The Creader 4001 is an entry-level personal car maintenance tool. It features a full color display, meets all OBDII/EOBD protocols, and has all the features that you would expect for a basic OBD2 scanner, as well as several other more advanced functions. It will allow you to diagnose problems with your car that have triggered the
check engine light, without leaving your home.
The Creader 4001 lets you: scan codes, clear codes, and monitor vehicle operation. It reads both the generic diagnostic codes used by all OBD2 compliant vehicles and some codes that are manufacturer specific. The Creader 4001 can also help you determine if your vehicle is ready for emissions testing and if it will pass the test based on information stored by your vehicle’s onboard computer.
Read and clear diagnostic engine fault codes
View freeze frame data to see what caused fault codes to be generated
View live data streams from engine sensors
EVAP system test
I/M readiness test
2.4″ LCD colour screen
Input voltage range: 8 – 18V
No external power supply required (runs from car battery)
To use the scanner
Connect the Creader 4001 cable to the OBD2 port on your vehicle. This connector is usually under the dashboard on the driver’s side and might be behind an access panel. The following photograph shows a typical OBD2 connector.
Turn on the vehicle. The Creader 4001 receives power as soon it is physically connected to the OBD2 port on your vehicle, but cannot establish communication until the vehicle is turned on. You can read codes with the key in the run position (engine off), but the car must be running to monitor vehicle operation.
Select the desired Creader 4001 function from those described below.
Navigation and feature descriptions
Operating the Creader 4001 is simple and the menus are easy to navigate.
- DiagnoseSelecting this option initiates a data connection to your vehicle. There are several communications protocols used by OBD2. The Creader 4001 will attempt each method until a connection is established. If the scanner is unable to connect, a message will be displayed with additional instructions.A monitor status screen is shown after the connection established, showing general information. The most important information on this screen are: MIL statuswhich displays the condition of the
check enginelight and DTCs in this ECUwhich indicates the number of trouble codes that have been detected.Press ENTER to view the diagnostic menu.
Warranty and support:
Warranty and support is covered by Autotools.co.za. These products are imported by us from an authorised supplier in the country of manufacture, not sourced through a local South African licensed Launch Tech distributor. They have no obligation to honour the manufacturer’s guarantees/ warrantees or to provide after sales service.