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FREE check engine light code reading! Most vehicles, most Advance locations. See store for details.

Actron Pocket Scan Plus OBD II Code Reader

Part No. CP9550 Warranty Details  
$89.99
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The Pocket Scan Plus automatically reads Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) when connected to the diagnostic connector. The tool will erase DTCs, read and erase pending DTCs and display freeze frame data and the vehicle VIN number.

Product Features:
  • Recommended for use with OBD II compliant vehicles made in 1996 or later; code reader is CAN compliant
  • Large LCD screen displays Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)
  • 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
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CAN Compliant:Yes
Displays Emission Data:Yes
Review Data Offline:No

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ActronPocket Scan Plus OBD II Code Reader
 
4.4

(based on 78 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (72)
  • Compact (68)
  • Good value (59)
  • Good instructions / manual (47)
  • Time saver (41)

Cons

  • Instructions not helpful (8)

Best Uses

  • Home (59)
  • Minor repairs (40)
  • Regular maintenance (31)
  • Automotive repair shop (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (13), Casual driver (13), Mechanic (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (24), Casual driver (23), Mechanic (7), Competitive driver (4), Truck enthusiast (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Everybody needs one of these!

Being a woman and having a check engine light on can be very stressful. I don't like being at the mercy of some unscrupulous auto mechanics... and they are out there! This...Read complete review

Being a woman and having a check engine light on can be very stressful. I don't like being at the mercy of some unscrupulous auto mechanics... and they are out there! This product lets ME know, up front, what's going on with my car, and saves me the time and extra $$ of having someone else do a reading for me. The purchase price I paid is basically the same as I would pay for one visit to the mechanic for diagnostics! I have recommended it to anyone who will listen.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not worth it.

I bought this code reader based on prior good experiences with older Actron OBD 2 Code Readers and Scanners. Big mistake on my part for allowing that to influence my purchase decision. It will...Read complete review

I bought this code reader based on prior good experiences with older Actron OBD 2 Code Readers and Scanners. Big mistake on my part for allowing that to influence my purchase decision. It will not read the codes on our 1999 VW New Beetle like the older ones did. It will just stay in the reading mode and will go no further, even after 10-15 minutes it will not get past the reading phase, even after multiple tries. We had to use the loaner Code Scanner to find out what the problem was, which just so happened to be an older model Actron, go figure.It works perfectly fine with our 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis, though. So it should not be labeled and marketed as "Works with ALL 1996 and up vehicles", it should read "MOST 96 and up vehicles". Do yourself a favor and spend the extra bucks and get the better one if you have a foreign vehicle. You will thank me later. Don't waste your time and money like I did. If I could have given it a half star or less rating, I would have.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice little scanner

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Actron Pocket Scan Plus OBD II Code Reader:

Easy to use...nice little scanner

(12 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Everybody needs one of these!

By 

from Annapolis, MD

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer
Helpful Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Minor Repairs
    • Regular Maintenance

    Comments about Actron Pocket Scan Plus OBD II Code Reader:

    Being a woman and having a check engine light on can be very stressful. I don't like being at the mercy of some unscrupulous auto mechanics... and they are out there! This product lets ME know, up front, what's going on with my car, and saves me the time and extra $$ of having someone else do a reading for me. The purchase price I paid is basically the same as I would pay for one visit to the mechanic for diagnostics! I have recommended it to anyone who will listen.

    (7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Buy it

    By 

    from 21540

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Actron Pocket Scan Plus OBD II Code Reader:

      Use code trt41 its 40 dollars off 100 just spend 10 more dollars and your total comes down to around 60 dollars . Product is great if you are like me and always thinks about buying one trust me it's well worth the money it saves me so much guessing time I love it

      (10 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works with BMW and Mercedes. No issues.

      By 

      from Maryland

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Automotive Repair Shop
        • Minor Repairs
        • Regular Maintenance

        Comments about Actron Pocket Scan Plus OBD II Code Reader:

        I would always go to Advance to get codes read by using their nicest reader but I decided getting this reader since it's a little cheaper but not the bottom of the line $40 one. I was worried that it may not work with my european vehicles since I read the $40 doesn't always. But to my surprise it worked perfectly with my 96 BMW and 98 Mercedes. Easy to use and helps with constant codes on 90's european vehicles. Used the discount code to save $10 and will get a $25 off $50 spent.

        (9 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Simple, easy to use,works as described

        By 

        from Lawrenceville, Ga

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        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 Plus OBD II Code Reader:

          This item is easy to use and is very helpful in diagnosing & finding minor issues with OBDII systems. It's an item that should be in any enthusists or home mechanics tool box. A person that makes his living as a mechanic would be better served with a more sophisticated code scanner.

          (8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          pleased with purchase

          By 

          from bangor,me

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

          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Actron Pocket Scan Plus OBD II Code Reader:

            this works great, for the money it cant be beat

            (8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Compact scanner

            By 

            from Niskayuna, NY

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Clear Instructions
            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Value
            • Handy
            • Idiot Proof
            • Quick
            • Reliable
            • Useful

            Cons

            • Almost Too Small

            Best Uses

            • Automotive Repair Shop
            • Emissions Check
            • Minor Repairs
            • Pass Inspection Test
            • Regular Maintenance

            Comments about Actron Pocket Scan Plus OBD II Code Reader:

            Great little reader. Easy to use. I keep it in the car all the time.

             
            5.0

            This works great! fast, easy & useful

            By 

            from Iowa City, IA

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer

            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 Plus OBD II Code Reader:

              Very easy to use and handy, useful device. This small compact tool helps detect potential problem areas in the vehicle, especially when an alert light comes on. This device gives code numbers that can be checked out on computer using their codes. The codes give a problem area so can be serviced if necessary. Otherwise, you are able to turn off the check engine light which can be quite annoying... This device can be used on all of our vehicles both older models as well as the newer one that use either gas or diesel fuel.

              (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              reader is great

              By 

              from north platte, ne

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • No Updateable On Internet

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Actron Pocket Scan Plus OBD II Code Reader:

              I have a recurring problem that turns on my check engine light. This will clear the light in seconds and is very easy to use. It is the smallest of the readers that was in the store, although I ordered of the internet site, but works great for me. It gives the code and the reason for the code where some readers give you a code and you have to buy a book, or check the internet for a code. I would highly recommend this to any novice car driver. I don't believe it is updateable so that would be the only con I can think of.

              (6 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Well worth it!

              By 

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Automotive Repair Shop
                • Home

                Comments about Actron Pocket Scan Plus OBD II Code Reader:

                Awesome product. Splurge an extra $20-30 for this model as it is much more compact compared to the CP9125. It also displays an additional line of information.

                No batteries needed. Just plug it in and get your codes! It also erases codes and display other useful information.

                Very sturdy build and brightly colored so you can grab it quick out of your messy toolbox.

                Very useful product for the shadetree mechanic!

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                • Q:

                  Will This work on my 1995 Chevrolet S10
                  Asked on 6/20/2017 by Anonymous from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    No, Oskar! This Actron Pocket Scan Plus OBD II Code Reader (Part No. CP9550) fits only with 1996 and newer import and domestic vehicles (OBD II & CAN), as well as '94 and '95 OBD II compliant vehicles. The exact Code Reader for your vehicle is unavailable online. However, I would suggest that you visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check the availability of this part.

                    Answered on 6/21/2017 by Solomon from AAP
                • Q:

                  Will this product work on a 2004 Dodge Dakota with 4.7 liter V8?
                  Asked on 12/24/2016 by George from Saratoga Springs NY

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Yes, George! This Actron Pocket Scan Plus OBD II Code Reader - Part No. CP9550 would work fine on your 2004 Dodge Dakota. Please click the below link to view the user manual of this unit:

                    https://actron.com/sites/default/files/pdf_english_16361.pdf

                    Answered on 12/25/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                • Q:

                  Will this scanner work on a 2001 Jaguar XJ8?
                  Asked on 8/21/2016 by Jagger from Ft Lauderdale, FL

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Yes, Jagger! This Actron Pocket Scan Plus OBD II Code Reader - Part No. CP9550 should work fine on your 2001 Jaguar XJ8 as it is compatible with ALL 1996 and newer import and domestic vehicles (OBD II & CAN), as well as '94 and '95 OBD II compliant vehicles.

                    Answered on 8/23/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                • Q:

                  works for a chevrolet hhr 2007?
                  Asked on 4/5/2016 by Richie from Houston, Tx

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Yes, Richie, this Actron Pocket Scan Plus OBD II Code Reader (Part No. CP9550) will work fine on your 20047 Chevrolet HHR as it is compatible with ALL 1996 and newer import and domestic vehicles (OBD II & CAN), as well as '94 and '95 OBD II compliant vehicles.

                    Answered on 4/6/2016 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  Will this work on a 2008 Mini Cooper, and reset ABS and AirBag faults?
                  Asked on 1/24/2016 by Big H from Murphy NC

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    No, Big H, this Actron Pocket Scan Plus OBD II Code Reader (Part No. CP9550) does not have the ABS and AirBag faults reset feature for your 2008 Mini Cooper.

                    Answered on 1/25/2016 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  will it work on a 1993 mazda miata
                  Asked on 8/18/2015 by bobtt

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Sorry, Bobtt. This Actron Pocket Scan Plus OBD II Code Reader (Part No. CP9550) is not an ideal part for your 1993 Mazda Miata. It is recommended for use with OBD II compliant vehicles made in 1996 or later.

                    Answered on 8/19/2015 by Solomon
                • Q:

                  is there any in stock in the harrisburg pa area stores where i can go pick 1 up
                  Asked on 7/24/2015 by Rich from halifax Pa

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Rich, glad to serve you! I The Actron Pocket Scan Plus OBD II Code Reader (Part No. CP9550) is available in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania are Advance Auotparts stores. Please note that prices and stocks of the items can vary from zone to zone as our prices and stocks are zonal based. Once you enter your Zip Code into the Advance Auto Part's website you will see the accurate stock with nearest store details and price for the CP9550.

                    Answered on 7/24/2015 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  will it work for a 04 pontiac grand prix 3.8 liter supercharged
                  Asked on 7/23/2015 by Rich from halifax Pa

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Rich, I'm happy to answer you! The Actron Pocket Scan Plus OBD II Code Reader - Part No. CP9550 will work fine on a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix as it is recommended for use with OBD II compliant vehicles made in 1996 or later; code reader is CAN compliant.

                    Answered on 7/24/2015 by Solomon
                • Q:

                  it will work pathfinder 2005?
                  Asked on 6/5/2015 by eemmaa

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Yes, Eemmaa, the Actron Pocket Scan Plus OBD II Code Reader (Part No. CP9550) will work fine on your 2005 Nissan Pathfinder as it is recommended for use with OBD II compliant vehicles made in 1996 or later; code reader is CAN compliant.

                    Answered on 6/5/2015 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  Will this unit read airbag codes for a 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis? I know you can't reset airbag codes more than likely. I just need to know which seat it is the seat belt pretensioner has died again. Code 33. Will this unit tell you that? Thanks!
                  Asked on 5/19/2015 by MRJ

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    I'm happy to help, MRJ! This Actron Pocket Scan Plus OBD II Code Reader (Part No. CP9550) does not include SRS (airbag) code reading. Autel OBD2 ABS & SRS Tool (Part No. AL619) is able to read and clear OBDII, ABS and SRS codes on your 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis 4.6L V8. From my research, 3-3 should indicate that it's the passenger side that has failed - the actual fault is "Passenger Side Air Bag Circuit High Resistance or Open."

                    You can view the instructions for the Autel OBD2 ABS & SRS Tool here: http://www.autel.us/pdf/al619.pdf

                    Answered on 5/19/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
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