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06/09/2019

A multi brand diagnostic tool in a budget of 100/150 €

looking for a multi brand diagnostic tool in a budget of 100/150 € (I already have a netbook running XP) I cannot afford to take a kts. Of course the most complete tool that can fit in all calculators (engine, abs / esp, air bag ect) but also it can do the reset to revision such as fiat / alpha, vw

 

Option 1. Delphi DS150e/ Autocom / wow

The above three are very good interfaces for all multibrand.
delphi and autocom it's the same.
you can also use wow.
like all multibrand you will never have access to 100% on all calculators.

 

Option 2. Look here Multidiag Pro

http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/wholesale/new-s-bluetooth-mul...

obdexpress.co.uk is the site that has the least problem, buying on the internet nobody is safe from a problem.

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Option 3: multidiag actia J2534

I have many recent cars that come in maintenance at home.

Here's what I want to do with:
MULTIMARQUES
Clear maintenance codes
Find fault codes
Clear ABS or TRACK codes
Can reset the FAP level
No repro

Multi-Diag Access J2534

Question: which software and interface to invest?

 

There is enough about the choice of a multi-brand, such as multidiag actia, Delphi DS150e, Autocom, wow, Multidiag Pro and more.

 

Topic 1: opinion on actia multidiag compare to ds150e ci actia

between the 2 tools there is a difference!
one will be performent on some vehicles and none on others
the other will do the opposite!
example multidiag is not very good in Japanese and very good in the French (but not all)
so the 2 tools are complete!

The 2 can be near the same skills the difference is played on the types of vehicle (European vehicle => actia, exter europe => delphi, although the two are doing very well). The ideal is still diag own manufacturer but hey it's still expensive to add lol.

 

Topic 2: Can ACTIA Multi-Diag work with a DS150e interface?

Fact: actia multidiag only works with its software and the serial numbers of its peak and with no other software so it does not work with ds150.
Ds150 works with delphi.

 

Topic 3: with a vci multidiag you can do vida (volvo), I mean that with our vci actia multidiag we can diag with the soft Vida if it's the case you try or you have to change the vci.

Tested it works without anything modified, the multidiag compatible with SAE J2534

 

That's all.

 

Thanks

http://blog.obdexpress.co.uk/2019/09/06/a-multi-brand-dia...

 

 

 

 

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02/09/2019

Why GM MDI instead of Tech II scanner?

Topic: For GM 2018 2019 Diagnostic Programming,VXDIAG VCX NANO GM or GM Tech2  or GM MDI?

 

 

One comparison table among VXDIAG VCX NANO GM, GM Tech2 & GM MDI:

 

Item

VXDIAG VCX NANO for GM/Opel

GM MDI WIFI

GM Tech II scanner

Image

 VXDIAG VCX NANO for GM/Opel

GM MDI WIFI

 GM Tech II scanner

Software

GDS2 (2014) /Tech2Win

GDS 2 (2011)Tech2 Win

TIS2000/SPS

Need computer

Yes, it's PC-based.

Yes, it's PC-based.

TIS2000 on WinXP

System

requirement

Win7 32/64bit /Win8 64bit system

Package software: Win XP only

 

v2016.11 software: Win 7

Win XP for TIS2000

Multi-Language

Multi-Language

Multi-Language

Multi-Language(depends on vehicles)

WIFI

YES, VXDIAG GM has wifi version and USB version

WIFI and USB connection

NO

Diagnosis

wireless basic diagnostic

wireless basic diagnostic

basic diagnosis

Programming

GM TIS2WEB online Service Programming System (SPS)

wireless online programming

 

offline programming ,such as European Chevrolet, Opel, but not for all cars

Online programming with TIS2000 on Saab/Opel (-2008)

Update

Firmware updatable

Software updatable

Firmware update

Update via 32MB Card

Activation

No need to activate

Yes, MDI need activation.

No need to activate

Supported protocols

CAN, UART, KW2000, Class2, GM LAN, etc.

UART, Class 2, KWP2000 and GMLAN (CAN)

CANdi interface

Supported vehicles

Vehicles to 2015 GM,

OPEL

vehicles from 1990-2014 GM,

Opel,

Chevrolet,

Saab,

Australia Holden (2010-2012)

vehicles from 1992-2013 GM,

SAAB,

OPEL,

UZUKI,

ISUZU,

Holden

Advantage

-cheap but with the same function as GM MDI

 

– WIFI and USB connection

-good for new cars

-can support software from original factory

-support offline & online programming

-cannot plug original software card, but can support original program

 

-easy to carry on

As you can see, GM MDI is the best GM 2009 - 2019 diagnostic and programming tool.

It is cheap (238eur with software and free delivery).

It is programming online, support offline programming for Opel Chevrolet.

If you want to program by using GM MDI, you need to buy account at GM MDI official site:

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

 

GM MDI Compatibility:

Device is compatible with GDS2 (Opel)

Device is compatible with Tech2Win (Opel, Hammer)

Device is not compatible with SAAB via Tech2Win

 

GM MDI Cars test reports yes and no:

1: SAAB 9-5, 2003, 3.0 TID- Yes

mine is 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 - Yes

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

2003 year too old - not interesting for me.

 

3: Saab 9-5, 2003, 3.0 - Yes

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

1: online - good, offline - bad

GM MDI good, interface works online.

update mdi 100%.

offline too bad for new cars.

 

2: wifi card compatible

So far, Chinese clone GM MDI with squ wifi card

 

3: wifi is not working but works fine 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:

http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/wholesale/gm-tech2-gm-diagnos...

GM MDI USB version:

http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/wholesale/gm-mdi-multiple-dia...

 

Part 2: Why GM MDI instead of Tech II scanner?

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.

 

Part 3: GM MDI alternative: VXDIAG VCX NANO GM device

Confirmed: VXDIAG VCX NANO GM device works as a clone to the GM MDI.

since it also comes with GDS2 as well to work on newer cars.

 

I ordered and received a VXDiag VCX Nano on Saturday. I currently have a Tech 2 clone unit.

I primarily bought it for the later cars which use GDS2/MDI, specifically a Chevy Cruze and a '15 C7. I also bought a refurbished HP Elitebook running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit on a dual core I5 processor.

 

The software CD that comes with the VCX Nano I received has two install routines with installation instructions that were brief and somewhat minimal. One install routine for Tech2Win and one for GDS2. The Tech2Win software installs and runs under native Win 7, and with not too much trouble that was up and running, and I could use it on an '01 Vette.

 

Install the VM player as admin (right click on it and select run as admin).

Once have vm player installed on your machine, forget all about the VM player app start icon, since you not going to use it, since the xp version it has set up under it, will not work with nothing else but GDS2.

Now copy the GDS2 folder from the disc, to somewhere on your drive (folder and the files in it).

Now in that GDS2 folder you just copied to your hard drive, your going to right click on the VM.vmx file inside that folder and select to open it with Vm player app (selected from programs from the list).

If you want a icon to click on to open the GDS2 program via VM player without having to go into the folder each time, do a copy on the VM.vmx file via the right click method, go over to your desk top, do a right click paste of it there to make a short cut, do another click on the shortcut icon you just pasted into desk top, go down to rename, and just change the shortcut name to GSD2. Now when you click on the new icon named GSD2 you just made, it will open up GDS2 in the vm player.

If you want the icon in the start drop down menu, then right click on it again, and select pin to start menu (classic in my case, since I run classic shell since windows 8).

Hence you don't start the GDS2 program by clicking on VM player, but by clicking on the vm.vmx file in the program, with it desinated to be opened up via VM player instead. Note if you do the GDS2 shortcut icon, make sure that is selected to open up with VM player as well.

 

Cons:

Someone think it sounds like the Nano is not an option for us novice users, Seems like a very difficult process.

 

Sum:GM MDI and VXDIAG VCX NANO for GM is the top choice for GM Opel Saab up to 2018 2019 diagnostic and programming. GM Tech2 clone for GM up to 2009 year.

 

Source:http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/service/gm-up-to-2018-2019-di...

 

Why GM MDI instead of Tech II scanner?

Topic: For GM 2018 2019 Diagnostic Programming,VXDIAG VCX NANO GM or GM Tech2  or GM MDI?

 

 

One comparison table among VXDIAG VCX NANO GM, GM Tech2 & GM MDI:

 

Item

VXDIAG VCX NANO for GM/Opel

GM MDI WIFI

GM Tech II scanner

Image

 VXDIAG VCX NANO for GM/Opel

GM MDI WIFI

 GM Tech II scanner

Software

GDS2 (2014) /Tech2Win

GDS 2 (2011)Tech2 Win

TIS2000/SPS

Need computer

Yes, it's PC-based.

Yes, it's PC-based.

TIS2000 on WinXP

System

requirement

Win7 32/64bit /Win8 64bit system

Package software: Win XP only

 

v2016.11 software: Win 7

Win XP for TIS2000

Multi-Language

Multi-Language

Multi-Language

Multi-Language(depends on vehicles)

WIFI

YES, VXDIAG GM has wifi version and USB version

WIFI and USB connection

NO

Diagnosis

wireless basic diagnostic

wireless basic diagnostic

basic diagnosis

Programming

GM TIS2WEB online Service Programming System (SPS)

wireless online programming

 

offline programming ,such as European Chevrolet, Opel, but not for all cars

Online programming with TIS2000 on Saab/Opel (-2008)

Update

Firmware updatable

Software updatable

Firmware update

Update via 32MB Card

Activation

No need to activate

Yes, MDI need activation.

No need to activate

Supported protocols

CAN, UART, KW2000, Class2, GM LAN, etc.

UART, Class 2, KWP2000 and GMLAN (CAN)

CANdi interface

Supported vehicles

Vehicles to 2015 GM,

OPEL

vehicles from 1990-2014 GM,

Opel,

Chevrolet,

Saab,

Australia Holden (2010-2012)

vehicles from 1992-2013 GM,

SAAB,

OPEL,

UZUKI,

ISUZU,

Holden

Advantage

-cheap but with the same function as GM MDI

 

– WIFI and USB connection

-good for new cars

-can support software from original factory

-support offline & online programming

-cannot plug original software card, but can support original program

 

-easy to carry on

As you can see, GM MDI is the best GM 2009 - 2019 diagnostic and programming tool.

It is cheap (238eur with software and free delivery).

It is programming online, support offline programming for Opel Chevrolet.

If you want to program by using GM MDI, you need to buy account at GM MDI official site:

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

 

GM MDI Compatibility:

Device is compatible with GDS2 (Opel)

Device is compatible with Tech2Win (Opel, Hammer)

Device is not compatible with SAAB via Tech2Win

 

GM MDI Cars test reports yes and no:

1: SAAB 9-5, 2003, 3.0 TID- Yes

mine is 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 - Yes

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

2003 year too old - not interesting for me.

 

3: Saab 9-5, 2003, 3.0 - Yes

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

1: online - good, offline - bad

GM MDI good, interface works online.

update mdi 100%.

offline too bad for new cars.

 

2: wifi card compatible

So far, Chinese clone GM MDI with squ wifi card

 

3: wifi is not working but works fine 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:

http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/wholesale/gm-tech2-gm-diagnos...

GM MDI USB version:

http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/wholesale/gm-mdi-multiple-dia...

 

Part 2: Why GM MDI instead of Tech II scanner?

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.

 

Part 3: GM MDI alternative: VXDIAG VCX NANO GM device

Confirmed: VXDIAG VCX NANO GM device works as a clone to the GM MDI.

since it also comes with GDS2 as well to work on newer cars.

 

I ordered and received a VXDiag VCX Nano on Saturday. I currently have a Tech 2 clone unit.

I primarily bought it for the later cars which use GDS2/MDI, specifically a Chevy Cruze and a '15 C7. I also bought a refurbished HP Elitebook running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit on a dual core I5 processor.

 

The software CD that comes with the VCX Nano I received has two install routines with installation instructions that were brief and somewhat minimal. One install routine for Tech2Win and one for GDS2. The Tech2Win software installs and runs under native Win 7, and with not too much trouble that was up and running, and I could use it on an '01 Vette.

 

Install the VM player as admin (right click on it and select run as admin).

Once have vm player installed on your machine, forget all about the VM player app start icon, since you not going to use it, since the xp version it has set up under it, will not work with nothing else but GDS2.

Now copy the GDS2 folder from the disc, to somewhere on your drive (folder and the files in it).

Now in that GDS2 folder you just copied to your hard drive, your going to right click on the VM.vmx file inside that folder and select to open it with Vm player app (selected from programs from the list).

If you want a icon to click on to open the GDS2 program via VM player without having to go into the folder each time, do a copy on the VM.vmx file via the right click method, go over to your desk top, do a right click paste of it there to make a short cut, do another click on the shortcut icon you just pasted into desk top, go down to rename, and just change the shortcut name to GSD2. Now when you click on the new icon named GSD2 you just made, it will open up GDS2 in the vm player.

If you want the icon in the start drop down menu, then right click on it again, and select pin to start menu (classic in my case, since I run classic shell since windows 8).

Hence you don't start the GDS2 program by clicking on VM player, but by clicking on the vm.vmx file in the program, with it desinated to be opened up via VM player instead. Note if you do the GDS2 shortcut icon, make sure that is selected to open up with VM player as well.

 

Cons:

Someone think it sounds like the Nano is not an option for us novice users, Seems like a very difficult process.

 

Sum:GM MDI and VXDIAG VCX NANO for GM is the top choice for GM Opel Saab up to 2018 2019 diagnostic and programming. GM Tech2 clone for GM up to 2009 year.

 

Source:http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/service/gm-up-to-2018-2019-di...