Best Porsche Cayenne Scan Tool
It can be hard to know which is the best Porsche Cayenne scan tool or code reader is best for your Porsche. There are a lot on the market. I have been using Porsche scan tools for many years so I know a thing or two. Ill show you which tools are best, and which tools to stay away from.
So follow this post and you will quickly understand which is the best Porsche Cayenne Scan Tool.
There’s a few things to consider, like whether you want a scan tool for just the Porsche. Or do you want a scan tool for your Porsche and other makes and models? Then of course there is the system coverage within those tools, some are limited, some are loaded.
The tools mentioned below cover the Porsche Cayenne 955 (9PA), 957, 958 (92A) & 9Y0.
4. iCarsoft POR v1.0 - Best Porsche Cayenne Scan Tool
The iCarsoft POR v1.0 is probably the best entry level Porsche scan tool code reader. It covers the main systems in the Porsche Cayenne like engine, ABS/PSM, airbags, transmission, oil service reset and more.
The tool comes with a main unit, a cable which connects the main unit to the OBD2 diagnostic port. An owners manual, carry pouch and USB cable for free lifetime updates.
So if you have a message or warning light on the dashboard of your Porsche Cayenne like a check engine light, an ABS/PSM light or airbag light this will help. You simply need to diagnose the fault codes, and then once the fault has been fixed you can reset the fault code and erase the warning light.
Price wise the POR v1.0 is currently available at Diagnostic World for £99.
In the videos below, the iCarsoft POR v1.0 is diagnosing & resetting warning lights for the engine and airbag systems.
3. iCarsoft POR v2.0 - Best Porsche Cayenne Scan Tool
Number 3 in our quest to find the best Porsche Cayenne scan tool is the iCarsoft POR v2.0.
Most people think that the POR v2.0 is the newer version of the POR v1.o but that is not correct. The 1.0 & 2.0 tools were released at the same time, and they have some differences which we will explain below.
The POR v2.0 kit will do everything that the POR v1.0 kit will do but has some additional features. This is what makes this kit most popular with Cayenne owners. The additional features include
- DPF Regeneration
- Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)
- Steering Angle Sensor (SAS)
- New Battery Registration (BMS)
- Injector Coding
- ABS Brake Bleeding
So if you need any of these additional features which a lot of Cayenne owners will, then the POR v2.0 is definitely the kit to go for.
Price wise, because of the additional features it does cost a bit more, and right now at Diagnostic World the tool is selling for £149.
Below we can see the kit on a Porsche Cayenne 958 diagnosing & resetting an engine and airbag warning light.
2. iCarsoft EU Pro - Best Porsche Cayenne Scan Tool
The next best Porsche Cayenne scan tool is the iCarsoft EU Pro kit.
With the iCarsoft EU Pro, you will get the same system functionality as the iCarsoft POR v2.0. You will also get more vehicle coverage.
This means if you have a Porsche and another European car in your family such as BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Volvo etc then the tool will be suitable for all of these cars.
Unlike other multi vehicle tools, the iCarsoft range don’t limit the cars you can use this on. So if you have 15 European cars in your circle of friends/family you can use this kit on all of those.
The EU Pro kit is currently selling at Diagnostic World for £215 which we feel represents a great deal.
Remember this will also cover everything mentioned in the POR v1.0 & POR v2.0 but for all European models.
Take a look at the EU Pro diagnosing & resetting airbag & check engine lights on a 2013 Porsche Cayenne..
1. iCarsoft CR Pro - Best Porsche Cayenne Scan Tool
Number 1 on our list of best Porsche Cayenne scan tool kits is the iCarsoft CR Pro.
If i was to personally choose a diagnostic tool for my Porsche Cayenne then THIS WOULD BE MY PICK.
The iCarsoft CR Pro is at the top of the tree when it comes to using iCarsoft tools, and represents the most jam packed of all their kits.
So if we think about all of the tools we have mentioned above, the POR v1.0, POR v2.0 & EU Pro, the CR Pro covers everything that all of these tools cover, plus additional manufacturers.
So if you have a Porsche Cayenne, and also different cars from manufacturers all over the world like Honda, Chevrolet, Nissan, Mitsubishi etc then the CR Pro will have you covered.
The CR Pro currently retails at Diagnostic World for £259 which really does, again represent fantastic value when you consider the vehicle & system functionality.
Let’s take a look at some videos of the iCarsoft CR Pro in action on a Porsche Cayenne.
Bonus Tool - Xtool Pro 2
I also wanted to share with you all a bonus tool which is suitable for Porsche Cayenne mileage correction and odometer adjustment.
This is the fantastic Xtool Pro 2.
Let’s say you have a Porsche Cayenne that has an incorrect mileage of 89,000. The correct mileage should be 83,000 then this tool will allow you to do change it.
Although the prices are subject to change, the tool is currently available on Amazon for £199.
You can pick it up on Amazon by clicking this link but please make sure to use that exact link to order, that way they will know we sent you.
What about the Durametric
We’ve not included the durametric in our list of best Porsche Cayenne scan tool kits because it required complex software installation, and very limited support.
We tried to get a test kit, but our requests were ignored, we figure if this is the type of customer service we receive, you would probably receive similar.