Model Name: Launch X431 Creader V+
Multi-Language Supported: English, French, Spanish
Update: Software Upgrade via USB port network Quick upgrade via USB 2.0
Launch Creader V+ Introduction:
Launch Creader V+ is the next generation of vehicle fault diagnosis tool developed by Launch, especially for the DIY users and the servicemen of small service workshop. It supports read/clear DTCs and read datastream. With built-in help menus and code definitions, diagnosing and repairing that dreaded Check Engine Light is now easier than ever!
Moreover, Creader V+ also feature the following bi-directional "special tests":
EVAP, O2 Sensor, I/M Readiness, MIL Status, VIN Info, and On-board monitors testing.
It can be connected to PC through the USB cable for upgrade to keep updated with the latest software version.
Notice: Creader V+ may automatically reset while being disturbed by strong static electricity. THIS IS A NORMAL REACTION.
Launch Creader V+ Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)
OBD II Diagnostic Trouble Codes are codes that are stored by the on-board computer diagnostic system in response to a problem found in the vehicle. These codes identify a particular problem area and are intended to provide you with a guide as to where a fault might be occurring within a vehicle. OBD II Diagnostic Trouble Codes consist of a five-digit alphanumeric code. The first character, a letter, identifies which control system sets the code. The second character, a number, 0-3; other three characters, a hex character, 0-9 or A-F provide additional information on where the DTC originated and the operating conditions that caused it to set. Here below is an example to illustrate the structure of the digits.
Launch Creader V+ Specifications:
Screen: 2.4” TFT, 176*220 dots LCD display
Input voltage range: 9 ~ 18V
Operating temperature: 32°F~122°F / 0°C~50°C
Storage tempetature: -4°F~158°F / -20°C ~70°C @ RH60%
Outline dimension: 120*75*20 mm (L x W x H)
Weight： <17.6 oz (500g)
Launch Creader V+ Accessories
1) User's Manual -- Instructions on tool operations
2) USB cable -- Connect to a computer for upgrading online
Launch Creader V+ Power supply
The power of the Creader V+ is provided via the vehicle Data Link Connector (DLC). Follow the steps below to power it up:
1) Find DLC on vehicle, A plastic DLC cover may be found for some vehicles and you need to remove it before plugging the OBDII cable.
2) Plug the connector at the end of OBD II cable to the vehicle’s DLC.
Launch Creader V+ Vehicle Coverage
The Creader V+ is specially designed to work with all OBD II compliant vehicles, including Control Area Network (CAN). It is required by EPA that all 1996 and newer vehicles (cars and light trucks) sold in the United States must be OBD II compliant and this includes all American, Asian and European vehicles. A small number of 1994 and 1995 model year gasoline vehicles are OBD II compliant. To verify if a 1994 or 1995 vehicle is OBD II compliant, check the Vehicle Emissions Control Information (VECI) Label, which is located under the hood or by the radiator of most vehicles. If the vehicle is OBD II compliant, the label will designate “OBD II Certified”. Additionally, Government regulations mandate that all OBD II compliant vehicles must have a “common” sixteen-pin Data Link Connector (DLC). For the vehicle to be OBD II compliant it must have a 16-pin DLC (Data Link Connector) under the dash and the Vehicle Emission Control Information Label must state that the vehicle is OBD II compliant.
Launch Creader V+ Online Upgrading
Log on to www.crecorder.com, download the latest version of the Creader V+ upgrade package, and then decompress the software to local disk. Click it to run and install it until it is complete. Connect the Creader V+ to computer through USB cable and run the Creader V+ Upgrade.exe, a screen similar to the following figure will appear:
Select the language, and then click "Start Upgrade" when a message of upgrading succeed pops up, click” Exit”, unplug USB cable to complete upgrade.
Launch Creader V+ Operations:
1) Turn the ignition off.
2) Locate the vehicle’s 16-pin Data Link Connector (DLC).
3) Plug the OBDII cable into the vehicle’s DLC.
4) Turn the ignition on. Engine can be off or running.
CAUTION: Don't connect or disconnect any test equipment with ignition on or engine running.
3. Read Codes
4. Erase Codes
Launch Creader V+ FAQ:
Here we list some frequently asked questions and answers relating to Creader V+.
1. System halts when reading data stream. What is the reason?
Answer: It may be caused by a slackened connector. Please turn off theCreader V+, firmly connect the connector, and switch on it again.
2. Screen of main unit flashes at engine ignition start.
Answer: Caused by electromagnetic disturbance and this is normal phenomenon.
3. There is no response when communicating with on-board computer.
Answer: Please confirm the proper voltage of power supply and check if the throttle has been closed, the transmission is in the neutral position, and the water is in proper temperature.
4. Why are there so many fault codes?
Answer: Usually, it's caused by poor connection or fault circuit grounding.
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I am looking for an obd2 scanner with absA:We regret to tell you that the scanner can not work on ABS system, it is a OBDII engine fualt code reader. If you need a tool for ABS, please refere to here: http://www.focalobd.com/launch-x431-creader-crp229.htmlFocalobd answered on September 2, 2017does it work with ssangyoung rexton 2006 2.7 common rail delphi system?A:sorry. it doesn't supportFocalobd answered on February 2, 2018Description states "free upgrade". Is it for 1, or for life? If only 1 upgrade, how much $$ after the 1 upgrade?A:It can be free upgraded for one year, no time limited in one year.Focalobd answered on May 25, 2017Does it work on a3 chery and chery grandtiger vehicles?A:The LAUNCH creader V+ should work on those cars as long as the battery rated voltage is 12v, and they are OBDII protocol cars with OBD 16PIN interface.
Any more question, please contact us freely.Focalobd answered on June 19, 2017When i hit the diagnose button it starts reading fail down the line. Tried it on a few different vehicles.A:Could you shoot a video and send the video link to us?Focalobd answered on January 29, 2018Can i reprogram keys with this toolA:No. Only ckecking the enging and turn off the warning light in dash board.Focalobd answered on October 31, 2017Does this read amd clear abs codes?A:It does not handle ABS systems or codes.Focalobd answered on June 13, 2018
I recommend this Scanner
It Works on most cars - Reads Engine Codes, deletes codes.. Very small scanner but it cans to do much !
So far so good
This machine does everything I need it to do and the user interface is intuitive. Hard to beat for the price.
This makes diagnosis a whole lot smoother. No other generic OBD-II scanner on the market can touch this.
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