Mangoose Pro GM II Questions & Answers

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Collected frequently asked questions and answers of Mongoose Pro GM 2 china clone.

 

 

 

 

Question:

Is it only possible to enable Tech2win for 1 day? As far as I understand Opel Global TIS is only used for this right?

Answer:

As far as I can tell, yes the only way to activate it is to use Opel GlobalTIS V32 (very specifically V32, V36 won’t work from what I hear) and perform a security access operation or do a software download. I just use boot Tech2Win using the generic BIN and select the security access. It automatically refreshes the license for a day. The next time you want to use it, you will have to do the same thing, assuming it’s more than a day later. I haven’t found any other work around yet.

 

Question:

Is there any shortcuts for older cars? For example Saab 9-5 from 2001?

Answer:

Yes I think the Saab card goes all the way back to 2000 or something like that. It might even be 1998. It has options for the 9-5 but I have yet to test it on one.

 

Question:

Is there any other tools you can use instead of the Mongoose Pro GM II?

Answer:

The only other tool(s) I know of that might work are J2534-2 compliant tools that support the GM J2534-2 implementation. Tech2Win has an option to select ISO22900 or J2534-2 (could be -1, I apologize if I got this mixed up, I’m still learning all this nonsense). That would be, for example, a CarDAQ from DrewTech, but there are other tools out there from a lot of other manufacturers that support the -2 spec.

 

Question:

What is the requirements on the device? Any specific protocols etc?

I’m running all this on an old MacBook Pro 15″ from 2007, running OSX 10.10 with Parallels 10 on an XP virtual machine. No issues. Protocols are built into the tool if you buy it. Just install the software for it and you are good to go. It will automatically be detected by Tech2Win if you follow the instructions correctly.

Answer:

Do you have the possibility to test this setup on an even earlier Saab 9-5?

No I currently do not, as I don’t have one and I don’t know anybody in San Antonio that has one and wants to let me play around with it.

 

Question:

Also I tried to get the Tech2Win v2.256 from MHAuto but only found a copy that did not include the SAAB NAO and downloading it using GlobalTIS did not work.

Answer:

The Saab BIN that you need is SAAB NAO 9.250. It definitely is in the MHH Auto download. I had to hunt it down to find it after the installation. But if you search your machine you should be able to figure out where Tech2Win put it. If I recall, it installed it in my machine in some random ***** public documents directory in Windows. Just search for “Tech2Win” on your machine to locate that folder. That’s where the other BINs are for GM NAO, Saab NAO as well as a few others.

 

Question:

Found a hacked version of the SAAB 148.000 bin but the guy pretty much just changed the file header with a hex-editor. Seems a bit too much cowboy for my taste. Maybe that’s why they had problems with earlier Saabs?

Answer:

Don’t use that. I did a ton of research while figuring this all out and that was one of the options I was considering, but you are correct, it is “too cowboy”. Especially when there exists a “secret” Tech2Win compatible Saab NAO 9.250 BIN

 

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