OBDLink MX Not connecting in FORScan

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Re: OBDLink MX Not connecting in FORScan

Post by TheRealRusty » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:20 pm

Anyone have insight on how well the ForScan app works for the Cmax Energi? Does it give EV data as well as gas engine operation data? Is it worth my waiting for the update so my OBLink MX+ will work with ForScan on my iPhone? The OBLink app is okay, but does not have any EV specific screens.

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Re: OBDLink MX Not connecting in FORScan

Post by Chrokossa » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:06 pm


I've been experiencing the very same after updating Windows 10 on the Laptop I used so far. I spent hours on figuring out whats wrong.
I take it you have already paired your adapter in the Bluetooth settings of Windows?
Make sure Bluetooth is actually enabled

If so and you get the "No ELM found" message in FORScan this worked for me (Using Asus BT-400 Bluetooth Adapter)
Un pair the Bluetooth-devices that are paired
Uninstall any Software found in the programs-list of Windows (e.g. Asus Bluetooth Software), Don't restart just yet
Press windows-key + x and open Device-manager, search for the Bluetooth-symbol, open that tree and check for the device that is providing the Bluetooth function. Right-click and uninstall driver software. If you're using a USB-Bluetooth-Adapter unplug it after the uninstall is done. If not follow to next Step
Reboot the Computer, let Windows install any drivers necessary.
If none are installed Go to device-manager again and check for new Hardware, automatically install driver Software provided by Windows.
Don't install any other Software
Now Plugin your ELM-Adapter and pair it to Windows
Try to connect to FORScan

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Re: OBDLink MX Not connecting in FORScan

Post by shane8750 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:44 pm

I find i get my adapter working by using the COM'X' port that BT driver has created, usually 2 get created when bluetooth is installed, pick one of them, adjust correct baud rates (try to adjust until you get fastest possible working result, usually i put it at 128000 or one higher.

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