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Actron Pocket Scan Code Reader

Part No. CP9125C Warranty Details  
$59.99
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First Time Diagnostic Tool Buyers will find PocketScan Code Reader is the Right-Sized Tool, at the Right Price

PocketScan Code Reader CP9125 is an easy-to-use tool for novice and light-to-moderate DIY customers. It enables the user to read diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) from the on-board computers of 1996 and newer OBD II compliant vehicles. This gives the user the ability to quickly determine the cause of the "Check Engine" light coming on. Once repairs are made, the PocketScan allows the user to clear the trouble codes and turn off the light. All Actron code readers and scan tools are CAN compliant.

Product Features:

  • Reads and erases Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) and turns off check engine light
  • Displays MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) status
  • Displays supported emissions readiness monitor status (I/M Monitors)
  • Bilingual Manual of DTCs and Definitions (English and Spanish)
  • Enables user to quickly and easily link to their vehicle
  • Compact tool, fits in your palm
  • Includes CD software that contains 3,000+ Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) and their descriptions
  • Attached OBD II 16-pin connector cable provides both data and power connections
  • 1 year warranty
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OBD-II (On-Board Diagnostics):Yes
CAN (Controller-Area Network) Compliant:No
Reads Diagnostic Trouble Codes:Yes
Displays Emissions Status:Yes
Displays Oxygen Monitor Test:No
Review Data Offline:No
Updatable:No

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ActronPocket Scan Code Reader
 
4.3

(based on 126 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (111)
  • Good value (108)
  • Compact (86)
  • Good instructions / manual (83)
  • Time saver (66)

Cons

  • Instructions not helpful (6)
  • Poor value (5)

Best Uses

  • Home (82)
  • Minor repairs (53)
  • Regular maintenance (39)
  • Automotive repair shop (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (31), Auto enthusiast (17), Mechanic (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (38), Auto enthusiast (29), Truck enthusiast (8), Mechanic (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not Bad For The Price !

Although not a show stopper, the buttons stick if not pressed directly over the center of the buttons. I returned the first one thinking it might just be a bad one, but the...Read complete review

Although not a show stopper, the buttons stick if not pressed directly over the center of the buttons. I returned the first one thinking it might just be a bad one, but the second one did the same thing. Still a decent code reader for the money !

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Solid Product, Cheap Price, Low Features

I work on my own car and use this tool to diagnose potential problems. It can also be used to remove your check engine light. It does not display data other than the code...Read complete review

I work on my own car and use this tool to diagnose potential problems. It can also be used to remove your check engine light. It does not display data other than the code for that issue, so if your wanting live data or more extensive explanations of the issue you will need a more advanced reader. It does not have a feature to show data via usb to pc so this is something I'd personally like to have, but for the price I can certainly understand why it does not. Once again this is as basic as they come. One feature I did like about this reader is that it runs from the power of the vehicle so no additional power source is needed.

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4.0

Good product so far

By 

from Glen Hope PA

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Regular Maintenance

    Comments about Actron Pocket Scan Code Reader:

    saves me money by not having to take it to the garage to put it on there scanner. i have a ford code book and can fix most stuff myself, so it will save me time and money.

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    5.0

    Good code reader for the price

    By 

    from Colorado Springs, CO

    About Me Casual Driver

    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Minor Repairs
      • Regular Maintenance

      Comments about Actron Pocket Scan Code Reader:

      This scanner is easy to use and has all the features a casual garage mechanic would need. It's a good price (you aren't paying for things you don't need like trilingual instructions). I have owned it for about a year and it has already paid for itself. I recommend this product for anyone who likes to work on their own cars. You just plug it into the port on your car and follow the instructions in the booklet. You will have to look up some of the brand specific codes, which are easy to find on the internet. Note: it is only used for ODB II and not ODB I.

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      5.0

      Good Basic Scanner

      By 

      from Maine

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Not A Advanced Scanner

      Best Uses

      • Basic Tests Reset
      • Home
      • Minor Repairs

      Comments about Actron Pocket Scan Code Reader:

      Bought one of these and it never failed me. Ended up buying a higher model that allowed me to view live data.

      Gave this to a family member so they could save some money on towing. They have a 2000 VW Cabrio and every once in a while it will leave them stranded. Just pop out the tool... Pull the Codes and reset. Car starts right up and they don't have to call a ramp truck. Would not recommend doing this continually though. Need to get whatever the problem is fixed. :)

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      (16 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      petfect little tool

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      By 

      from Schenectady, NY

      About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

      • Clear Instructions
      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Value
      • Reliable
      • Store In Glove Box
      • Time Saver

      Cons

      • Cable Could Be Longer Abo

      Best Uses

      • Automotive Repair Shop
      • Home
      • Minor Repairs
      • Regular Maintenance

      Comments about Actron Pocket Scan Code Reader:

      Exactly the tool I needed, found problem ford dealer couldn't locate. air cleaner ad ice buildup causing rich fuel code and map air flow fault. I saved the cost of scan reader and more. MY ADVICE BUY ONE OR BUY HIGHER LEVEL. I worked in the hvac industry 40 yrs. tools make the job easier.

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      (22 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good for the Price

      By 

      from Long Island

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Level 2

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Regular Maintenance

        Comments about Actron Pocket Scan Code Reader:

        I have bought (2) of these units. Easy to use, easy to clear engine light. Code explanations are vague. Good in a pinch when you want to clear engine light before an inspection. Drive at least 40-50 miles after clearing before bringing in for inspection.

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        (21 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Works great

        By 

        from Edmond, OK

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Minor Repairs

          Comments about Actron Pocket Scan Code Reader:

          Easy way to check the computer codes on your vehicle when you can't get vehicle to store or shop to have someone else check it. Worked great for what I needed it for.

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          (22 of 49 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          nice

          By 

          from adrian mi 49221

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Does Not Tell U About Abs

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Minor Repairs
          • Regular Maintenance

          Comments about Actron Pocket Scan Code Reader:

          Works great for what I paid good deal

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          (23 of 49 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Worked perfectly

          By 

          from Michigan

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Level 2

          Pros

          • Clear Instructions
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Minor Repairs
            • Regular Maintenance

            Comments about Actron Pocket Scan Code Reader:

            My 2009 Honda CRV had a flashing "D" and engine light on. This code reader identified code P0843, which was a transmission fluid pressure sensor problem. It took $35 and 1 hour of time to resolve the problem. This device is very handy.

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            (18 of 44 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Too much whiz and not enough bang"

            By 

            from Indianapolis,IN

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
            Level 2

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Minor Repairs

            Comments about Actron Pocket Scan Code Reader:

            I will return it asap! Not worth the money I spent!!

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            (24 of 42 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            ok for home use

            By 

            from Hopatcong NJ

            About Me Mechanic

            Verified Buyer
            Level 2

            Pros

            • Cheap price
            • Good Value

            Cons

            • Get The Upgrade Model
            • Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • At Shop
            • Have Better Scanner

            Comments about Actron Pocket Scan Code Reader:

            needed scan tool in a pinch

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            • Q:

              I have 3 vehicles made by 3 different manufacturers. is this a universal use code reader?
              Asked on 4/18/2016 by shawn

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Will this unit be able to clear/reset 2004 Volvo XC90 SRS light?
              Asked on 3/25/2016 by DasBlauDawn from Daleville, VA

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Hi DasBlauDawn, I'm happy to assist you! This Actron Pocket Scan Code Reader - Part No. CP9125C should work fine on your 2004 Volvo XC90, since this part is compatible with 1996 and newer OBD II compliant vehicles. Please click the below link to view the owner's manual of this product:

                https://actron.com/sites/default/files/pdf_english_16298.pdf

                Answered on 3/27/2016 by Solomon from AAP
            • Q:

              will this work on a 2009 Mercedes C300
              Asked on 2/17/2016 by Bob

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                I'm happy to help you, Bob! The Actron Pocket Scan Code Reader - Part No. CP9125 should work fine on a 2009 Mercedes C300 as this part is compatible with 1996 and newer OBD II compliant vehicles. Please click the below link to view the owner's manual of this product:

                https://actron.com/sites/default/files/pdf_english_16298.pdf

                Answered on 2/17/2016 by Solomon from AAP
            • Q:

              will this scanner pull transmission codes
              Asked on 2/2/2016 by csunde from Charles Town WV

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                No Csunde, this Actron Pocket Scan Code Reader (Part No. CP9125C) does not read transmission codes.

                Answered on 2/3/2016 by Solomon from AAP
            • Q:

              Will this scan reader be able to diagnose thermostat or engine cooling issues?
              Asked on 1/11/2016 by Del

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Hi Del, glad to serve you! The Actron Pocket Scan Code Reader (Part No. CP9125C) is an easy-to-use tool for novice and light-to-moderate do-it-yourself customers. It enables the user to read diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) from the on-board computers of 1996 and newer OBDII compliant vehicles. This gives the user the ability to quickly determine the cause of the check engine light coming on. Once repairs are made, the PocketScan allows the user to clear the trouble codes and turn off the light. All Actron code readers and scan tools are CAN compliant. For more information, please copy and paste this link. URL - https://actron.com/sites/default/files/pdf_english_16298.pdf

                Answered on 1/12/2016 by Steve from AAP
            • Q:

              will the pocket scan work if engine does not start
              Asked on 12/20/2015 by old man from JOHNSON CITY TN.

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Hi Old man, I'm glad to assist you. For a correct reading for Diagnostic Trouble Codes and I/M Monitor Status, ignition key must be in the ON position and Engine does
                not require starting. To get a correct reading for MIL Status, Engine must be started.

                Answered on 12/21/2015 by Solomon from AAP
            • Q:

              Will this product work on a 2010 Chevy Traverse?
              Asked on 11/16/2015 by KW

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Hi KW, I'm happy to help you! This Actron Pocket Scan Code Reader (Part No. CP9125) should work fine on your 2014 Chevrolet Traverse as this part is compatible with 1996 and newer OBD II compliant vehicles. Please click the below link to view the owner's manual of this product:
                https://actron.com/sites/default/files/pdf_english_16298.pdf

                Answered on 11/17/2015 by Solomon
            • Q:

              Will this product show me which cylinder has a miss fire if I get a miss fire code. I own a 2004 Buick Ranier and a 2006 Envoy Denalli. Both 5.3 V8
              Asked on 11/14/2015 by Roger

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Hi there Roger! Happy to help with your question! This code reader will tell you what trouble codes are present in your vehicles. It will also work for both your vehicle and any vehicle 96 and up with an OBD2 connector.

                Answered on 11/15/2015 by Panda from AAP
            • Q:

              can you set the timing on a 1998 chevy k1500 5.0
              Asked on 11/10/2015 by les from johnson city,tn. 37604

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Hi Les, I'm glad to assist you. This Actron Pocket Scan Code Reader (Part No. CP9125) does not work fine for setting the timing on your 1998 Chevrolet K1500. I would suggest that you take your vehicle to your local dealer to set the timing.

                Answered on 11/11/2015 by Solomon
            • Q:

              will this work on a 2005 chevy Silverado 1500 v8
              Asked on 7/30/2015 by rich from pomfret center,ct.06259

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Hi Rich, I'm glad to assist you! This Actron Pocket Scan Code Reader (Part No. CP9125) should work fine on your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

                Answered on 7/30/2015 by Steve from AAP
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