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How to pair TEXA Navigator with TEXA Diagnostic Software

Recent versions of TEXA diagnostic software (TEXA Truck 51 and TEXA Off-Highway 22) have an updated process for pairing the Navigator TXTs diagnostic adapter to the diagnostic software.

Your TEXA dealer will typically configure your software upon installation but it’s important to know how to pair the Navigator TXT because the software will lose the Bluetooth connection occasionally for a number of reasons.

TEXA has automated this procedure, previously you had to toggle the device on and enable USB and Bluetooth separately but now you just click on your Navigator TXT and TEXA configures the device for USB and Bluetooth communication.

Call J-Ball Electronics toll-free at 1-855-326-8863 any time you have questions about TEXA Diagnostic Software.

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New Features in TEXA Truck 51.0

Keeping your diagnostic software up to date is important, TEXA Truck 51.0 includes features to improve productivity via dashboards and searchability.

Diagnostic Operator Entry screen pops up blocking diagnosis until either disabled or configured.
  1. Diagnostic Operator Entry – a new option allows adding the operator name using TEXA which will appear in printouts and reports. One issue this has created is a popup message which blocks TEXA from performing a diagnosis. A quick read of the popup instructs users to either Disable the feature (what most users choose) or Configure the names of the people using TEXA. Read the blog post on how to manage Operator Entry.
System Scan Dashboards - display information graphically by system, their location on the vehicle, a list of codes per system and a link to further diagnosis.
  1. System Scan Dashboards – display information graphically by system, their location on the vehicle, a list of codes per system and a link to further diagnosis.
Logical Groupings in Adjustments - identified by the type of adjustment and searchable using the field at the bottom of the screen search for REGENERATION, RESET, PARAMETERIZATION and others to quickly locate the desired setting change.
  1. Logical Groupings in Adjustments – identified by the type of adjustment and searchable using the field at the bottom of the screen search for REGENERATION, RESET, PARAMETERIZATION and others to quickly locate the desired setting change.

For help with any of these areas and everything TEXA related call J-Ball Electronics at 1-855-326-8863.

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TEXA Operator Entry Selection

With the release of recent versions of TEXA Truck and Off-Highway diagnostic software, a new feature called Operator Entry comes enabled by default which causes a popup message to jump up when starting a diagnostic session.

Operator Entry allows the TEXA owner to add the names of the people using TEXA so they can be selected at the start of the diagnostic process. The Operator name will appear in printouts and reports.

TEXA Opearator Entry screen pops up when performing a diagnosis in TEXA Truck 51 and Off-Highway 22.

The popup window explains what actions need to be taken but many TEXA users confuse this with the Navigator TXT not being configured because of the Configure icon. This screen is saying the user has the option of disabling Operator selection or Configure. Disabling it is straightforward, click the button and TEXA will not prompt again.

Operator Entry management is located on the Configuration Wizard screen.

To add Operator names click the Configure button on the popup window, TEXA loads the Configuration Wizard so Operator names can be managed in the bottom left corner of the screen. Click the + button to add Operators.

Enter the name of as many TEXA operators as needed.

Enter the Operator name and click the green check mark.

It's possible to add multiple Operator names to TEXA, these names will be displayed on printouts and reports.

As many Operators names as needed may be entered. When finished entering operators click the arrow at the bottom right corner of the screen then complete the Configuration Wizard for your diagnostic adapter.

When performing a diagnosis the Operator Entry dropdown menu allows the selection of the appropriate operator name.

When performing a diagnosis TEXA now presents a list of Operators to choose from.

To enable Operator Entry click the Settings icon at the top of the screen.

If Operator Entry has been disabled and you want to enable it, click the settings icon at the top of the screen.

Click the User Preferences icon and scroll down then check the Enable operator entry checkbox.

Click the User Preferences icon at the bottom of the screen then scroll down to Enable operator entry and check the box.

If you have any questions or need further assistance with Operator Entry or any other TEXA issue please call J-Ball Electronics toll-free at 1-855-326-8863.

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Save big on TEXA in March

Save big on TEXA Automotive and Powersport software through March 2021

Current owners of TEXA diagnostic software can save big when adding TEXA Automotive and Powersport diagnostic software in March.

  • Current TEXA Truck Owners
    • 33% off TEXA Automotive Software
    • 56% off TEXA Powersport Software
  • Current TEXA Truck & Off-Highway Owners (and new purchases)
    • FREE TEXA Powersport Software

TEXA Automotive provides support for passenger vehicles, pickups and light commercial vehicles.

TEXA Powersport provides coverage for motorcycles and scooters, all terrain vehicles, personal watercraft and snowmobiles.

Call J-Ball Electronics toll-free at 1-855-326-8863 for more information about TEXA and remember to ask about our Demo Kit so you can try TEXA no charge on your vehicles/equipment.

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Managing Software Updates in TEXA

It’s important to know how to manage TEXA software updates to ensure you have the latest coverage for vehicles, save time and frustration. We recommend checking for updates from your home, office or shop wifi once every week or two. This is especially important for mobile or remote workers so you’re not relying on your phone’s hotspot to check for updates.

Each new TEXA Diagnostic Kit includes 12 months of software updates developed by TEXA’s team of software engineers. Software updates add diagnostic tests for new vehicles, new features and features requested by TEXA users and bug fixes.

TEXA diagnostic software is different than many other diagnostic tools, you don’t need an active software update subscription for the tool to function. Many customers will run for months or even years after the 12 month software update subscription has expired before they encounter a vehicle they can’t connect to. When you renew your software update subscription you receive 12 months of updates and all updates since your last subscription for one fixed annual subscription fee.

For more information and technical support for TEXA call 1-855-326-8863.

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TEXA Truck Introductory Training Video

This quick introductory training video is for TEXA Truck diagnostic software. This training session is similar to the in person and online training provided to customers when they first purchase TEXA.

Topics covered include:

  • HASP Key and Starting Software
  • Checking for Updates
  • Exploring Vehicles Covered
  • Navigator TXT Bluetooth pairing
  • Using System Scan
  • Diagnosis by System
  • Printing and Troubleshooting Fault Codes
  • Locate Wire Diagrams and Technical Data Sheets
  • Using Live Data and Filtering Parameters
  • Access Dynamic (Road) Tests
  • Working Offline
  • Activations (Diagnostic Tests)
  • Settings including aftertreatment/regeneration functions

After the initial training sessions we provide on demand training as needed whether you’ve encountered a vehicle you can’t connect to, have new staff requiring training or a problem in TEXA, our technical support staff are ready to lend a helping hand.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or require assistance with TEXA diagnostic tools toll-free at 1-855-326-8863 or email [email protected]

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TEXA Car Sale Extended

TEXA Car Sale for New and Existing TEXA Truck owners extended through October.

The TEXA Car sale has been extended through October. New and existing TEXA Truck customers can add TEXA Car diagnostic software for $995 USD/ $1,343.25 CAD, a savings of 33% off the retail price ($1,500 USD/ $2,025.00 CAD).

TEXA Truck covers everything from 3/4 ton diesel pickups through Class 8 trucks but does not provide gas engine coverage for 1/2 ton trucks. TEXA Car adds coverage for gas pickups as well as these vehicle types/makes:

  • Light Commercial Vehicles
    • Chevrolet
      • Silverado
    • Dodge
      • Promaster/Promaster City
      • Ram
      • Sprinter
    • Ford
      • E Series
      • F Series
      • Transit
    • Freightliner
      • Sprinter
    • GMC
      • Sierra
    • Mercedes Benz
      • Metris
      • Sprinter
    • Nissan
      • NV Compact & Full Size
  • Passenger Vehicles
    • Abarth
    • Acura
    • Alfa Romeo
    • Audi
    • BMW
    • Buick
    • Cadillac
    • Chevrolet
    • Chrysler
    • Dodge
    • Fiat
    • Ford
    • Genesis
    • GMC
    • Honda
    • Hummer
    • Hyundai
    • Infiniti
    • Jaguar
    • Jeep
    • Kia
    • Land Rover
    • Lexus
    • Lincoln
    • Mazda
    • Mercedes Benz
    • Mercury
    • Mini
    • Mitsubishi
    • Nissan
    • Plymouth
    • Saab
    • Scion
    • Smart
    • Subaru
    • Suzuki
    • Toyota
    • Volkswagen
    • Volvo

Call J-Ball Electronics toll free at 1-855-326-8863 for more information.

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Print to PDF in TEXA Diagnostic Software

Today we take a look at how to export data from TEXA to print or PDF. Often taking a photo with your phone or a screenshot doesn’t provide all the data captured by TEXA during a diagnosis but the built in printing functions will grab all the information and send it to the printer or to PDF.

If your TEXA is right up to date you will see the Print to PDF option and if you have Windows 10 you have the ability to create PDF files from the print dialog box in Windows.

For those still running Windows 7 or earlier you will need to download a program like PDFCreator to create PDF files. We’ve found PDFCreator is a good free option.

PDFCreator – https://www.pdfforge.org/pdfcreator/download

Call J-Ball Electronics toll-free at 1-855-326-8863 for TEXA Diagnostic Software Support and Diesel Engine Diagnostic Training as well as Diesel ECM Tuning for Commercial Trucks, Agricultural and Construction Equipment.

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Setting the default cable in TEXA

TEXA Off-Highway diagnostic software prompts you to select the default cable for diagnosis. We’ve had a number of customers select the 3151/T16 9 Pin Deutsch cable then have problem performing diagnosis. The 3151/T16 cables has not been sold for several years and even though it is a 9 Pin Deutsch cable TEXA communicates differently over this cable than the 9 Pin Deutsch cables currently available.

Setting the default cable

To check which cable is currently selected as the default cable navigate to a vehicle diagnosis, click the Diagnostic Socket Location icon to the right of the Start button.

Click the Diagnostic Socket Location icon to the right of the Start button to see where the diagnostic port is located and to set the default cable.

On the Connection Information window the current default cable will be shown at the top of the screen, the location of the diagnostic port and a video. Click the Settings icon to the left of the Next button.

On the Connection Information window the current default cable will be shown at the top of the screen, the location of the diagnostic port and a video. Click the Settings icon to the left of the Next button.

Select the cable to be used for the diagnosis and set as the default cable then click the Confirm button.

At this point you will be returned to the diagnostic tests screen, click the Start button of the desired test to begin a diagnosis.

Once you’ve selected the OBD-Deutsch 9 or 3151/T22 option TEXA will treat all 9 Pin Deutsch connections this way. If there are multiple diagnostic port options for the vehicle TEXA will present a list to select from but your default cable option will always remain the same.

Call our friendly Tech Support staff toll-free at 1-855-326-8863 if you need assistance changing the default cable option or for any other TEXA troubleshooting questions.