Actron CP9125C POCKETSCAN Review 2019

Actron CP9125C POCKETSCAN Review
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Summary

If you are looking for a technologically-advanced OBD-II vehicle scanner that works wirelessly and offers pretty graphics, then this is not the product for you. On the contrary, the Actron CP9125 C is one of the simplest OBD-II vehicle scanners in the market, and we give it high praises for precisely that reason. If all you want is to read and erase trouble codes, or to save time and money on emissions tests, then you should seriously consider this brilliant scanner.

Actron CP9125C POCKETSCAN Review

Actron CP9125 C POCKETSCAN OBD II and CAN Hands-on Experience

When the check engine light is on, anxiety kicks in. There is no knowing what’s wrong, or what symptoms will manifest as you drive. Did you know that the color of the check engine light (which is either red or a shade of yellow/amber) was purposely designed to be bothersome? This is an early warning sign of either a simple error – or if you choose to ignore it – an expensive repair job. But before that happens, you should try using the Actron CP9125 C POCKETSCAN OBD-II and CAN Code Reader. We wrote the Actron CP9125C POCKETSCAN Review in hopes that this handy tool will help you save time and money

 

Actron CP9125C POCKETSCAN Review

There is an older version of the Actron CP9125 C OBD-II scanner, but the features are the same. We checked with Actron, and we were able to confirm that this is the same CP9125C vehicle scanner, and only the packaging was changed. For the sake of clarity, or for those who have already purchased or used this product, this is the same easy-to-use scanner that we have come to love. And why not? With a low base price and simple design interface, the Actron CP9125 C POCKETSCAN is perfect for beginners, novice users, or DIY enthusiasts.

Bottom Line
Reads OBD2 and CAN so it works on most cars and trucks made after 1996 – Corded scanner lets you see exactly why your vehicle’s CEL is on – Clears check engine MIL light – Simple and easy to use. With two buttons, it couldn’t be much easier!

Simple to Use

Although the Actron CP91225 C POCKETSCAN looks dated compared to expensive vehicle scanners, you don’t really need a beautiful gadget to get the job done, right? The Actron CP9125 C looks old school, but there is nothing wrong with that. In fact, the minimalist design means there are fewer buttons to fiddle. If you are new to OBD-II vehicle scanners, this baby is worth a try. Simple as it may look, it comes preloaded with a ton of features that will help you to quickly diagnose the cause of that annoying check engine light. One of my favorite features when writing this Actron CP9125C POCKETSCAN Review is how simple it is to use. Truly plug and play.

Read and Erase Diagnostic Trouble Codes

There are some OBD-II scanners that can only read trouble codes, but have some trouble erasing the codes. This usually happens when the vehicle scanner is designed for domestic vehicles. But not the Actron CP9125 C POCKETSCAN OBD-II scanner. It can read all diagnostic trouble codes, and will even indicate the number of DTC’s inside the system. After fixing the issue, the Actron CP9125 C can erase the trouble codes with a simple press of the button.


Actron CP9125 C POCKETSCAN actionSpeaking of buttons, there are only 2 physical buttons on the device. The one on the left is to READ trouble codes and scroll down, and the other is the ERASE button. It doesn’t get easier than that.

It is also worth mentioning that the Actron CP9125C can quickly display the emission status of your vehicle, and it can also display the status of the MIL (malfunction indicator light). If you are new to car repair, you will definitely dig this scanner.

 

Compatibility Problems? Not with the Actron CP9125C POCKETSCAN

We’ll give it to you straight: the Actron CP9125C is designed to work with all OBD-II vehicles, whether foreign, domestic or import. It will work on your Jeep, and it will read and erase trouble codes on a BMW as well.

All vehicles manufactured from 1996 onwards are OBD-II compliant, but not all of them use the same OBD-II protocol. New vehicles are still OBD-II compliant, but they utilize a different protocol, usually in the form of CAN or CAN-BUS. Other scanners have a difficult time diagnosing vehicles that use CAN or CAN-BUS, and that can be frustrating. It’s good to know that the Actron CP9125 C POCKETSCAN won’t give you such problems. It is compatible with all OBD-II protocols, and it uses TrueLink Technology which guarantees that this baby will link and communicate with every OBD-II compliant vehicle.

Looking for a Compact Vehicle Scanner? Look no Further than the Actron CP9125

It is quite obvious, isn’t it? The Actron CP9125 C POCKETSCAN can actually fit inside your pocket. However, don’t let the compact dimensions fool you. This is a feature-packed OBD-II vehicle scanner, which weighs in at a measly 7 ounces. The Olsen twins weigh more than this baby! Kidding aside, the size and weight of the Actron CP9125C means you can store it inside the glove compartment, or in any cubbyhole inside your vehicle.

Product Features of the Actron CP9125 C Code Reader

Small, light, effective and inexpensive. The Actron CP9125 C POCKETSCAN can be quickly summed up in 4 words. But the devil is in the details, so here are the product features of the Actron CP9125C:

  • Easy to use with only 2 physical buttons to read and erase diagnostic trouble codes.
  • Simply plug into the OBD-II port of your vehicle and you can quickly read trouble codes, know the status of the MIL, display emissions status and erase the codes after repair.
  • Compatible with all 1996 and newer OBD-II vehicles. Whether domestic, foreign or import, the Actron CP9125 C will easily communicate with your vehicle, even newer cars that use CAN or CAN-BUS protocol.
  • TrueLink Technology ensures quick and easy communication with all OBD-II compliant vehicles.
  • Light and compact. Will easily fit the palm of your hand, and is small enough to be stored in the centre console or glove compartment.
  • Comes with a 1-year warranty.

Conclusion

If you are looking for a technologically-advanced OBD-II vehicle scanner that works wirelessly and offers pretty graphics, then this is not the product for you. On the contrary, the Actron CP9125 C is one of the simplest OBD-II vehicle scanners in the market, and we give it high praises for precisely that reason. If all you want is to read and erase trouble codes, or to save time and money on emissions tests, then you should seriously consider this brilliant scanner.

The Actron CP9125 C Reader is ideal for novice users, although it can impress professional users as well. With a no-frills design and easy to use interface, this vehicle scanner offers plenty of useful features for the price. If you have any questions after reading this Actron CP9125C POCKETSCAN Review, drop us a comment, or continue reading!

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