Just bought one portable scan tool device, Autel MaxiAP AP200. It is made to work with mobile phone. I’m excited about this device because for do-it-yourselfers who are on a budget, but want a professional level scan tool, AP200 is one good solution to look at.
The packing covers a quick reference guide, basically tells you how to set it up. It looks easy. To set it up, please refer to
AP200 Quick Start Guide:
This is an all system scanner, which will give you access to all modules, ABS, SRS, transmission, immobilizer…etc. It can work on Android & IOS system.
Compare to Autel MK808 scan tool, AP200 supports to do all the things that the MK808 is able to do. The only difference is that you’re doing it from your phone. In addition, AP200 is a very affordable device. I got this for, roughly, less than $60 from Auteldiag.com.
There are 4 main function on home page: diagnostics, service, history and repair reports.
Let’s connect with a Honda to do a all system diagnosis, that took about 3-4 minutes in real time. And it has gone through all the modules. There is a fault code B1175, it gives you a description of the DTC, and also tells you possible failures.
You can check ECU info, read codes, erase codes, or check live data here.
Go back to check special service, it supports to do oil reset, EPB, TPMS, BMS, brake bleed, DPF, IMMO keys, injector, SAS, suspension and throttle.
For TPMS service, you’re able to read TPMS codes, but you’re not able to relearn TPMS sensors. Because you’ll need a TPMS device like Autel TS508 to activate the TPMS sensors in tires.
Here you can check all the cars that you’ve scanned.
- Repair Reports
If you’ve done repairs, you can get the reports here.
In summary, Autel AP200 is a very good all-system scanner dongle.
As you saw, AP200 took about 4 minutes for a full system diagnosis. Full system scans generally take time, even on my larger scan tool like Autel MP808TS, it does take a couple of minutes. So 4 minutes is not really a major issue for AP200.
Generally, I think AP200 is worth at its price point. Especially for DIYers. I don’t see any tools that would match this. There are a number of options out there, but some of them actually need to pay every single year to keep access to certain functions.