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LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual General Notice • Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. LAUNCH disclaims any and all rights in those marks. • There is a possibility that this unit is inapplicable to some of the vehicle models or systems listed in the diagnosis section due to different countries, areas, and/or years. Do not hesitate to contact LAUNCH if you come across such questions.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual • Use extreme caution when working around the ignition coil, distributor cap, ignition wires and spark plugs. These components create hazardous voltages when the engine is running. • Put the transmission in P (for A/T) or N (for M/T) and make sure the parking brake is engaged. • Keep a fire extinguisher suitable for gasoline/chemical/ electrical fires nearby. EN • Don’t connect or disconnect any test equipment while the ignition is on or the engine is running.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual Table of Contents 1. Introduction...............................................................................................1 2. General Information.................................................................................2 2.1 On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) II.......................................................................2 2.2 Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)...................................................................2 2.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual 7.7 User Manual..................................................................................................28 8. Settings...................................................................................................29 8.1 Units of measurement...................................................................................29 8.2 Automatic detection on connect....................................................................29 8.3 Display & Brightness....
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual 1. Introduction Creader Professional 123X is an evolutionary smart solution for passenger car diagnosis. It inherits from LAUNCH’s advanced diagnosing technology and is characterized by covering a wide range of vehicles, featuring powerful functions, and providing precise test result.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual 2. General Information 2.1 On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) II The first generation of On-Board Diagnostics (OBD I) was developed by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) and implemented in 1988 to monitor some of the emission control components on vehicles. As technology evolved and the desire to improve the On-Board Diagnostic system increased, a new generation of On-Board Diagnostic system was developed.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual EN Figure 2-1 2.3 Location of the Data Link Connector (DLC) The DLC (Data Link Connector or Diagnostic Link Connector) is typically a 16pin connector where diagnostic code readers interface with the vehicle’s onboard computer. The DLC is usually located 12 inches from the center of the instrument panel (dash), under or around the driver’s side for most vehicles. If Data Link Connector is not located under dashboard, a label should be there telling location.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual Figure 2-2 2.4 OBD II Readiness Monitors An important part of a vehicle’s OBD II system is the Readiness Monitors, which are indicators used to find out if all of the emissions components have been evaluated by the OBD II system. They are running periodic tests on specific systems and components to ensure that they are performing within allowable limits. Currently, there are eleven OBD II Readiness Monitors (or I/M Monitors) defined by the U.S.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual 6) Secondary air Injection 7) Heated Catalyst 8) A/C system 2.5 OBD II Monitor Readiness Status OBD II systems must indicate whether or not the vehicle’s PCM’s monitor system has completed testing on each component. Components that have been tested will be reported as “Ready”, or “Complete”, meaning they have been tested by the OBD II system.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual DTC -- Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) that identifies which section of the emission control system has malfunctioned. Enabling Criteria -- Also termed Enabling Conditions. They are the vehiclespecific events or conditions that must occur within the engine before the various monitors will set, or run. Some monitors require the vehicle to follow a prescribed “drive cycle” routine as part of the enabling criteria.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual 3. Product Descriptions 3.1 Outline of Creader Professional 123X 2 1 3 4 5 6 EN 7 8 9 Figure 3-1 No. Name Descriptions 1 Charging LED Red means Charging and Green means Fully charged. 2 LCD Indicates test results. 3 5V Charging port To connect to external DC power for charging the tool. 4 DB-15 diagnostic connector To connect to vehicle's DLC (Data Link Connector) via diagnostic cable.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual • In Off mode, press it for about 5 seconds to turn the handset on. Power 5 HOME 6 7 8 • In On mode: • Press it to activate the LCD if the LCD is off. • Press it to turn off the LCD if the LCD lights up. • Press it for 3 seconds to turn it off. Press to the home(Job menu) screen. / Move cursor up and down for selection. / Move cursor left or right for selection; Or turn page up and down when more than one page is displayed.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual 3.3 Accessories Checklist For detailed accessory items, please consult from the local agency. 1. Creader Professional 123X handset 2. OBD II diagnostic cable 3. DC 5V charging cable EN 4. User manual 5.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual 4. Initial Use 4.1 Charging The Tool There are two charging methods available: Via Charging Cable: Plug one end of the included charging cable into the DC-IN port of the tool, and the other end to the external DC power. Via Diagnostic Cable: Insert one end of the diagnostic cable into the DB-15 connector of the tool, and the other end to the vehicle’s DLC. Once the charging LED illuminates solid green, it indicates that the battery is fully charged. 4.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual EN Figure 4-2 • If the network you chose is open, you can connect directly; • If the selected network is encrypted, you have to enter the right security key (network password). *Note: If you choose “Ignore” in WLAN setup, it will go into the date setting page. If the tool has been properly connected to the Internet, the system will automatically obtain the correct network date and time and navigate to step 6. 6.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual 4.3 Job Menu It mainly includes the following function modules. 12 Diagnose To configures the tool to operate as a professional diagnostic tool. I/M A quick access to the I/M Readiness function of OBD II Diagnosis. I/M refers to Inspection and Maintenance that is legislated by the Government to meet federal clean-air standards.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual 5. Diagnose 5.1 Connection 1. Turn the ignition off. 2. Locate vehicle’s DLC socket: It provides standard 16 pins and is generally located on driver’s side, about 12 inches away from the center of dashboard. See Figure 2-2. If DLC is not equipped under dashboard, a label indicating its position will be given. In case no DLC is found, please refer to Automobile Repair Manual. 3.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual *Note: To detect more and accurate VINs, a stable network connection is highly recommended for this function. *CAUTION: Don’t connect or disconnect any test equipment with ignition on or engine running. A. Once the system successfully obtains the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) information of the currently identified vehicle, it will continue scanning the vehicle systems.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual 5.2.2 Manual Diagnosis If the tool can not obtain the VIN information, you can also perform vehicle diagnosis manually. In this mode, you need to execute the menu-driven command and then follow the on-screen instruction to proceed. *Notes: • Before diagnosing, please make sure the diagnostic program corresponding to certain vehicle model has been installed on your tool.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual Fig. 5-3 2). Select test item: Select the desired test item to proceed. Fig. 5-4 184.108.40.206 Health Report (Quick Test) This function varies from vehicle to vehicle. It enables you to quickly access all the electronic control units of the vehicle and generate a detailed report about vehicle health. Tap “Health Report”, the system starts scanning the ECUs.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual EN Fig. 5-5 In above figure, the tested system with fault code appears in red and the system with OK displays in black (normally). On-screen Buttons: : Tap to display the details of DTCs existing in the current system. Tap hide it. to Enter: Tap to select other test functions. For detailed operations, refer to Chapter 220.127.116.11 “System Selection”. Report: Tap to save the diagnostic result as a report. Clear DTC: Tap to clear the existing diagnostic trouble codes. 5.2.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual *Note: Different vehicle has different diagnostic menus. A. Version Information This function is used to read the version information of system mode, vehicle VIN, software and ECU. B. Read Fault Code This function displays the detailed information of DTC records retrieved from the vehicle’s control system. In Fig. 5-6, tap “Read DTC”, the screen will display the diagnostic result.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual *Notes: 1. If you plan to take the vehicle to a Service Center for repair, DO NOT erase the codes from the vehicle’s computer. If data is erased, valuable information that might help the technician troubleshoot the problem will also be erased. 2. Clearing DTCs does not fix the problem(s) that caused the code(s) to be set.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual Fig. 5-8 *Notes: 1. If the value of the data stream item is out of the range of the standard (reference) value, the whole line will display in red. If it complies with the reference value, it displays in blue (normal mode). 2. The indicator 1/X shown on the bottom of the screen stands for the current page/ total page number. Swipe the screen from the right/left to advance/return to the next/previous page.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual then the record starting time and ends with .x431 (To differentiate between files, please configure the accurate system time). All diagnostic records can be viewed by tapping “Data” -> “Diagnostic Record”. 5.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual Continuous Monitors -- Some of the vehicle components or systems are continuously tested by the vehicle’s OBD II system, while others are tested only under specific vehicle operating conditions. The continuously monitored components listed below are always ready: 1. Misfire 2. Fuel System 3.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual This option retrieves and displays live data and parameters from the vehicle’s ECU. 5. View Freeze Frame When an emission-related fault occurs, certain vehicle conditions are recorded by the on-board computer. This information is referred to as freeze frame data. Freeze Data is a snapshot of the operating conditions at the time of an emissionrelated fault. EN *Note: If DTCs were erased, Freeze Data may not be stored in vehicle memory depending on vehicle. 6.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual will be listed on the screen in date sequence. • Tap certain vehicle model to view the details of the last diagnostic report. • To delete certain diagnostic history, select it and then tap “Delete”. To delete all historical records, tap “Select All” and then tap “Delete”. • Tap “Quick access” to directly navigate to the function selection page of last diagnostic operation. Choose the desired option to proceed.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual 6. Update If some new software or APK can be updated, a numeric indicator will display on the “Upgrade” module on the Job menu. In this case, you may use this option to keep it synchronized with the latest version. *Notes: EN • To enjoy more functions and better service, you are strongly suggested to update it on regular basis. • This function requires a stable network connection. Tap “Upgrade” on the Job menu to enter the update center.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual 7. Data Fig. 7-1 7.1 Diagnostic Report This module stores all diagnostic reports generated in process of vehicle diagnosis. All the diagnostic reports are sorted by Date and Make. If there are too many reports stored, tap (Search) to filter and quickly locate it. • To select certain report, just check the box at the right lower corner of the report. To select all reports, tap “Select All”. To deselect all, tap “Unselect”. • Tap it to view its details.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual 7.3 DTC Library This option helps you to find the location of the vehicle’s DLC. EN Fig. 7-2 Swipe the screen upwards/downwards to alter the value, then press [OK] button, the screen will display definition of the DTC. 7.4 DLC(Data Link Connector) Location This option helps you to find the location of the vehicle’s DLC. 7.5 Feedback This item allows you to feedback your diagnostic problems to us for analysis and troubleshooting.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual Tap it to display all diagnostic feedback logs which have not been submitted successfully due to network failure. Once the handset gets a stable network signal, it will be uploaded to the remote server automatically. 7.6 Firmware Fix Use this item to upgrade and fix diagnostic firmware. During fixing, please do not cut power or switch to other interfaces. 7.7 User Manual Provides a detailed description on how to operate the tool.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual 8. Settings 8.1 Units of measurement It is designed to set the measurement unit. Metric System and English System are available. EN 8.2 Automatic detection on connect This option enables you to determine whether to start an automatic VIN detection once the tool is properly connected to the vehicle’s DLC. 8.3 Display & Brightness This item allows you to set the standby time and screen brightness.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual 8.7 Language The tool supports multiple languages. You can use this option to change the target language. 8.8 Email Setup This option is used to set up the default email address for automatically receiving the diagnostic reports. 8.9 Recovery Use this item to reset this tool to the default factory setting. *Warning: Resetting may cause data loss. Before doing so, please be careful to perform this operation. 8.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual 9. FAQ Here we list some frequently asked questions and answers related to this tool. 1 System halts when reading data stream. What is the reason? It may be caused by a slackened connector. Please turn this tool off, firmly connect the connector, and switch it on again. 2 EN Screen of main unit flashes at engine ignition start. Caused by electromagnetic disturbing, and this is normal phenomenon. 3 There is no response when communicating with on-board computer.
LAUNCH 7 Professional 123X User Manual What if the tool cannot be switched on even after a period of recharging? Please recharge it for at least 3 hours until the power LED lights up, then it can be switched on.
LAUNCH Professional 123X User Manual Warranty THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO PERSONS WHO PURCHASE LAUNCH PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSES OF RESALE OR USE IN THE ORDINARY COURSE OF THE BUYER’S BUSINESS. LAUNCH electronic product is warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for one year (12 months) from date of delivery to the user.