Which inexpensive adapter to buy for key programming?

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dazboot
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Which inexpensive adapter to buy for key programming?

Post by dazboot » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:38 pm

Hello,

I'm new here. I would like to program a blank chipped (aftermarket) key for a 2006 Mazda 3 using Forscan. What is the cheapest adapter to buy that would allow this? Thank you very much.

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Re: Which inexpensive adapter to buy for key programming?

Post by f-wolf » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:21 pm


dazboot
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Re: Which inexpensive adapter to buy for key programming?

Post by dazboot » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:56 pm

I've tried 2 different cheap elm327 clones and neither was able to read vehicle information. I'm looking for the least inexpensive adapter that is confirmed working in FORScan so I can do key programming.

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Re: Which inexpensive adapter to buy for key programming?

Post by f-wolf » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:42 pm

I got and used a number of "Cheap" units ( USB, Wifi, Bluetooth... with no problems at all. MAZDA & FORD

But I also got one of these:

OBDLink SX Scan Tool

https://www.scantool.net/obdlink-sx/


https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... ol&_sop=15

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Re: Which inexpensive adapter to buy for key programming?

Post by TimFor » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:58 pm

dazboot wrote:I'm looking for the least inexpensive adapter that is confirmed working in FORScan so I can do key programming.
Same. There are warnings that some clones don't work (ELM327 and ELS27), but hard to find confirmation for those that do.
Now I found this: http://forscan.org/forum/viewtopic.php? ... 978#p17884 for bbfly-BF32302 USB ELM327 with HS-CAN / MS-CAN OBD. There's also bbfly-BB77102 Bluetooth.
Looks like a brand. Probably the same as http://forscan.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4491.

As for OBDLink SX I'm not clear how it could work with Forscan when the pages says it doesn't support MS-CAN.
Anyway, shipping is too much for this one for me. I'm looking for sth. up to $30 (or I pay additional tax)

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Re: Which inexpensive adapter to buy for key programming?

Post by dazboot » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:42 pm

For those wondering, the bbfly-BF32302 ELM327 USB modified FTDI Chip Forscan HS-CAN / MS-CAN Ford Mazda OBD2 adapter works for key programming. I have successfully used it.

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Re: Which inexpensive adapter to buy for key programming?

Post by TimFor » Thu May 03, 2018 2:26 pm

I bought bbfly-BB77102 Bluetooth.
Here are the modules it showed for my Focus: GDM, CDP, PRDM, DRDM, PDM, DFDM, RCM, PAM, NAV, EATC, ACM, GEM, PCM, OBDII, ABS, EPS, IC.
Can't say whether some are missing and if other adapters can show more. Modules list shows 180 modules.

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