Tech2 scanner/Autel MK808

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  1. webbch

    webbch TYF Newbie

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    I'm looking at purchasing a 2013 Yukon XL Denali in a couple weeks. One of my first priorities will be to disable the AFM, but I'm looking at some options for scan tools as well, as I do almost all of my own maintenance.

    According to this link, the Tech2 _should_ work on the 2013, but wondering if anyone out there can confirm.
    http://oemtools.com/homeproducts/generalmotors.html

    I also have my eye on the Autel MK808, which I realize is a more generic scanner, but still appears very capable. Anyone used this scanner on their Suburban or Yukon XL?
    https://www.amazon.com/Autel-Diagno...=1523967508&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=mk808&psc=1
     
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    I couldn’t get it to stay off with my tech 2 on a 2011.
     
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    Huh?

    A bunch of us have Tech2s and they are great time and money savers. You cannot turn off the AFM system with it; that would have to be done through a tune. If memory serves, yes, it will work on a 2013. Should also work on the 2014 SUV too but have yet to confirm.
     
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    I turned mine off with HP tuners but before I got that I tried with the tech 2 and I can't remember if I was turning off AFM or dod. It was probably dod. But t didn't stay off.
     
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    Thanks! I was planning to do the BB route for disabling AFM. Just debating on which scanner at the moment. Tech2 is definitely best for these vehicles, just trying to decide if I want "best for this vehicle" or "will work with all my vehicles and provide a common SW interface".
     
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    webbch TYF Newbie

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    I ended up ordering the Tech2. Found out the MK808 isn't bi-directional, bigger brother the DS808 has that feature, but is nearly $300 more. If money was no object, I'd get the MS908P. However, that is not the case lol.
     
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    just a bump, i ordered the tech2 from ali express and than a supplier fills the order. I am on day 4 of some type of a waiting period? I sent them a message and their response was it is pending until i designate the language format, ok i did that and now they are saying it hasnt been proven to work on GMC 2008?

    Any advice?
     
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    As long as you are getting the software 33.004 you'll be fine. Got a link to the ad?
     
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    works on the 2013 for sure mine has a choice of 2013 (with the firmware James noted above)
     
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    there is a list of vehicles it does not work with mostly some crossovers like the lacrosse and some sedans, works with all the full size suv and pickups
     
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