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2016年9月16日星期五

Autel MaxiDiag Elite MD802 vs. Foxwell NT644 scanner

Customer:
Hi, could you please recommed a hand-held full diasgnostic tool for me? People talked alot about Autel MaxiDiag Elite MD802 tool and Foxwell NT644 scanner in forums. But still confused i am. Can you show me some more details of difference? Thanks in advance.
Engineer:
Autel md802 and Foxwell nt644 are two popular among personal owners. Read the comparison table here and you will know all.
ProductAutel MaxiDiag Elite MD802Foxwell NT644 scanner
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Price€275.00€452.99 
LanguageEnglishEnglish, French, Spanish, Hungarian, Korean, Japanese
UpdateUpdate online 12 months for free;
100usd/ year later
Update online 18 months for free;
100usd/ year later
Functionfull system diagnosis


full system diagnosis
+ EPB service
+ Oil light reset
VehiclesOBD II carsOBDI and OBDII (diesel) cars, SUVs, minivans, light-duty trucks
Conclusion:Autel MD802 highlights:
– cheaper, save € 177.99
– exellent in basic diagnosis for OBD II full sytems

Foxwell NT644 highlights:
– multi-language
– good at EPB service and oil light reset except basic diagnosis
– work on OBD I cars and light-heavy trucks

Besides, both AUTEL MD802 and Foxwell NT644 perform well in the functions below:
– Read and clear code and turns off MILs of all systems including
– Request and record live sensor data
– Provide live data graphing
– Merge PID graphs for easy and intuitive diagnosis
– Display freeze frame data
– Print data via PC-link
– Supports all 10 OBDII test modes, such as live data, O2 sensor  test, component test and more
– SD memory card for data backup and software update
For more info, please go to http://www.eobdtool.co.uk/

2016年9月6日星期二

How Autel MD802 turn off Nissan Micra airbag light?

AUTEL MaxiDiag Elite MD802 is all System+ data stream scan tool for engine, transmission, ABS and airbag fault codes. It support wide range car brands and is easy to use. This blog will show you how to turn off Nissan Micra airbag light in 2 steps.


Step1. Start Autel MD802. Choose “Scan”→ “Asian”→ “Nissan”→ “Control Unit”→ “Airbag”. Please wait a second.
  


Step2. Now choose “Read Code” and you can see the exact fault code. Or you can directly choose “Erase Code”.

Then make sure ignition on and engine stopped.

It will remind you “DTCs and freeze data will be lost”. Choose “Yes” to continue.

Now MaxiDiag Elite MD802 erase airbag fault code and turn off airbag light for Nissan Micra successfully.

2016年8月24日星期三

Autel MaxiDiag Elite MD802 Almost Five Star (newest reviews)

Autel MaxiDiag Elite MD802 is an auto scanner which can detect all modules for almost all cars after 1998. It is competitive in all system+ data stream function than other similar tools with same price. Check following reviews and find out if it’s as advertised or not.

Best scanner I've ever had. It scanned 40 modules on my W220 Mercedes S-class. It can't do any changes, but can read absolutely anything.

This is a must tool if you have different cars and like to keep up on their performance. I am not a mechanic and have used this to diagnose issues on family vehicles: 3 Volvo and 1 VW. This works great on them all and let me know what is going on with the cars prior to sending them off to the shop.

Bought Autel MD802 to read SRS codes on 03 KIA optima, it deleted old codes with no issues. Also on 04 Explorer with door ajar chime going off continuously, it told me what door sensor was faulty, saving a lot of time.

I have used this on several different makes: Ford, Lexus, Acura, Nissan, Chevrolet and a few others. For the money this thing is amazing. Update was easy. Autel MD802 Elite reads a lot of information worth every penny.

Does exactly what it says it will do. Bought it primarily to check and reset air bag light on Volvo. It will read all engine and body codes as advertised.

I got this scanner for my garages and it was more than what I expected it has awesome quality in the screen and easy to use and works great on all vehicles I recommend this item for small garages or even huge dealerships.

I recommend this tool. Last week my 2007 BMW 335i overheated on the freeway. Rental trailer $60, Autel MD802 $300, water pump and thermostat $495, avoiding the dealership service department. Saved me well over $1000!

Great scanner works great for W204 and W212 Mercedes and displays all codes from the vehicle and the live data is a nice feature. Now I use this scanner for a long time and it is a great piece for my garage.

Very good scanner for whether you are Pro or DIY. I'm impressed with the quality and the ease of use. I showed it to my mechanic he thought he might purchase one also. He mentioned it analyzes some autos that professional analyzer won't do.

I used Actron scanners mostly before, but now I will be using Autel. I have mostly used it on GMs, the Autel MD802 access all the modules on the vehicle and bring me so much info that I could never see with my Actrons.

I will give it 4 out of 5 stars for a little slow because it does a complete array of scanning (transmission and body control modules, as well as ABS). I am using only about 50% of its capabilities, but I am satisfied.

Surprise! This scanner does pretty much everything the OTC does, you know OTC Genesys cost more than $3k. I would recommend this to anyone.

Full System, All System, Four System, what is it!!! I read the reviews online and bought one Maxidiag MD802. I've used it to scan and clear codes on a 99 Neon, to scan and collect live (driving down the road) data on 07 GMC Yukon, and attempt to scan 05 Chrysler Crossfire. The Crossfire is supposed to require equipment that only some authorized dealers have, but I got a basic scan. What the machine told me matched well with known information for the Neon and Yukon.

2015年12月2日星期三

Autel md802 best price (all systems)

Autel Scanner Maxidiag Elite md802 best price (all systems)

from www.eobdtool.co.uk:

Buy it Now:€205.00

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From amazon:

Price:$270.00

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From www.autelscanner.com:

Buy it Now:$280.02

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from www.ebay.com:

Price:$243.00

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Autel MD802 Software Update

Autel MaxiDiag Elite MD802 scan tool software through a computer.We have Autel Maxidiag Elite MD802 for 4 system and Autel Maxidiag Elite MD802 for all systems for sale.

Register the Autel Scanner MaxiDiag Elite MD802

User would update the Autel MaxiDiag Elite MD802 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 8.1)

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.

MD802 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  Check-Elite PC Suit through the included CD, or download the applications in our website:  www.auteltech.com or our distributors’site www.vtoolshop.com.

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 Autel MaxiDiag Elite MD802 update option in Check-Elite 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 Check-Elite Update window to display.  If you forget your password unintentionally, you may  always click the [Forget your password?] to link to our website www.vtoolshop.com and find your password back.

6. In the Autel MaxiDiag Elite MD802 Update window, select the items you want to install.

Usually, you should install all available updates.

Generally, there are two ways to update Autel MaxiDiag Elite MD802 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 63 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 of Autel MaxiDiag Elite MD802 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  tus 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 of Autel MaxiDiag Elite MD802 will replace the old version.

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
 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 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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