BROADVIEW, Ill. (May 6, 2013) — Bosch Group has expanded the diagnostic capabilities of its Mastertech VCI (M-VCI) aftermarket scan tool to provide OEM dealer level diagnostics for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac branded vehicles.
"The addition of GDS 2 support has further broadened the scope of the Bosch M-VCI's already multifunctional role of supporting aftermarket diagnostics, OEM level diagnostics, and OEM ECU reprogramming through one common powerful vehicle interface," said Ravi Subramanyan, senior product manager for Bosch Automotive Service Solutions.
The M-VCI scan tool already supports ESI[tronic] 2.0, which provides coverage for a variety of European and Korean vehicles; Shop Foreman Pro software, which provides extensive Asian and domestic vehicle coverage; Tech2Win for OEM dealer level diagnostics for GM vehicle brands; and the BMW ISTA app for OEM dealer level diagnostics and J2534 reprogramming for BMW and Mini vehicles.
Until recently, the GDS 2 application was only compatible with Bosch's MDI (Multiple Diagnostic Interface) tool.
Vehicle applications for GDS 2 software comprise Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac brand—model year 2010 and newer North American vehicles that have been built using the Global Architecture Platform (Global A). These vehicles include Buick LaCrosse and Regal, Cadillac SRX, Chevrolet Camaro, Equinox, Volt, Cruze, and GMC Terrain models.
Specific diagnostic functions that, according to Bosch, can be performed using GDS 2 and M-VCI include:
- Module, vehicle and system diagnostics;
- DTC, identification and data displays;
- Graph diagnostic data parameter data;
- Operate control functions for powertrain, body and chassis systems;
- Perform special functions, configuration settings and resets;
- Read vehicle-wide DTC and ID information; and
- Save reports containing repair-order relevant diagnostic data.
For more information on the M-VCI support for GDS 2 application, visit Bosch's diagnostic website.