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TECH2 how it was used to diagnose and replace the right part

Discussion in 'Tech Info' started by thompsoj22, Apr 3, 2019.

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  1. swathdiver

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    You can take the Tech-2 out to your car and fire it right up Dave without the TIS2000 software.
     
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    I found a techII clone on ebay for 380$... It includes the CANDI module and
    is 33.004 version as you recommend. The only thing I'm cautious about is
    that it only goes to 2013 models.. Mine is a 2014... But I know it's a holdover
    year model.. Do you think it would be OK on my 2014 ???
     
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    Ah, I should have mentioned that I did that and it worked great for the diagnostics, but for the SPS I needed a computer to program a model year 2012 truck.

    Got it working tonight, using the acdelcotds.com website. Signed up for a subscription for $80 for 24 months for both of my trucks. I was able to update the firmware and calibration versions on my radio/nav system and gauge cluster. Seemed low risk to start with those.

    Still much to learn, such as how to set my nav system to allow me to enter a destination while on the go.

    Cheers,
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    you won't be able to modify the nav with the tech2 or any other modules from factory specs, the tech2 is strictly for diagnosis/monitoring & calibrations it's not a hacking tool
     
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    Did you do this through Windows 10?
     
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    Thank you for this, Doubeleive. Looks like I made some poor assumptions before buying. Still happy to have the tool, but will definitely want the right tool for programming.


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    Yes.


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    I see no reason why it would not but have not been able to get people with Tech-2s and 2014 to respond to our previous inquiries. You might have to call it a 2013.


    That's great! Took me three years to get up the nerve to do programming through SPS! LOL

    You can only select preset destinations while driving but you may be able to do it through voice commands. I have done voice while sitting just to try but not while driving. If you have Onstar, you can send a destination to your nav unit via your phone or something along those lines. Onstar rep can also do this.

     
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    Thank you, James. I'll check that option out. And it's nice to know I'm ahead of the curve at least a little bit on learning!
     
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