Questions and answers

How do you read a Actron PocketScan plus?

How do you read a Actron PocketScan plus?

⇒ Press and hold the ▼READ key for 2 seconds then release it. The Tool will display Reading… while it reads the data from the vehicle then the Main Menu will appear. (See View Codes/Data types for instructions on navigating the results.)

Are OBD II codes universal?

OBD scanners are universal and will read generic fault codes. Some vehicles however use both generic and manufacturer specific fault codes. Many of the manufacturer specific codes may not be read by a basic universal type OBD scanner.

Is Actron a good scanner?

The Actron CP9125 C PocketScan Code Reader is the perfect compact scanner that is fast and easy to use. For this reason, this basic unit is a good price for simple repairs at home, but keep in mind, it is not compatible with all vehicle types.

How do I update my Actron scanner?

Double click the Scanning Suite Launchpad icon on your desktop to open Scanning Suite. If you do not have the icon on your desktop, you can find it by going to Start Menu/All Programs/Scanning Suite/Actron. 2. Click Tool Update.

How do I use my Actron CP9135?

How to Use the Actron Cp9135 Auto Code Reader

  1. Locate the data/diagnostic link connector (DLC) on the vehicle.
  2. Plug the CP9135 code reader into the DLC.
  3. Turn the ignition key to the “On” position without starting the engine.
  4. Follow the on-screen LCD menu display on the face of the CP9135.

How can I read my car code without a scan tool?

Flip your car’s ignition on and off a couple of times without cranking the engine and finish with the key in the on position. Your car will then check for any saved trouble codes. All the lights on the dash should light up until one remains on—usually the “service engine” light.

What is the best auto scanner?

Skip to: Best Professional Diagnostic Scanners

  • #1 – Autel Scanner MaxiCOM MK808 OBD2 Scanner.
  • #2 – LAUNCH CRP129E OBD2 Scan Tool.
  • #3 – Actron CP9690 Elite OBD2 AutoScanner.
  • #4 – Autel ML629 OBD2 Scanner.
  • #5 – BlueDriver Bluetooth OBDII Scan Tool.
  • #6 – OBDeleven Pro Diagnostic Scan Tool.
  • #7 – ANCEL FX2000 Vehicle OBD2 Scanner.

Can Actron CP9180 read ABS codes?

No, the Actron CP9180 is an older model scan tool that cannot read ABS and Airbag codes. If you need a tool with this feature, the Actron CP9680, CP9690 and CP9695 all read and erase ABS and Airbag codes for many vehicles.

How do I update my Actron CP9180?

Answer: Go to and click on updates tab at top. The pull down menu will list CP9180. Click on CP9180 and download software you need.