OBDⅡ Automotive Code Readers & Scanners
What is Codebreaker Technology?
Tap into the unseen data of your vehicle’s engine with Codebreaker.
This range of engine diagnostic tools connect to your vehicle’s Data Link Connector (DLC) port and communicate with the On-Board Diagnostics (OBD2) system within the Engine Control Unit (ECU), giving you access to malfunction codes and a range of other data.
These easy to install devices help you troubleshoot problems in your vehicle’s engine without getting your hands dirty. Codebreaker technology clearly provides you with accurate information about the inner workings of the ECU in a method that is non-invasive. With two models to choose from, mechanics and car enthusiasts alike find answers with Codebreaker.
How does Codebreaker help me?
Trouble codes appear as a string of letters and numbers. These trouble codes are incomprehensible without a reference.
Codebreaker supplies this reference by scanning your vehicle’s OBD2 system and diagnosing any problems present, displaying them clearly on screen. Our handheld model is capable of scanning and reading trouble codes present in an engine ECU. Our 4-Mode model also scans trouble codes, but further investigates the inner workings of the ECU by gauging operating data, tracking trip information and reviewing past trips.
Codebreaker Handheld OBD2 Scan Tool
The home mechanic’s friend, this code reader scans your vehicle’s ECU, diagnosing any issues and displaying them clearly on screen.
Codebreaker 4 Mode OBD2 Computer
Hack it like a mechanic with this dash-mounted code reader! Scan codes, diagnose problems, gauge operating data, track your trips and store information, in real-time.
What is OBD2?
On-Board Diagnostics (OBD2) is a standardised system that allows external electronics to interface with a car’s computer system. It was introduced in 1996 as a means of regulating emissions and as a solution to the mass adoption of electronic fuel injection by automakers. Electronic fuel injection requires computer control as it regulates fuel flow by interpreting electronic signals from various engine related components, rather than just mechanical throttle actuation.
Diagnostics are the primary purpose of the OBD2 system. Upon detecting something amiss, a vehicle’s sensors will trigger a message or ‘trouble code’ which, if detected three consecutive times on vehicle start up, will trigger the ‘Check Engine Light’ on the dash. OBD2 scanners check these trouble codes and determine where these/any problems lie. Once a problem is resolved, the OBD2’s memory can be cleared, and the ‘Check Engine Light’ will no longer be on.