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just an FYI, cheap Ford specific OBD scanner


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#1 OFFLINE   majorahole

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 06:50 PM

couldn't find anything on here about this and I found the app and already had the OBD2 dongle.
it's called FORScan. I have the lite version and it has done everything I needed as far as diagnosing ABS issues.
Figured I should mention it here for you all to see
http://www.forscan.org/
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#2 OFFLINE   WWWPerfA_ZN0W

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 05:06 AM

Yup, quite a few folks on here using it, with the extended license also, and liking it.  Pretty nifty tool for the price.



#3 OFFLINE   roots57

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 06:54 PM

Yup, quite a few folks on here using it, with the extended license also, and liking it.  Pretty nifty tool for the price.

 

Any experience with the Bluetooth OBD-II modules, like OBDLink etc. to use with Forscan or other programs?  Are those things just limited to monitoring your vehicle and clearing error codes, or can you actually get deeper access to make changes to things?  Do they give you the ability to override features?  For example, I want to replace my front incandescent turn signal bulbs with LED bulbs.  For that I basically have two choices, I can either add the proper in-line resistors, or just override the rapid flash feature.  I really don't want to add resistors, all they do is produce and waste heat energy.  I guess I just want to know what can and can't be done with a scan tool and the proper software.



#4 OFFLINE   WWWPerfA_ZN0W

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 06:26 AM

Forscan for Windows can actively interact with Ford's OBD system in the manner you have stated.  Now I am unclear what needs an extended license and what does not.



#5 OFFLINE   1004ron

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:25 PM

What Blue-tooth adapter is recommended for use with Forscan?



#6 OFFLINE   WWWPerfA_ZN0W

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:23 PM

It should be able to scan bot the HSCAN and MSCAN buses to fully tap into Forscan's abilities.  I like the OBDLink MX Bluetooth, but if you only need HSCAN, the Veepeak bluetooth (with on/off switch) should be adequate as well.  BAFX is also another popular alternative with a 2 yr warranty.

https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B006NZTZLQ/

https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B011NSX27A/

https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B005NLQAHS/

 

Mind you, these are Android-compatible.  If you need iOS compatible, you probably need a Kiwi adapter.


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