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What is FORScan?
FORScan is a software scanner for Ford, Mazda, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles, designed to work over ELM327 and compatible OBD2 to RS232 interpreters.
There are many OBD2 scanners, but does the FORScan somehow differ? Yes, because it is designed especially for Ford, Mazda, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. So supports specific features of the manufacturer protocols, making the FORScan more powerful in work with these models than any regular OBD2 scanner.
For example, FORScan can detect modules which are not visible for regular OBD2 scanners, can show you trouble codes which are never displayed by OBD2 scanners, can show you PIDs which are not supported by any OBD2 scanner, run specific tests and service procedures. In other words, FORScan can do things that regular OBD2 scanners can not do.
FORScan also has other advantages as well. It is FREE that is quite a benefit for such kind of software. Besides, it is fast, lightweight and easy to use.
All Ford, Mazda, Lincoln, Mercury vehicles that can be addressed by supported adapters. It is 99% of models after 2000 and around 92% of models after 1996 (the year when OBD2 became a standart in USA).
Supported adapters :
Supported protocols and bus:
Protocols that will be supported in the nearest versions:
Almost all of modules availabe through supported protocols. Full list is here.
Platforms in development:
ELM327 or other supported adapter connected to a laptop or other device powered by Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 platform.
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