CReader V
User's Manual
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  • Page 1 CReader V User’s Manual PDF version provided by, LLC
  • Page 2 LAUNCH. The information contained herein is designed only for the use of this unit. LAUNCH is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other units.
  • Page 3 LAUNCH equipment owned or leased by Customer and used for Customer’s internal business purposes. Note: For evaluation or beta copies for which LAUNCH does not charge a license fee, the above requirement to pay license fees does not apply.
  • Page 4 LAUNCH; (v) Disclose, provide, or otherwise make available trade secrets contained within the Materials in any form to any third party without the prior written consent of LAUNCH. Customer shall implement reasonable security measures to protect such trade secrets.
  • Page 5 Agreement. In the event such audit discloses non-compliance with this Agreement, Customer shall promptly pay to LAUNCH the appropriate license fees, plus the reasonable cost of conducting the audit. Export. Software, including technical data, may be subject to PRC. export control laws, including the PRC.
  • Page 6: Safety Precautions And Warnings

    LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual reserved to make change at any time without notice. Safety Precautions and Warnings To prevent personal injury or damage to vehicles and/or the CreaderV, please read this instruction manual first carefully and observe the following safety precautions at a minimum whenever working on a vehicle: Always perform automotive testing in a safe environment.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual Table of Contents SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND WARNINGS .....VI 1. INTRODUCTION ............. 3 2. GENERAL INFORMATION-ABOUT OBDII/EOBD ..3 2.1 O (OBD) II ........ 3 OARD IAGNOSTICS 2.2 D (DTC )......4 IAGNOSTIC ROUBLE ODES 2.3 L (DLC) ....
  • Page 8 LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual 4.2.2 Custom Data list ..........23 4.3 S ............23 PECIAL ESTS 4.3.1 I/M Readiness ..........24 4.3.2 MIL Status ............25 4.3.3 O2 sensor test..........25 4.3.4 On-board monitor test ........27 4.3.5 EVAP system test..........28 4.3.6 Vehicle Info............
  • Page 9: Introduction

    CreaderV User’s Manual 1. INTRODUCTION CreaderV is newly developed by LAUNCH, specially designed for car owners or DIYs to diagnose any vehicle that is compliant to OBDII/EOBD. It not only can read/clear DTCs, but also can read live data in 2 modes, and perform many special tests.
  • Page 10: Diagnostic Trouble Codes (Dtcs)

    LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual commanded 'on' or 'off'; 2) Which, if any, Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) are stored; 3) Readiness Monitor status. 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.
  • Page 11: Location Of The Data Link Connector (Dlc)

    LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual DTC Example P 0 2 0 2 Systems Identifying specific P=Powrtrain malfunctioning section B=Body of the systems C=Chassis U=Network Code Type Sub-systems Generic(SAE) 1=Fuel and air metering P0,P2,P34-P39 2=Fuel and air metering B0,B3 3=Ignition system or misfire...
  • Page 12: Obd Ii Readiness Monitors

    LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual some Asian and European vehicles, the DLC is located behind the ashtray and the ashtray must be removed to access the connector. If the DLC cannot be found, refer to the vehicle’s service manual for the location.
  • Page 13: Obd Ii Monitor Readiness Status

    LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual emissions control strategy. Continuous Monitors -- Some of the vehicle components or systems are continuously tested by the vehicle’s OBD II system, while others are tested only under specific vehicle operating conditions. The continuously monitored components listed below are always ready: 1)Misfire...
  • Page 14: Obd Ii Definitions

    LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual drive cycle that enables a monitor and sets readiness codes to “Ready” varies for each individual monitor. Once a monitor is set as “Ready” or “Complete”, it will remain in this state. A number of factors, including erasing of diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) with a code reader or a disconnected battery, can result in Readiness Monitors being set to “Not...
  • Page 15 LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual Enabling Criteria -- Also termed Enabling Conditions. They are the vehicle-specific events or conditions that must occur within the engine before the various monitors will set, or run. Some monitors require the vehicle to follow a prescribed “drive cycle” routine as part of the enabling criteria.
  • Page 16: Product Descriptions

    LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual 3. Product Descriptions 3.1 Outline of CReaderV ① Cable with OBD II CONNECTOR -- Connects the CReaderV to the vehicle’s Data Link Connector (DLC). ② LCD DISPLAY -- Indicates test results. ③ EXIT BUTTON -- Returns to previous menu.
  • Page 17: Specifications

    LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual 3.2 Specifications 1) Display: Backlit, 160 x 160 pixels 2) Operating Temperature: 0 to 60°C (32 to 140 F°) 3) Storage Temperature: -20 to 70°C (-4 to 158 F°) 4) Power: 8 to 18 Volts provided via DLC 5) Unit Dimensions: 126 mm ×...
  • Page 18 LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual The CReaderV allows you to make the following adjustments, settings and self-test: 1) Adjust Contrast: Adjust the contrast of the LCD display Choose [Adjust Contrast] and press [ ], the screen will display the interface as shown below: In the [Adjust Contrast] interface, you can adjust the contrast of screen.
  • Page 19 LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual 2) Select Language: Selects desired language. Choose [Select Language] and press [ ], the screen will display the interface as shown below: You can press [ ] key to choose English, French or Spanish. And then you press[ ] to confirm.
  • Page 20 LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual Press [ ] or [ ] to select unit and press [ ] to confirm. 4) Self test: Test buttons and LCD operation. In the [Self Test] interface, you can do LCD Test and Buttons Test.
  • Page 21 ], [ ] or [ ]. If they appear on the screen, it indicates that the Button is normal and you can use them for testing. If there isn’t any icon appearing on the screen, please contact Launch for repair.
  • Page 22: Vehicle Coverage

    LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual After all the operation is complete, Press [ ] to return to Main Menu and end the test. 3.6 Vehicle Coverage The CReaderV is specially designed to work with all OBD II compliant vehicles, including Control Area Network (CAN). It is required by EPA...
  • Page 23: Diagnostic Codes

    LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual CAUTION: Don’t connect or disconnect any test equipment with ignition on or engine running. 4.1 Diagnostic Codes Select [Read Codes] in Main Menu and press [ ], the Screen will display as following figure: 4.1.1 Read Codes Select [Read Codes] and press [ ].
  • Page 24 LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual screen will display the codes as shown below: 01/06 indicates that there are 6 codes totally, 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 25 LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual Now you can use [ ] key to move the cursor (>) to select the carmaker to which the code belong. We choose [BENZ] to view the definition: After viewing the manufacturer-defined codes, you can press [ ] key to view the next codes.
  • Page 26: Erase Codes

    LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual 4.1.2 Erase Codes Select [Erase Codes], the screen will display the interface as shown below: Press [ ] to erase DTCs, and the screen will display the interface as shown below: Notes: Before performing this function, make sure to retrieve and record the...
  • Page 27: View Freeze Data

    LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual trouble codes. After clearing, you should retrieve trouble codes once more or turn ignition on and retrieve codes again. If there are still some trouble codes for hard troubles, please find the reason caused the trouble code firstly, and then solve the problem.
  • Page 28: Entire Data List

    LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual interface and then press [ ] button to confirm, the screen will display the interface as shown below: You can view all data stream items or select a certain item of live data with a graph.
  • Page 29: Custom Data List

    LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual 4.2.2 Custom Data list Select Custom Data list and press [ ] button to confirm, a tips window will be displayed that tells you how to select, after you select one live data desired and press [...
  • Page 30: I/M Readiness

    LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual 4.3.1 I/M Readiness I/M refers to Inspection and Maintenance that is legislated by the Government to meet federal clean-air standards. I/M Readiness indicates whether or not the various emissions-related systems on the vehicle are operating properly and are ready for Inspection and Maintenance testing.
  • Page 31: Mil Status

    LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual You can use [ ] key to view other data of vehicle. 4.3.2 MIL Status MIL Status indicates the status of malfunction indicator lamp (MIL). The MIL on vehicle will be light only when there are DTCs.
  • Page 32 LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual Select O2 sensor test in Special Tests menu and press [ ] and the screen will display as shown below: Press [ ] button to select a sensor and press [ ], the screen will display as shown below:...
  • Page 33: On-Board Monitor Test

    LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual In this window, there are two items: Max sensor voltage (V) and Sensor Period (S), you can use[ ] [ ] button to select a item and press [ the screen will display as shown below: 4.3.4 On-board monitor test...
  • Page 34: Evap System Test

    LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual You can use [ ] button to select a item and press [ ], the screen will display as shown below: 4.3.5 EVAP system test The EVAP test function lets you initiate a leak test for the vehicle’s EVAP system.
  • Page 35: Vehicle Info

    LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual Select [EVAP System Test] and press [ ], the screen will display the relative information about EVAP system. Some vehicle manufacturers do not allow external devices to control vehicle system. If the car doesn’t support this function, it may display as below: If the vehicle’s supports this function, it may display as below:...
  • Page 36: Code Lookup

    LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual ID) and CVN (Calibration verify number). 4.4 Code Lookup Select [Code Lookup] in the Main Menu and press [ ] and the screen will display the interface as shown below: You can use [ ] key to change the first letter. It can be switched among “P”, “B”, “C”...
  • Page 37 LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual...
  • Page 38: User Registration

    LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual 5.2 User registration As you buy a CreaderV, please visit to register, only after successfully registered, you can logon at the site and can download the CreaderV driver & latest version program of CreaderV. 5.3 Driver download & installation 5.3.1 Driver download...
  • Page 39 LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual Please click "Next", enter the following window: Select "Search for a suitable driver for my device (recommended)" and click "Next "...
  • Page 40 LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual Select "Specify a location", and click "Next ", You can input the direction of driver saved or click "Browse…" to search it, as following figure:...
  • Page 41 LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual Click "OK", Select "slabw2k.inf",click ”OK”,...
  • Page 42 LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual Click "Next ", Click "Finish", CreaderV driver installation is finished.
  • Page 43: Com Port

    LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual 5.4 COM PORT Connect CreaderV to locate which COM Port no. in computer that belong to CreaderV, please perform the followings: Back to window desktop, right click ‘My computer’ and select ‘Properties’ in the pop-up menu, a dialog box will appear:...
  • Page 44 LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual Click ‘Hardware’, and then ‘Device Manager’, another dialog box will pop-up shown below: Click ‘Port (COM & LPT)’ you will see ‘CODELINK for OBD&CAN USB Controller (COM3)’ the CreaderV has been connected at COM3.
  • Page 45: Upgrading

    LAUNCH CreaderV User’s Manual 5.4.1 Upgrading Log on,download latest version CreaderV program upgrade-package and unzip it to local disk. Connect the CreaderV to computer through USB cable and Open the CreaderV Upgrade.exe, The following box will appear: Select the COM Port no. using the pull-down menu, which belong to CreaderV (see 5.4 COM PORT).
  • Page 46 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.
  • Page 47 P.R. China, 518112 Statement LAUNCH reserves the rights to make any change to product designs and specifications without notice. The actual object may differ a little from the descriptions in the manual in physical appearance, color and configuration. We have...

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