Got my MINI VCI Toyota TIS Techstream (10.30.029) cable & software working on Windows 8 64-bit laptop. Here’s what I did.
- I ordered this cable/software from obdii365.com. Was $16.99 with slow boat shipping, took 1.5 weeks to get.
- Load this page since I used this for most of my steps, Techstream TIS VCI Installation Guide (64-bit OS) Including All Software Needed! – Scion FR-S Forum | Subaru BRZ Forum | Toyota 86 GT 86 Forum | AS1 Forum – FT86CLUB
- First thing you need to do is install the driver for the USB/OBDII cable. Follow the steps outlined in “Installing MVCI Driver for TOYOTA” of the ft86club post. I used the “Mini VCI Driver for TOYOTA.msi” in the 10.30.029 folder that came on the CD.
- After drivers are properly installed and you verify you can see the device connected on the XHorse Firmware Update Tool, you’re GTG
- Next up is the Toyota Techstream software, from the included CD I ran the “Toyota Techstream 10.30.029.exe”. After installation I went into the C:\Program Files (x86)\Toyota Diagnostics\Techstream\bin folder and replaced the “MainMenu.exe” file with the one found on the CD.
- You should be able to load up the Techstream link that was installed on your desktop. When it asks to register with a new key, use the key found in the “serie.txt” on the CD.
- Next you’ll need to update your registry, on the ft86club post there’s a Dropbox link and with a “mvci-x64.reg” file, download this and run it.
- Open up Techstream, go to Setup menu, VIM Select, and choose the XHorse – MVCI. This will have Techstream use the XHorse MVCI cable.
- If you try to Connect to Vehicle you’ll get a message that forces you to update the software. To get around this disable your internet connection (turn off wifi and/or unplug your ethernet cable). Now you can start and use Techstream without the force update check.
- When you connect there’s a counter in Techstream that only allows 30 connections to your car without an internet connection. To get around this go to the C:\Program Files (x86)\Toyota Diagnostics\Techstream\Env folder and open the “IT3UserCustom.ini” file. Towards the bottom there’s a “ConnectionCount” variable, just update this to 1 when you get close to 30 connections.
This worked for me… hopefully this will save everyone some time/hassle. I would be careful of what you try to update in Techstream. I just updated the unlock so a single press will unlock all the doors. I also viewed some data on the TPMS stuff.