Autel elite discontinued

Dennis Owner/Technician Michigan Posted   Latest   Edited  

Wondering how long updates will be available.

Just in case anybody is wondering where i heard this aeswave​.​com/Autel-MaxiSYS…

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Stuart Mobile Technician
Illinois
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Thanks for the heads up.I was looking to purchase it in the near future. Seems as if these companys Autel and Launch which I am most familiar with won't support after they discontinue an item and you spent all this money and becomes useless after a couple of years. Any suggestions since I got burned once like this by Launch and I can't afford to do it with Autel. I've been looking also at…

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Paul Technician
California
Paul
 

Any scan tool you buy will eventually run its course and either become outdated or run out of storage. People have made the same statements you have made, but about Snap On, and others. There’s no way to predict what will happen.

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Stuart Mobile Technician
Illinois
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I agree with you on that but with the Launch purchased 5 years ago with 3 years of updates included in the package was discontinued a year after buying it I went to update it and they no longer supported it and offered no more updates. Last month I purchased the iscan elite by Autoland Scientech through a repetible dealer and couldn't even run it because the software was no longer available​…

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Rudy Technician
Utah
Rudy
 

Stuart- Ive never heard of the Iscan Elite. How old is that?

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Stuart Mobile Technician
Illinois
Stuart
 

I'm sorry the e-iscan. I have checked out so many that I goofed. The reason I originally bought because it would work with my tablet which would have saved me several hundred dollars by supplying my own. Last time I checked , it still in their catalog and still being sold. I'm telling you this was just in June that I purchased it. I got my money back but the point is I was spanked twice with…

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Rudy Technician
Utah
Rudy
 

Stuart- Thats a bummer. I was looking into that e-Iscan too, Seemed like a good alternative to the full fledge scanner. I have not used the Topdon, but I am in a Facebook group (Automotive Scan Tools) with some sharp individuals and they swear by this tool. Everyone that has bought that tool has nothin but good things to say about it. There were 2 dealers in our group offering free lifetime…

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Stuart Mobile Technician
Illinois
Stuart
 

That is why I bought it. It had the bells and whisles that I was looking for at a very reasonable price. I had to send it back because I couldn't get the software to operate it. You can't trust a company like that.

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Craig Diagnostician
Illinois
Craig
   

Stuart, I have a Think Tool Pro, it's a launch clone, is great with graphing, awesome coverage for what it is. Plus they are making lots of add on stuff. Also a Bosch ADS525X, horrible graphing, but tons of bidirectional controls, plus it's open source as are a couple of other tools that allow you to build the tool into what you want it to be. Mine is a scope, multimeter, inspection cameras, yes…

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Doug Owner/Technician
California
Doug
 

Think Tool Pro, a launch clone with much better graphing! That would be great. The Launch graphing sucks! How much do they sell that for Craig?

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Craig Diagnostician
Illinois
Craig
   

Doug, I believe that you can find that unit for around $850 to $1000. Plus free updates for 2-years.

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Doug Owner/Technician
California
Doug
 

Purchased it $900 Amazon. I'm especially interested to see how different its graphing features are. I am currently using the Launch X431.

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Doug Owner/Technician
California
Doug
 

How much does that platinum scanner run for Rudy?

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Benjamin Owner/Technician
Georgia
Benjamin
 

I’ve had my eye on the Thinkcar pro. Recently realized the thinkcar pro looks exactly like the Phoenix plus, but just a different color. I‘ll link both here walmart​.​com/ip/TOPDON-Car…​.​ds amazon​.​com/thinkcar-THINK… But if you go to the thinktool store they have lots of options here thinkcarus​.​com/collections/pr…

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Chris Owner/Technician
Alabama
Chris
 

Thanks for the heads up. I am following this thread . My Elite expires this month. Surely they will continue with updates for it?

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Richard Owner/Technician
Maryland
Richard
 

Following

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Lonny Diagnostician
Florida
Lonny
 

The add itself states that it will still be supported and updated.

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Carlos Business Development Manager
California
Carlos
 

Autel has not announced a stop date. They have told me on several occasions (including today) that discontinued MaxiSys units will continue to receive updates because the new units use the same "core" diagnostic software as the old units. For example, the ms905 was discontinued in 2017, it can still be updated today. Of course they could always change their mind.

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Benjamin Owner/Technician
Georgia
Benjamin
 

I believe the only device they stopped offering updates to is the MaxiDas. You can only update it up to 2020. this must be a case where they are just discontinuing the sale of new Elites. They got so many different ones now I can’t keep up 😂. I have the Maxisys pro 908 that is over a year since I updated. I’m afraid to update it because I heard the new update takes away immo key programming, But…

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Michael Owner/Technician
Texas
Michael
 

I can't even tell which one is which anymore. The one we just bought says wq8maxisyselite2 on the back and we got the BMW cable with it.

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Jason Manager
Michigan
Jason
 

lol AUTEL updates for the battery life are my favorite. I believe Mr. Menchu is correct. My first scan tool got discontinued and it kept giong till 2019 or so. It was the brick one

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David Diagnostician
Georgia
David
 

Purchased my Elite 18 months ago. If they suddenly stopped supporting it, it would be my last Autel purchase for sure.

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Dan Owner/Technician
Kansas
Dan
 

Just bought one in Feb knowing it would be discontinued. They claim they will support updates for 2 yrs. For what I paid, and considering the average lifetime of a tool, support, updates, etc, I'm pretty happy so far. Have had very few issues with functionality, and work on mostly late model (17 & up) body shop & glass repairs & calibrations. Same platform as many other tools so…

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Jesse Owner/Technician
Pennsylvania
Jesse
 

Hi everyone, I guess I will add my $10.00 I once bought auction box lot which had a alltest scantool which was for 1980's vehicles, it could do a little once you knew how to use, I have a bosch fuel injection tester that is for 70's units in my son's 1974 volvo e164 which used the d jetronic fuel system which is full authority injection with o2 sensor, the scantools are constantly evolving and I…

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Jason Owner/Technician
Virginia
Jason
 

Getting one on a closeout deal seems a good time to me if your looking to save money. It will be supported for a long time. Most likely the software is the same on this and newer units and they are just dumping the tablet the elites used. No reason to change tablet/looks and still call it the elite.

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Andrew Owner/Technician
Iowa
Andrew
 

Why not just buy the newer series? Of course manufacturers are always going to upgrade their units. How many different Solus' have there been from Snap On? Only looking at a $500 difference between the Elite and the MS909.

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Glenn Owner/Technician
Texas
Glenn
 

Hi Dennis, I think many are missing the point. The actual tool (the physical box) will be discontinued for new production. The current updates and subscriptions for new updates will continue in the future. Existing owners will continue as usual. Like any other scanner, eventually vehicle technology will exceed it's useable capability. No one knows the future. So far, to date Autel has been a…

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Chris Owner/Technician
Alabama
Chris
 

So has anyone notices their Elite running super slow after all these recent updates the last 6 months? Probably the reason for the discontinuation is the Elite can't hold all the additional info, especially if you do ADAS like me. Note to jump off topic, but I can't get me Elite to backup. I follow the instruction to the “t” with external usb drive but it fails every time. If anyone can help…

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David Diagnostician
Georgia
David
 

Autel tech support … I am interested in their solution which may be “buy the Ultra”

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Boyd Technical Support Specialist
Georgia
Boyd
 

Do you have the extra 32 gig card installed?

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Rob Owner/Technician
Nebraska
Rob
 

Seen where Honda changed pcm codes to 16 digit codes in Jan. 2021, for cyber security, will any of todays scanner read them?

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Chris Owner/Technician
Alabama
Chris
 

I have been having errors with my Elite after all the recent updates to include multiple languages and other ADAS setups. I think they have overloaded the Elite memory and processor.

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David Diagnostician
Georgia
David
 

Could be something as simple as memory management issues. I know when programming apple products you are encouraged to set memory devices to null once you are finished with them. Memory leaks will bring electronics to their knees.

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