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  • Page 1 Creader Professional 129i, Creader Professional 123i, Creader Professional 233, Creader Professional 239, Millennium Master, Creader Professional 129 EVO, Creader Professional 123X, Creader Professional 129X...
  • Page 2 User Manual Copyright Information Copyright © 2018 by LAUNCH TECH. CO., LTD. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying and recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of LAUNCH.
  • Page 3 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 purchaser...
  • Page 4 LAUNCH User Manual • 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. • Put the transmission in P (for A/T) or N (for M/T) and make sure the parking brake is engaged.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    5.2 System Diagnosing..................13 5.2.1 Smart Diagnosis (Auto-Detect) .............13 5.2.2 Manual Diagnosis .................15 5.3 OBDII Diagnosis ...................21 5.4 History ......................23 5.5 Resetting (Only applies to Creader Professional 129i).........24 6. Update ....................25 7. Data ......................26 7.1 Diagnostic Report ..................26 7.2 Diagnostic Record ..................26 7.3 DTC Library ....................27...
  • Page 6 LAUNCH User Manual 7.7 User Manual ....................28 8. Settings ....................29 8.1 Units of measurement ..................29 8.2 Automatic detection on connect..............29 8.3 Display & Brightness ..................29 8.4 Sound ......................29 8.5 Network ......................29 8.6 Date/Time .....................29 8.7 Language......................30 8.8 Email Setup ....................30 8.9 Recovery ......................30...
  • Page 7: Introduction

    LAUNCH User Manual 1. Introduction Creader Professional 129i, Creader Professional 123i, Creader Professional 233, Creader Professional 239, Millennium Master, Creader Professional 129 EVO, Creader Professional 123X, Creader Professional 129X is an evolutionary smart solution for passenger car diagnosis. It inherits from LAUNCH’s advanced diagnosing technology and is characterized by covering...
  • Page 8: General Information

    LAUNCH User Manual 2. General Information 2.1 On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) II The first generation of On-Board Diagnostics (OBD I) was developed by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) and implemented in 1988 to monitor some of the emission control components on vehicles. As technology evolved and the desire to improve the On-Board Diagnostic system increased, a new generation of On-Board Diagnostic system was developed.
  • Page 9: Location Of The Data Link Connector (Dlc)

    LAUNCH User Manual Figure 2-1 2.3 Location of the Data Link Connector (DLC) The DLC (Data Link Connector or Diagnostic Link Connector) is typically a 16- pin 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 vehicles.
  • Page 10: Obd Ii Readiness Monitors

    LAUNCH User Manual Figure 2-2 2.4 OBD II Readiness Monitors An important part of a vehicle’s OBD II system is the Readiness Monitors, which are indicators used to find out if all of the emissions components have been evaluated by the OBD II system. They are running periodic tests on specific systems and components to ensure that they are performing within allowable limits.
  • Page 11: Obd Ii Monitor Readiness Status

    LAUNCH User Manual 6) Secondary air Injection 7) Heated Catalyst 8) A/C system 2.5 OBD II Monitor Readiness Status OBD II systems must indicate whether or not the vehicle’s PCM’s monitor system has completed testing on each component. Components that have been tested will be reported as “Ready”, or “Complete”, meaning they have been...
  • Page 12 LAUNCH User Manual DTC -- Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) that identifies which section of the emission control system has malfunctioned. 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.
  • Page 13: Product Descriptions

    LAUNCH User Manual 3. Product Descriptions Outline of Creader Professional 129i, Creader Professional 123i, Creader Professional 233, Creader Professional 239, Millennium Master, Creader Professional 129 EVO, Creader Professional 123X, Creader Professional 129X Figure 3-1 *Note: ea e ofessional i featu es the sa e e te nal appea ance as...
  • Page 14: Technical Specification

    LAUNCH User Manual • In Off mode, press it for about 5 seconds to turn the handset on. • In On mode: Power • Press it to activate the LCD if the LCD is off. • Press it to turn off the LCD if the LCD lights •...
  • Page 15: Accessories Checklist

    User Manual 3.3 Accessories Checklist For detailed accessory items, please consult from the local agency. 1. Creader Professional 129i, Creader Professional 123i, Creader Professional 233, Creader Professional 239, Millennium Master, Creader Professional 129 EVO, Creader Professional 123X, Creader Professional 129X handset 2.
  • Page 16: Initial Use

    LAUNCH User Manual 4. Initial Use 4.1 Charging The Tool There are two charging methods available: Via Charging Cable: Plug one end of the included charging cable into the DC-IN port of the tool, and the other end to the external DC power.
  • Page 17 LAUNCH User Manual Figure 4-2 • If the network you chose is open, you can connect directly; • If the selected network is encrypted, you have to enter the right security key (network password). *Note: f you choose no e in...
  • Page 18 LAUNCH User Manual 4.3 Job Menu It mainly includes the following function modules. To configures the tool to operate as a professional diagnostic Diagnose tool. A quick access to the I/M Readiness function of OBD II Diagnosis. I/M refers to Inspection and Maintenance that is legislated by the Government to meet federal clean-air standards.
  • Page 19: Diagnose

    LAUNCH User Manual 5. Diagnose 5.1 Connection 1. Turn the ignition off. 2. Locate vehicle’s DLC socket: It provides standard 16 pins and is generally located on driver’s side, about 12 inches away from the center of dashboard. See Figure 2-2. If DLC is not equipped under dashboard, a label indicating its position will be given.
  • Page 20 LAUNCH User Manual *Note: To etect o e an accu ate Ns a sta le net o connection is hi hly en e fo this func on T N: on t connect o isconnect any test e uip ent ith i ni on on o en ine unnin A.
  • Page 21: Manual Diagnosis

    LAUNCH User Manual 5.2.2 Manual Diagnosis If the tool can not obtain the VIN information, you can also perform vehicle diagnosis manually. In this mode, you need to execute the menu-driven command and then follow the on-screen instruction to proceed.
  • Page 22 LAUNCH User Manual Fig. 5-3 2). Select test item: Select the desired test item to proceed. Fig. 5-4 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.
  • Page 23 LAUNCH User Manual Fig. 5-5 In above figure, the tested system with fault code appears in red and the system with OK displays in black (normally). On-screen Buttons: : Tap to display the details of DTCs existing in the current system. Tap hide it.
  • Page 24 LAUNCH User Manual *Note: i e ent ehicle has i e ent ia nos c enus A. Version Information This function is used to read the version information of system mode, vehicle VIN, software and ECU. B. Read Fault Code This function displays the detailed information of DTC records retrieved from the vehicle’s control system.
  • Page 25 LAUNCH User Manual *Notes: f you plan to ta e the ehicle to a e ice ente fo epai N T e ase the co es the ehicle s co pute f ata is e ase alua le info a on that...
  • Page 26 LAUNCH User Manual Fig. 5-8 *Notes: f the alue of the ata st ea is out of the an e of the stan a efe ence alue the hole line ill isplay in e f it co plies ith the efe ence alue it...
  • Page 27: Obdii Diagnosis

    LAUNCH User Manual then the record starting time and ends with .x431 (To differentiate between les, please con gure the accurate system time). All diagnostic records can be viewed by tapping “Data” -> “Diagnostic Record”. 5.3 OBDII Diagnosis This option presents a quick way to check for DTCs, isolate the cause of the...
  • Page 28 LAUNCH User Manual 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.
  • Page 29: History

    LAUNCH User Manual This option retrieves and displays live data and parameters from the vehicle’s ECU. 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 30: Resetting (Only Applies To Creader Professional 129I)

    • Tap “Quick access” to directly navigate to the function selection page of last diagnostic operation. Choose the desired option to proceed. 5.5 Resetting (Only applies to Creader Professional 129i) In addition to amazing & powerful diagnostic function, Creader Professional 129i also features Oil lamp reset, Electronic parking brake reset, Steering angle calibration and Battery maintenance system reset.
  • Page 31: Update

    LAUNCH User Manual 6. Update If some new software or APK can be updated, a numeric indicator will display on the “Upgrade” module on the Job menu. In this case, you may use this option to keep it synchronized with the latest version.
  • Page 32: Data

    LAUNCH User Manual 7. Data Fig. 7-1 7.1 Diagnostic Report This module stores all diagnostic reports generated in process of vehicle diagnosis. All the diagnostic reports are sorted by Date and Make. If there are too many ( earch) to lter and uickly locate it.
  • Page 33: Dtc Library

    LAUNCH User Manual 7.3 DTC Library This option helps you to nd the location of the vehicle s DLC. Fig. 7-2 Swipe the screen upwards/downwards to alter the value, then press [OK] button, the screen will display de nition of the DTC.
  • Page 34: Firmware Fix

    LAUNCH User Manual Tap it to display all diagnostic feedback logs which have not been submitted successfully due to network failure. Once the handset gets a stable network signal, it will be uploaded to the remote server automatically. 7.6 Firmware Fix diagnostic rmware.
  • Page 35: Settings

    LAUNCH User Manual 8. Settings 8.1 Units of measurement It is designed to set the measurement unit. Metric System and English System are available. 8.2 Automatic detection on connect This option enables you to determine whether to start an automatic VIN detection once the tool is properly connected to the vehicle’s DLC.
  • Page 36: Language

    LAUNCH User Manual 8.7 Language The tool supports multiple languages. You can use this option to change the target language. 8.8 Email Setup This option is used to set up the default email address for automatically receiving the diagnostic reports.
  • Page 37: Faq

    LAUNCH User Manual 9. FAQ Here we list some frequently asked questions and answers related to this tool. System halts when reading data stream. What is the reason? It may be caused by a slackened connector. Please turn this tool off, firmly connect the connector, and switch it on again.
  • Page 38 LAUNCH User Manual What if the tool cannot be switched on even after a period of recharging? Please recharge it for at least 3 hours until the power LED lights up, then it can be switched on.
  • Page 39 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 41 The SAR limit of USA (FCC) is 1.6 W/kg averaged over one gram of tissue. Device types Professlonal Diagnostic Tool with model Creader Professional 123i, Creader Professional 129i, Millennium Master (FCC ID: XUJCRP12X) has also been tested against this SAR limit. The highest reported SAR values for body-worn is 0.94W/kg.

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