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How to install TIS2000 GlobalTIS for GM Tech2 Scanner

Tutorial: GM Tech2 diagnostic scan tool software install for SAAB, OPEL, GM, ISUZU, Suzuki and Holden, esp. how-to’s of GlobalTIS or TIS2000 install and crack issues

 

Part 1: How to install Windows XP on a computer

Part 2: How to disable Delayed Write for USB drive via Device Manager

Part 3: Tech 2 bin file and software download

Part 4: How to install & crack TIS2000

Part 5: How to install & crack GlobalTIS

 

Let’s live-stream-ish this.

 

Part 1: PC requirement and Windows XP install

 

All of the Tech 2 software is intended to work with Windows XP Professional, 32-bit. It may be possible to use the software using another OS, but results are hit or miss. Broadly speaking, you will probably have good luck with a 32-bit version of Windows 7 and every step you move away from that OS towards current it’s going to be more difficult.

 

Similarly, all Tech 2 software is intended to be used over a physical serial (“COM”) port. It may be possible to use the software over a simulated serial port such as a USB to serial adapter, but results are hit or miss. There are a couple specific adapters that are generally considered to work better than others (perhaps someone would care to offer ones they have gotten working, and someone can update this post).

 

For the purposes of this tutorial, we are going to use Windows XP Pro 32-bit running directly on a PC with a physical serial port.

What I have:

 

  1. Dell Vostro 320 – this is a c2010 all-in-one computer that still has native support for Windows XP and has a physical serial port. Mine has an Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 and 3gb of RAM – it’s way more than the Tech 2 software needs but will work great.
  2. Dell Windows XP SP3 physical CD that I’m using to install XP fresh.
  3. Chinese clone GM Tech 2, from obdii365.com.
  4. Three PCMCIA cards from the same place. Two are Saab-English 148 and one is GM-English 33.004
  5. 16gb flash drive. (Believe me, you want this)

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I need to assume you know how to install Windows XP on a computer.

 

There are simply way too many variables to explain how to do this. If you don’t know how, there are lots of tutorials out there that can help you.

We are going to pick up right after you’ve done a fresh install of Windows XP on your computer. I would highly recommend you do this – picking up someone’s 10 year old computer and hoping it just works opens you up to world of pain – old anti-virus software, questionable Java installations, corrupted registries, blah blah. XP is old and stupid, you’re best served starting over.

 

As I write this, I am just finishing up installing Windows XP Pro SP3 on my Dell Vostro 320. When it’s done, the system will reboot and ask me some questions:

 

  1. Do I want to change my display settings? Yes I do.
  2. Do I want to turn on automatic updates? No I don’t, not right now.
  3. My name? I like User, because it’s non-committal.

 

It’s then going to log me on. The first thing I am going to do is open Device Manager:

 

  1. Click the Start menu
  2. Right click on My Computer
  3. Choose Properties
  4. Choose the Hardware tab
  5. Click Device Manager

 

and look at all the devices that have yellow question marks next to them, probably hanging out under Other Devices, indicating there are no device drivers. There are two things you are likely going to want to do:

 

  1. Get a video driver installed so you can fully use the various Tech 2 applications and, most likely, WIS and EPC. If you have a Display driver called “Standard VGA” or an Other Device called “Video Controller” you are going to need a driver. For XP-era machines, there are going to be three main sources of video drivers – Intel, AMD/ATI, and Nvidia. You are going to need to know who you need to hit up to get your video driver. I probably can’t help you with that.

 

  1. Make sure your chipset drivers are installed to ensure Windows is managing your chipset properly as otherwise, you could have serial port and USB issues. If you have a bunch of unknown devices called “PCI Device,” you’re probably missing some chipset drivers. As with the video drivers, Intel, AMD/ATI, and Nvidia are the common chipset manufacturers for the aughts. You need to know what chipset you have. I probably can’t help with that.

 

The rest of the stuff – things like sound devices and network devices, really aren’t important. In fact, to some degree, you really don’t want network devices working – that can potentially hamstring your Tech 2 experience and We The People of the Internet don’t need your dinosaur OS spreading viruses around the tubes. So, you’re in good shape not having network drivers installed.

 

If you have a Dell computer, getting drivers for your system is easy. Look on the back or bottom of your computer and find the 7-digit Service Tag. Alternatively:

 

  1. Click the Start Menu
  2. Click All Programs
  3. Click Accessories
  4. Click Command Prompt
  5. In the black Command Prompt window that appears, type:

 

wmic bios get serial number

 

and press Enter.

  1. After Windows installs wmic (it happens automatically) it will return the Serial Number of your PC, which also happens to be your Service Tag. (Yes, I am so lazy I’m not even going to turn this machine around)

 

ON A DIFFERENT COMPUTER:

 

  1. Visit www.dell.com
  2. Click Support -> Support by Product
  3. Type in the Service Tag you just obtained
  4. Click Drivers & Downloads
  5. You will probably need to locate the option “Operating System” and choose “Change OS” to Windows XP
  6. Stick that 16gb flash drive into the computer and start downloading drivers
  7. Once the drivers you need are downloaded, take that 16gb flash drive into your DeLorean… I mean old computer, and install them one by one. It’s lots of fun!

 

 

Part 2: How to disable Delayed Write for USB drive via Device Manager

 

I would also go ahead and disable Delayed Write for your USB drive via Device Manager:

 

  1. Click the Start menu
  2. Right-click on My Computer
  3. choose Properties.
  4. Click on the Hardware tab.
  5. Click on the Device Manager button.
  6. Find your in the list, probably under “Disk Drives.”
  7. Right-click on the device and choose Properties.
  8. Click on the Policies tab.
  9. Uncheck Enable write caching on disk.
  10. Click on OK.

 

Why do this? Because delayed writes on removable drives are annoying. While it’s on, you will need to “Safely Eject Hardware” every time you want to remove that USB drive. You’re going to be moving it around a lot, Ejecting every time gets old fast. Microsoft was smart and disabled delayed writes on Vista/7/8/10 by default… which is why you don’t need to Eject drives from those newer OSs. So, seriously, just disable it on your XP machine as well.

 

Be sure you finish up your installation with a reboot. It’s XP, it never hurts.

At this point, you should have a functional XP machine, c2008, so you have about seven years worth of updates to install. Fortunately, there is an easy way. Take your 16gb flash drive, plug it back into the other computer – the one with an internet connection – and go to

 

https://ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=133918#133918

 

Scroll down a bit to the Windows XP Unofficial SP4 Download Locations and download it from Google Drive. Click the Google Drive link, locate the WindowsXP-USP4-v[whatever the current version is]-x86-ENU.exe file, right click on it, and choose download. It’s about 1gb, it will take a while.

Once it’s done, take that flash drive back to your time machine computer and get to installing. Remember, XP only supports USB 2.0 at best, so installation is going to take a while!

 

I’m going to do that now.

 

 

 

Part 3: Tech 2 bin file and software download

 

While Unofficial XP SP4 is installing, let’s go ahead and talk about Tech 2 and Saab specialty software.

You’re going to need it, and the downloads total around 5gb so it will take a while.

 

Tech 2 software download:

All in one: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AuMFf5LIARiPhoFnPRPppeYFz_RnTw  (unknown security)

Tis2000: http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/tis2000-cd-and-usb-key-for-gm-tech2-gm-car-model.html(tested)

32MB PC Card with all GM software: http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/32mb-card-for-gm-tech2gmopelsaabisuzuholden-1606.html (tested)

 

In that onedrive link you’ll find two folders. The first is PDFs, which contains a bunch of stuff you don’t care about. The second is Software, and you care very, very much about the contents of this folder. Click on it. I know you want to.

 

Inside the Software folder are some more folders, so let’s talk about them:

 

BIN Files: Contains a bunch of PCMCIA card images. This is the software that makes Tech 2 work. Each BIN file represents one PCMCIA card’s worth of data. Assuming you were smart and ordered a Saab-English 148 card with your Tech 2, you can safely ignore the files in this folder. If you did not, you will want to download the Saab 148.bin file. Hang onto it, we’ll circle back to these BIN files later. (In case anyone is curious, PCMCIA BIN files have nothing to do with bins commonly referred to when tuning cars – don’t get confused) You can almost certainly safely ignore the rest of the contents of this folder.

 

GlobalTIS: Contains a gigantic ZIP file which includes GlobalTIS and the crack for it. You need this. Start downloading.

 

TIS2000: Contains a medium sized 7zip file which includes TIS2000 and the crack for it. You need this. Start downloading.

 

Miscellaneous: Contains two subfolders. Tech 2 Card Writer is a cool little utility that allows you to write the BIN files we discussed earlier to a PCMCIA card installed in your Tech 2. This is great because it means the XP computer you’re building right this second doesn’t need a PCMCIA card slot of its own. ALL WIN. Download the card_writer.exe file from this subfolder. Memory Card Explorer contains a utility that lets you look around on PCMCIA cards. This is probably not useful for most people. You can download it, but you probably won’t use it. Do note that nobody bothered to ZIP up the Memory Card Explorer, so you need to download that entire folder by right clicking it and choosing download. Don’t try to download all those files inidividually. That sounds awful.

 

User Guides: Man, if people read the manuals we probably wouldn’t need this thread, so don’t start now. Ignore this folder.

 

WIS: Contains another huge file that is the Saab Workshop Information System installer. This version has been modified so it will run properly on later operating systems. You want this, start downloading.

 

Depending on your internet connection and Microsoft’s bandwidth generosity, these downloads could take a while. For the big ones – GlobalTIS and WIS – I would highly recommend downloading one at a time for maximum throughput. It really sucks when you have a slow download and something interrupts you…

 

Download all this stuff to your newer/faster computer – don’t put it straight on the flash drive. We need to do some things to these files before moving them over to Old Faithful.

 

 

Part 4: How to install & crack TIS2000 for Tech2 use

 

If you’re at this point, you should have:

 

  1. A old, awful computer running Windows XP SP3, fully patched and up to date using Unofficial SP4, with potentially a bare minimum of device drivers

 

  1. Your new, wonderful computer with bunch of downloads from onedrive

 

First up, let’s get TIS2000 running.

 

To get that going, you need to download and install 7zip. Visit this site:

http://www.7-zip.org/download.html

 

and download the appropriate version of 7zip for the OS on your newer, internet connected computer. Once it’s downloaded, go ahead and install 7zip.

 

Once 7zip is installed, find 7zip File Manager on your Start menu and run it. By default, it will open up your Downloads directory, which is probably where you’ve put THE “TIS 2000 Dongle Crack.7z” file you downloaded earlier. If you did not put it in your Downloads directory, you’ll need to go find it!

 

Once you’ve located “TIS 2000 Dongle Crack.7z” in the 7zip File Manager, double click on it. It will open and a display a folder called “TIS2000 Dongle Crack!” You get to double click on that, too! In there you will find several folders and files.

 

Plug in your trusty 16gb flash drive. Make a folder on that flash drive called TIS2000, then navigate into your new TIS2000 folder.

 

Now, in 7zip File Manager select all six items and drag them into the TIS2000 folder you just made on your flash drive. It may take quite some time to finish EVEN AFTER THE STATUS WINDOW DISAPPEARS, be patient and wait for Windows to finish.

 

Once it’s done, take the flash drive from new computer to old.

We’re going to install TIS2000.

 

  1. Open up the flash drive on the old computer
  2. Double click on the TIS2000 folder
  3. Double click on the Saab TIS2000 2.2008 folder
  4. Double click on the cosids folder
  5. Double click on SETUP.EXE (there are several files named setup, or similar to setup – you need SETUP.EXE, it has the icon of a car connected to a Tech 2 which, you know, makes sense)
  6. The installer will ask a few questions. CHOOSE ALL THE DEFAULTS. CHANGE NOTHING.

 

The installer takes a while. Be patient.

 

After TIS2000 is installed, you need to install the dongle emulator.

 

  1. Open up the flash drive on the old computer
  2. Double click on the TIS2000 folder
  3. Double click on the Drivers folder
  4. Double click on DDINST32.EXE
  5. Choose Express installation
  6. When it’s done, choose Exit

 

Now we need to install the crack.

 

  1. Click on the Start Menu
  2. Choose Run
  3. In the Run dialog box, type

 

c:\program files\cosids\bin

 

and press OK

  1. Open up the flash drive on the old computer
  2. Drag id.dll from the flash drive window to the c:\program files\cosids\bin window. Windows will ask if you want to replace the existing file. Choose YES.
  3. Drag SCAControlUI.exe from the flash drive window to the c:\program files\cosids\bin window. Windows will ask if you want to replace the existing file. Choose YES.
  4. Close the c:\program files\cosids\bin window.
  5. Click on the Start Menu
  6. Choose Run
  7. In the Run dialog box type:

 

c:\windows\system32

 

and press OK

  1. Choose Show the contents of this folder
  2. Open up the flash drive on the old computer
  3. Double click on the Dongle folder
  4. Drag each of the files – GOODKEY.SSI and SSIPDDP.SYS – from the Dongle folder to the c:\windows\system32 folder. MAKE SURE YOU DRAG THESE FILES INTO C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 AND NOT ONE OF THE OTHER SUBFOLDERS IN THERE BY ACCIDENT.

 

You have successfully installed TIS2000.

 

Note that: the easy way to have a TIS2000 crack: http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/tis2000-cd-and-usb-key-for-gm-tech2-gm-car-model.html  (cracked, no need crack yourself)

 

 

Part 5: How to install GobalTIS and crack it for use

 

Okay, now let’s get going with GlobalTIS.

There are more hoops to jump through here, so get ready.

 

The first thing you need to do is locate the GlobalTIS.zip you downloaded previously from onedrive. We can go ahead an unzip it on the newer computer:

 

  1. Right click on the GlobalTIS.zip file
  2. Choose Extract or Extract All (depends on which version of Windows you’re using)
  3. Change nothing, just click Extract

 

When it’s done, a new window will open. This is a new folder called GlobalTIS that contains all the files in GlobalTIS.zip.

 

First, locate Saab Global TIS 2010-1.iso – This is an “ISO image” of the GlobalTIS install DVD. What we do here depends on what operating system your newer computer is.

 

If you are using Windows Vista you’re insane. But, if you’ve got that or Windows 7 your easy option is to stick a blank DVD in your drive write that ISO out to a physical disk.

 

If you are using Windows 8 or Windows 10, you can actually view the content of that ISO without burning it out to a physical disk. One you have access to the content, you can copy them to your 16gb flash drive and install from there. I think – I’ve not tried this, but I will give it a go in the near future. Windows 8 and Windows 10 still have the option to burn ISOs to physical media.

 

Even if you’re using Windows Vista or 7, you can install software to view the contents. Visit this URL:

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down….aspx?id=38780

 

and install the Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel.

 

Now, all that said – because I do not have firsthand experience installing GlobalTIS from a flash drive and because there are a lot of variables in making that happen, we’re going to proceed by burning that ISO image to a physical DVD… that will be the same experience across all PCs. So, if you know what you’re doing with mounting ISOs and whatnot, go for it. The rest of the class is going to make a future plastic frisbee.

 

  1. Put a blank DVD in your DVD drive (if Windows pops up with an Autoplay window, just “x” out of it)
  2. Locate Saab Global TIS 2010-1.iso in the GlobalTIS folder we made a minute ago
  3. Right click on Saab Global TIS 2010-1.iso
  4. Select Burn Disc Image
  5. After the Windows Disc Image Burner loads, click Burn

 

This process will take a little while, so be patient.

 

While it’s burning, we can do some other things!

 

Click on your Start Menu and go find 7-zip File Manager from earlier. Click on it. By default, it will open up your Downloads directory, which is probably where you’ve put the “GlobalTIS.zip” file, *and* where we made the GlobalTIS folder just a minute ago. If you did not put it in your Downloads directory, you’ll need to go find it! In 7-Zip File Manager, double click on the GlobalTIS FOLDER (NOT the GlobalTIS.zip file). Double click on SAAB GLOBALTIS KEYGEN.rar. Inside are two files – KeyGen.bat and KeyGen.class.

 

  1. Plug your 16gb flash back into the newer computer if it’s not already.
  2. Open it up, and make a new folder called keygen.
  3. Drag the two files – KeyGen.bat and KeyGen.class – from the 7-zip File Manager to the keygen folder you just made on the flash drive
  4. Close 7-zip File Manage

 

Finally, copy the Java 6 for global tis.exe file from your GlobalTIS folder to the flash drive.

 

Now, we have one last prepatory thing to do. Go here:

 

https://www.foxitsoftware.com/products/pdf-reader/

 

and get yourself a FREE DOWNLOAD of Foxit PDF Reader. Save it to the flash drive.

 

You should now have:

 

  1. A DVD with the GlobalTIS program
  2. A flash drive with a folder called keygen that has two files in it
  3. Java 6 for global tis.exe on your flash drive
  4. FoxitReader83_enu_Setup_Prom.exe on your flash drive

 

Take the flash drive from the computer, and return it that old busted XP rig you got on Ebay.

 

  1. Open up the flash drive
  2. Double click on Java 6 for global tis.exe
  3. Run through the Java installer – it will only take a second.

 

Note the last screen after Java installs: Java will periodically check for updates. This is one of those reasons you don’t want this computer connected to the internet – you do NOT want Java updating. It’s important.

 

After Java has installed, let’s run Internet Explorer one time to be sure it works. Click on the Start Menu, click on Internet. You may be prompted to answer some questions – I encourage you to answer those questions and NOT to click “Ask me later.” Just get it over with.

 

Everything look good? Great.

 

Now we need to install the PDF viewer software. Open up the flash drive and double click on FoxitReader83_enu_Setup_Prom.exe to start the installation. Don’t change any of the options, just click Next through the entire process. When it’s done, click Finish and Foxit will open. Choose Not Now, exit Foxit.

 

Place the DVD you just burned into the XP machine’s drive. Autoplay should take over – after a few seconds you will get the InstallAnywhere window and a moving status bar. If you do not, you jumped ahead and turned off Autorun, shame on you. You’re either with me or against me.

 

Run through the GlobalTIS installer, which primarily consists of clicking OK and Next a few times. Do not change the default install path, don’t change the installation type, don’t change the host, don’t change ports, don’t configure a mail server, don’t add a proxy. OK and Next is all you do UNTIL you get to the Dealer Code. Type in a 6-digit number of your choosing. REMEMBER THE SIX DIGIT NUMBER. I used 599599!

 

GlobalTIS takes an eternity to install, be patient. Lots and lots of tiny files.

 

 

 

If you’re like me, you probably disappeared a 22oz of Drake’s while you waited for GlobalTIS to install, so things may get a little rough. Stick with it. You can do anything you put your mind to.

 

At long last you get to click Done, and GlobalTIS is installed.

Now we need to crack GlobalTIS.

 

First, locate the GlobalTIS icon on your desktop. Double click on it. Internet Explorer will load, and it will probably take a long time before anything happens. Be patient, let it sit there.

 

IE will eventually respond with a popup advising you information sent over the internet isn’t secure. That’s cool, make sure the “Don’t show this…” box is checked and click Yes.

 

Look at the top of the screen, and note the warning “Intranet settings are turned off by default….” We need to turn them back on, so click on the banner where it says “Click for options” and choose Enable Intranet Settings. You will get a warning dialog, click Yes.

 

You will be returned to the GlobalTIS registration page. You need to pay attention here:

 

  1. Click Edit Dealership Data
  2. Fill out EVERYTHING. The data is going nowhere, use whatever information you like, BUT note the Dealership ID. Use the same ID you provided earlier. If you’re me, that’d be 599599.
  3. Click Save when you’re done.
  4. You will be notified the dealer data has been stored, click OK.
  5. Don’t change the user count, don’t change the brand subscription
  6. Click Email/Fax Registration
  7. IE will pop up asking for a place to save a file. The default is My Documents. Just leave it, click Save.
  8. Click Close to dismiss the download dialog
  9. In the GlobalTIS window, click the Logout button.
  10. Confirm you wish to log out.
  11. Close Internet Explorer

 

Next we need to get some information.

 

  1. Click on the Start menu
  2. Click on My Documents
  3. Double click on the file called “registration” – this is the file GlobalTIS made just a minute ago
  4. Foxit will open and display a PDF with a GM Europe Header.
  5. Scroll to the bottom and find the Request ID and the Software Key
  6. Click on the Start menu
  7. Click on All Programs
  8. Click on Accessories
  9. Click on Notepad
  10. In the Foxit window, select the 64-character Software key.
  11. Right click on your selection and choose Copy
  12. Click on the Notepad window.
  13. Click Edit->Paste
  14. Your 64-character Software Key will appear in Notepad.
  15. Edit that key so it’s all on one line, and remove all the hyphens.

 

Now, things are about to get real. PAY ATTENTION.

 

  1. Open up your flash drive, and double click on the keygen folder we made all that time ago. Be sure there are still two files in there – KeyGen.bat and KeyGen.class.
  2. Click on the Start menu
  3. Click Run
  4. Type C:\Program Files\GlobalTIS\tomcat\webapps\tis2web\WEB-INF\lib
  5. Click OK
  6. Drag KeyGen.bat and KeyGen.class from your flash drive into this window
  7. Close the flash drive window. Leave the other window – C:\Program Files\GlobalTIS\tomcat\webapps\tis2web\WEB-INF\lib, titled “lib” – open
  8. Click on the Start menu
  9. Click All Programs
  10. Click Acessories
  11. Click Command Prompt
  12. Type

 

cd\Program Files\GlobalTIS\tomcat\webapps\tis2web\WEB-INF\lib

 

and press Enter

  1. Find your Notepad window, the one where we edited that 64-character Software Key
  2. Select that entire 64-character key – BE SURE YOU SELECT THE ONLY THE KEY, NO SPACES OR RETURNS OR ANYTHING ELSE
  3. Click Edit->Copy
  4. Return to your Command Prompt window
  5. Type:

 

keygen

 

DO NOT PRESS ENTER

  1. Press the space bar ONCE
  2. In the top left corner of the Command Prompt window, click on the little command prompt icon
  3. Choose Edit
  4. Choose Paste
  5. The 64-character software key should appear on the command line
  6. WITHOUT PRESS ENTER, just start typing

 

>> key.txt

 

  1. Now, finally, press Enter
  2. More or less nothing should happen.
  3. Type

 

exit

 

and press Enter

 

Your command prompt window will close. You can also close Notepad. You do not need to save the file in Notepad. We’re done with that.

 

Now, let’s get back to that registration.

 

  1. Find the C:\Program Files\GlobalTIS\tomcat\webapps\tis2web\WEB-INF\lib window, titled “lib” that we left open earlier. Look around in there for a text document called key and double click on it. There should be a short character string (your Subscriber ID), another 64-character string (your License Key), and “From Russia with Love.”
  2. Find the GlobalTIS icon on your desktop again, and double click on it. It should load much faster this time!
  3. Scroll to the bottom and locate Section 6, the Subscriber ID and License Key boxes.
  4. Copy and paste the strings from key.txt into the GlobalTIS registration window.
  5. Scroll down further in the GlobalTIS registration window and click Register License Key
  6. READ THE WARNING – it’s going to take some time – then press OK.
  7. HAHA – fooled you! It’s done instantly. Press the logout button.

 

Close all the windows. ALL OF THEM.

 

You are done. GlobalTIS is installed!

 

 

That’s all for GM Tech2 software installation.

Hope this helps you out.

Credits to the contributor from saabsentral forum.

http://blog.obdii365.com/2017/12/12/install-tis2000-globaltis-for-gm-tech2/

GM Tech2 Scanner SP23-C Unbiased Review

After much debate with myself I took the plunge and purchased one.  Was going to get one through AliExpess but that turned out to be a nightmare……….Long Story, won’t get into it unless someone ask’s.  Anyway I purchased the one recommended by two friends of mine.

http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/gm-tech2-gmtech-2-diagnostic-scan-tool.html

Now the wait begins for it’s arrival

Jan 14, 2016 6:08:27 PM
Dear friend,

Your order is being processed. Obdii365.com will arrange shipment for you asap.

Best regards,

Joyce 

 

I paid $349.00 + $137.00 shipping. It’s shipped form Hong Kong and it’s heavy. I have had guitars in hard shell cases shipped from Japan and the cost was $130.00 so I wasn’t skeptical about the shipping price. The case alone has a 4kg / 8lb shipping weight. If you don’t need a carry case, as some others suggested, go for SP23-1. I personally don’t test it.

Of course it’s a clone….real GM Tech2 run in the $2k to $3k range.
Some of the guys have clones and have reported that it works just as well as the original.

Now I know that there are several advertised at a lesser price and free shipping but let me explain myself for buying this.
Both my 2 friends recommended this vendor as the one to go with because of reliability etc, etc.

 

Got a confirmation email in two days from Obdii365
Jan 16, 2016 4:59:36 AM
Dear friend,

Your order has been shipped by DHL, tracking number is ******** and is estimated to arrive your place in 3-10 days.

Best regards,

Joyce

 

GM Tech2 Arrived, Now the fun begins.  I ordered it on Friday evening and it arrived last night, Jan 18,2016. 5 days from order to delivery.

Here it is !

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32 MB PCMCIA card

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Tech 2 main unit

gm-tech2-sp23-c-3

TIS2000 CD, DVD etc

gm-tech2-sp23-c-4

gm-tech2-sp23-c-5

full set cables

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Package includes the TIS2000 CD and DVD along with the USB Key

TIS2000 lets the Tech2 communicate with a computer (Win XP/vista and virtual machine i think.) to download data. The USB key is for accessing the GM site to revise the PCM settings so long as there were allowed by GM.

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ll I need now is for my laptop to arrive and i’m good to go !

 

This is what the GM service technicians use or would’ve used to service your car. No, not just a code reader. It is the most valuable service/ maintenance tool. I would certainly be willing to spend $400 to get the capabilities that tool offers.

I wound up purchasing a refurbished Dell Lap Top with Win XP just for the TIS2000 program and I can also use the laptop to view real time data as it’s wired up in between the Tech II and the car.

There are multiple levels of diagnostics that require a GM Tech2 scan tool to do that you cannot do with a code scanner. It helped find a misfire issue on a C5 Z06 which turned out to be bad valve springs. Next day l used it to verify ABS issues on a Suburban and initiate a throttle position relearn on a Tahoe.

I have used this Tech 2 to do a couple crank senor relearns. and recently did the Brake bleed on my 99 with Active Handling !!!!!

I have not done any reflashing with my clone GM Tech 2.  As far as I have learned by now is that the main use of TIS2000 is to update an existing PCM or flash a replacement (new) PCM .

As far as I also have learned you download files for your VIN from ac delco site by means of the TIS2000 first . Then you copy these files from the pc into Tech2 memory . Afterwards you connect the Tech2 to the OBD2 plug in car and update according to correct procedure . I hope you can confirm if this is correct ….

I can´t see any problem with reflashing the PCM using this clone.

Still testing the scanner and will keep updating review…

 

Reference:

GM Tech 2 pathing pdf

GM tech2 clone diagnostic tools comparison
Number Weight Card Including Package Quality Hot Selling All Tech2 come with The Same Function

SP23-B and SP23-B3 have the best quality

SP23-B3 is SP23-B with Carton
Box

SP23-1 is SP23 with Carton Box

SP23-B3 3.15 KG C Card (SO22-C) Carton Box Best
SP23-B 9.10 KG C Card (SO22-C) Carry Plastic Box Best
SP23-C 9.10 KG C Card (SO22-C) Carry Plastic Box Good
SP23 9.10 KG D Card (SO22-D) Carry Plastic Box Good
SP23-1 4.55 KG D Card (SO22-D) Carton Box Best Price
After Sale Service: One Year!! Enough Stock Ready Ship!

http://blog.obdii365.com/2017/11/08/gm-tech2-scanner-sp23-c-unbiased-review/

GM Tech2 update SPS & add an ECM module

Here’s a step-by-step instruction on how to use a Tech 2 scanner with GlobalTIS to do Service Programming System (SPS) update and add a ECM / ECU module to Saab 2004 9-3 (9440)

You need:

A HQ GM Tech2 scanner clone

Working GlobalTIS

First you MUST get security access. This will launch a JAVA application and give you security access 1:

Go to Security

select device: tech 2

handling request

enabled security access type 1

Now we’ll need to head of to the SPS tab. Make sure you’ve closed the other applet.

Start SPS

Very important here to select Tech2 remote. This will load the software on the 32MB PCMCIA card.
Also select Reprogram ECU and NOT replace.

Tech 2 remote:

Step 1 – tech 2 to vehicle connection:

Connect tech 2 to vehicle

Select service programming system from tech 2 menu

Request information from vehicle using tech2

Step 2 – tech 2 to pc connection

Connect rs-232 cable to tech 2 and pc

Connect tech 2 power supply

Switch tech 2 on and wait for tech 2 start screen

Make sure that the correct vin is displayed

Select ECM, Prog, Normal

Validate select vehicle data:

Saab 2004 9-3 (9440) with engine: b207r, transmission: 5-speed manual, gearbox: F35, emission: US

This is where we see what version of the software is going to be loaded on the ECM. The the description field it will list the changes from the previous software versions.

Total time about 4 minutes to load the software on the PCMCIA. Not too bad for a crappy old serial connection.

Controller specific instructions:

After sps programming, GM tech 2 should be used to mate the control module with the car. Access all the menu and select the control module from under “Add/Remote”. Now select add and follow the instruction

Now we can disconnect the laptop. The SPS is loaded on the card. Just make sure you do not reboot your Tech2 scanner! Leave it running. Hit exit if it’s not already looking at the SAAB logo prompt.

Select Saab 2004 9-3 (9440) to add engine control module (ECM)

Here is where is checks security access. You won’t go any further if you didn’t get at least access 1.

Select “NO!” We want multiple ECUs so we can swap and tune to our hearts content.
Also, our old ECU won’t work if you hit yes. So if you have a tune on it, you’ll lose it when you’re forced to reprogram it. You’ve been warned.


OK- That’s pretty much it.

http://gmtechii.blogspot.com/2017/03/tech2-global-tis-update-sps-add-ecm-ecu.html

GM Tech2 TIS2000 cannot run Win XP on Win7

One of obdii365 customer bought the GM Tech2 Scanner and the TIS2000 software CD. He sent an email to our customer service that the GM TIS2000 software did not Run In xp Mode On Win7.

GM-Tech2-scanner

Problem:“I use a GM Tech II diagnostic tool or a gm MDI to attach it to the truck, its on a cd / dvd, its a program i got on-line to reprogram GM BCMS in my truck. my problem is I can load 2007 software [its called ”TIS2000] into my computer [it only runs on a ”win xp” machine”][yes it won’t run in xp mode on a win7 machine],but I need the update to 3/2008 or 8/2008,to get it to see my vin#, so I can add power adj pedals[and some other options, I can’t get the 3/2008 to load. ”

Obd365.com Engineers Solution:
Depending on your computer hardware, you could install XP and your app in a Virtual Machine (VM) from Windows 7. Once installed and configured, you would boot your computer like normal and start XP in a window.

VMware makes Virtual Machine software called Workstation v10. They have a trial, but expect money at some point. The second best option for VM software is called VirtualBox from Sun. It is free!
You would just need a compatible computer, a copy of Windows XP and time to learn the ropes and get your XP Virtual Machine (VM) up and running. Learning how to use it is a one-time thing and at that point you’ll be familiar with VM software in general. That is a huge benefit to have as a computer user.

At that point you would meet the requirements of the GM Tech 2 software and would install TIS2000 within the VM and use the virtual com/serial port to connect to your computer serial port (or USB).

http://blog.obdii365.com/2016/03/10/gm-tech2-tis2000-failed-to-run-win7-virtual-machine/