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mendonsy
06-12-2012, 07:45 AM
One of the members on the TT forum found a diagnostic cable that comes with a clone of the Toyota Techstream V7 software for $34.99. That's about $1500 less than Toyota's price. Here's a link to it:
www.ebay.com
I have one on the way so I will post a product review when it arrives next week.

Ed Zeppeli
06-12-2012, 08:07 AM
...saw that. I ordered one too.

Good luck,

Warren

jkates
06-12-2012, 11:29 AM
I ordered one too, but I just noticed that the URL to download the software is broken... Has anybody been able to download it?

mendonsy
06-12-2012, 11:57 AM
The software is supposed to come on a CD with the cable, but just to be safe I downloaded it from here.
https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=75C933EE49501E9A&id=75C933EE49501E9A%21126

spoon059
06-12-2012, 01:22 PM
So this is the software you need for Techstream and the cable to allow your computer to communicate with your vehicle? What type of things can you access via Techstream?

tundra4ever26
06-12-2012, 01:25 PM
So this is the software you need for Techstream and the cable to allow your computer to communicate with your vehicle? What type of things can you access via Techstream?

+1

you will be able to get 50 hp :D jks:p

mendonsy
06-12-2012, 01:41 PM
So this is the software you need for Techstream and the cable to allow your computer to communicate with your vehicle? What type of things can you access via Techstream?
dealer-reprogramming-of-options-changable-tundra-electronics.pdf (http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/attachments/tundra/29650d1205694433-dealer-reprogramming-of-options-changable-tundra-electronics.pdf)

and

alarm-activation.pdf (http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/attachments/tundra/27564d1200543748-alarm-activation-confirmed-08586-0c890inst.pdf)

StevJ
06-12-2012, 04:01 PM
you will be able to get 50 hp
Nope. For a quick 50HP, you need this (http://www.angelfire.com/nc2/mycoffeecan/page1.html).

Steve

deviltundra
06-12-2012, 05:58 PM
if you cant beat them, join them!
does this mean if someone hacker savvy could take one of the ecu calibration packets,
and modify it like a custom base map?
:beach:

mendonsy
06-12-2012, 05:59 PM
I don't think so. This is basically the same thing that the dealer tech's use to diagnose problems. It does a few settings, but not a whole lot.

deviltundra
06-12-2012, 06:06 PM
right but you can send ecu calibration packets to the ecm, like the one for a S/C. in theory that calibration could be modified to what ever, right?

deviltundra
06-12-2012, 06:16 PM
im just spit balling here, but this seems plausible. anyone have thoughts on how this could be done, or why it wont work?

dpoll995
06-13-2012, 01:53 PM
i wonder if its worth updating my version of TIS to the v7 ?? i think mine is v6something.

mendonsy
06-13-2012, 02:13 PM
Can't help you there. I don't know what the differences are between the versions.

WT
06-13-2012, 03:55 PM
im just spit balling here, but this seems plausible. anyone have thoughts on how this could be done, or why it wont work?

Anythings possible, the issue is cracking open and modifying the calibration files before you upload it to the truck and I would think if it was easy the aftermarket companies would of already been all over this a long time ago but I could be wrong too. Its the same as when you upgrade to the supercharger and they flash the ECU with the supercharger calibration files.



i wonder if its worth updating my version of TIS to the v7 ?? i think mine is v6something.

Maybe this help answer some of the fixes and some of the new issues to think about.

https://techinfo.toyota.com/techInfoPortal/staticcontent/en/techinfo/html/prelogin/tsrss/ts_known_bugs.html

sbeaulie
06-14-2012, 08:19 AM
will this program new keys?

teallin
06-14-2012, 09:52 AM
I ordered one last night. Already downloaded the software.

mendonsy
06-14-2012, 11:59 AM
will this program new keys?
I'll let you know when it gets here.

TuRD
06-14-2012, 12:38 PM
After reading here and over at TundraTalk I'm all in. Just ordered and even found a coupon code that took $2.10 off the order for a total of $32.89. The code is U51030 in case anyone else's wife is as "frugal" as mine. If I order anything without some kind of discount I hear about it. :angrywife:

In reading both forums, I'm amazed at the number of orders placed. Let's here it for Mendonsy for letting us know about this. :clap:I just followed his link for the software and it works. I was able to install and activate Techstream 7.0. I just hope the cable works as well.

pewter05
06-14-2012, 01:27 PM
Went ahead and bought one before they are all gone. :p


will this program new keys?

Ditto.

WT
06-14-2012, 04:14 PM
I ordered one last night. Already downloaded the software.
Yes if you read my built my own flip key you find that I was able to add my own extra key and remote but you do need your master key :D

Shotgun
06-14-2012, 04:49 PM
Got mine ordered. Thanks to mendonsy for the heads up and thanks to TuRD for the discount code. :D

pewter05
06-15-2012, 05:46 PM
Yes if you read my built my own flip key you find that I was able to add my own extra key and remote but you do need your master key :D

Are you saying that you programmed an aftermarket key using this cable and software? Are you also saying that this product can not be used to re-seed the ECU if the master key was lost?

deviltundra
06-15-2012, 07:26 PM
Yes if you read my built my own flip key you find that I was able to add my own extra key and remote but you do need your master key :D
well if you have a flip key build whip it out!!!! give that thread a bump! you have a million other great diys, why dont you re- bump some to spark the spirit of this site?

i dont get sick of them, i hope most join here 'like myself' to mod and learn.

WT
06-15-2012, 07:34 PM
I used the Techstream software to add a aftermarket key (register the chip) and add a remote and many other changes. I can't speak for this particular software version or cable but I payed the much lesser price than the mongoose cable and was the first to try out the Tactrix Openport 2 cable. No if you have access to key seeds your probably not going this route cause you have to be a dealer or already have access to a dealers techstream laptop and TIS access on the Toyota's TIS site and pay $$$$ to have access to the seeds.

I would also suggest if your thinking about this go for it at this price, since I am sure once Toyota gets wind of this software infringement that that will put a stop to it soon enough. :eek:


Are you saying that you programmed an aftermarket key using this cable and software? Are you also saying that this product can not be used to re-seed the ECU if the master key was lost?

WT
06-15-2012, 07:39 PM
:becky:
Well its not my best work but it was a silly weekend project that I also learned a few things along the way. Plus I hate to derail this thread to much but since you asked I did a quick search and found it for you.

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tundra/194494-made-my-own-flip-key-project/




well if you have a flip key build whip it out!!!! give that thread a bump! you have a million other great diys, why dont you re- bump some to spark the spirit of this site?

i dont get sick of them, i hope most join here 'like myself' to mod and learn.

Hay-Wire
06-17-2012, 07:29 AM
Add me to the list of people who ordered one.

stephenreyes
06-18-2012, 01:39 PM
Wow! Cant wait to find out if this works. If it does I will be buying one as well!

FSS
06-18-2012, 05:21 PM
I ordered this also. However, it looks like the TIS software DOESN'T come with the cable. Only the driver.

I downloaded the software from a link in this thread and followed the install text document. It installs, but to access anything you need to use a reg key. I'm stumped. I hope someone has better luck or news............

mendonsy
06-18-2012, 05:37 PM
The site I listed in post #4 of this thread has several versions of Techstream on it along with the cable drivers and the keygen program for each one. The TT member who found this originally says that his cable came with a mini CDROM containing all of the software.

deviltundra
06-18-2012, 07:02 PM
i just had them track mine, 30th!!!!:D

mendonsy
06-19-2012, 04:41 AM
Yeah. In case anyone who ordered one is trying to track it the website the gave you in the confirmation is the wrong one. The tracking information is at this site and it's never up to date:

Navytruck
06-19-2012, 05:50 AM
Is anyone using one of these yet? My buddy just put in an order and told me to hold off till we play with his. I see myself jumping on the band wagon as well.

A little shout out to TOYOTA. See these things flying off the shelf?! You think this is a sign that your customer base wants to be able to tune their trucks? I for one will never go to another Toyota dealer service department regardless of products like this one. But the fact that I can't hack the code on this truck makes me not want to spend money on another Toyota. I am a truck guy have been for years (I own 11 vehicles) the thing I like about the other makers is the fact that you can tune them. The idea that I can't tune my truck makes this a subpar truck, if I spent the same money on say a Chevy that I did on this truck then it would be just as powerful. If I was able to tune the truck for all the mods that I have done and spent money on then this would not be the case. I like the over built parts on my truck you guys provided me. But if you’re going to sell trucks to guys in this category then you may think about providing them the support for the things they might want to do with these trucks.

mendonsy
06-19-2012, 06:20 AM
Is anyone using one of these yet? My buddy just put in an order and told me to hold off till we play with his. I see myself jumping on the band wagon as well.

You might want to check out the TT thread. A couple of members there have used it. The rest of us are waiting for them to arrive.
TechStream software and cable for $35 - TundraTalk.net - Toyota Tundra Discussion Forum (http://www.tundratalk.net/forums/tundra-general-discussion/109367-techstream-software-cable-35-a.html)

deviltundra
06-19-2012, 04:09 PM
impatiently waiting for them to arrive!

ThreeToyota
06-19-2012, 04:31 PM
I purchased one this last Sunday, 06/17. My fathers day to me. Has anyone tried to download the zip files for the software? I get an error after the download.

deviltundra
06-19-2012, 05:50 PM
I purchased one this last Sunday, 06/17. My fathers day to me. Has anyone tried to download the zip files for the software? I get an error after the download.

dont worry, it comes with the programs. plus now everyone has the files, so even though the zip files worked for me.
downloads will be plentiful!

FSS
06-19-2012, 08:10 PM
I think I figured out my install problem Mendosy. The driver and TISKEY won't install on my Win 7 64bit OS

dexterL
06-19-2012, 10:32 PM
will this work on a mac?

mendonsy
06-20-2012, 04:16 AM
The device driver is apparently 32 bit so I doesn't work on 64 bit Windows.
According to the guys on TT it does work on a MAC. I've never used one so I don't even know what this requires.

It works on a Mac, either Boot Camp or running Parallels/VMWare

Lono33
06-21-2012, 02:43 PM
will it turn off the damn door chime? If so, anyone around Denver have this? I'll pay you $50 cash to turn that f**ker off.

deviltundra
06-21-2012, 03:01 PM
will it turn off the damn door chime? If so, anyone around Denver have this? I'll pay you $50 cash to turn that f**ker off.

a hammer will do it for free. i dont think it will do that, but if it could why wouldnt you just pay 35.00?

eclipse3g
06-21-2012, 04:39 PM
Mine shipped on the 12th and arrived today

Tundra Tin Man
06-21-2012, 05:35 PM
OK.......it's been a hour.......what have you done????

wballen.79
06-21-2012, 05:55 PM
And now almost an hour and a half!

eclipse3g
06-21-2012, 07:25 PM
Turned off the driver's seatbelt chime, Turned off the auto-unlock when shifting to park as those bugged me the most.

doghart
06-21-2012, 07:34 PM
will it turn off the damn door chime? If so, anyone around Denver have this? I'll pay you $50 cash to turn that f**ker off.

I just ordered mine and just got the shipping confirmation email.

Once I play with it and understand how to use it you're welcome to use it.

D

eclipse3g
06-22-2012, 08:47 AM
will it turn off the damn door chime? If so, anyone around Denver have this? I'll pay you $50 cash to turn that f**ker off.

By Door Chime if you mean 'KEY REMINDER' no you can't turn it off. but you can lower the volume as it has 3 settings and by default it is at the highest.

mendonsy
06-22-2012, 06:08 PM
Well ...... now that the website is back in operation ......
My cable arrived today and it works great!! I set a few options, turned on my alarms, and ran a quick diagnostic.
One thing I noticed though, my installation package on CD is a little different than the instructions.
It has a file called "GetPeculiarID.dll" that they tell you to copy to where Techstream is installed. That turns out to be C:\Program Files\Toyota Diagnostics on Windows XP.
I installed Techstream then the driver for the cable then copied the dll file. Techstream came up fine and never asked for the registration string that they have in the readme file.

For those of you checking your package tracking, my tracking says that the cable is still in Singapore.

mendonsy
06-22-2012, 06:30 PM
will this program new keys?
It has a section for programming the remotes, but I didn't see anything about the keys.
Haven't spent a whole lot of time with it yet.

deviltundra
06-22-2012, 06:41 PM
i was hoping for a little weekend fun, but i am glad people are starting to report good news!
did yours come united states postal service?

mendonsy
06-22-2012, 07:31 PM
Yes, by way of Chinese air mail.

deviltundra
06-22-2012, 08:17 PM
sweet, it could still come tomorrow!

deviltundra
06-23-2012, 04:25 PM
:woohoo: parts came in!!!!!!
i turned on the alarm option, enabled door unlock with one remote push, turned the key chime all the way down then slowed it, turned up the accessory light timer, shut off both seatbelt alarms, enabled rolling up and down the windows with key in the door (forgot to try it out), tried to calibrate tpms if i had them, cleared a code i never knew i had, even ran a compression check!.
this software is good stuff, i would recommend to everyone...
anyone know how to do the zero point calibration?

WannaRedTundra
06-24-2012, 08:24 AM
:woohoo: parts came in!!!!!!
i turned on the alarm option, enabled door unlock with one remote push, turned the key chime all the way down then slowed it, turned up the accessory light timer, shut off both seatbelt alarms, enabled rolling up and down the windows with key in the door (forgot to try it out), tried to calibrate tpms if i had them, cleared a code i never knew i had, even ran a compression check!.
this software is good stuff, i would recommend to everyone...
anyone know how to do the zero point calibration?

Oh God. Thats it. Im in. I was holding out, thinking 'do I really need this..?' but after reading your post, I really want this!!

scoobydude
06-24-2012, 10:32 AM
will the TIS software work with a mongoose mfc cable?

planomateo
06-24-2012, 11:10 AM
Oh God. Thats it. Im in. I was holding out, thinking 'do I really need this..?' but after reading your post, I really want this!!

easily worth a $35 gamble in my book...which is why I purchased it two weeks ago.

mendonsy
06-24-2012, 11:20 AM
will the TIS software work with a mongoose mfc cable?
It should work with the mongoose cable. That's what TIS uses.

06SR54x4
06-24-2012, 12:23 PM
Got my cable and software in today. I had have a 2012 CM, and enabled the alarm, one click unlock for all doors, and changed the shift/door lock setup.

I was also able to enable the alarm on my wife's 2008 Sienna. Everything worked perfectly.

deviltundra
06-24-2012, 12:52 PM
Oh God. Thats it. Im in. I was holding out, thinking 'do I really need this..?' but after reading your post, I really want this!!

worth every cent, you cant even get a cheap obd2 scanner for that much!

any one know how to do the zero point?

deviltundra
06-24-2012, 12:54 PM
Oh God. Thats it. Im in. I was holding out, thinking 'do I really need this..?' but after reading your post, I really want this!!

worth every cent, you cant even get a cheap obd2 scanner for that much!

any one know how to do the zero point?

cwit
06-24-2012, 01:41 PM
I got mine on order now I 'll have to fine an 8 year old to show me how to set it up and use it.lol

mendonsy
06-24-2012, 02:27 PM
I got mine on order now I 'll have to fine an 8 year old to show me how to set it up and use it.lol
It won't be a problem Charlie. Just flag down a school bus!!

keninsb
06-24-2012, 03:02 PM
The software is supposed to come on a CD with the cable, but just to be safe I downloaded it from here.
https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=75C933EE49501E9A&id=75C933EE49501E9A%21126
I ordered the setup today, thanks for the info. I also downloaded the Techstream program from the site that mendonsy posted onto my laptop running Windows 7 64bit. The program installed fine and appears that it will function, I do however have the same problem as others where the program requires a registration key. Does anyone have a hey or should I just wait for the DC that comes with the cable?
Thanks,
Ken

mendonsy
06-24-2012, 04:23 PM
I ordered the setup today, thanks for the info. I also downloaded the Techstream program from the site that mendonsy posted onto my laptop running Windows 7 64bit. The program installed fine and appears that it will function, I do however have the same problem as others where the program requires a registration key. Does anyone have a hey or should I just wait for the DC that comes with the cable?
Thanks,
Ken
The files from Skydrive include a program called TISkey.exe which should generate your registration. The software that comes on the CD is a bit different. I believe that Techstream runs OK on a 64 bit machine but the cable device driver apparently doesn't. You may have to find a 32 bit system to install it on.

deviltundra
06-24-2012, 04:32 PM
It won't be a problem Charlie. Just flag down a school bus!!

that might get u on the news!

deviltundra
06-24-2012, 04:45 PM
I ordered the setup today, thanks for the info. I also downloaded the Techstream program from the site that mendonsy posted onto my laptop running Windows 7 64bit. The program installed fine and appears that it will function, I do however have the same problem as others where the program requires a registration key. Does anyone have a hey or should I just wait for the DC that comes with the cable?
Thanks,
Ken

it comes with a readme file with an actual passkey, but more importantly it also has a file that you dump in the techstream program file so that it will except the supplied password. the strange thing is, when i downloaded the program after it never asked me for one. i did also see a 64bit file.
2 videos below are the setup of programs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MnOOEuJ68us

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=xn3-pu512Mo&NR=1

2 videos below are people using the program dont worry very easy to use, and you can follow along if
you have a magnifying glass:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w1Jf6lJk5I&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jNLmfGhHbQ&feature=related

RRzxter
06-24-2012, 04:47 PM
What's this "enable the alarm" you guys speak of?

mendonsy
06-24-2012, 04:51 PM
Read this thread:
http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tundra/122180-alarm-activation-confirmed/?highlight=activation

RRzxter
06-24-2012, 05:04 PM
Didn't read all 300+ posts.... :dry3d:
But I think I got it now. Thanks.
Just curious, let's say you activate it,......unlocking the truck with the remote will deactivate it.
Does it also deactivate it if you simply use the key in the door?
(please don't make me read that whole thread to see if the answer is in there). :(

mendonsy
06-24-2012, 05:13 PM
This PDF file came from that thread (somewhere). Starting on page 19 is the test sequence for the alarm. That describes how it is supposed to operate.

deviltundra
06-24-2012, 05:14 PM
any time the truck is locked then unlocked from the inside, it will go off.
for instance lets say someone brakes your window, then takes all your stuff out the window. the alarm wont go off.
you can also add the glass break system with the sensor, manager, and this software of coarse.

RRzxter
06-24-2012, 05:58 PM
By any chance, is there an unlock for like a Dukes of Hazzard horn or anything? Unlimited ammo?
Just curious.

keninsb
06-24-2012, 06:58 PM
The files from Skydrive include a program called TISkey.exe which should generate your registration. The software that comes on the CD is a bit different. I believe that Techstream runs OK on a 64 bit machine but the cable device driver apparently doesn't. You may have to find a 32 bit system to install it on.

Thanks mendonsy.
I downloaded/extracted and ran all the files (including the TISKEY) and am still getting prompted for a passkey. I guess I will have to wait fot the CD:(
Ken

RRzxter
06-24-2012, 08:34 PM
On a serious note, yes, thanks for posting this.
I will probably invest in one myself.
Seems like a no-brainer for the money.

xsnrg
06-25-2012, 12:53 PM
mine came, haven't had time to try it yet, but I installed and tried to launch the software. I see in the video when it asks for dealer name, etc, they seem to just type some gibberish. Is there a log somewhere that records who changed what and when? i.e. what do they do with that info ... is it recorded to any history that they'll be able to read?

mendonsy
06-25-2012, 01:07 PM
As far as I know that's only used if you connect online to TIS. I didn't even fill it in.

deviltundra
06-25-2012, 02:34 PM
no its not logged. you can make logs to save on your computer, but the dealer wont ever know when, or who changed the settings if thats what your worried about.

Atwalz
06-25-2012, 08:05 PM
Got mine today and installed on laptop with windows 7. It works. I played with it on Corolla and Tundra. Turned off the unlock 2, doing so open all doors at once press on remote key fob. also turned off door open warning chime and seat belt warning chime. I did not spend much time with it yet. But it is cool to see what you can access and customize. Turn off A/C auto climate button on tundra. Changed few other settings.

TuRD
06-26-2012, 04:00 AM
Got mine yesterday and all went well. I installed it on Windows 7, 32 bit. I was pleased to verify that I could delete and then relearn my remote. I've got a friend that has a spare, so now I'll be able to delete that remote from his truck and program it to mine. I was also able to turn on the "wireless answer back" which is the tone you hear when you lock or unlock with the remote. I just wish I'd had this a few weeks back when I paid the dealer to turn on the security system and customize a few things.

mendonsy
06-26-2012, 04:23 AM
Got mine today and installed on laptop with windows 7. It works.
Is your copy of Win7 32 bit or 64 bit???

Atwalz
06-26-2012, 08:15 AM
Is your copy of Win7 32 bit or 64 bit???

I will check when I get home this evening. It is windows profesional version.

Its a 32bit.

Delaware
06-26-2012, 04:37 PM
Anybody with a MAC try this yet?

mendonsy
06-26-2012, 05:23 PM
Anybody with a MAC try this yet?
From the TT forum:


The cable comes with everything you need, including Tech Stream.
I had been using an older unlocked version of TechStream (v6). This cable came with version 7 (the latest version).
If needed, I'll post a video of it in use.

FYI - this cable works with a real Windows PC and even a Mac running Parallels Desktop or VMWare Fusion. The Mongoose cable drivers would hang my Mac, but with this cable I don't have to boot in to Windows. I just open Windows in a virtual environment and program away :D

To summarize:

You get a cable. You get unlocked (no subscription required) TechStream (latest version).
You can reprogram the Tundra (in fact any Lexus or Toyota). Turn off nannies - yes. Change TPMS - yes. Anything the dealership can do - you can do.
I am not selling these. I bought one and tested it, that is all.
I've been a member of this site for almost 5 years - this is not a scam, con, or joke.

wballen.79
06-26-2012, 05:57 PM
I'm still having a problem getting the full use of the TIS program. It keeps loading somewhat of a simplified version with no access to TIS. I have tried removing and re installing several times in the correct order, using the TISKey and what not but it still doesn't open fully.

I was able to get into the truck and change a few minor things but I wanted to get into TIS and look around a little.

Any suggestions?

deviltundra
06-26-2012, 08:39 PM
I'm still having a problem getting the full use of the TIS program. It keeps loading somewhat of a simplified version with no access to TIS. I have tried removing and re installing several times in the correct order, using the TISKey and what not but it still doesn't open fully.

I was able to get into the truck and change a few minor things but I wanted to get into TIS and look around a little.

Any suggestions? do you think it is a simplified version because some of the tabs disappear on the far left side of the program screen?
i thought that at first; then found everything that disappeared was not needed after registration.
also when you say get into TIS, do you mean the web site? the only reason im confused is because you were able to change settings.
if you want to see all the truck sensors, switches, ect. go to the system select menu, the select the one you want e.g. engine ect, body, or what ever. then after selecting it the screen will show the inputs, if it show none at the top of the list, click the data list button, right above active test.

WFO_Racer
06-26-2012, 11:46 PM
Waiting for mine to arrive, I ordered mine on June 18th when did you guys place your orders ?

TuRD
06-27-2012, 02:35 AM
Ordered mine on the 15th and it arrived Saturday (the 23rd).

mendonsy
06-27-2012, 04:31 AM
Waiting for mine to arrive, I ordered mine on June 18th when did you guys place your orders ?

Ordered mine on the 15th and it arrived Saturday (the 23rd).
I ordered on the 10th and also got mine on the 23rd. You need to allow 10 days to 2 weeks.
Don't worry about the tracking information. As of today it says mine is still in Singapore.

2008TexasCMTRD
06-27-2012, 05:38 AM
Did anyone ever figure out if programming keys was possible?

wballen.79
06-27-2012, 06:04 AM
Yeah I the first time I tried it all of the tabs were available but I hadn't used it yet. That was with the downloaded version before I got the cable. When I got it, all the tabs were no longer there. I have my dealership TIS log on and was going to go sit in the garage after work and use the dealership wifi to mess around a little. One of my techs wanted to see it as well because he was curious about this since he just paid over 400 for one (sadly).

deviltundra
06-27-2012, 06:07 AM
:repair:people have been reporting good news on the key/remotes a few pages north of here.
i have had no experience with it yet, but its alot to take in when you see how many self diagnostic aids are in the software.
(you cant help messing with them):typing:


^^^cool^^^ so wballen, buddy! Do you think you could save all years, and engines calibration files while your logged in and connected? (i, switch north america version after registering it)
i know this will come in handy:devil:? ill be your best friend!?! P.S. i would keep it on the down low, im not sure how toyota feels on the subject yet?

mendonsy
06-27-2012, 07:01 AM
Did anyone ever figure out if programming keys was possible?
There is a section in the Techstream help file about it, but I haven't tried it.

mendonsy
06-27-2012, 07:05 AM
:P.S. i would keep it on the down low, im not sure how toyota feels on the subject yet?
Good point. I noticed that the copyright on the software IS Toyota, so they may get a bit upset about this.

wballen.79
06-27-2012, 07:42 AM
When I go by work tonight (off today and painting a fence) I'll ask our techs and see what I can do. Work has been crazy lately and with our new dealership open now (68,000 sq ft on 14.8 acres) we are around 120 appointments a day. For us, that is busy since we went from a 19 bay 30 year old garage to a 44 bay indoor climate controlled masterpiece! I'll have to post some pics of it now that I think of it!

Atwalz
06-27-2012, 08:12 AM
Is there a way to check the tranny temp to correct the fluid level using this cable and laptop?

teallin
06-27-2012, 12:20 PM
Got mine in the mail today. Ordered it on the 13th. Time to play!

mendonsy
06-27-2012, 12:32 PM
Is there a way to check the tranny temp to correct the fluid level using this cable and laptop?
Yes there is!!
On the Engine & ECT data list there is a third column that doesn't initially show up on the screen. You have to use the scroll bar at the bottom of the screen to get to it.

RRzxter
06-27-2012, 01:52 PM
Just ordered one.

First thing I'm gonna do is enable the cloaking device.

tundra4ever26
06-27-2012, 02:01 PM
where do u plug the other side of the usb?

deviltundra
06-27-2012, 03:57 PM
where do u plug the other side of the usb?

right by the drivers knees.

HeavyRooster
06-27-2012, 04:53 PM
Are the alarm components on all tundras (with the exception of the glass breaking sensor) and can be activated with the Tec Stream software?

mendonsy
06-27-2012, 05:13 PM
Are the alarm components on all tundras (with the exception of the glass breaking sensor) and can be activated with the Tec Stream software?
As far as I know all of them have it from the factory, but I'm not sure about a few of the "work truck" models because they don't even have power door locks. Turning the alarm on with the Techstream takes about two minutes.

deviltundra
06-27-2012, 05:40 PM
As far as I know all of them have it from the factory, but I'm not sure about a few of the "work truck" models because they don't even have power door locks. Turning the alarm on with the Techstream takes about two minutes.

can you just program it to turn on only when the door is locked?

TuRD
06-27-2012, 05:50 PM
Is anyone able to open the "check for updates" bar under the "setup" tab. Also, when running the "DLC3 cable check" utililty my "K" and "L" lines come back as no good (red). Is this normal. Just checking. I'm able to access everything I'm seeing posted here but didn't know if I should be getting access to the more advanced functions. Probably just as well if I can't.:clown:

TuRD
06-27-2012, 06:00 PM
Just ordered one.

First thing I'm gonna do is enable the cloaking device.

:D

I enabled the flux capacitor. Now I just need to perform the 1.21 gigawatt mod to my alternator. ;)

mendonsy
06-27-2012, 07:08 PM
can you just program it to turn on only when the door is locked?
Read post #71
http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tundra/227368-toyta-techstream-v7-clone-35-a-post1815541/#post1815541

teallin
06-29-2012, 06:11 AM
I love this tool. It has been great, and if anybody in Northeastern New Jersey needs to play with settings just let me know.

tundra4ever26
06-29-2012, 10:36 AM
guys, is it possible to remove the speed limiter with this thing ?:D

teallin
06-29-2012, 11:21 AM
I don't think so but i will check when i get some time. I think the speed limiter can only get changed with the flash update for the supercharger.

tundra4ever26
06-29-2012, 12:06 PM
I don't think so but i will check when i get some time. I think the speed limiter can only get changed with the flash update for the supercharger.

thanks, ill be waiting :D

Rock Tundra
06-29-2012, 04:33 PM
So I finally received mine. :beavbutt: I will play around with it in the morning. Here is what I found out so far, about the software installation. When you install Techstream and change the .DLL file and do NOT install the Mini VCI program all the buttons are there and Techstream will ask for all the registration info. and you need to enter the registration key provided. When you install the Mini VCI driver it must change some things in Techstream because that is when you loose some of the buttons on the main screen.

doghart
06-29-2012, 06:24 PM
Got mine today, got software installed and made some minor changes (alarm turned on and seat belt chime OFF!)

Some concerns: When I installed the software (the files that came on the mini CD with the cable) it took a very long time to install when it should be a simple program. I notice a LOT of HDD activity after installing the program when my laptop should have been idle.

Since this software came from China, I am suspecting there may be a trojan or virus hidden within. I am going to make my changes and un-install and probably re-install windows.

I noticed multiple browser session open in my task manager, when I have none open and also a suspicious program dwm.exe consuming huge amounts of resources while the laptop is idle.

While I am no IT guru, I know enough to know something here is not what it seems, be careful!!

D

deviltundra
06-29-2012, 06:41 PM
Got mine today, got software installed and made some minor changes (alarm turned on and seat belt chime OFF!)

Some concerns: When I installed the software (the files that came on the mini CD with the cable) it took a very long time to install when it should be a simple program. I notice a LOT of HDD activity after installing the program when my laptop should have been idle.

Since this software came from China, I am suspecting there may be a trojan or virus hidden within. I am going to make my changes and un-install and probably re-install windows.

I noticed multiple browser session open in my task manager, when I have none open and also a suspicious program dwm.exe consuming huge amounts of resources while the laptop is idle.

While I am no IT guru, I know enough to know something here is not what it seems, be careful!!

D



lol, what happens when its not connected to internet? same thing happened when i search porn!

doghart
06-29-2012, 06:56 PM
lol, what happens when its not connected to internet? same thing happened when i search porn!

If I disable my wireless connection the laptop behaves fairly normally.

As soon as I start any web activity my HDD goes crazy and my laptop is sloooowww as hell.

I am still a little suspicious of the software on the CD and may use the link listed on the 1st page of the thread to download the files and install them on an older laptop that I do not use for web browsing.

Could just be my laptop, but throwing out a "head's up" that there COULD be something buried within the software that could harm your PC or steal your personal info.

D

deviltundra
06-29-2012, 07:08 PM
If I disable my wireless connection the laptop behaves fairly normally.

As soon as I start any web activity my HDD goes crazy and my laptop is sloooowww as hell.

I am still a little suspicious of the software on the CD and may use the link listed on the 1st page of the thread to download the files and install them on an older laptop that I do not use for web browsing.

Could just be my laptop, but throwing out a "head's up" that there COULD be something buried within the software that could harm your PC or steal your personal info.

D


thank you for the heads up. i haven't seen any of this first hand, but i will keep an eye out.
then again i probably wouldnt see that because, my IP is bounced from a very distant server, before being spoofed.

keninsb
06-29-2012, 07:27 PM
DOGHART: I downloaded the software that mendonsy posted back on page one of this thread. I just checked my task manager and the DWM.exe file is installed with that software as well, so I don't think it is just on the disk that came with the cable.

ROCK TUNDRA: Thanks for the infor on the SW. I downloaded and installed on Windows 7 and get the registration message everytime I try to access any of the functions. I am going to uninstall the program that I downloaded and reinstall without the Mini VCI program and see if that works.

Does anyone know if not installing the Mini VCI program prevents use of any of the Techstream functions?
Thanks,
Ken

teallin
06-30-2012, 03:59 AM
dwm.exe is part of windows check here What is dwm.exe And Why Is It Running? - How-To Geek (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/what-is-dwmexe-and-why-is-it-running/)
Got mine today, got software installed and made some minor changes (alarm turned on and seat belt chime OFF!)

Some concerns: When I installed the software (the files that came on the mini CD with the cable) it took a very long time to install when it should be a simple program. I notice a LOT of HDD activity after installing the program when my laptop should have been idle.

Since this software came from China, I am suspecting there may be a trojan or virus hidden within. I am going to make my changes and un-install and probably re-install windows.

I noticed multiple browser session open in my task manager, when I have none open and also a suspicious program dwm.exe consuming huge amounts of resources while the laptop is idle.

While I am no IT guru, I know enough to know something here is not what it seems, be careful!!

D

HeavyRooster
06-30-2012, 09:16 PM
Does anyone know if there is software available to use this cable and a laptop as an OBD reader for any vehicle?

Rock Tundra
07-01-2012, 03:53 AM
Does anyone know if not installing the Mini VCI program prevents use of any of the Techstream functions?
Thanks,
Ken

From what I can tell, the Mini VCI program turns off all the buttons for Techstream accessing the internet & TIS.

Also, a few posts back someone mentioned that the DLC3 cable check failed on 'K' & 'L'. I ran the cable check as well and had the same issue.

Has anyone tried the MVCI firmware update? I tried and it failed. Stated that it could not connect to the server. After doing some research I found where the XHorse website stated that there are NO updates for the Techstream MVCI due to recent cloning in China. They are working on a newer system for the Techstream.

mendonsy
07-01-2012, 05:44 AM
Does anyone know if there is software available to use this cable and a laptop as an OBD reader for any vehicle?
It has an "Generic OBDII" mode. I'm not sure what that does.

deviltundra
07-01-2012, 05:49 AM
i connected to my lexus with it, the normal tis wont work for some reason:(. i think it will pull codes on any car with a 16 pin obdII. has anyone had luck with the windows rolling down with turning the door locks for 1.5 seconds? that feature was already enabled on mine, but for the life of me cant get it to work.

teallin
07-01-2012, 08:00 AM
You can not change the speed limiter, I checked this morning.
thanks, ill be waiting :D

v4lu3s
07-02-2012, 02:36 PM
got mine in today, turned my alarm on, changed the door lock settings, and changed the seatbelt warning chimes. makes me wish i did not have such a basic Tundra so I could play with more!

pewter05
07-02-2012, 07:43 PM
I'm bummed.

I got mine about 2 weeks ago and the driver for the cable doesn't work. I tried uninstalling and re-installing several times with no luck. I had an OBD2.com "engineer" remote into my pc and the diagnosis is that I need another computer. I told them that wasn't feasible and I would like a refund, but I haven't heard back yet.

I'll probably be looking to sell it at a modest discount soon.:(

mendonsy
07-03-2012, 04:16 AM
I'm bummed.

I got mine about 2 weeks ago and the driver for the cable doesn't work. I tried uninstalling and re-installing several times with no luck. I had an OBD2.com "engineer" remote into my pc and the diagnosis is that I need another computer. I told them that wasn't feasible and I would like a refund, but I haven't heard back yet.

I'll probably be looking to sell it at a modest discount soon.:(
What type of PC and version of Windows do you have???

pewter05
07-03-2012, 05:31 AM
What type of PC and version of Windows do you have???

Dell laptop core 2 2Ghz processor with 2 gig memory running XP SP3.

mendonsy
07-03-2012, 06:12 AM
Dell laptop core 2 2Ghz processor with 2 gig memory running XP SP3.
That is almost exactly the same configuration that I have.I have an Inspiron 9400. I did not have any trouble at all installing it. Did you it install from the CDROM or a download??
A copy of my CDROM is on Skydrive. You might try installing from that. Here's a link to it
CDROM (http://sdrv.ms/NwCgdM)

deviltundra
07-03-2012, 06:17 AM
plus what is it doing or not doing?

mendonsy
07-03-2012, 07:32 AM
Here's something else you could check. When I plug my cable in it shows up as a serial port in device manager (Com 7 in my case). Here is the device driver details page for it.

pewter05
07-03-2012, 07:34 AM
I installed from both the supplied disk and the Skydrive. Also tried all the different installation instructions.

This is a work computer, so there may buried software stopping this one from working. However, I have BMW software on it that works with the serial port just fine.

The error is: "unable to connect to VIM".

mendonsy
07-03-2012, 07:42 AM
I installed from both the supplied disk and the Skydrive. Also tried all the different installation instructions.

This is a work computer, so there may buried software stopping this one from working. However, I have BMW software on it that works with the serial port just fine.

The error is: "unable to connect to VIM".
When you open the VIM selection in Techstream setup does "XHorse - MVCI" show up in the selections??

pewter05
07-03-2012, 08:28 AM
When you open the VIM selection in Techstream setup does "XHorse - MVCI" show up in the selections??

Yes, it does.

deviltundra
07-03-2012, 03:38 PM
is the red light on the cable on?

stephenreyes
07-03-2012, 05:30 PM
Got mine today and the installation and cable worked as advertised. I dialed the seat belt chime for both driver and passenger. To my delight the flashing seatbelt warning still flashes to tell me I don't have my seatbelt on. I don't mind the reminder..I just hat to hear the chime when I am moving a trailer, backing my boat or some other time when I don't want a seatbelt. I also enabled the alarm and turned on passive mode. I did run the utility that allows you to program new TPMS sensors in the system which is great. The only issue is I don't know how to get the numbers off the sensors to enter them. I bought a new set of wheels and tires off of someone who swapped them out for bigger tires and now I need to register the new TPMS.

mendonsy
07-03-2012, 05:40 PM
Some larger tire shops have a reader that can read the sensor ID's without dismounting the tires. It might be worth making a few phone calls around your area.

pewter05
07-03-2012, 07:52 PM
is the red light on the cable on?

Yes, it is.

deviltundra
07-03-2012, 09:08 PM
well if you can get in techstream, and the red light is on. sounds like its all installed correctly.
this is a dumb question, but did you turn the car ignition to Accessory?
also try changing the tab at the top of techstream to: manually select the vehicle, its connecting to.
also try going to the help tab then DLC3 cable check.
my lexus wont connect for some reason unless its running, that may help?

RRzxter
07-03-2012, 09:19 PM
Mine hasn't arrived yet.
We really need to get rid of this outdated mail delivery system.
We need a global mail tube system or some type of mail teleportation devices.

goldtown
07-03-2012, 11:24 PM
Ordered mine on June 20. Got it in the mail on Monday July 2. Was able to install the TIS Techstream software but the MVCI driver failed to install. I have an HP Pavilion laptop running Windows Vista Home SP2. It's a 64 bit OS. When I run the Techstream software, I cannot connect to the vehicle and I don't see the Xhorse cable when I got to VIM select. When I connected the MVCI cable to the computer, it automatically downloaded it's own driver (by Denso) but techstream still couldn't connect to the vehicle or see the Xhorse cable. Anyone got a work-around for this besides finding an old laptop running a 32 bit OS? Thanks in advance. Here's a picture of the window telling me the MVCI driver failed to install.
88084

mendonsy
07-04-2012, 04:25 AM
Ordered mine on June 20. Got it in the mail on Monday July 2. Was able to install the TIS Techstream software but the MVCI driver failed to install. I have an HP Pavilion laptop running Windows Vista Home SP2. It's a 64 bit OS. When I run the Techstream software, I cannot connect to the vehicle and I don't see the Xhorse cable when I got to VIM select. When I connected the MVCI cable to the computer, it automatically downloaded it's own driver (by Denso) but techstream still couldn't connect to the vehicle or see the Xhorse cable. Anyone got a work-around for this besides finding an old laptop running a 32 bit OS? Thanks in advance. Here's a picture of the window telling me the MVCI driver failed to install.
88084
I have seen some posts on the TT forum where it was installed by creating a virtual 32 bit XP on 64 bit windows. :beatsme:
Download Windows XP Mode (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx/)

asianflava
07-05-2012, 10:40 AM
I'm a little late to the game as I haven't visited much lately. I went ahead and ordered one, I'm also going to have to revive my old laptop with an SSD and a new battery. My newer ones are 64bit, plus I won't have to worry about any malware. Even with the expense of reviving the laptop, it is worth it.

planomateo
07-05-2012, 11:09 AM
run a 32bit os as a virtual OS on your 64bit system, you'll limit malware that was as well and not have to deal with reviving an older laptop.

asianflava
07-05-2012, 11:26 AM
It's nice to have a semi-sacrificial laptop. One that I won't have to worry about if it gets wiped, dropped, or infected. If there is a problem, do a clean install and there are no pics, docs, or mp3s to recover.

planomateo
07-05-2012, 12:21 PM
yeah, I did the same for mine, but it was a working laptop :)

pewter05
07-05-2012, 05:26 PM
I have an HP Pavilion laptop running Windows Vista Home SP2. It's a 64 bit OS. When I run the Techstream software, I cannot connect to the vehicle and I don't see the Xhorse cable when I got to VIM select. When I connected the MVCI cable to the computer, it automatically downloaded it's own driver (by Denso) but techstream still couldn't connect to the vehicle or see the Xhorse cable.
88084

I may not be one to listen to since mine doesn't work - but:

Uninstall the driver, then install the MVCI Without connecting the cable, reboot and then try connecting the cable. I don't think it will work with Vista?

pewter05
07-05-2012, 05:27 PM
well if you can get in techstream, and the red light is on. sounds like its all installed correctly.
this is a dumb question, but did you turn the car ignition to Accessory?
also try changing the tab at the top of techstream to: manually select the vehicle, its connecting to.
also try going to the help tab then DLC3 cable check.
my lexus wont connect for some reason unless its running, that may help?

Yeah, been through all of that. Thanks anyway.

Lono33
07-05-2012, 05:37 PM
So... the total cost is $35 out the door, for the software and the scan tool and everything? Seems too good to be true.

doghart
07-05-2012, 05:41 PM
So... the total cost is $35 out the door, for the software and the scan tool and everything? Seems too good to be true.

Comes from China. $35 there buys a car.

Also in Denver, let me know if you want to check it out.

D

WFO_Racer
07-05-2012, 07:20 PM
So I need to run the converter to 32 bit first for the laptop? Then what do I install first the Techstream or MVCI software? Do I use the key in the text pad or use the key generator from the previous link? After that do I just connect to the truck and it will launch the program after I connect the cable to the vehicle? I don't need to register correct?

Just want to make sure I follow the correct order, read thru all the pages but did not see the install sequence.

doghart
07-05-2012, 08:26 PM
Just re-installed the software from the Skydrive link on my XP laptop.

It installed in about 3 or 4 minutes (took about 15 on my W7 PC) and is working flawlessly.

WFO_racer:

1. Download the files from the Skydrive link on page 1 of this thread. You can just download the top file MCVSI Drivers and the bottom file (latest release).

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a14/Doghart/2012 Toyota Tundra/TISstep1.jpg

2. Use a program like 7zip to unzip the .rar file (lower right hand corner) and it will create the folder I have highlighted here...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a14/Doghart/2012 Toyota Tundra/TISstep2.jpg

3. Run the Toyota Techstream install launcher from that folder.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a14/Doghart/2012 Toyota Tundra/TISstep3.jpg

4. Don't open the software yet... Now go back to your download and open the MCVI folder you downloaded and run the latest MCVI driver version. This will put a shortcut on your desktop for the Techstream software.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a14/Doghart/2012 Toyota Tundra/TISstep4.jpg

5. Now when you run the software it should just open and not ask for any registration info, just plug in your USB cable to the connector under the steering wheel (left side by driver's feet).

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a14/Doghart/2012%20Toyota%20Tundra/TISstep5.jpg

Hope that gets you going. the whole process should take less than 20 min.

D

WFO_Racer
07-06-2012, 12:06 AM
Thank you very much, I will follow this format tomorrow.

slugo10
07-06-2012, 07:21 AM
Thanks doghart I used your walk through and all is loaded now to wait for the cable to be delivered.

asianflava
07-06-2012, 09:27 AM
Thanks doghart I used your walk through and all is loaded now to wait for the cable to be delivered.

+1 Thanks neighbor!

crowspeed07
07-06-2012, 01:37 PM
hey would i be able to reset or shut off the tpms with this? i changed my rims and the truck isnt picking up the sensors. or do i have to hit up the dealer for this problem?

mendonsy
07-06-2012, 01:55 PM
hey would i be able to reset or shut off the tpms with this? i changed my rims and the truck isnt picking up the sensors. or do i have to hit up the dealer for this problem?
If you know the serial numbers on the new sensors then you can enter them with a Techstream. That's what the dealer uses to do it.
If you don't know the serial numbers you either have to find a tire store with the correct tool to scan them or dismount the tires to read the serial numbers off of the sensors.

xrayguy
07-06-2012, 04:03 PM
recieved my cable and cd last monday:) 2011 tundra crewmax 5.7L, after a few hours of trying to install on my windows 7 laptop with no luck i installed in on an older windows xp laptop in 4 seconds and changed all the settings in the truck, works awesome when installed on older laptop. Dealer wanted $60 to activate my alarm ( no glass sensor installed) changed the door locks to open with one push of the remote instead of two and and and TURNED OF SEAT BELT reminders for both driver and passenger:)

Oregon

ebenke
07-06-2012, 06:34 PM
Dare I ask. Would this software work on the wife's Prius?



E Benke, mobile
Sent from my iPhone

mendonsy
07-06-2012, 07:06 PM
Dare I ask. Would this software work on the wife's Prius?



E Benke, mobile
Sent from my iPhone
You win! :first:
It does work with a Prius.

RRzxter
07-06-2012, 07:14 PM
And you don't have to call it "the wife's" Prius.
Don't worry, we won't pick on you. :rolleyes:

mendonsy
07-06-2012, 07:25 PM
And you don't have to call it "the wife's" Prius.
Don't worry, we won't pick on you. :rolleyes:
If she says it's hers, then it's hers. Doesn't matter what he says!:devil:

SE2000
07-06-2012, 07:29 PM
While waiting for their cable to arrive, did anyone use the tracking # and get a update? I saw no info for the tracking # they gave me and emailed them, they said it was updated but 2 days later, still no change.

WFO_Racer
07-06-2012, 11:17 PM
Per doghart's write up, I am up and running. Thanks again.

WFO_Racer
07-06-2012, 11:19 PM
While waiting for their cable to arrive, did anyone use the tracking # and get a update? I saw no info for the tracking # they gave me and emailed them, they said it was updated but 2 days later, still no change.

I'm in So Cal and it took about 15 days to arrive, the tracking link never updated for me.

mendonsy
07-07-2012, 04:56 AM
My tracking has never updated at all. It still says my cable is in Singapore.
The average arrival seems to be around 12 days after you get the worthless tracking number.

SE2000
07-07-2012, 12:25 PM
Thanks. i wonder if they use bogus tracking numbers. As long as it gets here, I don't care. Now I got to find my laptop

deviltundra
07-07-2012, 06:16 PM
we could compare tracking numbers. i just think once it leaves china town the original shipping company has no say.

sbeaulie
07-08-2012, 10:38 AM
Does this work on a 2011 ?

teallin
07-08-2012, 12:43 PM
Does this work on a 2011 ?Yes it will work.

garfull
07-09-2012, 11:20 AM
just got mines. installed the 7.0 software from the website link. finally got ride of the seat belt warning buzzer and bunch of other annoying settings. still havent figured out where to go to add new keys or tpms codes.

mendonsy
07-09-2012, 11:24 AM
just got mines. installed the 7.0 software from the website link. finally got ride of the seat belt warning buzzer and bunch of other annoying settings. still havent figured out where to go to add new keys or tpms codes.
The Techstream HELP file has most of the information on navigating the screens. Appendix C is a fairly decent map.

RRzxter
07-09-2012, 11:59 AM
just got mines.

Live ones? Or just novelty stuff?

RRzxter
07-09-2012, 01:13 PM
Ha!
Just got mine.
12 days. (is that the record so far?)
Gonna go play with it in a little while. (the V7) :dry3d:

mendonsy
07-09-2012, 01:36 PM
Ha!
Just got mine.
12 days. (is that the record so far?)
Gonna go play with it in a little while. (the V7) :dry3d:
:second: Nope, second place (or Silver medal). I think the record is 10 days! :second:

RRzxter
07-09-2012, 03:33 PM
Alright, so,
I downloaded the software last week. Unzipped it and it was riddled with spyware, adware and a few viruses.
Thankfully my antivirus quarantined all of it, but I'm unable to remove the viruses. Hopefully they don't break free before I can get the laptop to work and have hte techies get in there.
Popped in the disc and the software loaded up with no hitches, accept,...
it won't let me do anything without a reg key.

mendonsy
07-09-2012, 04:06 PM
The version that I installed from the CDROM had a Reg key in a readme file. The program never asked for it.
This is for the one that asks you to copy GetPeculiarID.dll to the Techstream directory.

RRzxter
07-09-2012, 04:39 PM
I just uninstalled and reinstalled everything.
Up and running now.
This is fun. :)

RRzxter
07-09-2012, 05:06 PM
It says that the feature which enables you to raise/lower the windows with the key in the outside driver door lock, was "on".
However, it still doesn't work.
Other than that, all the other stuff I changed, seemed to work. Didn't spend much time playing with it.

mendonsy
07-09-2012, 05:10 PM
It says that the feature which enables you to raise/lower the windows with the key in the outside driver door lock, was "on".
However, it still doesn't work.
Other than that, all the other stuff I changed, seemed to work. Didn't spend much time playing with it.
Several others have tried that one also. I haven't seen anyone who got it to work.

RRzxter
07-09-2012, 05:44 PM
Dammit, that's the coolest one of them all.
I need to crack that one.

WFO_Racer
07-09-2012, 07:26 PM
Am I looking in the wrong spot, went to Warning and it shows passenger side seat belt off but nothing for the driver side. I also own a 2010 Trail Edition 4 Runner got both sides quiet and a 2012 Camry and now that seatbelt buzzer is silent but my Crew Max stills beeps from the driver side.

Any ideas ?

mike7311
07-09-2012, 07:34 PM
That feature of having the windows go down only works on the Sequoia with auto up/down power windows. A relay is needed to make it work and the Tundra doesn't have it.

mendonsy
07-10-2012, 04:27 AM
Am I looking in the wrong spot, went to Warning and it shows passenger side seat belt off but nothing for the driver side. I also own a 2010 Trail Edition 4 Runner got both sides quiet and a 2012 Camry and now that seatbelt buzzer is silent but my Crew Max stills beeps from the driver side.

Any ideas ?
Apparently the 2007's did not have the ability to turn off the driver's side seat belt chime. Mine is an '07 and doesn't have it. There's a thread about it on the TT forum.
http://www.tundratalk.net/forums/tundra-general-discussion/110079-poll-techstream-drivers-seat-buzzer.html

Big Vic
07-10-2012, 06:09 AM
Can't find a way to disable the DRL on my 2008 Sequoia in the Techstream "custom settings" tab. Could it be hidden somewhere else or is this not doable?

mendonsy
07-10-2012, 06:18 AM
Can't find a way to disable the DRL on my 2008 Sequoia in the Techstream "custom settings" tab. Could it be hidden somewhere else or is this not doable?
DRL is not a settable option.

RRzxter
07-10-2012, 06:48 AM
Alright, so,
I downloaded the software last week. Unzipped it and it was riddled with spyware, adware and a few viruses.
Thankfully my antivirus quarantined all of it, but I'm unable to remove the viruses.

False alarm.
It was stuff that was already on my laptop and for whatever reason, the anti-virus freaked out when I installed the software.

WFO_Racer
07-10-2012, 12:14 PM
Apparently the 2007's did not have the ability to turn off the driver's side seat belt chime. Mine is an '07 and doesn't have it. There's a thread about it on the TT forum.
POLL: TechStream and Drivers Seat Buzzer - TundraTalk.net - Toyota Tundra Discussion Forum (http://www.tundratalk.net/forums/tundra-general-discussion/110079-poll-techstream-drivers-seat-buzzer.html)


Thanks bummer, went thru every menu trying to find the damn setting.

mendonsy
07-10-2012, 12:59 PM
Thanks bummer, went thru every menu trying to find the damn setting.
The only way to change it is to swap out the flasher relay for a non-DRL version.
You can buy the relay from Sparks, or find someone without DRL that wants to swap parts.

WT
07-10-2012, 05:36 PM
Apparently the 2007's did not have the ability to turn off the driver's side seat belt chime. Mine is an '07 and doesn't have it. There's a thread about it on the TT forum.
POLL: TechStream and Drivers Seat Buzzer - TundraTalk.net - Toyota Tundra Discussion Forum (http://www.tundratalk.net/forums/tundra-general-discussion/110079-poll-techstream-drivers-seat-buzzer.html)

I don't agree all 07 don't have this since I was able to turn mine off :D and its been that way for years now. I will say I recall this coming up in the past even at the dealers so I think it had something to do with when your 07 was built or possible what version of the ECU was flashed with.

mendonsy
07-10-2012, 05:44 PM
I don't agree all 07 don't have this since I was able to turn mine off :D and its been that way for years now. I will say I recall this coming up in the past even at the dealers so I think it had something to do with when your 07 was built or possible what version of the ECU was flashed with.
That seems to be correct, based on a poll that was taken on TT.
That feature was quietly added sometime in the middle of the '07 model year. Early ones don't have it but later ones do.

deviltundra
07-10-2012, 06:07 PM
update your calibration file once in a while, geez!

keninsb
07-10-2012, 06:24 PM
I just received my Mini VCI today and installed the software and the driver. I had previously installed the TechStream software from the site recommended by Mendonsy but every time I tried to access any function the program asked for a "New Key", so I uninstalled the program using the software uninstall tool in Windows. To make sure all parts of the program were removed I searched on words like "tech" and other words included in the file folder of the TechStream once installed, and deleted them. Apparently some files were not deleted because when I installed the program with the Mini VCI, the information that I entered during the install process of the downloaded software was still there.
Anyway, I am back to my original problem. Whenever I try to access and TechStream functions the program asks for a new key. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks,
Ken

doghart
07-10-2012, 07:06 PM
keninsb, check page 11 of this thread and follow my install instuctions, should not prompt you for any info, should just open and work.

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mendonsy
07-10-2012, 07:12 PM
I just received my Mini VCI today and installed the software and the driver. I had previously installed the TechStream software from the site recommended by Mendonsy but every time I tried to access any function the program asked for a "New Key", so I uninstalled the program using the software uninstall tool in Windows. To make sure all parts of the program were removed I searched on words like "tech" and other words included in the file folder of the TechStream once installed, and deleted them. Apparently some files were not deleted because when I installed the program with the Mini VCI, the information that I entered during the install process of the downloaded software was still there.
Anyway, I am back to my original problem. Whenever I try to access and TechStream functions the program asks for a new key. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks,
Ken
I'm a bit confused about your configuration.
You said you're running Win7 64 bit. Do you have the XP mode add-on installed? Did you install the driver in XP mode??
Which version of the Techstream software did you install?? One version has a TisKey program, the other includes a "getPeculiarID.dll" file.

keninsb
07-10-2012, 08:02 PM
Thanks DogHart, I will give that a try.
Menonsy: I have a Windows 7 computer 64bit. I must have installed TisKey because I found it in my downloads folder. I am not familiar using the "XP Mode". How is that done?
Thanks again for all of the help guys.
Ken

ggms16
07-10-2012, 08:22 PM
I paid for a 2 day suscription to TIS, if some of you guys are looking to download an ECU update or get any info send me a PM and I'll provide my login details so you can get advantage of my wasted money, since there's no updates for the v6 tundra :(

ggms16
07-10-2012, 08:24 PM
Btw. I found a US website that has this in stock for 55 bucks, free shipping and no looong wait for this to come from China, I ordered there last week but can't remember the website address. I'll login tomorrow to my corporate email and see the order copy and let you guys know.

smack
07-10-2012, 09:01 PM
Crap, now I HAVE to buy a laptop!!! Anyone know if you could run this off of a tablet? I'd rather buy a tablet than a laptop.

Next ?: When I hit 20K I got a Maintenance Needed message, changed my oil/filter, reset the interval and the damn message won't go away. Can you control that with this?

mendonsy
07-11-2012, 04:19 AM
Here is a link to Microsoft's XP mode website. It will explain more than I can.
Install and use Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/install-and-use-windows-xp-mode-in-windows-7)

ggms16
07-11-2012, 06:17 AM
It won't go on a tablet. Unless you get a windows tablet which are highly useless for almost everything else a tablet should do, not to mention the difficult they are to find.

I don't know exactly if you will be able to remove the message light, but I'm sure you can reset the speedometer lights and errors. You can also test the light itself to see if it can be turned off (to double check its not a shortcut that caused the light to be on), if it won't turn off at the test then the speedo needs replacement. The Techstream will also show you how many miles are due to the next maintenance, so you can confirm if the reset procedure is actually resetting that data.

I would also suggest to remove a battery terminal for 30 mins, reconnect and reset the service again.

As for the laptop thing, if you are just looking to use the techstream in it, I would just find someone that borrows one to me.

ggms16
07-11-2012, 06:19 AM
I think this information may be important for some of you guys..

I can confirm that techstream works on a MAC...

Using Parallels desktop software on my macbook air, installed windows 7 32bits and then ran techstream with no issues. All drivers worked perfect and the usb communication also worked flawlessly.

ggms16
07-11-2012, 12:10 PM
This is the website were I got it: Deal of the Day (http://www.obd2usa.com/dealoftheday.asp)

mendonsy
07-11-2012, 12:16 PM
Less expansive here.
New MINI VCI for TOYOTA TIS Techstream V7.10.030 16pin cable (http://www.uobd2.com/wholesale/mini-vci-for-toyota-tis-techstream-v500028-single-cable-2442.html)

ggms16
07-11-2012, 12:18 PM
Less expansive here.
New MINI VCI for TOYOTA TIS Techstream V7.10.030 16pin cable (http://www.uobd2.com/wholesale/mini-vci-for-toyota-tis-techstream-v500028-single-cable-2442.html)

Yes, its cheaper there. But in china :s, takes a hell long time to arrive. I bought in that website and the order arrived in like 4 days.

FSS
07-11-2012, 12:25 PM
Thanks DogHart, I will give that a try.
Menonsy: I have a Windows 7 computer 64bit. I must have installed TisKey because I found it in my downloads folder. I am not familiar using the "XP Mode". How is that done?
Thanks again for all of the help guys.
Ken

It won't run on Windows 7 64 bit without a reg key. It also appears that XP Mode won't run on the Win 7 Home Edition.

ggms16
07-11-2012, 12:30 PM
It won't run on Windows 7 64 bit without a reg key. It also appears that XP Mode won't run on the Win 7 Home Edition.

Windows integrated virtual machine won't run on any HOME edition PC. But you can always go with other options like VMWARE

xsnrg
07-11-2012, 12:53 PM
I ordered mine from China in the original link. Tracking info was worthless, I emailed them, and they emailed me assuring it was on it's way (after a week or so). Well, it did indeed arrive with a mini-disk with the TS software. Problem was, I didn't have an XP laptop. Now I see you can install XP mode on the Win 7 64 Professional laptop I have, which I'm doing now. Question I have is whether there's any advantage to downloading the TS software from the skydrive link in this thread, or using the version that came on the disk with the cable? Thanks!

ggms16
07-11-2012, 12:57 PM
I ordered mine from China in the original link. Tracking info was worthless, I emailed them, and they emailed me assuring it was on it's way (after a week or so). Well, it did indeed arrive with a mini-disk with the TS software. Problem was, I didn't have an XP laptop. Now I see you can install XP mode on the Win 7 64 Professional laptop I have, which I'm doing now. Question I have is whether there's any advantage to downloading the TS software from the skydrive link in this thread, or using the version that came on the disk with the cable? Thanks!

Believe me, I know how frustrating it is to buy things from China... That's why I decided to double check if I could get it in USA, and finding it for 10 bucks more in USA was an opportunity I wouldn't miss. go to Auto Diagnostic Tool Center - US Based, Best Service, Fast Shipping and Warranty! (http://www.obd2usa.com) for a piece of mind.

I haven't test it in windows 64bits. But I will do that tonight to see if there's something I can help you x64 guys with.

ggms16
07-11-2012, 12:58 PM
BUMP ON MY OFFER!! 24HRS LEFT:


I paid for a 2 day suscription to TIS, if some of you guys are looking to download an ECU update or get any info send me a PM and I'll provide my login details so you can get advantage of my wasted money, since there's no updates for the v6 tundra

mendonsy
07-11-2012, 01:22 PM
I ordered mine from China in the original link. Tracking info was worthless, I emailed them, and they emailed me assuring it was on it's way (after a week or so). Well, it did indeed arrive with a mini-disk with the TS software. Problem was, I didn't have an XP laptop. Now I see you can install XP mode on the Win 7 64 Professional laptop I have, which I'm doing now. Question I have is whether there's any advantage to downloading the TS software from the skydrive link in this thread, or using the version that came on the disk with the cable? Thanks!
Probably not. There are apparently only two minor differences between versions 7.00 and 7.10 which relate to the 2013 Lexus.

teallin
07-11-2012, 04:49 PM
Tis software will run on windows vista/7 64 bit, the driver for the usb adapter will only work with 32 bit operating systems.
I ordered mine from China in the original link. Tracking info was worthless, I emailed them, and they emailed me assuring it was on it's way (after a week or so). Well, it did indeed arrive with a mini-disk with the TS software. Problem was, I didn't have an XP laptop. Now I see you can install XP mode on the Win 7 64 Professional laptop I have, which I'm doing now. Question I have is whether there's any advantage to downloading the TS software from the skydrive link in this thread, or using the version that came on the disk with the cable? Thanks!

xsnrg
07-11-2012, 07:54 PM
I downloaded XP on a spare laptop and used the cable & TS software that came on the disk to change several settings on my Tundra and one on the wife's Avalon. I was surprised I couldn't disable the seatbelt chimes in the 2006 Avalon Ltd, had to find my cheat sheet and do it the old fashioned way (turn on ign, press & hold ODO button, snap in the seat belt, and toggle setting with ODO button). I turned off the feature to keep the headlights on after shutting the truck off for 30s, changed to one press unlocks all, and a few other minor settings.

xsnrg
07-11-2012, 07:56 PM
That feature of having the windows go down only works on the Sequoia with auto up/down power windows. A relay is needed to make it work and the Tundra doesn't have it.

Is it possible to get that Sequoia relay and plug it into our Tundra and get this feature? I'd love it. I always roll the windows down for my dog and forget they are down until I've hopped out of the truck to let him out ... then I have to get back in and turn the truck back on to put them up. Would love to be able to do that with the key in the door.

RRzxter
07-11-2012, 10:12 PM
Is it possible to get that Sequoia relay and plug it into our Tundra and get this feature?

That would be frikkin AWESOME!

mike7311
07-11-2012, 10:43 PM
That would be frikkin AWESOME!

Been there, tried it... The amount of work needed is not worth the investment. Not only do all the switches have to be replaced, but a lot of wiring must be done as well. This feature unfortunately is not plug and play... :mad:

KyleBechtold
07-11-2012, 10:52 PM
So has anyone finished using one and want to rent/sell it? or someone local in tampa/lutz wanna lend/rent it out? I want to turn off my seat belt warning, one button unlock and look at a few other features..

RRzxter
07-11-2012, 11:25 PM
Been there, tried it... The amount of work needed is not worth the investment. Not only do all the switches have to be replaced, but a lot of wiring must be done as well. This feature unfortunately is not plug and play... :mad:

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/270/d/1/curse_you_light_bulb__by_leif_j-d2zljf4.png

xsnrg
07-12-2012, 08:15 AM
Thanks, mike7311. Not what I wanted to hear, but it sounds like a solidly researched answer!

Do I recall seeing on this forum once that there is an aftermarket alarm system for these trucks that adds that functionality from the remote? If so, I'd guess it'd cost about the same or less than the investment you speak of (perhaps, hopefully?).

WannaRedTundra
07-12-2012, 09:21 AM
Got mine, disabled the seat belt alarms, Im happy! :) What exactly is the security's 'passive' mode mean? My truck came with my alarm already activated when I bought it so I was a bit hesitant to mess with those settings. Thanks!

xsnrg
07-12-2012, 10:25 AM
Got mine, disabled the seat belt alarms, Im happy! :) What exactly is the security's 'passive' mode mean? My truck came with my alarm already activated when I bought it so I was a bit hesitant to mess with those settings. Thanks!

From what I gather, 'active' mode is that it only arms if you hit the door lock button on your remote. In the 'passive' mode, it will arm itself after a period of time anytime you shut the vehicle off and exit the vehicle after a set waiting period (e.g. 30s). In other words, even if you don't lock the doors, the car will lock itself after a short wait.

WannaRedTundra
07-12-2012, 11:18 AM
From what I gather, 'active' mode is that it only arms if you hit the door lock button on your remote. In the 'passive' mode, it will arm itself after a period of time anytime you shut the vehicle off and exit the vehicle after a set waiting period (e.g. 30s). In other words, even if you don't lock the doors, the car will lock itself after a short wait.

Just so I understand this, it will lock itself after 30 seconds, or it will just arm the alarm?

Thanks again for the clarification!

teallin
07-12-2012, 12:25 PM
It will just arm the alarm.

xsnrg
07-12-2012, 02:19 PM
Question ... is there anything else this cable will do apart from hook up to TechStream software? i.e., are there other software or Apps that you can hook this to (thinking 'tuner' type dashboard data to see what is happening real time with your engine)? Or, can this cable be used with other makes of cars with their or 3rd party software? I mean, it's just standard ODB2 to USB cable, right?

mendonsy
07-12-2012, 04:48 PM
Question ... is there anything else this cable will do apart from hook up to TechStream software? i.e., are there other software or Apps that you can hook this to (thinking 'tuner' type dashboard data to see what is happening real time with your engine)? Or, can this cable be used with other makes of cars with their or 3rd party software? I mean, it's just standard ODB2 to USB cable, right?
Probably not a whole lot, but it should work with any software that the Mongoose cable works with.

deviltundra
07-12-2012, 05:03 PM
Question ... is there anything else this cable will do apart from hook up to TechStream software? i.e., are there other software or Apps that you can hook this to (thinking 'tuner' type dashboard data to see what is happening real time with your engine)? Or, can this cable be used with other makes of cars with their or 3rd party software? I mean, it's just standard ODB2 to USB cable, right?

well tuner dashboard no, see any real time truck info yes.
you can see any sensor the truck has in a list style menu, and it can also run test for troubleshooting.

11Tundra
07-13-2012, 07:37 PM
Took a few weeks, but I finally received the cable!

Installed Mendonsy's skydrive version of Techstream. Installed Techstream, replaced the original GetPeculiarID.dll with the skydrive version, selected Europe, but never was asked for the "long EU code".

Installed the MVCI driver. Plugged in the MVCI cable. Windows acknowledged a successful USB connection with the cable.

Started Techstream and selected "Connect to OBD2" (cable connected to laptop, but did NOT connect to vehicle--don't have my truck handy right now, but I thought I'd check things out anyhow). After a minute or so it returned an error "unable to connect to ECU" which I assume is to be expected since it wasn't connected to the vehicle. I tried "Connect to OBD2" without the cable plugged-in and Techstream responded with an immediate error of "unable to connect to VIM".

Do I have a successful Techstream and MVCI cable install?

Thanks!

xtremelow
07-14-2012, 04:06 AM
Is it possible with the TIS to turn off the ABS? Or have any control to see the speed sensors?

I ask because the dealer told me two of my four speed sensors went bad at the same time which has caused my ABS and VSC lights to come on and after a short distance the 4x4 HI/LOW flashes and won't stop until I turn the key off.

Dealer told me $800 to fix the speed sensors but I don't think that is the issue, and if it doesn't fix it they said I still would be liable to cover the cost.

I would like to just turn the Speed sensors off and not have the dash indicators flashing but I don't know if that is possible.

Any help?

mendonsy
07-14-2012, 04:32 AM
Took a few weeks, but I finally received the cable!

Installed Mendonsy's skydrive version of Techstream. Installed Techstream, replaced the original GetPeculiarID.dll with the skydrive version, selected Europe, but never was asked for the "long EU code".

Installed the MVCI driver. Plugged in the MVCI cable. Windows acknowledged a successful USB connection with the cable.

Started Techstream and selected "Connect to OBD2" (cable connected to laptop, but did NOT connect to vehicle--don't have my truck handy right now, but I thought I'd check things out anyhow). After a minute or so it returned an error "unable to connect to ECU" which I assume is to be expected since it wasn't connected to the vehicle. I tried "Connect to OBD2" without the cable plugged-in and Techstream responded with an immediate error of "unable to connect to VIM".

Do I have a successful Techstream and MVCI cable install?

Thanks!
That sounds about right. I suspect you have a good install.

mendonsy
07-14-2012, 04:34 AM
Is it possible with the TIS to turn off the ABS? Or have any control to see the speed sensors?

I ask because the dealer told me two of my four speed sensors went bad at the same time which has caused my ABS and VSC lights to come on and after a short distance the 4x4 HI/LOW flashes and won't stop until I turn the key off.

Dealer told me $800 to fix the speed sensors but I don't think that is the issue, and if it doesn't fix it they said I still would be liable to cover the cost.

I would like to just turn the Speed sensors off and not have the dash indicators flashing but I don't know if that is possible.

Any help?
I don't think that you can disable ABS.

hevster1
07-14-2012, 07:23 AM
Just a comment. I own a shop and I purchased techstream lite for about 1400.00. It includes a 1 year sub to the techinfo.toyota.com site. My comment is does anyone who isn't a professional technician really need one? This tool nor any other will not make you into a diagnostics whiz. You still need to know exactly what the parameters mean and what they are telling you. If you just want to read codes and throw parts at your car, then this clone should work though I do not like software piracy.
To xtremelow, get another dealer. The dealer is guessing. They cannot just throw parts at a car and tell you it didn't fix it but still charge you. Find a quality independent or dealer and use them. Try IATN's shop locator.

theyotaguy
07-14-2012, 08:12 AM
Why didn't you all just go rob a bank and buy the real thing from Toyota? The crime is the same,and this way you would have a guaranteed system that will never fail,will be updateable and legal.

RRzxter
07-14-2012, 08:35 AM
My comment is does anyone who isn't a professional technician really need one? This tool nor any other will not make you into a diagnostics whiz. You still need to know exactly what the parameters mean and what they are telling you.
Hold yer horses.
The impression I get is that everyone who bought this gizmo, just wanted it so they could do simple sh!t, like activate their alarm, turn off the seatbelt chime, etc.
Granted, many folks have a good relationship with their service center staff and could/have had these things done in a matter of minutes, at no charge.
But, I recall hearing a few folks on here, being charged for things like this and a lot of dealers try to scam their customers by charging to "install" or activate the factory alarm.
So, if I can buy a gizmo for $35 and change all those settings myself, it's a no-brainer and you can pound salt if it bothers you.
If I have serious mechanical/electronic malfunctions that require a professional to diagnose, the truck will be brought to the shop.
As I'm sure, most here would also do.
I think most of the questions asked about what this thing is capable of, are nothing more than curiousity.
The only reason you should be upset about people purchasing this knock-off, is if it cuts you out of the $100 you scam people for, to activate their alarm.
Otherwise, you don't have anything to worry about.
Have a nice day.

11Tundra
07-14-2012, 09:06 AM
That sounds about right. I suspect you have a good install.

Thanks for the Skydrive link and reply, Mendonsy!

11Tundra
07-14-2012, 09:08 AM
I've read through this entire thread and certainly get the impression you can program the new "G" immobilizer keys using Techstream and this clone cable.

Maybe I missed it (my apologies if I did), but, does anyone have a reference or link to any instructions that actually show you, step-by-step, how to program these new "G" immobilizer keys using Techstream? Gracias!

RoadTraveler
07-14-2012, 10:47 AM
Believe me, I know how frustrating it is to buy things from China... That's why I decided to double check if I could get it in USA, and finding it for 10 bucks more in USA was an opportunity I wouldn't miss snip...

I agree. I'm willing to may $10 more to have it in less than a week instead of 2+ weeks.

Also very much appreciate you confirming it works with a Mac (amazing), though I'm not sure I want to load the software on my main machine.

Read the whole thread, and appreciate everyone's input. Ordering soon.

ggms16
07-14-2012, 11:53 AM
I don't think that you can disable ABS.

You will be able to disable the ABS just for test purposes. And you will also be able to see live information about speed sensors on each wheel. I'm absolutely sure, did it myself.

ggms16
07-14-2012, 11:55 AM
I agree. I'm willing to may $10 more to have it in less than a week instead of 2+ weeks.

Also very much appreciate you confirming it works with a Mac (amazing), though I'm not sure I want to load the software on my main machine.

Read the whole thread, and appreciate everyone's input. Ordering soon.

I installed parallels desktop software on my mac, ran windows 7 from there and then installed the software on windows 7, everything worked great. I will help you if you need it.

RoadTraveler
07-14-2012, 12:00 PM
This is the website were I got it: Deal of the Day (http://www.obd2usa.com/dealoftheday.asp)

Followed your lead and ordered from this USA company for $10.00 more. Watching to see how long it takes them to ship it from Florida in Nevada.

RoadTraveler
07-14-2012, 03:45 PM
Followed your lead and ordered from this USA company for $10.00 more. Watching to see how long it takes them to ship it from Florida in Nevada.

I don't know if the parts have actually 'left the building', but 20 minutes after placing my order I received an email that my order had "shipped", with a USPS tracking number, on a Saturday afternoon. Not bad.

Maybe next weekend I'll no longer have to tolerate all my doors unlocking immediately after shifting into Park...the one feature I hate and can't live with. I look forward to being able to change a few things!

SilTundra
07-14-2012, 04:44 PM
This product is awesome. I got it two days ago and used it today and it does everything!!!

RRzxter
07-14-2012, 05:09 PM
Why didn't you all just go rob a bank and buy the real thing from Toyota? The crime is the same,and this way you would have a guaranteed system that will never fail,will be updateable and legal.

$1400 to activate my alarm, change when my doors lock and change how long my headlights stay on after the truck turns off?
Are you serious or being sarcastic?

mendonsy
07-14-2012, 05:37 PM
$1400 to activate my alarm, change when my doors lock and change how long my headlights stay on after the truck turns off?
Are you serious or being sarcastic?
Since you're just down the road from me, I would give you a deal and do it for only $1350!! :eek::devil:

http://www.retro.com/employees/lee/Ani/SarcasmMeter2.gif

joshc8503
07-14-2012, 05:45 PM
can i change the default tire pressure from 30 and 33 to 36? How do I view live data?

ggms16
07-14-2012, 06:32 PM
Let us know when you get it, how fast it was and what were you able to do with it.

mctiger
07-14-2012, 06:42 PM
I've read through this entire thread and certainly get the impression you can program the new "G" immobilizer keys using Techstream and this clone cable.

Maybe I missed it (my apologies if I did), but, does anyone have a reference or link to any instructions that actually show you, step-by-step, how to program these new "G" immobilizer keys using Techstream? Gracias!

I programmed a "G" key for my truck. Don't remember the exact instructions, but the program walks you through step for step. Something along the lines of turning the master key to "on" removing the key and insert new key. Turn key to "on" and then the program takes about 60 seconds to program the key.

RRzxter
07-14-2012, 06:44 PM
can i change the default tire pressure from 30 and 33 to 36? How do I view live data?

I almost LMAO,......then I realized what you really meant.


Since you're just down the road from me, I would give you a deal and do it for only $1350!! :eek::devil:


Sir, are you proposing to do "off the record", "under the table", "non-professional" work on my vehicle, with equipment that was attained illegally?
Are you proposing to to take food out of the mouths of law-abiding, hard-working, by-the-book, certified technicians, all over this fine country?



Make it $1200 and you got a deal.

asianflava
07-15-2012, 06:10 AM
My comment is does anyone who isn't a professional technician really need one? This tool nor any other will not make you into a diagnostics whiz. You still need to know exactly what the parameters mean and what they are telling you. If you just want to read codes and throw parts at your car, then this clone should work though I do not like software piracy.

I had to go to 3 dealerships just to get my alarm activated and my passenger seat belt chime disabled. The dealership where I bought the truck wanted $100 the second wouldn't do it, the 3rd hemmed and hawed about some safety BS to disable the passenger alarm. A buddy of mie was a Master there and they found some loophole to bring it in. From what I saw, the techstream isn't much more than an interface panel. Very similar to what I used at work for automation, not much to it, not much that will give you an undrivable vehicle. I wouldn't underestimate the members here, yes there are some folks who only jump on here for a quick fix, but lots are quite savy and know their way around a vehicle.

mendonsy
07-15-2012, 06:14 AM
Just a comment. I own a shop and I purchased techstream lite for about 1400.00. It includes a 1 year sub to the techinfo.toyota.com site. My comment is does anyone who isn't a professional technician really need one? This tool nor any other will not make you into a diagnostics whiz. You still need to know exactly what the parameters mean and what they are telling you. If you just want to read codes and throw parts at your car, then this clone should work though I do not like software piracy.
OK, here is a very specific example of why a Tundra owner would need it.
This morning (Sunday) I got halfway down my driveway when the CEL and VSC lights came on solid, the ABS and TRAC lights started flashing, and I was in limp mode. I know what those symptoms mean, but a lot of Tundra owners don't. With the Techstream I was able to confirm that it is a P2440 (AIP valve stuck open, bank 1) DTC.
It could just be a spooky code, but with 72k on the truck that is very unlikely so I cleared the codes and will wait to see if they come back before I call the dealership to rebuild the AIP system under the 10yr/150k warranty. The engine will have to cool off before the AIP system will recycle.
I happen to have a good dealer so I'm not concerned about getting this fixed, but there are a lot of horror stories about bad ones. There are two dealers here locally with really bad reputations for service.
Would an independent shop be able to warranty this or even diagnose it properly and send me to a reliable dealership? Not likely!
Could they afford to do it for the $35 that the Techstream cost me?? Not if they want to stay in business!

theyotaguy
07-15-2012, 01:09 PM
$1400 to activate my alarm, change when my doors lock and change how long my headlights stay on after the truck turns off?
Are you serious or being sarcastic?

I'm being serious. Which of the following do you rank higher on the moral and ethical scale?

1. Steal $1400 from a bank and buy the real tool from Toyota

2. Become a willing participant in the piracy of intellectual property by purchasing a stolen scan tool program from China.

3. Buy the real thing from Toyota with money you earned and be an honest American.

Personally,I went with #3.

RRzxter
07-15-2012, 06:06 PM
I'm being serious. Which of the following do you rank higher on the moral and ethical scale?

1. Steal $1400 from a bank and buy the real tool from Toyota

2. Become a willing participant in the piracy of intellectual property by purchasing a stolen scan tool program from China.

3. Buy the real thing from Toyota with money you earned and be an honest American.

Personally,I went with #3.

Are those my only options?

4: Toyota service centers/dealers, don't charge customers to change simple settings or "install" their factory alarm,
when customers are in the shop, since it takes a matter of minutes.
I'm sure my shop would change whatever I wanted for no charge. But, if you read around, that's not always the case.

5: Toyota designs a dumbed-down version of the software that's downloadable from their website, something that allows owners to change basic settings (something that won't interfere with performance or safety).
They could even make it so you have to enter your VIN and register to download it. Sh!t, they could even charge $10.

6: since 4 and 5 are not options, I take $35 of money I worked for and buy a pirated version of the software, so I can activate my alarm and change the speed at which my doors lock. That's $35 I would have gladly given to Toyota for a restricted version of Techstream.
It's not like I'm a mechanic, running a half-a$$ed shop and using this software to work on peoples' cars. THEN, I could see you being upset and ranting that I should be a certified tech and jump through the hoops to own this software.
I think you're being a little dramatic.

deviltundra
07-15-2012, 06:38 PM
I'm being serious. Which of the following do you rank higher on the moral and ethical scale?

1. Steal $1400 from a bank and buy the real tool from Toyota

2. Become a willing participant in the piracy of intellectual property by purchasing a stolen scan tool program from China.

3. Buy the real thing from Toyota with money you earned and be an honest American.

Personally,I went with #3.


:sorry::sorry:

FSS
07-15-2012, 09:50 PM
Question for anyone who can answer.

So I installed the software, connected the cable and hit "Connect to Vehicle". It then went to a page that asked to enter "Vehicle Code" from a drop down menu. I'm lost at this part. Not sure what to select. I did select to the first option to see what would happen and I was able to view some changable settings. Door lock delay, seatbelt chime etc.

What do the other codes mean, or what should I be selecting? Anyone particular to access the TPMS?

Any and all advice is much appreciated.

WannaRedTundra
07-16-2012, 11:41 AM
Are those my only options?

4: Toyota service centers/dealers, don't charge customers to change simple settings or "install" their factory alarm,
when customers are in the shop, since it takes a matter of minutes.
I'm sure my shop would change whatever I wanted for no charge. But, if you read around, that's not always the case.

5: Toyota designs a dumbed-down version of the software that's downloadable from their website, something that allows owners to change basic settings (something that won't interfere with performance or safety).
They could even make it so you have to enter your VIN and register to download it. Sh!t, they could even charge $10.

6: since 4 and 5 are not options, I take $35 of money I worked for and buy a pirated version of the software, so I can activate my alarm and change the speed at which my doors lock. That's $35 I would have gladly given to Toyota for a restricted version of Techstream.
It's not like I'm a mechanic, running a half-a$$ed shop and using this software to work on peoples' cars. THEN, I could see you being upset and ranting that I should be a certified tech and jump through the hoops to own this software.
I think you're being a little dramatic.

I couldnt agree more. I would gladly spend my $35 at a dealership if they would just customize my truck how I wanted it. But instead, I buy a $42,000 truck and they want to charge me a couple hundred bucks to turn on an alarm or turn off a seat belt chime? No thank you. I didnt buy this program to make money off others or steal business from any companies. I bought this program to modify the vehicle I bought. With that, I have no problem sleeping at night.

Textoy64
07-16-2012, 06:51 PM
Mine came in the mail today.

I just followed the instructions on the video and then installed the driver.

Everything I wanted to change was on the "Customize" tab.

Worked like a charm:

Seatbelt chime for passenger disabled (I carry my briefcase every morning)
All doors unlock with single key fob press
120 second delay to automatic lock if no doors have been opened

Best $35 I've spent in a long time.

KyleBechtold
07-16-2012, 07:05 PM
wow all the MORAL citizens lmao.. comparing it to robbing a bank.. you are a moron.. get out of the thread if you think its anything similar..

RoadTraveler
07-16-2012, 08:34 PM
I don't know if the parts have actually 'left the building', but 20 minutes after placing my order I received an email that my order had "shipped", with a USPS tracking number, on a Saturday afternoon. Not bad.

Maybe next weekend I'll no longer have to tolerate all my doors unlocking immediately after shifting into Park...the one feature I hate and can't live with. I look forward to being able to change a few things!

Just checked the link provided from my purchase for the USPS tracking... I made my online purchase Saturday, and today the estimated delivery date across the country is this Wednesday. I'll be impressed if it arrives that soon!

Lovin my truck
07-16-2012, 09:03 PM
Sounds like some here got railed by dealer and are pissed that others are smarter and found a way to do what they want for much cheaper! My hats off to you guys for saving your hard earned money...and using a little brain power. You haven't stolen anything. If that's was the case then changing your own oil is also forbidden by suckers who take their trucks back to the dealer for an oil change. Its a sore loser argument

mike7311
07-16-2012, 09:18 PM
This sounds just like the arguement that Apple had when it told their customers it was illegal to jailbreak their phones. It went to court and guess what, the phone is the property of the owner and they can do with it what they please. Toyota locking out programming from their owners is the same situation. If you, as an owner have a way to change the settings on your vehicle by law there is nothing ethically wrong with that. It's like GM telling you that you can't adjust your own carburetor on you '68 Camaro or remove an annoying buzzer...

HeavyRooster
07-17-2012, 12:29 PM
Ok guys, I just got my cable and mini DVD (broken) I contacted seller and he sent a link to software download (compressed files won't unzip) I downloaded the Skydrive files but cant figure out how to launch the Techstream. When I connected the cable to my USB, Windows automatically found the driver. What do I need to do? Thanks for the help, Greg

mendonsy
07-17-2012, 12:36 PM
Sounds like you did something wrong with the install. I suggest you try re-installing Techstream.

HeavyRooster
07-17-2012, 12:41 PM
Haven't really installed anything yet I dont think. That is what I think I need help with. I extracted all the files but don't know what to do to procede from there.

mendonsy
07-17-2012, 01:19 PM
There should be a PDF file in the files you extracted that explains the installation procedure. It's called "install-mini-vci.pdf" or something similar.

HeavyRooster
07-17-2012, 03:43 PM
Thanks for babysitting me through this set-up mendonsey. I got the TIS installed and when I run it, it asks for all the reg info. When I open the tisky file and click accept I get nothing, still wants registration info.

mendonsy
07-17-2012, 04:41 PM
Can't help you with that one. I installed the version where you copy the DLL file into the install directory. It never asks for a registration. Here's a registration number for Europe you could try, but I dunno if it's any good. Maybe someone who's installed the TisKey version can help.

EU = 24b88c7fa5473b755550923027a88ad027201202111634

doghart
07-17-2012, 05:33 PM
Check page 11 for my install walkthrough, you shouldn't have to enter ANY info.

D

HeavyRooster
07-17-2012, 06:00 PM
I have uninstalled and re installed according to doghart's instructions and this is the screen I get after it asks for country and language.88499

mendonsy
07-17-2012, 06:45 PM
Doesn't matter what you enter there. I have mine set up for USA English and left the rest blank.

HeavyRooster
07-17-2012, 06:50 PM
Thanks mend! I left it blank before and it said must be completed. I put in a letter in each box and it launched! Now.......out to my truck for a little fun

Cube
07-17-2012, 10:47 PM
Anyone in the Portland area have this? Might have to bite the bullet and just buy it. I just hate the seat belt chime when I'm playing off road. :0)

doghart
07-18-2012, 05:31 AM
I have uninstalled and re installed according to doghart's instructions and this is the screen I get after it asks for country and language.88499

Somehow I never got this screen, or any other screen asking for info. laptop was XP professional.

D

asianflava
07-18-2012, 08:11 AM
Mine came in while I was out of town. I haven't had a chance to put my XP laptop together because I wasn't home.

mendonsy
07-18-2012, 01:09 PM
Mine came in while I was out of town. I haven't had a chance to put my XP laptop together because I wasn't home.
Damn!! Hurry up!! You never know when you might need it!!

For Example:

I went out Sunday morning to go to the grocery store. When I started down my driveway I got a CEL and VSC on, ABS and 4lo flashing, and limp mode. I know what means, but I pulled out the Techstream and ran a Health Check. It came up with a P2440 code (Secondary Air Valve stuck open, bank 1). You always get a couple of bogus ABS codes with that also.
Of course the dealer was closed on Sunday so I saved the data file and reset the codes. The CEL has not come on again (yet) but it inevitably will. Today I was going past the dealer so I pulled up the saved file and printed it out. I showed them the Techstream printout and they ordered the parts and scheduled the repair for next week under warranty. That paid for the Techstream right there!!
And... yes, I have my AIP simulation circuit that I built for testing sitting right here on the shelf. If necessary it will go back on the truck.

by the way, I think your avatar is neat!

Lono33
07-18-2012, 03:58 PM
will this work on a mac?

Not sure if your question was answered (there are 8 pages of replies) but I say NO. here is why: the software may work. however, they ship you a mini disc. Those get real stuck in mac laptops. Also, my mac (powerbook) couldn't read the mini disk. So, avoid that at all costs. Use your buddies' laptop. It is still a PC world.

hnd2hnd
07-18-2012, 05:15 PM
Nope. For a quick 50HP, you need this (http://www.angelfire.com/nc2/mycoffeecan/page1.html).

Steve

MAN YOU JUST AIN'T RIGHT ...that's some funny stuff....

Lono33
07-18-2012, 07:05 PM
Comes from China. $35 there buys a car.

Also in Denver, let me know if you want to check it out.

D
Thanks, man. VERY cool of you to offer. For $35, I can't afford to NOT try it, though. Have my truck paid off in 2 months, so I bought it as an early gift to myself. Had no problem loading the software on my laptop, but haven't plugged in into the truck yet. Am very excited!

hnd2hnd
07-18-2012, 07:11 PM
Does any one know if this cable will work with the performance tuners like hyper chip?


Man the idea of being able to shut that dang seatbelt alarm off was well worth the money... I guess I'm on the wagon with the rest of u

hnd2hnd
07-18-2012, 07:35 PM
[QUOTE=doghart;1819819]Somehow I never got this screen, or any other screen asking for info. laptop was XP professional.


The website has a tech support line as well ... i remember reading somewhere that you have to use Europe as a location so it doesn't as for registration hope it helps

jrhino
07-18-2012, 09:22 PM
Can you change the tire size with this software?

mendonsy
07-19-2012, 04:07 AM
Does any one know if this cable will work with the performance tuners like hyper chip?

Can you change the tire size with this software?
The answer to both of these is NO.
This is a diagnostic tool that is configured for Toyota vehicles.

RoadTraveler
07-19-2012, 07:08 AM
Not sure if your question was answered (there are 8 pages of replies) but I say NO. here is why: the software may work. however, they ship you a mini disc. Those get real stuck in mac laptops. Also, my mac (powerbook) couldn't read the mini disk. So, avoid that at all costs. Use your buddies' laptop. It is still a PC world.


I was ready to 'risk' installing the software on my MacBook Pro...now you've got me back to thinking cautiously about my machine. I really don't want their mini disc stuck in my laptop :(

HeavyRooster
07-19-2012, 10:02 AM
Thanks mend! I left it blank before and it said must be completed. I put in a letter in each box and it launched! Now.......out to my truck for a little fun
Ok...false alarm, still cant get it to work. going to find a laptop running XP. Is it FOR SURE it won't run in Win7?

mendonsy
07-19-2012, 12:24 PM
Ok...false alarm, still cant get it to work. going to find a laptop running XP. Is it FOR SURE it won't run in Win7?
It will run on Win7, but what it won't do is run on a 64 bit operating system because the Mini-VCI device driver for the cable is 32 bit. There have been a few members who created a virtual 32 bit system using the XP mode add-on to Win7 or Parallels and VMWare Fusion on a Mac. XP mode only runs on the Win7 Pro and Ultimate versions so if you have Win7 Home edition you're out of luck. An XP laptop is by far the easiest way to set it up.

Lono33
07-19-2012, 12:35 PM
help! I installed it, and everything went fine. However, after plugging everything in, it is forcing the auth key. I used the ones given, and also loaded the one listed on page 18. It accepted none of them, and won't let me get any further. It won't find the truck or acknowledge it in anyway.

am running windows xp, and yes the light on the plug thingy came on under the dash. Also tried to de-and re-install which did not help.

Thoughts?

mendonsy
07-19-2012, 12:48 PM
Which version di you install??
One of them has a program called TISkey.exe that you have to run to generate the key. The other one has a GetPeculirID.dll file that you have to copy to the install directory where MainMeun.exe is located.

Lono33
07-19-2012, 01:18 PM
I have the version which appears to be 7.10.303

I found the 'getpeculiar.dll' but windows can't seem to read it. It's all gibberish.

I found the folder with all the keys, but none of them worked.

TuRD
07-19-2012, 03:04 PM
Well I got to verify the remote "wireless" programming first hand today. I ordered a remote off ebay last week and it showed up today. I had it programmed to my truck in about 15 minutes. It sure is nice to be able to DIY again :D

mendonsy
07-19-2012, 07:02 PM
I have the version which appears to be 7.10.303

I found the 'getpeculiar.dll' but windows can't seem to read it. It's all gibberish.

I found the folder with all the keys, but none of them worked.
I can't help you with that version. I posted a copy of my CDROM here CDROM (http://sdrv.ms/Ld5SNR) if you want to try that one. It's 7.00.20 and works fine on my XP notebook.

RoadTraveler
07-19-2012, 09:25 PM
Lifelong Mac user having difficulty opening the downloaded software (.rar) to use with Parallels & Windows XP, both of which were just loaded this evening solely for this purpose. I have not other Windows/PC software or machines. Looked online for an 'un zip' program, but the whole PC/Mac interface in a bit of a challenge for me.

I think I'd have everything working "IF" I could use the supplied mini CD in my MacBook's slot drive, but all online wisdom says "don't' do it".

Any suggestions about which programs I should download for the .rar and if they have to be download to the Parallels machine (not sure how) or it the Mac side can do it?

Thanks!

RoadTraveler
07-19-2012, 09:31 PM
I can't help you with that version. I posted a copy of my CDROM here CDROM (http://sdrv.ms/Ld5SNR) if you want to try that one. It's 7.00.20 and works fine on my XP notebook.

Looks like this might work for me, getting closer, at least it's on the Parallels desktop :)

Thanks!

RoadTraveler
07-19-2012, 10:11 PM
I can't help you with that version. I posted a copy of my CDROM here CDROM (http://sdrv.ms/Ld5SNR) if you want to try that one. It's 7.00.20 and works fine on my XP notebook.

Your linked software worked to get Techstream running, but now I can't get the computer and USB to communicate, might be that I don't have the 'key' though I thought I got that from your site too?

Think I don't have the drivers installed or something...Tomorrow.

88567

teallin
07-20-2012, 03:39 AM
Lifelong Mac user having difficulty opening the downloaded software (.rar) to use with Parallels & Windows XP, both of which were just loaded this evening solely for this purpose. I have not other Windows/PC software or machines. Looked online for an 'un zip' program, but the whole PC/Mac interface in a bit of a challenge for me.

I think I'd have everything working "IF" I could use the supplied mini CD in my MacBook's slot drive, but all online wisdom says "don't' do it".

Any suggestions about which programs I should download for the .rar and if they have to be download to the Parallels machine (not sure how) or it the Mac side can do it?

Thanks!

If you have access to a computer with a tray loading drive, just copy the mini disk and put it on a normal sized CD and you should be good to go. I had to do this to put the software on my netbook running Win7 32bit.

RoadTraveler
07-20-2012, 09:21 AM
If you have access to a computer with a tray loading drive, just copy the mini disk and put it on a normal sized CD and you should be good to go. I had to do this to put the software on my netbook running Win7 32bit.

I don't, but I'm asking a friend.

Thanks

tigershark
07-20-2012, 12:37 PM
Ordered mine on the 9th, shipped on the 11th and it arrived today, now to set up an XP machine :)

RoadTraveler
07-20-2012, 01:49 PM
If you have access to a computer with a tray loading drive, just copy the mini disk and put it on a normal sized CD and you should be good to go. snip...

Well, I had the software copied over as you suggested, tired the drivers and everything else I can think of (and read many/all the suggestions here and on TundraTalk).

Still getting this error like the cord isn't connected, as well as asked for the key/code and was not able to get beyond that screen...

Still trying. 8858488583

mendonsy
07-20-2012, 01:59 PM
You are working with a different version than the one that I have, but here's how I interpret those errors.
1) It appears to me that it is the device driver for the cable that it can't find. I think it has to be installed after the Techstream software and you have to select the VIM in setup.
2) I believe at this point you need to run the TISkey program which will generate a registration number for you to enter there.

RoadTraveler
07-20-2012, 02:25 PM
Thanks for the input!

I was using your linked versions during my efforts last night, but when I got my mini CD copied today I thought I'd try to use what was sent. I'm very PC ignorant though generally don't have problems with computers. I have to run some errands this afternoon, but this evening I'm going to try again. I'm ready to dump everything and start over using your links/files again if that's what it takes.

I do suspect I'm doing something incorrectly with the drivers...

mendonsy
07-20-2012, 02:41 PM
I expected that someone with a website as neat as yours would know all that tech stuff! :eek::D;)

RoadTraveler
07-20-2012, 02:50 PM
I expected that someone with a website as neat as yours would know all that tech stuff! :eek::D;)

Thanks :)

It's just that some software makes it easier for those of us who know little about computers...

I'm going to figure this out eventually, even if I need to pay a fellow Mac/Tundra guy for online or phone tech support ;)
Just being able to change my door lock settings will make me very happy, and there is so much more there to explore once I have the time and have it working properly. Fingers crossed.

Do you think there is any reason not to run the slightly earlier version you are using instead of what I was sent on CD? Probably works just as well if I can get it running?

WT
07-20-2012, 04:06 PM
Seems like many get confused about what this will run on and not and here a little something to help some of the guys that are running a 64 bit windows operating systems and also don't want to deal with the whole XP mode in windows but have access to a Windows XP install CD. The issue not the operating system working with the Techstream software its the drivers are not 64 bit compliant thus the need for a 32 bit operating system. So for the guys that don't have the Pro version of windows and can't run the XP mode this will work for you too.

Try out VMware tool (VMware Player)its free and you can run multiple VM (Virtual Machine) without issues. I am actually running the full VMware workstation, which give me even more feature but for most here, this free version will work fine. I have been using it with my older version of Techstream software for years now on my Windows 7 64bit laptop.

VMware Player: Run Windows 7, Chrome OS - Free Download for a Virtual PC (http://www.vmware.com/products/player/)

Well hope someone will get some benefit from this post and as always any questions just ask.

P.S RoadTraveler, get the most current version of the software if you can they fix small problems in it from version to version and some times what they fix is important. :D
And for you MAC folks just fire up a windows XP virtual with either Parallels or any VMware's apps thats similar but remember these cost money.

mendonsy
07-20-2012, 04:37 PM
Do you think there is any reason not to run the slightly earlier version you are using instead of what I was sent on CD? Probably works just as well if I can get it running?
This is the only thing I've found that seems to have some answers about the differences between versions. As near as I can tell the only difference between 7.00 and 7.10 is a couple things to do with some 2013 models.
ts_known_bugs.html (https://techinfo.toyota.com/techInfoPortal/staticcontent/en/techinfo/html/prelogin/tsrss/ts_known_bugs.html)

RoadTraveler
07-20-2012, 05:09 PM
Snip...
P.S RoadTraveler, get the most current version of the software if you can they fix small problems in it from version to version and some times what they fix is important. :D
And for you MAC folks just fire up a windows XP virtual with either Parallels or any VMware's apps thats similar but remember these cost money.

Thanks. I'm running Parallels (free trial for now) with Windows XP Professional (on CD) I purchased years ago but never used. Is XP Professional 32 bit, I was assuming so as it's "XP"?

My problems are likely 'operator error', like most problems with machines ;)

WT
07-20-2012, 05:24 PM
Another thought be sure to tell parallels or what ever virtual software you use to allow it to see your USB port so when you plug in your cable the XP operating systems sees it and bamm you should be good to go. As for XP being 32 bit there more than a 98% its the 32bit version unless the CD labels says differently but they did make a 64bit version of it at one point but very few people got this, mostly used in large corporations and companies.

RoadTraveler
07-20-2012, 07:08 PM
Another thought be sure to tell parallels or what ever virtual software you use to allow it to see your USB port so when you plug in your cable the XP operating systems sees it and bamm you should be good to go.

I am using Parallels, and now researching how to tell it to see the USB Port [cause I don't speak PC]?

Edit: Easy, found it under preferences... was set to "ask me", changed it to "connect to active virtual machine", going to the garage to try it.


As for XP being 32 bit there more than a 98% its the 32bit version unless the CD labels says differently but they did make a 64bit version of it at one point but very few people got this, mostly used in large corporations and companies.


I looked but couldn't find the 32 bit answer in 'system' folder just now... but I have a 2001-2002 Version of XP Professional, and there is mention of two types of 32 bit in the paperwork, so I'm almost certain it's 32 bit.

Thanks!

RoadTraveler
07-21-2012, 09:36 PM
One solution for some Mac users:

A guy over on Tundra Talk had the exact problem that I did… wouldn't work his Mac with the newest/current version of Parallels. I also had the newest version of Parallels installed, and an old, good CD of Windows XP Professional and this combo did not work despite my days of trying, reading all the posts and following the instructions exactly.

Then I changed to the same combination that worked for him, Mac Boot Camp (with current Mac OS 10.7.4), and a 32 bit version of Windows 7 I purchased today. It worked well and easily.

All my Mac trouble appears to have been with the latest/current version Parallels. I took my time this afternoon and changed several things to my linking.

One strange issue is that I was not able to use it on my '06 4Runner, the software wouldn't recognize the vehicle, nor could I find the right codes to enter the vehicle manually; I spent hours trying.

Thanks to everyone who tried to help.

RoadTraveler
07-22-2012, 07:41 AM
Like a few others, I'm of the opinion that my A/C could be colder, not as cool as my '06 4Runner or other rides (I'm going to tint my front windows because of this).

I have the manual HVAC system so limited options to change with Techstream, just:



IR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (for Manual Air Conditioning System)


Ambient Temperature Shift
NORMAL
Function to control the shifted ambient temperature in relation to the displayed ambient temperature
+3 C / +2 C / +1 C / NORMAL / -1 C / -2 C / -3 C

My reading of this is:

If I change it to -3 C the A/C might be colder?

Is that how you interpretation the tech-speak?

deviltundra
07-22-2012, 07:49 AM
i think if you set it to -3 Celsius, it will make the outside air in Nevada colder.

RoadTraveler
07-22-2012, 08:18 AM
i think if you set it to -3 Celsius, it will make the outside air in Nevada colder.

I can't tell if the sarcasm meter is on :)

1) You mean it will make the outside air entering the cab colder?

2) Or the the OE temp sensor will read the actual air temp as colder than it is (making the A/C warmer)?

Thanks

mendonsy
07-22-2012, 08:47 AM
There's not a whole lot of information about that, but from what I could find in the manual it adjusts the temperature displayed on the dash. It doesn't sound like it has any effect on the AC system.

ggms16
07-22-2012, 09:07 AM
Hey Guys, I'm back with my own experience about running techstream on a Mac.

I have the latest 2012 Macbook air, running of course, the latest software version. I simply got a clean copy of windows 7 from the microsoft website, it comes with no serial number so you can use it just for a few days unless you activate it. Then I downloaded parallels, installed it and installed windows 7 in it. 32 bits version of course. DO NOT INSTALL THE 64BITS VERSION, IT WILL NOT WORK WITH TECHSTREAM

HINT:

before connecting your techstream cable, run windows 7, once you see the windows desktop, install the drivers supplied, connect the cable and a screen will pop up asking you where do you want this cable to work, on mac or windows, select windows and thats it. But its important to connect the techstream cable once windows is running and also when you are in windows desktop.

And don't know and don't think either it has something to do with where I got this cable from, but just in case, I got it from http://www.obd2usa.com/2012_MINI_VCI_FOR_TOYOTA_TIS_Techstream_V7_10_030_ p/sv47.htm

deviltundra
07-22-2012, 09:31 AM
I can't tell if the sarcasm meter is on :)

1) You mean it will make the outside air entering the cab colder?

2) Or the the OE temp sensor will read the actual air temp as colder than it is (making the A/C warmer)?

Thanks

i was kidding, im sure the only thing it could do is change the display, unless you have the auto feature.
in that case im sure it only for calibration, i cant see how it could ever affect the a/c system.

RoadTraveler
07-22-2012, 09:37 AM
There's not a whole lot of information about that, but from what I could find in the manual it adjusts the temperature displayed on the dash. It doesn't sound like it has any effect on the AC system.

Thanks mendonsy, that's very similar to a reply on TundraTalk, 'it just changes the display'. Makes sense too, particularly with the manual HVAC controls.

RoadTraveler
07-22-2012, 09:44 AM
Hey Guys, I'm back with my own experience about running techstream on a Mac.

I have the latest 2012 Macbook air, running of course, the latest software version. I simply got a clean copy of windows 7 from the microsoft website, it comes with no serial number so you can use it just for a few days unless you activate it. Then I downloaded parallels, installed it and installed windows 7 in it. 32 bits version of course. snip...

Interesting.

My MacBook Pro is only about a year old, current software, etc. The only difference I can see with your experience and mine while using the current, downloaded Parallels is that you used Windows 7, where I was trying to use Windows XP Professional with Parallels.

Then I dumped both Parallels and XP, going to Windows 7 (the key?) and used Mac Boot Camp.

We both had success with Windows 7, you with Parallels, me with Mac Boot Camp.

tigershark
07-22-2012, 11:49 AM
Just wanted to say thanks for this thread , I just activated my alarm in my 2011 RW, I had no idea the security system wasn't activated until I read it on this forum, had fun programming some changes this afternoon, looking forward ot not hearing the seat belt warning, I wear my seatbelt but take it off when I arrive at my hunting destination, its awesome to unlock all my doors with one click my kids love it

ggms16
07-23-2012, 06:29 PM
There's a function where you can see the exact weight of people on the front seats. Funny thing. I tried to keep away from a scale all these months...

mendonsy
07-23-2012, 07:05 PM
There's a function where you can see the exact weight of people on the front seats. Funny thing. I tried to keep away from a scale all these months...
Damn ...... Don't tell my wife!! She'll throw the Techstream away!:eek:;)

Hoopin4you
07-23-2012, 08:21 PM
New to the forum and ordered one of the units that ggms16 posted a link to...looking forward to playing around with it and trying to program new fobs that we bought online. Thanks for the link to the US version...bought it over the weekend and waiting for it to ship.

RoadTraveler
07-25-2012, 10:47 AM
2007 07 Toyota Tundra Uncut Transponder Key:Amazon:Automotive (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003S835AI/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1343172612&sr=8-1)

Does anyone see a reason these keys won't work?

I'm wanting to have them cut my a local locksmith and then activate them.

RoadTraveler
07-25-2012, 08:33 PM
snip...

One strange issue is that I was not able to use it on my '06 4Runner, the software wouldn't recognize the vehicle, nor could I find the right codes to enter the vehicle manually; I spent hours trying.


Changed from Europe to N. America and immediately the 4Runner was there.

Same with the alarm setting on the Tundra. It was not present in Europe but was when set to N. America.

11Tundra
07-27-2012, 12:34 PM
Success! I programmed a "G" key for my new 2012 Tundra today using my new $35 clone cable--the cable more than paid for itself with just one use! I had originally planned on programming a "Toyota" G transponder key I purchased on eBay for about $15-$20. However, I returned it and purchased a new OEM version (89785-08040) at the dealer for $48 and programmed it instead. Although the eBay versions have the Toyota logo and look very similar to the OEM version, they are different. They weigh noticeably less, and are made out of very hard plastic instead of hard rubber like the OEM. I'm sure the eBay version would have worked fine, but just didn't trust it for the long haul. Knowing I may be depending on it at some point to save me from a $1500 immobilizer reprogram, didn't seem to justify trying to save $20-$25.

Also, when I purchased my truck a week or so ago, the dealer couldn't find the factory remotes and had to program 2 new remotes. When I tried to program a 3rd remote today, Techstream said I was max'd out at 4. Apparently, the dealer didn't clear out the codes on the 2 original factory remotes and just programmed in the additional 2 remotes. I had to clear all the remote codes and program all 3 remotes again.

When I get some more time can't wait to activate my alarm :)

goldtown
07-27-2012, 09:22 PM
I had to find an old computer that had Windows XP, but once I did the install was easy. Techstream didn't even ask for a key. Turned on alarm, turned off seat belt chimes, and changed the door lock settings. So glad I pulled the trigger on this cable.

deviltundra
07-27-2012, 09:25 PM
me also, its a good cable at a good price!

Hoopin4you
07-27-2012, 09:39 PM
I'm still waiting for my cable to come in from the US seller. I called and left a message earlier this week since my order status still shows "processing". The guy called me back from a FL number and said it had shipped out on Tuesday and that I should have it on Friday at the latest. No cable today...if it's not here by tomorrow, I think I'm going to contact my credit card company and dispute the charge. He said his e-mail system was not working and that's why i didn't receive an e-mail when it shipped out. We'll see...

RoadTraveler
07-28-2012, 12:21 AM
snip...However, I returned it and purchased a new OEM version (89785-08040) at the dealer for $48 and programmed it instead. Although the eBay versions have the Toyota logo and look very similar to the OEM version, they are different. They weigh noticeably less, and are made out of very hard plastic instead of hard rubber like the OEM. I'm sure the eBay version would have worked fine, but just didn't trust it for the long haul. Knowing I may be depending on it at some point to save me from a $1500 immobilizer reprogram, didn't seem to justify trying to save $20-$25.
snip...

Helpful details sir.

I need a couple extra keys and think I'll follow your lead. Saving a few bucks by not buying OE keys does sound like a bad idea.

I travel in remote country (always with more than one key) and don't want a key or the immobilizer possibly giving me trouble.

RoadTraveler
07-28-2012, 08:26 AM
Success! snip...I returned it and purchased a new OEM version (89785-08040) at the dealer for $48 and programmed it instead. Although the eBay versions have the Toyota logo and look very similar to the OEM version, they are different. They weigh noticeably less, and are made out of very hard plastic instead of hard rubber like the OEM.
snip...

I did a Google search using your part number and came up with this:

Toyota TOY44G 2010+ G-Chip Transponder Key (OEM TOYOTA) [toyota_89785-08040] - $25.00 : American Key Supply, The Locksmith's Source for Keys & Tools (http://americankeysupply.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1188)

Sounds like it's OE, price is about right for OE quality from a discount vendor. They also sell 'off brand' Toyota keys for under $10.00.

11Tundra
07-28-2012, 10:02 AM
I did a Google search using your part number and came up with this:

Toyota TOY44G 2010+ G-Chip Transponder Key (OEM TOYOTA) [toyota_89785-08040] - $25.00 : American Key Supply, The Locksmith's Source for Keys & Tools (http://americankeysupply.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1188)

Sounds like it's OE, price is about right for OE quality from a discount vendor. They also sell 'off brand' Toyota keys for under $10.00.

IMHO, odds are very high this is the same 3rd party aftermarket key advertised on eBay (less than $20) and sold at most locksmiths around the country (for $25-$35). What these 3rd party resellers don't say, is that the keys they are selling are equivalent or the same-as an OEM 89785-08040 Toyota G Transponder key.

Dealer cost on the read-deal, OEM 89785-08040 "G" Transponder key manufactured by Toyota Corporation, Torrance CA (with the real-deal Toyota red seal, packaging and SKU-code), is slightly more than $30.

RoadTraveler
07-28-2012, 10:36 AM
snip...

Dealer cost on the read-deal, OEM 89785-08040 "G" Transponder key manufactured by Toyota Corporation, Torrance CA (with the real-deal Toyota red seal, packaging and SKU-code), is slightly more than $30.

You're probably correct, good perspective.

Hoopin4you
07-30-2012, 07:26 PM
Well, I received the cable today and decided to go in and check things out on our '08 Sequoia. None of the systems are able to be accessed, and the worst part is that the cable is stuck on the car's computer connection and won't come off. I thought it would be just like a code scanner device and just pull off, but the thing is not budging and I'm afraid I'm going to damage on or both connectors. Any thoughts?

** Edit...nevermind...got the cable off by gently rocking it back and forth. Got it connected back up and I'm running a health check again to see if it can "talk" to the computer. This time I have the key in the "On" position...not sure if that was the problem before, because I had the key off.

** Well, crap...now I cannot connect and am getting an error message while trying to connect to the vehicle. I put some dieletric grease on the pins of the cable to make it easier to connect/disconnect, but I don't think that's the problem.

fjrpilot
07-31-2012, 06:52 PM
Ordered the Chinese $35 unit and I had it in a week. Installed everything per doghart's tutorial on page 11 (THANKS) and everything seems to have installed on my 32 bit XP laptop just fine. The thing is, I don't seem to be able to find a lot that I'd like to change! I found the passenger seat belt chime setting and turned that off. It IS nice to know that I have an alarm system that was turned off by default. I guess I'm just wondering what screens/tabs/buttons I should be looking for to change more things. Is there any way at all to get rid of the driver's side seat belt chime? When I was in the area of the program that allowed me to disable the passenger side chime, there seemed to be so many systems that when chosen, didn't offer me any items to change. Any info/help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

mike7311
07-31-2012, 07:10 PM
Ordered the Chinese $35 unit and I had it in a week. Installed everything per doghart's tutorial on page 11 (THANKS) and everything seems to have installed on my 32 bit XP laptop just fine. The thing is, I don't seem to be able to find a lot that I'd like to change! I found the passenger seat belt chime setting and turned that off. It IS nice to know that I have an alarm system that was turned off by default. I guess I'm just wondering what screens/tabs/buttons I should be looking for to change more things. Is there any way at all to get rid of the driver's side seat belt chime? When I was in the area of the program that allowed me to disable the passenger side chime, there seemed to be so many systems that when chosen, didn't offer me any items to change. Any info/help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

This program has great troubleshooting and monitoring capabilities, play around with it some more and you'll see. You can also see ABS/TRAC occurrences, Engine misfires, and program new keys.

fjrpilot
08-01-2012, 05:31 AM
I guess what I was hoping to find is some sort of guide or manual for the Techstream software that will allow me to look up an option that is able to be changed or viewed, and then provide details about how to change or view it. Anybody know of a thread or threads here that will offer more information in that area?

11Tundra
08-01-2012, 09:19 AM
I guess what I was hoping to find is some sort of guide or manual for the Techstream software that will allow me to look up an option that is able to be changed or viewed, and then provide details about how to change or view it. Anybody know of a thread or threads here that will offer more information in that area?

This .pdf has a list of quite a few items that can be configured using Techstream.

mendonsy
08-01-2012, 09:46 AM
There is a similar thread running on the TT forum that has some useful information. Mostly it's a learning process.
Offical TechStream software thread( settings and such) - TundraTalk.net - Toyota Tundra Discussion Forum (http://www.tundratalk.net/forums/tundra-general-discussion/110099-offical-techstream-software-thread-settings-such.html)

van isle
08-01-2012, 04:59 PM
For those peeps that are still having problems connecting their vehical through the OBD2 connector. check and see if all the pins are filled. I found on my wifes 99 lexus that only 4 pins on the OBD2 are being used. But there is another port right next to it but it is round. I looked it up and it looks like I will need a 17 pin round to 16 pin OBD2 cable adapter. For Toyota 17 Pin To 16 Pin Obd Obd2 Adapter Cable - soleobd.com (http://www.soleobd.com/For-Toyota-17-Pin-To-16-Pin-Obd-Obd2-Adapter-Cable-1396-2836.html)

Silent Panda
08-02-2012, 03:29 PM
Does it work with Windows 7 64 bit?

mendonsy
08-02-2012, 04:48 PM
Does it work with Windows 7 64 bit?
Only if you install XP mode and the install it on the 32 bit virtual machine. That requires Win7 Pro or Ultimate.

Silent Panda
08-03-2012, 06:33 AM
Only if you install XP mode and the install it on the 32 bit virtual machine. That requires Win7 Pro or Ultimate.

Damn...

Hoopin4you
08-03-2012, 10:22 PM
Well, I finally got the cable to talk with the computer again after uninstalling/reinstalling the software & driver. I need to spend alot more time with it to go through all of the menus.

ghostpioneer
08-04-2012, 10:52 AM
Help everyone. I installed the program and was able to connect to my 2012 Tundra. I also opened Customize Settings menu and saw a list of items that I can click, but after I clicked on them, a progress bar briefly appeared, then nothing. Clicking the arrow on the bottom also does the same thing. What's wrong with my setup? Your help is greatly appreciated!

-GP

ghostpioneer
08-04-2012, 11:14 AM
I encountered the problem at first. You will probably need to go to Select VIM from one the menu dropdowns and select Mongoose Cable instead. Hope it helps!

ghostpioneer
08-04-2012, 11:20 AM
Your linked software worked to get Techstream running, but now I can't get the computer and USB to communicate, might be that I don't have the 'key' though I thought I got that from your site too?

Think I don't have the drivers installed or something...Tomorrow.

88567

You will probably need to go to one of the dropdown menus and find VIM Select, and select Mongoose Cable instead. Hope it helps!

Hoopin4you
08-04-2012, 01:26 PM
Well, I can change a few items, but I've been unsuccessful at finding where to program a new key fob. Oh well, at least I didn't spend a fortune on the cable.

mendonsy
08-04-2012, 01:30 PM
Well, I can change a few items, but I've been unsuccessful at finding where to program a new key fob. Oh well, at least I didn't spend a fortune on the cable.
There is a section in the Techstream help file about key programming.

Hoopin4you
08-04-2012, 02:01 PM
There is a section in the Techstream help file about key programming.

Our two spare keys are already programmed...it's the two spare fobs that are not. All I see in the help file is how to program smart keys. Nothing about fobs is mentioned, unless I missed it while perusing the help file.

mendonsy
08-04-2012, 04:14 PM
Our two spare keys are already programmed...it's the two spare fobs that are not. All I see in the help file is how to program smart keys. Nothing about fobs is mentioned, unless I missed it while perusing the help file.

I found this in the thread running on TT. Hope this solves it.

Under SYSTEM SELECTION MENU, select MAIN BODY. Click on UTILITY on the left hand side. Choose WIRELESS CODE REGISTRATION and follow the prompts.

You can program up to four remotes.

Hoopin4you
08-05-2012, 09:38 AM
I found this in the thread running on TT. Hope this solves it.

Under SYSTEM SELECTION MENU, select MAIN BODY. Click on UTILITY on the left hand side. Choose WIRELESS CODE REGISTRATION and follow the prompts.

You can program up to four remotes.

Thanks for that info, but unfortunately it didn't work. According to the program, there are 3 remotes programmed, with one left that is available. Of course, we only received one fob when we bought the used vehicle. We couldn't get either of the two fobs we purchased to activate, and we couldn't erase the one fob we do have.

I'll keep perusing the other forum thread to see what I can do from here.

South Coast Stu
08-07-2012, 06:53 PM
Got mine today!!!

Question: How can you test the alarm (I don't have it set to passive mode). Also, my truck appears to have the glass break sensor (I could turn it on with Techstream). How do you test it and/or adjust the sensitivity? Is V7.10.030 the latest? Thanks!

PS: My 13 year old son was able to use his laptop with Win 7 Home Edition (64 bit) and some free software (VMware Player) to run a virtual Win XP 32 bit. If anyone's interested I might be able to get him to elaborate (I know this has been a problem for some). He surpassed my computer knowledge about 5 years ago :o

mendonsy
08-07-2012, 07:18 PM
This pdf file is the instructions for installing the alarm. The test sequence starts on page 18.
alarm-activation.pdf (http://www.tundratalk.net/forums/attachments/tundra-general-discussion/24348d1343490008-offical-techstream-software-thread-settings-such-alarm-activation.pdf)

South Coast Stu
08-07-2012, 09:22 PM
Thanks! I'll give it another try tomorrow.

South Coast Stu
08-08-2012, 12:57 PM
Alarm activation confirmed :)

One more question concerning the GBS. I'm not finding the GBS ECU or microphone at the locatons indicated from the above .pdf. The instructions are for 2009 (my truck is a 2010). Does this mean that my truck doesn't have GBS? There are some slits down below the trac control button that look micro-phoneish. I find it odd that Techstream allowed it to be turned on (it wasn't grayed out) if my truck doesn't have it :confused: Can anyone confirm this for a 2010? Thanks!

mendonsy
08-08-2012, 01:47 PM
The Techstream doesn't care if it's there or not. You won't have it unless you paid extra for it.

xsnrg
08-09-2012, 10:04 PM
I'd like to get a 3rd ignition key for my truck. Where can I have one made (get the blank with the immobilizer embedded) and then how do I program it with my techstream?

tanks
08-09-2012, 10:14 PM
ordered mine today cant wait to get it in my hands and see what it can do..

11Tundra
08-10-2012, 07:11 AM
I'd like to get a 3rd ignition key for my truck. Where can I have one made (get the blank with the immobilizer embedded) and then how do I program it with my techstream?

You can purchase transponder keys at the dealer, locksmith, and/or eBay. The locksmith and dealer can also cut the key; however, the locksmith will probably be much cheaper. Check your keys and see if you have a "dot" or "G" stamped on the metal base of the key near the plastic/rubber part. Most earlier Tundras have a "dot". Later models (~2010-2012) have the new immobilizer transponder key with a "G". Make sure and get the right one--they're not interchangeable.

I've only programmed the "G" type transponder key. Not sure if the procedure is different for the "dot". Anywhoser, the following worked for me:

Under System Settings (opening screen) choose/click IMMOBILIZER.
Then click UTILITY on the left-side of the screen.
Choose/click KEY REGISTRATION from the middle of the screen.

Follow the prompts from there.

Silent Panda
08-10-2012, 09:57 AM
cable ordered...IT at work HOOKED ME UP with an older XP lap top to run the software...I guess that was easier than teaching a luddite how to mimic 32bit on his fancy 64 bit lap top.

mendonsy
08-10-2012, 01:08 PM
cable ordered...IT at work HOOKED ME UP with an older XP lap top to run the software...I guess that was easier than teaching a luddite how to mimic 32bit on his fancy 64 bit lap top.
You will be glad that you got it. XP solves a LOT of problems for more than just the Techstream cable.

Kstateskier
08-10-2012, 02:30 PM
Am I blind or is there no setting in the PDF for the drivers side seatbelt warning. I gotta turn that thing off it's annoying and my dealer wouldn't do it. Jerks!

mendonsy
08-10-2012, 04:13 PM
Am I blind or is there no setting in the PDF for the drivers side seatbelt warning. I gotta turn that thing off it's annoying and my dealer wouldn't do it. Jerks!
Most of the 2007's do not have the ability to turn of the driver's side seat belt chime. That feature came along late in the 2007 model year.

keninsb
08-14-2012, 05:01 PM
For those peeps that are still having problems connecting their vehical through the OBD2 connector. check and see if all the pins are filled. I found on my wifes 99 lexus that only 4 pins on the OBD2 are being used. But there is another port right next to it but it is round. I looked it up and it looks like I will need a 17 pin round to 16 pin OBD2 cable adapter. For Toyota 17 Pin To 16 Pin Obd Obd2 Adapter Cable - soleobd.com (http://www.soleobd.com/For-Toyota-17-Pin-To-16-Pin-Obd-Obd2-Adapter-Cable-1396-2836.html)

It is probably not an OBDII compliant vehicle. My understanding is that vehicles made before 2000 were not required to be OBDII compliant even though many had the DLC3 (OBDII) connector. If you look under the hood there should be a smog related sticker that tells if the vehicle is OBDI or OBDII.
Ken

keninsb
08-14-2012, 05:03 PM
Does anyone know if the program included with the Mini VCI cable has all of the functionality of the OEM Techstream program? Just curious. I had downloaded the original Techstream and could have sworn that there were more function "buttons" on the left of the screen.
Ken

mendonsy
08-14-2012, 05:22 PM
Does anyone know if the program included with the Mini VCI cable has all of the functionality of the OEM Techstream program? Just curious. I had downloaded the original Techstream and could have sworn that there were more function "buttons" on the left of the screen.
Ken
As far as I know the Chinese are distributing a cloned copy of the actual Toyota software even including the Toyota copyright which they obviously ignored.

keninsb
08-14-2012, 06:36 PM
My question is on a function that is AC related. I did a THIS (http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tundra/203890-converting-manual-ac-to-auto-ac/)mod to convert the manual AC controls to auto. The mod worked great BUT there is one small problem: Whenever the truck is turned off for about 1/2 hour, the AC control resets and forgets the previously input settings. In other words, if I set the AC at 63deg and drive around for a while, then turn the truck off for 1/2 hour or more the setting reverts to, well off.
My question is this; has anyone seen any settings related to AC that have to do with temp memory (for lack of a better term)? I know a lot of peaple that have performed this mod would be VERY happy and eternally thankful if we can find an answer. Thanks for any help that you can provide.
Ken

van isle
08-14-2012, 10:44 PM
It is probably not an OBDII compliant vehicle. My understanding is that vehicles made before 2000 were not required to be OBDII compliant even though many had the DLC3 (OBDII) connector. If you look under the hood there should be a smog related sticker that tells if the vehicle is OBDI or OBDII.
Ken

It is a OBDII Vehicle any standard OBDII scan code reader works on it even the Mini VCI cabble and techstream soft ware will work if you select OBD scan. But it will not link up to the vehical if you select any other fuction. It just comes up with an error code thats says caanot connect or somthing like that. At first I thought somthing had failed in the techstream software so i hooked it up to my tundra dn it worked fine. I decieded to look under the dash to see if i coudl see what maybe the issue and I could see that the OBDII port only had 4 pins and 4 wires going to it then I noticed their was another cap covering a round port. Then i did a quick search online and found this is comman on some of th older Toyota /Lexus OBDII vehicles and there is even a cable to convert this port to a OBDII.

757RW
08-15-2012, 06:07 AM
Anyone in the Virginia Beach area have this setup? I'd be willing to "donate" a few "cold ones!"

Ken

Silent Panda
08-27-2012, 11:33 AM
You will be glad that you got it. XP solves a LOT of problems for more than just the Techstream cable.

YES. Install took no time with CD rom from cable purchase.

I begin playing tonight.

ggms16
09-09-2012, 07:02 PM
So, I bought my cable from this US website: 2012 MINI VCI TOYOTA TIS Techstream V7 (http://www.obd2usa.com/2012_MINI_VCI_FOR_TOYOTA_TIS_Techstream_V7_10_030_ p/sv47.htm)

I seem able to save 2 sets of 4 TPMS, but I'm not sure.
I ask because on the Data List I have the following:
(Parameter) Main Tire (Value) 4
(Parameter) 2nd Tire (Value) 4
(Parameter) Select Switch (Value) Main

Anyone tried or have done this before?

willabr360
09-11-2012, 06:01 PM
Quick question guys should I get the one off eBay or one from the the website posted above http://http://www.ebay.com/itm/Newest-MINI-VCI-FOR-TOYOTA-Software-TIS-Techstream-v7-10-030-Cable-/200817733412?pt=Motors_Automotive_Tools&hash=item2ec1ab6f24&vxp=mtr

mendonsy
09-11-2012, 06:09 PM
Quick question guys should I get the one off eBay or one from the the website posted above http://http://www.ebay.com/itm/Newest-MINI-VCI-FOR-TOYOTA-Software-TIS-Techstream-v7-10-030-Cable-/200817733412?pt=Motors_Automotive_Tools&hash=item2ec1ab6f24&vxp=mtr
They appear to be all the same stuff so I guess it doesn't make any difference.
By the way, your link doesn't work.

ggms16
09-11-2012, 08:01 PM
I got it fast from the US site obd2usa.com I think it is.

willabr360
09-12-2012, 11:40 AM
Whoops sorry did it reall quick .. I all did was just google it and it was the first eBay posting ..

11Tundra
10-01-2012, 11:44 AM
I already had Techstream (and mini-VCI cable) successfully running on my older laptop with Windows XP. Just purchased a new ultrabook and it came preloaded with Windows 7 Home Premium. Although I prefer Windows XP, my old, faithful laptop was getting pretty tired--time to move on, consolidate all my software on the new machine, and go with the flow like it or not.

Anyhow, as mentioned in previous posts, the mini-VCI drivers are 32-bit and will not work/load properly in the Windows 7 64-bit environment. It's possible to run a virtual Windows XP mode in Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate; however, this capability does not exist in Windows 7 Home Premium. There's some online discussion about activating the virtual Windows XP mode in Home Premium, but I had very little luck getting this stuff to work properly. So, went with plan B and installed VMware Player (free download) on my new ultrabook. Then loaded Windows XP, the mini-VCI drivers, and Techstream---all within the VMware Player virtual space---everything works great!

mendonsy
10-01-2012, 12:20 PM
Useful information! Thanks!!

I tried to send you some points, but I wasn't able to.

11Tundra
10-02-2012, 11:21 PM
Useful information! Thanks!!

I tried to send you some points, but I wasn't able to.

You're welcome, Mendonsy (and RRich)! Thanks for trying to send some points :tu:

Nunya53
05-04-2013, 09:49 AM
I know this thread is a little dusty, but it isn't dead yet. I been reading here and on a thread I found at TT and it seems everyone with a 64 bit machine is having problems. Me, I have a 64 bit Macbook Pro that I bootcamp Windows 7 64 bit if needed, but I do have an old laptop running Windows 7 32 bit. I'm hoping I won't have to install XP on it, although I do have a copy. Anyone know if it works well on a true Windows 7 32 bit machine?

Gonna order my copy today.

Thanks,

Nunya

Hoopin4you
05-04-2013, 10:34 AM
I know this thread is a little dusty, but it isn't dead yet. I been reading here and on a thread I found at TT and it seems everyone with a 64 bit machine is having problems. Me, I have a 64 bit Macbook Pro that I bootcamp Windows 7 64 bit if needed, but I do have an old laptop running Windows 7 32 bit. I'm hoping I won't have to install XP on it, although I do have a copy. Anyone know if it works well on a true Windows 7 32 bit machine?

Gonna order my copy today.

Thanks,

Nunya

It works with my netbook running Win7 Starter 32-bit. I tried programming the remotes we bought, but I couldn't get it to work. Then my wife took a shot at it and she was able to program two more remotes. Of course, she can't remember exactly what the steps were that she took, but she seemed to recall that she had to do something extra that is not included in the steps in this thread. But it does work with Win7 32-bit.

Nunya53
05-04-2013, 12:00 PM
Thanks Hoop,

The order I just made on eBay said it was compatible with Windows 7 32 bit.

Thanks again,

Nunya

tundra4ever26
05-04-2013, 01:59 PM
Got it, installed on windows 7 but it asks for a key and I cant find the key. any idea?

mendonsy
05-04-2013, 04:03 PM
The problem isn't with the Techstream software, it is with the device driver for the USB adapter. Techstream will run on any version of Windows, but the device driver requires a 32 bit environment. That means either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Pro or Ultimate with XP mode installed.

Sparkland
05-04-2013, 04:22 PM
If you do have it installed correctly you still have to download the cable driver for it to work properly.

11Tundra
05-05-2013, 09:06 AM
The problem isn't with the Techstream software, it is with the device driver for the USB adapter. Techstream will run on any version of Windows, but the device driver requires a 32 bit environment. That means either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Pro or Ultimate with XP mode installed.

Or, for those using 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium that do not have the XP mode option you can do the following: 1) install VMware Player (free download), 2) install a 32-bit version of Windows XP inside VMware (uses about 3gb of space with the virtual drives), then 3) install the 32-bit Mini VCI clone device drivers and Techstream inside this 32-bit copy of Windows XP.

Obviously, you'll need a 32-bit working copy of Windows XP (not to mention an hour to install Win XP), but for some it might be worth the effort--especially if you have other legacy 32-bit applications.

I run this exact configuration on my ultrabook--works well. Of course, my ultrabook only has a 1.6ghz CORE i3 CPU, so it's kinda slow and clunky, but more than usable.

pxsp
05-05-2013, 09:29 AM
Pretty cool find. Glad I don't have anything that really annoys me with the way my truck is set. If my doors locked when the vehicle was in gear or the seat belt dinged at me I would definitely have to do this.

Nunya53
05-05-2013, 09:40 AM
Got it, installed on windows 7 but it asks for a key and I cant find the key. any idea?

I just started reading up on this and ordered mine yesterday, but I think I read the key is in the readme file.....let me know what you find out.

Nunya

tundra4ever26
05-05-2013, 11:30 AM
hey there,
the cable came only with a small disc and it only installed the techstream ill recheck the disc files.
thanks

Nunya53
05-05-2013, 11:46 AM
hey there,
the cable came only with a small disc and it only installed the techstream ill recheck the disc files.
thanks

This link is from post #7 of this thread...might find some help there.

https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=75C933EE49501E9A&id=75C933EE49501E9A%21126

Nunya

tundra4ever26
05-05-2013, 12:16 PM
okay I found a file named "code" it has 4 keys and non of them work
there is a registration link in the tech stream and it dosent work eiher.
anyway I got the tiskey file from the post you showed above and it wont run because I just realized that thi laptop was 64-bit :D dont blame me its not mine and i dont use it.
Anyway I dont think thats preventing the tech from accepting the key.
Ill install VMware and see how it goes...
thank you for the help mate :D

Jessebra
05-06-2013, 06:45 PM
I used a VM of Windows XP running on Virtual Box (https://www.virtualbox.org/) and it works just fine. I had the 64 bit issue as well and then trying to use other virtual solutions (VMware and Microsoft)I had issues with the USB pass thru settings to the VM making Techstream unable to recognize the cable and subsequently load the drivers.


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tundra4ever26
05-07-2013, 12:37 PM
I have a mac and I need a copy of XP to run it on virtual box -.-
mac :td:

Hoopin4you
05-07-2013, 06:41 PM
I have a mac and I need a copy of XP to run it on virtual box -.-
mac :td:

Either this or something similar can be found on eBay.

Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 Pro w COA CD Full Version with Hard Drive | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Microsoft-Windows-XP-Professional-SP3-Pro-w-COA-CD-Full-Version-with-Hard-Drive-/130904237170?pt=US_Operating_Systems_Software&hash=item1e7a802472)

Joe T
05-07-2013, 07:31 PM
Where can I purchase this? I searched back a few pages and all the links are dead.

Jessebra
05-07-2013, 08:02 PM
No need to purchase, just download it from Microsoft and use the directions in this link to extract the VHD file from the executeable archive following these directions. You will need a valid Windows system from which to download from but luckily a Windows system should not be hard to find. With VirtualBox this will work on a Mac or Windows.

http://lifehacker.com/5965889/how-to-run-windows-xp-for-free-in-windows-8


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SkyHOOK1
05-07-2013, 08:39 PM
Is this what yall are using?
And this is V 8.00 Is that ok or is V 7 better

Newest Mini VCI for Toyota Software Tis Techstream V8 00 034 | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Newest-MINI-VCI-FOR-TOYOTA-Software-TIS-Techstream-V8-00-034-/190817240861?pt=Motors_Automotive_Tools&hash=item2c6d98071d&vxp=mtr)

Hoopin4you
05-07-2013, 08:43 PM
No need to purchase, just download it from Microsoft and use the directions in this link to extract the VHD file from the executeable archive following these directions. You will need a valid Windows system from which to download from but luckily a Windows system should not be hard to find. With VirtualBox this will work on a Mac or Windows.

How to Run Windows XP for Free in Windows 8 (http://lifehacker.com/5965889/how-to-run-windows-xp-for-free-in-windows-8)

That's cool, if you have Windows 8. But this won't help the previous two members (besides myself) who have posted. One has a Mac, and the other one is looking for the cable...not WinXP.

deviltundra
05-07-2013, 08:47 PM
dont do it, it will give your truck a virus faster than your corner hooker!!!
;)


what dose version 8.0 have i wonder?? re-flashes!!!:tu:

Jessebra
05-07-2013, 10:14 PM
Hoopin4you, as I indicated in my post this will work on a Mac, you just need Windows, a friends PC, a work PC etc. to download the XP mode file referenced in the link I supplied because the Microsoft site you download from requires your OS to be validated to download it, after that it doesn't matter where you run it from. VirtualBox has a Mac version so again, this will work on a Mac or Windows by following the steps in the link I provided.


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Cremator75
05-08-2013, 10:34 PM
Anyone try the version 8 yet, or should I just use the 7 from the sky drive link? Ordered the cable with version 8.

SkyHOOK1
05-08-2013, 11:59 PM
I posted the same question some where else.

cwit
05-09-2013, 04:27 AM
Bear with me I am not into computors. Why can't this be loaded to a zip drive so any one can hook it to their computor. Say someone here has it loaded and working can't they download to a jip to save and use later? This is just to diffacult for my brain. lol

SE2000
05-09-2013, 04:39 AM
programs don't work that way anymore. There are only a few windows applications that run that way.

SkyHOOK1
05-09-2013, 06:03 AM
So is the version8 work or just version 7?

Joe T
05-09-2013, 10:54 AM
Is this what yall are using?
And this is V 8.00 Is that ok or is V 7 better

Newest Mini VCI for Toyota Software Tis Techstream V8 00 034 | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Newest-MINI-VCI-FOR-TOYOTA-Software-TIS-Techstream-V8-00-034-/190817240861?pt=Motors_Automotive_Tools&hash=item2c6d98071d&vxp=mtr)



So is this it?


I want to turn off the seatbelt chime and activate my alarm.




I have windows operating systems on all my computers.

Nunya53
05-09-2013, 06:46 PM
I have a mac and I need a copy of XP to run it on virtual box -.-
mac :td:

I am a converted mac guy myself. You can do a google search for digitalriver.com and download XP still, I think and if you pm'ed the right person, you might get an XP Professional VLK....

Nunya

farkleboy
05-09-2013, 08:30 PM
Just to cement my place in the cheapskate club, anyone in the Minneapolis/St Paul area of Minnesota got one that I could borrow/steal/rent to turn off my seatbelt chime? I got 2 bottles of Stella in my fridge that need to be consumed, and it ain't gonna be me.

Let the riffs about being to cheap for a $35 cable begin! 111921

sc_wheeler
05-21-2013, 08:45 AM
I am in Greenville, SC. I bought the 8.00.034 version and cable. I loaded it on an XP laptop, and it works as advertised. I easily interfaced with my 2013 CM Platinum and changed my telescope/tilt function to manual and turned off my seat belt chime with no problems. Anyone in the upstate SC area that needs help, contact me. I'm onboard to help my Tundra brothers out. Quick, easy, and painless. :tu::D Drive it to me, I'll hook ya up for free!

SkyHOOK1
05-21-2013, 10:01 AM
Thank you, that's what I needed to know.

Nunya53
05-21-2013, 10:45 AM
Received my cable yesterday and was up and running in no time! Windows 7 32 bit.

Nunya53
05-21-2013, 04:38 PM
Any members in central AR need a setting changed, PM me. I'd be glad to help out any members.

Nunya

Jessebra
05-23-2013, 12:36 AM
Same goes for me, I will gladly help anyone on this forum in the Pacific NW who would like to make changes.


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TRDDude
06-02-2013, 06:37 AM
Is anyone having a problem getting the Engine Live Data reading on their Tundra? I've got a 2011 CrewMax and everything works fine except the Engine Live Data. I can connect to the vehicle, change the custom settings, and I can get live data for other ECUs like TPMS, etc. But when I click Live Data under Engine ECU I get error 0xC0040001?

I'm running version 8.10.021 and I've also tried with 7.10.030.

I can connect to my 2003 Tacoma and see the Engine ECU Live Data just fine.

11Tundra
06-02-2013, 11:00 AM
Is anyone having a problem getting the Engine Live Data reading on their Tundra? I've got a 2011 CrewMax and everything works fine except the Engine Live Data. I can connect to the vehicle, change the custom settings, and I can get live data for other ECUs like TPMS, etc. But when I click Live Data under Engine ECU I get error 0xC0040001?

I'm running version 8.10.021 and I've also tried with 7.10.030.

I can connect to my 2003 Tacoma and see the Engine ECU Live Data just fine.

I just tried the Engine Live Data option on my 2012 5.7 DC and received the same error. I've only used my VCI clone cable to program keys, remotes, locks, and alarm. Has anyone gotten the Engine Live Data function to work using the VCI clone cable? If so, definitely curious what kind of data was shown.

Cremator75
06-02-2013, 04:14 PM
I can change the custom settings fine but do I need to turn the ignition or motor on to view the system settings like tpms? Can't see them. I get an error when clicking on any of the system ones.

TRDDude
06-02-2013, 06:56 PM
I just tried the Engine Live Data option on my 2012 5.7 DC and received the same error. I've only used my VCI clone cable to program keys, remotes, locks, and alarm. Has anyone gotten the Engine Live Data function to work using the VCI clone cable? If so, definitely curious what kind of data was shown.

I was able to see the Engine Live Data on my 2003 Tacoma but not the Tundra. It showed all kinds of cool stuff, like exact trans fluid, oil and coolant temps, RPMS, vehicle speed, throttle position, and fuel consumption. The one I really want is the trans temp since you need to know exactly what it is to get an accurate fill.

TRDDude
06-02-2013, 06:57 PM
I can change the custom settings fine but do I need to turn the ignition or motor on to view the system settings like tpms? Can't see them. I get an error when clicking on any of the system ones.

I did not need to turn the engine on to see the TPMS data, the key needs to be in the "on" postion, but the truck doesn't need to be running.

FYI, I also tried getting the Engine Live Data on my Tundra with both the engine running and not with no luck.

Cremator75
06-02-2013, 08:56 PM
I did not need to turn the engine on to see the TPMS data, the key needs to be in the "on" postion, but the truck doesn't need to be running.

Thanks. I just was not sure if I could turn it to ON while hooked up without messing something up.

farkleboy
06-03-2013, 08:14 AM
Ordered mine, now for the 2 week wait. i've got 2 tundras and a yaris to hook up to this thing and see what I can mess up. Maybe activate the random driver eject feature on the yaris :)

Nunya53
06-15-2013, 11:36 PM
I did not need to turn the engine on to see the TPMS data, the key needs to be in the "on" postion, but the truck doesn't need to be running.

FYI, I also tried getting the Engine Live Data on my Tundra with both the engine running and not with no luck.

Hmmm, I've only tried mine in the ACC position and all I could really do was the custom settings. I think I'll try it with it in the "ON" and also with the engine running tomorrow to see if I get more info....

Nunya

doubleds65
06-16-2013, 01:54 AM
Hmmm, I've only tried mine in the ACC position and all I could really do was the custom settings. I think I'll try it with it in the "ON" and also with the engine running tomorrow to see if I get more info....

Nunya

I've had the guys at Goodyear try to set the tpms foe 4 hrs then finally figured out they needed to have the truck on & engine running


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TRD-rew
06-17-2013, 04:37 PM
Anyone got a good link to this the one on page one won't work for me


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teallin
06-17-2013, 05:26 PM
This afternoon I hooked up my laptop and tested to see if i could read the live data, the first attempt an error message appeared and i decided to check the monitors, it took about 3 minutes and the results popped up on the screen. I then went back to live data and low and behold up came all the data on the screen. I am currently running version 7.00.020

Sean266
06-17-2013, 09:37 PM
Damn...maybe I should purchase this.


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The Doctor
06-19-2013, 02:00 PM
Can you still get this?

Tundra-Rebel
06-19-2013, 02:31 PM
Any members in Houston that have this and want to sell it? PM me if you are interested.

mendonsy
06-19-2013, 02:35 PM
Can you still get this?
New MINI VCI for TOYOTA TIS Techstream V8.10.021 16pin cable (http://www.uobd2.com/wholesale/mini-vci-for-toyota-tis-techstream-v500028-single-cable-2442.html)

farkleboy
06-19-2013, 09:37 PM
New MINI VCI for TOYOTA TIS Techstream V8.10.021 16pin cable (http://www.uobd2.com/wholesale/mini-vci-for-toyota-tis-techstream-v500028-single-cable-2442.html)

Got this one sitting in my truck just haven't had time to mess with it yet. And I guess I got lucky and my CD came fully in tact.


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osidepunker
06-20-2013, 05:05 AM
New MINI VCI for TOYOTA TIS Techstream V8.10.021 16pin cable (http://www.uobd2.com/wholesale/mini-vci-for-toyota-tis-techstream-v500028-single-cable-2442.html)

thx for that! Just pulled the trigger. Man I hate buying from strange websites like that lol

farkleboy
06-20-2013, 10:19 AM
So do I, but theres 28 pages of people that did and the worse thing was a busted up CDROM, which mendosy kindly uploaded for peeps to grab. I'll do the same with the new 8.0 version I have. Just haven't had time to install it yet. There's also a HUGE thread on tundratalk of people buying them too. They probably had a pretty big surge when the first guy posted about it on the tundra sites.

osidepunker
06-21-2013, 05:44 AM
^^ no you're right. I pulled the trigger because of all the positive responses. But I still dont like it lol

Cremator75
06-21-2013, 08:02 AM
Got mine off Amazon. At least they handled the billing and I paid with PayPal. That way I'm covered two way if something went wrong.

osidepunker
07-07-2013, 07:05 PM
Just received the cable and CD with a receipt I cant read lol

seems ligit. I will attempt installation this week assuming I can source an xp laptop. Mine is 7 64bit and I dont want to have to mess with some xp emulator

italiantundra88
07-09-2013, 03:14 PM
with this is the possibilities limitless, or what? is it mostly to do alarms, seatbelt chimes, things like that or could I get into it and say remove the speed limiter, erase old keys, program new ones, or something to that affect. I read quite a few posts and am trying to see if I want/need it

mendonsy
07-09-2013, 04:09 PM
with this is the possibilities limitless, or what? is it mostly to do alarms, seatbelt chimes, things like that or could I get into it and say remove the speed limiter, erase old keys, program new ones, or something to that affect. I read quite a few posts and am trying to see if I want/need it
This is the factory Toyota diagnostic tool used by the dealers (and cloned by the Chinese).
It can do most of your list, but will not fool with the speed limiter because that is a safety issue.

italiantundra88
07-09-2013, 05:16 PM
This is the factory Toyota diagnostic tool used by the dealers (and cloned by the Chinese).
It can do most of your list, but will not fool with the speed limiter because that is a safety issue.

you wouldn't, or the program wouldn't?
or both

mendonsy
07-09-2013, 06:08 PM
you wouldn't, or the program wouldn't?
or both
Actually ....... both. The program won't do it because it is not on the list of stuff that dealers are allowed modify.

italiantundra88
07-09-2013, 07:06 PM
Actually ....... both. The program won't do it because it is not on the list of stuff that dealers are allowed modify.

gotcha thanks bud

osidepunker
07-10-2013, 06:15 AM
Could changing any of these settings affect the warranty? I know when you tweak the ecu on a STi subaru will not cover your drivetrain.

Im guessing toyota wont care since I havent seen anything yet that will allow you to change engine parameters :confused:

Hootbro
07-12-2013, 10:27 AM
Could changing any of these settings affect the warranty? I know when you tweak the ecu on a STi subaru will not cover your drivetrain.

Im guessing toyota wont care since I havent seen anything yet that will allow you to change engine parameters :confused:

I doubt it. To my knowledge, this tool does not change the engine or transmission parameters, it just monitors them. The only stuff it allows you to change is by design like certain nannies and enabling/disabling accessory functions like light delays and security stuff.

osidepunker
07-12-2013, 11:24 AM
k cool.

I just built a cheap xp laptop. lol its barely working. I have to tap the bottom corner on the desk a few times to get the screen to work. Hopefully I will get a chance this weekend to play with it.

SC Quack Addict
07-18-2013, 06:30 AM
Got mine in the mail yesterday or should say picked up from post office yesterday. Mailman wouldnt leave it in box Tuesday. Could not for the life of me get software to install from disc or any of the files to open. Downloaded software from link on here and was up and running in no time. Windows 7 home edition 32 bit. Already changed seat belt buzzer and auto door unlock. I wear my seat belt on the road but it already was annoying me when driving around hunting land where I was in and out of truck opening/closing gates and etc. Absolutely hated doors unlocking as soon as I put it in park.

osidepunker
07-19-2013, 05:24 AM
Sorry I forgot to update everyone. I built a cheap xp laptop at work. I didnt even bother updating xp, I just used a slipstreamed disc with service pack 2 and installed offline java. Worked perfect.

FOR ANYBODY HAVING TROUBLE INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE AND DRIVERS, JUST WATCH THE VIDEO THAT IS INCLUDED ON THE CD. IT IS IDIOT PROOF IF YOU FOLLOW IT.

I was able to get rid of the seat belt chimes, adjusted the door chimes, and activated the security system. btw, dont set the security to PASSIVE its a pain in the ass lol gonna change it back this weekend.

If anybody in socal wants to use my cable, I will accept beer as payment... :D

MaylonTRD
08-13-2013, 03:08 PM
Amazon.com: Fotga Newest V8.00.034 MINI VCI for TOYOTA TIS Techstream Diagnostic Cable & Software: Car Electronics (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C9B32J4/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

Just ordered this one from amazon. Can't believe I haven't already done this. Thanks Mendonsy! Can anyone say this one should work??

osidepunker
08-13-2013, 03:34 PM
Amazon.com: Fotga Newest V8.00.034 MINI VCI for TOYOTA TIS Techstream Diagnostic Cable & Software: Car Electronics (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C9B32J4/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

Just ordered this one from amazon. Can't believe I haven't already done this. Thanks Mendonsy! Can anyone say this one should work??

The picture looks exactly the same as the one I have...

lol sry, figured I would throw that out there and give you a false sense of security :D

Until my cable actually worked I wasn't entirely sure that I didnt gamble $35. I mean, the freakin receipt was in chinese!

keninsb
08-13-2013, 03:51 PM
I just bought a 2013 Tacoma and used the cable/software that I purchased back when this thread was just starting out for my Tundra. The Tacoma had VERY limited abilities compared to the Tundra. The Taco is a LTD model and the Tundra is an SR5. Do you think the "new" software offered in the kit on Amazon will allow me to do more on the Taco? Any help GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks,
Ken

keninsb
08-13-2013, 04:32 PM
Amazon.com: Fotga Newest V8.00.034 MINI VCI for TOYOTA TIS Techstream Diagnostic Cable & Software: Car Electronics (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C9B32J4/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

Just ordered this one from amazon. Can't believe I haven't already done this. Thanks Mendonsy! Can anyone say this one should work??

I just noticed THIS (http://www.amazon.com/2013-MINI-TOYOTA-Techstream-V8-10-021/dp/B00EB8D39M/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_12)version 8.10.021. Is that the same thing but with newer s/w? I am definitely not crazy about the fact that it ships from China (the last item that I ordered through Amazon that shipped from China took 3 weeks to arrive).
Ken

mendonsy
08-13-2013, 04:57 PM
Amazon.com: Fotga Newest V8.00.034 MINI VCI for TOYOTA TIS Techstream Diagnostic Cable & Software: Car Electronics (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C9B32J4/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

Just ordered this one from amazon. Can't believe I haven't already done this. Thanks Mendonsy! Can anyone say this one should work??
It should work just fine! THe one thing you need to remember is that the device driver is 32 bit so you need a version of Windows that will support it. XP is the simplest (or 32 bit Vista), but it can be made to work in Win7 with XP mode installed.


I just noticed THIS (http://www.amazon.com/2013-MINI-TOYOTA-Techstream-V8-10-021/dp/B00EB8D39M/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_12)version 8.10.021. Is that the same thing but with newer s/w? I am definitely not crazy about the fact that it ships from China (the last item that I ordered through Amazon that shipped from China took 3 weeks to arrive).
Ken
The version numbers are just updates for the newer model years. The software all does the same stuff. Here's a list of some of the updates & bug fixes for the latest version 8.20.019.
https://techinfo.toyota.com/techInfoPortal/staticcontent/en/techinfo/html/prelogin/tsrss/ts_known_bugs.html

MaylonTRD
08-13-2013, 05:13 PM
It should work just fine! THe one thing you need to remember is that the device driver is 32 bit so you need a version of Windows that will support it. XP is the simplest (or 32 bit Vista), but it can be made to work in Win7 with XP mode installed.


Thanks man! Luckily I have so many old computers I'm in good shape on the XP laptop. Hopefully, I can work it out on my own when it gets here but if not I'll be back lol!

keninsb
08-13-2013, 08:01 PM
Thanks Mendonsy. I was still wondering if the only difference in the update is to fix some bugs. I am having a hell of a time with some new TPM sensors that will not register so my TPMS light stays on. I noticed that the TPMS was one of the problems that was fixed in the new S/W. So I have a few more questions:
Is there a place to download the latest S/W if you have the cable or does the firmware in the cable need to be updated?
Do I need to purchase the new cable with the new S/W?
I am set with an XP laptop so I am ok there. Anyway, thanks again Mendonsy, your help and input is MUCH appreciated!
Ken

mendonsy
08-14-2013, 04:13 AM
Is there a place to download the latest S/W if you have the cable or does the firmware in the cable need to be updated?
Do I need to purchase the new cable with the new S/W?
Ken
The Chinese stole the software from Toyota and cloned it so you have to go back to them for a newer version.
You can download a copy of 8.10.21 from here:
New MINI VCI for TOYOTA TIS Techstream V8.10.021 16pin cable (http://www.uobd2.com/wholesale/mini-vci-for-toyota-tis-techstream-v500028-single-cable-2442.html)
The cable and device driver are the same for all versions.

keninsb
08-14-2013, 10:41 AM
Awesome! Thanks Mendonsy!

keninsb
08-14-2013, 03:52 PM
Man I have tried EVERYTHING I can think of to download the new version (v8.10.021), but I cannot get the compressed TIS file to extract. I have tried downloading it from different sites, saving it to my HD, saving it to a USB memory stick, saving it to a CD and every time the same thing happens: I get an error saying that the file cannot be extracted. I continue uncompressing the other files anyway, and then look in the folder where they were saved and the TIS file say "CORUPT TIS SETUP". I have downloaded on two different PCs, one running XP and the other running Windows 7 Home Premium. I know the program won't run on the Windows 7 PC, but I downloaded the files and tried to transfer them to the XP PC by memory stick and CD. I even tried downloading directly to the XP PC still with no luck. I removed the old TIS software before trying to install the new version, I tried with the VCI installed and uninstalled, no luck. The original SW installs with no problems from the CD that came with the VCI.
I guess I will be forced to buy the new version and have two cables. I am having some issues with TPMS sensors and want to get them programmed. I was having a hard time with the old version of TIS and noticed that the new version addresses some problem with the TPMS.
Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Ken

mendonsy
08-14-2013, 04:21 PM
I know I have seen that version posted on one the Tundra forums. Let me do a bit of searching to see if I can find you a link.

Found one for version 8.00: DepositFiles (http://depositfiles.com/files/2mx6env9e)

Okay ..... try this one. It seems to be a good file: http://sdrv.ms/16QDRb4

keninsb
08-14-2013, 07:30 PM
I know I have seen that version posted on one the Tundra forums. Let me do a bit of searching to see if I can find you a link.

Found one for version 8.00: DepositFiles (http://depositfiles.com/files/2mx6env9e)

Okay ..... try this one. It seems to be a good file: http://sdrv.ms/16QDRb4


To quote Samual L Jackson in Pulp Fiction: "Check out the big brain on Mendonsy". Tried it and it worked perfectly! You tha man! Just saved me at least $35 AND 3 weeks wait! Thanks Mendonsy!
Ken

mendonsy
08-15-2013, 04:29 AM
No rocket science involved...... Just a good search engine!
Glad you got it working.

keninsb
08-15-2013, 05:58 PM
No rocket science involved...... Just a good search engine!
Glad you got it working.

All that I know is that I spent about three hours uninstalling, reinstalling, downloading over and over on different PCs basically every combo I could think of and Mendonsy figures it out in minutes. Amazing.
Thanks again Mendonsy. I haven't hooked it up to the truck yet but will let you know if I see any new functions/data compared to the older version.
Ken

MaylonTRD
08-16-2013, 03:01 PM
I got mine in the mail today, and I got it installed easily on an old XP laptop. I was able to make several changes to my tundra and my wife's 4runner. With just a setting change the 4runner now rolls down windows and sunroof with the key in the door. This was so cool and very much worth the few bucks.

keninsb
08-19-2013, 08:53 PM
Well, I think I screwed the pooch. I updated to the latest version of TIS and was anxious to check my TPMS settings. The update went fine, but when I tried to connect to the vehicle I got an error message saying that there was a failure to communicate with the VIM. I tried several times to turn the vehicle off, then on restarting the TIS program, unplugging and then plugging back in the VIM, no luck. I am guessing that either:
I have to update the firmware for the VIM (which I could not do, kept getting failure messages) or
I have to go ahead and buy the version of the VIM sold with the new S/W.
Any thoughts?
Thanks guys,
Ken

mendonsy
08-20-2013, 05:01 AM
Does the VIM show up in Device Manager when you plug in the cable?? As I recall, it shows up as a serial port.
Did you link the device driver in the Techstream setup tab??
Did the new install update the device driver?? I don't think it should, but you never know.
I suggest you remove everything and go back to your original setup which worked. That may not be as simple as removing the Techstream program. You may have to replace the device driver too.
Once you get back to the setup that works, then install just the Techstream 8.10 portion from the new software, not the device driver.

Fenrisulfr
08-20-2013, 07:08 PM
Is it possible to do a zero point calibration with this software?

teallin
08-21-2013, 03:08 AM
Is it possible to do a zero point calibration with this software?Yes you can do a Zero point calibration.

MaylonTRD
08-21-2013, 04:23 AM
I've had two different lift setups 2.5" and 6" and never had a zpc. I guess if it ain't broke, don't fix it...

osidepunker
08-21-2013, 06:21 AM
I've had two different lift setups 2.5" and 6" and never had a zpc. I guess if it ain't broke, don't fix it...

10k miles on my current lift and I have never had the lights come on in a turn

MaylonTRD
08-21-2013, 08:29 AM
10k miles on my current lift and I have never had the lights come on in a turn
The street I live on is at an angle from the main street so I can cut it going pretty fast. I've only had the light come on once and it was with the smaller lift. Unfortunately my newer lift leaves some rake so I doubt I'll see the light again.

MaylonTRD
08-21-2013, 08:30 AM
Double post. Amateur

mendonsy
08-21-2013, 09:26 AM
I've had two different lift setups 2.5" and 6" and never had a zpc. I guess if it ain't broke, don't fix it...
AND ... If you ever do have a problem, you now have the software to fix it!

italiantundra88
08-21-2013, 11:57 AM
AND ... If you ever do have a problem, you now have the software to fix it!

are yall talking about, I think I read about it, the sensor that reads the position of the vehicle (the factory rake) and are yall talking about it throwing a code of leveled? I am thinking about leveling my truck by dropping the rear. will I have a problem with codes?

keninsb
08-21-2013, 01:36 PM
Does the VIM show up in Device Manager when you plug in the cable?? As I recall, it shows up as a serial port.
Did you link the device driver in the Techstream setup tab??
Did the new install update the device driver?? I don't think it should, but you never know.
I suggest you remove everything and go back to your original setup which worked. That may not be as simple as removing the Techstream program. You may have to replace the device driver too.
Once you get back to the setup that works, then install just the Techstream 8.10 portion from the new software, not the device driver.

Thanks Mendonsy.
I checked the device manager and it does show up as a serial port (#5 I think). I opened the MVCI update tool and was able to see the vci serial number, model version of firmware (2.0.4) and shows the status as "connected". I tried using "Online Update", but get an error message saying that it is unable to connect to the server (that doe not surprise me, I did not expect it to be able to update via the internet).
When I look in the "Setup" tab in the TIS program, and click on VIM Select, it shows the XHorse - MVCI as selected, which is what I have (the only other choice is a TIS Techstream VIM. I tried it again on the Taco and Techstream still cannot communicate via the MVCI.
So I guess you are saying to uninstall everything and put the original version that I had back on, and then upgrade to the newer version?
Thanks again,
Ken

MaylonTRD
08-21-2013, 02:52 PM
are yall talking about, I think I read about it, the sensor that reads the position of the vehicle (the factory rake) and are yall talking about it throwing a code of leveled? I am thinking about leveling my truck by dropping the rear. will I have a problem with codes?

I'm not sure anyone can say if it'll happen or not. Some trucks get it and some don't but I don't think it throws a code but rather the traction control will kick in and cut the throttle. It can be fixed by a zero point calibration though and you can buy your own cable/software to do it yourself, apparently. I've only used it to change settings but people have done it.

italiantundra88
08-22-2013, 05:37 AM
I'm not sure anyone can say if it'll happen or not. Some trucks get it and some don't but I don't think it throws a code but rather the traction control will kick in and cut the throttle. It can be fixed by a zero point calibration though and you can buy your own cable/software to do it yourself, apparently. I've only used it to change settings but people have done it.

Gotcha thanks buddy.


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keninsb
08-28-2013, 06:20 PM
OK, so I have tried COMPLETELY removing every part of the TIS program from my computer (I had been using v.1.10.030 and had updated to v.8.10.021), uninstalled and reinstalled the firmware in every combination that I could possibly think of and the PC still cannot communicate with the VIM. The Techstream program SEES the VIM, shows me the version and everything, but no matter what software/firmware is installed it will not see the VIM anymore. Keep in mind that on this same laptop I used to be able to communicate with both a 2008 Tundra and a 2013 Tacoma, but after cleaning the slate on my laptop and reinstalling, still not communication. Crap.
I think that I am going to buy a new kit with the new software, that way if the VIM has been damaged, it will fix the problem. Any other thoughts?
Thanks,
Ken

fiveohfanatic
09-06-2013, 08:20 PM
Can anyone provide a link to the exact item on ebay they are buying? There are several of them and none at 35.00. Some cheaper and others more expensive. Thanks.

teallin
09-07-2013, 06:22 AM
Can anyone provide a link to the exact item on ebay they are buying? There are several of them and none at 35.00. Some cheaper and others more expensive. Thanks.Here is the link. not on EbayNew MINI VCI for TOYOTA TIS Techstream V8.10.021 16pin cable (http://www.uobd2.com/wholesale/mini-vci-for-toyota-tis-techstream-v500028-single-cable-2442.html)

Fenrisulfr
09-09-2013, 01:20 PM
Yes you can do a Zero point calibration.

Do you have the instructions on how to do so with Techstream?

Also, the mini VCI (version 2,0,1) failed to install. Does anyone have an alternate setup file? When I attempted to download the XP virtual machine from Microsoft, it asked for authentication, I downloaded a file, but was told it was obsolete.

This better work or I'm going to shoot that damn cable.

South Coast Stu
09-09-2013, 08:46 PM
VCS calibration file attached.

I used VM Ware (free) to emulate a 32 bit machine. I can find a link if you need it. What OS are you trying?

Fenrisulfr
09-09-2013, 08:48 PM
VCS calibration file attached.

I used VM Ware (free) to emulate a 32 bit machine. I can find a link if you need it. What OS are you trying?

I was looking for instructions on how to do a zero point calibration with Techsteram. I will not be using a paperclip for this.

OS - W7 64-bit

justinsfa
09-18-2013, 07:53 AM
Amazon.com: Fotga Newest V8.00.034 MINI VCI for TOYOTA TIS Techstream Diagnostic Cable & Software: Car Electronics (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C9B32J4/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

Just ordered this one from amazon. Can't believe I haven't already done this. Thanks Mendonsy! Can anyone say this one should work??

Will the unit in the link above work on a 2011 SR5?

35 pages of posts with computer jargon was a little overwhelming lol.

mendonsy
09-18-2013, 01:28 PM
It should work fine on any Tundra (or other Toyota, Lexus, etc.).
Just be sure you have a computer that will work with the cable. It has to be 32 bit Windows or 64 bit bit machine with a virtual 32 bit system installed.

justinsfa
09-18-2013, 02:26 PM
Excellent. Ordered the link above today off Amazon.

Next is booking airfare for Mendonsy to hook it all up and change the settings lol.

Where has this thing been hiding? My life will finally be DING DING DING freeeee!!!!!

(I open as many as 8 gates per day on private property and all are within a few hundred yards of each other. My seatbelt chimes nonstop)

mendonsy
09-18-2013, 04:18 PM
Excellent. Ordered the link above today off Amazon.

Next is booking airfare for Mendonsy to hook it all up and change the settings lol.

Where has this thing been hiding? My life will finally be DING DING DING freeeee!!!!!

(I open as many as 8 gates per day on private property and all are within a few hundred yards of each other. My seatbelt chimes nonstop)
I hate to break this to you, but I lived in Texas for about a year and a half while working on a customer's project. That was enough Texas for me.

justinsfa
09-20-2013, 08:12 AM
I hate to break this to you, but I lived in Texas for about a year and a half while working on a customer's project. That was enough Texas for me.

You must have lived in the Houston 5th Ward or something.

You're missing out!

justinsfa
09-20-2013, 12:54 PM
Ordered it Wednesday at 430pm from California and it was on my desk in Texas this morning, Friday. Can't be that! Free shipping too.

Now I just have to track down a 32 bit laptop. The expedition begins....

delete1
09-24-2013, 03:51 PM
Can someone post an up to date link to buy this? Thanks

mendonsy
09-24-2013, 04:59 PM
Can someone post an up to date link to buy this? Thanks
It's only been posted about 50 times! See posts 468 and 472 on this page for starters!

delete1
09-24-2013, 05:12 PM
Links didnt go anywhere. Thanks for all your help

mendonsy
09-25-2013, 03:25 AM
Links didnt go anywhere. Thanks for all your help
If they didn't, you better get your computer fixed first. I just tried them and they both worked fine.

Edwin8484
10-04-2013, 09:03 PM
It should work fine on any Tundra (or other Toyota, Lexus, etc.).
Just be sure you have a computer that will work with the cable. It has to be 32 bit Windows or 64 bit bit machine with a virtual 32 bit system installed.

How do I install a 32 bit Virtual system on my windows 8 64 bit laptop? Any help would be greatly appreciated


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mendonsy
10-05-2013, 06:13 AM
It will run if you install it in XP mode in Windows 7. Windows 8 seems to be a different story though.
Will virtual pc xp mode run on windows 8? - Microsoft Community (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-windows_install/will-virtual-pc-xp-mode-run-on-windows-8/ca6eec34-978e-4980-994c-67906d5ede77)

Edwin8484
10-05-2013, 06:03 PM
It will run if you install it in XP mode in Windows 7. Windows 8 seems to be a different story though.
Will virtual pc xp mode run on windows 8? - Microsoft Community (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-windows_install/will-virtual-pc-xp-mode-run-on-windows-8/ca6eec34-978e-4980-994c-67906d5ede77)

Thanks for the link. Unfortunately I don't have the Pro edition of windows 8 and I don't know if my laptop supports hyper-V even if I was to get the pro edition. Great! Lol
I will see if I can find a way to install a 32 bit system through VMware or another program, I have a 32 bit windows 7 laying around somewhere I just gotta figure out how to have it virtually installed. Any ideas?


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mendonsy
10-05-2013, 06:27 PM
Thanks for the link. Unfortunately I don't have the Pro edition of windows 8 and I don't know if my laptop supports hyper-V even if I was to get the pro edition. Great! Lol
I will see if I can find a way to install a 32 bit system through VMware or another program, I have a 32 bit windows 7 laying around somewhere I just gotta figure out how to have it virtually installed. Any ideas?
Personally, I would find an inexpensive XP laptop on Ebay and dedicate it to run nothing but Techstream.

keninsb
10-25-2013, 06:13 PM
Last night I uninstalled a bunch of applications, cleaned and defragged the hard drive and then reinstalled the program TIS today and it works like a champ! My guess is that it was McAfee blocking some part of the TIS program. I removed McAfee, but also disabled the internet connection which is fine by me because this laptop is old and I will probably just use it as a dedicated TIS machine. So for others having difficulty, I would suggest first trying disconnecting from the network and if that does not work, try temporarily removing McAfee and reinstalling it after TIS is installed and running.
It seems like there are a couple of systems that are available to access now that were not there on the older software (I am using TIS on a 2013), but I could be wrong.
Thanks to everyone, especially Mendonsy for all of the help!
BTW I have two versions of TIS now so if someone has an older truck than mine or would just like to try the program, PayPal me $10 for shipping and I will mail it to you. PM me if interested.
Ken

mendonsy
10-26-2013, 04:56 AM
Ken:

Glad to see you got it sorted out!!

A McAfee problem doesn't surprise me a bit. I have removed McAfee from all of my computers because I was having problems and moved to Kaspersky Internet Security instead.

I had a similar problem with some setup software for a digital pressure gauge a couple months ago. That one turned out to be caused by my Logitech mouse driver. It's amazing how some of these weird interactions occur.

Dick

keninsb
10-26-2013, 12:08 PM
You are right Dick. The Toshiba laptop I was using is old and was super slow. It took a minute or two for TIS to launch after double clicking. After I removed McAfee and some other programs it is probably five times faster! It is weird how some programs, drivers, etc. can screw with other programs.
Thanks again,
Ken

keninsb
10-26-2013, 06:28 PM
I can't believe that no one has taken me up on the $10 TIS/VIM deal! Software works and so does the VIM, just trying to pay it forward a little.
Ken

NotQuiteRight
10-27-2013, 08:39 AM
Ken, I'll take you up on your offer as long as it will interface with a 2011 Sequoia. Shoot me a PM with your Paypal info and we'll get it done.

keninsb
10-27-2013, 05:28 PM
TIS and VIM gone to NotQuiteRight.
Thanks,
Ken

NotQuiteRight
11-01-2013, 10:04 PM
Received the kit from Ken earlier today. Installed the Techstream software in a VM on an old Macbook Pro I had laying around and it worked the first time. Was able to go in and remove the seatbelt chimes, the unlock beeps, and change a few other options to my liking. I'm going to do some more poking around in the live view options and see what else can be done but for now I am very happy with how easy this was to do without having to make a trip to the dealer. Thanks again Ken!

keninsb
11-02-2013, 09:14 AM
My pleasure NQR, just glad that someone is getting some use out of the kit!
Ken

mendonsy
01-04-2014, 07:48 AM
I found this on another forum. I have not had a chance to try it yet, but thought I should pass along the information.
(Solution) Mini VCI + Toyota TIS Techstream 8.x on Windows 7/8 64-bit. - Toyota 4Runner Forum - Largest 4Runner Forum (http://www.toyota-4runner.org/general-discussions/150824-solution-mini-vci-toyota-tis-techstream-8-x-windows-7-8-64-bit.html)

timbrwolf2003
01-04-2014, 02:31 PM
i found one on ebay yesterday for $26 version 8 , cable and cd

10SeqNC
01-08-2014, 02:49 PM
I received mine today. Any ideas on where to learn some of the tweaks, or is it pretty much self discovery?

Thanks

mendonsy
01-08-2014, 04:52 PM
Most of the useful information is in this thread. :tu:
Only 34 pages to read! :eek:

10SeqNC
01-08-2014, 05:54 PM
Will do. Got it installed and the cable plugged in tonight without any drama; will try talking to the truck tomorrow

10SeqNC
01-12-2014, 10:35 AM
Works with no drama. All I've done for now is a systems check and turned off the seat belt chimes. Will investigate more later.

Thanks to all who have contributed info!

beemer533
01-26-2014, 09:15 PM
Great info here! I just finished reading through this thread, and apologies if it was mentioned, but will this work on the 2014 Tundras? I'm picking up my truck tomorrow and I am really looking forward to turning off the seat belt chimes... Thanks!