Actron CP9550 Operating Instructions

Actron CP9550 Operating Instructions
CP9550
PocketScan® Plus
User Manual
www.actron.com
Contents
Safety Precautions...............................................................3
Signal Words Used...............................................................3
About the Tool......................................................................4
Tool Parts..............................................................................5
Icons......................................................................................5
Connect the Tool..................................................................6
View Codes/Data Types .....................................................6
Read Codes/Data Types . ....................................................7
Erase Codes/Data.................................................................7
Available Codes/Data Types................................................8
Codes ................................................................................8
MIL Status..........................................................................8
I/M Monitors.......................................................................8
Freeze Frame Data ...........................................................9
VIN......................................................................................9
Troubleshooting..............................................................10
SPX Limited Warranty........................................................11
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Safety Precautions
This User’s Manual describes the features of the Tool and provides
step-by-step instructions for operating the Tool. Always refer to and follow
safety messages and test procedures provided by the manufacturer of
the vehicle and the Tool.
Read the User’s Manual completely before operating the Tool. An
undetected or uncorrected vehicle malfunction could cause a serious,
even fatal, accident. Important Safety Information in the User’s Manual is
intended to protect the user, bystanders and the user’s vehicle.
Signal Words Used
Indicates a possible hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury to
operator or bystanders.
NOTICE
Indicates a condition which may result in lost information.
⇒⇒ Indicates a single-step procedure.
WARNING This Tool may not detect every malfunction. Do not take
chances with brakes, steering, or other vital functions of your vehicle,
as a serious accident could result.
Important Safety Messages
• Always wear ANSI approved goggles for eye protection.
• Before testing a vehicle, make sure the transmission is in PARK
(automatic transmission) or Neutral (manual transmission) and the
parking brake is set.
• Never lay tools on the vehicle battery.
• Battery acid can burn. If contacted, rinse with water or neutralize
with a mild base such as baking soda. If you splash your eyes,
flush with water and call a physician immediately.
• Never smoke or have open flames near vehicle. Vapors from
gasoline and battery are explosive.
• Do not use the Tool if internal circuitry has been exposed to
moisture. Internal shorts could cause a fire and damage the
Vehicle or Tool.
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• Always turn the ignition key OFF when connecting or
disconnecting electrical components, unless otherwise
instructed.
• Most vehicles are equipped with air bags. If you elect to work
around air bag components or wiring, follow your vehicle
service manual cautions. You could be seriously injured or
killed by an unintended deployment.
The air bag can still open several minutes
after ignition is turned off.
• Always follow vehicle manufacturer’s warnings, cautions, and
service procedures.
About the Tool
The Tool allows you to read and erase/reset diagnostic data from
the vehicle control module. The diagnostic data can be used to help
determine the cause of a vehicle malfunction.
Use the Tool to:
Read
Erase/Reset

Erase
Diagnostic Codes
Codes/Data

Erase
Pending Codes

--

Reset
MIL Status
I/M Monitors

Erase
Freeze Frame

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VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
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Tool Parts
LCD Display
Dual-line LCD display. Supports up to 16
characters per line.
 READ key
Reads data from the vehicle and scrolls
forward through the screens. Press this key
when a down arrow ( ) appears on the
display.
 ERASE key
Erases codes/data from the vehicle control modules and scrolls back through the
screens. Press this key when an up arrow
() appears on the display.
ENTER key
Selects codes/data to view. Returns to the
Main Menu.
OBD II Connector
Connects the Tool to the vehicle connector.
Icons
The following icons may appear on the display:

More data present on the next screen. To scroll down
through the data, press and release the  READ key.

More data present on the previous screen. To scroll
up through the data, press and release the  ERASE
key.


More data present on either the next screen or the
previous screen. To scroll down through the data,
press and release the  READ key. To scroll up
through the data, press and release the  ERASE
key.

Trouble code is a pending code.
Mod$## Appears only when viewing codes. Indicates the
computer module that reported the code. The Tool
alternates between Mod$## and #/#.
#/#
Appears only when viewing codes. Indicates code
sequence and quantity (code# of n). For example, if
you see 2/9 you are looking at the 2nd of 9 codes reported by the computer module. The Tool alternates
between #/# and Mod$#.
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Connect the Tool
To connect the Tool to the vehicle:
1. Locate the OBDII connector under the steering column.
If the connector is not there, a label should be there indicating
the whereabouts of the connector.
2. If necessary, remove the cover from the vehicle connector.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. Do not start the
engine.
4. Plug the OBD II Connector attached to the Tool into the vehicle
connector.
The Tool automatically reads ALL
the data from the vehicle then displays
the Main Menu.
Main Menu ↓
1) Codes
View Codes/Data Types
To view the codes or data types:
1. From the Main Menu, press the READ or ERASE arrow key
until the desired code or data type (Codes, MIL Status, I/M
Monitors, Freeze Frame, or VIN) is visible, then press the
ENTER key to display the results for that data type:
2. Press READ or ERASE to scroll through the codes and data.
P0183  Mod$00 ↓
Fuel Temperature
3. Press
ENTER to return to the Main Menu selection screen.
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Read Codes/Data Types
Once the Tool is connected to the vehicle, you may wish to refresh
the codes/data read from the vehicle computer. To read the codes/
data:
⇒⇒ Press and hold the READ key for 2 seconds then release it.
The Tool will display Reading... while it reads the data from the
vehicle then the Main Menu will appear. (See View Codes/Data
types for instructions on navigating the results.)
Erase Codes/Data
After servicing the vehicle, you may wish to erase stored DTCs. If a DTC
returns, the problem has not been fixed or other faults are present.
Erase Codes function only after systems have
NOTICE Perform
been checked completely and DTCs have been written
down.
The Erase function performs the following:
99 Erases Codes (both diagnostic trouble codes and pending
codes)
99 May erase Freeze Frame data results depending on the
vehcle.
99 Sets I/M Monitors to not ready.
To erase and reset codes/data from the vehicle computer:
1. Set the ingnition to Key On and Engine Off. Do NOT start the
vehicle. The engine should not be running.
2. Press and hold the ERASE key for 3 seconds then release.
3. When the confirmation message appears on the display, press
and hold the ERASE key for 3 more seconds.
• To cancel the operation and return to the Main Menu: Press
 ENTER.
• To cancel the operation and read the data: Press READ.
Note: Depending on which monitor sets a code, the vehicle may
need to be driven to run the monitor before the vehicle computer
recognizes that the fault is repaired.
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Available Codes/Data Types
The following code and data types are supported by the Tool:
Codes
When you view codes, the Tool displays both Diagnostic Trouble codes
and Pending Codes. Diagnostic Trouble Codes are reported when a
component, sensor, or other part of the vehicle is indicating a malfunction is present. The malfunction must be present for a sufficient amount
of time before the Tool will display a Diagnostic Trouble Code.
Pending Codes are only reported if a problem occurs during the current or last completed drive cycle. Pending Codes do not necessarily
indicate a faulty component or system. Pending Codes convert to
Diagnostic Trouble Codes when an emissions problem persists long
enough to be considered a real problem, not an anomally.
Pending Codes are indicated by a  icon.
MIL Status
MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) status indicates if the vehicle computer is telling the MIL to illuminate when the engine is running.
• MIL ON indicates that the check Engine Light should be ON.
• MIL OFF indicates that the Malfunction Indicator Lamp
should be OFF.
I/M Monitors
Inspection / Maintenance Monitors provide a snapshot of the Emission
System operations by indicating that the I/M Monitors are Ready or
Not Ready. For an I/M Monitor to be Ready, the vehicle must have
completed a drive cycle (been driven long enough under proper conditions to have completed a drive cycle). A Monitor must be listed as
Ready to pass an emissions test. If an I/M Monitor is Not Ready, it is
becasue a drive cycle has not completed.
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The Tool will indicate Ready, Not Ready, or Not Applicable for each I/M
Monitor. The Tool supports the following I/M Monitors:
Monitors
Expanded Name
Misfire Monitor
Misfire Monitor
Fuel System
Fuel System Monitor
Comprehen Comp
Comprehensive Components Monitor
Catalyst
Catalyst Monitor
Htd Catalyst
Heated Catalyst Monitor
Evaporateve Sys
Evaporative System Monitor
Second Air Sys
Secondary Air System Monitor
A/C Sys refrig
Air Conditioning Refrigerant Monitor
Oxygen Sensor
Oxygen Sensor Monitor
Htd 02 Sensor
Oxygen Sensor Heater Monitor
Exhaust Gas Rec
Exhaust Gas Recirculation
This is a complete list of I/M Monitors supported by the Tool. The number
of Monitors read by the Tool from your vehicle may vary. A diesel vehicle,
for example, does not have an Oxygen Sensor Monitor. As a result,
there will be no Oxygen Sensor Monitor status for a diesel vehicle.
Freeze Frame Data
Displays a snapshot of operating conditions at the time the Diagnostic
Trouble Code was created.
VIN
The VIN (Vehicle Indentification Number) function allows the Tool to
request the VIN. The VIN is the factory-assigned vehicle serial number.
This function is available on model year 2000 and newer vehicles.
The VIN is located on top of the dashboard on the driver’s side, visible from outside the car. The VIN includes information about the car,
including where it was built, body and engine codes, options, and a
sequential build number.
The vehicle computer module uses the VIN number to determine which
Diagnostic Codes to use. To ensure that the Tool is providing the most
complete information for your vehicle, confirm that the VIN reported
by the vehicle computer module matches the VIN of the vehicle being
tested. The numbers should be the same unless the computer module
had been swapped out.
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NOTICE
The VIN function is not supported by all vehicles.
Troubleshooting
‰‰ If a “LINK ERROR” message appears while performing the
Read operation, cycle the ignition key to the OFF position
for 10 seconds, then back ON, then press the READ key.
Make sure the ignition key is in the ON not the ACCESSORY
position.
‰‰ If a “LINK ERROR” message appears while performing the
Erase function, cycle the ignition key to the OFF position for
10 seconds, then back ON, then press one of the following
while the ignition key is in the ON not the ACCESSORY
position:
• To continue erasing, press the ERASE key. A Diagnostic
Trouble Code will return if the problem causing the
Diagnostic Trouble Code has not been fixed.
• To cancel the Erase function, and read codes, press the
 READ key.
• To cancel the Erase function and return to the Main Menu,
press the ENTER key.
‰‰ If the MIL Status is ON and the MIL is not illuminated with the
engine running, then a problem exists in the MIL circuit.
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SPX Limited Warranty
THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO ORIGINAL RETAIL
BUYERS OF SPX ELECTRONIC DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS (“UNITS”).
SPX Units are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for one year
(12 months) from date of delivery. This warranty does not cover any Unit that has been
abused, altered, used for a purpose other than that for which it was intended, or used in
a manner inconsistent with instructions regarding use. The sole and exclusive remedy
for any Unit found to be defective is repair or replacement, the option of SPX. In no
event shall SPX be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential
damages (including lost profit) whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other
legal theory. The existence of a defect shall be determined by SPX in accordance
with procedures established by SPX. No one is authorized to make any statement or
representation altering the terms of this warranty.
DISCLAIMER
THE ABOVE WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTY,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
SOFTWARE
Unit software is proprietary, confidential information protected under copyright law. Users
have no right in or title to Unit software other than a limited right of use revocable by
SPX. Unit software may not be transferred or disclosed without written consent of SPX.
Unit software may not be copied except in ordinary backup procedures.
TO USE YOUR WARRANTY
If you need to return the unit, please follow this procedure:
1.Call SPX Corporation Technical Support at 1-(800) 228-7667. Our Technical Service
Representatives are trained to assist you.
2.Proof of purchase is required for all warranty claims. For this reason we ask that
you retain your sales receipt.
3.In the event that product needs to be returned, the Technical Service Representative
will provide you with the address where you can send the unit.
4.You will need to provide us with a contact name, daytime phone number, and a
description of the problem.
5.If possible, return the product in its original package with cables and
accessories.
6.Include your return address on the outside of the package and send the unit to the
address provided by your Technical Service Representative.
7. You will be responsible for shipping charges in the event that your repair is not
covered by warranty.
OUT OF WARRANTY REPAIR
If you need product repaired after your warranty has expired, please call Technical
Support at (800) 228-7667.
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©2009 SPX Corporation
15825 Industrial Parkway
Cleveland, Ohio 44135
Cust./Tech Service: 800-228-7667
www.actron.com
0002-000-3112
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