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GM MDI 2 Clone vs. Original GM Multiple Interface

Look here: GM MDI 2 what’s the difference of the genuine and the china knock-off?
compared with MDI 1, what’s good of MDI2? Should you buy a new one?

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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!

Is it necessary to have a MDI 2 if you have a GM MDI already?
It depends.
If you are the one pursuit security and efficiency, it’s necessary to have a new MDI2 interface.

The next generation of the J2534 GM Multiple Diagnostic Interface, MDI 2 (Fig. 1, right), offers increased processing power and security than the original MDI (Fig. 1, left) for faster programming speeds on current Global A vehicles as well as future Global B vehicles. The compact communication module is required in order to manage the transfer of data between a vehicle’s onboard network and a service technician’s PC.

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Both original and clone MDI 2 are now available in the market.

Both MDI 2 supports diagnostic applications — GDS 2, Data Bus Diagnostic Tool, and Tech2Win — as well as Pass-Thru programming applications — TIS2Web–SPS.

Enhancements to the tool were based on technicians’ feedback on how they use the MDI and how to improve it. It replaces the first generation MDI, introduced in 2007, for Pass-Thru programming on current GM models. The MDI 2 is backward compatible, so it can be used to perform Pass-Thru programming on all vehicles built since 1996.

The MDI 2 connects to the vehicle via the J1962 connector using a new DLC cable. Connection between the MDI 2 and the PC running the Global Diagnostic System 2 (GDS 2) software can be accomplished via standalone (USB), through a new Point-to-Point wireless Wi-Fi interface feature (a simple plug & play), or through the dealership network (Ethernet or wireless).

MDI 2 Full Kit

The Professional Car Diagnostic Tool EL-52100 MDI 2 kit includes:

MDI 2 Unit
SAE J1962 DLC Cable
10-ft. USB A to USB B Cable
Ethernet Cable
D-Link Wireless USB Adapters (Dongles) (Optional; for wireless connection)

A DLC Cable Self-Test Loopback Adapter (Fig. 5) was sent to dealerships as an essential tool in December. It’s compatible with the MDI and MDI 2. It’s also sold separately through GM Dealer Equipment.

The adapter is used to test the DLC cable for open wires when used with the MDI Manager software. The adapter also can be used to power the MDI or MDI 2 on the workbench.

GM MDI 2 Connections (Fig. 6)

USB Port Type A
DB26 Connector (DLC Cable)
USB Port Type A
USB Port Type B – PC Connection Port
Wireless Adapter (Dongle)
Ethernet Port
New Features

Wi-Fi Connection– The USB Wi-Fi adapter uses a USB dongle that enables Point-to-Point connections without the need for Wi-Fi SSID information or a wireless router.
USB Connection– Uses a new, more secure Type B connector and Ground Offset Failure protection. A wired connection is recommended for longer programming events.
Power Source – The MDI 2 is powered from the vehicle battery via the DLC Cable. It may also be powered over USB to perform firmware updates only using a PC.
Power Backup– Internal batteries that were used in case of a power interruption have been removed, which eliminates the possibility of old batteries corroding over time and damaging the unit. Capacitors maintain power during engine cranking, so operation is maintained.
Firmware Download– Uses USB 2.0 for faster firmware downloads instead of a separate AC power supply.
Future Expansion– Additional USB ports, an SD memory card slot and Function buttons are built into the unit for future enhancements.
Operating Temperature Range– The temperature range has been extended to -20° to 70°C (the MDI range was zero to 50° C).
DLC Cable– The DLC cable is twice as long as the previous cable and connects at the top, making it easier to use. The cable only connects to the MDI 2. A self-test adapter (accessed through the MDI Manager) can be used to test the integrity of the cable.

MDI Manager Software

The MDI Manager must be installed on the PC in order to configure, update and run diagnostic applications targeted for the PC.  Initially, use the MDI Manager software to set up the configuration of the MDI 2. The MDI Manager is also used to update the firmware on the MDI 2. Visit the TIS2Web/GlobalTIS website to determine if a newer version of MDI Manager software is available.

Wireless Dongle Setup

The first time the MDI 2 is used, the point-to-point USB dongle must be paired with the PC, which will install the necessary drivers on the computer. One dongle should be plugged into the PC and one into the MDI 2. (Fig. 7) The dongles are identical. Use either one for either connection. Remove the bottom dust cover to access the port.

TIP: Do not plug the dongle into a USB hub. It must be plugged directly into the computer.

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Connect the MDI 2 to the PC via the USB cable. After starting the MDI Manager, the Point-to-Point connection is automatically configured. The USB dongles are intended to stay plugged into the PC or laptop at all time. If it must be removed, safety eject it by right-clicking on the Windows USB icon in the bottom right toolbar on the computer.

Dealerships considering new purchases should look into the MDI 2 for its many new advantages The original MDI will continue to be supported, but will not work on future Global B models.

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G-Scan 2 Release Parking Brake Good for Jaguar XF 2011

If you have one G-scan 2 diagnostic tool , you want to to replace reader brake pad or repair rear brake system , you need to release parking brake . Today , lets check the instructions how to use G-Scan 2 to release parking brake for Jaguar XF 3L diesel engine as bellow :

Steps in details :

Connect G-Scan 2 diagnostic system to vehicle,then enter menu to select [DIAGNOSIS]

Select [JAGUAR]–>[XF]–>[2010-2011]

Select [PBM(Parking Assist Control Module)],select [OK] to continue

Select [Special Function]

Parking brake release to service position

This function is parking brake release to service position

Press the OK to continue or CANCEL to exit,click [OK] to continue

Make sure the key is in the ignition barrel and the ignition is switched off

The ignition switch to ON (position 2)

Waiting…

Function complete!

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FORD VCM2 DIAGNOSTIC TOOL IDS 109.02 VERSION IS RELEASED

Ford diagnostic tool is the professional diagnostic tool that is used by authorized and private services.

With the help of the Ford VCM 2 car scanner, in addition, to find DTC, you can perform all diagnostic and programming on all automobiles and light commercial vehicles that have ford engines.

We provide IDS 109.2 version for VCM2 as same as service version.

With this last version, you can easily perform all authorized service operations on the last generate ford engine’s vehicle.

We can provide installation of the all diagnostic devices such as IDS software as the last version, with our expert technical services.

Ford VCM2 OBD2 Scanner IDS 109.02 Features;

Automatic identification

Read and Delete Diagnostic Codes(DTC)

Displaying Live Data

Ignition System Test

EGR Test

Mass Air Flow(MAF) sensor test

Mass Air Flow(MAP) sensor test

Injector Coding

Transit Injector Test

Airbag Module Active-Deactive Test (Airbag Test)

Gearbox (Transmission) Test

Throttle valve sensitivity Test

2019 GM MDI2 vs GM MDI diagnostic programming tool

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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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 Nissan 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.cnautotool.com/goods-6863-Best-quality-GM-MDI-2-Diagnostic-Tool-Multiple-Diagnostic-Interface-with-WIFI.html

GM MDI USB version:

https://www.cnautotool.com/goods-6864-GM-MDI-2-Diagnostic-Tool-Multiple-Diagnostic-Interface.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).

Please enjoy.

Saab 2008 9-3 Aero TTid fault code read with GM Tech2 or Opcom

Have Saab 2008 9-3 Aero TTid. It won’t rev from cold at all for about a minute, then sound to pick up a bit and does fine. It has no power and will pull gently but then when pushed come up with limited performance.
It also says dpf full, it has been apparently from before I got it on the last 2 mots, I have taken it off, cleaned it through and back on, still says it, no fault codes read on my generic obd tool that is quite good with other Saabs so a but stuck to what may be wrong.

GM Tech2 confirmed

Maybe the ECU is stuck in a regen loop and hasn’t been able to complete, or you could have a DPF sensor problem

Need to get the feedback from GM Tech2 to see what the pressure values are and then probably force a regeneration with Tech2 to set a baseline with the ECU.

GM Tech2 can work well with SAAB 9-3.

but you have to have a Saab Card installed which you can buy and do yourself. And if you have a 2003,4 or 5 you will have to have a newer card and a candi adapter and if you have a 06 or above you have to go on line and pay by the hour.
The candi adapter is packed with the GM TECH2 and the card is about 22USD.

Opcom review:

Might be worth trying Opcom as its cheap and plays well with the TID’s not so sure re TTID though.

Opcom will work mostly OK with TTid’s too.

Good luck!

How-to’s of 2006 Corvette M6 BCM fix with GM Tech2?

Car model and year: 2006 Corvette M6

Symptom description:

The new column lock replacement parts have been installed in my 2005 M6 and now I need to instruct the BCM to ignore any odd codes from the column lock as a part of the fix outlined in the TSB.

Tool to use:

GM Tech 2

TIS2000

Guidance:

Will need to pick up a Ac Delco subscription for $40 to start with so you can get access to the new firmware file.

Next, if you don’t have a rs-232 port on your laptop, will need to buy the needed USB cable so you can connect the tech II to your laptop on a USB port.

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Now the easy part, Put the tech II into pass through mode, connect it to the car with car in run mode motor off, and bring up TDS on your machine to use SPS.
Now using TDS SPS, run through it until you get to the modules mode, and and select Body control module.

In the firmware selection screen utility to disable the steering control lock in calibration, and flash that it.

This will cover you to see what to select the firmware file to flash in.

FYI, it’s a new file and one that will not be in TIS2000 unless you have an active account that can connect to GM to pull the needed updated firmware file that was just released this year. Most don’t, so TDS for $40 for two years it the cheaper option.

A frustration to be solved:

Got the usb to rs232 cable and the $40 subscription but cannot for the life of me get the laptop to connect to the Tech2 and the car. I am getting messages from the website to restart my programming interface and when I log in and try to add the VIN, the website takes me to a bunch of warning messages and unread alerts. Once I get SPS up and try to run the process after selecting the Tech2 pass through mode and checking the connection, I just get error messages. I have gone the rough the connection and login process several times and followed the connection instructions on SPS exactly. I don’t know if I need to enter the VIN someplace but can’t seem to do that. The Tech2 connects to the car fine so it has to be the web, laptop, tech2 connections that is not happening..

Solution:

When you start SPS the first time, you have to set it up correctly. There are a few programs that you needed to download and install, as well as allowing a few sites to get through, then final Java updates that are needed.

After this and you have sps start up, when you get the first pop in SPS , did you install the Tech II J2534 driver or not?

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Lastly, with Tech II connected to the machine, go in device manager and make sure that the tech II is showing up in the list as well.

Also to point out, not sure where you bought your Tech II kit from, but should have come with a candi module from the start that should be in play.

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Myself, I just use a VX nano most of the time, since the VX driver works for SPS (don’t have to load either bosch drivers), nor play the extra candi/usb cord since the usb cord that comes with it is all that is needed for SPS programming.

Free Download Volvo VIDA Dice 2014D VMware Image

Thanks to roxanaschram who shares VIDA Dice 2014D VM image download link with all fellows on the web.

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I use a 4K display so you MIGHT need to change the resolution on first boot with your machine to adjust to size if you are not using a 4K equivalent. When logging in, use ‘admin’ or ‘1’. Enjoy!

I’ve built a new ISO for those that want to directly install on their systems with the updates and my redesigned interface already applied. It also contains all the needed files for the install whether on 32bit or 64bit and all 3 patches for the different ways to install… (32bit, 64bit, 32bit installed on 64bit system)

Virtual Machine System Minimum Recommendations:

CPU: Intel i3-2100 or better (64bit required)
RAM: 6GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 40GB free space

USB Editions System Minimum Recommendations:

CPU: Intel Core2Duo or better (32bit capable)
RAM: 3GB RAM
STORAGE DEVICE: 32GB or better USB 3.0 (Recommend SanDisk Extreme)
Legacy Boot Mode Support (UEFI won’t boot)

Patches, Documents & Walk-throughs can be downloaded from any of the download links below

Download Links:

Image Download – (Google Drive) – Download Here
VMWare Player – VMware Player
VirtualBox – VirtualBox Image Here
7-ZIP – You’ll need this

For direct installs, just download the file 2014D Installer.7z. This file contains everything you should need to install including patches and updates.

VERY IMPOTANT NOTE: IT YOUR OWN RISK!

If you don’t wanna take any risk, pls spend some dollars for a tested VIDA program and use it with relief.

VIDA 2014A Virtual Machine Setup:

Download the virtual machine 7zip image
Download VMWare Player or VMWare Fusion. This will depend on which OS you have running.
If you have Windows but don’t have 7zip. Download it. I believe most Linux distros support 7z files out of the box or can be easily installed via the Software Centre. If you are on Mac OS, you can use ‘The Unarchiver’ available via the App Store.
Once you have everything downloaded, install your hypervisor of choice. This would be VMWare Player or Fusion. Advanced users can use virtual box with minor modifications I believe.
Extract the 7z image file you downloaded to a contained folder. The password is V0lv02RuleYou can run it from this location or move it to another location. Doesn’t matter.
Locate the file ‘Service Machine.vmx’ and double click on this file. It will open your hypervisor. You may be asked if you copied or moved this. Just click moved.
If you want to adjust the VM image settings now if the time to do so. Things like number of cores dedicated to the VM and how much RAM you want it to be allowed to use.
Make sure you set the USB setting up to match your machine. If you plug the DICE into a USB 2.0 port it needs to be USB 2.0. If you use a USB 3.0 port, it needs to be set to USB 3.0
Run it and enjoy.

USB Image Setup: (For more advanced users)

Download the image from the builds folder
Download the USB Imaging Tool.zipfile from tools folder
If you have Windows but don’t have 7zip. Download it. I believe most Linux distros support 7z files out of the box or can be easily installed via the Software Centre. If you are on Mac OS, you can use ‘The Unarchiver’ available via the App Store.
Once you have everything downloaded, extract the USB Imaging Tool.
Run the tool. Select your USB drive from the list on the left. Click Restore. A window will open to locate the IMZ file. In the bottom right is a drop down menu, change it to ‘Compressed (zip) image files’. Locate the folder where you downloaded to and select the IMZ file. Click yes to restore and overwrite the USB drive.
Run it and enjoy.

Extras, Tools & Documents Available:

Volvo 2014D UX3 Update
VIDA 2014D Wiring Diagram ISO
Volvo Transmission Adaptation
USB Image Install Process

Questions & Answers:

Q: My system specs are… Which one should I run.
A: Which ever one you want, system specs are based on the one you choose to run. Virtual Machine is the easiest to get up and running and requires the least amount of effort from you.

Q: Are the system requirements actually what’s required to run?
A: Yes and No. For the virtual machine no. You could have less RAM and a slower processor and it will still run. For the USB images, yes without more modification of the images.

Q: Unable to open the file Service Machine.7z
A: Download 7-Zip from the link above AND make sure you have the password

Q: How do I log in?
A: Use ‘admin’ and press enter. You can also use 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5.

Q: How do I go about checked the MD5 or SHA256 to ensure I have downloaded without error?
A: I recommend Quickhash-GUI. If you have a Mac or run Linux, they both have md5sum built in but require CLI knowledge so I won’t recommend it.

Q: I have logged in, my DiCE unit is detected but I can’t click on diagnosis tab. Did I do something wrong?
A: Most likely, you have not selected all the options for the vehicle profile.

Q: Does the VMWare image support 32bit?
A: NO! But the USB edition does

Q: I’m on a Mac and can’t find VMWare Player for it, what do I use?
A: You’ll need to obtain a copy of VMWare Fusion

Q: Will there be a VirtualBox version?
A: It is very likely just to help out the Mac users…

Q: What are the system requirements?
A: System requirements are for the VMWare image is a 64bit dual-core processor and 4GB RAM. Please know that with 4GB of RAM, you will be moving SLOWLY. I recommend at least 6Gb RAM. If you only meet the minimum requirements, try directly installing.

Q: I have 7-zip and it is giving me errors extracting the files. What is going on?
A: Double check that the download completed correctly. You can do this using the MD5 Hash posted above.

Q: Why doesn’t the VMware Image detect my DiCE unit?
A: The VMware Image may be configured for different USB specifications than the port you are trying to use. If you have a system with USB 3.x, you need to make sure the ‘Machine Settings’ reflect a USB 3.x bus. Same with USB 2.0. Depending on the build of the VM depends on which USB port revision was set to. Drivers have already be install for the Intel buses.

Q: I’ve installed an update or patch but nothing happened?
A: Try rebooting, if that didn’t work, make sure you used the right one. If it still doesn’t work, ask for help.

Q: I have a 32GB USB flash drive but it won’t fit. What do I do?
A: While in the USB Flash Tool, click on the options tab. Select the option to truncate the image.

Q: I would like to print but it doesn’t see my printer?
A: Turns out VMWare printer support blocks VIDA from running when you have their driver installed. To get around this, share your printer to the network so that the VM will see it as a network printer and then you can print to it.

Change-log:

VIDA VM with Windows 10 – [21 February, 2019]

New virtual machine built and released running on Windows 10. Hilton Tuning’s NEW flashing software with cloud support added. Pre-configured with USB 3.0 support.

VIDA 2014D Update UX2 – [11 January, 2018]

Updated interface, more modern and more responsive for higher resolution screens.

VIDA USB Edition RC3 – [6 January, 2018]

With RC3, it still uses a VHDX image format, but can now be deployed with minutes depending on the speed of your flash drive and computer. It’s all contained in an IMZ container that your flash to a 32GB flash drive and go!

VIDA License Patch RC3 – [6 January, 2018]

Fixed issue with RC2 on x86 not applying new license.

VIDA License Patch RC2 – [5 January, 2018]

New VIDA License Patches. Self installing with IE Hosting fix.

VIDA VMware Image Edition v2 – [31 December, 2017]

All Windows updates have been completed. VIDA License has been updated to expire 31 December, 2020. Cleaned up system. Removed unnecessary clutter. Download size is down from 7.6GB to 6.9GB, extracted is down from 28GB to 21GB. Hilton Tuning program is on the desktop for those who have a subscription for it mainly because I forgot to remove it before uploading.

Fixed Download Links – [20 December, 2017]

VIDA TIB Edition v 0.RC2 – [19 December, 2017]

This version does use TrueImage. By using TrueImage, you are using the entire USB for the image as if it was a hard drive.

VIDA USB Edition v 0.RC2 – [17 December, 2017]

With RC2, I’ve changed the entire deployment scheme. It uses a VHDX image format. It does NOT use TrueImage. There will be a dedicated TrueImage version soon. Instead it will be using Easy2Boot. So shout out to those blokes.

VIDA USB Edition v 0.RC1 – [14 December, 2017]

Initial build. Completely scrapped.

VMWare Edition – [29 August, 2017]

Initial build.

How to Install and Active Scania VCI3 SDP3 Software on Windows 7?

Scania SDP3 support All Scania Trucks, Buses and other Heavy Vehicles or Heavy Duty Engines .

It support multi-language : English, German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Suomi, Turkish, Italian, Czech, Russian, Chinese

About the software it can install on Windows 7 32 bit/64 bit system . Today , we’d like to introduce how to install the software on Win7 32bit O/S

Steps how to install Scania SDP3 2.40.1 on Windows 7:

Step 1: install Adobe Reader 9.2

Step 2: install Microsoft 4.6.2

Step 3: install Scania Diagnos & Programmer 3 2.40.1 setup

Step 4: run Prerequisites

Run Prerequisites as administrator

Restart computer

Step 5: install SDP3 2.40.1 driver software

Go to KeyGenandFIX folder, install 32bit driver

Device driver software installed successfully. Device is ready to use.

Step 6: activate & crack SDP3 2.40.1

Open KeyGenandFIX folder->Hardware ID Reader-> SDP3 HWID reader x86 (public)

Copy and paste hardware ID to desktop

Merge registry editor on desktop

Open Fix File 2.4.0.1 folder, copy and replace SCMM_SSK.dat and SCOMM_SSK-HL.dll file to C:/Program Files/Scania/SDP3 folder

Open Time application and press Crack

Crack sdp3 succeed.

Restart computer .

Step 7: Run Software

Open SDP3 Configurator on desktop

Select software language and interface

Run SDP3 software

Installation finished .

Honda Diagnostic System FAQs: How to use HDS for diagnosis, reprogramming, key making

Look here: Honda Diagnostic System HDS user manual by questions and answers:

HDS hardware

HDS software

HDS diagnosis

HDS reflash

HDS subscription

Hardware

Q: Is the Bosch MVCI or Denso DST-I compatible with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10?
A: Yes, Windows 7 Professional (32 and 64 bit), Windows 8, 8.1 Professional (32 and 64 bit), and Windows 10 Professional (32 and 64 bit) are supported.
Q: Can I use the new HDS software with the HIM or GNA600
A: No, the GNA600 ONLY work with HDS software old version 2.027.003

For Honda HDS HIM new version 3.102.004, you should use it with HIM

Q: Is a J2534 interface device (such as those supplied by Actia, Blue Streak Electronics, Bosch, Drew technologies, Ease Diagnostics, Snap-on, etc.) compatible for programming key and code information?
A: No, generic J2534 devices are for re-programming only and must use the Honda Pass-Thru Reprogramming (J2534) software. For further information, refer to your device supplier’s documentation or website.
Q: Can I use a generic J2534 interface device (such as those supplied by Actia, Blue Streak Electronics, Bosch, Drew technologies, Ease Diagnostics, Snap-on, etc.) with HDS?
A: No, HDS software will only work with a PC and the Modular Vehicle Communications Interface (MVCI) or HIM.
Q: Can I connect the Bosch MCVI or DENSO DST-i unit to my HDS computer in WiFi mode?
A: Yes.

Software

PC requirement

Q: Can I use a MAC instead of a PC for HDS?
A: No. Look here: the system requirements

Personal Computer (PC)

Laptop or desktop computer
Intel or AMD processor: 2.0 GHz or higher
Keyboard & mouse
Memory (RAM): 1GB or higher
Hard Drive Space: 20 GB or more
Floppy Drive: not required
USB: 1.0 or higher
Network Card: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Optical Drive: 8x DVD-ROM
Video Resolution: see Display Requirements
Sound Card: 1 channel audio or higher
Internal or external audio speakers

Operating System

USA Tool Requirements
HDS software and J2534software:
Windows 7 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)
Windows 8 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)
Windows 8.1 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)
Windows 10 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)

Canada Tool Requirements
HDS:
Windows 7 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)
Windows 8 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)
Windows 8.1 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)
Windows 10 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)

Display

Recommended display resolution is 1024 x 768 with the large font setting.
800 x 600 will work, but some procedures work better at the higher resolution.

Web Browser

ServiceExpress requires Internet Explorer 10 or 11; Chrome ver.44*, Firefox Ver.40, Safari Ver.8

Earlier versions of Internet Explorer are not supported.
Netscape, AOL are not supported.
Internet connection: 56k or faster.

Viewer Requirements

ServiceExpress requires Adobe Acrobat Reader version 11 or higher.
To download the latest version of Acrobat Reader, click here
NOTE: Uninstall prior versions of Acrobat Reader before installing the recommended update. For more detailed information about Acrobat Reader, please visit www.adobe.com
ServiceExpress requires Adobe SVG Viewer version 3.03 or higher when using Internet Explorer or Edge.
To download the latest version of Adobe SVG Reader, click here
NOTE: For more detailed information about Adobe SVG Reader, please visit www.adobe.com.
ServiceExpress requires PDF Viewer extension when using Chrome.
To download the latest version of PDF Viewer extension, click here and search for PDF Viewer.

Internet Explorer Settings

Cookies must be enabled
Javascript must be enabled
NOTE: Uninstall prior versions of Acrobat Reader before installing the recommended update. For more detailed information about Acrobat Reader, please visit www.adobe.com.

Note: These are generally the default settings for Internet Explorer.

HDS Diagnostics

Q: What is the cost of the various diagnostic software subscriptions?
A: Click on the “Tools Info” tab at the top of the ServiceExpress web-page for pricing and other tool related information.
Q: How do I install HDS software and what are the requirements?
A: Windows 7 32 bit is the one tested by pros. For HDS installation, pls watch the video:

HDS Windows 7 installation instruction

Q: How do i get the HDS software and the updates?
A: The HDS software download link can be found here. When software updates are released, you can get new links on the official blog
Q: Can I install HDS software and other OEM’s diagnostic software on the same PC?
A: This may or may not be possible, depending on the other OEM’s software. You may need to uninstall the other diagnostic software in order to use the HDS.
Q: Will HDS software work with interface devices other than the MVCI, such as J2534 devices, HIM, GNA600, Ford VCM, etc.?
A: No, HDS will work with the MVCI and HIM diagnostic tool.
Q: Does the HDS software package retrieve codes for ABS, AIRBAG, and CHECK ENGINE?
A: It depends on the year of the vehicle. Some older vehicles may not have the capability. Consult the Service Manual for specific model and year.

HDS Reprogramming (Reflash)

Q: How do I reprogram the ECU?
A: Both HIM clone and genuine can do ECU reprogramming for Honda.
Q: Is there an easy way to find out if there is updated programming for an ECM/PCM/ECU of a specific make or model?
A: No, you have to install and run one of the supported update applications with the required hardware.
Q: Are all vehicle ECM’s, PCM’s, and ECU’s reprogrammable?
A: No, ECM/PCM reprogrammability was phased in between 2001 and 2005. All 2006 and later models ECM/PCMs are reprogrammable. The reprogramming software will indicate whether an update is available.
Q: I have a J2534 interface device. How do I purchase software?
A: Click on the “Tools Info” tab at the top of the ServiceExpress web-page, then click on Free Download in software column for the “Honda Pass-Thru Reprogramming (J2534).
Q: I currently have a MVCI and HDS software. How do I get the ECU update for a 2004 Acura RSX?
A: You must have the latest HDS software installed on your PC. If an update is available, the software will recognize this and prompt you to install it.
Q: What other control modules can I reprogram besides the PCM and ECM?
A: CM Update Mode (from the MVCI, included with HDS software) and The Honda Pass-Thru Reprogramming (J2534) software will reprogram powertrain and non-powertrain ECU’s such as PGM-FI, AT, SRS, electric power steering (EPS), ABS, etc.
Q: What is the meaning of error code 53 when trying to reprogram a control module?
A: The ECU you are trying to update is not reprogrammable, or is not properly installed.
Q: What is the difference between ‘Control Module Initialization’ and ‘Control Module Reprogramming’?
A: ‘Control Module Initialization’ is done after replacing the existing module with a new one. ‘Control Module Reprogramming’ is reprogramming (aka, re-flashing) or updating the existing original module in the vehicle.
Q: Can I reprogram a Control Module (ECU) unit that is not sold through Honda?
A: It is possible. However the Honda Pass-Thru Reprogramming (J2435) software has only been tested and confirmed using Honda genuine ECUs. Aftermarket or Remanufactured ECUs should be reprogrammed at your own risk.

Others

Q: Can a J2534 compliant interface device and the Honda Pass-Thru Reprogramming (J2534) software be used to add a keyless entry transmitter/key?
A: You can have a VXDIAG VCX Nano Honda or FVDI J2534 for diagnosis and programming. Both are confirmed to work!
Q: I’m currently a certified locksmith. Can I reprogram keys with the HDS software?
A: Yes, provided you are registered with ALOA and have a current ServiceExpress Security Professional subscription.
Q: How do I get the software to initialize replacement modules and what is the charge?
A: If your shop has a MVCI, HIM or GNA600 interface, the PCM Initialization software is free of charge.
NOTE: If you are trying to reprogram ECM/PCM/ECU’s or replace lost keys, this software will not work.
Q: I currently have the Honda Pass-Thru Reprogramming (J2534) software. Will that allow me to replace the ECM/PCM?
A: No, the Honda Pass-Thru Reprogramming (J2534) software is for reprogramming (reflashing) only.
Q: What is the difference between ‘Control Module Initialization’ and ‘Control Module Reprogramming’?
A: ‘Control Module Initialization’ is done after replacing the existing module with a new one. ‘Control Module Reprogramming’ is reprogramming (aka, re-flashing) or updating the existing original module in the vehicle.
Q: How do I get a decent diagnostic tool for HDS? For personal use.
A: If you just look for a working tool for functionality, it’s good to have a HIM china clone. It’s much cheapter than the dealer but share the same function. Link to HIM

Subscriptions

Chrysler Factory Scan Tool Timeline: DRB3 – Star Scan – VCI Pod – Micropod 2

This is a research result about “OBD 2 Chrysler Factory Scan Tools ” from a fellow professional and what he shared with all on the web. Thanks to Brin who has taken the time to do this.

Here are several parts included:

Part 1: Chrysler and Post OBD 2 and DRB 3

Part 2: Star Scan

Part 3: VCI Pod

Part 4: Micropod 2

Then a summary…

In detail…

Part 1: Chrysler and Post OBD 2 and DRB 3

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Vehicles on the road today are mobile networks. Each vehicle system needs a computer or control module to manage and monitor that system. Often, these seemingly independent control modules depend on other control modules to function. They must be able to communicate with each other and they do so on a bus, otherwise known as a communication network. This is not a new concept, but every year more systems and modules are making their way onto vehicles. This is increasing the complexity of these vehicle networks. What does this mean for the general Independent, aftermarket, mechanical or collision repair business? It means that we should be considering factory scan tools (scan tools used in dealer franchise service departments) and service information if we truly want to be able to handle our vehicle mix in a thorough, efficient and profitable manner. I’m not suggesting that there isn’t a place for aftermarket scan tools or service information in our businesses. I’ve found that both are needed to increase the likelihood of knocking it out of the park on every job. I realize that there are a lot of different, successful business models out there. Not everyone of these business models can support a journey like this. When considering ROI, you might not think that it makes sense for you and your business. You might consider subletting some of those jobs out to other local businesses that have committed to making these investments. Often, this means a mobile diagnostics and programming company. In this series, we will cover the most popular vehicle manufacturers one at a time, providing the information that you’ll need to make an educated decision. So, sit back and relax. We’ve got this.

We have a lot of work cut out for us so where do we start first? I’ll give you a hint, this vehicle manufacturer has had 6 different factory scan tool interfaces and 5 different scan tool platforms in the past 14 years?

Yes, we’re going to start with Chrysler.

We’re going to start with Post OBD 2 and the DRB 3. The DRB 3 is a hand-held Chrysler factory scan tool for non-CAN Chrysler vehicles but also has non-CAN, Global, OBD 2 Scan Tool capabilities as well as an oscilloscope. Don’t expect much from the oscilloscope. Compared to modern oscilloscopes, I’d consider the scope in the DRB 3 more like a graphing voltmeter. The DRB 3 will never time out meaning that it does not require a subscription to function. You will, however need a Tech Authority Subscription to access and download the calibration files needed to program Non-CAN, Chrysler Modules. Super Cards were needed in early models (pre-98) and other special applications like Chrysler branded Mercedes or Mitsubishi products like the Mitsubishi based Stratus, the Mercedes based Chrysler Crossfire and the Mercedes based Dodge Sprinters. There were different Super Cards for each of these special applications. Super Cards were inserted into the lower section of the tool. Special adapters called Multiplexers and cables were needed for certain applications as well.

Part 2: Star Scan
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Next on the list is the Star Scan. The Star Scan is a hand-held Scan tool. It was the first Chrysler factory scan tool used for CAN only vehicles. None of the scan tools used for CAN vehicles were backward compatible, meaning that they would not function on non-CAN vehicles with exception of the DRB 3 Emulator that was included with the first wiTECH MicroPod 2 application (We will touch on this later). This tool was pretty much obsolete when it hit the Market. It was very slow. It didn’t take long before the Hardware couldn’t keep up with updates. A subscription was not needed for this tool to function, but a subscription was needed for tool updates and a Tech Authority subscription was needed to access and download calibrations needed to program Can Chrysler vehicle modules. The Star Scan is no longer sold or supported.

The Star Mobile was Chrysler’s first Scan Tool Interface that was designed to be used with a laptop. The interface was the hardware that connected to the vehicles DLC (Data Link Connector) but you would need a laptop with the downloaded Star Mobile Desk Top Client software for the scan tool to function. The installation and update software were downloaded from a disc. The Star Mobile could also be used as a functional Interface for the first wiTECH application that would be released later (Discussed later).

Star Mobile Desk Top Client was the software used with the Star Mobile. This software was quickly replaced with the wiTECH Application called the wiTECH Desk Top Client. As mentioned earlier, the Star Mobile Interface could be used for the wiTECH application for most of the existence of wiTECH.

Part 3: VCI Pod

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The wiTECH VCI Pod is an interface that came out at the same time as the wiTECH application. At one point, the only way to purchase the wiTECH was with a package that included with the special wiTECH gateway (Basically a router configured to be used with the VCI Pod and to link with Chrysler’s server, the mother ship). When Chrysler first launched the application, franchise new car dealers were told that there was a wiTECH install and support team that would have to set everything up. The franchise dealers were not to set anything up on their own. Often, those teams never came and finally, the franchise dealers installed the system themselves. This was about the time of the bail out and bankruptcy. For aftermarket service facilities, the wiTECH package was around $8,000.00 with a years’ worth of wiTECH licensing, support and programming capabilities. Sometime later, wiTECH decided to offer a more economical option that came with a less expensive router and support limited to email. This package was around $4000.00 and was called wiTech Lite. A DRB 3 emulator was included in the wiTECH application not long after wiTECH was released. This Emulator allowed the user to scan and program non-Can Chrysler’s through the wiTECH application. The DRB 3 Emulator was just that, an emulator and emulators are rarely as good as the real thing. Early on, the emulator was okay but did get better over time with updates.

Part 4: MicroPod 2

The wiTECH MicroPod II was the next generation in Chrysler factory scan tool interfaces. The MicroPod is a pocket-sized dongle that plugged into the vehicles DLC. A wiTECH subscriptions was needed to use the wiTECH application. This tool would time out and be unusable if the subscription lapses. If you had an original VCI Pod and the wiTech software from V13.03.38 or prior, and never updated it, the tool would never time out. You could use it as a stand-alone tool, meaning that you couldn’t get all the benefits from the application, and you couldn’t program. Before this update, the application could be used in an offline mode, allowing it to function without connecting to the wiTECH server and checking the pod for registration and account information. Again, this is stand-alone diagnostics only, you wouldn’t be able to program, you would be limited in application features and you would limit yourself to older models due to the older update.

Tech Authority is the aftermarket portal for accessing subscriptions needed to download Chrysler flash files for programming Chrysler’s modules regardless of what scan tool or programming device that you are using.

The MicroPod 2 was released for compatibility issues with certain models. A while later wiTECH 2 was released to reduce cybersecurity and theft issues with Chrysler vehicles. With the wiTECH 2 release there was news of a sundown or elimination of the original wiTECH application. The other fun fact, your MicroPod 2 had to have a serial number of WPS-31560 or above. Older MicroPods would not be compatible with wiTECH 2, meaning that some users had to buy, yet another scan tool interface for use with witech 2. If you had a Micropod with a serial number that would allow you to register the device for the witech 2 and you did, that device could never again be used with the original wiTech application. The sundowner mentioned above did take place late in 2017 but according to sources, the original wiTECH application is still available to dealer franchises due to wiTECH 2 not being 100% compatible with some older CAN platforms. The new wiTech 2 is a cloud-based application meaning that you will need access to the internet for the scan tool to function.

The DRB 3 emulator is not available in wiTECH 2, so as it stands, the aftermarket needs to buy the separate standalone DRB 3 emulator from Controller Technologies Corporation or find a used DRB 3 if they want Factory non-CAN Chrysler coverage.

DRB 3

Non-CAN Chrysler vehicles.
Full factory scan tool functions (Some special Super Cards, adapters and cables needed for some Chrysler branded Mercedes and Mitsubishi products).
No longer sold, supported or serviced by formal vendors. There are very small companies that offer repairs, but parts are limited to old stock or parts used from non-functioning DRB 3 units.
Chrysler module programming with a Tech Authority subscription

DRB 3 Emulator

Controller Technologies Corporation DRB 3 is a stand-alone PC based scan tool. We are not referring to the DRB 3 Emulator that was included with wiTECh. This is the only legitimate option when looking for Factory coverage on non-CAN Chrysler vehicles. Keep in mind, that emulators are rarely 100% effective at emulating what they are designed to emulate. The DRB 3 is no exception, although, according to AE Tools, a distributor and support company for factory scan tools, the Controller Technologies Corporation DRB 3 is more capable of handling some of the oddball early CAN PCI Hybrid vehicles that were released during the early stages of the CAN protocol. In this way, it might be superior to the original DRB 3.
Nearly full factory scan tool coverage. This emulator has the same exceptions as the DRB 3 regarding Chrysler branded Mercedes and Mitsubishi products but a PC Based DRB 3 Multiplexer is available for Crossfire and Sprinter applications.
The kit comes with non-powertrain ECU calibration files for programming body and chassis modules without the need for a Tech Authority Subscription.
Powertrain programming available with a Tech Authority subscription.

wiTECH 2 and the MicroPod 2

Full factory scan tool functions with full programming capabilities on CAN compliant Chryslers.
A wiTECH 2 subscription will be needed for scan tool function.
wiTECH 2 subscriptions are available in three different terms:

3-day subscription is $50.00,

30-day subscription is $200.00

365-day subscription is $1600.00

Cloud/Internet based so an internet access is needed for the application to function.
A Tech Authority subscription is needed for programming. You will need to have an active wiTECH 2 subscription as well.
Tech Authority subscriptions are available in eight different terms. 1-day subscription is $24.95, a 3-day subscription is $35.00, a 7-day subscription is $70.00, a 30 day subscription is $250.00, a 3 month subscription is $600.00, a 6 month subscription is $1000.00, a 1 year subscription is $1800.00.

See attached for vehicle to diagnostic tool reference chart

 

To recap,

If you find that you need Non-Can Chrysler coverage, you might consider buying a Controller Technologies Corporation DRB 3 Emulator. Normally I would say that it would be best to buy the Genuine DRB 3 but they’re only available used at this point and they are very expensive. You can expect to invest $2200-$3000 on a functional used DRB 3. A significant risk on a used tool that might not be repairable if needed.

For full factory diagnostic and programming capabilities on CAN Fiat/Chrysler automobiles, it’s very clear that you’ll need a MicroPod 2 with a serial number WSP-31560 or higher, a wiTECH subscription and a Tech Authority subscription for programming.

If you just look for a decent tool for Chrysler and don’t care it’s original or copy, the lowest cost is to get a decent Micropod 2 china clone with wiTECH 2 subscriptions (DO CONFIRM ITS FUNCTIONALITY! A good one should be like