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Actron Auto Scanner OBD II Code Reader

Part No. CP9575 Warranty  
$129.99
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Auto Scanner is a trilingual (select English, Spanish, or French display) scan tool that will read and erase Diagnostic Trouble Codes as well as pending codes, freeze frame engine data and live engine data and the VIN number. The tool allows the user to view engine-sensor, switch and relay inputs in real time to help pinpoint problem components faster.

Product Features:
  • Recommended for use with OBD II compliant vehicles made in 1996 or later; scan tool is CAN compliant
  • Large, 8-line LCD screen displays Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs); retrieves all generic OBD II codes and their descriptions, contains over 15,000 generic and manufacturer-specific code definitions
  • User-friendly menu with trilingual display (English, French and Spanish)
  • Reads and erases DTCs; turns off check engine light; monitors status and I/M readiness to determine whether the vehicle is ready for an emissions test
  • Displays a freeze frame data snapshot of vehicle's operating conditions at time of fault

Avoid such issues as engine damage, poor gas mileage, performance problems, and high repair costs by using a diagnostic tool from Actron when your check engine light turns on. There are three common types of diagnostic tools that can help you in determining an issue when your check engine light is on:

A Scan Tool can be used to read and erase trouble codes, display, record and play back LIVE diagnostic data and perform other tests allowed by the vehicle maker. We have scan tools that cover vehicles 1982 to present depending on required coverage. All Actron Scan Tools are CAN compliant.

A Code Reader can be used to read and erase diagnostic trouble codes as well as other additional features depending on the tool. These tools work on all vehicles 1996 and newer. All Actron Code Readers are CAN compliant.

A Code Scanner reads diagnostic trouble codes generated by the vehicle's system. Codes are displayed on the vehicle's dashboard and/or identified through audio prompts. These products work with 1981-1995 vehicles.
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OBD-II (On-Board Diagnostics):Yes
CAN (Controller-Area Network) Compliant:Yes
Reads Diagnostic Trouble Codes:Yes
Displays Emissions Status:Yes
Displays Oxygen Monitor Test:Yes
Review Data Offline:Yes
Updatable:Yes

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ActronAuto Scanner OBD II Code Reader
 
4.3

(based on 153 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (75)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (121)
  • Good value (96)
  • Compact (93)
  • Time saver (68)
  • Good instructions / manual (63)

Cons

  • Instructions not helpful (11)

Best Uses

  • Home (104)
  • Minor repairs (76)
  • Regular maintenance (65)
  • Automotive repair shop (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (19), Auto enthusiast (16), Mechanic (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (46), Auto enthusiast (42), Mechanic (18), Truck enthusiast (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just Right for a Shade Tree Mechanic

We have 2 vehicles, one of which is my wife's 2005 Linclon LS. The Lincoln was purchased new and sits safe and sound in our garage, seldom driven. Today it has just shy...Read complete review

We have 2 vehicles, one of which is my wife's 2005 Linclon LS. The Lincoln was purchased new and sits safe and sound in our garage, seldom driven. Today it has just shy of 11,000 miles (not a misprint...>11,000 miles) It's a shame to have a nice car and just let it sit there, but that's the way it is. I am forever charging the battery to keep that car alive. Heck, I even put Sta-Bil in the fuel tank when I filled it up last year. We drive my truck 99.9% of the time and we are always going places together these days.
Anyway, I was doing my semi-annual garage cleaning last weekend and thought I would change the oil on both vehicles too. When I started the Lincoln, it was misfiring like crazy. I backed it out of the garage and decided to take it for a spin to see if it would clear itself out. A half a block down the road and it was purring like a kitten again, BUT the "Check Engine Light" had come on. After a few 4-letter words, I returned home, cleaned the garage, changed oil and then went in and mentioned to the wife what had happened and she almost had a stroke when I told her that the "Check Engine Light" had came on on "Her Baby". She wanted that car fixed! And fixed NOW!!!!
Sunday is a bad day to get anybody to work on your car and when I did get one shop that could fix the engine light thing he said that it would cost over $100 to turn it off. I'm 64 and having been an aircraft mechanic for over 40 years, that price seemed OUTRAGEOUS! It was only a simple misfire!
Soooo, I started researching the problem online. The OBD II readers were clearly the answer. So on Monday I went to my Advance Auto Parts store and got a Actron CP9575 Code Reader. It wasn't the top of the line, but it was updatable, so I chose that one. Ten minutes after getting home, the problem with the Lincoln was solved.
I was a bit hesitant to get this reader because online reviews gave the reader itself praise, but gave failing remarks to the instructions and the software.
On Sunday, prior to buying the reader, I had downloaded the software and printed all available materials to my laptop and all went well. After clearing to code on the Linclon I updated the unit and it worked flawlessly.
The book that came with the unit was a poor translation from some other language, but the online material was very clear. NO PROBLEMS. I highly recommend this unit to anyboby who justs wants to see what's going on with their vehicle to determine if they want to try and fix the problem themselves. Weekend ShadeTree Mechanics, fear not! This OBD II Reader is a keeper! It works on my truck too.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

not sure if i would buy this product

i would not recommend this product because it did not have from 2002 and newer, and also didn't have all the makes and models of the vehicles. it is easy to use only if...Read complete review

i would not recommend this product because it did not have from 2002 and newer, and also didn't have all the makes and models of the vehicles. it is easy to use only if you have a 2001 and older and a buick, chevy, hummer, and a couple of others.

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5.0

small and compact

By dan the breadman

from Chippewa Falls Wi

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

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Verified Buyer
Level 2

Pros

  • Clear Instructions
  • Compact Design
  • Good Value
  • Reliable
  • Time Saver

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Minor Repairs
    • Regular Maintenance

    Comments about Actron Auto Scanner OBD II Code Reader:

    easy to use , compact

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    4.0

    Works well easy to use. No problems

    By R

    from Virginia

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Value
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Automotive Repair Shop

      Comments about Actron Auto Scanner OBD II Code Reader:

      Easy to use works well. Only issue is one vehicle plug it was stuck on for a while. Easy to use has long cable to work with.

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      5.0

      Excellent scanner

      By Ken

      from Allentown PA

      About Me Ins Adjuster Ex Mechanic

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Clear Instructions
      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Value
      • Reliable
      • Time Saver

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • At Home Diy Ex Mechanic

      Comments about Actron Auto Scanner OBD II Code Reader:

      Has paid for itself in diagnosing CEL codes.

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      4.0

      Great product

      By TG

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Saved Money
      • Saved Time
      • Time Saver

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Actron Auto Scanner OBD II Code Reader:

        Saved me the hassle of going somewhere to get a code read for check engine light. Turned out to be gas cap leakage issue. Far more time/cost effective than going to a dealership etc. The issues raised by some re: having to update the device may not be a big issue either. It worked just fine for my purposes right out of the box.

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        5.0

        Just what I needed at the right price.

        By Travers

        from Newport News, VA

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Clear Instructions
        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Value
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Automotive Repair Shop
          • Home

          Comments about Actron Auto Scanner OBD II Code Reader:

          I wanted to check the function of my tach and speedometer in real time and this meter allows me to do this easily

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          5.0

          Great product for the money

          By Don

          from Raleigh, NC

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Time Saver

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Regular Maintenance

            Comments about Actron Auto Scanner OBD II Code Reader:

            for the cars in my family, good tool to have before going to the dealer or repair shop.

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            5.0

            Great piece of equipment

            By Toddfishn

            from Omaha, nebraska

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Backyard Mechanic, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer
            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Clear Instructions
            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Value
            • Real Time Stats - Running
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • No Internal Battery -

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Minor Repairs
            • Perfect For Diy
            • Regular Maintenance

            Comments about Actron Auto Scanner OBD II Code Reader:

            I use this on multiple vehicles and the online site that's free with scanner is great for detecting problems and reading codes. I like the real time stats while engine is running. Only bad thing is that it has no internal battery. Has to be plugged into OBD or USB port to view after removing from vehicle

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            4.0

            Saved me the purchase price.

            By Durango Captain

            from New Bern, NC

            About Me Mechanic

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Value
            • Reliable
            • Simple And Easy To Use
            • Time Saver

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Minor Repairs
              • Regular Maintenance

              Comments about Actron Auto Scanner OBD II Code Reader:

              Well worth the money. The instructions were not very clear, maybe add some pictures of the functioning screens as demonstrations.

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              5.0

              As advertized.

              By Fred

              from Hartford, CT

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

              • Clear Instructions
              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Time Saver

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about Actron Auto Scanner OBD II Code Reader:

                Works as advertized.

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                4.0

                Great scanner for home or small garage

                By Joe Dude

                from Clearfield, Pa

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer
                Level 1

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Minor Repairs
                  • Regular Maintenance

                  Comments about Actron Auto Scanner OBD II Code Reader:

                  Compact and very easy to use. No need to even look at the instructions.

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                  • Q:

                    Please advise: I need an auto scanner for a 2005 Hyundai X350 with a fault light that came on for my ABS system. What OBDII can Ipurchase to see the problem and than be able to erase the code.
                    thanks,
                    Mike C
                    Asked on 4/13/2014 by Mike from MountainTop,Pa. 18707

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi Mike, glad to assist you! This tool will work fine on your 2005 Hyundai X350 as it is recommended for use with OBD II compliant vehicles made in 1996 or later. This tool can be used to read and erase trouble codes, display, record and play back LIVE diagnostic data and perform other tests allowed by the vehicle maker.

                      Answered on 4/14/2014 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Will this work with my Mac computer
                    Asked on 4/3/2014 by duck

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      That's a great question, duck! The software for all of the Actron tools is only compatible with PC. Currently, no versions are available for Mac. I would suggest that you visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check the availability of this part.

                      Answered on 4/4/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Will this work on a F350 Diesel engine?
                    Asked on 3/23/2014 by Scott from Illinois

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Scott I'm glad to assist you! This part will work fine with OBD II compliant vehicles made in 1996 or later; scan tool is CAN compliant.

                      Answered on 3/24/2014 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Will this work on a 2008 smart car?
                    Asked on 2/21/2014 by Joe from Steger Ill

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Joe! I'm glad to assit you! This will work fine with your vehicle since it is recommended for use with OBD II compliant vehicles made in 1996 or later.

                      Answered on 2/23/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    will this work on 96 buick lesabre
                    Asked on 2/7/2014 by aceman

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Good question aceman! This will work fine with your vehicle since it is recommended for use with OBD II compliant vehicles made in 1996 or later.

                      Answered on 2/9/2014 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Is it possible to install data into this tool from a home pc?
                    Asked on 1/17/2014 by Mickey from Northeast pa

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Mickey, glad to assist you! The features of this tools are field updateable via USB port, CE certification, trilingual menu, manual and definitions (English, Spanish, French), system setup menu includes language setup, unit of measure, display test, keypad test, memory test, tool information and program mode.

                      Answered on 1/19/2014 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    how much all cost if i buy this scanner including the shipping fee ther in the philippines?
                    Asked on 1/15/2014 by dion from manila,philippines

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi dion, good question! We ship to any United States, US Territory (including Puerto Rico), or APO/FPO address. We currently do not ship to international addresses.

                      Answered on 1/16/2014 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    how much is this scanner
                    and is this compatible to asian vehichle and korean vehichle?
                    Asked on 1/15/2014 by dion from philippines

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Dion, good question! This auto scanner is recommended for use with OBD II compliant vehicles made in 1996 or later. Please note that price of the items can vary from zone to zone as our prices are zonal based. Once you enter your Zip Code into the Advance Auto Part’s website you will see the accurate price for this auto scanner.

                      Answered on 1/16/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Will this work with Toyota Hi ace commuter 2012
                    Asked on 1/14/2014 by Dev from Cebu, Philippines

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Dev, glad to assist you! This scanner should work fine on your vehicle as it is recommended for use with OBD II compliant vehicles made in 1996 or later; scan tool is CAN compliant.

                      Answered on 1/15/2014 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    I have this scanner, when I try to connect to my 2000 ford 7.3 diesel, it gives link error, no matter what I do it will not link up?? Is it compatible? or am I doing something wrong? I have been successful with other veh.s, bmws(gas), volkswagons (diesels), ford explorer(gas), but can't get it to link with my 350 truck??? Thanks for any help.
                    Asked on 1/7/2014 by hdvrodman from Florida

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi hdvrodman, glad to assist you! This scanner is compatible with your 2000 Ford 7.3 diesel as it is recommended for use with OBD II compliant vehicles made in 1996 or later; scan tool is CAN compliant. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                      Answered on 1/8/2014 by Steve from AAP
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