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Dadam
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No adapter found problem

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Anybody have a thought here?
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Re: No adapter found problem

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Just one, describe the "adapter" in detail.
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Re: No adapter found problem

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Here is the adaptor. Image attached.
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OTKEFDI ELM327
PIC18F2480 with FTDI Chip

Didn't a CD come with it? If it didn't, contact their "support" page and get the drivers for the FTDI Chip.
Install the drivers and try again.

Read this:
http://www.totalcardiagnostics.com/supp ... 2-software
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Thank you for your help and input. I'm getting closer but still seem to be struggling to get everything in place to function properly.

Any additional help is appreciated!

Thank you,
Dave
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The image is an example of the DLC (Data Link Connector)
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As you look at the connector on the Ford, PIN 16 must be battery power at all times.
Use a test light or voltmeter to measure the voltage on that PIN.
If there is no voltage, find the corresponding fuse that may be illustrated in the owners manual.
Use the next image to locate the fuse.
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The attachment locates the panel.
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Post your results
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Re: No adapter found problem

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Hello,
The #16 has 12 volts all the time. I have attached a video of the ELM OBD Interface when connected to the laptop and the vehicle. The red LED is always on and with the ignition ON, the second Amber LED flashes.

Thank you!
Dave L.
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If the drivers are correctly installed and the DLC is connected to the network, that image / video file indicates you have a defective cable.
Ask for a refund.
You'll be much happier with this version:
https://www.obdlink.com/products/obdlin ... ef=forscan
Use the drivers on their support page.
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Re: No adapter found problem

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IFixHD1 wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:48 pm
Hello,
The #16 has 12 volts all the time. I have attached a video of the ELM OBD Interface when connected to the laptop and the vehicle. The red LED is always on and with the ignition ON, the second Amber LED flashes.

Thank you!
Dave L.
That Solid red Light is indicating that the Adapter is being powered. That flashing orange Light is indicating that Forscan is sending request data to the PC side of the adapter but the Car side of the adapter is not receiving the query and sending them on to the cars network and transmitting the answer packets back. The first two sets of lights represent the PC Send and receive( orange Transmit Tx and Green For Recieve Rx) the second set represent the car connection with the same colors(Orange Tx Green Rx and would normally be flashing at nearly the same rate if the car was responding to the PC side queries.

Some of these "low cost" switch modified adapters have been shipped with the switch wired incorrectly. If you are so inclined, You can peel the label off and remove Four screws and separate the case halves and check the switch wiring compared to this topic viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4 but I would at this point be asking for a refund and sending this "Clone" back and looking at something better like the Scantool EX adapter which does the HSCAN/MSCAN switching internally.

Also the switch must be in the HSCAN position in order to connect to the vehicle's PCM first before connecting and reading the rest of the module tree!

I would suspect that the switch is wired incorrectly as some here have found or the adapter is mostly ELM327 Clone junk as many of them available online are!
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Re: No adapter found problem

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Thank you so very much. I will return this adaptor and get the suggested adaptor. I truly appreciate all of the help!!!

Dave L.
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