How to use Kess 5.017 Ktag 7.020 for Land Rover read write

What ECU Programming Tool is best for Land Rover read/write?New firmware KESS V2 5.017 or KTAG V7.020 is a good option?

Reply:

First, please check if your car & ECU is listed or not

KESS FW5.017 Land Rover

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KTAG 7.020 Land Rover

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Second, which tool do you need for Land Rover?

KESS V2 is a ECU programming tool that is perfect for OBD use, while KTag is perfect for Jtag, BDM and all the Boot application (tricore and ST10).

So,personally, i would recommend you buy KESS V2 5.017 + KTAG 7.020 together coz the bundle would not only help save a lot but better for future use. Look here:

KTAG firmware 7.020:

works better, faster and more stable than old versions

adds 100+ ECU types& supports new car models e.g.Toyota 76FXXX, PSA 17.4.4, Ford E83, VW 17.5.5 (1766), Mercedes-Benz 276 ECU, Toyota 76F, etc.
more languages available English, Italian, Portuguese,French, Deutsch, Spanish)
better wiring description (inwordsnot pictures).

Kess v2 firmware 5.017:

Compared to KESS V4.036, the KESS 5.017 has been improved a lot:

100% working
No tokens limited
with original database
4.Windows 7 & Windows 8supporting, not only Windows XP
5. supports more cars & bikes & trucks unlimited tokens, fully activated

So, with Ktag v7.020 + Kess V2 v5.017, you can read and write ECU without token limitation for OBD, Jtag, BDM and Boot use for the new models and protocols. But it cannot be used for Tricore; you need go to MPPS V18 cables.

Third, how to use KESS 5.017 or KTAG 7.020 to Read/Write Land Rover ECU Data

For KESS V2 5.017 users:you can program directly through the OBD port of the vehicle, while with Ktag you need to take apart the ECU and open it, after you can make the read/write operation.

For KTAG 7.020 users: you need to disassemble from the car and open and this is the case for all the ECU (most Land Rover ECUs) that need to be programmed with Jtag, BDM and Boot protocols,but it is not a hard job,you can buy a LED BDM Frame together to simple your job.

For details, look here:

Recommendation:

1.Remove the ECU from the vehicle;
2.Open the ECU, taking care in not damaging the parts inside;
3.Reconnect the ECU to the vehicle and start the engine, in order to make sure that it is still working and has not been damaged in the opening;
4.Remove again the ECU from the vehicle;
5.Select the right plug-in;
6.Always make a backup copy of the ECU before Reading and / or Writing.

Instruction:

Connect to the ECU according to the pinout provided for each model (click here for connection instructions);

ECU here: EDC17 CP11 XROM TC1796

The pins Boot can be found on the left side of the ECU.

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Solder a wire on pin Boot shown in the picture

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Connect the cable 14P600KT02 on OBD2TOOL to the ECU connector according to the pinout below

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Remove the soldered wire before re-installing the ECU on the vehicle.

Select the right plug-in;

Go to reading and programming

Backup: To make a full backup of the ECU, select Backup in the Reading box and click on Read.

Reading: Remove the check mark at the Backup option, select the component you want to read and then click on Read.

Notice: The term Maps at the side of the component indicates where the maps for engine control are stored.

Writing: Remove the check mark at the Restore option, select the component you want to write and then click on Write.

Notice: The term Maps at the side of the component indicates where the maps for engine control are stored.

Restore: To restore the backup file to the ECU, select Restore in the Writing box and click on Write.

Gm Tech2 TIS2000 failed to run Win7 Virtual Machine

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Problem:“I use a GM Tech2 Scanner diagnostic tool or a gm MDI to attach it to the truck, its on a cd / dvd, its a program i got on-line to reprogram GM BCMS in my truck. my problem is I can load 2007 software [its called ”TIS2000] into my computer [it only runs on a ”win xp” machine”][yes it won’t run in xp mode on a win7 machine],but I need the update to 3/2008 or 8/2008,to get it to see my vin#, so I can add power adj pedals[and some other options, I can’t get the 3/2008 to load. ”

Obd2tool.com Engineers Solution:
Depending on your computer hardware, you could install XP and your app in a Virtual Machine (VM) from Windows 7. Once installed and configured, you would boot your computer like normal and start XP in a window.

VMware makes Virtual Machine software called Workstation v10. They have a trial, but expect money at some point. The second best option for VM software is called VirtualBox from Sun. It is free!
You would just need a compatible computer, a copy of Windows XP and time to learn the ropes and get your XP Virtual Machine (VM) up and running. Learning how to use it is a one-time thing and at that point you’ll be familiar with VM software in general. That is a huge benefit to have as a computer user.

At that point you would meet the requirements of the car diagnostic scanner GM Tech 2 software and would install TIS2000 within the VM and use the virtual com/serial port to connect to your computer serial port (or USB).

How to Disable Alarm on Saab 9-3 by GM Tech2

Here’s my personal review on Tech2 Scan Tool clone diagnostic scanner with my Saab 2003 9-3. Big thanks to those who help me a lot in the thread.

Model:

Saab 2003 9-3

Saab 2004 9-5

Issue:

the dreaded “alarm randomly going off” issue on my 2003 9-3

Purpose:

to diagnose and/or disable the alarm

Considering the following:

GM Tech 2 scan tool Link here

I also have a 2004 9-5. I’m starting tho think that it would be wise to invest in a tech2. as I usually do most of my own repairs.

Puzzle:

Is there some other Saab-specific card or software I need on top of this product?

Suggestion from folks:

You will need the Tech 2 and Saab 32MB card (specify when buying clone) listed in the link above. Those two alone should be able to read DTCs, I believe. To get security access and make changes via Tech 2, you will need an older Windows?XP laptop with built in serial port – a newer computer running a virtual machine program & serial to usb adapter should also work – and the Tis2000/GlobalTIS software.

Personal opinion: The Tech 2 at obd2tool.com in the link you posted is priced a bit higher than most ($349 vs $319). You might want to read back a few pages in this thread for some links to other sellers with better pricing and more sales.

My Tech 2 Scanner hq clone is paid for $319. It is with with a 32MB card and TIS2000 software CD.

Eidt: Tech II review:

Received the parcel today. All are packed well in a box and the machine looks good…. I will try it tomorrow and update here… I should be working good i think.

How to activate Ford VCM2 IDS Special Function

Ford VCM2 IDS Special Function

With Ford VCM 2 clone with IDS, how to enable or activate Special Function in the menu Module Programming/Programmable Parameters/Car Configuration Parameter(s)? Here is the how-to guide from a CT member. It’s a customer experience; try at your own risk.

Ok just had a play and i managed to get to enter the code (here: 60274)

I found where IDS stores these codes:
C:\Program Files\Ford Motor Company\IDS\Runtime\Registry.xml
Under <key name=”UPDATEFUNCTIONS”>
Going to try them out.
Enter the code
00008 – IDENT_APPLY_PATCHES_VIA_FLOPPY
00009 – IDENT_UPDATE_PTU_FROM_FLOPPY
32287 – IDENT_LAUNCH_APP_MCP_REST
60503 – IDENT_LAUNCH_REGRESSION_RECORDER
27001 – IDENT_LAUNCH_FT_EOL_CP_MZ_01
32247 – IDENT_LAUNCH_SERVICE_ROUT
24040 – IDENT_ENABLE_VALIDATION_MODE
24041 – IDENT_DISABLE_VALIDATION_MODE
23761 – IDENT_LAUNCH_APP_FT_DATA_REC
81105 – IDENT_LAUNCH_APP_TSBSSMLIST
53061 – IDENT_IGNORE_MCP_INHALE
26503 – IDENT_LAUNCH_APP_VVAG
81104 – IDENT_LAUNCH_APP_FTW_SHIP_MODE_01
29124 – IDENT_TOGGLE_FORD_EXTRANET_INTRANET_URLS
60274 – IDENT_LAUNCH_CCC_ENGINEERING_APP
32227 – IDENT_LAUNCH_PROPSHAFT_BAL_APP
48712 – IDENT_LAUNCH_GENERIC_RCM_CONFIG_APP
28487 – IDENT_LAUNCH_FT_ICCMSP_MZ_01_APP
28097 – IDENT_TOGGLE_BATTERY_MONITORING
70263 – IDENT_LAUNCH_GENERIC_DIAG
71863 – IDENT_MCP1
63296 – IDENT_LAUNCH_FTW_RKE_MODE_01_APP
08080 – IDENT_LAUNCH_DETAILED_NETWORK_DIAG
32267 – IDENT_LAUNCH_APP_ENG_SUPPORT_TOOL

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Enter the code 60274
It changes the ccc option in module programming to a different list with more options and also appeared to give me icons to read and write dumps,
But I ran out of time to play more and see what options did, I did try to disable my seat belt off warning buzzer but it failed to work, Other peoples input would be nice once you test it…
See my photos, get the first page up as shown then click update/ special functions on your right hand side
As for getting nothing to appear in special function through VCM2 IDS, i had two option in there, read config file and modify, Also for me the tool box module programming, 3rd option down had changed to allow what i would normally alter within ccc as well as a as built option which i do not normally see on this year of car, It had speed items for one listed, were as this is found on later fords than mine in the pcm on first page.

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Easy step to make Tech2 scan tool clone boot up for use

This is how to rework GM Tech 2 Scanner PCB to make Tech2 scan tool clone boot up for use.

– Problem

Tech II clone not boot up (not turn on)

– Reason

The issue usually results from the DC to DC converter

This converter is a common internal component for the device GM TECH II from obd2tool.com

originally these come equipped with the “Meanwell SKE10A-05VT” and “BTCPower 4BE-01T-02”

you cannot longer purchase these items because they are not being manufactured anymore

You actually can find the “Meanwell SKE10A-05” but missing the “VT” and also missing 1 pin for the soldering points.

BEWARE this model dc to dc converter WILL NOT WORK

It may help you power on your device, but the power button among other programming features won’t work.

– Solution worked!

To replace DC to DC converter can avoid unpleasant surprises.

REC10-1205S/H2/M has a 6 pin connections, “Meanwell SKE10A-05VT” and “BTCPower 4BE-01T-02” have a 5 pin connections, is it not a problem when you change the component.

So, sort this out.

This list is for a DC to DC converter with the following specifications:

Input: 9~18VDC

Output: 5VDC 2.0A

– Tech 2 Diagnostic PCB before the DC to DC converter replacement

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– Tech2 clone worked gain after the DC to DC converter replacement

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– The important note: Tech2 not boot up when the car starts

So, how to fix a reboot Tech 2 when starting the car? The square dedicated native voltage Stabilizer, black spots, this is how it is better to feed on, immediately giving to drink block, then the main Board gently giving to drink lagged behind in her legs. By means of wooden toothpicks carefully remove the solder prepared under us new voltage regulator (mornsun VRB1205LD-15W DIP).

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GM Tech 2 Diagnostic Scan Tool FAQ

2-1About compatible vehicle models and years

Q: Does GM TECH 2 scan tool diagnose gm pickup 1500,2500hd,3500?
A: Yes, it will work on pickup 1500,2500hd and 3500. Just if the cars are 24v, you may need a power supply adapter.
Q: GM TECH 2 contains Saturn software?
A: Yes, Saturn software is included in the GM software English and support from 1991 to 2010 year.

Q: Can GM Tech 2 work on SAAB?
A: Yes, our Tech 2 can work on SAAB.

Q:Can GM Tech 2 scanner work on my 1999 9-5 SAAB?
A: OBD2eShop Tech 2 is with V148 SAAB software, you can get a V143 SAAB card off ebay, use the card on our GM Tech 2 scanner, then it can work on a 1999 9-5 SAAB.

Q: Is GM TECH 2 available on my Cadillac year 1996?
A: Yes, GM TECH2 works with Cadillac.
Q: Does GM Tech 2 work with Australian Holden 1998?
A: GM tech2 is only compatible with North American Holden, and our software for Holden only work with Holden from 1999-2012.

Q: Can GM Tech2 work diagnose 2005 GMC – Sierra 1500 truck?
A: Want to use our GM tech2 to diagnose truck, you need to buy an additional truck adapter, because our GM tech is compatible with truck,
but only packed with the car adapter.

About Language

Q: Is there Spanish for GM tech 2?
A: No, GM tech 2 is only English available.

About Function

Q: Does GM tech2 support coding?
A: Yes, it does, but you need to buy an additional TIS2000, TIS2000 support cars programming until 2007 year.

Q: Can TECH 2 support key coding and electronic control unit programming for all OPEL and Isuzu?

A: Tech 2 Scanner can’t support key programming; as for electronic control unit programming, you need to additionally buy a GM TECH 2 and a TIS2000,
but TIS2000 only support GM and Opel, not support Isuzu.

Q: GM TECH2 support airbag reset? If not, please recommend me another one tool, my car is Chevrolet Tahoe 2007 year.
A: Yes, GM TECH2 support airbag reset for Chevrolet Tahoe 2007 year.
Q: Does GM TECH2 support reading Car VIN number? How to read?
A: Yes, it does. After selecting the car model, enter function menu, and you will find the VIN number reading option.

Q: I`m interested in the GM Tech2 Diagnostic Tool and I would like to know which diagnostic functions that tool has for a Hummer H3.
I have problems with the windshield wipers, the tire pressure control system and the cruise control. Is that tool able to read the trouble
codes and to read some parameters regarding those controllers?
A: GM TECH2 contains Hummer H2 H3 software (from 2007 to 2010 year), so Tech2 is able to diagnose Hummer H3 2007-2010 year.
As for reading parameters regarding those controllers, it is theoretically compatible, advice you have a try.

Q: Can GM Tech2 send commands to the various modules and is it able to do diagnostics on a climate control programmer?
To what year is the scanner effective? I own a 1997 Cadillac DeVille and a 2001 Chevrolet Venture.
A: Yes, you can use GM TECH2 to diagnose climate control programmer, when it has communication GM Tech2 can send commands to the modules.

About after-sales questions and answers

Q: I bought one GM TECH2 and the TIS2000 software can’t be installed and no identification, what’s the problem?
A: If the TIS2000 you are trying to install is contained in the GM TECH2 software, then it is useless to install TIS2000 software.
To program electronic control unit, I advice you buy an extra TIS2000 to work with GM tech2.

Q: After receiving GM TECH2, I got some errors.
A: If it is Blue screen, just replace the Blue Screen Chip. If it is not the problem of Blue screen, please send us the self-test report to
check where the problem is; have no idea on how to operate self test? Refer the self-test manual at GM TECH2 “technical support /service”.

Q: GM TECH2 one button doesn’t work how to fix?
A: If you have new version GM tech2, there are two ways to solve: 1) we send you a new button to replace; 2) please send back to repair.
If you have old version GM tech2 installed with the newest software, the button maybe won’t work.

Q: When I use Tech2 Scan Tool for the second times, the tool starts to smoke, and my car voltage become 14V from 12V, what’s the matter?
A: Please follow the correct operation steps: before diagnosing, turn on the ignition and then connect the GM TECH2 with the car,
when the car starts you’d better test the voltage, because during this process a part of cars’ voltage will reach up to 24V or more,
especially the car which has a poor contact of electrical ground.

The ATEQ VT55 OBDII TPMS DecoderActivator Reprograms Asian And European Vehicles

ATEQ Corporation introduces another innovative product that will make professional TPMS service quick and easy.

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For vehicles requiring an OBDII relearn, ATEQ’s VT55 OBDII kit includes a universal OBD connector which interfaces with the vehicle’s ECU via CAN bus or K-line. Service technicians only have to select the make of the vehicle, trigger the tire sensors and transfer the IDs, says the company.

In addition to all U.S.-manufactured vehicles, the ATEQ VT55 OBDII reprograms Asian or European vehicles (including Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Subaru, etc.), which do not feature a TPMS “learn mode.” It’s just that easy and fast to accurately activate and decode TPMS sensors, and display data or any sensor faults.

Training is not needed as the entire step-by-step process is displayed on the large, easy-to-read screen. Even the newest technician can use the VT55 OBDII Kit right out of the box.

The ATEQ VT55 is a continuously evolving tool thanks to software updates adding functionality, features and user-friendliness while keeping the same hardware. There’s no need to buy a new tool because there are new sensors on the market or new features available.

Everything needed to get started and complete service is included in a convenient, heavy-duty case: the VT 55 OBDII tool, USB cables, PC Driver, software and instruction booklet.

ATEQ VT55 Specifications:
● Power Supply: Li-Ion rechargeable batteries with charger featuring low battery status.
● Displays: Depending on the information transmitted by the sensor, the VT55 will display sensor ID, pressure, battery state, temperature and accelerometer information.
● Indicators: LEDs: low battery, transmission, PASS and FAIL. Buzzer.
● Radio Reception: 2 frequencies: 315 MHz and 433.92 MHz. The VT55 can also test a RF Remote Keyless Entry system.
● Weight: 250 g (8.82 ounces).
● Size (HxWxD): 150 (5.91″) x 80 (3.15″) x 25 (0.98″)
● Connectivity: USB port with included USB cable, PC driver and software.
● New Sensor Upgrades: Free for one year.

For more information about ATEQ TPMS tools, contact Eri Muca at sales@obd2tool.com or visit www.obd2tool.com.

ATEQ VT55 OBDII TPMS Reset Activation Programmer ToolBlow Out Sale

VT55 OBDII TPMS diagnostic tool from Obd2tool.com. The best way to turn the tire warning light OFF ! On top of the US manufactured vehicles, the ATEQ’s VT55 OBDII reprograms Asian or European vehicles (including Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi, etc) which do not feature a TPMS self reprogramming software.VT55 OBDII  kit includes a universal OBD connector which connects to the vehicle ECU via CANbus and K-line.

Tecnicians only need to select the make of the vehicle and press the START button. It is that easy and fast to accurately activate and decode TPMS sensors and display their data or any faults they may have.

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1.Blow Out Sale! Normally $1199!!* Displays: Depending on the information transmitted by the sensor, it will display sensor ID, pressure, battery state, temperature and accelerometer information.

2.Indicators: LEDs: low battery, transmision, PASS and FAIL. Buzzer.

3.Connectivity: USB port with included USB cable, PC driver and software.
Power Supply: Powered with Li-Ion rechargeable batteries with charger – low battery status

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Product description:

*Get your hands on a brand new Professional Diagnostic Tool VT55 kit at a Never Before Seen price* If you miss this, you WILL kick yourself! Includes: VT55 Tool Molded Case OBDII Tool and cable Magnet CD ATEQ’s VT55 OBDII TPMS decoder / activator The best way to turn the tire warning light OFF! In addition to US manufactured vehicles, the ATEQ VT55 OBDII reprograms Asian and European vehicles including Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Subaru etc, which do not feature a TPMS “learn mode”.

Dealing with the frozen windshield washer fluids

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Windshield washer fluid is blue colored. It contains an anti-freeze to prevent it from freezing in cold weather. According to some professional car mechanics, the blue colored windshield washer fluid sitting in the bottle could have a fair amount of water mixed in.
First of all many windshield washer fluids only protect to a few degrees below freezing. Often this is the $.99 cheap stuff that you might find at your local big-box retailer. Heavy duty fluids can cost a few dollars more but if you live in a cold environment this could be money well spent. When you take your vehicle in for an oil change and the shop is responsible for topping off the fluids all too often they stretch the cheap and weak windshield washer anti freeze by adding water to it. It still looks blue but doesn’t have the protection from freezing like when it was full strength.

We all want washer fluid too squirt out when we hit the Obd2 scan tool. Sometimes this is really important so that we can see out. Another bad side effect from the fluid freezing up is damage to the windshield washer system. When water freezes it expands a lot. Most of the system that distributes the water across a windshield is made of plastic and rubber. These items can be damaged when the water freezes and expands.

Fixing frozen windshield washers
The first thing we do is to get rid of the old fluid and install fresh stuff at full strength. There are several ways of accomplishing this. You can even go nuts and install a fluid heater (available below) a must for Alaska residents. Here’s how I do it. I have a hot air blower that I can plug-in and focus on the windshield washer bottle and hoses. The hot air circulates around the frozen fluid and eventually it will be defrosted.

There are other ways to thaw out this fluid such as using a heating pad that you stuff in and around the reservoir bottle. Heat rises so the lower you can get the warmth the better you are because it will radiate upwards. Once the fluid is completely defrosted you should be able to operate the washers and get the warmer fluid up into the lines eventually this will clear the ice. You want to operate the washers for only a few seconds or a minute. Running the pump against the frozen ice for several minutes could actually damage the pump itself. Give it a few seconds to rest in between activating the system.

An even better way to handle this situation is to remove the reservoir bottle from the vehicle and take it inside the house and put it near a heater vent. You can place it in a bucket or pan so you don’t get water all over the house. The problem with this is some vehicles make it really hard to remove the reservoir.

Some cars and trucks it’s a simple matter of removing a couple of 10 mm bolts and it comes right out, so this will depend on your make and model. If you’re able to remove the bottle you can also flush it in hot water and this will only take a few minutes to completely melt all the ice.

If the bottle is easy to install and remove you can fill the bottle with piping hot water and use this to flush the ice out of the lines and nozzles. You can then remove the bottle again completely drain it and fill it with full strength windshield washer anti freeze. In the end the trick is to first melt the frozen fluid and then get rid of all of it to be replaced with the real stuff at full strength.
Testing the washer or system

Many windshield washer problems were caused by restrictions in the fluid lines or nozzles. This can be caused by ice that we have been discussing throughout this article but it can also be caused by debris and dirt that finds its way into the washer bottle. To check for restrictions you can remove the hoses from the pump and operate the system. If the pump ejects a stream of washer fluid than the fault is further forward in the delivery system.

You can reconnect the lines to the pump and disconnect the rubber hoses at the next juncture. When you get to a location where the fluid does not come out the problem is before where the hose was disconnected. I have seen mechanics use compressed air to diagnose the system and it really doesn’t work well because shop air can be at 90 PSI whereas the wash system is designed to run on low pressures such as 3 to 10 PSI. Not only can you damage the hoses with compressed air but they will usually blow off at the plastic connections and this won’t help find the clog.

The only thing we haven’t covered yet is the windshield washer pump itself. If you disconnect the rubber lines from the pump and you operate the switch and you hear it run yet not fluid comes out the pump could be bad. It might also be clogged. You can remove the pump from the fluid reservoir or wherever it’s located to perform a closer inspection. If you hear it run and no fluid comes out at least you know that the electrical part of the system is functioning properly as in you have a good power and ground. The Car ECU Programmer pumps themselves are not expensive and you may elect to replace it and retest.
I hope you found this article helpful and that you take a minute to share it with your friends or family that might also have a problem with frozen windshield washers. There is nothing worse than driving down the highway after a snowstorm and having that gray mixture of muddy water, snow, salt, and whatever else your County throws on the roadways kicked up onto your windshield and not being able to wash it clean so you can see. I’m working on another article about other problems in this system. You can head back to the Auto ECU Programmer homepage to see if it’s up yet.

How does an OBD 2 connector work

The introduction of the use of the on board diagnostic scans OBD II Scanner had only one primary purpose of regulating the amount of emissions coming into the atmosphere. The problem was so serious because of the prevalence of some fault ridden cars on the road
How does an OBD 2 connector work

the OBD 2 scan tool provision of possible vehicle fault solutions

However, with time, the purpose of the on board diagnostics has drastically changed and the second generation scan tools known as the OBD 2 has been a classic case. The OBD 2 is not so much different from its counterpart which preceded it as the OBD 1.

Like in most cases of the on board diagnostics, the tools are made into two categories which are the scan tools and the readers. The OBD 2 scanner and reader are no different as they serve the primary purpose of getting to the root cause of the vehicle fault.

What has come out in the recent past with the universal application rule on the diagnostic tool manufacture, which made the OBD connector tools to be universal in nature, is the increase of coverage in terms of areas it reads

The scope of work of the Professional Diagnostic Tool has also increased. In fact, the tools are now enabled to work in areas including the provision of possible vehicle fault solutions.
Where is the connector found?

The OBD connector is an area within your car engine system which allows for the connection and reading of the eventual data by the OBD scan tool user. In the old car versions, it was placed somewhere on the car dashboard. However, in the modern car, the OBD 2 connector is found below the drivers’ seat.
the OBD 2 connector

the OBD 2 connector is found below the drivers’ seat

Of note is that the OBD connector of modern times is not the removable type and may be made to be part and parcel of the car operation system some are made into small computer chips with large capacities and installed on the car engine computer motherboard.

These installed devices may be called data logging devices and are important in keeping the air safe as well as keeping the user safe from the law and harm. The technological advancement in itself has made the development of OBD 2 connectors the in-thing which requires very little space and is quite convenient to the user.

This is in itself making the OBD 2 connector of the modern time hands free device with no need for the user to connect to the engine at all the times. It is additionally worth noting that this is the brain behind the majority of Bluetooth and wireless OBD 2 devices which are gracing the market today.
The fault code system

The on board diagnostics is a complex phenomena which is shrouded in the use of codes. These codes are divided as the manufacturer specific and the generic codes. The manufacturer specific codes as you will notice are found in specific car brands which would call for use of diverse OBD 2 device if you happen to have many cars.

This problem was what the new generation scan tool regulation came to solve in one single swoop with the introduction f the Auto code reader. In this respect, the ability of the scan tool to display the codes is one step aimed at getting to the problem. Depending on the fault, the codes run into millions.
Importance of the OBD 2 connectors

The legal provision and the overall use of the onboard diagnostics (OBD 2) in itself have shown how the devices are important. Some of the areas which have been seen to matter in its working are;

The measurements, regulation and protection of fuel misuse through the fuel economy interface.
The connectors are an important aspect in car safety and use
It is an environmental protection tool as can be seen with the environmental protection agency (EPA) regulations.
Its use enables the car users to be legally abiding citizens as it is regulated and a must have on cars made from 1996 onwards in the United States.

How the connector works

When the OBD 2 tool is connected to the car data connection port, which is the point of connecting it below the seat, it may be powered directly from the engine or be switched on from its own source.

The connection is usually established by dialing the dialing pads and the user either downloads the tool software if it had not been used with the car engine computer. However, the Bluetooth connectors would work by establishing this connection remotely
How the connector works

the OBD 2 connector is simply the tool itself including its accessories

Apart from the other areas, the connector has 16 pin USB connections with each meant to have a connection t different car engine areas. The power connection is one of these. The uniqueness of the pins is that they are color coded for differentiation purposes

The connector with its diverse features is enabled with a system of establishing the car engine trouble codes. The presence of the trouble codes alone initiate the switch on of what we call the car engine illumination light (MIL) or just the check engine light.

These are the codes which we had looked at. The trouble codes are diverse in number and the user may be required to interpret the meaning of each of the codes. Some of the connectors like the wireless Bluetooth ones have the capacity of giving the interpretation of each code making their use quite interesting.

The operation of the OBD 2 connector is a complex affair in itself. It is in some cases enabled to provide the solutions and then give the car user the desired feedback whether the car is now in good condition with the switching off of the check engine light.

In a nutshell, the OBD 2 connector is simply the tool itself including its accessories. In most instances, the presence of the car computer, a USB cable for ease of connection and a power source are some of the primary requirements in any OBD 2 connector use.

Some of the OBD 2 connectors are found to have the convenience of using the batteries while others rely on the car power system. It is against that backdrop that you will encounter as a user the diverse areas where some devices are called standalone devices.
Conclusion

The areas in which the OBD 2 connector covers are wide and may not be covered at once. It is an integral part of the car engine with most of the tools bought over the counter depending on the taste of whoever is going to use it.

What remains clear is that the operations of the Launch X431 is a unique one which is bound to change as the innovations continue to role. Newer connectors are likely to be enabled to get more readings from the car system and enable the car use have more enjoyable safe rides. Have yours to see how it works!