7 Best GM Scan Tools Review 2021 [Update]

7 Best GM Scan Tools Review 2021 [Update]

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Like many motorists in these difficult times, there is a fair chance that you are searching for ways to cut costs. DIY mechanics enjoy a renaissance thanks to technology improvements, including a vast array of OBD2 Scanners for all enthusiasts.

With almost 3 million new General Motors vehicles sold annually, there is a competitive market for GM specific scanning and diagnostic tools. These cover all Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac models.

Complete beginners, DIY mechanics, hobbyists, technicians, and pro mechanics all have different requirements. GM OBD2 scanners suit every level, and they are generally a compromise between cost and functionality. The trick is only to buy what you need at the best quality for your price range.

These days, almost anyone can save themselves an expensive and inconvenient trip to the mechanic and improve their fuel consumption. Whatever your level of expertise, I will take you on my journey by identifying the best GM scanner for each situation and giving you the benefit of my buying experience.

Buying Guide
Why Do I Need a GM Scanner?

Most GM owners want a combination of the most common OBD2 diagnostic functions. After connecting easily via Bluetooth, WiFi, or an ethernet cable, your device should automatically identify a problem once the check engine light comes on and clear the associated fault.

This tool is a real cost-saver compared to the expense and hassle of trusting your car to a repair shop. Apart from the satisfaction of fixing your vehicle, OBD2 scanning technology puts you back in control.

Most users require essential functions for testing their vehicle’s emissions before it fails a costly smog test. Hobbyists want options for fine-tuning ignition timing, fuel consumption, and overall efficiency. Diagnostics experts and pro mechanics demand a full range of functions, including access to safety systems and advanced real-time diagnostics.

To know which type of buyer you are, ask yourself what functions you require and how much your budget is. It’s best not to pay for a top of the range, pro-GM scan tool if you never use most options. You can always upgrade once your knowledge becomes more advanced.

Choosing The Best GM Scan Tools

1. GM TECH2

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Top 4 Reason to Get GM Tech2 Full Package:
1. Multi-langauge: English, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, Spainish, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Chinese
2. Update: via 32MB Software Card, when there is newer version, you can just buy new card to update
3. Support Car Models: GM, SAAB, Opel, Suzuki, Isuzu, Holden

Software Listing :
GM
GM-English            33.004 1991-2014
GM-Spanish            33.002 1991-2014
GM-Germany            32.007 1991-2013
GM-Japanese           32.006 1991-2013
GM-French             32.007 1991-2013
GM-Italiana           32.007 1991-2013
GM-Portuguese         32.002 1991-2013
GM-Korean             32.002 1991-2013
GM-China              32.002 1991-2013
OPEL
OPEL-English          Newly Update to V180  1997-2014
OPEL-Italian          Newly Update to V180   1997-2014
OPEL- Polski          Newly Update to V180   1997-2014
OPEL- German          Newly Update to V180   1997-2014
OPEL- Turkish         Newly Update to V180   1997-2014
GM Tech2 Card Opel Software Update to V180 Support Cars from the Year 1997 to 2014
SUZUKI
SUZUKI-English         V01.210.020
SAAB
SAAB-English           V148.000
ISUZU
ISUZU-English  CAN-BUS   V180 2006-2015 (CAN-BUS support car models after 2010)
ISUZU-English  K-Line    V11.680  1996-2014 (K-line support car models from 1996 to 2014)
Holden
Holden-English           V149.000  1999-2013 (For North American Area Only)
Holden-English            V147.000  1999-2012 (For Australia)
4. Year Coverage of Diagnosis: From 1992 to 2013, With Help of Tis2000 Software, It Can Do Programming for Cars Before Year 2007
5. Package light and easy for carry.

2. GM MDI

GM-MDI

Best quality GM MDI Scan tool with WIFI V2020.09
Highlights of MDI:
1.Multi-Languages available:English, French, German,Italian.etc. Total 30 languages to choose
2.Can do cars from 1990-2020 Year
3.  you can select the package with HDD( software ) or not ,  we already  installed the GM MDI software into 500G SATA interface laptop HDD,   the HDD can be used after 2008 year SATA  hard disk interface laptop.
Our hard disk is a WINDOW 7 system, you can install it on a laptop that supports WINDOW 7. It does not support window10, Please pay attention.
4.Support 2010-2020 year new cars
5.Support WIFI

GM MDI: This newest release GM factory scan tool begins it’s coverage in model year 2010. MDI when combined with the Global Diagnostic System 2 (GDS2) software application allows servicing of GM’s new Global Architecure Platform (Global A) vehicles. Model coverage currently includes 2010-2013 Buick LaCrosse, 2010-2013 Cadillac SRX, 2010-2013 Chevrolet Camaro, 2010-2013 Equinox, 2011-2013 Chevrolet Volt, 2011-2013 Chevrolet Cruze, 2010-2013 GMC Terrain and 2011 Buick Regal. By model year 2014 virtually all GM vehicles are serviced by using the MDI/GDS application. For all other 2010-2013 GM vehicles you will need either a GM Tech-2 or the optional ‘Tech-2 Emulator’ program to achieve OEM level functionality. The ‘Tech-2 Emulator’ uses the MDI interface device as the communications interface between pc and vehicle.

3. GM MDI 2

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Highlights of GM MDI 2:
1.Multi-Languages available:English, French, German,Italian.etc. Total 30 languages to choose
2.Can do cars from 1990-2020 Year
3.you can select the package with HDD( software ) or not , we already installed the GM MDI 2 software into 500G SATA interface laptop HDD,the HDD can be used after 2008 year SATA  hard disk interface laptop. Our hard disk is a WINDOW 7 system, you can install it on a laptop that supports WINDOW 7.  It does not support  window10, Please pay attention.
4.Support 2010-2020 year new cars
5.Support WIFI

4. Benz C6 DoIP,BMW ICOM,JLR DoiP VCI,VAS ,HONDA HDS,TOYOTA TIS,PIWIS,Subaru,VOLVO,GM,ford,MAZDA Super diagnostic tool

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Software version:
1.Toyota TIS V14.10.028
2.Honda HDS      HDS V3.102.054, i-HDS V1.004.025
3.FORD/ MAZDA IDS  V117
4.GM MDI2     V2019.7
5.VOLVO Vida   V2014D
6.JLR SDD and Pathfinder      V159 and V265
7.VW ODIS       V5.16
8.Benz Star C6   V2020.06
9.BMW ICOM  ISTA-D V4.18.20, Programming: ISTA-P v3.66.1.000
10.PORSCHE PIWIS 2  V18.1000
11. SUBARU SSMIII   V2020.07

5. BENZ STAR C6,BMW ICOM,JLR DOIP VCI, VAS 5054A,PORSCHE Piwis2,FORD,GM ,HONDA,TOYOTA,SUBARU ,VOLVO Full Multi Diagnostic Tool
BENZ-STAR-C6-BMW-ICOM-JLR-DOIP-VCI-VAS-5054A-PORSCHE-Piwis2-FORD-GM-HONDA-TOYOTA-SUBARU-VOLVO-Full-Multi-Diagnostic-Tool

OD6 DoIP VCI multi in one DoIP OE diagnosis is a real DoIP original diagnosis instrument based on DOP, J2534 and more original protocols adaptation under OEMD brand. It not only supports all J2534 protocols, but also takes the lead in realizing perfect and complete DoIP adaptation in the industry, replacing the original diagnosis instrument’s adaptation ability, programming ability, diagnosis and programming speed, stability and original diagnosis. The ability of the instrument has been greatly improved, taking the lead in the industry to replace C6 in an all-round way, and it is also the first comprehensive original diagnostic instrument in the industry to realize all functions of ICOM A2 and VAS6154. OD6 has really raised the multi in one and comprehensive original diagnosis instrument to a new benchmark height, which has become the only choice for J2534 and DoIP OE diagnosis tool.

6. Allscanner VXDIAG Car Diagnostic Tool Scanner for BMW/BENZ/GM/VW/FORD/MAZDA/TOYOTA/PIWIS/Subaru/VOLVO/HONDA/JLR

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Software version:
1.Toyota  V15.00.026
2.HDS      HDS V3.102.054, i-HDS V1.004.025
3.FORD/ MAZDA   V117
4.GM       2019.7
5.VOLVO Vida   2014D
6.JLR      159
7.VW       5.16
8.Benz    2020.06
9.BMW    ISTA-D V4.20.31, Programming: ISTA-P v3.67.0.000
10.PORSCHE   18.1
11. SUBARU SSMIII   2020.7

7. V2020.07 Vxdiag VCX Nano for Gm/Opel with GDS2 and Tech2Win Diagnostic Tool with WIFI

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Top 6 Reasons to Get VXDIAG VCX NANO for GM/OPEL:
1.Support GM Tech2Win and GDS2, perfectly replace GM MDI.
2. Support WIFI.
3. Compatible with applications that diagnose engines, transmissions, ABS, instrument panels and more
4. Mixed fleet capabilities with broad protocol support
5. Quick access to vehicle data for maintenance or management reports
6. Quickly attaches to vehicle’s diagnostic connector
7. Can be used with desktop PC or laptop
8. Supports GM vehicle from year 2000 to 2020

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