Micropod II witech 1-Denied registration due to low registration number

Paul Mechanic Harvey, Illinois Posted   Latest  
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Cant Find Witech 1 Registration Portal

Went to use last week and received message about tool not registered. Witech 2 portal denied due to low serial number, I get it. Only site or link I can find to possibly register for Witech 1 is seemingly for dealerships only. I may eventually buy a new updated microd II, but I don't do much programming where I am at and only occasionally require the use of my domestic factory scanners. Just wondering if anyone knows of a procedure that may work?

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Michael Mobile Technician
Clinton, Utah
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Hi Paul, Witech 1 was discontinued last year. You were lucky that it worked as long as it did, you can either use J2534 or buy a Witech2. Feel free to reach directly if you need any help. -Mike

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Paul Mechanic
Harvey, Illinois
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I had asked a Dodge dealership service manager two weeks ago about it since he was the one I purchased it through and he said one of his guys still uses witech 1 as well as witech 2, but wasn't sure how he did it, but knows he has to have different dedicated pods. I was under the impression it was still viable. Witech 1 fires up and IDs vehicle, but I get the message about needing to register it.

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Keith Diagnostician
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Like Michael said now it’s available thru J2534. No need to purchase another one. Witech2 works great with the j box

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Paul Mechanic
Harvey, Illinois
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Yes, but I am after maintaining the witech1 setup with my noncompliant for witech2 micropod II. I understand the security concerns necessitating witech2 software and updated pod to facilitate it's usage, but disagree with FCA or snap-on causing my tool to be obsolete due to them not allowing the registration for witech1. It looks like they only allow dealerships to register the lower serial

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Keith Diagnostician
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Believe me I feel your pain. Had about 3600 in my witech1 and after only 6 months they disabled it. No refund no help. Just sorry china is cloning them and we are not taking any chances. So basically we all got screwed out of our money.

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