The ThinkDiag is one of the mid-tier models in the ThinkCar lineup. Unlike the ThinkOBD 100, the ThinkDiag is a dongle + app OBD-II scanner, which means you will need to use a smartphone or a tablet to access all the diagnostic information.
For instance, if you own a Lexus, you can purchase the Toyota/Lexus manufacturer subscription and the ThinkDiag will become a personalized OBD-II diagnostic scanner that looks for generic faults as well as other abnormalities that Lexus scans for in its vehicles.
Each manufacturer subscription works on all models under that manufacturer. In other words, if you purchase the Lexus subscription, it will let you run diagnostic scans on the GS, RX, ES, as well as all Toyota models since Lexus and Toyota are essentially the same manufacturer.
PLease find below the help files for the App and Software EOBD Facile : Windows : Help File MacBook : Help File Android : Help File iPhone / iPad : Help File Features of the OBD2 Software EOBD-Facile Trial version(free) Basic Edition(paying) Plus Edition(paying) Compatibility Diesel, gasoline, GPL and Hybrid engine Connecting to ELM327 interfaces (USB, Bluetooth and WiFi) Connecting to Engine computer (ECM), Diesel (2004), Gasoline(2001)) Connecting to Transmission computer (TCM) Connecting to GPL (since 2007) Fault codes diagnostic Reading of OBD2 fault codes (Mode 3) Reading of unconfirmed OBD fault codes (Mode 7) Decoding of OBD fault codes into text (English)More than 11 000 definitions (P0xxx, P1xxx, B0xxx, C0xxx and U0xxx) Clearing of OBD fault codes and malfunction indicator light (Mode 4) Instantaneous data reading (Mode 2) Reading of permanent OBD fault codes (Mode 10) Saving and reading of OBD fault codes Printing of customised reports Recording of customised reports Check the consistency of vehicle sensor's values Monitoring Reading of sensors (Mode 1) Continuous recording to sensor values (in a .csv file)for export in a spreadsheet Test of oxygen's sensors (Mode 5) Test of the systems (EGR, Catalyst) (Mode 6) Graphs Continuous reading of sensor values (Mode 1)In the form of a graph (1 curve) (4 curves) (6 curves) Review recordings in graph form Smart recording triggers Performance measurement (0-100 km/h) Calculation/conversion on registered sensors Extra Location of OBD2 socket in vehicles Virtual dashboard Terminal for advanced commands CAN bus spy Vehicle info (Mode 9) Commercial use VIN decoder Standards EOBD (Europe), OBD2 (USA), JOBD (Japan) ISO 15765-4 (CAN 11it/29bit 250/500 kb) ISO 14230-4 (KWP2000 slow et fast init) ISO 9141-2 J1850 VPW J1850 PWM Comments
The Bosch TPA 300 is a comprehensive TPMS tool designed for sensor programming, activation and ECU reset. The full-color, intuitive interface guides the user when replacing and servicing TPMS sensors. When paired with a compatible Bosch diagnostic scan tool, like ADS 325 or 625, users can reset the ECU in less than two minutes. The TPA 300 supports all known OE and aftermarket programmable sensors for all light vehicles. Frequent updates allow new features, vehicles and sensor coverage to be added regularly.
TOPDON makes a wide variety of products for the automotive aftermarket industry. Our most significant product lines are our Phoenix scanners and our new ADAS line. The Phoenix scan tools are OE-Level diagnostics tools that offer a variety of functions and can pair with the Phoenix ADAS calibration sets, offering a variety of vehicle coverage for Asian, American, European, and exotic vehicle makes. TOPDON also makes battery repair tools, jump packs, battery testers, key programming tools, power stations, and thermal imaging cameras.
The best scan tool will depend on your needs and budget. We recommend you check our entire diagnostics tool line and compare each product. Generally, our ArtiLink scanners are best for entry level scanning jobs, the ArtiDiag series is best for those looking for more well-rounded features but not seeking advanced vehicle functions, and the Phoenix series is best for professional technicians who need advanced scanning and programming capabilities.
Diagnostic information was made more standard, with common PIDs (Parameter Identification) among manufacturers instead of a smorgasbord of terms for us to learn. Other modes were added to aid technicians not privy to OE level information or scan tools in diagnosing faults discovered by the ECM. Due to the efforts of organizations like the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF), OE information once considered proprietary is now available to anyone. This was not the case at the time OBDII was first implemented.
All in all, there currently are nine modes available when using the Global OBDII (not to be confused with Generic OBDII) function of your aftermarket scan tool. The majority of Check Engine Light complaints I solve on a daily basis are diagnosed and repaired using just the information these nine modes can provide.
Any monitor that reads Not Ready or Not Complete indicates a few things. Either the codes have been cleared with a scan tool, causing the monitors to reset, or battery power has been lost to the ECM. This can be a diagnostic aid. If power was lost due to a wiring fault or ailing battery, the ECM is constantly "rebooting" and this can cause some drivability issues.
Freeze Frame is a record of the available data PIDs stored by the ECM at the same time it matures a DTC. This can be important information for diagnosis. It helps you recreate the conditions present at the time the trouble code was matured.
This is especially valuable when diagnosing codes related to the continuous monitors, because they can be recorded at any load/rpm combination. Freeze Frame stored for codes related to the non-continuous monitors is usually just a reflection of the conditions required by the ECM to run the applicable test.
After a specified number of warm-up cycles with no recurrence, the code will be erased from memory. This often comes into play when a customer sets an appointment for a Check Engine diagnosis, but by the time he or she arrives, the MIL is off. Look anyway, because the culprit may still be in there somewhere.
Many aftermarket scan tools list Mode 7 as Pending Codes. Here is where you will find record of any 2-trip code related to the continuous monitors that the ECM has failed once already. Mode 7 can be used to test your repairs of these codes by clearing the ECM, test-driving the car under the same conditions recorded in the original Freeze Frame and checking to see if the code reappears here. Some later-year OBDII vehicles, and all CAN vehicles, will record the first fault of non-continuous monitor related codes in Mode 7.
A scan tool with generic OBD II capability is necessary to perform the required check. A scan tool is a very useful device which is commonly used to assist in the diagnosis and repair of a variety of vehicle problems. Many inspection stations already own scan tools which can also be used to perform the required OBD check, but those inspection stations which do not will need to have one in order to inspect 1996 and newer vehicles. At a minimum, scan tools must be capable of :
OBDeleven is one of the most feature-rich OBD diagnostic apps you will find. This app works for most of the vehicles under the VW/Audi umbrella, and features a gorgeous user interface. OBDeleven allows you to access your vehicles modules and clear trouble codes in each individual one. The app also allows you to access live data and advance information like transmission oil temperature.
Obd Arny is a straightforward OBD2 app that works with any ELM327 adapter, and can get you up to speed on your vehicles DTC's in no time. The app is easy to use and very clearly labeled, and it allows you to access live data from your vehicle, as well access charts with diagnostic data. The menu to access and clear any trouble codes is very intuitive and easy to access.
Some of the more specific trouble codes and their descriptions are only available via the paid version of the app. The app gives you useful information like how long you've traveled with the MIL light on, and the number of warm-ups since the codes were cleared. The free version should be enough for most people looking to diagnose their car in a preliminary manner, before taking it to the shop.
Volvo started using self-diagnostics on its Bosch LH 2.4 engine management systems in 1988 on 700 series non-turbo cars and in Regina-equipped cars. Earlier Bosch LH 2.2 and Turbo cars until 1990 had very limited self-diagnostic capability using an LED tester. In LH 2.4 cars, If a system fault occurs, then the "check engine" lamp will illuminate, signifying the presence of a fault code. For every model year using LH2.4 up to and including the '95s (except 200 series DLs and GLs), you can flash out fault codes, as well as perform input and output testing, through the OBD-I diagnostic connector unit simply by inserting a little self-contained probe and pressing a button. You do not need a special scan tool to read codes. As electronic systems were added to more Volvo models, more socket options and even more diagnostic connectors were added.
Unfortunately, you cannot use a generic code reader on any of these OBD-I cars: you have to manually extract the codes from the systems as noted below. 1996+ cars have the entirely different OBD-II system which requires a computerized code scanner to read codes through a special data link.
For later 1996+ OBD-II equipped cars, the diagnostic connector was changed to an electronic data link and moved from under the hood to in front of the shifter in the console. As a result, you need a computerized scan tool to do everything from checking for codes to resetting the maintenance light. Maintenance light resetting, by the way, was returned to a push-button method in the very late '90s.
Note that 200 series DLs and GLs have self-diagnostic capability only for fuel and ignition control. All other systems except 1990-93 SRS require a proprietary tool. For '90 to '93 models with air bags, just jump a terminal to ground to get codes out of the system. 2b1af7f3a8