Hello, bros! I’ve got AUTEL Autolink AL619 ABS SRS scan tool last week from China for my 2015 Honda to diagnose its ABS and SRS faults. And I saw some guys have trouble in it and today, I’d like to share my successful diagnosis with AL619.
Turn the ignition off.
Locate the vehicle 16 pin DTC.
Plug the scan tool cable connector into the vehicle’s DTC.
Turn the ignition on. Engine can be off or running.
Turn on the scan tool. Select “OBDII” from the main menu, and press “OK” button.
Communicating with the vehicle....
Select “Stores codes” to find no stored codes and then select “Pending codes” to find no pending codes.
Press any key to continue.
Back to Autel Al619 Diagnostic Menu and exit.
Select the “Asian/HONDA”.
Starting diagnostic system...
Select “EUROPE” as destination.
Start new session.
Select “Control unit”.
(NOTE: the engine should not be running, but the ignition should be on.)
Diagnostic system initializing...
Go to “READ CODES”.
Establishing vehicle communications...
System pass. No fault codes detected.
Go back to System Menu to select “ABS VSA”.
Diagnostic system initializing...
Communication with ABS control unit was successful. ABS control unit won’t quit communication and will work normally during the vehicle running.
Select “READ CODES”.
Skip this fault code the because ABS system is not a serious fall and the ABS light is showing up.
? If the scan tool fails to communicate with the vehicle’s ECU (Engine Control Unit) more than three times, a “LINKING ERROR!” message shows up on the display. ?
Verify that the ignition is ON. ?
Check if the scan tool’s OBD II connector is securely connected to the vehicle’s DLC. ?
Verify that the vehicle is OBD2 compliant. ?
Turn the ignition off and wait for about 10 seconds. Turn the ignition back to on and turn on the scan tool to select OBDII from the Main menu.
If the “LINKING ERROR” message does not go away, then there might be problems for the scan tool to communicate with the vehicle. Contact your local distributor or the manufacturer’s customer service department for assistance.
Managed to finally get a hold of an Autel AL619 ABS/SRS/OBD2 Scan tool after hearing from various sources on the forum that it will work for Land Rover ABS codes. Wanted to piece together some useful information for anyone interested in picking up the tool. I'm in no way affiliated with Autel or anything of the like, I just wanted to relay my experiences to anyone interested in clearing their codes.
It does in fact work, and it works WELL. Ordered it on www.autelsale.com for $26.95 on Monday and received it at the office today. Spent half an hour getting registered with Autel and then installed the available updates via the included Micro-SD card.
Went down to the car, plugged the AL619 into the OBD2 port, went through the various menus and made my selections and within 3 minutes it showed my 4 ABS codes. Saved the info, cleared the codes and low and behold the 3 amigos + BRAKE light that have been hard-set since December disappeared. I still have to fix the causes but I am more than pleased with the immediate results.
Spent the next few minutes messing around with the OBD2 feature to find some other faults and look at freeze frame data. It's all very practical and easy to follow.
I have nothing but positive things to say. Previously our only options when clearing ABS codes were to go to a dealer and spend $100 for every scan, or pony up the $208 shipped cost for the single-vehicle, single function ABS Amigo. Now, for only $110 shipped, we can have all of the functions of the Amigo with the added function of the OBD2 scanning, live data, freeze frame, etc. It's truly a one-stop scanner for LR owners. And for $108 less than the Amigo.
I'm not trashing the Amigo, it's a cool unit that does its job, but I have no idea how they'll be able to compete with an Autel that is $108 cheaper while offering so much more in terms of versatility and functionality.
So, bottom line, the Autel AL619 does read and clear LR ABS codes without breaking a sweat. It was pricey, but now its price drops and considering the fact that it works on so many cars and resale value is likely to be quite high - it is justified. I'm a happy customer.