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

Original & Crack GM Tech2Win Software Installation Guide

Here CnAutotool.com share the procedures on how to install original & crack GM Tech 2 software.And the cost-effective hardware you can choose for the Tech2Win:VXDIAG GM/Opel NANO,GM GDI Interface

Preparations:

GM Tech2Win Software Free Download

Part 1:Install Original GM Tech2Win Software

Part 2:Install Crack GM Tech2Win on VXDIAG GM

Part 3:GM MDI GDS2 Tech2Win Software Installation Steps

Part 1:Install Original GM Tech2Win Software

Install GM Tech2Win Driver:

Download Tech2Win Driver on above preparation article.

After download completing,click it to begin install driver

Follow the on screen installation prompts to complete the installation.

Click “Next” to continue

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Select “I accept the terms in the License Agreement”,then click “Next” to continue
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Click Next to install to default folder or click change to choose another.
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Click Install to begin the installation.You also can click “Back” to review or change any of your installation settings.
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Now click “Finish” to end driver installation.
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Once the driver is installed process to the Tech2Win software installation.

Install GM Tech2Win Software:

Visit http://www.acdelcotds.com,and login into your GM account.

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Agree to the terms and click “continue”

Choose “Service and Programming Information.

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Choose “Access Your Subscription” if you do not currently have a subscription, choose “Subscribe

Now” button
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You will want to choose the (SWDL) Icon for the software download. See below

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Click the “Start Software Download” Button. This will open Java. Choose “Run” to open the software download.

Once the Software download window opens, you will see the following screen.
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BE SURE TO CLICK “Custom” and Then “Next”

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The software installation window will open. Click the “Install Button”

After the Java program locates the installer file, the Tech2Win Setup window will open. Click “Next” and follow the on screen prompts to install Tech2Win. Allow the program to install in its default locations. DO NOT MODIFY THE INSTALL PATH in any way, otherwise Tech2Win may not

function properly.
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Proceed with the setup by clicking “Next”
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Accept the License Agreement, and click next.
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Follow all the onscreen prompts leaving everything to the default settings.
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Click “Install” to start the installation.
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Click “Finish” to complete the installation.

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The “Installation Summary” window will come up stating that the Install was Successful.
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Another “Software Download window will come up.

STOP and leave this window as is UNTIL YOU OPEN THE Tech2Win Program.

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Plug the J2534 device into your laptop and a Vehicle DLC so the tooling is powered up. You should

now have 2 Tech2Win icons on you desktop. Open the one that is named “Tech2Win”
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Choose the “Default” button.

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The following warning message may come up. DO NOT PANIC, click “Next” and we will update the

licensing for Tech2win.
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Choose your J2534 device in the “Select Vehicle Communication Interface” Window and click ok.

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The following message will appear. DO NOT PANIC! This is normal; Tech2win is looking for the MDI. Click “OK” to proceed.
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Your Tech2Win should now be opened and look like this. Now we need to update the software level to the latest North American version to install your License.
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Come back to the “Software Download” window LEAVING Tech2Win OPEN. And perform the following steps. Choose “Custom” and hit “Next”.

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The software will start to download, you will notice the Tech2Win Screen starting to blink and flash,this is normal. Once the level of software has been read, you will be presented with the following screen to choose your application to download. We want to choose the following

North American Operations
33.004-32MB
English

Double Click “English” to add it to the Right Side window and click “Download”

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The software will start to download. The Tech2Win screen will again start to flash and blink. This is Normal.

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When the download has finished you will see the following screen. Click Close.

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You will now see on your Tech2Win screen with your New Software level and your Subscription Days.

You are now ready to use Tech2Win.

Part 2:Install Crack GM Tech2Win on VXDIAG GM

Compatible Hardware:VXDIAG GM NANO

Compatible OS:xp, win7 64bit or win8 64bit
1.Open DVD, unzip “Tech2Win11.27” file to the desktop, copy “VX Manager 1.0.6.1110” to the desktop.

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2.Open “Tech2Win11.27” file on the desktop, open “AutoInstall” to install GM MDI and Tech2Win.

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3.Open “VX Manager 1.0.6.1110” on the desktop to install VCX SDK Driver.

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4.Go to the right corner of the desktop, click “JS” to connect to the network, then select “Work network”.– Diagnose GM vehicles via USB procedure Connect device to the computer by USB5) 5Open “VX Manager”, check VCX NANO device information.

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5.Click incon “Diagnostc Apps”- “GM GDS2/Tech3”, click “Install”
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Now open Tech2Win to configure the market–choose your country area,here select “North American”

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Done!

Part 3:GM MDI GDS2 Tech2Win Software Installation Steps

Compatible Interface:GM MDI Interface

1.Run Setup.exe→ I accept… → Select language ” nao en”, “opel en”→ Install Global TIS
2.Global TIS Registration→ Edit dealership data→ Email registration→ Save “Registration PDF” file to seller for GM MDI software activation→ Complete Subscriber ID and License Key
Tips: NO need activation GM MDI GDS2 software 8.3.103.39 available here:
3.Install Adobe Reader→ Install Java→ Install GDS2 8.3.103.39 GM MDI Software→ Install Tech2win→ Set Tech2win language
4.Install wizard for RNDIS/ Ethernet Gadget
5.Set Local Area Connection 2 Properties→ Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
6.Open GM MDI Manager→ Connect→ Open Global TIS→ Yes→ OK
7.Open Tech2win→ Choose Configuration: nao en→ “Security” tab→ Download then run Security Access Service Client
Choose Configuration: opel en→ “Security” tab→ Download then run Security Access Service Client
8.Go to “GDS2” tab→ Start GDS2→ Select language

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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GM MDI Tech2Win “No communication with vehicle” solution

Tech2Win is a Windows application which can be loaded onto a service PC or laptop via TIS2Web. It provides much convenience to the operation of GM MDI Diagnostic Tool. But improper operation may leads to system errors. Here provides the MDI Tech2Win no communication error and solution.

Problem:
After install Tech2Win software application, connect the GM MDI interface from www.cnautotool.com with Opel Zafira-B 2008 to reset ABS light. The software program was allowed to access to Chassis control module, but soon the Tech2Win system display error message: “no communication with the vehicle”.
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Possible reason:
The right bottom (0) icon indicates that MDI Tech2Win software has not need well installed and activated.

Solution:
Re-install and activate the automotive scan tool GM MDI GlobalTIS MDI Tech2Win GDS2 software again.
If there is (1) icon displayed on the right bottom of the Tech2Win program, the software has been successfully installed and there is good communication between vehicle and GM MDI scan tool.

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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.

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GM MDI GM Scan tool V2017.09 Plus Lenovo E49AL Laptop Full Set Ready To Use High Quality

 

Highlights of MDI:

1.Multi-Languages available:English, French, German,Italian.etc. Total 30 languages to choose

2.Can do cars from 1990-2017 Year

3.GM MDI software will be preinstalled in the Lenovo E49AL Laptop ,you can use it directly after you receive it

4.Support 2010-2017.09 year new cars

5.Support WIFI(optional

Notice

If you want to do programming online, you need to have an original account by yourself.

 

GM MDI Language: 

 

GM MDI is the Multi Diagnostics Interface

1.Works as the high-quality Vauxhall / Opel dealer diagnostic interface

can be used with Global TIS, GDS 2, Tech2Win software

2.Provides full dealer level diagnostics and programming

3.Supports all Vauxhall /Opel 16 pin vehicles from 1996 to 2017

4.Perfoms quickly and used easily to make customers happy and win new business by offering the exact same functions as the main dealers, including;

* Automatic vehicle recognition

* DTC reading and removal

* Complete list of live data streaming for all main ECU

* Recordable / playback of live data

* New software flash for existing ECU to fix drivability issues

* Programming and installation of new ECU (PCM, ABS, Instrument cluster, air bag, fuel pumps etc.,)

* Programming new keys

* Setting / removing speed limiters

* J2534 pass thru offering ECU re-flash and diagnostics for other vehicle manufacturers, when subscribed to their specified software

* More dealer specific functions

 

GM MDI Description:

General Motors Global Electrical Architecture (Global A) and Global Diagnostic Hardware &Software 

Global Diagnostic System DGS& Mutiple diagnostic Interface MDI 

MDI and GDS Background 

MDI is an interface between the vehicle DLC and a PC (by wired USB, wired Ethernet, wireless Ethernet ) and TIS2web.  

Required for diagnostics on new SGM Global A Electrical Architecture Vehicles 

Used with GM Global Diagnostics System (GDS), SPS and MDI Manager Software 

Allows for GDS diagnostic 

 

GM Multiple Diagnostic Interface (MDI) 

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 us.

What protocols does the MDI support?

For immediate use — At present, vehicles have two buses on the 16 pin connector

(high speed and low speed GMLAN). The GM MDI communicates using all of the existing GM protocols, the same as the Tech 2:

- UART

- Class 2

- KWP2000

- GMLAN (CAN) 

The Future of the GM Tech 2

The Tech 2 remains an essential tool through at least the 2010 model year. The GM MDI will not support past models when its diagnostic capabilities are introduced. And, the Tech2 will continue to be needed to diagnose all vehicles fromprevious model years. Remote programming with the Tech 2 will continue to be supported for use on all 2007 and previous vehicles.Additional information will be supplied in future. 

HOW WILL THE GM MDI BE USED?

The GM MDI will be required to perform diagnostics on selected NAO vehicles for model year 2009. Diagnostic software is scheduled to be released for the GM Scan tool GM MDI during the fourth quarter of 2008.   

When you test after 2010 year gm car, you can use gm gds2 software: 

When you want to test After 2010 year GM car, you can use the GDS software to test it,run fast and stable:






When you want to test before 2010 year GM car, you can use the tech2win software to test it,run fast and stable:

Test steps:

1: finish update lease step, connect with Car OBD, click diagnostic icon on the interface. Choose brand and click “input” on lower right corner, car information will be read automatically, or you can choose manual input VIN

2:choose test what you want, like module diagnostic—engine control modual—identifying information ( picture22-27)

MDI Scan Tool Package List:

1pc x MDI Main unit

1pc x OBD2 Cable

1pc x USB Cable

1pc x AC Adapter

1pc x Lenovo E49AL Laptop Second)

 

PCB Board Display: 

 

 

 

WiFi GM MDI vs. Original GM MDI 2 Multiple Interface

This is a chart of GM Multiple diagnostic interface comparison: GM MDI 1 vs. GM MDI 2 kit.

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Therefore, it’s easy to find that the GM MDI Scan Tool 2 multiple diagnostic interface only improves in hardware design and running speed.

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But the price ($12000) of MDI 2 is 4 or 6 times as MDI 1 ($150-$300).

So, no matter it’s used for DIY fun or professional repair work, a  Auto Scanner Tool GM MDI clone of high quality is definitely no issues. Note that there are different versions of GM MDI china clone; and the quality may vary coz they are produced in different factory, especially PCB design. And it would result in various prices. But you will get what you pay for.

Here is the best GM MDI WIFI china clone:
Global TIS, GDS 2, Tech2Win software………..worked

* Automatic vehicle recognition……Confirmed
* DTC reading and removal……Confirmed
* Complete list of live data streaming for all main ECUs……Confirmed
* Recordable / playback of live data……Confirmed
* New software flash for existing ECU to fix drivability issues……Confirmed
* Programming & installation of new ECU (PCM, ABS, Instrument cluster, air bag, fuel pumps etc.,)……Confirmed
* Programming new keys……Confirmed
* Setting / removing speed limiters……Confirmed
* J2534 pass thru offering ECU re-flash and diagnostics for other vehicle manufacturers, when subscribed to their specified software……Confirmed
* More dealer specific functions……Confirmed

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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

 

GM MDI Manager 8.3.103.39 Download + Install for GM MDI GDS2

Good news for sharing: 02.2017 GM MDI Manager 8.3.103.39 crack software free download link and installation guide here!
You can use it with CnAutotool GM MDI Tech 3 Clone Best Quality , tested by technician!

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[02.2017] GM GDS2 Package Newest software to update old versions
GM MDI 8.3.103.39
Java 13.0.00001
TIS2Web Connectivity Proxy 1.0.68.0
GDS2 Install 16.2.00900
Deliverable GM Global V2017.2.0

How to install GM MDI Manager 8.3.103.39 on Windows 7? (Main steps)
1.Run Setup.exe→ I accept… → Select language ” nao en”, “opel en”→ Install Global TIS
2.Global TIS Registration→ Edit dealership data→ Email registration→ Save “Registration PDF” file to seller for GM MDI scan tool software activation→ Complete Subscriber ID and License Key
3.Install Adobe Reader→ Install Java→ Install GDS2 8.3.103.39 GM MDI Software→ Install Tech2win→ Set Tech2win language
4.Install wizard for RNDIS/ Ethernet Gadget
5.Set Local Area Connection 2 Properties→ Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
6.Open GM MDI Manager→ Connect→ Open Global TIS→ Yes→ OK
7.Open Tech2win→ Choose Configuration: nao en→ “Security” tab→ Download then run Security Access Service Client
Choose Configuration: opel en→ “Security” tab→ Download then run Security Access Service Client
Go to “GDS2” tab→ Start GDS2→ Select language
8.Launch GDS2 and now enjoy the software

Note: Choose this option if you want to avoid complicate installation steps and time wasted!

GM MDI GDS2 Software HDD V8.3.103.39 for WIN 7
(Pre installed, no need activation, plug and play, directly use when you get it)

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