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New Snap-on Software Upgrade Expands Capabilities; Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Coverage Added

The latest Snap-on Software Upgrade 17.2 is loaded with millions of new codes, tests, tips and data for 1981-2016 model years.


Harley-Davidson coverage in Snap-on Software Upgrade 17.2

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The latest Snap-on Software Upgrade 17.2 is loaded with millions of new codes, tests, tips and data for 1981-2016 model years, as well as expanded functional tests, resets, adaptions, guided component tests, Auto ID, One-Touch Code Scan and Clear, and much more, says the company.

“Technicians can maximize the capabilities of their diagnostic platforms and make the most of the power to diagnose the challenges that pull into the bay, every day, by keeping their diagnostic tools updated with the latest software,” said Mark Schaefer, director of marketing, Snap-on Diagnostics. “Over half of the new coverage in every software release is for older models so just think of the revenue potential in an upgrade investment.”

Snap-on delivers this advanced level of factory coverage for 22 domestic, 15 Asian and 12 European makes. New 2017 model year coverage has been added for Acura, Chrysler, Dodge, GM, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Lincoln, Mitsubishi and Ram. Optional European coverage includes 2016 model year updates for Alfa Romeo, Audi, FIAT, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Volkswagen.


New Harley-Davidson Coverage

Plus, Snap-on introduces brand new Harley-Davidson coverage in Software Upgrade 17.2, including all major systems with engine, ABS, hands-free, security, turn signal, hand control module, body controls, instrument, speedometer and tachometer on 2000 and newer motorcycles. Read and clear OEM-specific fault codes, perform One-Touch Code Scan for all available systems, display live data in digital and graphing views and perform powerful functional tests. The Smart Vehicle Interface, sold separately, includes both Harley-Davidson adapters in one and provides secure activation for scan tool software.Harley-Davidson coverage in Snap-on Software Upgrade 17.2

“The addition of Harley-Davidson coverage to Software Upgrade 17.2 is great news for technicians that work in a Harley-Davidson specialty shop, technicians who do motorcycle jobs on the side and any technician who owns a Harley-Davidson,” said Leian Wunderlich, software program manager, Snap-on Diagnostics.


The interface includes both Harley-Davidson adapters in one and provides secure software activation for scan tool software. A support hook keeps the interface safe from hot pipes and moving parts.


Keep the complete job in-house – Software Upgrade 17.2 highlights:

  • BMW expert mode and module coding
  • Ford diesel transmission characterization
  • Enhanced Ford, Mazda and Toyota EVAP testing
  • GM 6.6L diesel catalyst reset, hybrid coolant bleed and suspension control
  • Honda camera aiming
  • Jeep differential fluid bleed
  • Mercedes-Benz occupant sensor calibration


For more information about Software Upgrade 17.2, contact a participating Snap-on Franchisee or other sales representative, or visit

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