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P1000 Training Module 3

Applies To: P1000™

Scanner Data PID View: Data Menu, PID View, Data Recording / Playback / Pause, Custom Data Lists, PID Sorting





This module covers the use of scanner data in parameter ID view, also known as PID view.

  • Data Menu
  • PID View
  • Data Recording/Playback/Pause
  • Custom Data Lists
  • PID Sorting

The scanner data display shows live data parameter information from the vehicle control module. To access live data, select Data Display from the scanner main menu.

Depending on the vehicle, this may open a submenu of viewing options. Remember, you can scroll down with the touch screen or keypad for additional selections. 

Configuration lists specific configurations for the selected Motorcycle. Technicians can see how a motorcycle is configured and functioning properly or not.

For this example, we will choose to view Engine Data Operating Parameters from the submenu.


A list of engine data parameters is shown along with a brief description of each parameter. The data appears in a digital text format on the right, called PID view.

The data values refresh as the vehicle sends new data. The speed may vary depending on the speed of data being sent from the vehicle and the number of data parameters being shown.

Scroll down to see all available data parameters. Here are the rest of the engine data parameters for this vehicle. The data is continuously recorded for all available data parameters.

After 4000 frames are recorded, new data is recorded and overwrites the oldest frames of data. 


The pause icon indicates live data from the vehicle is being displayed. Selecting the pause icon stops data collection and freezes the data display, for closer examination and review.

When viewing paused or recorded data, the left and right arrows move forward and back one data frame at a time.

When paused you also have the option to clear the data buffer and start over.

This is useful when vehicle conditions change and you want to record and view new frames of data.

Use the Lock/Unlock icon to hold selected lines of the data in place and prevent them from scrolling, or to release previously locked lines of data. Up to three lines of data may be held at a time.

This feature allows you to position related parameters together, making it easier to monitor their values and spot inconsistencies.

Locked parameters display as the top frames on the main body of the display screen, as well as at their usual position within the data list. A lock icon appears to the left of the parameter name to indicate it is locked.

To lock parameters:

  1. Highlight the parameter to be locked.
  2. Select the Lock/Unlock icon on the toolbar to lock it. A copy of the locked parameter is now shown at the top of the data list, and a lock icon appears alongside the parameter name.
  3. Highlight and select additional parameters to lock. Tap the locked parameter NAME to unlock.


The Custom Data List function gives you even more power to customize the view. Selecting the Custom Data List checkmark opens a menu for selecting parameters to display.

Checkmarks to the left of the parameter description indicate which parameters are selected for display.

Here we see the Select All / Deselect All icon. Use it to hide or display all the parameters. Touch to deselect all data parameters in the list.

Touch a parameter to add it to the custom data list. Touch it again to delete the checkmark and delete the parameter from the list. Select as few or as many as you want.

When you have created your custom data list, use the CHECKMARK to return to the data display and view the list.

Custom Data Lists can significantly accelerate the speed of the data display by processing only the vehicle data that you need to see, so you can find tough intermittent failures faster.


The Sort function is another handy way to find and view the parameters you need. Select the sort icon to sort the list by the factory default sort order, from A to Z, or Z to A.


Last Updated: July 22, 2020

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