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10 Nov 2018 19:06 - 10 Nov 2018 19:08 #24628 by Desmond6004
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I decided to use my photography website to add a blog on auto electrical. Today I published one on "Budget scan tools" for those interested and welcome any feedback or additional information.

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11 Nov 2018 12:00 #24642 by Tyler
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This is the kind of info we need around here. B)

That Autel AL539. :ohmy: Scanner, multimeter, and Amazon has them with one day shipping for $100? Holy value Batman!

Who do I talk to at Autel to send me a demo unit? :silly:

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15 Nov 2018 06:16 #24732 by Noah
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I had an Autel like that years ago, but sold it. For what it's worth, it was the most in depth generic OBD 2 I ever owned, but I seem to remember the cable didn't mate to the tool well.

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15 Nov 2018 17:58 #24755 by Desmond6004
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My MD805 arrived yesterday - it has worked well so far but I just had trouble getting into a 2005 Toyota Camry. It did an auto search and showed the model of the vehicle and engine type but wouldn't go any further - no scanning or anything. Still waiting for support to get back to me.

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15 Nov 2018 18:54 #24756 by Desmond6004
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I took a while to reply because for some reason I don't get notifications of replies, even though I have that box checked.

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17 Nov 2018 18:04 #24804 by Tyler
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Bought an AL539B thanks to you! :cheer: I'm excited to compare it to the Midtronics battery tester at work.

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17 Nov 2018 18:58 #24805 by Desmond6004
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I think I should get commission :P

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18 Nov 2018 12:45 #24823 by Tyler
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Desmond6004 wrote: I think I should get commission :P


Check's in the mail. ;) :lol:

Have you tried the software update function on your AL539? I saw it mentioned in the manual and tried it out for giggles. Now the splash screen doesn't show up, and none of the main menu icons are there, just the text. :huh: I have regrets. :silly:

Otherwise, this thing is fantastic! Mode $06 is better than my Modis Ultra on Enhanced OBDII vehicles. Even the multimeter did a better job than it should have while testing a CAN network:

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18 Nov 2018 14:37 - 18 Nov 2018 15:14 #24825 by Paul6004
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please delete - duplicate post. (that's my reply below)
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18 Nov 2018 15:02 #24826 by Desmond6004
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YES! I had exact;ly the same problem - I'm surprised they haven't addressed this issue, I think I need to update my blog with a description of the problem. Everything changed to "numbers and letters" and it was actually a matter of changing the language back to English in the settings believe it or not. Check if it's in the instructions, step by step menu - otherwise once I get connected to my messages on Aliexpress again I will find the instructions for you.

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18 Nov 2018 15:45 #24827 by Desmond6004
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Here is the reply from the supplier:
Hello

Just checked. Because you chose wrong language.

Please follow the steps below.

1. Choose ff 00 00 01 00 09
2. Then choose ff 00 00 01 00 68
3. Then choose any code.
4. It will show languages options, please choose the language you want.

Note: If there is no ff 00 00 01 00 68 in the second step, please try three options to find the languages setting page.

Thanks.

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18 Nov 2018 20:01 #24833 by Tyler
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Crap, that's not exactly my issue. :silly: I've got English everything, just no icons:



Swapping between languages doesn't help. :( But many thanks for that suggestion!
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18 Nov 2018 22:03 #24834 by Desmond6004
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I'd be contacting the supplier - or maybe just try another update.

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19 Nov 2018 10:44 #24845 by Tyler
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:lol: "Hello IT, have you tried turning it off and on again?"

That's a good idea, though. If that doesn't work, I may just leave it. :silly: As long as the functionality is still there, I'm happy.

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19 Nov 2018 10:50 - 19 Nov 2018 11:16 #24846 by Tyler
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Did I mention the Mode $06 functionality? Noah wasn't kidding - this is fantastic!

The PID/TID translations for Enhanced OBD2 are on point. B) Pretty sure my Modis doesn't offer this.



Also decided to see what kind of fuse is installed for the ammeter. The manual mentions popping the fuse, but doesn't specify what kind of fuse or how to replace it. :huh:

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19 Nov 2018 18:07 #24859 by Desmond6004
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Stop fiddling!!! :pinch: :)

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24 Nov 2018 20:44 #25001 by Tutti57
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That autel is in amazon right now for $80 if anyone is looking. The battery testing one is $90.

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