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Product Insight: Craftsman Automotive Code Readers

Craftsman Auto Code Readers

Product Insight: Craftsman Automotive Code Readers

With these code readers, you can perform your own diagnostics, clear check engine lights and monitor your car issues. Over 20 pieces of information come up on the screen within 15 seconds without scrolling or searching. They also work on most vehicles, specifically cars that were made in 1996 or after.

Common Features and Benefits*

Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Severity: Lets you know if your car problem demands immediate attention or if you can still drive without causing damage to your vehicle.

Reads and Clears ABS Codes: Identifies ABS (Anti-Lock Brake) problems.

Read and Clears Airbag (SRS) Codes: Identified SRS (Self-Restraint System) airbag issues.

Trip Cycle Procedure: Once a vehicle is fixed, it needs to go through a self-test called a trip cycle. Different problems have different trip cycles.

Diagnostic Trouble Code - DTC
Stream and Record Engine Live Data

Stream and Record Engine Live Data: Gives real time data as the car is running.

FixAssist®: Offers a quick assessment of what may have triggered your check engine light.

Battery Initialization Function: Provides procedures on how to change your battery and keep the vehicle functions intact.

Oil Maintenance and Battery Service Reset Instructions: Guide you through the proper replacement of your battery and oil maintenance light reset.

Bluetooth® Technology: Lets you use your mobile device for hand-free diagnostics inside your vehicle.

Network Scan: Runs a test of all modules in your vehicle.

ABS and SRS Live Data: Gives you the ability to check brake and air bag codes for added safety and peace of mind.

OBD1 Cable Upgrade (Optional): You can add software for use on 1981 – 1995 vehicles.

Patented All-In-One Color Display: Provides you with a quick visual display of engine status and on-screen definitions of the fault codes.

Patented Vehicle Health Monitor Helps you determine if your vehicle would pass an emissions test.

Hot Keys: Provide quick information access.

*Features vary by item. See chart for details.

Product Details

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Reads and Clears Check Engine Lights

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


Diagnostic Trouble
Code (DTC) Severity

Yes

Yes

Yes


Reads and Clears ABS Codes

DA

DAE

DAE


Reads and Clears Airbag (SRS) Codes

DA

DAE


Trip Cycle Procedure

Yes

Yes

Yes


Stream and Record Engine Live Data

Yes

Yes


FixAssist — Fix Tips for Primary Codes

Yes

Yes


Battery Initialization Function

Yes

Yes


Battery Reset

Yes

Yes


Bluetooth

Yes

Yes


Network Scan

Yes


ABS & SRS Live Data

Yes


Free RepairSolutions One-Year Subscription

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


OBD1 Coverage

Optional

Optional


Oil Maintenance and Battery Service Reset Instructions

Yes

Yes


Patented All-In-One Color Display

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


Patented Vehicle Health Monitor

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


Hot Keys

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


Ask an Expert

How comfortable are you with performing your own vehicle maintenance?

An auto scanner is a great tool for professional and DIYers alike. If a notification lights up on your vehicle's dashboard, you can obtain the information without having to take your vehicle to the shop. You'll be able to tell if there is an issue that requires further investigation or if it's an issue you can solve yourself, such as a battery reset.

Are there instructions on how to fix the problem?

Each code reader comes with a free one-year subscription to RepairSolutions, providing the knowledge and skills you'll need to fix your own vehicle and save money.

How About That!

These code readers pay for themselves within the first or second use.

Check it Out

You may think that if the check engine light is erased, the problem is gone. The fact is, the light will eventually come back on and the code will be stored in the vehicle computer system. The light and code won't go away until the problem is fixed.

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