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I have one small auto repair shop and my normal customers would like to drive their car to my shop to do DTC troubleshooting and do some reset things. I was looking for such a cheap and working tool. Then luckily I have Launch CRP129, it can meet all my requirements. I write my objective review on its performance and how it performed. Hope it helps.

Paid $229 free shipping on Launch CRP129, shipping took 3 working days to America.
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Launch CRP129 tablet is compact and easy to take, the buttons are designed using fiber so comfortable to touch and rugged. It has 3.5” touch screen and clear to view.

Hook it up to the vehicle, CRP129 device was quick to get going from the initial power up and it was also quick to operate. The response in moving through the menus and executing tasks was immediate. Downloading and running updates (which is partly down to internet connection speed) was reasonable.

CRP129 tablet is limited to cover all system, it only access to the basic 4 systems (ABS, ECU, Airbag and Transmission), however it supports 40 car models ( from USA, European and Asia)– it has a improvement comparing CRP123. Besides, I prefer CRP129 tablet to CRP123 because it can perform basic diagnostic function and also some reset maintenance functions incl. reset service maintenance lights, steering angle resets and release electronic parking brake. That fits my daily repair work.

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Attach here CRP129 tablet Data Stream Graphic Display, I like it, very clear display.
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CRP129 tablet meet my requirement to print out the diagnostic results. I and my customers can check it anywhere anytime when I use it, it is very good.

The last point I want to mention is it is available with also French and Spanish, so anyone whose mother language is French or Spanish, CRP129 tablet can’t be much better to fit you.

In a word:
I tested not all car brands it claims it can work; my overall impression to CRP129 is it really works great as it described.

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Paid $125 for a Launch CReader CRP123 and used it for two months, I was impressed at this thing was able to pick up many areas. I am considering making a objective review to this tool performance and operation. CRP123 is not the most powerful, but it can do what I paid.

Launch CReader CRP123 arrived at me in a good package condition; it is packed in a small red-black box, how much it looks like a mobile phone. Open the case, the CRP123 tablet is elegant, small and comfortable in my hand; it can’t be more like a game player with rubber buttons and 3.5″ 320*480 lattice high-definition color LCD screen. You can imagine how it is easy to operate.
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Compare with the more powerful scanner, CReader CRP123 has limit on all system diagnostic, it can only access to four systems (ENG-TCM-ABS-SRS). However it has a wide vehicle coverage mainly supports Asian & American brands (33 in total). A detailed report of software coverage was beyond the scope of my brief. However, I did use CReader CRP123 for a typical range of general workshop tasks (read and clear trouble code, read datastream, etc) on a typical range of workshop makes and models.
Here several brands I test OK and not ok:
1999 Chevy crewcab ls2500 4wd 5.7 gasoline v8, read transmission codes OK
2001 Honda crv pull abs code OK.
2010 Honda clear the TPMS code OK
ABS problem on my 2002 GMC 2500HD pickup OK
Read srs codes on my 09 chevy 1500 not ok
04 Chevy 1500 not ok
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Being a standard a diagnostic scan tool, CRP123 has a nice feature that is graphing a live data stream. The reason that this is so important is to enable the vehicle technician to examine the relationships between the various sensors, actuators and calculated values. This is critical for intermittent fault finding and for vehicle problems which don’t set diagnostic trouble codes. In this respect the CRP123 did a good job. The live data is selected from an array of available parameters and then graphed. The graphed data can be shown as separate graphs or combined in a job graph. The scales are auto ranging and they can be reset to align them to the current operating conditions.

Moreover, CRP123 progresses faster from reading code or live data. Also the most I like that it can custom 3 sensor output on data sreen compare with other scanner.
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Launch CRP123 other nice features: DLC location hints, DTC help
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Launch CRP123 is not only English available: English/French/Spanish
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In summary:
CRP123 is a great scanner. It does the same job the more expensive brands do, but for a far more reasonable price. Works with far more vehicles than many other scanners in it’s price range! Definitely happy with this purchase and would recommend it to anyone, from a “weekend mechanic” who works on his own cars – to a professional garage!

Paid one original Launch X431 Pro 3 then use it the workshop for couples of weeks,  it gives me a good impression, so the team working at  invite me to supply an objective review of its operation and performance. I was interested to see how things had developed for Launch, as my previous experience of Launch diagnostic equipment was the first generation, monochrome x431.

  1. First impression

When the equipment arrived at me, it’s a big black carry case with Launch logo, open the case the host hardware was a smart, rugged, android tablet, known as a X431 Pro 3. This was partnered by a relatively compact Bluetooth vehicle

communications interface known as a DBScarII.

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  1. Launch tablet – battery large capacity, clear screen, quick response

The Launch tablet was light and compact and was very comfortable in hand. For such a compact package, the battery life was remarkable, due to the large capacity, integrated 6600mAh Li battery. Another potential pitfall of a small host unit (the unit measures 205 x 275 x 52 mm) is the screen display; however, the designers have come up with a unit that is equally clear to view in broad daylight as it is inside the workshop, thanks to the screen finish and a good quality display. The software look and feel are both very good in terms of layout and size and the touch screen operation worked flawlessly in conjunction with its large, clear icons, see Figure 2. The device was quick to get going from the initial power up and it was also quick to operate. The response in moving through the menus and executing tasks was immediate. Downloading and running updates (which is partly down to internet connection speed) was reasonable. The ‘services/update’ section of the software on the X431 Pro 3 notifies the user of pending updates, and it’s a ‘click and go’ procedure to set the updates running.

  1. Bluetooth DBScarII communication is reliable

During general use I found that the Bluetooth communications interface connected reliably each time I used it. The communication with the car was quick when performing codes and data evaluation, and even when streaming live data it was reliable. During my testing the Bluetooth had a reliable connection range of around 5 meters. The designers of the tool have implemented a neat alarm feature which prompts the user to remove the communication device when each diagnostic session is completed.

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  1. How did X431 Pro 3 perform?
  • Wide and comprehensive system coverage & special functions

In terms of system coverage, the X431 Pro 3 has wide and comprehensive system coverage, including all of the common makes and models. Obviously, the devil is in the detail regarding special functions, coding etc. A detailed report of software coverage was beyond the scope of my brief. However, I did use the X431 Pro 3 for a typical range of general workshop tasks (codes, data, actuators, special functions and adaptive resets) on a typical range of workshop makes and models, and it didn’t fall short on anything I asked of it.

  • graphing a live data stream

One of the features I believe that a diagnostic scan tool should have is graphing a live data stream. The reason that this is so important is to enable the vehicle technician to examine the relationships between the various sensors, actuators and calculated values. This is critical for intermittent fault finding and for vehicle problems which don’t set diagnostic trouble codes. In this respect the X431 Pro 3 did a good job. The live data is selected from an array of available parameters and then graphed. The graphed data can be shown as separate graphs or combined in a job graph, see Figure 3. The scales are auto ranging and they can be reset to align them to the current operating conditions.

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  1. Personalized customer reports

Getting paid for your diagnostics is a common discussion for technicians. The X431 Pro 3 has an integrated reporting function. The business details can be set to appear in the header Diagnostic Report, and the report can be generated by the technician on demand, see Figure 4.

The reports are saved to the internal memory (which is a not insignificant 16 or 32 GB, depending on the hardware specification), for later review. The reports are able to be saved in PDF format, and as the tablet is equipped with WIFI, these can be emailed to the office or directly to the customer. Printing the reports directly is a little more challenging. The print button contained within the tablet is programmed to use the optional bespoke Launch printer. In my case, I had to install a separate PDF viewer and the android version of my HP ePrinter driver. This made getting the reports off the device a little long winded. My opinion is that it would be more convenient if the print button could be configured to call other installed printer drivers.

 

  1. After-sale service:

I made a couple of calls to the team at Launch and my queries and questions were dealt with promptly. This segment of aftermarket, multi marque diagnostic scan tools is extremely competitive. The Launch X431 Pro 3 is a highly competent product that discharges its duties very well.

 

In Conclusion

My overall impression to X431 Pro 3 is very positive. I found the hardware very well suited to the purpose, rugged, fast, easy to use and light. The software was slick in its operation and it did all I asked of it during the test period.

 

Have Proton vehicle to diagnose and do many special functions, a must tool is Launch Golo M-diag Lite, since there are little tool work on Proton vehicle.

Following are Golo M-diag Lite test report on Proton vehicle:

Paid $59.99 incl. shipping on one M-diag Lite adapter + Proton vehicle software:

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Scan the QR code and download M-diag APK on Huawei P9 Android system, register user name and active the device. Click “Vehicle Diagnosis”, I could find the “Proton” I ordered and click “More” I can find about 56 vehicles.

Go on…

Golo M-diag Lite Proton software can test all ECUs on Proton models, including: engine, automatic transimission, anti-brake system, airbag, immobilizer, body, electronic power steering, LIN, and instrument cluster, etc. system.

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Continue to share Launch Golo M-diag Lite test report on VW to achieve DIY diagnosis & do special function.

Launch Golo M-diag Lite for sale at http://www.x431tool.com: $59.99 incl. shipping fee with VW software, buy VW software alone for $39.5.

Register & active adapter is easy, or by following the tutorial:

http://www.x431tool.com/upload/pro/launch-m-diag-lite-user-manual.pdf

Let’s go!

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Launch Golo M-Diag Lite: A smart phone based OBDII diagnostic tool designed with the professional technicians and DIY enthusiasts in mind.

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Launch Golo M-Diag Lite wholesale price (www.x431tool.com)

1pc Golo M-Diag Lite adapter = $39.99 (Amazon $50 -$70), save $10 -$30

5pcs Golo M-Diag Lite adapter = $195

10pcs Golo M-Diag Lite adapter = $379

M-Diag Lite adapter + one software / one kind special function for all makes

1pc $59.99 (Amazon $75 -$90), save $15 -$30

5pcs $279

  • Lots Special functions available:

Oil Reset

Brake Reset

ABS Bleeding

DPF Regeneration

Gear Relearn

Injector Reset

SAS Reset

Battery Reset

Throttle Relearn

TPMS Reset

Plip Programming

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The special functions and the corresponding car brands / year, all here:

http://www.x431tool.com/upload/pro/launch-m-diag-supported-car-list-english.xls

  • Widest car line software coverage

Support the generic OBD, CAN bus, and manufacturer proprietary protocols of over 70 car makes and 2,500 models;

Here all specific car brand software price list:

http://www.x431tool.com/upload/pro/m-diag-software-price-list.pdf

Why buy Launch Golo M-Diag Lite from www.x431tool.com?

  1. Original with online update on goloiov.com (same as Amazon)
  2. Cheaper price, save more
  3. Good after-sale service, instant and helpful technical service.

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How to use Launch Golo M-Diag Lite?

Plug and play through Bluetooth connection with smart phone.

User manual: http://www.x431tool.com/upload/pro/launch-m-diag-lite-user-manual.pdf

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Launch Golo M-Diag Lite diagnostic functions:

I/M Monitor Check

I/M Readiness monitors self-test the car’s emission-related systems. Read these self-test monitoring test results to make sure your car is ready for inspection;

To pass an OBD II plug-in emissions inspection test, all of the OBD monitors must have run and successfully completed with no faults found. This tells the emissions test computer that your vehicle is performing within emissions limits for your year, make and model, and that your vehicle is in compliance with the applicable emissions laws, and that your vehicle is not polluting.

Read and Clear DTC’s

Read diagnostic trouble codes (DTC’s), clear the codes and the check engine light (MIL). Upon malfunction, get access to the Freeze Frame snapshot of the sensor data. M-Diag supports the diagnosis for generic and manufacturer specific trouble codes of over 70 car makes and 2,500 models.

Read and Graph Data Stream PID’s

PID’s are the serial data that can be accessed from the vehicle computer using M-Diag. PID’s provide valuable diagnostic information when checking the operation or status of various sensors, circuits and switches in the vehicle’s engine management system;

M-Diag can also convert the PID values to waveforms. Comparing the waveforms of several related sensors can help you find faults that might otherwise be impossible to detect.

Full System Scan

In addition to the generic OBD and the four basic systems: Engine, Transmission, ABS, and SRS. M-Diag, which supports OEM-specific coverage for dozens of vehicle systems, quickly checks and clears codes for all available modules on the vehicle .

Actuation Tests

By performing the actuation tests, you can remotely test control the vehicle actuator’s including the doors, windows, horns, and lights, etc. to check whether the systems are working properly. The control systems supported by M-Diag will vary from different car makes and models.

 

 

 

 

Spent $799 on an original X431 V 8″ tablet and today use it to work on Mercedes Benz, following are test reports.

Click Mercedes V48.50 > Automatically Search >

Working list:

Brake pad reset

ABS bleeding

Electronic throttle sensor reset

Tire pressure sensor reset

Regeneration of diesel particulate filter

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Click Mercedes V48.50 > Manually Search > 245-B class (Up…1 units > Drive > ECM – Engine Control Module (ME-SFI)

Learning processes

Correction programming

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PS: X431 V 8″ tablet needs to register user member and active the connector, any question you may came across, operate by following the supplier’s instruction:

http://blog.x431tool.com/index.php/2017/04/08/launch-x431-v-8inch-tablet-user-register-and-connector-active-procedure/

X431 V 8inch tablet works on 2017 Ford especially the F-650 and F-750 which basically no tools to cover even VCM can’t do well. It performs diagnosing, module programming and special functions.

As you can see X431 V newest Ford V46.42 can test different Ford models up to 2017. It currently includes PCM, ABS, 4WAL, RCM,EATC, ECS, IABM, RAP, PAM, 4X4, 4WAS, CTM, OTC, ICM, PATS, ARC, LCM, DDM…

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Works ok:

Automatically Search

Manually Select

Manually Reset Service

F-650 / F-750 Test Specification (VCM can’t or not well)

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Automatically Search working list:

System Scan

System Selection

Special function

Module Programming

Vehicle information

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Module Programming works:

ACM (Audio Control Module)

CDP (Compact Disc Player)

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Topic: Launch X431 V 8inch Tablet scanner register and active procedure

  1. Launch X431 V 8inch Tablet scanner active

No need, you could directly use unlike before you need to send country and language to Launch Company and wait 2 working days.

  1. Launch X431 V 8inch Tablet scanner user register procedure

During initial use, tap the X-431 V icon on the home screen and you will see some illustrations that guide you through some of important operations of the application. Scroll your screen to left to read it until the “Start Now” page appears. Tap “Start now” to enter the main menu screen.

Youtube Video with audio explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5fiYI9eb5w

Step-by-step procedure in text file.

Tap “Login” on the upper right corner of the main menu:

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Tap “New Registration”.

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Note: To obtain better service, you are supposed to input the real information. Fill in the information in each blank box (box with * must be filled). After inputting, tap “Register”, a screen similar to the following will appear, input the Serial Number and Activation Code, which can be found in the password envelope.

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Note: To exit and activate it later, tap “Skip”. In this case, you can activate your connector by tapping “Activate Connector” in “Profile”. Tap “Activate” to finish your registration.

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To download the diagnostic software, tap “Yes”.

Tap “No” to download and install it later.

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Tap “Update” to start downloading. It may take several minutes to finish it, please be patient to wait. To pause downloading, tap “Pause”. To resume it, tap “Continue”. Once download is complete, the system will install the software package automatically.

If you have registered to be a member, input your name and password, and then tap the “Login” button to enter the main menu screen directly.