A little hard to set up, but works great
This diagnostic tool works great. A little hard to set up. Took about an hour and a half to get working. Could not get continuous data connection on a p4 , 1.6 gig , 512 ram and 5 gig hd with Windows 7 32 bit kept loosing and reconnecting every 10 sec or so. So I tried my newer (sill really old) dual core 1.6 Celeron 4 gig ram, 500 gb hd, windows 10 64. This tool works great on this laptop I have a GMC Yukon XL and it can talk to all the different modules diagnosing problems and also able to activate inputs/ outputs, reset and recalibrate various vehicle sensors through the software provided. I have bought several different scanners and none can do a fraction of what this is capable of. This is definitely the best tool I have in my toolbox and this tool was definitely worth every penny (and then some).
Can reprogram a 2008 Cadillac XLR ECU in under 4 minutes
An excellently designed device. All Scanner LTD made a better product than any of GM’s partnership with German owned Bosch diagnostic tools and for a lot less money. I was able to reprogram a 2008 Cadillac XLR ECU in under 4 minutes using just a Lenovo Windows 10 Celeron laptop. It would have taken around 15 minutes with my Tech2 with CANdi module with serial to USB interface (what an outdated mess). The VX manager runs fine on Windows 10 and so does the Tech2Win program (I don’t know what this BS about having to use Windows 7 is about). The Tech2Win is slightly buggy occasionally, but its always been that way. GM crapped that software out almost a decade ago.
It seems to access most every module I’ve tried, including the special functions
I’m using it on a 2007 GMC, so I can only comment on Tech2Win usage since GDS2 is for newer vehicles. I also chose to dedicate an extra hard drive I had to running a 32-bit Windows with all the software loaded, since 64-bit systems (including trying to use within VMWARE 32-bit win image) kept having troubles identifying the reader. It seems to access most every module I’ve tried, including the special functions (like programming fobs or monitoring PCM). My only major concern is that much the software itself appears to be ripped from the paid counterparts, so I’m sure it’s not quite as reliable and probably against GM’s terms of service.
GDS 2 software included only covers cars/SUVs, no trucks.
But still a great tool that will pay for itself in the first diagnosis.
For the money, the value can’t be beat. This Tech 2 emulator comes with the OBD adapter, Tech2Win software and GDS 2 software which emulates on a Virtual Machine. Follow the directions of the “README” file on the CD and you should be in good shape. As others have mentioned, install on a 32bit Operating System (most PCs come with 64bit Windows now) so a older laptop is helpful.
The Tech2Win software works great and goes up to 2013. I purchased this to read/diagnose modules that a generic scan tool simply cannot do. The GDS 2 software included only covers cars/SUVs, no trucks (Tech2Win covers trucks).
Great deal and worked great out of the box. Follow the directions and you’ll have a great tool that will pay for itself in the first diagnosis.
Works well on 2011 yukon
Awesome product, works great on Windows 10 64 bit laptop, just programmed my driver door module on 2011 yukon. All of the software loaded and worked great. Make sure you load all of the software on the CD and update your Java viewer.
Worked on a 2006 Monte Carlo SS w/LS4. reprogrammed basically everything. ECM,PCM,TCM, ABS, Air Bag Sensors, ect.
Works just as described and also on win 10, 64. Because there is no real instructions it is hard to set up and go like most products but because the money saved from this item kind of makes me not care.. It was way better then 300-600 for the more Advanced items used in the Automotive industry.
On a Bright Note- there is a review that gives very good description on the order of what should be installed.
There was still some issue’s trying to get to download from AC Delco. I learned that I don’t need to be in the system of the car (ECM) to download. Just have everything plugged in and that it is “connected”, then go to AC Delco ( pay your fee for the VIN you want) start downloading. Just make sure you have the battery on a charger and your comp on one too. Also make sure you have enough signal if using wifi, if plugged straight into the internet, then you should be good.
Worked on a 2006 Monte Carlo SS w/LS4. reprogrammed basically everything. ECM,PCM,TCM, ABS, Air Bag Sensors, ect..
Great tool if you know how to use it
Item arrived in good packaging with everything you could need. Setup can be a bit tricky if you don’t know what you are doing but once you get the hang of it you can save yourself quite a bit of dough from the dealerships by diagnosing and maintaining your own vehicle. In my case I have a Chevrolet Volt which likes to throw out error codes left and right for the silliest of reasons, some of which can’t be cleared easily. Something as simple as the coolant dropping a little low can throw out a latched code that normally could only be cleared by a dealer (after spending $$ just for them to tell you what you already know!). It has saved me money already with one use, even with the ACDelco subscription.
In conclusion, most customers think it is a good device but feel hard to install it.
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