If you can download the program when it is released and if you have a tis2web subscription.
By Blog Post on June 1, 2011 9:59 PM| No CommentsTech2Win is a PC-based application version of the Tech 2 and CANdi (Control Area Network diagnostic interface) module that can be loaded onto a service department Techline PC or notebook computer via TIS2Web.
The rollout of the application will begin in mid-June, starting with Cadillac dealerships, to be followed by Chevrolet dealerships in early July and Buick/GMC dealerships in August. The GMCL rollout will begin in early August. Look for update messages in TIS2Web, Service Information and GM Global Connect.
When using the Tech2Win application, vehicle communication is performed using the Multiple Diagnostic Interface (MDI), which provides faster operation than a Tech 2 with a CANdi module.
Tech2Win offers virtually the same functionality as the Tech 2. It's used for diagnostics only. Service programming is still performed through TIS2Web SPS. Refer to the Quick Reference Guide (under TIS2Web News), section 10, "Limitations," for protocols and functions not supported.
Tech2Win also includes the same vehicle coverage as the Tech 2. GDS 2 still must be used when servicing Global A vehicles (Camaro, Equinox, Cruze, Sonic, Volt, LaCrosse, Regal, Terrain and SRX).
Before installing Tech2Win, the PC or notebook computer must meet or exceed the current minimum Techline hardware specifications. Review the latest specifications and guidelines at www.gmdesolutions.com. (In Canada, the IT guidelines are in the Service Library under Tools, Processes and Equipment on Global Connect.)
To install the application:
- Connect the MDI to the computer. Power it using the AC adapter.
- Select the Tech 2 software download on TIS2Web. A prompt will ask if you want to install Tech2Win. It can be installed on multiple PCs in the dealership.
- Install the Tech2Win application using all the default selections. Installation should take less than 10 minutes.
- Two icons will be placed on the PC desktop -- a shortcut for Tech2Win QuickStart and a shortcut for the Tech2Win Configurator, which is used for multiple versions of Tech2Win depending on the vehicles being serviced in the dealership. (Fig. 2)
After the application installation is complete, the diagnostic software for the desired service coverage and software license (similar to the license renewal of GDS 2) must be obtained. To download:
- Click the Tech2Win QuickStart icon that is now on the PC's desktop.
- Since Tech2Win does not have a current license, a license dialog box will appear. Click OK.
- When the MDI is detected, a dialogue box will direct you to select the vehicle communication interface.
- To initiate the software license and install the diagnostic software, select the Software Download (SWDL) on TIS2Web and click Start Software Download. (Fig. 3)
5. Select Tech2 and Custom for the update mode. (Fig. 4)
6. Select the desired diagnostic software package. Available packages include the latest GM North American coverage as well as Saab and Saturn ASTRA. (Fig. 5)
7. Click Download to begin downloading the diagnostic package just like for a Tech 2. Current progress and Tech2Win will display during the download.
After the download is complete, the license countdown in the lower right corner will be updated to 30. This is the number of days until the license must be renewed. When the license expires, an expiration message will be displayed. To renew the license, use the security access service or update the diagnostic software using the standard update mode.
Tech2Win uses Communication Port (comm port) 9 on the PC. If this port is used for other devices, switch the comm port setting by selecting the Tech2Win Configurator icon on the desktop. Refer to the Quick Reference Guide for complete details.
To access the Quick Reference Guide for additional Tech2Win installation information, go to TIS2Web News and select the Tech2Win Quick Reference Guide.
When using Tech2Win, you can click the selections on screen or click the soft buttons on the screen where applicable.
Tech2Win activity is shown on the bottom of the screen between the vehicle, MDI, Tech2Win and the PC. (Fig. 6)
For more information about installing Tech2Win, review the May Emerging Issues seminar on www.gmtraining.com in the U.S.
In Canada, more information about Tech2Win will be available in a future TAC Talk presentation as well as in the GDS 2/Tech2Win training course #16039.16H.
- Thanks to Mike Waszczenko