In this guide, you will learn how to use the YOUCANIC full system scanner to diagnose vehicle problems on any make and model. With the exception of programing new control units, the YOUCANIC scanner is capable of reading, clearing, and showing live sensor data from all the control modules installed on any vehicle from 1996 to the present.
When your car breaks down is never a good feeling because you never know if it is going to be a $20 dollar fix or cost you thousands. The worst part is that most mechanics will charge you hundreds for a simple $20 dollar fix.
How to diagnose vehicle problems:
- Connect the scanner to the OBD-II port under the dashboard.
- Turn on the ignition but do not start the car. Vehicles with START/STOP press the button twice without pressing the brake pedal.
- Turn on the diagnostic scanner.
- Select DIAGNOSE from the main screen.
- Select the vehicle’s make and model. If the option comes up to auto scan, select it and the vehicle makes and models will be auto-detected.
- Select Control Units.
- Select the control unit you need to diagnose.
- Next select Read Fault codes.
- Fix the problem shown in the previous step go back to the previous menu and select Clear Fault Codes.
- Scroll down to show live sensor data.
The best thing that you can do to save money and headaches, is to learn how you can diagnose vehicle problems yourself.
You don’t have to take the vehicle to the dealer every time a malfunction or warning light shows up on the dashboard. We designed the YOUCANIC scanner to show all the diagnostic information that you get to see when you visit a dealer.
Keep in mind that fault codes should be researched and often you need to look at other modules to figure out what is really going on with the vehicle. In most cases, multiple fault codes are created pointing to one problem.
With the help of a little diagnostic scanner, you will be able to find out what is going on with your vehicle in just a few minutes. Even if you don’t plan on fixing the problem yourself, you will be able to have a better understanding of what is wrong with your car.