Getting Down to Business Here we go. After that, you can decide to either update your scanner or leave that way. When complete, you will probably be prompted to restart your computer. The days of diagnosing vehicles without the proper equipment is over and the shops that invest in diagnostic equipment will enjoy success while others will fail. P2176 — Historical What does this all mean? That simply isn't the case. I've been carefully eyeing this level of scan tool for years. The links on this video to products are for informational purposes only and in no way are an endorsement of the safety or effectiveness of the particular product.
Firewalls: Windows has a built in firewall. That said, is a limited production car, so there wouldn't be a broad sample size of cars to report failures and repair solutions on. To be fair, this one doesn't either. So, If you are not a professional technician, then you should buy a. You no longer have to search all over the internet for instructions you can understand with out feeling like you are reading a foreign language. Do not change any of the defaults.
The next screen asks if you want to check the internet for updates. Up and Running Once the batteries were in, I just needed to hit the power button and it came to life. And no scanner I could find on the market had done that well enough for me. Although it will undoubtedly run longer on a set of Li Ion batteries, the manual only calls for alkalines, which these are. The Classic Genisys: on the right side of the tool there are 2 slots, a larger one and a smaller one. If you are looking to do some international online shopping, be sure to visit. You can pay for your order in a store or even use an international credit card.
I didn't need to change any of the tool settings before putting it to work, but I did look them all over. Simply allowing a program access through the firewall does not work. You will be prompted for smart cards that you do not have. Updating the device is quite costly but it is necessary if you want it to have the latest technology. The instructions provided with your update kit are less than understandable. In order to figure out what's wrong, I will be triangulating, based on the number of systems effected, what is causing the engine to run the way it is or not run, as the case may be. After all, you are an automotive technician, not a computer genius, right? You want to press enter.
Don't over tighten, but do press the cables firmly together before turning the screws down, it will keep the cable from getting cocked, which can cause you to cross-thread the screws. You will have to start the installation all over and end up in a loop. Along with code reading and limited diagnostic capabilities, Code Connect is a great feature in and. It shows that there is Code Connect information for this code. Click on each one and click remove or uninstall. The Cables Included in a box in the clam shell is this case, which holds the cables.
The last note on Firewalls: not only is there the firewall built into Windows, but also your computer may have commercial firewalls turned on. Also, the diagrams make using this device to be easy and fast. Viewers understand that anything contained in this video or linked to or from this video is the sole responsibility of the viewer and in no way provides an express or implied warranty as to the safety or effectiveness of any linked tool, product, or video. Shopping online in the U. Therefore, you will be able to update your gadget for a period of one year for free. The carrying case also makes transporting of the device to be easy.
This increases the battery life and you are able to diagnose the vehicle even when the car is switched off. Internet updateable In an era where vehicles are undergoing a lot of changes, having a scan tool that can be updated is important. It features a database of tested repairs for many of the various codes and cars it covers, however, in order to do what I will be doing with the scanner this time, I will likely need to rely on my own systems knowledge. Moreover, it has battery backup, and it is compatible with most 1986 and newer vehicles. I got to pay twice for that as the dealership refused to acknowledge they were the same issue. The repair wasn't cheap — the entire throttle body had to be replaced as a single unit to replace the sensors — but solved my dilemma of not knowing how severe the problem was and it kept me from having to waste the extra money having the car towed and diagnosed without being able to repair it if it had been a more severe problem.
But it does come with key programming. P1516 — Confirmed This is the last confirmed code. You'll also need a screw driver to open the back cover, which, again, isn't included with the tool. It is pretty easy and straight forward. The instructions for how to use them are in the user manual, which is quite comprehensive, and I do recommend reading it cover to cover before getting started. Back Cover Before going to town on the car, I installed the required. With a scanner on hand, you can avoid costly trips to the mechanic and feel confident next time you sit behind the wheel.
Repeat for any other cards that you need to unlock. Therefore, viewer agrees to release, waive, and discharge FordTechMakuloco or anyone affiliated with FordTechMakuloco, from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by the viewer, or to any property belonging to viewer, regardless of whether the loss is linked to the use of the contents of this video, or otherwise and regardless of whether such liability arises in tort, contract, strict liability, or otherwise, to the fullest extent allowed by law. Now, go grab a cup of coffee or a Big Mac. All material in this website is a copyright of Ryan King or its creator and may not be reproduced without prior written consent. This, of course, is time consuming and can be very complicated — two big deterrents to doing the work. Amazon, the Amazon logo, AmazonSupply, and the AmazonSupply logo are trademarks of Amazon. Windows will still block the program.
Normally, I would use a manual can opener to cut the edges off, but I couldn't find the can opener this time around, and was forced to use my pocket knife and a scissors. Unlike a real clam shell, it isn't hinged for easy opening. The Tool Fresh out of the box with the screen cover removed. You will undoubtedly save yourself some headaches, and possibly prevent damage to the device from improper use. This tool is designed to provide diagnostic capabilities for all U. Follow along while I work my way through the process of diagnosing with my brand new. Viewers should only seek the help of a trained professional located at a licensed auto repair shop for any fix, modification, alteration, or any change to their vehicle.