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Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by SScrunch, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. SScrunch

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    Just wondering if anyone can give some advice on the tech2 clones on ebay.
    Im looking at buying 1 for the purpose of resetting airbag lights and programming dash clusters & BCM linking can these do that job or can anyone recommend a tool that will do the job?
     
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    A mate of mine had one ages ago. Did everything the real thing done just fine. Think it only lasted 12 months before it bricked itself.
     
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    Do a search on the forum.
    Was another discussion on this only a few months ago.
    Consensus seems to be that they are crap and eventually **** themselves though.
    Checkout Envyous Customs who is a forum sponsor.
    He has developed programs for what you are looking at and his prices are great too.
     
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    I have had one for over 12 months with no issues.
     
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    I had a clone Tech2 for around three years and never had a problem with it. Great tool. Does everything. Sold it has week for $200.
     
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    Could it reprogram dash clusters such as eg. Change it from V6 auto to read LS1 manual?
    Change 2 airbag loop system to 4 airbag loop?
    I contacted afew ebay sellers they all claim it wont do what im asking without a ACdelco subscription. thought id as from you guys who have played around with it
     
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    acarmody Donati..Whoa Green

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    Easy as.

    I changed a VY Berlina V8 Cluster, to fit my VY Exec V6. Airbags also extremely easy.
     
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    Depending on how much you are saving, think it would be better to buy one from Envyous Customs. His are very well priced, plus he is a frequent forum member who is always willing to go above and beyond answering questions or assisting people with all sorts of OBD/Instrument issues.
     
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    thanks mate do you happen to have a link to where you brought 1 from
     
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    acarmody Donati..Whoa Green

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    Sorry mate, got mine of AliExpress years ago. Long since deleted all the emails.

    But like Gaiter says, check out Envyous Customs. Tazzi has some very nice programs that can do even more than a Tech2. Plus he is a top notch guy who bends over backwards to support you.
     
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    ill message him now
     
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    Yeah I had a chat to Tazzi but i dont want to keep paying a subscription to get jobs done .
    sorry for all the Questions, To do jobs with the Tech2 clone such as change airbag loop and adjust cluster from V6 to V8 do you need a subscription ? or is it plug and program without a holden subscription ?
     
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    I bought a Tech2 from AliExpress and had no issues doing all that without subscription. I Changed a Sedan V6 cluster to fit my VUSS (Auto to manual, less airbags, different fuel gauge setup) and had no issues. It also reads and resets warning without issue.
     
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    Thanks Husky thats the info i needed , you wouldent happen to havea link where you got your from by chance?
     

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