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  • Page 1 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 2 LAUNCH Station User's Guide WARNING SYMBOLS AND DEFINITIONS This safety alert symbol is used to alert you to potential injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury. Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury to the operator or to bystanders.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide Table of Contents 1 Knowledge of X-431 Station ........................1 1.1 Background ...............................1 1.2 Features & Advantages ..........................1 1.3 Scenario Application ..........................2 1.4 Accessory Checklist...........................4 1.5 Components & Controls ..........................7 1.5.1 Mobile Diagnostic Workbench ......................7 1.5.2 Diagnostic Tool ..........................9 1.5.3 VCI Device ............................10...
  • Page 4 3.5 Remote Diagnosis ...........................57 3.5.1 Interface Layout ..........................57 3.5.2 Add Friends ............................57 3.5.3 Start Instant Messaging ........................59 3.5.4 Launch Remote Diagnosis (Device-To-Device) ................59 3.5.5 Launch Remote Diagnosis (Device-To-PC) ..................61 3.6 Software Update ............................63 3.6.1 Update Diagnostic Software & APP ....................63 3.6.2 Set Frequently Used software ......................63...
  • Page 5 LAUNCH Station User's Guide 3.10.8 CDB Token ............................74 3.10.9 Recommend Owners ........................75 3.10.10 Perfect report ..........................75 3.10.11 Data Stream Sample ........................75 3.10.12 Vehicle Voltage ..........................75 3.10.13 My Order .............................75 3.10.14 Subscription Renewal Card ......................75 3.10.15 Profile ............................76 3.10.16 Change Password ........................76 3.10.17 Settings ............................76...
  • Page 6: Knowledge Of X-431 Station

    LAUNCH Tech is hereby honored to introduce the X-431 Station, a mobile diagnostic workbench integrating the tools needed for vehicle diagnosis such as diagnostic tool, Roxie W, Pilot TPMS, add-on modules and printer, to achieve complete functions, convenient operation and interoperability of multiple auto repair services.
  • Page 7: Scenario Application

    & accuracy and user satisfaction. If the vehicle is equipped with ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System), use it to work with the X-431 ADAS PRO to make ADAS calibration and troubleshoot all DTCs related to ADAS. Whenever in process of...
  • Page 8 X-431 ADAS tool to calibrate it. X-431 Station provides users with one-stop vehicle diagnosis solutions to meet the various business needs of daily vehicle maintenance (It can be tailored for various fields in auto industry, ranging from OEMs, 4S shops, repair workshops, auto maintenance/parts enterprises, insurance companies to used car companies etc.
  • Page 9: Accessory Checklist

    User's Guide 1.4 Accessory Checklist Common accessories are same, but for different versions, the accessories of X-431 Station (such as Roxie W, Pilot TPMS, printer) may vary. The following table formulates all items of the Full Version. Please consult from the local agency or check the package list supplied with the X-431 Station together.
  • Page 10 DLC(Data Link Connector) directly and then keep the vehicle ignition key on.) Note: After binding it to the X-431 Station, the inspection report will be automatically pushed to the diagnostic center. Optional Pilot TPMS
  • Page 11 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Optional Laser Printer Optional Blank Tire Pressure Sensors (The old/bad tire pressure sensor can be replaced after programming the blank tire pressure sensor.) (For detailed non-16pin connectors, please Non-16 Pin Adaptor/Cables check the package box.)
  • Page 12: Components & Controls

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide 1.5 Components & Controls 1.5.1 Mobile Diagnostic Workbench Front View Notes & Descriptions Sliding rail - Lifts the screen up/Drops the screen down along the sliding rail. Display screen Work station - For placing the mouse and keyboard.
  • Page 13 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Lifting pedal: Freely adjust the height of the screen. Beam lifter Rear & Side Views Notes & Descriptions Hook rack Power switch for the Diagnostic Workbench - Plug in the power cord and turn this switch on when working.
  • Page 14: Diagnostic Tool

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide 1.5.2 Diagnostic Tool Rear View Notes & Descriptions *HDMI-IN port - For connecting the HDMI cable in the lifting drag chain. *B-shaped USB port - For connecting the USB cable in the lifting drag chain. USB port Audio-In jack *DC-IN Port - For connecting the DC-In power cord in the lifting drag chain.
  • Page 15: Vci Device

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide 1.5.3 VCI Device The VCI device works as a vehicle communication interface device, which is used to connect to the vehicle’s DLC (Data Link Connector) socket via OBD II extension cable to read the vehicle data and then send it to the diagnostic tool via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or USB cable.
  • Page 16: Roxie W (Optional)

    Note: For initial use, the test report generated by ROXIE W cannot be directly pushed to the mobile diagnostic center. The user needs to bind the ROXIE W device to the X-431 Station user account first. Only after it is successfully bound, the test report can be synchronized to the mobile diagnostic center and reminded.
  • Page 17 LAUNCH Station User's Guide ROXIE W Name Descriptions To connect to vehicle's DLC (Data Link Connector) via DB-15 diagnostic connector diagnostic cable. Indicates test results. • In Off mode, press it for about 5 seconds to turn the handset on.
  • Page 18: Pilot Tpms (Optional)

    Indicates test results. A quick dial to Read I/M readiness. Note: This function only applies to Diagnose. Press it to quickly launch the auto VIN detection module. Auto VIN Note: To detect more and accurate VINs, a stable network Detect connection is highly recommended for this function.
  • Page 19 Note: For initial use, the test report generated by Pilot TPMS cannot be directly pushed to the mobile diagnostic center. The user needs to bind the Pilot TPMS device to the X-431 Station user account first. Only after it is successfully bound, the test report can be synchronized to the mobile diagnostic center and reminded.
  • Page 20: Wireless Printer (Optional)

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide Technical parameters Item Description Screen 5” IPS touch screen • DC 5V charging cable or Charging via • Diagnostic cable through connection to vehicle’s DLC OBDII input voltage range 9V-18V Working temperature 0℃~50℃ Storage temperature -20℃~70℃...
  • Page 21 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Connects the printer to PC for installing the printer driver. USB port Note: The printer drivers need to be downloaded and installed on an extra PC. +86 755 8455 7891...
  • Page 22: Initial Use

    Station User's Guide 2 Initial Use 2.1 Assembling the X-431 Station 2.1.1 Installing the monitor 1. After the mobile diagnostic workbench is unpacked, step down the left and right parking safety mechanism on the rolling casters respectively to release them so that the casters can move freely.
  • Page 23: Installing The Camera

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide HDMI cable DC power cord USB cable The 3 cables in the lifting drag chain 6. Hang the mount bracket secured on the monitor on the monitor hook. 2.1.2 Installing the camera If remote diagnostics and video chat are required, mount the camera on top of the monitor and plug the camera's USB cable into the USB hub on the back of the workbench.
  • Page 24: Installing The Printer

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide Power jack location for mobile diagnostic workbench 2. Plug one end of the power cord into the power jack and the other end into an external AC outlet. 3. Turn the power switch right above the power jack on and the power LED will illuminate.
  • Page 25: Getting Started

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide Plug the printer power cord into the AC outlet 2.2 Getting Started 2.2.1 Power On/Power Off 1). Power On Turn on or wake the diagnostic tool by pressing the [POWER] button on the monitor. It will start initializing and navigate to the Home screen.
  • Page 26: Home Screen

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide 2.2.2 Home Screen Home Screen Go to Start Tap or click in the taskbar to open the Start menu. At the lower left of the Start menu, you'll find quick links to File Explorer, Settings, Power and All Apps. All open Apps will display next to the icon in the taskbar.
  • Page 27: Network Setup

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide 2.2.3 Network Setup The diagnostic tool has built-in Wi-Fi that can be used to get online. Once you’re online, you can register your tool, update diagnostic software & APK, browse the Internet and send email on your network.
  • Page 28: Register & Download Diagnostic Software

    Tap or click in the lower left corner of the screen, select the X-431 STATION icon to launch it, and tap or click “Login” on the upper right corner of the screen to enter the login interface.
  • Page 29 LAUNCH Station User's Guide 1. APP Sign-up:Input the information to create a new account (all fields must be completed). When finished tap or click “REGISTER” to go to the next step. 2. Register Wallet: Input the password for the Wallet (An 8-20 mixture of lower/upper case letters, numbers and special characters is recommended), and then tap or click “CREATE A WALLET ACCOUNT”.
  • Page 30 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Password Envelope Note: To exit and activate it later, tap or click “Skip”. In this case, you can activate your VCI by tapping or clicking “Activate VCI” in “User Info”. 4. Finish Registration: To update the diagnostic software, tap or click “Yes” to enter the vehicle software download screen.
  • Page 31: Function Modules

    Reset reset etc. *Note: This module only applies to Passenger Vehicle /Gasoline & Diesel Version. This option aims to help repair shops or technicians launch instant Remote Diagnose messaging and remote diagnosis, making the repair job getting fixed faster. To update vehicle diagnostic software and APK.
  • Page 32: Reports

    User's Guide ADAS Main Menu Function modules Descriptions Provides a detailed introduction of the X-431 ADAS PRO calibration tool ADAS Introduction manufactured by LAUNCH. This option allows you to perform ADAS calibration functions. This diagnostic tool can not do ADAS calibration operations itself, it must work ADAS Calibration with the X-431 ADAS PRO calibration tool (sold separately).
  • Page 33: Help

    2.4.4 Help Help Main Menu Function modules Descriptions To check the vehicle models supported on the X-431 Station. Vehicle Coverage Provides a large number of models of free maintenance information for free Maintenance reference. Built-in product manual for users to check at any time.
  • Page 34: Toolbox

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide 2.4.5 Toolbox Toolbox Main Menu Function modules Descriptions To measure physical parameters such as voltage, resistance, frequency Multimeter (Optional) etc. To test and analyze of secondary signals of various ignition systems of Ignition Scope (Optional) the engine.
  • Page 35: Diagnostics Toolbar

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide 2.5 Diagnostics Toolbar The diagnostics toolbar contains several buttons that allow you to print the displayed data or make other controls. It is displayed on the upper right corner of the screen and goes through the whole diagnostic session.
  • Page 36 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Note: A small number of 1994 and 1995 model year gasoline vehicles are OBD 2 compliant. To verify if a 1994 or 1995 vehicle is OBD 2 compliant, check the following: 1. Vehicle Emissions Control Information (VECI) Label. It is located under the hood or by the radiator of most vehicles.
  • Page 37: Communication Setup

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide 3. For non-OBD II vehicle, select the corresponding non-16pin adaptor cable and follow either of the ways to proceed: A. Cigaretter Lighter: Connect one end of the cigarette lighter cable to vehicle’s cigarette lighter receptacle, and the other end to the DC-IN jack of the VCI device.
  • Page 38: Usb Cable Connection

    2.7.3 USB Cable Connection Note: The USB connection provides the most stable and fastest communication. When all communication methods are applied at the same time, the X-431 Station system will use the USB communication as the default priority. The USB cable connection is a simple & quick way to establish communication between the diagnostic tool and the VCI device.
  • Page 39: Start Diagnostics

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide 3 Start Diagnostics 2 approaches are provided for you to access the vehicle diagnostic software. 3.1 Intelligent Diagnose Through simple wireless (BT) communication between the diagnostic tool and VCI, you can easily get the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) information of the currently identified vehicle. Once the VIN is successfully identified, the system will retrieve it from the remote server and then guide you to vehicle information page without the necessity of step-by-step manual menu selection.
  • Page 40 LAUNCH Station User's Guide • Tap or click “Diagnostic” to start a new diagnostic session. • Tap or click “Scan History” to view its historical repair record. If there are records available, it will be listed on the screen in sequence of date. If no records exist, the screen will show “No Record”.
  • Page 41 • To scan it again, tap or click “REPEAT”. Note: If the camera is not installed on the X-431 Station, you are strongly recommended to use the “Manual Input” mode.
  • Page 42: Manual Diagnose

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide on the screen in sequence of date. If no records exist, the screen will show “No Record”. Fig. I-8 • Tap or click “View Record” to view the details of the current diagnostic report. • To perform other functions, tap or click “Quick Access” to directly go to the function selection screen.
  • Page 43 LAUNCH Station User's Guide VIN Scan button: Tap or click it to scan the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) code of your vehicle. OBD VIN and INPUT VIN are included. This function does not apply to the commercial vehicles. *Note: Before using this function, the corresponding diagnostic software and Auto search file need to be downloaded on your tool first while downloading the diagnostic software.
  • Page 44 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Note: The most recognizable location for this number is in the top left corner on the vehicle’s dashboard. Other locations include the driver’s door or post, and the firewall under the hood. In general, vehicle identification numbers are standardized - all contain 17 characters. VIN characters may be capital letters A through Z and numbers 1 through 0; however, the letters I, O and Q are never used in order to avoid mistakes of misreading. No signs or spaces are allowed in the VIN.
  • Page 45 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Fig. L-5 On-screen Buttons: Vehicle Coverage: Tap or click to view the vehicle models that the current diagnostic software covers. What’s new: Tap or click to view the optimized items and enhancements. Introduction: Tap or click to check the software function list.
  • Page 46: Health Report (Quick Test)

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide 3.2.1 Health Report (Quick Test) This function varies from vehicle to vehicle. It enables you to quickly access all the electronic control units of the vehicle and generate a detailed report about vehicle health. Tap or click “Health Report” to scan the vehicle control modules. When scanning is complete, the following screen appears.
  • Page 47 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Fig. L-9 Report: Saves the diagnostic result as a report. To save it as a diagnostic report, please proceed as follows: 1. Select the report type and fill in the vehicle information: Tap or click to select the report type from the option list and input the required information, and then tap or click “OK”...
  • Page 48 LAUNCH Station User's Guide 3. Customize personal watermark of the diagnostic report: Input the name of the watermark and tap or click “OK” save it and navigate to the report details page. 4. Save the diagnostic report: Tap or click “Save” to save it. All diagnostic reports can be accessed from “Reports”...
  • Page 49: System Scan

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide The DTC status The DTC status Post-repair Pre-repair Fig. L-10 Note: Before performing this function, please make sure that: • You have saved a pre-repair report of the currently tested vehicle, and • You have already made some repairs and service and cleared the DTCs after the pre-repair reported is generated.
  • Page 50: System Selection

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide 3.2.3 System Selection This option allows you manually select the test system and function step by step. In Fig. L-6, tap or click “System Selection”, the screen displays as follows: Fig. L-12 Swipe the screen from the bottom to view the vehicle system on the next page.
  • Page 51 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Fig. L-14 On-screen Buttons: 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. Freeze frame data includes a snapshot of critical parameter values at the time the DTC is set.
  • Page 52 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Fig. L-15 On-screen Buttons: Select All: Selects all items of the current page. To select certain data stream item, just check the box before the item name. Select All: Selects all items of all pages. Unselect: Deselects all data stream items.
  • Page 53 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Fig. L-17 • Min/Max: Tap or click “Min/Max” to define the maximum/minimum value. Once the value goes beyond the specified value, the system will alarm. • : If desired, you can customize to show only those PIDs you are interested in viewing. Tap or click it to add/change other data stream items.
  • Page 54 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Fig. L-19 • Combine: This option is mostly used in graph merge status for data comparison. Fig. L-20 • Value: Displays the parameters as texts in a list format. • : This option allows you to select only the PIDs that you wish to display. Tap or click it, a pull- down list of the data stream items appears on the screen.
  • Page 55 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Compare Sample: Tap or click it to select the sample DS file, the values you customized and saved in process of DS sampling will be imported into the “Standard Range”(See below) column for your comparison. Note: Before executing this function, you have to sample the values of data stream items and save it as an sample DS file.
  • Page 56: Diagnostic History

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide Fig. L-24 Tap or click the Min./Max. value to change it. After modifying all desired items, tap or click “Save” to save it as an sample DS file. All DS files are stored under the “Data Samples” file of “Save Report” in “Toolbox”.
  • Page 57: Reset (Only For Passenger Vehicle/Gasoline & Diesel Version)

    Choose the desired option to proceed. 3.3 Reset (Only for Passenger Vehicle/Gasoline & Diesel Version) In addition to amazing & powerful diagnostic function, X-431 Station also features various service functions. The most commonly performed service functions contain: • Oil Reset Service •...
  • Page 58: Oil Reset Service

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide Follow the instructions on the screen to operate Select the service mode Select “Reset” (The available mode varies from vehicle to vehicle) Select the desired reset item (e.g. oil lamp reset Select the car brand etc.) Reset Operation Flowchart 3.3.1 Oil Reset Service...
  • Page 59: Gear Learning

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide TPMS replacement and sensor test. 1. After the tire pressure MIL turns on and maintenance is performed, the tire pressure resetting function must be performed to reset tire pressure and turn off the tire pressure MIL.
  • Page 60: Diesel Particulate Filter (Dpf) Regeneration

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide 3.3.10 Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Regeneration DPF regeneration is used to clear PM (Particulate Matter) from the DPF filter through continuous combustion oxidation mode (such as high temperature heating combustion, fuel additive or catalyst reduce PM ignition combustion) to stabilize the filter performance.
  • Page 61 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Feedback Default Page A. Feedback Tap or click a tested vehicle model to enter the feedback screen. Fill Feedback Problem Page 1) Tap or click “Choose File” to open the target folder and choose the desired diagnostic logs.
  • Page 62: Remote Diagnosis

    Once the diagnostic tool gets a stable network signal, it will be uploaded to the remote server automatically. 3.5 Remote Diagnosis This option aims to help repair shops or technicians launch instant messaging and remote diagnosis, making the repair job getting fixed faster. 3.5.1 Interface Layout Fig.
  • Page 63 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Note: The partner must be the users who have registered their Launch’s diagnostic tools. They may be the following: • Workshop • Technician • golo users Once the result matches the keyword, a screen similar to the following will appear: Fig. R-2 Tap or click “Remote Diagnose” to directly send a remote diagnostics request.
  • Page 64: Start Instant Messaging

    This diagnostic tool is allowed to initiate remote diagnosis with other diagnostic tools (including but not limited to the X-431 Station) of Launch family, which are equipped with this module. Notes: Before performing this operation, please make sure the following no matter which side sends the remote request: • Turn on the vehicle power supply.
  • Page 65 LAUNCH Station User's Guide These options are defined as follows: Actions Results Request to control the partner’s device remotely to help him diagnose the vehicle. *Notes: • Remote diagnosis has the same diagnostic steps as manual diagnosis. • In process of remote diagnosis, tap or click the button to send a voice message.
  • Page 66: Launch Remote Diagnosis (Device-To-Pc)

    User's Guide 3.5.5 Launch Remote Diagnosis (Device-To-PC) Except that the remote diagnosis can be done between different Launch’s diagnostic tools that come loaded with the module, user also can ask for remote control from PC client technician. Slide the switch to ON Notify the partner of the remote diagnostic web link I nput t he part ner’...
  • Page 67 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Note: Before processing remote diagnosis, please make sure the VCI device is properly connected to the vehicle. Fig. R-10 3. Tell the partner to input his own official technician account and password, and then tap “Login” to navigate to the following figure.
  • Page 68: Software Update

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide 3.6 Software Update This module allows you to update the diagnostic software & App and set frequently used software. If you did not download the software in process of product registration or a pop-up message prompting you that some new software can be updated, you may use this option to download it or keep it synchronized with the latest version.
  • Page 69: Renew Subscription

    Activation Code (optional) before performing this function. Moreover, it also requires the diagnostic tool to work with the X-431 ADAS PRO calibration tool manufactured by LAUNCH (calibration tools from other manufacturers will not be supported). As a comprehensive and flexible calibration tool, the X-431 ADAS PRO calibration tool enables you to effectively and accurately calibrate a wide range of camera-based &...
  • Page 70: Tpms Reports

    Note: For initial use, the inspection report generated by ROXIE W cannot be directly pushed to the mobile diagnostic center. The user needs to bind the ROXIE W device to the X-431 Station user account first. Only after it is successfully bound, the inspection report can be synchronized to the mobile diagnostic center and reminded.
  • Page 71: Health Reports

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide 3.8.3 Health Reports This module includes all diagnostic reports saved on this diagnostic tool. Health Reports Page • Select All: To select a particular report, tap or click the check box to the left of the report. To select all reports, tap or click “Select All”.
  • Page 72: Comprehensive Report

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide If the printer was previously configured but not recognized, click here to refresh. Report Print Page • Share: Shares the current report to others. 3.8.4 Comprehensive Report This module allows users to view comprehensive reports. Current users can also combine multiple reports into a comprehensive report in this module.
  • Page 73: Help

    Frame Playback. 3.9 Help It mainly includes: Vehicle Coverage, Maintenace Database, Product Manual and FAQ. 3.9.1 Vehicle Coverage This option allows you to check the vehicle models supported on the X-431 Station. +86 755 8455 7891...
  • Page 74: Maintenance

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide Vehicle Coverage Inquiry Screen 3.9.2 Maintenance Provides a large number of models of maintenance information for free reference. 3.10 User Info After the user successfully logged into the system, the Login button will change to "User Info". The option lets users to perform VCI management, ROXIE W/Pilot TPMS device binding, and system settings etc.
  • Page 75: Immobilizer Programmer

    C. USB Connection Note: The USB connection provides the most stable and fastest communication. When all communication methods are applied at the same time, the X-431 Station system will use the USB communication as the default priority. The USB cable connection is a simple & quick way to establish communication between the diagnostic tool and the VCI device.
  • Page 76 It only applies to the vehicle with 12V battery voltage and OBD II diagnostic socket. Immobilizer Programmer Binding Screen Please bind X-PROG to LAUNCH-specific diagnostic tool before using to ensure they can work together. Note: There are only three chances available for you to bind/unbind the X-PROG to/from the scanner. Pay extreme caution to do such operations.
  • Page 77: Activate Vci

    (Used to collect the vehicle data and send it to the scanner. The VCI connector may vary according to the LAUNCH Scanner.) (Used to connect to the vehicle's DLC. Please find the specific DLC location in the User Manual of the LAUNCH Scanner.)
  • Page 78: Fix Connector Firmware/System

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide Product S/N Activation Code Password Envelope 3.10.5 Fix Connector Firmware/System Use this item to upgrade and fix the diagnostic VCI firmware/system. Note: During upgrade, do not perform other operations, switch to other interfaces, or cut off power to the VCI device.
  • Page 79: My News

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide ROXIE W/TPMS Managment Screen For ROXIE W devices, fill in the ROXIE W S/N and Activation Code (can be found in the Settings on the Job Menu), then tap or click “BIND”. For Pilot TPMS devices, input the Serial Number and Activation Code (can be seen on the Front Cover of User Manual), then tap or click “BIND”.
  • Page 80: Recommend Owners

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide 3.10.9 Recommend Owners Those who share the Wallet App with car owner will be rewarded 1 point (token) when this car owner successfully registered. See Chapter 4.6 Wallet for details. 3.10.10 Perfect report This option enables the technician to optimize the diagnostic reports to gain CDB tokens.
  • Page 81: Profile

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide Subscription Renewal Card Inquiry Screen 3.10.15 Profile Use this item to view and configure personal information. 3.10.16 Change Password This item allows you to modify your login password. 3.10.17 Settings It enables you to make some application settings and view software version information etc.
  • Page 82 LAUNCH Station User's Guide The App is compatible with the “LAUNCH Wi-Fi Printer” (sold separately) and “System” printer (external printers loaded with Wi-Fi hotspot). Here we take “LAUNCH printer” for example to demonstrate how to configure the printer. 1. Tap or click “Printer Set”.
  • Page 83: Hide Or Remove Software

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide 6). Login/Exit from current account To logout the current user ID, tap or click “Exit from current account”. To login the system again, tap or click “Login”. 3.10.18 Hide or Remove Software This item allows you to hide/clear the diagnostic software that is not frequently used.
  • Page 84: Toolbox & Other Apps

    4.1 Sensorbox & Multimeter (Optional) 4.1.1 Product summary X-431 Station provides an optional function of automotive sensor simulation test. “Sensor” function is specially designed to diagnose and simulate vehicle sensor faults quickly and conveniently, including “DC voltage simulation”, “Fixed frequency simulation”, “Predefined waveform simulation” and “Hand-painted waveform simulation”.
  • Page 85: Controls & Accessories

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide 4.1.2 Controls & Accessories Sensorbox Front View Below shows the ports and indicators for the Sensorbox Name Description Data receiving LED Indicator (green) for receiving data from the diagnostic tool. Data sending LED Indicator (green) for sending data to the diagnostic tool.
  • Page 86: Sensor Simulation

    ECU. Consequently, if the fault disappears, the fault lies in the connection between water temperature sensor and ECU, otherwise, the fault exists in ECU. After all connections are properly made, launch the X-431 Station application. Go to “Toolbox”, then tap or click “Sensor Simulation” to enter the test selection screen.
  • Page 87 Tap or click the setting option tab, then tap or click “+” or “-” to adjust the output,After setting, tap or click to perform the test. C. Predefined waveform simulation X-431 Station provides some common sensor waveforms which have been predefined to facilitate users to simulate sensor signals. As long as you call out the predefined waveform, then tap or click to start simulating output of corresponding sensor waveform and no more parameter settings of simulation waveform are required.
  • Page 88 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Fig. Sensor-4 In above figure, the left setting column stands for sensor types and the right area displays waveform. The sensor types are explained as below: • ECT: Coolant Temperature Sensor • EVP: EGR Valve Position Sensor •...
  • Page 89 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Tap or click button to perform simulation test. D. Hand-painted waveform simulation This option offers great convenience for users to simulate special waveform or fault wave. Users only draw the shape of waveform which needs to be simulated in central drawing area, and then configure some...
  • Page 90: Multimeter

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide when measuring voltage of one terminal/ one cable. • When checking the continuity of the terminals, contacts and leads, the method for measuring their resistances can be used. • Check the faults in the terminals of the CEU to sensors, relays, etc.
  • Page 91 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Switch ignition “OFF”, unplug the wire connector of knock sensor, test the resistance between the wire terminal and the case of knock sensor with “Resistance test” function, it shall be ∞(disconnected), and if it is 0Ω(conductive), which means the knock sensor shall be replaced. For the magnetostriction knock sensor, it can also test the resistance by the “Resistance measurement”...
  • Page 92: Batterybox (Optional)

    4.2 Batterybox (Optional) 4.2.1 Product Summary X-431 Station provides an optional function of automotive battery test, which adopts the latest state-of- the-art conductance testing technology in the world and can test vehicle’s battery status. Two testing environments (Inside the Vehicle and Outside the Vehicle) are available and applicable to battery test. In addition to battery test, charging system and actuation system test can be done while Inside the Vehicle is selected.
  • Page 93: Connections & Operations

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide Indicates one of the battery cells is bad and can not work normally, but for which one is bad, it can’t be verified. In this case, battery Bad cell voltage is generally lower than 11V, mainly resulting from internal circuitry damage, such as short circuit, open circuit, dummy weld etc.
  • Page 94 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Notes: 1. Wait about 10s and begin to communicate since the Batterybox needs to initialize after connection is complete, otherwise, communication may fail. 2. Red LED on the Batterybox means it has been successfully powered up. If the green LED is always on, it indicates the clip is well connected;...
  • Page 95 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Fig. Battery-2 If JIS is selected, tap , the system will enter Select testing capacity screen. Users can select corresponding standard capacity value according to battery model marked on battery. 7. Tap or click and the testing result will appear on the following screen.
  • Page 96 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Tap or click [OK], test data will be shown on the screen. Note: It is unnecessary to perform charging system and start system test after finishing battery test, but battery test must be done before undergoing charging system and starting system test.
  • Page 97: Oscilloscope (Optional)

    User's Guide 4.3 Oscilloscope (Optional) 4.3.1 Introduction The Scopebox is an optional add-on module of X-431 Station, including automotive oscilloscope and automotive ignition waveform. Automotive oscilloscope can make the auto repair technician quickly judge the faults on automotive electronic equipment and wiring, and the oscilloscope sweep speed is far greater than the signal frequency of such vehicles, usually 5-10 times of the measured signal.
  • Page 98 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Connect to the diagnostic tool via data cable so that the B-shaped data I/O port signal can be displayed on the tool. To provide power to it via the power adapter or battery Power interface clamps cable.
  • Page 99 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Battery clamps cable To supply power to the Scopebox through connection to vehicle's battery. It allows the Scopebox to measure fuel injector and primary 20:1 Attenuator ignition waveforms. *Note: Please note this attenuator should be not used for any high voltage measurements other than fuel injectors and primary ignition.
  • Page 100: Connection & Initial Use

    2. Follow Steps 1-2 in Item 2 "Connection" mentioned below to connect the Scopebox and diagnostic tool. Launch the App, go to "Toolbox" and open "Oscilloscope" to run it. 3. From the "Vertical Setting" menu, select the corresponding channel and set the Probe attenuation to 1:10.
  • Page 101 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Probe Compensator Ground Connector Probe Compensator & Ground Connector 5. Tap or click the button located on the bottom of the screen, a square wave (approximately 1kHzm 2V peak-to-peak) will be displayed within several seconds. Note: The above steps also can be applied to check whether the signal input/output of other Channels are normal or not.
  • Page 102 LAUNCH Station User's Guide BNC to 4mm test lead 6-way breakout lead Black connector to Black socket Red connector to the other color Connect to socket any Channel Scopebox Connection Method 1 (While testing sensors or actuators) 4. Connect the black terminal and signal wire (its other end connected to the red 4mm connector) of the 6-way breakout lead to the GND and signal terminal of the vehicle sensor.
  • Page 103 LAUNCH Station User's Guide crocodile clips to ground. The connection is as follows: Ignition coil COP earth cord Spark plug COP earth cord & crocodile clips to ground COP extension The high-voltage clips to cord the insulated lead of the...
  • Page 104: Operations

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide Edge trigger level marker Displays the trigger information, including the edge trigger slope, source and level. Sample rate Horizontal Settings Panel: Controls the time base. Vertical Settings Panel: Controls the amplitude of the displayed signal. User can change the volt/div, coupling and probe attenuation of the CH1/CH2/CH3/CH4.
  • Page 105 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Horizontal Settings User can make some settings directly by tapping < or > next to options. Fig. Oscilloscope-3 Time/DIV: Horizontal scale. If the waveform acquisition is stopped (using the button), the Time/DIV selector expands or compresses the waveform.
  • Page 106 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Fig. Oscilloscope-5 1) If Edge trigger is selected (An edge trigger determines whether the Scopebox finds the trigger point on the rising or the falling edge of a signal.): Sweep: The sweep mode determines how the Scopebox behaves in the absence of a trigger event. The Scopebox provides three trigger modes: Auto, Normal, and Single.
  • Page 107 LAUNCH Station User's Guide This option adjusts the Scopebox’s internal circuitry to get the best accuracy. Use this function to calibrate the Scopebox’s vertical and horizontal systems. Tap or click and then tap [Calibration], a dialog box similar to Fig. 7-30 will appear.
  • Page 108 LAUNCH Station User's Guide <1> Channel source Tap or click and then [Source], a screen similar to the following will appear. Fig. Oscilloscope-9 <2> Horizontal / Vertical measure Horizontal Measure / Vertical Measure are used to measure voltage parameter and time parameter respectively.
  • Page 109 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Fig. Oscilloscope-11 Tap or click [Start] to start recording with a minimum record length of 10 frames, and [Stop] to stop recording. While recording, the recorded pages will be shown on the screen. <4> Load waveform for playback The Import function enables you to import the stored waveform file for playback and review.
  • Page 110 LAUNCH Station User's Guide following: 1. Open and edit a snapshot; 2. Select “Joint the expert database” (refer to the following illustration), and then tap to save the waveform being displayed on the screen as REF. Fig. Oscilloscope-14 Tap or click and then [Expert Reference] to enter, the following operation can be done: : To load and recall the selected file.
  • Page 111: Ignition (Optional)

    X-431 Station can test and analyze the secondary signal for various engine ignition systems. The Ignition module utilizes the same hardware device as the Scope module.
  • Page 112: Secondary-Simultaneous Ignition Analysis

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide Fig. Ignition-1 1) Contact break point: the primary circuit of ignition coil cut off, the secondary voltage was sensed and increased sharply 2) Ignition voltage: secondary coil voltage overcome the damper of high voltage line, the contact breaker...
  • Page 113: Secondary-Direct Ignition Analysis

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide High-voltage clips to high-voltage line Crocodile clips to ground BNC Connectors to Channels Connection Method Fig. Ignition-2 below shows the valid and invalid ignition waveforms. Under the working status of valid ignition, the breakdown voltage and spark voltage are higher because the cylinder is filled with fresh combustible mixture gas, which has a lower ionization level and vice versa.
  • Page 114: Waveform Analysis Mode

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide The connection is as follows: Ignition coil COP earth cord Spark plug COP earth cord & crocodile clips to ground COP extension The high-voltage clips to cord the insulated lead of the COP extension cord Connection Method Fig.
  • Page 115 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Refer to the instructions for various parts of waveform for the related component working status of specific waveform section. Test methods and conditions: Start the engine or drive the vehicle according to the driving performance fault or poor ignition, etc. Confirm the consistence of judgment standard (the amplitude, frequency, shape and pulse width, etc., for each...
  • Page 116 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Fig. Ignition-6 The curve on Fig. Ignition-7 shows the contact angle is too small during the magnetizing period, which is caused by too large contact gap. Fig. Ignition-7 A lot of clutter will be displayed on the horizontal section of primary waveform if contact has poor grounding, as shown below Fig.
  • Page 117 LAUNCH Station User's Guide Fig. Ignition-10 +86 755 8455 7891...
  • Page 118: Videoscope (Optional)

    X-431 Station provides an optional function of videoscope. The videoscope is mainly composed of an inspection camera, flexible tube and data cable. The water- resistant camera lens with adjustable LED lights enables you to observe the parts that can not be seen in wet, dark, fluid soaked places.
  • Page 119: Connections & Operations

    3. After connections are properly made, tap or click "X-431 Station" to launch it. Switch to the "Toolbox" module and tap or click "Videoscope" to run it, then the screen will display the scene captured from the videoscope camera.
  • Page 120: How To Obtain Wallet Tokens

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide 4.6.2 How to Obtain Wallet Tokens There are 3 ways available to gain the points. Approach 1: Activate the device and register a Wallet account Refer to Chapter 2.3 Register & Download Diagnostic Software for detailed user registration operation.
  • Page 121: How To Backup Wallet Tokens

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide Tap or click “Token details” to view how & when to get it. Approach 2: Tap or click “Start the CDB Wallet App” to navigate to the main menu screen of the Wallet App to check the tokens.
  • Page 122: Teamviewer (Optional)

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide Export Keystore Screen 4. Input the password. 5. Tap or click “Copy Keystore” and follow the prompts to select any one of the methods to save the keystore. 4.7 TeamViewer (optional) TeamViewer is a simple, fast and secure remote control interface, which enables you to receive remote support from technician fellows, colleagues or friends by allowing them to control your device on their computer view TeamViewer software.
  • Page 123: Teamviewer (Optional)

    LAUNCH Station User's Guide 4.7.2 TeamViewer (Optional) This app enables you to remotely control a partner's device. 1. On the Home screen, tap or click -> "TeamViewer". The TeamViewer interface displays. TeamViewer 2. Your partner must install the TeamViewer QuickSupport program (if not installed, go to http://www.
  • Page 124: Faq

    Each diagnostic tool is allowed to bind multiple VCI devices. If you intend to use one of the VCI devices to diagnose / test a vehicle, just switch to the corresponding VCI device. 4. Why I cannot receive the reminder of the ROXIE W/TPMS reports on the X-431 Station? Check the following possible reasons: 1.
  • Page 125 For initial use, the test report generated by ROXIE W/Pilot TPMS device cannot be directly pushed to the mobile diagnostic center. The user needs to bind the ROXIE W/Pilot TPMS device to the X-431 Station user account first. Go to “User Info” -> “ROXIE W/TPMS Management” to bind it.
  • Page 126 Email: Statement: LAUNCH reserves the rights to make any change to this manual without notice. We have tried our best to make the descriptions and illustrations in the manual as accurate as possible, and defects are inevitable, if you have any question, please contact local dealer or LAUNCH TECH.

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