The technologically advanced, internet updatable U581 series
code reader is a leap forward in Code Reader technology. With simple push button
operation you can easily retrieve and decode OBD II error codes. With Live Data
and Freeze frame capability you can also view real time engine data for even
easier diagnosis. This level of sophistication with ease of use has never
been offered in a handheld unit for under $350. This unit will work with all
OBD-2 compliant cars from 1996 to present. All cars sold in the US are required
to be OBD-2 compliant. For cars sold internationally check to make sure
you have the correct connections. With Can-Bus capability you can be assured this model will work with all cars sold today and in the near future!
While this item is a MUST HAVE for anyone working on
their car themselves, often simple things like I loose gas cap can cause the
check engine light to come in. This is something anyone can fix and remove the
code. If you mechanic is recommending an expensive repair, you can "double
check" with your own diagnostics tool to ensure you are paying for what needs to
be done, and not what your mechanic needs money for!
Buying a Used Car? Take the sellers' word that it is in
tip-top condition, or simply plug this unit in, and find out for yourself if
there are any troubles lurking. Not all engine problems illuminate the check
engine light - and if the check engine light was on, would you buy the car?
Exactly What This Unit Supports:
SAE J1850 - PWM - Ford Standard
SAE J1850 - VPW - General Motors Standard
ISO 9141-2 - Chrysler, European, and Asian vehicles
ISO 14230-4 - KWP 2000 - Some European Models
ISO 15765-4 / SAE J2480 - Controller Area Network (CAN) - Foreign Models,
some US models 2003-2008 Required for all models in the USA sold in 2008+
Ô Read and Erase OBD-2 Trouble Codes
Ô Simple Plug and Play Operation
Ô Turn off Check
Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Lamp or MIL)
Ô Large Easy to Read Back Lit LCD Display
Ô I/M Status allows you to check for
emissions testing before going to the test, why fail and pay twice?
Ô Updatable by internet with serial
Ô View Live Data Engine Parameters
Ô View On Screen definitions of each
Ô Rugged construction for use in the shop
or on the road
Ô No Additional Cartridges or Software to
Ô Even includes the 9v battery!
Ô Safe for your vehicles - battery is only
for use when not plugged in
Why rely on standard OBD-2 trouble codes you can also monitor systems
such as the oxygen sensors, ignition timing, engine and transmission
temperatures, A/C Systems vacuum pressure and much much more with nothing more
than the unit seen above.
in the Box ?
Ô NEW U581 Scan Tool
Ô OBD-2 Connection Cable
Ô PC Serial Cable for Loading updates
Ô 9v Battery
Ô CD-ROM with additional trouble codes and
Ô Protective Carrying Case
This scanner is compatible with all Cars & Light Trucks 1996
and newer that are OBD-2 Complaint.
Most VW/Audi/Subaru cars are better served with a VAG based
tool as these cars have additional features that are not required under the