Yes. The 3020b Code Reader is capable of retrieving manufacturer specific codes. The tool will retrieve both Generic (P0, P2, P3, and U0) and Manufacturer Specific (P1, P3, and U1) OBD-II DTCs.
This condition indicates that power is not being supplied to the #16 pin of the vehicle’s Data Link Connector (DLC), and is usually caused by a blown fuse. You should check the condition of all fuses, but the defective fuse will most often be associated with a system that has power at all times, such as the cigarette lighter, horn or dome lights.
You can download a copy of the Owner’s Manual in Adobe PDF format and download the software from Innova website (www.innova.com). Click on the "Support" Tab, and choose "Manuals and Software".
The “error” message indicates that the Code Reader was not able to establish a link with the vehicle’s computer. Check the cable connections at the vehicle’s Data Link Connector (DLC) and at the Code Reader. Turn the ignition off, wait 10 ~ 12 seconds, then turn the ignition back on to reset the vehicle’s computer.
NOTE: If you continue to receive the “error” message, try starting the vehicle first, then connect the Code Reader to the vehicle’s DLC with the engine running. If the condition continues, it may be necessary to update the Code Reader firmware. If you are still unable to link to your vehicle after performing these steps, please contact our technical support team for additional assistance.
Definitions for all available DTCs (both Generic and Manufacturer-specific) can be accessed through the Innova website (www.innova.com). Go to the "Support" tab, choose DTC Library, and follow the on-screen instructions. Please enter P0 (zero), not Po when entering the codes.
The I/M MONITOR STATUS icons represent systems that are being tested by your vehicle for any possible faults. Monitors are special computer programs used by the vehicle’s computer to verify proper operation of specific emissions-related components or systems (Oxygen Sensor, Catalytic Converter, EGR Valve, Fuel System, etc.) to ensure their proper operation. If a Monitor icon is flashing; it indicates the associated system monitor is still being tested by the vehicles computer. A Monitor will not complete until the proper set of conditions are met for it to complete a drive cycle. When a Monitor icon is solid, it indicates the associated Monitor has completed its testing. A “Drive Cycle” is when the vehicle is driven through the necessary conditions during a single trip or multiple subsequent trips for the self-diagnosis to complete. You need to complete a full drive cycle for each of the monitors to complete its testing. Once the Drive Cycle finishes testing the system monitor you will receive a solid icon. In order to complete a “Drive Cycle” the vehicle must be able to start and run for the self-diagnosis to complete. Please refer to a vehicle service manual or owner’s manual for more information on the necessary conditions needed to perform the self-diagnosis and testing.
No. it won't stream Live Data and it doesn’t have bi-directional functions. Please refer to Innova’s Scan Tools for Live Data capabilities.
We always recommend connecting the Code Reader to your vehicle first, before turning on the ignition or starting the vehicle. So long as this procedure is followed, you can use the Code Reader on the vehicle while it is running.
IMPORTANT: If it is necessary to drive the vehicle while observing the Code Reader's display (such as when performing a Drive Cycle), ALWAYS have a second person help you. One person should drive while the second person observes the Code Reader's display.
No. The Code Reader incorporates the capability to retrieve “Vehicle Information” (the VIN and controller ID numbers) to determine the version of programming in the vehicle’s computer. However, it will not display the VIN on the screen. *Not all vehicles will support this function.
Innova’s Code Readers and Scan Tools are designed to retrieve information that is stored in your vehicle’s computer. With the exception of initiating the EVAP system Leak Test, O2 Test, and Non-Continuous Test (for vehicles that support these tests), the tools do not command, control, or otherwise enter information to your vehicle. It is not possible for these tools to damage your vehicle’s electronic system.