Launch OBD2 Scanners for DIYers Review

Launch OBD2 scanner DIY series offer more than just universal, affordable and portable diagnostic tools to DIYers and professional technicians. There are several classes of level you can select based on your budgets and daily needs.

1.Launch high-performing code reader series

This series products focus on providing customers with the functions of professional diagnostic tool and are more affordable and easy to operate.

Launch Creader 349

Full-functional tool designed for master technicians

7 inch touch screen

compact and easy to use interface

Full system diagnosis for 1996 and newer cars, SUVs, minivans, light-commercial trucks sold worldwide

Pre-loaded with advanced 15 reset functions for enhanced vehicle performance and service requirements

Identify VINs automatically to quick access to accurate make, model and year identification

Quick access to all ECU modules and generate a health report for module condition status and if the module is performing properly or not.

Software upgrades via WIFI to insure your device up to speed and keeps your tool ahead of the latest features

Upload diagnostic report to the cloud

Instant sharing to your colleagues and customers at the same time

Other functions include diagnostic report, diagnostic record, DTC Library, Feedback, Firmware fix, etc.

Launch PILOT SCAN

Full system & 9 reset functions professional level tool

5 inch touch screen

lightweight and handheld, shortcut keys, one click auto-save pic, multilingual

it covers 27 vehicle brands with full system diagnosis such as engine system AT SRS ABS,ETC.

Pre-loaded with advanced 9 reset functions for enhanced vehicle performance and service requirements

Quick access to all ECU modules and generate a health report for module condition status and if the module is performing properly or not.

Identify VINs automatically to quick access to accurate make, model and year identification

Other functions include diagnostic report, diagnostic record, DTC Library, Feedback, Firmware fix, etc.

Launch PILOT HD

Heavy duty truck diagnostic tool with DPF regeneration &oil lamp

5 inch touch screen

lightweight and handheld, shortcut keys, one click auto-save pic, multilingual

Read and clear codes

View live data on heavy duty OBD(J1708, J1939) OBDII (1979)

Support automotive, 10 OBDII modes

Pre-loaded with advanced special functions and service requirements

DPF regeneration, oil lamp

scan and read vehicle parts and system information to diagnose accurately and effectively

Software upgrades via WIFI to insure your device up to speed and keeps your tool ahead of the latest features

Other functions include diagnostic report, diagnostic record, DTC Library, Feedback, Firmware fix, etc.

2.Launch upgraded code reader series

This series products are an excellent solution for DIYers, strengthen the simple tools to meet the needs of part-time repairers for general home maintenance

Launch CRP123 OBD2 Scanner

Launch CRP123 is a new generation of core diagnostic product for professional and individual users. It is such a good DIY diagnostic product whose development is based on DPU platform. And we have to know DPU platform is made up of chip DP431 and JV700 as core components. They are all independently developed and designed by LAUNCH.

CRP123 can use OBD full diagnostic functions and diagnose AT, SRS, ABS and engine system of worldwide mainstream models.

It has four basic systems (ENG-TCM-ABS-SRS) and moreover, support basic diagnostic functions, such as reading DTCs, clearing DTCs and reading data streams, etc.

It is comfortable to be used with rubber buttons, lattice high-definition color LCD screen and large-capacity memory of 1G TF Card.

Launch CRP129 PREMIUM

 

As a well built comprehensive diagnostic instrument, Launch CRP129 includes full functions of OBDII /EOBD, and support more functions of four systems (Engine, automatic transmission, anti-lock braking system and airbag) of main car models. It can read and reset code, support multi-languages, data stream graphic display, storage and playback of dynamic data stream.

More importantly, it provides customers with special functions, such as engine oil light reset, reset brake block, correct steering angle sensor. It enhances 4 reset functions as well as enhanced features of Creader professional 123 Premium.

Let’s check other features of CRP129.

It can do Oxygen sensor test, carbon canister test, support OBDII Data Stream Graphic Display, has Service light reset function for multiple car models and covers more than 20 main car models in America, Europe and Asia.

To sum up:

Two different series of LAUNCH products are discussed here, involving Launch high-performing code reader series and Launch upgraded code reader series.The products of these two series listed here have different prices due to different hardware parameters, numbers of functions supported, full-system diagnostics or not, appearance, etc. CRP 129 Premium’s price is a little higher than CRP 123 Premium. It can be viewed as the upgraded version of CRP123 and has more reset functions and wider car models coverage than it. If you don’t care about the limited special functions and don’t want to spend too much money, and just want to meet the basic repairing needs for general car maintenance, choose CRP129, totally fine. If you do care about higher performance and want to use more reset and special functions for more extensive car models, choose the former three products, among which CREADER 349 is the best and will totally worth your money.