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ETHOS Edge Training Module 2

Last Updated: June 22, 2022

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Scanner Codes: Vehicle Manual ID, Vehicle Auto ID, System Selection, Codes Menu, One Touch Code Scan and Clear, Saving Code Scan Data

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Welcome to Snap-on Training Solutions. This module is designed to help you get the most out of your ETHOS Edge diagnostic tool, and covers the vehicle identification process and code operations.

ETHOS Edge Home Screen Scanner highlighted

The first step in diagnosing any vehicle is to ID the vehicle. Select Scanner from the home screen to get started.

Series of images or titles of vehicles of various makes

The vehicle must be ID’d to ensure communication with the vehicle’s control modules and so test data displays correctly. Follow the screen prompts. Each selection advances you to the next screen. The exact sequence varies by the vehicle make, model, and year.

Vehicle Manual ID

Vehicle Make screen

Select the vehicle make from the menu. If necessary, use the scroll bar on the right to page down for more choices. In this case we will select Chevrolet.

Select Model Year Screen

Select the model year

Select Model Screen

Select the model and configuration. Some models have more than one configuration, for example Avalanche four-wheel-drive and Avalanche rear-wheel-drive.

Select Engine Screen

Select engine size. You can select the engine displacement, or use the vehicle identification number from the vehicle. The VIN position for engine is shown at the top of the screen, and the choices are listed on the menu alongside the selections.

Confirm Screen

If the vehicle ID is correct, select OK. Or cancel to re-enter any information.

Vehicle Automatic ID

Home Screen

Some vehicles may support the Auto ID feature and automatically provide vehicle ID info to the scan tool.

Vehicle Make Screen

Let’s save time and simplify the ID process by letting a 2009 BMW ID itself.

Select BMW from the vehicle selection page.

Select Screen US Vehicles

And select US Vehicles from the vehicle selection page.

Select year

Select the year 2009.

Select ID Method Auto

Auto ID Results

Select Automatic ID and the tool displays the configuration and engine and completes the ID process.

Vehicle Instant ID

Tech with ETHOS Edge

Instant vehicle identification is a built-in Scanner feature that will save you time when identifying a vehicle by automatically communicating with the vehicle to complete the vehicle identification process. Note that Instant ID may be available on 2008 and newer vehicles that support OBD-II Mode $09 vehicle identification number.

Before connecting the Data Cable to the vehicle’s OBD-II Data Link Connector, switch ignition to Key On Engine OFF. 

Plugging in the cable

Now connect the Lighted Data Cable to the OBD-II connector. The ETHOS Edge will automatically power up if not turned on already. Wait for the beep! Select Scanner. Depending on the vehicle, Instant ID may occur automatically and only ask you to confirm the vehicle, or additional screen prompts may be displayed to enter vehicle information.

Current Vehicle Identification Is: 

To complete the Instant ID process and continue, select OK from the vehicle confirmation screen.

Select System Screen 1

Select System Screen 2

Select System Screen 3

System Selection

After completing the vehicle ID, select the desired system to diagnose. Don’t forget to scroll down for more that may not be displayed on the first screen. Use the scroll bar at the right.

Select System Screen 1

Let’s diagnose the engine system. Navigation for all other systems is similar.

Main Menu Engine Screen

When the check engine light is illuminated, the first thing we should do is check for codes. This will be the starting point on our diagnostic road map. Select the codes menu to access diagnostic trouble codes from the vehicle control module. 

Display Codes

Codes Menu – Display Codes

Our first step is to display codes. This opens a list of diagnostic trouble code types, or DTCs stored in the ECM.

Engine Codes Menu Screen

Select All Powertrain Codes

Powertrain Codes Screen

Powertrain Codes Screen scrolled

And a list of DTCs appears, along with the code description. And there you have it! Don’t forget to scroll to see more codes.

Clear Codes

Codes Menu Screen

The clear codes function erases the DTCs stored in the selected control module.

Clear Codes Screen

Follow the onscreen instructions. The tool prompts, “Are you sure?” Select yes to clear the codes.

Codes Cleared Screen

Here we can see the codes cleared successfully. If not, simply follow the onscreen instructions.

Main Menu Engine

Codes may be cleared in individual modules or by using the Clear All Codes Read by Code Scan function, which we will cover in a minute.

Freeze Frame

Codes Menu – Freeze Frame

Freeze Frame displays the data and current conditions when the ECM commanded the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) to turn on.

Freeze Frame Results Screen

Freeze Frame / Failure Record Data

Here's the list of available Freeze Frame Data. Select a code to view the data. This can be helpful to determine the conditions when the code set -- hot, cold, fast, slow. Great clues can be found here.

One Touch Code Scan and Clear

Code Scan 

Selecting Code Scan starts an active scan of vehicle control modules, and opens the Code Scan results screen.

Code Scan Results

Depending on the vehicle, the Code Scan option may be available from the menu. A green progress bar is shown at the top indicating the active scanning progress. Once completed, the results are displayed by system category. 

The following results are displayed progressively as the modules are scanned:

A list of all the systems analyzed with DTC totals. A categorized system list with DTC totals is displayed in the order they are scanned.

Antilock Brakes collapsed

Antilock Brakes expanded

Select the expand/collapse icon on the left side of a system category title to expand or collapse a system’s DTC list. 

To view the main menu for a system in the list, select the system, then select the System icon. 

Code Scan Results

Code Scan Results scroll 1

Code Scan Results scroll 2

Code Scan Results scroll 3

Scroll down the Code Scan list, Global OBD-II Diagnostic Trouble Codes are displayed.

At the end of the Code Scan list, Readiness Monitor test results are displayed as “Tests Complete” or “Not Complete”.

Saving Code Scan Data

Selecting the Save icon from the Code Scan toolbar saves the Code Scan results as an XML file. 

HOME SCREEN Previous Vehicles and Data selected

View Saved Data

XML file

Code Scan results 

The code scan file can be reviewed, by selecting Previous Vehicles and Data > View Saved Data and then selecting the XML file from your saved file list. When opened, the file displays basic vehicle information, a list of Diagnostic Trouble Codes with a brief description, Global OBD-II codes, and readiness monitor status. 

Viewing Saved DTC Files in ShopStream Connect™

Download available at diagnostics.snapon.com/SSC

Vehicle System Report

Saved code scan files can also be transferred to a personal computer using ShopStream Connect and printed as a Vehicle System Report to help explain to vehicle owners any active problems. Once the diagnostic tool is connected to the PC, the code scan files can be printed, transferred, and copied. ShopStream Connect is a companion program for your PC that is available at diagnostics.snapon.com, at no charge. Please visit the website and download the free application.

Clear All Codes Read by Code Scan

This procedure will clear…

Systems detected: 18

Selecting Clear All Codes Read by Code Scan erases all DTCs from all vehicle system modules that were read by Code Scan. You may not want to clear codes in every module until your diagnosis is complete.

Applies To

ETHOS® Edge

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