User Manual for CodeReader 8
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Safety precautions and warnings. To prevent personal injury or damage to vehicles and/or
the Creader8, please read this user manual first carefully and observe the following safety
precautions at a minimum whenever working on a vehicle:
Always perform automotive testing in a safe environment.
Do not attempt to operate or observe the tool while driving a vehicle.
Operating or observing the tool will cause driver distraction and could cause a fatal
accident Wear safety eye protection that meets ANSI standards.
Operate the vehicle in a well-ventilated work area: Exhaust gases are poisonous.
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Put blocks in front of the drive wheels and never leave the vehicle unattended while
running tests.
Use extreme caution when working around the ignition coil, distributor cap, ignition wires
and spark plugs. These components create hazardous voltages when the engine is running.
Put the transmission in P (for A/T) or N (for M/T) and make sure the parking brake is
engaged.
Keep a fire extinguisher suitable for gasoline/chemical/ electrical fires nearby.
Don’t connect or disconnect any test equipment while the ignition is on or the engine is
running.
Keep the Creader8 dry, clean, free from oil/water or grease. Use a mild detergent on a
clean cloth to clean the outside of the Creader8, when necessary
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Table of Contents
1. INTRODUCTION....................................................... 8
2. GENERAL INFORMATION-ABOUT OBDII/EOBD... 8
2.1 ON-BOARD DIAGNOSTICS (OBD) II...................... 8
2.2 DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) ............. 9
2.3 LOCATION OF THE DATA LINK CONNECTOR ....10
2.4 OBD II READINESS MONITORS............................ 10
2.5 OBD II MONITOR READINESS STATUS............... 11
2.6 OBD II DEFINITIONS ............................................. 12
3. PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS..................................... 14
3.1 OUTLINE OF CODEREADER8 .............................. 14
3.2 SPECIFICATIONS ....................................................15
3.3 ACCESSORIES INCLUDED ....................................15
3.4 POWER SUPPLY ....................................................15
4. OPERATION ..............................................................16
4.1 CONNECTION .........................................................16
4.2 DIAGNOSTIC ...........................................................17
4.2.1 Read Codes ..........................................................17
4.2.2 Erase Codes .........................................................19
4.2.3 I/M Readiness .......................................................20
4.2.4 Data Stream ..........................................................21
4.2.5 View Freeze Frame................................................23
4.2.6 O2 sensor test........................................................23
4.2.7 On-board monitor test ............................................25
4.2.8 EVAP System Test ................................................28
4.2.9 Vehicle Info ............................................................29
4.3 CODE LOOKUP ........................................................31
4.3.1 Fuel Consumption...................................................32
4.3.2 Vehicle Info .............................................................32
4.4 Code Lookup..............................................................33
4.5 REVIEW.................................................................... 34
4.6 Configuration............................................................. 36
4.7 HELP .........................................................................38
5 UPGRADING.................................................................39
6 FAQ................................................................................39
7 Warranty...................................................................... 40
8 Order Information.........................................................40
9 Customer Service.........................................................40
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1. INTRODUCTION
CodeReader8, the eighth portable general auto diagnostic tool, is newly
designed by Codereader8 Electronics Group in 2012.This product uses the latest
low power consumption rate ARM processor, 3.2 inches full color LCD display,
humanized menu and swift response, easy to use and it has three background
subject choices and intelligent light sensor design. It is more convenient for the
users to use it in the dark car. Support all the functions of OBDII&EOBD, it also
can update freely forever!
NOTICE: Code Reader 8 MAY AUTOMATICALLY RESET WHILE BEING
DISTURBED BY STRONG STATIC ELECTRICITY. THIS IS A NORMAL
REACTION.
2. General Information-About OBDII/EOBD
2.1 On-Board Diagnostics (OBDII)
The first generation of On-Board Diagnostics (called OBD II) was developed
by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) and implemented in 1988 to monitor
some of the emission control components on vehicles. As technology evolved
and the desire to improve the On-Board Diagnostic system increased, a new
generation of On-Board Diagnostic system was developed. This second
generation of On-Board Diagnostic regulations is called "OBD II".
The OBD II system is designed to monitor emission control systems and key
engine components by performing either continuous or periodic tests of specific
components and vehicle conditions. When a problem is detected, the OBD II
system turns on a warning lamp (MIL) on the vehicle instrument panel to alert the
driver typically by the phrase of “Check Engine” or “Service Engine Soon”. The
system will also store important information about the detected malfunction so that
a malfunction can accurately find and fix the problem. Here below follow three
pieces of such valuable information:
1) Whether the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is commanded 'on' or
'off ';
2)
Which, if any, Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) are stored;
3)
Readiness Monitor status.
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2.2 Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)
OBD II Diagnostic Trouble Codes are codes that are stored by the on-board
computer diagnostic system in response to a problem found in the vehicle. These
codes identify a particular problem area and are intended to provide you with a
guide as to where a fault might be occurring within a vehicle.OBDII Diagnostic
Trouble Codes consist of a five-digit alphanumeric code.The first character, a
letter, identifies which control system sets the code.The second character, a
number,0-3;other three characters, a hex character,0-9 or A-F provide additional
information on where the DTC originated and the operating conditions that caused
it to set. Here below is an example to illustrate the structure of the digits:
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2.3 Location of the Data Link Connector (DLC)
The DLC (Data Link Connector or Diagnostic Link Connector) is the
standardized 16-cavity connector where diagnostic code readers interface with
the vehicle's on-board computer. The DLC is usually located 12 inches from the
center of the instrument panel (dash), under or around the driver’s side for most
vehicles. If Data Link Connector is not located under dashboard,
A label should be there telling location. For some Asian and European
vehicles, the DLC is located behind the ashtray and the ashtray must be removed
to access the connector. If the DLC cannot be found, refer to the vehicle’s service
manual for the location.
2.4 OBD II Readiness Monitors
An important part of a vehicle’s OBD II system is the Readiness Monitors,
which are indicators used to find out if all of the emissions components have been
evaluated by the OBD II system. They are running periodic tests on specific
systems and components to ensure that they are performing within allowable
limits.
Currently, there are eleven OBD II Readiness Monitors (or I/M Monitors) defined
by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA).Not all monitors are
supported in every vehicles and the exact number of monitors in any vehicle
depends on the motor vehicle manufacturer’s emissions control strategy.
Continuous Monitors–Some of the vehicle components or systems are
continuously tested by the vehicle’s OBD II system, while others are tested only
under specific vehicle operating conditions. The continuously monitored
components listed below are always ready:
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1)Misfire
2)Fuel System
3)Comprehensive Components (CCM)
Once the vehicle is running, the OBD II system is continuously checking the
above components, monitoring key engine sensors, watching for engine misfire,
and monitoring fuel demands.
Non-Continuous Monitors--Unlike the continuous monitors, many emissions
and engine system components require the vehicle to be operated under specific
conditions before the monitor is ready. These monitors are termed non-continuous
monitors and are listed below:
1) EGR System
2) O2 Sensors
3) Catalyst
4) Evaporative System
5) O2 Sensor Heater
6) Secondary air Injection
7) Heated Catalyst
8) A/C system
2.5 OBD II Monitor Readiness Statuses
OBD II systems must indicate whether or not the vehicle’s PCM’s monitor
system has completed testing on each component. Components that have been
tested will be reported as “Ready”, or “Complete”, meaning they have been tested
by the OBD II system. The purpose of recording readiness status is to allow
inspectors to determine if the vehicle’s OBDII system has tested all the
components and/or systems.
The power train control module (PCM) sets a monitor to “Ready” or “Complete”
after an appropriate drive cycle has been performed. The drive cycle that enables
a monitor and sets readiness codes to “Ready” varies for each individual monitor.
Once a monitor is set as “Ready” or “Complete”, it will remain in this state. A
number of factors, including erasing of diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) with a
code reader or a disconnected battery, can result in Readiness Monitors being set
to “Not Ready”. Since the three continuous monitors are constantly evaluating,
they will be reported as “Ready” all of the time. If testing of a particular supported
non-continuous monitor has not been completed, the monitor status will be
reported as “Not Complete” or “Not Ready.”
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In order for the OBD monitor system to become ready, the vehicle should be
driven under a variety of normal operating conditions. These operating conditions
may include a mix of highway driving and stop and go, city type driving, and at
least one overnight-off period. For specific information on getting your vehicle’s
OBD monitor system ready, please consult your vehicle owner’s manual.
2.6 OBD II Definitions
Powertrain Control Module (PCM) – OBD II terminology for the on-board
computer that controls engine and drive train.
Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) – Malfunction Indicator Light (Service Engine
Soon, Check Engine) is a term used for the light on the instrument panel. It is to
alert the driver and/or the repair technician that there is a problem with one or
more of vehicle's systems and may cause emissions to exceed federal standards.
If the MIL illuminates with a steady light, it indicates that a problem has been
detected and the vehicle should be serviced as soon as possible. Under certain
conditions, the dashboard light will blink or flash. This indicates a severe problem
and flashing is intended to discourage vehicle operation. The vehicle onboard
diagnostic system cannot turn the MIL off until the necessary repairs are
completed or the condition no longer exists.
DTC –Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) that identifies which section of the
emission control system has malfunctioned.
Enabling Criteria –Also termed Enabling Conditions. They are the
vehicle-specific events or conditions that must occur within the engine before the
various monitors will set, or run. Some monitors require the vehicle to follow a
prescribed “drive cycle” routine as part of the enabling criteria. Drive cycles vary
among vehicles and for each monitor in any particular vehicle. Please refer to the
vehicle's factory service manual for specific enabling procedures.
OBD II Drive Cycle–A specific mode of vehicle operation that provides conditions
required to set all the readiness monitors applicable to the vehicle to the “ready”
condition. The purpose of completing an OBD II drive cycle is to force the vehicle
to run its onboard diagnostics. Some form of a drive cycle needs to be performed
after DTCs have been erased from the PCM’s memory or after the battery has
been disconnected. Running through a vehicle’s complete drive cycle will “set” the
readiness monitors so that future faults can be detected. Drive cycles vary
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depending on the vehicle and the monitor that needs to be reset. For vehicle
specific drive cycle, consult the service manual.
Freeze Frame Da–When an emissions related fault occurs, the OBDII system
not only sets a code but also records a snapshot of the vehicle operating
parameters to help in identifying the problem. This set of values is referred to as
Freeze Frame Data and may include important engine parameters such as
engine RPM, vehicle speed, air flow, engine load, fuel pressure, fuel trim value,
engine coolant temperature, ignition timing advance, or closed loop status.
Fuel Trim (FT) –Feedback adjustments to the base fuel schedule. Short-term fuel
trim refers to dynamic or instantaneous adjustments. Long-term fuel trim refers to
much more gradual adjustments to the fuel calibration schedule than short-term
trim adjustments. These long-term adjustments compensate for vehicle
differences and gradual changes that occur over time.
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3. Product Descriptions
3.1 Outline of CodeReader8
Figure 3-1
A/B: UP/DOWN BUTTONs -- Move cursor up or down for selection
C/D: LEFT/ RIGHT BUTTONs -- Move cursor left or right for selection; Also turn
page up or down when more than one page is
displayed
E: INFORMATION BUTTON--Trouble Shooting information
F: RETURN BUTTON-- Returns to previous menu
G: ENTER BUTTON-- Confirms a selection (or action) from a menu list
H: Cable with OBD II CONNECTOR -- Connects the CodeReader8 to the
vehicle’s Data Link Connector (DLC)
I: LCD DISPLAY -- Indicates test results
J: LED INDICATOR LAMP -- No DTC; when there are no DTC, the green
indicator lamp will light up
-- Permanent DTC; when there are Permanent DTC,
the red indicator lamp will light up
K: LED INDICATOR LAMP -- Confirmed DTC; when it displays “Confirmed DTC”,
the red indicator lamp will light up
L: LED INDICATOR LAMP -- Pending DTC; when it not sure or unknown DTC,
the yellow indicator lamp will light up
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3.2 Specifications
1) Screen: 3.2",320*240 Pixels full color LCD display
2) Input voltage range: 9~16V
3) Operating current: <[email protected] (Typical)
4) Power consumption: <0.84W (Typical)
5) Operating temperature: 0°C~60°C /32°F~140°F
6) Storage temperature: -20°C ~ 70°C /-4°F~158°[email protected] R H60%
7) Size: L*W*H: 145*95*25 mm /5.7"*3.8"*1.0"
8) Weight : <700g /1.54Ib
3.3 Accessories Included
1) CodeReader8 main unit *1
2) USB cable *1
3) CD *1
4) 6 feet OBDII connected cable *1
3.4 Power supply
The power of the CodeReader 8 is provided via the vehicle Data Link
Connector (DLC).
Follow the steps below to power it up:
1) Find DLC on vehicle
A plastic DLC cover may be found for some vehicles and
you need to remove it before plugging the OBDII cable.
2) Plug the connector at the end of OBD II cable to the vehicle’s DLC.
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4. OPERATION
4.1 Connection
1) Turn the ignition off.
2) Locate the vehicle’s 16-pin Data Link Connector (DLC).
3) Plug the OBDII cable into the vehicle’s DLC.
4) Turn the ignition on. Engine can be off or running.
1. The screen will display the interface as shown below:
Figure 4-1
The CodeReader8 allows you to make the following adjustments, settings:
You can press [
] and [ ] key to select press [
] to confirm. The system will
display interface at once.
CAUTION: Don’t connect or disconnect any test equipment with ignition
on or engine running.
2. General Information: The CodeReader8 will display your car’s Information
and press [
], the screen will display the interface as below:
Figure 4-2
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4.2 Diagnostic
Select [Diagnostic] in [Main Menu] and press [
], the screen will display:
Figure 4-3
4.2.1 Read Codes
Select [Read Codes] and press [
] in Diagnostic Menu. If there are some
codes, the screen will display the codes as shown below:
Figure 4-4
1) According to the above figure to select different item by pressing [
and press [
] to confirm
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Figure 4-5
After viewing all the codes, you can press [
] to return to the Menu.
2) According to the above figure to select different item by pressing [ ] or [ ]
and press [
] to confirm
Figure 4-6
After viewing all the codes, you can press [
Menu.
] to return to the Read Codes
3) According to the above figure to select different item by pressing [
and press [
] to confirm
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Figure 4-7
After viewing all the codes, you can press [
Menu.
] to return to the Diagnostic
4.2.2 Erase Codes
Select [Erase Codes], the screen will display the interface as shown below:
Figure 4-8
Figure 4-9
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Figure 4-10
Notes:
* Before performing this function, make sure to retrieve and record
trouble codes.
* After clearing, you should retrieve trouble codes once more or turn
ignition on and retrieve codes again. If there are still some trouble codes in
the system, please troubleshoot the code using a factory diagnosis guide,
then clear the code and recheck.
4.2.3 I/M Readiness
I/M refers to Inspection and Maintenance that is legislated by the Government
to meet federal clean-air standards. I/M Readiness indicates whether or not the
various emissions-related systems on the vehicle are operating properly and are
ready for Inspection and Maintenance testing. The purpose of the I/M Readiness
Monitor Status is to indicate which of the vehicle’s Monitors have run and
completed their diagnosis and testing (as described in Chapter 2.5), and which
ones have not yet run and completed testing and diagnosis of their designated
sections of the vehicle’s emissions system. The I/M Readiness Monitor Status
function also can be used (after repair of a fault has been performed) to confirm
that the repair has been performed correctly, and/or to check for Monitor Run
Status Select [I/M Readiness] and press [
interface as shown below:
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Figure 4-11
You can use [
][
] button to select and press [
the interface as shown the car's detail status. Press [
Menu.
], the screen will display
] to return to Diagnostic
NO: means not available on this vehicle, INC means incomplete or not ready,
YES:
means Completed or Monitor Ok.
4.2.4 Data Stream
Press [
press [
] or [ ] button to select Data Stream in Main Menu interface and then
] button to confirm, the screen will display the interface as shown
below:
Figure 4-12
1) Select [View All Items] and press [
interface as shown,:
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Figure 4-13
You can use [ ] [ ] button to view other data streams. Press
return to Diagnostic Menu.
2) Select [select Items] in data stream menu and press [
[
] to
], the screen will
display the interface as shown:
Figure 4-14
You can use [ ] [ ] button to select data stream items, and press [ ] [ ]
button to turn page, the screen will display the interface as shown on the next
page. After selected items and press [
shown your want. Press
[
], the screen will display the interface as
] to return to Diagnostic Menu.
3) Select View Graphic Items in Data stream menu and press [
will display the interface as shown .You can use [
] [ ] button to select single
data stream items to view item of live data with a graph, and press [
screen will display the interface as show Press [
], the screen
] button, the
] to return to Diagnostic Menu.
You can view all data stream items or select a certain item of live data with a
graph.
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4.2.5 View Freeze Frame
When an emission-related fault occurs, certain vehicle conditions are recorded
by the on-board computer. This information is referred to as freeze frame data.
Freeze Data is a snapshot of the operating conditions at the time of an
emission-related fault.
Note: if DTCs were erased, Freeze Data may not be stored in vehicle
memory depending on vehicle.
Select [Freeze Frame] in main menu interface, the screen will display the
interface as shown below:
Figure 4-15
You can use [ ] [
Diagnostic Menu.
] button to view the data. Press
[
] to return to
4.2.6 O2 sensor test
The results of O2 sensor test are not live values but instead the results of the
ECU’s last O2 sensor test. For live O2 sensor readings, refer to any of the live
sensor screens such as Graph Screen. Not all test values are applicable to all
vehicles. Therefore, the list generated will vary depending on vehicle. In addition,
not all vehicles support the Oxygen Sensors screen. For results of latest
mandated on-board oxygen sensor monitoring test, see Figure 4-21 below:
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Figure 4-16
Select [O2 Sensor Test] in [Diagnostic] menu and press [
will display as shown below:
Figure 4-17
Figure 4-18
Press [
] to return to Diagnostic Menu.
4.2.7 On-board monitor test
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This function can be utilized to read the results of on-board diagnostic
monitoring tests for specific components/systems.
Select [On-board Monitoring] in main menu and press [
] and the screen
will display as shown below:
Figure 4-19
Select [On-board Monitoring] in Diagnostic menu and press [
] and the
screen will display as shown below:
Figure 4-20
You can use [ ] [ ] button to select an item and press [
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Figure 4-21
Select [Rich to lean sensor threshold voltage (constant)] in [Select Monitor ID]
menu and press [
] and the screen will display as shown below:
Figure 4-22
Press [
] to return to [Select Monitor ID] menu.
Select [Low sensor voltage for switch tirne calculation (constant)] in [Select
Monitor ID] menu and press [
] and the screen will display as shown below:
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Figure 4-23
Press [ ] to return to [Select Monitor ID] menu.
Select [Manufacturer Defined Test ID$50] in [Select Monitor ID] menu and
press [
] and the screen will display as shown below:
Figure 4-24
Press [
] to return to [Select Monitor ID] menu.
Select [Manufacturer Defined Test ID$56] in [Select Monitor ID] menu and
Press [
] and the screen will display as shown below:
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Figure 4-25
Press [
] to return to Diagnostic Menu.
4.2.8 EVAP System Test
The EVAP test function lets you initiate a leak test for the vehicle’s EVAP
system. The CodeReader8 does not perform the leak test, but signals to vehicle’s
on-board computer to initiate the test. Before using the system test function, refer
to the vehicle’s service repair manual to determine the procedures necessary to
stop the test.
Select [Evap System Test] in main menu and press [
] and the screen
will display as shown below:
Figure 4-26
Select [EVAP System Test] and press [
], the screen will display there active
information about EVAP system. Some vehicle manufacturers do not allow
external devices to control vehicle system. If the cars don’t support this function, it
will display as below:
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Figure 4-27
4.2.9 Vehicle Information
Select [Vehicle Information] and press [
], the screen will display the
information, such as VIN (Vehicle identification Number), CALID (Calibration
Identifications) and CVN (Calibration verification number), IPT shows below:
Figure 4-28
Figure 4-29
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Figure 4-30
Figure 4-31
Figure 4-32
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Figure 4-33
Press [
] to return to Diagnostic Menu.
4.3 Performance
Select the [Performance] in main menu and press [
Will display as shown below:
Figure 4-34
Figure 4-35
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4.3.1 Fuel Consumption
Select the [Fuel Consumption] in main menu and press [
] and the screen
will display as shown below:
Figure 4-36
4.3.2 The 0~100Km/h Acceleration
Detection of vehicle speed from 0 to100 km, the elapsed time Select the
[0~100Km/h Acceleration] in main menu and press [
will display as shown below:
Figure 4-37
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Figure 4-38
Figure 4-39
4.4 Code Lookup
Select [DTC Lookup] in the Main Menu and press [
display the interface as shown below:
Figure 4-40
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] and the screen will
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Figure 4-41
You can use [
][
] key to change the first letter. It can be switched among
“P”, “B”, “C” and “U”. And press [
Press [
][
] moves the cursor to next. And then
] key to input number. After you input the code number, press
[
] to view the definition of the code. After viewing the definition, press [
return to the Main Menu.
] to
4.5 Review
This function is used to review the recorded Data Streams, DTC, and Freeze
Frame.
Select [Review] in the Main Menu and press [
the interface as shown below:
Figure 4-42
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Figure 4-43
1) Review DTC
Select [Review DTC] in the Review and press [
] and the screen will display
the interface as shown below:
Figure 4-44
The recorded DTC will be displayed as shown.
You can use [
][
] key and press [
] button to view detailed information,
2) Review Data stream
The operation is similar to the “Review DTC” function.
3) Review Freeze Frame
The operation is similar to the “Review DTC” function.
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4) Delete DTC
Select [Delete DTC] in the Review and press [
]
and the screen will display the interface as shown below:
Figure 4-45
Press [
] to confirm, and press [
5) Delete Data stream
] to return to Main Menu.
The operation is similar to the “Delete DTC” function.
6) Delete Freeze Frame
The operation is similar to the “Delete DTC” function.
4.6 Configuration
This function is Configuration to view Tool Information: ”Theme”, ”Unit of
Measure”,”Record”,”Beeper”,”Backlight Mode”,” Backlight Threshold”,”
Time And Date”. It has three Themes: “Cyan”, “Blue” and “Purple”.
Select [Configuration] in the Main Menu and press [
display the interface as shown below:
Figure 4-46
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Figure 4-47
Figure 4-48
Figure 4-49
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4.7 Help
This function is used to view Tool Information, About OBD, and About Data
stream.
Select [Help] in the Main Menu and press [
] and the screen will display the
interface as shown below:
Figure 4-50
Figure 4-51
Tool Information: includes: software version, hardware version, serial number,
supported, time and date.
About OBD: Relevant introductions information about OBD.
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5. Upgrading
As you buy Code Reader 8, please visit our website
to register, only after successfully registered, you can login the site and download
the CodeReader8 driver & latest version program of CodeReader8. Log on to the
website, download the latest version of the CodeReader8 upgrade package and
decompress the software to local disk. Connect the CodeReader8 to computer
through USB cable and run theCodeReader8 Upgrade.exe, Select the language,
enter the serial number and then click "Start " when a message of upgrading
succeed pops out, click” Exit”, unplug USB cable to complete upgrade.
6. FAQ
Here we list some frequently asked questions and answers relating to
Code Reader 8.
Question: System halts when reading data stream. What is the reason?
Answer: It may be caused by a slackened connector. Please turn off the
Creader8, firmly connect the connector, and switch on it again.
Question: Screen of main unit flashes at engine ignition start.
Answer: Caused by electromagnetic disturbing, and this is normal phenomenon.
Question: There is no response when communicating with on-board computer.
Answer: Please confirm the proper voltage of power supply and check if the
throttle has been closed, the transmission is in the neutral position, and the water
is in proper temperature.
Question: Why are there so many fault codes?
Answer: Usually, it’s caused by poor connection or fault circuit grounding.
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7. Warranty
THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO PERSONS WHO
PURCHASE CODEREADER8 PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSES OF RESALE OR
USE IN THE ORDINARY COURSE OF THE BUYER’S BUSINESS.
CODEREADER8 Electronic Co., LTD product is warranted against defects in
materials and workmanship for one year (12 months) from date of delivery to the
user.
This warranty does not cover any part that has been abused, altered, used for a
purpose other than for which it was intended, or used in a manner inconsistent
with instructions regarding use. The exclusive remedy for any automotive meter
found to be defective is repair or replacement, and CODEREADER8 shall not be
liable for any consequential or incidental damages.
Final determination of defects shall be made by CODEREADER8 in
accordance with procedures established by CODEREADER8. No agent,
employee, or representative of CODEREADER8 has any authority to bind
CODEREADER8 to any affirmation, representation, or warranty concerning
CODEREADER8 automotive meters, except as stated herein.
8. Order Information
Replaceable and optional parts can be ordered directly from your
CODEREADER8 authorized tool supplier. Your order should include the following
information:
1.
Quantity
2.
Part number
3.
Item description
9. Customer Service
If you have any questions on the operation of the unit, please contact local
dealer, or contact:
CODEREADER8 Electronic Co., LTD
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