Launch Creader 3001 Update, Using Tips, FAQ, Reviews

August 5, 2020

This post comes with the user manual of Launch Creader 3001.

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Launch Creader 3001 is a professional and cost-effective OBDII/ EOBD code reader. It’s light and portable to use, can be used for EU cars after 2002, USA cars after 1992, Asian cars after 2008 and Japanese cars after 2005. Supports protocol IOS9141-2, IOS14230-4, SAEJ1850, IOS15765-4.


What can Launch Creader 3001 do?

-Read codes

-Erase codes

-I/M Readinees

-Read Data Stream

-Read Freeze frame

-O2 Sensor test

-On-Board monitoring

-Evap-system (mode 8)

-Vehicle informtion

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What language does Launch Creader 3001 support:

English, French, Russian, Spanish, German, Italian Portuguese


How to update Launch Creader 3001?

You need to connect the USB cable to PC for device upgrade.

Note: Make sure the computer has an Internet connection.

Step 1: Go to, search for [cr3001], then enter [Downloads] menu, click on [Update Tools] to download

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Step 2: Decompress and install it on your computer (compatible with Windows XP, 7, 8 & 10)

Step 3: After installation, connect one end of the USB cable to the USB port of the computer, and the other end to the Creader 3001 scan tool.

Step 4: Click [Upgrade] to start updating until the update is complete.

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How to use Launch Creader 3001?

Step 1: Turn the vehicle ignition on

Note: Vehicle battery voltage range should be 9-18Volts, and Throttle should be in a closed position.

Step 2: Vehicle Connection

1.Locate vehicle’s DLC socket: The DLC (Diagnostic Link Connector) is usually located 12 inches from the center of the steering wheel, under or around the driver’s side for most vehicles. If the DLC cannot be found, refer to the vehicle’s service manual for the location.

2.Connect the diagnostic cable to the vehicle’s DLC, the tool will be automatically powered up.

3.The CR3001 scanner is now ready to work.

4.Select [Diagnostic] in Main Menu and press [ok ], then you can perform any function supported.


Launch Creator 3001 FAQ:

Q: What is the difference between the launch Creader 3001 obd2 scanner and the Launch obd2 scanner cr319 code scanner?

A: Creader 3001 and cr319 are all obd2 full test scan tool, support all obd2 10 modes, but launch creader 3001 supports lifetime free update, launch cr319 cannot update.


Q: Will this Creator 3001 scan tool work on Asian cars and truck?

A: Yes, it can work for 12v cars which have 16pin obd2 connector.


Q: Does it tell you more than just the code ? Also does it work on 90’s cars?

A: This obd2 scanner launch 3001 can read live data, do O2 Sensor/ Evap System test/ On-Board Monitor / I/M Readiness Test, clear fault codes, read car information. It can work for some 90’s cars, but not all.


Q: What kind of Live data does it stream?

A: Creator 3001 can live data of readiness, shrtft22, O2S23 , shrtft23 , lean sensor.


Q: Will it work on Mercedes ML350?

A: Yes.


Q: Will this work on a 2016 ford f150?

A: Yes.


Q: Will this launch cr3001 work on my 2010 audi a5 quattro?

A: Yes, it will.


Q: Will this unit work on a 1995 ford f-150 and a 2011 smart car for two?

A: The 1995 Ford is OBD1 and will not read by this device, But the 2011 Smart car will read OK.


Q: Will Reader Work On My2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac?

A: This will read check engine light codes for any vehicle 1996 and newer.


Q: Can this be used to clear the service engine soon light that came on due to missing gas cap on 2008 bmw 328i?

A: That’s pretty specific, but yes this scanner clears the “P” codes fine on my car. Usually the missing gas cap codes clear themselves once the cap is replaced. If the evap codes remain, it indicates an ongoing leak in the evaporative emissions system. If it’s a different cap, make sure it has a good seal.


Launch Creator 3001 Review:

@Agent K: Works for 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Outstanding! Works great and very easy to use. Has a USB computer cable and port to update via internet if needed.
I also looked at the Creader 4001. I went with the Creader 3001 that Scotty Kilmer recommended. “Rev your engines.”
Be confident in buying.

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@antz: Works good

Used a 99 Dodge Durango live data easy to read if you know what you’re looking at
Work on a Ford as well


@Sulaimon Banjoko: Easy to use and works

Used on Toyota corollas 05, 08 and 2010, gave accurate results. Detected a faulty oxygen sensor and could error codes after replacing the faulty sensor.


@Whitworth Family: works great

This item is just as described, WORKS great for my 2013 GMC. and 2013 Hyundai.


@tim: Great buy!

Fantastic value for the money. Did everything claimed. Read DTC codes set on my 06 Ram diesel and erased them. Runs real time data ( rpm, throttle position, MAP, alternator output, coolant temp.etc.etc). So easy to use. Just plug it in. Easy to understand.

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@Txborn: Great creader:

My vehicle threw a check engine light on a trip recently and we had to search for an Advance Auto to figure out what was wrong and if we could continue. This would have been great to have in the car…and it will be now. This is a nice compact code reader that works well. Was able to read the codes that caused my check engine light to come on and clear them once I fixed the issue. It’s a great value and would buy it again in a heartbeat.


@Mons Veneris: Nice code reader-works good

This is a basic budget-priced OBD2/CAN code reader. Great for diagnosing most automotive engine malfunctions. Great for DIYers. Just don’t expect it to read ABS, transmission, TCS, AHS, or other modules codes requiring more sophisticated (and expensive) code readers.

I tried it on my 1996 Chrysler Concorde (OBDII system), and my 2013 Corvette Coupe (CAN system), and it worked fine on both. Remember to turn the ignition ON (with engine off) BEFORE connecting the code reader.


@parq: very usefull

Used the scanner to read my fault codes which seem accurate as I previously paid to have it scanned and lost where I wrote the codes but remembered one that had to do with the catalytic converter. The device seems study, built with solid materials, its lightweight and small so you can keep it in the vehicle easily. I was impressed with all the features it has at such a low price range (windows app for upgrading software, fault code reader and erasing, vehicle data, live data and o2 sensor tests). Would recommend for anybody that wants to have a more concrete diagnostic before visiting the mechanic and for the DIY guys out there.
Used on a ford escape 2008.


@Michael ly: Cheap and reliable

I have used it on all of my cars these were: 2 350Z/C7 grandsport/C7 Z51/ GMC Sierra/ Mustang GT/BMW M3/Mercedes CLA/ Cadillac Escalade/Dodge ram 1500/ Hummer H2 so I can confirm it works on American Japanese and German cars it has shown one of my 350Z having a knock sensor issue which it had I didn’t even notice until I wash it I usually do I scan when I wash my car and the Mercedes CLA ABS was malfunctioning which it did when I took it to the dealership thank god for warranty and a misfire for my M3 which I could erase the car would be normal so I can get the spark plug replaced you should only use this to know the problem don’t buy this to fix your problems it won’t by erasing then you’ll end up with more money put in the car use only to see if you can fix the problem if you can’t bring it to the dealership.


@ R. Berry: Save a lot of money by fixing myself

This tool saved me a lot of money by allowing me to diagnose the problem myself instead of going to the dealer or a garage. I turned out the light, ran the car for at least 100 miles and the trouble light never came back. It’s paid for itself many times from just one use! (I’ll have pics tomorrow) The listing may state that it is for Asian cars AFTER 2008, but it DOES work on my 2003 Toyota Camry, build in Kentucky. So if you have a US built car it may still work!

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@TechGuy: Must-have

If you are buying a car from a dealer that you don’t trust 100%, then this is a must. You can see how long since the codes (the idiot lights) were reset, and how long it’s been driven since that. You get any current issues, code that need more drive time (be suspicious) and real-time readouts. The real-time can test stuff like oxygen sensor, fuel lean/rich as the car is at different revs. It also has a dictionary so the codes can be looked up within the unit for an English description of what the issue is. Worth every penny!


Launch Creader 3001 CR3001 OBDII / EOBD Code Reader (UK Ship No Tax):