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by dstirrup
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Adapters & Connection
Topic: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose
Replies: 33
Views: 66202

Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Whilst BT and WiFi are so convenient, experience is that USB is reliable and they are not. Basically BT and WiFi are just replacement connections for a cable and make the communications environment more complex just to pass thru a USB interface to the host.
by dstirrup
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Adapters & Connection
Topic: Support of J2534 (Pass-Thru) adapters in FORScan v2.2.*
Replies: 100
Views: 165858

Re: Support of J2534 (Pass-Thru) adapters in FORScan v2.2.*

Questions on J2534-2 programming voltage for older Fords. 1. Does FORscan deal with the whole mixed J2534-2 & J1850 protocol issue for slightly older Fords module programming? 2. Does anyone know if the 2018 FVDI J2534 diagnostic tool has support for the 18v J1850 programming voltage to write to old...
by dstirrup
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Adapters & Connection
Topic: pats programing
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Re: pats programing

You need a separate Ford Incode/Outcode calculator program.

What happens is that IDS will challenge you with an OUT code for secure operations. You put that code into the program and it presents an IN code as in the code to put into IDS as a reply.
by dstirrup
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Adapters & Connection
Topic: Does anyone know what adapters work with Ford IDS software?
Replies: 4
Views: 3045

Re: Does anyone know what adapters work with Ford IDS softwa

Not sure what reason you would have a Red Flag re a China clone as they look identical. Yes there are real quality issues (some are outright total BS garbage) and I had one die from years ago. So being an electronics technician I have done some looking around research and I have had a good run with ...
by dstirrup
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Adapters & Connection
Topic: Where to buy a compatible adapter?
Replies: 138
Views: 181421

Re: Where to buy a compatible adapter?

I am somewhat surprised that there is such a volume of discussion of complaints about compatibility when there is such a simple solution. I bought the real chips from ELM and replaced the junk chinese chips in 2 of the adaptors. They get their royalty, I get a real ELM327 and the chinese provide a n...