X-431 User Manual - Car Logic Bulgaria

X-431 User Manual - Car Logic Bulgaria
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Table of Contents
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PDA function....................................................... 32
System information ........................................ 34
User Information ........................................ 34
About ......................................................... 34
Tool ................................................................ 34
PIM................................................................. 37
Memo......................................................... 37
Address...................................................... 39
Delete Address .......................................... 40
To Do ......................................................... 40
Schedule.................................................... 42
System ........................................................... 45
Control Panel............................................. 45
System Information.................................... 48
Shut Down ................................................. 49
FAQ .................................................................... 50
About Update via Internet .............................. 50
About Hardware ............................................. 51
About System Setting .................................... 52
About Operation............................................. 53
Questions Related to Vehicle......................... 54
About ECU ......................................................... 55
Composition and Working Principle of
Computer- Control System ............................ 55
Sensor ....................................................... 55
ECU ........................................................... 56
Actuator ..................................................... 56
Self-diagnosis of Electronic Control System .. 57
Working Principle of Self-diagnosis ........... 57
Readout of Fault Code in Automotive
Self-diagnosis System ............................... 57
Basic Knowledge of ECU............................... 58
Composition of Vehicle ECU...................... 58
Precautions Related to ECU...................... 58
Appendix: X-431 TOOL Connectors and Sockets
Location.............................................................. 60
Safety Precautions................................................1
Precautions on Operation.................................1
Safety Precautions ...........................................1
Precautions on Operating Vehicle ECU............1
Introduction ...........................................................2
Features ...........................................................2
Outline of X-431Tool.........................................2
Structure and explanations...............................3
Ports and Indicators..........................................4
Hardware Configuration....................................4
Printer Operation ..............................................6
Mounting Paper............................................6
Specifications ...................................................7
First Use of X-431Tool......................................8
Start-up ........................................................8
Taskbar.........................................................8
Input .............................................................8
Control of App ............................................10
Help............................................................10
Vehicle Diagnosis................................................11
Conditions for Test..........................................11
Select Diagnostic Connector ..........................11
Diagnostic Socket Location ............................11
Connection .....................................................11
Operation........................................................11
Entering Function Menu .............................12
Control module...........................................13
Resetting Maintain/oil Indicator ......................23
Setting Service Code......................................24
OBDⅡ Diagnostic function...........................24
Freeze Frame Data ....................................24
Readiness Test...........................................25
Diagnostic Socket Description........................25
Update of diagnostic software ........................26
User Registration .......................................26
Software Update .......................................27
Flow Chart of X-431Tool Update for New User
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BLACK (-) battery clip to the negative.
Safety Precautions
Precautions on Operation
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Precautions on Operating
Vehicle ECU
Do not collide when operation.
For screen, flicker occurs at just the
moment of the engine ignition.
Be careful when connect the main cable
and the diagnostic socket. Tighten the
screw and avoid disconnecting or
destroying the interface.
Handle with care. Avoid collision. Unplug
the power after operation.
When it is necessary to remove the leather
cover, pull out the CF card first and push in
the ejector button to avoid scratching the
leather cover.
Put the cables, connectors and other
accessories into box.
Hold the connector when plug or unplug it.
Do not pull the cable for unplugging.
The matched lithium battery is special for
X-431Tool. Do not use other battery,
otherwise it may cause explosion.
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Safety Precautions
z Automotive batteries contain sulfuric acid
which is harmful to skin. When operation,
direct contact with the automotive batteries
should be avoided. Pay attention not to splash
the sulfuric acid into eyes. Keep ignition
sources away from the battery at all times.
z Engines produce various poisonous
compound (hydrocarbon, carbon monoxide,
azote oxid, etc,) which should be avoided.
z Avoid contacting high temperature assembly
such as water tank and vent-pipe as the
temperature of the running engine is very
high.
z Before starting engine, put the speed lever in
the neutral position or in the P position to
avoid injury.
z Wear an ANSI approved eye shield when
testing or repairing vehicles.
z If you are using the battery as a power
source, connect the RED (+) battery clip to
the positive vehicle battery terminal and the
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Do not disconnect the vehicle inner battery
when connect the ignition switch. When
disconnection, transient voltage is very high,
which causes the damage to the sensor
and ECU.
Do not put the wireless reproducer near to
the computer.
Do cut off the power supply of the ECU
system before jointing on the vehicle.
Pay more attention to the ECU and sensor
when operation is next to the ECU and
sensor.
Do not use the pointer ohm meter instead of
digital instrument for testing ECU and
sensor without special explanation.
Do not test the electric device about the
ECU with the test lamp without instrument.
People who get in and out the vehicle must
wear the earthing metal strip with one end
on the wrist and other on the vehicle body.
Pay attention to connect the ECU terminal.
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Introduction
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X-431Tool is a new generation of automobile
diagnostic computer. It features wireless
communication and color screen. It is based
on the technology of open diagnostic platform,
the most advanced automobile diagnostic
technology brought forward by LAUNCH. The
open diagnostic platform represents the
highest level of automobile diagnostic
technology, and is the developing trend of this
field in the future.
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Features
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X-431Tool can diagnose almost all vehicle
models in the world. The function of
software update via Internet makes it easy
for customer to get the latest diagnostic
programs and keep pace with the
development of automotive technology.
The main unit communicates with the
DIAGInfinite by means of Bluetooth
technology.
This
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convenience in operation.
X-431Tool is the most advanced automobile
diagnostic unit in the world at present. It is
compactly designed and with large LCD
multicolor touch screen.
The product is a perfect combination of the
automobile industry and the communication
technology.
X-431Tool is the first one in the world that
provides the CAN BUS and CAN BUSII
diagnostic function.
The product has perfect appearance, large
multicolor touch screen. Its PDA function
supports Multi-language operation, which
provides convenience for people of all
countries.
X-431Tool can continuously work at least 4
hours with the lithium battery.
Repair records can be set up by connecting
the computer with the corresponding
X431PCLINK to store the diagnosis data.
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Outline of X-431Tool
X-431Tool consists of five parts: X-431Tool main unit, DIAGInfinite, assembly box, small toolbox, and big
toolbox. The main unit communicates with DIAGInfinite by bluetooth. The main unit can be separately
used as a PDA, which has the functions of personal data, mini English dictionary, etc. DIAGInfinite is
mainly used to diagnose vehicle.
Fig. 2-1 shows the assembly box in which there are X-431 Tool main unit, DIAGInfinite, small toolbox,
and big toolbox.
Fig 2-1 outline of X-431Tool assembly box
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Structure and explanations
Fig.2-2 X-431TOOL structure
NO.
Name
Note
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X-431TOOLmain unit
Consists of main unit and main unit housing.
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DIAGInfinite
Consists of DIAGInfinite and DIAGInfinite housing.
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Small Toolbox
There are two small toolboxes. One is used to place DIAGInfinite
and common connectors. The other is used to place User’s
Manual and accessories.
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Big Toolbox
Used to place other connectors.
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Assembly box
Used to store main unit, DIAGInfinite, small toolbox, and big
toolbox.
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Ports and Indicators
See Fig 2-3 for X-431Tool connection ports and indicators.
Fig 2-3 ports and indicators
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Power switch button of main unit
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Power input of main unit (12V DC)
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Parallel communication port of main unit
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Hotkey button
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Bluetooth indicator of main unit
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Bluetooth indicator of DIAGInfinite
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CF card ejection key
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CF card slot
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Paper Out
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Data interface of DIAGInfinite
Hardware Configuration
For vehicle diagnosis, some accessories (e.g. connectors and cables) should be used to connect
X-431Tool main part to vehicle diagnostic socket.
X-431Tool configuration is as shown in Fig. 2-4
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Fig 2-4
No.
Name
Description
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X-431Tool
Unit
Main
The screen of main unit can display the operation
buttons, the test result and the help information.
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DIAGInfinite
Perform vehicle diagnosis
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CF card
Store diagnostic software and data
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USB cable
Connect CF card reader and computer
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CF card reader
Read or write data from/to the CF card
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Diagnostic
connector
Dozens of connectors are provided/available for
various vehicles. Here shows a typical one.
Test CAN BUS system.
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CAN BUS
diagnostic
connector
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Power cord
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Diagnostic
connector
cable
Connect the AC 100-240V (50-60Hz) outlet and the
power adapter.
Connect the vehicle diagnostic socket
with
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Cigarette
cable
lighter
Get power from the vehicle cigarette lighter
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Battery
w/two clips
cable
Get power from the vehicle battery
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Power adapter
Convert 100-240V AC power into 12V DC power.
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Main cable
Connect the diagnostic connector and DIAGInfinite
Printer Operation
Fig. 2-5 shows the back view of the X-431Tool (Open the housing of X-431 Tool main unit, and get out
the main unit.).
Fig. 2-5
Mounting Paper
Miniprinter uses thermal paper with size of Φ30×57mm (internal holeΦ7mm). Refer to Fig. 2-5 for
mounting the paper.
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Fig 2-6
Method I:
1. Turn off the power of main unit.
2. Open the housing of main unit and get out main unit.
3. Open the paper lid on the back of the printer. See Fig 2-6a.
4. Take out the spindle and mount the paper scroll onto the spindle. Put the paper spindle into the
printer with correct direction. The paper may not be fed if the direction is wrong. See Fig 2-6b.
5. Lead the paper into slot. See fig 2-56c. The paper will automatically lead out from the slot.
6. Adjust the paper and attach the paper lid. See fig 2-6d.
7. Put main unit into housing.
Method II:
1. Open the housing of main unit and get out main unit.
2. Open the paper lid on the back of the printer. See Fig 2-6a.
3. Take out the spindle and mount the paper scroll onto the spindle. Put the paper spindle into the
printer with correct direction. The paper may not be fed if the direction is wrong. See Fig 2-6b.
4. Open the side plate, pull up the pressing rod and lead the paper into slot. See fig 2-6c.Turn the feed
knob clockwise until the paper comes out of the outlet. See fig 2-6d.
5. Adjust the paper and attach the paper lid.
6. Put main unit into housing.
Note: the printer paper is thermal paper which should avoid being heated. If being heated, the
paper will lose the efficiency or the printing result will lose.
Specifications
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Operating system: LINUX
CPU: 32-bit MPU
CF card: 128M
Main unit I/O: standard serial
Main unit power source: DC12V
Main unit power: about 9W
Printer: high-speed thermal mini printer
Screen: 240*320 color LCD with touch-screen
Configuration: Main unit, DIAGInfinite, miniprinter.
Com. Distance: the maximal distance between DIAGInfinite and main unit is 25 meters by
bluetooth.
DIAGInfinite power source: DC 12V
DIAGInfinite power: about 3W
Operation temperature: -20℃~70℃
Battery capacitance: 2000mAH
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First Use of X-431Tool
Start-up
Connect the power of main unit and click [
].
If you want to calibrate the touch screen, please
click [hotkey]. If you don’t want to, please wait to
enter the start-up menu as fig 2-7 shows. Press
[hotkey] more than 2 seconds, the main unit will
be turned off.
Current time
Active task
Overturn
Soft keyboard
Fig 2-8
]:The use of the icon is similar in the
[
windows. After clicking it with the stylus, the
[start] menu is popped up, which includes the
main functions of X-431Tool.
[ ] Active Task Icon: Clicking the button can
display the currently open interface. The
interfaces can also be switched.
[
] Soft Keyboard Icon: To display or hide soft
keyboard. Click it to activate the soft keyboard.
Then you have three ways to choose:
1. Input by hand writing.
2. Input by English.
3. Input by Chinese.
Fig 2-7
Taskbar
The taskbar is at bottom of the X-431Tool
operation interface, which has several icons, and
the functions as follow :( see fig 2-8)
Current time: setting current time, please refer to
this chapter clock.
Input
Note: To input data, please activate soft
Keyboard with stylus and use the stylus in
the subsequent operations.
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leftward, rightward, upward or downward. The
other four functions are (from left to right): to
delete the first character before the current
cursor, clear the hand-writing section, space
and return.
Using the Soft Keyboard
Activate and Hide
Input by Soft Keyboard
You have two ways to choose. One is to input
by Soft Keyboard just like normal keyboard.
The other is to input by writing board.
Click [En] button, it will switch from normal
keyboard to writing board [HW]. And click [HW]
button, it will switch back.
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There are four function keys on the upper-right
of the Soft Keyboard. SBC/DBC case,
punctuations, Keyboard/Writing board, and the
Soft Keyboard position can be determined by
clicking one of the four keys for each of the
functions from left to right. (Refer to Fig.2-9)
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Input by Keyboard
1) Open an interface, such as User
information.
2) Click Soft Keyboard Icon in the tool bar
to activate Soft Keyboard.
3) Click the characters on Soft Keyboard to
enter data. (Refer to Fig.2-11)
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Input by Writing Board
1) Open an interface, such as Memo.
2) Click [New] button.
3) Click the function key to switch to Writing
Board. (Refer to the section “Use for Soft
Keyboard”).
4) Write on the white board to the right of the
Soft Keyboard. Enter the information by
function key operation.
Fig 2-9
The four function keys at the upper-middle
position are for moving the cursor leftward,
rightward, upward or downward.
In keyboard mode, the key at the bottom left of
the keyboard is [Shift] key. Click it to change
the lowercase letter into the uppercase letter,
and the numeral key into special symbol
(same as the special characters corresponding
to the numeral keys in normal keyboard). The
white key at the bottom right of the Soft
Keyboard is space key.
Fig 2-11
Fig.2-10
In writing board mode (refer to Fig.2-10), there
are eight function keys at the lower left of the
soft keyboard. The four ones on the bottom
implement the function: to move the cursor
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Control of App
Scrolling Bar
Check Box
Scrolling Bar is usually at the right side of the
touch screen. You can click or drag it to
operate. If the content can’t be displayed
completely in one page, moving the Scrolling
Bar can turn to next page. (Refer to Fig2-13)
Common Button
[ ] Button at top right corner of the interface:
After clicking it, current interface will be closed.
When editing is being done, clicking of the
button will be treated as quitting the editing.
] Button at top right corner of the
[
interface:After clicking it, the help information
will be shown.
Fig 2-12
Click the check box to select the function.
When the function is selected, 'X ' will be
marked in the check box and the function
description will be displayed on the right of the
check box. You can select several functions at
the same time. (Refer to Fig.2-12)
[Cancel] Button in the interface: After clicking it,
current interface will be closed.
Help
Click [ ] button at the top right corner of the
interface to get helpful tips for current interface.
Fig. 2-13
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Vehicle Diagnosis
Conditions for Test
z Turn on the key.
z The voltage of vehicle battery should be
11-14V. The rated voltage of the
X-431Tool is 12V.
z The throttle should be in the closed
position.
z X-431Tool works in the temperature
range of 0-50 ℃ . (30 minutes of
warming-up may be necessary when the
ambient temperature is 5℃) .
Fig 3-1
1—DIAGInfinite
2—main cable
3—diagnostic connector
4—diagnostic socket
Note:
If the power supply on vehicle diagnostic
socket is insufficient or the power pin is
damaged, you can get power in the
following ways:
Select Diagnostic Connector
Various diagnostic connectors are supplied
with X-431Tool. Select a specific connector
according to the tested vehicle. Refer to
appendix Ⅰand appendix Ⅱ.
♦ From cigarette lighter: insert one end
of the cigarette lighter cable into the
lighter socket in vehicle and connect
the other end to the power connector of
X-431Tool main cable.
Diagnostic Socket Location
Different vehicles have different socket
locations. Please refer to appendix Ⅰand
appendix Ⅱ.
♦ From battery: clamp the two clips of
battery cable on the positive and
negative poles of battery and insert
another end of the cable into the power
connector of X-431Tool main cable.
Connection
z Insert the CF card into the CF card slot,
keep the face labeled “UPSIDE” upward,
and make sure the card is fully seated.
z Insert one end of the main cable into the
diagnostic socket on DIAGInfinite.
z Connect the other end of the main cable
to the diagnostic connector.
z Connect the other end of the diagnostic
connector to the vehicle diagnostic
socket.
z For more details, please refer to fig. 3-1.
♦ From power adapter: connect the
power adapter to the 100-240V AC
outlet with power cord. Insert the 12V
DC plug of power adapter into the
power connector of X-431Tool main
cable.
♦ When the battery power of the main
unit is insufficient, the above methods
can also be used to get power. (There
is an input power port for the main unit.
Please refer to fig. 2-2).
Operation
More and more vehicle, models and systems
can be tested by X-431Tool. Please log on the
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Entering Function Menu
After connection, press [POWER] key to start
X-431Tool.
After starting the main unit, press [HOTKEY]
(or click [Start] button on the main menu, and
select [GAG] → [GD Scan] on the pop-up
menu), the screen will display the home page
of vehicle diagnosis as shown in Fig 3-3.
Fig 3-3
Button descriptions:
♦ [BACK]: to return to the previous
interface.
♦ [PAGE UP]: to display the previous
page, it is inactive if the current page is
the first page.
♦ [PAGE DOWN]: to display the next page,
it is inactive if the current page is the
last page.
♦ [HELP]: to display the help information.
Fig 3-2
Click the icon of Volkswagen on the [vehicle
make] menu. The screen will be displayed as
shown in Fig 3-3. Select the version that you
need or the latest version. The latest version
of the software is compatible with all the
issued versions.
Button descriptions:
♦ [QUIT]: to exit the diagnostic program.
♦ [BOX INFO.]: to display hardware and
software version of DIAGInfinite.
♦ [HELP]: to display help information.
♦ [START]: to start the diagnosis.
Note:
The test operation for different systems is
similar. Here we take [Engine electronics]
as an example for demonstration purpose.
Click [START] button, the screen will display
[vehicle make] menu as shown in Fig 2-04.
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Fig 3-5
Button descriptions:
[OK]: to go on the test.
Fig 3-3
Button descriptions:
♦ [BACK]: to return to the previous
interface.
♦ [HELP]: to display the help information.
Control module
Click [OK] button, the screen will display the
information as shown in Fig 3-6
Click [Volkswagen V10.01 All Systems]. The
display will be as shown in Fig 3-4
Note:
The test operation for different systems is
similar. Here we take [Engine electronics]
for Volkswagen as an example to describe.
Fig 3-4
Click [OK] button, X-431Tool begins reset and
check the DIAGInfinite, and download the
diagnostic program from the CF card. After
download, the screen will be displayed as
shown in Fig 3-5
Fig 3-6
Button descriptions:
♦ [HOME]: to return to the homepage of
vehicle diagnosis.
♦ [BACK]: to return to the previous
interface.
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♦ [HELP]: to display the help information.
Click [Control module]. The screen displays
the menu of test systems as shown in Fig 3-7.
Fig 3-8
Note:
The information is from the vehicle ECU. If
you have any question during test, don’t
hesitate to contact LAUNCH to get answer
as soon as possible.
Fig 3-7
There are several pages for the menu. Click
[PAGE DOWN] to see the next page.
Button descriptions:
♦ [OK]: to go on the test.
♦ [PRINT]: to print the
information.
Note:
The test operation for different systems is
similar. Here we take [Engine electronics]
as an example for demonstration.
displayed
Fig 3-9 shows an example of printed report.
Button descriptions:
♦ [PAGE DOWN]: to display the next page.
♦ [HOME]: to return to the homepage of
vehicle diagnosis.
♦ [BACK]: to return to the previous
interface.
♦ [HELP]: to display the help information.
Click
[Engine
electronics].
If
the
communication is successful, the screen will
display the information on vehicle ECU, as
shown in Fig 3-8
Fig 3-9
Click [OK] button. The screen will display the
function menu as shown in Fig 3-10:
1. Read ECU memory
2. Read fault memory
3. Read measuring value
4. Erase fault memory
5. Basic setting
6. Adaptation
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Read individual measuring value
Diagnose final control
Code control unit
Login procedure
End output
Read ECU Information
Click [Read ECU Memory] on the function
menu. The screen will display the information
on ECU of the tested system. See Fig 3-12.
Fig 3-10
Fig 3-12
Button descriptions:
♦ [HOME]: to return to the homepage of
vehicle diagnosis.
♦ [BACK]: to return to the previous
interface.
♦ [HELP]: to display the help information.
♦ [PAGE DOWN]: to display the next page.
Note:
The information is from the vehicle ECU. If
you have any question during test, don’t
hesitate to contact LAUNCH to get answer
as soon as possible.
Click [OK] button to return to the function
menu.
Read Fault Memory
Click [PAGE DOWN] button to display the
second page of the function menu as shown in
Fig 3-11.
Click [Read Fault Memory] in the function
menu. X-431Tool starts to test the fault code.
The screen will display the test result when the
test is finished. Fig 3-13 is an example of a
test result.
Fig 3-11
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Fig 3-13
Fig 3-15
Button descriptions:
♦ [HOME]: to return to the homepage of
vehicle diagnosis.
♦ [BACK]: to return to the previous
interface.
♦ [PRINT]: to print the test result.
Click [OK] button to return to the function
menu.
Read Measuring Value
Read Measuring Value of Volkswagen
Click [PRINT] to print out the test result. Fig
3-14 shows an example of printed report.
On the function menu, click [read measuring
value] to read the datastream. See fig 3-16.
Click the corresponding number to choose the
channel.
Fig 3-14
If there is no fault code in the tested system,
the display will be as shown in Fig 3-15
Fig 3-16
Button descriptions:
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♦ [OK]: to execute the read datastream
memory function.
♦ [CANCEL]: to return to the function
menu.
♦ [BACK SPACE]: to delete the wrong
number.
For example, when “1” is inputted for the
channel No., the screen will display the live
value of data stream of the channel. See Fig
3-17
Fig 3-18
Click [GRAPHIC-2] to display the waveforms
of 2 data stream items. See Figure 3-19. It is
convenient for the user to make live
comparison between two correlative data
stream items.
Fig 3-17
Note: Refer to appendix Ⅲ for the
channel and parameter defined of
Volkswagen/Audi.
On the datastream display menu, after clicking
[CHOOSE DATASTREAM OPTION], then click
[GRAPHIC 1]. The screen will display the
chosen waveform as shown fig 3-18.
Figure 3-19
Note:
♦ The screen will display the live value of
data stream again if the [DIGITAL]
button is clicked in the interface.
♦ The three display modes -- [DIGITAL],
[GRAPHIC-1] and [GRAPHIC-2] can be
switched in turn.
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Read Measuring Value of other series
On the function menu, select [read measuring
value] to enter the [choose measuring option]
menu. Click the measuring option to view. (See
fig. 3-20)
Fig 3-21
Click [OK]; the screen will display the dynamic
data of selected datastream. (See fig 3-22).
Fig 3-20
Button descriptions:
♦ [PAGE DOWN]: to display the next page.
♦ [HOME]: to return to the homepage of
vehicle diagnosis.
♦ [BACK]: to return to the previous
interface.
As fig 3-21 shows, the selected options will be
displayed in white on the black background.
Fig 3-22
Button descriptions:
♦ [PAGE DOWN]: to display the next page.
♦ [OK]: to display the dynamic data of
selected datastream.
♦ [HOME]: to return to the homepage of
vehicle diagnosis.
♦ [BACK]: to return to the previous
interface.
Button descriptions:
♦ [GRAPH-1]: to display the waveform of
one datastream option.
♦ [HOME]: to return to the homepage of
vehicle diagnosis.
♦ [BACK]: to return to the previous
interface.
♦ [PRINT]: to print the test result.
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Button descriptions:
♦ [OK]: to return the function menu.
♦ [PRINT]: to print the test result.
Erase Fault Memory
Click [Erase Fault Memory] on the function
menu. X-431Tool starts to erase the fault code.
(See fig 3-23).
Basic Setting
Basic setting is necessary for some systems
after service is done.
Click [Basic Setting] on the function menu.
Click the number button to input the group No.
(See Fig 3-25)
Fig 3-23
Button descriptions:
♦ [YES]: to execute read and erase the
fault code.
♦ [NO]: to return the function menu.
Fig 3-25
If all fault codes are erased or there is no fault
code in the tested system, the screen will be
displayed as shown in Fig 3-24
Button descriptions:
♦ [OK]: to execute the basic setting
function.
♦ [CANCEL]: to return the function menu.
♦ [BACK SPACE]: to delete the wrong
input number.
Adaptation
Click [Adaptation] the function menu. Click the
number button to input the group No. The
screen will be displayed as shown in Fig 3-26.
Fig 3-24
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Fig 3-26
Fig 3-28
Note: Refer to appendix Ⅳ for the basic
setting channel of Volkswagen.
Click [OK]. If the adaptation is successful, the
screen will be displayed as shown in Fig 3-29
Button descriptions:
♦ [OK]: to make sure the inputted channel.
♦ [CANCEL]: to return the function menu.
♦ [BACK SPACE]: to delete the wrong
input number
After the correct channel No. is inputted, click
[OK] button. X-431Tool prompts user to input
the matched data. See Fig 3-27
Fig 3-29
Read Individual Measuring Value
Click [Read Individual Measuring Value] from
the function menu. The screen will be
displayed as shown in Fig 3-30. Click the
number button to input the group No.
Fig 3-27
After the matched data are inputted, click [OK]
button to perform the function of “adaptation”.
(See fig 3-28)
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The screen will display the information as
shown in Fig 3-32
Fig 3-30
Button descriptions:
♦ [OK]: to make sure the inputted channel.
♦ [CANCEL]: to return the function menu.
♦ [BACK SPACE]: to delete the wrong
input number
Fig 3-32
Button descriptions:
♦ [YES]: to perform the test for next
component.
♦ [NO]: to quit the test and return to the
function menu.
For example, when “1” is inputted for the
channel No., the screen will display the live
value of the channel. Click [OK] to return the
function menu. See Fig 3-31.
When the test for all actuators is finished, the
screen will display the information as shown in
Fig 3-33.
Fig 3-31
Fig 3-33
Click [OK] to return the function menu.
Click [OK] button to return to the function
menu.
Diagnose Final Control
Click [Diag Final Ctrl] on the function menu.
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Click [OK] to enter the interface about the ECU
as shown in fig 3-36.
Control Unit Code
Click [Control Unit Code], the screen will
display the information as shown in fig 3-34.
X-431Tool prompts user to input the code
control unit. Click the number button to input
the group No.
Fig 3-36
Note:
The information is from the vehicle ECU. If
you have any question during test, don’t
hesitate to contact LAUNCH to get answer
as soon as possible.
Fig 3-34
Button descriptions:
♦ [OK]: to make sure the inputted code.
♦ [CANCEL]: to return the function menu.
♦ [BACK SPACE]: to delete the wrong
inputted number
Button descriptions:
♦ [OK]: to return the function menu.
♦ [PRINT]: to print the displayed
information.
Click [OK] to enter the interface as shown in
fig 3-35.
If the control unit can’t be coded, the screen
will be displayed as shown in Fig 3-37.
Fig 3-35
Fig 3-37
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Click [OK] to return to the function menu.
Login Procedure
Click [Login Procedure] on the function menu.
The screen will be displayed as shown in Fig
3-38 X-431Tool prompts user to input the
password. Click the number to input the
password.
Fig 3-39
Click [OK] button to return to the function
menu.
Resetting Maintain/oil Indicator
On the diagnosis menu (see fig 3-40& fig 3-41),
click [Resetting maintain/oil indicator] to execute
this function.
Fig 3-38
Button descriptions:
♦ [OK]: to execute the login procedure
function.
♦ [CANCEL]: to return the function menu.
♦ [BACK SPACE]: to delete the wrong
inputted number
Note:
Perform this function first before
performing the functions like “code control
unit”, “adaptation”, etc.
After the login password is inputted, click [OK]
button. X-431Tool starts to log in. When the
login is successful, the screen will display the
information as shown in Fig 3-39. Click [OK] to
return the function menu.
Fig 3-40
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Fig 3-41
The following is the resetting options of the
maintain indicator.
Maintain option
Resetting
indicator
12068km/6 m
OIL
24139km/12 m
OIL 、IN1
36209km/18 m
OIL
48278km/24 m
OIL、IN1、IN2
60348km/30 m
OIL
72417km/36 m
OIL、IN01
84487km/42 m
OIL
96556km/48 m
OIL、IN01、IN2
Fig 3-42
OBDⅡ Diagnostic function
Freeze Frame Data
Freeze frame test of OBDⅡis used for the OBD
Ⅱ vehicle. On the [select vehicle make] menu
choose [OBDⅡ] to enter [ freeze frame data] for
executing this function.(See fig 3-43)
Setting Service Code
Some functions for Volkswagen and Audi will be
executed after setting service code. If not, these
functions, such as adaptation and control unit
code function, will not be done. Click [setting
service code] in the fig 3-42.
Fig 3-43
Click the option that you want to view, and then
click [OK]. Click [BACK] to return the function
menu. (See fig 3-44).
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Fig 3-44
Click [OK] to view the freeze frame data. (See fig
3-45).
Fig 3-46
Fig 3-45
Fig 3-47
Readiness Test
On the [select diag function] menu, choose
[readiness tests] to enter the test. The screen will
display the select vehicle. Click the tested option
then click [ok] to check the test result. Click [back]
to return the function menu. (See fig 3-46 and fig
3-47).
Diagnostic Socket Description
X-431Infinte provides diagnostic socket
description.
Choose
[diagnostic
socket
description] to display the socket location of the
selected vehicle. You can click the glittery pane
to get the details for description step by step.
(See fig 3-48)
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Fig 3-48
Fig 3-50
If there is still the glittery pane, you can continue
to click it till the diagnostic socket location is
displayed. (See fig 3-49).
Update of diagnostic software
User Registration
Log on www.X431.com. Select the favorite
language on the pull-down menu at the lower
right of the interface to enter the homepage.
See Fig 3-51.
Fig 3-51
z
Fig 3-49
Read Terms of Service
Click “Register” in the interface shown in Fig
3-52 to open the window as shown in Fig 3-52.
At last, the particular diagnostic socket location
will displayed. (See fig 3-50).
Fig 3-52
Note:
When the member purchases one or more
products after registration, he should log
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onto the member area, and then click
“product control” to register the newly
purchased product. Refer to the section
“Member login”.
The terms of service is shown in the screen.
After reading and fully understand it, click “I
accept” button to enter the interface shown in
Fig 3-52.
z
Fig 3-54
z
Fill User Information
Fill in Product Information
Fill in the serial No. of DIAGInfinite,
registration No. and dealer code in the
interface shown in Fig 3-53.
Fig 3-55
After information is filled in the interface shown
in Fig 3-55(The red textbox must be filled.
After registration, we will send the confidential
information to your registered e-mail, so
please make sure that your e-mail is valid.),
click “Next step”, then the screen will display
the interface shown as fig 3-56. Click “OK’
then the registration is completed.
Fig 3-53
The serial No. is marked on the back of
DIAGInfinite. The registration No. is in an
envelope delivered with the product (the
number must be kept confidential). The dealer
code is attached on the last page of the user’s
manual.
After the information is filled, click “Next step”
to enter the next interface shown in Fig 3-55.
Note:
When a product is sold, the dealer will log
onto www. X431. com and enter the dealer
code in the “Dealer administration” area so
that the user can do effective registration
later. User should contact the dealer if
registration can not be done effectively.
Fig 3-56
Note:
Only the registered user can download and
update the software.
Software Update
Member Login
If the filled serial No. or registration No. is
invalid, the screen will display the message as
shown in Fig 3-54. Click “OK” button to return
to the previous interface to re-fill the correct
numbers.
The user becomes the registered member
after registration. Member can log in the
website by filling username, password and
user type in the interface shown in Fig 3-51.
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steps.
Note: when choose the user type, the
common users may choose the customer.
If the dealer and the branch want to log to
the website, please use the user
information given by LAUNCH head office.
Note:
1.
After log successfully, the screen will display the
interface as shown in fig 3-57(default download
center interface).
2.
Fig 3-57
[Download Center]: Refer to “software
download”.
[Purchase Center]& [Update center]: Refer to
“software purchase and update”.
[Member Information]: to display and renew the
current member information.
[Product Registration]: Register newly
purchased product.
[Order Information]: to check or cancel the
unpaid order.
[Renew Password]: After entering the right old
password, then can renew the password.
[Awarded collection for claim] if users meet some
trouble during the operation, he can feedback to
LAUNCH. Effective complaint will be awarded by
LAUNCH
[Logout]: Users exit the registration.
Software update of free charge will
be provided by LAUNCH for one
year. The free period is from the
registration date on the website,
not the purchase date. That is,
during one year after the
registration, users can free
download
the
corresponding
software.
If there is not the latest version in
the download center, users can buy
the version in the purchase center
or in the update center. In the
purchase center, users can buy the
software that don’t install in the
download center. In the update
center, users can buy the software
that is beyond the free download
period. After purchase successfully,
the purchased software will be
automatically added in the
download center list.
Update Tool Download
Before update, users must download the update
tools. On the drop-down menu, users select the
language then click [download]. The screen will
display the interface as shown in fig 3-58.
Software Download
After log successfully, the screen will enter the
[download center] interface. (See fig.3-57)
Registered user can download the software
that installed in the download center.
Before download, users had better set up a
new folder named [X-431Tool update] on the
computer desktop and put the download file to
the[X-431Tool update] according the next
Fig 3-58
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Figure 3-59
1-CF card reader
2-USB cable
3-USB Port 4-Computer 5-CF card
Click [save] to put into the[X-431Tool update].
Display Program Download
z Insert the CF card into the CF card reader.
z Connect one end of the USB cable② to
the port of the CF card reader①, and the
other end to the USB port of the computer.
When download the diagnostic program, users
can also download the display program. On the
drop-down menu, users select the language then
click [down]. On the pop-up menu, click [save] to
put the program into the[X-431Tool update].
z
Diagnostic Program Download
CF card reader can use the default driver in
Windows Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 9.x/Mac
OS X. However, it is necessary to install the
driver on Windows 98.
On the drop-down menu, select the language
and the version (default version is the latest
version). Click [down] icon, then click [save] on
the pop-up menu to save the file.
Click [view] to learn the detailed information of
the version.
Users can down the diagnostic program into the
[X-431Tool update]. Up to now, the software that
is for update is downloaded completely.
The installation procedure is as follows:
1. Boot Windows 98.
2. Insert the CD-ROM into CD-ROM drive.
3. Connect CF card to the USB port of the
PC with the attached USB cable. Find and
Double click on setup.exe file in the
catalogue of CD-ROM. The system will
make preparation for the installation. See
Fig 3-60
4. When the preparation is complete, the
screen will prompt to continue the
operation. See Fig 3-61 Click “Next” to
start installation.
Connection of the Reader and Install the
Driver
z
Necessary Hardware:
1. A computer that can access the Internet.
2. A CF card reader and a CF card that need
to be updated.
z
Connection of Reader
See Figure 3-59 for hardware connection.
Install the Driver
If it is the first time to use the CF card reader,
you may have to install its driver. Use
CD-ROM or floppy disk which are bought
separately or delivered with the CF card
reader to install the driver.
Fig 3-60
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of “My computer”. Click the right mouse button
on “Removable disk” to pop up a menu. Select
“Ejector (J)” in the menu. Then pull out the CF
card. The written data may be lost if the CF
card is pulled out discretionarily. When you
want to use the CF card again, put it in.
Software Update
Fig 3-61
Open the “X-431Tool update” folder, and
5. When installation is finished, the screen
will display the information as shown in Fig
3-62. Click “Finish” to exit.
. Then install the
double click the icon
update tool according to the prompts on the
screen.
When the installation is complete, the
“X-431Tool update tool” icon will appear on the
desktop.
Make sure that the X-431Tool CF card reader
and the CF card are well connected to the
computer. Then double click the “X-431Tool
update tool” icon to run the program. The
program will automatically check the
downloaded update files, including the
diagnostic program and the display program.
See Fig 3-63
Fig 3-62
When the CF card reader is installed
successfully, a “Removable disk” icon
will be added in the catalogue of “My
computer”.
Precaution on Operation of the CF Card
Reader:
Fig 3-63
1. Do not unplug the CF card reader from the USB
port while its LED is blinking, otherwise data would
be damaged!
Select the module for update in the interface
shown in Fig 3-63, and click “Update” icon to
update. When the update is complete,
prompts will appear to notify successful
update.
The required space and available space are
listed at the lower left of the interface. If the
available space is not enough to perform the
to show the installed
operation, click
programs. Select the programs that can be
2. Pull out the CF card
The CF card must not be pulled out when the
CF card reader is being used. Otherwise, the
data in the CF card will be lost.
Procedure for pulling out the CF card:
On the desktop of Windows, open the window
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deleted and click “Delete” button to make
some more space available.
Software Purchase
If the users can’t find the software that he needed,
at this time users must buy the software in the
purchase center. Log on the www.X431.com then
enter the interface as shown in fig 3-64.
Fig 3-66
The operation for update center is the same as
for the purchase center.
Fig 3-64
Click [purchase center] to choose the serial
number, and then tick in front of the serial
number.
Fig 3-65
Click [pay] to buy the software. The bought
software will be automatically added in the user’s
download center.
Click [clear] to clear all the software in the
shopping cart.
Click [purchase other] to buy other software.
(See fig 3-66).
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Flow Chart of X-431Tool Update for New User
Log on www. X431. com
Select language
For member
For unregistered user
Enter username and PW
Click [Register]
Read terms of service, click [I accept]
Complete the registration
Click [Login]
Select DAIGInfinite Serial No.
Download software and update tool
Connect CF card writer and CF card,install CF card writer driver
Install and run X-431Infinite update tool
Select module and perform update
After update, press [ESC]
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PDA function
In the X-431Tool operation interface, click [start] to
pop up the menu that included the main PDA
functions executed by equipped stylus.(See fig 4-1)
The items and their respective functions in the
menu are shown in the following table.
Fig 4-1
PDA Function Summary
System
Information
PIM
(Personal
Information
Management)
Tools
User Information
Set the user name, company and telephone number etc.
information by user.
About
About the main unit serial number, hardware version and
software information.
Memo
To record all kinds of important information and ideas,
and make corresponding classification.
Address
To store the detailed information of relative, friends,
colleagues and business partners, which can be easily
edited, retrieved and searched.
To Do
It is convenient for user to record the business to do or
being done, to delete or add task records, to arrange the
priority of tasks, and to browse the classified tasks.
Schedule
To arrange the appointments, journeys and meetings in a
whole day; to check time schedule on business daily,
weekly, monthly and/or annually; and to describe the
place, time and other details for each schedule record.
Calculator
Both simple and scientific calculators are available.
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World Time
The time of many big cities in the world are offered. It is a
helpful assistant for your travel.
Mini Dictionary
An English-Chinese dictionary embodies a large number
of words, which cover all fields to overcome your
inconvenience in language.
Picture View
To enjoy all kinds of pictures which can be zoomed in/out.
Application
To link the application with the ‘Start’ menu, or delete it
from the ‘Start’ menu.
Power Management
To preset the use of power to save on electricity as
possible.
Clock Set
To set the system time.
Contrast
To adjust the contrast of display.
Language Set
To select language to be used.
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System information
User Information
The user information is filled out by the user. To
register the information, the rights and interests of
the user will be more guaranteed. (See fig 4-2)
z Click[ start] button;
z In the pop-up menu, select[system
information];
z In the pop-up option from the system
information, select [user register] to open the
user information interface;
z In the user information menu, active the soft
keyboard to input user information;
z Click [ok] to save and close user information.
Fig 4-3
Tool
X-431Tool provides some practical tools to
solve some trouble.
z Click [start];
z In the pop-up menu select [tool];
z In the pop-up options select the function
you need.
Calculator
This calculator can perform not only common
calculations as a simple calculator, such as
addition and subtraction, but also the function
operations as a scientific calculator, such as
logarithm and factorial. (Refer to Fig 4-4).
1)
Fig 4-2
About
2)
In the system information menu, click [about] to
display the corresponding information of the
hardware and the software. Click [ok] to close the
about information. (See fig 4-3)
3)
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In the pop-up menu of ‘Tools’, select
‘Calculator’ to open the Calculator
interface.
Click the square overlap icon on upper
left of the screen to switch between
scientific calculator and simple calculator.
Click ‘Unit Conversion’ button to switch
between unit conversion calculator and
simple calculator.
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Fig 4-4
Fig 4-6
1) Click [Start] button.
2) Select ‘Tools’ in the pop-up menu.
3) Select the function needed in the pop-up
submenu.
Calculator simple and calculator scientific (refer
to fig 4-5 and fig 4-6):
1) Click numeral keys on the screen to input.
2) Or activate Soft Keyboard, and click
numeral key on Soft Keyboard to input.
3) The operation is the same as that for
normal calculator.
Unit Conversion Calculator (Refer to Fig 4-7):
1) Click ‘Unit type’ button at the top right
corner to select unit type.
2) Input the number to be converted in the
blank next to the unit name, and then you
will see the conversion result.
3) If you want to return to simple calculator,
please click 'X' button at the top right
corner to close the current interface.
Fig 4-5
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Dictionary
1) In the pop-up menu of ‘Tools’, select
‘Dictionary’ to open the Dictionary
interface. (See Fig 4-9)
2) Activate Soft Keyboard, and input words.
3) Select the word from the list on the left.
4) Click the word, and then you can find the
translation in the right list.
Fig 4-7
World Time
Fig 4-9
Picture View
1) Click [Start] button.
2) Select ‘Tools’ in the pop-up menu.
3) In the pop-up ‘Tools’ list, select ‘Preview’ to
open the Picture interface.
icon in
4) In the Picture interface, click
the toolbar on the top. (See Fig 4-10)
5) Select directory from the left list interface.
6) Select file from the right list interface.
7) Click [Parent Dir] button and you can see
the directory of current directory’s parent.
8) You can see the directory of the picture at
the right side of ‘Path’.
9) You can see the file name of the picture at
the right side of ‘File’.
10) Click [OK] button to open the picture.
Fig 4-8
1)
2)
3)
4)
In the pop-up menu of ‘Tools’, select
‘world time’ to open the world time
interface.
Click the button under the ‘Home Time’
icon to select region.
Click the button under the ‘World Time’
icon to select region.
Then you can see the time directly. (See
Fig 4-8).
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Fig 4-11
Fig 4-10
Memo
Browse the pictures in current directory
icon on
1) In the Picture interface, click
the top to browse the previous picture.
icon on
2) In the Picture interface, click
the top to browse the next picture.
Note:
This operation is needed only when more
than one picture has been stored.
The basic functions of Memo include: add new
memo, view memo, delete memo, browse by
types, etc.
1) In the pop-up ‘PIM’ list, select ‘Memo’ to
open the Memo interface. (See Fig 4-12)
2) After you click the [▼] button on top right
corner, the type list will pop up. Then you
can select the type of the memo.
3) You can also select the Edit Group in the
type list to open the Edit Group interface.
4) The memo list of corresponding type will
be displayed in the list box on the midst of
the Memo interface.
5) Click one memo in the memo list to open
the Memo Edit interface.
6) Click [New] button to open the New Memo
interface.
Zoom in and zoom out:
or
icon
In the Picture interface, click
on the top, then you can zoom in or zoom out
the current picture at will.
PIM
1)
2)
3)
Click [Start] button.
Select ‘PIM’ in the pop-up menu.
Select the function needed in the pop-up
list. See Fig 4-11.
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Fig 4-13
Fig 4-12
Delete Memo
1) In the list box of the Memo interface, click
the memo that you want to delete.
2) Then you can delete the memo in the
opened Memo Edit interface.
3) Click [Delete] button to delete the memo
and close the Memo Edit interface.
Add New Memo
1) In the Memo interface, click [New] button
to open the New Memo interface.
2) Activate Soft Keyboard, and fill the
subject and contents.
3) Click the button on top right corner, then
select the type in the pop-up list
4) Click [OK] button to save and close the
New Memo interface.
5) Then you can see the new memo in the
list box of the Memo interface.
Edit Type
1) Click the [▼] button on the top right of the
interface so that the type list pops up.
2) In the type list, select the Edit Group to
open the Edit Group interface.
3) In the Edit Group interface, activate Soft
Keyboard.
4) In the text box at the bottom of the
interface, input the name of the type.
5) Click [Add] button to add a new type and it
will be displayed in the list box of the Edit
Group interface. (See Fig 4-14)
6) Select one type in the list box, and then
click [Delete] button to delete it.
7) Click [Close] button to close the Edit
Group interface.
The interface : It represents the Memo
Interface, the New Memo interface and the
Memo Edit interface.
View Memo
1) In the list box of the Memo interface, click
the memo that you want to view.
2) Then you can view the contents of the
memo in the opened Memo Edit interface.
3) Click [OK] button to close the Memo Edit
interface.
Edit Memo
1) In the list box of the Memo interface, click
the memo that you want to edit.
2) Then you can edit the contents of the
memo in the opened Memo Edit interface.
See Fig 4-13.
3) After editing, click [OK] button to save the
edited contents and close the Memo Edit
interface.
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Fig 4-14
Fig 4-15
Browse By Types
1) Click the [▼] button on the top right of the
Memo interface so that the type list pops
up.
2) Select the type in the list.
3) Then you can see the memo belonging to
the type in the list box.
Add New Address
1) In the Address Book interface, click [New]
button to open the Address New interface.
(See Fig 4-16)
2) Activate Soft Keyboard, and fill the
detailed information on relatives and
friends.
3) Click [OK] button to save and close the
Address New interface.
4) Then the added name will be displayed in
the list box of the Address Book interface.
Note: Only the memo belonging to the type
can be displayed here. If you want to browse
all memos, please select ‘All’ in the steps 1
and 2.
Address
The basic functions of Address Book include:
add new address, view address, delete address,
to search address, etc.
1)
In the pop-up ‘PIM’ list, select ‘Address’ to
open the Address Book interface.
2) It lists the name of persons whose
communication information has been
stored.
3) Click [New] button to open the Address
New interface. (See Fig 4-15)
4) Click [Find] button to pop up the Find
People interface.
The operation guide for each function is
described below:
Fig 4-16
View Address
1) In the list box of the Address Book
interface, click the name that you want to
view.
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Then the detailed information about the
person will be shown in the opened
Address Edit interface.
Click [OK] button to close the Address
Edit interface.
2)
3)
Activate Soft Keyboard, and input the
name you want to search.
Click [OK] button, and then you will see
that the name you search is highlighted in
the list box.
Edit Address
1) In the list box of the Address Book
interface, click the name that you want to
edit.
2) Then the information about the person
can be edited in the opened Address Edit
interface. See Fig 4-17.
3) After editing, click [OK] button to save the
edited contents and close the Address
Edit interface.
Fig 4-18
To Do
The basic functions of To Do include: add new
To Do, view To Do, delete To Do and set To Do,
etc.
Fig 4-17
Delete Address
1)
2)
3)
In the list box of the Address Book
interface, click the name that you want to
delete.
Then the information about the person will
be shown in the opened Address Edit
interface.
Click [Delete] button to delete the
person’s information and close the
Address Edit interface.
Fig 4-19
Search Address
1) In the Address Book interface, click [Find]
button to pop up the Find People interface.
See Fig 4-18.
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In the pop-up ‘PIM’ list, select ‘To Do’ item
to open the To Do interface.
The To Do list of corresponding items will
be displayed in the list box on the midst of
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Click [Options] button to open the To Do
Display interface. (See Fig 4-19)
Click [New] button to open the To Do New
interface.
Add New To Do
Fig 4-21
View To Do
1) In the list box of the To Do interface, click
the [to do] option that you want to view.
2) Then the contents of the To Do will be
shown in the opened To Do Edit interface.
3) Click [OK] button to close the To Do Edit
interface.
Fig 4-20
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
In the To Do interface, click [New] button
to open the To Do New interface. See Fig
4-20.
Activate Soft Keyboard, and fill in the
subject and contents.
Click [Detail] button to open the To Do
Detail interface. See Fig 4-21.
In the To Do Detail interface, click the
button to the right of ‘Group’ to pop up the
type list.
Click the button to the right of ‘Expired’,
and select the data in the pop-up list.
Click the number to the right of ‘Priority’ to
set the priority of the To Do.
If the To Do has been finished, please
click the box to the right of ‘Finished’.
When the function is selected, ‘X’ will be
marked in the box,
Click [OK] button to save and close the To
Do Detail interface.
In the To Do Detail interface, click [OK]
button to save and close the To Do New
interface.
Edit To Do
1) In the list box of the To Do interface, click
the memo that you want to edit.
2) Then the contents of the memo will be
shown in the opened To Do Edit interface.
3) Click [Detail] button to open the To Do
Detail interface, please refer to step 4~8
in the section “Add New To Do”.
4) After editing, click [OK] button to save the
edited contents and close the To Do Edit
interface.
Delete To Do
1) In the list box of the To Do interface, click
to do that you want to delete.
2) Then the contents will be shown in the
opened To Do Edit interface.
3) Click [Delete] button to delete the To Do
and close the To Do Edit interface.
Edit Type
1) Click the [▼] button to the right of ‘Group’
in the interface so that the type list
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pops up.
In the type list, select ‘Edit Group’ to open
the Edit Group interface. See Fig 4-22.
In the Edit Group interface, activate Soft
Keyboard.
In the text box at the bottom of the
interface, input the name of the type.
Click [New] button to add a new type and
it will be displayed in the list box of the
Edit Group interface.
Select one type in the list box, and then
click [Delete] button to delete it.
Click [Close] button to close the Edit
Group interface.
The interface : It represents the To Do
Detail Interface (Refer to step 1-3 in the
section “Add New To Do” and “Edit To Do”),
and the To Do Display interface (Refer to
step 1 in the section “The Set of Display ”).
Fig 4-23
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2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
Fig 4-22
In the To Do interface, click [Options]
button to open the To Do Display
interface.
In the To Do Display interface, click the
button to the right of ‘Group’ to pop up
type list, and select the type in the pop-up
list.
Click the button to the right of ‘Expired’,
and select the data in the pop-up list.
Click the number or ‘All’ to the right of
‘Priority’ to set the priority of the displayed
To Do.
Click the box to the right of each function.
When ‘X’ is displayed in the box, the
function is selected. (See Fig 4-23)
Click [OK] button to close the To Do
Display interface.
Then you can see the corresponding To
Do in the list box of the To Do interface.
Schedule
The basic functions of Schedule include: add
new schedule, view schedule, delete schedule,
etc.
The Set of Display
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and close the Select Date interface.
You may see the date you set on the
button on the top right of the Schedule
interface.
Fig 4-24
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2)
3)
4)
5)
In the pop-up list of ‘PIM’, select
‘Schedule’ to open the Schedule interface.
Click the Date button on the upper left of
the interface to open the Select Date
interface.
In the list box in the middle of the
interface, all schedules on that day
corresponding to the Date button will be
displayed. (See Fig 4-24)
Click [New] button, and then the cycle list
pops up. You may select ‘Common’,
‘Daily’, ‘Weekly’, ‘Monthly’ and ‘Annual’.
In the cycle list, select one item to open
the Schedule New interface.
Fig 4-25
Set the cycle of the schedule:
1) In the Schedule interface, click [New]
button so that the Cycle list pops up. See
Fig 4-26.
2) In the Cycle list, select ‘Common’ if it is
done on the selected date.
3) Select ‘Daily’ if it is done every day.
4) Select ‘Weekly’ if it is done on a fixed day
every week.
5) Select ‘Monthly’ if it is done on a fixed day
every month.
6) Select ‘Annual’ if it is done on a fixed day
every year.
7) After selecting, open the New Schedule
interface.
Add New Schedule
Set the date of the schedule:
1) In the Schedule interface, click the Date
button on the upper left to open the Select
Date interface.
2) In the Select Date interface, click [ ]
icon to the left of the month or year to
select the previous month or year.
3) Click the [ ] icon to the right of the
month or year to select the next month or
year. (See Fig 4-25)
4) Click to select the date in the current
month. When it is highlighted, it is
selected.
5) Or click [Today] button to display the
current year, month and date directly.
6) Click [OK] button to save the date setting
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5)
View Schedule
2) In the Schedule interface, select the date
that has been scheduled. (Refer to the
section “Add New Schedule Æ Set the
date of the schedule”)
3) In the list box of the Schedule interface,
click Scrolling Bar to turn to next page,
and click the schedule you want to view.
4) Then the contents of the schedule will be
shown in the opened Schedule View
interface.
5) Click [OK] button to close the Schedule
View interface.
Fig 4-26
Edit Schedule
1) In the Schedule interface, select the date
that has been scheduled. (Refer to the
section “Add New Schedule Æ Set the
date of the schedule”)
2) In the list box of the Schedule interface,
click Scrolling Bar to turn to next page,
and click the schedule you want to edit.
3) Then the contents of the schedule will be
shown in the opened Schedule View
interface.
4) If the edited affair is ‘Daily’, ‘Weekly’,
‘Monthly’ or ‘Annual’, you can edit the
repeat time in the textbox on the bottom
of the interface.
5) After editing, click [OK] button to save the
edited contents and close the Schedule
View interface.
Set the content of the schedule:
Fig 4-27
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2)
3)
4)
off.
Click [OK] button to save and close the
Schedule New interface
Delete Schedule
1) In the Schedule interface, select the date
that has been scheduled. (Refer to the
section “Add New Schedule Æ Set the
date of the schedule”)
2) In the list box of the Schedule interface,
click Scrolling Bar to turn to next page,
and click the schedule you want to edit.
3) Then the schedule will be shown in the
opened Schedule View interface. See Fig
4-28.
4) Click [Delete] button to delete it and close
the Schedule View interface.
In the Schedule New interface, activate
Soft Keyboard, and fill the subject and
contents.
In the textbox on the top of the interface,
fill the time of the schedule.
If the selected cycle is ‘Daily’, ‘Weekly’,
‘Monthly’ or ‘Annual’, you can input the
repeat time in the textbox on the bottom
of the interface. See Fig 4-27.
“Remind” function can be selected and
the reminding time can be set in the
interface. The “Remind” function will not
be available when the machine is turned
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Application
It displays the application information contained
in the ‘Start’ menu, including the group name,
the submenu, etc.
Fig 4-28
System
Control Panel
Fig 4-30
The control panel includes all interrelated
software and hardware configurations. It makes
the software more custom-built for you by
configuring.
1)
2)
3)
Click [Start] button.
Select ‘Control Panel’ in the pop-up menu.
Open the Control Panel interface. (See
Fig 4-29)
Fig 4-29
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In the Control Panel interface, click ‘App’
icon to open the Application Manager
interface.
2)
Then you can see the corresponding
information in the list box of the interface.
(See Fig 4-30)
3)
Insert a new group:
Click [Insert] button and input the item
name. Then choose “Start” as its parent
and click [OK] button.
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Quit all other applications before saving the
modification.
Fig 4-31
4)
Insert a new submenu:
Click [Insert] button and input the item
name and the file path. Then choose a
group as its parent and click [OK] button.
The path can be inputted directly or found
out in a dialogue box after clicking
[Browser] button. See Fig 4-31 and Fig
4-32. Click [OK] button after selecting an
item in the list. Then the selected file will
be automatically copied to the edit box.
Fig 4-32
Power Management
In the Power Manager interface, you can see
the condition of memory, and set the standby
time. (See Fig 4-33)
1)
The submenu should be linked to a
present group instead of the “Start” item or
another submenu.
5)
Delete a group or a submenu:
Select a group or a submenu and then
click [Delete] button. When a group is
deleted, all of its submenus will be deleted.
6)
Modify a group or a submenu:
Click [Modify] button and then select the
group or submenu from the list. Now you
can modify the item name, file path and so
on followed by clicking [OK] button.
7)
Save the information:
After editing the application, click [OK]
button. The modified information will be
saved in the corresponding file. If you
want to quit the modification, click [Cancel]
button.
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3)
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In the Control Panel interface, click
‘Power’ icon to open the Power Manager
interface.
Click the button to the right of ‘Standby
time’, and select the time or ‘None’ in the
pop-up list.
Click [OK] button to save the setting and
close the Power Manager interface.
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set ‘Hours’, ‘Minutes’ and ‘Seconds’
directly.
Click [OK] button to save and close the
Set Time interface.
Fig 4-33
Clock
User can set the time and the time zone of the
system.
Fig 4-35
Set Date:
2) In the Date/Time interface, you can set
date directly.
3) Click [ ] icon to the left of the month or
year to select the previous month or year.
4) Click the [ ] icon to the right of the
month or year to select the next month or
year. (See Fig 4-34)
5) Click the date in the current month. It will
be highlighted when it is selected.
6) Click [Set Time] button to save the setting.
7) Click [Quit] button to exit.
Set Time Zone
1) In the Date/Time interface, click [Set Time
zone] button to open the Set Zone
interface as shown in Fig 4-36.
2) Click Scrolling Bar to turn to next page of
the list, and select your zone. It will be
highlighted when it is selected.
3) Click [OK] button to save and close the
Set Zone interface.
Fig 4-34
Set Time:
1) In the Control Panel interface, click ‘Clock’
icon to open the Date/Time interface as
shown in Fig 4-34.
2) In the Date/Time interface, click [Set Time]
button to open the Set Time interface as
shown in Fig 4-35.
3) Click the characters to the right of ‘Day’ to
set AM and PM, the selected one will be
highlighted.
4) Activate Soft Keyboard, and then you can
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Language
You can make selection among several
languages for convenient operation of the
system.
Fig 4-36
After finishing all settings, click [OK] button in
the Date/Time interface to exit and close the
interface.
Fig 4-38
Contrast
It is for adjusting the contrast of the screen to
make the interface clearer.
1)
2)
1)
In the Control Panel interface, click
‘Contrast’ icon to open the Contrast
interface. See Fig 4-37.
In the Contrast interface, click the position
you want, and then you can set it.
2)
3)
In the Control Panel interface, click
‘Language’ icon to open the Language
interface. See Fig 4-38.
Select the language you want to use.
Click [OK] button to confirm the selection
and close the language interface and the
Control Panel interface.
Note: Before selecting language, be sure to
quit all applications.
System Information
Calibrate Touch Screen
It is for getting the desired accuracy of the
touch screen. Calibrating of touch screen can
be divided into two steps. The first step is to
detect noise automatically. If you click the touch
screen at this step, the noise value would be
affected. After detecting the noise, the system
will come to the calibration step. Then the cross
cursor will be displayed.
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Fig 4-37
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After switching on the machine, follow the
tips to press the hot key. The calibration
interface will be opened.
Click the cross cursor on the screen
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accurately, and wait until it changes. Then
one step of calibration is finished.
After calibration is finished for all corners,
the system will automatically return to the
start-up main interface.
Note:
♦ Do not click the touch screen before the
cross cursor appears.
♦ In the calibration step, if you fail to click
the cross cursor accurately, the cross
cursor will be displayed on the screen
again and again until the calibration is
finished completely.
User Register
The user’s right can be well protected after
registration.
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2)
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4)
5)
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About
In ‘Information’ list, click ‘About’, the screen will
display the information about system software
and hardware. Then click [OK] button to close it.
(See Fig 4-41)
Click [Start] button.
Select ‘Information’ in the pop-up menu.
Select ‘User’ in the pop-up list to open the
User Information interface. (See Fig 4-39)
In the User Information interface, activate
Soft Keyboard, and input the user
information. (See Fig 4-40)
Click [OK] button to save the information
and close the User Information interface.
Fig 4-41
Shut Down
Click “Shut Down” in the Start menu when you
attempt to turn off the machine.
Fig 4-39
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Answer: There are two possible causes:
1. The downloaded diagnostic program is not
put in the same folder as other diagnostic
programs. Please move it to the same folder as
others.
2. The diagnostic program is not fully
downloaded. Please download the program
again.
FAQ
X-431Tool is a hi-tech product. With the
development of modern automotive industry,
more and more new technology will be adopted
and there may be questions during operation.
Read the user’s manual to get the answer
whenever you have any question, or contact
our Customer Service Center for help.
Question: When the updated software is used
in vehicle diagnosis, some diagnostic program
can not be downloaded successfully from the
CF card. Why?
Here we list some frequently asked questions
and answers relating to X-431Tool.
Answer: possible causes and solutions:
1. The Display Program may have not been
updated. Please update the Display Program.
2. The diagnostic program for the vehicle make
is damaged. Please re-download the diagnostic
program and update.
About Update via Internet
Question: “Removable Disk” icon does not
appear in the catalogue of “My computer” after
the CF card reader is connected to the USB
port of computer. Why?
Question: Why can’t the main unit recognize
the replaced CF card?
Answer:
Possible cause: there may not be driver for CF
card reader in the computer. The default driver
is with the operating systems like Windows
Me/2000/XP, Mac OS 9.x/Mac OS X and Linux
2.4.X. However, there is no such default driver
with Windows 98.
Answer: There are two possible causes:
1. The original CF card has not been fully
copied. Please delete the incomplete file and
copy again.
2. The CF card reader is not compatible with
the CF card. Monofunctional CF card reader is
better in such situation.
Solution: Check if there is the driver for CF
card reader in the computer. If the computer
uses Windows 98 operating system, it is
necessary to install the driver into computer by
using the CD-ROM provided with CF card
reader.
Question: How to make a new X-431Tool CF
card when the data in old one is lost or
damaged?
Answer: In case X-431Tool CF card is
damaged and the program in the card can not
be used, please use the following procedure to
make a new CF card:
When the CF card reader driver is installed
successfully, a “Removable disk” icon will
appear in the catalogue of “My computer”.
Usually it is listed after original disk drive. For
example, if there were drives A, B, C and D
originally, the removable disk will be “E”. If there
were drives A, B, C, D and E originally, the
removable disk will be “F”. The rest may be
deduced by analogy.
1. Log onto the website "www.X431.com".
Enter your username and password to log
in.
Select the DIAGInfinite No., and then
download the following programs into your
computer:
Question: Some downloaded diagnostic
program is not listed in the update tool, what is
the reason?
1) Necessary programs for making CF card:
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is connected to vehicle diagnostic socket
through cables and connectors. What can I do?
X-431 UPDATE TOOLS---- for writing
the program from computer to CF
card when doing X-431 update
DISPLAY
PROGRAM---for
displaying the X-431 diagnostic
information and managing the X-431
diagnostic programs
2) Optional programs that can be selected
according to user's demand:
Diagnostic program for various vehicles
Answer: Check the power pin of vehicle
diagnostic socket with multimeter for power.
The power pin in diagnostic socket varies from
one vehicle to another. Please refer to the
User’s Manual of specific vehicle diagnostic
program to find the power pin. If there is no
power supply from the diagnostic socket,
please get power in other ways, such as from
battery or cigarette lighter.
2. Install the X-431 UPDATE TOOLS into
computer.
Question: There is no character on the backlit
screen. What should I do?
3. Format the X-431 CF card.
Answer: Check if the power is well connected.
Turn off the machine, unplug the power
connector and re-plug it. Turn on the machine
after it has been connected to the power for 1
second.
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4. Run the X-431 UPDATE TOOLS and write
the display program and diagnostic
programs onto CF card.
Question: Printer does not respond or its
printed result is incomplete. What should I do?
About Hardware
Question: After X-431Tool downloads the
diagnostic program from the CF card, it prompts
“Please contact your local dealer”. What is the
reason?
Answer: Check if the printer is well connected
with the main unit. Unplug the printer connector
and re-plug it again to check the printed result.
Answer: It is because the license No. in CF
card does not match the DIAGInfinite. It can be
solved in the following way:
1. Download the software that is corresponding
to the DIAGInfinite so that the CF card can
match the DIAGInfinite.
2. Use the UPDATE TOOL that is provided on
http: // www. X431.com for update. Never use
WINZIP or other decompressing tool for update.
Question: Why can’t the diagnostic program be
downloaded to DIAGInfinite?
Question: Why does the LCD screen respond
so slowly?
Answer: Please make sure that the diagnostic
connector and diagnostic program are matching
vehicle make.
Answer: Please make sure that the
DIAGInfinite is well connected with X-431Tool
main unit.
Question: Why does X-431Tool fail in
communication with ECU?
Answer: It is because the ambient temperature
is close to the lower limit of operating
temperature range (0-50℃). In this situation, it
is necessary to warm up the machine for 20
minutes before test.
Question: The screen keeps blank after
flashing when the machine is turned on. What
should I do?
Answer: Take out the CF card and re-start the
machine to see if there is normal display. If the
display is normal when the CF card is taken out,
Question: Power can not be turned on with the
power button on the main unit after the machine
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the CF card should be replaced. If the screen is
still blank, please contact the local service
engineer.
Question: Why
disappear?
does
the
saved
data
Question: Why does the system prompt that no
CF card is found when the machine is turned
on?
Answer: There are two possible causes:
1. Your CF card is damaged.
2. You’ve changed language and the data is
related to language. You may find the data after
switching back to the former language.
Answer: The possible cause is that no CF card
is in the machine, or CF card is inserted
improperly or damaged. If it is damaged, it is
necessary to make a new one.
Question: How to know what applications
(interfaces) are opened.
Answer: Click the active taskbar icon, then the
pop-up list will display the applications
(interfaces) opened.
Question: What should I do if I can’t get into
the diagnostic interface during test?
Answer: The possible cause is that no CF card
is in the machine, or CF card is inserted
improperly or damaged. If it is damaged, it is
necessary to make a new one.
Question: Why can’t I do operation in current
interface?
Answer: There are two possible causes:
1. Your current interface has exited illegally. In
this situation, you may not see the name of the
application (interface) in the pop-up list when
you click the active taskbar icon.
2. The system is busy, please wait patiently, or
click the active taskbar icon to switch to another
application.
Question: Program is not run or screen is
confused after glints. What should I do?
Answer: Unplug the 9-pin connector on the
main unit and re-plug it.
Question: What can I do if the system halts or
fails during self-detection?
Question: The listed icons of vehicle make
occupy more than one page of screen. I may
have to turn several pages to find a specific
icon of vehicle make. How can it be simplified?
Answer: Please make sure that cables and CF
card are well connected.
Question: Why can’t the data be inputted after
Soft Keyboard is activated?
Answer: X-431Tool can test many vehicle
makes and the vehicle makes are still
increasing. We have considered the
convenience when designing the software. The
system will count the clicks and move the icon
with more clicks forward.
Answer: The position where the cursor lies
can’t be edited. Or you have not activated the
cursor on the input position. Please use the
stylus to click the part to edit. When the cursor
twinkles, you can input the data.
About System Setting
Question: The screen is inactive after the cross
cursor appears on the screen. Why?
Question: The screen is too white and
characters can not be seen. What is the reason
and what should I do?
Answer: The system is calibrating the touch
screen. The machine will work after the screen
is calibrated. Refer to the section “Calibrate
Touch Screen” in User’s Manual”.
Answer: It may be caused by improper contrast.
Please refer to the section “Contrast” to adjust
the contrast.
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Question: The screen is inactive after the cross
cursor appears on the screen. Why?
specified period of time. Refer to the section
“Power management” in User’s Manual to set
the “Power off time” to “None” or select a longer
standby time.
Answer: The system is calibrating the touch
screen. The machine will work after the screen
is calibrated. Refer to the section “Calibrate
Touch Screen” in User’s Manual”.
Question: Why can’t the tested result be
printed out?
Question: The screen does not respond or
responds wrongly when I click it with stylus.
What should I do?
Answer: There may be no paper in the printer
or the printer is not well connected. Please
mount a roll of new paper. See the section
“Printer Operation” in the User’s Manual.
Answer: It is necessary to calibrate the screen.
Please refer to the section “Calibrate Touch
Screen” in User’s Manual.
Question: Why is there no character in the
printed paper?
Question: The time displayed in the lower right
corner of the screen is incorrect. How to adjust
it?
Answer: The paper is mounted reversely.
Please take out the paper and mount it again.
See the section “Printer Operation” in the
User’s Manual.
Answer: It is because the time was set
incorrectly. Please refer to the section “Clock” in
the User’s Manual to set correct time.
Question: Why can’t I input data after
activating Soft Keyboard?
Answer: The position where the cursor lies
can’t be edited. Or you have not activated the
0cursor on the input position. Use the stylus to
click the part to edit. When the cursor twinkles,
you can input the data.
About Operation
Question: System halts when reading data
stream. What is the reason?
Answer: It may be caused by a slackened
connector. Please turn off the machine, firmly
connect the connector, and switch on the
machine again.
Question: What should I do if I am not able to
switch from Active Taskbar to the running
application interface?
Question: Why is the screen inactive when the
cross cursor is clicked during screen
calibration?
Answer: Please close interfaces related to the
application, such as the Help or Detail.
Question: Why
disappear?
Answer: You may have touched the screen
when the system is detecting noise before the
cross cursor appears. Please turn off the
machine and then turn on. Calibrate the screen
after the cross cursor appears.
does
the
saved
data
Answer: There are two possible causes:
1. Your CF card is damaged. It is necessary to
make a new CF card.
2. You’ve changed language and the data is
related to language. You may find the data after
switching back to the former language.
Question: Why is the machine automatically
powered off during standby?
Question: What can I do when the screen is
confused?
Answer: It is because the machine has been
set for energy saving. Automatic shutdown will
take place if the machine is not operated for a
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Answer: Please quit the current application
(interface), and run it again. If the problem still
exists, please restart the system.
Answer: The diagnostic socket for the system
on some early vehicle may be separated. Refer
to the vehicle instruction manual.
Question: How to know what applications
(interfaces) are opened.
Question: No trouble code is found. Why?
Answer: It may be caused by the shared circuit.
Find the nearest trouble code and circuit for
analysis.
Answer: Click the active taskbar icon, then the
pop-up list will display the applications
(interfaces) opened.
Question: Why are there too many trouble
codes?
Question: Why can’t I do operation in current
interface?
Answer: It may be caused by poor contact or
poor grounding. Make sure that the vehicle
model/year is selected correctly and the vehicle
is equipped with the system.
Answer: There are two possible causes:
1. Your current interface has exited illegally. In
this situation, you may not see the name of the
application (interface) in the pop-up list when
you click the active taskbar icon.
2. The system is busy, please wait patiently, or
click the active taskbar icon to switch to another
application.
Questions Related to Vehicle
Question: Why does the screen flickers during
engine starting?
Answer: It is caused by the electromagnetic
interference. No problem with X-431Tool.
Question: Why is operation interrupted during
diagnosis?
Answer: It may be caused by electromagnetic
interference or incorrect connection of
connector.
Question: Why is there no response from
vehicle ECU at communication?
Answer: Make sure that the voltage of vehicle
battery, ignition timer and idle speed are in
standard range; the throttle is in the closed
position; and all electric devices, such as A/C,
headlight, stereos etc, are turned off. Refer to
the section “Conditions for Test”.
Question: Some
diagnosed. Why?
systems
can
not
be
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About ECU
In the last two decades, we have seen more
and more extensive application of IT and
electronic technologies in modern vehicles.
Many vehicle control systems, typically EFI
(Electronic Fuel Injection), ABS (Anti-block
Braking System), SRS (Air Bag), TC (Traction
Control), AT (Automatic Transmission), etc., are
computerized. Computerization makes the
control precisely, quickly, effectively and safely.
Consequently, a significant progress in vehicle
driveability, fuel economy, power performance,
comfortability, emissions, safety and so on has
been made.
Fig 6-01
Composition
and
Working
Principle of Computer- Control
System
Sensor
It is a device that converts non-electric variable
into electric signal. More than 50 types of
sensor are used in modern vehicles, most of
which are found in powertrain, chassis control
systems, body control system, safety system,
etc.
The Computer Control System consists of the
on-board computer, and several related control
devices (sensors, switches, and actuators).
Most on-board computers are located inside the
vehicle behind the dashboard, under the
passenger’s or driver’s seat, or behind the right
kick panel. Some manufacturers may still
position it in the engine compartment. The
sensors, switches, and actuators are devices
such as oxygen sensors, coolant temperature
sensors, throttle position sensors, fuel injectors,
etc., that are located throughout the engine,
and are connected by electrical wiring to the
on-board computer. As an example, the
diagram of engine control system is shown in
Fig 6-01.
According to the physical variables controlled,
sensors are sorted into following types:
temperature sensor, pressure sensor, air flow
sensor,
position/angular
sensor,
gas
concentration sensor, rotary speed sensor,
acceleration sensor, vibration sensor, light
sensor, distance sensor, electrical current
sensor, angular speed sensor, shaft sensor,
liquid level sensor, etc.
The commonly-used sensors in corresponding
control systems of vehicle are:
1) In engine management system: intake air
pressure (or air flow), air/fuel ratio,
crankshaft position, knock, RPM, intake air
temperature, coolant temperature and O2
sensors.
2) In transmission system: vehicle speed,
throttle position, RPM, A/T output shaft
speed, toque, oil pressure/temperature,
shift position sensors.
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3) In braking system: vehicle speed, wheel
speed, deceleration, sliding rate, braking
pedal force, braking pedal position sensors,
etc.
into electrical parameter.
2) A/D converter: it converts the analogue
signal from the sensor into digital signal.
Then the digital signal can get into SMC.
4) In steering control system: steering, vehicle
acceleration, vehicle speed sensors, etc.
3) SMC: it consists of I/O interface, CPU,
RAM/ROM, etc. The received digital signal
is computed here with the pre-programmed
parameters from ROM. The computed
result is transmitted through I/O interface to
the output circuit, and then to the
corresponding actuators.
5) In suspension system: vehicle speed,
vehicle height, steering angle, throttle
position, braking force sensors, etc.
6) In A/C system: external temperature,
internal temperature, sunshine, coolant
temperature, refrigerant pressure and
humidity sensors, etc.
The data in ROM is written by manufacturer
and will not be lost when power is off.
However, the data in RAM will be lost when
power is off.
7) In instrument, alarm and diagnosis systems:
remaining fuel, coolant temperature, oil
pressure, oil status, intake air pressure,
windshield washer fluid level, battery liquid
level, door lock, braking fluid level sensors.
4) Output circuit: it is to amplify the signal from
SMC. The weak current from SMC is not
able to activate the actuator. So it has to be
amplified.
ECU
The electronic control unit is composed of input
circuit, A/D converter, SMC, output circuit, etc.
See Fig 6-02.
Actuator
Actuator is to convert the electrical signal into
force or displacement. The popular actuators
are listed below:
1) Solenoid valve: This actuator is to convert
electrical signal into linear movement. Two
types of solenoid valves are used in the
vehicle. One is directly driven with linkage,
e.g. the magnetic switch of starter motor.
The other is for controlling pressure and
flow by transferring the movement to
relevant valves. For example, in engine
intake air control, electronically controlled
automatic transmission, suspension control,
etc.
Fig 6-02
1- Sensor
4- A/D converter
7- SMC
2- Analog signal
5- output circuit
8- Digital signal
3- Input circuit
6- Actuator
9- ROM/RAM
2) Motor: DC motor is the most popular
actuator used in automobile. It can be
divided into two types according to its use.
One is rotated by power, e.g. windshield
wiper, seat adjuster, etc. The other is used
in servo mechanism. In this situation,
external force makes the rotor rotate
around the stator, e.g. the servo motor for
1) Input circuit: digital signal from sensor will
enter the CPU directly. However, the
analogue signal will be treated in the A/D
converter before getting into CPU. The
input circuit filters out the noise, converts
sine wave into rectangular wave and then
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damper.
0.3-0.4V. If not, the situation will be deemed as
fault and fault code will be stored in memory.
Self-diagnosis system can detect damaged
sensor, or short/open circuit, but it can not
appraise the performance of sensor. Occasional
occurrence of abnormal signal will not be
deemed as fault immediately. For not being
interrupted by the sensor fault, the engine will
be controlled by the pre-stored normal coolant
temperature (e.g. 80℃) from the self-diagnosis
system.
Besides the two types listed above, there are
other types, such as relay, electronic switch,
etc.
Self-diagnosis
Control System
of
Electronic
All modern cars are controlled by an Electronic
Control Unit (ECU). The main purpose of the
electronic control system is to provide
maximum engine performance with the least
amount of air pollution and the best fuel
efficiency possible. However, the complexity of
the system may increase the difficulty for its
troubleshooting. The function of self-diagnosis
is for solving such problem with electronic
control system.
2) For actuator
When the engine is running, ECU sends
commands to actuators according to the
practical situation. If the actuator can not work
normally, the monitoring circuit will transmit the
message to the ECU. ECU can make the
message displayed and take measures to
ensure the safe running of engine. For example,
when the power tube in engine ignition system
is out of order, the ignition monitoring circuit
sends feedback to the ECU. ECU emits
warning signal and sends commands to
actuator for stopping injection so as to prevent
the unburnt mixture from damaging the catalytic
converter of exhaust system.
Working Principle of Self-diagnosis
The composition of self-diagnosis system is
similar to electronic control system. The basic
component is electronic control unit. The main
purpose of self-diagnosis system is to diagnose
the sensors, actuators, circuits and ECU in
vehicle.
3) For ECU
There is no monitoring circuit, but a monitoring
clock in the ECU for resetting ECU regularly. If
ECU is out of order, its program will not be run
and the clock will not reset the ECU so that
overflow may occur. This situation is deemed as
fault for displaying.
The computer assigns a numeric code for each
specific problem that it detects, and stores
these codes in its memory for later retrieval,
and turns on the fault indicator on the dash
panel to warn the driver. The problem detected
may be: inputted/outputted signal exceeds the
specified range, or some circuit is
short-circuited or open.
For preventing unexpected stopping of vehicle
caused by problem with ECU, there is a backup
circuit in ECU. When the backup circuit
receives the signal of abnormality from the
monitoring circuit, a spare control program will
be started for keeping the engine running as
pre-programmed.
Now let’s take gasoline injection control system
as an example to describe the working principle
of the self-diagnosis system. When problem
occurs, the process of diagnosis and treatment
will be as follows:
1) For sensor
If the output signal from the sensor is out of the
specified range of voltage when engine is
running, it will be deemed as fault. For example,
the normal output voltage from coolant
temperature sensor should be in the range of
Readout of Fault Code
Self-diagnosis System
in
Automotive
The fault in vehicle electronic system is stored
in KAM of ECU as fault code. The fault code
can be read out by the on board diagnostic
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system or external scan tool.
sensor into digital signal needed by CPU.
The on board diagnostic system in different
vehicle may indicate the fault in different way. In
general, the following ways are popular:
2. CPU
The digital signal is transferred to CPU for
computation and logical operation so that
correct air/fuel mixture can be obtained. CPU
can also compute ignition timing and idle speed,
and control exhaust, fuel and diagnostic
systems.
1) Blinking of fault indicators on the instrument
panel
2) Swing of multimeter index
3) Blinking of red/green LED on ECU
4) Shown by a special device
3. Power source
The reference output signal (5V) of ECU and
the 12V voltage for control module are from
vehicle battery. Memory is also dependent on
the power supplied by the battery.
The more intuitionistic way for showing the fault
is by external scan tool.
The diagnostic system of modern cars is
equipped with diagnostic socket or DLC (data
link connector). Fault code in vehicle ECU can
be read out by connecting a scan tool to the
diagnostic socket. In early time, each vehicle
system had its own type of diagnostic socket.
Since 1996, SAE has specified a uniform
system called OBDII on board diagnostic
system. Each vehicle that is made in
accordance with the system may have the
same diagnostic socket, same definition of pin
and same description of fault code. The control
units of every system are connected to bus, so
only one diagnostic socket is needed for
readout of fault code. OBD provides the
possibility of reading data stream and
displaying working status of switches and
actuators. Moreover, external scan tool can
send commands to activate the actuators.
4. Memory
ECU contains three types of memory: ROM,
RAM and PROM (or EEPROM).
1) ROM
ROM stores the programming information
that can only be read by ECU. The program
in ROM is not editable. Power cut will not
damage the data in ROM.
2) RAM
It is for temporarily storing the inputted data,
fault code and computed result. Power cut
will make all information in RAM erased.
3) PROM
Its program is made by manufacturer to suit
the application of transmission, engine,
exhaust control, driveability, rear axle ratio,
etc. PROM is can be detached from ECU
and power cut will not damage the data in
it.
X-431Tool is such an external scan tool for
vehicle diagnosis. It not only has the diagnostic
function like reading fault code, reading data
stream, actuation test, displaying sensor
waveform, coding control unit, etc., but also has
PDA function.
4) EEPROM
Its function is similar to PROM. The
difference between EEPROM and PROM is
that EEPROM can be re-programmed by
manufacturer with a special device.
Basic Knowledge of ECU
Composition of Vehicle ECU
Precautions Related to ECU
Vehicle ECU consists of ALU, CPU, power
source and memory.
1. ALU
It converts the electronic signal from each
The circuit inside the ECU is very accurate and
may be easily damaged by overvoltage, static
electricity and/or magnetic fields. Pay more
attention when diagnosing the devices that is
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connected to ECU because most ECU’s are
operated under low voltage (about 5V).
Whenever you work in the vicinity of ECU or
engine control system, please obey the
following precautions:
1. Never damage the lead or connector.
Prevent them from being grounded or
contacting with an unexpected power source.
2. Never use the electrical test tool that is
powered by 6V battery or over. Strong
current may cause the element in ECU
broken or shorted. For checking the engine
control circuit, only the multimeter with large
internal impedance (over 10MΩ) can be
used.
3. Never try to disassemble or repair ECU if
there are not necessary tools and
information. Any mistake may damage the
component or increase the difficulty for
service station.
4. The spark plug wire must be at least 25.4mm
from any sensor circuit or control circuit.
Some unexpected fault in ECU circuit is
caused by magnetic fields that transmit
wrong signal to ECU. High tension wire or
transformer may interfere with ECU, but the
most common cause for such problem is that
the spark plug is too close to ECU harness.
5. Be careful when moving ECU or working
around ECU. Remember that static electricity
may cause strong electrical shock and
damage ECU.
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Appendix: X-431 TOOL Connectors and Sockets Location
Model
Connectors
Socket Location
OBDII
[SMART OBDⅡ-16]diagnostic
connector
SMART OBDⅡ-16 socket is often under
instrument panel. The location will be different
as different model.
1. [MITSUBISHI/ HYUNDAI
-12+16] diagnostic
connector
2. [SMART OBDⅡ-16]
diagnostic connector
3. CANBUSⅡ diagnostic
connector
z HYUNDAI socket is often under the
instrument panel by the driver’s side.
[DAEWOO-12] diagnostic
connector
z DAEWOO -12 socket is often under the
steering wheel column in the compartment, or
under instrument panel by the passenger's side
or other place.
z SMART OBDⅡ-16 trapeziform socket is
under instrument panel.
HYUNDAI
DAEWOO
KIA
HONDA
TOYOTA
NISSAN
1. [KIA-20] diagnostic
connector
2. [SMART OBDⅡ-16]
diagnostic connector
3. CANBUSⅡ diagnostic
connector
1. [HONDA-3] diagnostic
connector
2. [SMART OBDⅡ-16]
diagnostic connector
3. CANBUSⅡ diagnostic
connector
1. [TOYOTA-17F] diagnostic
connector
2. [TOYOTA-17] diagnostic
connector
3. [SMART OBDⅡ-16]
diagnostic connector
4. [OBDⅡ-16C] diagnostic
connector
5. CANBUSⅡ diagnostic
connector
1. [NISSAN-14+16]
diagnostic connector
2. [SMART OBDⅡ-16]
diagnostic connector
3. [OBDⅡ-16C] diagnostic
connector
4. CANBUSⅡ diagnostic
60
z KIA-20 socket is in the right of engine
compartment.
z SMART OBDⅡ-16 trapeziform socket is
often under the instrument panel.
z In left bottom of instrument panel.
z In the storage box under instrument panel.
z TOYOTA-17F quadrate socket is often in the
engine compartment.
z TOYOTA-17 semicircle socket is in left
bottom of instrument panel.
z SMART OBDⅡ-16 socket is often under
the steering wheel column in the compartment.
z Sockets are often in the left of radio under
instrument panel.
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connector
SSANGYONG
CITROEN
DAIHATSU
MITSUBISHI
Renault
1.[SSANGYONG -20]
diagnostic connector
2.[SSANGYONG -14]
diagnostic connector
[CITROEN-2] diagnostic
connector
CANBUSⅡ diagnostic
connector
z [SSANGYONG -20] diagnostic connector
socket is in the rear of the engine next to wiper.
z [SSANGYONG-14] diagnostic connector
circle socket is in the head next to front seat.
z In the left of engine in engine compartment.
[DAIHATSU-4] diagnostic
connector
z Under instrument panel.
[MITSUBISHI/HYUNDAI-12+1
6] diagnostic connector
CANBUSⅡ diagnostic
connector
[SMART
OBDⅡ-16]
diagnostic connector
OPEL
[SMART
OBDⅡ-16]
diagnostic connector
CANBUSⅡ
diagnostic
connector
FIAT
[FIAT-3] diagnostic connector
BMW
1. [BMW-20] diagnostic
connector
2. [BMW-16] diagnostic
connector
3. CANBUSⅡ diagnostic
connector
MERCEDES
BENZ
1. [MERCEDES BENZ-38]
diagnostic connector
2. [SMART OBDⅡ-16]
diagnostic connector
3. 16PIN quadrate
socket&8PIN quadrate
socket [UNIVERSAL-3]
diagnostic connector
4. [OBDⅡ-16C] diagnostic
connector
5. [BENZ-14] diagnostic
connector
6. CANBUSⅡ diagnostic
connector
Note: for
diagnostic
[UNIVERSAL-3]
connector,
61
z MITSUBISHI socket is under instrument
panel by the driver’s side.
z Sockets are in the left bottom of instrument
panel of driver’s seat.
z OPEL socket is in compartment. It will be in
different location as different model: under
instrument panel, under steering wheel column,
between cigar lighter and radio, or under board
behind shift column.
z Under steering wheel.
z 80-90 BMW socket is in the right of engine
compartment.。
z 525i&535i socket is in the right or left of
engine compartment.
z 325&635i socket is under instrument panel.
z BMW 735i socket is in the left of engine
compartment, 20PIN
z Benz A160&OBDⅡ-16 socket is under
instrument panel by driver’s side.
z BenzC180&202 chassis, MERCEDES
BENZ-38 socket is right behind of engine
compartment.
z Benz S320 , 220 chassis , OBDⅡ-16
socket,under instrument panel.
z Benz S320 140 chassis , MERCEDES
BENZ-38 socket,under the right side lid of
engine compartment.
z Benz 560SEL 129 chassis,MERCEDES
BENZ-38 socket,in the right side of engine
compartment.
z Benz 300SEL 140 chassis,MERCEDES
BENZ-38 socket, in the right side of engine
compartment.
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connect red end to power;
black to ground; yellow to
signal cable.
MAZDA
VOLKSWAGEN
AUDI
G.M.
FORD
1. [MAZDA-17] diagnostic
connector
2. [OBDⅡ-16C] diagnostic
connector
3. CANBUSⅡ diagnostic
connector
1. [AUDI-4] diagnostic
connector
2. [SMART OBDⅡ-16]
diagnostic connector
3. [OBDⅡ-16C] diagnostic
connector
1. [AUDI-4] diagnostic
connector
2. [SMART OBDⅡ-16]
diagnostic connector
3. [OBDⅡ-16C] diagnostic
connector
4. [AUDI-16 K-L Converter]
diagnostic connector
5. CANBUSⅡ diagnostic
connector
Note:
for
connecting
AUDI4PIN socket, connect
black end of diagnostic
connector to black socket,
white
to
white.
VOLKSWAGEN socket is
alive so it doesn’t need
external power.
1. [SMART OBDⅡ-16]
diagnostic connector
2. GM/VAZ-12 diagnostic
connector
3. CANBUSⅡ diagnostic
connector
[FORD-6+1] diagnostic
connector
CANBUSⅡ diagnostic
connector
62
z MAZDA-17 semicircle socket is in the left
side of engine in the engine compartment.
z Next to brake main cylinder.
z Under instrument panel.
z Sockets for PASSAT-1993 ,in the central
control board ; 1994-96, next to steering
column;96-09/00, next to parking brake under
gasket.
z Sockets for POLO 10/99, under ashtray;
1994, in the glove box of driver;Sockets for
94-07/97, in the side glove box of driver;
Sockets for 08/97-09/99, in the combination
instrument panel.
z Beetle socket, under side instrument panel.
z Sockets for A2 , A4/S42000- ,
A6/Allroad1997-, under instrument panel by
driver’s side.
z Sockets for A3/S31991-2001, in the central
board.
z Sockets for 80,coupe Cabriolet 1991-2001,
in the fuse relay box under engine hood.
z Sockets for A4/S41994-2000, behind central
board.
z Sockets for 100/A6-1997, in the relay box
under engine hood.
z Sockets for A8/S81991-2001, under front
ashtray.
z Sockets for TT1991-01, under driver
instrument panel.
z Coupe S2 socket is under driver instrument
panel.
z [AUDI-16 K-L Converter] socket, under
steering wheel.
z Under instrument panel by driver's side next
to door.
z In the right of engine
compartment.
z Under instrument panel.
in
engine
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1. [CHRYSLER-6] diagnostic
connector
2. [SMART OBDⅡ-16]
diagnostic connector
3. CANBUSⅡ diagnostic
connector
Note: 6PIN socket is only
used
for
engine
system.16PIN socket is
used for all systems.
[SMART OBDⅡ-16]
diagnostic connector
CANBUSⅡ diagnostic
connector
[SMART
OBDⅡ-16]
diagnostic connector
[SUBARU-9]
diagnostic
connector
1. [SMART OBDⅡ-16]
diagnostic connector
2. [OBDⅡ-16C] diagnostic
connector
3. [VOLVO CAN
CONNECTOR] diagnostic
connector
4. CANBUSⅡ diagnostic
connector
1. [FIAT-3] diagnostic
connector
2. [SMART OBDⅡ-16]
diagnostic connector
1. [FIAT-3] diagnostic
connector
2. [SMART OBDⅡ-16]
diagnostic connector
3. CANBUSⅡ diagnostic
connector
1. [NISSAN-14+16]
diagnostic connector for
KINGLONG equipped with
NISSAN electronic control
system.
2. [SMART OBDⅡ-16]
diagnostic connector for
KINGLONG equipped with
63
z CHRYSLER-6 socket is in the engine
compartment.
z SMART OBDⅡ-16 socket is under
instrument panel in the compartment.
z Under instrument panel.
z Under instrument panel.
z Under steering wheel.
z Under left bottom of driver instrument panel.
z FIAT-3 socket is in engine compartment.。
z SMART OBDⅡ-16 trapeziform socket is
under instrument panel.。
z FIAT-3 socket is in engine compartment.。
z SMART OBDⅡ-16 socket is in left bottom
of instrument panel in compartment.
z CHERY ABS socket is under instrument
panel.
z Sockets for CHERY , MOTOROLA K2
electronic control system,next to firewall in
engine compartment.
z Sockets for CHERY MM electronic control
system, next to firewall in engine compartment.
z Sockets for NISSAN system, under
instrument panel of front seat.
z Sockets for DELPHI 491QE, under driver’s
seat.
z Sockets for DELPHI JM495, next to
passenger door.
z Sockets for HINO system of KINGLONG
saloon car, behind left rear wheel.
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DELPHI electronic control
system.
3. [TOYOTA-17F] diagnostic
connector for KINGLONG
equipped with TOYOTA
electronic control system.
4. [KING LONG-16]
diagnostic connector
[ZHONGHUA
CAR
-16]
diagnostic connector
64
z ZHONGHUA CAR -16 socket is under right
side of steering wheel in compartment.
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supplier. Your order should include the following
information:
1. Quantity
2. Part number
3. Item description
Warranty
THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED
TO PERSONS WHO PURCHASE LAUNCH
PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSES OF RESALE
OR USE IN THE ORDINARY COURSE OF
THE BUYER’S BUSINESS.
Customer Service
If you have any questions on the operation of
the unit, please contact us:
Tel: 86-755-84528431/84528822
E-mail: [email protected]
LAUNCH electronic product is warranted
against defects in materials and workmanship
for one year (12 months) from date of delivery
to the user.
If your unit requires repair service, return it to
the manufacturer with a copy of the sales
receipt and a note describing the problem. If the
unit is determined to be in warranty, it will be
repaired or replaced at no charge. If the unit is
determined to be out of warranty, it will be
repaired for a nominal service charge plus
return freight. Send the unit pre-paid to:
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 LAUNCH shall not be liable
for any consequential or incidental damages.
Attn: Customer Service Department
LAUNCH TECH. CO., LTD.
Launch Industrial Park,
North of Wuhe Avenue,
Banxuegang, Bantian,
Longgang, Shenzhen, Guangdong
P.R.China, 518112
Final determination of defects shall be made by
LAUNCH in accordance with procedures
established by LAUNCH. No agent, employee,
or representative of LAUNCH has any authority
to bind LAUNCH to any affirmation,
representation, or warranty concerning
LAUNCH automotive meters, except as stated
herein.
Disclaimer
THE ABOVE WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ANY
OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Order Information
Replaceable and optional parts can be ordered
directly from your LAUNCH authorized tool
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