The new CodeScout 2500 Advanced Code Reader (Part Number AX2500) from AutoXray, a manufacturer of diagnostic scan tools, provides access to the trouble codes that trigger check engine lights. With CodeScout 2500, users can access the same information car dealers use on ’83 and newer domestic (OBD-I) and ’96 and newer domestic and import vehicles (OBD-II).
CodeScout 2500 performs multiple OBD-I and OBD-II tasks. In the OBD-I mode, the new unit reads and displays both diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) with text descriptions and memory DTCs. CodeScout 2500 also erases DTCs and resets the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL).
In OBD-II mode, CodeScout 2500:
- Reads and displays MIL status;
- Reads, displays and erases generic DTCs with text descriptions, as well as manufacturer-specific DTCs with text descriptions;
- Reads and displays emissions readiness monitor status; and
- Displays a summary screen containing a recap of the vehicle’s emissions status and provides a visual indication when the tool is connected to an OBD-II vehicle.
CodeScout’s powerful internal library of code definitions can be used to look up previous or current DTCs in English or Spanish. Users can retain the most recently scanned vehicle data and configuration. Battery powered for review of data off-vehicles (batteries included) and equipped with a low battery indicator, CodeScout 2500 has an Auto Off feature to save power.
CodeScout 2500 kits come with OBD-I cables for GM, Ford and Chrysler vehicles; an OBD-II cable; a removable rubber boot with additional surface grip; DTC look-up CD; and a soft carrying case for all CodeScout 2500 accessories. Software updates are available via the Internet. Data gathered by the CodeScout 2500 can be exported to a PC (cables sold separately).
“This new product provides numerous features at a very affordable price,” said Shilpi Biswas, director marketing & product development Aftermarket Diagnostic Group for AutoXray. “It’s portable, cost-effective, and very user- friendly.”
As with other AutoXray products, CodeScout is available at major retailers nationwide or at www.autoxray.com.