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Old 06-06-2015, 02:19 AM   #1
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has anyone tried this? For $50 you get a few days of a license for a tech 2 on your PC. Much cheaper than anything a dealer would do. However it's not clear what hardware it supports. Certainly it works with GMs MDI but does it work with more common USB connectors?

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No idea but google has lots of info and YouTube has videos.
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Works with this for $500 (from what I can find): http://www.drewtech.com/technician/p...ongoosegm.html

This one's a MDI clone for under $200, probably needs "custom" Tech2Win software: http://www.obd2tuning.com/gm-mdi-tec...er-p-1673.html

These aren't proper GM cars so any non-GM hardware saying it supports GM without specifying Saturn might & might not support the S-Series fully.
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I would be carful..while tech2win is good for looking at codes and data..special functions&learn abilitys are limited...it does not cover all cars&trucks..very hit or miss in my experience..as im a current gm dealer tech with my own laptop/tec2&candi/mdi...many times I have sterted with tec2win and had to shift to tec2 as an output function was not available....tec2win was an experiment and is kinda on the back burner now that the mdi2 iscomming out this summer...haven't seen an update for tech2win in over a year and 2 yrs for tech2.....I cant speak to how tec2win will work with clones and the mongoose personaly. I have heard mixed results from other gm field techs who went that route to avoid paying the 1300 for an mdi(we don't get ant breaks in purchase price eather)..the mixed results I attribute to eather compatablity issues such as 32 bit or 64 bit opering system.version of windows,firewalls,malwear/virus softwear....the guy in question's abily
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Just curious if there were any updates to this thread. I would like to replace my BCM myself and would like to know what devices I'd need to program the new one. Are tech2 clones capable of doing that? Is a GM subscription required?
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You can swap in a new BCM if it is compatible by running the security reset. Must have the same number of connectors.
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I just picked up a Tech Two from E-bay for less than $500. Not sure if it's a clone or not, I'm thinking it is. It does some pretty fancy things. The Tech Two monopoly on the software may have run it's course, and the new CAN technology is here now. I think there are a lot of scanners out there for less than I paid especially when you are dealing with older vehicles.
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I just picked up a Tech Two from E-bay for less than $500. Not sure if it's a clone or not, I'm thinking it is. It does some pretty fancy things. The Tech Two monopoly on the software may have run it's course, and the new CAN technology is here now. I think there are a lot of scanners out there for less than I paid especially when you are dealing with older vehicles.
Sure but its important to differentiate between most scanners that just read the ODBII codes who's protocol is public domain vs scanners that read and update GM specific fields. Those scanners either require an expensive license fee paid to GM for the specifications or some kid in China taking a guess at what certain signals may do to your PCM usually by trying to reverse engineer what a real Tech 2 is doing but of course he's only looking at some specific car and making assumptions about the rest. The license fee is what makes expensive scanners more expensive.

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