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Foxwell Code Readers
Updated December 6, 2022
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FOXWELL Car Scanner NT604 Elite OBD2 Scanner ABS SRS Transmission, Check Engine Code Reader,Diagnostic Scan Tool with SRS Airbag Scanner,Car Diagnostic Scanner for Cars
🔔【Easy to Use--Work out of box】+【FOXWELL 2022 New Version】 FOXWELL NT604 Elite scan tool is the 2022 new version from FOXWELL, which is designed for those car owners who want to figure out the cause issue before fixing the car problem via scanning the most common systems like abs srs engine and transmission.The NT604 Elite diagnostic tool comes with latest software, which can be used out of box. No need to waste time to download the software first.
🍎【Affordable】+【Reliable Car Health Monitor】 Will you be confused what happen when the warning light of abs/srs/transmission/check engine flashes? Instead of taking your cars to dealership, this foxwell scanner will help you do a thorough scanning and detection for your lovely cars and pinpoint the problem for you, which saves time and money for you. It will turn off the warning light for you after you fix the problem, making you to know more about your cars and do your own repair.
🥑【2 in 1 Diagnostic Scanner】Compared with those auto scanners (50-100 USD), NT604 Elite code scanner not only includes their OBDII diagnosis but also it can be an abs/srs scanner, transmission and check engine code reader. When it’s an odb2 scanner, you can use it to check if your car is ready for annual emission test through I/M readiness menu. In addition, live data stream, built-in DTC library, data play back and print, all these features are a big plus for it.
🍓【Fantastic AUTOVIN】+【No extra software fee】Through the AUTOVIN menu, this NT604 Elite car scanner allows you to get your VIN and vehicle info rapidly, no need to take time to find your VIN and input one by one. What's more, the NT604 Elite abs srs scanner supports 60+ car makes from worldwide (America/Asia/Europe). You don’t need to pay extra software fee.
9.6
JunkieScore
20% OFF
3
(Upgraded NT301) FOXWELL NT301 Plus OBD2 Scanner Battery Tester 2 in 1 Code Reader Scan Tool,12V 100-2000 CCA Battery Charging Cranking Test,Check Engine EVAP Smog Test Live Data Diagnostic Tool
🔸【Upgraded FOXWELL NT301 OBD2, the Latest Enhanced DIY Tool】A 2 in 1 code reader with 12V battery tester. Covering all functions of NT301 OBDII: ✅OBDII /EOBD troubleshooting ✅One-click I/M Readiness - helps you pass smog check 🚩 NT301 plus adds 12V battery analyzer, Regular Flooded, AGM, and gel battery testing, tests starting(cranking) and charging system, which provides a quick, easy and affordable solution for technicians and DIY users.
🔸【Help Identify Failing Battery】1️⃣Battery health test - tell if the battery is in good working condition, helps you avoid battery damage from unnecessary recharges; 2️⃣Charging system test - check if the generator/rectifier diode/charging current is normal?3️⃣Starting(Cranking) system test - check if the starter motor is working properly? 4️⃣Detect faults/bad cells - tell if the batteries die? 5️⃣Read battery voltage - check if the engine not igniting normally due to the battery?
🔸【More Accurate Automotive Battery Tester】This foxwell battery tester can check battery condition( such as volts, measured value, soc, soh and res) and multiple rating systems - CCA, CA, MCA, JIS, DIN, IEC, EN, SEA, including regular flooded, AGM flat plate, AGM spiral and GEL batteries. Higher flex wires(cables) and clamps that do flex very well and hold their shape for you to perfect position it, and they won't crack in the cold weather. 📣NOTE: Don't support alternator load test.
🔸【One-Click I/M Readiness, A Must Tool for Smog Check】Do you want to pass vehicle smog inspection by checking for emission readiness? The obd car scanner features with I/M key can get emission readiness status, trouble codes with just one single click, to check if all monitors are OK or N/A. Features with colored LED(Green-Yellow-Red) and build-in beeper provide both visual and audible reminders for emission check and DTCs.
Weight
1 lbs
Color
NT301 Plus obd scanner
9.5
JunkieScore
31% OFF
4
FOXWELL OBD2 Scanner NT630 Plus ABS Auto Bleed Scan Tool AirBag Scanner with Bidirectional Control, SRS ABS Brake Code Reader Car Diagnostic Tool for VSA Airbag Light Reset & SAS Calibration
Warranty1
🥇【COMPLETE ABS AIRBAG SRS SCANNER】1️⃣ABS SRS Airbag Scan Tool: Weak brake pad, Bad wheel speed sensor & error codes diagnosis; 2️⃣Sensor Reset Tool: Calibrate SAS ABS SRS Airbag Sensors after maintenance; 3️⃣Bidirectional Scan Tool: Activate and command ABS/SRS/Airbag components. 4️⃣Powerful OBD2 Scanners: S-M-O-G check, E-mission Status & Gas-Cap issue diagnosis for 12v vehicles after 1996. 👉TIPS: The abs scanner can NOT clear airbag crash data/collision data. NOT support programming/coding.
🎃【TOP ABS BLEEDER SCAN TOOL】The air will get inside when replace components such as calipers, wheel cylinders, the master cylinder, brake lines or hoses. This abs auto bleed scan tool will help bleed the brake, cycling the pump and valves to get a firm brake pedal and keep a safety driving on the road. Own a foxwell obd2 scanner with abs auto bleed function is so valuable instead high cost from the dealships. 👉Note: Only works on the vehicles have auto abs bleeding.
🚦【ALL FUNCTIONS FOR ABS VSA SRS AIRBAG】Do more for ABS VSA SRS Airbag system not just reading/clearing codes like other scan tools do. The abs scanner airbag code reader is born to solve issues when the warning light(MIL) was on. Diagnoses, pin-points the problem down and tells you which sensor was bad that caused the problem, no need to replace one by one. NT630 plus will reset/calibrate the new sensor after replacement. Finally turning off the warning lights and keeping all to running well.
👍【ABS SRS BIDIRECTIONAL SCAN TOOL, PAYS FOR ITSELF AFTER ONE USE】The abs code reader scan tool allows you to control the ABS/Airbag system and components to test which part was bad, including Auto Bleed Test/ Setup SDM Serial Number/ ABS Manual Control Tests/ ABS Motor Test/ ABS Version Test/ Actuator Tests, etc. To make sure the abs scanner tool will run more smoothly, please confirm if the NT630 plus will cover your vehicle before purchase via Amazon messages.
Weight
2 lbs
Color
NT630Plus English/Spanish
9.3
JunkieScore
11% OFF
5
(Upgraded NT604) FOXWELL NT614 Elite OBD2 Scanner - ABS SRS Transmission Check Engine Code Reader EPB Oil Light Reset Scan Tool, Airbag Car Diagnostic Scanner, Auto VIN, Live Data, Smog Test
Warranty12-month
✅【Upgraded of NT604 Elite/FX2000/CRP123】+【Worth the $$$$$】Only need 100+ dollars!1️⃣Covers all the functions of these auto scanner: Not only a engine scanner, abs srs code reader, obd2 scanner transmission to check & turn off warning light for 4 systems, but also do dialy maintenance: Electronic Parking Brake Tool and Oil Light Reset.2️⃣Full OBD2 Mode for all cars after 1996.3️⃣Coverage 99% vehicles, live data, AutoVIN Scan and ect. Lifetime free update and don't pay to extra.
💵【4 In 1 Diagnostic Scanner, Fit Your Needs Perfectly, Save Time & Money】Compared with 1/2/3 system scanner, NT614 Elite ob2 scanner is Engine Transmission ABS SRS scan tool, having the foxwell scanner to know why the lights of 4 system are keeping on, before taking your car to the mechanic, you can go armed with knowing the possible problems, and the range of how much you could probably spend for the repair(s). After got it fixed, reset/cleared fault codes and turned off the warning light.
👍【EPB Service Tool & Oil Light Reset, Great Value for you】Unlike other 4 system car computer code reader, nt614 elite car code reader ​will guide you through simple maintenance fixes which you can do Oil Light Reset and Electric Parking Brake(EPB) service yourself. ALL diagnostic data can be record and you can print report. Even if you are a beginner, you can do basic maintenance on your own.
👍【Scan Tool OBD2 Live Data】The obd2 scanner diagnostic tool ​merges PID graphs for easy and intuitive diagnosis. The parameter of Engine speed, reference voltage, start signal, engine load, engine running time, vehicle speed, battery voltage, electrical load switch, gas distribution, fuel injection, ignition, auxiliary, transmission temperature, engine coolant temperature, etc will be shown in live data.
Weight
2 lbs
Color
Transmission Airbag ABS Engine EPB Oil Light Tool
9.2
JunkieScore
7
Honda Acura All Systems All Maintenance Service Bidirectional Diagnostic Scan Tool FOXWELL NT510 Elite OBD2 Scanner Automotive Code Reader ABS Bleed SRS Airbag SAS TPMS TPS EPB Oil Reset CKP Relearn
🎅【ALL SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS FOR HONDA ACURA】Honda Acura Car Diagnostic Scan Tool Foxwell NT510 Elite is capable of diagnosing all available electronic systems such as ABS, SRS, SAS, Transmission, EPS, Auto Bleed, TPMS, DPF, EPB, Oil Reset, HVAC, Keyless Entry, Honda Smart Package, LKAS Control, etc. Help you diagnose and calibrate your vehicle's faults. 👊No more dealership and SAVE thousand of dollars on your car's maintenance.👊
🎅【ADVANCED MAINTENANCE SERVICE FEATURES FOR HONDA ACURA】This obd2 automotive scan tool supports body, chassis, powertrain and other control modules check, and performs coding/programming, such as add/delete keys, reset oil reminder and service lights, deactivate parking brake for brake change, reset throttle position sensor, regenerate diesel particulate filter, replace battery, crankshaft sensor relearn, key fob programming, etc.
🎅【OFFER OBD FULL 10 MODES】This professional auto scanner diagnostic tool not only can do maintenance service resets on Honda Acura, but also can work on OBDII system: reads and clears codes, turns off MILs, requests and records live sensor data(supports 2 PIDs graphing and numerous live PIDs in text) and freeze frame, etc. What's more! Full OBDII 10 Modes are not limitted to Honda Acura vehicles, you can also test it on other brand vehicles, such as BMW, Mercedes-benz, GM, Porsche, Toyota, etc.
🎅【BEST DIYER DIAGNOSTIC TOOL】NT510 Elite code reader for Honda (from 1996-2022) is surely the best scanner for DIYers. 🎈Bidirectional Operation, Active Test, Key Programming🎈 and many other service reset all in this scan tool. Moreover, if you have another vehicle make need to be tested, instead of buying another scanner, just pay $60-$80 to add one more on your NT510Elite. (📢: Compatibility varies under different car conditions, please provide us with your car's detailed info before adding)
Weight
1 lbs
Color
NT510 Elite for Honda Acura
8.9
JunkieScore
8
Chrysler Jeep Dodge OBD2 Scanner, All System All Maintannace Bidirectional Diagnostic Scan Tool FOXWELL NT510 Elite Code Reader ABS SRS Battery Registeration TPMS EPB DPF Oil Light Reset Over 30
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📣【PURCHASE NOTE】1️⃣ The ALL SYSTEM diagnose and special maintenance reset services are only supported for Chrysler. 2️⃣NOTE: The compatibility will vary from different years and models. If you encounter incompatibility issues, kindly provide your vehicle info , the issue is likely to be fixed via software or hardware upgrade. 3️⃣If if you choose to return it, please kindly mark it unsellable to avoid an used one is resold again to other customers. Appreciate very much!
🚦【Spend Less Time&Money to Scan All Control Modules】 The 2022 new version of NT510 Elite Chrysler, this obd2 scanners is exclusively for Chrysler Jeep Dodge which is capable of reading and clearing trouble codes of all major systems, including engine, airbag, transmission, ABS, SAS, TPMS, ect. Allows to turn off MIL, and also perform self-diagnosis before vehicle inspection to show car running dada and I/M readiness status. Refuse to the annual inspection failure.
🚦【Specially Designed for Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Powerful Maintenance Services】The scan tool can works on the latest 2021/2022 Chrysler models, which provides control service interval reset, brake deactivation, ABS module activation,battery registration,oil light reset, traction and throttle body adjustment,DPF regeneration, troubleshoot the A/C,CBS condition-based service reset and ect. SAVING THOUSANDS FROM DEALSHIPS
Color
NT510 Elite Chrysler Scanner
8.6
JunkieScore
9
FOXWELL NT809BT BiDirectional Scan Tool Bluetooth, 3-Year Free Update 2022 Wireless All System Code Reader Car Diagnostic Tool, 30+Reset OBD2 Scanner FCA AutoAuth/CANFD/DOIP/ABS Bleed/Upgrade of NT809
Warranty1 Year
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🔥【2022 MOST Worth Buying Top-Level Diagnostic Scanner】Foxwell NT809BT Car Scanner equipped with a Bluetooth VCI Dongle (Valued $120)to enable wireless diagnosis, which using newest BT technology to make data transmission more stable and no delay✅Functional Bi-Directional Control✅30+ Services saving ton of maintenance cost✅Full Systems Diagnostic to point out your problems soon✅Powerful Compatibility, Cover 108+Brands Cars, Support CAN-FD/CAN/KWP/DOIP Protocol, FCA Autoauth.
🔥【Foxwell Most Affordable Tablet Auto Scanner】☑️NT809BT Car Diagnostic Scanner for All Cars Equipped with high performance Android 9.0 System, bright 7" all touchscreen and Intuitive interface☑️One-click WiFi Update, 3-Year Free Update($400 WORTH)☑️Built-in browser, No-IP Restriction☑️Auto VIN&Scan☑️As Comprehensive Upgrade Version of FOXWELL NT809/NT624/NT726/NT630, to greatly enhance the user experience and offer you a faster, more accuracy, and smooth diagnostic process.
🚒【Worth $400+ BI-DIRECTIONAL CONTROL】Active Test is capable of sending and receiving information to and from your car's different components, which help you to pull the data needed to see what's wrong and command it to perform particular tests, like lock/unlock a single door, roll a single window, turn off/on light. It is great for narrowing down and pinpointing accurately the problems.
Weight
3 lbs
Color
foxwell nt809bt code reader obd2 scanner
8.5
JunkieScore
10
BMW All Systems All Maintenance Service Scanner FOXWELL NT510 Elite Automotive Obd2 Code Reader Bidirectional Diagnostic Scan Tool with ABS Bleed SRS EPB SAS TPS Active Test Battery Registration
Warranty24 Months
🎅 ALL FUNCTIONS IN YOUR HAND: This bmw scanner is capable of reading and clearing trouble codes of all major systems, including engine, airbag, transmission, ABS, SAS, EPB, DPF, DISA, DSC, SZL, TPMS, and supports body, chassis, powertrain and all control modules check. As a professional diagnostic scan tool for bmw full systems, nt510 elite codes reader is also a universal OBD code reader for checking engine light, reading and erasing codes on all brands cars' OBD system.
🎄 ADVANCED FEATURES FOR BMW: Reset control service interval, deactive brake, active ABS, register battery(🚩the same type&capacity), abs bleeding, reset oil light service/engage points for transfer case, idle speed adjustment, traction/throttle body adjustment, troubleshoot A/C, reset condition-based service, turn up brightness of lights, activate alarm/dvd are just a few of special functions the bmw diagnostic scanner provides. One nt510elite code reader is enough for professional diagnosis.
🎁 BI-DIRECTIONAL/ACTIVE TEST OPERATION: NT510 elite scanner for bmw allows you to temporarily activate or control a vehicle system or component for active test, provides accurate data results about troubleshoot and diagnostic problems. With this code reader, electronic components check, such as switches, sensors, relays, actuators are made a simple task. It also allows you to recalibrate, adapt or configure certain components after making repairs or replacement.
🎅 HIGH EFFICIENCY, RELIABLE QUALITY, LONG SERVICE LIFE: Ergonomic design and ruggedly built are for both shop and road tests, you’ll fall in love instantly with the obdii diagnostic tool. Perfect for allowing diagnostic tests inside or outside of the car, and the clear menu makes it easy to operate. Comes with BMW software, and you can use the auto diagnostic tool directly out of the box(register need only before update). Playback and data print are also available.
Weight
1 Kilograms
Color
foxwell
8.4
JunkieScore

Simple OBD2 Scanner Buying Guide

Author Ann M
Published on October 19, 2022
by Ann M

This guide will cover Onboard Diagnostic Scanners (OBD2) and why this affordable and invaluable tool should be as ubiquitous as a spare tire for nearly all vehicle owners. Every domestic or imported vehicle manufactured since 1996 is mandated to be equipped with a data port located near the driver’s seat. In the years prior to 1996, domestically sold vehicles weren’t required to feature these data ports. If you own a Ford, GM, Chrysler, or Toyota from the 1980s-1995, there is a scanner that is adaptable to OBD1 technology. More on that later.

Most drivers, when the inevitable check engine or oil change light pops-up, will race towards the nearest mechanic shop or dealer service center and begrudgingly shell-out $249 for a vehicle diagnostic check.

The price of OBD scanners has dropped precipitously in recent years, which means that they are no longer cost-prohibitive. Even if you are a neophyte to car repairs, you can’t afford to not feature one of these devices in your arsenal. It should be noted that major auto parts retailers will OBD scan your vehicle and provide you with codes free of charge, or let you borrow their scanner.

Next, I will outline the benefits of owning an OBD scanner, even if you aren’t mechanically inclined.

Benefits of Owning an OBD2 Scanner

- At a typical cost starting at $30, these devices are affordable, and will pay for themselves if they save you even one trip to the shop.
- Erase error codes and turn off oil change lights in your driveway.
- In-depth diagnostic information of all major systems of your vehicle, including predictive repairs.
- Spot-check the integrity and honesty of your mechanic.
- Avoid costly, unnecessary repairs.
- Diagnose and repair basic issues yourself without the need for expensive technicians.

Like most consumer electronics, selecting the right make and model can be a daunting task. In the next section, I will cover the basic differences between the types of OBD scanners and the features you should focus on.

Types & Features of OBD2 Scanners

Entry-level, or handheld scanners are hardwired, which means that you attach a cable adapter to the data port in your vehicle which transmits a wired signal to the device. The information they provide is basic, like typical error codes. You will be relegated to cross-referencing these codes to Google. Their scope is more narrow than the more expensive OBDs. Most of the entry-level models will not facilitate the removal of error lights, and provide only the most basic of diagnostic information.

Inexpensive OBDs are simply code readers, and more elaborate ones are scan tools. For the typical car owner seeking to audit their mechanic or assess and address a basic issue, a code reader is likely adequate. For more advanced diagnostics and car repairs, a scan tool is probably the answer. All scan tools are code readers, but not all code readers are scan tools.

Also available at the entry price level are dongle-style tools that plug into your data port and transmit all pertinent vehicle data to a number of different apps. They do not have wires, a keyboard, or a screen like handheld units.

At the top of the price range are the wireless OBDs, which transmit their data on-screen or via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to a customized app. These devices provide the most in-depth diagnostics, parts recommendations, service updates (like recalls), thorough vehicular systems evaluations, and repair instructions. They will also turn your check engine or oil change light off. They can even evaluate the health of your battery, and offer predictive information if a system is bound for maintenance or repair. They have the traditional keyboard and screen, but also work through diagnostic apps.

It’s important to cross-reference your vehicle with the model of scanner you are considering purchasing. Not all devices work with every make and model of cars.

If you are simply wanting to diagnose your check engine light, the less-expensive code readers will suffice. If you plan on tackling a portion of your ongoing maintenance and repairs and are fairly mechanically-adept, spring for one of the more elaborate scanning models.

The differences in scanners can be subtle, so scour the reviews to make an informed buying decision. In the next section, I’ll provide you with a few of the top-rated devices, their prices, and key features.

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