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Old 07-29-2010, 08:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs down Actron CP9575 Auto Scanner (OBD II)

I purchased a new Actron Auto Scanner model CP9575.

It could not communicate with my Elise. It does communicate with the minivan, and a mustang, and a random chevy something or other at the local auto parts store.

It was exchanged for another CP9575 with the same results.

The older models of Actron scanners and OBD II readers work fine on my Elise. I have not tried any other of the new models.

Just passing along a potential warning to anyone looking for a reader/scanner and looking at this model to try it on your car before purchasing.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have an Actron CP9180 and it works perfectly with my Exige and all other cars I own.
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear that. I had bought the entry level Actron scanner through Amazon. It did not work either so I returned it.

I recently bought a Scangauge II for my FJ Cruiser. I should see if that works on my Lotus.
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Old 07-30-2010, 02:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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TTZip, CP9180 does indeed work just fine.

It appears to be the new models from Actron that are not communicating with, at least my, Elise...

I have now tried a third CP9575 and it also failed to communicate.

A CP9580 also failed to communicate with my Elise.

Both of these units worked on other cars in the lot, just not with the Lotus.

12V? Check... No blown fuses? Check... Tested with a CP9180? Check... CP9180 worked? Check...
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Old 07-30-2010, 02:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My Plxdevices wifi OBDII scanner works on the Elise with Rev on the Ipad and Ipod touch.
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The cp9180 is the one to get.

The pocket sized ones dont work.

If you are in a pinch or if they don't have the cp9180 Autozone has a "loner" program where you pay $150 for a CP9176L (which works with the Lotus). The deal is you have 90 days to bring it back for a full refund or they just charge you for it. Its a nice scanner too that comes with a plastic case.
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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CP9185 is the one I have, hasn't let me down yet.
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Damn should have read this ahead of time. CP9575 just sits on "Communicating with car". Let it sit there for about 10 minutes. Worked with 15 seconds on other cars. Should have spent the extra money on the Craftsman instead of this...going back for the Craftsman.
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Just picked up an Actron 9580 for Christmas and my buzz was killed dead when it too failed to communicate with my '05 Elise, just like the 9575 above. It works fine on my '06 Explorer and my '05 9-5. I called Actron's support and they have no clue why it won't work, short of thinking that Lotus put in some incompatible something-or-other. I told him that others are using the 9180 without problems and he said that shouldn't be possible because both units are the same in that respect. So, unless someone out there knows how to get this to work, I too will be returning mine to Amazon. Sigh...
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Does anyone know what reader works with an Evora?
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Just wanted to add to the anecdotal evidence on the newer Actrons - the Actron CP9550 would not communicate with my '06 Exige. It would display the startup screen, blink "Reading" for about 5-10 seconds, and then hold a solid "Reading" for several minutes, at which point I lost patience.

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Old 05-21-2012, 04:44 AM   #12 (permalink)
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FWIW, the Actron CP9125 works on an '05 Elise.
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Thanks for this thread, it helped much when the MIL came on this weekend and the dealer was closed. I bought the CP9125 on the advice and am happy it is so easy to use and erase a code. Now I know the car is safe to drive, off to the beach. Thanks again!
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:44 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Yeah I made the mistake of buyin the CP9575 cuz it works on my wife's Jag. Won't talk to my 07 Elise. I emailed Actron and I guess their PR uy answered, not a tech. Gave the standard "it works with all ODBII compliant cars, blaaa, blaaa, blaaa. It is an issue with the car". I have an appointment next Friday with a garage. Anyone know if the Snap-On scanner works?
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:02 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The Snapon units work with our Lotus.
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Actron Packetscan (CP9125)

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FWIW, the Actron CP9125 works on an '05 Elise.
I am thinking about purchasing an Actron PocketScan. I was hoping for confirmation (multiple if possible) that the CP9125 works on 2005 Elises.

Thanks for your advice,
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:32 AM   #17 (permalink)
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i think the idea of lugging around a scanner is old hat unless you've got a really advanced one. For $30 you can have a bluetooth OBDII scanner and an app on your phone, then just use your phone to read and reset codes.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:35 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Buy at least Innova.
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Sorry to hear that. I had bought the entry level Actron scanner through Amazon. It did not work either so I returned it.

I recently bought a Scangauge II for my FJ Cruiser. I should see if that works on my Lotus.
FYI, Scangauge II does not work on Lotus Elise / Exige, and I tried 2 different versions of Innova scanners and both works.
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:35 PM   #20 (permalink)
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In case if you have older scanner, like PocketLogger, it does not work with Lotus Elise / Exige either.
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