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Autel MaxiDiag MD808 Diagnostic Scan Tool for Basic Four Systems with Oil Reset, EPB function, SAS, DPF, BMS

Autel MaxiDiag MD808 Diagnostic Scan Tool for Basic Four Systems with Oil Reset, EPB function, SAS, DPF, BMS

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The all new MaxiDiag MD808 is built to take your diagnostic experience to a whole new level. Loaded with oil service reset, battery registration and reset, parking brake pad relearn after replacement, steering angle sensor relearn and diesel particulate filter regeneration functions, MD808 can access Engine, Transmission, ABS, and Airbag (SRS) systems for the best diagnosis operations. With all that enclosed in a 4-inch hand-held device, there is no better multifunctional scan tool on the market.
Hello, I recently bought the Autel Maxidiag MD808 scanner but  I made a mistake, it was not the MD808 Pro it’s the MD808 for 4 systems only, can you share a device account to try to update mine, if it works out I only paid for the password , registration and serial number, or can they suggest that you accept it? Thank you.

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Yes. Autel MD808 4 system is possible to be updated to MD808 Pro full system.
1) If you bought the device from us (, you need to compensate the price difference of pro version (US$14) and provide your scanner Serial Number to us to run an upgrade.

2)If you didn’t buy the device from us, you need pay more price difference (US$30) and provide S/N as well. We can activate the update service for you.

How to Register and Update Autel MaxiDiag MD808 Pro Scanner?

How To Register Autel MaxiDiag MD808/MD808 Pro?User would update the scan tool ONLY after you had registered the tool on our website: Then you could download software, update online, retrieve information and get warranty service.
Note: Prior to registration, please confirm your network is working properly.
1. Visit the website
2. If you already have an Autel account, Sign In with your account ID and password.
3. If you are a new member to Autel, click on the Create Autel ID button on the left side to create an ID.
4. Enter the required information in the input fields, and click the Get Verification Code button to get a verification code for email validation.
5. The online system will automatically send a verification code to the registered email address. Input the code in the Verification Code field and complete other required fields. Read through Autel’s Terms and Conditions and click on Agree, and then click Create Autel ID at the bottom. A product registration screen will display.
6. The device’s serial number and password is located in the About section of the System Setup application on the tool.
7. Select your product model, enter the product serial number and password on the Product Registration screen, and click Submit to complete the registration procedure.

How to Update Autel MaxiDiag MD808/MD808 Pro?
Autel frequently releases software updates that you can download. The Update feature makes it very easy to determine and get exactly what you need.
There are two ways to update your tool.
1. Remove the Micro SD card from the device and connect it with a Windows-based computer for updating.
2. Connect your tool with a Windows-based computer using the supplied USB cable and select Update on the Main Menu to enter Update Mode.
The update procedures for the above two update methods are the same. Follow the update procedure to finish updating.
1. Download the Maxi PC Suite from and install on your Windows-based PC.
2. Run the Maxi PC Suite. Wait for the Log In window to pop up.
3. Enter your Autel ID and password and wait for the Update window to display. If you forget your password, you may click the [Forget Password?] to link to our website and find your password back. Or you may click Sign up to create an Autel ID to continue.
4. Select the product type and serial number, click OK to continue.
5. In the Update window, select the items you want to install. Usually, you should install all available updates.
Generally, there are two ways to update programs:
Batch Update 
1. Select the programs that you would update by clicking on the check boxes next to those items. Then click the Update All button on the right bottom of screen. Click the Clear All button will reselect the items you want to update.
2. Or, click on the Select All checkbox on the left bottom of screen and all updatable items will be selected automatically. Then click the Update All button on the right side of screen.
3. When the downloading is completed, the downloaded programs will be installed automatically. The new version will replace the old version.
Single Update 
1. Find out the desired updating item and click the Update button in the same line.
2. When the downloading is completed, the downloaded program will be installed automatically. The new version will replace the old version.
View or Delete Programs 
To view the list of installed programs or to delete an installed program, please follow these steps:
1. Click on the Installed tag entry and the page will show the list of programs installed.
2. Select the program(s) that you would delete
? Batch delete:
Select the programs that you would delete by clicking on the check boxes to the left of those items. Then click the Uninstall All button on the right bottom of screen.
? Single delete: Click the Uninstall button in the line of your would-be-deleted program.
3. A window asking “Are you sure to delete the software?” will pop up for your confirmation.
? Click on OK to delete the program(s) selected, or on Cancel to quit the action.
? The deleted program will automatically add to the end of program list in the Update page in case you would like to install again.
In the search box on the right top corner of the screen, you can enter any words to search the software you desired, and this function works for both Update Available column and Installed column.


MaxiDiag MD808 FAQs:

Q:Will this be able yo bring up Transfer Case codes?
A: Yes,This md808 can read/erase codes on Engine, Transmission, SRS and ABS system as well as lot of special functions.

Q:Will this unit interface with all of the modules and eletronic controls on a Toyota Prius? And specifically to meter in coolant and bleed brakes?
A: This md 808 can work on your Toyota Prius on four systems , if wanna get a all system supported product, you can have a look for the MD802 full system or md808 pro. and for metering in coolant and bleed brakes,you may have a look for MaxiCOM MK808.

Q:Will this unit can read/erase codes for srs,epb and oil service light resets?
A:Yes, this unit can read and clear trouble codes, control and test BMS/Oil Reset/ SRS/EPB/DPF systems.

Q:Will it switch off the airbag light on a bmw x3 e83 2005 model ?
A:Yes, it will,also lots of special functions

Q:Will it work on my benz 2001 e-class 211 for pdf function?
A:Yes, it will work fine with your car

Q:Will this reset maintenance light on 2013 audi q5 and 2017 porsche maccan?
A:this code reader can reset maintenance light on 2013 audi q5 ,but not work on 2017 porsche maccan,some newer 2017 vehicles are not covered currently.

Q:Is it color or B&W info on the screen and do you just get a code or a complete read out?
A:this tool support to complete read out /clear trouble codes and Live Data functions for Engine, Transmission, ABS, and Airbag (SRS) systems with a color info on the screen.

Q:Does the MD808 show graphing and if so how many graphs can be viewed at once?
A:yes , this scan tool can support Data graphing. If you want to reads live datastream, it will be 2 graphs can be viewed at once.

Q:I purchased the md808 almost 1 year ago. i didn’t notice that there where 2 versions md808 and the pro version. can the md808 be updated to the pro.
A:Yes, check solution at the beginning of the blog.

Q:will these scanner also work to read transmission codes and its for all makes i wounldn’t have to buy any apps separate?
A:yes , this scanner can support to read /erase transmission codes and free updating for lifetime via our official website .Another question ,it supports to work on most of 1996 and newer vehicles which have the universal OBD II connector, you don’t need to buy any apps separately.

Q:Will these work for diesel particulate service?
A: yes,of course.This tool can support DPF regeneration function, including Starting Basic Injection Quantity, Injection rate, Injector rate adjustment, Particle filter regeneration, Particle filter test.

Q:can you monitor live misfires on cylinders?
A:Yes,this item can monitor live misfires on cylinders perfectly and also can tell which cylinders has the misfire.

Q:Will this scanner work with my 2016 Toyota 4 Runner ??
A:Yes. I’ve used it on many different Toyota cars and trucks, as well as almost all American makes. Definitely a great tester

Q:Do all scan types work on 2014 kia forte or only engine codes?
A:This scanner MD808 can access Engine, Transmission, ABS, and Airbag (SRS) systems to read /erase codes on 2014 kia forte.

Q:Can this tool operate the ABS pump on a ford f150?
A:This tool does NOT perform that function

Q:I have a 2008 Suzuki Forenza airbag light on need turn off
A:It’s a good machine it’ll tell you what is wrong with the vehicle but your problem sounds like the driver side seat belt has a broken wire in the bucklehead that’s the most common problem with these airbags lights coming on

Q:what is the difference between the md808 and mk808?
A:MK808 supports much more functional than MD808,  especially service functions, MK808 can serve IMMO( key programming) if your car model is supported.

Q:Will it work for srs reset on a 2005 mercedes slk 350 and then also transmission codes on a 2005 jeep grand cherokee?
A:Yes to both questions. Support Read/Clear Codes and Live Data functions for Engine, Transmission, ABS, and Airbag (SRS) systems.

Q:will this work on my mitsubishi endeavor ?
A: yes ,this scanner can work on your mitsubishi endeavor.

Q:Will this work on a 2002 Subaru Impreza?

Q:Will it scan my ford diesel truck engines?
A:yes , this scan tool will scan your Ford diesel vehicles, including vehicles Light Duty and Medium Duty.

Q:Does this unit scan ac or fan problems for a 2000 BMW 323i
A:Yes , this md808 can scan the AC and FAN problems for your car.and also can do lots of special functions.

Q:Can it do epb reset for my new range rover 2014?
A:Yes,it can do EPB reset for your vehicle type,also include many other special functions

Q:Does this work for 2016 2500HD duramax
A:sorry , MD808 can not work on a 2016 2500HD duramax.

Q:Does it work with 1996 toyota avalon obd2
A:Yes, will communicate with any OBDII system.

Q:Will this scanner do a forced regin on a 2011 Duramax?
yes ,MD808 will do that function on a 2011 Duramax.

Q:Will this device retract/reset brake calipers for pad replace?
A:Yes , this device can setting brakes after disc or pad replacement ,deactivating/activating the brake control system ,assisting with brake fluid control,brake diagnostics,opening and closing brake pads and also reading and clearing EPB/SBC trouble codes

Q:Can i reset a parking brake malfunction on my 7 series bmw with this tool?

Q:Hi. what is best mico sd card for md808pro?
A:I just used the one it came with… Or just like a SanDisk extreme

Q:this scan tool can scan Transmission live data too ?
A:Yes ,this unit can live data graphing for all available modules,but first have to make sure your car is in the coverage list

Q:an this scanner disable eml and limp mode
A: MD808 can not support that functions. As to your demands, MS906bt is highly recommended instead.

Q:Does this scan tool zero calibrate the Occupancy Classification Sensor under the passenger seat?
A: sorry , this scan tool can not support this function,we would like to recommend you another model DS808 can do this.

Q:The unit says free lifetime updates, is this true?
A:  yes, It’s free lifetime for updating.

Q:Does this scanner works on Japanese and European cars
A: Out there question but yes

Q:Will this read door ajar light?
A: Before you need to check if you car has body computer…

Q:Can it support Spanish?
A: No . It supports English only.

Q:How to register this device?
A: Check detail procedure above

Q:Can this cycle the abs module to bleed the abs system
A: Sorry ,this device cannot do this function, but the mk808 can do, we also have the product in stock. you can have a look.

Q:Will this unit read / erase engine codes on 2013 Ford F-250 Diesel?
A: yes, it can be supported, it can support to read engine, transmission, SRS and ABS codes from vehicle. In addition, it can support special functions like oil reset, EPB, DPF, SAS and BMS.

Q:Will this work with isuzu box trucks NQR?
A:Yes this will work on the truck however it must be a 12 volt truck. This cannot be used on a 24 volt truck, it will destroy the tool
Q:Can this read live wheel speed on 2005 Chevy Silverado?
A:yes ,this code reader can read live wheel speed on a 2005 Chevy Silverado.

Q:Will this work on 2015 ford fusion hybrid epb reset?
A:yes ,this scanner can support to reset EPB on your vehicle.

Q:What special functions does it have for ford 2003 focus c-max?
A:,It provides Electronic Parking Brake(EPB), Oil reset, Battery Management System(BMS), Diesel Particulate Filter(DPF) and Steering Angle Sensor(SAS) functions for FORD 2003 FOCUS C-MAX.

Q:Will it work on a 1996 mitsubishi montero and 2011 mitsubishi evo x?

Q:How to register and update MD808, is the same with other Autel tools?
A: the register and update procedures are the same with other Autel tools. First you need to register an Autel ID from autel official website and then register this tool to your Autel ID.
Then download MD808 PC suite from Autel website or from the attached CD, load the SD card to your PC to download the software from PC suite.
For new Autel customers, it is suggested to read MD808 user manual on page 81-83 first, which describes the detailed registering and updating procedures.

Q:My make is a Benz 2000 A-Class 169.will it work on my car tpye?
A:Yes, it works for Benz 2004 A-Class 169 such as reading and erasing trouble codes , live date, event memory , freeze frame and ECU Info.

Q:Does this scan tool reset the emf on a bmw?
A: yes ,this scanner can reset the EMF on your BMW.

Q:can you isolate and cycle certain systems to see if they are working correctly?
A:Yes ,it supports this function

Q:does this product work on EcoBoost Mustang 2016 turn of airbag light?
A: MD808 only support 2014 EcoBoost Mustang. But we would like to recommend you another model MK808 can do the function on your car

Q:will it read miss-fire data?
A:Yes, of course, it can be supported. You can read misfire code and live data from this scanner.

Q:Does read and clear SRS for Honda Odyssey 2009??
A:Yes, this md808 can read and clear SRS for HOdyssey 2009,also can do EPB,oil reset,DPF,SAS on your car
Q:Does it work for Renault cars ?
A:,this md808 can work perfectly on Renault cars.

Q:Will this do a force regen on an izusu npr? With no extra Purchases
A:yes ,MD808 can support the function of force regeneration on isuzu.

Q:Will this read transmission fluid temperature on 2012 Toyota Camry?
A: yes ,of course ,this scanner MD808 will do that on your vehicle.

Q:Will this unit read transmission codes on a 1999 Ford F150 Truck?
A:Yes ,this product can read /erase transmission codes on your car.

Q:Will the autel maxidiag md808 remove the service/engine/maintenance light (green wrench on the dash) on a maserati 2012 gran turismo?
A:MD808 doesn’t support this functions you mentioned on maserati 2012 gran turismo. , but we would like to recommend you another model MK808 instead

Q:Will this read abs/srs codes on a 2015 chevy impala?
A:MD808 can do this function but not work on a 2015 chevy impala.

Q:Is this product genuine? How can I verify it? Thanks
A:, Of course it’s genuine. We are authorized distributor of AUTEL.
It’s easy to verify the authenticity. Each product has the only serial number.
When you purchase this tool, you need to register it to get free software update as well as warranty service.
If you can’t register the tool with its serial, then it’s counterfeit.
Q:Can you turn on/off solenoids with this?
A:,the scanner can not support this function.

Q:Can this tool be used to relearn ETC?
A:, this md808 cannot do the relearn ETC, but the MK808 can do this function, you may wanna have a look.

Q:will this work with a 2012 porsche cayman s, and will it cycle the abs for brake bleeding?
A:yes , MD808 can support to cycle the abs for brake bleeding on a 2012 porsche caymans.

Q:Can this relearn throttle position after throttle body replaced?
A:,of course it will do that, this scanner support this feature.

Q:Will this read engine, transmission, srs and abs codes on a 02-06 mini cooper some dont pull abs codes on a mini.
A:I have had major trouble downloading the codes for foreign vehicles…. came preloaded with Ford, Chevy, and Chrysler… They work great !! Wish they would offer the chip preloaded with all vehicles …

Q:What can this model do that the Al619 can’t do?
A: The main differences (in software) between MD808 an ML619 are as below:
1.MD808 supports to diagnose 4 systems (Engine, Transmission, ABS, and Airbag systems) while ML619 just can do the basic functions of ABS/SRS (read & erase codes, view live data and read freeze frame data.)
2.On top of the above, MD808 has special functions, such as oil reset, EPB, SAS, DPF, BMS, etc. However, all of these are what ML619 can’t do

Q:Can i register my bmw battery with this tool?
A:Yes, it can support BMS function.

Q: Can it relearn crankshaft position sensor
A:  sorry ,this scanner can not support this function. We would like to recommend you another model DS808 which can support to do that.

Q:Can this unit reset the idle on a vehicle
A: No

Q:The md808 pro is resetting a throttle body?
A: No it will not reset Throttle Body to do that you will need to buy Autel MaxiDAS DS708 or the upgrade Autel MaxiDAS DS808

Q: Does it reset Porshe Boxster 987 airbag?
A: , yes ,of course, this unit can ret airbag on your vehicle.

Q:Can this program all keys an fob
A: Sorry, this function is not supported, you should buy the autel ms908p/ms906bt which can do the function pretty good.

Q:Will it work on 2010 audi q5 epb – opening and closing caliper as well as resetting the service light once oil is change?
A: yes ,MD808 supports that functions on a 2010 audi q5.

Q: I want to make sure if this item is genuine and work on my ram truck2011 for pdf ?
A:Yes, we are authorized distributor from autel,all products we sell are original and genuine from autel.And this unit will work perfect with your vehicle type on PDF.

Q: does it have a service mode for epb on 2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6r?
A:Yes, this item supports EPB(setting brakes after disc or pad replacement ,deactivating/activating the brake control system ,assisting with brake fluid control,brake diagnostics,opening and closing brake pads and also reading and clearing EPB/SBC trouble codes) on 2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6r

Q: Does this scanner work for models from the south american area (for example, honda fit 2008, toyota corolla 2006 or ford ecosport 2016 from brazil) or
A: yes , this scanner can support to work on most of 1996 and newer vehicles which have the universal OBD II connector , including the 3 vehicle manufacturers you mentioned. But for the new car in 2016, we would be glad if you could provide us the VIN NO. for further confirmation.

Q: Can i read the transmission temperature on my 2015 gmc yukon denali with this product?
A:it can work for this vehicle. I think the transmission temp can be read via Live data. And also this product can support to read live data in Graphing view.

Q: hello, is there possibility inter face in french
A: sorry , MD808 can not support to change language.

Q: Will this work with the Mercedes 38 pin connector?
A: It’s obd 2 connector. So nope it’s a no go for Mercedes.

Q:  is it bi-directional?
A: sorry to say MD808 is not bi-directional. We suggest that please consider another model MK808 can meet your requirements.

Q:   Will this scanner diagnose Volvo ship solenoid issues on 2003 XC70?
A: sorry to tell you that MD808 cannot support the function on your vehicle, but we would like to recommend you another model MK808 can serve to diagnose ship solenoid issues on based-on Volvo XC70.

Q:  does it reset tcs?
A: sorry ,MD808 cannot support to reset TCS,but we would like to recommend you another model MK808 instead.

Q: Will this work on clearing sas after repair on my 2004 nissian titan 5.6le.
A:  yes it should. It does reset SAS.

Q: Is this scanner capable of performing functional tests? Specifically, a diesel particulate filter regeneration on a 2013 Chevrolet Express?
A: this scanner MD808 can support DPF(diesel particulate filter) regeneration function on 2013 Chevrolet Express, including Starting Basic Injection Quantity, Injection rate, Injector rate adjustment, Particle filter regeneration, Particle filter test. Hope our items can meet your demands.

Q: Does it turn my Epb light off on my 2015 chrysler 200?
A: yes , actually this diagnostic tool can help you turn off the EPB light on your car, besides, with EPB special function, it also allow you to service the brake pad when it is needed to change in the future.

Q: Can this clear the airbag light on a Nissan March (Micra) 2006?
A: Yes ,this md808 can clear the airbag light on your Nissan March(Micra) 2006