What Is It?

The main purpose of the OBD X BOX is to Assist Technicians to Fix any elusive intermittent faults which may be present before or after any repairs causing the EML to come back on.

Unlike all existing OBD Scan Tools, the OBD X BOX uniquely shows and refreshes both Registered and Pending OBD Fault codes, all together, on the same page and at the same time.

Pending fault codes are often overlooked by Technicians but should always be checked, before, during and after repairs. The OBD X BOX auto refreshes both these code types up to once per sec. (1Hz) allowing Technicians to view them in real time, as and when they occur without having to exit and to manually refresh them. This feature is very useful particularly during final road testing before returning a customer’s vehicle whilst assuming its finally fixed when it may not be.

OBD X BOX Fault Codes

Available in 2 variants, it is an advanced, new generation, OBD Scan Tool that’s initially connected to the vehicles 16 pin OBD port but can also be hard wired directly onto 4 wires at the back of the OBD port using the optional hardwire installation kit. If required, it can also be connected anywhere on the engine management systems CAN High and CAN Low wires along with a chassis ground and either ignition live or permanent 12 volt supply from pin 16 of the OBD port, or (optional) 12 volt ignition switched live .

The OBD X BOX automatically deletes selected fault codes that the technician has already added to its auto delete list and also displays how many times individual fault codes have re-occurred before being deleted. Further anticipated codes that may bring on the EML can also be added from the included “P code” Database.

OBD X BOX Database

Technicians can choose a maximum limit of how many times individual codes are deleted, and when reached, auto code deletion pauses, allowing the EML to come back on. Knowing how frequent a fault code has occurred helps the Technician decide how soon to re-book the vehicle for what should now be a much easier and quicker fault to diagnose and fix.

OBD X BOX Settings

The OBD X BOX deletes codes up to 10 times per sec. (10Hz) allowing Limp Mode to be overridden on some vehicles, assisting Technicians in cleaning DPF’S, EGR valves, sticking turbo’s etc. This feature is very useful when collecting vehicles in “Limp Mode” and in some breakdown situations.

This feature is for diagnostic purposes only and as such, and for obvious safety reasons, should not be used permanently on any road vehicles.

With the Fix Assist box temporarily installed, the vehicle can be returned to the customer for them to use, knowing the EML will not stay on permanently if the intermittent fault re-occurs.

This will prevent most vehicles from going into limp mode and still keeps them driveable, in a way the customer is saving you time and money by road testing their own vehicle while the
OBD X BOX continually records and stores any fault codes and the frequency they occur at.

Should a new fault code occur that hasn’t been added to the delete list, the OBD X BOX will pause deleting allowing the EML to eventually come on and to display any new registered or pending fault codes. These new codes may be relevant to the original fault and therefore further assist in the fix.

Another feature added to the OBD X BOX is the OBD Health Check which, put simply, will save Technicians and Car Sales company’s valuable time, money, and lost sales.

This feature continually requests any registered or pending OBD fault codes from the vehicles Engine Management ECU, adds them to its delete list, deletes them automatically within a few seconds and even records how many times they have each occurred before being deleted, an industry first!

Automatic Gearbox and 4WD Codes

Most Automatic and Semi-Auto new generation vehicles are installed with a transmission ECU that communicates with the engine management ECU using the vehicles Can Bus system. If any faults occur, error codes can be read not just from the Transmission ECU but often through the Engine ECU. The OBD X BOX in most instances can read and delete most of these codes in a similar way it deletes engine EML codes, sometimes overriding “Limp Mode”.

OBD X XBOX Database
Andy Axford

“An unbelievable must have piece of kit”

Andy Axford, Lancs Transmissions Ltd, Bolton

OBD X BOX Status

OBD X BOX Connected Status icon

OBD X BOX Connected To PC
Or Bluetooth Device

OBD X BOX Communicating icon

OBD X BOX Communicating
Through OBD To ECU

OBD X BOX Check Engine icon

OBD X BOX Code Deletion Paused
New Unselected Code Present

LED Status

OBD X BOX LED Status icon

• LED Permanently On OBD Power Connection OK

• LED Flashing Slowly Communication OK With OBD

• LED Long Flash Then Pause Code Erasing In Progress

• LED 5.0 Secs on 0.2 Secs off Sleep Mode (No RPM Present)

Hard Wire Option

OBD X BOX Hard Wire Option

Discard OBD Plug from main harness and connect wires 4, 6, 14 and 16 to rear of OBD Port in accordance with wire colours.


‘Double Click’ DTC'S To Add Or Remove Them From The Delete List

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