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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-06-2019, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Best DIY Scan Tool for 2019 Terrain

Fortunately, I don’t need it yet, but looking for the best DIY scan tool that will actually work for my 2019 Terrain. Live data stream, PCM, trans, etc. cost isn’t the determining factor. Would just like to have something that I know will work when I finally need it. I haven’t found any services that have any repair info for the ‘19’s yet. Thanks!!
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-06-2019, 09:42 PM
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ELM327 with the Torque app.

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Its really good to think ahead because when the time comes the chances of something being there may not be... I am talking about Helm inc for the Shop Manuals, for some reason Helm may get a certain low amount of manuals and then not get any for quite some time. Alldata is a good resource but it does not even come close to how good the shop manual really is. Some of the prices for these are crazy. The 18 Terrain/Nox is 650 dollars and that's not including the shipping!!. The USB stick is very hard to obtain as I think GM is paranoid of people copying it.

As far as a scantool, I use the VCX Nano which is the GM scan tool for vehicles after 2013. This includes a copy of the GDS2 which is the software that reads and interfaces with the Vehicle through the MDI (Nano). You can do everything that the dealership can do and if you need to reprogram modules you can do that as well with a paid subscription to TIS. The subscription is VIN locked so you cant do vehicle after vehicle. But for us with only a few vehicles, very easy to do.

I got mine on Amazon and you can read the reviews, especially the negative ones, it can be a bear to install if you don't know what you are doing but it does work really well and I have used it on a 17 Suburban, 18 Terrain and 19 Nox. as well as my other brothers 15 Trax. As a bonus depending on the years of your vehicles, it also has the TECH2win which is the GM dealership scantool for vehicles from 92-2009 and some up to 13

I have used it on several vehicles including my 2000 Firebird and it works great. Again read reviews if you are interested.

Good luck on your hunt
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I have access to Identifix, but there is no information available yet for the 19 Terrains. I’ll look into the tools you both listed here and see what works best for me. Thank you!!
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All I want to see is turbo boost in PSI and trans. oil temp.. Is there an inexpensive scan tool that can do this without having to then buy additional software or devices?
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ELM327 with the Torque app.
Looks like the ELM327 is only for Android. Are there any iOS options out there? Don’t do Android/Amazon/Google. ( fanboy here, lol)
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Are there any iOS options out there?
The simple answer is no.

Android devices are cheap. Phones, tablets, ect... Don't limit yourself, be creative. Android OS and Bluetooth are the only requirements.

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The simple answer is no.

Android devices are cheap. Phones, tablets, ect... Don't limit yourself, be creative. Android OS and Bluetooth are the only requirements.
BlueDriver is available for both Android and IOS it all depends on how much you are willing to pay for the device. The BlueDriver is $100 on Amazon and it comes with it's own software no additional apps to pay for. It's the scan tool I plan on going with for using to monitor things like boost, trans temp and other controllers along with using it as a scan tool if needed.
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BlueDriver is available for both Android and IOS
Good to know. Thanks!

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BlueDriver is available for both Android and IOS.
I’ll try this. I already have access to Identifix, so no extra expense. It’s worth a hundo.
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