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Actron CP9185 Elite AutoScanner Diagnostic Code Scanner

by Actron
49 customer reviews
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  • Designed to read, record, and review LIVE engine data
  • Displays graphing data on screen and is updateable online
  • Reads as well as erases generic and manufacturer specific DTCs and definitions
  • Updateable via the internet
  • Battery powered for review of vehicle data off vehicle
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandActron
Item Weight4 pounds
Product Dimensions13 x 10 x 5 inches
Item model numberCP9185
Discontinued by manufacturerYes
Manufacturer Part NumberCP9185
OEM Part Number CP9185
  
Technical Specification
  • Product Owner's Manual Manual [PDF]
Additional Information
ASINB000T8UG52
Best Sellers Rank #261,037 in Automotive (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableJuly 20, 2005
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Actron diagnostic scanners are the fast, easy way to diagnose and turn off your vehicle's Check Engine Light. All Actron scanners are compatible with vehicles from 1996 to present. They all display emissions status as well, which can save time and money when renewing your vehicle's registration. Each Actron scanner also provides access to RepairPath.com, an online service that provides additional diagnostic and repair information.

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The CP9185 Elite Autoscanner from Actron, a leading manufacturer of automotive diagnostic tools, has the upgrades customers asked for. This feature packed unit offers DIYers and technicians the ability to read enhanced codes, graph engine data, record and playback live diagnostic information and the ability to print through a PC. The CP9185 is compatible with all 1996 and newer OBD II (On-Board Diagnosis II) compliant vehicles manufactured in North America, Asia and Europe and (with the purchase of optional cables) will cover most OBD I domestic vehicles. The unit is fully updateable, and can accomodate future vehicles, via the internet. The large easy-to-read liquid crystal display makes reading those diagnostic trouble codes and their descriptions a breeze. The scanner, with its patented technology, provides more functions than any other handheld diagnostic scanner at a comparable price on the market today.

The Actron CP9185 easily scans and retrieves DTCs. View larger.

While robust enough for professional technicians, the CP9185 is simple and easy to use. Just plug the scan tool into your cars data link connector (DLC), located in the drivers compartment, and let the unit do the rest. The extremely user friendly menu makes getting the information you need a snap. This code reader from Actron reads, displays and erases generic OBD II and manufacturer specific codes while reseting your check engine light.

Money-Saving Monitor

It has been determined that a problem with your emission control system can affect your car's overall performance and fuel efficiency. The CP9185 gives you the ability to diagnose your cars problem in a few easy steps, giving you the option of fixing it yourself or finding the best repair price possible. Monitoring your vehicle's system can reduce your operating and maintenance costs while keeping you safe on the road, making the versatile CP9185 Elite Autoscanner from Actron a great investment.

What's in the Box?

Actron Elite Autoscanner CP9185, OBD II Cable, USB Cable, 8-foot extension cable, cigarette Lighter Adapter and Manual/CD.

Automotive Analysis Tools to Suit Every Need

With over 40 years of experience manufacturing affordable automotive diagnostic tools Actron features a product line that has something for everyone, regardless of your level of experience. Check out the table below for current models of Actron scan tools available and their available features. Click the model number at the top of the table for further details.

Actron diagnostic tool product comparision chart CP9125 CP9550 CP9575 CP9580A CP9185 CP9190

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

108 of 109 people found the following review helpful By R. Penny on October 3, 2008
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The CP9185 works exactly as expected with one exception. It does accurately provide the diagnostic codes for trouble-shooting and will clear (turn-off) the "Repair Soon" light if you wish. It seems to have an extensive built-in database that allows it to recognize most vehicles - both domestic and imported. The operation of the unit is straight-forward and simple. However, the internal database on the unit I received contains data only through model year 2002. Vehicles manufactured after that date would have required an update to the built-in database. Updating over the internet is one of the features that attracted me to this unit. The problem occurred when I tried to install the PC drivers that would allow the unit to communicate with my computer - something that is necessary to perform an on-line update. The drivers provided with the unit simply would not work - i.e., the PC would not recognize the drivers on the supplied CD as valid drivers for my CP9185. I am very familiar with computers and installing drivers for a unit like this is straight forward. I contacted technical support (in fact I spoke with them about 4 times) to try to work through the problem. Technical support personnel were friendly and responsive - I have only the highest praise for them - but they were unable to solve the problem. They finally told me that it appeared the CP9185 itself was defective in that it was probably identifying itself incorrectly to the PC - even though the unit appeared to work fine in every other respect. I have shipped the unit back for repair (my expense) and am told it will take 4-6 weeks for repairs to be completed. If it had not been for this problem, I would have rated the CP9185 as a full 5 stars. If and when the unit is returned to me in working order, I will update this review.Read more ›
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48 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Steve-D on February 20, 2009
The Actron p-9185 worked good when I first received it. But it always showed a low battery reading. The device came with an usb cable to do updates. When I tried to do the update with the software they provided with the device it went blank and would not turn on anymore. Now it is in the repair-shop to be fixed with the only explanation that my anti-virus may have caused this problem. With unsuccessful e-mails and phone calls to the repair shop I finally found out that they were three weeks behind in repairs. I still don't know when I'm getting it back.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By M. Vacek on January 23, 2008
I previously used an Auto Xray for pre 96 vehicles. The newer AutoXray and Actron are very comparable scanners but after calling the companies and researching I decided to go with the Actron because 1)Actron came with a usb hook up for computer link(AX needs an adapter for serial cable) 2)Liked the graph features 3)Better instructions 4)More info in the scanner on codes. Since I already had a capable scanner for the old vehicles I went with the 9185 to save a few bucks off of the 9190. The scanner did prove to be simple to use but can be hazardous if your looking at the live data while driving. A good scanner for the money.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Edward Mcdonald on June 14, 2010
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Two years ago I purchased the Actron Elite AutoScanner CP9185. I used it once to trouble shoot a problem with one of my cars. Today I tried to use the unit to trouble shoot a hard start problem with another car and it would not power on. A call to technical service indicated that something must have shorted out during storage and I would need to send the unit in for repairs. Because the unit is now out of warranty I must pay shipping both ways (estiamted at $20). Cost to repair the unit is $76 per hour plus parts. If I want an estimate for repair costs that is $60.00. If I send the unit in for repair and the esitmated repair cost is higher than I want to pay, I have spent $80 and still have a unit that doesn't work. Lowest possible repair cost is $96 assuming no parts are needed and the work can be done in less than an hour. This is just too much money to spend on a unit that breaks during storage.

Needless to say I am very disappointed with the quality of the Actron Scanner. I have learned my lesson, I will never purchase another Actron (SPX Corporation) product.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Dennis Thompson on February 18, 2010
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I know computers and the web access program for updates will not load on Windows 7, 64-Bit... I have made a mistake and should not have made such a large investment. Would not have if I knew this in advance. I have sent Actron e-mail requesting information on updates for Windows 7. No reply yet. will update this feed back if I get a fix. if not I have no choice but to return this back to Amazon. My loss, I really needed this tool in my world. I got a reply from them and the just of it was Ya, We know there is a problem with 64 bit operation. and we are looking into it. There is no deliver date form the tech people. I am using it with out updates. not sure if it is work right.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Richard Fedder on May 5, 2012
Worthless. Actron does not have an upgrade path for Windowss7. Users have to be satisfied with, or dedicate an old clunker computer with XP or earlier to upgrade this tool.
Tools should be supplied with a warning label attached regarding old computer requirement.
Boderline fradulent.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By W. Sniadach on May 11, 2008
This device is exactly as advertised.
I have used this on both cars 1999 Mitsubishi and Saturn. Some of the more advanced diagnostics my be passed the weekend DIY but a quick search on the internet and you will quickly be up to speed.

Usb cable is of a good quality, serial cable is heavy duty.
Software update is easy but takes a few minutes to do.
Internally memory is limited, you may need to download often if you use the record feature. My brother is a mechanic by trade and says that $219 my be a little expensive but the construction is durable and it will save you money on the trouble codes versus doing it at a garage.

The unit is pretty thin

Con: I would like this to be a little shorter and it would be nice with a hard case or at least a soft case with a compartment made to hold it securely. The included case is a fabric clam shell (good quality fabric and stitching)

I would recommend this only if you want advanced diagnostics.
This is not for people who just want to search and clear codes, for that I would recommend the 9135 or lesser expensive unit.
Actron CP9135 AutoScanner Diagnostic Code Scanner with On Screen Definitions for OBDII (Post-1996) Vehicles
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