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Actron Auto Scanner Plus

Part No. CP9580A Warranty Details  
THE FUTURE OF AUTOMOTIVE DIAGNOSTICS AVAILABLE NOW: The CP9580A AutoScanner Plus with CodeConnect and ABS, displays not just the trouble code, but also can help prioritize troubleshooting with the Top Reported Fixes specific to your vehicle’s make, model, year and engine at the touch of the CodeConnect hot key, connecting you with the most probable solution to your vehicle problem.

AutoScanner Plus will indicate, on screen, which codes have the CodeConnect details available. Then it’s a simple push of the button to get the CodeConnect information. CodeConnect is a comprehensive database of 4.3 million verified fixes for the trouble codes that cause the check engine light to illuminate. These actual vehicle fixes have been reported and then verified by our team of ASE certified technicians. The CodeConnect information takes vehicle repairs to another level for Do-It-Yourselfers and Technicians alike. CodeConnect provides actual fixes to the problem causing the check engine light to illuminate - providing the Top Reported Fix from the CodeConnect database. The Top Reported Fix is the most probable solution to the vehicle problem and is a shortcut for troubleshooting efforts. AutoScanner Plus also includes Domestic & Asian ABS code coverage, record and playback data stream and on screen graphing.

New Features:
  • AutoID automatically retrieves VIN from vehicle and decodes to year/make/model.
  • Component Locator, On screen text descriptions indicate where the vehicle component is located.
  • CodeConnect Now with 4.3 MILLION verified fixes.
  • Expanded ABS Coverage Including GM, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan and Toyota. Expanded Read/Erase coverage for Powertrain.
  • Record and playback LIVE engine data. Now includes over 300 possible PIDS.
  • View engine RPMs, coolant temperature, oxygen sensor readings and more!
  • Display LIVE real time data. Custom data list for LIVE data. Graph LIVE data.
  • Displays all 9 modes of global OBD II data.
  • Displays enhanced code definitions.

    Software Features:
  • Read and erase DTCs
  • Compatible with OBD II and CAN vehicles 1996 and newer
  • OBD II generic and manufacturer specific code definitions
  • Read and display MIL status
  • Read and display I/M monitors
  • Visual indicator when communicating with vehicle
  • Pending DTCs
  • Freeze frame data
  • Drive cycle mode
  • State OBD check
  • Code lookup library
  • Trilingual menus and definitions

    Hardware Features:
  • Optional battery power
  • Field updateable via USB port
  • Trilingual manual (English, Spanish, and French)
  • Print data to PC
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    Backlit:Yes
    Carrying Case Included:No
    Erases Codes:Yes
    LCD Readout:Yes
    OBD II Cable Included:Yes
    Overall Dimensions:10.45"H x 7"W x 1.75"D
    Power Supply:4 AAA Batteries
    Reads Codes:Yes
    Software Included:Yes
    Upgradeable:Yes
    Vehicle Makes Covered:GM, Ford, Chrysler
    Vehicle Years Covered:1996-2008

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    ActronAuto Scanner Plus
     
    4.2

    (based on 26 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    No Best Uses
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    This product does exactly as expected

    This unit is very easy to use. Not much need for instructions, easy to read. Purchased unit due to chasing a evap problem on a 2007 Town & Country. Had it in...Read complete review

    This unit is very easy to use. Not much need for instructions, easy to read. Purchased unit due to chasing a evap problem on a 2007 Town & Country. Had it in the shop twice and they were not able to find the problem. The unit actually told us to check 3 items, gas cap (ended up fine), then hose under the air filter box (this ended up being the issue with a small split in the hose where it goes up into the air cleaner box). So keep in mind 2 different garages said they could not find the problem with machines that cost thousands of dollars. Also had a family member that had ABS light come on, plugged the unit in and it identified that the left front was the issue. Took it apart and found the wheel bearing starting to go bad and the metal dust from the bad bearing had blocked the sensor, $82 for a wheel bearing and all problems are gone.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    ABS Codes not covered beware

    Purchased specifically for ABS code reading...1996-2010 GM, will not read codes for 97 Buick Riviera. Called company, Tech help told me to "I" should have checked their...Read complete review

    Purchased specifically for ABS code reading...1996-2010 GM, will not read codes for 97 Buick Riviera. Called company, Tech help told me to "I" should have checked their web site for limitations first, I looked after talking to them - no place to verify coverage on their web site. Customer service was no help (I wanted a credit), they told me bring it back to store. I bought this 3 months ago, and find out when I need to use tool it will not do what it is advertised to do.
    Beware of advertising on their box - it is not accurate - and Tech / Customer service will not atone to exaggerations from thier advertising dept.

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    3.0

    European?

    By 

    from Hawthorne, FL

    Pros

    • easy to setup and update

    Cons

    • Euro

    Best Uses

      Comments about Actron Auto Scanner Plus:

      Researched this and other models. Said it did European cars but once I got it home I discovered it does not. The list of vehicles supported for 2005 (which is in the Euro range in the literature) does not have one single known Euro make. I was looking for VW, perhaps the GM and Ford categories have Euro cars in them but no VW, which is one of the post popular cars. The unit is easy to use (I plugged it into my F150 to make sure it worked) and is updateable with an included USB cable. I will contact Actron and see if it will be updated.

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      • No

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      (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good to Go

      By 

      from Columbus, Ms

      Level 2

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Great For The Diy
          • Helps You Understand How

          Comments about Actron Auto Scanner Plus:

          Recently I my 200 Mustang 3.8L had the CEL come on and flash. I checked out the problem using the stores scanner and found two codes P0303 and 1401. As I live about 25 miles from town I went ahead and bought one to trouble shoot my car. This is the third scan I have had. All have been very good in what they could and couldn't do. But they do provide you a starting point to begin figuring out your problem or you can print off the results and take them to the repair shop. Better to be armed with information then not. I have used code scanners since 1993 and found them to be invaluable in helping me save allot of money on Labor. The nice thing about this scanner or any scanner you can check your progress as you trouble shoot your car/truck. I would add the the code look up feature with the suggestions in great! Its easy to use, does what its supposed to do. I like it.

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          • No

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          (5 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          no idea because, still in the box

          By 

          from Melbourne Florida

          Verified Buyer
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                Comments about Actron Auto Scanner Plus:

                This product is for a gift. I will take this product to Honduras, in the mission field. One of the mechanic for Tree of life ministries, saw the scanner and ask me if I can bless him with one because coast to much for them to buy one. Because GOD put in my heart to bless him, that is the rezon I buy one and will take we me in uly 2014.The scanner still in the box we out openned.

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                (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                awesome tool

                By 

                from Gray, ky

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                      Comments about Actron Auto Scanner Plus:

                      not had it long but so far its been great!

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                      • Yes

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                      (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      great product

                      By 

                      from Thomson,Ga.

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                        Cons

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                            Comments about Actron Auto Scanner Plus:

                            easy to use

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            I would definatly buy this product again

                            By 

                            from Meriden, CT

                            Verified Buyer
                            Level 1

                            Pros

                            • Works Great

                            Cons

                            • Better On Web Site
                            • Manual Included Lousy
                            • Should be included

                            Best Uses

                            • Deleting Codes
                            • Live Information Running
                            • Reading Codes

                            Comments about Actron Auto Scanner Plus:

                            Manual included very lousy. Much better on web site. Should be included at this price. Would not want to have to print it. Works well for reading and deleting codes. Live readouts wile running can be helpful. Overall a very good product for the money. Easy to use and functions as advertised. Just wish I got the real manual.

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                            • No

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                            (12 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            ABS Codes not covered beware

                            By 

                            from Jameston, NY

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                              Cons

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                                  Comments about Actron Auto Scanner Plus:

                                  Purchased specifically for ABS code reading...1996-2010 GM, will not read codes for 97 Buick Riviera. Called company, Tech help told me to "I" should have checked their web site for limitations first, I looked after talking to them - no place to verify coverage on their web site. Customer service was no help (I wanted a credit), they told me bring it back to store. I bought this 3 months ago, and find out when I need to use tool it will not do what it is advertised to do.
                                  Beware of advertising on their box - it is not accurate - and Tech / Customer service will not atone to exaggerations from thier advertising dept.

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                                  • No

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                                  (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  As a long time tech .

                                  By 

                                  from Abita Springs , La.

                                  Verified Buyer
                                  Helpful Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Did the job

                                  Cons

                                  • I Don't If Their Is A Con
                                  • I Don't Know If Their Is

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Actron Auto Scanner Plus:

                                    I may be looking for to much from this scanner. I had ABS problem if did give me the code . I though after seeing a video on line it could do real time . After looking at it after repairs to ABS was repaired were done . It does some real time in drive ability but not ABS . All in all for a small scanner it does a ok job .

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                                    (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Gets the job done

                                    By 

                                    from Delaware

                                    Verified Buyer
                                    Helpful Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lots of features

                                    Cons

                                    • Cost

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Actron Auto Scanner Plus:

                                      Pretty easy to use once you figure out the menus. Get the instructions offline. The book that comes with the unit is incomplete.

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                                      (11 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      1.0

                                      LCD Blown

                                      By 

                                      from Manchester, NH

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to use
                                      • Inexpensive

                                      Cons

                                      • Cheap
                                      • Disposable

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Actron Auto Scanner Plus:

                                        Purchased this unit in February. Used it twice and it worked well those two times. Gave it a good review.
                                        Now that it is July, I pulled it out to troubleshoot my sister's Volvo, and the LCD is blown. It had both rows and columns that are unresponsive (blank). Makes the unit non-functional. SPX is willing to replace it, but it's two weeks, plus shipping. And, they want a credit card "just in case" they determine it isn't their problem.

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                                        • Q:

                                          Will this read codes for a 2004 BMW 325xi?
                                          Asked on 8/30/2015 by Daniel

                                          1 answer

                                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                                            A:

                                            Yes, Daniel, this tool should work fine on your 2004 BMW 325Xi as it is compatible with all 1996 and later OBD II compliant vehicles and also works on 1994-95 OBD II compliant vehicles.

                                            Answered on 8/31/2015 by Steve from AAP
                                        • Q:

                                          Will my CP9580 also do desiel trucks
                                          Asked on 8/17/2015 by Robert from United States

                                          1 answer

                                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                                            A:

                                            Yes, Robert, this scanner will work fine on diesel engines.

                                            Answered on 8/17/2015 by Steve from AAP
                                        • Q:

                                          Will I be able to clear a check engine light
                                          Asked on 8/5/2015 by Mike from Lake station Indiana

                                          1 answer

                                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                                            A:

                                            Hi Mike! Since you didn't mention the specific vehicle, it's hard to tell for sure. This is compatible with all 1996 and later OBD II compliant vehicles and also works on 1994-95 OBD II compliant vehicles. To give you the correct information I would need the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle.

                                            Answered on 8/5/2015 by Solomon
                                        • Q:

                                          Will I be able to clear a check engine light
                                          Asked on 8/4/2015 by Mike from Lake station Indiana

                                          1 answer

                                        • Q:

                                          Will read ABS codes for 1997 Toyota Camry?
                                          Asked on 7/31/2015 by aadbarrios

                                          1 answer

                                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                                            A:

                                            Hi Aadbarrios, happy to assist you! The Actron Auto Scanner Plus (Part No. CP9580A) is compatible with all 1996 and later OBD II compliant vehicles and also works on 1994-95 OBD II compliant vehicles.

                                            Answered on 8/3/2015 by Steve from AAP
                                        • Q:

                                          does the check engine have to be on to work
                                          Asked on 7/30/2015 by kris from oklahoma

                                          1 answer

                                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                                            A:

                                            Hi Kris, happy to assist you! The Actron Auto Scanner Plus (Part No. CP9580A) read codes can be done with the key on engine off (KOEO) or with the key on engine running (KOER). For more information, please visit this owner's manual link. URL - https://actron.com/sites/default/files/pdf_english_16366.pdf

                                            Answered on 7/30/2015 by Steve from AAP
                                        • Q:

                                          Can this scanner operate hydromagnetic brakes on 2012 VW Tiguans?
                                          Asked on 7/21/2015 by Anthony from Bayonne NJ

                                          1 answer

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                                            A:

                                            I'm glad to assist you, Anthony! The Actron Auto Scanner Plus - Part No. CP9580A has no coverage for any European vehicle ABS system and also has no bi-directional capability to actuate any component of any vehicle. Of the Domestic and Asian vehicles it can read for ABS it will only retrieve diagnostic codes from those ABS systems.

                                            Answered on 7/22/2015 by Solomon
                                        • Q:

                                          Will this scanner work with my
                                          2011 grand Cherokee , if yes will the fix functions also work.
                                          1998 Dodge Ram 2500
                                          2002 Nissan Sentra B15
                                          Asked on 6/27/2015 by Mark22

                                          1 answer

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                                            A:

                                            Hi Mark22, I'm glad to assist you! This Actron Auto Scanner Plus (Part No. CP9580A) is compatible with all 1996 and later OBD II compliant vehicles and also works on 1994-95 OBD II compliant vehicles. This item has no bi-directional capability to command any function on a vehicle. It can only retrieve information on the vehicle. If a recalibration procedure is required on the vehicle a Professional Scan tool with Bi-directional capability would be required.

                                            Answered on 6/28/2015 by Steve from AAP
                                        • Q:

                                          Can it be used on vehicles newer than 2008?
                                          Asked on 6/23/2015 by Crabcreek

                                          1 answer

                                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                                            A:

                                            Hi Crabcreek, happy to assist you! The Actron Auto Scanner Plus (Part No. CP9580A) is compatible with all 1996 and later OBD II compliant vehicles and also works on 1994-95 OBD II compliant vehicles.

                                            Answered on 6/23/2015 by Steve from AAP
                                        • Q:

                                          does this recalibrate brake sensor for 2009 buick lucerne
                                          Asked on 6/21/2015 by eunamius from shobonier il

                                          1 answer

                                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                                            A:

                                            I'm glad to assist you, Eunamius! The Actron Auto Scanner Plus - Part No. CP9580A has no bi-directional capability to command any function on a vehicle. It can only retrieve information on the vehicle. If a recalibration procedure is required on the vehicle a Professional Scan tool with Bi-directional capability would be required.

                                            Answered on 6/22/2015 by Solomon
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