Known problems with china clones of ELM327

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gg1234635
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Re: Known problems with china clones of ELM327

Post by gg1234635 » Thu May 16, 2019 8:13 pm

Without it supporting both HS and MS-Can you will only get a few modules and not all of them. Forscan is built to cover a number of possibilities and different options so always worth making sure you have the right option selected for the OBD Reader

Budhi harto
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Re: Known problems with china clones of ELM327

Post by Budhi harto » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:45 pm

i bought usb adapter with ms/hs switch, it can read all my ford focus modules, but whenever i tried programming modules its always throw message " service procedure is interrupted ". could it be because of bad clone adapter ? if i buy vcm2 adapter, will it work with forscan ?

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Re: Known problems with china clones of ELM327

Post by Matt.Sun » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:07 pm

Hi,


I'm having troubles to connect ELM327 v1.5 adapter with Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi 110kW.

FORScan connects with the adapter but doesn't with the car.

I have access to the car with ScanMaster-ELM program (Version 2.1, Build: 771).

I am trying to follow this guide to enable Navigation in Sync2 software (I need to change value in APIM Module. Will I need extended licence for that?).

Does anybody have any suggestions or should I buy the same adapter as it is in the guide?

Thank you for any help.

Some info:

OS: WIN10 Pro 64bit
Adapter chip: PL-2303 XA / HXA
FORScan report: ADAPTER: ELM327 v1.5, Unable to connect to vehicle...
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Matt.Sun
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Re: Known problems with china clones of ELM327

Post by Matt.Sun » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:46 pm

Can someone please confirm that will this adpater from the guide actualy work or do you suggests different adapter.

I don't want to buy second non compatible adapter.

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Re: Known problems with china clones of ELM327

Post by lunchboxben » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:41 pm

I bought this one for $19, and it has good reviews. I didn't know about the issues and hadn't checked the boards until now.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N18TO ... asin_title

The issue I'm having is it won't show more than changing the language. I can check various things about the car, but this seems to be something that's missing. I'm not sure if it's the programming settings or the device. I'll have to check the first details listed in the original post. I also tried to see look up the door code, but it didn't show those options.

2014 Escape 2.0T

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Re: Known problems with china clones of ELM327

Post by tavoxr4 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:37 pm

Hi, I have an XTYDIAG Chinese clone that works perfectly while I don't have an extended license. When placing the extended license, stop reading DTC. Shouldn't it be the same with or without a license?

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Re: Known problems with china clones of ELM327

Post by sk84life0129 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:10 am

I'm having an issue with this particular ELM327: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DFDXZT6/re ... rEb9V4D7GK

When I plug it in my 2019 F150, the following alarms pop up on my dash display: power train malfunction, restraints indicator lamp warning, electronic power steering fault, pre-collision assist not available, anti-lock break fault. And then I get some more errors on my touch screen such as: 911 call assist not available, and some others.

I haven't even changed anything and cant get it to connect to forscan. I'm assuming this is a result of a bad ELM327?

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Re: Known problems with china clones of ELM327

Post by smegun » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:44 pm

looking for flash for STN1170 with ftdi chip ELS27 based unit no forscan without a rev 4.2.x or above

I get to point of flashing the stn1170 but it wont flash it hooks up states valid rom and version 3.x.x but wont flash the device so I assume the windows shortcut might need a command line modification or switch ….anyone have the list of commands for the util or a dos util that will work to flash the stn …...they might be having a problem with clearing the go for the flash process like /u

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