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2013-10-11
V1.00.000

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  • Page 1 2013-10-11 V1.00.000...
  • Page 2 LAUNCH or its affiliates. In countries where any of the LAUNCH trademarks, service marks, domain names,...
  • Page 3 General Limitations: This is a license, not a transfer of title, to the materials, and LAUNCH retains ownership of all copies of the Materials. Customer acknowledges that the...
  • Page 4 LAUNCH. Customer shall implement reasonable security measures to protect such trade secrets. To the extent required by law, and at Customer’s written request, LAUNCH shall provide Customer with the interface information needed to achieve interoperability between the Materials and another independently created program, on payment of LAUNCH’s applicable fee, if any.
  • Page 5 Customer may terminate this Agreement and the license at any time by destroying all copies of Materials and any Document. Customer’s rights under this Agreement will terminate immediately without notice from LAUNCH if Customer fails to comply with any provision of this Agreement. Upon termination, Customer shall destroy all copies of Software in its possession or control.
  • Page 6 The right is reserved to make change at any time without notice. Neither LAUNCH nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this unit or third parties for damages, losses, costs or expenses incurred by...
  • Page 7 LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual poisonous. Put blocks in front of the drive wheels and never leave the vehicle unattended while running tests. Use extreme caution when working around the ignition coil, distributor cap, ignition wires and spark plugs. These components create hazardous voltages when the engine is running.
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual Table of Contents 1. INTRODUCTION ...................1 2. GENERAL INFORMATION-ABOUT OBDII/EOBD ........1 2.1 O (OBD) II .............1 OARD IAGNOSTICS 2.2 D (DTC )..........2 IAGNOSTIC ROUBLE ODES 2.3 L (DLC) ........3 OCATION OF THE ONNECTOR 2.4 OBD II R ............3...
  • Page 9: Introduction

    1. INTRODUCTION Creader V+ is the next generation of vehicle fault diagnosis tool developed by Launch, especially for the DIY users and the servicemen of small service workshop. It supports read/clear DTCs and read datastream. With built-in help menus and code definitions, diagnosing and repairing that dreaded Check Engine Light is now easier than ever! Moreover, Creader V+ also feature the following bi-directional “special tests”:...
  • Page 10: Diagnostic Trouble Codes (Dtcs)

    LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual 2.2 Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) OBD II Diagnostic Trouble Codes are codes that are stored by the on-board computer diagnostic system in response to a problem found in the vehicle. These codes identify a particular problem area and are intended to provide you with a guide as to where a fault might be occurring within a vehicle.
  • Page 11: Location Of The Data Link Connector (Dlc)

    LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual 2.3 Location of the Data Link Connector (DLC) The DLC (Data Link Connector or Diagnostic Link Connector) is the standardized 16-cavity connector where diagnostic code readers interface with the vehicle's on-board computer. The DLC is usually located 12 inches from the center of the instrument panel (dash), under or around the driver’s side for most...
  • Page 12: Obd Ii Monitor Readiness Status

    LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual 2)Fuel System 3)Comprehensive Components (CCM) Once the vehicle is running, the OBD II system is continuously checking the above components, monitoring key engine sensors, watching for engine misfire, and monitoring fuel demands. Non-Continuous Monitors -- Unlike the continuous monitors, many emissions and engine system components require the vehicle to be operated under specific conditions before the monitor is ready.
  • Page 13: Obd Ii Definitions

    LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual driving, and at least one overnight-off period. For specific information on getting your vehicle’s OBD monitor system ready, please consult your vehicle owner’s manual. 2.6 OBD II Definitions Powertrain Control Module (PCM) -- OBD II terminology for the on-board computer that controls engine and drive train.
  • Page 14 LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual parameters to help in identifying the problem. This set of values is referred to as Freeze Frame Data and may include important engine parameters such as engine RPM, vehicle speed, air flow, engine load, fuel pressure, fuel trim value, engine coolant temperature, ignition timing advance, or closed loop status.
  • Page 15: Product Descriptions

    LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual 3. Product Descriptions 3.1 Outline of Creader V+ Figure 3-1 Name Notes Cable with OBD II Connects the Creader V+ to the vehicle’s CONNECTOR Data Link Connector (DLC). RED LED DTC indicator; when confirmed or...
  • Page 16: Specifications

    LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual LCD DISPLAY Indicates test results. EXIT BUTTON Returns to previous menu. UP BUTTON Move cursor up for selection. ENTER BUTTON Confirms a selection (or action) from a menu list. RIGHT BUTTON Move cursor right for selection; Or turn page down when more than one page is displayed.
  • Page 17: Tool Setup

    LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual 3.5 Tool Setup Select [Tool Setup] in the Main Menu and press [ ], the screen will display the interface as shown below: Figure 3-2 The Creader V+ allows you to make the following settings: 1) Select language: Selects desired language.
  • Page 18: Vehicle Coverage

    LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual Figure 3-3 Use the [ ] [ ] key to select the desired one and press [ ] to save your change. 3.6 Vehicle Coverage The Creader V+ is specially designed to work with all OBD II compliant vehicles, including Control Area Network (CAN).
  • Page 19: Operations

    LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual 4. Operations 4.1 Connection 1) Turn the ignition off. 2) Locate the vehicle’s 16-pin Data Link Connector (DLC). 3) Plug the OBDII cable into the vehicle’s DLC. 4) Turn the ignition on. Engine can be off or running.
  • Page 20: Read Codes

    LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual Press [ ] to enter the Diagnostic Menu, the screen will display as following figure 4-3: Figure 4-3 4.2.1 Read Codes Select [Read Codes] and press [ ] in Diagnostic Menu. A screen similar to...
  • Page 21: Erase Codes

    LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual Figure 4-5 If there are some codes, the screen will display the codes as shown below: Figure 4-6 1/39 indicates there are 39 codes total and now P0100 is the first code to display. The screen will also show the content of the code below the number of code.
  • Page 22 LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual Figure 4-7 Press [ ] to erase DTC’s, and the screen will display the interface as shown below: Figure 4-8 According to the above figure to press [ ] and the screen will display the...
  • Page 23: I/M Readiness

    LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual Notes: After clearing, you should retrieve trouble codes once more or turn ignition on and retrieve codes again. If there are still some trouble codes in the system, please troubleshoot the code using a factory diagnosis guide, then clear the code and recheck.
  • Page 24: Data Stream

    LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual Figure 4-11 You can use [ ]/ [ ] button to view other data of vehicle. N/A means not available on this vehicle, INC means incomplete or not ready, OK means Completed or Monitor Ok.
  • Page 25 LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual Figure 4-13 You can use [ ] [ ] button to view other data streams. Press [ ] to return to Diagnostic Menu. Select [Select Items] in Data stream menu and press [ ], the screen will display...
  • Page 26: View Freeze Frame

    LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual the screen will display the selected items of live graphic data. Press [ ] to return to Diagnostic Menu. 4.2.5 View Freeze Frame When an emission-related fault occurs, certain vehicle conditions are recorded by the on-board computer. This information is referred to as freeze frame data.
  • Page 27: On-Board Monitor Test

    LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual Figure 4-16 Select [O2 Sensor Test] in Diagnostic Menu and press [ ] and the screen will display as shown below: Figure 4-17 You can use [ ] [ ] button to select an item and press [ ], then follow the on-screen instructions to perform the test.
  • Page 28: Evap System Test

    LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual Figure 4-18 You can use [ ] [ ] button to select an item and press [ ], the screen will display as shown below: Figure 4-19 Press [ ] to return to Diagnostic Menu.
  • Page 29: Vehicle Info

    LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual Figure 4-20 4.2.9 Vehicle Info Select [Vehicle Info] and press [ ], the screen will display the information, such as VIN (Vehicle identification Number), CID (Calibration ID) and CVN (Calibration verification number), as shown below:...
  • Page 30: Help

    LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual Figure 4-22 You can use [ ] [ ] key to change the first letter. It can be switched among “P”, “B”, “C” and “U”. Press [ ] to move the cursor to next, and then press [ ] [ ] key to input number.
  • Page 31: Upgrading

    LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual 5. Upgrading Log on to www.crecorder.com, download the latest version of the Creader V+ upgrade package, and then decompress the software to local disk. Click it to run and install it until it is complete.
  • Page 32: Faq

    LAUNCH Creader V+ User’s Manual 6 FAQ Here we list some frequently asked questions and answers relating to Creader Question: System halts when reading data stream. What is the reason? Answer: It may be caused by a slackened connector. Please turn off the Creader V+, firmly connect the connector, and switch on it again.
  • Page 33 The exclusive remedy for any automotive meter found to be defective is repair or replacement, and LAUNCH shall not be liable for any consequential or incidental damages.