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    More noobie questions from me.

    Ive heard Tech 2 being mentioned on a few threads.

    What is this?? What does it do? Is it free :-)

    Thanks, Mark

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    Tech 2 is the computer dealers use to diagnose faults, reset ecu's and to enable items on Vec 'C' & Signum.
    Free! if only

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    Tech2 is the software used for the diagnostic equipment used at the dealer. So when you hear people saying things like, ".... that'll need Tech2 mate", they mean, it'll have to go to the dealer and be hooked up to the diagnostic equipment. It certainly isn't free mind.Hope that explains it a little bit.

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    It certainly ain't free mate..

    TECH2 is a handheld computer which links into your car via the socket underneath the ashtray..it lets the dealers ( or lucky independants who can afford the £2500) have access to the cars onboard computer systems.. they can check for faults, program the car with new information, re-set the electronic systems and even wipe the car dead..

    it's a great tool, but VX will charge you about £40 to just plug it into your car..

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    your fast gary!! LOL..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2
    your fast gary!! LOL..
    Not quite as fast as Ian though Mark
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    he's lightning mate..

    not like old one finger'd moderator here..





    hope this has answered it for you mark??

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    Yep that makes sense now.

    Is there anything that is worth having done when the cars in for a service?
    Any updates?

    Or is it a case of "if it aint broke..."

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    you can always ask them to see if there are any updates avaliable.. sometimes a car has missed them during 'quick' servicing..

    always worth an ask mate..

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    You could always ask if there are any software updates for your ECU. They'll just update it for you if there is.
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