hybridbear
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Re: OBD Scan Tools Info / Data

Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:02 am

I'm not having success getting FORScan and the FFE to talk. What order do I need to do things?

Plug in BT adapter, start car, pair BT adapter to laptop, open FORScan?
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Re: OBD Scan Tools Info / Data

Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:50 pm

redcelt007 - Thanks for the numbers; that helps a lot.
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Re: OBD Scan Tools Info / Data

Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:53 pm

Hybridbear
Bluetooth pairing is a one-time thing, The OBDLink will be powered up enough for pairing once it is plugged in (whether the FFE is powered up or not). Assure that it is paired (look in the Device Manager,..). FORScan won't try to do anything with the OBDLink until you hit its "connect" button (at this point you need to have the FFE in at least "accessory mode" -but FORScan will tell you that... -I suspect that you are not paired.
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hybridbear
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Re: OBD Scan Tools Info / Data

Tue May 05, 2015 3:54 pm

FORScan for Android can now be downloaded here. Note: you need to register with the FORScan Forum to access the download link. I have just started getting it set up for the FFE. It's great!!
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michael
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Re: OBD Scan Tools Info / Data

Tue May 05, 2015 7:39 pm

Could I request a recommendation for a specific plug in unit that is know to work well?
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Re: OBD Scan Tools Info / Data

Wed May 06, 2015 6:46 am

OBDLink MX (Bluetooth) works well for me with FORScan. From discussions on their forums, it appears that they have made improvements that allow the cheaper ELM327's to work (if I can find my $15 one, I'll try it out with the android app).
The Android version seems to have several more modules and bunches more PIDs than the PC version... it's going take some time to sort out everything. This is beta software - I already see what appears to be a scaling issue with the SOC numbers (I really wish that this was a rainy day so that I could spend some time with it).

Thanks for letting us know about it hybridbear.

Update: False alarm on the scaling issue. For some reason the MFT on my car was displaying 100% (but it wasn't); when I restarted the car it read 95% which agreed with FORScan. The extra PIDs that I've looked at might be useful for troubleshooting specific problems but for everyday use the PIDs that I discussed in the first couple of posts of this thread are still the most interesting
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Re: OBD Scan Tools Info / Data

Wed May 06, 2015 12:16 pm

Could somebody post links to the actual products? (i.e., where to buy)
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Re: OBD Scan Tools Info / Data

Wed May 06, 2015 2:59 pm

Amazon is your friend ;)
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss? ... k+mx&ajr=0
, though scantool.net occasionally offers special deals.

Please note that the software that comes packaged with the OBDLink MX scantool will not work on the FFE.
FORScan software does work (see first post in this thread).
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michael
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Re: OBD Scan Tools Info / Data

Wed May 06, 2015 3:03 pm

According to the Amazon listing, the OBDlink MX Bluetooth doesn't work with IOS

Can I make this whole deal work with an Iphone???
2013 FFE Returned after 3 years with 52,000 miles and battery down to 15.2 kWh
2014 Volt returned with 43,000 miles
2014 Volt 26,000 miles
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GladeStorm
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Re: OBD Scan Tools Info / Data

Wed May 06, 2015 3:21 pm

Corrected post:
Forscan Lite for IOS only works with the wifi version of OBDLink

FORScan has IOS software that should work with OBDLink MX.

Search iTunes for FORScan Lite.

http://forscan.org/documentation_iOS.html

-btw, that IOS documentation might help Android users also since the Android doc isn't finished yet.
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