Autel MaxiIM IM608 Key Programmer is no doubt the current most advanced and unique all in one key programming and diagnostic tool in the world’s car tool market, because it combines advanced key programming, all systems diagnostics, and advanced services in one Android based 10.1-inch touchscreen tablet.
Moreover, IM608 provides you with all special functions to quickly diagnose all modules for the majority of the makes and models on the market. It is the unprecedented key programming and diagnostic tool that you ever wanted.
Read on to get the core part of this tech article which will tell the customers how to use Autel MxiIM IM608 to Read + Erase Codes for the vehicles.
PART ONE: Read Codes
This function retrieves and displays the DTCs from the vehicle’s control system. The Read Codes screen varies for each vehicle being tested. On some vehicles, freeze frame data can also be retrieved for viewing. The sample Read Codes screen displays as below:
1. Diagnostics Toolbar Buttons
2. Main Section
<1>Code Column – displays the retrieved codes from the vehicle.
<2>Status Column – indicates the status of the retrieved codes.
<3>Description Column – detailed descriptions for the retrieved codes.
<4>Snowflake Icon – only displays when freeze frame data is available for viewing; selecting this icon will display a data screen, which looks and behaves similar to the Read Codes screen.
3. Functional Button
<1>Help – tap to view fault code information, including fault description, condition for fault identification, and driver information.
<2>Freeze frame – tap to view the freeze frame data.
<3>Search – tap to search related fault code information on Google.
<4>ESC–tap to return to the previous screen or exit the function
PART TWO: Erase Codes
After reading the retrieved codes from the vehicle and certain repairs have been carried out, you can decide to erase the codes from the vehicle using this function. Before performing this function, make sure the vehicle’s ignition key is in the ON (RUN) position with the engine off.
How to Erase Codes?
<1>. Tap Erase Codes from the Function Menu.
<2>. A warning message displays to advice of data loss if this function is completed.
a) Tap Yes to continue. A confirming screen displays when the operation is successfully done.
b) Tap No to exit.
<3>. Tap ESC on the confirming screen to exit Erase Codes.
<4>. Perform the Read Codes function again to check if codes have been erased successfully