Tech2 documentation thread

Mooseman

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This thread is to provide copies or links to official Tech2 documentation, manuals, instructional/training videos or other reference material. This is not for self created how-to's or articles.

So I'll start it off.

Found this repository of manuals for the Tech2.

[Link dead] Manuals posted.


I will download them and keep them for safekeeping in case the site should disappear.

And this is a training video from 1996. Although old, it could be useful for newbies.



This one shows some more technical aspects of using the Tech2:

[Video Deleted]


This one, although not an "official" training video, does show how to program modules (a PCM in this case):

 
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Mooseman

Mooseman

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Posted manuals from dead link. One was too large and will have to be compressed.
 

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  • Tech 2 Training Manual.pdf
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  • Tech_1A_Global_OBD_II_Operators_Manual.pdf
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  • Tech_2_CANdi_Users_Guide.pdf
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  • Tech_2_OBPA_Users_Guide.pdf
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  • Tech-2.pdf
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Mooseman

Mooseman

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Had to upload the main manual to my hosting site as it was too large for here.
You will be prompted for the download login and password, which are not your GMTNation login.

login: gmtnation
password: freemanuals


GM-Tech2-UserGuide
 
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Mooseman

Mooseman

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Ooops! Not sure what happened there. Link above fixed to proper document.
 
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Mooseman

Mooseman

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People have had nothing but problems with the VCX Nano, mostly with the software. For the price and compatibility with newer vehicles, I'd go with a GM MDI 2. 2013 is right at the cutoff for the Tech 2 so it may not work with your van.
 
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Mooseman

Mooseman

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There was some discussion about it and its software here:

Apart from @m.mcmillen , I haven't heard of anyone here going with the MDI since the majority have older trucks and went with the Tech 2.
 
GDS2 is software that only works with 2014+ vehicles. MDI is a hardware interface that runs on all vehicles. You can run Tech2Win (Windows program that emulates the Tech2 handheld) via the MDI box, on the older trucks. At least that was my understanding. And it's faster than the handheld.
 
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Mooseman

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Found this video that has some tips on installing and using SPS with the MDI 2. He doesn't talk about the MDI 2 unit a lot but doesn't sound like he's having many problems with it as far as the hardware is concerned.

 

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