The different between GM MDI and GM MDI2

2019 GM MDI2 shares the same functions and vehicle coverage as GM MDI. GM MDI2 features in a light blue color shell and brand-new shape, GM MDI features in dark blue shell.

 

2019 GM MDI2 is optional with Wifi version and USB version (means wired network connection is not allowed)

GM MDI is only optional with Wifi version.

 

Image 1: 2019 GM MDI2 in light blue (WIFI or USB options)

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Image 2: GM MDI in dark blue.

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Similarities:

  1. Both GM MDI2 and MDI are compatible with GDS2 Tech2Win

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Software version: 2019.3

OS: WIN7 64bit

Computer: the year after 2008, 4GB RAM

Pros: gds2 software needs no activation

The method to use: Insert the HDD with GM MDI gds2 software into your computer; the software can be used directly with the GM MDI scanner.

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Tech2win is the program that works just like a Tech II, but the program running on a laptop for the MDI (clone MDI device which the Nano is).

GDS2 is the program for the C7, like the tech II and tech2win with midi is for the C6 instead.

On the VM GDS 2, you don’t need an account with GM to use it, short of needing to do SPS programming, which you will need a TDS SPS subscription instead ($40 for 2 years per car).

 

So the low down for most laptops,

Wants to be running in win 10 for TDS SPS programming.

Needs to be running a multi-core chip in win 7 or above to run VM player for VM GDS2.

Need to be running in Win 7 native (32 or 64 bit) to run Tech2win (will not work in a VM shell).

 

  1. Both GM MDI2 and MDI have the same capabilities

Full dealer level diagnostics and programming for all Vauxhall /Opel 16 pin vehicles from 1996 to 2017.

 

1). Clone GM MDI Review

Compatibility:

Device works with GDS2 (Opel)

Device works with Tech2Win (Opel, Hammer)

The device does not work with SAAB via Tech2Win

 

GM MDI is working in Consult 3 plus

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Cars tested- success & failure list:

1: SAAB 9-5, 2003, 3.0 TID- works

mine is a clone from China.

MDI Software 8.1.135.13

GT32

SAAB NAO V9.250

Simply pressed OK when Candy detected and all worked.

Tested on SAAB 9-5, 2003, 3.0 TID

 

2: 2014 model – works

SAAB NAO V9.250 is from 2014. Already tested.

The 2003 year too old – not interesting for me.

 

3: Saab 9-5, 2003, 3.0 – works

Tested by my own, works with Saab 9-5, 2003, 3.0

 

Online or offline issues:

1: online – good, offline – bad

GM MDI good, interface works online.

update mdi 100%.

offline too bad for new cars.

 

2: wifi card compatible

at now, Chinese clone GM MDI with the squ wifi card

 

3: wifi not working but works well with USB

I bought a cheap one and it only worked with USB. The wired network and wifi did not work. In fact, the card flash socket was missing from the board. Build quality was not to bad. I just use it to flash newer PCM/ecm’s.

 

GM MDI WIFI version:

https://www.obd2tool.com/goods-2802-Best+quality+For+GM+MDI+Scan+tool+with+Wifi.html

 

Quoted: a man of his words to trust in:

I would not go by pictures posted on the web as vendors share the same photos but the MDI had a different ethernet connector and missing card flash socket. It was advertised as (without wifi). It does work fine on USB and for flashing PCM/ECM because at 480 Mbit/s it is almost 5 times faster than ethernet.

 

The MDI clone works fine with tech2win and also TIS2000. Used it for diags and PCM flashing with no problem (through USB port only)

 

2). GM TECH2 TIS2000 VS VXDIAG Nano VS MDI in the installation

ON the VX nano, sometimes you can get Tech2win to run on win 10 (maybe if you have an AMD chip or not, but have not figured that one out yet), while on my i7 machine, Tech 2 win will not run in win 10 instead.

Tech2win is the program that works just like a Tech II, but the program running on a laptop for the MDI (clone MDI device which the Nano is).

GDS2 is the program for the C7, like the tech II and tech2win with midi is for the C6 instead.

On the VM GDS 2, you don’t need an account with GM to use it, short of needing to do SPS programming, which you will need a TDS SPS subscription instead ($40 for 2 years per car).

 

So the low down for most laptops,

Wants to be running in win 10 for TDS SPS programming.

Needs to be running a multi-core chip in win 7 or above to run VM player for VM GDS2.

Need to be running in Win 7 native (32 or 64 bit) to run Tech2win (will not work in a VM shell).

Tis2000 needs to run in WinXP or built the VM XP shell, so it can be native in XP or in a VM shell so long as you have a multicore processor.

 

So the way I do it, since Tech2win will not run native on my machine with an I7 process in win 10, I have a dual boot up in win 7 and win 10 both.

 

Win 10 is used to run pretty much everything I run, short of Tech2 win, which I use the win 7 64 boot up to run it.

 

So in the Win 7 dual boot up (small 40 gig partition off the drive), have tech2win to use the Nano as a Tech II, plus VM GMSI, and Tis2000 in a VM shell since I may need them as well for the VX nano running as a tech II when running in win 7.

 

In win 10 boot up,

VM GDS2 V17

TDS using internet explorer native with account

VM Tis2000 built on a full XP OS with account

VM GMSI

 

If you want to just run a single OS system, instead of a dual boot up machine since you can’t get Tech2 win to run in win10, then you can run pretty much run everything in win 7 (32 or 64 bit), so long as you have a CPU that has multicores. Hence you going to need to run at least VM player for the VM shells, and it takes as a multi-core processor to run VM player (or VM workstation).

Note, I have VM workstation, instead of just VM player, since I build other VM shells to run in windows as well.

 

So again, it really just depends on your machine, and if you Tech2win will run correctly on it or not.

Hence the problem is when you open Tech2win, you need to get three pop up screens once Tech2win start the program.

 

The first screen will ask you what country, and you select North America.

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The second pop up will ask you if the device is an MDI 1 or MDI 2, and you select MDI 1.

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The third pop up screen will ask you if you want to select the USB device (the nano plugged into a USB port), you select it, then it will take you to the Tech2win start screen.

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So if you open Tech2win, and you don’t get the three pop up screens but just goes directly to tech2win main start screen below instead, then Tech2win is not going to work on your machines win 10. Hence the problem is a glitch in midi and tech2 win interface to select the nano, to begin with (what the pop-up screens are), and if you can’t select the nano via the pop-up screens, tech2win will not connect to the nano in the first place.

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Again don’t know if this is an AMD verse Intel CPU problem in win 10, but the only laptops that I have seen run Tech2win in windows 10, just happened to be laptops running an AMD CPU instead. And yes, have tried to skin the cat many way with added drivers and compatibility modes, and it’s driver/code line that Win 10 does not have for the Intel CPU (but seems to to have for the AMD CPU that is a carry over from the win 7 days to make the AMD chip work with win 10 instead).

 

GM Tech2 Tech 2 II GM Scanner with CANdi TIS Works for GM/SAAB/OPEL/SUZUKI/ISUZU/Holden

https://www.obd2tool.com/images/201801/goods_img/1568_P_1516937603348.jpg

Top 4 Reason to Get GM Tech 2 Scan Tool Full Package:

1. Multi-langauge: English, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, Spainish, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Chinese
2. Update: via 32MB Software Card, when there is newer version, you can just buy new card to update
3. Support Car Models: GM, SAAB, Opel, Suzuki, Isuzu, Holden

Software Listing :

GM

GM-English            33.004 1991-2014

GM-Spanish            33.002 1991-2014

GM-Germany            32.007 1991-2013

GM-Japanese           32.006 1991-2013

GM-French             32.007 1991-2013

GM-Italiana           32.007 1991-2013

GM-Portuguese         32.002 1991-2013

GM-Korean             32.002 1991-2013

GM-China              32.002 1991-2013

OPEL

OPEL-English          Newly Update to V180  1997-2014

OPEL-Italian          Newly Update to V180   1997-2014

OPEL- Polski          Newly Update to V180   1997-2014

OPEL- German          Newly Update to V180   1997-2014

OPEL- Turkish         Newly Update to V180   1997-2014

GM Tech2 Card Opel Software Update to V180 Support Cars from the Year 1997 to 2014

SUZUKI

SUZUKI-English         V01.210.020

SAAB

SAAB-English           V148.000

ISUZU

ISUZU-English  CAN-BUS   V180 2006-2015 (CAN-BUS support car models after 2010)

ISUZU-English  K-Line    V11.680  1996-2014 (K-line support car models from 1996 to 2014)

Holden

Holden-English           V149.000  1999-2013 (For North American Area Only)

Holden-English            V147.000  1999-2012 (For Australia)

  1. 4. Year Coverage of Diagnosis: From 1992 to 2013, With Help of Tis2000 Software, It Can Do Programming for Cars Before Year 2007
    Package light and easy for carry.

    Notice:
    1. It Can Only Support 12V Cars, No Trucks
    2. One Device only Has One 32MB Card As Default, If You Want do more vehicles, Please Buy Additional 32MB Memory Card

  2. It supports GM/SAAB/OPEL/SUZUKI/ISUZU/HOLDEN Expert/Australia Holden if you select it with all software before you place order.

Tech2 Description: 
The Tech-2 is the same tester GM Technicians use to diagnose GM vehicles. The Vetronix Tech 2 comes with Authentic GM software and provides support for on-board diagnostics on all GM systems 1992 thru 2011.
Car model supported: GM/SAAB/OPEL/SUZUKI/ISUZU/HOLDEN

Tech2 Specification:

1) Authentic software for GM in the Tech 2 Flash means the most comprehensive diagnostic software available for latest model vehicles for GM.

2) Support for on-board diagnostics on all systems 1992 thru current year for GM.

3) Removable hardware modules provide insurance against scan tool obsolescence.

4) Large, easy-to-read backlit screen.

5) RS232 & RS485 ports provide the avenue to connect future devices to your Tech 2 Flash.

6) Ability to capture stored DTCs, Freeze Frame, and Failure Record for later review.

7) Ability to view the status of vehicle diagnostic tests as they run.

8) Bi-directional The authentic GM 1992-current year software will provide full bi-directional control when performing power train, chassis, and body diagnostics.

9) Vetronix Tech 2 Specifications

10) Dimensions: 12

11) Microprocessor: 32 bit,16 MHz

12) Memory: 32 MB flash type II PCMCIA. Type III slot available for future expansion.

13) Communications: Integral RS232 communication port.

14) Screen: 3.8.8 backlit monochrome with full graphics capability: 320,40 pixels. Displays up to 9 vehicle parameters at once .Download Tech2 Brochure (5.2 Mb)

GM Tech2 Connection with Candi interface Picture

GM Tech 2 Connection without Candi interface picture 

Tech2 Features:
1) Authentic GM software in the Tech 2 Flash means the most comprehensive diagnostic software available for late model GM vehicles.
2) Support for on-board diagnostics on all GM systems 1992 thru 2011.
3) Removable hardware modules provide insurance against scan tool obsolescence.
4) Large, easy-to-read backlit screen.
5) RS232 & RS485 ports provide the avenue to connect future devices to your Tech 2 Flash.
6) Ability to capture stored DTCs, Freeze Frame, and Failure Record for later review.
7) Ability to view the status of vehicle diagnostic tests as they run.
8) Bi-directional The authentic GM 1992-current year software will provide full bi-directional control when performing power train, chassis, and body diagnostics.

An industry change in protocol from OBD II to Controller Area Network (CAN) has begun. In order to perform diagnostics on a vehicle that uses the CAN interface; you will need the Tech 2 Flash and a CAN diagnostic interface module. The module connects between the Tech 2 Flashs diagnostic link cable and the OBD adapter. Once the module is connected, it can be used on all GM vehicle applications,even those vehicles using other platforms such as OBD I and OBD II.

The Following GM Vehicles Utilize The CAN Interface
05 Buick Allure (3.6L)
05 Buick LaCrosse (3.6L)
05 Buick Rainier (5.3L)
04-05 Buick Rendezvous (3.6L)
04-05 Cadillac CTS (3.6L)
04-05 Cadillac SRX (3.6L / 4.6L)
04-05 Cadillac XLR (4.6L)
05 Cadillac STS (3.6L / 4.6L)
05 Chevrolet Cobalt (2.2L)
05 Chevrolet Corvette (6.0L)
05 Chevrolet Equinox (3.4L)
05 Chevrolet TrailBlazer (5.3L)
05 Chevrolet SSR (6.0L)
04 Chevrolet Malibu (Body/Chassis only)
05 Chevrolet Malibu (3.5L)
05 GMC Envoy (5.3L)
05 Pontiac G6 (3.5L)
05 Pontiac GTO (6.0L)
05 Pontiac Pursuit (2.2L)

What’s the different between GM tech 2 and GM MDI Scan Tool ?

Content GM Tech 2 GM MDI
Language GM-English, German, Spanish , Japanese, French, Thai , Portuguese, Korean
SAAB-English
OPEL-English, Italian , German,Spanish
HOLDEN-English
SUZUKI-English
ISUZU-English
Multi-language: English, French, German, Japanese, Italian and so on.
Total 30 languages to choose.
Update Via 32MB Software Card can not update
Activation no need active yes
Advantage cannot plug original software card, but can support original program can support software from original factory
OS requirement no need connect to the PC Win XP only
Internet connection no need connect to the PC can not connect to the internet then install the software, because once connect internet, it will remind you update the software
Support Car Model Cannot support truck, only for cars, Support all GM systems 1992 thru current year. such as GM/ SAAB/ OPEL/ SUZUKI/ ISUZU/HOLDEN MDI can test all GM car from 1990-2019year.9
Support programing support reprogramming, but need to use with TIS2000 together support offline program,such as chevrolet,opel, but not for all cars

GM Tech2 Package List:
Tech-2 Flash Tester
32 MB PCMCIA Card with GM OE Applications
CAN diagnostic interface module(Candi) and instruction sheet download (199.2 kb)
RS232 cable and user manual
RS232-DB9 adapter
DLC Cable, DLC Loopback Adapter
12V Cigarette Lighter Power Cable
SAE 16/19 Adapter
NAO 12/19 Adapter
Battery Power Cable
TIS 2000 CD

GM Tech2 FAQ:

FAQ:

Q: Can GM Tech2 read VIN?

A: Yes, it can do.

Q: Does gm tech2 do Hummer H3?

A: Yes, it does. GM Tech2 can do diagnose for Hummer h3 model.

Q: Can gm tech2 do airbag resetting for Chev Tahoe 2007?

A: Yes, it can do airbag reset for this model.

Q: Does gm tech2 support Saturn?

A: No, it doen’t.

Q: Does gm tech2 work 2007 Cadillac Escalade?

A: The software car list includes the Cadillac model.

Q: It can clear the fault code on Saab 2005 1.9 TDi

A: Yes, it can do this

Q: Can this product do coding?

A: Yes,it can do. With TIS2000 software, it can program GM cars before 2007.

Q: Does it include one 32 mb card, or i have to buy so22-b again?

A: the item sp23-b includes one 32 mb card, you can choose which software you need, and if you need extra 32 mb cards, you can buy so22-b and choose other software you need.

Q: GM Tech2 can support gmc and pontic and saturn car model?

A: YES.

 

Q: Can GM Tech2 send commands to the various modules and is it able to do diagnostics on a climate control programmer?

To what year is the scanner effective? I own a 1997 Cadillac DeVille and a 2001 Chevrolet Venture.

A: Yes, you can use GM TECH2 to diagnose climate control programmer, when it has communication GM Tech2 can send commands to the modules.

 

Q: Can it do key coding and control unit programming for all Opel and Isuzu?

A: GM TECH 2 can’t do key coding, but can diagnose for most Opel and Isuzu from 1992-2011

Q: Does the tech2 includes the dongle?

A: For this GM Tech2, it has no dongle included by default.

If you need the dongle and do coding, you could buy tis2000 CD USB Key.

 

Q: It can work on windows7?

A: No, it can only work on Windows XP.

 

Q: Does it support for K-LINE?

A: Yes, it does

 

Q: Whether this item can program Opel, SAAB and Suzuki?

A: No, it can only do programming for GM cars before 2007; can not do programming for Opel, SAAB and Suzuki.

Q: Can GM Tech2 work diagnose 2005 GMC – Sierra 1500 truck?

A: Want to use our GM tech2 to diagnose truck, you need to buy an additional truck adapter, because our GM tech is compatible with truck, but only packed with the car adapter.

Q: I bought one GM TECH II and the TIS2000 software can’t be installed and no identification, what’s the problem?

A: If the TIS2000 you are trying to install is contained in the GM TECH2 software, then it is useless to install TIS2000 software. To program electronic control unit, I advice you buy an extra TIS2000 to work with GM tech2.

 

Q: After receiving GM TECH2, I got some errors.

A: If it is Blue screen, just replace the Blue Screen Chip. If it is not the problem of Blue screen, please send us the self-test report to check where the problem is;

have no idea on how to operate self test? Refer the self-test manual at GM TECH2 “technical support / service”.

Q: GM TECH2 one button doesn’t work how to fix?

A: If you have new version GM tech2, there are two ways to solve:

1) we send you a new button to replace;

2) please send back to repair.

If you have old version GM tech2 installed with the newest software, the button maybe won’t work.

Q: When I use GM TECH2 for the second times, the tool starts to smoke, and my car voltage become 14V from 12V, what’s the matter?

A: Please follow the correct operation steps: before diagnosing, turn on the ignition and then connect the GM TECH2 with the car, when the car starts you’d better test the voltage, because during this process a part of cars’voltage will reach up to 24V or more, especially the car which has a poor contact of electrical ground.

FAQ for Volvo Vida Dice 2014D Volvo Diagnostic Tool

Volvo Vida Dice Description:

1.DICE – Diagnostic Communication Equipment, is a tool that is used together with VIDA all-in-one to communicate with the vehicle.Communication makes diagnosing and troubleshooting the vehicle possible, as well as downloading software.

2.DICE has an integrated CARB cable, which is connected to the vehicle’s diagnostic socket. When connecting to the vehicle, DICE is powered as long as the battery is charged.

3.DICE has a folding hook that is designed for hanging the unit from one of the grab handles in the vehicle for example.

4.DICE is equipped with four status LEDs that indicate the status of the software, the USB and Bluetooth communication and the interface to the car.

5.At one end of the unit, there is a DC input where a battery cable or adaptor(12V) can be connected. The adaptor is used when upgrading and troubleshooting the DICE.

6.In the other end of the unit, there is a removable cover that could be removed by turning the screw on the cover.

 

Here are questions and answers for Volvo headlight settings using VIDA/DICE.

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Question & Answer 1:

I was wondering if those with the VIDA/DICE clones (not the official volvo equipment) have been Successful in buying the software online delivered via a CD-rom and used their VIDA/Dice Clone to upgrade their vehicles.

 

Yes, it’s possible to update the car’s software via VIDA/DiCE. Even with a DiCE clone. However, the whole process is done via the Internet and the only physical disk you need is the one to install the initial VIDA 2015A software.

 

You’ll need an active VIDA subscription though, which will cost you about $140 for a 3 day subscription. On top of that, you have to pay between $15-30 for each download you make. This is all done via Volvo and their independent workshop site, Volvo Tech Info. You cannot buy software independently on other sites, like the one you mentioned… It will not work. Their prices on software also may not be accurate.

 

This process isn’t super complex, but it’s not trivial either. I’d suggest you start by reading the VIDA training documents on the “volvotechinfo.com” website. The ordering is done via VIDA itself and not an external website.

 

Again, you can seriously mess up your car if you don’t know what you’re doing, and I’d advise caution until you figure it all out.

 

If you’re serious about doing it… Let me know and I’ll post back with a bit more details on the process.

 

 

Question & Answer 2:

Do those chinese knock off VIDA/Dice units capable of making these adjustments and/or others? I am just curious about there functionality? I know they will not do programming to different modules and most of them the Bluetooth function is not operable. Does this sound about right?

 

Correct that Bluetooth is generally no longer supported by the Chinese hardware. That is effectively the only difference between these and the official units.

 

The patched VIDA can do everything the registered versions can do. Whether you have an official registered version or not, you must have a paid subscription to download module software from Volvo.

 

You do not need a software download to change many things, such as headlight settings (DRL on, off, auto lights, etc.) seat heater settings, SUM calibration, SRS service reset, and tons of fault tracing processes.

 

Also, don’t forget that VIDA, without a DICE, has all the factory service manuals and parts catalogs.

 

Lastly, the DICE unit (separate from VIDA) is a great OBDii hardware interface that can be used by third parties such as scanning and logging tools, ARD ECU tuning, Hilton ECU tuning, etc.

 

 

Question & Answer3:

Is the DICE the blue box with the lights or the interface cable? Just want to make sure I am ordering the correct piece or pieces?

 

Adjust your headlight preferences. Adjust you seat heating levels. Supposedly toggle the seat-belt chime (I can’t get this to work), toggle the headlight on warning chime…

Compare GM MDI 2 Genuine with one made in China

Difference between GM MDI 2 Genuine and one made in China

Product GM MDI 2 (genuine) GM MDI 2(Made in China)
Photo  GM MDI2  GM MDI2
Original Original from the dealer China clone from obd2tool
Price 1200 usd or so 218USD
WiFi Yes Yes
Speed Fast Fast
Security GoodUse with relief GoodBetter than MDI
Update Yes Yes,update by CD
Operation system OptionalYou can try MDI2 software on any possible systems Windows 7 64 bit ONLY
Global TIS Yes Yes
GDS2 Yes Yes
Tech 2 Win Yes Yes
TIS2Web–SPS. Yes Yes
SPS programming for existing and future SGM vehicles
OBDII Diagnosis Yes Yes
ECU Programming Yes Yes
Key Programming Yes Yes
Pass-Thru Programming Yes, done by TIS2Web–SPS Yes
Hidden Function Reflashing Yes Yes
Vehicle Vauxhall Opel, Buick, Chevrolet 1996-2017-future all Vauxhall/Opel 16 pin vehicles from 1996 to 2017

 

Conclusion:

The MDI 2 genuine and china clone share the same functions.

 

They are different in the price and operating system only!

 

For a GM garage, you can buy the genuine to use with relief!

 

For personal use, the price of clone is good and it’s worth the money!

 

MDI 2 comes with GM software in a HDD that people don’t have to install software themselves and will have no installation issues!

How To Solve Prosche Cayenne Accelerate Slowly

This article provide by one of my blog reader,and i rewrite it to share How to solve Prosche Cayenne accelerate slowly.Hope you can find some useful info from it .Below show the experience of Tom.

Porsche-Cayenne-Kessy-can-not-work

I have a 2006 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S and noticed an odd issue just recently.

Upon heavy acceleration I’ve noticed a “staggering” or “shuddering” issue with the vehicle. There is no rough idle issues or idle problems when keeping RPM’s high (even in the 4k – 6k range), but only when I “get on it” and give the car some acceleration.

It doesn’t happen in any particular gear as well – only when accelerating hard. When the misfires start occurring, the entire car (including cabin) shakes rather violently.

I also have not experienced any transmission specific issues (i.e. high rpm’s and a mis-shift or extremely hard shifts).

When I brought Porsche Piwis 2 into the dealer today, I brought one of the tech’s out to take a ride with me. I went through and immediately was able to re-create the issue. The repair man connect Porsche Piwis Tester II and my car, at the end of the ride, my check engine light finally turned on…I was pretty happy about this because the dealer was telling me that it’s hard to get Porsche to provide warranty work if there is no check engine light (is everyone else’s experience the same with dealerships)?

Porsche PIWIS 2 V18.15 V17.500 Free Download

The codes stated that there was a cylinder 6 misfire and the tiptronic transmission flag was also presented. The standard procedure from what they told me is to replace the ignition coils (and of course it’s on the tough side to replace – engine torque mount – you name it).

2019 GM MDI2 vs GM MDI diagnostic programming tool

2019 GM MDI2 shares the same functions and vehicle coverage as GM MDIGM MDI2 features in a light blue color shell and brand-new shape, GM MDI features in dark blue shell.

2019 GM MDI2 is optional with Wifi version and USB version (means wired network connection is not allowed)
GM MDI is only optional with Wifi version.

Image 1: 2019 GM MDI2 in light blue (WIFI or USB options)
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Image 2: GM MDI in dark blue.
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Similarities:
1. Both GM MDI2 and MDI are compatible with GDS2 Tech2Win

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OS: WIN7 64bit
Computer: the year after 2008, 4GB RAM
Pros: gds2 software needs no activation
The method to use: Insert the HDD with GM MDI gds2 software into your computer; the software can be used directly with the GM MDI scanner.
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Tech2win is the program that works just like a Tech II, but the program running on a laptop for the MDI (clone MDI device which the Nano is).
GDS2 is the program for the C7, like the tech II and tech2win with midi is for the C6 instead.
On the VM GDS 2, you don’t need an account with GM to use it, short of needing to do SPS programming, which you will need a TDS SPS subscription instead ($40 for 2 years per car).

So the low down for most laptops,
Wants to be running in win 10 for TDS SPS programming.
Needs to be running a multi-core chip in win 7 or above to run VM player for VM GDS2.
Need to be running in Win 7 native (32 or 64 bit) to run Tech2win (will not work in a VM shell).

2. Both GM MDI2 and MDI have the same capabilities
Full dealer level diagnostics and programming for all Vauxhall /Opel 16 pin vehicles from 1996 to 2017.

1). Clone GM MDI Review
Compatibility:
Device works with GDS2 (Opel)
Device works with Tech2Win (Opel, Hammer)
The device does not work with SAAB via Tech2Win

GM MDI is working in Consult 3 plus
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Cars tested- success & failure list:
1: SAAB 9-5, 2003, 3.0 TID- works
mine is a clone from China.
MDI Software 8.1.135.13
GT32
SAAB NAO V9.250
Simply pressed OK when Candy detected and all worked.
Tested on SAAB 9-5, 2003, 3.0 TID

2: 2014 model – works
SAAB NAO V9.250 is from 2014. Already tested.
The 2003 year too old – not interesting for me.

3: Saab 9-5, 2003, 3.0 – works
Tested by my own, works with Saab 9-5, 2003, 3.0

Online or offline issues:
1: online – good, offline – bad
GM MDI good, interface works online.
update mdi 100%.
offline too bad for new cars.

2: wifi card compatible
at now, Chinese clone GM MDI with the squ wifi card

3: wifi not working but works well with USB
I bought a cheap one and it only worked with USB. The wired network and wifi did not work. In fact, the card flash socket was missing from the board. Build quality was not to bad. I just use it to flash newer PCM/ecm’s.

Quoted: a man of his words to trust in:
I would not go by pictures posted on the web as vendors share the same photos but the MDI had a different ethernet connector and missing card flash socket. It was advertised as (without wifi). It does work fine on USB and for flashing PCM/ECM because at 480 Mbit/s it is almost 5 times faster than ethernet.

The MDI clone works fine with tech2win and also TIS2000. Used it for diags and PCM flashing with no problem (through USB port only)

2). Tech 2 Scan Tool TIS2000 VS VXDIAG Nano VS MDI in the installation
ON the VX nano, sometimes you can get Tech2win to run on win 10 (maybe if you have an AMD chip or not, but have not figured that one out yet), while on my i7 machine, Tech 2 win will not run in win 10 instead.
Tech2win is the program that works just like a Tech II, but the program running on a laptop for the MDI (clone MDI device which the Nano is).
GDS2 is the program for the C7, like the tech II and tech2win with midi is for the C6 instead.
On the VM GDS 2, you don’t need an account with GM to use it, short of needing to do SPS programming, which you will need a TDS SPS subscription instead ($40 for 2 years per car).

So the low down for most laptops,
Wants to be running in win 10 for TDS SPS programming.
Needs to be running a multi-core chip in win 7 or above to run VM player for VM GDS2.
Need to be running in Win 7 native (32 or 64 bit) to run Tech2win (will not work in a VM shell).
Tis2000 needs to run in WinXP or built the VM XP shell, so it can be native in XP or in a VM shell so long as you have a multicore processor.

So the way I do it, since Tech2win will not run native on my machine with an I7 process in win 10, I have a dual boot up in win 7 and win 10 both.

Win 10 is used to run pretty much everything I run, short of Tech2 win, which I use the win 7 64 boot up to run it.

So in the Win 7 dual boot up (small 40 gig partition off the drive), have tech2win to use the Nano as a Tech II, plus VM GMSI, and Tis2000 in a VM shell since I may need them as well for the VX nano running as a tech II when running in win 7.

In win 10 boot up,
VM GDS2 V17
TDS using internet explorer native with account
VM Tis2000 built on a full XP OS with account
VM GMSI

If you want to just run a single OS system, instead of a dual boot up machine since you can’t get Tech2 win to run in win10, then you can run pretty much run everything in win 7 (32 or 64 bit), so long as you have a CPU that has multicores. Hence you going to need to run at least VM player for the VM shells, and it takes as a multi-core processor to run VM player (or VM workstation).
Note, I have VM workstation, instead of just VM player, since I build other VM shells to run in windows as well.

So again, it really just depends on your machine, and if you Tech2win will run correctly on it or not.
Hence the problem is when you open Tech2win, you need to get three pop up screens once Tech2win start the program.

The first screen will ask you what country, and you select North America.
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The second pop up will ask you if the device is an MDI 1 or MDI 2, and you select MDI 1.
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The third pop up screen will ask you if you want to select the USB device (the nano plugged into a USB port), you select it, then it will take you to the Tech2win start screen.
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So if you open Tech2win, and you don’t get the three pop up screens but just goes directly to tech2win main start screen below instead, then Tech2win is not going to work on your machines win 10. Hence the problem is a glitch in midi and tech2 win interface to select the nano, to begin with (what the pop-up screens are), and if you can’t select the nano via the pop-up screens, tech2win will not connect to the nano in the first place.
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Again don’t know if this is an AMD verse Intel CPU problem in win 10, but the only laptops that I have seen run Tech2win in windows 10, just happened to be laptops running an AMD CPU instead. And yes, have tried to skin the cat many way with added drivers and compatibility modes, and it’s driver/code line that Win 10 does not have for the Intel CPU (but seems to to have for the AMD CPU that is a carry over from the win 7 days to make the AMD chip work with win 10 instead).

Please enjoy.

How to Program a key on Mercedes Benz Vehicles with Autel G BOX Benz & BMW Adapter if All Keys Lost?

AUTEL G-BOX Mercedes All Key Lost BMW DME Reading

Usee with both the Autel MaxiIM IM608, IM508 and Auro IM600.

 

Autel G-Box Adaprer is designed for Mercedez-Benz vehicles with DAS3 CAN EIS/EZS in AKL. It helps to reduce the time for reading the ECU data from W204 and W207 EISs by over 85%.

 

Mercedes Benz DAS3 All Keys Lost solution: you should have one Autel G-BOX + Autel MaxiIM IM608 /IM600. Or have one Autel G-BOX + Autel MaxiIM IM508 /IM100 + one Autel XP400. Done via OBD or done on Bench.

 

This method is suitable for Mercedes-Benz W204, W207, W216 and W164 EISs after the 2009 year.

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How to connect step by step? 

1)Plug the G-Box to the vehicle’ s OBDII.

2)Remove the fuse of vehicle EIS, connect the Relay ports to the fuse using the fuse cable (in the package).

3)When the vehicle has an ELV, plug to the K7 port and ELV plug using the supplied K-line cable.

4) Plug the G-Box to the Autel Diagnostic Tablet (MaxiIM IM608, IM508 +XP400 adapter).

 

How to do on bench When All Keys of Mercedes-Benz Vehicle Lost?

This Method is suitable for all Mercedes-Benz EISs that are already supported by Autel Diagnostic Tablet.

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How to connect step by step?

1.Plug the G-Box to the Mercedes-Benz EIS using the packed DB15 Cable

2.Plug to the DC port of G-Box using a power adapter (DV 12V)

3.Plug the G-Box to the Autel Diagnostic Tablet (MaxiIM IM608, IM508+XP400 adapter)

 

Next is Autel G-BOX test reports:

1.Mercedes-Benz all keys lost, faster password calculation.

– 8x times faster password calculation for EIS W172, W204, W207;

– 4x times faster password calculation for EIS w209, w211, etc.

 

2.Mercedes-Benz all keys lost, no more repeated insertions and removals of IR simulator W164/-2008,W251/-2008,W164/2009-,W169,W251/2009,W216, W221(partial),W202(K)/W208(K)/W210(K), W203(K)/W463(K)

 

3.Mercedes-Benz all keys lost, can be programmed on the vehicle without removing the EIS except for EIS W164/-2008, W251/-2008, W221, W202(K)/W208(K)/W210(K), and W203(K)/W463(K), all other EIS can be programmed on the vehicle directly.

 

4.Mercedes-Benz all keys lost, BMW DME/DDE ISN reading and writing in boot mode 23 categories of Bosch engine, including MEVD/EDC17. 6 categories of Simens/continental engine, including MSD/MSV engine.

Mercedes W205 Control Unit (N310) Online Coding with VXDIAG Benz C6

How-to: Benz W205 N3/10 online scn coding of control unit motor electronics MED40 for combustion engine M274 using Vxdiag Benz C6 xentry.

Procedure:

Connect VXDIAG C6 Benz vcx plus with vehicle and computer

Turn on ignition switch

Run Xentry software in VX Manager

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Go to Diagnostic function

Confirm safety information and press Continue

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Check N3/10 control unit version

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Check if  fault code exists, if yes, clear error codes.

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Actual values

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Go to Adaptations->Control unit update-> Updating of SCN coding

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Enable online connection for the next steps

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Coding of control unit MED40 for combustion engine M274 in process

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Resetting  control unit by VXDIAG C6 Benz

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Switch off ignition then switch ON

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Check variant coding

MED40 control unit coding complete

Enter repair order number

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You are allowed to print the order report.

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Done.

VXDIAG Full VW ODIS “Trail has expired” Solution

Problem:

I have got the VW ODIS license activated to work with the VXDIAG Full VCX Plus scanner. When i tried to launch ODIS software, it gave me error “Trail has expired.

Sorry, but your trail period has expired.
The expiration data is 01/04/2019.
Please, register this software to remove trail limitations! ”

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OBD2TOOL solution:

Change your computer date/time to 01/01/2019 (dd/mm/yyyy)

Problem will be solved.

VXDIAG Toyota Techstream Ask for Activation Key Solution

Q: When I install TOYOTA Techstream V14.00.18 software for VXDIAG multi tool, it ask for the registration key? Where can i get the key?

I have installed the VX manger and Toyota driver on Windows 7 laptop.

I did run Techstream software from patch as i was told.

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OBD2TOOL Solution

The solution works on all VXDIAG scanners, VXDIAG VCX NANO, VCX Pro and VCX PLUS series.

1). To use Techstream V14 or above software, you must start/run software from the patch.  Then it will not ask for the registration code.

2) If you did run software from patch and it still requires the activation key, there maybe something wrong with your computer operating system.  Try to uninstall O/S and install techstream software again.

Free Download VXDIAG Toyota Techstream V14.00.018

https://mega.nz/#F!SAR3Qa7B!N61Ikd1HKEodTiwpODLXKQ

Free Download VXDIAG Techstream patch

https://mega.nz/#F!7VZzBQgZ!wO9Fjk0gfZF-tfv6zQAqzw