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INNOVA 3160 Diagnostic Scan Tool with ABS/SRS and Live Data for OBD2 Vehicles

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  • Reads "Check Engine" light warnings on all 1996 and newer cars, light trucks, SUVs and minivans, domestic and import - including C.A.N. (Controller Area Network)
  • Diagnoses ABS and SRS codes on most 1996 and newer GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota and Honda vehicles
  • Provides SAE enhanced Live Data - views, graphs, records, and plays back live PCM data streams on screen
  • Displays OBD2 Freeze Frame Data & turns off check engine, ABS and SRS lights
  • Unit can be USB (cable included) flash updated with a standard Windows® PC (OBD-PC Link(TM) software required / included with tool)
  • It also includes scan tool, OBD2 cable, USB cable, soft pouch and quick reference guide
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INNOVA 3160 Diagnostic Scan Tool with ABS/SRS and Live Data for OBD2 Vehicles + OBDII Extension Cable, 5ft (144201) + OBD-II & Electronic Engine Management Systems (Haynes Techbook)
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Product Information

Technical Details
Product Dimensions7 x 3 x 10 inches
Item model number3160
Manufacturer Part Number3160
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #613 in Automotive (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJuly 20, 2005
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: Parts
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Product Description


For the professional tech who wants access to advanced features and functions such as live data and airbag diagnostics, without all the hassle of having to learn a new tool, look no further than the Innova 3160. It’s all-in-one screen, easy-to-use HOT KEYS and optional Repair Solutions make diagnosing vehicles a snap so you can squeeze in more productivity and play.

Vehicle Coverage

OBD II Vehicles:

  • Compatible with any 1996 or newer car, light truck, minivan, SUV or hybrid – foreign and domestic for Check Engine Light
  • OBD I Vehicles:

  • General Motors: all 1982-1993 and some 1994-1995 models
  • Ford/ Lincoln/ Mercury: 1983-1995 models with EEC-IV systems (KOEO, KOER, timing check, cylinder balance test, output state test, and wiggle test)
  • Toyota/ Lexus: 1991-1995
  • Chrysler/ Dodge/ Plymouth: 1984-1995
  • Jeep: 1993-1995
  • ABS Vehicles:

  • Works on most 1996 and newer GM, Ford and Chrysler vehicles
  • View complete ABS vehicle coverage

    SRS Vehicles:

  • Works on most 1996 and newer GM, Ford and Chrysler vehicles
  • View complete SRS vehicle coverage

    The Equus 3160's easy to read all-in-one back-lit screen
    Easy to read, back-lit
    all-in-one screen.
    The Equus 3160's patented emissions status LED system
    Emission status LED system
    and one-push function buttons.
    How it Works
    STEP 1: Plug the diagnostic tool into your car’s DLC port
    STEP 2: Download PC Link software on your Windows computer
    STEP 3: Connect diagnostic tool to computer for immediate access to time and money-saving information about your car

    Unmatched Solutions and Support
    Only Innova offers optional RepairSolutions with comprehensive coverage that goes way beyond the code to help you solve “CHECK ENGINE” issues.

    RepairSolutions allows users to take control of vehicle diagnostics by providing the complete solution as to why a vehicle’s “Check Engine" light is on. A basic report is provided free with each tool purchase. A comprehensive report is available for additional purchase.

    What’s in the Box
    The 3160 Scan Tool includes the diagnostic tool, an OBD2 16-pin DLC cable, USB cable, Quick Reference Guide and access to Innova.com where you can find RepairSolutions, tech tips, product support and much more. Note: PC Link software is available only for Windows.

    Product Warranty
    Innova Electronics, Corp. ("Innova") warrants to the original purchaser that its units are free of defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and maintenance for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase.

    About Innova Electronics, Corp.
    Since 1990, Innova Electronics Corporation has been developing products to meet industry demands for diagnosing and repairing virtually any vehicle on the road today. Each Innova product strives to make automotive repairs easy, efficient, accurate and affordable. Innova was the first automotive aftermarket company to employ a staff of all Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified technicians. Today, this growing team continues to research, develop, test and support products for do-it-yourself to professional-level technicians.

    Unmatched Support
    Innova products are supported by unmatched technical assistance from a staff of all ASE certified technicians based in the U.S.A. The same qualified technicians who help design Innova products are available to answer customer questions from application to installation. Toll-free support is available 7 days a week.


    Product Description

    Equus ABS + Scan Tool is designed to quickly reveal check engine light warnings. It diagnoses ABS codes and retrieves OEM enhanced as well as transmission DTCs. This diagnostic tool features unique patented all in one screen display as well as LED display for quick state emissions readiness check and drive cycle verification. It communicates with all OBD2 protocols and provides enhanced live data. CanOBD2® + ABS Scan Tool • Professional OBD2 Generic Scan Tool all 1996 and newer cars, light trucks, and SUVs – Domestic, Asian and European Import • Diagnoses ABS codes on 1996 and newer GM, Ford and Chrysler vehicles. • Features unique patented all-in-one backlit screen and LED display for quick State Emissions readiness check and drive cycle verification • Retrieves OEM Enhanced and Transmission DTCs • Communicates with all OBD 2 protocols: C.A.N. (Controller Area Network), ISO 9141, J1850PWM, J1850VPW, KWP 2000 ISO 14230-4 • Provides SAE enhanced Live Data - views, records, and plays back* live PCM data streams • Displays Freeze Frame Data • Includes Spanish and French Interface & Definitions (selected by a menu command) • Retrieves OBD2 DTCs: Generic Codes (P0, P2, P3, and U0) / Manufacturer Specific Codes (P1, P3, and U1) • Unit can be flash updated with a standard Windows® PC (OBD-PC Link™ software required / included with tool) • Memory / Battery backup for off-car review and analysis • Comes with access to CanOBD2.com RepairSolutions which gives trouble code definitions, a full diagnostic report, probable causes, most likely fix to DTC’s, repair costs and more.

    NOTE - The tools is manufactured to operate only on vehicles equipped with OBD-II Systems.  This tool will not operate correctly for vehicles sold in Costa Rica, the Innova 3160 is designed to function on vehicles following US and Canada emission laws.

    OBD2 Vehicle Protocol Coverage
    1996 - Present - OBD2 - European, Asian, Domestic
    CAN and 2010+ Model Diesel and Hybrid Compliance
    Tool Features & Functions
    Patented All-in-One Display Shows 20+ values on one screen
    Plug and Play - All Hot Keys for Intuitive Navigation
    Vehicle Health Monitor LED's - Confirm State Emissions Test
    Emissions Readiness Advisor - Complete OBD Trip + Drive Cycles
    Retrieve Manufacturer Specific, Global & Pending Codes
    Erase Button Turns Off "Check Engine" Light
    Back-Lit display  
    Displays Freeze Frame Data    
    Multilingual - On Screen Definitions in English/Spanish/French    
    Shows Manufacturer Specific Code Definitions on Display    
    Battery Backup for Off Vehicle Data Review      
    Vehicle Information - VIN # - Mode 9        
    Enhanced Engine and Transmission Codes      
    On Screen Code Definitions Lookup Library        
    Tool Storage Pouch Included        
    OBD2 Scan Tool Functions (1996 to Present)
    OBD2 Live-Data Stream Display    
    OBD2 - All Modes 1 - 10          
    Bi-Directional Control / Service Mode 8 - EVAP          
    Record, Graph and Playback Live Data on the Screen          
    ABS & SRS Coverage
    ABS - Read + Erase most 1996+ GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda DTC's  
    Airbag / SRS - Read + Erase most 1996+ GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda DTC's              
    Fix Assist
    FIXassist -- Provides tech tips on initial items to inspect on the tool          
    OBD1 Functions - 1981-95 Coverage
    OBD1 - Domestic: Most Ford, GM, Chrysler DTC's        
    OBD1 - Import: Most Toyota / Lexus DTC's        
    Software, Website, Support & Service Features
    All ASE Technical Support - Mon-Sat, 6am- 6pm PST - Spanish
    One-Year Warranty
    Repair Solutions with VIN Specific Fixes + procedures - optional  
    Internet Updateable & Upgradeable  

    Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Very easy to use!
    Corey Derrick
    The cons, ABS function and some system tests may not work for your vehicle.
    weekend mechanic
    You can save a lot of money by doing simple repairs yourself.

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    343 of 357 people found the following review helpful By M. A. Mitchell on December 31, 2009
    Verified Purchase
    The 3160 is a very useful tool if you have the right vehicle. It provides generic codes and more from many makes but on European, Korean or Swedish vehicles dont expect much more than the generic codes.

    I did not research tool enough to realize nearly all of the "adavanced DTC" functions are for Chrysler/Jeep, Ford/Mazda,GM/Isuzu, Honda/Acura and Toyota/Lexus vehicles only. The sales verbiage DOES explain the limitations of the ABS testing to certain makes/models but DOES NOT provide the information that the tools enchanced DTC functions share the same vehicle limitations.

    The enchanced functions are described in the owners manual as:
    "The "enhanced" mode provides the ability to retrieve enhanced DTCs from most Chrysler/Jeep, Ford/Mazda,GM/Isuzu, Honda/Acura and Toyota/Lexus vehicles. The types of enhanced data available depends on the vehicle make."
    "You can also retrieve Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) DTCs. ABS DTCs are available for Chrysler/Jeep, Ford and GM vehicles only."

    The included software tool OBD PC Link functions but is clunky at best. I could not locate any documentation on this software's features or operation. The 3160 tool still uses a serial port for communications but most PCs being sold no longer include a serial port only USB. It will require an USB to Serial converter if you do not have a serial port on your PC. The live data capture will display in the OBD PC Link software screen and is useful. The report writing function is generic at best.

    I tried to update the 3160 internal software from the OBD PC Link main screen and received a message box telling me to download the latest 3130 software. No instructions on where to get software or how just..... download the latest 3130 software.
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    179 of 194 people found the following review helpful By David L. W. Thomas on August 24, 2009
    I was tired of the cheap OBD readers and wanted something much better. I also wanted something I could read the ABS system with. The Innova 3160 does the trick. It is easy to use and understand. I like the way it prompts you in order to get what you are looking for. It has an excellent screen with the exact information you need to make repairs. It is obvious that they consulted with a repair tech when they designed it. I haven't tried to up-date it from the computer as yet, but it has all the necessary items and information with it to do so. On the down side, it doesn't have an explanation for all the manufacturer codes, especially the ABS codes. I found that I am going to their web site quite often to get the expanation. The web-site is very good and helpful though. I really like it. The worst thing is the CHEAP carrying case. The unit won't even fit into it with the cable attached. That means that you are always removing and replacing the cable. I'm sure that isn't good on the connection. Throw the case away and buy something better that you can keep the scanner, instruction book, and other materials in. It's hard to believe a company like this would offer such a fine instrument and provide it in this case. Never-the-less, it's a great scanner and well worth the money-just figure a little extra for another case!
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    64 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Richard De Vries on November 13, 2011
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    I was in the market for a good ODB2 scantool and after doing my research, settled on the Innova 3160. As you can tell from all the excellent reviews here, it is a magnificent tool and as such I am not going to rehash what has already been said.

    The only concern I had with this unit [prior to ordering] was the fact it was advertised as coming with the RS232 (Serial) PC-Uplink cable. Unfortunately I haven't had one of those on my machines for quite some time. Yes, adapters can be purchased to convert it to USB, but to be quite honest it struck me as odd that anno 2011, such a tool would still not be equipped with USB.

    I then read one of the more recent reviews by "Jim Ng" who stated he got the 3160 containing a USB port and labeled as 3160b, but could not find any information - anywhere - to back up that claim. Even Innova's website did not specifically mention the USB connectivity. I even attempted to locate this unit in any of my local stores, but was unable to find anyone carrying it.

    I decided to just go ahead and order the unit. In worst case I would need to buy an adapter and in the best case it would indeed come with a USB port.

    Well, I am happy to report the unit I received also came with a USB cable and is indeed labeled as the 3160b :) With that, I felt compelled to report this and also upload a couple of images to this item's image library so you can see for yourself. I hope this will be of some benefit to anyone still on the fence on whether or not to get this unit based on the fact the specs state it comes with a RS232 cable and not USB.

    On a final note; as soon as I installed the software and plugged it in, it installed a firmware update on the device. Not sure what exactly that update addressed, but it is nice knowing it is somewhat future proofed by allowing new updates to be installed.
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    82 of 92 people found the following review helpful By codereader on August 29, 2010
    I purchased this unit to have access to ABS codes for the cars I drive. I found it does not work on 2004 F450 at all, Is not compatable with 1997 Chevy Silerado ABS. It will give the correct codes on a 2003 Buick. BUT the Definitions are backwards if you get a C0035 code the reader says right wheel speed sensor. This is wrong it is the Left sensor. After several hours and replaceing the wrong Wheel sensor I figured it out myself. Contacted Tech support and they were aware of the problem but had no fix at this time. They told me to look up the codes on line or have a list. This code reader is being sold everyday knowing it has these problems. I could find nothing on the website to warn of this issue. I feel this code reader is not as advertized and should be fixed. I would not buy it again. Do your research before buying, it will save you lots of frustration.
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