Mini VCI Diagnostic Screen how to get in-depth description

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  1. Apexruiz

    Apexruiz New Member

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    I have a quick question regarding the Toyota Techstream Software and the MINI VCI connector.

    First the details:

    2006 Toyota Prius with SKS.
    Toyota Techstream Version 12.20.024
    MINI VCI : DIAGKING Mini Vci J2534 (got it from Amazon)


    This is regarding the Diagnostic Code Screen.

    I have notice that in some of the videos of people using TIS Toyota Techstream, they get a fault code and an in depth description ie: "HV Battery Block #4 becomes weak" (not actual description:) ) etc.


    My version of the MINI VCI only gives me a fault code and a generic description ie: "HV Battery pack need to be replaced" (not actual description:) )


    See sample image below (not actual code that I am getting, just for reference)


    I notice this when I got a P0A80 code.


    Why is this? Is it because the MINI VCI connector that I have doesn't communicate in depth with the ECU?

    Should I buy a different MINI VCI ? recommendations?


    Or is the model of the car?


    Thanks!
     

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  2. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    do you click the snowflake for sub codes?
     
  3. ChapmanF

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    You see more on the screen for the particular ECU with the code than you see on the overall health check results screen. But still, it's no better than a fortune-cookie description of the code. You get the best information by just taking the five-character code straight to the repair manual and looking it up there.

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  4. Patrick Wong

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    I believe it is the model year. Your image on the left is from a 2015 vehicle. If a sub code exists you can view it by clicking on the blue snowflake icon.
     
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