I was asked to go out and look at a 2011 Vauxhall Insignia, which by all accounts had issues with the rear end electrics on the car.
On arrival at the garage, I found out the background to the issues. Along with the abnormalities it was displaying. There had evidently been water ingress into the rear, which had tracked down the loom. This had in turn corroded two pins off completely that terminated at the power tailgate module.
Somehow or other we still had comms with the power tailgate module, but limited information after that. The customer already had a new module ready for fitment. So I plugged it in, and at this point we no longer had comms or the ability to do anything with the new module.
So now I had two options with regards getting the module online. I had time on my side that particular day, so I opted to go the manufacturer Pass-Thru route. Having not used Pass-Thru before, and only having seen clips. I thought it best to have time, and a helping hand! I decided to call Alex of Impact Diagnostics. Alex has been fantastic with supply of numerous tools when I went it alone late last year. He has also gone way beyond that, with help and advice over the phone ever since!
I got Alex dialled in over Team Viewer on to my laptop, and we went through the process together. This involved getting logged into the dealer portal. Buying the necessary ’slot’ we needed to carry out module coding. Then on to the business of correct vehicle I.D. Once this was all done, I was guided through the menu system by Alex. We located the specific module, and ticked the relevant boxes as to the task we wanted to perform. A few short moments, and percentage complete icon bars later. We were in business. The unit was coded, and operational. A couple of minor “comfort” settings done with the tailgate buttons on the car. For how the customer needed the tailgate to work, and that was it!
The process was very straightforward, and on reflection actually cheaper than the other tooling option I could have used. I feel much happier in using Pass-Thru again now. The support given was needed, and I thank Alex for that! A great learning exercise, and time well spent to make life easier in the future.
Stuart Lawson (Autotech Cumbria)
Following on from my last post regarding Vauxhall Opel GDS software one of my customers sent me this write up.
I get asked regularly how to make the most of the J2534 passthru device supplied with the Autel Maxisys Pro so I thought I would screenshot reinstalling the GDS2 software on my new demonstration laptop. The whole process works on best using Internet Explorer.
Firstly you need to login too the service box website. http://public.servicebox.peugeot.com/pages/index.jsp
Once logged in you need to go onto the Technical Information tab and select the Opel Vauxhall Chevrolet subscription tab. It will then show you any current subscriptions or give option to purchase.
Very important make sure you select the correct brand at the top, you can then scroll down and purchase the required length of GDS2 subs. I bought 12 Months for 140Euros
It should now show you how long you have remaining on your subscription. You click the Tis button and it will open up another window.
You can download the latest Java version on the link above, once installed you click on the Start GDS2 button. This is where using Internet Explorer is important. What you need to do now is follow through with the installation keep on pressing yes and allow etc.
If you are using a passthru Autel Device or similar you can skip the GM MDI2 Drivers.
Once GDS2 Install is done you will then need to download the individual software packs for the brands you purchased.
Once downloaded you then need to install all apps, so you just click the install button and all models will be installed to your GDS2 software.
You are now ready to go, you need to make sure the correct Passthru J2534 Drivers are installed. I have bought 12 months license but it says 29 Days this is normal. You can open GDS2 from the icon on desktop for 29 days and then you will need to open from the website to renew the lease.
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Telwin Doctor Charge 50 Battery support unit
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50Amp battery support unit from Tewlin 12v and 24v plus jump start./
Telwin T Charge 12 Evo 6v/12v
Telwin T Charge 12 Evo 6v/12v Multi-functional electronic battery charger, trickle charger and tester for WET, GEL, AGM, MF, PbCa, EFB, Li 6/12V batteries with LCD screen.
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This sophisticated technology, which can be used to charge all types of 6/12/24V battery, and more specifically WET, GEL, AGM, MF, SPIRAL, START/STOP batteries, is a reference for all of Telwin's professional products.
Its capacity to diagnose battery conditions moment by moment, together with specific interventions aimed at restoring optimal operativity, are the two essential elements on which Pulse Tronic technology is based.
Constant control of the charging process on the one hand prevents possible battery overcharging and overheating, and on the other hand returns the battery to optimal condition; the result is a perfectly charged battery with a longer life.
When batteries are not used for long periods they tend to discharge naturally, so charge maintenance is just as important as the charging process.
PulseTronic technology uses intelligent monitoring and special wave forms (impulses) to maintain the optimal charge without generating overheating or making modifications that damage the chemical structure of the battery, even over extended periods (e.g. vehicle maintenance during periods of non-use).PulseTronic technology also pays special attention to safety by creating and defining the correct conditions to fully protect the on-board electronics of the vehicle while charging/maintaining the battery and without being disconnected from the vehicle.
The multiple advantages of this technology are evident even when charging several batteries together in serial or parallel.
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I just want to take the opportunity to say thank you for all the business this year I really appreciate every order no matter how small. Next month will be the end of 3 years of trading for me on my own as well as 16 years doing this job and this year has been one of the most challenging so far.
I want to thank all my loyal suppliers for the support and look forward to the next 12 months Impact Tuning Autel UK Telwin AUTOCOM Diagnostic Partner GMTO Simply Diagnostics and Dimsport
Alot of people know I am a massive fan of the whole Autel product range, as a small business I need to sell products that are right for me as well as my customers.
Autel UK have released the MS908 IM Key programming tool, it will not be for everyone but as a budget all makes key programmer I dont think much will beat it.
£200 off DS808Eu
The all new DS808EU Software Edition is Autel’s base Pro-Range tool. The DS808EU is the ‘little brother’ of the MaxiSys MS906 and both tools share very similar software, making the DS808EU fabulous value for money. The MaxiDAS DS808EU, is a smaller tablet than the MS906, with 7″ touch colour screen.
2 years software
2 years warranty
We are proud to announce we are the UK dealer for GMTO Remote diagnostics, the product offers module programming, key programming, ADAS Calibrations, VAG ACC Module coding, plus guided diagnostics. We have Remote locals in both the UK and Netherlands and constantly looking to add new functions.
Everything in today's world is becoming more technologically advanced including vehicles. The standard inbuilt systems are becoming more intelligent meaning maintenance and servicing requires new knowledge and kit.
Here at Impact tuning and diagnostics, we are making sure the diagnostics kit we offer is up to date with the latest capabilities. This also means up to our industry-leading standards. The latest of these advancements that is becoming more common on the road is ADAS Systems. You could be dealing with vehicles already that have ADAS as standard but are you ready for ADAS calibration?
ADAS means vehicles are now more intelligent then ever before. They collect and use data in new ways to keep drivers safe. These uses include but are not limited to:
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adaptive High Beams
Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
Blind Spot Monitoring
Collision Warning/ Detection System
Driver Monitoring (Drowsiness Detection)
Lane Departure Warning
Parking Assist (Rear View Cameras)
Traffic Sign Recognition
Vehicles fitted with ADAS technology will have cameras mounted centrally on the windscreen. This means when a windscreen is replaced, the ADAS will require re-calibration to ensure all systems are working correctly. Advanced ADAS systems can also include cameras and sensors in the front and rear bumpers and wing mirrors for full 360 degree applications. the number of scenarios where work is completed that requires recalibration of these systems is endless and failing to do so can result in customers leaving your garage in danger.
At Impact Tuning and diagnostics I am proud to be 100% independent the customer always comes first. We sell the Autel and Autocom Adas solutions plus have also supplied Texa in the past.
Many people know that Benz SCN Coding Service will charge about £150 at a time, but with Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P you can do it easily! Here in this post, I will show you how to do Mercedes Benz SCN coding in 3 steps.
Why we need to do SCN coding?
When replacing or flashing ME control unit or new Transmission control unit we must get new SCN, that is to say SCN coding.
How Autel MaxiSYS MS908P Pro do MB SCN coding in 3 steps?
The future for diagnostics with the introduction of Doip protocol means aftermarket tools will be falling behind in the more advanced functions. Don't get me wrong the need for good aftermarket scanners will not stop but with online service records and security handshakes with online servers the future will be harder.
The options are specialism In a particular brand and picking the original equipment or buying multiple dealer diagnostic tools and dealing with the substantial prices for subscriptions and training.
Remote diagnostics will play a major part in bridging the gap, they are not a replacement for dealer tools. With Tools such as Osca, ODISo, Rade, GMTO, and Shaap which are all part of the jifeline network.
I see more And more of these networks arriving all having different specialisms. Such as keys, diagnostic assistance, dpf faults etc at Impact diagnostics we pride on being 100% independent and will always be known for the best tool for the job which isn’t always the most profitable for us but it is the correct tool for the job and in turn makes our customers the happiest.