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Old 05-28-2019, 09:02 PM   #21
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.....The Tis2Web website connects via USB, USB to RS-232, to the RS-232 plug on the Tech 2. Tis2Web puts the Tech 2 into passthrough mode and uses it as an interface to program the car via the diagnostic link cable (through the CANdi adapter). Yeah, lots of stuff chained together to do this, but it works fine.

This should help a lot. In particular, if you need an USB to RS-232 adapter, be sure to use one on this list:


I used the Tripp-lite with no problems.
I tried the TRENDnet and it failed, even though it's listed here.
Just bought the Tripp Lite Keyspan High-Speed USB to Serial Adapter, PC & Mac (USA-19HS) from Amazon.

Thanks for your help. I'm new to this, but I am tech savy, (got a degree in IT). Just never used any tech stuff in the field of the automotive industry. Hope you dont mind me asking too may questions....after all you did write, "I purchased a clone Tech 2, ask me anything"....LOL

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Old 05-28-2019, 09:08 PM   #22
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Just bought the Tripp Lite Keyspan High-Speed USB to Serial Adapter, PC & Mac (USA-19HS) from Amazon.

Thanks for your help. I'm new to this, but I am tech savy, (got a degree in IT). Just never used any tech stuff in the field of the automotive industry. Hope you dont mind me asking too may questions....after all you did write, "I purchased a clone Tech 2, ask me anything"....LOL
Well,bthe OP saidbthat but I'm glad to help!

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Old 05-29-2019, 09:31 PM   #23
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Good lord another senior moment....brain gears in my head are at extended mileage phase. Too bad the Chinese aren't making human clones...

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Old 05-29-2019, 09:55 PM   #24
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Default Re: I purchased a clone Tech 2, ask me anything.

Heh, you can ask me a bunch of questions too. I don't mind in the least.

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Old 06-01-2019, 02:15 PM   #25
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Alright so I plug in the tech 2.

Turn ignition on.

From the main menu I select SPS.

After requesting info there's no listing for Saturn?

What needs to be done?

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Old 06-02-2019, 11:49 AM   #26
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Nothing but communication errors through www.acdelcotds.com. I'm in SPS everything is downloaded and installed and working. But trying to get the server to communicate....no bueno!!

M4404: Please restart your Programming interface and press OK to retry! Press CANCEL to abort.

That's as far as I got...

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Old 06-09-2019, 06:34 PM   #27
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Unfortunately I don't have an answer as I never got to/needed the programming capabilities of the Tech 2. Maybe you have to use the TIS2000 software as the primary interface?

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Old 06-10-2019, 06:44 AM   #28
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That's okay. It seems like the Tech2 is not communicating with the computer. Tried both TDS and TIS. Tried it with the OEM RS-232 com port, (my Desktop has a functioning one). And the Tripp adapter. To no avail. Whenever I go to SPS the communication fails. Perhaps something was updated that prevents these clones entry or the software is not compatible any longer?

Anyway got me a VXDIAG VCX NANO. Now that's one fast and cool tool! It's the same software that the Tech2 uses only that you see it right up on your Destop/Laptop's screen, (Tech2Win Diagnostic Software).

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Old 06-29-2019, 09:25 PM   #29
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Default Re: I purchased a clone Tech 2, ask me anything.

I've tossed around the idea of buying one of these for my other GM of the household (a 2004 Chevy Blazer) to change some things around like turning off the auto headlights, and just have it on hand for other things that may come up between it and the Saturn...

Are you saying these clones no longer work, like they don't communicate with GM's servers any more and function?

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