the “Perform vehicle test” button.

Perform vehicle test

The vehicle test runs automatically the first time for each operation. During the vehicle test, the “Control unit tree” submenu (Chapter 3.3.1) is displayed by default. Alternatively you can switch tothe corresponding list of control devices by selecting the “Control unit list” entry from the submenu.

The control unit tree displays the maximum number of control units installed in a vehicle, and their assignments in the respective bus system, in the form of a chart. At the beginning of the vehicle test, the rectangular symbols are not colored. Non-installed control units in the identified vehicle are shown in gray in the display. Currently processed (or selected) control units are displayed in the
color of the mask.
While the vehicle test is being performed, you can follow its progress on the screen as the displayed symbols are updated in real-time.
From this mask, you can if required restart the vehicle test or also call up control unit functions so that you can read out measurements or activate actuating elements. Before you can access a test plan you must first display the fault memory.
 
How to view the fault memory:
*   Wait until the vehicle test is completed.
*   Click the “Display fault memory” button.

46-8

Display fault memory

After the vehicle test, go to the “Fault memory” mask (Chapter 3.4.2.1). The read-out fault codes and the associated description will be listed. From this mask you can calculate a test plan.
*  How to calculate a test plan:
*  Click the “Test plan” button.

46-9

Editing a test plan
The test plan lists the suspected components and functions. The individual suspected components and functions are presented in white lettering against a dark background. Underneath them the appropriate documents and procedures are listed in black lettering against a light background (indicated in the “Type” column with “ABL”). Procedures localize a fault and provide advice on rectifying it.

How to start a procedure:
*  Select the required procedure from the test plan.
*  Click the “Display” button.

46-10

Running a procedure
A procedure (service program) is primarily designed to identify the cause of a fault. Further-more, service functions can be performed via procedures. Information can be displayed within a procedure, as well as measurements read out or entered. Furthermore, queries can be made available via selection screens.
After a procedure has been carried out, additional information will be added to the test plan, if this turns out to be necessary for further fault search or fault rectification. In the test plan, you can select and start another procedure. The following mask gives an example of a question with the options “Yes” and “No”.

46-11

After the test plan has been completed, you should execute the “Quick delete” function

Terminating an operation
You can terminate an operation either by:
*   Clicking the “X” symbol
*   Identification of a new vehicle, or
*   Calling up the start mask via the symbol with the same name.
In any case a dialogue will be displayed, showing options on how to terminate the operation. You run the “Start quick delete” function when the guided troubleshooting is completed.

46-12

How to terminate the operation:
*  Click on the “Start mask” symbol.
*  For example, select the “Terminate operation” option.

This article is publiced by www.obd2tool.com

Maxisys Elite Data Manager Operations

The Maxisys Elite Data Manager application is used to store, print, and review the saved files. Most operations are controlled through the toolbar. Selecting the Data Manager application opens the file system menu. Different file types are sorted separately under different options, there are six types of information files to be viewed or played back.

41-1

Operations
The OBD-II scan tool Data Manager Operations are based on toolbar controls, details are explained in the following sections.

Image Files
The Image section is a JPG database containing all captured screenshot images.

41-2

1.  Toolbar Buttons – used to edit, print and delete the image files. See Table 5-1 Toolbar Buttons in JPG Database on page 64 for detailed information.
2.  Main Section – displays the stored images.

41-3

To edit image information
1.  Select Data Manager application from the MaxiSys Job Menu.
2.  Select Image to access the JPG database.
3.  Select an image to display it in full screen.
4.  Tapping the screen once displays the editing toolbar.
5.  Tap the Info button to open a window displaying the image information.
6.  Tap the Edit button on the top right corner of the window. The editing screen displays.
7.  Edit the image information by entering the new file name, and file information.
8.  Tap Done to save the information and exit, or tap Cancel to exit without saving.

To delete selected images
1.  Select Data Manager application from the Autel Scanner MaxiSys Job Menu.
2.  Select Image to access the JPG database.
3.  Tap the Enter Edit button to display the editing toolbar.
4.  Select the images that need to be deleted by tapping the thumbnail images, the selected thumbnail displays a tick icon at the bottom right corner.
5.  Tap the Delete button, and then Delete Selected, now the selected images are deleted.

Autel Maxisys Elite ECU Information

This function retrieves and displays the specific information for the tested control unit, including unit type, version numbers and other specifications. The sample Autel Maxisys Elite ECU Information screen displays as below:

36-1

1.  Diagnostics Toolbar Buttons – see Table 4-2 Diagnostics Toolbar Buttons on page 33 for detailed descriptions of the operations for each button.
2.  Main Section – the left column displays the item names; the right column shows the specifications or descriptions.
3.  Functional Button – In this case, only a Back (or sometimes an ESC) button is available; tap it to exit after viewing.

36-2

Read Codes

This function retrieves and displays the DTCs from the vehicle’s control system. The Read Codes screen varies for each vehicle being tested, on some vehicles, freeze frame data can also be retrieved for viewing. The sample Read Codes screen displays as below:

1.  Diagnostics Toolbar Buttons – see Table 4-2 Diagnostics Toolbar Buttons on page 33 for detailed descriptions of the operations for each button.
2.  Main Section
*   Code Column – displays the retrieved codes from the vehicle.
*   Status Column – indicates the status of the retrieved codes.
*   Description Column – detailed descriptions for the retrieved codes.
*   Snowflake Icon – only displays when freeze frame data is available for viewing; Selecting displays a data screen, which looks very similar to the Read Codes interface, therefore same operation method may be applied.

Erase Codes
After reading the retrieved codes from the vehicle and certain repairs have been carried out, you can decide to erase the codes from the vehicle using this function. Before performing this function, make sure the vehicle’s ignition key is in the ON (RUN) position with the engine off.

To erase codes
1.  Tap Erase Codes from the Function Menu.
2.  A warning message displays to inform you of data loss when this function is applied.
a)  Tap Yes to continue. A confirming screen displays when the operation is successfully done.
b)  Tap No to exit.
3.  Tap ESC on the confirming screen to exit Erase Codes.
4.  Check the Read Codes function again to ensure the operation is successful.
3.  Functional Button – in this case, only a Back (or sometimes an ESC) button is available; tap it to return to the previous screen or exit the function.

Live Data
When this function is selected, the screen displays the data list for the selected module. The Autel Scanner available for any control module vary from one vehicle to another. The parameters display in the order that they are transmitted by the ECM, so expect variation between vehicles. Gesture scrolling allows you to quickly move through the data list. Simply touch the screen and drag your finger up or down to reposition the parameters being displayed if the data covers more than one screen. The figure below shows a typical Live Data screen:
36-3

1.  Diagnostics Toolbar Buttons – tap the drop-down button at the top
center of the screen displays the toolbar buttons. See Table 4-2
Diagnostics Toolbar Buttons on page 33 for detailed descriptions of the
operations for each button.

2.  Main Section
*   Name Column – this column displays the parameter names.
a)  Check Box – tap the check box at the left side of the parameter name to make selection of an item. Tap the check box again to deselect the item.
b)  Drop-down Button – tapping the drop-down button at the right side of the parameter name opens a submenu, which provides various choices for data display mode.
*   Value Column – displays the values of the parameter items.
*   Range Column – displays the minimum and the maximum limit value.
*   Unit Column – displays the unit for the parameter values.
*   To change the Unit mode, tap the Setting button on the top toolbar and select a required mode. See 7.1.1 Unit on page 77 for more information.

3.  Display Mode
There are 4 types of display modes available for data viewing, allowing you to view various types of parameters in the most suitable way for better data check-ups.
Tapping the drop-down button on the right side of the parameter name opens a submenu. There are 4 buttons to configure the data display mode, plus one Help button on the right, tappable when additional information is available for your reference. Each parameter item displays the selected mode independently.
Analog Gauge Mode – displays the parameters in form of an analog meter graph Text Mode – this is the default mode which displays the parameters in texts and shows in list format
NOTE: Reading of status parameters, such as a switch reading, which are mostly in word form, like ON, OFF, ACTIVE, and ABORT, etc., can only be displayed in Text Mode. Whereas reading of value parameters,
such as a sensor reading, can be displayed in text mode and other graph modes.

Waveform Graph Mode – displays the parameters in waveform graphs When displaying this mode, three control buttons will appear on the right side of the parameter item, allowing you to manipulate the display status.
*   Text Button – resumes Text Display Mode
*   Scale Button – changes the scale values, which are displayed below the waveform graph. There are 4 scales available: x1, x2, x4 and x8.
*   Zoom-in Button – tap once to display the selected data graph in full screen
Digital Gauge Mode– displays the parameters in form of a digital gauge graph
Full Screen Display – this option is only available in the waveform graph mode, and mostly used in Graph Merge status for data comparison.
There are three control buttons available on the top right side of the
screen under this mode.
*   Edit Button – tapping this button opens an edit window, on which you can set the waveform color and the line thickness displayed for the selected parameter item.
*   Scale Button – changes the scale values, which are displayed below the waveform graph. There are 4 scales available: x1, x2,x4 and x8.
*   Zoom-out Button – exits full screen display.
*   To edit the waveform color and line thickness in a data graph
1.  Select 1 to 3 parameter items to display in Waveform Graph mode.
2.  Tap the Zoom-in Button on the right to display the data graph in full screen.
3.  Tap the Edit Button, an edit window appears.
4.  Select a parameter item on the left column.
5.  Select a desired sample color from the second column.
6.  Select a desired sample line thickness from the right column.
7.  Repeat step 4-7 to edit the waveform for each parameter item.
8.  Tap Done to save the setting and exit, or tap Cancel to exit without saving.

4.  Functional Buttons
The operations of all the available functional buttons on Live Data screen are described below:
Back – returns you to the previous screen or exit the function.
Record – starts recording the retrieved live data; the recorded data is then stored as a video clip in the Data Manager application for future reviews. This function could be triggered automatically at preset threshold value or manually as you choose, and the triggering mode and record duration can be configured in the Setting mode of Live Data.
Freeze – displays the retrieved data in freeze mode.
*   Previous Frame – Moves to the previous frame in the freeze data.
*   Next Frame – Moves to the next frame in the freeze data.
*   Resume – this button appears when the Record or Freeze function is applied. Tapping this button stops data recording, or exit freeze data mode, and resumes normal data display mode.
*   Flag – this button appears when the Record function is applied. Tapping this button sets flags for the recorded data at points wherever you choose, when playing back the recorded video clip later in Data Manager, the
preset flag will enable a popup to allow input of text to take notes.

*  Clear Data –tapping which clears all previously retrieved parameter values at a cutting point whenever you choose.
*  To Top – moves a selected data item to the top of the list.
*  Graph Merge – tap this button to merge selected data graphs (for Waveform Graph Mode only). This function is very useful when making comparison for different parameters.
NOTE: This mode supports Graph Merge for 2 to 3 parameter items only, so select no less than 2 or more than 3 items each time when making graph merge.
*   To cancel Graph Merge mode, tap the drop-down button on the right side of the parameter name, and select a data display mode. Show Selected/Show All – tap this option to exchange between the two options; one displays the selected parameter items, the other displays all the available items.

Setting – tapping this button opens a setting screen, which allows you to set the trigger mode, recording duration, and various threshold values for data recording, and make other controls.

36-4

There are 4 navigation buttons on top of the Setting mode screen.
*   Range Button – displays the configuration screen on which you can set the threshold values, an upper limit and a lower limit, for triggering the buzzer alarm. This function is only applied to the Waveform Graph display mode.
a)  MIN – tapping which opens a virtual keyboard, allows you to enter the required lower limit value
b)  MAX – tapping which opens a virtual keyboard, allows you to enter the required upper limit value
c)  Buzzer Alarm – switches the alarm on and off. The alarm function makes a beep sound as a reminder whenever the data reading reaches the preset minimum or maximum point

 To set threshold limits for the parameter values
1.  Tap the Setting functional button at the bottom of the Live Data screen.
2.  Tap the Range navigation button.
3.  Select a parameter item on the left column, or enter the item name in the Search bar.
4.  Tap on the right side of the MIN button, and enter the required minimum value.
5.  Tap on the right side of the MAX button, and enter the required maximum value.
6.  Tap the ON/OFF button on the right side of the Buzzer Alarm button to turn it on or off.
7.  Tap Done to save the setting and return to the Live Data screen; or tap Cancel to exit without saving.
If the threshold limits are successfully set, two horizontal lines now appear on each of the data graphs (when Waveform Graph Mode is applied) to indicate the alarming point. The threshold lines are shown in different colors than the waveform of the parameters for distinction.
*   Record Button – displays the configuration screen for Record Setting, on which you can set the trigger type, duration and trigger point for the data recording function.
a)  Trigger Type – sets the trigger mode for data recording, mainly of two kinds: Manual and Auto. There are four options available:
1)  Manual – allows you to manually start and stop data recording
2)  DTC – auto triggers data recording when any DTC is detected
3)  DTC Check Mode – auto triggers data recording when certain pre-selected DTC types are detected
4)  Parameter – auto triggers data recording when any parameter value reaches the preset threshold
b)  Duration – sets the recording time (for Auto trigger mode only)
c)  Trigger Point – reserves a relative percentage of a record length before the data recording start point for reference (for Auto trigger mode only)
*   To perform setting for live data record
1.  Tap the Setting functional button at the bottom of the Live Data screen.
2.  Tap the Record navigation button.
3.  Tap the  ○> button on the right of Trigger Type bar and select the required trigger mode.
4.  Tap the  ○> button on the right of Duration bar and select a
length of time.
5.  Tap the  ○> button on the right of Trigger Point bar and select a relative percentage of a record length to be reserved before the data recording start point.
6.  Tap Done to save the setting and return to the Live Data screen; or tap Cancel to cancel without saving and exit Setting.
*   Done Button – confirms and saves the setting, and returns you to the Live Data screen.
*   Cancel Button – cancel the setting operation, and returns you to the Live Data screen

Active Test
The Active Test function is used to access vehicle-specific subsystem and component tests. Available test vary by manufacturer, year, and model, and only the available tests display in the menu. During an active test, the tester outputs commands to the ECU in order to drive the actuators. This test determines the integrity of the system or parts by reading the engine ECU data, or by monitoring the operation of the actuators, such as switching a solenoid, relay, or switch, between two operating states.
Selecting Active Test opens a menu of test options that varies by make and model. Selecting a menu option activates the test. Follow all screen instructions while performing tests. How and what information is presented on the screen varies according to the type of test being performed. Some toggle and variable control tests display Active Test Controls at the top of the screen with data stream information below, or vice versa.

36-5
The functional buttons at the lower right corner of the Active Test screen manipulate the test signals. The operational instructions are displayed on the main section of the test screen. Simply follow the on-screen instructions and make appropriate selections to complete the tests. Each time when an operation is successfully executed, message such as ―Command Finished‖,―Activation Successful‖, or something similar displays.

Tap the ESC functional button to exit the test when finished.

 

This article is publiced by www.obd2tool.com

Autel MaxiSYS MS906 Diagnostic Scanner

14-1

Autel is a leading company experienced in producing professional diagnostic tools, equipment and accessories in the automotive aftermarket. Focused on the orientation of “value innovation and assiduous pursuit”, Autel has always adhered to deliver easier diagnostic solutions and long-time value to customers worldwide.

MaxiSYS MS906 is an advanced diagnostic tool developed for mechanics looking for a scanner with ultra-convenient and modern design while delivering ultimate performance. Featuring the Samsung 6-core processor, an 8.0 inch LED capacitive touch screen, Android multitasking operating system and the exceptional OE-level diagnostics, this diagnostic scanner MS906 is absolutely an ideal solution to manage your repair jobs smartly and conveniently with greater integration.

14-2

ECU Coding & Special Functions
The scan tool provides you with quick access to all vehicle systems for various service and maintenance performances as followings.
1. Oil Reset Service to reset service mileage and service intervals for the Engine Oil Life system;
2. TPMS Service to look up the tire sensor IDs from ECU, as well as to perform TPMS programming and reset procedures after sensor replacements;
3. EPB Service to deactivate and activate the brake control system, assist with brake fluid control, open and close brake pads, and set brakes after disc or pad replacement, etc.;
4. ABS/SRS Services to perform bi-directional tests to check the operating conditions of ABS and SRS, such as Automated Bleeding, Pump Motor Test, and checking Module information, etc.;
5. SAS Service to perform calibration for the Steering Angle Sensor, and clear fault memory;
6. DPF Regeneration Service to clear the blockage through continuous burning of the particulate matter captured in the DPF filter.

14-3
Complete Diagnostic Functions for All Systems
With a wide range of capabilities, the MS906 will let you get more repair work done quickly and easily. Look what this diagnostic scan tool will bring to you.
Perform Complete Diagnostic Functions
1. Retrieve ECU information of tested control units including unit type, version numbers and other specifications;
2. Read all kinds of DTCs from vehicle’s control systems to locate problem areas, and offer possible solutions;
3. Erase the codes easily after DTCs retrieving and certain repairs have been carried out;
4. Live data of each parameter item displayed in analog, text, waveform graph, digital, or full screen display modes;
5. Active test used to access vehicle-specific subsystem and component tests.
In All Vehicle Systems on the ECUs
The diagnostic tool can access to ALL vehicle systems and subsystems, such as Body, Chassis,

14-4

Extension Usage
Powertrain, Network and etc., to perform a comprehensive scanning on ECUs to locate fault systems and retrieve DTCs.

Optional Accessories for Maximized Advantage of this Scanner
To help you get the most from MS906, there are many optional accessories to work with the diagnostic tablet. This diagnostic scanner offers you more potential functions of Autel TPMS Tool when working with the TPMS diagnostic tool MaxiTPMS TS401 from Autel.

Best Possible Hardware

The considerate grease and water resistant design are suitable for garage works; Samsung 6-Core processor operates quickly and reliably; 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and flashlight offers a good vision; 8.0” 1024×768 LED-backlit touchscreen works well for intuitive results display; 32GB SSD for better performance; 5000mAH lithium-polymer battery for flexible anytime use; Android Operating System lets you finish multitask in powerful yet simple ways.

14-5

Wide Vehicle Coverage

This OBD2 scan tool works on more than 80 US, Asian and European vehicle makes, and well combines with up to 12 kinds of adapters included in package. Even OBD-I complaint vehicles are perfectly supported by this diagnostic scanner when connecting via these adapters. Get one diagnostic scanner, and you can diagnose much more vehicles than using other diagnostic scan tools.

14-6

Convenient Information Management

MaxiFix, an online database to find diagnostic tips and proven filed fixes; Shop Manager is to well manage the workshop and customer information records, and those test vehicle history records; Data Manager to store, print, and review the saved files in different types; Data Logging to submit help requests for 48-hour replies; Notification Center to receive the latest service information like software update notification.

14-7 14-8

Package Contents

14-9

MaxiSys Elite Diagnostics Screen Layout

The Diagnostics screens typically include four sections.

28-1 28-2 28-3 28-4

1.Diagnostics Toolbar
2.Status Information Bar
3.Main Section
4.Functional Buttons

Diagnostics Toolbar

The MaxiSys Elite toolbar contains a number of buttons that allow you to print or save the displayed data and make other controls. The table below provides a brief description for the operations of the Diagnostics toolbar buttons:

28-2
28-3
28-4

To perform data printing in Diagnostics
1.Tap the Diagnostics application button from the MaxiSys Job Menu. The Print button on the diagnostic toolbar is available throughout the whole Diagnostics operations.
2.Tap Print whenever you want to make a printing. A drop-down menu appears.
1).Print This Page — prints a screenshot copy of the current screen
2).Print All Page – prints a PDF copy of all displayed data
3. A temporary file will be created and sent to the computer for printing.
4. When the file is transferred successfully, a confirmation message displays.
NOTE: Make sure the display tablet is connected to the computer network, either via Wi-Fi or LAN, before printing. For more instructions on printing, see Printing Operation on page 18 for detailed information.

To submit Data Logging reports in Diagnostics
a)Tap the Diagnostics application button from the MaxiSys Job Menu. The Autel Tool Data Logging button on the diagnostic toolbar is available throughout the whole Diagnostics operations.
b)Tap the Data Logging button whenever you want to commit recording for the system communication data. The button displays blue during the active recording process.
c)Tap the button again to finish recording. A submission form will display to let you fill in the report information.
d)Tap the Send button to submit the report form via the internet, a confirmation message displays when sending is successful.

Status Information Bar
The Status Information Bar at the top of the Main Section displays the following items:
1.Menu Title 一 indicates the menu subject of the Main Section
2.VCI Icon 一 indicates the communication status between the tablet and the VCI device
3.Battery Icon – indicates the battery status of the VEHICLE Main Section
The Main Section of the screen varies depending on the stage of operations. The main section can show vehicle identification selections, the main menu, test data, messages, instructions and other diagnostic information.

The Main Section of the screen varies depending on the stage of operations. The main section can show vehicle identification selections, the main menu, test data, messages, instructions and other diagnostic information.

Functional Buttons
The displayed Functional Buttons at this section of the screen varies depending on the stage of operations. They can be used to navigate, save or clear the diagnostic data, exit scanning as well as make other functional controls. The functions of these buttons will be introduced respectively in the following sections of the corresponding test operations.

Screen Messages
Screen messages appear when additional input is needed before proceeding. There are mainly three types of on-screen messages as to their purposes: Confirmation, Warning, and Error.

Confirmation Messages
This type of messages usually displays as an “Information” screen, which informs you when you are about to perform an action that cannot be reversed or when an action has been initiated and your confirmation is needed to continue.
When a user-response is not required to continue, the message displays briefly before automatically disappearing

Warning Messages
This type of messages informs you when completing the selected action may result in an irreversible change or loss of data. The typical example for this is the “Erase Codes” message.

Error Messages
Error messages inform you when a system or procedural error has occurred. Examples of possible errors include a disconnected cable or communication interruption due to certain reasons.

Making Selections
The Diagnostics application from www.cnautotool.com is a menu driven program that presents a series of choices one at a time. As you select from a menu, the next menu in the series displays. Each selection narrows the focus and leads to the desired test. Use your fingertip or the stylus pen to make menu selections.

MaxiSys Elite Powering Up

Press the Lock/Power button on the top right side of the display tablet to switch the unit on. The system boots up, and shows the lock screen. Pressing the inner ring with a Lock icon at the center displays 3 entry options:

1.Unlock – Drag the inner ring to the right edge of the circle to enter the Android System’s Home Screen.

2.MaxiSys — Drag the inner ring to the bottom edge of the circle to enter the MaxiSys Job Menu.

3.Camera – Drag the inner ring to the left edge of the circle to launch the camera.

20-1

1.Application Buttons

2.Locator and Navigation Buttons

3.System Status Icons

4.App Switcher

NOTE: The screen is locked by default when you first turn on the display tablet. It is recommended to lock the screen to protect information in the system and reduce battery usage.

Almost all operations on the display tablet are controlled through the touch screen. The Autel Scan Tool touch screen navigation is menu driven, which allows you to quickly locate the test procedure, or data that you need; through a series of choices and questions. Detailed descriptions of the menu structures are found in the chapters for the various applications.

Application Buttons

The Application buttons configure the Autel MaxiSYS Elite Scan Tool for the type of operation or activity to be performed. The table below gives brief descriptions of the available applications.

Use the stylus pen or your finger tip to select an application from the Job Menu.

20-2
20-3
20-4

Locator and Navigation Buttons
Operations of the Navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen are described in the table below:

20-5
20-6

System Status Icons

These are the standard status icons of the Android operating system. Your MaxiSys display tablet is a fully functional Android Pad. Refer to Android documentation for additional information.
By tapping on this area (bottom right corner), a Shortcuts Panel will be displayed, on which you are allowed to set various system settings of the tablet. Operations of each button on the panel are described in the table below:

20-7
20-8

App Switcher

1.The App Switcher can be enabled or disabled on Android System Settings. Short pressing this button opens a control panel.
2.Tapping a specific app shortcut button enables you to switch directly to the selected application screen.
3.Long pressing a specific app shortcut button displays the app menu, on which you can select and change the app shortcut.
Pressing and dragging the App Switcher around allows you to change the button position alongside the edge of the screen

4.Powering Down
All vehicle communications must be terminated before shutting down the MaxiSys display tablet. A warning message displays if you attempt to shut down while the VCI unit is communicating with the Car Scanner Tool. Forcing a shut down while communicating may lead to ECM problems on some vehicles. Exit the Diagnostics application before powering down.

5.To power down the MaxiSys tablet:
a)Press and hold the Lock/Power Button.
b) Tap OK; the tablet will turn off in a few seconds.

How to Install Ford IDS V108.01 Full without Activation

Latest Ford IDS V108.01 Full Software for Ford VCM II support online programming released on Jan. 2018.

Software Version: 108.01, no need activation

Operating system: Windows XP/Windows 7 32/64 bit

Multi-language:

5-0

Tested with all VCM2 SP177 series,  Ford VCM2 2-in-1 clone and VXDIAG VCX NANO Ford: Never failed!!

Online programming: Supported! but you should have an account yourself.

Ford IDS v108.01 function: Confirmed!

1.Able to download the very latest calibration files/software from Ford server if the network connection available at the time of connecting to vehicles

2.Read and decode fault codes

3.Delete fault codes

4.Display System current parameters in digital form

5.Combined displaying of data

6.Logs Keeping: write and keep of digital parameters in memory

7.Special functions: changing of permissible seeting of blocks, programming etc.

FAQ:

Q: Whether it can work with Ford VCM 1 Clone?

A: Yes, it can work with Ford VCM 1 clone

Q: Is this vmware or native

A: This is native, install on new and clean windows xp/7

How to install Ford IDS V108 step by step?

Preparation:

1. Please backup the important files on the desktop and disk C because the next operation will cover the content in the disk C.

2.Disable both local area and wireless network connection

3. If your computer hard drive only has one partition, please prepare a 16 GB U flash drive, if has 2 partitions, please unzip the software of CD into another partition except disk C

Step 1: Recover System
Open Software D (Disk D)

5-1
Create new folder Ford 108

5-2
Copy all zip file on Ford 108-2 software CD to Ford 108 folder
Eject Ford 108-2 DVD-ROM to DVD/CD-RW Drive

5-3
Copy all contents to Ford 108 folder again
Extract ford108.part01 zip files to Ford 108 folder

5-4
Then delete all other zip files, ford108.part01-ford108.part33
(only 3 files left)
Open Ghost 8.0

5-5
Recover system, choose destination D:/Ford 108/ford108.GHD
Restart computer and recover system

5-6

Step 2: Install Ford IDS 108 Setup

5-7

Run Ford Module Programming Limit as Administrator
Ford Extension Success, press OK
Module programming has been extended to 2018/05.26

5-8
Click on Start menu->All Program->Bosch->VCM Manager (Ford-VCM-II)
If system prompt PC software initialization error, press OK to ignore
Open Disk C/Progam Files/Ford Motor Company->IDS->Runtime->install3rdparty->
ETAS, Run setup as Administrator

5-9

5-10

Install Bosch VCI software Ford VCM II

5-11
click Next
Select Remove Bosch VIC software from your computer, click Next

5-12
Press Remove
Click Finish
Again run setup as Administrator
click Next

5-13
Ready to install the program
Click Finish

Install setup completed.

Step 3: Make Connection
Click Start menu->VCI Manger (Ford-VCM-II)

5-14
Connect VCMII with computer follow the diagram below

5-15
Open Computer->Manager->Device Manger->Network adapters->ETAS VCI USB RNDIS Device
to check connection is built

5-16

Open Network and Sharing center->Change adapter settings
Make sure you have disable both local area and wireless network connection

5-17

Step 4: Run software

Open Ford IDS v108 software on desktop

5-18

Network test, gathering vehicle data

5-19
check language options, programming modules and options

5-20

5-21

Done.

Review on 2016 Original Digimaster 3 Odometer Correction

Recently, I purchased a 2016 original Digimaster 3 odometer correction master, which gave me great help.

This is my story. In fact, several days ago, I have been in the trouble that I don’t know how to change the mileage for my lover,Fiat Punto 2003. What even worse is that I’m a quite lazy person and have little knowledge of programming. Therefore, I asked for help in the forum and hoped that someone can give me suggestions.

What a lucky man I was! A guy who was enthusiastic and patient recommended a odometer correction tool named Car Diagnostic Tools Digimaster 3. Followed his advice, I purchased the master on cardiagtool.co.uk with €1,200 and 4 days free delivery. It’s a package weighed 6.5kg including Digimaster 3 host, 12V switch power supply and varieties of adapters and cables,etc. You know what! This tool doesn’t need activate and the installation has been completed by the nice customer service.The after-sales service also provided all life long Free update every 2 month and solutions for any problem during the usage.

6

The using process is not going quite well.I entered with digiprog 189.000 as new mileage. but car shown only 18.900km.It was very strange. I opened my mileage calculator and I saw that there were 2 kinds of dashboards for this car. I tried both eeprom-codes to write manually. The first one calculated 189.000km, but still the car said 18.900 Then I tried the second one calculated 189.000km, and the car also said 189.000.

Luckily, all the problems are solved. My experience with Digimaster 3 from www.cnautotool.com is totally satisfied. I become more confident with my learning ability. I was told that D3 also have the function of audio decoding, immo test, ECU program, etc. I think I will try in the future.

GM MDI GDS2 GM MDI gds tech 2 win software HDD

GM MDI GDS2 GM MDI gds tech 2 win software HDD

5

GM MDI GDS2 software do not need activation. GM MDI GDS2 GM MDI Gds tech 2 win software Sata HDD for Vauxhall Opel/Buick and Chevrolet. GM MDI GDS2 GM MDI gds tech 2 win software work on win 7 system.

GM MDI GM MDI GDS2 GM MDI gds tech 2 win software Sata HDD for Vauxhall Opel/Buick and Chevrolet

Note: From 19th, August, 2015,www.worldobd2.com New GM MDI software HDD one HDD including both Vauxhall Opel/Buick and Chevrolet software, customers only need buy each of the hdd, then can use for Vauxhall Opel/Buick and Chevrolet.
Support vehicle list: Vauxhall Opel/Buick and Chevrolet
System: Win 7
Software Version: V14.0.02004
Update time: GM Global V2015.5.1
Used for: Both China GM MDI tech 3 without wifi and GM MDI scanner wifi version
Easy to use: Insert the GM MDI gds2 software HDD from obd2tuning.com to your computer, software can use directly with GM MDI scanner device, no need activation.
Auto key Programmer GM MDI scanner will provides full dealer level diagnostics and programming for all Vauxhall /Opel 16 pin vehicles from 1996 to present day. GM MDI on www.cnautotool.com Diagnosis software GM MDI gds2 software installed 2.5′ SATA HDD, Can Run on Win7 Operation System.
Using Notice:
– Please make sure your computer support win7 64 bits system.
– Computer system requirements: Year after 2005, 4GB RAM
– If computer failed to boot up , please enter BOIS system, change the SATA driver to AHCI.
Package including:
1pc x  500GB GM MDI 2.5″ SATA HDD (GM GDS2 Vauxhall Opel/Buick and
More Product information Please Search: WOBD2 (World OBD2 Auto Diagnostic Tool) www.worldobd2.com
Who Views This Also Viewed:

1.GM Scanner: GM MDI vs. VXDIAG GM vs. Tech 2
2.GM MDI replacement – VXDIAG VCX NANO GDS2 tech2Win
3.Review on VXDIAG VCX NANO for GM Opel GDS2 Tech2win
4.GDS2 2016.01 + Tech2Wiin V33.003 for GM OPEL Vehicles
5.What Can I Do To Chose GM Scanner