(09/18/2017) Toyota Techstream V12.20.024 is tested without issues on Windows 7 operation system and verified to work like a charm.
version: Techstream V12.20.024 crack
O.S.: Windows 7 32bit
(Software download will be attached a few days later. It’s crack version, does not reuqire activation code)
ECU: TOYOTA Yaris 2007 1NZ-FE
WE ARE TESTING…
Tested with Mangoose VCI (item no. SV46-C)
Tested with VXDIAG VCX NANO for Toyota
Test result: Toyota Techstream 12.20.024 is tested successfully!!
with Toyota Techstream cables (Mini vci or Mangoose vci), you can customize your car;
with Vxdiag vcx nano Toyota, you can not only have customization but do programming via WIFI.
Questions before entering the topix:
I’ve been looking around for a scanner that can read all the various Toyota Prius hybrid & ABS codes, since my extended family owns an ’05 with almost 180k, an ’08 with over 200k, and a ’12 plugin with about 68K. Which is the better one to choose?
Following are the Toyota Prius real owner experiences on OBD code scanners:
If you have a laptop the best interface available is the Mini VCI with the Toyota Techstream software. You can find it in the $30 range.
My preferred scanner is a VXDIAG. With SAE J2534 Vxdiag VCX Nano for Toyota Tis Techstream V10.30.029 Compatible.
It is much faster and more reliable than the Mini VCI cables, It uses Techstream just as the Mini VCI.
I used a Mini VCI cable for years. The cheap Mini VCI uses firmware 1.4.1 . There are more Xhorse made expensive versions out there that have newer firmware 2.0.4.
On my 2006 Prius.
Version 1.4.1 instantly disables the car and reads a bunch of “U” codes. U codes are can bus communication errors. It is the Mini VCI causing the errors.
Version 2.0.4 will connect and read codes.
The VXDIAG uses it’s own firmware. It connects and reads codes much quicker than a Mini VCI cable.
I use an iPhone app called EngineLink that uses a WiFi dongle hooked to the port. The app was a few buck, but I don’t remember. The elm3277 dongle was ~$20 on obdii365.com. On the iPhone, the app can be set up, and there are downloadable PIDs for the Prius so you can monitor all the battery module voltages, temps, whatever you want. I originally bought it to turn off the idiotic internal reverse beep. I use it occasionally to keep an eye on the difference between min and max battery module voltage, which I think is a pretty good indicator of battery health.
+1 on mini VCI cable with hacked Techstream software. Mini VCI with Techstream software. Runs best on Windows XP or Windows 7. Runs about $24.
If you just need to read codes and set some user settings, then Scangauge 2 is also a good choice. With the Scangauge you’ll also be able to leave it hooked up to your OBDII port and read real time (real time enough) data with the user selected gauges and x gauges. Runs $150+
I think the best tool for your requirements is the Mini VCI with Techstream software ￡22. This gives near dealer level of diagnostics at a very cheap price. It can be made to run on Windows 8.1 using XP virtual machine.
I use an ancient IBM laptop with XP loaded bought for ￡22, “rather than risk damaging my house machine loaded with Windows 7” and gets over the minor difficulties of getting the program to run on W 7/8.
For purely monitoring purposes I use an ELM327 (bluetooth version) and Priidash (free). This gives a dashboard readout of just about every parameter available, and records HV battery module voltages and other information to a file.
The only problem with Mini VCI is that it will require laptop.
I am mostly on the move and if it happen that I suspect a trouble then I will be keen to know the issue immediately. I am kind of thinking of getting ELM327 first and Android App, this way I can at ease and no time just plug the device and try to read data.
I started with the ELM 327, but wanted the ability to bleed the brakes to change the fluid among other things.
Then one day I was in Birmingham picking up a HID kit from ebay and spotted the mini VCI on sale there. So I bought one. Very pleased with it, the last job I did with it a few days ago was to set the AC compressor not to come on automatically when demisting the windscreen, “something the dealer said could not be done”.
This works on most Toyota’s and will also work on most cars for emission faults that have the standard OBD connector. With adapter connectors it will work on BMW and Mercedes.
The VCI works on all Toyota’s from around 1998 on, not just the Prius. as well as the ELM327 and Torque app works for more than just Toyotas….
The ELM 327 is designed to be an OBD reader engine for emissions DTC’s. There is an international agreement on the standards for these codes and the methods of delivering them for engines, but not transmissions and other items.
The Mini VCI is a Chinese clone of a more expensive device called a Mongoose. This device with Toyota’s Techstream software is what dealers use for reading codes, fault finding, and carrying out service tasks to the range of Toyota cars, covering all aspects not just the engine and emissions. This means it is capable of almost anything that the dealer can do. The dealers in the UK will typically charge ￡80 to read any trouble codes, more than 3 times the price of buying a Mini VCI.
Scangauge is good for realtime dash monitoring of up to 4 different parameters in the genII, example: I use btv,mpg,rpm,soc.. as far as reading any DTC’s it will only read engine ecu standard codes not the hybrid stuff. For that I’ve been using autoenginuity scan tool & dongle and software, been using that since genI days and now the genII with updated Toyota enhanced interface it also works great for anything. I use it on a 1.2ghz laptop running winXP. Sure wish it would work in linux but that’s a whole nother can of worms..Anyway already got the Toyota enhanced interface and software running then to add another family like FORD, just buy that enhanced interface and they give the key to unlock it. The software contains all NA/EU you merely unlock the different interfaces you purchased. I now have 3 Toyota, Chevy and Ford including the diesels. Handy but must have laptop and pay 475+ for software but once u have it, very easy to add on and superior diagnostics capabilities and data recording. For instance I can record all hv battery module voltages and then played them back later on a spreadsheet chart, or how about mg1 current mg2 current and mg1temp and mg2 temp etc etc.. nice
The best tool for diagnostics is Toyota Techstream (dealer software). Software can be “found” online if you are creative, but you’ll need a $500 Mongoose MFC cable (or Chinese clone) in order to use it. There are a bunch of Scangauge Xgauges defined for the Gen1 Prius, not quite Android user interface, but gives you insight into various Hybrid parameters.
Since my check engine light went on a few weeks ago for my ’02 Prius, I bought a Bluetooth OBDII scanner about $15. It shipped from China, sure, but it works well so far and was dirt cheap compared to most of what you find here. I use is in conjunction with an Android-powered HTC EVO phone. I’ve tried several OBDII programs so far, but Torque is the easiest to use and seems to be the most powerful (as in, full of options I’d be too afraid to play with). It’s both free and premium. I’m using the free version, but I think I’ll be a big spender and pay the $8 for the full version. Suffice to say, Torque and the others I’ve downloaded (all free, btw) seem to offer all the options that those expensive programs I looked at over the web do.
That said, none of these programs offer car-specific settings that I’ve noticed. Especially not a Prius specific interface, which would be ideal. I oddly got a trouble code reading of P2000, which is not in any list of trouble codes anywhere… Best I can tell, it might mean something is problematic in the O2 sensor of the catalytic converter…
If you want a code reader that will read not only all the Prius codes, but most other vehicle codes I am afraid your going to need a large bank account to take care of the cost. Although the OBD2 engine codes are supposed to be standard the actual connectors are not, and the coding for other systems “transmission, body, air bags, ect” are very manufacturer, and vehicle specific.
Snap on make a reader for most vehicles at around ￡2000, $3200, but even then add on units are needed for different manufacturers at extra cost.
The mini VCI will read all the codes for most Toyota vehicles, and engine codes on most other manufacturers cars providing the OBD connector is the same. For those that use different connectors adapters are available cheaply. These are typically for German cars, Mercedes, BMW, but are not limited to those.
You will often find reference here on PC about retailers that will read vehicle codes free of charge, you will also note these readers often give only part of the code, no code or even codes that do not exist. They have also been known to cause problems with the car. This is because they are not scanners specific to the Prius.
This is not just a Prius, or Toyota problem, but a problem with manufacturers using there own individual systems and codes.
I am not saying the VCI is the best reader. I am saying it is the best reader by far at it’s price and above, for a Toyota. If you need a device that will read all codes on most cars be prepared for the cost involved.
I have the ELM327 code reader, and a great piece of equipment it is for extra monitoring on the dash.
I also use the same device with a laptop and the free program “Priidash” that will give virtually every parameter available from the Prius on one screen along with recording of vital information.
The VCI is not the tool for the above capabilities, “apart from recording information”. It does however not only give the ability to read all!! the Prius DTC’s, and sub codes, what they mean, and clear them. It also gives the ability to do all the service tasks, and program any programmable features such as lock timing, lighting, seat belt and reverse beep, register key fobs, and more.
To sum up. Two different pieces of equipment that are capable of different functions with some overlap.
The Mini VCI with Techstream (comes with the VCI) will tell you what the DTC is and guide you to the problem “gives a list of possible causes for the DTC (s)” and will clear it or them.
I have the equipment myself and honestly believe that anyone that has a Toyota particularly a Prius should buy one. One trip to the dealer for DTC reading will pay for the device x4.
Open GTS_12.00.127_TME_NDSI application
Choose the Techstream setup language
Begin to install Techstream software
Accept the agreement
Enter the name and company
Techstream software is configuring your new software installation…
Click on Finish
Successfully installed Techstream 12.00.127 software!
Go to Techstream properties
Open File Location:…Program files/Toyota diagnostics/Techstream/bin
Copy and replace MainMen
Run MVCI Driver for TOYOTA to install (it’s in disk E:)
Begin to install MVCI driver
Installing MVCI driver for toyota tis…
Finish MVCI driver installation
Pop-up: instilling device driver software
Pop-up: your device is ready to use
Run MVCI Firmware Update Tool on Desktop
Pop-up: Java can be obtained from the web? NO!
Go to Setup->Techstream Configuration
Select Area: Europe, Language: English,
Enter the new key with the help of “key” text in software disk:
Connecting to vehicle…
Techstream 12.00.127 diagnose VIOS ok
This how-to’s is for users with MINI VCI, MVCI 3 in 1
For users with Toyota OTC2 diagnostic tool , please refer the video below:
This blog will show you how to program new fob ( Frequency Operating Button ) for Toyota Rav4 2016 with cheap MINI VCI Cable and Techstream V10.30.029.
TIS Techstream Ver 10.30.029
Work with: MINI VCI J2534 diagnostic cable
Vehicle model and year: Toyota Rav4 2016
First connect MINI VCI 16pin connector to car obd port and the other side connect to USB port of computer
Then Switch ignition on
Run Techstream V10.30.029 and click “Connect to vehicle”
Toyota Techstream software will read out vehicle information, you should choose “w/ Smart Key” and “RADAR CRUISE” like the picture shows, then click next
Choose “Smart Key” option in System Selection Menu
Then select “Utility”
Select “Smart Code Registration”
Then press “Next” after all check boxed are checked
Press “Pre-Start CHK” button to review registration process, then press “Start” button to begin the process.
Note: you should carry out process below as soon as possible
Touch Engine Start Button with a registered key, then move the registered key out of the vehicle
Touch Engine Start Button with a new key
Done! The key code registration is complete
Finally, test your new key and enjoy!
Note: you don’t need to pay Extra cost for V10.30.029 techstream, it will come with MINI VCI diagnostic cable. Or you can free download this software from obdii365.com official blog! Thanks.
Here is the step-by-step instruction on installing Toyota Techstream diagnostic software on Windows 10 64-bit operating system.
Test version: Techstrea V10.20.030
Test cable: XHorse MVCI cable (Xhorse MINI VCI cable with firmware 2.0.4 should work as well)
This manual is made for 64-bit editions of Windows. If you are using 32-bit Windows, then simply replace “PROGRAM FILES (X86)” with “PROGRAM FILES” everywhere you see it in this manual. Your computer will restart during the installation process, so save all your open files and close all unused windows. There is no need to connect your Toyota Techstream diagnostics cable to the PC for now. This manual applies to ALL WINDOWS VERSIONS – simply follow the instructions below.
1. Open the folder with the software on the CD you have received with your cable. Run the file named “MVCI DRIVER FOR TOYOTA”, located inside:
2. Wait for the application to load and select ”Next”:
3. Select “Install”:
4. If you see the following error, select “Finish” to continue – this is something normal and part of the installation process! Otherwise, when you see a successful installation message, select “Finish” to continue.
ATTENTION! If you are using a 64-bit version of Windows, please follow the directions below step-by-step. If you are using a 32-bit version of Windows, proceed straight to Step №16!
5. Open the folder “C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)”. Inside it create a new folder named “XHorse Electronics”. If a warning window appears, select “Continue”. Be careful – if the folder isn’t called this way, the drivers may not install successfully!
6. Open the folder with the software on the CD you have received with your cable. Copy the file “MVCI DRIVER FOR TOYOTA TIS X64” and paste it in the newly created folder “C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\XHORSE ELECTRONICS”. If you see the following warning window, again select “Continue”:
8. In the text field in the new windows enter only “C:\Program Files (x86)\XHorse Electronics\” (without the quotes) or simply delete the rest of the text. Remove the checkmark below and select “Extract”. When prompted, confirm the operation with “Continue”:
9. You can now connect your Toyota Techstream diagnostics cable to the computer. Open the start menu, type ‘device’ and from the results choose “Device Manager”:
10. In the tab “UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS CONTROLLERS” you will find an entry named “USB SERIAL CONVERTER”. Right-click it and select “Update Driver Software…”:
11. Select “Browse my computer for driver software”:
12. In the new window select “Browse”:
14. Select “Next”:
15. When the driver installation completes, you should see the following screen:
16. You can then close all windows. Then find and run the file named “GTS_10.20.030_TME_NDSI”, also located on the CD with the software:
17. Select English language and press “Next”:
18. Select “Next”:
19. Select “I accept the terms of the license agreement” and click on “Next”:
20. You can type something random in the USER NAME and COMPANY NAME fields – this will not affect the way you can use the software later. After filling them, select “Next”:
21. Select “Install” to begin the software installation:
22. When it completes, select “Finish”:
23. Locate the file named “MVCI-X64” on the CD and run it. You will see a warning window, where you have to select “Yes”, and after the process completes, select “OK”. Close all windows and restart your computer!
24. Go back to the CD with the software that you have received and copy the file “MAINMENU.EXE”:
25. Go to the folder “C:\Program Files (x86)\Toyota Diagnostics\Techstream\bin” if you are using 64-bit Windows or to “C:\Program Files\Toyota Diagnostics\Techstream\bin” if you are using a 32-bit Windows
26. Right click somewhere in the free space and select “Paste”.
27. When you are prompted if you agree to replace the file, just select “Yes” or “Replace the file in the destination”
ATTENTION! Disconnect your diagnostics interface from your computer, before you continue!
28. Start the Toyota Techstream software from the desktop shortcut.
29. Open the “Setup” tab above and select “VIM Select”:
30. Choose “Xhorse MVCI” from the drop-down menu:
31. Select “OK” and then close the application completely. You can now connect your diagnostics interface and start using the provided software to its full potential.
33. Or go to the CD and open “serie.txt” file. You can copy the registry key from there.
34. Please note you will have to register it again if you change the region of the software for example if you are working on a Japan or US spec Toyota vehicle.
TOYOTA TECHSTREAM HAS BEEN INSTALLED SUCCESSFULLY AND IS FULLY FUNCTIONAL AND READY TO USE!
I end up buying the China Toyota Mini VCI cable with TIS TechStream sofwtare from http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/mini-vci-for-toyota-tis-techstreamsingle-cable-free-shipping.html
The “real” Techstream package with the cables, CD software is in the ballpark of $26.
I installed and ran Techstream via virtual box on my MacBook with no issues. The key is to use the correct drivers though. I tried to download free TechStream online, but not worked. People in the forum said it should be driver issues.
On a side note: the j2534 cables that come with these kits can be easily hacked to work as an openport (no hardware, just a software hack) with any other software that normally requires an openport uuid like brzedit for $26 vs. $160+.
Did couple of twiks in the the process and successfully updated all Customizable settings in both my Toyotas: Camry Hybrid and FR-S.
Made the sound of locking car more loud (with 3 pushed on remote lock button car makes 2 loud buzzes and one horn beep).
Changed to open trunk with 2 quick clicks on remote.
Silenced the front occupant seat alarm (decided not to silence driver side).
DRL decided not to turn off – but turned it off on Camry.
On Camry change the settings of open/close doors – now with long push on open button – window is rolling down.
Also, when driver door get unlock via remote access – all doors got unlocked.
Anyway, I like it.
Here’s an instruction on how to check transmission temperature and access to trans fluid level for Camry 2009, using Toyota diagnostic software Techstream TIS for the knock off mini vci cable.
Connect MINI VCI cable to the car
then run the Techtream software:
Click on Connect to vehicle
Initializing USB communication…
Connecting to vehicle…
Select model: Toyota Camry 2009 2AZ-FE w/o VSC
Click on OK to continue
Select Engine and ECT
DTC monitors are incomplete
Click on Data List
Shift status from P to 4-D
In Toyota Techstream, shift status (D) value: ON
and 47 seconds to increased 0.6 degree C
Once the car reaches 10-15 degree C, it’s ok to check the trans fluid level
2016 new TOYOTA OTC 2 Diagnosis /Vehicle Reprogramming / Immobilizer and Smart key programming tool for All Toyota and Lexus with latest V11.00.017 Techstream software is rolled out in obdii365.com.
Software version: Techstream V11.00.017
Note:Latest software version V11.00.017, software needs activation, we recommend you choose area as North-America when install the software and send us code, we will send you Register code for free.
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