Is Vident iLink400 Scanner a Cheap GM Tech 2 Alternative?

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.


Vident iLink400 GM scanner wins in:

-> 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

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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


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, register the machine, download GM software to test.

Step by step procedure:


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.

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Part 2: GM Tech 2 Scan Tool details

Tech2 Package


  1. GM Tech 2 Scan Tool car list

GM, SAAB, Opel, Suzuki, Isuzu, Holden

Coverage of Diagnosis: From 1992 to 2013, With Help of Tis2000 Software, It Can Do Programming for Cars Before Year 2007.  



GM-English                32.008 1991-2013

GM-German               32.008 1991-2013

GM-Spanish               32.008  1991-2013

GM-Japanese            32.008   1991-2013

GM-French                  32.008   1991-2013

GM-Thai                       32.008   1991-2013

GM-Portuguese         32.008   1991-2013

GM-Korean                 32.008    1991-2013



SAAB-English     148.000



OPEL-English     V180      1997-2014

OPEL-Italian       133.001 1997-2012

OPEL-German   85.001 1997-2008

OPEL-Spanish   91.001 1997-2009



HOLDEN-English  V149 1999-2013



SUZUKI-English   01.210.020



ISUZU-English   CAN-BUS 107.021  2010-  (CAN-BUS support car models after 2010)

ISUZU-English   K-Line  11.62   1996-2013 (K-line support car models from 1996 to 2011)

(If you want ISUZU software, please tell us you want CAN-BUS or K-line)


  1. GM Tech 2 Scan Tool functions:

1) OBD2 diagnostic functions.

google search you will have tons of reviews in the GM forums and blogs.


2) SPS programming (System programming system)

google search you will have the SPS programming procedure.


3) Key programming

GM TECH2 can program key with 32MB card and CANdi module, for example: program key fobs for 06 Chevrolet etc.


4) Bleeding ABS with Tech 2

Yes, google search and watch youtube video demo.


To sum up:

Vident iLink400: meets the basic needs of the DIYers, cheap, handheld, easy to use,  allow users to add one more car diagnostic software.


GM Tech 2: meet the deep needs of the professional users, which has key programming and SPS programming functions.



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