Sharing a diagnostics tablet with other technicians flat out stinks. So why continue doing it day-after-day? If you primarily work on Ford, then purchase the Ford subscription to gain access to all Ford models offered, like the Focus, Fusion, Mustang and any other models available. You can purchase as many car makes as you need and quickly add or remove coverage with a simple click right from your tablet screen.
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Minnesota state franchise registration number F Call us at: Click here to hear what real technicians think about costly scan tools. Subscribe to Matco Blog! Recent Posts.User Name Remember Me? Welcome to RCCrawler Forums. It looks like you're enjoying RCCrawler's Forums but haven't created an account yet. Why not take a minute to register for your own free account now?
As a member you get free access to all of our forums and posts plus the ability to post your own messages, communicate directly with other members, and much more. Register now! Already a member? Login at the top of this page to stop seeing this message. Managed to unlock some rather not say brand or how out of necessity discontinued and it's been enjoyably difficult but the hardest part so far is getting an invite code mhhauto.
Anyone here wanna hook a honkey up? Sponsored Links. Trip down memory lane. Knew quite a few ECU modders. Most if not all converted to OBDI though.
Scan tools I'm working with go back to the early 80's but haven't had the opportunity to work with old stuff yet. Not the most exciting work but it's supporting my addiction. Picking up a snapon versus hopefully tomorrow.
Guy paid 10k for it 4 years ago and it's discontinued for obvious reasons but it should be a good rebuild.
Broken Matco Maxme/dbscar dongle
When you say addiction do you mean your marriage? Originally Posted by djjiz. Android based and running 4. Hoping to get these going so i can try to do remote repairs through teamviewer and some network hubs. In theory the end user should only need a serial to and a solid Internet connection.
First couple tries will result in a garage fire.
MAXIMUS FLEX DIAGNOSTIC SCAN TOOL
Here's a scanner for you cheap bastards. Page 2 gets interesting. Anyone happy with their EFI Live setup? Credit system looks shitty but hardware looks to be one of the better setups out there. Is that like Squirt? I think that's what it was called.
Don't googll squirt mega. I like mega. EFI needs credits to keep working and thats why I gravitate towards it.This affordable tablet is designed to flex three different ways to fit the needs of all technicians. First, out of the box, the unit can be used as an enhanced code reader. Secondly, if a technician only usually works on certain vehicle makes and models, the user can create a customized monthly subscription plan and only pay for the coverage they need.
Third, the tablet can also be configured to include a fully-loaded software package with annual updates. Using the MaxFlex, the user can gain complete OE-level access to Asian, European and domestic applications for module coding, resets, relearns and bi-directional capabilities. Choose from using a monthly flexible subscription plan for the vehicle makes and models you need, or by selecting full coverage of all makes and models.
This database provides technical service bulletins, flow charts, wiring diagrams and other manufacturer documents needed to help the technician get to the fix and efficiently complete the job. Once you scan a vehicle, you now have full information right on your screen on how to make the fix.
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Minnesota state franchise registration number F Call us at: A diagnostic scan tool that can flex to fit any technician and budget. Matco's MaxFlex Android Diagnostic Tablet This affordable tablet is designed to flex three different ways to fit the needs of all technicians. Subscribe to Matco Blog! Recent Posts.What a strange message to read on the digital dashboard display of your car. It stems from his goal of adding an Android tablet on the dashboard which has been a popular hack as of late.
This left [Kristoffer] with steering wheel controls that did nothing. They originally operated the radio, so he set out to make them control the tablet. He had seen an Arduino used to control the CAN bus, but decided to go a different route. The first order of business was to use it with his computer to sniff the data available. From there he was able to decode the traffic and figure out the commands he needed to monitor. The last piece of the puzzle was to write his own Android code to watch for and react to the steering wheel buttons.
You can check out the code at his repository and see the demo after the break. Perhaps the reason odb-ii is used rather than ODB-II is because persons not need to be concerned about using the proper case when making use of tags. When ever I take the time to tag bookmarks, I use lower case for ancronyms. That has been my experiance anyway, YMMV.
Yea I remember the reason it was rejected is that old old post or comments to them would have been lost. Eagle ceased to exist as a marque as of Slight correction. I make the same mistake all the time, sadly. The odometer is a completely separate device even if digital.
I can think of another reason for people to do that… if the vehicle had amile powertrain warranty and the transmission died atmiles…. Nice job, I always wanted to do this exact thing. Unfortunately, the car I had with steering wheel controls for the radio was totalled in an accident. The clusters require a special clip or jtag connection to reprogram, and yes, there are legitimate reasons to reprogram mileage, as well as fraudulent purposes.
Working in automotive and collision repair, I can tell you that a lot of clusters get damaged, or burn out and need repairs or replacement. The old method was to replace the cluster Mechanical with a new or salvage unit, and to put a discrepancy disclaimer decal on your door pillar.
Now the units can be reprogrammed to show the correct mileage, which can be used illegally, or can be used properly to revert to the stock mileage. I just have a problem with the whole idea of adding a computer screen to a car specifically one accessible to the driver in the first place. If texting while driving is dangerous which it obviously ishow much more dangerous is this?
Drivers need fewer distractions, not more of them. This hack is not about adding screens to a car. This hack is about controlling an android device without having to look at its screen.
I added a tablet in place of my stereo in my car, and I will say this… I probably look at my tablet LESS than I looked at the factory stereo. I have it set up with big fat easy to hit buttons, and voice commands handle a lot.
There is a huge difference between texting and accessing a control system.
Broken Matco Maxme/dbscar dongle
I am in the process of adding a tablet to my truck to; replace the radio; climate control system; add a secure start system…. I understand that texting and driving is a huge distraction and dangerous, but this is really nothing like that. Granted good drivers are a rarity. When you try to idiot proof something all you do is create bigger idiots. Was not hard at all to make the changes.How to Register Your New MaxMe Scan Tool
Oh and wasting time sniffing it where a google search would have turned up the whole protocol…. Found this in But still a nice hacking achievement.See your Authorized Matco Tools distributor for warranty or return information on purchases made offline.
Part No. Add to Cart. Add to Wishlist. Docking Station No Screen Size Please click on an image below to play the video. Rated 1 out of 5 by Marko24 from Master Technician tool I had first use of the product it was buggy. I try to reset a customer car and had to send it to another tech costing me money. It function properly after I put on the subscription but I want the one with bi directional out the box.
For the price it OK but if I'm going to pay subscription at year 2 I should have gotten the 3. I tried to return it to my truck guy but he suggested that the 3. I would still like the 3. I don't recommend to a tech that depends and the only scanner thats in the shop.
Date published: This tool has bi-directional controls that rarely work. Either nothing happens or it crashes or it says wrong vehicle or there is no data stream to see what the test is accomplishing. It also randomly says a module is not installed.
Want my money back Date published: Rated 2 out of 5 by robbert from look up a video review. Rated 1 out of 5 by Mwahldoh from Not made for shops. Matco did not make this with worken mechanics in mind. I have owned mine for three months. It fell once and the screen cracked.What sets the Matco Maxme automotive scan tool apart from all the rest is the ability to purchase a single manufacturers usage license for a single month at a time.
Maybe you do not use your scan tool as often as others so you only need limited usage of any subscription. For this reason alone this Matco Maxme bi-directional scan tool is a must. Yes I did say Bi-Directional. You can activate many devices through the scan tool for testing purposes.
It also allows you to display up to 8 graphs simultaneously. This wireless dongle allows easier test drives so no more wires interfering with driving. The Maxme has a demo mode so you can try all of the available menus. It has a built in camera and many more features. Hopefully Matco will continue to offer the Maxme, with the ability to purchase single manufacturer monthly subscriptions, long into the future.
This is a fantastic service they offer and no one else offers this at this time. They have developed quite a niche. View all posts by Mark Howell. Skip to content March 9, March 21, Mark Howell. A look at the Matco Maxme Scan Tool. Please submit any questions or comments and thanks for viewing. Published by Mark Howell. Next post How to find a broken wire or open circuit.Getting root is no problem.
What I kinda want help with is the Max Me software its self. I am not to familiar with the apk.
And with the specific file extensions for the add in Modules that are used within the Max Me software. Shot me a PM if you want to take a look at it. There is no security on the file structure as far as I can tell. I have another scanner on loan and it is set up the same way. I was able to rip all those files and make them work kinda on my Max Me. If anyone want to give this a shot we can discuss details in private. I will explain why if you chose to help. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment.
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