Troubleshooting

part #:30203 - CarScan® - Code Reader

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    Commonly Asked Questions

  • Where can I get code definitions for the codes I retrieved if definitions are not available in the Owner’s Manual?
  • With what model years is the CarScan compatible?
  • What is the purpose of the EMISSION STATUS LEDs?
  • Will this CarScan work on vehicles outside the US or Canada?
  • Does this CarScan display Freeze Frame data?
  • Will the CarScan damage my vehicle’s electronic systems?
  • Will this CarScan work on “full size" trucks or motor homes?
  • Will this Tool read and display Live Data?
  • Will this CarScan display a vehicle’s VIN?
  • Will this CarScan work on diesel vehicles?
  • Can I retrieve ABS, Body or Air Bag codes using the CarScan?
  • Will this CarScan erase codes and turn the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) off?
  • Are there adapters available to allow this CarScan to access OBD1 systems?
  • Does this CarScan support Extended CAN?
  • Do I need adapters for different vehicles?
  • Can I use the CarScan with the engine running?
  • Do you offer manuals with additional code definitions?
  • Will this CarScan allow me to command tests on the vehicle’s computer?
  • Can I retrieve manufacturer-specific Diagnostics Trouble Codes (DTCs) with this CarScan?
  • Is the CarScan “ready to use” out of the package, or does it need to be updated first?
  • Why does my cable have 14 pins instead of 16 pins?
  • Questions By Symptom

  • Why doesn’t the CarScan power up on my vehicle?
  • I replaced the part the code mentioned but the same code recurs.
  • The CarScan won’t link to vehicles manufactured by Subaru.
  • The CarScan won’t link to vehicles manufactured by Volkswagen.