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Actron CP9410 PocketScan Plus Diagnostic Code Reader for OBDII Vehicles
List Price: $136.99

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Product Description

When your Check Engine light turns on, find out immediately if you should stop or keep driving with the Actron PocketScan Plus OBD-II Code Reader with Urgency Indicator. There are many reasons that can cause this indicator to appear -- from minor to critical -- but the PocketScan Plus is here to provide you with the code information you need as well as an immediate recommendation on the urgency of the Check Engine Light problem.

PocketScan Plus gives you the information you need.
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PocketScan Plus Provides Critical Information
The Check Engine Light appears on the dashboards of all late-model vehicles to signal that there is a possible mechanical or electrical problem that needs to be addressed. The compact and easy-to-use PocketScan Plus attaches to the automobile's OBD-II port, displaying the error code involved on its large, backlit display. Three severity levels tell you at a glance if it safe to continue driving or if immediate repair is needed. The PocketScan Plus also puts you in touch with the emissions status of vehicles and allows you to easily review and erase codes from the automobile.

PocketScan Plus makes connectivity easy.
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The PocketScan Plus Can Save You Time and Money
According to a nationwide phone survey, over 20% of all vehicles newer than 12 years old have experienced a Check Engine Light appearance in the past 12 months. That's 32 million automobiles on the road every year that are signaling for a potentially costly repair. Your time and money are valuable, and the information provided by the PocketScan Plus can save you both by telling you if the Check Engine Light is appearing for a critical reason, or for a less important one.

Be Smarter When You Talk to Your Technician
The PocketScan Plus gives you the information you need before you visit your auto technician. Not only does it provide you with the code for the Check Engine Light, but you also receive access to an online information database that further explains the problem, its severity, possible symptoms, and common causes--all in easy-to-understand terms. Being empowered with this wealth of knowledge enables you to visit your auto technician with confidence.

Easy-to-Use Features and Helpful Customer Support
The PocketScan Plus is compatible with all 1996 and newer vehicles. Once connected, it automatically links to the vehicle computer, displaying both Check Engine Light error codes and severity on its large backlit display. Issue severity is color coded for easy reference: green for no problems present, yellow for non-dangerous issues, orange meaning repair at your earliest convenience, and red for a problem that needs immediate repair. Three large buttons allow you to turn the unit on and off, read current codes, and review and erase past codes from the vehicle's onboard computer. A convenient battery backup saves information in the system, allowing you to continue reviewing codes away from the vehicle.

Actron makes certain that you will always have the information you need when your Check Engine Light appears. Their online database is available 24 hours a day to explain codes as well as their causes, severity, and symptoms. You can also contact their toll free phone number for additional assistance. Furthermore, the PocketScan Plus has a USB port that allows it to be updated from your computer, ensuring that you will always have correct, current information to diagnose the vehicles of today as well as those of the future.

The Actron PocketScan Plus diagnostic tool reads and displays diagnostic trouble codes - it provides the reason the check engine light is on. U.S.A.

  • Reads, displays, and clears diagnostic trouble codes--the reason the check engine light is on
  • On-screen indicator points to the urgency level of the specific code
  • Online database explains the code's causes, severity, and symptoms
  • USB connectivity keeps the unit up-to-date for future vehicles
  • Compatible with all 1996 and newer vehicles

Customer Reviews:

  • Quality, easy-to-use OBDII code reader
    This code reader appears to be well-made and duarable. It's easy to use and seems to do everything it's supposed to do....more info
  • A wonderful tool
    This is a truly wonderful tool. In my area, it can cost $ 75 just to have a mechanic hook up your car to his "pro," style scanner to diagnose a problem and or turn off the check engine light. I used the scanner on my 98 Volvo V70, found that the problem was trivial (from a loose gas cap,) and turned off the check engine light. It took about 10 minutes to read the instruction manual and discepher the codes. ...more info
  • Great buy
    I am not a mechanic but have just begun learning how to do some repairs on my own. Its amazing how easy it to change a starter, an O2 pump, and any number of things that you get charged an "arm and a leg" for at a shop. Many autoparts store will run a check with a similiar device usually for free. Even if you don't plan on working on your own car, its good to have some education on problems before going to the repair shop. Shipping was fast....more info
  • Auto Code Scanner
    Pays for itself with one use, but why stop there? Tell your neighbors and family you bought one and read everyone's codes! I used the 800 number provided to help diagnose the problem and the operator was very knowledgable and friendly....more info
  • great little scanner
    this is a great little scanner for the average do it yourselfer. It's really easy to use and understand. Mine paid for itself the first time I used it. Even though the codes are general, refering to a particular system where the fault lies,a good repair manual will go into more detail about the code, and point to a more specific part of the system. I located the problem, fixed it, cleared the code, and drove the car for a week to let the computer reset to "ready" for the inspection indicators, and the car passed inspection, thereby saving the money and pain of taking it to the shop. Anyone who owns a 96 or newer vehicle needs one of these....more info
  • Works as advertised
    Been using this item for about 2 months now. Been having a problem with the check engine light coming on frequently due to a loose gas cap fitting. This device allows me to make sure that no other problems have occured and allows me to turn off MIL myself without wasting time going to a dealer or mechanic for this annoying problem. Thanks Actron....more info
  • Save some money!
    Save some money!
    Good item for the occasional usage that the CEL turns on.
    It will cost you about as much as one of these to have someone read the codes.

    The only minus if you want to call it a minus, is you have to look up the codes to figure out what they mean.

    ...more info
  • Diagnostic scanner
    I was not happy with this scanner. Presented problems in codes, then had to look up what codes meant. I was originally going with the Black and Decker scanner but they were out of them at the time and settled for this one. i should've waited fot the Black and Decker....more info
  • thanks actron
    it didn't work the first time i used it because i hadn't turned the key to the right position .what else can i say ...........good product
    i can't believe the price. ...more info
  • Very easy to use OBDI scanner!
    I was tired of either wasting my money at the dealership or going to autozone to check why my CEL was on. This obdi scanner is as easy as they get. I recommend it and the price was great....more info
  • Save time and money
    If you get the dreaded CEL and need to know what is causing it to illuminate, this is the tool for you. Designed for the home mechanic, it is complete with easy to use interface and large display. (great when you don't have your glasses on). I had a code in it that did not show up in their online database. I found it though, searching the internet for more Honda codes. Once you get the code, you have the option of clearing the MIL, which turns off the Light. Only shut off the CEL once you have solved the problem.
    The tool also gives you all of the Readiness Monitors status. So, you can tell when it is OK to go for the emissions test.
    ...more info
  • Very useful!
    This product is very useful if your check engine light comes on alot. It was nice to know what the problem is before taking it to a shop and paying the diagnostic fee and then not knowing what they are going to come up with for the problem. Now when I take my car to the shop, I can make sure that what they say the problem is and if it matches....more info
  • I didn't know this existed...
    My husband bemoaned the fact that we probably would have to take our vehicle to the mechanic to get a code read. Then I saw this product on TV and found it on shortly after. He was thrilled to get this for Christmas....more info
  • Happy with the product
    I purchased this little gem when my check engine light came on. I got 2 codes, which after confirming with regular "shop" equipment, found the codes to be accurate.
    No complaints from me. I'd say go ahead if you're on the fence....more info
  • Not compatible with some newer vehicles
    I recently purchased the CP9410 because of its low cost and claimed ability to work with all OBD2 vehicles, including those with the newer CAN protocol. While it works fine with two pre-CAN Mazda vehicles, it failed to work with my wife's 2009 Hyundai Sonata which is CAN based. It keeps displaying a Link Error because it can't communicate with the vehicle's engine computer.

    Actron's technical support asked me to go to Autozone to see if their scanner could read my wife's car. The local Autozone used an Actron CP9175 and it worked fine. Actron's tech support forwarded my problem to engineering to develop a new software release to correct this problem. Since this will take some time to develop, they offered to send me a CP9175 at no charge since we know it works with the 2009 Hyundai.

    Actron's technical support was very helpful and their replacement of my unit with a more expensive model is superb customer support. It's refreshing to see a company that still stands behind their products and wants to keep their customers happy....more info
  • This thing works!
    After reading many positive reviews on this reader. I decided to purchase one for myself. The Lexus dealer were
    going to charge me $150.00 plus tax to read the Engine light Code (what a joke $150.00 come on). This
    little reader works, and it's easy to operate, beside you
    can use it for future code reading. I can say that I've made the right decision in purchasing this code reader....more info
  • Actron CP9410
    Very good for diagnosis of problems at a reasonable price. Was able to check codes on our 2001 Infinity QX4 and erase minor fault codes. Battery allows code retention for future lookup.
    A bit difficult to remove once it's easily clipped on....more info
  • It does what is is supposed to do
    I am a complete novice with OBD tools. I have never used one before. I have an old truck that's check engine light came on some months ago. A mechanic turned it off for me and it did not come back on again until recently. I needed a tool to find out if I had a real problem or an anomaly, so I bought this tool.
    The owner's manual directions that come with it are explicit and clear, thus making the tool extremely user friendly. Within a matter of moments I had the troubles diagnosed and then, seeing that they were the same codes as before, I turned the check engine light off again myself. The tool does that as well, which is wonderful. The tool's display is back lit so it is easy to read the codes in a dimly lit environment such as a gagage.
    NOTE However. I had difficulty disconnecting the tool from the truck. I figured there was some sort of mechanical snap lock holding it on, but I could not find it. I had to call the 1-800 help line number they have in the users manual to find out how to disconnect it. It turns out that ALL OBD II connectors are, by law, a friction fit and there is no snap lock holding it on. All one must do is hold the vehicle's part of the connection and wiggle and pull the tool's connector part off. This information is not the owner's manual.
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  • Easy to use
    I have nothing else to compare this product to, but it works as described, is easy to use, and saved me a costly trip to the repair shop. I have no choice but to give it a five star rating....more info
  • Great Money Saver
    This is one awesome gadget! Used it to decode my 03 Silverado which came up bad glow plug. I did have to go online to find the code but also found the GM had extended the warranty on glow plugs to 10 years and 200,000 miles. I had 104,000 so I originally thought I would have to pay. Paid for itself first time out.

    ...more info
  • Good scanner for the money
    It reads out the trouble codes easily and allows you to clear them (and turn off the check engine light) if desired. Easy to use and does what it is advertised to do....more info
  • Save Your Money
    This is the first product that I had to send back to Amazon. First problem could not register item's serial number to get online support or software. Phone support recommended that I use Equus site for codes (their competitor). Contacted manager, which had 3-way call with their tech support no one could help. Item was uable to reset IM codes on 03 Explorer. Battery compartment latch was broken. Made in China with warning for lead on cable. Returned and purchased Equus 3100 for about $23 more. Great software, great tech support, all cables included and all codes in unit on the screen, updatable with included USB cable. New model Equus 3100e, latest greatest model w/software. Great tool. ...more info