Just got the new gadget Foxwell NT301 tool last week. I’m now working on a 2001 Toyota Sienna, trying to test the new OBD2 code reader for a quick review.
As you can see, there are 6 functions on the main page: OBDII/EOBD, DTC Lookup, Review, Print Data, About, and Setup. The most often used will be “OBDII/EOBD”&“DTC Lookup” functions.
OBDII/EOBD – to perform 11 types of main OBD functions;
DTC Lookup – to search what the meaning of DTCs.
Besides, “Print Data” is also a convenient function for daily work.
The 9 buttons are simple with easy commands to press. Really friendly for beginners.
Have been connected NT301 Scan Tool into OBD2 port, let’s try to read & clear code.
Look, the connecting speed is quite fast.
It’ll show the system status, that’s the check line valve malfunction indicator.
Erase previously stored data to save data from this test? Yes
We can perform read codes, erase codes, live data, view freeze frame, I/M readiness, O2 monitor test, on-board monitor test, component test, vehicle information, modules present and unit of measure here.
Read codes >> Stored codes
It says “No codes are stored in the module!”, which means this vehicle is good without problems.
Press any button to continue, let’s go to “Pending codes”.
It says “no pending codes are stored in the module!”, so this vehicle is really clean. The NT301 tool can run fast and easily to give codes result.
Here we go to press back upper level. As we don’t have any trouble codes so that no need to erase codes at present.
The live data is used to see real-time data like what your temperature is if you have conditioning or things like that.
View freeze frame means every time there is a code it takes a little snapshot of all the surrounding parameters of what the computer sees like the temperature, what speed you are traveling…
Foxwell NT301 Diagnostic Tool is compact and handy to carry. Its quick and efficient features make it deserved each penny. Will recommend NT301 as an entry-level tool for DIYers or beginners.