How to Active Show VIN Number in Audi MMI Menu

If, previously, you have disabled “show VIN in menu” (because Carson’s activator) you can enable again following the next steps:

Note:For more about Professional Diagnostic Tool Audi MMI Repair articles,please check:Audi MMI Repair

Open Green Menu:
MMI 2G      SETUP + CAR
MMI 3G      SETUP + CAR
MMI 3GP   CAR + MENU
RMC           CAR + MENU
MIB            Not available

Go to car/carextdevicelist and check “VIN”

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Go back (click in …)
Go to car/carmenuoperation
Scroll down to VIN and set VIN value to “5”

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Exit from Green Menu with the CAR button.
Reboot Your MMI
MMI 2G                      SETUP + Main (Big) Button + Top Right Button
MMI 2G (A8)             TEL + Main (Big) Button + Top Right Button
MMI 3G                       SETUP + Main (Big) Button + Top Right Button
MMI 3GP                    MENU + Main (Big) Button + Top Right Button
MMI 3GP (A1)           TONE + Main (Big) Button + Top Right Button
RMC (A1/Q3)             BACK + Main (Big) Button + Top Right Button
RMC (A6/A7)             MENU + Main (Big) Button + Top Right Button
MIB                              MENU + Main (Big) Button + Top Right Button

Nissan Consult 3 Plus Data Monitor Recording Function

This article show a guide on how to use Nissan Consult III Plus to perform data monitor recording function to record engine ECU data.Hope it is helpful to your work,and if you want to know more about Nissan Consult 3 Plus,check:Nissan Consult 3 Plus Projects.

Related Contents:
Nissan Consult 3 Plus Software Download
How to Install Nissan Consult 3 III Plus Diagnostic Software
Nissan Consult 3 Plus Clone Interface

Procedures:
1.Recording Data:
From the “All DTC” screen, select the system you need to monitor operational data from.
-In this example we will be looking at the Engine ECU.
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2.From the “Self Diagnostic Result” screen, select the “Data Monitor”tab.
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3.Selecting Data:
(i) Clear the pre selected Main Signals items by touching “Clear Monitor Item”.
(ii) Highlight the desired items from the list on the screen. Select these examples:

ENG SPEED
MAS A/F SE-B1
BATTERY VOLT
ACCEL SEN 1
T P SEN 1
START SIGNAL
INJ PULSE B1
IGN TIMING
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4.Setting Recording Parameters:
In some cases, the default settings may be all that are required.(i) Touch the “Setting”tab (circled right).
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(ii) Sampling Rate:Slow down the “Sampling Rate” from every 10ms to every 20ms.This can be done by selecting the drop down icon. (circled). (iii) Recording Time:There maybe cases where the recording time needs to be extended beyond the 10 sec. default.For this exercise, set the “Recording Time”to 20 seconds(arrow at right) so as not to make the graphs too large.
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(iv) Trigger Point:Adjust the “Trigger Point” (arrow at right). Move it to 20% Preand 80% Post (circled).

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5.Setting Trigger Conditions:

(i) Select the second tab “Trigger Condition 1”.This provides access to trigger condition settings.Un-select the “DTC Trigger”box if the ECM has a permanent DTC in it. Otherwise, the recording will start automatically as soon as a DTC is detected.

(ii) Select “Confirm” on the bottom right of the screen.

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(iii) Touch “Start” once the screen returns to the“Monitor Menu” screen.

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6.Data Recording outline:
The recording activityis basically as follows;(i) Touch record.(ii) Immediately start Engine & allow to idle for 2 seconds max.(iii) Race engine twice & allow to idle again until the end of recording.The above must be carried out as quickly as possible in order to maximise the recorded data on the graphs.

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7.Start the Recording:

(i)Once prepared, touch “RECORD”on the bottom right of the screen to capture the activity of the engine as described above in step #6.Watch the recording time bar graph (circled at right). Recording stops at 100%.

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NOTE:

DO NOT PRESS THE “Stop” BUTTON DURING THE RECORDING OR THE DATA WILL BE LOST.

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(ii) Once the recording has stopped, the graph of data is automatically displayed.

Data can be viewed as required in either graphical or numerical form.

8.Saving the Recording:

The recorded file should now be saved so it is not accidently lost before it can be reviewed in detail.

(i)Select the “Save” button (circled) at the top left of the screen.

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(ii) This opens the “Data Monitor” dialogue box. Enter the vehicle’s VIN as the “File name” to make the file easy to find later.

The file is now safely stored on the Toughbook in the CONSULT-III plus “Data Folders”.

(iii) Close the recording by selecting the red “X” Close button at the top right of the screen (circled at top right).

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9.Accessing and Reviewing Recorded Data:

(i) Click on the “Recorded Data” icon at the top of the screen (circled).

(ii) Since this is a Data Monitor recording, select the “DataMonitor” folder.

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(iii) Select and Open the previously saved file (JN1FBAC11A000…..).

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10.Reviewing Data File:

The file can be displayed in graphical or numerical formats as required.

(i) In graphical display, one graph can be “dragged” from its current position in the screen order to be located alongside any other signal for a direct comparison.

(ii) If so desired, you can compress more data into the same field. Select the “+” or “-” symbol (circled).

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(iii) It?s possible to slide the data back in time to catch activity well before “RECORD” was touched (represented by vertical red line near left of screen).

Use the bottom blue slider tab on the screen to do so (arrowed).

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11.Sending Recorded Files to TechLine:

Once a recording has been saved, it can be readily accessed and attached to a TechLine Contact.

(i) Minimise CONSULT and click on the “CIII plus Data Folder” icon on the desktop.

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These files are saved in a specific folder within the CONSULT application files:

C:\CONSULT-III_plus\UserData\DataControl\DataMonitor

(ii) Select the “DataControl” folder.

This is where all saved data of any kind is located.

(iii) Select the “Data Monitor” folder.

Since you were using Data Monitor, it is in this folder that your saved file will be stored.

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(iv) Your recorded file identified by the VIN is found.

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NOTE: Since this is a CONSULT embedded “DM” file, it cannot be opened outside of CONSULT-III plus.Simply attach this file to your TechLine contact.It is important that the VIN is used as the file name to enable easy identification and access in the future.If there is more than one file, it will help TechLine if they are identified by the same VIN with an alphabetical suffix, i.e.

JN1FBAC11A0001234_A
JN1FBAC11A0001234_B
JN1FBAC11A0001234_C … etc

Piwis 3 Compare With Piwis Tester 2

As the Piwis III for Porsche diagnostic & programming released, most client inquiry for the Piwis 3 to replace Piwis tester ii for Porsche new models. Some client asks what’s the difference between Piwis Tester II & Piwis 3. whether the Piwis II work with the Piwis 3 software? Below Piwis-Tester-2.com share one client opinion for this.
Purchase Piwis 2 or Piwis 3?

piwis 2 & piwis 3 comparison

It may be an interesting subject, I’m sure there is some information about this out here.

First of all, the Piwis 2 interface is a lot more robust piece of equipment, compared to the cheesy and flimsy looking and feeling interface produced by Actia for Piwis 3.

Originally designed for the VW ODIS system, the VAS 6154 VCI is quite the service needy piece. [Breaks easily] not a hard comparison to make.
Is it worth to purchase Piwis 3 replace Piwis 2 now? Can the Piwis 2 compatible with Piwis 3 Software?

This answer for the question of whether Piwis 3 software can work with Piwis II Samtec HSX Interface from Piwis-Tester-2.com?

Secondly, I thought the Piwis 3 for Porsche went cheap. [my humble opinion, way below Porsche standard!]

At the same time, there is a service from Poland and Ukraine [If I remember correctly] that can make the Samtec based Piwis 2 VCI from Piwis-Tester-2.com, to work with Piwis 3.

Unfortunately, their charges are just as much and frankly cost prohibitive as the New Piwis 3 VCI. 2-3-4 thousand dollars for these VCIs is simply not reasonable for small operators.

They will come down in price just like the Chinese VCIs did for all manufacturers as the markets get saturated and folks are not buying them as eagerly as at the beginning of the Piwis 3 had.

They will get as much money as the market bares. [as much as people are willing to pay]

Your more pointed answers will not come in this tread Ibi. This is Cars Fan’s money-making tread, he will not volunteer any information, but if U start your own tread, U may be more likely to find out stuff.

Regards,

What Do the Piwis 3 updates replace Piwis 2?

Diagnostics application is used for communication with control units. You can search for, identify, code and control program units, read out the event memory, execute complex processes, change drive links and execute routines.

Guided fault finding (GFF) generates a test plan for a fault code. This test plan shows the best sequence for carrying out tests. GFF compiles a list of recommended tests, documents and wiring diagrams

Actual values/input signals functions display you the actual values and input signals of control units

Drive links/tests function displays the drive links of control units, allows you to change the parameters of these drive links and run test routines for individual control units

Maintenance/repairs function group – use this function to call up control unit-specific processes that cannot be implemented generically from the ODX data

Coding/programming function group – use this function to write coding values. Piwis 3 can code Values automatically or set manually. This function group includes (Automatic coding, Manual

coding, Customer-specific settings, and Factory settings) coding modes

Logging – use this function to activate logging for diagnostics, guided fault finding (GFF) and measuring equipment applications. Temporary and permanent working log can be created

Filter – use this function to limit the view of the control units installed in the vehicle. In the diagnostic application, you can create, edit, activate, deactivate or assign filters

Wiring diagrams application is the representation of physical connections and layouts of circuits

Measuring equipment interface work for DC and AC voltage measurement, direct and alternating current measurement, diode testing, resistance measurement, continuity/open circuit testing, showing voltage, current and resistance over time (oscilloscope function)

Any question about the Piwis 3 or Piwis 3 and Porsche Piwis Tester 2 comparison reviews, welcome to feedback to us.

SPS Programming Abrites AVDI or GM MDI

Just information for you to make a wise purchase of GM scan tools for SPS programming: (here, I focus on SPS GDS2 on Abrites j2534 and GM MDI)

In the past ( few years ago when I bought my AVDI )

When I bought my tool I used Global Tis v32 and was able to do SPS Programming in my Y20DTH that I have at my desk for tests. All went OK.

After a while during a year of AMS I received the new drivers but because I didn’t like how the AVDI is working and because I make some money using it I dece to upgrade to genuine OEM tool for the brands that AVDI can work.

After a while I bought a genuine MDI.

And after years I did the tests because my friend who has a issue doing SPS Programming. And he asked me to check if its ok at me. And using same ecu that I did SPS Programming alright in the past then now was blocked. So I did and had the same issues as him.

He because has the AMS he received the new drivers after he talked with Abrites company.
For me AVDI its did it job long time ago and I don’t need to buy a new AMS. So I am using when I do what “she” can do.

My friend asked Abrites to fix this issue and they sent to him new drivers versions and then he could do a SPS Programming as well.

But take care this is not working in any ecu.

So my advise for you is to buy a good GM MDI but not VXDIAG VCX NANO and you will be fine.

In my opinion for GM cars and if you wanna do SPS Programming and diagnostics using Tech2win and GDS2 the better is a GM MDI – a genuine or good clone one, or a cheaper cable like a genuine or good clone Mongoose GM Pro2

Or a J2534 tool that its approved by GM.

Maybe for diagnostic FVDI ABRITES Commander is still good but for programming it will not for sure. But if you wish it you can use it and when you will block first ecu you will remember my opinion.

AVDI I hadn’t used anymore for diagnostic so I cannot tell you if its ok to use it in newer car with GDS2. Actually I have no new drivers for a long.

How to get GM TECH2 CANdi module to work

The Candi Module should not plugged into your GM Tech 2 unless you’re working on a later car ..generally 2005 plus. Olders car from 96 should NOT have the Candi Module attached.

OBD I only has 1 ground, so 12 pin adapter connects signal and chassis ground to the Tech 2 cable.

OBD II has chassis and signal ground and they are connected in the cars wiring.

How I was trying to get GM TECH2 CANdi module to work:
Nothing on CANdi end of cable.
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Boot screen not showing CANdi present, diagnostics for CANdi says it isn’t seen.
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Here I connected OBD I adapter to end of CANdi cable:
OBD I adapter connected.

CANdi module shows up at boot screen.
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Green LED flashes about once every second.
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Diagnostic screens for CANdi now present. Hit ENTER, 4, 7 to get to this screen.
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POST Results.
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Self Test Results.
The weird looking screen is because I have not removed the protective plastic yet.
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Tech 2 programs Hummer H2 above 2007

Tech 2 Scan Tool on Hummer H2 above 2007… Possible to do programming? what to do in that case?

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Yes! Actually it does the programming just fine on newer than 2007 GM vehicles!
You must:
Pay for an ACDelco TDS subscription for vehicles above 2007 and you would use the CANDI module that comes with many of the Tech2’s for working with CAN bus vehicles. You can subscribe for as little as two days for $55.

https://www.acdelcotds.com/acdelco/action/subscribehome

This is ONLY needed if you want to program or update the software in a module.

ALL of the build in diagnostics and testing for vehicles up to 2013 works without the subscription or the older TIS2000 software. You only need those for doing actual programming. The older TIS2000 software – that is what has the programming was discontinued in 2007. TIS2000 does have the actual programming for all vehicles up to 2007. After 2007 GM went to the TDS system.

You can also:(for diagnostics and programming)

Get a newer style GM MDI or MDI 2 for diagnostics and programming. The catch with those. They have NO screen or built in software and you must pay for a subscription from from ACDelco TDS to use an MDI.

Other brand units, a very select few can do actual programming and use the pass-through method. NONE have the diagnostics that the actual Tech2 or MDI (with the subscription) will have. Check with Autel and see if they have the full diagnostics and re-calibration for the rear air suspension on a Hummer H2. Not going to happen, there is too little demand for them to hack and reverse engineer that particular bit of code in a Tech2 to figure out the diagnostics and then write programming for that for their tool.

For programming, you also need to have TIS2000 running on a computer or pay GM for a 24 month subscription for their TIS2WEB (Vehicle Programming) for $40 https://www.acdelcotds.com/acdelco/action/subscribehome
The computer will need a serial port for downloading the programming to the Tech2 for programming your vehicle.

How to do programming wit Tech 2:

The way programming works is you connect the Tech2 to the vehicle and tell it you want to program a module.
It interrogates all of the modules on the vehicle for the current versions and the VIN number.
You then connect it to the computer running TIS2000, GlobalTIS or TIS2WEB subscription and select programming in the computer.
It reads the Tech2 for the vehicle info and then presents you with a list of software for all of the modules and shows you which have updated software.

Recommend:

You’d better only do one module at a time which is a good bit more back and forth but safer.
The computer then loads the update to the Tech2. You take that back to the vehicle and connect it and it then programs the module.
The best, most reliable and safest method:
To use a long enough serial cable (its uses 9 pin serial adapters with an ethernet cable to make the cable longer – so you can just use a longer network cable) and do pass-through programming. In that method the process is the same but you leave the Tech2 connected to both the computer and the vehicle at the same time. Once you select programming on the Tech2 then go to the computer and you can immediately update each module right from the computer.

There is a slightly more updated version of standalone TIS2000 floating around on the web which has additional updates that has software updates for vehicles through 2009 as well. I know just using that TIS2000 both GMC truck and 2003 H2 both had a bunch of software updates available to be programmed all of which fix small issues or improve certain aspects.

One example in on the older single compressor air ride like 2003. Those would run and make small adjustments a LOT more often than needed and the software update fixed that.

On the H2 the rear air ride is also one to be very careful of for doing software updates though. For example, 2003 came with the earlier style single compressor but if it were to fail a dealership would replace it with the newer style dual pump compressor. Programming would still think its the original style and would attempt to program it and that would actually cause it to fail. TIS2000, (Global, Web, etc) will warn you about this sort of thing though so just heed all warnings and follow instructions and its fine.

The programming aspect is not needed or required to use the Tech2. The OBD2 Scanner Tech2 still gives you a TON of diagnostics and tests that NO other OBD device has including things like the air ride module, detailed BCM functions, basically you can control and test every computer module in the vehicle.

Ford Escort 2018 All Key Lost Programming by OBDSTAR X300 DP Plus

This article show a guide on how to use OBDSTAR Key Master Plus to program new keys for Ford Escort 2018 all keys lost.

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Here is OBDSTAR Key Master DP Plus Do 2018 Ford Escort All Keys Lost Video Guide:

Procedure With Pictures and Texts:

Connect OBDSTAR X300 DP Plus to Ford Escort by OBD port

Enter main menu–>Diag Program–>Immobiliser–>Ford Lincoln

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Select “FORD/LINCOLN V32.23” then click “Enter” to continue

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Select “FORD”

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Select “Immobiliser”

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ESCORT

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Select year after 2017 “2017-”

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Select “Erase Keys”

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Instruction:

All keys will be erased

Min keys are required:2

Press Enter to continue

Turn the ignition to ON position,then click “Enter” to continue

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You need to wait a minute for system reading data…

When the system configuration completing,it will prompt to follow below operations:

1.Switch ignition off

2.Switch ignition on with key 1 for 3 seconds,then switch off and remove the key

3.Swtich ignition on with key 2 for 3 seconds,then switch off and remove the key

4.If you want to add more keys,please repeat procedure 3,complete

Press “Enter” to continue

Test programmed keys on the vehicle

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Done!

How to do Offline Coding & Programming with DAS

Mercedes offline programming/coding tips and guides:

Offline coding:

SCN or CVN coding was added to the cars back in 2003 if not earlier . The idea of OFFLINE coding was to be able to make SCN codings when you don’t have an internet connection at your workshop to be able to perform this online. In both cases an SCN or CVN coding was required.

Let’s not confuse OFFLINE coding with simple CODINGS !

Codings can be done with regular DAS or Developer DAS more deeply. Coding does not imply that you have to replace your unit software completely. If you have to make an Offline coding this implies to flash your unit with an updated software version or at least the same version which you have already (not sure if you will be able to downgrade your software) and then SCN code that one to be activated in your car. I’m not aware of any car which can be OFFLINE coded without the request for an SCN code.

The only good point here is the time needed to do this. Yes , you can make OFFLINE coding with your system and then go back to the dealer and ask them to make an SCN coding for you…however are u sure they will not charge you the same amount as if it was done in their workshops ?

The internal VIN of this car (e.g.w211): is WDB2110261AXXXXXX

The first letter of the external VIN after “WDB” gives the body style, like
– U for MB means 211
– F means Sedan
– next two digits are the model within the body type, seems to be a direct copy from the internal VIN
– next digit is about the SRS system, I’ve found explanations up to the letter F, so this car must have more SRS equipment than known when my reference was drafted
– position 9 is a check digit and the tenth digit comes from the model year.

It is much easier to find this if you enter the external VIN to EPC and let it decode the internal VIN for you. Then pick up digits 4-9.

Ps. 17-digit code & 6 digits of numbers

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Office programming:
If you want to program ecu ‘offline’, there are several options:
1. In DAS, you can program ecu’s offline. (In xentry, you have to buy xentry calculator.)
2. Vediamo is the way to go to program ecu offline and is used by daimler factory
3. If you want only for 204.041 as above, you can try to use 204 in DAS. and there is free offline programming
between those three options, vediamo is the best and can be used for 99% vehicle’s model

Noe that: For those with Star Diagnoses for 100usd around. DAS is your way to go.

DAS (older models before 2011, but still most cars communicate through this program)
Xentry (new model cars 2011-2016)

If you set it up correctly, you can program offline in DAS only. Then if we need to go online with DAS we switch the modified flash folder to the original.

Xentry there is no offline programming, only online. Obviously, you need to have login and pass to go online.

Btw, offline programing is an ancient way of the service,..nowadays its better to use online services,…its safety,..and quickly

The last, how to enable DAS for offline programming:

Option 1: (try on your own risk)

It’s very simple to enable “Offline” programming in newest DAS version

copy this file to

F:\Programme\DAS\trees\pkw\flashen\ini

(click yes, to replace existing).

And Be Happy !!!

if you not have this function for any concrete car – check first six VIN digits for this car, and add to this file in model section.

for sample – to enable option for WDD221054 – add text string to file :

221.054=YES

Option 2: (try on your own risk)

Open F:\Programme\DAS\trees\pkw\flashen\ini on the notepad and add ->
First of all
———-A451———-
451.331=YES
451.332=YES
etc
etc
etc

IMPORTANT!!!!!!!

The options above are diy solutions from DAS users.

TRY ON YOUR OWN RISK.

NO ONE HOLDS RESPONSIBILITIES FOR YOU.

If solutions above remain useless or you want a solution WITH SECURITY, please try option 3, the idiot solution.

Option 3: (use with relief and security)

Spend a little bit money on an enabled DAS for offline programming.

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Though the DAS 2012.11 version is kind of old, this is the one we highly recommend. It has been tested for thousands of times on vehicles, verified to work definitely.

And it also can be come with the full package V2012.11 MB SD Connect C4 with DELL D630 laptop, very convenient for customer who do not have DELL D630 laptop or do not know how to install software correctly.

This will save a lot of time for urgent needs. That is, users can directly use this set for offline programming when they receive the package (including setup offline mode in old DAS software) and open the function. But they need set up WIFI and Lan cable connection by themselves if wanna do online programming.

In short,
For offline programming,
DAS 2012.11 is the best solution for old cars before 2010.

For online programming,
You can use the latest version 07.2018 or 09.2018 Xentry system for the old and new cars.

MDI 2 – The Next Generation, Global Diagnostic Interface Tool

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The GM MDI 2 is the next generation Global Diagnostic Interface tool for both current and future vehicles. It’s a compact communication module with increased processing power and security that manages the transfer of data between a vehicle’s onboard ECU network with an auxiliary CAN bus.
The GM MDI 2 replaces the MDI introduced in 2007 and offers faster programming speed than the GM MDI. The MDI 2 can be used to perform Pass-Thru programming on all GM vehicles built since 1996 and into the future.
Servicing the current generation vehicles will require the diagnostic software, GDS2, Global Diagnostic System 2 running on a local PC device while the MDI or MDI 2 is connected to the vehicle.
The MDI 2 connects to the vehicle via the OBD II connector using a new DLC cable. Connection between the MDI 2 and the PC can be accomplished via standalone (USB) or through a NEW Point-to-Point wireless feature, and the shops network (CAT5, or Wireless).

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Features:
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Ways to install TIS2000 TIS2 Web GlobalTIS for TECH 2

This is Trollhattan’s contribution for those thinking about playing using a Tech 2 Scan Tool, here’s somewhat info concerning the computer software specifications after you have got your hands on a Tech 2 handset.
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Firstly, I’m by no implies an specialist on this getting only not too long ago got this up and operating myself, but I believe that is the tricky element. I’d welcome comments on where this post can be improved/altered and so forth. Most of the data is already around on a variety of boards/forums however it would be good to attempt to bring it together for us with a purely Saab interest.

For all those who do not know, the Tech 2 unit (handset) may be employed to interrogate the different management modules on the car or truck (ECU) to report status, fault codes and carry out manual activation and monitoring in the event of fault occurrences/engine management light occurrences. This in itself is extremely useful, nevertheless it can also be achievable to reprogram modules inside the vehicle to adjust a variety of functions and add or replace faulty modules and programme keys. While the diagnosis side can be performed standalone, to become capable to basically change settings on the car, Tech 2 ‘Security Access’ is expected, which suggests activating the Tech two handset through Pc computer software.

The original Tech 2 handsets had been developed by Vetronix/Bosch and had been applied across the GM variety. As a result, the Tech two unit might be made use of on a wide array of automobiles but you must have the appropriate model software loaded on the removable PCMCIA card. This can be what turns the Tech two into a Saab Tech 2. (For those who have mates with GM/Suzuki and so on cars, you are able to do diagnosis on them also by just grabbing the suitable software card.)

The Pc application also adds other functionality for instance being able to update the Tech two software, the auto ECU application, print-outs of ECU information and additional diagnostic solutions – I think the TIS2Web basically involves schematic diagrams along with other WIS (workshop) info, but I have yet to investigate this.

So, for the software itself, there are actually two options.

1. TIS2000
two. TIS2Web/GlobalTIS

TIS2000

For those who get a clone, this commonly comes with a couple of TIS2000 CDs/DVDs. Having said that, these are frequently NAO (North American Operations) and do not involve any UK/European Saab models. In fact the only Saab this can work with is often a 9-7x which was a GM US-built SUV – everyone got certainly one of these??? Anyway, the important point is that this software program only supports models as much as 2007/8 (that is most likely superior enough for most of us) so if you have a later model you will should use TIS2Web (see under). But as I said, this computer software as supplied does not consist of Saab models, so to run it successfully:

a) Download Saab TIS2008-2. That is the update disc you’ll want to turn the GM application into a thing useful. You are able to uncover it if you are patient… Finest to burn the image to a CD.
b) Set up the GM TIS2000 application (must be Windows, 32-bit operating technique). If supplied with a clone, you can find usually two discs. One particular is the app, the other would be the GM update disc, which is not necessary. If this is the case, set up the initial disc only but do not run up the application on completion. When you didn’t get it having a clone, you’ll be able to get a copy with the USB dongle for about £15 (see e) beneath). If prompted to select a registration technique, select USB Essential and OK the prompts.
c) Insert the SaabTIS2008-2 update disc (or mount the drive) into the very same drive you installed the original GM TIS2000 application. That is vital because the application will only appear for updates in the similar drive letter (i.e D:) that was made use of for installation.
d) Start out TIS2000 from the desktop icon/start menu and OK it when it asks to perform the update. When the update is finished, you will have a Saab 2008-2 installation.
e) All that is definitely now essential will be to activate the software program to obtain safety access (enable Tech two programming). To perform this you’ll require a USB crucial and patch readily available in the identical sources because the clone Tech two units. They are around £15 and include the TIS2000 GM application, or might even be supplied with the unit.
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TIS2Web or GlobalTIS

TIS2Web is basically an updated version of TIS2000 with some more functionality (I’ve however to play appropriately with it). Some may say that is the preferred alternative as it is backwards compatible with earlier models and covers up to MY2012. The fundamental features are borrowed from TIS2000 though. Only disadvantage is it is a bit trickier to have it functioning.

a) Acquire a copy from the Saab TIS2Web computer software. Once again, this must be the Saab version. You’ll be able to pay less than a tenner for this on the auction internet site, or you can obtain it on the web if you look.
b) Install the computer software. This takes somewhat time and, unlike TIS2000 which makes it possible for a great deal functionality without activation, you cannot do anything with TIS2Web till you have activated it.
c) Open the TIS2Web application. The application runs inside a web browser so will open your default browser. This could take some time to open.
d) When you have got for the registration web page, you have to enter dealer details. This can be gobbledegook but I think you must fill all the fields. Save this after which visit step e).
e) Click around the Email/Fax registration. This may generate a PDF which you need to save. The critical stuff is definitely the Request ID plus the Software Key.
f) To get your activation code, you’ll want to be nice to members on certainly one of a few auto diagnostic forums (unless you realize somebody having a keygen for this). Searching the net for this kind of stuff should really bring them up as major search matches. You’ll have to join the forum, introduce oneself and politely request a code. Do not upset them, they’re helping us out and there’s a bunch of knowledgeable people today on there so no harm in getting a member.
g) Once you have the code, enter it and activate TIS2Web. You’re performed.

Faultfinding the TIS2Web set up.

You might nicely have a couple of issues obtaining the software program running initially. In case your internet browser refuses to connect towards the TIS2Web service, it is most likely that among the two GlobalTIS services aren’t operating. To fix this, open the ‘services’ console either by

Start>Run and form “services.msc”
OR
Right-click ‘My Computer” choose ‘Manage’ and drill down towards the solutions icon around the left pane.

You will discover two solutions that ought to be operating and they’ve got clear names, something like GlobalTIS and TC6 (not close to my TIS Computer in the moment) and sit next to each other inside the services list. In the details pane they ought to say ‘started’. If not, right-click and select ‘start’. If this fails with an error, try modifying the registry essential under.

To open registry editor Start>Run regedit BE Cautious MODIFYING THE REGISTRY – It is possible to Really SCREW YOUR Computer UP!!!!!

Inside the left pane, expand the keys until you discover the following

HKLM\Software\Apache Software program Foundation\Procrun2.0\Global TISTC6\Parameters\Java\JvmMx

Transform the value of this crucial from 0X0000044 to 0X00000200 and exit the registry. Attempt to restart the service – you need to uncover it now operates. Do not ask me why, I got this repair from a different forum – fair play for the guy who found it.

Tech two Hardware Concerns

It is broadly reported that the manufacturing high quality of many of the clone units may be a lot lower than the originals and you will discover reports of difficulties. I discovered that the flat grey ethernet cable supplied with my unit was faulty and brought on me substantially confusion until I threw it out and replaced it with a common network cable. You’ll be able to verify you might have RS232 comms applying the GM TIS2000 set up and going into the car diagnostic tool Tech 2 View alternative. Do not mess about with serial port settings and so forth as if there’s a physical connection there it’ll operate without having interference. Only pins four and 5 on the RJ45 RS232 socket are actually used. The units are also supplied using a loopback adaptor so they can be tested internally.

Sometimes you could possibly obtain the Professional Diagnostic Tool Tech 2 doesn’t connect to the car or truck. Check your connections are secure and reset the VCI module (the factor within the base in the handset held in by the plastic release button).

Wow, pretty a lengthy post. I’ll add more if necessary. Let me know how you guys get on. Please remember that you can Truly BREAK YOUR Vehicles REPROGRAMMING THE ECUS so be really careful, guarantee fantastic battery voltage and excellent connections although uploading data for the ECU. Save what’s on there initially just before you make any major modifications.

Once more, I’m incredibly new to this myself but believed I’d place this right here for like-minded Saab nuts who need to get involved with this stuff. I’m sure you can find others on the forum who have much more know-how and practical experience with the actual programming and diagnostics.

For now, I’m satisfied to have disabled the nagging seatbeat chime (am I the only individual who likes to let their car or truck warm up ahead of driving off?) and altered the boot lock logic so it does not lock itself at every single out there chance. Oh, and I’ve activated the zap sound so I know it’s been locked.

Be careful, have exciting.

Cheers!!!!

P.S I’ve no affiliations with any on the sites/software etc just spent a long time finding this working and wanted to share it to save others the hassle.