Friday, March 24, 2017

6 Things make Launch X431 V 8 inch better than old X431 V/V+

Launch X431 V 8 inch tablet diagnostic scanner stands out from x431 V pro 7 inch, Launch X431 PAD II,X-431 V+ Pro in following aspects.

Let’s go and check it out:

1. X-431 V 8″ has wider vehicle coverage.

Adds Brazilian (Fiat, GM etc), Indian (MAHINDRA,MARUTI,TATA), Chinese, AU (Ford,Holden), and Malay (PROTON,PERODUA(PERODUA)) cars, that other X431 does not have.
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(Full X431 V 8 inch car brand list, please check here)

2.  It comes with various special functions that other X431 do not support:

Brake reset, oil reset, SRS reset, Battery reset, ABS bleeding,Electronic throttle relearn,
TPMS reset, PDF regeneration, Gear learning, IMMO key programming.
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3. Cover newer vehicle till 2017.

i.e support BMW model up to 2017
BMW coding and programming function are available,clean menu makes it easier operate than BMW dealer level software BMW ICOM ISTA.
And the biggest advantage is that X-431 V 8″ Pad supports basic BMW key programming function as well. This is an innovative idea.
so Launch X431 V 8 inch=BMW diagnostic+coding+ key programming 3-in-1 device.
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4. Launch X431 V 8inch Supports Toyota till 2017.

Toyota software comes with special functions, i.e registration electric throttle learning,oil reset, actuation test and write VIN etc
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5. X431 V developed VW online programming function

And you not need to connect to German server. X431 V provides dealer level VW diagnosis as ODIS.
Function under VW menu:
Special function
VW crafter (LT3) light truck
Guided function
Online programming
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6. Support 2 year free update online.

old X431 support only 1 year free update. As we all known, Launch X431 tool upgrade is not cheap, but extend update year to 2 year will save you almost another machine.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Launch M-Diag Lite supports 66 car on Android 55 cars on iOS

2017 Original Launch M-Diag Lite OBDII Scanner Special Function tool for iOS/Android came to replace X431 idiag/Easydiag. Here's the full car brand list for Android and iOS respectively.
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Launch M-Diag Lite Scanner Car List on Android (66 Car Brands):
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M-diag BMW software and model list:
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M-diag Mercedes-Benz Software and Model List:

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Launch M-Diag Lite Code Reader Car List on iOS (55 Car Brands):
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Launch M-diag Lite or Lite plus diagnostic scan tool function list:
  • I/M Readiness Monitor 
  • Read/clear DTC’s
  • Read Freeze Frame Data 
  • Read and Graph Data Stream PID’s 
  • Full System Scan * 
  • Actuation Tests * 
  • Special Functions added* 

Support multiple special function software and actuation tests incl. Oil / Service reset, ABS bleeding, IMMO & key programming, throttle body adaptation, brake pads, steering angle reset, battery matching, DPF regeneration, Injector coding
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Launch M-Diag Lite Software List:
ProductSoftware for Vehicles Grade
Software Number
Detailed vehicle brands and software
Price/Unit (USD)
Update Price (USD)/Unit
M-DiagLeast Expensive Vehicles
17GAZ, VAZ, Great Wall, Chery, Daihatsu, Suzuki, Isuzu, BYD, PROTON, Luxgen, PERODUA, Daewoo, Guangzhou Automobile Trumpchi, Geely
34.95
28.95
Economy Vehicles
30Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi, SUBARU, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota, Renault, Dodge, DACIA, Ford, Chevrolet, GM, HOLDEN, Peugeot, SAAB, SMART, Volkswage, Fiat, ROVER, Opel, Vauxhall, SKODA, Citroen, SEAT, Honda, Buick, Chrysler, Jeep, Ssangyong
39.95
32.95
Luxury Vehicles24Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles, AUDI, BMW, Mini, Rolls Royce, Porsche, Mercedes, Maybach, Bentley, Bugatti, Abarth, Lancia, Romeo, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Acura, Lexus, Infiniti, Lincoln, Cadillac, Maserati, Ferrari, Aston Martin
49.95
40.95
Special function
12IMMO & key programming,  Odometer ajustment, Oil / Service reset,  ABS bleeding, TPS throttle body adaptation, brake pads, steering angle reset, battery matching, DPF regeneration, Injector coding, Tire Pressure Warning Light Reset, gear learning
39.95
32.95

 Only when you register Launch M-Diag, you can see Tata, Maruti, Mahindra, Holden and Proton car brands. 


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Launch X431 V 8 inch review on Skoda Rapid 2016

This morning, i have received the 2017 version of Launch X431 V 8 inch tablet, for my repair work in the garage.
Each item was packed well in a box, incl the  X-431 V 8inch tablet and all full cables (OBDI and OBDII), a password envelope, a scanner protection sleeve, a x431 v user manual, some connectors cables..so, looks good.
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In the afternoon, i tested on the first car; it’s Skoda Rapid the 2016 year.
For the first time to use it, i went to Launch x431 v 8″ tablet application via the tablet and registered it first, with the user name and pass
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Then downloaded VW software to test Rapid 2016
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Went to European, then VW
This Launch x431 V scanner supports VW full system, incl. Power, chassis, body, info, seat & door, A/C,etc.
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Next, plug the connector to the DLC socket on the car
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Ps. The connection diagram from the manual
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Then had a quick test for the car
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Test result: all ok.
Good!

Also, i tried the special function… did a steering angle learning
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steps as the tablet displays:
1 start the vehicle
2 drive in a short distance straight line on a level surface at a speed not higher than 20km/h
3 while driving turn the steering wheel one turn to the right and one turn to the left
4 when having the steering wheel straight again stop the vehicle with the wheel’s pointed straight
5 ensure that the steering wheel is not moved again
6 keep the engine running and do not switch off the ignition
7 system voltage at least 12.0v

My thoughts:
If i rate my old Autel DS708 7/10, then the new version of 8-inch x431 v scan tool can be scored 9/10. The language and vehicle coverage is what i wanna share with all. x431 v has 23 languages available (it’s said to add more) and it’s very easy to change the setup language by users (no need any help from the factory; ds708 needs that). And the new Launch x431 v covers almost full European and USA cars. Of course, no problem with Asian cars. And works good Brazilian, Indian, Malaysian cars also.