Problem connecting to car. 2000 Ford AUII

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Vehicle: ford falcon xr6 4.0L 172KW 2001

Problem connecting to car. 2000 Ford AUII

Post by 250ptm » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:43 am

Dealer has connected with his expensive equipment ok, whereas my recently bought ELM 327 does not.
Keep getting the same error message:
“Unable to connect to the vehicle. Please make sure ignition key is On and try again.”

The connector on the vehicle is in a J1850 config. It has the following Pin positions 2, 4,5,7,10, 13 and 16.
My Elm327 is version 1.5 it does NOT have an an HS/MSCan switch. Does it need it for this vehicle?

I have the Forscan extended 2mth license installed and am using version 2.3.24.
Are there specific settings in the software I should also be using?

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