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GM Tech 2 Cheap Alternative: Vident iLink400 GM OBD2 scanner

January 8, 2020 by 3635OBD2  

Vident iLink400 GM OBD2 code scanner (139usd) is one cheap alternative of GM Tech 2 scan tool (the best 349usd). Go on reading the following parts, you will agree.


-> Plug-and-play

-> Covers GM cars from 1996 to 2019 year (Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Daewoo, Holden, Pontiac, Saturn, Oldsmobile, GMC Truck, Isuzu etc.)

-> Diagnostic functions (ECU Info, read code, erase code, live data, active test etc)

-> Special functions (Not all GM models have the same special functions, it varies from one to another one.)

-> Suitable for DIY user

-> 139usd


GM Tech 2 scan tool wins in:

-> Tested working like a charm by an increasing number of users.

-> Coverage: 1992 to 2013, if running with Tis2000 Software, it can do programming for GM cars before 2017 year. (GM, Saab, Opel, Holden, Suzuki, Isuzu etc)

-> Diagnosis: yes

-> SPS programming: yes

-> key programming: yes

-> Suitable for professionals

-> Price: the best quality is 349usd


In details.

Part 1: Vident iLink400 GM scanner



Vident iLink400 GM scanner obd2 diagnostic functions:

ECU Info

Read Codes

Erase Codes

Live Data

Active Test


Vident iLink400 GM scanner special function:

Oil Service

Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)

Calibration of Steering Angle Sensor G85

Adapt Battery After Replacing

Throttle Body Alignment (TBA)

Special function of Diesel Engine

Read Anti-theft Code

Reset Airbag

Program Key Fob

Invalidate All Fobs

Key Fob Button Test



Read: Vident iLink400 GM scanner function list

Youtube video:

Chevrolet 1996-2019

Cadillac 1996-2016

Buick 1996-2016

GMC 1996-2016

Pontiac 1996-2013

Saturn 1996-2013

Hummer 1996-2013


Vident iLink400 GM scanner language:

English, French, German, Russian, Spanish Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish and more.


Vident iLink400 GM scanner update:

TF memory card for data backup and software update.

3 years free software update online www.videnttech.com


How to use Vident iLink400 GM scanner?

Vident iLink400 has no car diagnostic software as default, when you receive the device, you need to register one vident ID on www.videnttech.com, register the machine, download GM software to test.


Vident ilink400 GM Code Scanner Review:

Vident iLink400 review 1 

Cheap and does do what it says it does. Will allow you to control all the sensors and lights on the vehicle if you have the add on for that manufacturer.

Vident iLink400 review 2: 

For what I need to use it for it works well. tool is easy to update. I dumped the software for GM into the tool. was easy to do. the sard reader that comes with the tool is a piece of crap I have my own micro sd to USB adaptor that is much better than the one in the kit with the scanner. I have used it a few times. I wish it had a broader reach of abs/sir trans and ecm data it’s hit or miss whet it will read and not the same on every vehicle.

Vident iLink400 GM review 3:

Used Vident iLink400 to perform an automated brake bleed on GM and exhaust system diagnostic. Creating an account and product registration are a chore.

Vident iLink400 GM review 4:

I recently replaced my Throttle Body in a 2011 GMC Sierra and had gone through the entire relearn process with no success. Drove for days with extremely high idle and acceleration issues. Finally took a gamble and ordered Vident iLink400, hooked it up and it was fixed in 2 seconds.














Part 2: GM Tech 2 Scan Tool details




  1. GM Tech 2 Scan Tool car list