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Actuator tests command the ECU to activate components and systems, such as injectors, the
throttle valve, adaptive strategy, or the fuel pump. The Scanner displays only those tests
available to the identified vehicle and system (ECU).
For many components, you can conduct an auditory test—a relay clicks or a pump vibrates. Be
aware that actuators can be mounted anywhere in the vehicle, such as under the dashboard,
hood, or trunk.
If you hear no reaction where one is expected, test the actuator circuit with a digital multimeter or
a digital graphing meter such as the Vantage PRO™ Meter. Use these instruments to confirm
whether the ECU properly controls the component.
The Other Systems selection on the Main Menu allows you to select a different system test
without removing Scanner power.
Figure 3-35 OTHER SYSTEMS selection on MAIN MENU
zTo select a different system for testing:
1. Scroll to Other Systems and press Y.
The Scanner displays the following message (Figure 3-36).
Figure 3-36 Other Systems Instructions screen
2. Press Y and the Scanner displays a System List menu.
Figure 3-37 Sample System List menu
3. If you would like to ID a new vehicle, keep pressing the N button until you reach the
beginning of the vehicle ID process. See “Identifying the Vehicle” on page 4 for information.
If you would like to test a different system on the same vehicle, proceed to the next step.
4. Scroll to the desired system and press Y to select.
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Selecting Codes from the Main Menu displays a Codes Menu.
Figure 3-38 Sample Codes menu
Select one of the code selections from the Codes Menu, and the Scanner displays any existing
codes from the ECU “live.” This means that as the ECU sets or clears a code, the Scanner
shows or removes that code from the screen almost instantaneously.
You can hold or release the display by pressing Y. This feature operates in the same manner as
it does when displaying the Data List.
Codes Exit Menu
Press N to display the Codes Exit menu.
Figure 3-39 Sample Codes Exit menu
Code Exit menu selections work the same as Data Exit menu selections except for Clear Codes.
This selection allows the Scanner to clear DTCs from the ECU memory.
zNote the following when clearing codes:
•For each system selected from the System List, each code type must be read and cleared
•On vehicles with V12 engines, select the right-side ECU from the System List to display
Clear Codes on the Code Exit menu.
zTo clear codes:
1. Scroll to Clear Codes and press Y.
The Scanner displays messages guiding you through the code clearing process.
2. Press Y again, and the Scanner displays a confirmation screen.
Figure 3-40 Clear Codes Confirmation screen
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3. Press Y again, and the Scanner displays an instructional screen.
Figure 3-41 Clear Codes Instruction screen
4. Press Y and the Scanner displays a clearing codes screen.
Figure 3-42 Clear Codes screen
The Scanner counts down from 10 to 1 seconds, and then displays the screen above with
“Switch Ignition Off.” If the code-clearing operation fails, the Scanner displays the Code List
with the previous codes.
Review Movie appears as a Main Menu selection only if a movie has been recorded.
Figure 3-43 REVIEW MOVIE selection on a MAIN MENU
Subsequent movie recording or entering a new vehicle identification erases any previous movie.
The number of data frames that the Scanner is able to record depends on the number of data
See “Arm Movie (Recording a Movie)” on page 17 for information about recording a movie.
zTo open a recorded movie:
1. Scroll to Review Movie and press Y.
The Scanner now displays the movie previously recorded in Data mode.
Figure 3-44 Review Movie screen
2. Scroll through the movie to review the recorded data (as when viewing live codes and data).
These general rules apply:
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•When review movie is selected, you always enter the movie at frame 0, the trigger point.
•When you enter the movie at frame 0, the Thumbwheel scrolls through lines of data for
frame 0. The frame number stays fixed in the upper left corner.
Press Y and the Thumbwheel operation switches to scroll frames. In this mode, the display
moves forward or backward in time. The frame number in the upper left corner changes with
each Thumbwheel turn. A positive number indicates a frame after the trigger point.
Figure 3-45 Movie frame after the trigger point
A negative number indicates a frame before the trigger point.
Figure 3-46 Movie frame before the trigger point
Press Y to switch Thumbwheel function between scrolling frames to scrolling data within a
•As you scroll from frame to frame, the data lines on the screen stay in the same position.
Parameter names do not change, but readings may change because different values were
recorded from frame to frame.
•As you scroll data lines within a frame, the Thumbwheel moves the lines from top to bottom
within that frame. It does not roll over into an earlier or later frame.
•Lines may be fixed using the FIX LINE options on the Review Movie Exit menu. Fixed lines
remain fixed during horizontal and vertical scrolling until released through the Review Movie
Exit menu. See “Fix (Release) Line 1, 2 or 3 Options” on page 18.
•When you resume reviewing a movie, Thumbwheel scrolling operation stays in the
condition last selected before exiting.
•Press N to exit from the movie at any time to open the Review Movie Exit menu. When you
resume reviewing a movie from the Review Movie Exit menu, you continue from the last
screen and frame viewed before you exited the movie.
Review Movie Exit Menu
When you press N to exit from Review Movie, the Review Movie Exit menu displays
Figure 3-47 Review Movie Exit menu
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This menu is similar to the Codes or Data Exit menu, but Arm Movie, Clear Codes, and Custom
Data List are not available. The menu choices listed above operate the same as the Codes or
Data Exit menu selections. (See “Data Exit Menu” on page 16 for information about Review
Movie Exit menu options not discussed in this section.)
Resume returns you to the same frame and line position from which you exited. It does not return
you to frame 0. Scrolling operation and fixed lines remain as you set them before exiting.
Help messages are available from the Software Selection menu and from Main Menu screens.
These messages explain basic Scanner operation and offer information about Main Menu
zTo access on-screen help from the Software Selection menu:
1. Press N at the Software Selection menu (Figure 3-48).
Figure 3-48 Sample Software Selection menu.
A Help message appears on-screen (Figure 3-49).
Figure 3-49 On-screen help from Software Selection menu.
2. Scroll to read the Help message.
3. Press N at the end to return to the vehicle identification steps.
zTo access on-screen help from a Main Menu:
1. Scroll so the cursor is pointing to a selection (Figure 3-50).
Figure 3-50 Sample MAIN MENU
2. Press N.