Friday, May 26, 2017

How do I use GM TECH2 to replace Opel Corsa C ECU

This article is just sharing real experience when use GM Tech 2. Hope this helps someone.

I decided to invest in some tools to diagnose my Opel. After a couple weeks of searching all over ebay, aliexpress and other online store, I finally found the cheapest one on uobdii.com, they were very fast to respond and answer all of my questions. I exchanged emails with Customer service for about 3 days before I finally decided to purchase a tech 2 clone here. I ordered it on Tuesday and I picked it up at Friday (I missed the fed ex guy and you have to sign for it). Yes, it only took 3 days delivery!

I paid $349 for it. The quality of this is amazing. I would never be able to tell it was a clone. I hooked it up to my car and was able to replaces Opel Corsa-C ECU.
So here it is….
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Below is the procedure, I search and learn from forum members:
  1. Obtain all ECU pin codes especially second hand ECUs (immobilizer or engine). Scan old ECU to obtain VIN code and then obtain car passes to match.
    Obtain all keys they will be required at end of procedure. SPS program new engine ECU with vehicle engine code and VIN number.
    3. Configure engine ECU CAN configuration (Engine/ programming/ program CAN configuration)
    Configure engine ECU variant configuration (Engine/ programming/ program variant configuration)
    4. Reset engine ECU if second hand ECU use pin code from car pass (body/ immobilizer / additional functions/ reset engine ECU)
    Reset immobilizer (body/ immobilizer/ additional functions/ reset immobilizer)
    Reset BCM (body/ BCM/ additional functions /reset BCM)
    Reset instrument cluster (body/ instrument/ additional functions/ reset instrument)
    5. Program immobilizer function (engine and immobilizer): this will program everything together includes new keys. Have all keys programmed (body/ immobilizer/ programming/ program immobilizer function).
    Check and clear all fault codes Engine immobilizer dash BCM ABS and gearbox. Road test and recheck it.
Great! I can see GM Tech 2 replace a new engine ECU for Opel Corsa C successfully!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

China GM TECH 2 does everything a real Tech 2 does, how?

10-06-2014 Update:
I just placed my order GM TECH2 (SP23-C) which is the complete package with the 32 MB card from uobdii.com
10-10-2014 Update:
It still hasn’t shipped according to their website. I contacted them asking why it hasn’t shipped yet. They are quick to respond, GM TECH2 is out of stock now and hope I would be patient to wait another 3 days, they will try their best to arrange. She even informed me that she declared a $69.00 value to help keep my customs fees low. Since uobdii.com own good reputation, then I choose wait.
10-13-2014 Update:
I received a notice from the vendor that my GM TECH2  Scan tool  item  has  finally  shipped….. today!!!  I  got  a  DHL track number.
10-20-2014 Update: 
I received my Tech 2 today. It was a longer than expected shipping time but am quite happy with it so far. I have not yet used it and my first task will be to perform a CKP relearn. I’ll let you know how it goes in the following parts.
Here are some pics:
gm tech2 package 
  gm tech 2 whole package-02
gm tech2 test
Package: I did receive the TIS2000 software disc. It was in the bag along with the product stickers. So yeah, I got the full package.
What GM Tech 2 does?
I just performed a CKP sensor relearn and it went perfectly. No problems reported. I also performed a complete diagnostic of my ABS including the motor and EBCM. No problems reported. I also went for a drive for some real time data logging. All looked good. It was amazing to note all of the misfires that were being reported prior to the CKP relearn process. No misfires after the procedure.
Well gentlemen, this unit appears to do everything a real Tech 2 does. It works perfectly so far. The general quality of the unit also appears to be quite good with a robust case and very bright and clear screen. I am very satisfied so far. I know that I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of what it can do and I guess I will discover its various functions as time goes on. If anyone has any questions, please let me know.

What Windows Operation Tech2 is compatible?
I keep an old Windows XP laptop in the garage which has my service manuals for all my cars including the C5. At first I’m not sure what I can do with the TIS2000 software, then after I check find it’s working. Someone said VMWare works, and someone suggest Windows compatibility mode works sometimes. Try setting it for windows 7 compatibility and see if it works then, or try another mode like XP. I haven’t try this, and your options?
 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

How to unlock radio code and use vin relearn by gm tech 2?

Here is the step-by-step instruction on clear radio theftlock for GM (GM, SAAB, OPEL, SUZUKI, ISUZU and HOLDEN) models with GM Tech 2 scan tool.
Tools needed:
GM Tech2 diagnostic scan tool
 vetronix-gm-tech-2-obd-diagnostic-scanner-tool-with-
Tech II Theft-lock procedure:
Well setup CANDI module with Tech 2 main unit, connect Tech2 scanner with vehicle 
1.       Select “Diagnostics” at the Main Menu screen
2.       At the Vehicle Identification screen, select the following options:
– Model Year >>> (radio came from an 04 Escalade or whatever)
LD Trk, MPV, Incomplete;
3. Select “Body” at the System Selection Menu screen
4. At the Vehicle Identification screen, select the following:
–          Appropriate model
–          Appropriate Air Conditioning
–          Navigation Radio
5. Select “Navigation Radio” at the “Body” screen
6. Select “Special Functions” at the “Radio” screen
7. Select “VIN Relearn” at the “Special Functions” screen
8. At the “VIN Relearn” screen, the Tech2 will display “Do you want to clear radio theft information?”
9. To begin clearing, press the soft touch key on the top right of the scan tool. The scan tool will display “Clearing Radio Theft in Progress.”
10. Press “EXIT on the scan tool and cycle the ignition.
NOTE:
1.       The radio theft will learn the VIN. Without learning the VIN, the radio will display a locked message (LOC or LOCKED).
2.       Another way is to see if the sound works by installing the radio, and not turning the key to ON, just ACC. that will work the radio for a test.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

GM Tech 2 Program Key Fobs for 06 Chevrolet

This post is on 2006 Chevrolet program key fobs using GM TECH2 with 32MB card and CANdi module.

Car model and year:
2006 Chevrolet
Purpose:
Program Key Fobs
Tool to use:
Tech 2 GM Scan Tool with  GM Tech 2 32MB Memory card (updated) and the CANdi module (as cheap as $279 at uobdii.com, original is as much as $3000)


Procedure:
Install the GM Tech 2 scan tool
Turn ON the ignition with the engine OFF

Power On the Scan Tool
Click “Enter”
Main Menu > F0: DIAGNOSTICS


Vehicle identification – Model Year > (9) 2006


Vehicle identification – Product Type > Passenger Car


Vehicle identification – Product Make > (1) Chevrolet


Vehicle identification – Product Line > A


Diagnostics > F6: Body and Accessories


Vehicle identification – Service Categories > Keyless Entry

Body and Accessories > F5: Module Setup


Module Setup > F0: Body Control Module


Body Control Module > F0: Program Key Fobs


Program Key Fobs > F0: Invalidate all key fobs


Click “Continue”.


Click “Continue”.


Click “No” when get message “would you please program another key fob”


Procedure complete


Friday, May 12, 2017

GM Tech2 Clone Diagnostic Scanner Feedback

I start this post for GM Tech2 Clone Diagnostic Scanner from uobdii.com to put together the feedback of the users what’s working what’s not working?
……OK
– Used my GM tech2 to retrofit tcs and marry a non divorced cd changer.
tech-2-handheld-scanner
-It is a tech 2, reads everything a genuine one does. Heck, it’s probably made in the same factory as a genuine one with a different sticker on it. Used it to pinpoint bad air bag sensors, turned on the tpms on both our Z’s.

– It works exactly like any others I’ve used at gm dealers over the years

– $339 for a brand new tech2 with a CANDI module all the cables and adapters and case is great
-connected to my intimidator ss and everything was there
tech-2
– Change one of my c5s that is canadien to US to disable the auto headlights because they don’t always open when they should and when they do work right they come on too early.

– You have to specify GM English when you order the unit. There are a lot of other cards for different languages Saab, Holden, etc

– Is now fully functional for F body, C5 and C6, It cost me a lot more than the initial $1000 that I thought was a good deal.

– Plugin to my ’08 93 Aero and play around with the typical body and key features. My primary reason for picking up the Tech II was to program a spare key. I figured ~$500+ at a dealer or ~$400 on my own would be well worth it…obviously if I received a working, defect free, unit.
– Programming a key and changing some of the standard comfort features.
– Able to get security access using an old Dell laptop from my IT guy’s graveyard.
– Programming a new key was easily as 1-2-3
– Changed my key-unlock settings to all at first press, and then lock on drive off/open on key out was a snap.

– If you had a Tech2, you could possibly talk to the dealer and have them access their TIS system to load the BCM or PCM calibration to your Tech2. Some may do it.
If you can’t do that, just buy additional TIS2000 with USB key.

– Hooked it up to test engine, ABS, transmission etc, stored DTCs, Freeze Frame, live data all the test result were displayed on the large, easy –to-read backlit screen. It helped to carry out accurate and stable diagnostic function.
– Compared with GM MDI, Tech2 covers more vehicles including OPEL, GM, SAAB, and Isuzu.

-used it on my GMC for air bag warning

-Tried it on my 2006 Silverado & worked ok.

– The tis 2000 needs windows XP, Vista, win8.1, Win 7 32 bit.

– Able to easily and completely program out the TPMS system

– I have used mine to do two crank sensor re=learns and did the brake bleed on mine for the EBCM flush and it worked fine

– I am fairly certain it works on all GM cars til 2013. I have used it on my 03 GMC full size pickup, and my sisters 07 Trailblazer !!!! (and my 99 vette of course).

-If you have a 1997-2000, the TPMS is in the firmware and cannot be programmed. With the addition of the Z06 in 2001-2004, it can be programmed.

– Bleed the ABS ok.

– Used to cycle and bleed the ABS brakes on my C6 ok

-Plugged it in to my 2011 Z06, and activated the Afterblow feature. I also cleared some old DTC codes that were in history. It works just fine and the quality feels genuine. It’s a pretty good knock off. Even came with all of the stickers from the Veltronix manufacturer. I assume they are knock off too.

– Used it to program my key fobs for my malibu but also have 4 other chevys

……Fail
– GM tech2 would NOT work with All C5’s, if you are going to use it on a C6,, make SURE you have the CAN D modules.
– Cars only, no trucks, you are advise to use Allscanner VCX HD heavy duty.
In conclusion:
Tech2 GM clone will never let you down, all works fine.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

GM Tech 2 Recovery Engine Control Module

This is step-by-step instruction on how to do engine control module recovery on Cadillac cars.
modules tested successfully with the tools and guide below:
2009 Buick Enclave
2007-2009 Cadillac CTS, SRX, STS
2009 Chevrolet Traverse
2007 GMC Acadia
2009 GMC Acadia
2007 Saturn OUTLOOK
2009 Saturn OUTLOOK
Diagnostic tool:
GM MDI module/
GM Tech 2 scanner


Engine control module recovery procedure:
1. Disconnect the programming device.
2. Power down the control modules connected to the GMLAN bus by disconnecting the positive battery cable for 2 minutes.
3. Reconnect the positive battery cable.
4. Determine which programming device will be used to perform the recovery steps.
If using MDI, connect to the programming station or Notebook using a cable (LAN). Proceed to Step 5 and then Steps 6-8.
If using a Tech 2 proceed to Steps 6-8.
5. Reboot the programming station or Notebook. This is to make sure nothing is in memory.
OBD2 Note: Selecting Replace and Reprogram from the Select Diagnostic Tool and Process Screen is REQUIRED because some of the calibrations may be erased from the initial attempt to reprogram the module.
6. Reprogram the engine control module. Select Replace and Reprogram from the Select Diagnostic Tooland Process Screen.
7. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the programming event.
8. Clear all DTCs using the GM Tech 2 or GDS.

Friday, May 5, 2017

GM Tech2 clone program ECU with SPS in TIS2000

Here is the step-by-step instruction on programming GM (General Motors) ECUs with Tech2 scanner and SPS (Service Programming System) application in TIS2000.
NOTE:
Before using the SPS, make sure that the Tech 2 scan tool and the pc contain the latest software, the battery of the vehicle is fully charged, only the ignition is on power, and all cables are connected properly. TIS2000 will not work on 2007 up GM, and software must work together with TIS2000 USB key. If you need to program Saab ECU, you had to use Saab TIS2000 and USB dongle.
Main steps:
Step 1: Instruction for TIS2000 software
Step 2: Data request
Step 3: Data exchange
Step 4: Program ECU
Alternative Programming with “Pass Thru”
Check Programming result
Step 1: Instruction for TIS2000 software
1.Connect the Tech II to the pc.
Note: The hardware key (HWK) has to be registered prior to working with ‘Service Programming System’. To register a hardware key, the form that is enclosed with the hardware key kit has to be filled in and sent to the address at the top. In case the form is missing, the document is also in the TIS 2000 newsletter (see icon in the TIS 2000 tool bar). At first, the user receives a temporary code until the key is registered on the next TIS 2000 CD.
Hardware keys that have already been registered are still valid!
To register the hardware key select ‘Hardware Key Registration’ in the menu ‘Configuration’.
TIS2000 installation video guide
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6UYSa1zJBw
  1. Start TIS 2000 on the pc.
  1. Select the application ‘Service Programming System’ on the TIS 2000 start page.

4. On ‘Select Diagnostic Tool and Programming Process’ (picture below) screen make the desired selection for
1) the used Tech2 diagnostic tool
2) the reprogramming of an ECU that was not exchanged or the replacement/programming of a new ECU
3) the ECU location.

  1. Click “Next” button to continue.
Step 2: Data Request
  1. Connect Tech 2 scanner to vehicle. Power on device – “Tech 2” is displayed on the screen, then press “ENTER”.
  1. Turn ignition to ON without start the engine!!!
  1. Select “F1: Service Programming System (SPS)” in the main menu.
  1. Press “F0: Request Info” on Tech 2.
  1. If Tech 2 has already stored vehicle data they will be displayed now. In that case, Tech 2 asks you to either use the current data (hold data) or request further information from the ECU (continue).
  1. For the selection of “Next” the vehicle has to be identified as requested by Tech 2.
Note: Depending on the model year and the selected model either a reprogramming of the ECU (F0: Engine) or of the TCM (F1: Transmission) can be selected.
  1. During the Request Info the Tech 2 receives information from the selected device. If the ECU was replaced a “Request Info” has to be performed for the NEW unit. Since the new ECU is not programmed on delivery, the retrieved information is not complete. For that reason, TIS 2000 gives instructions as how to enter the missing vehicle data.
  1. Follow the instructions on the Tech 2. Then press “Exit” on the Tech 2, switch it off and disconnect it from the vehicle.

Step 3: Data exchange

  1. Connect Tech 2 to the pc, switch it on, and click on ‘Next’ on the pc.
  2. Confirm VIN or, if necessary, enter correct VIN, then select ‘Next’.

  1. Validate vehicle data and, if necessary, change with the pull-down menus.
  2. Click on ‘Next’. Button

  1. A new window displays a “Summary” (follow below) with the selected data. Continue with ‘Next’. Select “Reprog” button to download the latest calibration data onto the TechII diagnostic tool.
Note: It is not possible to reprogram an ECU with the same software version.

  1. The window ‘Transfer Data’ is displayed. A bar shows the progress of the download.
At the end of the download, a window is displayed with the request to connect the Tech 2 to the vehicle in order to finish the programming process.

  1. After the closing of the SPS application the TIS 2000 start screen is again displayed. Finally, switch off the Tech 2 and disconnect it from the pc.
Step 4: Program ECU
  1. Connect Tech 2 to the vehicle.
  2. Switch on Tech 2 – start screen appears.
  3. Turn ignition (Do not start motor!).
  4. Press “Enter” in the Tech 2 start screen.
  5. Select “F1: Service Programming System” in the main menu and then “F1: Program ECU”.
  6. Follow the instructions on the Tech 2 screen.
  7. During the download the Tech 2 screen shows the message “Programming in Progress”.
  8. At the end of the download the Tech 2 shows the message “Programming was successful”. The button “Exit” leaves the program. First, turn off the ignition of the vehicle, then switch off the Tech 2 and disconnect it from the vehicle.
  9. Turn off ignition for 30 seconds before starting the motor. Additional information is available in the section “Check programming”.
Alternative Programming with “Pass Thru”
In addition to the procedure described above, there is an alternative programming mode called “Pass Thru”. In that case, the data are directly downloaded from the pc to the ECU in the vehicle.
Although the Tech 2 is still needed in that mode, the data entry and the download control is done directly at the pc. Altogether, that method is faster, and it is recommended when a pc with TIS 2000 is within 3m of the vehicle.
  1. Connect Tech 2 to the vehicle.
  2. Connect Tech 2 to the PC switch on Tech 2.
  3. Start TIS 2000 on the PC.
  4. Select the icon ‘Service Programming System’ (Fig. 1) on the TIS 2000 start page.
  5. Start TIS 2000 on the PC.
  6. On the screen ‘Select Diagnostic Tool and Programming Process’ (See picture below) make a selection for
***Pass-Thru mode
***the reprogramming of an ECU that was not exchanged or the replacement/programming of a new ECU
***the ECU location.
Then clock ‘Next’ button.

Check programming result
After every repgrogramming of an ECU a test to check the successful programming has to perform as follows:
  1. turn off ignition
  2. wait for at least 30 seconds
  3. start motor to confirm the successful programming
  4. If the motor doesn’t start this points at an error. After the replacement of an ECU it has to be made sure that the necessary programming of the immobilizer was successful.