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Old 03-22-2011, 12:53 PM
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Default Scan tool question

I have a Actron CP 9135 OBD II scan tool.
It won't link up to my 2008 Ranger.
It works fine on my 2000 F-150.

Can anyone tell my why it won't read on the Ranger?

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Old 03-22-2011, 01:51 PM
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Default Re: Scan tool question

check the data link fuse sometimes will blow and will not let you link up. find location in manual.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:53 PM
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check the data link fuse sometimes will blow and will not let you link up. find location in manual.
This^^^ its the same fuse that powers your cig lighter.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:48 PM
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Default Re: Scan tool question

The fuse is fine. First thing I checked when it refused to link up.

I am starting to think it may be a software issue with the scanner as it does the same thing on a Ford 500.

It continues to link up and scan my 2000 F-150 and most other vehicles I use it on.

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Old 03-22-2011, 03:21 PM
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Default Re: Scan tool question

sometimes the scan tool has to be upgraded for newer cars.
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:35 PM
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Default Re: Scan tool question

Thanks that is what I was trying to find out.

I guess I check with the manufacturer and see if an upgrade is possible.

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Old 03-22-2011, 03:51 PM
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Default Re: Scan tool question

Check for an update to enable it to read the newer CAN protocol.
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:56 PM
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The manufacturer says it should read all of it.
However my tool doesn't have the software version on it they say it should have.

Which figures.

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Old 03-23-2011, 07:02 AM
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They tell me they don't offer an upgrade to read CAN.

I reckon time to purchase a newer scantool.

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