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.
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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 – 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Operator name and click the green check mark.
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 TEXA now presents a list of Operators to choose from.
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 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.
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.
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
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]
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
NV Compact & Full Size
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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.
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.
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.
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.