ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Discussion about adapters and connections - usage, problems, solutions
obdresource
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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by obdresource » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:20 am

I suggest to choose Forscan ELM327 Modified with switch support HS /MS CAN with USB cable, the fact is that wireless interfaces used in ELM327 family of adapters are much less reliable than USB interface. And this problem is actual not only for "clones", but also for "original" adapters.
I get one from amazon and everything works great! Test on both PC and tablet, all great.
https://www.amazon.com/Forscan-Scanner- ... 363&sr=1-6
This is the Best bang for your buck if you own a ford!
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Harwes
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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by Harwes » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:17 pm

I recommend updating the firmware in the adapter

https://www.scantool.net/downloads/updates/stn1170/

Goz1
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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by Goz1 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:30 am

just wondering if anyone has tried this 5.0 scantool.net update, if so whats your thoughts opinions on it?

richvollberg
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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by richvollberg » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:04 pm

How in the world could you guys recommend the OBDLink EX. It’s horrible. I have had more issues with it since i got the damn thing. I could only get it to connect once after hours of deleting stuff. Now all it does is blink red and green when plugged in the pc and then goes solid red. I cant update its firmware since the laptop cant figure it out. And i have tried several laptops with no success in getting recognized by windows.

I have looked at more posts on what to do to try and make it work than those who actually use it.

I’m about to get rid of this whole idea. I call BS on every YouTube video and post saying this device worked great for them.

richvollberg
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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by richvollberg » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:06 am

Update to my post above. The first EX unit I got had a bad USB cord. I contacted OBDLink and they sent out a new unit ASAP. It instantly conected and I had all the functions I was Looking For!.
Great Company and products. Working in the manufacturing field I understand that a Bad part gets sent out at times. Working on robots and PLC's we often order double the parts because the first one never works... :D

I already did the mods I wanted like horn off and DRL to fogs, Global window up and down from fob. Bambi Mode. Mirror heater on with remote start.

This is a awesome tool and just added a couple thousand dollars value compared to other stock f-150 Sports XLT with the snow plow option.

f-wolf
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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by f-wolf » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:26 am

Re, This is a awesome tool


Nice one !!

Have been using OBDLink EX on my Ford and the Wife's Mazda !!

Nooooo Problems at all ... ;)

evo97
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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by evo97 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:25 am

Are these any good? Looking for a UK supplier

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 ... L42U&psc=1

unecc
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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by unecc » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:45 pm

Hi to all.
the post suggest J2534 why all buy elm327??

Rdecode
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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by Rdecode » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:38 pm

I have 3 adapters:
- Two ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapters: v1.5 and v2.1
- Mini VCI USB cable OBDII adapter (used for Toyota/Lexus Techstream)

FORScan for Windows doesn't recognize ALL of them
FORScan Demo for Android - works only with ELM327 Bluetooth v1.5

What is the problem?


According to my Ford manual 2 already registered keys are necessary to program any other additional key, but my car came with 1 original key only...

So, what is the best safe way to program the 2nd key now?

Which software version/adapters to purchase?

r4w
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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by r4w » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:06 pm

Hi,

New here from UK and looking for the best adaptor on the UK market (USB) to use it with FORscan. Do you have any recommendations, from either eBay or Amazon or anything I can pay with PayPal so I can return if it doesn't fit my expectations?

Thank you!

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