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Updated December 2, 2022
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LAUNCH OBD2 Scanner, 2022 Elite CRP129E Diagnostics Scan Tool, ABS/SRS/TCM/Engine Code Reader, 8 Reset Service, Oil/EPB/TPMS/SAS/DPF/BMS/Throttle Reset, Injector Coding, Auto Vin,Lifetime Free Upgrade
Warranty5 Years Warranty
🎁【Free TPMS Activation Tool】: Just click "Extra Savings" under price and add both to your cart to get a FREE TPMS Activation Tool which works for GM cars. Limited quantity. First come, First served. 👍We are proud to tell that LAUNCH CRP129E has been recommended as the "Best Overall OBD2 scanner" by Amazon editors, and also highly recommended by YouTube machinists. Lifetime Free WiFi Upgrade. 5 Years Warranty. Any problem, please reach us via 📩 kingbolen05@hotmail.com.
🔥【2022 Elite Version, Add More Functions,No Extra Software Fee】Update version of CRP123/CRP123E, LAUNCH CRP129E obd2 scanner with 4 systems diagnostic, 8 reset service, fast android 7.0 OS, 5”HD 720P touchscreen, 16G RAM, 6100mAh battery, battery voltage test,Auto VIN, full obd2 functions,DTC library,live data graphing, record & playback, and automatic generate diagnostic health report, printable via email shareing. One-Click WiFi Update makes you can use the newest software all time for free.
👍【4 Systems Diagnostic Tool】+【Full OBDII Functions】With this scanner automotriz, even beginners can use it to read the fault codes of Engine/ABS/Airbag/Transmission, find the right troubleshooting procedure. After repairing, it can even clear the fault code and turn off the annoying warning light. Diagnose with full 10 OBD2 test modes to fix most of emission issues, keep your engine in good condition and avoid being fined before the annual car inspection.
👍【8 Reset Service Car Scanner】+【Battery Voltage Test】📢We listen to lots of advice and needs from our customers and newly add 3 service functions in Oct. 2022, without any fee. The 3 new service: Injector Coding, Battery Registration, DPF Regen. The other 5 hot service: Oil/ TPMS/ Brake Reset,Throttle Adaptation,Steering Angle Calibration. 8 Service maintain your vehicle system safely and efficiently. Graphing the battery voltage to real-time monitoring, determine battery's health status.
9.6
JunkieScore
3
2022 Newest Elite LAUNCH CRP123E OBD2 Scanner - ENG/ABS/SRS/AT Diagnostic Scan Tool with Oil/Throttle Reset/SAS Reset,Battery Test,AutoVIN,5"Touchscreen WiFi Free Update,Car Code Reader for All Cars
Warranty5 Years Warranty
🔔【Oil/SAS/Throttle Reset】Significant benefits!! ☑️With the same cost, since October 2022, Add New 3 reset functions. Launch CRP123E code reader car diagnostic tool with reset including Oil /SAS/Throttle Reset to maintain your vehicle systems safely and efficiently. One-Click "Upgrade" operation to obtain 3 special reset functions.
🎉【2022 New Elite Version, Upgraded Of FOXWELL Car Scanner NT604 Elite/ANCEL FX2000/CRP123】 LAUNCH CRP123E obd2 scanner can check ABS/SRS/AT/ENG systems & 10 OBD2 modes, read and clear fault codes,💡Online Google Search, 4 IN 1 Graphing ,Stores and playbacks dynamic data stream, helps to quick analysis and diagnosis. what's more, you can generate a vehicle health report by one-click and share to your email via Wifi which can help avoid blind maintenance, offer solution, save time and money.
☑️【ABS/SRS/Engine/Transmission Diagnostic Tool +Battery Voltage Test& AUTOVIN】Wi-Fi one click update +Battery Voltage Test +Auto Vin+Record History; One-click wifi update and free for fixing more bugs; Realtime battery voltage graphing helps to Judge the state of the battery; Auto Vin, facilitate accurate diagnosis and provide useful information; Save the historical diagnosis report, replay the data flow, and provide you with useful parameters to prevent unnecessary repair
🔔【One to one Technical feedback and support】 Base on cloud server of launch,the “feedback function” can get the professional guidance of Launch Engineer.An excellent choice for family car owners. No extra paid updates, keep your diagnostic software updated and coverage increased, saving you even more money. 🎁Great Gift Idea For Every Car Owner💡Fast 7.0 Android💡16GB Memory💡5" touch HD screen💡6100mAh Rechargeable Battery
9.4
JunkieScore
4
LAUNCH OBD2 Scanner CRP123i Car Code Reader Scan Tool-Android 7.0 Check Engine ABS SRS Transmission w/ Battery Test, 5" Touchscreen One-Click Wi-Fi Free Update, Car Scanner Diagnostic for All Cars
Warranty60-month Amazon Seller Warranty And Lifetime Free Update For New Vehicles
💡【Why Choose Lanuch CRP123i】 1️⃣ User Friendly New System- All OBD2 functions of 4 systems code reader with smart Android 7.0 system. 2️⃣ Easier Control- 5" touchscreen + navigation key. 3️⃣ Faster Update- Lifetime free WiFi One-Click update. 4️⃣ More Efficient Technical Support- Faster diagnosis with online feedback to get professional troubleshooting. 5️⃣ New Added- Nylon protective carrying case, 🎁Click the First Promotion to Get FREE 16pin Cable. 6️⃣ No Concerns Longer 60-Month Warranty.
🎁【Great Gift Idea For Every Car Owner】 Perfect choice for family, your father, husband, brother or boyfriend. Especially practical for a Technician, Car dealer, Used car dealer, Car mechanic, Automotive engineer and Diagnostic technician. EVERY CAR OWNER WILL NEED IT! It comes with high-quality nylon protective carrying case. Get LAUNCH CRP123i car scanner and give your lover a surprise!
🚗【Easy to Use & Novice Friendly】 Main Menu Display with 5" Touch Screen & Navigation Key 🚩 This transmission code reader allows you to quickly know if the vehicle is ready for various checks; One-click to update with Wi-Fi; Monitor the real-time battery voltage of 12V vehicles in graph and auto detect vehicle's VIN for troubleshooting. Apart from these, it can also automatically generate health report that you can email to share or print for your further check.
🚗【Four Systems Diagnostic Scanner】 LAUNCH OBD2 Scanner ABS/SRS/Engine/Transmission Diagnoses 🚩 This auto scanner diagnoses 4 main systems of Engine, TCM(Transmission), ABS and Airbag(SRS) to read error codes, erase them after you repair the car fault, display 4 in 1 live data stream in graph(like engine speed, fuel pressure, transmission temperature), retrieve vehicle info and turn off the MIL. Totally covers the daily diagnosis of your vehicles.
Weight
1 lbs
Color
LAUNCH OBD2 Scanner CRP123i
9.3
JunkieScore
5
LAUNCH OBD2 Scanner CRP909, All Systems Car Diagnostic Scan Tool,28+ Reset Services Car Diagnostic Scanner,IMMO ABS Bleeding Injector Coding etc,Smart Scan,One-Touch Free Update,Update of CRP129/3
🎁【2022 NEW YEAR GIFT IDEA】Buy LAUNCH Scan tool CRP909 2022 Elite Version car scanner diagnostic for all cars, get FREE 16pin Male to Female Extension Cable. Just click "Extra Saving" under price and add both to your cart and you will get code reader and one free 16pin Male to Female Extension Cable(It will minus the difference automatically). first comers first get till all gives out!
🚩【SHOPPING NOTICE】🚩The LAUNCH CRP909 2022 Elite Version through LAUNCH Corporation official authorization!🚩Please Upgrade Your LAUNCH CRP909 2022 Elite Version before Using, Get Extra 11 Reset Functions FREE!🚩LAUNCH CRP909 Enhanced Version Scan Tool is the Upgrade Ver. of LAUNCH CRP909E&X/LAUNCH Creader VII+/CRP123X/CRP129X/LAUNCH CRP TOUCH PRO ELITE
1️⃣【28+ Reset & Relearn Services】Aside from typical 15 service functions such as Oil Reset,fuel Injector Coding,Electronic Brake Reset,SAS Reset,ABS Bleeding,Throttle Matching,DPF Reg,Gear Learning,AFS Reset… that you might expect, 11 new add reset features in this diagnostic tool to make servicing a breeze in your workshop: Language/NoXsensor/Seat/Type/Window Reset...(Please Upgrade Your Launch 909 before Using, Get Extra 11 Reset Functions FREE!)
2️⃣【All-in-One CRP909 Diagnostic Tool】The LAUNCH CRP909 2022 Elite Version with easy-to-navigate software accessing to almost everything you need:✔All systems OE-Level diagnostics;✔Quickly generate and store the Health Report as a reference for vehicle maintenance;✔26+ reset & relearn services;✔10 OBD II Models;✔One-click operation:Live Data/Battery Voltage Test/Auto VIN;
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LAUNCH CRP909 2022 ELITE Version
9.1
JunkieScore
6
2022 Newest Elite LAUNCH CRP123 OBD2 Scanner Engine/ABS/SRS/Transmission Car Diagnostic Tool, ABS Code Reader, SRS Scan Tool, Lifetime Free Update Scan Tool
WarrantyFree Exchange Whithin One Month
🎁 Conact Seller to Get Free Gift 🎁 Same Function as LAUNCH CRP123E 🎁 Fast Delivery by Amazon🎁 Lifetime Free Update🎁 5 YEARS Warranty.
[Engine/ABS/SRS/Transmission Diagnostic Tool]----The crp123 obd2 scanner is perfect balance of power and affordability, providing the ability to view preset, or user defined, live data streams for ENGINE, AT, ABS and SRS data, the ability to graph, record, replay and print data, read and resets codes for engine/abs/srs/transmission system.
[Full OBDII Functions Code Reader]----LAUNCH CRP123 scan tool supports all 10 modes of OBDII standard to ensure complete, accurate, system diagnosis. Read and Clear DTCs, do smog tests , I/M readiness and O2 sensor tests, Mode 06 EVAP system test, Mode 08 on-board test component test. And OBDII Code lookup tool and acronym database to assist and speed diagnosis and repair time.
[Live Data Graphing + Read/Record/Playback Data stream + Lifetime Free Update] Live Data Graphing ,more intuitive to know your vehicle’s problem. Large size Color Screen; Print Function; Print the diagnose result easily; With user manual and register & update tutorial video uploaded in the link by us, you can look up it anytime by ONE-CLICK. Lifetime free update by windows.
Weight
1 lbs
Color
Red
8.9
JunkieScore
20% OFF
7
LAUNCH CRP123X Elite Lifetime Free Online Update scan Tool, SAS Calibration/Throttle Reset/Oil Reset OBD Scanner Diagnostic Tool, ABS SRS Transmission Car Scanner, Battery Test, Auto VIN
[2022 New Processor, Lifetime Free Update, No Subscription fee ] Faster! Stable! Upgraded Of FOXWELL Car Scanner NT604 Elite/ANCEL FX2000, The CRP123X Elite car diagnostic scanner has a new processor, Android 7.0, 16GB of memory, 5-inch touchscreen (720P), 6100mAh rechargeable battery, One-touch Wi-Fi Lifetime Free update for more vehicle coverage, bug fixes,newly added parameters, and functionality to help you access, diagnose and fix more vehicles faster. SAVE AT LEAST $2000 PER YEAR.
[Newly Added 3 RESET FUNCTIONS] 2022 New Ver. scan tool CRP123X Elite ADDS NEW SPECIAL FUNCTIONS--Throttle Adaptation, Oil Reset, SAS Reset. Before the trip to the mechanic, the launch crp123x elite can do deeper diagnosis for the car system and react with accurate data in minutes. Just Update the software of your CRP123X scanner, and you’ll get this high-end function at no charge.
[Accurate & Intuitive Multi System Diagnosis] Will you be confused about what happens when the warning light of transmission, ABS, and SRS Airbag check engine flashes? Launch obd2 scanner diagnostic tool CRP123X to pinpoint the problem components for a faster diagnosis for your car instead of taking your car to the dealership, and will turn off the warning light for you after fixing the problem, make to know more about your cars and do your own repair.
[Multiple Display of Live Data + DTC Code Definition Explanation] Launch car tools shows real-time data of oil temp, pressure, transmission temp, engine speed, coolant temperature, and short-term fuel trim, you will know which car part is abnormal. Data can be shown in a single, multi- graph, and merge two graphs for analysis(merge 4 PIDs in one). It’s convenient for car owners to purchase auto parts and replace it by yourself, 🔥Code Search,DTC Library provide massive information.
8.8
JunkieScore
30% OFF
8
LAUNCH OBD2 Scanner CRP123 Check Engine/ABS/SRS/Transmission Code Reader Diagnostic Scan Tool for Car,Support Full OBD2 Modes,Print Graph Data &Free Update Lifetime
Warranty5 Years
👍【Check Engine Engine ABS SRS Transmission】Launch Crp123 performs full detection on vehicles 4 mainly ECU's systems (Engine/ ABS/ SRS/ Transmission), besides, it also can read/erase fault codes and turn off warning light in above four systems. 4in1 live data graphically provides four system parameters, not only the engine system, you can see the instantaneous change of data and find the hidden problems of the car
👍【Full OBDII test modes】 Supports full OBDII test modes with advanced mode 4(Live PCM Data Stream in graphics formats), ability to Read/Clear DTCs and do smog tests including I/M readiness and O2 sensor tests, Freeze frame data, EVAP system test, retrieves vehicle info, and more helps to get early warning. This is best choice for Family & DIYer & Used-vehicle User
👍【Live data graph + Print data + Record data + Data Stream + DTC lookup】Launch crp123 read and analysis data via graphing live data,reading data stream and freeze data, record data history, DTC library and more. It comes with 3.5-inch screen for clear showing. Free-Update function extend its use-life and keep it in accurate condition
👍【Support more vehicles】The LAUNCH CRP123 reads data from ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, ABS and SRS systems from Asian, US and European manufacturers. Coverage includes Suzuki, Honda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, Hyundai, Kia, Subaru, Infiniti, Lexus, Acura, Isuzu, Ford, GM, Chrysler, Benz, BMW, VW, Opel, Volvo, Fiat, Land Rover, Seat, Skoda, Audi, Porsche, Saab, Jaguar and many others
8.7
JunkieScore
20% OFF
9
LAUNCH CRP129X Elite OBD2 Scanner, 8 Reset TPMS/Oil/EPB/SAS/BMS/Throttle Reset,Injector Coding, Lifetime Free Wi-Fi Update, ABS SRS Transmission Check Engine Light Code Reader, Auto VIN, Battery Test
🎁【Free Gift TPMS Activation Tool】Just click "Extra Savings" under price and add both to your cart to get a FREE TPMS Activation Tool that works for GM cars. Limited quantity. First come, first served. 🌻 Great Idea for a Birthday, or Christmas day. Are you still seeking something for your Dad, family, boyfriend, or husband? Every car owner wanna a tool to quickly find out the reason when their cars shut down. The CRP129X obd2 scanner diagnostic tool can provide all aspects of powerful check.
🆚【2022 UPGRADED VERSION, NEW CHIPS, ADD MORE FUNCTIONS, No extra software fee】: Launch obd2 scanner with 8 more reset services compared with FOXWELL NT604 ELITE/VII+&CRP123X, 5” touchable HD 720P screen and keypad design for better operation, Fast 7.0 Android, 16G RAM, 6100mah BAT; 👍Battery Voltage Test, Auto VIN, and automatic printable Inspection report help you get diagnostic information efficiently and effectively. 🔥One-Click Update makes you can use the newest software all time for free.
👍👍【8 RESET SERVICES 】+ 【BATTERY VOLTAGE TEST】: Launch code reader car diagnostic tool 2022 newly added 3 reset from Oct. 2022,including Injector Coding/OIL/EPB/SAS/TPMS/BMS reset, and Throttle Adaptation to maintain your vehicle system safely and efficiently. 👍Graphing the battery voltage easier and more intuitive for the real-time monitors to check. It does not only reveal what error codes your car is producing, but also erase your vehicle’s check engine light after the problem is fixed.
🔔【Covering 99% Vehicles 】+【One-Click Lifetime Free Update Get Latest Software】LAUNCH scanner CRP129X car diagnostic scanner comes with the latest software. WiFi updates for a lifetime allow you have the latest bug fixes, new vehicles, newly added parameters, and functionality. Includes 57 vehicle makers and works on most vehicles after 1996 and up to 2020, 2021,2022, like Diesel (12v only), 12V passenger cars, pickup, and light-duty trucks, SUVs, gasoline, Minivans and etc.
8.4
JunkieScore
20% OFF
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【2022 Ver.】 LAUNCH Creader Elite 200 OBD2 Scanner Code Reader + ABS&SRS Car Diagnostic Tool,4 in 1 Live Data Graph,Auto VIN,𝙒𝙞𝙁𝙞 𝙁𝙧𝙚𝙚 𝙐𝙥𝙙𝙖𝙩𝙚,Touch Screen Screenshot, Email Share Report
🚗【Full OBD2 Function & ABS/SRS Systems Diagnostic】Professional Launch Creader Elite 200 OBD2 scanner Supports all 10 test modes of OBDII test, including live data, On-Board monitor test, freeze frame data, view readiness status, O2 Monitor/Component Test, etc. Launch CRE200 code reader can also perform comprehensive diagnosis on ABS and SRS systems of OBD2/CAN compliant vehicles. This pro car diagnostic scanner can read and clear ABS, SRS DTC codes and turns off ABS Airbag warning lights.
👍【AutoVin Scanner & Battery Voltage Display】Once CRE200 Scanner and the vehicle are properly connected, the scanner will display battery real-time voltage, and the system starts auto-detect process. Diagnostic report will be automatically generated after the process is successfully finished. If Auto-Detect failure occurs, manual diagnosis is also available. Diagnosis functions include: Version Information, Read DTCs, Clear DTCs and Read Data Stream(Supports 3 display modes: Value/Graph/Merged)
🔧【4-in-1 Live Data Stream & Data Record and Playback】There are 3 ways to view the data, you can choose the one that suits you best. Value–it is the default mode that displays the parameters in texts and shows them in list format. Graph–displays the parameters in waveform graphs. Combine–this is the most used in graph merge status for data comparison. In this case, different items are marked in different colors. (Combine up to 4 options)You can also record the data stream and playback the data.
🔥【Wifi Lifetime Free Update & DTC Library】One-Click Lifetime Free Update function allows you to update the diagnostic app and software. All software is updated periodically. It is recommended to check regularly for updates and install the latest software version for the best service, functions and experience. DTC Library is the DTC Lookup Function, which allows you to retrieve the definition of the diagnostic trouble code from the abundant DTC database. DTC Library helps you know what’s wrong with the car quickly.
Color
Red
8.3
JunkieScore
20% OFF

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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