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Actron Auto Scanner Plus

Part No. CP9580A Warranty  
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 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (11)

        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

         

        LCD Blown

        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...Read complete review

        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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        5.0

        Good to Go

        By StrikeForce

        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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            no idea because, still in the box

            By tito

            from Melbourne Florida

            Verified Buyer
            Level 1

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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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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  awesome tool

                  By tmiller

                  from Gray, ky

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 1

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                        Comments about Actron Auto Scanner Plus:

                        not had it long but so far its been great!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        4.0

                        great product

                        By Tim

                        from Thomson,Ga.

                        Verified Buyer
                        Level 1

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                              Comments about Actron Auto Scanner Plus:

                              easy to use

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                              • No

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                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              I would definatly buy this product again

                              By Ken

                              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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                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              ABS Codes not covered beware

                              By KM

                              from Jameston, NY

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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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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    As a long time tech .

                                    By Mr. P

                                    from Abita Springs , La.

                                    Verified Buyer
                                    Level 1

                                    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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                                      • No

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                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Gets the job done

                                      By Jim

                                      from Delaware

                                      Verified Buyer
                                      Level 1

                                      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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                                        • No

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                                        (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        LCD Blown

                                        By Steve

                                        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.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Works for me!

                                          By Bdub

                                          from Reed City, MI

                                          Verified Buyer
                                          Helpful Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to use

                                          Cons

                                          • Manual Should Be Included

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Actron Auto Scanner Plus:

                                            I was having problems with my Jeep. The dealer couldn't fix it. They put on two parts in two visits and I still had the same problem. Reading the codes with the tool, I found there were eight codes stored. Hmmm, how can you fix eight codes with a part. I started looking at the wiring in the left front inner fender well. Found chaffed wiring. Problem solved.

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                                            • Q:

                                              how much is the auto scanner plus
                                              Asked on 8/7/2014 by simeone ameone from Accra, Ghana

                                              1 answer

                                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                                A:

                                                Hi Simeone, glad to serve you! 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 Actron Auto Scanner Plus (Part No. CP9580A).

                                                Answered on 8/8/2014 by Steve from AAP
                                            • Q:

                                              will it work on my 2013 chevy
                                              Asked on 8/2/2014 by trakman52 from racine wi

                                              1 answer

                                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                                A:

                                                Hi Trakman52! This will not work with your vehicle. I would recommend that you check with the nearest Advance store and one of our parts pros will be glad to assist you with an alternate availability.

                                                Answered on 8/3/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                                            • Q:

                                              Will this work on a 2004 mercedes c320?
                                              Asked on 8/1/2014 by Herm from PA

                                              1 answer

                                            • Q:

                                              will this read misfires and tell which cylnder
                                              Asked on 6/24/2014 by Dennis from United States

                                              1 answer

                                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                                A:

                                                Hi Dennis, great question! If the vehicle sets a code to indicate which cylinder it is, it will. The tool will not show live misfire information.

                                                Answered on 6/26/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                                            • Q:

                                              will this scanner read ABS codes for a 1999 Mercedes SL500?
                                              Asked on 6/17/2014 by ironman4ever

                                              1 answer

                                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                                A:

                                                Hi Ironman, glad to assist you! This part should work fine on your 1999 Mercedes SL500 since it is compatible with OBD II and CAN vehicles 1996 and newer vehicles.

                                                Answered on 6/18/2014 by Steve from AAP
                                            • Q:

                                              Can this scanner be used to reset security thief systems
                                              Asked on 5/29/2014 by Ethan

                                              1 answer

                                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                                A:

                                                I'm happy to help, Ethan! Generally, for the anti-theft system to be reset you would need a brand specific tool since the PCM is involved. Most vehicles can have this reset by just waiting about 15 minutes with the vehicle in accessory with the correct key. Or, even just disconnecting the negative battery cable for about 30 minutes can reset the trouble code. Depending upon the vehicle you're having trouble with, you may need two of the vehicles keys to reset these errors as well. It's usually much more rare to have that happen.

                                                Answered on 5/30/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                                            • Q:

                                              DO? YOU SHIP TO CANADA
                                              Asked on 5/9/2014 by LAWSON from on. canada--N4L1W5

                                              1 answer

                                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                                A:

                                                Hi LAWSON, good question! Advance Auto Parts ship only to United States, US Territory (including Puerto Rico), or APO/FPO address. We currently do not ship to Canada or any other international addresses. We plan to add this shipping method in the near future.

                                                Answered on 5/10/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                                            • Q:

                                              Will this scanner read transmission codes and clear them on 2005 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0l engine?
                                              Asked on 4/30/2014 by Brent from clay city, ky

                                              1 answer

                                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                                A:

                                                Hi Brent, good question! No, it can perform only partial work. The scanner just access the car's computer to tell you what it "sees" through the sensors that are placed in various parts of the engine, transmission and body. Anything beyond the sensors will not be detected. The Vag-Com seems to be the only aftermarket scan tool for VW/Audi that has the most features in it as factory one. You can google to find a parts store that sells this scanner.

                                                Answered on 5/1/2014 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                                            • Q:

                                              will the CP9580A work on 2006 vw passat
                                              Asked on 4/20/2014 by carl from freedom,pa

                                              1 answer

                                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                                A:

                                                Hi carl, I'm glad to assist you! Yes, this Actron Auto Scanner Plus should work fine on your 2006 Volkswagen Passat.

                                                Answered on 4/21/2014 by Steve from AAP
                                            • Q:

                                              I have a 1996 jaguar 4.0 engine. Will the Apron cp9580a read my ABS codes
                                              Asked on 4/2/2014 by alan from tn

                                              1 answer

                                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                                A:

                                                Hi Alan, glad to assist you! Yes, this Actron Auto Scanner Plus should work fine on your 1996 Jaguar 4.0 engine.

                                                Answered on 4/3/2014 by Vincent from AAP
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