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Launch Tech claim that it covers a total of 46 car brands including Ford, GM, VW, BMW, Toyota, Jaguar, Audi, Hyundai, Honda and many more.
Launch X431 CRP 429C reviews:
when you purchase the Launch CRP429C scan tool it will be shipped complete with all the accessories. That includes the CRP429C scanner, an OBD2 diagnostic cable, one charging cable, a user manual, and a carrying case.
The scan tool can also diagnose OBD1 cars. But you will need to buy an OBD1 cable because it doesn’t come with the package. For example, there are reported failures on some Asia and EU made cars like 2006 Nissan Teana, Nissan Altima and 2002 Mazda B2300 pickup
The carrying case is a nice little bag that is completely black save for the large LAUNCH’ imprint that’s red. It makes a great addition to the package especially for those who may want to walk around with the device. That is unavoidable if you are a car dealer or mechanic who goes far and wide either buying/selling or repairing vehicles.
2. How to use X431 CRP 429C to perform Full-OBD2 functions.
Plug the Launch X431 CRP429C to the car, it will automatically detect your car. It will show you the make, model, year and (in some cases) mileage of the vehicle. After that, it will lead you to diagnostics where you can choose the systems to scan.
Note that the auto-detect feature doesn’t work on every single vehicle. For example, there are reported auto-detection issues with the 2006 Nissan Teana and 2002 Mazda B2300 pickup. Just in case it fails on you don’t worry, you can choose your car make and model manually from the built-in database.
nce the LaunchX431 CRP429C scan tool has identified your car it will start doing an automatic scan while displaying the battery monitor at the top. Battery monitoring shows the actual voltage of your car battery. Be careful not to do many tests with a low car battery as it may give faulty diagnostic data.
Speaking of diagnostic data, you can read and erase codes from the car’s main systems. They include ECU, ABS, SRS, transmission, powertrain, body, chassis etc.by clearing all the codes of a particular system you will be able to reset that system’s warning light.
Launch X431 CRP429C scanner is its built-in database with DTC definitions. It also features a Wi-Fi module. You can connect this scan tool to the internet and do a DTC lookup or find replacement parts.
The 8GB built-in memory saves each scan session automatically so that you have that info for future reference.
3. Live Data and Graphs
Besides DTCs, the Launch X431 CRP429C feeds a user with a ton of data in text and graph formats. You can do a data stream, view freeze frame data and run on-board monitor tests. It gives diagnostic reports that are printable and also allows you to record diagnostic reports. You can playback the data at a later time.
The other likable thing is graphing of data and comparing of graphs. Additionally, the scanner keeps historical codes. If you’re a mechanic and a customer claims the code wasn’t there before you can pull out the history and show them the code and when it first appeared.
5. Launch X431 CRP 429C what can’t do:
Compatibility issues with some EU and Asian-made cars
Doesn’t support such functions as relearn, coding and programming that professional mechanics frequently need
Has a cheap feel because it’s made of plastic. The rubber surrounding the case makes it look better though.
6. Target users:
X431 CRP 429C is ideal for experienced enthusiasts and mechanics. The combination of full OBD2 functions and 11 special functions make it ideal for detecting faults in a variety of onboard systems. Enthusiasts are particularly likely to love the wide range of advanced diagnostic functions.