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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 24 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 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 (10)

        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

        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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                          (3 of 3 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.

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                                      • 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
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                                      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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                                        • No

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                                        (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Great product

                                        By Papa Don

                                        from SC USA

                                        Verified Buyer
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                                              Comments about Actron Auto Scanner Plus:

                                              Great for code reading and problrm solving.

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                                              • 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
                                              • Q:

                                                I have a 2994 Ford F-250 crew cab with a 5.4 l engine. Will the Apron cp9580a read my ABS codes?
                                                Asked on 3/29/2014 by wade from Gibsonia, Pa

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                                                • CUSTOMER CARE

                                                  A:

                                                  Hi Wade, great question! Yes, this Actron Auto Scanner Plus should work fine on your 2004 Ford F-250.

                                                  Answered on 3/31/2014 by Vincent from AAP
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