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P1000 Training Module 2

Applies To: P1000™

Vehicle Identification Process: Vehicle ID: Manual, Auto, Instant. System Selection, Codes Menu, One touch Code Scan and Clear



This module covers the vehicle identification process and code operations.


The motorcycle must be correctly identified for the diagnostic tool to communicate and display data correctly. Menus and navigation will vary by make and model. Follow the screen prompts. Each selection advances you to the next screen.

The exact sequence varies by the vehicle make, model, and year.


Select Motorcycle. Select the vehicle make from the menu. If necessary, use the scroll bar on the right to page down for more choices. Select the model year. Select the model and configuration.

In this case we will use a 2018 Harley Davidson CVO Limited Anniversary TH.

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. In the case of this motorcycle, there is only one engine available so the P1000 jumps to the summary screen.

The following procedure applies to most motorcycles, and may vary depending on the motorcycle. Not all motorcycles support the Auto ID feature.

Select Motorcycle. Let’s save time and simplify the ID process by letting a 2009 BMW ID itself. Select BMW from the vehicle selection page.

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


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.

At this point to continue our training, we are going to change vehicles to our Harley Davidson Demo. Select Motorcycle, Select Demonstration, and continue through on screen prompts.

Select Scanner. Select Motorcycle. Select Demonstration. Continue through on screen prompts. Select OK

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

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. 


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

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. Select the code or the Extended DTC Data icon for additional information.

The Extended DTC Data icon only displays if the motorcycle supports this feature and information is available. Extended DTC Data may include; Odometer Mileage, Occurrence, Trips Since First Failure, and Trips Since Last Failure.


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

Follow the on screen instructions. The tool prompts, “Are you sure?” Select yes to clear the diagnostic trouble codes.

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

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


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

Depending on the Motorcycle, 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. A list of all the systems analyzed with DTC totals is displayed progressively as the modules are scanned.

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

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




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.


Last Updated: July 22, 2020

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