Scanner Codes : MODIS™ Ultra – (Pt. 2/11) | Snap-on Training Solutions®Articles . Blog
Snap-on Training Solutions helps you get the
most out of your MODIS Ultra diagnostic tool. This training module covers the vehicle identification
process and code operations. The first step in diagnosing any vehicle is
to select the vehicle ID. Your starting point to ID a vehicle is via the scanner icon on
the home page. The vehicle ID must be entered into the scan
tool so test data displays correctly and to ensure communication with the vehicle’s electronic
control module, or ECM. Follow the screen prompts. Each selection advances you to the
next screen. The exact sequence varies by the vehicle make, model, and year.
Select the vehicle make from the menu. If necessary, use the scroll bar on the right
to page down for more choices. In this case we will select Chevrolet.
Select the model year. Select the model and configuration. Some models have more than
one configuration. For example, Avalanche four-wheel-drive and Avalanche rear-wheel-drive.
Select engine size. You can select the engine displacement, or use the vehicle identification
number from the vehicle. The VIN position for engine is shown at the top of the screen,
and the choices are listed on the menu alongside the selections.
If the vehicle ID is correct, select OK. Or cancel to re-enter any information.
Some vehicles send vehicle ID data through the OBD connector and can ID automatically.
Let�s save time and simplify the ID process by letting a 2009 BMW auto ID itself.
Select BMW from the vehicle selection page. And select BMW US. Select the year 2009. Select
Auto ID and the tool displays the configuration and engine and completes the ID process.
After completing the vehicle ID, select the desired system to diagnose. Don’t forget to
scroll down for more that may not be displayed on the first screen. Use the scroll bar at
the right. Let’s diagnose the engine system. Navigation
for all other systems is similar. When the check engine light is illuminated,
the first thing we should do is check for codes. This will be the starting point on
our diagnostic road map. Select the codes menu to access diagnostic trouble codes from
the vehicle control module. Our first step is to display codes. This opens
a list of diagnostic trouble codes, or DTCs, stored in the ECM.
Select Engine/Trans Trouble code information, and a list of DTCs appears, along with the
code description. And there you have it! Don’t forget to scroll to see more codes.
The clear codes function erases the DTCs stored in the selected ECU.
Follow the onscreen instructions. The tool prompts: Are you sure? Select yes to clear
the codes. Here we can see the codes cleared successfully. If not, simply follow the onscreen
instructions. Freeze Frame displays the data and current
conditions when the ECM commanded the malfunction indicator lamp to turn on.
Here’s our Freeze Frame Data. This can be helpful to determine conditions when the code
set: hot, cold, fast, slow. Great clues can be found here.
Snap-on is dedicated to helping you get the most out of your diagnostic tool and keep
your customers happy. Click here to watch the next module in this Training Solutions
series. And be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, so you don’t miss the next great
product from Snap-on.
Written by Brian Rohrer
- Printing a Test Page | HP Officejet 4500 Wireless All-in-One (G510n) | HP
- Exploring the 3D Metal Printing Process
- 3D Printing at TCT Show 2019
- How to create a Trading Plan Premarket for Day Trading? (Part 2) $CLVS
- A 3D printed prosthetic – 3D Print 2019
- Top 10 Driver Updater Software For Windows to Keep Your System Drivers Updated
- How to remove a stuck blob of extruded filament
- Prusa PLA – Filament Strength Test
- How To PRINT a 360 Photo
- How To Print from macOS to an HP Printer Using Wi-Fi Direct | HP Printers | HP