Autel AL510 Scanner User Manual

Professional OBD-II Scanner
USER’S MANUAL
AL510
www.Autel.us
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Table of Contents
1. Safety Precautions and Warnings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
1.1 Start-up Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
2. General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2.1 On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2.2 Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2.3 Location of the Data Link Connector (DLC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
2.4 OBD II Readiness Monitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.5 OBD II Monitor Readiness Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.6 OBD II Definitions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2.7 OBD II Modes of Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
3. Using the Scan Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
3.1 Tool Description AL510 Pro®. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
3.2 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
3.3 Accessories Included . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
3.4 Navigation Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
3.5 Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
3.6 Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
3.7 DTC Lookup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
3.8 Product Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
3.9 Tool Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
3.10 Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
3.11 Vehicle Coverage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
3.12 Product Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
4. Review Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
5. OBD II Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
5.1 System Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
5.2 Reading Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
5.3 Erasing Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
5.4 Live Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
5.5 Viewing Freeze Frame Data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
5.6 Retrieving I/M Readiness Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
5.7 O2 Monitor Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
5.8 On-Board Monitor Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
5.9 Component Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
5.10 Viewing Vehicle Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
5.11 Modules Present. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
6. Print Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
7. Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
7.1 Appendix 1-- PID List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
7.2 Appendix 2 -- In-use Performance Tracking Data List . . . . . . . . . . 56
8. Warranty and Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
8.1 Limited One Year Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
8.2 Service Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
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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.
1.1 Start-up Screen
This initial start-up screen appears momentarily when the tool is first
plugged in. The lower identification line reveals the version of the software.
Use this version number to verify that the tool has the most up to date
software.
AutoLinkPRO
AL510
V. 2.05
Figure 1-1: The AL510 initial start-up
screen with software version #.
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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 (CARB) and
implemented in 1988 to monitor some of the emission control components
on vehicles. As technology evolved and the desire to improve the OnBoard 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 “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)
2)
3)
Whether the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is commanded 'on' or
'off';
Which, if any, Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) are stored;
Readiness Monitor status.
2.2 Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)
OBD II Diagnostic Trouble Codes are codes that are stored by the onboard 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 consist 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 be set. Below is an example to illustrate the
structure of the digits:
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DTC Example
P0202
Systems
B = Body
C = Chassis
P = Powertrain
U = Network
Code Type
Generic (SAE):
P0
B0
C0
U0
Manufacturer Specific:
P1, P2
B1, B2
C1, C2
U1, U2
Last two digits identify individual
component within the system
Sub-systems
1 = Fuel and air metering
2 = Fuel and air metering
3 = Ignition system or engine misfire
4 = Auxiliary emissions controls
5 = Vehicle speed control and idle controls
6 = Computer output circuits
7 = Transmission controls
Figure 1-2: Explanation of a diagnostic trouble code.
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 the Data Link Connector is not located
under the dashboard, a label should be there revealing its 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.
Figure 1-3: The DLC connector (left) can be found in the area of
the car interior seen at right (black arrow).
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2.4 OBD II Readiness Monitors
Readiness Monitors 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
monitors are termed non-continuous monitors and are listed below:
1. EGR System - exhaust Gas Recirculation for reducing greenhouse gases.
2. O2 Sensors - monitor and adjust air/fuel mixture.
3. Catalyst - reduces exhaust emissions.
4. Evaporative System - monitors the integrity of the fuel tank system.
5. O2 Sensor Heater - brings 02 sensor to correct operating temperature.
6. Secondary air - reduces exhaust emissions.
7. Heated Catalyst - brings catalyst to correct operating temperature.
8. A/C system - monitors system for freon leaks.
2.5 OBD II Monitor Readiness Status
OBD II systems must indicate whether or not the vehicle’s PCM’s
monitoring has completed testing on each emission component.
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Components that have been OBD II tested will be reported as “OK”. The
purpose of recording readiness status is to allow inspectors to determine if
the vehicle’s OBD II system has tested all the emissions systems. This is
handy to know before bringing vehicle to a state emissions testing facility.
The powertrain control module (PCM) sets a monitor to “OK” after an
appropriate drive cycle has been performed. The drive cycle that enables a
monitor and sets readiness codes to “OK” varies for each individual
monitor. Once a monitor is set as “OK”, it will remain in this state. A
number of factors, including erasing of diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs)
with a code reader or a disconnected battery, can result in Readiness
Monitors being set to “INC” (incomplete). Since the three continuous
monitors are constantly evaluating, they will be reported as “OK” all of the
time. As long as there are no DTCs stored in memory, the vehicle is
running in accordance with the OBD II guidelines. If testing of a particular
supported non-continuous monitor has not been completed or not tested,
the monitor status will be reported as “INC” (incomplete).
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
Powertrain Control Module (PCM) -- the OBD II terminology for the onboard computer that controls the engine and the 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) these identify which section of the
emission control system has malfunctioned.
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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 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.
2.7 OBD II Modes of Operation
Here is a basic introduction to the OBD II communication protocol.
Mode byte: The first byte in the stream is the mode number. There are 9
modes for diagnostic requests, so this first byte is from 1 to 9. The first byte
in the response data bytes is this same number plus 64. For example, a
mode 1 request would have the first data byte = 1, and the response would
have the first data byte = 65. Here is a brief description of the modes:
Mode $01 - Identifies the Powertrain information and shows current
data available to the scan tool. This data includes: DTCs set, status of
on-board tests, and vehicle data such as engine RPM, temperatures,
ignition advance, speed, air flow rates, and closed loop status for fuel
system.
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Mode $02 - Displays Freeze Frame data. Same data as in mode 1, but it
was captured and stored when a malfunction occurred and a DTC was set.
Some of the PIDs for mode one are not implemented in this mode.
Mode $03 - Displays the type of powertrain or emission related DTCs
stored by a 5 digit code identifying the faults. There may be more than
one response message if there are more trouble codes than will fit in the
data bytes of the response message, or if there are more than one ECU
computer responding.
Mode $04 - Used to clear DTCs and Freeze Frame data. This clears all
diagnostic trouble codes that may be set including freeze frame data and
readiness monitors.
Mode $05 - Oxygen Sensor Test Results. This mode displays the
oxygen sensor monitor screen and the test results gathered about the
oxygen sensor.
There are nine numbers available for diagnostics:
1. $01 Rich-to-Lean O2 sensor threshold voltage
2. $02 Lean-to-Rich O2 sensor threshold voltage
3. $03 Low sensor voltage threshold for switch time measurement
4. $04 High sensor voltage threshold for switch time measurement
5. $05 Rich-to-Lean switch time in ms
6. $06 Lean-to Rich switch time in ms
7. $07 Minimum voltage for test
8. $08 Maximum voltage for test
9. $09 Time between voltage transitions in ms
Mode $06 - Non-Continuously Monitored Systems test results. There
are typically a minimum value, a maximum value, and a current value for
each non-continuous monitor. This data is optional, and it is defined by a
given vehicle maker if it’s used.
Mode $07 - Request for DTCs (pending) from Continuously Monitored
Systems after a single driving cycle has been performed to determine
if repair has fixed a problem. This is used by service technicians to verify
repair was performed properly and after clearing diagnostic trouble codes.
Mode $08 - This Special Control Mode requests control of the onboard system, test, or component bi-directionally (where applicable).
This mode is manufacturer specific.
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Mode $09 - Reports vehicle information. This information includes
vehicle VIN number and calibration information stored in the vehicle ECUs.
Table 1: Comparison of AutoLink Tool Capabilities
Mode
AutoLink
AL309
Mode 1
Mode 2
Mode 3
Mode 4
Mode 5
Mode 6
Mode 7
Mode 8
Mode 9
AutoLink Pro
AL510
*
* With on-screen graphing
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3. Using the Scan Tool
3.1 Tool Description - AutoLink AL 510Pro®
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1
2
3
6
5
4
7
8
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1. LCD DISPLAY -- Indicates test results. Backlit, 128 x 64 pixel display
with contrast adjustment.
2.
ENTER BUTTON -- Confirms a selection (or action) from a menu.
Starts recording live data under manual trigger mode.
3.
ESC BUTTON -- Cancels a selection (or action) from a menu or
returns to the menu. It is also used to setup system, exit DTC Lookup
screen, or stop data recording when pressed.
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4.
LEFT SCROLL BUTTON -- When looking up DTC definitions,
moves to previous character and views additional information on previous
screens if DTC definition covers more than one screen; deselect all
marked PID data when viewing or recording customized live data list;
views previous frames of recorded data when playing back live data. Also,
it updates DTC library when pressed.
5.
RIGHT SCROLL BUTTON -- When looking up DTC definitions,
moves to next character and views additional information on next screens
if DTC definition covers more than one screen; selects/deselects PID data
when viewing or recording customized live data list, and views next frames
of data when playing back live data.
6.
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.
7.
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. Also, it is the language setup hot key when pressed.
8.
HELP BUTTON -- Provides help information when pressed.
9.
POWER SWITCH -- Turns on/off the scan tool when powered by cell
battery; resets the scanner when powered by vehicle battery.
10. OBD II CONNECTOR -- Connects the scan tool to the vehicle’s Data
Link Connector (DLC).
11. RUBBER BOOT -- Protects the scan tool from drop, abrasion, etc.
3.2 Specifications
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
Display: Backlit, 128 x 64 pixel display with contrast adjustment
Operating Temperature: 0 to 60°C (32 to 140 F°)
Storage Temperature: -20 to 70°C (-4 to 158 F°)
External Power: 8.0 to 18.0 V power provided via vehicle battery
Internal Power: 9V cell battery
Dimensions:
Length
Width
Height
178 mm (7.00”)
95 mm (3.74”)
35 mm (1.38”)
NW: 0.70kg (1.54lb), GW: 1.0kg(2.20lb)
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3.3 Accessories Included
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
User’s Manual -- Instructions on tool operations.
CD -- Includes user’s manual, DTC lookup software, etc.
OBD II cable -- Provides power to tool and communicates between tool and
vehicle.
USB cable -- Used to upgrade the scan tool, and to print retrieved data.
Carry case -- A nylon case to store the scan tool when not in use.
Cell battery -- Supplies power to the scan tool when disconnected from
vehicle DLC.
Updating the AutoLink AL 510 Pro®
a.
Attach the USB cable (seen in Figure 1-2).
b.
Go to www.autel.us and click on
Downloads.
c.
Click on Software Update for AutoLink Pro
510 and follow on-screen instructions.
Figure 1-4: USB update
cable attached to the tool.
3.4 Navigation Characters
Characters used to help navigate the scan tool
are:
1.“ ” -- Indicates current selection.
2.“ ” -- A DOWN Arrow indicates additional
information is available on next screen.
3.“ ” -- An UP Arrow indicates additional information is available on previous screen.
4.“$” -- Identifies the control module number from which data is retrieved.
5.“?” -- Indicates help information is available.
6.“G” -- Indicates graphic viewing is available.
7.“ ” -- Indicates battery volume.
3.5 Keyboard
Solvents such as alcohol should not be used 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.
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3.6 Power
Internal Battery Power
The scan tool has a 9V cell battery that provides power for off-car
reviewing and analysis. Press the power key to turn on the scan tool.
When the icon appears, replace the battery as instructed in “Battery
Replacement” in paragraph 3.10.
• If the scan tool is stored for a long period of time, remove batteries to
prevent battery leakage from damaging battery compartment.
External Power
External power of the scan tool is provided via the vehicle Data Link
Connector (DLC). Just follow the steps below to turn on the scan tool:
1)Connect the OBD II 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 OBDII cable.
3)Plug OBD II cable into the vehicle’s DLC.
3.7 DTC Lookup
The DTC Lookup function is used to search for definitions of DTCs stored
in the built-in DTC library.
1)From the Main Menu, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select the DTC
Lookup and press the ENTER button.
Main
Main Menu
Menu
Diagnostics
? DTC Lookup
Review Data
Print Data
System Setup
Tool Information
2/6
?
• The number “2/6” to the right indicates the total number of items under this
menu and the sequence of highlighted items.
• The “?” to the right indicates help information is available. Press the HELP
button to view help information for the selected item.
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2)From the DTC Lookup menu, use the LEFT/RIGHT button to move to the
desired character, use the UP/DOWN button to change the selected digit/
character and press the ENTER button to confirm.
DTC Lookup
Lookup
DTC
P0001
[ ] – Left [ ] - Right
[ ][ ]- Change Digit
[ENTER]- Confirm
[ESC]- Exit
3)View the DTC definition on screen. When the DTC definition covers more than
one screen, use the LEFT/RIGHT button to view additional information on
previous/next screen(s).
• For manufacturer specific codes, you’ll 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 “DTC definition not found! Please refer to vehicle service
manual!”
4)To view next or previous DTC in the DTC library, use the UP/DOWN button.
5)To enter another DTC, press the ESC button to return to the previous screen.
6)To exit to the Main Menu, press the ESC button.
3.8 Product Setup
The scan tool allows you to make the following adjustments and settings:
1)Language: Selects the desired language.
2)Contrast adjustment: Adjusts the contrast of the LCD display.
3)Unit of measure: Sets the unit of measure to English or Metric.
4)Auto Power-Off: Sets automatic power-off limits.
5)Beep Set: Turns on/off beep.
6)Tool self-test: Checks if the LCD display and keyboard are working normally.
• Settings of the unit will remain until changes to the existing settings are made.
To enter the setup menu mode
From the keyboard: Press the ESC button to enter the System Setup
menu. Follow the instructions to make adjustments and program settings
as described in the following setup options.
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System Setup
Setup
System
? Language
Contrast
Unit of Measure
Auto Power-off
Beep Set
Tool Self-test
1/6
?
From the Main Menu: Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select System
Setup, and press the ENTER button. Follow the instructions to make
adjustments and program settings as described in the following setup
options.
............ ..Main Menu…… ……………
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Diagnostics
DTC Lookup
Review Data
?
Print Data
? System Setup
Tool Information
Language Setup
•
English is the default language.
1)From the System Setup menu, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select
Language, and press ENTER.
System
SystemSetup
Setup
? Language
Contrast
Unit of Measure
Auto Power-off
Beep Set
Tool Self-test
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1/6
?
2)Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select the desired language and press
ENTER to save your selection and return to the previous menu.
Language
Language
1/3
? English
Français
Español
Contrast Adjustment
1)From the System Setup menu, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select
Contrast, and press ENTER.
System Setup
System
Setup
Language
? Contrast
Unit of Measure
Auto Pow er-Off
Beep Set
Tool Self-test
2/6
?
2)From the Contrast menu, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to increase or
decrease contrast.
Contrast
System
Setup
? 30%?
Use
or
to change
3)Press ENTER to save your settings and return to the previous menu.
Unit of Measurement
• Metric is the default measurement unit.
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1)From the System Setup menu, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select Unit
of Measure and press ENTER.
System Setup
System
Setup
Language
Contrast
? Unit of Measure
Auto Power-off
Beep Set
Tool Self-test
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?
2)From the Unit of Measure menu, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select the
desired unit of measurement.
…………….Unit of Measure…… … ….
2/2
English
? Metric
?
3)Press the ENTER button to save your selection and return to the previous
menu.
Auto Power-off
• The minimum automatic power-off time is one (1) minute, and the maximum
is 20 minutes.
• The Auto Power-Off function is available only when the scanner is powered
by a 9V cell battery.
1)
From the System Setup menu, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select
Auto Power-Off and press ENTER.
System
System Setup
Language
Contrast
Unit of Measure
? Auto Power-off
Beep Set
Tool Self-test
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?
2)
From the Auto Power-off menu, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to
increase or decrease time.
Auto
Auto Power-off
Power-off
01 Minute
[ ] – Increase time
[ ] – Decrease time
[ENTER] - Confirm
3)
Press ENTER to save your setting and return to the previous menu.
Beep Set
•
The default setting is Beep On.
1)From the System Setup menu, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select Beep
Set and press ENTER.
System Setup
System
Setup
Language
Contrast
Unit of Measure
Auto Power-off
? Beep Set
Tool Self-test
5/6
?
2)From the 'Beep Set' menu, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select Beep ON
or Beep OFF.
Beep
Beep Set
2/2
Beep ON
? Beep OFF
?
3)Press ENTER to save your selection and return to the previous menu.
Tool Self-test
The Self-test checks if the display and keyboard are working properly.
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A. Display test
The Display Test function checks if the LCD display is working properly.
1)From the System Setup menu, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select
Tool Self-test, and press ENTER.
System
System Setup
Setup
Language
Contrast
Unit of Measure
Auto Power-off
Beep Set
? Tool Self-test
6/6
?
2)Select Display Test from the Tool Self-test menu and press ENTER.
Tool
Tool Self-Test
Self-test
1/2
? Display Test
Keyboard Test
?
3)Press ENTER again to start test. Look for missing spots in the solid black
characters.
4)When completed, press ESC to return.
B. Keyboard Test
The Keyboard Test function verifies if the keys are functioning properly.
1)Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select the Keyboard Test from the Tool
Self-test menu, and then press ENTER.
Self-Test
Tool Self-test
2/2
Display Test
? Keyboard Test
?
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2)Press any key to start the test. When you press a key, the key name is
observed on the display. If not, then the key is not functioning properly.
Keyboard Test
Test
Keyboard
Press any key to
start test
key:
Double [ESC] to return
• If you press and hold the power switch, the key name does not show on the
screen, but resets the scanner when powered by a vehicle battery, or turns off
the scanner when powered by a cell battery. If it does not restart the scanner
or power off the scanner, the key is not working properly.
3)Double press the ESC to return to the previous menu.
3.9 Tool Information
Tool Information allows viewing of some important information such as
serial number and software version number of the scanner.
1)
From the Main Menu, scroll to select Tool Information and press ENTER.
Main
Menu
Main
Menu
Diagnostics
DTC Lookup
Review Data
?
Print Data
System Setup
? Tool Information
2)View tool information on screen.
Tool
Information
Tool
Information
Serial No.:
Burn Date:
S/W Ver.:
H/W Ver.:
LIB Ver.:
MS083462
11/12/07
V1.00
V1.01
V1.00
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3.10 Battery Replacement
The scan tool requires a 9V cell battery to operate when disconnected from
vehicle power. When the battery icon appears on the screen, replace the battery.
1) Locate the battery cover on the back of the scan tool.
2) Remove the battery cover screw and slide the battery cover off.
3) Remove discharged batteries and install a new 9V cell battery.
4) Reinstall battery cover by sliding battery cover on and securing screw.
3.11 Vehicle Coverage
The AutoLinkPro® AL510 Professional OBDII/EOBD Scanner is specially
designed to work with all OBD II compliant vehicles, including those
equipped with next-generation protocol -- Control Area Network (CAN). It
is required by EPA that all 1996 and newer vehicles (cars and light trucks)
sold in the United States must be OBD II compliant and this includes all
Domestic, Asian and European vehicles.
A small number of 1994 and 1995 model year gasoline vehicles are OBD II
compliant. To verify if a 1994 or 1995 vehicle is OBD II compliant, check
the Vehicle Emissions Control Information (VECI) Label which is located
under the hood or by the radiator of most vehicles. If the vehicle is OBD II
compliant, the label will designate “OBD II Certified”. Additionally,
Government regulations mandate that all OBD II compliant vehicles must
have a “common” sixteen-pin Data Link Connector (DLC).
For your vehicle to be OBD II compliant it must have a 16-pin DLC (Data
Link Connector) under the dash and the Vehicle Emission Control
Information Label must state that the vehicle is OBD II compliant.
3.12 Product Troubleshooting
Vehicle Linking Error
A communication error occurs if the scan tool fails to communicate with the
vehicle’s ECU (Engine Control Unit). You’ll need to do the following to check it:
•
Verify that the ignition is ON;
•
Verify scan tool’s OBD II connector is securely connected to the vehicle’s
DLC;
•
Verify that the vehicle is OBD II compliant;
•
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.
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Operating Error
If the scan tool freezes, then an exception occurs or the vehicle’s ECU (Engine
Control Unit) is too slow to respond to requests. You’ll need to do the following to
reset the tool:
•
Press and hold the POWER button for at least 2 seconds to 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’ll
need to do the following to check it:
•
Check if the scan tool’s OBD II 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 has at least 8.0 volts.
4. Review Data
The Review Data function allows viewing of data from the last test recorded
by the scan tool.
1)Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select Review Data from Main Menu, and
press ENTER.
Main Menu
Main
Menu
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Diagnostics
DTC Lookup
? Review Data
?
Print Data
System Setup
Tool Information
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2)Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select the desired item from Review Data
menu, and press ENTER.
Review
Data
Review Data
1/9
? Stored Codes
Pending Codes
Live Data
Freeze Frame
I/M Readiness
O2 Monitor Test
• If no data from a previously tested vehicle is recorded, only Module Present
data containing module ID and protocol type can be reviewed.
Review
ReviewData
Data
1/1
? Modules Present
?
3)Review selected data on screen.
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Generic
Engine Coolant Tem perature
Sensor 1 Circuit High
•
If there is no data stored for selected item, a “Not Supported or Stored
No Data!” message shows on the screen.
5. OBD II Diagnostics
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 Powertrain Control Module [Engine] and
Transmission Control Module [Transmission].
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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) Press ENTER to enter Main Menu. Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to
select Diagnostics from the menu.
MainMenu
Menu
Main
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? Diagnostics
DTC Lookup
Review Data
?
Print Data
System Setup
Tool Information
6) Press ENTER to confirm. 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), 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 OBDII 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 communicating with the vehicle. Contact your local
distributor or the manufacturer’s customer service department for
assistance.
7) You will be prompted to erase previously stored data.
•
Review previously stored data thoroughly before erasing.
Diagnostic
Diagnostic
Erase previously
stored data to save
data from this test?
YES
NO
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•
If no data is stored in the scan tool, above prompt will not show up.
8) If you wish to erase the data, press 'ENTER'; if you do not want to erase the
data, press ESC or use the LEFT/RIGHT button to select NO and press ENTER to
return to the Diagnostic Menu.
5.1 System Status
Diagnostic
Menu
Diagnostic Menu
System Status
Read Codes
Erase Codes
Live Data
?
View Freeze Frame
I/M Readiness
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Press ENTER to select System Status, the following screen will be
displayed if there is only one control module. Press SCROLL to exit
System Status and return to the main Diagnostic Menu.
Diagnostic
Menu
System Status
MIL Status
Codes Found
Monitors N/A
Monitors OK
Monitors INC
OFF
0
3
5
System Status Screen
This screen displays the current (live) conditions of each of the eleven
emissions monitors (see pg. 45). These monitors are continuously
updated. Monitors N/A are those “not available” on the current vehicle.
Monitors OK have completed their tests. Monitors INC have yet to be run
(tested). Since this is a live screen which continuously updates, the vehicle
can be driven until the monitors INC (incomplete monitors) graph is empty
of solid blocks. Additionally, while monitoring this screen, an audible
beep will be heard upon completion of each incomplete monitor. If no
beep is heard, see “3.8 Product Setup” on page 14 to turn ‘beep set’ on.
For more precise information on which monitors have been tested or not,
see 5.6 Retrieving I/M Readiness Status on page 43.
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If there is more than one control module available, the screen below will be
displayed offering a choice of control modules. For example, Engine or
Automatic Transmission Control module.
………………Control Module……………
1/3
#7E8: Engine
#7E9: A/T
Previous Menu
Select #7E8: Engine for OBD II Testing. *#7E9 is for Transmission.
5.2 Reading 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” or “permanent codes”.
These codes cause the control module to illuminate the malfunction
indicator lamp (MIL) when an 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 warmup cycles, the code clears from memory.
1)Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select Read Codes from the Diagnostic
Menu and press ENTER.
Diagnostic Menu
Diagnostic
Menu
System Status
Read Codes
Erase Codes
Live Data
?
View Freeze Fram e
I/M Readiness
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2)Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select Stored Codes or Pending Codes
from the Trouble Codes menu and press ENTER.
Trouble Codes
Trouble
Codes
1/2
? Stored Codes
Pending Codes
?
• If there are no Diagnostic Trouble Codes present, the display indicates
“No (pending) codes are stored in the module!” Wait a few seconds or
press any key to return to the Diagnostic Menu.
3)View DTCs and their definitions on screen.
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P0118
Generic
Engine Coolant Temperature
Sensor 1 Circuit High
• The control module number, sequence of the DTCs, total number of
codes detected and type of codes (Generic or Manufacturer specific)
will be observed on the upper right hand corner of the display.
4)If more than one DTC is found, use the UP/DOWN scroll button, as necessary,
until all the codes have been viewed.
• 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 the UP/DOWN scroll button
to select manufacturer and then press ENTER to confirm.
Vehicle Manufacturer
Manufacturer
Vehicle
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? Alfa Romeo
Audi/VW
BMW ?
Buick
Cadillac
Chevrolet
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• If the manufacturer for your vehicle is not listed, use the UP/DOWN
scroll button to select “Other” and press ENTER.
5.3 Erasing Codes
CAUTION: Though there is no harm in doing so, erasing the
Diagnostic Trouble Codes will not only erase the codes from the
vehicle’s on-board computer, but also “Freeze Frame” data and
manufacturer enhanced data. Freeze Frame data PIDs are
information used to help the technician verify the condition at the
time a fault is set. Further, the I/M Readiness Monitor Status, for all
vehicle monitors, is reset to “INC” (incomplete) status.
• 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 the Diagnostic
Menu and press ENTER.
Diagnostic Menu
Diagnostic
Menu
Sytem Status
Read Codes
Erase Codes
Live Data
?
View Freeze Frame
I/M Readiness
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2)A warning message comes up asking for your confirmation.
Erase
Erase Codes
Codes
Erase trouble codes!
Are you sure?
YES
NO
• If you do not want to proceed with erasing codes, press the ESC button
or use the LEFT/RIGHT scroll button to select NO to exit. A message of
“Command Cancelled!” is displayed. Wait a few seconds or press any
key to return to the Diagnostic Menu.
3)Press ENTER to confirm.
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• If the codes are cleared successfully, an “Erase Done!” confirmation
message is displayed.
Erase
EraseCodes
Codes
Erase Done!
Press any key to con.
• If the codes are not cleared, then an “Erase Failure. Turn Key on with
Engine off!” message is displayed.
Erase
Erase Codes
Erase Failure.
Turn Key on with
Engine Off!
Press any key to cont.
4)Press any button to return to Diagnostic Menu.
5.4 Live Data
Viewing Data
The View Data function allows viewing of live (real time) PID data from the
vehicle’s computer module(s).
1)To view live data, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select Live Data from the
Diagnostic Menu and press ENTER.
Diagnostic Menu
Diagnostic
Menu
System Status
Read Codes
Erase Codes
Live Data
?
View Freeze Frame
I/M Readiness
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2)Wait a few seconds while the scan tool validates the PID MAP.
Live
LiveData
Data
Reading PID.01
- Please Wait -
3)Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select View Data from the Live Data menu
and press ENTER.
……………… .Live Data………… ……..
1/3
? View Data
Record Data
?
Playback Data
Viewing Complete Data Set
4)To view a complete set of data, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select
Complete Data Set from the View Data menu and press ENTER.
…………………View Data…… ……… …..
1/3
? Complete Data Set
Custom Data Set
Unit of Measure
?
5)To view live PIDs on the screen. Use the UP/DOWN scroll button for more
PIDs if an or arrow appears on the screen.
Live Data
Data
Live
?
DTC_CNT
FUELSYS1
FUELSYS2
LOAD_PCT (%)
ETC(℃)
SHRTFT1 (%)
6
OL
N/A ?
0.0 G
-40
30
6
0.0
• The number “6” to the right of the screen indicates the sequence of the
highlighted item.
• If you want to view the full name of the highlighted PID, press the Help
button.
• If the “G” icon appears when a PID is highlighted, graphic information is
available. Press ENTER to view.
RPM (/min)
975
1725
925
6)Press ESC to return to previous menu.
Viewing Custom Data Set
7)To view customized PID data, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select
Custom Data Set from the View Data menu and press ENTER.
……………….View Data……………… ….
Com plete Data Set
? Custom Data Set
Unit of Measure
2/3
?
8)Observe on-screen instructions.
……………Custom Data Set……… …..
[ ] – Select/Deselect
[ ] – Deselect all
[ENTER] – Confirm
[ESC] - Cancel
9)Use RIGHT button to deselect/select data parameters, and use the UP/DOWN
scroll button to move up and down. Selected parameters are marked with
solid squares.
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…………..Custom Data Set………… …
6
■DTC_CNT
#01
? FUELSYS1
■FUELSYS2
#02?
■LOAD_PCT(%) #03
? ETC(℃)
? ? SHRTFT1(%)
• The number “6” to the upper right corner of the screen indicates the
sequence of highlighted item; and “#01, #02...” are the order that the
parameters are selected and will be displayed.
• You are allowed to pick up a maximum of 18 PIDs. If the selected PIDs
exceed 18, a “The selected data list is full!” message displays on the
screen.
• If you want to deselect all marked items, press LEFT button.
• A message comes up to ask for your confirmation.
……… ………Deselect All……………… ….
Deselect all
selected PIDs?
YES
NO
• If you decide to deselect these items, press ENTER; if you decide not to,
press ESC or use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select NO to continue
PID selections.
10)Press ENTER to view selected PIDs on screen.
………………….Live Data………………….
4
DTC_CNT
6
FUELSYS2
N/A
ETC(℃)
-40
?
? SHRTFT1 (%)
0.0 G
11)Use the ESC button to return to View Data menu and/or return to Live Data
menu.
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Recording Data
The Record Data function allows recording of the vehicle modules’
Parameter Identification Data (PID) to help diagnose intermittent vehicle
problems. A recording includes five (5) frames of live data before the
trigger event and several frames after the trigger event.
There are two trigger modes used to record data:
A. Manual Trigger - allows user to press ENTER to start recording.
B. DTC Trigger - automatically records PID data when a fault that causes a
DTC to set is detected by the vehicle.
CAUTION: DO NOT try to drive and operate the scan tool at the same time!
Always have another person operate the scan tool while driving.
1)To record live data, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select Record Data from
Live Data menu and press ENTER.
……………….Live Data…………………….
2/3
View Data
? Record Data
Playback Data ?
Recording Complete Data Set
2)To record a complete set of live data, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select
Complete Data Set from Record Data menu and press ENTER.
………………..Record Data……… ……..
1/3
? Complete Data Set
Custom Data Set
Unit of Measure ?
3)Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select a trigger mode and press ENTER.
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…….……Pick Trigger Mode……… ……
1/2
? Manual Trigger
DTC Trigger
?
• If data from a previously tested vehicle is not erased, data from the
current test will be stored in a temporary cache.
The following screen shows when Manual Trigger is selected or when DTC Trigger
is selected:
………………….DTC Trigger……………..
Waiting for DTC to
trigger recording
Press [ESC] to exit
4)Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select a memory location and press ENTER.
…………….Select Memory………… …..
1/3
? Location #1*
Location #2
Location #3
?
• The asterisk (*) icon on the screen indicates that there is a previous
recording in the memory location.
• If you select a location marked with an asterisk (*) icon, a message
prompting to overwrite old recordings displays.
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Select Memory
Select
Memory
A previous recording
exists! Do you want
to overwrite it?
YES
NO
• If you wish to proceed with overwriting the old recording(s), press
ENTER; if you do not wish to overwrite it, use the LEFT/RIGHT button to
select NO or press ESC to pick another memory location.
5)Observe on-screen instructions.
• If Manual Trigger is selected, the following screen shows:
……………Manual Trigger……………...
Ready to record!
Press [ENTER] to
start recording
Press [ESC] to exit
• If DTC Trigger is selected, the following screen shows:
………………….DTC Trigger……………..
Waiting for DTC to
trigger recording…
Press [ESC] to exit
6)Wait for DTC to trigger recording or press ENTER to start recording.
• Drive until a DTC is detected when DTC Trigger is selected. If no DTCs
are detected, press ESC to exit recording.
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Recording
?
5/60
DTC_CNT
FUELSYS1
FUELSYS2
LOAD_PCT(%)
ETC(℃)
SHRTFT1(%)
6
OL
N/A
0.0
0.0
6
-40
• The number “5/60” in the upper right corner of the screen indicates the
maximum frames that can be recorded and the number of recorded
frames.
7)The scan tool keeps recording PID data until user presses ESC, selected
memory location is full, or it completes recording. A message prompting to
playback data shows on the screen.
Record Data
Record
Data
Record Done!
Playback data?
YES
NO
• If you wish to playback recorded data, press 'ENTER'; if you do not wish
to playback, press ESC, or use the LEFT/RIGHT button to select NO and
press ENTER to return to Record Data menu.
Record Data
Record
Data
1/3
? Complete Data Set
Custom Data Set
Unit of Measure
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?
Recording Custom Data Set
8)To record customized data, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select Custom
Data Set from Record Data menu and press ENTER.
Record Data
Data
Record
2/3
?
Complete Data Set
Custom Data Set
Unit of Measure
?
9)Observe on-screen instructions. Wait a few seconds or press any key to
continue.
……… …Custom
Custom Data
Data Set
Set…………
[ ] – Select/deselect
[ ] – Deselect all
[ENTER] – Confirm
[ESC] - Cancel
10)Use RIGHT button to select/deselect data parameters. Selected parameters
are marked with solid squares. Press ENTER to confirm.
…………Custom
CustomData
DataSet………
Set
……..
6
■DTC_CNT
#01
FUELSYS1
■FUELSYS2
#02
?
■LOAD_PCT(%) #03
ETC(℃)
SHRTFT1(%)
• You are allowed to pick up a maximum of 18 PIDs. If the selected PIDs
exceed 18, a “The selected data list is full!” message is displayed.
• If you wish to deselect all marked items, press the LEFT button.
• A message asks for your confirmation.
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Deselect
All …………..
….De selec
t All………
……
D es ele ct a ll
s ele cted P ID s?
Y ES
•
NO
If you decide to deselect these items, press ENTER; if you decide not to,
press ESC button, or use the UP/DOWN button to select NO and press
ENTER to continue PID selections.
Custom Data
Custom
DataSet
Set.
■DTC_CNT #01
FUELSYS1
■FUELSYS2 #02
■LOAD_PCT(%) #03
ETC(? )
SHRTFT1(%)
5
?
11)Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select a trigger mode and press ENTER.
Pick Trigger
TriggerMode
Mode
Pick
1/2
? Manual Trigger
DTC Trigger
?
• If data from a previously tested vehicle is not erased, data from the
current test will be stored in temporary cache. The following screen
shows when Manual Trigger is selected:
ManualTrigger
Trigger
Manual
Ready to record!
Press [ENTER] to
start recording
Press [ESC] to exit
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Or the following screen shows when DTC Trigger is selected:
DTC
DTC Trigger
Trigger
Waiting for DTC to
trigger recording…
Press [ESC] to exit
12)Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select a memory location and press
ENTER.
Select
SelectMemory
Memory
1/3
? Location #1
*
Location #2
Location #3
?
• The asterisk (*) icon on the screen indicates that there is a previous
recording in the memory location.
• If you select a location marked with an asterisk (*) icon, a message
prompting to overwrite the old recording is displayed.
Select Memory
Select
Memory
A previous recording
exists! Do you want
to overwrite it?
YES
NO
• If you do not wish to proceed with overwriting old recording(s), press
'ENTER'; if you do not wish to overwrite it, press ESC, or use the LEFT/
RIGHT button to select NO and press ENTER to pick another memory
location.
13)Observe on-screen instructions.
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• If Manual Trigger is selected, the following screen shows:
Manual Trigger
Manual
Trigger.
Ready to record!
Press [ENTER] to
start recording.
Press [ESC] to exit
• If DTC Trigger is selected, the following screen shows:
DTC
DTC Trigger
Trigger
Waiting for DTC to
trigger recording…
Press [ESC] to exit
14)Wait for DTC to trigger recording or press ENTER to start recording.
Recording
?
DTC_CNT
FUELSYS1
FUELSYS2
LOAD_PCT(%)
ETC(℃)
SHRTFT1(%)
6
OL
N/A
0.0
-40
0.0
5/60
6
15)The scan tool keeps recording PID data until user presses ESC button, the
selected memory location is full, or it completes recording. A message
prompting to playback data shows on the screen.
Record Data
Data
Record Done!
Playback data?
YES
NO
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• If you wish to playback recorded data, press 'ENTER'; if you do not wish
to playback, press ECS, or use the LEFT/RIGHT button to select NO and
press ENTER to return to Record Data menu.
Record Data
Record
Data
1/3
? Complete Data Set
Custom Data Set
Unit of Measure
?
Playing Back Data
The Playback Data function allows viewing of previously stored PID data.
1)To playback recorded data, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select Playback
Data from Live Data menu and press ENTER.
LiveData.
Data
Live
3/3
View Data
Record Data
Playback Data
?
• You are also allowed to playback recorded data immediately after
recording.
to playback recorded data immediately after recording.
2)Use the UP/DOWN button to select the memory location marked with an
asterisk (*) icon. -5/16
Select
SelectMemory
Memory
3/3
Location #1
Location #2
Location #3
*
*?
• If there is no recording in the selected location, a message “Not
Supported or Stored No Data” is displayed.
• For data stored in temporary cache, you do not have to select memory
location.
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3)Use the UP/DOWN button to view recorded PIDs of each frame.
Playback
?
DTC_CNT
FUELSYS1
FUELSYS2
LOAD_PCT (%)
ETC(℃)
SHRTFT1(%)
6
OL
N/A
0.0
-40
0.0
5/16
6
?
• The number “5/16” to the upper right corner of the screen indicates
total number of recorded frames and sequence of frame being
displayed.
• Negative frames indicate data recorded prior to trigger event; and
positive frames indicate data recorded after trigger event.
4)Use the LEFT/RIGHT button to view PIDs of next or previous frames.
Playback
Playback
?
6/16
6/16
DTC_CNT
FUELSYS1
FUELSYS2
LOAD_PCT(%)
ETC(℃)
SHRTFT1(%)
6
OL
N/A
0.0
40
0.0
4
?
5.5 Viewing Freeze Frame Data
To view freeze frame data, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select
View Freeze Frame from Diagnostic Menu and press ENTER.
...... ...Diagnostic Menu..... ........
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System Status
Read Codes
Erase Codes
Live Data
?
View Freeze Frame
I/M Readiness
5)Wait a few seconds while the scan tool validates the PID MAP.
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….………View Freeze Frame…………
Reading PID.01
- Please Wait -
6)If retrieved information covers more than one screen, a down arrow will appear.
Use the DOWN scroll button, as necessary, until all data has been viewed.
… ………View Freeze Frame… ……… .
2
DTC_CNT
? FUELSYS1
FU ELSYS2
LOAD_PCT (%)
ECT(℃)
SHRTFT1 (%)
1630
OL
N/A
0.0
-40
0.0
?
• If there is no freeze frame data available, an advisory message “No
freeze frame data stored!” is displayed.
7)If you want to view the full name of a PID, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to
select the PID, and press HELP.
……………… ..FUELSYS1………
……
Fuel System 1 Status
Press any key to cont.
8)Wait a few seconds or press any button to return to the previous screen.
5.6 Retrieving I/M Readiness Status
The I/M Readiness function is used to check individual Emission System
readiness tests on OBDII 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.
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Some of the latest vehicle models may support two types of I/M Readiness
tests:
A. Since DTCs Cleared - indicates status of the monitors since the DTCs were
erased.
B. This Drive Cycle - indicates status of monitors since the beginning of the
current drive cycle.
An I/M Readiness Status result of “INC” 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 the testing of a particular monitor being tested is
incomplete. Additional driving is needed.
-
“N/A” -- The monitor is not supported on that vehicle.
1)Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select I/M Readiness from the Diagnostic
Menu and press ENTER.
...........Diagnostic Menu....... .....
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System Status
Read Codes
Erase Codes
Live Data
?
View Freeze Frame
I/M Readiness
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.
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I/M Readiness
…I/M
Readiness…
1/2
? Since DTCs Cleared
This Drive Cycle
?
4)Use the UP/DOWN scroll button, as necessary, to view the status of the MIL
light (“ON” or “OFF) and the following monitors: (these monitors are for
emissions systems)
• Misfire monitor -- Misfire monitor
• Fuel System Mon. -- Fuel System Monitor
• Comp. Component -- Comprehensive Components Monitor
• EGR -- Exhaust Gas Recirculation System Monitor
• Oxygen Sens. Mon. -- O2 Sensors Monitor
• Catalyst Mon. -- Catalyst Monitor
• EVAP System Mon. -- Evaporative System Monitor
• Oxygen Sens. Htr. -- O2 Sensor Heater Monitor
• Sec. Air System -- Secondary Air Monitor
• Htd. Catalyst -- Heated Catalyst Monitor
• A/C Refrig. Mon. -- A/C system Monitor
SinceDTCs
DTCsCleared
Cleared
Since
MIL Status
Misfire Monitor
Fuel System Mon
Comp. Component
Catalyst Mon
Htd. Catalyst
N/A
OFF
OK
OK
OK
INC
5)If the vehicle supports readiness test of “This Drive Cycle”, a screen of the
following displays:
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ThisDrive
Drive Cycle…
Cycle
…This
MIL Status
Misfire Monitor
Fuel System Mon
Comp. Component
Catalyst Mon
Htd. Catalyst
N/A
OFF
OK
N/A
OK
INC
6)Press ESC to return to the Diagnostic Menu.
5.7 O2 Monitor Test
OBD II regulations set by the SAE require that relevant vehicles monitor
and test 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 ENTER.
;Diagnostic
Menu.
Diagnostic Menu
O2 Monitor Test
On-Board Monitor Test
Component Test
Vehicle Information
Modules Present
Unit of Measure
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2)Wait a few seconds while the scan tool validates the PID MAP.
……………O2 Monitor Test…………….
Reading PID
- Please Wait -
3)Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select O2 sensor from O2 Monitor Test
menu and press ENTER.
............O2 Monitor Test……… … …
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O2 Bank1 Sensor1
? O2 Bank1 Sensor2
?
• If the vehicle does not support the mode, an advisory message will be
displayed on the screen.
O2 Monitor
…O2
MonitorTest
Test…
The selected mode is
not supported
Press any key to con.
4)View test results of the selected O2 sensor.
O2 Bank1
…O2
Bank1Sensor2
Sensor2…
Rich-Lean Threshd. (V)
MOD:
MEAS:
MIN:
MAX:
$11
0.580
0.100
------
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5)Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to view more screens of data if an or icon is
displayed.
6)Press ESC to return to the previous menu.
5.8 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-CANequipped vehicles retrieves and displays test results for emission-related
powertrain 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 powertrain components and
systems that are and are not continuously monitored. Test and component
IDs are determined by the vehicle manufacturer.
1)Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select On-Board Mon. Test from
Diagnostic Menu and press ENTER.
Diagnostic Menu
…Diagnostic
Menu…
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O2 Monitor Test
On-Board Mon. Test
Component Test
Vehicle Info.
?
Modules Present
Unit of Measure
2)Wait a few seconds while the scan tool validates the PID MAP Test.
On-BoardMon.
Mon. Test
Test
On-Board
Reading PID…
- Please Wait -
3)From On-Board Mon. Test menu, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select a
test to view and press ENTER.
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On-Board Mon.
Mon. Test
On-Board
Test
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? Test $01 Data
Test $05 Data ?
Test $09 Data
• If the vehicle under test does not support the mode, an advisory
message will be displayed on the screen.
On-Board
On-BoardMon.
Mon.Test
Test
The selected mode is
not supported
Press any key to cont.
• For CAN-equipped vehicles, test selections can be as below:
On-BoardMon.
Mon. Test
Test
On-Board
? O2 Mon. B1S1
O2 Mon. B1S2
Catalyst Mon. B1
EGR Mon. Bank1
4)Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select the desired monitor from On-Board
Mon. Test menu and press ENTER.
5)View test data on screen.
Test$01
$01 Data
Test
ID:
00
MOD: $11
MEAS: 0
MAX: 0
MIN: --------STS: OK
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• For CAN-equipped vehicles, test results can be as shown below:
O2Mon.
Mon. B1S1
B1S1
O2
Rich-Lean Threshd.
MEAS:
MIN:
MAX:
STS:
(MV)
0.450
0.312
0.630
OK
6)Press ESC to return to the previous menus.
5.9 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 ENTER.
Diagnostic Menu
Menu
Diagnostic
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O2 Monitor Test
On-Board Mon. Test
Component Test
Vehicle Info.
Modules Present
Unit of Measure
?
2)Wait a few seconds while the scan tool validates the PID MAP.
ComponentTest
Test
Component
Reading PID…
- Please Wait -
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3)From Component Test menu, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select the
test to be initiated.
ComponentTest
Test
Component
1/1
? Evap. Leak Test
?
4)If the test has been initiated by the vehicle, a confirmation message will be
displayed on the screen.
Working
Working
Command Sent!
Press any key to cont.
• 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.
Component Test
.Component
Test
The selected mode is
not supported
Press any key to cont.
5)Wait a few seconds or press any key to return to Diagnostic Menu.
5.10 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.
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1)Use UP/DOWN scroll button to select Vehicle Info. from the Diagnostic
Menu and press ENTER.
Diagnostic Menu
Menu
Diagnostic
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O2 Monitor Test
On-Board Mon. Test
Component Test
Vehicle Info.
?
Modules Present
Unit of Measure
2)An advisory message comes up to remind you. Wait a few seconds or press
any key to continue.
Vehicle
VehicleInfo.
Info.
Turn key on
with engine off!
Press any key to cont.
3)Wait a few seconds while the scan tool reads vehicle information.
Vehicle
VehicleInfo.
Info.
Reading info
- Please Wait -
• If the vehicle does not support this mode, a message shows on the
display warning that the mode is not supported.
4)From the Vehicle Info. menu, use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select an
available item to view and press ENTER.
Vehicle Info.
Info.
Vehicle
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Vehicle ID Number
? Calibration ID No.
Cal. Verif. Number
Calibration ID No.
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?
5)View retrieved vehicle information on screen.
CalibrationID
ID No.
No.
Calibration
Cal ID1:
30668343
Cal ID2:
08644359
6)Press ESC button to return previous menu.
5.11 Modules Present
The Modules Present function allows viewing of the module IDs and
communication protocols for OBD II modules in the vehicle.
1)Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select Modules Present from the
Diagnostic Menu and press ENTER.
DiagnosticMenu
Menu
Diagnostic
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O2 Monitor Test
On-Board Mon. Test
Component Test
Vehicle Info.
Modules Present
Unit of Measure
?
2)View modules present with their IDs and communication protocols.
Modules
Modules Present
Present
ID
Protocol
_________________________
$11
ISO 9141-2
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6. Print Data
The Print Data function allows printing out diagnostic data recorded by the
scan tool or customized test reports.
• To print out retrieved data, you need the following tools:
AutoLink AL510 Pro TM Scan Tool
A PC or laptop with USB ports
The USB cable supplied with product
1)Place included CD into CD-Drive and download the installation software. For
the latest version of software visit our website: www.autel.us.
2)Follow on screen instructions on your computer to install the updates.
3)Launch “AutoLinkPro Software”, and start the printing application by selecting
Scan Tool > AL510 > Print.
4)Connect the scanner to computer with the USB cable supplied.
5)Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select Print Data from Main Menu, and
press ENTER.
Main Menu
Menu
Main
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Diagnostics
DTC Lookup
Review Data
? Print Data
System Setup
Tool Information
?
6)Use the UP/DOWN scroll button to select the desired item to print from the
Print Data menu.
PrintData
Data
Print
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? Stored Codes
Pending Codes
Live Data
Freeze Frame
I/M Readiness
O2 Sensor Test
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?
• To print all retrieved data, use UP/DOWN scroll button to select Print All
Data from Print Data menu.
PrintData
Data
Print
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On-Board Mon. Test
Vehicle Info.
? Print All Data
?
7)Press ENTER to upload data to the computer.
7. Appendix
7.1 Appendix 1-- PID List
DTC_CNT
Number of DTCs Stored
FUELSYS1
DTCFRZF
DTC Freeze Frame
FUELSYS2
Fuel System 1 Status (opn/clsd loop)
Fuel System 2 Status (opn/clsd loop)
LOAD_PCT
Calculated Load Value (%)
LOAD_ABS (%)
Absolute Load Value
FRP(Kpa)
Fuel Rail Pressure(Kilopascal)
FRP(PSI)
Fuel Rail Pressure(Gauge)
ETC(°F)
Engine Coolant Temperature
FLI (%)
Fuel Level Input
MIL_DIST(Mi)
Distance w/ Mil Activated
MAP(KPA)
Intake Manifold Absolute Pressure
SHRTFT1 (%)
Short Term Fuel Trim-bank1*
MAP(INHg)
Intake Manifold Absolute Pressure
SHRTFT2 (%)
Short Term Fuel Trim-bank2*
RPM(/MIN)
Engine Rpm
LONGFT1 (%)
Long Term Fuel Trim-bank1*
MAF(G/S)
Mass Air Flow Sensor
LONGFT2 (%)
Long Term Fuel Trim-bank2*
VSS(MPH)
Vehicle Speed Sensor
SPAR-ADV
Ignition Timing Advance
EQ_RAT
Commanded Equivalence Ratio
CLR_DIST(mi)
Distance Since DTC Cleared
IAT(°F)
Intake Air Temperature
AIR_STAT
Commanded Secondary Air
Status
OBDSUP
On-board Diagnostic System
Supported
O2B1S1(V)
O2 Sensor Output Voltage B1S1* O2B2S1(V)
O2 Sensor Output Voltage B2S1*
O2B1S2(V)
O2 Sensor Output Voltage B1S2* O2B2S2(V)
O2 Sensor Output Voltage B2S2*
RUNTM(SEC)
Time Since Engine Start
EGR_PTC (%)
Commanded EGR
EQ_RAT11
Equivalence Ratio
(Wide Range O2S) B1S1*
EQ_RAT21
Equivalence Ratio
(wide range O2S)(B2S1)*
EQ_RAT12
Equivalence Ratio
(Wide Range O2S) B1S2*
EQ_RAT22
Equivalence Ratio
(wide range O2S)(B2S2)*
MIL_TIME
Minute run by Engine While MIL
activated
EVAP_PCT (%)
Commanded Evaporative Purge
EGR_ERR (%) EGR Error
WARM_UPS
Warm-ups Since DTC Cleared
CLR_TIME
VPWR(V)
Control Module Voltage
Time since Diagnostic Trouble
Code Clear
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EVAP_VP(Pa)
Evap System Vapor Pressure
AAT(°F)
Ambient Air Temperature
BARO(Kpa)
Barometric Pressure
BARO(inHg)
Barometric Pressure
O2S11(mA)
O2 Sensor Current
(wide range O2S) B1S1*
O2S21(mA)
O2 Sensor Current
(wide range O2S) B2S1*
O2S12(mA)
O2 Sensor Current
(wide range O2S) B1S2*
O2S22(mA)
O2 Sensor Current
(wide range O2S) B2S2*
CATEMP11(°F) Catalyst Temperature B1S1*
CATEMP12(°F)
Catalyst Temperature B1S2*
CATEMP21(°F) Catalyst Temperature B2S1*
CATEMP22(°F)
Catalyst Temperature B2S2*
TP (%)
Absolute Throttle Position
TAC_PCT (%)
Commanded Throttle Actuator Control
TP_R (%)
Relative Throttle Position
APP_D (%)
Accelerator Pedal Position D
TP_B (%)
Absolute Throttle Position B
APP_E (%)
Accelerator Pedal Position E
TP_C (%)
Absolute Throttle Position C
APP_F (%)
Accelerator Pedal Position F
* B = Bank, S = Sensor
(The location of Cylinder #1 designates the side of Bank 1 on the engine block.)
7.2 Appendix 2 -- In-use Performance Tracking Data List
Abbreviation
OBDCOND
Full Name
OBD Monitoring
Conditions
Encountered Counts
IGNCNTR
Ignition Counter
CATCOMP1
Catalyst Monitor
Completion Counts
Bank 1
CATCOND1
Catalyst Monitor
Conditions
Encountered Counts
Bank 1
Catalyst Monitor
Completion Counts
Bank 2
CATCOMP2
CATCOND2
O2SCOMP1
Catalyst Monitor
Conditions
Encountered Counts
Bank 2
O2 Sensor Monitor
Completion Counts
Bank 1
Definitions
OBD Monitoring Conditions Encountered Counts
displays number of times that the vehicle has been
operated in the specified OBD monitoring conditions
(general denominator).
Ignition Counter displays the count of number of times
that the engine has been started.
Catalyst Monitor Completion Counts Bank 1 displays
number of times that all conditions necessary to
detect a catalyst system bank 1 malfunction have
been encountered (numerator).
Catalyst Monitor Conditions Encountered Counts
Bank 1 displays number of times that the vehicle has
been operated in the specified catalyst monitoring
conditions (denominator).
Catalyst Monitor Completion Counts Bank 2 displays
number of time that all conditions necessary to detect
a catalyst system bank 2 malfunction have been
encountered (numerator).
Catalyst Monitor Conditions Encountered Counts
Bank 2 displays number of times that the vehicle has
been operated in the specified catalyst monitoring
conditions (denominator).
O2 Sensor Monitor Completion Counts Bank 1
displays number of time that all conditions necessary
to detect an oxygen sensor bank 1 malfunction have
been encountered (numerator).
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O2SCOND1
O2SCOMP2
O2SCOND2
EGRCOMP
O2 Sensor Monitor
Conditions
Encountered Counts
Bank 1
O2 Sensor Monitor
Completion Counts
Bank 2
O2 Sensor Monitor
Conditions
Encountered Counts
Bank 2
EGR Monitor
Completion
Condition Counts
EGRCOND
EGR Monitor
Conditions
Encountered Counts
AIRCOMP
AIR Monitor
Completion
Condition Counts
(Secondary Air)
AIR Monitor
Conditions
Encountered Counts
(Secondary Air)
EVAP Monitor
Completion
Condition Counts
AIRCOND
EVAPCOMP
EVAPCOND
EVAP Monitor
Conditions
Encountered Counts
O2 Sensor Monitor Conditions Encountered Counts
Bank 1 displays number of times that the vehicle has
been operated in the specified oxygen sensor
monitoring conditions (denominator).
O2 Sensor Monitor Completion Counts Bank 2
displays number of time that all conditions necessary
to detect an oxygen sensor bank 2 malfunction have
been encountered (numerator).
O2 Sensor Monitor Conditions Encountered Counts
Bank 2 displays number of times that the vehicle has
been operated in the specified oxygen sensor
monitoring conditions (denominator).
EGR Monitor Completion Condition Counts displays
number of time that all conditions necessary to detect
an EGR system malfunction have been encountered
(numerator).
EGR Monitor Conditions Encountered Counts
displays number of times that the vehicle has been
operated in the specified EGR system monitoring
conditions (denominator).
AIR Monitor Completion Condition Counts (Secondary
Air) displays number of time that all conditions
necessary to detect an AIR system malfunction have
been encountered (numerator).
AIR Monitor Conditions Encountered Counts
(Secondary Air) displays number of times that the
vehicle has been operated in the specified AIR system
monitoring conditions (denominator).
EVAP Monitor Completion Condition Counts displays
number of time that all conditions necessary to detect
a 0.020" EVAP system leak malfunction have been
encountered (numerator).
EVAP Monitor Conditions Encountered Counts
displays number of times that the vehicle has been
operated in the specified EVAP system leak
malfunction monitoring conditions (denominator).
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8. Warranty and Service
8.1 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.
8.2 Service Procedures
If you have any questions, please contact your local store, distributor or visit our
website at www.autel.us
If it becomes necessary to return the scan tool for repair, contact your local
distributor for more information.
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