The U480 works with OBD2 cars sold worldwide from 1990 to 2009. It is the newer upgrade to the U380 which does not cover the canbus protocol introduced in 2004 and made the requirement on all cars after 2008 manufactured after 2008. Cars after 2009 may need a different scanner as it is not black and white choose this or choose that. This is due to the newer canbus protocols opereating at faster speeds than the original canbus protocols. The scanner may not be able to comunicate with cars from 2009 onward but this is not every car. It is a great scanner for putting in and leaving in your car for emergencys, some cars have a limp mode and do not let you go any faster than 30mph, even if it is just a sensor that overheated. The only way to get aback to speed is to reset the monitor and a call out charges alot of money to reset it.
Please Note: It does not work on commercial vans.
The manual has many common codes explain in detail & possible symptoms and solutions.
The U480 is a device for reading and erasing trouble codes in most vehicles, it is sometimes called a code or diagnostics reader. Although it is small, light and handy, it is very good tool to use to get you out of trouble and to know what the garage will say before you allow them to work on the car. It is very simple to use and with access to the internet you can lookup DTC and get a more accurate idea of what is going on in the car. Many online forums discuss faults these days and can help point you to what might cause the issue. Sometimes it could be a feed to the faulty device, a cable or clogged line and may only need a clean and not an expensive replacement part.
The device is designed for car owners who may want to quickly find out trouble codes and causes of electronically controlled systems on the car. By simply connecting the U480 to the (16pin) diagnostic socket, it will scan and report all the codes one by one allowing you to reset them if you wish to do so. By reading the trouble code (DTC) shown on screen and then identifying, locating and checking out trouble causes with user's manual.
Features and Benefits
01. Read and Erase Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)
02. Read and Reset Engine Fault Codes
03. ISO PWM Canbus protocol
04. User's manual contains Diagnostic Trouble Code Definitions
05. Our help line should you need assistance
06. Turn off check engine light, clear codes and reset monitor status
07. Easy to read 2-line LCD light up display
08. No need batteries as it powers itself from the car OBD2 terminal
09. Easy to use with one 16 pin plug-in connector
10. Stand-alone unit with no need for an additional computer to operate
11. Small size and conveniently fits in your hand
12. Performs continuous DTC scan
13. Specially designed for DIYers and car-owners
14. Safely communicates with the on-board computer
15. One year warranty
Display: 2 Line LCD
Dimensions: 55cm x 15cm x 3cm
Cable length: 80cm
Specification: 16-pin OBDII Standard Socket
Voltage: DC 10V~12V
Temperature: -20 to 50 C
Brand new sealed pack contaning manufacturer manual(s) and U480 scanner.
All European 2001+ Petrol
All European 2004+ Diesel
This will also do all of the U380 functions and the CANBUS Protocal.
Please look at the chart for the pins required on the cars OBD 2 connector or each type of protocal, having the connector does not mean you have the protocal.
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