E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > General E46 Forum

General E46 Forum
This is the place to get answers, opinions and everything you need related to your E46 (sedan, coupe, convertible and wagon) BMW!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-07-2013, 07:47 PM   #1
jfoj
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Fairfax, VA USA
Posts: 11,611
My Ride: '06 330CiC, '03 M5
Launch CReader VI Updated & Info

So for anyone on the board that purchased the Launch CReaderVI there is a new software update, version 2.00.000, available for download on the LaunchTech USA website. http://www.launchtechusa.com/assets/.../products.html

I have not had a chance to see what differences there are between the older version 1.xx.xxx software, however, I just updated my tool this evening.

I also never tried to use the tool when not connected to the car, however, if you connect the USB cable to the CReader and plug it into any USB port to provide power you can power the tool up and review recorded datastreams and step through or play the datastream. This does not include graphs, but does include any live data that was captured.

You can use the DTC Lookup feature and get definitions for any DTC's that the tool has in its database.

You can review DTC that were captured to include date, time and VIN along with the number of DTC and whether they were Pending or Active.

You can review recorded data streams that are date and timestamped and also has the VIN captured. When you select a recorded data stream the tool immediately starts to step through the data captured at a rate of 1 frame per second. You can use the Enter/Return button to pause the data
stream then use the back and forward arrows to step through the datastream. Hitting the Enter/Return button will cause the datastream to resume play. The datastream will loop back around once it has reached the end of the captured data.

You can review Freeze Frame data based upon date, time and VIN. The tool will display all the Freeze Frame data that was captured during this Freeze Frame.

You can then delete the DTC, Datastream or Freeze Frame records from the tool as well.

I had not yet bothered to power the tool up away from the car, but this is a nice feature to to review data in the house and away from the car. This allows you to make notes, take pictures of the screen or review data in greater detail.

Also to note there is a newer CReader Professional 123 that is supposed to also support ABS and Airbag. This tool is slightly over $200 if you search it around. Seems like a nice expansion on the popular CReader tools that are available.
__________________
Solve your misfires, lean codes, rough idle - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=897616

Fuel pump failures - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=929501

Temp Info - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=964491

Hidden OBC Menu - Check Voltage, Temps, Fuel Level - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=239619

E46/E39 GM5 Door Lock Info - www.bmwgm5.com

Lower hose fan switch O-ring - BMW #13621743299
jfoj is online now   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 03-07-2013, 10:52 PM   #2
drift.mechanic
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Montreal, Qc
Posts: 312
My Ride: E46 323i
Thanks for the update on version 2.x

Launch, for the X431, releases about 25 updates yearly. The updates aren't anything insane, and normally include amended code definitions but are updates none the less. Sometimes it's just code definitions, other times it's complete codes and readiness test parameters. If you have any questions, contact Launch directly. I have a few times in the past, and they're pretty good with trouble shooting. Napa also distributes Launch products so replacement parts and updates can be sought from them.
drift.mechanic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 06:18 PM   #3
jfoj
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Fairfax, VA USA
Posts: 11,611
My Ride: '06 330CiC, '03 M5
Looks like they may have added a few other on car tests that now work as well as maybe corrected an O2 sensor test that was coming up as failed.

I need to get the Launch back on my 330cic to verify the O2 sensor test does not still show failed, which I always thought was incorrect and just ignored the test result and failure flag.
__________________
Solve your misfires, lean codes, rough idle - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=897616

Fuel pump failures - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=929501

Temp Info - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=964491

Hidden OBC Menu - Check Voltage, Temps, Fuel Level - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=239619

E46/E39 GM5 Door Lock Info - www.bmwgm5.com

Lower hose fan switch O-ring - BMW #13621743299
jfoj is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use