ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by roger1183 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:11 am

Hello, I'm new to this whole thing. I just purchased an ELM 327 off amazon from a link I found in another forscan thread and am wondering if it is compatible. When I plug it into the computer, all I get is the single red light, but yet on the installation instructions on totalcardiagnostics for downloading drivers, it says all lights should come on then go to just the red light. My computer doesn't even appear to be finding this because when I click on device manager there is nothing that comes up for "other devices" Has anyone had any luck with the USB style OHP Elm Config from amazon? Or am I wasting my time with it? Please help

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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by f-wolf » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:44 am

Just have a look here ...

Maybe this will help you

(If ELM327 USB isn't setup properly as per instructions below — then OBD software will not even detect the cable — let alone connect to the vehicle.)
http://www.totalcardiagnostics.com/supp ... 2-software


viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5775http://forscan. ... f=5&t=5775

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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by chamaruco » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:58 am

viaken doesn't ship outside polish borders... :oops:
els27..i'm waiting for an answer but in the registration tool there no way to register a no russian country

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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by Thorsten85 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:31 am

There seems to be a new version of the els27 the els27 v4, I guys this is also compatible and probably better than v3? Can anybody confirm?

Thanks :)

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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by veketash » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:37 pm

I had a chinese, one of those little blue devices, bluetooth elm327 which worked ok, but I couldn't do a static DPF regeneration with it. So I have bought the bbfly bluetooth version and the first try at a static regeneration was succesful.

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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by pepos » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:18 am

Hello to everybody.
Newbie to the forum and FORScan, expirienced with LEXUS/TOYOTA brands in OpenPort 2.0 protocol with the relevant software for these brands.
I own a Ford Ranger 2018 WILDTRACK 3.2 TDCi.
Will an original ELS27 V4 be compatible with the FORScan software?
As i've seen in this post, only Version 3 is tested.


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