How does MB SDC4 Plus Xentry test Actuation of function Ethernet communication (DOIP)

I bought New SDconnect C4 Xentry diagnostic tool because of its unique features, the supplier claimed that it is the best DOIP diagnostic tool since it is contained with DTS and Vediamo engineering software, can directly run the original software, WIFI connection is very fluently and stable, no need to install the battery when updating the firmware (I used SDC4 for several years, every time I updated the firmware, I have to install the battery, it is a little bit inconvenient)

Here comes MB SD C4 Plus package:
MB SD C4 Plus

It looks good of quality with one box. In this box, it contains one C4 main unit, one 16pin cable, 38pin cable, one 14pin cable, one 8pin cable, one Lan cable and one HDD with Xentry DAS software.

Next, let’s hit the nail on the head: How to’s of SDC4 Plus test Doip?

Input the VIN number.

Click on “Xentry Diagnosis”.
Determination of vehicle data.

The diagnosis application is being started.
The boundary conditions are recorded.
The control units are being initialized.
Check of VIN.
The coding of the control unit is read.
The emissions-relevant data are read out from the vehicle.

Click on “Initial Quick Test”.


Click on “A26/17 -Audi 20 (Head unit).”.

Click on “Continue”.





Actuations -> Actuation of function “Ethernet communication (DOIP)”






Please enjoy.

How to update Xentry Connect C5 2019.12 in two methods

Xentry Connect C5 2019.12 can update in the way of ISO Image file or ship back the hard disk to the dealer for update. This post describes how to update step by step, what to use and what should attention.

1. 2018.7 Best Quality Benz C5 features:
1): Hardware 1: 1 Best quality
2). Works with Mercedes Benz cars and trucks
3). Doesn’t come with computer, but with internal hard disk + one moveable hard disk.
2: How to update Benz C5?
Option 1: ship back the disk for update (Easy)
However, most users can’t update online by themselves, so you are highly advised to ship back the dealer with the internal solid hard disk as well as the external Dell hard disk, the Dell hard disk update is up to you, you can ship back or not as you like.

Benz C3 software: Benz C5 2018.7 is available with Solid Hard Disk sold at 145USD free shipping by simple post.

Option 2: update Benz C5 with the ISO Image file (need skills)
2018.7 update

Password: 8m9q
Note: If your C5 is bought before 2018.3 and want to update, then contact the dealer for remote assistance; if your C5 is bought after 2018.3, you can directly download the above link to update.

How update Benz C5 with the ISO Image file?
Tools required:
IODD 2541
Xentry_Kit_09_2017.iso(copy to the folder: iodd 2541 _ISO)
Benz C5
Panasonic power adapter
SanDisk U disk 64G high speed 3.0 sales for 29.99USD free shipping by post service.
IODD 2541


Panasonic power adapter


Xentry Connect C5 multiplexer


C5 mux in standby mode
Plug the Panasonic power adapter into Benz C5
Insert IODD 2541 into the USB port on C5


Ensure Benz C5 is in a standby mode, then hold the “X” and “√” at the same time, then it will pop up “Start Update?” (if it pop up “Start XENTRY Connect?” instead, then, please wait until it disappears, then repeat the operation until it display “Start Update?”)


When you see “Start Update?”, press “√” and Connect C5 will go into the update status and IODD 2541 will light up shown as below.
Just quickly press button “5” on IODD 2541.And the cross “X” will turn a circle “O”.


Please look at the Benz C5 screen, it is updating.


The update will take 50-55 minutes to finish, after complete the system will restart.


If the system fails to restart, turn off C5 and then restart it.
When C5 starts, take out the hard disk in the C5 and install it into the laptop I.E Dell 55220. Before it, Please install the Windows machine on the U disk


Press F12 when you see the pop-up “F12 Boot Options”


Choose “USB Storage Device” and press “Enter”.


Choose [03] WIN2003 PE Classical


Go to the PE system and open “create a new user” program.


Note : Windows should be located in disk D:


After choose the path, right click on “Create a new admin account” on the left.


Input user name : C5, password: abc12345678 ( you are allowed to input any user name and password as you like).


Click on Ok
Close the application
Turn off the laptop
Take out the disk off the laptop and install it into C5 multiplexer


3. How to active Xentry Connect C5 after update?
After update complete every time, paste this Benz C5 key to “StartKeyCerter” to active the diagnostic software.
Here is the procedure to follow on how to activate:!Gp8lzLLK!-B3Ytw1j-YoC9tWM_atYxgvmer5mbOMNxfH4BYz4D0E

Files need to activate C5:
Activation key
2018.7 key
Back list C5

4. Benz C5 Questions and answers:
Q: Can Benz C5 2019.12 work with both cars and trucks?
A: Yes.

Q: Can Benz C5 software be copied to a personal computer?
A: No, the software is bound together with the multiplexer, it can’t be copied.

Q: Can Benz C5 software support Expert DTS?
A: No, not supported so far.

Q: What’s the difference between Benz C5 and C4?
A: All of the Benz C5 software is free for 3 years until the account invalid. C4 upgrade needs to be cracked every time, it is very troublesome.

Q: Is Xentry Connect C5 available with the installation guide in other Language?
A: Yes. here you can refer to:
Xentry Connect C5 installation in English
Xentry Connect C5 installation in French
Xentry Connect C5 installation in German
Xentry Connect C5 installation in Italian
Xentry Connect C5 installation in Spanish
Xentry Connect C5 installation in Japanese

GM MDI vs Tech II Running Speed & Vehicle Coverage

I have both clone Tech2 and MDI interface from China. Here, I’ll chip in with my experience and give you some tips if you have a GM and consider buying a tool for it.

Cloned GM MDI interface:

MDI/GDS2 is used on C7 Vettes, and other vehicles prior to 2014 (for example, Chev Cruze starting in 2011 uses MDI, as well as others).

Cloned Tech 2 Scan Tool:


I use the Tech2 on my 427 vert as well, and it does everything stand-alone except module recalibration (programming or ‘flashing’).

Btw, There wasn’t a single all-inclusive model year where they cut over from the Tech2 to MDI for all GM models. It had more to do with platforms that were more-or-less fresh designs or clean-sheet designs after about 2008 or so.

Why MDI interface is more preferable for GM:

Flash faster: MDI & GDS2

As for why GM is going to the GM MDI and GDS2, instead of using a Tech II with TIS2000 software, because the MDI with GDS2 flashes a hell of lot faster when you have flash a new module with either it orginal firmware or upgraded firmware. Its also faster to use than having to press buttons on the Tech II for basic commands during diagnostics as well.

Older cars: Tech II & TIS2000

So in regards to the vets, Tech II clone will cover all the C6 cars and older since the last of the updated firmware on the unit covers from here back. If you do need to reflash something, it’s done via Tis2000 with the Tech II as the pass through device.

New & old cars: MDI interface

Since GM did not make upgraded firmware to flash into the Tech II’s to cover these cars like C7, then it’s a MDI that is needed instead. As for the MDI’s firmware, they will cover not only the new cars, but the cars that the old Tech II’s used to cover as well.

Now the glitch on the MDI regarding cloning it, since it has to use the GDS2 software for the pass through only device, GDS2 software has not been cracked like Tis2000 software has been instead.

GM account for subscription: MDI need it

So the only way that even a clone MDI is going to work, is to have a subscription to GM (Few $K a year) to allow you to use the GDS2 software that has to log into GM each time it used instead.

Hence the Clone Tech II unit you get will already be loaded with the most current firmware, and for most of the stuff you going to use the Tech II clone, will just be using the unit by itself without being connected to a laptop

Also the cracked copy of TIS2000 that you get with the clone model, does not have to be connected/logged into GM to use it for 99% of the stuff (do not need an account with GM).

Note, if push comes to shove and you can not find a copy of the needed firmware to flash into a unit to upgrade a module, then you can get a one day subscription to GM to pull down the needed file from them.

Another place the people have had good luck with as well.

OBDSTAR X300 DP Plus Test Reports VW NEC-24C64, 2018 Hyundai ix35, 2018 Fiat Doblo

Have collected some test reports on VW/ Hyundai/ Fiat Doblo with OBDSTAR X300 key master DP Plus.

Test reports:

VW NEC-24C64 AKL: program new key- OK





2018 Hyundai ix35 8A: program smart key- OK





2018 Fiat Doblo: read Pin Code and add new key- OK






Can CGDI BMW code 2016 Mini Cooper KOMBI R60

Are you searching the answer about whether CGDI Prog BMW can code for 2016 BMW Mini cooper or not? Here share the test report about this car model from CG Company. Hope it helps you!


Car: 2016 BMW Mini Cooper KOMBI

Model: E series R60 (CAS3+ N16)

Device: CGDI Prog BMW key programmer



Connect CGDI BMW device to the vehicle with OBD wire harness

Open the car ACC button


Enter CGDI software to select “BMW E Series Coding”



When you use this function, must make sure the network connection well

Wait a moment, and a message will appear with “Current function is trial function”, click “OK”

OBD is connecting…

Reading data…

“Current vehicle FA information is inconsistent. Do you want to code with CAS Fa?”

Click “Yes”

Read data successfully

The vehicle available communication module has been marked black. Please select the appropriate module to set the code

Click “OK”

All the modules of the car have been read successfully

When the meter mileage is adjusted other languages or red dots will be displayed, so we need to code KOMBI to return to normal

Select “KOMBI” -> “Coding”

Click “Yes” when it prompts “Whether to backup data?”

When coding, the meter and the central control will restart automatically

Finally, CGDI BMW key programmer coding KOMBI successfully!

Good luck!

Does Yanhua Mini ACDP for Porsche write and save dump

Does Yanhua Mini ACDP for Porsche can write and save dump ? because if module will crash I can write it to another bcm. The answer is yes it can clone as long as the old Porsche BCM can read out the data. In the Yanhua Mini ACDP software, there are two options ” Read / write EEPROM / DFLASH and Read /write PFLASH”, they are used to read and write all the data of BCM.


A900 module is Porsche module 10.



For your information, when using Yanhua Mini ACDP to work together with module 10 for Porsche key programming, it doesn’t need to synchronize.

One user bought the Porsche module 10, but still got error “The Key Programmer does not obtain authorization of A900 module”.


Possible reasons and solution:

If you use another new mobile phone or computer, you have to upgrade the authorization. If not login, the user can continue to use normally, if not succeed, please register another new member.



If you upgrade the authorization, but still got the same error. Because the APP software is too old, please go to the official site to download the newest software to download.


Use obdstar & Lonsdor program Renault Megane Scenic III Traffic Master key

All of 3 OBDSTAR X300 Pro4, OBDSTAR X300 DP PLUSLonsdor K518S can program key for Renault Megane / Scenic III (2016-) / Traffic / Master. This article is available with the obdstar Renault car list and Lonsdor K518S Renault (attached with images), and comes with youtube videos.

Part 1: How to use Car Programmer obdstar X300 Pro4 & obdstar X300 DP Plus for Renault (Megane / Scenic III (2016-) / Traffic / Master ) key programming?

Blade key
Card Key
Blade key
Card Key
MASTER 1( -2003)
MASTER 2(2004-2010)
MASTER 3(2011-    )

Use one obdstar X300 DP Plus to take some pictures of Immobizer -> Renault (MEGANE, SCENIC, TRAFIC, MASTER), as I said above, to program key for Renault, obdstar X300 Pro4 = obdstar X300 DP Plus, and obdstar X300 Pro4 is much cheaper.

-> FYI, Convertor is p001 adapter (for X300 Pro4, you need to pay extra 45usd to get one; for dp plus, the package is contained this this convertor).


1.Renault Master: Immobilizer -> Program Key -> Master -> year (-2003 or 2004 – 2010 or 2011-) -> Turn on the warning light and turn off the ignition -> go on follow the on-screen instruction to complete.

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2.Renault Megane: Immobilizer -> Renault V30.73 -> functions (Read / Calculate PinCode; Program Keys , Collision Restart) -> Megane -> Year (2015 – or 2008 – 2015 or 2002-2008) -> Blade key or Card Key -> Please connect the “OBDII-16” and “Convertor” at the same time, otherwise make the dealer key failed! -> go on follow the on-screen instruction to complete.
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3.Renault Scenic: Immobilizer -> Renault V30.73 -> Program Keys -> Scenic -> 2016 – > Blade key or car key -> Please connect the “OBDII-16” and “Convertor” at the same time, otherwise make the dealer key failed! -> go on follow the on-screen instruction to complete.


4.Renault Trafic: Immobilizer -> Program Keys -> Trafic -> 2014 – -> Program keys -> This function is available by connecting the server, please ensure the Internet connection is normal.


Part 2: How to use Lonsdor K518S for Renault (Megane / Scenic III (2016-) / Traffic / Master ) key programming?

Renault car list first:
RENAULT\Select from type\Smart key\IMMO2     Program smart key,Collision recovery,
RENAULT\Select from type\Smart key\IMMO1     Program smart key,Collision recovery,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Fluence\2008 –     Immobilization,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Clio\1997-1999     Set IMMO unit,Initialize new immobilizer,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Clio\2000-2008 VIN with VF1*B     Immobilization,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Clio\2006-2012 VIN with VF1*R\With smart     Program smart key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Clio\2006-2012 VIN with VF1*R\Without smart     Immobilization,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Escape\2002- VIN with VF1*K\2 buttons     Smart key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Escape\2002- VIN with VF1*K\3 buttons     Smart key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Kangoo\1999-2002\Type 1     Set IMMO unit,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Kangoo\2008- VIN with VF1*W     Immobilization,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Kangoo\1999-2002\Type 2     Set IMMO unit,Initialize new immobilizer,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Kangoo\2003-2008 VIN with VF1*C     Immobilization,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Koleos\2008-2010 VIN with VF1*Y     Smart key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Laguna\- 2007/2007 VIN with VF1*G\2 buttons     Smart key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Laguna\- 2007/2007 VIN with VF1*G\3 buttons     Smart key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Laguna\2007-2011 VIN with VF1*T     Smart key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Logan\2006-2010     Immobilization,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Logan (MA1LS)\2006-2009     Immobilization,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Master\-2003     Set IMMO unit,Initialize new immobilizer,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Master\2003-2010 VIN with VF1*D     Immobilization,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Maxity     Read BCM,Program remote,Delete remote,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Megane\2002-2008 VIN with VF1*M     Smart key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Megane\02-08(93YLM)     Smart key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Megane\2008 –     Immobilization,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Megane Scenic\2002-2006 VIN with VF1*M     Smart key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Megane Scenic\2006-2009 VIN with VF1*M     Smart key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Megane Scenic\2008 – 2011     Immobilization,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Modus\2004-2012 VIN with VF1*P\Without smart     Immobilization,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Modus\2004-2012 VIN with VF1*P\With smart     Smart key,Program remote,Delete remote,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Safrane\2008- VIN with VF1AB\Smart key     Smart key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Scala\2011-     Read BCM,Immobilization,Program remote,Delete remote,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Trafic\2002- VIN with VF1*L     Immobilization,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Trafic\-2002     Set IMMO unit,Initialize new immobilizer,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Twingo\-2007 VIN with VF1*O\Type 1     Set IMMO unit,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Twingo\-2007 VIN with VF1*O\Type 2     Set IMMO unit,Initialize new immobilizer,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Twingo\2007- VIN with VF1*N     Immobilization,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Velsatis\2002-2010 VIN with VF1*J\2 buttons     Smart key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Velsatis\2002-2010 VIN with VF1*J\3 buttons     Smart key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Wind\2010- VIN with VF1*N     Immobilization,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Sandero\2008-2012     Immobilization,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Safrane\(KNMG4) 2009-\Ignition switch     Read BCM,Immobilization,Program remote,Delete remote,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Koleos\2010-2016 VIN with VF1*Y     Program smart key,Collision recovery,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Latitude     Immobilization,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Megane Scenic\1999-2002.     Read PIN code,Program key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Megane Scenic\-2008.     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Twingo\Twingo I Ph2.\2001-2006     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Logan\Logan.\Type 1     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Symbol\Symbol.\Type 1     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Thalia\Thalia.\Type 1     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Sandero\-2008.     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Trafic\Trafic II Ph2.     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Master\Master.     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Vivaro\Vivaro.     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Primastar\Primastar.     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Clio\Clio II Ph2.     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Kangoo\Kangoo I.     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Logan\Logan.\Type 2     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Symbol\Symbol.\Type 2     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Thalia\Thalia.\Type 2     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Sandero\(2008-2012).     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Duster\Duster.\2010-2012     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Laguna\Laguna II.     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Espace\Espace IV.     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Velsatis\-2005.     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Laguna\Laguna II Ph2.     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Espace\Espace IV Ph2.     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Velsatis\2005-.     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Clio\CLIO III.\Without smart     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Modus\Modus.\Without smart     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Clio\CLIO III.\With smart     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Trafic\Trafic II Ph3.\2010-2014     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Master III\2010-2014     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Kangoo\Kangoo II.\2007-2012     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Twingo\Twingo II.\2007-2013     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Wind\2010-2013.     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Laguna\Laguna III.\2007-2015     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Megane\Megane III.\2009-2015     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Scenic\Scenic III.\2009-2015     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Fluence\2009-2015.     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Koleos\2008 -.     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from type\All\Type 0     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from type\All\Type 1     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from type\All\Type 2     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from type\All\Type 3     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from type\All\Type 4     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from type\All\Type 5     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from type\All\Type 6     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from type\All\Type 7     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from type\All\Type 8     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from type\All\Type 9     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from type\All\Type A     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Megane Scenic\Scenic III (2009-2015).     Add key,
RENAULT\Select from type\All\Type B     Read PIN code,Program key,Recover backup data,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Trafic\Trafic(4A)\2014 –     Read PIN code,Program key,Recover backup data,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Clio\Clio IV.\2012-     Add key,Recover data,
RENAULT\Select from vehicle\Captur     Add key,Recover data,

*** The red words means they are free for 180 days, after that you need to pay for the subscription (1st Year Subscription: $800, 2nd Year Subscription: $600, 3rd

Year Subscription:$300), the money not only for Reanult, but more cars, here you can refer to:

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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)


Image 2: GM MDI in dark blue.




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


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.



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


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



Cars tested- success & failure list:

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

mine is a clone from China.

MDI Software



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:


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,


TDS using internet explorer native with account

VM Tis2000 built on a full XP OS with account



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.



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


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.



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.



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).


Caterpillar Flash Files 10.2017 Download

Caterpillar CAT Flash Files are used to flash Caterpillar ECM memory.You need use Caterpillar Electronic Technician software to communicate with ECM,and then load the CAT flash file to flash.

It include:

FL2 file,FLS file,CFG file,CNF file,IQA file,SRC file,SMP file,LHX file,IDT file,OPT file,IDA file,SG5 file,HEX file,SG4 file,GCIBIN file,MCH file,SMP file,Other…

Below picture only show part of the file,all file over 9000+,after extract two iso file it about 13GB.


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

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-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-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-English         V01.210.020


SAAB-English           V148.000


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-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.

    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.

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
OPEL-English, Italian , German,Spanish
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:


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?



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.