CDE C68-Pro - Code Reader and Data Scanner

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C68Pro Trouble Code Reader


    This Hand held Code Reader is a little wonder tool.   It's an ideal tool for the concerned workshop diagnostician as mush as for the DIY enthusiast.

  It connects to all vehicles equipped with the OBDII standard 16pin socket as long as the vehicle is OBDII / EOBD / CAN enabled. It reads and erases the DTC's, show's live engine data and ecu's "monitors" status. Really simple and fast to operate with Touch Screen for navigation.

This is not an ordinary OBDII read/erase only tool! It has most vehicle manufacturer capabilities included!!!

With a price tag of a high quality multi-meter, this Code reader and Live Data Scanner is a wonder tool for all size  vehicle workshops including keen DIY individuals. Take control over your vehicle!

  Before you get anything else, you have to try out the C68! You won't be sorry you did!

C68 Trouble Code Reader complete


READ DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Codes)

Selecting this function allows the Scan Tool to read the Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC's) from the vehicle control modules. DTC's are used to help quickly determine the cause of a problem or problems within a vehicle. These codes cause the control module (ECU) to illuminate the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) when a fault occurs with one of the monitored systems. MIL is also known as 'Service Engine Soon' or 'Check Engine' or 'Visit Workshop' lamp.

The ERASE DTC function clears the DTC's and reset all the I/M Readiness Monitor Status to a NOT-RUN flashing condition. To set all of the Monitors to a DONE status, an OBDII Drive Cycle must be performed. Please refer to the vehicle service manual for information on how to perform an OBDII Drive Cycle for the vehicle under test. This usually involves driving the vehicle under certain conditions in order for the ECU's to 'relearn' the driving cycle. Erasing the DTC's from the ECU's memory also helps with "before and after" diagnostics.

The Live Data function allows Real Time Viewing of the vehicles computer module PID data. As the computer monitors the vehicle, information is simultaneously transmitted to the scan tool in real time. In this mode, one can see all engine parameters as engine temperature, advance, engine speed, throttle position etc. etc. This helps greatly with finding intermittent or latent problems. Wave form display of live data is also possible.

When an emission-related fault has occurred, certain vehicle data is recorded by the on-board computer. This information is referred to as Freeze Frame data.  FREEZE FRAME is a snapshot of the operating conditions of the engine and the relevant sensor values at the time when the fault had occurred. This way you can see what the operating state of the system (say engine) was when the fault occurred. i.e. engine temp, timing, vehicle speed, RPM, throttle position, etc. etc.

When the vehicle on board computers detects a problem in their related systems or components, their self-diagnostic program will assign a fault code (DTC) and store it in its memory. They also record a Freeze Frame of the conditions present when the fault was found and set the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) alight. Some faults require detection for two trips in a row before the MIL is turned on. This mode is used to check the status of the MIL light, whether it had been set on or off in case the MIL on the dashboard had malfunctioned or tampered with.

The I/M Readiness (Inspection / Maintenance Readiness) function is used to view a snapshot of the operations on the emission system monitors in OBD II equipped vehicles. The vehicle ECU constantly monitors it's dependant  systems and if one of them can not complete a full check it might set a DTC. i.e. the engine temperature should complete a full circle from cold to hot in order for the relevant I/M to be considered as 'complete'.

LIVE ACTUATIONS (where available or permitted by the ECUs)
Some ECU's permit you to actuate (switch On/Off etc. etc.) some of their operating circuits in order to diagnose functionality of the relevant actuators. i.e relays, fans, door locks, lights, injectors, A/C clutch etc. etc.

VEHICLE INFORMATION (where available or permitted by the ECUs)
This function allows the Scan Tool to request the vehicle information (VIN), calibration ID(s) which identifies software version in vehicle control module(s), and calibration verification numbers (CVN(s), Ignition Key's, etc. etc.

ECU VALUES ADAPTATION / RESET, KEY and Parts CODING (where available or permitted by the ECUs and/or vehicle manufacturer)
Increasingly, some vehicle spare parts come with 'coded' numbers that have to entered in to the ECU in order to recognize and/or accept the new (or second hand) part. ECU's, Injectors, spare keys, radios and even starters are now coming out 'coded'. This function is indispensable if you need to change those vehicle parts.

Key Features:

 -  Supports all diagnostic protocols including the latest CAN+, VAN

 -  Support most car makes today including new Chinese and Malaysian made vehicles

 -  Large Color Touch Screen Display with stylist for easy navigation.

 -  This set comes with one OBDII 16pin connector. Adaptors for older vehicles (pre year 2000) are available on request only.

 -  The C68 can store screen results which can be printed later via any PC connected Printer.

 -  Live HELP for Diagnostic Trouble Codes. Almost all DTC's have Help screen access with DTC explanation, troubleshooting and possible remedies.

 -  PC connection via USB for updating the unit. Updates are available via Internet or you can contact us for the latest one.

 -  NON-Lockable, NON-Expiring software with FREE UPDATES coming almost every month.

Code Reader Vehicle Coverage* - 50 manufacturers and growing

  *Note: With new updates available every month, please check with us for the latest vehicle coverage.

  • American: Ford, GM, Chrysler, Isuzu
  • Chinese: Chery, GEELY, Gonow, HaFei, Jiangling, ChangCheng, Changan, Xiamen, ZhongShun
  • European: Audi, BMW, Citroen, Euro Ford, Fiat, Jaguar, Lancia, Land Rover, Mercedes Benz, Opel, Peugeot, Porche, Renault, Alfa Romeo, Rover,Saab, Seat, Skoda, VW Transporter, VW, Volvo
  • Indian: Mahindra, Maruri, TATA, Indo Daihatsu, Indo Suzuki
  • Japanese: Daihatsu, Honda, Isuzu, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota
  • Korean: Daewoo, Hyundai, Kia, SsangYoung, Proton


Download a brochure here: C68 brochure (PDF file)


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