Autel AP200 screen shots + INFO

I am a new Sprinter owner got a 2003 a few weeks ago. Quickly realized I needed to have a scan tool able to see more than basic OBD data. I saw a few references to the Autel AP200, did some research and for $56 after a 20% discount Amazon delivered one yesterday.

Even though I do some part time work for a company that sells scan tools (www.oemtools.com), I am no expert! That said, this seems like an amazing value that Autel claims can be even better than their MD808 Pro. They do this by letting you have one car line free and then charging extra ($15 for Android, a little more for iOS) each additional one.

Attached PDF should give you an idea of what it can do.

Tom
 

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autostaretx

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Re: Autel AP200 screen shots

Let's put them in-line for the folks: (if you refer to his PDF file, you can blow them up larger)

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--dick (whose AP200 is on the way (in theory))Autel1.pngAutel2.pngAutel3.pngAutel4.pngAutel5.png
 
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Re: Autel AP200 screen shots

Can it reset the Start Countdown and adapt SCR components?
 
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RE: "Can it reset the Start Countdown and adapt SCR components?" Maybe. See attached showing the Service Menu. Seller is knowledgeable and answers quickly. I did see he said 2017 Sprinter wasn't supported.
 

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owner

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Re: Autel AP200 screen shots

Wow this device is looking pretty good for the price.

For the "Live Data"->"Fuel injection Actual Values":
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Can you show us that page? And/or do you know if it can display the individual injector corrections for smooth running?


Also. Once you select Benz_Sprinter as your one free option. Do you get to choose again and again from all of the different "Sprinters" in that list under Benz_Sprinter? or does it permanently lock to your "903.6 sprinter" for example. I have access to 903 and 906 sprinters, so it would be good if it can connect to either type as and when.
 
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RJV

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Re: Autel AP200 screen shots

Can it reset the Start Countdown and adapt SCR components?

I was able to reset my 10,000 mile oil change counter using it yesterday.

Once you select Benz_Sprinter as your one free option. Do you get to choose again and again from all of the different "Sprinters" in that list under Benz_Sprinter? or does it permanently lock to your "903.6 sprinter" for example. I have access to 903 and 906 sprinters, so it would be good if it can connect to either type as and when.

You get to choose again each time you use it. My guess is that yes, you could use 1 unit for both a 903 and 906.
 

220629

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Re: Autel AP200 screen shots

... No injector trim on my 802.
I don't believe that my MD808 pro supports injector trim either.

The DAD claims to support that, but it wouldn't work on my 2004, or maybe more correctly, I couldn't get it to work.

The user feedback will be interesting as to whether it actually works. They can claim most anything, but being able to apply it can be a different story.

:cheers: vic
 

220629

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Re: Autel AP200 screen shots

I keep my cell phones beyond their recommended service life. That means I'm a bit lacking for memory/storage. I have a serviceable, but no longer used smart phone for emergency backup. If my normal use phone goes bad it is fairly simple to change phones.

What are the thoughts of using a separate phone with the AP200? Any spare phones are essentially mini computers when I have WIFI service.

:cheers: vic
 

JoeyB

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Re: Autel AP200 screen shots

Wow, I am starting to wish I got this instead of the MD802! Cheaper, looks like you can just leave it plugged in at all times. I may wind up ordering one eventually :p thanks for sharing!
 

220629

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Re: Autel AP200 screen shots

Wow, I am starting to wish I got this instead of the MD802! Cheaper, looks like you can just leave it plugged in at all times. I may wind up ordering one eventually :p thanks for sharing!
With the 20% discount and the YOUAREBEST 30% discount at Amazon checkout now is the time.

That said, if funds are low and you don't need another toy, my experience shows the MD802 or MD808 is all that is needed for DIY.

:2cents: vic
 

autostaretx

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Re: Autel AP200 screen shots

Well, i finally had a chance to really test the AP200's BENZ-SPRINTER package on my 2005. :thumbdown:

I'm not impressed.

If i told it to read my VIN (for model selection), it claimed UNSUPPORTED
If i told it i had a WD*** , some pieces worked, some didn't
((unlike the DAD, it even tests the radio ... i was surprised when it turned on and said DIAGNOSE on the display.))
It couldn't get any useful data from the transmission (didn't recognize the type???)

it'll take me a while to assemble the screen shots.

added: it's going to take a while longer... the app put the PDF captures into a folder that my phone's default file manager can't access. A 3rd party manager can see they're there, but can't export them. Windows (via a USB cable) can't even see the app's storage folder on my SD card. Jeesh...
a bit later: no, they weren't so unreachable (almost). It's a quirk of Android that it creates directories on the extra SD card for many apps ... even if they don't use them. The PDF files were in:
/sdcard/Android/data/com.autel.maxiap200/files/MaxiApScan/Data/PDF
... even though "/sdcard" is the internal memory, not the extra SD card (called /storage )

--dick
 
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220629

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...

I'm not impressed.

... Jeesh...

--dick
Rats.
Please don't tell me my new toy won't be fun to play with.

When the AP200 is delivered I'll check both the 2004 Dodge and 2006 Freightliner. Brand shouldn't make any difference, but...

:cheers: vic
 

smiller

2008 View J (2007 NCV3 3500)
Re: Autel AP200 screen shots

Well, i finally had a chance to really test the AP200's BENZ-SPRINTER package on my 2005. :thumbdown:

Thanks for the feedback. If Amazon is true to their word I'll receive mine on Wednesday and I'll check out functionality on a 2007 (NCV3 V6). Maybe if we can get a bunch of reports from users for different model years we can get a picture of which work best with the AP200.
 

RJV

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Re: Autel AP200 screen shots

Well, i finally had a chance to really test the AP200's BENZ-SPRINTER package on my 2005. :thumbdown:

I'm not impressed.

If i told it to read my VIN (for model selection), it claimed UNSUPPORTED
If i told it i had a WD*** , some pieces worked, some didn't
((unlike the DAD, it even tests the radio ... i was surprised when it turned on and said DIAGNOSE on the display.))
It couldn't get any useful data from the transmission (didn't recognize the type???)

it'll take me a while to assemble the screen shots.

added: it's going to take a while longer... the app put the PDF captures into a folder that my phone's default file manager can't access. A 3rd party manager can see they're there, but can't export them. Windows (via a USB cable) can't even see the app's storage folder on my SD card. Jeesh...
a bit later: no, they weren't so unreachable (almost). It's a quirk of Android that it creates directories on the extra SD card for many apps ... even if they don't use them. The PDF files were in:
/sdcard/Android/data/com.autel.maxiap200/files/MaxiApScan/Data/PDF
... even though "/sdcard" is the internal memory, not the extra SD card (called /storage )

--dick

Edit: Instead of selecting "WD*** try selecting 901.6

When it asks to read your VIN there are two options. They are "Automatic Selection" and "Manual Selection". These terms are a bit misleading because naturally most of our minds think "transmission" when seeing the two choices of Automatic and Manual. The iCarsoft MBII does the same thing. But what they are asking for here is how you want the scanner to read your VIN. When selecting Automatic I had the same issues you did--it claimed it didn't recognize the VIN. When I selected Manual, it asks a few questions(similar to the iCarsoft MBII)--Sprinter, Vaneo, Viano, etc...once Sprinter is selected it takes a few seconds to read the VIN...next prompt is 901.6, 906, 909, WD***, etc...US, Europe, etc...OBDII or 14 Pin. Once I go through all of those choices(which only takes a few seconds and I have to do each time I use it) I've able to get all of the data that I've looked at(unless it's an option my van doesn't have, obviously). My selections are Sprinter, 901.6, USA/Canada, OBDII. Have you tried going through the manual selections?

Another thing I noticed today while playing some more with it--if I scan for fault codes with the van running I get a handful of faults(specifically transmission faults and as far as I'm concerned my transmission is fine) that I do not get when the key sets the ignition to on(two clicks) but without starting the engine.

FWIW the user manual states "Turn the vehicle ignition to key on, engine off position".

The user manual definitely leaves something to be desired as that is about the extent of their instruction for scanner operation. As was discussed elsewhere, the manual states that "damage to the ECM may occur if communication is disrupted." One other member has already reported his van acting up after using the AP200, although it has not been confirmed that the AP200 was the cause.

Keeping all of the above in mind, this is what I have been using as a best practice when using the AP200(with my iPhone 6s):

1. Turn on phone bluetooth.
2. Plug AP200 into OBDII port.
**if this is your first time using the AP200 you will need to plug scanner in first and then connect your phone via bluetooth. After that, it will automatically recognize the scanner(at least on my phone).
3. Once plugged in, the AP200 will send a prompt to my phone after a few seconds asking if it's okay to send information to my phone. I say yes.
4. The generic AP200 app automatically opens. I now "Turn the vehicle ignition to key on, engine off position". I wait a few seconds.
5. I select Benz_Sprinter. The Benz_Sprinter app now opens.
5. Go through the above process of "manual" VIN entry.
6. I now have two choices: Auto Scan or Control unit.

Auto Scan scans everything, takes about 2 minutes. When I want live data--I select Control Unit and then navigate to what I specifically would like to monitor.

As noted above, I've gotten some odd fault codes when using the Auto Scan with the engine running that I don't get with it not running. However, for monitoring live data while driving I do the same as above with the exception of starting the engine instead of simply setting the ignition to on. From there I select Control Unit when I get that far, and I can do things like monitor Transmission Temp in real time. When you want to scan I would do that with the engine off, per the instruction manual.

For shutting it all down:

On every screen as you go through the process there is an ESC option at the bottom of the screen. This button take you back to the previous screen/selection. To close everything out in an attempt to avoid causing ECU problems as the manual states may occur, I simply hit the ESC button on every screen, moving backwards through selection choices, until the app asks me "are you sure you want to exit?". I say yes. I then close both the AP200 app and the Benz_Sprinter App. I remove the key from the ignition. I remove the dongle from the OBDII port.

Hope this helps.
 
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autostaretx

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I'll address RJV's suggestions after i've read them (i did try pretty much every Model selection)
... plus various stabs at different countries and "rest of world".
But i'll answer this one:
RJV said:
My selections are Sprinter, 901.6, USA/Canada, OBDII. Have you tried going through the manual selections?
Yes. That very path (on the 2nd pass through it). No better than the others.

Let's start with this tale of representative screen grabs: (red comments are mine)
The engine was *running* during all of this:
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... more later ...
--dick
p.s. a few days before, running under generic "Eobd", it was able to get running engine info.
I didn't try "engine live data" in the above sessionAutel_2019-07-02-12-48-48.png
 
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autostaretx

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Re: Autel AP200 screen shots

Edit: Instead of selecting "WD*** try selecting 901.6
I'll concentrate on that setting during my next pass. The (above) screen grabs were a combination of both the WD* setting and the 901.6 setting.
RJV said:
Another thing I noticed today while playing some more with it--if I scan for fault codes with the van running I get a handful of faults(specifically transmission faults and as far as I'm concerned my transmission is fine) that I do not get when the key sets the ignition to on(two clicks) but without starting the engine.

FWIW the user manual states "Turn the vehicle ignition to key on, engine off position".
In my first session with the AP200 (before loading the BENZ_Sprinter files), it didn't communicate with simply "key on" ... communication only happened once i started.
I'll re-try with engine off.

The user manual definitely leaves something to be desired as that is about the extent of their instruction for scanner operation. As was discussed elsewhere, the manual states that "damage to the ECM may occur if communication is disrupted." One other member has already reported his van acting up after using the AP200, although it has not been confirmed that the AP200 was the cause.
I was aware of that issue... so i carefully used their ESC button to back allllll the way out of the app, including the final "do you want to exit".
Even so, it left some of the instrument panel's tally lights illuminated: the two wheel drum lights and the BRAKE ... a few seconds after killing the app, they extinguished.
I'm used to the DAD turning on various panel lights, so i wasn't surprised when they came on.
RJV said:
5. I select Benz_Sprinter. The Benz_Sprinter app now opens.
5. Go through the above process of "manual" VIN entry.
It was able to detect my VIN (and then complain about it, as the screen grab shows)
((that VIN-seek was on my 3rd pass through running the system... i was aware of the likelihood of VIN issues, so i'd started off with Manual vehicle selection.))

RJV said:
Auto Scan scans everything, takes about 2 minutes. When I want live data--I select Control Unit and then navigate to what I specifically would like to monitor.
Yes, i did both.
RJV said:
As noted above, I've gotten some odd fault codes when using the Auto Scan with the engine running that I don't get with it not running. However, for monitoring live data while driving I do the same as above with the exception of starting the engine instead of simply setting the ignition to on. From there I select Control Unit when I get that far, and I can do things like monitor Transmission Temp in real time. When you want to scan I would do that with the engine off, per the instruction manual.
As shown in my grabs, it didn't want to talk to my tranny with the engine running.
I'll see if it can establish communications with "key on", and *then* start the engine.
RJV said:
For shutting it all down:

On every screen as you go through the process there is an ESC option at the bottom of the screen. This button take you back to the previous screen/selection. To close everything out in an attempt to avoid causing ECU problems as the manual states may occur, I simply hit the ESC button on every screen, moving backwards through selection choices, until the app asks me "are you sure you want to exit?". I say yes. I then close both the AP200 app and the Benz_Sprinter App. I remove the key from the ignition. I remove the dongle from the OBDII port.
That's the path i took ... plus the after-it-all of plugging my ScanGauge back in and starting the engine to reestablish its communications.
RJV said:
Hope this helps.
IF only for the kick-in-the-head of trying it with engine off, i hope so too...

--dick (things to do on a drizzly afternoon)
 

RJV

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Dick, instead of trying to read Transmission data from the "Transmission" choice try the one just below it. It's something like "Electronic Transmission Control". I get the same "device unable to communicate with control unit" when I select "Transmission". Selecting ETC or whatever it is get's me all the live transmission data.

I too am getting an odd code from the AP200--P1926 CAN Communication is Faulty. It shows up as "stored&current". I do not get this code when scanning with my iCarsoft MBII.

As far as the codes you were getting--they all seem to say "stored". I too had a few of these and I do not remember exactly what I did but I was able to see at what mileage they occurred and they were all well in the past. Although I have cleared/erased all the codes in the past with my MBII, the old codes still showed up on the AP200. I erased them using the AP200, and then when going back to the previous screen the AP200 runs a check of that specific module again and came back with "no faults". All except the "CAN Communication is Faulty" which I am not very concerned about as I feel like it's an AP200 issue since I'm not seeing it on my MBII and my van is running fine.
 

autostaretx

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Dick, instead of trying to read Transmission data from the "Transmission" choice try the one just below it. It's something like "Electronic Transmission Control". I get the same "device unable to communicate with control unit" when I select "Transmission". Selecting ETC or whatever it is get's me all the live transmission data.
I'm just back in from another couple of passes at it ...
Key On, Engine Off had no visible effect (except RPM=0) ...
All attempts to read tranny (from both Transmission Control *and* EGS whatever) get "no communication" enigne ON or engine OFF.
With engine OFF, all of my CAN communication is happy.
(i can't recall if i retried that with Engine On ... i'll look at the captures)
I too am getting an odd code from the AP200--P1926 CAN Communication is Faulty. It shows up as "stored&current". I do not get this code when scanning with my iCarsoft MBII.
I don't recall a P1926. The only codes i saw were repeats of the KI codes (they showed up on the Brakes page too during the eariler session)
As far as the codes you were getting--they all seem to say "stored". I too had a few of these and I do not remember exactly what I did but I was able to see at what mileage they occurred and they were all well in the past. Although I have cleared/erased all the codes in the past with my MBII, the old codes still showed up on the AP200. I erased them using the AP200, and then when going back to the previous screen the AP200 runs a check of that specific module again and came back with "no faults". All except the "CAN Communication is Faulty" which I am not very concerned about as I feel like it's an AP200 issue since I'm not seeing it on my MBII and my van is running fine.
One of my codes was "stored & current" ... all the rest are/were "stored".
I'll have to dig thru the PDFs to find out which one it was.

So i'm still not seeing my transmission. Perhaps it's time to fire up the DAD.
(perhaps after dinner ... or tomorrow)

--dick
 

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