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2. Press Y again to release the held frame.
In the Movie data viewing mode, the Scanner requests all the selected data parameter values
from the ECU simultaneously. The Scanner update rate varies according to the baud rate
(transmission speed) of the control module and the number of selected data parameters.
Select the Movie viewing mode if you wish to record a Movie. See “Arm Movie (Recording a
Movie)” on page 17 for further information.
Selecting Movie from the Data menu displays the Select Parameter Group menu.
Figure 3-21 Select Parameter Group menu
iIn most cases, the Complete Engine Data selection will not perform a Movie due to the lengthy
data list. Use the custom data setup to shorten data to a preferred list (see the following
zTo view data parameters in Movie mode:
1. Scroll to the data parameter group to be viewed and press Y.
The Scanner now displays the Custom Data List screen.
Figure 3-22 Custom Data List screen
This screen allows you to select which data parameters you wish to view. Select symptom
specific parameters to focus on your repair. Having the Scanner display fewer data
parameter values provides a faster update rate.
An asterisk (*) adjacent to a parameter title indicates that parameter is selected for display.
2. Scroll to the parameter title and press Y to select or de-select it.
3. When you have selected the desired parameters, press N to view the Customized Data List.
Custom Data List selections are retained in the Scanner memory until you do one of the
–Identify a new vehicle.
–Pick Select All from the Custom Data List.
–Identify a new control system from the System List Menu.
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Data Exit Menu
Pressing N while in either Data mode displays the Data Exit menu (Figure 3-23). Exit options
vary depending on whether you selected the Exit menu from the Fast or Movie viewing mode list.
Figure 3-23 Sample Data Exit menu
Selecting Resume returns you to the screen from which you exited.
The Scanner gives you two choices for printing data:
•Print Screen lets you print any 4-line display of data or codes.
•Print Frame lets you print one complete frame, or data transmission cycle, from the vehicle
ECU, including any codes that may be present.
You can print either a screen or a frame in two different forms:
•If a frame was held when you exited from the data viewing mode, printing a screen prints the
last four lines and the exact data values that you saw before exiting. Printing a frame prints
the complete frame that was held when you exited. You get what you last saw.
•If a frame was not held before exiting, the Scanner continues to receive ECU data
transmissions in the background and updates its data readings. If you print either a screen or
a frame without a frame being held, you get the most current readings received by the
Scanner. If you print a screen, you get the last four lines that you viewed, but the data
numerical values or trouble codes may have changed since you viewed the lines. You may
not get what you last saw.
The Scanner must be connected to the printer with one of the optional communication cables.
When you select Print Screen or Print Frame from the Exit menu after connecting the printer and
ensuring that communication is set correctly, printing begins, and the Scanner displays the
following (Figure 3-24).
Figure 3-24 Printing in Process screen
When printing is complete, the Scanner automatically returns to the Exit menu. If you press N to
abort the printing, the Scanner returns to the Exit menu before printing is complete.
iA movie printout includes the vehicle identification, though a movie display does not.
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If the printer does not respond or fails during printing, the Scanner displays this additional
message on lines 3 and 4 (Figure 3-25).
Figure 3-25 Printer Not Responding screen
If you correct the printer problem, or if the printer recovers, the Scanner returns to the normal
printing display. Lines 3 and 4 clear automatically, and the printer resumes printing.
Arm Movie (Recording a Movie)
Before recording a movie, you must first select Movie from the Data Menu (see “Movie Mode” on
page 15). Use the following procedure to arm the Y button as a trigger to record a movie.
zTo arm the Y button as a trigger to record a movie:
1. While viewing data in Movie mode, press N.
An exit menu displays (Figure 3-26).
Figure 3-26 Sample exit menu
2. Scroll to Arm Movie and press Y.
The Scanner displays the following message (Figure 3-27).
Figure 3-27 Arm Movie message
3. Press Y to erase any previous movie stored in Scanner memory and arm the Y button to
trigger a new movie.
The Scanner automatically returns to the previously selected data mode and arm appears at
the left side of the top line (Figure 3-28).
Figure 3-28 Sample data display with Y button armed
Pressing N aborts the Arm Movie selection and returns to the Exit menu. If a previous movie
was recorded, it is erased.
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Fix (Release) Line 1, 2 or 3 Options
This option allows you to change the way the Scanner behaves when displaying the Data List.
“Fixing” a line holds it in the same displayed position as you scroll the other parameters in the
data list. “Releasing” a line frees it to scroll with the other data parameters.
Mode title lines, diagnostic trouble code lines, and blank lines cannot be fixed. If any of these
items are on line 1, 2, or 3, the fix-line option for that line does not appear on the Data Exit menu.
Fixed lines remain fixed as the various menu selections are entered and exited. Line selections
must be released or changed through the Data Exit menu. Line selections are retained in
Scanner memory unless the vehicle transmits different data streams or until you enter a new
vehicle identification. When you identify a new vehicle, the Scanner automatically releases any
zTo fix or release a line:
1. After scrolling the desired line into line 1, press N.
If neither lines 1, 2, or 3 are fixed, the Scanner displays the following Data Exit menu
Figure 3-29 Sample Data exit menu
2. Scroll so that the cursor points to Fix Line 1 and press Y.
The Scanner automatically returns to the data display. The next time the Data Exit menu is
entered, the Fix/release selections have changed (Figure 3-30).
Figure 3-30 Sample Data exit menu
3. Scroll to Fix Line 2 and press Y.
The Scanner automatically returns to the previous data mode. If both lines 1 and 2 are fixed,
the selections are Release Line 2 and Fix Line 3.
4. Scroll to Fix Line 3 and press Y.
Again, the Scanner automatically returns to the previous data mode. With three lines fixed,
the only option is Release Line 3 (Figure 3-31).
Figure 3-31 Sample Data exit menu
5. Press Y to release line 3.
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Line 3 must be released before line 2 can be released, and line 2 must be released before
line 1 can be released. If all lines are released, the Exit menu will return to its original
Selecting FUnctional Tests from the Main Menu displays a menu that varies depending on the
Figure 3-32 Sample Functional Tests menu
Each selection from the Functional Tests menu allows you to activate and test various
components and systems of the engine management system.
Review ECU ID
This test displays ECU identification information. Selecting Review ECU ID and pressing Y
displays a screen similar to Figure 3-33.
Figure 3-33 Sample Review ECU ID screen
The display may take more than one screen, scroll to read the complete test results.
This test displays the programmed VIN number and other relevant information. Selecting Review
Coding displays a screen similar to Figure 3-34.
Figure 3-34 Sample Review Coding screen