Toyota/Lexus/Scion Techstream lite

Overview

Techstream Lite allows Techstream diagnostic software to run on your PC (see minimum PC requirements) to service Toyota, Scion, and Lexus vehicles. Techstream Lite is an inexpensive alternative to the full TIS techstream system and provides factory level support for Toyota/Scion/Lexus vehicles.

Scantool Diagnostics

Techstream Lite supports DLC3/J1962 based diagnostic functions on 1996 and later Toyota, Scion, and Lexus vehicles marketed in North America.

Vehicle Reprogramming

Toyota, Scion, and Lexus ECUs can be reprogrammed using Techstream Lite. Available ECU updates are specified in applicable Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs), which can be accessed with a subscription to this website. You must have an active professional level subscription to access the calibration files.

Model Year Coverage

1996 up DLC/J1962 equipped vehicles

PC Requirements:

  • Laptop or desktop computer
  • Intel or AMD processor: 1.5 GHz or higher
  • Windows 7 32 or 64 bit Techstream v4.21 up
  • Windows 8 32 or 64 bit Techstream v8.0 up
  • Keyboard & mouse
  • Memory (RAM): 1GB or higher
  • Hard Drive Space: 2 GB or more
  • Floppy Drive: not required
  • USB: 1.1 or higher
  • Network Card: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
  • Optical Drive: Not required
  • Video Resolution: 1024×768 recommended, 1024×600 minimum
  • Sound Card: 1 channel audio or higher
  • Internal or external audio speakers
  • Internet Explorer 8 or later
  • Toyota Information System (TIS) requires Adobe Flash Player 11 up and Java 7 up

Software License

Details on the professional diagnostics Techstream license here: and download directly from Toyota.

Reprogramming

It is possible to permanently damage a vehicle controller during the flash reprogramming process. It is especially important to understand that once started, the reprogramming process must not be interrupted, reprogramming devices must not be disconnected and PCs must not be allowed to go into Standby, hibernation or similar power management modes. The information provided herein is intended expressly for use by qualified professional automobile technicians. To prevent damage to your customer’s vehicle and ensure safe service practice, read these materials completely and thoroughly before servicing the vehicle and be sure to follow all instructions.

Some reprogramming operations require writing the VIN back into the module. Please refer to service information before beginning any reprogramming operation to determine this need and to download the necessary software tool.

Product Feature Set

Yes
DTC Code Retrieval
Retrieve OE DTC with code Definition X
Link DTC to service information X
Customizable PID display X
Data Logging
Body X
Chassis X
Electrical X
Powertrain X
Bi-Directional tests
Body X
Chassis X
Electrical X
Powertrain X
Network Test
CAN X
pre-CAN X
Module Programming
Programmable Module Installation (PMI) procedures X
Module Reprogramming (Reflash) X
Programmable Parameters ( ability to change in service settings ie, tire size, personality, customer convenience etc.) X
Body Controls
Anti-theft System Functions X
Remote Keyless Entry X
Restraints (supplemental restraints and seat belts) X
Chassis Tools
ABS Service Bleed X
ABS/ Brake system functions X
IVD Initialization Sequence X
Tire pressure monitor functions X
Cruise Control System tests X
Electronic Ride control X
Electrical Tools
Charging System Tests X
Parking Aid Tests X
Audio X
Powertrain Tools
EVAP Test X
Force monitors to run X
Bi-directional control of fuel components X
Transmission bi-directional Tests X
Engine Checks and OBD Tests (Drive Cycle, Mode 01, Mode 06 & Mode 09) X
EGR Test X