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Tech Tool Alert!

 Do Not Perform Client Updates Simultaneously

Client Update release 2.4.5 and Tech Tool release (2.7.30 and onward) cannot be installed at the same time.

If you have Client Update release 2.4.5 and a Tech Tool release available simultaneously in Client Update, make sure to only download and install one at a time. If they are installed at the same time, the installations will not finish.

End of Support for Tech Tool Version 2.5

Support for Tech Tool 2.5 has ended. We encourage all end users running version 2.5 to update to the latest version. A new installation using 2.7 Tech Tool DVD or 2.7 USB Drive is needed to upgrade to the latest version.  Please contact the Help Desk at 1-877-978-6586 with any questions.

Important News

An issue with dropped communication/identification has been  resolved with Client Update version 2.7.40.
Updated Networking Requirements, click here to view.
ECU Emissions Programming

The ECU programming for OBD2013 and newer emissions vehicles will include programming for the Engine ECM, Aftertreatment Control Module (ACM), Transmission ECU (TECU) and Vehicle ECU.  We are required to provide access to program certain emissions related ECU’s under the Service Information Requirement law, step 2013.   Both the EPA and CARB require this.  The following EPA software reprogramming requirement is described on page 8418 EPA OBD & SIR: 40 CFR Part 86.010-38.

OBD changes in 2016, click here.
License Agreement, click here to view.

April Frequently Asked Questions Now Available

The April Premium Tech Tool frequently asked questions are now available for viewing. This document covers the most important need-to-know information about Premium Tech Tool.

***To view the April frequently asked questions, click here.

For a summary of our top five most asked questions, click here.

Tips of the Month: 

This release of Tech Tool 2.7 will include New features and Changes.  To name a few…

  • The odometer (mileage) value of the connected product will now be shown in the Product Identification screen as well as recorded into Product History log.
  • Tech Tool will now automatically detect any VOCOM adapter connected via USB.
  • New version of VOCOM II firmware. Click here to download.
  • Tech Tool now has the ability to read and clear fault codes communicating on J1939 (Example: Bendix Fusion system).  Note that all fault tracing for Bendix Fusion must be done using Bendix ACOM.

Sometimes when connecting to a vehicle, Tech Tool shows the Climate unit (MID 146) as being offline; what can cause this?

A common cause is a vehicle with Low Battery Voltage.  Some vehicles are equipped with a Low Voltage Disconnect (LVD) that can disconnect the power to certain circuits, like the climate unit.   The correction is to check and charge the batteries.  Low vehicle batteries can also cause an programming error code 207 “Could not set broadcast state for all nodes”.   To learn more about the LVD, read the LVD Description, Design and Function found in Impact.

For more information about new features and changes, please visit our website or What’s new…and the Help file under the Help Menu within the Tech Tool Application.

Chat To Reset Your Password

Chat

When logging into Premium Tech Tool, if you receive a “Login Failure” message, please utilize Chat.

Supported Chat Login Failure Error Messages
“Your user ID is unknown or you have entered the wrong password. Please try again.”
“Your user account is locked. Please contact local support for assistance.”

Note Password Requirements:

  • The preferred password cannot be among the last 7 used for your account.
  • A Password requires that you have at least 8 characters.
  • The Premium Tech Tool password expires every 180 days.

Need Technical Support?

For Technical Support (help with using the software, problems encountered while using the software, communication issues, etc.), please call 877-978-6586 or fill out our contact form: Click Here