How to Unlock the OTC Genesis Scantool Software


The OTC Genisys scan tool lets you diagnose problems with the on-board control systems in your truck or car, and, in some cases, even repair them. The scan tool comes with a number of software applications you can use right from the start. But some applications, such as those you add after purchasing the tool, need to be unlocked before you can use them. To unlock a software application, you need to have your tool's Smart Card handy.

Things You'll Need

  • Smart Card
  • Find your tool's Smart Card and insert it in the Smart Card slot (found on the right side of the tool) with the gold computer chip on the card facing up and the arrow on the card pointing at the tool.

  • Use the directional keys on the tool to highlight the software you want to unlock, then press "Enter" to select the software.

  • Wait until the software's main menu appears, then press the "Exit" key to go to the "Application Manager" screen.

  • Remove the Smart Card from its slot and turn the scan tool off. Wait for the tool's screen to shut off, then turn the tool back on. The software is unlocked.

Tips & Warnings

  • Your Smart Card is required to unlock all locked software, so keep it someplace where you can remember where it is.

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