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Vident iLink400 GM scanner VS GM Tech 2 Scan Tool

Vident iLink400 GM scanner is one plug-and-play OBD2 scanner, cheap and tested working to diagnose GM cars from 1996 to 2019 year. GM Tech2 is one well-known professional user’s toy, it has capabilities of diagnosis , SPS programming and key programming etc.

Part 1: Vident iLink400 GM scanner car list, OBD2 diagnostic function list, special functions, language, update, how to use etc

1.Free download:

Vident iLink400 GM scanner function list (including special functions, GDS software functions)

GM coverage: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Daewoo, Holden, Pontiac, Saturn, Oldsmobile, GMC Truck, Isuzu etc.

From 1996 – 2019 year.

Vident iLink400 GM scanner obd2 diagnostic functions:
ECU Info
Read Codes
Erase Codes
Live Data
Active Test

Read article:  Vident iLink400 GM scanner reviews

Vident iLink400 GM scanner special function:
Oil Service
Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)
Calibration of Steering Angle Sensor G85
Adapt Battery After Replacing
Throttle Body Alignment (TBA)
Special function of Diesel Engine
Read Anti-theft Code
Reset Airbag
Program Key Fob
Invalidate All Fobs
Key Fob Button Test

Vident iLink400 GM scanner language:
English, French, German, Russian, Spanish Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish and more.

Vident iLink400 GM scanner update:
TF memory card for data backup and software update.

3 years free software update online

How to use Vident iLink400 GM scanner?

Vident iLink400 has no car diagnostic software as default, when you receive the device, you need to register one vident ID on, register the machine, download GM software to test.

If you bought from obd tool, just select version “GM”. If you want to add more car software, login your account ID on the official site, then “Shopping Cart”, then “Add to cart”.

Part 2: GM Tech 2 Scan Tool car list, diagnostic and programming functions, language, update, how to use etc.

2.GM Tech 2 Scan Tool car list

GM, SAAB, Opel, Suzuki, Isuzu, Holden

Coverage of Diagnosis: From 1992 to 2013, With Help of Tis2000 Software, It Can Do Programming for Cars Before Year 2007 (GM MDI2 and vxdiag nano can work with GM up to 2018 / 2019 year)

GM-English                32.008 1991-2013
GM-German               32.008 1991-2013
GM-Spanish               32.008  1991-2013
GM-Japanese            32.008   1991-2013
GM-French                  32.008   1991-2013
GM-Thai                       32.008   1991-2013
GM-Portuguese         32.008   1991-2013
GM-Korean                 32.008    1991-2013

SAAB-English     148.000

OPEL-English     V180      1997-2014
OPEL-Italian       133.001 1997-2012
OPEL-German   85.001 1997-2008
OPEL-Spanish   91.001 1997-2009

HOLDEN-English  V149 1999-2013

SUZUKI-English   01.210.020

ISUZU-English   CAN-BUS 107.021  2010-  (CAN-BUS support car models after 2010)
ISUZU-English   K-Line  11.62   1996-2013 (K-line support car models from 1996 to 2011)

(If you want ISUZU software, please tell us you want CAN-BUS or K-line)

3.GM Tech 2 Scan Tool functions:

1) OBD2 diagnostic functions.

Read this article: GM Tech 2 feedback

2) SPS programming

This article is available with the procedure, you can follow:

How to use Tech2 for GM SPS programming

3) Key programming

Read article: How to program key fobs for 06 Chevrolet using GM TECH2 with 32MB card and CANdi module:

Step by step procedure with lots images.

4) Bleeding ABS with Tech 2

I have a tech 2 clone but I have a ’96 and it only has the 3 sensor 4wal. On this there is no countdown or cycling of the ignition, as long as it is on with engine off, after the warnings it establishes communication and then says depress the pedal and it cycles the ABS about 4 times.

BTW this is a good resource for Tech2 paths. It’s all paths though even more than available for your truck but you could probably reduce this down if needed.

Also, if I can get to that screen just scrolling through function sitting at my desk then that means no communication is occurring to this point. So i would go and use the function to pull the VIN or something just to make sure you do have communication from the unit and through the DLC connector to the truck.

ABS Bleed with GM Tech2 Scan tool


Vident iLink400 is more suitable for the DIYers , since it is easy to use, cheap and allow users to add one more car diagnostic software as needed.

GM Tech 2 is more suitable for the professional users, which has key programming and SPS programming functions.