The FOXWELL NT301 OBD2 scanner is among the best DIY scanners. DIY scanners go one step further than a basic code reader, offering more features. This DIY scanner makes easy work of detecting malfunctions on your car. With an easy-to-read display, responsive buttons and well-organized menu icons, this unit is simple to use. In addition, this device is compatible with any vehicle created after 1996 (whether it is an SUV, minivan, or light-duty truck).
This unit is used with all OBDII/EOBD compliant vehicles manufactured from 1996 (both domestic and foreign vehicles).
That makes it a great choice for average car owners, car enthusiasts or mechanics who work with all kinds of vehicles. What’s more, this unit supports the following protocols:
- KWP2000 (ISO 14230)
- CAN (Control Area Network ISO 11898)
The greatest advantage of this unit is that it supports all 10 OBD2 service modes, making it hard to beat (for this price). Thanks to these service modes, this unit is highly functional.
In case you don’t know which 10 service modes are, here’s a list:
- Live data
- Freeze frame information
- Emissions-related analytic trouble codes
- Clearing/resetting stored test data, and DTCs.
- Access to oxygen sensor monitoring results
- Onboard monitoring examination results intended for particular components
- “Pending codes” detected during the present or last driving cycle
- Bidirectional control or examination of an onboard system
- Access to a vehicle’s information
- Obtaining permanent codes
Emission Reading Capabilities
One of the best features this unit offers (that a few scanners in this price range do) is showing emissions monitor status. A built-in speaker and Red-Yellow-Green LEDs help determine what is wrong with your car so you can fix it prior to your vehicle’s emissions test. In addition to that, this OBD2 scanner catches any irregular problems with your vehicle and confirms repairs during a drive cycle.
With this scanner accessing your vehicle’s information (identification number and calibration numbers) will be straightforward. On-screen DTC definitions and a built-in DTC work together to find out why the check engine light is turned on in your vehicle.
DTC Lookup Feature
As you probably already know, most OBD2 scanners don’t tell you the meaning of the code. But that’s not the case with this one. Not will only this scanner let you know what’s wrong with your car, but it will also give you an explanation for that. You just need to enter the code, go to the DTC lookup and find out what the code actually means. It’s much easier to fix something when you know what the problem is, right?
Best OBD2 scanners stay up-to-date, like this one. Since you get a CD with the software, updating this OBD2 Code Reader will be simple. Having an updated OBD2 scanner is crucial to your car’s health and your business if you’re a mechanic.
When it comes to the design, this unit is well-built. Not only is it sturdy but it’s also protected. It features long-lasting rubber protection around the edges. That way, your device will be protected when putting on a coarse surface. What we also appreciate is an easy-to-read display with multilingual menu options. The menu is easy to navigate so reading and erasing codes won’t be hard.
The Foxwell NT301 OBD2 Code Reader doesn’t need a battery in order to work. This is pretty useful, especially if you’re on the go. You only need to plug your scanner into an OBD port in your vehicle and voila – it will work flawlessly. Moreover, a three-foot-long cable makes using this unit flexible. You can drive your car, while the scanner reads data on the seat next to you.
FOXWELL NT301 OBD2 Scanner package contains:
- USB cable
- The User’s Guide
Technical Specifications of the Foxwell NT301 obd2 code scanner:
|Display:||2.8″ wide TFT color screen|
|Check Engine Light:||Yes|
|Views freeze frame data:||Yes|
|Playbacks live sensor data:||Yes|
|Reads, stores Data:||Yes|
|Reads live PCM datastream:||Yes|
|Clears codes & resets monitors:||Yes|
|LED Notifications:||Red-Yellow-Green LEDs and build-in speaker indicate|
|Prints data via PC:||Yes|
|Dimensions:||8.7 x 3.1 x 6.7 inches|
|Foxwell nt301 Vehicle Coverage:||Buick, BMW, Ford, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler,
Gm, Honda, Isuzu, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Landrover,
Nissan, Mercedes, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mitsubishi,
Opel, Suzuki, Saab, Toyota, Subaru, Porsche,
Volvo, VW, Etc.. [Worldwide Car/SUV/Pickup Truck/12V Diesel/Hybrid equipped with OBDII]