.ER'S.Title Page No. YOU CAN DO IT!.SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Safety First.ABOUT THE CAR READER Vehicles Covered.Controls and Indicators.Display Functions.PREPARATION FOR TESTING Before You Begin. Vehicle Service Manuals.USING THE CODE READER Code Retrieval Procedure.Easy To Use. Connect the Car Reader to the vehicle's test connector. Turn the ignition key 'On.' DO NOT start engine. Reader will automatically link to the vehicle's computer.
Easy To View. Reader retrieves stored codes displays.SAFETY FIRST! This manual describes common test procedures used by experienced service technicians. Many test procedures require precautions to avoid accidents that can result in personal injury, and/or damage to your vehicle or test equipment. Always read your vehicle's service manual and follow its safety.VEHICLES COVERED The Car Reader is designed to work on all OBD 2 compliant vehicles.
All 1996 and newer vehicles (cars and light trucks) sold in the United States are OBD 2 compliant. This includes all Domestic, Asian and European vehicles.CONTROLS AND INDICATORS o°o°o°o oooo oooo oooo Figure 1. Controls and Indicators See Figure 1 for the locations of items 1 through 9, below. ERASE button - Erases Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) and 'Freeze Frame' data from your vehicle's computer, and resets Monitor status.6. X RED LED - Indicates there is a problem in one or more of the vehicle's systems. The red LED is also used to show that DTC(s) are present.
DTCs are shown on the Car Reader's LCD display. In this case, the Multifunction Indicator ('Check Engine').8. Code Number Sequence - The Car Reader assigns a sequence number each DTC that is present in the computer's memory, starting with '01.' This helps keep track of the number of DTCs present in the computer's memory. Code number '01'.BEFORE YOU BEGIN Fix any known mechanical problems before performing any test. See your vehicle's service manual or a mechanic for more information. Check the following areas before starting any test:.
Check the engine oil, power steering fluid, transmission fluid (if applicable), engine coolant and other fluids for proper levels.CODE RETRIEVAL PROCEDURE Never replace a part based only on the DTC definition. Each DTC has a set of testing procedures, instructions and flow charts that must be followed to confirm the location of the problem. This information is found in the vehicle's service manual.Turn the ignition key off, wait 5 seconds and turn the key back on to reset the computer. Make sure your vehicle is OBD 2 compliant. See VEHICLES COVERED on page 2 for vehicle compliance verification information. Read and interpret the Diagnostic Trouble Codes using the LCD display and the green, yellow and red LEDs.Reader will automatically re-link to the vehicle's computer every 15 seconds to refresh the data being retrieved.
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When data is being refreshed, a single beep will sound, 'rEAd' will be shown on the LCD display for 5-6 seconds. Car Reader will then beep twice and return to displaying codes.3.
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Press and release the Car Reader's ERASE button. The LCD display will indicate 'SurE' your confirmation. If you change your mind and do not wish to erase the codes, press the LINK button to return to the code retrieval function.DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE DEFINITIONS Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) are meant to guide you to the proper service procedure in the vehicle's service manual.