Autel MD802 user manual (download)

Autel MD802 user manual:

http://www.eobdtool.co.uk/upload/pro/autel-md802-all-systems-user-manual.pdf

Table of Contents

1. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND WARNINGS

……………………………………………………………….. 1

2. GENERAL INFORMATION ……………………………………………………………….. 2

2.1 ON-BOARD DIAGNOSTICS (OBD) II ……………………………………………………….. 2

2.2 DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) …………………………………………………… 2

2.3 LOCATION OF THE DATA LINK CONNECTOR (DLC) …………………………………. 3

2.4 OBD II READINESS MONITORS ……………………………………………………………… 4

2.5 OBD II MONITOR READINESS STATUS ……………………………………………………. 5

2.6 OBD II DEFINITIONS ……………………………………………………………………………. 6

3. USING THE SCAN TOOL …………………………………………………………………… 8

3.1 TOOL DESCRIPTION ……………………………………………………………………………… 8

3.2 SPECIFICATIONS …………………………………………………………………………………… 9

3.3 ACCESSORIES INCLUDED …………………………………………………………………….. 10

3.4 KEYBOARD ………………………………………………………………………………………… 10

3.5 POWER ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 10

3.6 SYSTEM SETUP …………………………………………………………………………………… 11

3.7 VEHICLE COVERAGE ………………………………………………………………………….. 15

3.8 PRODUCT TROUBLESHOOTING …………………………………………………………….. 16

4. PLAYBACK DATA …………………………………………………………………………… 17

4.1 REVIEWING DATA ………………………………………………………………………………. 17

4.2 DELETING DATA ………………………………………………………………………………… 18

4.3 PRINTING DATA …………………………………………………………………………………. 18

5. DIAGNOSTICS …………………………………………………………………………………. 19

5.1 ENTERING VEHICLE INFORMATION ………………………………………………………. 19

5.2 DIAGNOSTIC TEST ………………………………………………………………………………. 24

5.3 DIAGNOSTIC OPERATION …………………………………………………………………….. 28

6. OBDII DIAGNOSTICS ……………………………………………………………………… 35

6.1 READ CODES ………………………………………………………………………………………. 36

6.2 ERASE CODES ……………………………………………………………………………………. 39

6.3 LIVE DATA…………………………………………………………………………………………. 41

6.4 FREEZE FRAME …………………………………………………………………………………… 47

6.5 RETRIEVING I/M READINESS STATUS ……………………………………………………. 48

6.6 O2 MONITOR TEST ……………………………………………………………………………… 51

6.7 ON-BOARD MONITOR TEST ………………………………………………………………….. 52

6.8 COMPONENT TEST ………………………………………………………………………………. 55

6.9 VIEWING VEHICLE INFORMATION …………………………………………………………. 56

6.10 MODULES PRESENT …………………………………………………………………………… 58

6.11 DTC LOOKUP …………………………………………………………………………………… 59

7. OIL RESET ………………………………………………………………………………………. 61

7.1. GENERAL INFORMATION …………………………………………………………………….. 61

7.2. RESET OPERATION……………………………………………………………………………… 61

8. EPB …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 69

8.1. EPB SAFETY ……………………………………………………………………………………… 69

8.2. EPB MAINTENANCE …………………………………………………………………………… 69

8.3. ABS MAINTENANCE …………………………………………………………………………… 78

9. PRINT DATA ……………………………………………………………………………………. 81

10. SOFTWARE UPDATE ………………………………………………………………………. 83

10.1. REGISTER THE TOOL ………………………………………………………………….. 83

10.2. UPDATE PROCEDURE ………………………………………………………………….. 84

10.3. VIEW OR DELETE PROGRAMS ……………………………………………………… 86

11. WARRANTY AND SERVICE ……………………………………………………………. 88

11.1. LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY………………………………………………….. 88

11.2. SERVICE PROCEDURES ……………………………………………………………….. 88

1. Safety Precautions and Warnings

To prevent personal injury or damage to vehicles and/or the scan

tool, read this instruction manual first and observe the following

safety precautions at a minimum whenever working on a vehicle:

 Always perform automotive testing in a safe environment.

 Wear safety eye protection that meets ANSI standards.

 Keep clothing, hair, hands, tools, test equipment, etc. away from

all moving or hot engine parts.

 Operate the vehicle in a well ventilated work area: Exhaust gases

are poisonous.

 Put blocks in front of the drive wheels and never leave the vehicle

unattended while running tests.

 Use extreme caution when working around the ignition coil,

distributor cap, ignition wires and spark plugs. These

components create hazardous voltages when the engine is

running.

 Put the transmission in PARK (for automatic transmission) or

NEUTRAL (for manual transmission) and make sure the parking

brake is engaged.

 Keep a fire extinguisher suitable for gasoline/chemical/ electrical

fires nearby.

 Don’t connect or disconnect any test equipment while the

ignition is on or the engine is running.

 Keep the scan tool dry, clean, free from oil/water or grease. Use a

mild detergent on a clean cloth to clean the outside of the scan

tool, when necessary.

2. General Information

2.1 On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) II

The first generation of On-Board Diagnostics (called OBD I) was

developed by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) and

implemented in 1988 to monitor some of the emission control

components on vehicles. As technology evolved and the desire to

improve the On-Board Diagnostic system increased, a new generation

of On-Board Diagnostic system was developed. This second generation

of On-Board Diagnostic regulations is called “OBD II”.

The OBD II system is designed to monitor emission control systems

and key engine components by performing either continuous or

periodic tests of specific components and vehicle conditions. When a

problem is detected, the OBD II system turns on a warning lamp (MIL)

on the vehicle instrument panel to alert the driver typically by the

phrase of “Check Engine” or “Service Engine Soon”. The system will

also store important information about the detected malfunction so

that a technician can accurately find and fix the problem. Here below

follow three pieces of such valuable information:

1) Whether the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is

commanded ‘on’ or ‘off’;

2) Which, if any, Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) are stored;

3) Readiness Monitor status.

2.2 Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)

OBD II Diagnostic Trouble Codes are codes that are stored by the

on-board computer diagnostic system in response to a problem found

in the vehicle. These codes identify a particular problem area and are

intended to provide you with a guide as to where a fault might be

occurring within a vehicle. OBD II Diagnostic Trouble Codes

consists of a five-digit alphanumeric code. The first character, a letter,

identifies which control system sets the code. The other four

characters, all numbers, provide additional information on where the

DTC originated and the operating conditions that caused it to set. Here

below is an example to illustrate the structure of the digits: 3

2.3 Location of the Data Link Connector (DLC)

The DLC (Data Link Connector or Diagnostic Link Connector) is the

standardized 16-cavity connector where diagnostic scan tools

interface with the vehicle’s on-board computer. The DLC is usually

located 12 inches from the center of the instrument panel (dash),

under or around the driver’s side for most vehicles. If Data Link

Connector is not located under dashboard, a label should be there

telling location. For some Asian and European vehicles, the DLC is

located behind the ashtray and the ashtray must be removed to access

the connector. If the DLC cannot be found, refer to the vehicle’s

service manual for the location.

2.4 OBD II Readiness Monitors

An important part of a vehicle’s OBD II system is the Readiness

Monitors, which are indicators used to find out if all of the emissions

components have been evaluated by the OBD II system. They are

running periodic tests on specific systems and components to ensure

that they are performing within allowable limits.

Currently, there are eleven OBD II Readiness Monitors (or I/M

Monitors) defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

(EPA). Not all monitors are supported by all vehicles and the exact

number of monitors in any vehicle depends on the motor vehicle

manufacturer’s emissions control strategy.

Continuous Monitors — Some of the vehicle components or systems

are continuously tested by the vehicle’s OBD II system, while others

are tested only under specific vehicle operating conditions. The

continuously monitored components listed below are always ready:

1)Misfire

2)Fuel System

3)Comprehensive Components (CCM)

Once the vehicle is running, the OBD II system is continuously

checking the above components, monitoring key engine sensors,

watching for engine misfire, and monitoring fuel demands.

Non-Continuous Monitors — Unlike the continuous monitors, many

emissions and engine system components require the vehicle to be

operated under specific conditions before the monitor is ready. These 5

monitors are termed non-continuous monitors. For different ignition

type engines, the available monitors are different too.

The following monitors are to be used for spark ignition engines

only:

1) EGR System

2) O2 Sensors

3) Catalyst

4) Evaporative System

5) O2 Sensor Heater

6) Secondary air

7) Heated Catalyst

The following monitors are to be used for compression ignition

engines only:

1) EGR System

2) NMHC Catalyst

3) NOx aftertreatment

4) Boost pressure system

5) Exhaust gas sensor

6) PM filter

2.5 OBD II Monitor Readiness Status

OBD II systems must indicate whether or not the vehicle’s PCM’s

monitor system has completed testing on each component.

Components that have been tested will be reported as “Ready”, or

“Complete”, meaning they have been tested by the OBD II system.

The purpose of recording readiness status is to allow inspectors to

determine if the vehicle’s OBD II system has tested all the

components and/or systems.

The power-train control module (PCM) sets a monitor to “Ready” or

“Complete” after an appropriate drive cycle has been performed. The

drive cycle that enables a monitor and sets readiness codes to “Ready”

varies for each individual monitor. Once a monitor is set as “Ready”

or “Complete”, it will remain in this state. A number of factors, 6

including erasing of diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) with a scan tool

or a disconnected battery, can result in Readiness Monitors being set

to “Not Ready”. Since the three continuous monitors are constantly

evaluating, they will be reported as “Ready” all of the time. If testing

of a particular supported non-continuous monitor has not been

completed, the monitor status will be reported as “Not Complete” or

“Not Ready.”

In order for the OBD monitor system to become ready, the vehicle

should be driven under a variety of normal operating conditions.

These operating conditions may include a mix of highway driving and

stop and go, city type driving, and at least one overnight-off period.

For specific information on getting your vehicle’s OBD monitor

system ready, please consult your vehicle owner’s manual.

2.6 OBD II Definitions

Power-train Control Module (PCM) — OBD II terminology for the

on-board computer that controls engine and drive train.

Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) — Malfunction Indicator Light

(Service Engine Soon, Check Engine) is a term used for the light on

the instrument panel. It is to alert the driver and/or the repair

technician that there is a problem with one or more of vehicle’s

systems and may cause emissions to exceed federal standards. If the

MIL illuminates with a steady light, it indicates that a problem has

been detected and the vehicle should be serviced as soon as possible.

Under certain conditions, the dashboard light will blink or flash. This

indicates a severe problem and flashing is intended to discourage

vehicle operation. The vehicle onboard diagnostic system can not turn

the MIL off until necessary repairs are completed or the condition no

longer exists.

DTC — Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) that identify which section

of the emission control system has malfunctioned.

Enabling Criteria — Also termed Enabling Conditions. They are the

vehicle-specific events or conditions that must occur within the

engine before the various monitors will set, or run. Some monitors

require the vehicle to follow a prescribed “drive cycle” routine as part 7

of the enabling criteria. Drive cycles vary among vehicles and for

each monitor in any particular vehicle.

OBD II Drive Cycle — A specific mode of vehicle operation that

provides conditions required to set all the readiness monitors

applicable to the vehicle to the “ready” condition. The purpose of

completing an OBD II drive cycle is to force the vehicle to run its

onboard diagnostics. Some form of a drive cycle needs to be

performed after DTCs have been erased from the PCM’s memory or

after the battery has been disconnected. Running through a vehicle’s

complete drive cycle will “set” the readiness monitors so that future

faults can be detected. Drive cycles vary depending on the vehicle and

the monitor that needs to be reset. For vehicle specific drive cycle,

consult the vehicle’s Owner’s Manual.

Freeze Frame Data — When an emissions related fault occurs, the

OBD II system not only sets a code but also records a snapshot of the

vehicle operating parameters to help in identifying the problem. This

set of values is referred to as Freeze Frame Data and may include

important engine parameters such as engine RPM, vehicle speed, air

flow, engine load, fuel pressure, fuel trim value, engine coolant

temperature, ignition timing advance, or closed loop status.

3. Using the Scan Tool

3.1 Tool Description

1) CONNECTOR — Connects the scan tool to the vehicle’s Data

Link Connector (DLC).

2) SD Card Slot – Holds the System SD card.

3) LCD DISPLAY — Indicates test results. TFT color display (320

x 240 dpi).

4) FUNCTION BUTTON – Corresponds with “buttons” on

screen for executing commands. 9

5) ESC BUTTON — Cancels a selection (or action) from a

menu or returns to the previous screen.

6) HELP BUTTON — Provides help information and Code

Breaker function.

7) UP SCROLL BUTTON — Moves up through menu and

submenu items in menu mode. When more than one screen of

data is retrieved, moves up through the current screen to the

previous screens for additional data. When looking up DTC, it is

used to change value of selected character.

8) DOWN SCROLL BUTTON — Moves down through

menu and submenu items in menu mode. When more than one

screen of data is retrieved, moves down through the current

screen to next screens for additional data. When looking up DTC,

it is used to change value of selected character.

9) LEFT SCROLL BUTTON — When look up DTC

definitions, moves to previous character and views additional

information on previous screens if DTC definition covers more

than one screen; views previous screen or previous frames of

recorded data. It is also used to view previous trouble code

when viewing DTCs.

10) RIGHT SCROLL BUTTON — When look up DTC

definitions, moves to next character and view additional

information on next screens if DTC definition covers more than

one screen; views next screen or next frames of recorded data..

It is also used to view next trouble code when viewing DTCs.

11) OK BUTTON — Confirms a selection (or action) from a

menu.

12) External DC Power Port – Connects the 12 volt power adapter

to power the tool when disconnected from the vehicle.

13) USB CONNECTOR — Connects the scan tool to the PC for

printing.

3.2 Specifications 10

1) Display: TFT color display (320 x 240 dpi)

2) Operating Temperature: 0 to 60°C (32 to 140 °F)

3) Storage Temperature: -20 to 70°C (-4 to 158 °F)

4) External Power: 12.0 to 18.0 V power provided via vehicle

battery or adapter.

5) Dimensions:

Length Width Height

212 mm (8.35”) 110.5 mm (4.35”) 37.5 mm (1.48”)

6) Weight: 0.28kg(without wire) 0.484kg(with wire)

3.3 Accessories Included

1) User‟s Manual — Instructions on tool operations.

2) CD — Includes user’s manual, MaxiLink update software, and

etc.

3) OBD2 cable — Provides power to tool and communicates

between tool and vehicle.

4) USB cable — Used to upgrade the scan tool, and to print

retrieved data.

5) SD card — Contains the scan tool’s operation software and

applications.

6) Carry case — A nylon case to store the scan tool when not in use.

3.4 Keyboard

No solvents such as alcohol are allowed to clean the keypad or display.

Use a mild nonabrasive detergent and a soft cotton cloth. Do not soak

the keypad as the keypad is not waterproof.

3.5 Power

Before using the scan tool, you must provide power to the scan tool.

There are two methods for providing power to the scan tool.

 DC external power adapter.

 Cable connection to vehicle. 11

During vehicle testing, power for the scan tool is usually provided

through the vehicle cable connection. When the scan tool is not

connected to a vehicle, the scan tool can be powered with an AC/DC

external power adapter.

While the scan tool is powered via the vehicle Data Link Connector

(DLC), just follow the steps below to turn on the scan tool:

1) Connect the Cable to scan tool.

2) Find DLC on vehicle.

 A plastic DLC cover may be found for some vehicles and you

need to remove it before plugging the OBD2 cable.

3) Plug the cable to the vehicle’s DLC.

4) Power up the scan tool , and wait for the Main Screen to

appear.(Figure 3.1)

Figure 3.1

3.6 System Setup

The System Setup functions allow you to adjust default settings and

view information about the scan tool.

1) Language: Selects the desired language.

2) Unit of measure: Sets the unit of measure to English or Metric.

3) Beep Set: Turns on/off beep.

4) LCD Test: Checks if the LCD display is working properly.

5) Key Test: Checks if the keyboard is working properly. 12

6) About: Provides information of the scan tool.

 Settings of the unit will remain until change to the existing

settings is made.

To enter the Setup menu

From the Main Screen, use LEFT/RIGHT scroll button to select

Setup, and press the OK button. Following the instructions to do

adjustments and settings could make your diagnosis more

conveniently and easily. (Figure 3.2)

Figure 3.2

Language Setup

 English is the default language.

1) From System Setup screen, use the UP/DOWN scroll button

and LEFT/RIGHT scroll button to select Language, and press

the OK button.

2) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select the desired language

and press the OK button to save your selection and return to

previous screen. (Figure 3.3) 13

Figure 3.3

Unit of Measure

 Metric is the default measurement unit.

1) From System Setup screen, use the LEFT/RIGHT scroll button

to select EN/METRIC unit and press the OK button.

2) From Unit of Measure screen, use the LEFT/RIGHT scroll

button to select the desired unit of measurement. (Figure 3.4 )

Figure 3.4

3) Press the OK button to save your selection and return to previous

menu. Or, press the ESC button to exit without saving.

Beep Set

 The default setting is Beep On. 14

1) From System Setup screen, use the UP/DOWN scroll button

and LEFT/RIGHT scroll button to select Beep and press the

OK button.

2) From Beep Set menu, use the LEFT/RIGHT scroll button to

select ON or OFF to turn on/off the beep. (Figure 3.5)

Figure 3.5

3) Press the OK button to save your selection and return to

previous menu. Or, press the ESC button to exit without saving.

Key Test

The Key Test function checks if the keyboard is working properly.

1) From System Setup screen, use the UP/DOWN scroll button

and LEFT/RIGHT scroll button to select Key Test, and press

the OK button.

2) Press any key to start test. When you press a key, the edge around

corresponding key on the screen should turn to red. Otherwise,

the key is not functioning properly.

3) Double press ESC to return to previous menu.

LCD Test

The LCD Test function checks if the LCD display is working

normally. 15

1) From System Setup screen, use the UP/DOWN scroll button

and LEFT/RIGHT scroll button to select LCD Test, and press

the OK button.

2) Look for missing spots in the red, green, blue, black and white

LCD display.

3) When completed, press the ESC button to exit.

About

The About function allows viewing of some important information

such as serial number and software version number of the scanner.

1) From System Setup screen, use the UP/DOWN scroll button

and LEFT/RIGHT scroll button to select About and press the

OK button; wait for the About screen to appear.

2) View tool information on screen. (Figure 3.6) Press the ESC

button to exit without saving.

Figure 3.6

3.7 Vehicle Coverage

On the basis of all OBD II compliant vehicles, including those

equipped with universal protocol — Control Area Network (CAN),

MaxiDiag

Elite Series Scanner expands vehicle system coverage and

offers more diagnostic power to the vehicle technicians. Featuring

expanded global vehicle coverage, the scan tool offers technicians a

significant improvement on model years covered by supported

manufactures. In addition to adding new vehicle coverage through

2012/2011, we’ve also worked backwards to include non-OBDII 16

vehicles, which can be diagnosed by setting up with optional OBDI

adaptors.

For a complete listing of all the added vehicle coverage, download a

copy of the official MaxiDiag

Elite Software Release Note.

3.8 Product Troubleshooting

Vehicle Linking Error

A communication error occurs if the scan tool fails to communicate

with the vehicle’s ECU (Electronic Control Unit). You need to do

the following to check up:

 Verify that the ignition is ON.

 Check if the scan tool’s connector is securely

connected to the vehicle’s DLC.

 Turn the ignition off and wait for about 10 seconds. Turn the

ignition back to on and continue the testing.

 Verify the control module is not defective.

Operating Error

If the scan tool freezes, then an exception occurs or the vehicle’s

ECU (Electronic Control Unit) is too slow to respond to requests.

You need to do the following to reset the tool:

 Reset the scan tool.

 Turn the ignition off and wait for about 10 seconds. Turn the

ignition back to on and continue the testing.

Scan tool doesn‟t power up

If the scan tool won’t power up or operates incorrectly in any other

way, you need to do the following to check up:

 Check if the scan tool’s connector is securely connected to the

vehicle’s DLC;

 Check if the DLC pins are bent or broken. Clean the DLC pins if

necessary.

 Check vehicle battery to make sure it is still good with at least 8.0

volts. 17

4. Playback Data

The Playback Data function allows viewing data from last test

recorded by the scan tool.

NOTE: The amount of files that can be saved depends on the

space available in the SD card.

4.1 Reviewing Data

1) Use the LEFT/RIGHT scroll button to select Playback from

Main Screen (Figure 3.1), and press the OK button. Wait for

the Scan screen to appear. (Figure 4.1)

2) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select the desired item from

Scan screen, and press the OK button.

Figure 4.1

 If no data from previously tested vehicle is recorded, a message

“No data available!” shows on the screen.

3) Review selected data on screen. (Figure 4.2 )

Scan

1. UITrouble

/scan/MAKE/USA/FORD/

2. UIDatastream: complete list

/scan/make/EOBD/

3. UIFreeze

/scan/make/USA/

Delete Delete All

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Figure 4.2

4.2 Deleting Data

By selecting Delete on the Scan screen, you are allowed to erase the

selected data on the scan tool. Review the recordings thoroughly

before erasing. You could also erase all recordings by select Delete

All.

NOTE: Don’t use Delete All unless you are definitely sure what

you are going to proceed.

4.3 Printing Data

Print option allows you to print the recorded files to your computer

and then to the printer.

For more details, please refer to chapter 9. Print Data.

Vehicle Specification

Vehicle: Mustang

Engine Type: Other

Capacity: 3.8L

Transmission: Manual

Fuel Type: Gasoline

Emission Level: Federal Emission

VIN:1FAFP40462F100819

PrefSuf:2R3APB VersionID:4612

5. Diagnostics

NOTE: The screens shown below in this chapter are examples.

The screens actually appear vary by vehicle.

5.1 Entering Vehicle Information

Before using the scan tool to diagnose, you must input the vehicle

information. There are generally three ways to input the vehicle

information.

 Vehicle information manual acquisition.

 VIN code automatic acquisition.

 VIN code manual acquisition.

The way to enter diagnostic procedure depends on vehicle being

tested.

5.1.1 Vehicle Information Manual Acquisition

Follow these steps to enter the vehicle information and begin

diagnostics. (Taking Ford as an example)

1) Turn on the scan tool and wait for the Main Screen to appear.

2) Select Scan icon in the Main Screen (Figure 3.1) and wait for

the vehicle manufacturer screen. Choose the correct vehicle

make.

3) Step by step, select the right options for your vehicle according

to each screen that appears.

Figure 5.5 Figure 5.6

4) Do this until the complete vehicle information is entered. Then

the scan tool will ask your confirmation.

DAS

1. Start New Session

2. Manual Vehicle Entry

3. Vehicle selection

1. All other

Traction Assist

1. Not Equipped

2. Equipped

Transmission

1. ASM(Auto Shift Manual)

2. Powershift

3. Manual

4. Automatic

5. DPS6

5.1.2 VIN Code Automatic Acquisition

Some vehicles could identify the VIN code intelligently, saving

customer’s time to input complex information. (Taking Renault as an

example)

 

Engine Type: Other

Capacity: 3.8L

Transmission: Manual

Fuel Type: Gasoline

Emission Level: Federal Emission

Is this correct?

Yes no

RENAULT

1. VIN acquisition

In this mode, the scan tool will communicate with the vehicle and

read off the VIN code automatically. It will ask for your

confirmation about the VIN code if ECU response received. If no

response from the ECU, it will turn to manual mode. (Please see

VIN Code Manual Acquisition)

5.1.3 VIN Code Manual Acquisition

For some vehicles, both selecting the options manually and acquiring

the VIN are available for you to enter the vehicle information.

(Taking Benz as an example)

Figure 5.11

In the Benz Cars menu, choose the item “2. Select by entering

VIN” and you can enter the VIN code directly.

VIN acquisition

1.VIN CODE automatic acquisition

2.VIN CODE manual acquisition

3.Vehicle type manual acquisition

When you choose to enter VIN directly, a pop-up soft keyboard is

used to input VIN code. (Figure 5.14)

To pop up the keyboard, press the Function button corresponding to

Show. Use UP/DOWN scroll button and LEFT/RIGHT scroll

button to select digit and character, and then press OK button to

confirm. Use Backspace button to delete the previous digit or

character. When finished, press the Function button corresponding to

Finish to proceed. The scan tool will identify the VIN code and turn

to diagnostic procedure.

Cars

1.Vehicle record and abbreviation

2.Select by entering VIN

3.All model series

4.A-Class

5.B-Class

6.C-Class/CLK

7.E-Class/CLS

If the chassis number does not

Match the vehicle, enter VIN as a

17-digit code.

Example:WDBNG70J02A123456

5.2 Diagnostic Test

After you have entered the correct vehicle information, the

diagnostic testing selection will display as below:

Figure 5.15

5.2.1 Auto Scan

Depending on the scan tool model, Auto Scan function will carry

out an overall scan to check the status of all systems or four systems

(engine, transmission, airbag and ABS) on the vehicle being tested.

Selecting Auto Scan will lead to retrieve the trouble codes in each

system of the vehicle one by one. It will take a few minutes to

display.

Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select Auto Scan from Main

Groups menu (Figure 5.15), and press the OK button.

Select An Option

1. Auto Scan

2. Control Unit

3. Vehicle Information

User is allowed to check the details of each system, quickly erase

DTC, save the data, and display DTC from the Auto Scan menu

screen. To select the options on the bottom, simply press the

corresponding function button.

 Save –You can save the Auto Scan information as “Vehicle

Record” so that you will not need to follow the vehicle selection

process again on the same vehicle in later tests. For detailed

instructions, please refer to 5.2.4 Save and retrieve files.

 Quick Erase – By selecting this option, the scan tool will erase

all displaying DTCs and once again read the data and check the

latest status of the system. If the system did not repair, the

trouble codes will keep on displaying.

 Display DTC – This option allows you to read DTC definitions

in the highlighted system. If more than one fault is detected in a

system, the scan tool will display an option list for you to view

different kind of DTCs or freeze frames.

PCM- Powertrain Fault 1

Control Module

Quick Erase Save Display DTC

Select Option

1.CMDTCs(Continuous memory

diagnostic trouble codes)

2.Freeze Frame-Mode 2

3.pending

In Auto Scan screen (Figure 5.16), pressing OK button will turn to

diagnostic operation. For more details, refer to 5.3 Diagnostic

Operation.

To exit the Auto Scan option, press ESC button. The scan tool will

display a message “Are you sure to quit?” to ask for your

confirmation. Select Yes to quit, and select No to cancel command.

5.2.2 Control Unit

Control Unit function will list down all the systems that might be

available on the vehicle for you to select to test. Select a system to

display the function menu and start testing.

Figure 5.18

NOTE: The actual systems displayed in the System Menu

screen may be different from Figure 5.18 due to various vehicle

configurations.

5.2.3 Vehicle Information

Vehicle Information function allows you to view vehicle-specific

information for Specifications, System Type and other Identification.

System Menu

1. ABS-Anti-Lock Brake/ Traction

Control Module

2. ACM-Audio Control Module

3. BEM-Body Electronic Module

4. FDIM-Front Display Interface

Module

5. HIM-HAVC Integrated Module

6. IPC-Instrument Panel Control

5.2.4 Save and Retrieve Files

Save and Retrieve Files function will save the detected vehicle

information. You can directly get the vehicle information next time.

Please follow the instructions above to finish the Auto Scan process

(Figure 5.15), and press the Function button corresponding to Save,

and name the record on the Save Vehicle Record screen.

Figure 5.20

To enter the diagnostic functions through the vehicle record option in

future, please follow these steps:

 Select Vehicle Data Recorder from the DAS menu.

Save Vehicle Record

Input vehicle name:

Maximum length is 25 characters..

Vehicle Specification

Vehicle: Mustang

Engine Type: Other

Capacity: 3.8L

Transmission: Manual

Fuel Type: Gasoline

Emission Level: Federal Emission

VIN:1FAFP40462F100819

PrefSuf:2R3APB VersionID:4612

OK

Figure 5.21

 Click on the vehicle file you desired to enter the diagnostic

menu directly.

Figure 5.22

5.3 Diagnostic Operation

This function allows you to read and clear diagnostic trouble codes

(DTCs), read and save live data. (Taking Ford as an example)

5.3.1 Read Codes

The Read Codes procedure varies for each vehicle being tested. This

section includes the following Read Codes procedures.

In the Function Menu screen (Figure 5.23), select Read Codes.

This will display the Read Codes menu screen. (Figure 5.24)

DAS

1. Start New Session

2. Manual Vehicle Entry

3. Vehicle selection

4. Vehicle Data Recorder

Vehicle Data Record

1. Ford1

2. Ford2

In the Read Codes menu, select one of the options to proceed. The

screen will show as below.

Figure 5.25

Select one of the DTC options to view detailed diagnostic trouble

code information.

Function Menu

1. Read Codes

2. Erase Codes

3. Live Data

Read Codes

1. KOEO On Demand Self-test

2. KOER On Demand Self-test

3. Retrieve CMDTCs(Continuous

Memory Diagnostic Trouble

Codes)

Select options

1. CMDTCs

2. Freeze Frame-MODE2

3. Pending.

You can save the code results for later review by selecting Save

option on the bottom. When you finished viewing the DTCs, press

the ESC button to return to previous screen.

5.3.2 Erase Codes

After reading and / or reviewing the diagnostic trouble codes, take

the following steps to erase codes from the vehicle. If Erase Codes

is not an available menu option, consult the manufacturer’s service

manual for the correct “clear code” method.

NOTE: This Erase Codes function clears the DTCs from the

selected ECU or provides instructions for how to manually clear

the codes from the ECU.

NOTE: Before performing this procedure, make sure the vehicle’s

ignition key is in the On (Run) position with the engine off.

To Erase DTCs, please follow these steps:

1. With the Function Menu screen displayed (Figure 5.23), click

on Erase Codes. The scan tool displays an instruction message.

2. Follow the instructions on each screen that appears until the

procedure is complete.

3. When finished, press any key to exit.

4. Use Read Codes function to check the codes again to see if

DTCs have been erased successfully. If any codes remain, it

indicates that the vehicle needs maintenance. Please repeat the

Erase Codes steps after repairing the vehicle.

CMDTCs

P0046

Battery voltage high

Status-60(No additional fault

symptom available for this DTC).

P0098

Intake air temperature sensor 2

Circuit high input

Save

5.3.3 Live Data

Live Data function enables you to view the “real-time” live data,

including the information of values (volts, rpm, temperature, speed

etc.) and system status information (open loop, closed loop, fuel

system, etc.) generated by vehicle sensors, switches and actuators.

NOTE: If the vehicle must be driven in order to perform a

troubleshooting procedure, ALWAYS have a second person help

you. One person should drive the vehicle while the other person

observes the Scan Tool data. It is dangerous to drive and operate

the Scan Tool at the same time because a serious traffic accident

might be caused.

1) To view live data, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select

Live Data from Function Menu screen (Figure 5.27), and press

OK button. The screen will show as below.

 The number to the right of selected item indicates sequence of

this item.

 If you want to select the item, press Select button.

 To select all the items on the screen, press Select All button. To

clear all the selected items on the screen, press Clear All button.

2) Press the OK button to view the information.

………… ..Live Data

 MFF_RPM(Engine RPM)

1

□ MFF_SOAk(Engine Off Soak Time

Prior to Misfire)

 VEHICLE SPEED SENSOR 2

Select All Select Clear All

The three keyboard function buttons work as below.

[One Graphic]: To view the live data waveform.

[Save]: Save the live data.

[Pause]: Suspend viewing and stop saving live data.

3) Press the Function button corresponding to One Graphic. The

screen will show the live data waveform as Figure 5.29.

Figure 5.29

4) Press the Function button corresponding to Two Graphic, the

screen will show two graphs as Figure 5.30.

Live Data

MFF_RPM(Engine RPM)

837 RPM

VEHICLE SPEED SENSOR 0 km/h

5) Press the Function button corresponding to Merge Graph, the

above two graphs will merge together as Figure 5.31.

Figure 5.31

NOTE: Merge Graph can be used to compare two related

parameters in graphic mode. It is especially convenient that you

could select two interacted parameter to merge and see their

relationship.

6) Select Text to return to the view the live data in text form

7) Select Save to record retrieved live data and graphs.

NOTE: The scan tool can only playback text data even though

the data is saved in graphic mode. Since what you are viewing

is “real time” Live Data, the data changes as the vehicle’s

operating conditions change. 34

 When there is not enough memory space, a warning message

prompting to delete previously recorded data.

 If you wish to delete the data, select Yes and save currently

retrieved data in the SD card.

 If you do not wish to delete the data, select No to return to

previous screen.

 Select Pause to suspend recording. You could resume the

recording process again by selecting Continue.

 You may review the saved data in Playback function.

 Press ESC button to exit.

Memory space not enough!

Erase previously recorded

Data?

6. OBDII Diagnostics

The OBD II Diagnostics function is a fast-access option that allows

you to carry out a quick test on the engine system of OBD II

vehicles.

When more than one vehicle control module is detected by the

scan tool, you will be prompted to select the module where the

data may be retrieved. The most often to be selected are the

Power-train Control Module [PCM] and Transmission Control

Module [TCM].

CAUTION: Don’t connect or disconnect any test equipment with

ignition on or engine running.

1) Turn the ignition off.

2) Locate the vehicle’s 16-pin Data Link Connector (DLC).

3) Plug the scan tool cable connector into the vehicle’s DLC.

4) Turn the ignition on. Engine can be off or running.

5) Turn on the scan tool. Select OBDII V1.10 from the Main

Screen. (Figure 3.1)

6) Press the OK button to wait for the Menu to appear. A sequence

of messages displaying the OBDII protocols will be observed

on the display until the vehicle protocol is detected.

 If the scan tool fails to communicate with the vehicle’s ECU

(Engine Control Unit) more than three times, a “LINKING

ERROR!” message shows up on the display.

 Verify that the ignition is ON.

 Check if the scan tool’s OBD II connector is securely

connected to the vehicle’s DLC.

 Verify that the vehicle is OBD2 compliant.

 Turn the ignition off and wait for about 10 seconds. Turn the

ignition back to on and repeat the procedure from step 5.

 If the “LINKING ERROR” message does not go away, then

there might be problems for the scan tool to communicate with 36

the vehicle. Contact your local distributor or the

manufacturer’s customer service department for assistance.

7) View a summary of system status (MIL status, DTC counts,

Monitor status) on screen. (Figure 6.1 ) Press ESC button for

Diagnostic Menu (Figure 6.3) to come up.

Figure 6.1

 If more than one module is detected, you will be prompted to

select a module before testing. (Figure 6.2 )

Figure 6.2

 Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select a module and press

the OK button.

6.1 Read Codes

 Reading Codes can be done with the key on engine off (KOEO)

or with the key on engine running (KOER).

 Stored Codes are also known as “hard codes”, which are fault

codes, or trouble codes that have been stored in the vehicle

computer memory because the faults have reoccurred for

Control Module

Module $10

Module $A4

System Status

MIL Status OFF

Codes Found 0

Monitors N/A 8

Monitors OK 2

Monitors INC 0

Save OK

37

more than a specified amount of key-cycles. These codes will

cause the control module to illuminate the malfunction

indicator light (MIL) when emission-related fault occurs.

 Pending Codes are also referred to as “maturing codes” or

“continuous monitor codes”. They indicate problems that the

control module has detected during the current or last driving

cycle but are not considered serious yet. Pending Codes will

not turn on the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL). If the fault

does not occur within a certain number of warm-up cycles, the

code clears from memory.

 Permanent Codes are DTCs that are “confirmed” and are

retained in the non-volatile memory of the computer until the

appropriate monitor for each DTC has determined that the

malfunction is no longer present and is not commanding the

MIL on. Permanent DTC shall be stored in non-volatile

memory and may not be erased by any diagnostic services or

by disconnecting power to ECU.

1) Use UP/DOWN scroll button to select Read Codes from

Diagnostic Menu and press OK button. (Figure 6.3 )

Figure 6.3

2) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select Stored Codes,

Pending Codes or Permanent Codes from the Read Codes

menu and press the OK button. (Figure 6.4 )

Diagnostic Menu

1.System Status

2.Read Codes

3.Erase Codes

4.Live Data

5.Freeze Frame

6.I/M Readiness

7.O2 Monitor Test

8.On-Board Monitor Test

 If there is not any Diagnostic Trouble Code, the display indicates

“No (pending) codes are stored in the module!” Wait a few

seconds or press any key to return to previous screen.

NOTE: Permanent Codes function is available for merely

vehicles supporting the CAN protocols.

3) View DTCs and their definitions on screen.

4) If more than one DTC is found, use the UP/DOWN scroll

button to check all the codes.

 If retrieved DTCs contain any manufacturer specific or enhanced

codes, a “Manufacturer specific codes are found! Press any key

to select vehicle make!” message comes up prompting you to

select vehicle manufacturer to view DTC definitions. Use

UP/DOWN scroll button to select manufacturer and then press

OK button to confirm.

Read Codes

1.Stored Codes

2.Pending Codes

3.Permanent Codes

Vehicle Manufacturer

BUICK

BMW

CADILLAC

CHEVROLET

CHRYSLER

FORD

If the manufacturer of your vehicle is not listed, use the

UP/DOWN scroll button to select Other and press the OK

button.

6.2 Erase Codes

CAUTION: Erasing the Diagnostic Trouble Codes may allow the

scan tool to delete not only the codes from the vehicle’s on-board

computer, but also “Freeze Frame” data and manufacturer

specific enhanced data. Further, the I/M Readiness Monitor Status

for all vehicle monitors is reset to Not Ready or Not Complete

status. Do not erase the codes before the system has been checked

completely by a technician.

NOTE: Erasing codes does not mean that trouble codes in

ECU have been eliminated completely. As long as there is

fault with the vehicle, the trouble codes keeps on presenting.

 This function is performed with key on engine off (KOEO). Do

not start the engine.

1) Use the UP/DOWN scroll buttons to select Erase Codes from

Diagnostics Menu and press the OK button. (Figure 5.3)

2) After you have pressed OK button, a message will come up

asking you to check the ignition and engine status. (Figure 6.6)

 If you do not want to proceed with erasing codes, press ESC

button or select NO to exit and return to previous screen.

Ignition on and engine stopped?

Yes No . 40

 If you press Yes function button or OK button, a warning

message will come up asking your confirmation. (Figure 6.7)

3) Press the OK button to confirm.

 If the codes are cleared successfully, an “Erase Done!”

confirmation message shows on the display.( Figure 6.8)

 If the codes are not cleared, then an “Erase Failure. Turn Key

on with Engine off!” message appears. (Figure 6.9)

Erase Codes

Erase Failure.

Turn Key on with

Engine Off!

Press any key to continue

Erase Codes

Erase Done!

Press any key to continue .

Erase Codes

DTCs and Freeze Data will be lost

Do you wish to continue?

Yes No . 41

4) Press any button to return to Diagnostic Menu.

6.3 Live Data

In this function, you can not only read the live data but also record

data for later review.

Viewing Data

The View Data function allows viewing of live or real time PID

data of vehicle‟s computer module(s).

1) To view live data, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select Live

Data from Diagnostic Menu and press the OK button. (Figure

6.3)

2) Wait a few seconds while the scan tool validates the PID MAP.

A. Viewing Complete List

1) To view complete set of data, use UP/DOWN scroll button to

select Complete List from Live Data menu and press the OK

button. (Figure 6.11)

Live Data

Reading PID.01

– Please Wait – 42

Figure 6.11

2) View live PIDs on the screen. Use the UP/DOWN scroll button

for more PIDs if additional information is available on more than

one page.( Figure 6.12)

 If the “Graphics” on the bottom appears when a PID is

highlighted, graphic information is available. Select

Graphics to view graph. (Figure 6.13). PID name, current

value, maximum and minimum values are displayed on the

screen.

…………………Live Data .

1. Complete List

2. Custom List

Complete List

Numbers of DTCs 0

Fuel system 1 status OL

Fuel system 2 status —

Calculated load value 0.0 %

Engine coolant

temperature

-40

0C

Pause Graphics Save 43

 If the “Merge Graph” on the bottom appears when a PID is

selected to view, merged graph information is available.

(Figure 6.14)

NOTE: Merge Graph can be used to compare two related

parameters in graphic mode, which is especially convenient in

the Custom List option where you could select two interacted

parameter to merge and see their relationship.

 Select Text to return to text viewing of PID data.

 Select Save to record retrieved live data and PID graphs.

 Select Pause to suspend viewing. You could resume the

viewing process again by selecting Start. 44

3) Press the ESC button to return to previous menu.

B. Viewing Custom List

1) To view customized PID data, use the UP/DOWN scroll button

to select Custom List from Live Data menu and press the OK

button. (Figure 6.11)

2) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to move up and down to the

desired items and click Select button to confirm. The selected

parameters are marked with solid squares. (Figure 6.15)

 The number to the right of selected item indicates sequence

of this item.

 If you want to deselect the item, press Clear button.

 To select all the items on the screen, press Select All button.

To clear all the selected items on the screen, press Clear All

button.

3) Press the OK button to view selected PIDs on screen.

………… ..Custom List

 Numbers of DTCs 1

 Fuel system 1 status 2

 Fuel system 2 status

 Calculated load value

 Engine coolant temp

Select All Clear Clear all

4) Press the OK button to view selected PIDs on screen.

Recording Data

The Record Data function allows recording vehicle modules‟

Parameter Identification (PID) data to help diagnose

intermittent vehicle problems. You could save data files to the

SD card and then use the Playback function to view the saved

files.

NOTE: The length of time for each frame varies per vehicle.

Generally, one frame of data is about 1/4 second, or 4 frames per

second.

1) To record live data, with the live data screen displaying, select

Save on the bottom. The scan tool will start timing to record

retrieved live data and PID graphs.

 If you record live data under text mode, following screen

shows::

Numbers of DTCs 0

Fuel system 1 status OL

Pause Graphics Save

Complete List

Numbers of DTCs 0

Fuel system 1 status OL

Fuel system 2 status —

Calculated load value 0.0 %

Engine coolant

temperature

-40

0C

Pause Graphics Saving 94 46

 If you record live data under graph mode, following screen

shows:

NOTE: The scan tool can only playback text data even though

the data is saved in graphic mode.

2) When there is not enough memory space, a warning message

prompting to delete previously recorded data.

 If you wish to delete the data, select Yes and save currently

retrieved data in the SD card.

 If you do not wish to delete the data, select No to return to

previous screen.

3) Select Pause to suspend recording. You could resume the

recording process again by selecting Start.

Save Failure

Memory space not enough!

Erase previously recorded

Data?

4) You may review the saved data in Playback function.

5) Press ESC button to exit.

6.4 Freeze Frame

Freeze Frame Data allows the technician to view the vehicle‟s

operating parameters at the moment a DTC (Diagnostic Trouble

Code) is detected. For example, the parameters may include

engine speed (RPM), engine coolant temperature (ECT), or

vehicle speed sensor (VSS) etc. This information will aid the

technician by allowing the parameters to be duplicated for

diagnostic and repair purposes.

1) To view freeze frame data, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to

select Freeze Frame from Diagnostic Menu and press the OK

button. (Figure 6.3 )

2) Wait a few seconds while the scan tool validates the PID MAP.

3) If retrieved information covers more than one screen, use the

DOWN scroll button, as necessary, until all the data have been

shown up. (Figure 6.20)

 If there is no available freeze frame data, an advisory message

“No freeze frame data stored!” shows on the display.

Freeze Frame

DTC that caused required

freeze frame data storage

P0193

Fuel system 1 status OL

Fuel system 2 status —

Calculated load value 0.0 %

Engine coolant

temperature

-40

0C

Save 48

4) Select Save to record freeze frame. A confirming message “Save

success!” shows on the display and scan tool return to previous

menu.

5) If you don’t want to save the freeze frame data, press ESC

button to return to previous screen.

6.5 Retrieving I/M Readiness Status

I/M Readiness function is used to check the operations of the

Emission System on OBD2 compliant vehicles. It is an excellent

function to use prior to having a vehicle inspected for

compliance to a state emissions program.

CAUTION – By clearing trouble codes you also clear the readiness

status for the individual emission system readiness tests. In order

to reset these monitors, the vehicle must be driven through a

complete drive cycle with no trouble codes in memory. Times for

reset vary depending on vehicle.

Some latest vehicle models may support two types of I/M

Readiness tests:

A. Since DTCs Cleared – indicates status of the monitors since the

DTCs are erased.

B. This Drive Cycle – indicates status of monitors since the

beginning of the current drive cycle.

An I/M Readiness Status result of “NO” does not necessarily

indicate that the vehicle being tested will fail the state I/M

inspection. For some states, one or more such monitors may be

allowed to be “Not Ready” to pass the emissions inspection.

 “OK” — Indicates that a particular monitor being checked has

completed its diagnostic testing.

 “INC” — Indicates that a particular monitor being checked has

not completed its diagnostic testing.

 “N/A” — The monitor is not supported on that vehicle. 49

1) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select I/M Readiness from

Diagnostic Menu and press OK button. (Figure 6.3)

2) Wait a few seconds while the scan tool validates the PID MAP.

3) If the vehicle supports both types of tests, then both types will be

shown on the screen for selection. (Figure 6.21)

 

4) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button, as necessary, to view the status

of the MIL light (“ON” or “OFF) and the following monitors:

For spark ignition engines:

 MIS — Misfire Monitor

 FUEL — Fuel System Monitor

 CCM — Comprehensive Component Monitor

 EGR – EGR System Monitor

 O2S — O2 Sensors Monitor

 CAT — Catalyst Monitor

 EVAP — Evaporative System Monitor

 HTR — O2 Sensor Heater Monitor

 AIR — Secondary Air Monitor

 HCAT — Heated Catalyst Monitor

For compression ignition engines:

 MIS — Misfire Monitor

…………… I/M Readiness .

1.Since DTCs Cleared

2.This Drive Cycle

50

 FUEL — Fuel System Monitor

 CCM — Comprehensive Component Monitor

 EGR – EGR System Monitor

 HCCAT — NMHC Catalyst Monitor

 NCAT — NOx Aftertreatment Monitor

 BP — Boost Pressure System Monitor

 EGS — Exhaust Gas Sensor Monitor

 PM — PM Filter Monitor

5) If the vehicle supports readiness test of “This Drive Cycle”, a

screen of the following displays: (Figure 6.23)

6) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button for more PIDs if additional

information is available on more than one page. Or use the

LEFT/RIGHT scroll button to view PIDs in the previous/next

page.

Since DTCs cleared

MIL Status OFF

Misfire Monitoring N/A

Fuel system monitoring OK

Comprehensive

component monitoring

OK

Catalyst monitoring N/A

Heated catalyst monitor N/A

This Drive Cycle

MIL Status OFF

Misfire Monitoring N/A

Fuel system monitoring OK

Comprehensive

component monitoring

OK

Catalyst monitoring N/A

Heated catalyst monitor N/A

51

7) Press the ESC button to return to Diagnostic Menu.

6.6 O2 Monitor Test

OBD2 regulations set by SAE require that relevant vehicles

monitor and tests on the oxygen (O2) sensors to identify problems

related to fuel efficiency and vehicle emissions. These tests are not

on-demand tests and they are done automatically when engine

operating conditions are within specified limits. These test results

are saved in the on-board computer’s memory.

The O2 Monitor Test function allows retrieval and viewing of O2

sensor monitor test results for the most recently performed tests

from the vehicle’s on-board computer.

The O2 Monitor Test function is not supported by vehicles which

communicate using a controller area network (CAN). For O2

Monitor Test results of CAN-equipped vehicles, see chapter

“On-Board Mon. Test”.

1) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select O2 Monitor Test

from Diagnostic Menu and press OK button. (Figure 6.3)

2) Wait a few seconds while the scan tool validates the PID MAP.

3) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select O2 sensor from O2

Monitor Test menu and press OK button. (Figure 6.24)

Figure 6.24

 If the vehicle does not support the mode, an advisory message

will be displayed on the screen. (Figure 6.25)

………. ..O2 Monitor Test …

1.O2 Bank1 Sensor1

2.O2 Bank1 Sensor2

3.O2 Bank2 Sensor1

4.O2 Bank2 Sensor2

4) View test results of selected O2 sensor. (Figure 6.26)

5) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to view more screens of data if

additional information is available in more than one page.

6) Press the ESC button to return to the previous menu.

6.7 On-Board Monitor Test

The On-Board Monitor Test is useful after servicing or after

erasing a vehicle‟s control module memory. The On-Board

Monitor Test for non-CAN-equipped vehicles retrieves and

displays test results for emission-related power train components

and systems that are not continuously monitored. The On-Board

Monitor Test for CAN-equipped vehicles retrieves and displays

test results for emission-related power train components and

systems that are and are not continuously monitored. Test and

components IDs are determined by the vehicle manufacturer.

In this test, there are typically a minimum value, a maximum value,

and a current value for each monitor. By comparing the current value

… ……… .O2 Bank1 Sensor2 .

Rich-Lean Threshd V

Lean-Rich Threshd V

Low for Switch (V)

High for Switch (V)

Rich-Lean Threshd S

Lean-Rich Threshd S

…………….O2 Monitor Test…………..

The selected mode is

not supported!

Press any key to continue . 53

with the minimum and maximum value, the scan tool will determine

if it is OK.

1) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select On-Board Monitor

Test from Diagnostic Menu and press the OK button. (Figure

6.3)

2) Wait a few seconds while the scan tool validates the PID MAP.

3) The scan tool will prompt you to select the vehicle make. (If you

have selected the vehicle before, the Vehicle Manufacturer

screen would not appear again)

4) After you select the vehicle manufacturer, the scan tool shows

the On-Board Monitors tests for specific monitoring systems.

5) From On-Board Monitor Test menu, use the UP/DOWN scroll

button to select a test to view and press the OK button. (Figure

6.28)

On-Board Monitor Test

1. Test $01 Data

2. Test $03 Data

3. Test $10 Data

4. Test $21 Data

5. Test $22 Data

6. Test $25 Data

Vehicle Manufacturer

BUICK

BMW

CADILLAC

CHRYSLER

FORD

GM

 If the vehicle under test does not support the mode, an

advisory message will be displayed on the screen. (Figure

6.29)

 For CAN-equipped vehicles, test selections can be as below:

6) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select the desired monitor

from On-Board Monitor Test menu and press the OK button.

7) View test data on screen.

On-Board Monitor Test

The selected mode is

not supported

Press any key to continue

On-Board Monitor Test ..

1. EGR Monitor

2. Mis-Fire Monitor Data

3. Mis-Fire Cylinder 1 Data

4. Mis-Fire Cylinder 2 Data

5. Mis-Fire Cylinder 3 Data

6. Mis-Fire Cylinder 4 Data

Test $01 Data

ID 11

Module $10

Test Value 0400

Min Limit 0200

Max Limit —-

Status OK

55

 For CAN-equipped vehicles, test results displayed can be as

below:

8) Press ESC button to return to the previous menus.

6.8 Component Test

The Component Test function allows initiating a leak test for the

vehicle’s EVAP system. The scan tool itself does not perform the

leak test, but commands the vehicle’s on-board computer to start

the test. Different vehicle manufacturers might have different

criteria and methods for stopping the test once it has been started.

Before starting the Component Test, refer to the vehicle service

manual for instructions to stop the test.

1) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select Component Test from

Diagnostic Menu and press the OK button. (Figure 6.3)

2) Wait for the scan tool to display the Component Test menu.

Component Test

1.EVAP Sys. Leak Test

Flow Test

ID 11

Module $10

Test Value 0.10 %

Min Limit 0.00 %

Max Limit 95.0 %

Status OK

3) If the test has been initiated by the vehicle, a confirmation

message will be displayed on the screen.

 Some vehicles do not allow scan tools to control vehicle

systems or components. If the vehicle under test does not

support the EVAP Leak Test, an advisory message is

displayed on the screen.

4) Wait a few seconds or press any key to return to previous screen.

6.9 Viewing Vehicle Information

The Vehicle Info. function enables retrieval of Vehicle

Identification No. (VIN), Calibration ID Nos. (CINs),

Calibration Verification Nos. (CVNs) and In-use Performance

Tracking on 2000 and newer vehicles that support Mode 9.

1) Use UP/DOWN scroll button to select Vehicle Info. from the

Diagnostic Menu and press OK button. (Figure 6.3)

Component Test

Command Sent!

Press any key to continue

………….Component Test

The selected mode is

not supported

Press any key to continue 57

2) An advisory message comes up to remind you. Wait a few

seconds or press any key to continue.

3) Wait for the scan tool to display the Vehicle Info. menu.

 If the vehicle does not support this mode, a message shows on

the display warning that the mode is not supported.

4) From Vehicle Info. menu, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to

select an available item to view and press the OK button.

5) View retrieved vehicle information on screen.

Vehicle Info.

Turn key on

with engine off !

Press any key to continue

Vehicle Info.

1.Vehicle ID Number

2.Caibration ID

3.Cal. Verf. Number

6) Press the ESC button to return previous menu

6.10 Modules Present

The Modules Present function allows viewing of the module IDs

and communication protocols for OBD2 modules in the vehicle.

1) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select Modules Present

from Diagnostic Menu and press OK button. (Figure 6.3)

2) View modules present with their IDs and communication

protocols.

3) Select Save to save the modules data and return to previous

menu. Or press ESC button to exit.

Vehicle ID Number

VIN 1FAFP40462F100819

Esc

Modules Present

Protocol ID

SAE J1850 PWM $10

6.11 DTC Lookup

The DTC Lookup function allows user to search definitions of

DTC stored in built-in DTC library.

1) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select DTC Lookup from

Diagnostic Menu and press OK button. (Figure 6.3)

2) Wait for the scan tool to display the DTC Lookup screen.

3) Select Show and a soft keyboard will pop up. Use

LEFT/RIGHT button and UP/DOWN button to move to the

desired character, then press OK button to confirm.

4) After you input the DTC code, select Finish and the scan tool

will display this code’s definition on screen.

5) Press Yes or OK button to proceed. The scan tool will display

DTC definition as below.

DTC Lookup

Only PCBU can be the first letter

to be put in. Only 0~9,a~f for the

rest letters…

Finish Show Esc

Input Dialog Box

P0005

Do you want to save and

continue?

 Use the LEFT/RIGHT scroll button to view the previous /

next DTC.

 Select Save to record code definition.

 For manufacturer specific codes, you need to select a vehicle

make on an additional screen to look for DTC definitions.

 If definition could not be found (SAE or Manufacturer

Specific), the scan tool displays “Please refer to vehicle

service manual!”

6) Press No or ESC button to return to previous menu.

P0005

Fuel Shutoff Valve A Control

Circuit/Open

Save

7. Oil Reset

7.1. General Information

The Engine Oil Life System calculates when to change the engine

oil and filter based on vehicle use. An oil change is required

whenever indicated by the display and according to the

recommended maintenance schedule. Whenever the oil is

changed, reset the system so it can calculate when the next oil

change is required. If a situation occurs where the oil is changed

prior to a service indicator being turned on, also reset the

system.

IMPORTANT: Always reset the engine oil life to 100% after

every oil change.

NOTE: All required work must be carried out before the

service indicators are reset. Failure to do so may result in

incorrect service values and cause DTCs to be stored by the

relevant control module.

NOTE: For some vehicles, the scan tool can perform added

functionality to reset additional service lights (maintenance

cycle, service interval). Taking BMW as an example, its

service reset function includes engine oil, spark plugs,

front/rear brakes, coolant, particle filter, brake fluid,

microfilter, vehicle inspection, exhaust emission inspection

and vehicle check.

All software screens shown in this manual are examples, actual test

screens may vary for each vehicle being tested. Observe the menu

titles and onscreen instructions to make correct option selections.

7.2. Reset Operation

1. Turn the ignition on but do not start the engine.

2. Turn on the scan tool and wait for the Main Screen to appear.

3. Select Oil Reset icon in the Main Screen (Figure 3.1) and wait

for the vehicle manufacturer screen. Choose the correct vehicle

make. 62

There are two ways to perform the reset service.

A. Manual Reset

Almost all Asian vehicles and most American and European

vehicles can be reset manually by technicians.

NOTE: In this manner, the scan tool will not communicate

with the vehicle being tested.

To finish this procedure, please follow these steps (Taking Ford as

an example):

1) From the vehicle make screen, select Ford and press OK

button.

2) Step by step, select the right options for your vehicle according

to each screen that appears.

1.Ford

2.Lincoln

3.Mercury

3) After entering the vehicle information, the scan tool displays

manual reset message as below.

4) Follow the instructions to reset the service manually.

5) Press ESC button to exit.

B. Auto Reset

Most American and European vehicles can be reset automatically by

the scan tool.

NOTE: In this manner, the scan tool will communicate with

the vehicle being tested. If there is a linking error, please

refer to 3.8 product troubleshooting.

To finish this procedure, please follow these steps (Taking

PEUGEOT as an example):

1) From the vehicle make screen, select PEUGEOT and press OK

button.

1.2005

2.2003-2004

3.1998-2002

Manual Reset

1.Select Press Reset At Oil Change

from the setup control for the

current display mode.

2.Press Reset Control to reset

Oil change.

OK

2) Step by step, select the right options for your vehicle according

to each screen that appears.

3) After you have entered the vehicle information, the oil reset

screen will display as below.

System

1.Instrument panel

2.BSI

PEUGEOT

1.206/206MUX

2.206+

3.207

4.307

5.308

6.406

4) The Instrument Panel option enables you to finish oil reset

service in one step by resetting the ECU to default values

automatically. The procedures work as below.

 In the Oil Reset menu, select Service Zero Reset function

and press OK button.

 The tool will automatically begin resetting the vehicle ECU

to default values.

 When the resetting is finished, the tool will display a

confirmation message.

Oil Reset

1.Service Zero Reset

Service Zero Reset

Check the resetting of

the maintenance to zero.

Cancel

Service Zero Reset

Operation Completed.

Press any key to continue

5) The BSI option enables you to finish oil reset service

automatically and manually. The procedures work as below.

 In the Oil Reset menu, select Resetting to zero of the

service mileage function and press OK button.

 The tool will reset the oil service to zero automatically.

 In the Oil Reset menu (Figure 7.11), select Maintenance

function and press OK button. The screen will display the

preset maintenance information of the vehicle. The

information items vary with different vehicles.

Oil Reset

1.Resetting to zero of the service

mileage

2.Maintenance

Resetting to zero

Maintenance mileage zero

reset carried out.

Press any key to continue

Maintenance

Period before service

(months)

6

First maintenance

threshold

china

Maintenance

limit(km)

7400

Finish Edit ESC

 For the First maintenance threshold, you have two choices.

Select the correct option and press OK button to save the

change.

 For the Period before service or Maintenance limit, press

Edit key on the bottom to pop up a soft keyboard to

facilitate your input.

The three keyboard function keys work as below.

Finish — When you finished the input, select this key to

confirm your input and exit.

Pre. — Moves a space to the left.

Backspace — Uses this key to erase the previous digit or

character when typing.

1.China

2.Another country

NOTE: The data you input must be in the reasonable range,

which is defined by the preset values in ECU. If you enter a data

out of range, the tool will display a warning message.

 When you have finished your configuration, select Finish

key on the bottom of the screen, then the tool will begin the

oil reset service.

Maintenance

Configuration carried out.

Press any key to continue

8. EPB

This electric parking brake (EPB) function has a multitude of

uses to maintain the electronic braking systems safely and

effectively. The applications include deactivating/activating the

brake control system, assisting with brake fluid control, brake

diagnostics, opening and closing brake pads, setting brakes after

disc or pad replacement and also reading and clearing EPB/SBC

trouble codes. It is also capable of retrieving Fault Codes

information from the ECU.

8.1. EPB Safety

It may be dangerous to perform electric parking brake (EPB) system

maintenance, so before you begin the service work, please keep these

rules in mind.

 Ensure that you are fully familiar with the braking system and

its operation before commencing any work.

 The EPB control system may be required to be deactivated

before carrying out any maintenance/diagnostic work on the

brake system. This can be done from the tool menu.

 Only carry out maintenance work when the vehicle is stationary

and on level ground.

 Ensure that the EPB control system is reactivated after the

maintenance work has been completed.

NOTE: Autel accepts no responsibility for any accident or

injury arising from the maintenance of the Electric Parking

Brake system.

8.2. EPB Maintenance

1) Turn the ignition off.

2) Release the park brake and make sure the car is properly

blocked.

3) Connect the tool to vehicle and power on. 70

4) Turn the ignition on.

5) Select EPB icon in the Main Screen (Figure 3.1) and wait for

the vehicle manufacturer screen. Choose the correct vehicle

make. (Take PEUGEOT as an example)

6) After you have selected the vehicle make, the electric parking

brake system screen will display as below.

7) In the electric parking brake system screen, use the UP/DOWN

button to select EPB to enter EPB system. In the EPB

diagnostic function, the tool can read codes, erase codes, record

live data, read ECU information, perform active test, and

perform special function. For the functions already being

described before, please refer to chapter 5. OBDII Diagnostics

for details.

System

1.EPB

2.ABS

Special Function

1) In the Diagnostic Menu (Figure 8.3), use the UP/DOWN

button to select Special Function to do the EPB test, which

includes Brake cable replacement and Electric parking

brake replacement.

2) In the EPB screen, use the UP/DOWN button to select Brake

cable replacement. The screen shows as below.

Diag. Menu

1. Read Codes

2. Erase Codes

3. Live Data

4. Active Test

5. ECU Information

6. Special Function

1.Brake cable replacement

2.Electric parking brake

replacement.

Brake cable replacement

1.Put in fitting/removal position

2.Cable tensioning

3.Electric parking brake

calibration.

In the Brake cable replacement screen, the tool can perform

three functions.

A. Put in fitting or removal position

This function enables you to fit in or remove the brake cable

safely and easily. It will take a few seconds to execute this

command.

When the job is done successfully, the tool will display a

message to confirm.

If the job fails to finish, the tool will display a message to remind

user of a problem. After you exit the diagnosis program, please

repair the problem immediately.

Put in fitting/removal position

Activation in progress!

OK

Put in fitting/removal position

Positioning done.

To replace or remove the brake

cables, refer to the mechanical

schedule “Removal-replacement:

electric parking brake primary and

secondary cables”

Press any key to continue

OK

B. Cable tensioning

Once the brake cable is fit in, you would use this function to

adjust its tension. It will take a few seconds to execute this

command.

When the job is done successfully, the tool will display a

message to confirm.

Put in fitting/removal position

Activation done, a problem

occurred during the operation.

Press any key to continue

OK

Cable tensioning

Cable tensioning done.

Now calibrate the Electric parking

brake (see “Electric parking

brake replacement” menu)

Press any key to continue

OK

Cable tensioning

Activation in progress!

OK

If the job fails to finish, the tool will display a message to remind

user of a problem. After you exit the diagnosis program, please

repair the problem immediately.

C. Electric parking brake calibration

When both functions above have completed successfully, you

still need to calibrate the electric parking brake system.

This function is to check if the EPB is working correctly, which

should be performed after work has been completed on the EPB

or vehicle braking system. It will remove any air gap from the

brake pads and check the EPB pressure.

After you select this function, the tool will automatically work in

the following procedure.

Electric parking brake calibration

Activation in progress!

OK

Cable tensioning

Activation done, a problem

occurred during the operation.

Press any key to continue

OK

When the job is done successfully, the tool will display a

message to confirm.

Figure 8.15

If the job fails to finish, the tool will display a message to remind

user of a problem. After you exit the diagnosis program, please

repair the problem immediately.

Electric parking brake calibration

Please wait! The tool should stop

and restart the communication

with the Electric parking brake

ECU.

Electric parking brake calibration

Restart communication

Electric parking brake calibration

Electric parking brake cable

calibration done!

Press any key to continue

3) In the EPB screen, use the UP/DOWN button to select

Electric parking brake replacement. The screen shows as

below.

In the Electric parking brake replacement screen, the tool can

also perform three functions, which details could refer to the same

functions described in the Brake cable replacement menu above.

Active Test

During an active test, the tool is used for outputting commands to the

ECU in order to drive the actuators. This test determines the integrity

of the system or parts by monitoring the operation of the actuators or

by reading the EPB ECU data.

To carry out an active test, please follow these steps.

1. Follow the instructions above to display the Diag. menu

screen.

Electric parking brake calibration

Activation done, a problem

occurred during the operation.

Press any key to continue

OK

Electric parking brake replacement

1.Put in fitting/removal position

2.Cable tensioning

3.Electric parking brake

calibration.

2. Select Active Test and a list of possible tests appear. The test

items in the list vary with different vehicles.

3. Select a test and the tool will display an information screen as

“The ‘apply electric parking brake’ operation is used to test

the operation of the brake cables statically. If you start the

actuator test, you must wait for the component to stop

operating before starting another actuator test. Press ‘OK’

to apply the electric parking brake or press ‘Cancel’ to go

back to the list of possible operation.” Select OK to continue

or Cancel to exit.

4. The tool may display information during and after the test. The

information varies by vehicle.

5. When the test is finished, there may be three results displaying

on the screen.

Apply electric parking brake

Listen to the noise of the

Electric motor!

OK

Active

1.Apply electric parking brake

2.Release electric parking brake

 The test is finished successfully.

 The test is stopped by the user.

 The test did not finish.

In the first condition, the tool will display an information screen as

“The operation was performed correctly. Put the vehicle on a

vehicle lift and check that the rear wheels are locked. Check that

the ‘Electric parking brake on’ message is display on the control

panel and that the LED illuminates on the control panel.”

In the second condition, the tool will display an information screen

as “Operation of the actuator test was stopped by the user. Press

„Cancel’ to go back to the list of possible operations.”

In the third condition, the tool will display an information screen as

“The actuator test did not finish operating. Please perform the

following check: Read the faults to resolve any possible faults

relating to the electric motor or to the cables.”

IMPORTANT: Make sure that the components to be tested are

not physically damaged and are well assembled.

WARNING: Please stop repairing the components to be tested

before the test starts and keep a certain distance during the test.

8.3. ABS Maintenance

In the System menu (Figure 8.2), use UP/DOWN button to select

ABS to do ABS maintenance. The scan tool displays as below:

Diag. Menu

6. Read Codes

7. Erase Codes

8. Live Data

9. Active Test

10. ECU Information

6. Special Function

In the ABS diagnostic function, the tool can read codes, erase codes,

record live data, read ECU information, perform active test, and

perform special function. For the functions already being described

before, please refer to chapter 5. OBDII Diagnostics for details.

Special Function

1) In the Diagnostic Menu (Figure 8.20), use the UP/DOWN

button to select Special Function to do the ABS test. The scan

tool displays as below.

2) In the EPB menu, select the desired function and press OK

button. If the operation is finished successfully, the scan tool

will display a confirmation message. Otherwise, it will display

a message to remind user of a problem. After you exit the

diagnosis program, please repair the problem immediately.

Active Test

1) In the Diagnostic Menu (Figure 8.20), use the UP/DOWN

button to select Active Test to do the actuator test. The scan

tool displays as below.

EPB

1.Reactivation of automatic application

2.Deactivation of automatic application

2) In the Active menu, use the UP/DOWN button to select the

desired actuator to begin test. If the selected actuator works

correctly, the tool will display a confirmation message as

below (Figure 8.23). Otherwise, it will display a message to

remind user of a problem. After you exit the diagnosis program,

please repair the problem immediately.

1.ABS/ASR recirculation pump

2.Left front intake solenoid valve

3.Right front intake solenoid valve

4.Left rear intake solenoid valve

5.Right rear intake solenoid valve

6.Switching solenoid valve 1

7.Switching solenoid valve 2

Operation completed!

No fault detected!

Press any key to continue

9. Print Data

The Print Data function allows printing out diagnostic data

recorded by the scan tool or customized test reports by

connecting the scan tool to a PC or laptop with the USB cable

supplied.

 To print out retrieved data, you need the following tools:

MaxiDiag

Elite Series scan tool

A PC or laptop with USB ports

A USB cable

1) Install Autel PC Suit through the included CD, or download the

applications in our website: www.maxidas.com or our

distributors’ site.

2) Connect the scan tool to computer with the USB cable supplied.

3) Run Autel Printer software on computer.

4) Select Playback function in Main Screen of the scan tool. In

Scan screen, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select the files

you want to print. Wait for the reviewing window to display

(Figure 4.2), then select Print function on the bottom. The

selected file will be uploaded to your computer. For more

detailed instructions, please refer to 4. Playback Data.

5) The Autel Printer will show as below.

6) The selected data will display on the textbox of Autel Printer.

By selecting the function buttons on the right, you could execute

the following operations:

 Print – Print all data in the textbox to a printer connected to

your computer.

 Edit – Once clicked, the software will automatically open an

NOTEPAD window with all recorded data showing on.

 Copy – Copy all data in the textbox to the clipboard.

 Clear – Delete all data in the textbox.

 Exit – Quit the operation.

7) You are also allowed to edit, copy, and delete the data in the

Autel Printer window.

NOTE: The scan tool can only print text data even though the

data is saved in graphic mode.

10. Software Update

This function allows you to update the scan tool software

through a computer.

10.1. Register the Tool

User would update the scan tool ONLY after you had registered the

tool on our website: www.maxidas.com. Then you could download

software, update online, retrieve information and get warranty

service.

NOTE: Prior to registration, please confirm your network is

working properly.

1. Log on the website www.maxidas.com.

2. Click on the Update tool bar at the top of the screen, and then

select User Register. Or, click on the Updates column in the

lower right corner of the screen, and select Register.

3. The screen of Register Information appears. Please read through

the instructions, and click on Agree to continue.

4. Put in the Product Serial No. and Register Password, and click

on Next. (Figure 10.1)

5. Follow the instructions on screen to finish the registration.

NOTE: Please use the About function to find out the Product

Serial No. and Register Password. For details, please refer to

the Section 3.6 System Setup. 84

10.2. Update Procedure

Autel frequently releases software updates that you can download.

The Update feature makes it very easy to determine and get exactly

what you need.

1. Install Autel PC Suit through the included CD, or download the

applications in our website: www.maxidas.com or our

distributors’ site.

2. Make sure that your computer is connected to the Internet.

3. Load the SD card of the scan tool to your PC.

4. Run the update option in Autel PC Suit software. Wait for the

Log In window to pop up. (Figure 8.2)

5. Put in the user name and password and wait for the Update

window to display. If you forget your password unintentionally,

you may always click the [Forget password?] to link to our

website and find your password back.

6. In the Update window, select the items you want to install.

Usually, you should install all available updates.

Generally, there are two ways to update programs:

Batch updating

 Select the programs that you would update by clicking on the

check boxes next to those items. Then click the Update

Selected Items button on the right side of screen.

 Or, click on the SELECT ALL checkbox on the right side of

screen and all updatable items will be selected automatically.

Then click the Update Selected Items button on the right side

of screen.

 Check the updating process by observing the upper left progress

bar [downloading] and upper right progress bar [installing]. You

may also find progress information in the Status column of

updated items.

 Anytime you could click the Pause button on the right side of

screen to suspend all progresses, and the state of those

suspended items would change to STOPPED.

 To resume updating process, you may need to select those 86

suspended items again, then click the Update Selected Items

button. The progress will resume from the break point.

 When the downloading is completed, the downloaded programs

will be installed automatically. The new version will replace the

old version.

Single updating

 Find the desired updating item and click the INSTALL button in

the same line. With updating in progress, the INSTALL button

changes to STOP.

 Check the updating process by observing the upper left progress

bar [downloading] and upper right progress bar [installing]. You

may also find progress information in the Status column of

updated items.

 Anytime you could click the Pause button in the line to suspend

this progress, and the state of this item would change to

STOPPED.

 To resume updating process, click the INSTALL button in the

line again. The progress will resume from the break point.

 When the downloading is completed, the downloaded program

will be installed automatically. The new version will replace the

old version.

10.3. View or Delete Programs

To view the list of installed programs or to delete an installed

program, please follow these steps:

 Click on the Installed Programs tag entry and the page will

show the list of programs installed.

 Select the program(s) that you would delete.

 Batch delete: Select the programs that you would delete by

clicking on the check boxes to the left of those items. Then

click the DELETE button on the right side of screen.

 Single delete: Click the UNINSTALL button in the line of

your would-be-deleted program. 87

 A window asking “Are you sure to delete the software?” will

pop up for your confirmation.

 Click on Yes to delete the program(s) selected, or on No to

cancel the action.

 The deleted program will automatically add to the end of

program list in the UPDATE page in case you would like to

install again.

Theoretically, all programs in latest versions will be automatically

compatible with the older versions, but if your scan tool do have a

compatible problem and want to retrieve the older version for some

programs, you may need to delete them first then install the older

version again. Choose older version from the pull-down menu of

program version.

 

11. Warranty and Service

11.1. Limited One Year Warranty

Autel warrants to its customers that this product will be free from all

defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from

the date of the original purchase, subject to the following terms and

conditions:

1) The sole responsibility of Autel under the Warranty is limited to

either the repair or, at the option of Autel, replacement of the scan

tool at no charge with Proof of Purchase. The sales receipt may be

used for this purpose.

2) This warranty does not apply to damages caused by improper use,

accident, flood, lightning, or if the product was altered or repaired

by anyone other than the Manufacturer’s Service Center.

3) Autel shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential

damages arising from the use, misuse, or mounting of the scan tool.

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied

warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you.

4) All information in this manual is based on the latest information

available at the time of publication and no warranty can be made

for its accuracy or completeness. Autel reserves the right to make

changes at any time without notice.

11.2. Service Procedures

If you have any questions, please contact your local store, distributor

or visit our website at www.auteltech.com.

If it becomes necessary to return the scan tool for repair, contact your

local distributor for more information1. Safety Precautions and Warnings

To prevent personal injury or damage to vehicles and/or the scan

tool, read this instruction manual first and observe the following

safety precautions at a minimum whenever working on a vehicle:

 Always perform automotive testing in a safe environment.

 Wear safety eye protection that meets ANSI standards.

 Keep clothing, hair, hands, tools, test equipment, etc. away from

all moving or hot engine parts.

 Operate the vehicle in a well ventilated work area: Exhaust gases

are poisonous.

 Put blocks in front of the drive wheels and never leave the vehicle

unattended while running tests.

 Use extreme caution when working around the ignition coil,

distributor cap, ignition wires and spark plugs. These

components create hazardous voltages when the engine is

running.

 Put the transmission in PARK (for automatic transmission) or

NEUTRAL (for manual transmission) and make sure the parking

brake is engaged.

 Keep a fire extinguisher suitable for gasoline/chemical/ electrical

fires nearby.

 Don’t connect or disconnect any test equipment while the

ignition is on or the engine is running.

 Keep the scan tool dry, clean, free from oil/water or grease. Use a

mild detergent on a clean cloth to clean the outside of the scan

tool, when necessary.

2. General Information

2.1 On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) II

The first generation of On-Board Diagnostics (called OBD I) was

developed by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) and

implemented in 1988 to monitor some of the emission control

components on vehicles. As technology evolved and the desire to

improve the On-Board Diagnostic system increased, a new generation

of On-Board Diagnostic system was developed. This second generation

of On-Board Diagnostic regulations is called “OBD II”.

The OBD II system is designed to monitor emission control systems

and key engine components by performing either continuous or

periodic tests of specific components and vehicle conditions. When a

problem is detected, the OBD II system turns on a warning lamp (MIL)

on the vehicle instrument panel to alert the driver typically by the

phrase of “Check Engine” or “Service Engine Soon”. The system will

also store important information about the detected malfunction so

that a technician can accurately find and fix the problem. Here below

follow three pieces of such valuable information:

1) Whether the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is

commanded ‘on’ or ‘off’;

2) Which, if any, Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) are stored;

3) Readiness Monitor status.

2.2 Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)

OBD II Diagnostic Trouble Codes are codes that are stored by the

on-board computer diagnostic system in response to a problem found

in the vehicle. These codes identify a particular problem area and are

intended to provide you with a guide as to where a fault might be

occurring within a vehicle. OBD II Diagnostic Trouble Codes

consists of a five-digit alphanumeric code. The first character, a letter,

identifies which control system sets the code. The other four

characters, all numbers, provide additional information on where the

DTC originated and the operating conditions that caused it to set. Here

below is an example to illustrate the structure of the digits: 3

2.3 Location of the Data Link Connector (DLC)

The DLC (Data Link Connector or Diagnostic Link Connector) is the

standardized 16-cavity connector where diagnostic scan tools

interface with the vehicle’s on-board computer. The DLC is usually

located 12 inches from the center of the instrument panel (dash),

under or around the driver’s side for most vehicles. If Data Link

Connector is not located under dashboard, a label should be there

telling location. For some Asian and European vehicles, the DLC is

located behind the ashtray and the ashtray must be removed to access

the connector. If the DLC cannot be found, refer to the vehicle’s

service manual for the location.

2.4 OBD II Readiness Monitors

An important part of a vehicle’s OBD II system is the Readiness

Monitors, which are indicators used to find out if all of the emissions

components have been evaluated by the OBD II system. They are

running periodic tests on specific systems and components to ensure

that they are performing within allowable limits.

Currently, there are eleven OBD II Readiness Monitors (or I/M

Monitors) defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

(EPA). Not all monitors are supported by all vehicles and the exact

number of monitors in any vehicle depends on the motor vehicle

manufacturer’s emissions control strategy.

Continuous Monitors — Some of the vehicle components or systems

are continuously tested by the vehicle’s OBD II system, while others

are tested only under specific vehicle operating conditions. The

continuously monitored components listed below are always ready:

1)Misfire

2)Fuel System

3)Comprehensive Components (CCM)

Once the vehicle is running, the OBD II system is continuously

checking the above components, monitoring key engine sensors,

watching for engine misfire, and monitoring fuel demands.

Non-Continuous Monitors — Unlike the continuous monitors, many

emissions and engine system components require the vehicle to be

operated under specific conditions before the monitor is ready. These 5

monitors are termed non-continuous monitors. For different ignition

type engines, the available monitors are different too.

The following monitors are to be used for spark ignition engines

only:

1) EGR System

2) O2 Sensors

3) Catalyst

4) Evaporative System

5) O2 Sensor Heater

6) Secondary air

7) Heated Catalyst

The following monitors are to be used for compression ignition

engines only:

1) EGR System

2) NMHC Catalyst

3) NOx aftertreatment

4) Boost pressure system

5) Exhaust gas sensor

6) PM filter

2.5 OBD II Monitor Readiness Status

OBD II systems must indicate whether or not the vehicle’s PCM’s

monitor system has completed testing on each component.

Components that have been tested will be reported as “Ready”, or

“Complete”, meaning they have been tested by the OBD II system.

The purpose of recording readiness status is to allow inspectors to

determine if the vehicle’s OBD II system has tested all the

components and/or systems.

The power-train control module (PCM) sets a monitor to “Ready” or

“Complete” after an appropriate drive cycle has been performed. The

drive cycle that enables a monitor and sets readiness codes to “Ready”

varies for each individual monitor. Once a monitor is set as “Ready”

or “Complete”, it will remain in this state. A number of factors, 6

including erasing of diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) with a scan tool

or a disconnected battery, can result in Readiness Monitors being set

to “Not Ready”. Since the three continuous monitors are constantly

evaluating, they will be reported as “Ready” all of the time. If testing

of a particular supported non-continuous monitor has not been

completed, the monitor status will be reported as “Not Complete” or

“Not Ready.”

In order for the OBD monitor system to become ready, the vehicle

should be driven under a variety of normal operating conditions.

These operating conditions may include a mix of highway driving and

stop and go, city type driving, and at least one overnight-off period.

For specific information on getting your vehicle’s OBD monitor

system ready, please consult your vehicle owner’s manual.

2.6 OBD II Definitions

Power-train Control Module (PCM) — OBD II terminology for the

on-board computer that controls engine and drive train.

Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) — Malfunction Indicator Light

(Service Engine Soon, Check Engine) is a term used for the light on

the instrument panel. It is to alert the driver and/or the repair

technician that there is a problem with one or more of vehicle’s

systems and may cause emissions to exceed federal standards. If the

MIL illuminates with a steady light, it indicates that a problem has

been detected and the vehicle should be serviced as soon as possible.

Under certain conditions, the dashboard light will blink or flash. This

indicates a severe problem and flashing is intended to discourage

vehicle operation. The vehicle onboard diagnostic system can not turn

the MIL off until necessary repairs are completed or the condition no

longer exists.

DTC — Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) that identify which section

of the emission control system has malfunctioned.

Enabling Criteria — Also termed Enabling Conditions. They are the

vehicle-specific events or conditions that must occur within the

engine before the various monitors will set, or run. Some monitors

require the vehicle to follow a prescribed “drive cycle” routine as part 7

of the enabling criteria. Drive cycles vary among vehicles and for

each monitor in any particular vehicle.

OBD II Drive Cycle — A specific mode of vehicle operation that

provides conditions required to set all the readiness monitors

applicable to the vehicle to the “ready” condition. The purpose of

completing an OBD II drive cycle is to force the vehicle to run its

onboard diagnostics. Some form of a drive cycle needs to be

performed after DTCs have been erased from the PCM’s memory or

after the battery has been disconnected. Running through a vehicle’s

complete drive cycle will “set” the readiness monitors so that future

faults can be detected. Drive cycles vary depending on the vehicle and

the monitor that needs to be reset. For vehicle specific drive cycle,

consult the vehicle’s Owner’s Manual.

Freeze Frame Data — When an emissions related fault occurs, the

OBD II system not only sets a code but also records a snapshot of the

vehicle operating parameters to help in identifying the problem. This

set of values is referred to as Freeze Frame Data and may include

important engine parameters such as engine RPM, vehicle speed, air

flow, engine load, fuel pressure, fuel trim value, engine coolant

temperature, ignition timing advance, or closed loop status.

3. Using the Scan Tool

3.1 Tool Description

1) CONNECTOR — Connects the scan tool to the vehicle’s Data

Link Connector (DLC).

2) SD Card Slot – Holds the System SD card.

3) LCD DISPLAY — Indicates test results. TFT color display (320

x 240 dpi).

4) FUNCTION BUTTON – Corresponds with “buttons” on

screen for executing commands. 9

5) ESC BUTTON — Cancels a selection (or action) from a

menu or returns to the previous screen.

6) HELP BUTTON — Provides help information and Code

Breaker function.

7) UP SCROLL BUTTON — Moves up through menu and

submenu items in menu mode. When more than one screen of

data is retrieved, moves up through the current screen to the

previous screens for additional data. When looking up DTC, it is

used to change value of selected character.

8) DOWN SCROLL BUTTON — Moves down through

menu and submenu items in menu mode. When more than one

screen of data is retrieved, moves down through the current

screen to next screens for additional data. When looking up DTC,

it is used to change value of selected character.

9) LEFT SCROLL BUTTON — When look up DTC

definitions, moves to previous character and views additional

information on previous screens if DTC definition covers more

than one screen; views previous screen or previous frames of

recorded data. It is also used to view previous trouble code

when viewing DTCs.

10) RIGHT SCROLL BUTTON — When look up DTC

definitions, moves to next character and view additional

information on next screens if DTC definition covers more than

one screen; views next screen or next frames of recorded data..

It is also used to view next trouble code when viewing DTCs.

11) OK BUTTON — Confirms a selection (or action) from a

menu.

12) External DC Power Port – Connects the 12 volt power adapter

to power the tool when disconnected from the vehicle.

13) USB CONNECTOR — Connects the scan tool to the PC for

printing.

3.2 Specifications 10

1) Display: TFT color display (320 x 240 dpi)

2) Operating Temperature: 0 to 60°C (32 to 140 °F)

3) Storage Temperature: -20 to 70°C (-4 to 158 °F)

4) External Power: 12.0 to 18.0 V power provided via vehicle

battery or adapter.

5) Dimensions:

Length Width Height

212 mm (8.35”) 110.5 mm (4.35”) 37.5 mm (1.48”)

6) Weight: 0.28kg(without wire) 0.484kg(with wire)

3.3 Accessories Included

1) User‟s Manual — Instructions on tool operations.

2) CD — Includes user’s manual, MaxiLink update software, and

etc.

3) OBD2 cable — Provides power to tool and communicates

between tool and vehicle.

4) USB cable — Used to upgrade the scan tool, and to print

retrieved data.

5) SD card — Contains the scan tool’s operation software and

applications.

6) Carry case — A nylon case to store the scan tool when not in use.

3.4 Keyboard

No solvents such as alcohol are allowed to clean the keypad or display.

Use a mild nonabrasive detergent and a soft cotton cloth. Do not soak

the keypad as the keypad is not waterproof.

3.5 Power

Before using the scan tool, you must provide power to the scan tool.

There are two methods for providing power to the scan tool.

 DC external power adapter.

 Cable connection to vehicle. 11

During vehicle testing, power for the scan tool is usually provided

through the vehicle cable connection. When the scan tool is not

connected to a vehicle, the scan tool can be powered with an AC/DC

external power adapter.

While the scan tool is powered via the vehicle Data Link Connector

(DLC), just follow the steps below to turn on the scan tool:

1) Connect the Cable to scan tool.

2) Find DLC on vehicle.

 A plastic DLC cover may be found for some vehicles and you

need to remove it before plugging the OBD2 cable.

3) Plug the cable to the vehicle’s DLC.

4) Power up the scan tool , and wait for the Main Screen to

appear.(Figure 3.1)

Figure 3.1

3.6 System Setup

The System Setup functions allow you to adjust default settings and

view information about the scan tool.

1) Language: Selects the desired language.

2) Unit of measure: Sets the unit of measure to English or Metric.

3) Beep Set: Turns on/off beep.

4) LCD Test: Checks if the LCD display is working properly.

5) Key Test: Checks if the keyboard is working properly. 12

6) About: Provides information of the scan tool.

 Settings of the unit will remain until change to the existing

settings is made.

To enter the Setup menu

From the Main Screen, use LEFT/RIGHT scroll button to select

Setup, and press the OK button. Following the instructions to do

adjustments and settings could make your diagnosis more

conveniently and easily. (Figure 3.2)

Figure 3.2

Language Setup

 English is the default language.

1) From System Setup screen, use the UP/DOWN scroll button

and LEFT/RIGHT scroll button to select Language, and press

the OK button.

2) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select the desired language

and press the OK button to save your selection and return to

previous screen. (Figure 3.3) 13

Figure 3.3

Unit of Measure

 Metric is the default measurement unit.

1) From System Setup screen, use the LEFT/RIGHT scroll button

to select EN/METRIC unit and press the OK button.

2) From Unit of Measure screen, use the LEFT/RIGHT scroll

button to select the desired unit of measurement. (Figure 3.4 )

Figure 3.4

3) Press the OK button to save your selection and return to previous

menu. Or, press the ESC button to exit without saving.

Beep Set

 The default setting is Beep On. 14

1) From System Setup screen, use the UP/DOWN scroll button

and LEFT/RIGHT scroll button to select Beep and press the

OK button.

2) From Beep Set menu, use the LEFT/RIGHT scroll button to

select ON or OFF to turn on/off the beep. (Figure 3.5)

Figure 3.5

3) Press the OK button to save your selection and return to

previous menu. Or, press the ESC button to exit without saving.

Key Test

The Key Test function checks if the keyboard is working properly.

1) From System Setup screen, use the UP/DOWN scroll button

and LEFT/RIGHT scroll button to select Key Test, and press

the OK button.

2) Press any key to start test. When you press a key, the edge around

corresponding key on the screen should turn to red. Otherwise,

the key is not functioning properly.

3) Double press ESC to return to previous menu.

LCD Test

The LCD Test function checks if the LCD display is working

normally. 15

1) From System Setup screen, use the UP/DOWN scroll button

and LEFT/RIGHT scroll button to select LCD Test, and press

the OK button.

2) Look for missing spots in the red, green, blue, black and white

LCD display.

3) When completed, press the ESC button to exit.

About

The About function allows viewing of some important information

such as serial number and software version number of the scanner.

1) From System Setup screen, use the UP/DOWN scroll button

and LEFT/RIGHT scroll button to select About and press the

OK button; wait for the About screen to appear.

2) View tool information on screen. (Figure 3.6) Press the ESC

button to exit without saving.

Figure 3.6

3.7 Vehicle Coverage

On the basis of all OBD II compliant vehicles, including those

equipped with universal protocol — Control Area Network (CAN),

MaxiDiag

Elite Series Scanner expands vehicle system coverage and

offers more diagnostic power to the vehicle technicians. Featuring

expanded global vehicle coverage, the scan tool offers technicians a

significant improvement on model years covered by supported

manufactures. In addition to adding new vehicle coverage through

2012/2011, we’ve also worked backwards to include non-OBDII 16

vehicles, which can be diagnosed by setting up with optional OBDI

adaptors.

For a complete listing of all the added vehicle coverage, download a

copy of the official MaxiDiag

Elite Software Release Note.

3.8 Product Troubleshooting

Vehicle Linking Error

A communication error occurs if the scan tool fails to communicate

with the vehicle’s ECU (Electronic Control Unit). You need to do

the following to check up:

 Verify that the ignition is ON.

 Check if the scan tool’s connector is securely

connected to the vehicle’s DLC.

 Turn the ignition off and wait for about 10 seconds. Turn the

ignition back to on and continue the testing.

 Verify the control module is not defective.

Operating Error

If the scan tool freezes, then an exception occurs or the vehicle’s

ECU (Electronic Control Unit) is too slow to respond to requests.

You need to do the following to reset the tool:

 Reset the scan tool.

 Turn the ignition off and wait for about 10 seconds. Turn the

ignition back to on and continue the testing.

Scan tool doesn‟t power up

If the scan tool won’t power up or operates incorrectly in any other

way, you need to do the following to check up:

 Check if the scan tool’s connector is securely connected to the

vehicle’s DLC;

 Check if the DLC pins are bent or broken. Clean the DLC pins if

necessary.

 Check vehicle battery to make sure it is still good with at least 8.0

volts. 17

4. Playback Data

The Playback Data function allows viewing data from last test

recorded by the scan tool.

NOTE: The amount of files that can be saved depends on the

space available in the SD card.

4.1 Reviewing Data

1) Use the LEFT/RIGHT scroll button to select Playback from

Main Screen (Figure 3.1), and press the OK button. Wait for

the Scan screen to appear. (Figure 4.1)

2) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select the desired item from

Scan screen, and press the OK button.

Figure 4.1

 If no data from previously tested vehicle is recorded, a message

“No data available!” shows on the screen.

3) Review selected data on screen. (Figure 4.2 )

Scan

1. UITrouble

/scan/MAKE/USA/FORD/

2. UIDatastream: complete list

/scan/make/EOBD/

3. UIFreeze

/scan/make/USA/

Delete Delete All

18

Figure 4.2

4.2 Deleting Data

By selecting Delete on the Scan screen, you are allowed to erase the

selected data on the scan tool. Review the recordings thoroughly

before erasing. You could also erase all recordings by select Delete

All.

NOTE: Don’t use Delete All unless you are definitely sure what

you are going to proceed.

4.3 Printing Data

Print option allows you to print the recorded files to your computer

and then to the printer.

For more details, please refer to chapter 9. Print Data.

Vehicle Specification

Vehicle: Mustang

Engine Type: Other

Capacity: 3.8L

Transmission: Manual

Fuel Type: Gasoline

Emission Level: Federal Emission

VIN:1FAFP40462F100819

PrefSuf:2R3APB VersionID:4612

5. Diagnostics

NOTE: The screens shown below in this chapter are examples.

The screens actually appear vary by vehicle.

5.1 Entering Vehicle Information

Before using the scan tool to diagnose, you must input the vehicle

information. There are generally three ways to input the vehicle

information.

 Vehicle information manual acquisition.

 VIN code automatic acquisition.

 VIN code manual acquisition.

The way to enter diagnostic procedure depends on vehicle being

tested.

5.1.1 Vehicle Information Manual Acquisition

Follow these steps to enter the vehicle information and begin

diagnostics. (Taking Ford as an example)

1) Turn on the scan tool and wait for the Main Screen to appear.

2) Select Scan icon in the Main Screen (Figure 3.1) and wait for

the vehicle manufacturer screen. Choose the correct vehicle

make.

3) Step by step, select the right options for your vehicle according

to each screen that appears.

Figure 5.5 Figure 5.6

4) Do this until the complete vehicle information is entered. Then

the scan tool will ask your confirmation.

DAS

1. Start New Session

2. Manual Vehicle Entry

3. Vehicle selection

1. All other

Traction Assist

1. Not Equipped

2. Equipped

Transmission

1. ASM(Auto Shift Manual)

2. Powershift

3. Manual

4. Automatic

5. DPS6

5.1.2 VIN Code Automatic Acquisition

Some vehicles could identify the VIN code intelligently, saving

customer’s time to input complex information. (Taking Renault as an

example)

 

Engine Type: Other

Capacity: 3.8L

Transmission: Manual

Fuel Type: Gasoline

Emission Level: Federal Emission

Is this correct?

Yes no

RENAULT

1. VIN acquisition

In this mode, the scan tool will communicate with the vehicle and

read off the VIN code automatically. It will ask for your

confirmation about the VIN code if ECU response received. If no

response from the ECU, it will turn to manual mode. (Please see

VIN Code Manual Acquisition)

5.1.3 VIN Code Manual Acquisition

For some vehicles, both selecting the options manually and acquiring

the VIN are available for you to enter the vehicle information.

(Taking Benz as an example)

Figure 5.11

In the Benz Cars menu, choose the item “2. Select by entering

VIN” and you can enter the VIN code directly.

VIN acquisition

1.VIN CODE automatic acquisition

2.VIN CODE manual acquisition

3.Vehicle type manual acquisition

When you choose to enter VIN directly, a pop-up soft keyboard is

used to input VIN code. (Figure 5.14)

To pop up the keyboard, press the Function button corresponding to

Show. Use UP/DOWN scroll button and LEFT/RIGHT scroll

button to select digit and character, and then press OK button to

confirm. Use Backspace button to delete the previous digit or

character. When finished, press the Function button corresponding to

Finish to proceed. The scan tool will identify the VIN code and turn

to diagnostic procedure.

Cars

1.Vehicle record and abbreviation

2.Select by entering VIN

3.All model series

4.A-Class

5.B-Class

6.C-Class/CLK

7.E-Class/CLS

If the chassis number does not

Match the vehicle, enter VIN as a

17-digit code.

Example:WDBNG70J02A123456

5.2 Diagnostic Test

After you have entered the correct vehicle information, the

diagnostic testing selection will display as below:

Figure 5.15

5.2.1 Auto Scan

Depending on the scan tool model, Auto Scan function will carry

out an overall scan to check the status of all systems or four systems

(engine, transmission, airbag and ABS) on the vehicle being tested.

Selecting Auto Scan will lead to retrieve the trouble codes in each

system of the vehicle one by one. It will take a few minutes to

display.

Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select Auto Scan from Main

Groups menu (Figure 5.15), and press the OK button.

Select An Option

1. Auto Scan

2. Control Unit

3. Vehicle Information

User is allowed to check the details of each system, quickly erase

DTC, save the data, and display DTC from the Auto Scan menu

screen. To select the options on the bottom, simply press the

corresponding function button.

 Save –You can save the Auto Scan information as “Vehicle

Record” so that you will not need to follow the vehicle selection

process again on the same vehicle in later tests. For detailed

instructions, please refer to 5.2.4 Save and retrieve files.

 Quick Erase – By selecting this option, the scan tool will erase

all displaying DTCs and once again read the data and check the

latest status of the system. If the system did not repair, the

trouble codes will keep on displaying.

 Display DTC – This option allows you to read DTC definitions

in the highlighted system. If more than one fault is detected in a

system, the scan tool will display an option list for you to view

different kind of DTCs or freeze frames.

PCM- Powertrain Fault 1

Control Module

Quick Erase Save Display DTC

Select Option

1.CMDTCs(Continuous memory

diagnostic trouble codes)

2.Freeze Frame-Mode 2

3.pending

In Auto Scan screen (Figure 5.16), pressing OK button will turn to

diagnostic operation. For more details, refer to 5.3 Diagnostic

Operation.

To exit the Auto Scan option, press ESC button. The scan tool will

display a message “Are you sure to quit?” to ask for your

confirmation. Select Yes to quit, and select No to cancel command.

5.2.2 Control Unit

Control Unit function will list down all the systems that might be

available on the vehicle for you to select to test. Select a system to

display the function menu and start testing.

Figure 5.18

NOTE: The actual systems displayed in the System Menu

screen may be different from Figure 5.18 due to various vehicle

configurations.

5.2.3 Vehicle Information

Vehicle Information function allows you to view vehicle-specific

information for Specifications, System Type and other Identification.

System Menu

1. ABS-Anti-Lock Brake/ Traction

Control Module

2. ACM-Audio Control Module

3. BEM-Body Electronic Module

4. FDIM-Front Display Interface

Module

5. HIM-HAVC Integrated Module

6. IPC-Instrument Panel Control

5.2.4 Save and Retrieve Files

Save and Retrieve Files function will save the detected vehicle

information. You can directly get the vehicle information next time.

Please follow the instructions above to finish the Auto Scan process

(Figure 5.15), and press the Function button corresponding to Save,

and name the record on the Save Vehicle Record screen.

Figure 5.20

To enter the diagnostic functions through the vehicle record option in

future, please follow these steps:

 Select Vehicle Data Recorder from the DAS menu.

Save Vehicle Record

Input vehicle name:

Maximum length is 25 characters..

Vehicle Specification

Vehicle: Mustang

Engine Type: Other

Capacity: 3.8L

Transmission: Manual

Fuel Type: Gasoline

Emission Level: Federal Emission

VIN:1FAFP40462F100819

PrefSuf:2R3APB VersionID:4612

OK

Figure 5.21

 Click on the vehicle file you desired to enter the diagnostic

menu directly.

Figure 5.22

5.3 Diagnostic Operation

This function allows you to read and clear diagnostic trouble codes

(DTCs), read and save live data. (Taking Ford as an example)

5.3.1 Read Codes

The Read Codes procedure varies for each vehicle being tested. This

section includes the following Read Codes procedures.

In the Function Menu screen (Figure 5.23), select Read Codes.

This will display the Read Codes menu screen. (Figure 5.24)

DAS

1. Start New Session

2. Manual Vehicle Entry

3. Vehicle selection

4. Vehicle Data Recorder

Vehicle Data Record

1. Ford1

2. Ford2

In the Read Codes menu, select one of the options to proceed. The

screen will show as below.

Figure 5.25

Select one of the DTC options to view detailed diagnostic trouble

code information.

Function Menu

1. Read Codes

2. Erase Codes

3. Live Data

Read Codes

1. KOEO On Demand Self-test

2. KOER On Demand Self-test

3. Retrieve CMDTCs(Continuous

Memory Diagnostic Trouble

Codes)

Select options

1. CMDTCs

2. Freeze Frame-MODE2

3. Pending.

You can save the code results for later review by selecting Save

option on the bottom. When you finished viewing the DTCs, press

the ESC button to return to previous screen.

5.3.2 Erase Codes

After reading and / or reviewing the diagnostic trouble codes, take

the following steps to erase codes from the vehicle. If Erase Codes

is not an available menu option, consult the manufacturer’s service

manual for the correct “clear code” method.

NOTE: This Erase Codes function clears the DTCs from the

selected ECU or provides instructions for how to manually clear

the codes from the ECU.

NOTE: Before performing this procedure, make sure the vehicle’s

ignition key is in the On (Run) position with the engine off.

To Erase DTCs, please follow these steps:

1. With the Function Menu screen displayed (Figure 5.23), click

on Erase Codes. The scan tool displays an instruction message.

2. Follow the instructions on each screen that appears until the

procedure is complete.

3. When finished, press any key to exit.

4. Use Read Codes function to check the codes again to see if

DTCs have been erased successfully. If any codes remain, it

indicates that the vehicle needs maintenance. Please repeat the

Erase Codes steps after repairing the vehicle.

CMDTCs

P0046

Battery voltage high

Status-60(No additional fault

symptom available for this DTC).

P0098

Intake air temperature sensor 2

Circuit high input

Save

5.3.3 Live Data

Live Data function enables you to view the “real-time” live data,

including the information of values (volts, rpm, temperature, speed

etc.) and system status information (open loop, closed loop, fuel

system, etc.) generated by vehicle sensors, switches and actuators.

NOTE: If the vehicle must be driven in order to perform a

troubleshooting procedure, ALWAYS have a second person help

you. One person should drive the vehicle while the other person

observes the Scan Tool data. It is dangerous to drive and operate

the Scan Tool at the same time because a serious traffic accident

might be caused.

1) To view live data, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select

Live Data from Function Menu screen (Figure 5.27), and press

OK button. The screen will show as below.

 The number to the right of selected item indicates sequence of

this item.

 If you want to select the item, press Select button.

 To select all the items on the screen, press Select All button. To

clear all the selected items on the screen, press Clear All button.

2) Press the OK button to view the information.

………… ..Live Data

 MFF_RPM(Engine RPM)

1

□ MFF_SOAk(Engine Off Soak Time

Prior to Misfire)

 VEHICLE SPEED SENSOR 2

Select All Select Clear All

The three keyboard function buttons work as below.

[One Graphic]: To view the live data waveform.

[Save]: Save the live data.

[Pause]: Suspend viewing and stop saving live data.

3) Press the Function button corresponding to One Graphic. The

screen will show the live data waveform as Figure 5.29.

Figure 5.29

4) Press the Function button corresponding to Two Graphic, the

screen will show two graphs as Figure 5.30.

Live Data

MFF_RPM(Engine RPM)

837 RPM

VEHICLE SPEED SENSOR 0 km/h

5) Press the Function button corresponding to Merge Graph, the

above two graphs will merge together as Figure 5.31.

Figure 5.31

NOTE: Merge Graph can be used to compare two related

parameters in graphic mode. It is especially convenient that you

could select two interacted parameter to merge and see their

relationship.

6) Select Text to return to the view the live data in text form

7) Select Save to record retrieved live data and graphs.

NOTE: The scan tool can only playback text data even though

the data is saved in graphic mode. Since what you are viewing

is “real time” Live Data, the data changes as the vehicle’s

operating conditions change. 34

 When there is not enough memory space, a warning message

prompting to delete previously recorded data.

 If you wish to delete the data, select Yes and save currently

retrieved data in the SD card.

 If you do not wish to delete the data, select No to return to

previous screen.

 Select Pause to suspend recording. You could resume the

recording process again by selecting Continue.

 You may review the saved data in Playback function.

 Press ESC button to exit.

Memory space not enough!

Erase previously recorded

Data?

6. OBDII Diagnostics

The OBD II Diagnostics function is a fast-access option that allows

you to carry out a quick test on the engine system of OBD II

vehicles.

When more than one vehicle control module is detected by the

scan tool, you will be prompted to select the module where the

data may be retrieved. The most often to be selected are the

Power-train Control Module [PCM] and Transmission Control

Module [TCM].

CAUTION: Don’t connect or disconnect any test equipment with

ignition on or engine running.

1) Turn the ignition off.

2) Locate the vehicle’s 16-pin Data Link Connector (DLC).

3) Plug the scan tool cable connector into the vehicle’s DLC.

4) Turn the ignition on. Engine can be off or running.

5) Turn on the scan tool. Select OBDII V1.10 from the Main

Screen. (Figure 3.1)

6) Press the OK button to wait for the Menu to appear. A sequence

of messages displaying the OBDII protocols will be observed

on the display until the vehicle protocol is detected.

 If the scan tool fails to communicate with the vehicle’s ECU

(Engine Control Unit) more than three times, a “LINKING

ERROR!” message shows up on the display.

 Verify that the ignition is ON.

 Check if the scan tool’s OBD II connector is securely

connected to the vehicle’s DLC.

 Verify that the vehicle is OBD2 compliant.

 Turn the ignition off and wait for about 10 seconds. Turn the

ignition back to on and repeat the procedure from step 5.

 If the “LINKING ERROR” message does not go away, then

there might be problems for the scan tool to communicate with 36

the vehicle. Contact your local distributor or the

manufacturer’s customer service department for assistance.

7) View a summary of system status (MIL status, DTC counts,

Monitor status) on screen. (Figure 6.1 ) Press ESC button for

Diagnostic Menu (Figure 6.3) to come up.

Figure 6.1

 If more than one module is detected, you will be prompted to

select a module before testing. (Figure 6.2 )

Figure 6.2

 Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select a module and press

the OK button.

6.1 Read Codes

 Reading Codes can be done with the key on engine off (KOEO)

or with the key on engine running (KOER).

 Stored Codes are also known as “hard codes”, which are fault

codes, or trouble codes that have been stored in the vehicle

computer memory because the faults have reoccurred for

Control Module

Module $10

Module $A4

System Status

MIL Status OFF

Codes Found 0

Monitors N/A 8

Monitors OK 2

Monitors INC 0

Save OK

37

more than a specified amount of key-cycles. These codes will

cause the control module to illuminate the malfunction

indicator light (MIL) when emission-related fault occurs.

 Pending Codes are also referred to as “maturing codes” or

“continuous monitor codes”. They indicate problems that the

control module has detected during the current or last driving

cycle but are not considered serious yet. Pending Codes will

not turn on the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL). If the fault

does not occur within a certain number of warm-up cycles, the

code clears from memory.

 Permanent Codes are DTCs that are “confirmed” and are

retained in the non-volatile memory of the computer until the

appropriate monitor for each DTC has determined that the

malfunction is no longer present and is not commanding the

MIL on. Permanent DTC shall be stored in non-volatile

memory and may not be erased by any diagnostic services or

by disconnecting power to ECU.

1) Use UP/DOWN scroll button to select Read Codes from

Diagnostic Menu and press OK button. (Figure 6.3 )

Figure 6.3

2) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select Stored Codes,

Pending Codes or Permanent Codes from the Read Codes

menu and press the OK button. (Figure 6.4 )

Diagnostic Menu

1.System Status

2.Read Codes

3.Erase Codes

4.Live Data

5.Freeze Frame

6.I/M Readiness

7.O2 Monitor Test

8.On-Board Monitor Test

 If there is not any Diagnostic Trouble Code, the display indicates

“No (pending) codes are stored in the module!” Wait a few

seconds or press any key to return to previous screen.

NOTE: Permanent Codes function is available for merely

vehicles supporting the CAN protocols.

3) View DTCs and their definitions on screen.

4) If more than one DTC is found, use the UP/DOWN scroll

button to check all the codes.

 If retrieved DTCs contain any manufacturer specific or enhanced

codes, a “Manufacturer specific codes are found! Press any key

to select vehicle make!” message comes up prompting you to

select vehicle manufacturer to view DTC definitions. Use

UP/DOWN scroll button to select manufacturer and then press

OK button to confirm.

Read Codes

1.Stored Codes

2.Pending Codes

3.Permanent Codes

Vehicle Manufacturer

BUICK

BMW

CADILLAC

CHEVROLET

CHRYSLER

FORD

If the manufacturer of your vehicle is not listed, use the

UP/DOWN scroll button to select Other and press the OK

button.

6.2 Erase Codes

CAUTION: Erasing the Diagnostic Trouble Codes may allow the

scan tool to delete not only the codes from the vehicle’s on-board

computer, but also “Freeze Frame” data and manufacturer

specific enhanced data. Further, the I/M Readiness Monitor Status

for all vehicle monitors is reset to Not Ready or Not Complete

status. Do not erase the codes before the system has been checked

completely by a technician.

NOTE: Erasing codes does not mean that trouble codes in

ECU have been eliminated completely. As long as there is

fault with the vehicle, the trouble codes keeps on presenting.

 This function is performed with key on engine off (KOEO). Do

not start the engine.

1) Use the UP/DOWN scroll buttons to select Erase Codes from

Diagnostics Menu and press the OK button. (Figure 5.3)

2) After you have pressed OK button, a message will come up

asking you to check the ignition and engine status. (Figure 6.6)

 If you do not want to proceed with erasing codes, press ESC

button or select NO to exit and return to previous screen.

Ignition on and engine stopped?

Yes No . 40

 If you press Yes function button or OK button, a warning

message will come up asking your confirmation. (Figure 6.7)

3) Press the OK button to confirm.

 If the codes are cleared successfully, an “Erase Done!”

confirmation message shows on the display.( Figure 6.8)

 If the codes are not cleared, then an “Erase Failure. Turn Key

on with Engine off!” message appears. (Figure 6.9)

Erase Codes

Erase Failure.

Turn Key on with

Engine Off!

Press any key to continue

Erase Codes

Erase Done!

Press any key to continue .

Erase Codes

DTCs and Freeze Data will be lost

Do you wish to continue?

Yes No . 41

4) Press any button to return to Diagnostic Menu.

6.3 Live Data

In this function, you can not only read the live data but also record

data for later review.

Viewing Data

The View Data function allows viewing of live or real time PID

data of vehicle‟s computer module(s).

1) To view live data, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select Live

Data from Diagnostic Menu and press the OK button. (Figure

6.3)

2) Wait a few seconds while the scan tool validates the PID MAP.

A. Viewing Complete List

1) To view complete set of data, use UP/DOWN scroll button to

select Complete List from Live Data menu and press the OK

button. (Figure 6.11)

Live Data

Reading PID.01

– Please Wait – 42

Figure 6.11

2) View live PIDs on the screen. Use the UP/DOWN scroll button

for more PIDs if additional information is available on more than

one page.( Figure 6.12)

 If the “Graphics” on the bottom appears when a PID is

highlighted, graphic information is available. Select

Graphics to view graph. (Figure 6.13). PID name, current

value, maximum and minimum values are displayed on the

screen.

…………………Live Data .

1. Complete List

2. Custom List

Complete List

Numbers of DTCs 0

Fuel system 1 status OL

Fuel system 2 status —

Calculated load value 0.0 %

Engine coolant

temperature

-40

0C

Pause Graphics Save 43

 If the “Merge Graph” on the bottom appears when a PID is

selected to view, merged graph information is available.

(Figure 6.14)

NOTE: Merge Graph can be used to compare two related

parameters in graphic mode, which is especially convenient in

the Custom List option where you could select two interacted

parameter to merge and see their relationship.

 Select Text to return to text viewing of PID data.

 Select Save to record retrieved live data and PID graphs.

 Select Pause to suspend viewing. You could resume the

viewing process again by selecting Start. 44

3) Press the ESC button to return to previous menu.

B. Viewing Custom List

1) To view customized PID data, use the UP/DOWN scroll button

to select Custom List from Live Data menu and press the OK

button. (Figure 6.11)

2) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to move up and down to the

desired items and click Select button to confirm. The selected

parameters are marked with solid squares. (Figure 6.15)

 The number to the right of selected item indicates sequence

of this item.

 If you want to deselect the item, press Clear button.

 To select all the items on the screen, press Select All button.

To clear all the selected items on the screen, press Clear All

button.

3) Press the OK button to view selected PIDs on screen.

………… ..Custom List

 Numbers of DTCs 1

 Fuel system 1 status 2

 Fuel system 2 status

 Calculated load value

 Engine coolant temp

Select All Clear Clear all

4) Press the OK button to view selected PIDs on screen.

Recording Data

The Record Data function allows recording vehicle modules‟

Parameter Identification (PID) data to help diagnose

intermittent vehicle problems. You could save data files to the

SD card and then use the Playback function to view the saved

files.

NOTE: The length of time for each frame varies per vehicle.

Generally, one frame of data is about 1/4 second, or 4 frames per

second.

1) To record live data, with the live data screen displaying, select

Save on the bottom. The scan tool will start timing to record

retrieved live data and PID graphs.

 If you record live data under text mode, following screen

shows::

Numbers of DTCs 0

Fuel system 1 status OL

Pause Graphics Save

Complete List

Numbers of DTCs 0

Fuel system 1 status OL

Fuel system 2 status —

Calculated load value 0.0 %

Engine coolant

temperature

-40

0C

Pause Graphics Saving 94 46

 If you record live data under graph mode, following screen

shows:

NOTE: The scan tool can only playback text data even though

the data is saved in graphic mode.

2) When there is not enough memory space, a warning message

prompting to delete previously recorded data.

 If you wish to delete the data, select Yes and save currently

retrieved data in the SD card.

 If you do not wish to delete the data, select No to return to

previous screen.

3) Select Pause to suspend recording. You could resume the

recording process again by selecting Start.

Save Failure

Memory space not enough!

Erase previously recorded

Data?

4) You may review the saved data in Playback function.

5) Press ESC button to exit.

6.4 Freeze Frame

Freeze Frame Data allows the technician to view the vehicle‟s

operating parameters at the moment a DTC (Diagnostic Trouble

Code) is detected. For example, the parameters may include

engine speed (RPM), engine coolant temperature (ECT), or

vehicle speed sensor (VSS) etc. This information will aid the

technician by allowing the parameters to be duplicated for

diagnostic and repair purposes.

1) To view freeze frame data, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to

select Freeze Frame from Diagnostic Menu and press the OK

button. (Figure 6.3 )

2) Wait a few seconds while the scan tool validates the PID MAP.

3) If retrieved information covers more than one screen, use the

DOWN scroll button, as necessary, until all the data have been

shown up. (Figure 6.20)

 If there is no available freeze frame data, an advisory message

“No freeze frame data stored!” shows on the display.

Freeze Frame

DTC that caused required

freeze frame data storage

P0193

Fuel system 1 status OL

Fuel system 2 status —

Calculated load value 0.0 %

Engine coolant

temperature

-40

0C

Save 48

4) Select Save to record freeze frame. A confirming message “Save

success!” shows on the display and scan tool return to previous

menu.

5) If you don’t want to save the freeze frame data, press ESC

button to return to previous screen.

6.5 Retrieving I/M Readiness Status

I/M Readiness function is used to check the operations of the

Emission System on OBD2 compliant vehicles. It is an excellent

function to use prior to having a vehicle inspected for

compliance to a state emissions program.

CAUTION – By clearing trouble codes you also clear the readiness

status for the individual emission system readiness tests. In order

to reset these monitors, the vehicle must be driven through a

complete drive cycle with no trouble codes in memory. Times for

reset vary depending on vehicle.

Some latest vehicle models may support two types of I/M

Readiness tests:

A. Since DTCs Cleared – indicates status of the monitors since the

DTCs are erased.

B. This Drive Cycle – indicates status of monitors since the

beginning of the current drive cycle.

An I/M Readiness Status result of “NO” does not necessarily

indicate that the vehicle being tested will fail the state I/M

inspection. For some states, one or more such monitors may be

allowed to be “Not Ready” to pass the emissions inspection.

 “OK” — Indicates that a particular monitor being checked has

completed its diagnostic testing.

 “INC” — Indicates that a particular monitor being checked has

not completed its diagnostic testing.

 “N/A” — The monitor is not supported on that vehicle. 49

1) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select I/M Readiness from

Diagnostic Menu and press OK button. (Figure 6.3)

2) Wait a few seconds while the scan tool validates the PID MAP.

3) If the vehicle supports both types of tests, then both types will be

shown on the screen for selection. (Figure 6.21)

 

4) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button, as necessary, to view the status

of the MIL light (“ON” or “OFF) and the following monitors:

For spark ignition engines:

 MIS — Misfire Monitor

 FUEL — Fuel System Monitor

 CCM — Comprehensive Component Monitor

 EGR – EGR System Monitor

 O2S — O2 Sensors Monitor

 CAT — Catalyst Monitor

 EVAP — Evaporative System Monitor

 HTR — O2 Sensor Heater Monitor

 AIR — Secondary Air Monitor

 HCAT — Heated Catalyst Monitor

For compression ignition engines:

 MIS — Misfire Monitor

…………… I/M Readiness .

1.Since DTCs Cleared

2.This Drive Cycle

50

 FUEL — Fuel System Monitor

 CCM — Comprehensive Component Monitor

 EGR – EGR System Monitor

 HCCAT — NMHC Catalyst Monitor

 NCAT — NOx Aftertreatment Monitor

 BP — Boost Pressure System Monitor

 EGS — Exhaust Gas Sensor Monitor

 PM — PM Filter Monitor

5) If the vehicle supports readiness test of “This Drive Cycle”, a

screen of the following displays: (Figure 6.23)

6) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button for more PIDs if additional

information is available on more than one page. Or use the

LEFT/RIGHT scroll button to view PIDs in the previous/next

page.

Since DTCs cleared

MIL Status OFF

Misfire Monitoring N/A

Fuel system monitoring OK

Comprehensive

component monitoring

OK

Catalyst monitoring N/A

Heated catalyst monitor N/A

This Drive Cycle

MIL Status OFF

Misfire Monitoring N/A

Fuel system monitoring OK

Comprehensive

component monitoring

OK

Catalyst monitoring N/A

Heated catalyst monitor N/A

51

7) Press the ESC button to return to Diagnostic Menu.

6.6 O2 Monitor Test

OBD2 regulations set by SAE require that relevant vehicles

monitor and tests on the oxygen (O2) sensors to identify problems

related to fuel efficiency and vehicle emissions. These tests are not

on-demand tests and they are done automatically when engine

operating conditions are within specified limits. These test results

are saved in the on-board computer’s memory.

The O2 Monitor Test function allows retrieval and viewing of O2

sensor monitor test results for the most recently performed tests

from the vehicle’s on-board computer.

The O2 Monitor Test function is not supported by vehicles which

communicate using a controller area network (CAN). For O2

Monitor Test results of CAN-equipped vehicles, see chapter

“On-Board Mon. Test”.

1) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select O2 Monitor Test

from Diagnostic Menu and press OK button. (Figure 6.3)

2) Wait a few seconds while the scan tool validates the PID MAP.

3) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select O2 sensor from O2

Monitor Test menu and press OK button. (Figure 6.24)

Figure 6.24

 If the vehicle does not support the mode, an advisory message

will be displayed on the screen. (Figure 6.25)

………. ..O2 Monitor Test …

1.O2 Bank1 Sensor1

2.O2 Bank1 Sensor2

3.O2 Bank2 Sensor1

4.O2 Bank2 Sensor2

4) View test results of selected O2 sensor. (Figure 6.26)

5) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to view more screens of data if

additional information is available in more than one page.

6) Press the ESC button to return to the previous menu.

6.7 On-Board Monitor Test

The On-Board Monitor Test is useful after servicing or after

erasing a vehicle‟s control module memory. The On-Board

Monitor Test for non-CAN-equipped vehicles retrieves and

displays test results for emission-related power train components

and systems that are not continuously monitored. The On-Board

Monitor Test for CAN-equipped vehicles retrieves and displays

test results for emission-related power train components and

systems that are and are not continuously monitored. Test and

components IDs are determined by the vehicle manufacturer.

In this test, there are typically a minimum value, a maximum value,

and a current value for each monitor. By comparing the current value

… ……… .O2 Bank1 Sensor2 .

Rich-Lean Threshd V

Lean-Rich Threshd V

Low for Switch (V)

High for Switch (V)

Rich-Lean Threshd S

Lean-Rich Threshd S

…………….O2 Monitor Test…………..

The selected mode is

not supported!

Press any key to continue . 53

with the minimum and maximum value, the scan tool will determine

if it is OK.

1) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select On-Board Monitor

Test from Diagnostic Menu and press the OK button. (Figure

6.3)

2) Wait a few seconds while the scan tool validates the PID MAP.

3) The scan tool will prompt you to select the vehicle make. (If you

have selected the vehicle before, the Vehicle Manufacturer

screen would not appear again)

4) After you select the vehicle manufacturer, the scan tool shows

the On-Board Monitors tests for specific monitoring systems.

5) From On-Board Monitor Test menu, use the UP/DOWN scroll

button to select a test to view and press the OK button. (Figure

6.28)

On-Board Monitor Test

1. Test $01 Data

2. Test $03 Data

3. Test $10 Data

4. Test $21 Data

5. Test $22 Data

6. Test $25 Data

Vehicle Manufacturer

BUICK

BMW

CADILLAC

CHRYSLER

FORD

GM

 If the vehicle under test does not support the mode, an

advisory message will be displayed on the screen. (Figure

6.29)

 For CAN-equipped vehicles, test selections can be as below:

6) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select the desired monitor

from On-Board Monitor Test menu and press the OK button.

7) View test data on screen.

On-Board Monitor Test

The selected mode is

not supported

Press any key to continue

On-Board Monitor Test ..

1. EGR Monitor

2. Mis-Fire Monitor Data

3. Mis-Fire Cylinder 1 Data

4. Mis-Fire Cylinder 2 Data

5. Mis-Fire Cylinder 3 Data

6. Mis-Fire Cylinder 4 Data

Test $01 Data

ID 11

Module $10

Test Value 0400

Min Limit 0200

Max Limit —-

Status OK

55

 For CAN-equipped vehicles, test results displayed can be as

below:

8) Press ESC button to return to the previous menus.

6.8 Component Test

The Component Test function allows initiating a leak test for the

vehicle’s EVAP system. The scan tool itself does not perform the

leak test, but commands the vehicle’s on-board computer to start

the test. Different vehicle manufacturers might have different

criteria and methods for stopping the test once it has been started.

Before starting the Component Test, refer to the vehicle service

manual for instructions to stop the test.

1) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select Component Test from

Diagnostic Menu and press the OK button. (Figure 6.3)

2) Wait for the scan tool to display the Component Test menu.

Component Test

1.EVAP Sys. Leak Test

Flow Test

ID 11

Module $10

Test Value 0.10 %

Min Limit 0.00 %

Max Limit 95.0 %

Status OK

3) If the test has been initiated by the vehicle, a confirmation

message will be displayed on the screen.

 Some vehicles do not allow scan tools to control vehicle

systems or components. If the vehicle under test does not

support the EVAP Leak Test, an advisory message is

displayed on the screen.

4) Wait a few seconds or press any key to return to previous screen.

6.9 Viewing Vehicle Information

The Vehicle Info. function enables retrieval of Vehicle

Identification No. (VIN), Calibration ID Nos. (CINs),

Calibration Verification Nos. (CVNs) and In-use Performance

Tracking on 2000 and newer vehicles that support Mode 9.

1) Use UP/DOWN scroll button to select Vehicle Info. from the

Diagnostic Menu and press OK button. (Figure 6.3)

Component Test

Command Sent!

Press any key to continue

………….Component Test

The selected mode is

not supported

Press any key to continue 57

2) An advisory message comes up to remind you. Wait a few

seconds or press any key to continue.

3) Wait for the scan tool to display the Vehicle Info. menu.

 If the vehicle does not support this mode, a message shows on

the display warning that the mode is not supported.

4) From Vehicle Info. menu, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to

select an available item to view and press the OK button.

5) View retrieved vehicle information on screen.

Vehicle Info.

Turn key on

with engine off !

Press any key to continue

Vehicle Info.

1.Vehicle ID Number

2.Caibration ID

3.Cal. Verf. Number

6) Press the ESC button to return previous menu

6.10 Modules Present

The Modules Present function allows viewing of the module IDs

and communication protocols for OBD2 modules in the vehicle.

1) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select Modules Present

from Diagnostic Menu and press OK button. (Figure 6.3)

2) View modules present with their IDs and communication

protocols.

3) Select Save to save the modules data and return to previous

menu. Or press ESC button to exit.

Vehicle ID Number

VIN 1FAFP40462F100819

Esc

Modules Present

Protocol ID

SAE J1850 PWM $10

6.11 DTC Lookup

The DTC Lookup function allows user to search definitions of

DTC stored in built-in DTC library.

1) Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select DTC Lookup from

Diagnostic Menu and press OK button. (Figure 6.3)

2) Wait for the scan tool to display the DTC Lookup screen.

3) Select Show and a soft keyboard will pop up. Use

LEFT/RIGHT button and UP/DOWN button to move to the

desired character, then press OK button to confirm.

4) After you input the DTC code, select Finish and the scan tool

will display this code’s definition on screen.

5) Press Yes or OK button to proceed. The scan tool will display

DTC definition as below.

DTC Lookup

Only PCBU can be the first letter

to be put in. Only 0~9,a~f for the

rest letters…

Finish Show Esc

Input Dialog Box

P0005

Do you want to save and

continue?

 Use the LEFT/RIGHT scroll button to view the previous /

next DTC.

 Select Save to record code definition.

 For manufacturer specific codes, you need to select a vehicle

make on an additional screen to look for DTC definitions.

 If definition could not be found (SAE or Manufacturer

Specific), the scan tool displays “Please refer to vehicle

service manual!”

6) Press No or ESC button to return to previous menu.

P0005

Fuel Shutoff Valve A Control

Circuit/Open

Save

7. Oil Reset

7.1. General Information

The Engine Oil Life System calculates when to change the engine

oil and filter based on vehicle use. An oil change is required

whenever indicated by the display and according to the

recommended maintenance schedule. Whenever the oil is

changed, reset the system so it can calculate when the next oil

change is required. If a situation occurs where the oil is changed

prior to a service indicator being turned on, also reset the

system.

IMPORTANT: Always reset the engine oil life to 100% after

every oil change.

NOTE: All required work must be carried out before the

service indicators are reset. Failure to do so may result in

incorrect service values and cause DTCs to be stored by the

relevant control module.

NOTE: For some vehicles, the scan tool can perform added

functionality to reset additional service lights (maintenance

cycle, service interval). Taking BMW as an example, its

service reset function includes engine oil, spark plugs,

front/rear brakes, coolant, particle filter, brake fluid,

microfilter, vehicle inspection, exhaust emission inspection

and vehicle check.

All software screens shown in this manual are examples, actual test

screens may vary for each vehicle being tested. Observe the menu

titles and onscreen instructions to make correct option selections.

7.2. Reset Operation

1. Turn the ignition on but do not start the engine.

2. Turn on the scan tool and wait for the Main Screen to appear.

3. Select Oil Reset icon in the Main Screen (Figure 3.1) and wait

for the vehicle manufacturer screen. Choose the correct vehicle

make. 62

There are two ways to perform the reset service.

A. Manual Reset

Almost all Asian vehicles and most American and European

vehicles can be reset manually by technicians.

NOTE: In this manner, the scan tool will not communicate

with the vehicle being tested.

To finish this procedure, please follow these steps (Taking Ford as

an example):

1) From the vehicle make screen, select Ford and press OK

button.

2) Step by step, select the right options for your vehicle according

to each screen that appears.

1.Ford

2.Lincoln

3.Mercury

3) After entering the vehicle information, the scan tool displays

manual reset message as below.

4) Follow the instructions to reset the service manually.

5) Press ESC button to exit.

B. Auto Reset

Most American and European vehicles can be reset automatically by

the scan tool.

NOTE: In this manner, the scan tool will communicate with

the vehicle being tested. If there is a linking error, please

refer to 3.8 product troubleshooting.

To finish this procedure, please follow these steps (Taking

PEUGEOT as an example):

1) From the vehicle make screen, select PEUGEOT and press OK

button.

1.2005

2.2003-2004

3.1998-2002

Manual Reset

1.Select Press Reset At Oil Change

from the setup control for the

current display mode.

2.Press Reset Control to reset

Oil change.

OK

2) Step by step, select the right options for your vehicle according

to each screen that appears.

3) After you have entered the vehicle information, the oil reset

screen will display as below.

System

1.Instrument panel

2.BSI

PEUGEOT

1.206/206MUX

2.206+

3.207

4.307

5.308

6.406

4) The Instrument Panel option enables you to finish oil reset

service in one step by resetting the ECU to default values

automatically. The procedures work as below.

 In the Oil Reset menu, select Service Zero Reset function

and press OK button.

 The tool will automatically begin resetting the vehicle ECU

to default values.

 When the resetting is finished, the tool will display a

confirmation message.

Oil Reset

1.Service Zero Reset

Service Zero Reset

Check the resetting of

the maintenance to zero.

Cancel

Service Zero Reset

Operation Completed.

Press any key to continue

5) The BSI option enables you to finish oil reset service

automatically and manually. The procedures work as below.

 In the Oil Reset menu, select Resetting to zero of the

service mileage function and press OK button.

 The tool will reset the oil service to zero automatically.

 In the Oil Reset menu (Figure 7.11), select Maintenance

function and press OK button. The screen will display the

preset maintenance information of the vehicle. The

information items vary with different vehicles.

Oil Reset

1.Resetting to zero of the service

mileage

2.Maintenance

Resetting to zero

Maintenance mileage zero

reset carried out.

Press any key to continue

Maintenance

Period before service

(months)

6

First maintenance

threshold

china

Maintenance

limit(km)

7400

Finish Edit ESC

 For the First maintenance threshold, you have two choices.

Select the correct option and press OK button to save the

change.

 For the Period before service or Maintenance limit, press

Edit key on the bottom to pop up a soft keyboard to

facilitate your input.

The three keyboard function keys work as below.

Finish — When you finished the input, select this key to

confirm your input and exit.

Pre. — Moves a space to the left.

Backspace — Uses this key to erase the previous digit or

character when typing.

1.China

2.Another country

NOTE: The data you input must be in the reasonable range,

which is defined by the preset values in ECU. If you enter a data

out of range, the tool will display a warning message.

 When you have finished your configuration, select Finish

key on the bottom of the screen, then the tool will begin the

oil reset service.

Maintenance

Configuration carried out.

Press any key to continue

8. EPB

This electric parking brake (EPB) function has a multitude of

uses to maintain the electronic braking systems safely and

effectively. The applications include deactivating/activating the

brake control system, assisting with brake fluid control, brake

diagnostics, opening and closing brake pads, setting brakes after

disc or pad replacement and also reading and clearing EPB/SBC

trouble codes. It is also capable of retrieving Fault Codes

information from the ECU.

8.1. EPB Safety

It may be dangerous to perform electric parking brake (EPB) system

maintenance, so before you begin the service work, please keep these

rules in mind.

 Ensure that you are fully familiar with the braking system and

its operation before commencing any work.

 The EPB control system may be required to be deactivated

before carrying out any maintenance/diagnostic work on the

brake system. This can be done from the tool menu.

 Only carry out maintenance work when the vehicle is stationary

and on level ground.

 Ensure that the EPB control system is reactivated after the

maintenance work has been completed.

NOTE: Autel accepts no responsibility for any accident or

injury arising from the maintenance of the Electric Parking

Brake system.

8.2. EPB Maintenance

1) Turn the ignition off.

2) Release the park brake and make sure the car is properly

blocked.

3) Connect the tool to vehicle and power on. 70

4) Turn the ignition on.

5) Select EPB icon in the Main Screen (Figure 3.1) and wait for

the vehicle manufacturer screen. Choose the correct vehicle

make. (Take PEUGEOT as an example)

6) After you have selected the vehicle make, the electric parking

brake system screen will display as below.

7) In the electric parking brake system screen, use the UP/DOWN

button to select EPB to enter EPB system. In the EPB

diagnostic function, the tool can read codes, erase codes, record

live data, read ECU information, perform active test, and

perform special function. For the functions already being

described before, please refer to chapter 5. OBDII Diagnostics

for details.

System

1.EPB

2.ABS

Special Function

1) In the Diagnostic Menu (Figure 8.3), use the UP/DOWN

button to select Special Function to do the EPB test, which

includes Brake cable replacement and Electric parking

brake replacement.

2) In the EPB screen, use the UP/DOWN button to select Brake

cable replacement. The screen shows as below.

Diag. Menu

1. Read Codes

2. Erase Codes

3. Live Data

4. Active Test

5. ECU Information

6. Special Function

1.Brake cable replacement

2.Electric parking brake

replacement.

Brake cable replacement

1.Put in fitting/removal position

2.Cable tensioning

3.Electric parking brake

calibration.

In the Brake cable replacement screen, the tool can perform

three functions.

A. Put in fitting or removal position

This function enables you to fit in or remove the brake cable

safely and easily. It will take a few seconds to execute this

command.

When the job is done successfully, the tool will display a

message to confirm.

If the job fails to finish, the tool will display a message to remind

user of a problem. After you exit the diagnosis program, please

repair the problem immediately.

Put in fitting/removal position

Activation in progress!

OK

Put in fitting/removal position

Positioning done.

To replace or remove the brake

cables, refer to the mechanical

schedule “Removal-replacement:

electric parking brake primary and

secondary cables”

Press any key to continue

OK

B. Cable tensioning

Once the brake cable is fit in, you would use this function to

adjust its tension. It will take a few seconds to execute this

command.

When the job is done successfully, the tool will display a

message to confirm.

Put in fitting/removal position

Activation done, a problem

occurred during the operation.

Press any key to continue

OK

Cable tensioning

Cable tensioning done.

Now calibrate the Electric parking

brake (see “Electric parking

brake replacement” menu)

Press any key to continue

OK

Cable tensioning

Activation in progress!

OK

If the job fails to finish, the tool will display a message to remind

user of a problem. After you exit the diagnosis program, please

repair the problem immediately.

C. Electric parking brake calibration

When both functions above have completed successfully, you

still need to calibrate the electric parking brake system.

This function is to check if the EPB is working correctly, which

should be performed after work has been completed on the EPB

or vehicle braking system. It will remove any air gap from the

brake pads and check the EPB pressure.

After you select this function, the tool will automatically work in

the following procedure.

Electric parking brake calibration

Activation in progress!

OK

Cable tensioning

Activation done, a problem

occurred during the operation.

Press any key to continue

OK

When the job is done successfully, the tool will display a

message to confirm.

Figure 8.15

If the job fails to finish, the tool will display a message to remind

user of a problem. After you exit the diagnosis program, please

repair the problem immediately.

Electric parking brake calibration

Please wait! The tool should stop

and restart the communication

with the Electric parking brake

ECU.

Electric parking brake calibration

Restart communication

Electric parking brake calibration

Electric parking brake cable

calibration done!

Press any key to continue

3) In the EPB screen, use the UP/DOWN button to select

Electric parking brake replacement. The screen shows as

below.

In the Electric parking brake replacement screen, the tool can

also perform three functions, which details could refer to the same

functions described in the Brake cable replacement menu above.

Active Test

During an active test, the tool is used for outputting commands to the

ECU in order to drive the actuators. This test determines the integrity

of the system or parts by monitoring the operation of the actuators or

by reading the EPB ECU data.

To carry out an active test, please follow these steps.

1. Follow the instructions above to display the Diag. menu

screen.

Electric parking brake calibration

Activation done, a problem

occurred during the operation.

Press any key to continue

OK

Electric parking brake replacement

1.Put in fitting/removal position

2.Cable tensioning

3.Electric parking brake

calibration.

2. Select Active Test and a list of possible tests appear. The test

items in the list vary with different vehicles.

3. Select a test and the tool will display an information screen as

“The ‘apply electric parking brake’ operation is used to test

the operation of the brake cables statically. If you start the

actuator test, you must wait for the component to stop

operating before starting another actuator test. Press ‘OK’

to apply the electric parking brake or press ‘Cancel’ to go

back to the list of possible operation.” Select OK to continue

or Cancel to exit.

4. The tool may display information during and after the test. The

information varies by vehicle.

5. When the test is finished, there may be three results displaying

on the screen.

Apply electric parking brake

Listen to the noise of the

Electric motor!

OK

Active

1.Apply electric parking brake

2.Release electric parking brake

 The test is finished successfully.

 The test is stopped by the user.

 The test did not finish.

In the first condition, the tool will display an information screen as

“The operation was performed correctly. Put the vehicle on a

vehicle lift and check that the rear wheels are locked. Check that

the ‘Electric parking brake on’ message is display on the control

panel and that the LED illuminates on the control panel.”

In the second condition, the tool will display an information screen

as “Operation of the actuator test was stopped by the user. Press

„Cancel’ to go back to the list of possible operations.”

In the third condition, the tool will display an information screen as

“The actuator test did not finish operating. Please perform the

following check: Read the faults to resolve any possible faults

relating to the electric motor or to the cables.”

IMPORTANT: Make sure that the components to be tested are

not physically damaged and are well assembled.

WARNING: Please stop repairing the components to be tested

before the test starts and keep a certain distance during the test.

8.3. ABS Maintenance

In the System menu (Figure 8.2), use UP/DOWN button to select

ABS to do ABS maintenance. The scan tool displays as below:

Diag. Menu

6. Read Codes

7. Erase Codes

8. Live Data

9. Active Test

10. ECU Information

6. Special Function

In the ABS diagnostic function, the tool can read codes, erase codes,

record live data, read ECU information, perform active test, and

perform special function. For the functions already being described

before, please refer to chapter 5. OBDII Diagnostics for details.

Special Function

1) In the Diagnostic Menu (Figure 8.20), use the UP/DOWN

button to select Special Function to do the ABS test. The scan

tool displays as below.

2) In the EPB menu, select the desired function and press OK

button. If the operation is finished successfully, the scan tool

will display a confirmation message. Otherwise, it will display

a message to remind user of a problem. After you exit the

diagnosis program, please repair the problem immediately.

Active Test

1) In the Diagnostic Menu (Figure 8.20), use the UP/DOWN

button to select Active Test to do the actuator test. The scan

tool displays as below.

EPB

1.Reactivation of automatic application

2.Deactivation of automatic application

2) In the Active menu, use the UP/DOWN button to select the

desired actuator to begin test. If the selected actuator works

correctly, the tool will display a confirmation message as

below (Figure 8.23). Otherwise, it will display a message to

remind user of a problem. After you exit the diagnosis program,

please repair the problem immediately.

1.ABS/ASR recirculation pump

2.Left front intake solenoid valve

3.Right front intake solenoid valve

4.Left rear intake solenoid valve

5.Right rear intake solenoid valve

6.Switching solenoid valve 1

7.Switching solenoid valve 2

Operation completed!

No fault detected!

Press any key to continue

9. Print Data

The Print Data function allows printing out diagnostic data

recorded by the scan tool or customized test reports by

connecting the scan tool to a PC or laptop with the USB cable

supplied.

 To print out retrieved data, you need the following tools:

MaxiDiag

Elite Series scan tool

A PC or laptop with USB ports

A USB cable

1) Install Autel PC Suit through the included CD, or download the

applications in our website: www.maxidas.com or our

distributors’ site.

2) Connect the scan tool to computer with the USB cable supplied.

3) Run Autel Printer software on computer.

4) Select Playback function in Main Screen of the scan tool. In

Scan screen, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select the files

you want to print. Wait for the reviewing window to display

(Figure 4.2), then select Print function on the bottom. The

selected file will be uploaded to your computer. For more

detailed instructions, please refer to 4. Playback Data.

5) The Autel Printer will show as below.

6) The selected data will display on the textbox of Autel Printer.

By selecting the function buttons on the right, you could execute

the following operations:

 Print – Print all data in the textbox to a printer connected to

your computer.

 Edit – Once clicked, the software will automatically open an

NOTEPAD window with all recorded data showing on.

 Copy – Copy all data in the textbox to the clipboard.

 Clear – Delete all data in the textbox.

 Exit – Quit the operation.

7) You are also allowed to edit, copy, and delete the data in the

Autel Printer window.

NOTE: The scan tool can only print text data even though the

data is saved in graphic mode.

10. Software Update

This function allows you to update the scan tool software

through a computer.

10.1. Register the Tool

User would update the scan tool ONLY after you had registered the

tool on our website: www.maxidas.com. Then you could download

software, update online, retrieve information and get warranty

service.

NOTE: Prior to registration, please confirm your network is

working properly.

1. Log on the website www.maxidas.com.

2. Click on the Update tool bar at the top of the screen, and then

select User Register. Or, click on the Updates column in the

lower right corner of the screen, and select Register.

3. The screen of Register Information appears. Please read through

the instructions, and click on Agree to continue.

4. Put in the Product Serial No. and Register Password, and click

on Next. (Figure 10.1)

5. Follow the instructions on screen to finish the registration.

NOTE: Please use the About function to find out the Product

Serial No. and Register Password. For details, please refer to

the Section 3.6 System Setup. 84

10.2. Update Procedure

Autel frequently releases software updates that you can download.

The Update feature makes it very easy to determine and get exactly

what you need.

1. Install Autel PC Suit through the included CD, or download the

applications in our website: www.maxidas.com or our

distributors’ site.

2. Make sure that your computer is connected to the Internet.

3. Load the SD card of the scan tool to your PC.

4. Run the update option in Autel PC Suit software. Wait for the

Log In window to pop up. (Figure 8.2)

5. Put in the user name and password and wait for the Update

window to display. If you forget your password unintentionally,

you may always click the [Forget password?] to link to our

website and find your password back.

6. In the Update window, select the items you want to install.

Usually, you should install all available updates.

Generally, there are two ways to update programs:

Batch updating

 Select the programs that you would update by clicking on the

check boxes next to those items. Then click the Update

Selected Items button on the right side of screen.

 Or, click on the SELECT ALL checkbox on the right side of

screen and all updatable items will be selected automatically.

Then click the Update Selected Items button on the right side

of screen.

 Check the updating process by observing the upper left progress

bar [downloading] and upper right progress bar [installing]. You

may also find progress information in the Status column of

updated items.

 Anytime you could click the Pause button on the right side of

screen to suspend all progresses, and the state of those

suspended items would change to STOPPED.

 To resume updating process, you may need to select those 86

suspended items again, then click the Update Selected Items

button. The progress will resume from the break point.

 When the downloading is completed, the downloaded programs

will be installed automatically. The new version will replace the

old version.

Single updating

 Find the desired updating item and click the INSTALL button in

the same line. With updating in progress, the INSTALL button

changes to STOP.

 Check the updating process by observing the upper left progress

bar [downloading] and upper right progress bar [installing]. You

may also find progress information in the Status column of

updated items.

 Anytime you could click the Pause button in the line to suspend

this progress, and the state of this item would change to

STOPPED.

 To resume updating process, click the INSTALL button in the

line again. The progress will resume from the break point.

 When the downloading is completed, the downloaded program

will be installed automatically. The new version will replace the

old version.

10.3. View or Delete Programs

To view the list of installed programs or to delete an installed

program, please follow these steps:

 Click on the Installed Programs tag entry and the page will

show the list of programs installed.

 Select the program(s) that you would delete.

 Batch delete: Select the programs that you would delete by

clicking on the check boxes to the left of those items. Then

click the DELETE button on the right side of screen.

 Single delete: Click the UNINSTALL button in the line of

your would-be-deleted program. 87

 A window asking “Are you sure to delete the software?” will

pop up for your confirmation.

 Click on Yes to delete the program(s) selected, or on No to

cancel the action.

 The deleted program will automatically add to the end of

program list in the UPDATE page in case you would like to

install again.

Theoretically, all programs in latest versions will be automatically

compatible with the older versions, but if your scan tool do have a

compatible problem and want to retrieve the older version for some

programs, you may need to delete them first then install the older

version again. Choose older version from the pull-down menu of

program version.

 

11. Warranty and Service

11.1. Limited One Year Warranty

Autel warrants to its customers that this product will be free from all

defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from

the date of the original purchase, subject to the following terms and

conditions:

1) The sole responsibility of Autel under the Warranty is limited to

either the repair or, at the option of Autel, replacement of the scan

tool at no charge with Proof of Purchase. The sales receipt may be

used for this purpose.

2) This warranty does not apply to damages caused by improper use,

accident, flood, lightning, or if the product was altered or repaired

by anyone other than the Manufacturer’s Service Center.

3) Autel shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential

damages arising from the use, misuse, or mounting of the scan tool.

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied

warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you.

4) All information in this manual is based on the latest information

available at the time of publication and no warranty can be made

for its accuracy or completeness. Autel reserves the right to make

changes at any time without notice.

11.2. Service Procedures

If you have any questions, please contact your local store, distributor

or visit our website at www.auteltech.com.

If it becomes necessary to return the scan tool for repair, contact your

local distributor for more information

 

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