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The PC Retriever

Fulfilling the scan tool needs of the professional technician for over 15 years.

PC Retriever is a PC based automotive diagnostic system that uses a main unit called the Vehicle Interface (VI 8700). This allows the technician to diagnose a vehicle using a Personal Computer.

The VI 8700 is both a scan tool and a Pass-Thru programmer all built into one unit. The PC Retriever integrates seamlessly with your existing Windows platform, whether you use a laptop, desktop or Tablet PC. Navigation is fast and easy with our menu-driven software. The PC Retriever features our reliable, rugged VI with USB connectivity. Built-in multiplexing capabilities eliminate complicated manual connections.

The PC Retriever allows the technician more options to help fix the car the right way the first time. By using a PC the technician can take advantage of full printing and email features. Other advantages of using the PC include the ability to connect to the internet.

This will allow the technician to use

our easy "One Touch Updating" feature free of charge. For support we can connect directly to the technician's PC using ProgRama's own Remote Support feature. This way the technician does not have to hear how to do it, they can see it.

Graph & Print Live Data

Remote Support


The PC Retriever supports near-OEM coverage on BMW, Mercedes, Volvo, Volkswagen and Audi. Included are an OBD II legislative diagnostics and J2534 Pass-Thru Programming.

Disclaimer: BMW Logo is a registered Trademark of Bayerische Motroen Werke AG. Mercedes-Benz Logo is a registered trademark of DaimlerBenz AG. Volvo Logo is a registered trademark of Ford. Audi Logo is a registered trademark of Audi AG and Volkswagen AG

BMW 8703 and BMW J2534 Pass-Thru Programming 8727

The PC Retriever offers two lines for coverage for BMW through our OEM specific BMW 8703 software and BMW J2534 Pass-Thru Programming Software 8727.

BMW 8703

BMW 8727 Pass-Thru Programming

BMW Software 8703

The OEM specific software developed my ProgRama's highly trained engineering team provides coverage for vehicles produced from 1988 to 2007 providing essentially 80% of the OEM GT1. This software allows the independent technician the ability to not only get faults and print live data but provides Component Activations and Service Resets. In addition to these features the BMW Software 8703 will also give the technicians the capability to align EWS-DME for EWS II & EWS III vehicles.

BMW Software 8703

Part # 5803

This connector is included with the 8703 software package. BMW has a special 20 pin diagnostic connector in the engine compartment, found in all vehicles from 1988 to model year 2000. Even though some BMW have an OBD II connector, you must use the 20 pin diagnostic connector to get full vehicle diagnostics.

Use OBD connector only on vehicles that do not have a diagnostic connector in the engine compartment.

20-pin adapter must be used on vehicles with diagnostic connector in engine compartment.

BMW 8727 J2534 Pass-Thru Programming

Through ProgRama's BMW J2534 Pass-Thru Programming Software the tech received bumper to bumper cover for all vehicles form 1997 through 2009.

Utilizing the BMWTECHINFO.COM website the technician connects to BMW servers in Germany through The PC Retriever to diagnose the vehicles they are working on, while connected to the Internet. While connected to the BMWTECHINFO.COM site techs gain access to Wiring Diagrams, Test Plans, Fault Tracing, Tech Bulletins, and more. In addition to these diagnostic features they also gain access to Code & Program the vehicles.

Mercedes-Benz Software 8704

ProgRama's Mercedes Benz Software 8704 includes diagnostic and coding features from 1991 to 2008 similar to the STAR Diagnosis. Not only can you Read and Reset Faults, View and Graph Live Data and Activate components there are other special features which include SBC activation/deactivation, TPM tire recognition & activate system/sensor ID, AIRmatic auto level and many more.

All diagnostics aside the 8704's programming/coding features are sensational. The technician gains the ability to code/programming all HFM units, ME 1.0, 2.0 & 2.1, DCM and Instrument Clusters as well as Rear Signal Activation Modules using 8704 Mercedes Benz Software package.

Mercedes-Benz Software 8704

Mercedes has a special 38 pin connector in the engine compartment. The purpose of this connect is because each control module has its own pin used for diagnostics. ProgRama offers this unique diagnostic adapter (5804C)for its ability to automatically connect to any of the 38 pins to give the technician a fast effort free diagnostic session. Used for

vehicles produced from years 1992 to around 2001, this connector is included with the 8704 software package.

Even though some Mercedes have an OBD II connector, you must use the 38 pin diagnostic connector to get full vehicle diagnostics.

Part # 5804C

Part # 5804

Mercedes has a special 16 pin connector in the engine compartment. Used on vehicles produced from years 1992 to 1994 found on 124 and 129 chassis with 6 cylinder engines. This connector is included with the 8704 software package.

Volvo Software 8708 Coverage for ProgRama's 8708 software package includes diagnostic features for vehicles from 1994 to 2006. With Volvo 8708 getting faults could not be easier. With three simple clicks of the mouse the technician can get the fault codes in the vehicle to determine the malfunctions that have taken place and start the necessary repairs.

Other features included are the ability to Graph and Print Live data and Component Activations. The PC Retriever's 8708 software package is the most in-depth diagnostic Volvo software on the market today.

Volkswagen/Audi Software 8701 For Volkswagen/Audi it gets no better then ProgRama's 8701 VW/Audi Software offering 99% Dealer level capability. Through the PC Retriever utilizing the 8701 VW/Audi software the technician gains coverage for vehicles from 1992 to 2009 with all diagnostic and coding/programming features similar to that of the VAS 5052. In addition to getting and resetting faults 8701 offers Basic Settings and Adaptations to synchronize control modules to the vehicle.

Volkswagen/Audi Software 8701

Part # 5801

This connector is included with the 8701 software package. Used for vehicles produced from years 1991 to 1994. Pre-OBDII VW/Audi use this connector for diagnostics.


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