Foxwell NT530 OBD2 scanner user manual

Foxwell NT530 OBD2 scanner user manual: compares with Foxwell NT520, vehicle coverage, language, accessible control units, diagnosis operation, special functions, OBD2 / EOBD2 operation etc.


In this post, you will read:

  1. Foxwell NT530 compares with Foxwell NT520
  2. Foxwell NT530 vehicle coverage
  3. Foxwell NT530 language available
  4. How to connect Foxwell NT530 to the vehicle?
  5. Foxwell NT530 accessible control units
  6. Foxwell NT530 diagnosis operation.
  7. Foxwell NT530 special functions.
  8. Foxwell NT530 OBD2 / EOBD2 operation.


Here we go one by one:

  1. Foxwell NT530 wins Foxwell NT520 in:

– Advanced hardware

– Can diagnose BMW F chassis that NT520 can’t

– Adds car models incl. Maybach, Mitsubishi, Nissan

– Up to 2008 -2019 year vehicle coverage


For details, please read this post: Foxwell NT530 VS Foxwell NT520 VS Foxwell NT510


  1. Foxwell NT530 vehicle coverage (up to 2018-2019 year)

Aston martin: Function list

Benz (Benz, Maybach, Smart, Sprinter) : Function List

BMW (BMW function list, Mini function list, Rolls-Royce function list)

Chrysler : Function List

Ferrari: Function list

Fiat (Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia) : Function List

Ford : Function List

GM : Function List

Honda(Honda, Acura) : Function List

Land Rover (Land Rover, Jaguar) : Function List

Maserati: Function list

Mazda : Function List


Nissan(Nissan, Infiniti) : Function List

Opel(Opel, Vauxhall) : Function List

Porsche : Function List

Renault(Renault, Dacia) : Function List

Toyota(Toyota, Lexus, Scion): Function List

VW (VW/VW_CV/Audi/Bentley/Bugatti/Lamborghini/Seat/Skoda) : Function List

Volvo : Function List

Peugeot: Function list

Citroen: Function list

Hyundai, Kia : Function List


Foxwell NT530 unique feature:  The device comes with one of the above car brands for free, when you want more car brands software, just pay extra 60USD here.



  1. Foxwell NT530 language available

English, Français, Deutsch, Español, 日本語, Русский, Nederlands, Português, 한국어|, Italiano, Svenska, ภาษาไทย


Note: one device comes with the English as default, when you want to reset any of the above languages, just provide the serial number (Go to Settings -> About) to reset for free.


  1. How to connect Foxwell NT530 to the vehicle?

1). Connecting to Vehicle Power

The Foxwell NT530 scanner normally powers on whenever it is connected to the data link connector (DLC).

To connect to vehicle power:

  1. Locate the data link connector (DLC). The DLC is generally located under the dash on the driver

side of the vehicle.

  1. Attached the Diagnostic cable to the scanner and tighten the captive screws to ensure good


  1. Connect a correct adapter to the data cable according to the vehicle being serviced and plug it into the vehicle DLC.
  2. Switch the ignition key to the ON position.
  3. The scanner automatically boots up.


Never try to provide power for the scan tool from USB connection when the scan tool is

communicating with a vehicle.

2) Connecting to Computer with USB Cable

Foxwell NT530 scan tool also receives power through the USB port when it is connected to a computer for software updates and printing of data.

To connect to computer:

  1. Connect the scanner to a computer with the USB cable provided.


  1. Foxwell NT530 accessible control units

1) Quick Scan

Quick Scan performs an automatic system test to determine which control modules are installed on the vehicle and provides diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) overview. Depending on the number of control modules, it may take 10 minutes or longer to complete the test.

To perform an automatic system scan:

  1. Scroll with the arrow keys to highlight Quick Scan from the menu and press ENTER to start.


  1. To pause the scan, press the function key corresponding with Pause on the screen.


  1. At the end of successful automatic controller scan, a menu with a list of installed controllers

together with their DTC overview displays.


  1. If there is diagnostic trouble code(s) detected in a control unit, press the function key corresponding with Report on the screen to view details of code information. Or press the function key Erase to clear them.


  1. Press function key F1 to save the trouble code information.
  2. Select the system you would like to test, and press the ENTER key. When the scanner has

established connection with the vehicle, the Function Menu displays.


2). Control Modules

Control Modules screen displays all controllers available on the vehicles. The controllers listed on

the menu do not mean that they are installed on the vehicle.


To select a system for testing:

  1. Scroll with the arrow keys to highlight Control Modules from the menu and press the ENTER key. A controller menu displays.


  1. Select the system you would like to test. When the scanner has established connection with the vehicle, the Function Menu displays.


  1. Foxwell NT530 diagnosis operation.

After a system is selected and the NT530 scanner establishes communication with the vehicle, the Function Menu displays. The menu options may include:

  • Read Codes
  • Clear Codes
  • Live Data
  • Active Test
  • ECU Information
  • Special Functions

NOTE: Not all function options listed above are applicable to all vehicles. Available options may vary by the year, model, and make of the test vehicle.


  1. Foxwell NT530 special functions.

Special Functions perform various component adaptations of the control module under test, allowing you to recalibrate or configure certain components after making repairs or replacement. Typical service operation screens are a series of menu driven executive commands. Follow on-screen instructions to complete the operation.

To perform special tests on a vehicle:

1). Scroll with the arrow keys to highlight the special function test you want to perform fromthe menu and press the ENTER key


2). Select an available service from the menu and press the ENTER key to continue.


3). A group selection screen, test selection screen, several step-by-step instruction screens, or bidirectional control screen may appear. Read the screens and follow all instructions. If necessary,

use the function keys to perform commands or answer any questions. If more than 3 function

keys displays, use up and down arrow keys to select a command and press the ENTER key to confirm.

4). When completed, press the BACK key to return to previous screens.


  1. Foxwell NT530 OBD2 / EOBD2 operation.

OBDII/EOBD menu lets you access all OBD service modes. According to ISO 9141-2, ISO 14230-4,

and SAE J1850 standards, the OBD application is divided into several sub programs, called ‘Service $xx’. Below is a list of OBD diagnostic services:

  • Service $01 – request current powertrain diagnostic data
  • Service $02 – request powertrain freeze frame data
  • Service $03 – request emission-related diagnostic trouble codes
  • Service $04 – clear/reset emission-related diagnostic information
  • Service $05 – request oxygen sensor monitoring test results
  • Service $06 – request on-board monitoring test results for specific monitored systems
  • Service $07 – request emission-related diagnostic trouble codes detected during current or

last completed driving cycle

  • Service $08 – request control of on-board system, test or component
  • Service $09 – request Vehicle Information

When OBDII/EOBD application is selected from Home screen, the scanner starts to detect the

communication protocol automatically. Once the connection has established, a menu that lists all of

the tests available on the identified vehicle displays. Menu options typically include:

  • System Status
  • Read Codes
  • Freeze Frame Data
  • Clear Codes
  • Live Data
  • I/M Readiness
  • O2 Sensor Test
  • On-board Monitor Test
  • Component Test
  • Vehicle Information
  • Modules Present
  • Code Lookup




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