What is Thinkcar Thinkdiag2? How to Use?

Thinkcar Thinkdiag2 is the upgraded version of Thinkcar Thinkdiag. It comes with 5.0 Bluetooth, double side indicators, upgraded soft rubber sleeve and OBD2 cable, adds CAN-FD protocol, and supports the latest GM vehicles manufactured after 2020. The operation methods of two OBD2 scanners are the same. You need to download Thinkdiag/Thinkdiag+ APP on Android/IOS smartphones and activate the device to perform diagnosis, OBD function, 15+ reset service functions, etc.

PART I

Thinkcar Thinkdiag2 vs Thinkdiag:

Product Thinkdiag 2 Thinkdiag
Image  
Bluetooth V5.0 Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth
Software All software activated All software activated
App ThinkDiag+ (for Android phone), ThinkDiag (for IOS phone) ThinkDiag+ (for Android phone), ThinkDiag (for IOS phone)
Operating System IOS/Android IOS/Android
Indicators Power, Vehicle, I/O communication indicators No
Complete OBD2 Functions Yes Yes
CAN FD Protocol Yes No
ISO 14230 -4 (KWP2000) Yes Yes
ISO 15765-4 (CAN) Yes Yes
1SO 9141-2 (IOS) Yes Yes
ISO 14229 (UDS) Yes Yes
SAE J1850 (VPW & PWM) Yes Yes
Full System Yes Yes
Bi-directional Control (Actuation Test) Yes Yes
Service Functions 16 16
SRS, ABS, Oil reset, SAS, BMW, TPMMS, EPB, DPF, IMMO, Injector, Gearbox reset, Sunroof reset, EGS, etc SRS, ABS, Oil reset, SAS, BMW, TPMMS, EPB, DPF, IMMO, Injector, Gearbox reset, Sunroof reset, EGS, etc
ECU Coding Yes Yes
Auto VIN Yes Yes
Vehicle Coverage 123 brands 115 brands
Adds GM vehicle Yes

2020-2021 Onix

2021 Tracker

2021 Escalade

2021 Escalade ESV

2021 Suburban

2021 Tahoe

2021 Yukon

2021 Yukon XL

No
Remote diagnosis Yes Yes
Online diagnostic report Yes Yes
Real-time data stream Yes Yes
AutoAuth for FCA SGW Yes, need to purchase AutoAuth license Yes, need to purchase AutoAuth license
Language English, Portuguese, Italian,  German, Japanese, Russian, French, Spanish, Turkish, Polish English, Portuguese, Italian,  German, Japanese, Russian, French, Spanish, Turkish, Polish
Update 1 Year free update online;

After one year, need to buy Software Update Subscription ($70 /year)

1 Year free update online;

After one year, need to buy Software Update Subscription ($70 /year)

Compatible with Diagzone Yes Only old boot
Compatible with Xdiag Yes Only old boot
Compatible with Prodiag Yes Only old boot
Compatible with xpro5 Yes No
Price $149 $89

PART II

How to use Thinkdiag 2?

Step 1: Download Thinkdiag/Thinkdiag+ APP

Search for “ThinkDiag+” in Google Play (for IOS smartphone), and “ThinkDiag” in APP store (Android smartphone). The APP is FREE to download.

After installation, input your Email address and password to register an account for the first use, and then login with the registered account.

Step 2: Activate THINKDIAG2

Click on any diagnostic function in the Thinkdiag+/Thinkdiag APP

When the activation page appears, click on the “Activate” button, and input the serial number (on the back of Thinkdiag 2 OBD2 scanner) and 8-digit activation code (on the white sticker in the manual book) to activate.

Step 3: Insert the THINKDIAG 2 OBD2 scanner into vehicle’s OBDII port

After inserting, the device is power on if the light turns green.

There are 5 common locations for OBDII port. (See the marks in the figure below)

Step 4: Connect Thinkdiag/Thinkdiag+ APP and device via Bluetooth

Open the Thinkdiag/ThinkDiag+ APP and it will automatically connect with the Bluetooth in the Thinkdiag2 scanner during the diagnostic process.

Step 5: Download diagnostic software automatically

THINKDIAG2 will automatically download the corresponding software for your vehicle during the diagnostics for the first time. No need to download the software again in the future.

Step 6: Perform the functions supported

You can perform all system diagnosis, OBD functions, maintenance functions, etc by clicking on the corresponding option on the home page.

For example, click “ALL SYSTEMS DIAGNOSTIC” to access the all systems diagnosis DIAGNOSTIC function. After entering, you can read VIN information intelligently or choose your own vehicle brand to enter diagnosis.

Click “OBD Function” to enter the OBD function. You can read fault code, clear fault code, read data stream, freeze frame, O2 sensor test, ON-BOARD monitoring and EVAP system.

 

Some tips to use Thinkdiag2 diagnostic scanner:

1.The indicator light of Thinkdiag 2 will appear in different colors when you using the device.

  • The continuous red light indicates that the device is power on.
  • The continuous blue lightindicates that the Bluetooth is connected.
  • The continuous green light indicates the Diagnostic connection indicator.

2.How to check the vehicle coverage of Thinkdiag 2 OBD2 scanner?

You can visit the THINKCAR official website https://www.mythinkcar.com directly.

Learn more:

THINKCAR Thinkdiag2 All System Bidirectional Diagnostic Scanner:

https://www.uobdii.com/wholesale/thinkcar-thinkdiag2.html