Review: Actron CP9125 PocketScan Code Reader

By | September 26, 2018

Review Actron CP9125 PocketScan Code Reader OBD2 Tool
A video review is at the bottom of the page.

like almost everything new today your car has a computer and if its 1996 or newer it has an OBD2 which is onboard diagnostics second-generation, than codes can be read easily.
 
A good OBD2 code scanner can read and clear error codes.
 
The main thing most look at is how the engine is running which can be done by scanning the computer codes.
 
When you get a check engine light it can makes you feel like, what does that that mean? Why cant it simply tell you more?
 
A great way to access these codes is with the Actron CP9125 PocketScan. It is really easy to use and can plug into any OBD2 port on a car or truck 1996 or newer.
Review Actron CP9125 PocketScan Code Reader
 
After being plugged in to the OBD2 port the Pocket-scan will automatically give the codes when they are found. Which can then be looked up from the book or online.
Actron CP9125 PocketScan Code Reader setup and how to
 
From the example above P0102 code it shows MAF Sensor which is mass airflow.
Actron CP9125 PocketScan Code Reader setup and how to read codes
 
For this problems we pulled the mass airflow sensor and swapped in a new one fixing the problem.
 
As you can see using a scan tool makes things easier than troubleshooting from nothing and give you an idea what is wrong and where to start.
 
Something that is also commonly done is simply Google the code and your vehicle model and year and read through the forums to get a idea what others have done to solve the problem.
 
There will be times when a problem is too complex to fix for the average DIY backyard mechanic, but for the easy fixes such as O2 sensor the Pocket-Scan can be a nice money saver.
 
The Actron CP9125 PocketScan Code Reader really is a nice inexpensive easy way to to read your codes and give you some knowledge whether to repair it yourself, or take it to the shop.
 
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2 thoughts on “Review: Actron CP9125 PocketScan Code Reader

  1. Rafael

    thank you brain my now i can scan my VW Polo 2002 1.4 L ATM. from the last time when i carry it to mecanic here
    where i live in Aruba the there was an issue whit the trouttele body need to replace but the mecanic here was soo busy to go a head to order one so what he did is leave the old one whit an defect in the CPU sensor from the trouttele body whit that effect it lets the RPM IDLE BAD so now i can read the codes to find out that more trouble it have (well gee i Guest here dont have profcional mecanic ) thank you once again brain .

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  2. milton spivack

    Will the actron cp9125 connect to and work with a 2000 Toyota Camry? Will it identify problem codes and clear codes on my car?

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