How to view/ record real time PID data on Foxwell NT650 OBD2 Scanner?

Here is the operation guide to use the Live data menu on Foxwell NT650 scanner.


Live Data menu lets you view and record real time PID data from the electronic control module. Menu options typically include:

Complete Data List

Custom Data List


How to use “Complete Data List” menu?

Using this option can let you view all the live PIA data from a selected system.


Step 1: Go to “Diagnostic Menu”-> “Live Data”, and press the “ENTER” key

Step 2: Select “Complete List” from the menu and press the “ENTER” key to display the datastream screen

Step 3: Select lines using the up and down arrow keys to scroll through data, and use left and right arrow keys to scroll back and forth through different screens of data

Step 4: Scroll with the up and down arrow keys to highlight a line

Press the function key One Graphic to display

Please kindly notice:

If the One Graphic on the bottom is highlighted, it indicates the graphing is available for the selected line.

Step 5: Two PID graphs will show on screen when press the function key “Two Graphics”

Step 6: Press the function key “Merge Graph” to display two PID plots in one coordinate for easy and intuitive diagnosis

Step 7: Select key “Save” and press “Stop Saving” to stop recording at any time

Step 8: Press “Text” to return to text viewing of PID data

Step 9: Select “Pause” to suspend collecting data

Use the “Start” key to resume collecting data

Step 10: Use the “Back” key to return

How to use “Custom Data List” menu?

Using this menu can let you minimize the number of PIDs on the data list and focus on any suspicious or symptom-specific data parameters.

Step 1: Open NT650 scanner to select “Custom List” from the “Live Data” menu

And press the “ENTER” key to show custom datastream selection

Step 2: Scroll with the up and down arrow keys to highlight a line, press the “ENTER” key

And then repeat the action to make more selections


To deselect an item, select it again and then press the ENTER key. Alternatively, use the function keys “SELECT ALL” and “CLEAR ALL” to select or deselect all items at once.

Step 3: When the selection is completed, choose “VIEW DATA” function to display selected items