GM MDI 2 Genuine vs. China Clone

Look here: GM MDI 2 what’s the difference of the genuine and the china knock-off?

compared with GM MDI 1, what’s good of MDI2? Should you buy a new one?

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Conclusion:

The MDI 2 genuine and china clone share the same functions.

They are different in the price and operating system only!

For a GM garage, you can buy the genuine to use with relief!

For personal use, the price of clone is good and it’s worth the money!

MDI 2 comes with GM software in a HDD that people don’t have to install software themselves and will have no installation issues!

Is it necessary to have a MDI 2 if you have a MDI already?

It depends.

If you are the one pursuit security and efficiency, it’s necessary to have a new MDI2 interface.

in detail… (all information below works for the original MDI2. for the china clone, it’s for reference only!)

The next generation of the J2534 GM Multiple Diagnostic Interface, MDI 2 (Fig. 1, right), offers increased processing power and security than the original MDI (Fig. 1, left) for faster programming speeds on current Global A vehicles as well as future Global B vehicles. The compact communication module is required in order to manage the transfer of data between a vehicle’s onboard network and a service technician’s PC.

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Fig. 1

Both original and clone MDI 2 are now available in the market.

Both MDI 2 supports diagnostic applications — GDS 2, Data Bus Diagnostic Tool, and Tech2Win — as well as Pass-Thru programming applications — TIS2Web–SPS.

Enhancements to the tool were based on technicians’ feedback on how they use the MDI and how to improve it. It replaces the first generation MDI, introduced in 2007, for Pass-Thru programming on current GM models. The MDI 2 is backward compatible, so it can be used to perform Pass-Thru programming on all vehicles built since 1996.

The MDI 2 connects to the vehicle via the J1962 connector using a new DLC cable. Connection between the MDI 2 and the PC running the Global Diagnostic System 2 (GDS 2) software can be accomplished via standalone (USB), through a new Point-to-Point wireless Wi-Fi interface feature (a simple plug & play), or through the dealership network (Ethernet or wireless).

MDI 2 Full Kit

The EL-52100 MDI 2 kit includes:

MDI 2 Unit
SAE J1962 DLC Cable (Fig. 2)
10-ft. USB A to USB B Cable (Fig. 3)
Ethernet Cable
D-Link Wireless USB Adapters (Dongles) (Optional; for wireless connection) (Fig. 4)

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Fig. 2

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Fig. 3

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Fig. 4

A DLC Cable Self-Test Loopback Adapter (Fig. 5) was sent to dealerships as an essential tool in December. It’s compatible with the MDI and MDI 2. It’s also sold separately through GM Dealer Equipment.

The adapter is used to test the DLC cable for open wires when used with the MDI Manager software. The adapter also can be used to power the MDI or MDI 2 on the workbench.

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Fig. 5

GM MDI 2 Connections (Fig. 6)

USB Port Type A
DB26 Connector (DLC Cable)
USB Port Type A
USB Port Type B – PC Connection Port
Wireless Adapter (Dongle)
Ethernet Port

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Fig. 6

New Features

Wi-Fi Connection– The USB Wi-Fi adapter uses a USB dongle that enables Point-to-Point connections without the need for Wi-Fi SSID information or a wireless router.
USB Connection– Uses a new, more secure Type B connector and Ground Offset Failure protection. A wired connection is recommended for longer programming events.
Power Source – The MDI 2 is powered from the vehicle battery via the DLC Cable. It may also be powered over USB to perform firmware updates only using a PC.
Power Backup– Internal batteries that were used in case of a power interruption have been removed, which eliminates the possibility of old batteries corroding over time and damaging the unit. Capacitors maintain power during engine cranking, so operation is maintained.
Firmware Download– Uses USB 2.0 for faster firmware downloads instead of a separate AC power supply.
Future Expansion– Additional USB ports, an SD memory card slot and Function buttons are built into the unit for future enhancements.
Operating Temperature Range– The temperature range has been extended to -20° to 70°C (the MDI range was zero to 50° C).
DLC Cable– The DLC cable is twice as long as the previous cable and connects at the top, making it easier to use. The cable only connects to the MDI 2. A self-test adapter (accessed through the MDI Manager) can be used to test the integrity of the cable.

MDI Manager Software

The MDI Manager must be installed on the PC in order to configure, update and run diagnostic applications targeted for the PC.  Initially, use the MDI Manager software to set up the configuration of the MDI 2. The MDI Manager is also used to update the firmware on the MDI 2. Visit the TIS2Web/GlobalTIS website to determine if a newer version of MDI Manager software is available.

Wireless Dongle Setup

The first time the MDI 2 is used, the point-to-point USB dongle must be paired with the PC, which will install the necessary drivers on the computer. One dongle should be plugged into the PC and one into the MDI 2. (Fig. 7) The dongles are identical. Use either one for either connection. Remove the bottom dust cover to access the port.

TIP: Do not plug the dongle into a USB hub. It must be plugged directly into the computer.
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Fig. 7

Connect the MDI 2 to the PC via the USB cable. After starting the MDI Manager, the Point-to-Point connection is automatically configured. The USB dongles are intended to stay plugged into the PC or laptop at all time. If it must be removed, safety eject it by right-clicking on the Windows USB icon in the bottom right toolbar on the computer.

Dealerships considering new purchases should look into the MDI 2 for its many new advantages The original MDI will continue to be supported, but will not work on future Global B models.

– Thanks to Chris Henley

Piwis 3 Software V37.900 Download & Installation Guide

Piwis III Software Update to V38.500 for Porsche Piwis tester 3 already. most client from Europe get Piwis 3 hardware, wanna try to Porsche Piwis 3 software for test. Below CnAutotool.com share Piwis 3 V37.900 software download with Piwis 3 Keygen for Porsche PT3G Piwis tester 3.

Kindly Note: We only get the Piwis 3 v37.9 Software download with Piwis 3 Keygen resource to share here.

Do not responsibility for free installation & solved your compatible problems

Piwis – Software – Download – amp

Big thanks to Damien
How do you use Piwis 3 keygen:

This is the method you can try:

Make sure PIWIS 3 is closed. If it is open, right-click the Task bar, and then run Task Manager. Select co.porsche.piwis.shell and End Task.

Click Start (WinKey) and type services. msc in the search box. Run services.msc. If the service is running, then stop it.

If the Keygen is on the laptop, run it, and then leave it open.

Run a Command Prompt.
At the Command Prompt, type:
WMIC BIOS GET SERIAL NUMBER

Enter the Serial Number into the Keygen.
Enter the Country into the Keygen.
Then change the Expiry Date to 01/01/2030.
The Dealer number is not important, but you can enter one if you know it (7 digit number).
Then just leave the Challenge Key blank for now.

Click Start (WinKey) and type services.msc in the search box. Run services.msc
Then change the AdminService startup to Automatic, and click Apply.
Click Start to start the service.

Run Piwis3.
Go to the Imprint section.
Then enter 4 random digits into the Licence key boxes.
Tick the Accept box, and click License Update?—?it will say Not Valid?—?click OK.
Click Licence update twice more and OK.
The Request Key should have disappeared, and the Create Key button should be active?—?click it then.
Place the mouse pointer at the bottom of the screen, and open the Keygen.
And then enter the Request Key into the Challenge Key box, and click Generate.
Enter the license key shown into the boxes on Piwis. Tick the Accept box and then click Licence update.
If successful, you should get a message to reboot. Click OK, and then the computer will shut down.

IMPORTANT!!

After starting the computer, open services.msc again.
Stop AdminService and then set startup to Disabled. You can now run Piwis directly.

You can also get the serial number by printing out the imprint request.
The snag with that is if you are imprinting a VM, it does not show the complete number.

(Credits to 911Turbo for his great contribution)

This is for your information.

If you don’t have a working PIWIS 3 program or the keygen is not working for you,

you’d better choose decent Piwis 3 software, tested version better.

The circuit diagram in version 37.900 Porsche Piwis 3 software。works perfectly even without online access. And whether the updates work now or not is only secondary, the main thing we have to play.

How to Switch Piwis 2 Sotware to Piwis 2 Developer Mode

3 Step to Switch Porsche Piwis 2 software to Piwis 2 Developer Mode

Piwis tester 2 with Piwis 2 Developer Mode Porsche engineering software for Porsche Diagnostic & Programming, Piwis tester 2 developer mode come with ordinary diagnostics version software. Below CnAutotool.com share how to switch to development mode.

Porsche Piwis Tester II V18.150.500 Piwis 2 Software with Developer Mode For Porsche Diagnostic & Programming

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Piwis Tester 2 Developer Mode Software Come with 3 Mode:

V mode: After-sales Mode for Piwis 2 ordinary diagnostics

E mode: Development Mode for Piwis 2 engineering software functions

P mode: Production for supplier data information(Client no need work on P mode)

How to switch Piwis Tester 2 to Developer Mode Software?
1. Enter Piwis 2 Software desktop
2. Check Stap by Step Setting——Diagnostics Configuration——Other model lines

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3. Waiting for Piwis tester 2 Diagnostics Starting up processing

Enter Piwis 2 PIDT checking application —— Choose Mode —— E mode, Done

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Kindly note, Piwis tester 2 software only Germany language available, if client wanna purchase it, pls make sure you can operating without problem firslty.

How to install Porsche PIWIS 3 on VAS6154 head

Look here: How to use VAS6154 head with Porsche Piwis 3

project PIWIS3 PT3G => VAS6154-Kolun a
look at below link when you take your right to use
1 have to have installed piwis 3 laptop.
2. install piwis 3 driver
3 put together vas6154 install the drivers for vas6154-piwis // attempt to update interface Flesch
, if you see 6154 as pt3g then it is ok if nevidi next step =>
4 separated you from laptop
5. Copy the deteskop and install VAS 6154 driver 3.0.2.807 // installation after installation tend to deteskopa the trash
6 interface connects you 6154
7 program you run driver
8 interface you see 6154
9 select USB. Save.
10 restart.
11 tart driver program tach app (the first option above left) choose passthru> pt3g-3 piwis install seeks interface.
12 restart
13 Interface joints run driver VAS6154 seen as a passthru pt3g update memory device, check the USB version pt3g dal see you ok almost 6154

Note: please be careful and do it on your own risk.
obdii365.com will not give support

Contributor: ibi1961

Update: Unless you find the 08 firmware
The picture below is VAS 6154

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VERY IMPORTANT:

For sake of security, you’re advised to use odis with VAS6154 and use piwis with porsche tester 3

with relief!

Tips & Warning: Chrysler Diagnostics & Programming by MicroPod 2

Look here: what you should know if you have a MicroPod 2 for Chrysler diagnostics and programming?

wiTECH installation tips:

1.Install AdobeAIRInstaller.exe
2. Install jre-6u45-windows-i586.exe
3. Install wiTECH_Install_17.04.27.exe
4. Restart the computer

Warning:

1.The computer on the day of the date.
2. The computer must be connected to the Internet.
3.Connect the interface with laptop via USB Cable (Automatically install the USB Driver), open the software.

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4.Tip registration, Turn off the software and turn it on Repeat several times , then you can use it normally .

​5.If the software shows ” Security Alert ” like the follow picture, please click “x” to close it .

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6.On the following interface, please choose ” work offline”

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Good to know: wiTECH software confirmed to work without any issue on Windows 7 32bit with Micropod 2

Installation Guide

GM MDI Scanner with software plus EVG7 Tablet PC Ready To Use

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We already install all GM MDI Software in to EVG7 tablet pc , after you open the  EVG7 tablet pc, you can use it immediately.

This GM MDI  scanner with newest software v2016.12 version . support language: English. France, German. Italy and more.  you can choose the language you want. it is very convince.

the GM MDI Diagnostic Tool support 2010-2016 year new cars. so you no need worry will not suitable your old vehicles or new vehicles.   If you need this product programming online,  you must have a account.

GM MDI is best diagnostic tool support function as following:
All current and most legacy vehicle protocols: UART, KW2000, CLASS2, GM LAN, etc.
Needed for Global A architechture vehicles
Supports Service Programming System (SPS)
Supports PC-Based diagnostics with rollout of the Global Diagnositc System (GDS) application
Includes Flight Recorder Mode
New Diagnostic Application Software required for Global A Vehicles
Global Diagnostic System (GDS)
PC-based software diagnsotics
DTCs, Diagnostics, Data Display & Visualization, Device Controls, Special Tests, Flight Recorder management, etc.
GDS is software which runs on a specific PC. Updates received via TIS2Web.
Multiple display options. More space for diagnsotics. Session management for multiple

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Converting a microPod from wiTECH 2.0 to wiTECH 1.0

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Note: The wiTECH MicroPod 2 Application has been deployed to only FCA-franchised dealers in the US and Canada.

As of April 28, 2016, due to new registration requirements, a microPod device will no longer be compatible with wiTECH 1.0 after it is registered with wiTECH 2.0.

Once a device is registered for wiTECH 2.0, it can no longer be converted to be used with wiTECH 1.0 again. We highly recommend assigning a dedicated microPod device to be used with wiTECH 1.0 when needed.

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microPod II devices are a cost-effective diagnostic solution for your dealership. We strongly recommend that your dealership purchases an adequate number of microPods for your technicians. To purchase additional microPods, you can login to www.cnautotool.com and go to Order Products > Begin Shopping > wiTECH Products > wiTECH Diagnostic Extender microPod II.

How to update GM MDI Hardware

Here we share the method to update GM MDI Hardware.

item: New Wifi GM MDI Scan Tool Multiple Diagnostic Interface with SPS Software with WIFI Card

1. firstly press this button like the picture showed, and then connect to power adapter, unloose the button until all the five leds are flashing.

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2.second click gm mdi manager.

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3.At last click Mdi update.

GM MDI Software Installation and Instructions

GM MDI Software Installation and Instructions

 

1.Open DVD and install VMware-Player.exe

2. After installed VMware , running it , then copy the GDS file from the CD to the laptop , then choose VM.vmx and running the driver.
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①Please setting the time zone to (GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi, then setting the time to recently .

②Please dont change the date here

③VMware connect device USB

 

Test report about Chinese Kess V2 FW V5.017

Kess V2 v5.017 is a good sale ECU programmer that it could read and write ECU via OBD II Scanner Tools port directly. how is it perform when testing Navarra 2.5L. Look the below review to know more about kess v5.017.

I tested Kess V2 Firmware V5.017 since 2 weeks…no bad surprise..

edc15/16/17 basics work fine.. Kline an Can ok

lot of denso ok ,tested today on 2016 Navarra 2.5L 144hp (7059) all fine..via OBD of course (check ktag for jtag,tricore and others… )

(The EDC17 made by OBD are Audi, bmw and renault without Tp)

Kess accept virtual read i test on AUDI A5 2.0 TDI 143hp 2013 EDC17CP46. it”s ok by obd

ksuite Sw reset token when open, same as all kess 5.017 or new ktag 7.020/26 Fw.
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If you are looking for some ECU Programmer, you could check ktag or kess by the link:

http://www.cnautotool.com/goods-6600-KESS+V2+Manager+ECU+Tuning+Kit+Master+Version+No+Token+Limitation.html