Today I’m working on the Chevrolet Silverado 2007 with a new scan tool Autel MaxiLink ML629 just bought at hand. It is a cheap OBD2 scanner, and supposedly has the ability to read/erase DTCs for engine/ transmission/ ABS/ SRS, OBD2 full functions, data printing and DTC lookup.
Following I’m gonna show a quick review for your guys.
Connect Autel AL629 with OBD firstly.
There are 6 icon functions on the main page: Scan, OBDII/EOBD, DTC lookup, Playback, Setup, and About. The most often use will be “Scan” & “OBDII/EOBD”, we may usually use the “DTC lookup” to search trouble codes meaning.
- Scan Function
Here I’ll show how to diagnose the vehicle via “Scan”, press
Scan >> USA >> GM >> (7) 2007 >> LD Trk_MPV_Incomplete >> Chevrolet truck >> A >> Chassis >> Electronic brake control module >> DTC display
As you can see, we have left front wheel speed sensor circuit DTCs here, we can also clear or save DTCs here. It’s really an interesting little tool for the price. I’m surprised it also actually did the ABS on this vehicle.
- OBDII/EOBD Function
Alright, let’s go back to have a quick scan, press “OBDII/EOBD”, where we can look at four systems codes. The scan speed is quite fast. We’ll get a system status information here.
It shows we have no malfunction indicator lamp, we do have a couple monitors that are incomplete. Anyhow, the function is quite value for the money.
Autel ML629 Diagnostic Tool will work on any vehicles newer than 1996, it can read codes quickly.
To check full vehicle coverage:
It also has the SD card down here and a USB port. They are used for updating Autel ML629 software.
To check updating operations:
Autel ML629 is pretty a decent little tool coming with a bag. It is compact and handy to take along. Can be an useful tool for DIY’ers or beginners.