Well currently the only way I can connect my DLC cable to the base unit is to engage the right side at about a 20 degree angle, rocking it gently to engage the pins, then engage the screw a couple of turns. Then rock the cable around to the left pulling against that right side screw until I can force it against the VCI latch enough to engage the left side screw and use that screw to draw it in tight, tightening the right screw as well. I don't see this as a good long term solution. I cannot connect it squarely from the get-go as the contact with the VCI latch forces the D-shell of the DLC cable too far to the right. For the time being I'll leaving the cable connected.@TJBaker57 ... have a care with becoming too enthusiastic with your "whittling' down of any connectors, as having them fit more snugly rather than less means that the VCI Lock Down Handle will NOT accidentally loosen enough to break the Connector from the Main Logic Board and end up 'Lunching" your PASS-THRU or ordinary Reads-Writes to and from the In-Dwelling PCMCIA Card. I agree that there are some issues with the very close tolerances for the DLC and Locking Connectors... but THIS device does not cost the $4,000.00 that the GM OEM would be for the sake of not having the slightest of these very negotiable imperfections. You are likely to do more harm than good
Too late or you better hurry before they kick in.I realize this Thread is long past its "Use By ..." Date... but with the pending political uproar over the Tariffs pending versus the Chinese... I would once again urge everyone who even imagines that some day ...some time in the Future...they will need and use the "GYMKO" Kit while in possession of a wide range of GM Products to POUNCE on this Deal before the prices get Jacked Up. Right now... the offer remains at $330.00 with Free S&H and proven early arrival times.
I totally agree. The Tech 2 is great but, for just under $500, you can get the Mongoose Pro for GM (they make other flavors for other manufacturers also) from Drew Technologies. This tool allows you to run Tech2Win which is a Tech 2 emulator on your laptop computer. You'll also be able to run GDS2 which is the Tech2 replacement (there never was a handheld version of this) and do all the module flashing. I have used the old Tis2000 with one of these.We need to look ahead and adopt a tool that can do the new stuff as well as communicate with the dinosaurs.
That's a new one. Maybe just to collect some taxes? Hopefully it's not for cough cough patent infringement cough cough.Just an update to this, package was seized by customs, have to wait to hear from them. DHL representative said usually doesn't leave customs when that happens.
Nope. I also bought the Saab card and I didn't need it. It's in the GM card.Question to anyone: I have a 97x, do I need to buy the SAAB card or the GM card to be able to fully program/diagnose the 97x? I'm buying the GM card no matter what, but I was just wondering if I should also buy the SAAB card for the 97x?
Well, that's a little disconcerting. I think I'm going to wait and hear the results of your situation before I order mine.Just an update to this, package was seized by customs, have to wait to hear from them. DHL representative said usually doesn't leave customs when that happens.
I would keep calling DHS and chingacardiags to see who receives the customs notice as to why they seized your shipment.No from ChinaCarDiags.com It's just kind of weird. There was a tracking number for me to track it, I see it arrived in US at DHL facility, then nothing. 10 days later I checked and see small note that says call DHL. I gave them a call and the representative said US Customs has seized it. That's basically all I know. From my research, I think US Customs will send me a letter informing me of this but who knows, I've never had this happen before. It's not like I ordered several of these things, just one, and there are china diagnostic tools everywhere. I did use a credit card so I will try and dispute this as package not received, that reminds me I need to take screen shots of tracking etc to prove it.
For their part, ChinaCarDiags has given me quick replies so far about the situation, so at least there is that. (wants to know if it cleared customs etc)
I will keep everyone posted when I have more info.
And if you read some of the comments below that article, some people have had stuff seized for IPR violations.Customs officers may examine cargo to look for illegal drugs, counterfeit merchandise, ...