We use the Innova 7111 Smart Diagnostic OBD2 Tablet to help us diagnose and fix issues with multiple vehicles. With a large easy-to-use LCD screen and wide vehicle compatibility, this tool does a little more than your entry-level An OBD2 scanner might do the trick.
- Intuitive LCD interface is easy to use
- Extensive Vehicle Coverage
- More than just reading engine code
- fussy storage box
Innova 7111 OBD2 Tablet Overview
Innova 7111 Smart Diagnostics Price The OBD2 tablet clearly sets this unit up as a device aimed at more experienced users. If all you want to do is diagnose the check engine light and reset oil change and filter reminders, there are several less expensive options for DIY mechanics and consumers. This particular Innova OBD2 code reader includes several additional features and functions that allow advanced users to perform more advanced maintenance tasks and diagnostics on a wide variety of vehicles.
The Innova 7111, while not a factory or dealer level diagnostic tool, does give you a ton of useful features. You can perform service resets on the oil, engine, filters and other systems. In addition to reading codes, you can also do custom scans and get real-time data from your vehicle.
most entry level An OBD2 scanner will allow you to translate the engine light or other lights into English so you can take some action. Innova 7111 The OBD2 tablet goes a step further. Basic functions provided by this smart diagnostic tablet include:
- vehicle scan
- perform a network scan
- Scan and test selected modules
- Read real-time vehicle data
- clear diagnostic trouble codes
Additional tests for Innova OBD2 tablet
However, the Innova 7111 diagnostic The OBD2 tablet also provides you with some additional tests. Among them, you can:
- View In-use Performance Tracing (IPT)
- Perform a service reset
- View Drive Cycle Program
And, for those car junkies out there (you know who you are), you can also view real-time data and input/output data from various sensors while the vehicle is running. Once you've made the proper repairs or taken care of any flagged maintenance items, the Innova 7111 lets you clear or reset the lights to get the job done.
I'm not sure if Innova can make a simpler interface to connect to the 7111 Connect the OBD2 tablet to your vehicle and start a diagnostic scan.
You turn the ignition off, then plug the 7111 cable into the 16-pin data port on the vehicle. Then, turn on the tablet. To initiate a diagnostic test, turn on the ignition (but do not start the engine) and tap the global OBD button in the upper left corner of the screen. This will pop up a "Scan OBD" progress bar as Innova 7111 OBD2 tablet scans the vehicle. This can take several minutes to complete — especially on newer vehicles with more sensors.
Next it will ask you to enter the vehicle mileage, at which point it will display the scan results. If you return later, you can access this data through the global OBD results screen. It includes global on-board diagnostics (OBD), scheduled maintenance, predictive failures, technical service bulletins (TSB), and even recalls.
Clear Diagnostic Trouble Codes
Innova 7111 The OBD2 Tablet also makes it easy to clear diagnostic trouble codes. After the vehicle has been scanned, you can select "Clear DTCs" from the main menu.
All you have to do is click the checkbox next to each fault code you want to delete. Once selected, tap the "Erase DTC" button. It will give you a confirmation popup confirming that you want to remove DTC.
Perform a service reset
Some newer vehicles allow you to easily reset common service reminders and codes using the dash cam. Others force you to mess with the ignition and perform a series of bizarre tasks to clear the light. For more advanced service resets — like dealing with the electric parking brake or bleeding the ABS — many give up and opt to visit a dealer.
We like that the Innova 7111 Tablet makes it easy to perform a service reset. Access the Service Reset screen from the bottom right corner of the Home screen. It gives you the option to perform the following service reset procedures:
- oil lamp reset
- battery reset
- electric parking brake
- Steering angle reset
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- Battery/Alternator Test
If your make and model cannot be reset using a specific service, your tablet will notify you with a message. You will also be in The OBD2 system performs a reset.
Replacing brakes on a 2011 VW CC
We used the Innova 7111 when replacing the brakes on a 2011 VW CC with an electronic parking brake in the rear. An electric servomotor extends force to a hydraulic brake piston in the rear caliper to set the brakes. Typically, doing any type of rear brake work requires a trip to the dealer or mechanic shop, as the proper equipment is required. This is where the Innova 7111 comes in. I was able to perform a brake service sequence in the 7111 software after releasing the caliper. Next, I replaced the brake pads and reset the parking brake servo using software.
Everything went smoothly – just like I was using the factory's computer system.
Innova's real-time real-time data mode OBD2 tablet
Innova The OBD2 tablet allows you to both view and optionally log real-time live data. In live data mode, you can see battery performance, RPM, temperature, speed and more. You can also access outputs from vehicle sensors, switches and actuators, including fuel system status and more.
Basically, the Innova 7111 The OBD2 tablet can provide information for every Parameter Identification Data (PID) sensor, actuator, switch or status supported by the vehicle.
You can log this real-time data to the tablet's internal memory. Just select the live data mode and click the record button in the upper right corner to start recording live data. Tap the stop button in the upper left corner to stop recording at any time. The tablet will ask you if you want to save or delete the data.
We easily saved ourselves hundreds of dollars in diagnostics and service by using Innova 7111 Smart Diagnostics OBD2 tablet. Using this tool on several vehicles, we found that it offers even more features than the well-regarded Innova CarScan Pro 5610. You can certainly do more with less, but if you consider yourself a true car enthusiast, or even an entry-level Pro, the Innova 7111 offers a higher-end solution OBD2 Scan includes more features than an entry-level diagnostic tool.
While Innova has basic OBD2 scanners start around $60, Innova 7111 Smart Diagnostics The OBD2 tablet makes our list of recommendations for $599.99.
Innova 7111 CarScan Pro Specifications
- Model: 5610
- Reads and clears codes for domestic, Asian and European vehicles
- Bidirectional Control/Active Test
- Enhanced view real-time data stream
- Whole car module scan
- Tire pressure monitoring system scan
- ABS/SRS scan
- oil lamp reset
- Battery initialization/reset
- SMOG check LED indicator
- code severity level
- DPF regeneration
- Removable VCI for wireless diagnostics
- Delivers the RepairSolutions2 app to your phone via Bluetooth