iCarsoft LR II Review

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Review of: iCarsoft LR II

Product Type: ​Handheld Unit

Reviewed by: Alex Meyer

Quality of Build

A good quality product. Well built using quality materials.

Value For Money

Great value for money, vast array of features.

Ease of Use

The device guides you through the functionality making it easy to use. 

What We Like

  • Easy to use
  • Vast array of features
  • Wide coverage of models 

What We Don't Like

  • Doesn’t read suspension modules
  • Software installation process can be tricky
  • Trouble with TD5 models

The iCarsoft LR II is an affordable vehicle fault diagnostic tool for Land Rovers and Jaguars. It’s both easy to use and effective in diagnosing problems and clearing fault codes. The tool has a range of features and benefits which make it an attractive option for professionals and DIYers.

This review will touch on some important points you need to know and provide a summary of features. This will help you decide whether the iCarsoft LR II is the right diagnostic tool for you.

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Product Overview

Vehicle diagnostic tools are necessary because of the complexity of onboard computer systems in modern cars. The iCarsoft LR II was designed specifically for a range of Land Rovers and Jaguars. Check here to see if your Land Rover model is covered and here for your Jaguar before buying this product.

The LR II is a powerful tool which reads and graphs live data to identify fault codes on a vast range of the vehicle systems. The tool is then able to clear and reset the trouble codes. The LR II will save you thousands in hefty labor charges with this function alone.

The product doesn’t do any programming, but it will help you figure out what’s wrong with your car. This is done without spending a fortune on parts that you may not even need.

Who is This Product For?

Traditionally this kind of tool was only found in the workshops of certified dealers. Now that it’s widely available it’s a ‘must have’ item for any compliant Land Rover or Jaguar owner.

What’s Included

When you unpack your LR II box you’ll find the main unit scan tool with a comprehensive user manual. The main OBD-II cable will connect the tool to your vehicle. A USB cable connects the device to your PC for software updates. The TF card reader and card which stores all software and information is included. It also comes with a handy nylon carry case to keep your scanner safe from damage.

Overview of Features

The LR II applies to most models which are equipped with OBDII-16 DLC. It has so many features that it’s not possible to list all of them here. We’ve highlighted the ones we think are most useful instead.

It’s important however to remember that functions are vehicle dependent and therefore won’t apply to all cars.

The top iCarsoft NR II features are:

  • Reads and clears fault codes for: Engine, Transmission, ABS and Airbag systems
  • Engine Control Unit (ECU): Full diagnosis
  • Resets: Oil light/Service lamp/ brake pad
  • Electronic Parking Brake (EPB): Deactivates and reactivates for replacement and initialization
  • Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF): Requests regeneration process when blockage and turns off the DPF indicator
  • Electronic Throttle Control System (ETC): Relearns throttle valve control value while clear or replacing throttle valve
  • Steering Angle Sensor (SAS): Calibrates the steering wheel to ensure its straight
  • Brake pads: Opens and closes the brake pads
  • USB 2.0: For fast and free software updates for life

In addition to the above it also has a 2.0 USB for high speed upgrades which can also be done via the TF card. The unit has dome keys, a clear led screen and multi-language support making it easy to use.

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Conclusion

The iCarsoft NR II is powerful and accurate, it tests almost every system in your vehicle making sure it’s healthy. Regular checkups will give you peace of mind and save you loads of time and money. This tool is so useful that we believe it should come standard with every Land Rover and Jag. If you’re looking to stay away from expensive dealerships, get one of these nifty tools to help you diagnose problems as they come up.

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