Autel DS708 Automobile Accessories User Manual

IMPORTANT NOTICES
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IMPORTANT
Before operating or maintaining this unit, please read this manual carefully paying extra attention to
the safety warnings and precautions.
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notice. Further, Autel shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or
consequential damages (including lost profits).
All software screens shown in this manual are examples. Actual test screens vary for each vehicle
being tested.
TRADEMARKS
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Contents
IMPORTANT NOTICES ................................................................... Inside Front Cover
Safety Information ............................................................................................................. 5
1. Introduction ................................................................................................................. 1
1.1. Product Overview.....................................................................................................................1
1.2. Component Descriptions .........................................................................................................1
1.2.1. MaxiDAS® Scan Tool ....................................................................................................1
1.2.2. Memory Card .................................................................................................................2
1.2.3. DLC Cables, Adapters and other Accessories ...............................................................2
1.2.4. Technical Specifications ................................................................................................4
1.3. Software Descriptions ..............................................................................................................4
1.3.1. Operating System Software ............................................................................................4
1.3.2. Scan Tool Software Installation / Updates .....................................................................4
1.3.3. Software Applications Overview ...................................................................................4
2. Getting Started ............................................................................................................ 8
2.1.
2.2.
2.3.
2.4.
2.5.
Power up the Scan Tool ...........................................................................................................8
Adjust Default Settings ............................................................................................................8
Install the PC Software ............................................................................................................9
Register the Tool ....................................................................................................................10
Test Startup and Vehicle Connection ...................................................................................10
3. Diagnostics Applications ........................................................................................... 11
3.1. Test Startup and Vehicle Connection ...................................................................................11
3.1.1. Step 1: Connect the Cable ............................................................................................11
3.1.2. Step 2: Enter the Vehicle Information and Select the System to Be Tested ................14
3.1.3. Step 3: Select the Diagnostic Function ........................................................................17
3.2. Diagnostic Trouble Codes......................................................................................................18
3.2.1. Read Codes ...................................................................................................................18
3.2.2. Erase Codes ..................................................................................................................18
3.3. Live Data .................................................................................................................................19
3.3.1 Basic Live Data Procedure ...........................................................................................19
3.3.2 Live Data Functions .....................................................................................................20
3.3.3 Custom Live Data .........................................................................................................23
3.4 Vehicle Information ...............................................................................................................24
3.5 Active Test...............................................................................................................................24
3.6 Generic OBD II Functions ....................................................................................................25
3.6.1. General Procedures ......................................................................................................25
3.6.2. Functions Description ..................................................................................................26
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4. Data Manager & Printing ........................................................................................ 29
4.1.
4.2.
4.3.
4.4.
4.5.
General Procedures ................................................................................................................29
Play Back ................................................................................................................................29
Data Logging ..........................................................................................................................30
Screen Capture .......................................................................................................................31
Printing ...................................................................................................................................32
5. System Setup .............................................................................................................. 33
5.1.
5.2.
5.3.
5.4.
5.5.
5.6.
5.7.
5.8.
5.9.
5.10.
5.11.
General Procedures ................................................................................................................33
Wi-Fi ........................................................................................................................................33
Network ...................................................................................................................................34
Unit ..........................................................................................................................................35
Date/Time ................................................................................................................................35
Language .................................................................................................................................36
Backlight .................................................................................................................................36
Beep .........................................................................................................................................37
Touch .......................................................................................................................................37
Remote Desk ...........................................................................................................................38
About .......................................................................................................................................38
6. Software Update ........................................................................................................ 39
6.1.
6.2.
6.3.
6.4.
Update the Scan Tool Software through the Scan Tool......................................................39
Update the Scan Tool Software via a Computer .................................................................40
View or Delete Programs .......................................................................................................41
Quick Troubleshooting Tips for Software Update ..............................................................42
7. Maintenance, Warranty & Service.......................................................................... 43
7.1.
7.2.
7.3.
7.4.
7.5.
Cleaning the Touch Screen ....................................................................................................43
Cleaning and Inspecting the Unit .........................................................................................43
Quick Troubleshooting Tips .................................................................................................43
Definitions of Navigation Buttons .........................................................................................44
Service Procedures .................................................................................................................44
7.5.1. Technical Service .........................................................................................................44
7.5.2. Repair Service ..............................................................................................................44
7.5.3. Order Information ........................................................................................................45
7.6. Limited One Year Warranty.................................................................................................45
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SAFETY INFORMATION
DANGER: When an engine is operating, keep the service area WELL VENTILATED or attach a
building exhaust removal system to the engine exhaust system. Engines produce carbon monoxide, an
odorless, poisonous gas that causes slower reaction time and can lead to serious personal injury or loss of
life.
SAFETY DEFINITIONS
Follow all DANGER, WARNING, IMPORTANT, and NOTE messages in this manual. These safety
messages are defined as follows:
DANGER or WARNING: Means you risk bodily harm and /or possible loss of life.
IMPORTANT: Means the information demands special attention or that you risk damage to the
vehicle or the tool.
NOTE: Provides clarity and helpful tips.
WARNINGS AND IMPORTANTS:
The safety messages cover situations Autel is aware of. Autel cannot know, evaluate or advise you as to all
of the possible hazards. You must be certain that any conditions or service procedures encountered do not
jeopardize your personal safety.

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 the transmission in PARK (for automatic transmission) or NEUTRAL (for manual transmission)
and make sure the parking brake is engaged.

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.

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.

Do not drive the vehicle and operate the scan tool at the same time. Any distractions may cause an
accident.

Refer to the service manual for the vehicle being serviced and adhere to all diagnostic procedures and
precautions. Failure to do so could result in personal injury or otherwise unneeded repair.

To avoid damaging the scan tool or generating false data, make sure the vehicle battery is fully charged
and the connection to the vehicle DLC is clean and secure.

Do not place the scan tool on the distributor of a vehicle. Strong electro-magnetic interference can
damage the scan tool.
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1. Introduction
1. Introduction
1.1. Product Overview
① Touch Screen Display - displays the menus
and data screens.
The MaxiDAS® Diagnostic System is the
easiest-to-use scan tool which features simple
touch screen navigation. It is ingeniously designed
to create the functionality of the OEM tools used
by automotive manufacturer’s dealers,
empowering independent garages to provide
comprehensive servicing in their own workshops
without relying on dealer availability.
② LEDs - the three light-emitting diodes
indicate certain system conditions.
MaxiDAS® has a memory card that contains the
operating system and scan software applications.
It can help you diagnose symptoms, codes, and
complaints quickly and efficiently by reading
diagnostic trouble codes, and viewing live data
stream, freeze frame data, and vehicle information
from the vehicle’s ECUs. It can also perform such
special functions as actuation tests, immobilizer
key coding and adaptation on the vehicle. You can
save recorded data readings, capture an image of
the current screen and print information.

Wireless LAN Activity LED - illuminates
when a wireless local area network (LAN) is
enabled, flashes when data is being sent or
received.

Vehicle Communication LED - illuminates
when the scan tool is communicating/ linking
with systems of the vehicle being tested.

Power LED - illuminates when the scan tool
is connected to a power source.
③ Rubber Boot - protects the scan tool from
accidental damage if dropped.
1.2. Component Descriptions
1.2.1. MaxiDAS® Scan Tool
Figure 1.2: MaxiDAS® Back View
④ Stylus Pen - selects items and enters
information
⑤ Stand - flips out for setting the scan tool in
an upright position.
Figure 1.1: MaxiDAS® Front View
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1. Introduction
1.2.2. Memory Card
Figure 1.3: MaxiDAS® Top View
⑥ External DC Power Port - connects the 12
volt power adapter to power the tool for
updating, printing, Internet access, and etc.
when disconnected from the vehicle.
Figure 1.5: Memory Card into Scan Tool Slot
⑦ USB (universal serial bus) Port - connects
peripheral devices such as printers, and
portable USB Drives.
The memory card contains the scan tool’s
operating software and applications (DO NOT
REMOVE THE MEMORY CARD UNLESS
PERFORMING SOFTWARE UPDATES TO
CARD).
⑧ DB15-Pin Port - connects the vehicle DLC
cable.
⑨ RS 232 Serial Port - connects the PC serial
cable.
⑩ On / Off Button - turns the scan tool on and
off.
NOTE: No internal battery power is provided
with this scan tool.
1.2.3. DLC Cables, Adapters and
other Accessories
1. DLC Cables
The DS708 unit can be powered through the DLC
cable when connected to an OBD-II vehicle. The
DLC cable connects the scan tool to the vehicle’s
data link connector (DLC). An optional extension
cable may also be used.
Figure 1.4: MaxiDAS® Down View
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SD Card Slot - holds the System SD Card.
NOTE: Do not remove memory card from the
scan tool unless performing software
updates to card.
Figure 1.6: DLC Cable
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1. Introduction
2. OBD I Adapters
3. Other Accessories
The OBD I adapters are for Non-OBD II vehicles.
The adapters used depend on the type of vehicle
make being tested. The most common adapters
are shown below.
RS232 Serial Cable
Connects the scan tool to the Ethernet
network.
USB Cable
Connects peripheral devices such as
printers, and portable USB Drivers.
OBD-16
Honda-3
Clipper Cable
Nissan-14
Toyota-23
Toyota-17
Mazda-17
Provides power to the scan tool
through connection to the vehicle
battery as some non-OBD II vehicles
cannot provide power to the scan tool
via DLC connection.
AC/DC External Power Adapter
Connects the scan tool to the External
DC Power Port for external power
supply.
BMW-20
GM/Daewoo-12
Kia-20
Compact Disc (CD)
Includes the Instruction Video Clip,
the User’s Manual, remote desktop,
print services, update application, and
etc.
Mitsubishi/Hyundai12+16
Cigarette Lighter
Audi-4
Universal-3
Fiat-3
PSA-2
Provides power to the scan tool
through connection to the vehicle’s
cigarette lighter receptacle as some
non-OBD II vehicles cannot provide
power to the scan tool via DLC
connection.
SD Card Reader
Allows files on the SD card to be
accessed to a PC.
Benz-38
Figure 1.7: OBD I Adapters
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1. Introduction
1.2.4. Technical Specifications

Operating System: Windows CE

Processor: ARM9 + ARM7 dual processor

Memory: 4 Gigabyte SD card

Display: 7” TFT (800*400 dpi) color display
with resistive touch panel
1.3.2. Scan Tool Software
Installation / Updates
The scan tool software must be installed before
the tool can be used. The software is usually
preinstalled into the SD card included. The
software can be downloaded and updated either
via the Update program of the scan tool or on a
PC through the update application software.
For complete instructions, refer to Chapter VI
Software Update on page 39.

Communications: 10/100 Ethernet Port,
802.11 b/g Wireless LAN

Input Voltage: 8.0-32.0V power provided
via vehicle battery
1.3.3. Software Applications
Overview

Operating Temperature: 0 to 60ºC (32 to
140ºF)
When you turn the scan tool on, the Home Screen
displays options for selecting the software
applications in the scan tool as shown below:

Storage Temperature: -10 to 70ºC (14 to
158ºF)
1. Home Screen

Printer Interface: Wi-Fi, USB, Ethernet

Dimension: 282mm (11.10”) * 164mm
(6.42”) * 60mm (2.36”)

Unit Weight: 1.1kg (2.95lb)

Protocols: ISO 9141-2, K/L lins, Flashing
code, SAE-J1850 VPW, SAE-J1850 PWM,
CAN ISO 11898 ISO 15765-4, High speed,
Middle speed, Low speed and Single wire
CAN
The Home Screen contains a menu of the groups
of software installed in the scan tool. All current
software applications are included in the scan
tool.
1.3. Software Descriptions
Figure 1.8: Home Screen
This section describes the software currently
available for the scan tool.
With the Home Screen displayed, you use either
the stylus pen or a finger to select an option to
display the icons to choose. The options on the
Home Screen are described in the next few
sections as follows:
NOTE: This section does not describe any PC
software that is used along with the scan tool.
1.3.1. Operating System Software
The operating system is Microsoft Windows CE
Embedded. When you turn the scan tool on, the
software provides fast “boot-up” and an
icon-based application home screen.
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USA

European

Asian

Data Manager

Update

Setup/Help
1. Introduction
2. USA
4. Asian
When you click on USA from the Home Screen
(Figure 1.8 on page 4), the USA screen appears,
as shown in the example below.
When you click on Asian from the Home Screen
(Figure 1.8 on page 4), the Asian screen appears,
as shown in the example below.
Figure 1.9: USA Screen
Figure 1.11: Asian Screen
This screen contains options for using the
following software applications:

OBD II application is for OBD II
diagnostic testing.

Chrysler application is for Chrysler
Vehicle diagnostic testing.

Ford application is for Ford Vehicle
diagnostic testing.

GM application is for GM Vehicle
diagnostic testing.
This screen contains options for using the
diagnostic software applications for Asian
vehicles.
3. European
When you click on European from the Home
Screen (Figure 1.8 on page 4), the European
screen appears, as shown in the figure below.
Figure 1.10: European Screen
This screen contains options for using the
diagnostic software applications for European
vehicles.
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1. Introduction
5. Data Manager
b.
Data Logging
When you click on Data Manager from the Home
screen (Figure 1.8 on page 4), the Data Manager
screen appears, as shown below.
Data logging is the process of recording events in
order to provide a collection of data that can be
used to diagnose vehicle communication problems.
It can benefit the users by providing quick fix to
software problems from the engineers.
When you click on the Data Logging icon from
the Data Manager Screen (Figure 1.12 on page
10), the Data Logging screen appears, as shown
below.
Figure 1.12: Data Manager Screen
This screen contains options for using the
functions of playback, data logging and screen
capture.
a.
Figure 1.14: Data Logging Screen
Playback Function
The Playback function allows you to view data
recorded with various functions. It also allows
you to save and delete recorded files. For details,
refer to Chapter IV Data Manager & Printing on
page 29.
For details, refer to Chapter IV Data Manager &
Printing on page 56.
c.
Screen Capture
The Screen Capture function is used to take an
image by the scan tool to record the visible items
displayed on the monitor. The screen shots can be
used to demonstrate a particular problem a user
might be having so that he can show the output to
customer support engineers for help.
When you click on the Playback icon from the
Data Manager Screen (Figure 1.12 on page 6), the
Playback screen appears, as shown below.
When you select the Screen Capture icon from the
Data Manager screen (Figure 1.12 on page 6), the
Screen Capture screen appears, as shown below.
Figure 1.13: Playback Screen
Figure 1.15: Screen Capture Screen
For details, refer to Chapter IV Data Manager &
Printing on page 29.
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1. Introduction
6. Update
7. Setup/Help Functions
The Update function is used to connect the scan
tool to the update website server and update the
software if necessary.
When you click on Setup/Help from the Home
Screen (Figure 1.8 on page 4), the Setup/Help
screen appears, as shown below:
When you click on Update from the Home Screen
(Figure 1.8 on page 4), the Update screen appears,
as shown below.
Figure 1.17: Setup/Help Screen
This screen contains options for viewing
information about the scan tool and adjusting
default settings for the scan tool as follows:
Figure 1.16: Update Screen

Wi-Fi - sets up the Wi-Fi network.

Network - sets up the Ethernet network.

Unit - sets the unit of measure.

Date/Time - sets the date and time.

Language - sets the default language for the
scan tool software.

Backlight - adjusts the backlight of the
screen.

Beep - sets the beep of the scan tool.

Touch - calibrates the touch screen.

Remote Desk - sets the remote desk.

About - provides information about the scan
tool, such as software version, operating
system software version, hardware version,
product serial No., etc.
For more information, refer to Chapter V System
Setup on page 33.
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2. Testing Started
2. Getting Started
2.1. Power up the Scan Tool
2.2. Adjust Default Settings
Before using the scan tool, you must provide
power to the scan tool. There are two methods for
providing power to the scan tool:
Use the Setup/Help functions to adjust default
settings for the scan tool as follows:

AC/DC external power adapter

Cable connection to vehicle
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.
1.
Power up the scan tool, press the On/Off
button to turn the scan tool on, and wait for
the Home Screen to appear.
2.
Click on Setup/Help to display the
Setup/Help screen as shown below:
Figure 2.2: Setup/Help Screen
Figure 2.1: Power Adapter Connection
to the Scan Tool
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3.
Select an item to adjust.
4.
Follow any on-screen instructions.
5.
For detailed instructions, refer to Chapter V
System Setup on page 33.
2. Testing Started
3.
2.3. Install the PC Software
MaxiDAS® allows you to realize some of its
functions on a PC for convenience and better
experience. To realize these functions on a PC,
users are required to install certain software into
the computer.
The next screen indicates the destination
folder to install the software. Click on the
Change button, select a folder, and click on
Next to continue. Or, directly click on Next to
continue.
The Setup.exe software package is contained in
the Compact Disc (CD) provided. The package
includes the following software:
1. Remote Control software – to support view
and/or control the scan tool from a PC.
2. Update Client – to update the scan tool
software through computer.
3. PC Link – a printing service software.
Figure 2.4: Change Destination Folder Window
Certain software and hardware environment is
required for proper installation of Setup.exe:
1. Windows 7, or any higher versions
2. CD-ROM and mouse
3. At least 4G of space in the disk where the
software is to be installed as a large space
will be used temporarily during updating
4.
Click on Install to begin the installation.
Follow these steps to install the software:
1.
Insert the CD into the CD-ROM of your
computer.
2.
An Install Shield Wizard window will pop up.
Click on Next to continue.
Figure 2.5: To Start Installation
5.
Click on Finish to complete the installation
process.
Figure 2.3: Install Shield Wizard Window
Figure 2.6: Installation Completes
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2. Testing Started
2.4. Register the Tool
2.5. Test Startup and Vehicle
Connection
The scan tool can be applied to diagnosis for only
15 times before the tool is required to be
registered on line. Testing for one same vehicle is
defined as one time only if the tool is not powered
off.
Step 1: Connect the Cable.
Step 2: Enter the Vehicle information.
Step 3: Select the Diagnostic Function.
For details, please refer to Section 3.1 Test Startup
and Vehicle Connection on page 11.
NOTE: No update can be carried out before
the tool is registered.
To register the scan tool, please follow these
steps:
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”.
NOTE: Please use the System/Help > About
function to find out the Product Serial No.
and Register Password. For details, please
refer to the Section 5.11 About on page 38.
Figure 2.7: Registration Information Screen
5.
Follow the instructions on screen to finish the
registration.
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3. Diagnostics Applications
3. Diagnostics Applications

3.1. Test Startup and Vehicle
Connection
Connect the cable’s 15-pin female adapter to
the DB 15-pin port on the top of the scan tool.
Finger tighten the connecting screws.
3.1.1. Step 1: Connect the Cable
The method used to connect the scan tool to a
vehicle’s DLC depends on the vehicle’s
configuration as follows:

A vehicle equipped with an On Board
Diagnostics Two (OBD II) vehicle
management system supplies both
communication and 12-volt power through a
standardized J-1962 data link connection
(DLC).

A vehicle not equipped with an OBD II
system supplies communication through a
DLC connection and sometimes supplies
12-volt power through the cigarette lighter
receptacle or a connection to the battery.
Figure 3.2: Main Cable Connection
to the Scan Tool
NOTE: Extension cable can be used between
the scan tool and the 15-pin main cable.

a. OBD II Vehicle Cable Connection
Connect the cable’s OBD II adapter into the
vehicle’s DLC, located under the vehicle
dash.
This type of connection generally requires the
15-pin main cable and an OBD II adapter. To
connect the 15-pin main cable, please follow these
steps:

Locate the required OBD II adapter and
connect it into the 15-pin male connector of
the main cable.
Figure 3.3: OBD II Cable Connection
to Vehicle DLC
Figure 3.1: OBD II Adapter Connection
to the DB15 Main Cable
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3. Diagnostics Applications
2.
b. Non-OBD II Vehicle Cable
Connection
Connect the cable’s 15-pin female adapter to
the DB15 port on the top of the scan tool.
Finger tighten the connecting screws.
There can be three possible conditions for
Non-OBD II Vehicle Cable Connection:
1) DLC connection supplies both
communication and power;
2) DLC connection supplies communication,
and power is to be supplied via cigarette
lighter connection;
3) DLC connection supplies communication,
and power is to be supplied through cable
connection to vehicle battery.
Figure 3.5: Main Cable Connection
to the Scan Tool
This type of connection generally requires the
vehicle-specific OBD I adapter and the 15-pin
main cable. To connect the DB15 main cable or
another similar cable, please follow these steps:
1.
3.
Locate the required OBD I adapter and
connect the adapter’s 15-pin adapter to the
cable’s 15-pin male adapter.
Connect the main cable’s OBD I adapter into
the vehicle’s DLC.
Figure 3.4: OBD I Adapter Connection
to the DB15 Main Cable
Figure 3.6: Main Cable Connection
to Vehicle DLC
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3. Diagnostics Applications
If the DLC connection does not supply power to
the scan tool, connection to the cigarette lighter
receptacle will be needed. Please follow these
steps:
1.
If the cigarette lighter connection does not provide
power either, connection to the vehicle’s battery is
necessary. Follow these steps:
1.
Connect the cigarette lighter with the scan
tool.
Connect the cigarette lighter to the clipper
cable.
Figure 3.9: Connection between
Cigarette Lighter and Clipper Cable
2.
Figure 3.7: Cigarette Lighter Connection
to the Scan Tool
2.
Connect the clipper cable to the vehicle’s
battery.
NOTE: The vehicle’s battery is usually
located beside the engine.
Connect the cable’s power plug into the
vehicle’s cigarette lighter receptacle.
NOTE: Please connect the red clipper to the
anode and the black clipper to the cathode.
WARNING: The clippers might be hot after
use. Be careful not to be burnt.
You can conveniently obtain power supply
through power adaptor connection to the scan tool
if any power socket is within reach.
Figure 3.8: Plug into the Vehicle’s
Cigarette Lighter Receptacle
NOTE: The vehicle’s DLC is not always
located under the dash as shown above.
Figure 3.10: Power Adapter Connection
to the Scan Tool
NOTE: Some adapters may have more than
one adapter or may have test leads instead of
an adapter. Whatever the case, make the
required connections to the vehicle’s DLC.
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3. Diagnostics Applications
3.
3.1.2. Step 2: Enter the Vehicle
Information and Select the System
to Be Tested
NOTE: The screens shown below in this
User’s Manual are examples. The screens
actually appear vary by vehicle.
With the Vehicle Information screen
displayed, you can enter the vehicle
information either by selecting the correct
option step by step or acquiring the vehicle
VIN manually or automatically.
There are generally 2 ways to enter the vehicle
information:
1) Selecting the correct option step by step.
2) Acquiring the VIN.
Use the following procedures to enter the Vehicle
Information:
1.
Figure 3.13: Selecting the Option
or Acquiring VIN
Press the On / Off button to turn the scan tool
on and wait for the Home screen to appear.
NOTE: For some vehicles like VW, Audi,
Seat, and Nissan, you do not need to enter the
vehicle information before you select the
diagnostic testing. For most others, you must
enter the vehicle information before you can
do any testing. For vehicles like BENZ, both
selecting the option manually and acquiring
the VIN are available for you to enter the
vehicle information.
Do one of the following:
Figure 3.11: Home Screen
2.
Select the vehicle manufacturer group. This
displays the vehicle manufacturer screen.
Figure 3.12: Vehicle Manufacture Group Screens
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
To select the correct option step by step, go to
step 4 and then step 6.

To acquire the vehicle VIN manually or
automatically, go to step 5 and then step 6.
3. Diagnostics Applications
4.
To select the correct option step by step, do
the following:

Select the vehicle manufacturer. This displays
the options for you to choose from.
6.
After you have entered the vehicle
information, the diagnostic testing selection
screen will display as below:
Figure 3.16: Diagnostic Testing Selection Screen
NOTE: The Auto Scan function will carry out
an overall scan to check the status of all the
systems on board the vehicle being tested.
Clicking on Auto Scan will lead to retrieving
the trouble codes in each system of the
vehicle one by one. Auto Scan will take a few
minutes.
Figure3.14: Selecting Vehicle Information Screens

NOTE: The Control Unit option will list
down all the systems that might be available
on the vehicle for you to select to test.
On each screen that appears, select the correct
option. Do this until the complete vehicle
information is entered, as shown in Step 6.
Do one of the following:
5.
To acquire the vehicle VIN manually or
automatically, do the following:

To select Auto Scan, go to step 7 and then
step 9.

Select VIN acquisition. This displays the VIN
acquisition screen, which may contain two
options for you to choose: automatic
acquisition or manual acquisition.

To select Control Unit, go to step 8 and then
step 9.

Select either automatic acquisition or manual
acquisition to acquire the VIN.
Figure 3.15: Manual VIN Acquisition Screen
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3. Diagnostics Applications
7.
Select Auto Scan, and the following screen
will display:
8.
Select Control Unit, and the following screen
will display:
Figure 3.19: Control Unit System Menu Screen
Figure 3.17: Auto Scan System Menu Screen
9.
NOTE: Users are allowed to check the
details of each system, quickly erase DTC,
and display DTC from the Auto Scan system
menu screen. To select the functions on the
right column of the screen, you need to
Clicking once on a system for selection and
Clicking once on the function key. To check
the details of each system, you need to click
twice on the system to enter. Clicking once on
a system will not lead to any option.
NOTE: When exiting viewing a system, the
scan tool will once again read the data and
check the latest status of the system (i.e. a
trouble code has been erased in the system).
Wait for the reading process to complete
before you make any selection, or the cursor
will return to the system being read.
Select a system to display the function menu
and start testing.
Figure 3.20: Function Menu Screen
Figure 3.18: Reading Status Screen
NOTE: 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 the steps on page 17.
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3. Diagnostics Applications

To save a vehicle record, please follow these
steps:
1.
Click on the Vehicle Data Record option to
enter the diagnostic menu directly.
Please follow the instructions above to
display the Auto Scan menu.
Figure 3.24: Select a Vehicle Record
Figure 3.21: Auto Scan System Menu Screen
2.
3.1.3. Step 3: Select the Diagnostic
Function
When the Auto Scan process is done, click on
the Save button, and name the record on the
Save Vehicle Record screen.
After you enter the vehicle information and select
the system to be tested on the scan tool, select the
option for the diagnostic function to perform:

Select Diagnostic Trouble Codes to view and
clear diagnostic trouble codes set by the
vehicle ECU(s). For details, refer to Section
3.2 Diagnostic Trouble Codes on page 18.

Select Live data to view real time streaming
data of sensors and switches from the vehicle
ECU(s). For details, refer to Section 3.3 Live
data on page 19.

Select Vehicle Information to view
vehicle-specific information, such as TSBs,
specifications, component locations, etc. For
details, refer to Section 3.4 Vehicle Info on
page 24.

Select Active Test to perform tests on
actuators so as to determine the integrity of
the system or parts without parts removal. For
details, refer to Section 3.5 Active Test on
page 24.
Figure 3.22: Save a Vehicle Record
3.
To enter the diagnostic functions through the
vehicle record option in future, please follow
these steps:

Select Vehicle Data Record from the vehicle
selection menu.
Figure 3.23: Vehicle Selection Menu Screen
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3. Diagnostics Applications
3.
3.2. Diagnostic Trouble Codes
The Diagnostic Trouble Codes functions allow
you to read and clear diagnostic trouble codes
(DTCs) from a vehicle.
When finished viewing the list, click on the
Esc button to return to previous screens.
NOTE: When a Benz is being tested, DTC
will be stored in two forms: Fault Codes and
Event Memory. You may not see any trouble
codes in the option of the Fault codes if the
codes are actually stored in the Event
memory.
3.2.1. Read Codes
The Read Codes procedure varies for each vehicle
being tested. This section includes the following
Read Codes procedures:
To read DTCs, please follow these steps:
NOTE: Read Codes can be performed with
both KOEO (Key On Engine Off) and KOER
(Key On Engine Run).
Figure 3.27: Read Codes Example – Benz
3.2.2. Erase Codes
After reading and / or reviewing the diagnostic
trouble codes, use the following steps to erase the
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.
Figure 3.25: Function Menu Screen
1.
With the Function Menu screen displayed,
click on Read Codes. This displays the Read
Codes menu screen.
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,
click on Erase Codes. This displays an
instruction screen.
2.
Follow the instructions on each screen that
appears until the procedure is complete.
3.
When finished, use the Esc button to return to
previous screens.
4.
Check the codes again. If any codes remain,
repeat the Erase Codes steps.
Figure 3.26: Read Codes Screen
2.
Click on one of the options that may appear
on the Read Codes screen.

Save - saves the code results for later review.

Print - prints the code results.
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3. Diagnostics Applications
3.3. Live Data
3.
Notice the following about the Live Data
screen:
The Live Data function allows you to view live
data from a vehicle’s electronic control unit
(ECU). This section describes how to use the Live
Data function.

Each line displays a data item.

You use the PG Up and PG Down Direction
buttons to scroll through the page of data and
use the stylus pen to select lines (one line at a
time).

The screen’s data updates as the software
reads from the vehicle’s ECU. Each update is
called a “frame” of data.

You can stop and start the live readings at any
time by clicking on the Pause button. When
you stop the readings, the data “freezes” on
the screen.

The function keys and options at the top and
on the right of the screen allow you to
perform several other functions on the screen.
For details, refer to Sub-Section 3.3.2 Live
Data Functions on page 20.
4.
When you are finished using the screen, click
on ESC to return to the Function Menu
screen.
3.3.1 Basic Live Data Procedure
To use the Live Data function, please follow these
steps:
1.
Follow the instructions in Section 3.1 Test
Startup and Vehicle Connection on page 11 to
display the Function Menu screen.
Figure 3.28: Function Menu Screen
2.
Click on Live Data. This displays the Live
Data screen.
NOTE: Optionally, you can use Custom Live
Data and select specific live data items for
viewing. For details, refer to the Sub-Section
3.3.3 Custom Live Data on page 23.
Figure 3.29: Live data Screen
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3. Diagnostics Applications
1. Text/ Graph / Graph Merge / Analog
3.3.2 Live Data Functions
The Text/ Graph / Graph Merge / Analog function
allows you to change the display type for the data
on the Live Data screen. Depending on the type of
data on the screen, you can change the data from
digital to a graphical or analog gauge display.
Functions Overview
There are several functions you can use on the
Live Data screen. Most of the functions are
activated with the function buttons at the top and
on the right of the screen.
These functions, described in detail on the next
few pages, include the following:

Text/Graph / Graph Merge/Analog –
depending on the type of data on a line,
changes the view of a selected line from
digital to graphical or analog.

Record Data – records the data for viewing
again at a later time.


Figure 3.30: Live Data Screen
To Top – moves a selected data item to the
top of the screen.
To change the display, click on the Digital/ Graph
/ Graph Merge/ Analog function buttons.
Print – prints the data currently displayed.
a.
About Digital Display
When the data is displayed as Digital, its reading
is a word or a number as shown for all the lines in
Figure 3.31 on page 20.
Figure 3.31: Live Data Screen-Digital Display
You can change the display of the lines as follows:
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
If the reading is a word (usually a switch
reading), such as On, Off, OK, etc., the
display can only be in word format.

If the reading is a number (usually a sensor
reading), such as 1.1 V, 23.3 Amps, etc., then
you can change the data display to either a
graph or an analog gauge.
3. Diagnostics Applications
b.
About Graph Display
2. Record Data
If the data reading is a number (usually a sensor
reading), such as 14.4 V, 1.1 V, or 23 Amps, you
can use the Graph/ Graph Merge function buttons
to display the data in graph format. For example,
see Figures 3.32 and 3.33.
The Record function allows you to 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 of a second, or 4 frames per
second.
To record to SD Card, please follow these steps:
1.
Follow the steps in the Sub-Section 3.3.1
Basic Live Data Procedure on page 19 to
display the Live Data screen.
Figure 3.32: Live Data Screen-Graph Display
Figure 3.35: Live Data Screen - Record Function
NOTE: The recording will include all data
lines in the list but not only the data viewable
on the screen.
Figure 3.33: Live Data ScreenGraph Merge Display
c.
About Analog Display
If the data reading can be displayed as a graph
(see Figures 3.32 and 3.33), you can use the
Analog function button to display the data as an
analog gauge. Up to two gauges can be displayed
on one screen.
2.
Click on the Save function button. This does
the following:

Temporarily shades the Save function button.

Automatically records the frames of data that
occur after clicking on the button.
NOTE: You can record any number of files as
long as they fit on the free space on the SD
card. To stop recording, just click on the Stop
function button.
Figure 3.34: Live Data Screen - Analog Display
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3.
When the recording stops, continue viewing
live data or use the ESC button to return to
previous screens.
4.
To view the saved data file, refer to Section
4.2 Playback on Page 29.
3. Diagnostics Applications
3. To Top
4. Print
The To Top function allows you to move a
selected data line to the top of the Live Data
screen.
The Print function on the Live Data screen menu
allows you to print the data currently displayed on
the screen.
To print the data, please follow these steps:
NOTE: The scan tool must be connected to
the Internet, and some operations shall be
done on a PC. Refer to Section 4.5 Printing
on page 32.
Figure 3.36: Live Data Screen-To Top Function
To move a data line to the top of the screen, please
follow these steps:
1.
2.
3.
With the Live Data screen displayed, select
the line to move.
Figure 3.37: Live data Screen - Print Function
Click on the To Top function key. The
selected line moves to the top of the screen.
1.
With the Live Data screen displayed, click on
the Print button to select the Print function.
2.
The message “Print the current frame of
data?” appears on a Print screen. Click on the
OK function key.
3.
If a printer is not set up for printing, then a
message “Can not connect to Printer Server!”
appears on the screen.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each line to move.
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3. Diagnostics Applications
3.3.3 Custom Live Data
3.
Select the data items to include in the Live
Data display as follows:
The Custom Live Data function allows you to
select specific data items to display on the
standard Live Data screen.

Click on the data item to select. A check mark
appears in the box on the left side of the item.
Use the Pg Up or Pg Dn keys to display the
data item if the desired data items are not on
the current display.

To use the Custom Live Data function, please
follow these steps:
1.
Follow the instructions in Section 3.1 Test
Startup and Vehicle Connection on page 11 to
display the Function Menu screen.
Figure 3.40: Custom Live Data Selection Screen
- after Selections
Figure 3.38: Function Menu Screen
2.
NOTE: To deselect an item, select the item
again by clicking on the item. Optionally, use
the Select All and Clear All function keys to
select or deselect all of the items at once.
Click on Custom Live Data. This displays the
Custom Live Data selection screen.
4.
When finished selecting data items, click on
the OK function key to display the selected
items on the Custom Live Data screen.
Figure 3.39: Custom Live Data Selection Screen
– before Selection
Figure 3.41: Custom Live Data Screen
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3. Diagnostics Applications
3.4
Vehicle Information
3.5
The Vehicle Information function allows you to
view vehicle-specific information for
Specifications, System Type and other
Identification.
During an active test, a diagnostic tester 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 engine
ECU data.
To access the Vehicle Info functions, please
follow these steps:
1.
Follow the instructions in Section 3.1 Test
Startup and Vehicle Connection on page 11 to
display the Function Menu screen.
2.
Click on Vehicle Information to display the
Vehicle Information screen.
Active Test
Performing the Active Tests using the hand-held
tester allows the relay, VSV, actuator and etc to
operate without parts removal. Performing the
Active Tests as the first step of troubleshooting is
one method to shorten labour time.
NOTE: Active Test is also known as “Actuator
Test”, “Actuation Activation”, and etc.
To carry out an Active Test, please follow these
steps:
1.
Follow the instructions in Section 3.1 Test
Startup and Vehicle Connection on page 11 to
display the Function Menu screen.
Figure 3.42: Function Menu and
Vehicle Info Screens
3.
View the Vehicle information as displayed.
Figure 3.43: Function Menu Screen
2.
Select Active Test and a list of possible tests
appears.
Figure 3.44: Active Tests List Screen
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3. Diagnostics Applications
3.
4.
Select a test, and the scan tool will display an
information screen of “Are you sure you want
to start?” Click on Start to continue or Esc to
exit.
3.6 Generic OBD II Functions
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.
The scan tool may display information during
and after the test. The information varies by
vehicle.
3.6.1. General Procedures
To access the ODBII diagnostics functions, please
follow these steps:
1.
Power up the screen to display the home
screen (Figure 1.8 on page 4).
2.
Click on the OBD II icon. The scan tool
displays a System Status screen that describes
the basic status of the vehicle.
3.
Click on OK, and wait for the Diagnostic
Menu to appear.
Figure 3.45: Active Test Information Screens
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.
Figure 3.46: OBD II-Diagnostic Menu Screen
4.
Select a function by clicking on it once.

System Status

Read Codes

Erase Codes

Live Data

Freeze Frame

I/M Readiness

O2 Mon. Test

On-Board Mon. Test

Component Test

Vehicle Info.

Modules Present

DTC Lookup
NOTE: Some functions are supported only
on certain vehicle makes.
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3. Diagnostics Applications
3.6.2. Functions Description
4. Live Data
1. System Status
The Live Data function allows you to view real
time PID data from ECU.
The System Status function allows you to view
system status of the vehicle being tested.
Live data can be displayed in four styles – text,
graph, graph merge, and analog gauge.
The data can be saved to the SD card, or be
printed.
Figure 3.47: OBD II-System Status Screen
2. Read Codes
Figure 3.49: OBD II-Live Data Screen
Reading Codes can be done with the key on
engine off (KOEO) or with the key on engine
running (KOER). This function allows you to
view the stored codes and pending codes detected.
5. Freeze Frame
Freeze Frames function allows you to view data
stream “snapshots” automatically recorded by the
ECU that show actual data values at the time
when DTC(s) occurred.
The data can be saved to the SD card, or be
printed.
The data can be saved to the SD card, or be
printed.
Figure 3.48: OBD II-Read Codes Screen
3. Erase Codes
Figure 3.50: OBD II-Freeze Frame Screen
The Erase Codes function allows you to delete
diagnostic trouble codes, Freeze Frame data and
manufacturer specific enhanced data from the
vehicle’s on-board computer, and resets the I/M
Readiness Monitor Status for all vehicle monitors
to Not Ready or Not Complete status.
This function is performed with key on engine off
(KOEO). Do not start the engine.
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3. Diagnostics Applications
6. I/M Readiness
8. On-Board Mon. Test
I/M Readiness function is used to check the
operations of the emission systems. It is an
excellent function to use prior to having a vehicle
inspected for compliance to a state emissions
program.
The On-Board Monitor Test function allows you
to view the results of On-Board Monitor Tests.
The tests are useful after servicing or after erasing
a vehicle’s control module memory.
Some latest vehicle models may support two types
of I/M Readiness tests:
A. Since DTCs Cleared - indicates status of
monitors since the DTCs are erased.
B. This Drive Cycle - indicates status of
monitors since the beginning of the current
drive cycle.
Figure 3.53: OBD II-On Board Mon. Test Screen
9. Component Test
The Component Test function allows you to
command the vehicle’s on-board computer to start
a leak test for the vehicle’s EVAP system.
Figure 3.51: OBD II-I/M Readiness Screen
7. O2 Mon. Test
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, please refer to
“On-Board Mon. Test”.
Figure 3.54: OBD II-Component Test Screen
The data can be saved to the SD card, or be
printed.
Figure 3.52: OBD II-O2 Mon. Test Screen
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3. Diagnostics Applications
10. Vehicle Info.
12. DTC Lookup
The Vehicle Information function enables
retrieval of Vehicle ID Number (VIN),
Calibration ID (CIN), Calibration Verification
Number (CVN) and In-use Perform Track on
2000 and newer vehicles that support Mode 9.
The DTC Lookup function allows you to search
for definitions of DTCs stored in built-in DTC
library.
Figure 3.57: OBD II-DTC Lookup Screen
Figure 3.55: OBD II-Vehicle Info. Screen
11. Modules Present
The Modules Present function allows you to view
module IDs and communication protocols of
OBD II modules in the vehicle.
Figure 3.56: OBD II-Modules Present Screen
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4. Data Manager & Printing
4. Data Manager & Printing
The Data Manager functions allow you to
playback saved data recordings, as well as
accessing the programs of Data Logging and
Screen Capture.
4.2. Play Back
4.1. General Procedures
1.
Follow the instructions in the General
Procedures on page 29 to display the Data
Manager screen.
2.
Click on the Playback icon and wait for the
Playback screen to show.
The Playback function allows you to view data
saved. It also allows you to save, delete, and print
recorded files.
To access the Data Manager functions, please
follow these steps:
1.
Ensure that the scan tool is connected to a
power source and the power LED light is
illuminated.
2.
Press the On/Off button to turn on the scan
tool, wait for the home screen to appear.
3.
Click on Data Manager and wait for the Data
Manager screen to show.
Figure 4.2: Playback Screen
Figure 4.1: Data Manager Screen
4.
Select a function.

Playback

Data Logging

Screen Capture
NOTE: The amount of files that can be saved
in Data Manager depends on the space
available in the SD card.
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3.
Select the data you wish to view by clicking
on it.
4.
Click on Esc to return to the previous screen
after viewing the data.
5.
To delete a data, click on the Delete button on
the Playback screen, and a Delete Screen will
display. Select the data to delete, and click on
OK.
6.
To print a data, please refer to Section 4.5
Printing on page 32.
4. Data Manager & Printing
4.
4.3. Data Logging
The built-in data logger records communication
data and ECU info when tests fail. The data could
be sent to the technical center via the Internet. A
fix file could be transferred back to the technician,
usually within 48 hours. Later, an update will be
created and posted for all users to download.
NOTE: For better solution of your problems,
please put detailed descriptions of the
problems encountered in the File Detail box.
5.
Make sure that the scan tool is connected to
the Internet. If not, please refer to the Section
5.2 Wi-Fi on page 33 or the Section 5.3
Network on page 34.
Click on the disc icon in the upper right
corner to display the data logging menu, and
click on “Stop data logging” to stop
recording.
6.
Do one of the following:

Click on the disc icon in the upper right
corner to display the data logging menu
during a diagnostic process when necessary.
Click on “Report” from the data logging
menu to enter the Data Logging screen. Or,

Follow the instructions in the General
Procedures on page 29 to display the Data
Manager screen. Click on the Data Logging
icon to enter the Data Logging screen.
To record and send the logging file, please
follow these steps:
1.
2.
Use the soft keyboard to put in File Name and
File detail, and click on OK. The scan tool
will start to record the communication
process with the vehicle being tested.
Figure 4.3: Data Logging Menu
3.
Click on “Start data logging”, a dialog box
will display.
Figure 4.5: Data Logging – Select Data
7.
Click on “Select one Vehicle”.
8.
Select a log file. If the log file has been
recorded during an OBD II quick test, please
select EOBD.
9.
Select the data logging file you saved, and
click on the Send button to send it to the
Autel technical center.
10. Click on Esc to return to the previous screen.
Figure 4.4: Data Logging Dialog Box
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4. Data Manager & Printing
To delete a data logging file, please follow these
steps:
4.4. Screen Capture
1.
Follow the instructions in the General
procedures on page 29 to display the Data
Manager screen.
The Screen Capture function allows you to take a
picture of the test screen to record visible items
displayed on the monitor, and to print the pictures
taken.
2.
Click on the Data Logging icon to enter the
Data Logging screen.
To take a picture, please follow these steps:
3.
To delete all data logging files:
1.

Click on “Delete All Vehicles”.

An information screen of “Are you sure to
delete all vehicles?” displays.

Click on Yes to delete all data logging files
reserved, or click on No to exit.
4.
To delete one or some of the data logging
files:

Click on “Delete Logging File”.

Select a test.

Select the file(s) you want to delete and click
on OK.

Click on the camera icon in the upper right
corner of the screen if you want to take a
picture of the displaying screen.
Figure 4.6: Screen Capture Screen
2.
Click on the File Name space and wait for the
soft keyboard to pop up; use the soft
keyboard to modify the file name, if
necessary.
NOTE: The “Adding Detail” area can be left
blank.
3.
Click on the Adding Detail space and wait for
the soft keyboard to pop up; use the soft
keyboard to put in explanations to the picture.
4.
Click on Save to save the picture.
Detailed description of the last picture saved
will be shown in the Old Details space. Please
click on “Save with Old Detail” to save the
picture with the same descriptions as the last
picture.
5.
The scan tool displays an information screen
indicating the file name and storage location.
6.
Click on Esc to return to the Data Manager
screen.
NOTE: To print the picture, please refer to
Section 4.5 Printing on page 32.
An information screen of “Are you sure to
delete?” displays. Click on Yes to confirm.
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4. Data Manager & Printing
To view a previously taken picture, please
follow these steps:
4.5. Printing
1.
The printing function allows you to print data and
pictures.
Follow the instructions in the General
Procedures on page 29 to display the Data
Manager screen, and click on the Screen
Capture icon to access the Screen Capture
program. Or,
Click on the camera icon in the upper right
corner of the screen to access the Screen
Capture Program.
2.
1.
Ensure that the print service software has
been properly installed to your PC. Please
refer to Section 2.3 Install the PC Software on
page 9.
2.
Ensure that the scan tool has been connected
to the Internet. Please refer to Section 5.2
Wi-Fi on page 33 or Section 5.3 Network on
page 34.
3.
Run the print service software on you
computer.
4.
Click on the Print function key on the screen
of the scan tool.
NOTE: A Print function key appears in the
right column of the screen if the data is
printable.
5.
Select a computer on the scan tool if two or
more computers are running the print service
software within the network.
6.
Click on the Print Server tab on the top of
print service software on the computer and
wait for the printing file to load.
Click on the Recent Images function bar for
the screen to show as below.
Figure 4.7: Screen Capture – Recent Images
3.
Click on the screen to zoom in the picture to
full screen and click again to zoom out.
4.
Use the Prev. or Next buttons to view the
previous or next pictures.
5.
Use the Delete button to delete the picture
being displayed, or use the Delete All button
to delete all pictures stored.
6.
Click on Esc to return to the Data Manager
menu.
To print the picture, please refer to the
Section 4.5 Printing on page 32.
Figure 4.8: Print Service Software Window
7.
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Click on the Print button in the Print Service
Software window to print.
5. System Setup
5. System Setup
The System Setup functions allow you to adjust
default setting and view information about
MaxiDAS® DS708.
5.2. Wi-Fi
5.1. General Procedures
1.
Follow the instructions in the General
Procedures on page 33 to display the
Setup/Help screen.
2.
Click on the Wi-Fi icon and wait for the
WLAN Settings window to pop up.
The Wi-Fi function allows you to use wireless
network connection on the scan tool.
To access the System Setup functions, please
carefully follow the steps below:
1.
Ensure that the scan tool is connected to a
power source and the power LED light is
illuminated.
2.
Press the ON/OFF button to turn on the scan
tool and wait for the home screen to appear.
3.
Click on Setup/Help. This displays the
Setup/Help screen.
Figure 5.2: WLAN Settings Window
Figure 5.1: Setup/Help Screen
4.
Select the item to adjust.
5.
Refer to the following sections:

Wi-Fi

Network

Unit

Date/Time

Language

Backlight

Beep

Touch

Remote Desk

About

Printing
3.
Select the network you want to connect in the
Active Networks column, and click on the
Connect button.
4.
Wait for an IP address to be assigned.
5.
Click on OK to save your configuration and
exit.
NOTE: If no network is listed in Preferred
Networks column or Active Networks column,
click on the
button to refresh the screen.
If refreshing does not help, you will have to
add a hidden wireless network manually.
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5. System Setup
To add a hidden wireless network, please do the
following:
5.3. Network

The Network function allows you to adjust
network setting.

Follow the step 1 and step 2 above in the
Section 5.2 on page 33 to display the WLAN
Settings window.
Click on the IP Info function bar and then on
the Config button. Wait for a WLAN Settings
window to pop up.
1.
Properly insert the network cable into the RS
232 Serial Port of the scan tool.
2.
Follow the instructions in the General
Procedures on page 33 to display the
Setup/Help screen.
3.
Click on the Network icon and wait for
“DM9000A/9010 ISA Fast Ethernet Adapter
Settings” window to pop up.
Figure 5.3: To Add a Wireless Network Manually

Select “Use static IP address”, and fill in the
blanks.

Click on OK.
Figure 5.4: Network
To remove a wireless network, arrange the order
of each network, or edit wireless network
information from the list of networks under
Preferred Networks, please do the following:


Select the wireless network, click on it and
hold for a few seconds and wait for the action
menu to pop up.
4.
Do one of the followings to set up IP address:

If the local network will automatically assign
an IP address to a device, select “Obtain an IP
address via DHCP”.

If IP address is not assigned automatically,
select “Specify an IP address”, obtain the
address from the network administrators and
enter it in the space.
5.
Click on OK to save your configuration and
exit.
Select the action which you would
accomplish.
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5. System Setup
5.4. Unit
5.5. Date/Time
The Unit function allows you to adjust units of
measurement.
The Date/Time function allows you to set time
and date.
1.
Follow the instructions in the General
Procedures on page 33 to display the
Setup/Help screen.
1.
Follow the instructions in the General
Procedures on page 33 to display the
Setup/Help screen.
2.
Click on the Unit icon and wait for Unit
window to pop up.
2.
Click on the Date/Time icon and wait for the
Date/Time window to pop up.
3.
Select Metric for the metric units of measure
or select English for the English units of
measure.
3.
Set the time as hours, minutes, and seconds
(24 hour clock) in the Time Dialog Box.
4.
Set the Date as month, day, and year in the
Date Dialog Box.
5.
Select Date Format to change the format of
date.
Figure 5.5: Unit
4.
Click on OK to save your configuration and
exit or click Cancel to exit without saving
changes.
Figure 5.6: Date/Time
6.
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Click on OK to save your configuration and
exit or click Cancel to exit without saving
changes.
5. System Setup
5.6. Language
5.7. Backlight
The Language function allows you to adjust
language settings.
The Backlight function allows you to adjust the
screen backlighting.
1.
Follow the instructions in the General
Procedures on page 33 to display the
Setup/Help screen.
2.
Click on the Language icon and wait for the
Language window to pop up.
3.
Click on a language.
NOTE: Temperature or lighting may affect
the brightness of the scan tool screen. If
necessary, use the Contrast Adjust function to
adjust the screen for working conditions.
1.
Follow the instructions in the General
Procedures on page 33 to display the
Setup/Help screen.
2.
Click on the Backlight icon and wait for the
Backlight window to pop up.
3.
Drag the slider left to bright up the screen or
drag the slider right to bright down.
Figure 5.7: Language
4.
Click on OK to save your configuration and
exit or Cancel to exit without saving changes.
Figure 5.8: Backlight
4.
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Click on OK to save your configuration and
exit or click Cancel to exit without saving
changes.
5. System Setup
5.8. Beep
5.9. Touch
The Beep function allows you to control audible
beeping.
The Touch function allows you to calibrate the
touch screen.
1.
Follow the instructions in General Procedures
to display the Setup/Help screen.
1.
2.
Click on the Beep icon and wait for the Beep
window to pop up.
Follow the instructions in the General
Procedures on page 33 to display the
Setup/Help screen.
2.
Click on the Touch icon and wait for Touch
screen to pop up.
3.
Click on the center of the target and briefly
hold the stylus pen.
4.
Repeat the action as the target moves around
the screen.
5.
Tap the screen to register saved data. To exit
without saving changes, simply wait for 30
seconds.
NOTE: Only use the supplied stylus pen or
plastic-tipped pens on touch screen display.
Do not use pencil, pen or any other sharp
object.
Figure 5.9: Beep
3.
Click on the ON option for audible beeping
or click on OFF to mute it.
4.
Click on OK to save your configuration and
exit or click Cancel to exit without saving
changes.
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5. System Setup
5.
5.10. Remote Desk
The Remote Desk function allows you to view the
screen of the scan tool on a computer and it also
makes controlling the scan tool from a computer
possible.
1.
Ensure that the VNC Viewer has been
properly installed into your computer. If not,
please refer to Section 2.3 Install the PC
Software on page 9.
2.
Follow the instructions in the General
Procedures on page 33 to display the
Setup/Help screen.
3.
Enter Wireless IP Information (please check
the Wi-Fi settings to obtain the information)
in the Server box.
Figure 5.11: VNC Viewer
Click on the Remote Desk icon and wait for
“CEVNC: Current User Properties” window
to pop up. Click on OK or Apply to make it
effective.
6.
Set the Encryption box as “always off” if you
have not set a password in step 2.
7.
Click on OK
NOTE: If you have set a password in step 2,
a “VNC Viewer: Authentication [No
Encryption]” window will pop up. You are
required to enter your password.
Figure 5.12: VNC Viewer: Password
Figure 5.10: Remote Desk
5.11. About
NOTE: To make Remote Desk safer, click on
“Require Password” and enter a password.
To view the screen on a PC without having
the PC to control the scan tool, click on
“Disable Remote Keyboard & Pointer”.
4.
The About function provides information of the
scan tool regarding the version, hardware, product
ID, copyright, and etc.
Open the client software of VNC Viewer on
your PC and wait for the “VNC viewer:
Connection Details” window to pop up.
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1.
Follow the instructions in the General
Procedures on page 33 to display the
Setup/Help screen.
2.
Click on the About icon and wait for the
About window to pop up.
3.
Click on OK to exit.
6. Software Update
6. Software Update
The Update function allows you to update the
scan tool software either through the scan tool or
via a computer.
6.1. Update the Software
through the Scan Tool
IMPORTANT: The System_File is the
support program for the diagnostic application
software of the scan tool. Whenever there is an
update to this program, it will be downloaded
automatically as you click on the Update tool bar
on the home screen. An information window will
pop up: “The System_File program is being
updated. This will take a few minutes. Please
wait!” When the downloading is finished, the scan
tool will automatically restart to complete the
update.
1.
Ensure that the scan tool is connected to a
power source and the power LED light is
illuminated.
2.
Press the ON/OFF button to turn on the scan
tool and wait for the home screen to appear.
3.
Connect the scan tool to the Internet. (Please
refer to the Section 5.2 Wi-Fi on page 33 or
the Section 5.3 Network on page 34.
4.
Click on Update, and the scan tool will load
on and display the “MaxiDAS® DS708
Update V3.24: (user name)” screen.
Figure 6.1: Update – Main Screen
NOTE: If the scan tool fails to log on the
updating process, you might be using an
illegal or limited connection. Please consult
the Internet administrator and adjust Internet
settings. To check the Internet status, you can
try logging on a website on the scan tool.
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5.
Select the program(s) that you would update.

Click on the All Version check box to show
all programs.

Cancel the All Version check box to show
only programs that are not yet installed or
require updating.

Click on the Select All check box to update
all programs in the list, or select the programs
that you would update by clicking on the
check boxes in front of the program names.

Please use the pull-down menu under the
Version column to find earlier versions.
6. Software Update
6.
Click on the Update button to start the
updating process.
6.2. Update the Scan Tool
Software via a Computer
Figure 6.2: Update Function Key
NOTE: When two or more programs are
selected, the scan tool will download and
install them in turn instead of simultaneously.
7.
1.
Ensure that the update application software
has been properly installed to your PC. If not,
please refer to Section 2.3 Install the PC
Software on page 9.
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 client software. Wait for the
Log In window to pop up.
5.
Put in the user name and password and wait
for the “MaxiDAS® DS708 Update V3.24:
(user name)” window to display.
Click on the Stop button to suspend the
updating process. When you renew the update,
downloading will resume from the break
point.
Figure 6.4: Update via Computer – Main Screen
6.
Use the pull-down menu under “Select Disk”
to select an SD card if two or more SD cards
of the scan tool have been connected to the
PC.
7.
Select the program(s) that you would update.

Click on the All Version check box to show
all programs.

Cancel the All Version check box to show
only programs that are not yet installed or
require updating.

Click on the Select All check box to update
all programs in the list, or select the programs
to update by clicking on the check boxes in
front of the program names.

Use the pull-down menus under the Version
column to find earlier versions.
Figure 6.3: Stop Function Key
8.
When the downloading is completed, the
downloaded program will be installed
automatically. The new version will replace
the original version if there is any.
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6. Software Update
8.
9.
Click on the Update button to start the
updating process.
NOTE: When two or more programs are
selected, at most five updating processes can
be handled at one time on a computer.
6.3. View or Delete Programs
To view the list of installed programs or to delete
an installed program, please follow these steps:
Click on the Stop button to suspend the
updating process. When you renew the update,
downloading will resume from the break
point.
10. When the downloading is completed, the
software will install the program
automatically. The updated version will
replace the original version in the scan tool if
there is any.
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
Click on the Installed Programs column and
the screen will show the list of programs
installed.

Select the program(s) that you would delete.

Click on the Delete button. A window asking
“Uninstall the program already?” will pop up
for your confirmation.

Click on Yes to delete the program selected,
or on No to cancel the action.

A File Progress window will pop up when the
deleting process starts. Click on Cancel if you
wish to keep the program.
6. Software Update
6.4. Quick Troubleshooting
Tips for Software Update

The Autel server might have encountered a
failure for the time being. Please try updating
at a later time.
When the update program fails, the scan tool will
pop up a reminder. To troubleshoot failures,
follow these instructions:

Ensure that the scan tool has been registered
on-line.

Ensure that the write-protect of your SD card
is off.
Figure 6.5: Update Failure Screen – Internet Failure

Figure 6.6: Update Failure Screen – SD Card Locked
When the scan tool software is being updated
through the scan tool:
• Make sure that the scan tool is connected
to the Internet. Or,
• Try updating the scan tool software via
computer.

When the scan tool software is being updated
via a computer:
• Make sure that the computer is connected
to the Internet.
• It is suggested that the computer programs
using massive Internet resources be
suspended so that the updating will be
smoother.
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
If your SD card is too full to load any new
application, please delete diagnostic
applications of vehicle makes that are
scarcely used.

Ensure that you are using a legal version of
the scan tool’s software.
7. Maintenance, Warranty & Service
7. Maintenance, Warranty & Service
7.1. Cleaning the Touch
Screen
7.3. Quick Troubleshooting
Tips
The touch screen can be cleaned with a soft cloth
and alcohol or a mild window cleaner.
1.
Ensure that the scan tool is connected to a
power source and the Power LED light is
illuminated.
2.
Ensure that the SD card is inserted into the
scan tool.
3.
Ensure that the scan tool has been registered.
4.
Ensure that the system software and
diagnostic application software are properly
updated.
5.
Ensure that the scan tool is connected to the
Internet.
6.
Check all cables, connections and indicators
to see if the signal is being received.
7.
Do not use the scan tool beside microwave
ovens, cordless phones and some medical or
scientific instruments to prevent signal
interference.
8.
Ensure that the computer installed with the
PCLink software is connected to a printer.
9.
Ensure that the computer is connected to a
network if any of the scan tool’s functions are
to be realized on the computer.
IMPORTANT: Do not use any abrasive
cleansers or automotive chemicals on the
touch screen.
7.2. Cleaning and Inspecting
the Unit
When using the MaxiDAS® DS708 unit, make
sure to do the following:
1.
Check the housing, wiring, and adaptors for
dirt and damage before and after each use.
2.
At the end of each working day, clean the
MaxiDAS® DS708 housing, wiring, and
adapters with a clean damp cloth.
IMPORTANT: Do not use any abrasive
cleansers or automotive chemicals on the
MaxiDAS® DS708 unit.
If your problems persist, please contact Autel
Tech Support or your local selling agent.
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7. Maintenance, Warranty & Service
7.4. Definitions of Navigation
Buttons
7.5. Service Procedures
7.5.1. Technical Service
The house icon appears in the upper left
corner of the screen. Clicking once leads to
the home screen of the scan tool.
If you have any questions on the operation of the
product, please:
The question mark icon appears in the upper
left corner of the screen. Clicking once leads
to the website of www.auteltech.com.
The camera icons appear in the upper right
corner of the screen. Clicking once leads to
screen capture.

Call 1-877-288-3587/ 1-877-AUTELUS
(North America) or 0086-755-86147779
(China).

Contact the local selling agent.

Visit our website at www.auteltech.com or
www.maxidas.com.
7.5.2. Repair Service
The Internet icon appears in the upper right
corner of the screen. Clicking once leads to
the Internet surfer.
If it becomes necessary to return the scan tool for
repair, please download the repair service form
from our website at www.maxidas.com and fill in
the form. The following information must be
included:
The signal icon appears in the upper right
corner of the screen. The icon indicates the
status of WLAN settings, and it is green when
the scan tool is connected to Wi-Fi.
The computer icon appears in the upper right
corner of the screen. The icon indicates the
status of Ethernet. The red cross disappears
when the scan tool is connected to wired
network.
The disc icon appears in the upper right
corner of the screen. Clicking once leads to
the data logging menu.

Company name

Contact name

Telephone Number

Description of the problem

Proof-of-purchase for warranty repairs

Preferred method of payment for
non-warranty repairs
NOTE: For non-warranty repairs, payment
can be made with Visa, Master Card, or with
approved credit terms.
Send the unit to your local agent, or to this
address:
The computer and radar icon appears in the
upper right corner of the screen. Clicking
once leads to the remote desk settings. The
red cross disappears when the remote desk
function is engaged.
Rm. 2205-2206, Overseas Chinese Scholars
Venture Bldg.
Hi-Tech Industrial Park,
Nanshan District, Shenzhen, 518057
China
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7. Maintenance, Warranty & Service
7.5.3. Order Information
7.6. Limited One Year
Warranty
Replacement and optional parts can be ordered
directly from your Autel authorized tool supplier.
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:
Your order should include the following
information:

Quantity

Part number

Item description
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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.
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