ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

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

Post by f-wolf » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:02 am

Have you got the right drivers installed ??

(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

fordsmax471
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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by fordsmax471 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:18 pm

ELS27 v4.0 / ELM327 v2.2 HS/MS CAN USB

npuBaJIT
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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by npuBaJIT » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:01 pm

Which adapter better to choose for Mazda CX5 2016-2018 (uses same CAN buses as ford as I understand):
1. ELS27 V4 (of course I will have to wait till WiFi/Bluetooth version will be sold)
2. ELM 327 from https://elm-327.eu/elm_usbhsms (Because they sell it now again for some time)
3. OBDLink MX+ ? Now with discount price is 75$.
Mainly I will be using it as a scanner tool, but thinking about possibility to program some modules (for example activate new features, change and progremm new instrument cluster, or program new key if with such adapters on my car it will be possible and etc.)
Thank you in advance.

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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by dstirrup » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:39 pm

Whilst BT and WiFi are so convenient, experience is that USB is reliable and they are not. Basically BT and WiFi are just replacement connections for a cable and make the communications environment more complex just to pass thru a USB interface to the host.

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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by richpatt » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:46 pm

Vladsky wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:22 pm
dickiefrank wrote:I'm getting a reading on the forscan when I try to link it to the truck...says "bad clone"...my connector does not have the toggle switch...am I to conclude that I need the one WITH that toggle switch?
The proper adapter you need is already specified above.

Suggest you start reading, Dickie :lol:

Vlad
Vlad You're a total asshole. To say "Suggest you start reading, Dickie :lol:" do you really talk to people this way? let me guess, you live alone and have no friends.

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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by denbo » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:29 am

I agree with vlad, too many coming on here wanting to be spoon fed. Do some research before you open a new blog.

boovy
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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by boovy » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:51 am

it's very useful thread :D :D :D

boovy
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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by boovy » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:52 am

here has some introduce of ELM327,incl: how to use, how to choose
http://blog.obdexpress.co.uk/?s=ELM327

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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by fordmies » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:38 pm

Hi fellows..

Need to say, Im feeling quite stupid. I had already some advices with bad ELM-adapter etc.
ELM works with other car and other programs, but there is something wrong with my Ford Riviera and this very same ELM-adapter.
So adapter can be unsuitable with my ford but works with some other cars (brands) ?

So the question is.. Can I somehow make my adapter to working one? I already opened it and I have a picture from my Riviera OBD-socket so someone clever than me can maybe say that what kind of adapter I need to this specific car?

Thank you so much. Im not so good about this kind of technical issues and texts..

Link to my OBD2-socket: https://www.dropbox.com/s/o9o1sdyqwfikg ... 8.jpg?dl=0

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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by Clearwave » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:46 pm

I am using the ELM327 by OHP and the latest version of Forscan. I was trying to enable the global window open/close section and keep getting errors. By chance does anyone know if Forscan and/or the adapter is not yet compatible with the 2020 explorers ?

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