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Old 8th May 2007
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Default quick tech2 question..

there's this body shop across the street fromy dealership with a tech2 computer --

i'm not sure they really even know how to use it as they didn't even realize it only takes a few minutes to disable things in the car with it. just in case they don't know how to use, how do you? where does it connect?

i just want to be able to show them if need be .. i'm nervous .. but for 30 bucks i can't go wrong.
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there's this body shop across the street fromy dealership with a tech2 computer --

i'm not sure they really even know how to use it as they didn't even realize it only takes a few minutes to disable things in the car with it. just in case they don't know how to use, how do you? where does it connect?

i just want to be able to show them if need be .. i'm nervous .. but for 30 bucks i can't go wrong.
Make sure they have the right software first. The Tech2 has a slot to take a memory card containing the software for the car it's being connected to (connects to the OBD port where you'd connect a PPC, under the steering wheel). They may not have software for the 9-3SS.

Do a search for Tech2 procedures on here... There are a couple of step-by-step procedures for enabling/disabling certain devices. From what I've seen it's a fairly straight-forward menu-based system.
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Don't think it will work without a Saab card and CANdi-bus interface.

I had some body work done where they had to disconnect the headlight. The unit lost the auto-leveling calibration. The shop had a Tech2, but it would not let them reset this.
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****.. all i want them to do is change it from us spec to uk spec .. no more DRL !
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You wrote...."but for 30 bucks i can't go wrong."

for thirty bucks and a dope that can't work it....you could be screwed! Like hit the brakes and your windows go down.....
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****.. all i want them to do is change it from us spec to uk spec .. no more DRL !
Look, friend, don't get me started.

I thought Saabs appealed to tech types, academics, and engineers. You'd think someone would have been all over this tech2 bull$#@^ by now and made a gizmo that interfaces the OBD2 port via a laptop allowing you to upload and download to every computer module at will.

Then we could e-mail each other fuel maps, BCM settings, etc. instead of crying about dealer incompetence. This is how it should be! The whole point of tech2 is to chain you to a dealer. There is no reason they could not make this tool generic and allow you to get Saab firmware off the GM web site. In addition to the Saab hardware I mentioned in a previous post, you need a subscription to TIS (either CD-ROM or internet password). More bull$#@^.
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Default tech II

agree with you totally. I thought someone would have an interface to hook up to tech II. I know going off subject a little but peugeot jetforce scooters can be reprogrammed using a nintendo ds handheld gaming console so i am sure laptops or even a psp / pda would have enough processing power to make changes to ecu/tech ii. just need someone to work out the interface between the car and reader...........

Just to let you know i should be getting a tech II programmer this week to play about with when my mate comes up with the goods....


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There are many different options for Range Rover owners to connect their laptops and control the BECM, which is simular to the tech2 options.
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anyone have any more details on this or provide some useful links ? tech 2 programming..
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Wouldn't it be great if you could just use the knob on the dash to change any setting you want? Probably some product liability lawyer prevented that from happening.

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