Month: October 2017

The New Green 9-pin J1939 Connectors Explained

Introduction to the Green Type II Can 500 9-pin Starting with model year 2016 and newer trucks, commercial vehicles started showing up with the new green 9-pin plug in the dash. Previously they were black in color and now they are green. If you have a black cable, you will find that it will not physically fit into the green diagnostic port; this left technicians with new many questions, including: So, what is going on here? Why did the truck manufacturers make our lives more difficult? Can I just but a new cable for my truck adapter? All of...

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Used Diesel Diagnostic Equipment On Sale Now

Used Diesel Diagnostic Equipment On Sale Now at If you’re ever considered saving money by purchasing used diesel diagnostic equipment for your business, now is the time. has just added a USED ITEMS section to our online store. In this new section, you’ll find a number of deals on used diesel diagnostic equipment from manufacturers such as BOSCH, DrewLinQ, Nexiq, TEXA, and more. All of our used items have been checked for quality and are in excellent working condition. These are all limited time offers that will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Once...

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New Heavy Truck Diagnostic Starter Kit has just launched a brand new entry level diagnostic kit. The Heavy Truck Diagnostic Starter Kit is a great solution for anyone looking to perform basic functionality such as viewing, clearing and troubleshooting codes. The kit comes complete with a Panasonic Toughbook CF-30, a Vehicle Network Bridge adapter, standard USB cable, 6 pin/9 pin combo connector cable, VNB Reader software, a one year of subscription and a Diesel Laptops canvas carry case. At the heart of this kit is the new data link adapter, The Vehicle Network Bridge by Grandview Engineering Solotuions. The Vehicle Network Bridge is fully compliant with...

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CanDo HD Mobile for iOS and Android Review

CanDo HD Mobile Overview There has always been a wide variety of handheld scanners for commercial trucks. The last time we looked, there was over 30 different models available from a wide range of manufacturers, both well known (Bosch, OTC, Snap On) and from overseas (Autel, iCarSoft). What we have seen the last 6-9 months is a shift from handheld scanners which have physical cables attached to them, to mobile devices that use your phone and Bluetooth. As of this blog post, there are 3 devices that work on commercial trucks from your mobile device, with the CanDo HD...

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