Actron CP9680 AUTOSCANNER Plus OBD II/ABS/Airbag Scan Tool Review

The Actron CP9680 AUTOSCANNER PLUS can work as an excellent technical assistant for you.

Having such a technical advisor at hand telling you instantly why the check engine light is illuminated is a big Plus you should not miss. This product’s feature makes the job both for professionals and do-it-yourself drivers much easier and straightforward.

Other eye-catching features are the color LCD screen; oil light plus battery reset selections, quick check option, charging system monitor, and many more.

Special benefit

The special benefit of this product is that at a press of a “CodeConnect” key you are linked to a huge database of 26 million confirmed repairs, tested and approved by highly skilled qualified ASE technicians

Author Review

Customer analysis for this Actron Scanner has reported a 4.3 grade out of 5. But in my view it deserves a higher score. The Pros for this new invention by far outweigh the Cons about it. The Cons rightly focus on the shortcomings of the accessories such as PC connecting the cable or a useful how it works manual.

However, on the other hand, the Pros are really outstanding. The sophisticated CodeConnectData Base compiling 26 million repair results verified by certified technicians is one of them. This is surely a brave and a great step forward in technology available at the tip of your fingers. This feature not only helps the professionals by verifying their diagnosis but opens a new field for do it yourself drivers to dip in and fix the problem themselves and be assured of its accuracy.

Actron CP9680 Overview

Actron CP9680 Auto Scanner Plus
Actron CP9680 Auto Scanner Plus Overview

This is an audacious leap forward in professional as well as Do-It-Yourself troubleshooting!This device on one hand is exceptionally sophisticated, but on the other it is remarkably easy to use. It displays easy reading of OBD2 diagnoses codes alongside auto’s live statistics enabling you to identify the problem faster. In addition to this, it has the extra linking technology providing the key for the diagnosis from a 26M repair experienced Data Base.

Product Features/Specifications

Advantageous Features

Affordable price: Compared with the wide range of other OBD2 scan tool brands in the market considering the outstanding technical features of this device, the price is quite reasonable.

Superior technology: Link technology, in addition to many other features such as live engine records, live chart data, incorporated computer printing function and many others.

Simple to use procedure: It provides unrivaled airbag code system alongside diagnosis codes for all sorts of vehicles in a simple to use protocol.


  • Color Screen
  • Updated Vehicle Model Year Coverage through 2013
  • CodeConnect® 26M experience based fixes
  • Oil light reset
  • Battery Reset
  • GM DTC status
  • Support 5 previous vehicles searches
  • Auto ID upon plugging into vehicle
  • Quick Test
  • Code Criteria
  • Battery / Alternator / Charging System Monitor
  • Dual PID Graph
  • Hands-Free – Automatic Vehicle Link Function to Diagnostic Information

Software Features

  • ABS & SRS/Airbag coverage for most 1996-2013 GM, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan and Toyota vehicles
  • Compatible with ALL 1996 and newer import and domestic vehicles (OBD II & CAN), as well as ’94 and ’95 OBD II Compliant vehicles
  • Custom data list for LIVE data
  • Record and playback LIVE engine data, graph LIVE data
  • Displays all modes global OBD II data
  • Freeze frame data
  • Drive cycle mode
  • Read and display MIL status and I/M monitors
  • State OBD check
  • DTC lookup library
  • Visual indicator when communicating with vehicle
  • Trilingual menus and definitions


Hardware Features

  • Color Screen
  • Optional battery power
  • Trilingual manual (English, Spanish, and French)
  • Field updateable (did you mean updatable) via USB port
  • Print data to PC

How does it work?

A Quick Start manual gives you a simple step by step guide in using this device. However, a full user manual is also provided for more detailed procedural information. You can find all the safety precautions in the full user manual.

For these manuals, click Download link bellow:

  • Actron CP9680_full_user_manual (Download)
  • Actron CP9680_quickstart_manual (Download)

To see all the powerful features of Actron CP9680 Auto Scanner Plus and how it fixes the causes which make the engine light illuminate watch the video:

IMPORTANT: When using the Code Connect feature of this device it’s important to select your particular vehicle during the Auto selection. The power of this feature is to give repair information for your specific car.

For further information or Technical Advice contact:

  • Phone: 800-228-7667
  • E-mail:


The CP9680 Auto Scanner Plus is fit for nearly all types of cars. Its outstanding features makes it the best choice for customers guaranteeing them quick, detailed and correct troubleshooting results coupled with the solution to get the engine light off by a 100% guaranteed diagnosis. It’s easy to use for professionals and do-it-yourselfers alike. I surely recommend it. You can purchase this online on or at most stores around the world.

Things We Liked

  • Quick and precise troubleshooting
  • Saving time in finding the solution by connecting you to a 26M verified repair solutions
  • Battery option coupled with useful USB port to connect to PC
  • Giving the do-it-yourself drivers the opportunity to diagnose and fix the problem all on their’re own

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Lack of a comprehensive and useful User Manual on purchase
  • Safety precautions not included
  • Attach cable to PC not included
  • 4, AAAA alkaline batteries not included