Autel MaxiDAS DS808 Scanner User Manual

When Autel MaxiDAS DS808 function is selected, the screen displays the

data list for the selected module. The items available

for any control module vary from one vehicle to another.

The parameters display in the order that they are

transmitted by the ECM, so expect variation between


Gesture scrolling allows you to quickly move through the

data list. Simply swipe the screen up or down to locate

the data you want. The Autel MaxiDAS DS808 figure below shows a typical Live

Data screen:


Display Mode

There are 4 types of display modes available for data

viewing, allowing you to view various types of

parameters in the most suitable way.

Tapping the drop-down button on the right side of the

parameter name opens a submenu. There are 4 buttons to

configure the data display mode, and one Help button on

the right that you can tap for additional information.

Each parameter item displays the selected mode


1) Analog Gauge Mode – displays the parameters in form

of an analog meter graph.

2) Text Mode – this is the default mode which displays

the parameters in texts and shows in list format.

3) Waveform Graph Mode – displays the parameters in

waveform graphs. When this mode is applied, three

control buttons will appear on the right side of the

parameter item, allowing you to manipulate the display


4) Digital Gauge Mode – displays the parameters in form

of a digital gauge graph.

Full Screen Display – this option is only available in

the waveform graph mode and mostly used in Graph Merge

status for data comparison.

There are three control buttons available on the top

right side of the screen under this mode.

How to edit the waveform color and line thickness in a

data graph

Select 1 to 3 parameter items to display in Waveform

Graph mode.

Tap the Zoom-in Button on the right to display the

data graph in full screen.

Select a parameter item on the left column.
Select a desired sample color from the middle

Select a desired sample line thickness from the

right column.
Repeat step 3-5 to edit the waveform for each

parameter item.
Tap Done to save the setting and exit, or tap Cancel

to exit without saving on .

Setting Mode in Live Data


Active Test

The Autel Scanner DS808 Test function is used to access vehicle-

specific subsystem and component tests. Available tests

vary depending on the manufacturer, year, and model, and

only the available tests display in the menu.

During an active test, the tester outputs commands to

the ECU in order to drive the actuators. This test

determines the integrity of the system or parts by

reading the engine ECU data, or by monitoring the

operation of the actuators, such as switching a

solenoid, relay, or switch between two operating states.

Selecting Active Test opens a menu of test options that

varies by make and model. Selecting a menu option

activates the test. Follow on-screen instructions while

performing tests. The content and pattern of the on-

screen information vary according to the type of test

being performed. Some toggle and variable control tests

display Active Test Controls at the top of the screen

with data stream information below, or vice versa.


The functional buttons at the lower right corner of the

Active Test screen manipulate the test signals. The

operational instructions are displayed on the main

section of the test screen. Simply follow the on-screen

instructions and make appropriate selections to complete

the tests. Each time when an operation is successfully

executed, message such as “Command Finished”,

“Activation Successful”, or something similar


Tap the ESC functional button to exit the test when


Special Functions

These functions perform various component adaptations,

allowing you to recalibrate or configure certain

components after making repairs or replacement.

The main menu displays the supported special functions

for the test vehicle.

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the

desired function. When the operation is done, an

execution status message such as Completed, Finished or

Successful, displays. Tap the ESC button to exit the



Hot Functions

The Service section is specially designed to provide you

with quick access to the vehicle systems for various

scheduled service and maintenance performances. The

typical service operation screen is a series of menu

driven executive commands. By following the on-screen

instructions to select appropriate execution options,

enter correct values or data, and perform necessary

actions, the system will guide you through the complete

performance for various service operations.

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