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Innova diagnostic scanners assist you in understanding your vehicle, finding problems, and providing guidance for repairs. You can access the same advanced technology used by professionals, without the high costs or subscription fees.Learn more about Innova Scanners
To explain what Bi-Directional controls mean with scan tools.
In the context of scan tools, bi-directional refers to the ability of the tool to communicate and interact with various vehicle systems in both directions. It means that the scan tool can not only read the diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) and retrieve data from the vehicle's onboard computer systems but also send commands and perform actions on those systems.
A bi-directional scan tool allows technicians to perform advanced diagnostic functions beyond basic code reading and data retrieval. It enables them to actively test, control, and interact with different components and systems within the vehicle. For example, a bi-directional scan tool can:
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By providing control and interaction capabilities, bi-directional scan tools empower technicians to perform advanced diagnostics, simulate real-world scenarios, and perform necessary adjustments or repairs. However, it's important to note that the availability of bi-directional functionality can vary depending on the specific scan tool and the vehicle's make, model, and year, as not all systems and components may support bi-directional communication.
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