SPS Programming: Abrites AVDI or GM MDI?

Just information for you to make a wise purchase of GM scan tools for SPS programming: (here, I focus on SPS GDS2 on Abrites j2534 and GM MDI)

In the past ( few years ago when I bought my AVDI )

 

When I bought my tool I used Global Tis v32 and was able to do SPS Programming in my Y20DTH that I have at my desk for tests. All went OK.

 

After a while during a year of AMS I received the new drivers but because I didn’t like how the AVDI is working and because I make some money using it I dece to upgrade to genuine OEM tool for the brands that AVDI can work.

After a while I bought a genuine MDI.

 

And after years I did the tests because my friend who has a issue doing SPS Programming. And he asked me to check if its ok at me. And using same ecu that I did SPS Programming alright in the past then now was blocked. So I did and had the same issues as him.

He because has the AMS he received the new drivers after he talked with Abrites company.
For me AVDI its did it job long time ago and I don’t need to buy a new AMS. So I am using when I do what “she” can do.

My friend asked Abrites to fix this issue and they sent to him new drivers versions and then he could do a SPS Programming as well.

But take care this is not working in any ecu.

So my advise for you is to buy a good GM MDI but not VXDIAG VCX Nano and you will be fine.

In my opinion for GM cars and if you wanna do SPS Programming and diagnostics using Tech2win and GDS2 the better is a GM MDI – a genuine or good clone one, or a cheaper cable like a genuine or good clone Mongoose GM Pro2

Or a J2534 tool that its approved by GM.

Maybe for diagnostic AVDI is still good but for programming it will not for sure. But if you wish it you can use it and when you will block first ecu you will remember my opinion.

AVDI I hadn’t used anymore for diagnostic so I cannot tell you if its ok to use it in newer car with GDS2. Actually I have no new drivers for a long.

 

I just want to show you my experience and tell you my opinion. The decision is yours.

The last, two very important charts for you – might help your purchase

 

Tool / Software GDS2 Tech2Win Global TIS TIS2000
GM Tech 2 No Yes

(for old cars)

No Yes
GM MDI Yes

(for new cars 2010-)

Yes

(for old cars)

Yes No
Mangoose PRO GM II Yes

(for new cars 2010-)

Yes

(for old cars)

No No
VXDIAG VCX Nano GM Yes

(for new cars 2010-)

Yes

(for old cars)

No No

 

Functions/ Software GDS2 Tech2Win Global TIS TIS2000
Diagnostics Yes Yes No Yes
ECU Programming No.

But you can log in www.acdelcotds.com to do programming

No.

But you can log in www.acdelcotds.com to do programming

Yes.

But only program

ECUs offline for part of GM vehicles.

 

Yes
Key Programming Yes.

But you have to program new keys online via

www.acdelcotds.com

Yes.

But you have to program new keys online via

www.acdelcotds.com

No Yes
SPS Programming No Yes Yes Yes

(with Tech 2 Go-between)

 

That is,

If you want to do ECU programming or SPS programming, you’d better have a GM MDI interface with Global TIS.

 

If you need program new keys (only online with GDS2 and Tech2win), it depends.

If you have a new car or pickup truck after the year 2010, you have 3 options: MDI interface, Mangoose cable, Nano;

If you have an old car or pickup truck, you have one more option, Tech 2. That is, 4 options for the old GM vehicles: MDI, Mangoose, Nano and Tech 2.

 

If you want to have a diagnostic test on GM vehicles, you can have any tool with GDS2 or Tech2win or TIS2000. Clearly, all tools above can be used for GM diagnosis.

 

 

Good luck

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