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Old 10-12-2017, 11:37 AM
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I know these trucks are finicky about obdii connection, is there anyone using forscan with the ELM327? I tried to connect mine last night and it connected to the ELM327 but it couldn't read the PCM. if you use it and it works, what did you have to do to the settings?
 
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:49 AM
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The information in the link below may be of some use to you.

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...the-cheap.html
 
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:55 AM
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Awesome thanks for the link. It doesn't give much info on the actual connection. I got pretty good with forscan when I had the excursion, but I can't even get it to connect to my E99 F350
 
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Are you sure the fuse for the connection is not blown? I think it is fuse 30 under the dash, but not sure. It is the same fuse for the power point in the dash though.
 
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:29 PM
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All the fuses were good. Checked with an ohm meter
 
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:28 PM
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I know that when I first tried Torque & Forscan, I only had a cheap cloned bluetooth module, Torque worked with very limited functionality, but Forscan wouldn't work at all. Buying a good quality module changed all that.
 
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i tried forskin for three months, and only got it to connect to the elm327 and computer once.
after not getting any help at all from them i said screw them and started using torque pro to read codes.
 
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:17 PM
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I just tried torque pro with it and it still wouldn't connect. When I plug the adapter in all the lights flash, but the red one is the only one that stays lit. I think there is a problem with the adapter
 
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I believe I read somewhere that there were issues with that connector. I purchased this one from Amazon and it works just fine:
ScanTool 425801 OBDLink SX USB: Professional OBD-II Scan Tool for Windows
 
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:31 PM
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Does that one work with forscan or only their obdwiz software
 
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I have FORscan on my laptop and use that connector to my 2000 PS.

I downloaded their program also but use the FORscan with their connector.
 
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FORScan will work with any OBDII adapter that...
  1. ...is capable of using the J1850 PWM protocol. This is not just some electronic language - J1850 PWM uses a different pin on the connector than the other protocols. The specs need to have this protocol on the list, or it likely won't work.
  2. ...has the correct interface for your device. USB is universal, but wired. WiFi is universal, but laggy. BlueTooth is not universal - Apple products don't play well with most OBDII BlueTooth adapters.
 
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I went through 3 bt dongles before I realized that TQ or CGP would read IF key was turned to accessory..lol
 
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I went through 3 bt dongles before I realized that TQ or CGP would read IF key was turned to accessory..lol
it wouldn't work in run?
 
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I had the same issue.
TRY this b4 you order another OBD2 device:

In FORScan go into settings, connection tab at the top and change MS-CAN Support to "HS/MS Switch." Now hit the connect button in FORScan but say no when it brings up your VIN's profile from the previous connection attempt. It should read the modules you already noted and then prompt you to flip the switch on the adapter and should discover all the rest of the modules. If successful you can say yes on subsequent connection attempts when it brings up your VIN's profile.
 
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