OBDLink EX Ford Transit mk7 2012 Not Connecting

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Amadeusnzed
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OBDLink EX Ford Transit mk7 2012 Not Connecting

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I am using the OBDLink EX to connect with windows usb to my windows 10 software.

1. Connect OBDLink EX to Ford Transit 2012 MK7 socket
2 Connect to USB on Windows 10 laptop
3 Turn on ignition
Response
4 Light on OBDLink EX does not go on ( not showing a connection ?)
5 When I use forscan it doesnt link or identify the OBDLink EX when I try to connect.

6 I have been to my diesel mechanic who uses his professional scanner to identify engine faults . Works no problem and shows engine fault codes.

Any suggestions to why its not working ?
My USB connections all work with other items eg mouse

When I just plug in the ODBLink EX to the USB port on my laptop should the light show up on the ODBLink EX to show its working ?
Its not lighting up by itself and not lighting up when connected to the Ford Transit .

ODBLink EX faulty ?

Feedback Welcome

David
Wellington NZ .
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Re: OBDLink EX Ford Transit mk7 2012 Not Connecting

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Amadeusnzed wrote:
Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:50 am
I am using the OBDLink EX to connect with windows usb to my windows 10 software.

1. Connect OBDLink EX to Ford Transit 2012 MK7 socket
2 Connect to USB on Windows 10 laptop
3 Turn on ignition
Response
4 Light on OBDLink EX does not go on ( not showing a connection ?)
5 When I use forscan it doesnt link or identify the OBDLink EX when I try to connect.

6 I have been to my diesel mechanic who uses his professional scanner to identify engine faults . Works no problem and shows engine fault codes.

Any suggestions to why its not working ?
My USB connections all work with other items eg mouse

When I just plug in the ODBLink EX to the USB port on my laptop should the light show up on the ODBLink EX to show its working ?
Its not lighting up by itself and not lighting up when connected to the Ford Transit .

ODBLink EX faulty ?

Feedback Welcome

David
Wellington NZ .

https://www.obdlink.com/windows_qsg_ex/

https://www.obdlink.com/support/ex/


Also:
FIRMWARE UPDATES FOR OBDLINK EX

https://www.scantool.net/downloads/updates/obdlink_ex/
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Re: OBDLink EX Ford Transit mk7 2012 Not Connecting

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Amadeusnzed wrote:
Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:50 am
I am using the OBDLink EX to connect with windows usb to my windows 10 software.

1. Connect OBDLink EX to Ford Transit 2012 MK7 socket
2 Connect to USB on Windows 10 laptop
3 Turn on ignition
Response
4 Light on OBDLink EX does not go on ( not showing a connection ?)
5 When I use forscan it doesnt link or identify the OBDLink EX when I try to connect.

6 I have been to my diesel mechanic who uses his professional scanner to identify engine faults . Works no problem and shows engine fault codes.

Any suggestions to why its not working ?
My USB connections all work with other items eg mouse

When I just plug in the ODBLink EX to the USB port on my laptop should the light show up on the ODBLink EX to show its working ?
Its not lighting up by itself and not lighting up when connected to the Ford Transit .

ODBLink EX faulty ?

Feedback Welcome

David
Wellington NZ .
Hi David,

OBDLink EX is powered from USB, so the status light should turn on as soon as you plug it into a functioning USB port (even a USB port on a phone charger). So unfortunately, it does sound like you received a defective unit. Every single OBDLink is 100% tested before it leaves the factory, but it is possible that it got damaged during shipping.

Sorry for the bad experience. Please email a copy of your order (with your shipping information) to support@obdlink.com and we'll send you a replacement unit right away.

Sincerely,
OBDLink Support Team
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Re: OBDLink EX Ford Transit mk7 2012 Not Connecting

Post by obdlink »

For other customers' benefit: if the light is on, but OBDLink is not connecting, please check out the solutions suggested in this post:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=19001
Amadeusnzed
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Re: OBDLink EX Ford Transit mk7 2012 Not Connecting

Post by Amadeusnzed »

Thankyou for your swift reply with a resolution.
Appreciated.
Will be in touch by email .
Thanks
David
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