Known problems with china clones of ELM327

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Re: Known problems with china clones of ELM327

Post by gg1234635 » Thu May 16, 2019 8:13 pm

Without it supporting both HS and MS-Can you will only get a few modules and not all of them. Forscan is built to cover a number of possibilities and different options so always worth making sure you have the right option selected for the OBD Reader

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Re: Known problems with china clones of ELM327

Post by Budhi harto » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:45 pm

i bought usb adapter with ms/hs switch, it can read all my ford focus modules, but whenever i tried programming modules its always throw message " service procedure is interrupted ". could it be because of bad clone adapter ? if i buy vcm2 adapter, will it work with forscan ?

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Re: Known problems with china clones of ELM327

Post by Matt.Sun » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:07 pm


I'm having troubles to connect ELM327 v1.5 adapter with Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi 110kW.

FORScan connects with the adapter but doesn't with the car.

I have access to the car with ScanMaster-ELM program (Version 2.1, Build: 771).

I am trying to follow this guide to enable Navigation in Sync2 software (I need to change value in APIM Module. Will I need extended licence for that?).

Does anybody have any suggestions or should I buy the same adapter as it is in the guide?

Thank you for any help.

Some info:

OS: WIN10 Pro 64bit
Adapter chip: PL-2303 XA / HXA
FORScan report: ADAPTER: ELM327 v1.5, Unable to connect to vehicle...
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