michael
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Re: OBD Scan Tools Info / Data

Wed May 06, 2015 4:15 pm

Ok, so

ScanTool 426101 OBDLink MX Bluetooth: OBD Adapter/Diagnostic Scanner for Android & Windows (from Amazon)

plus

FORScan Lite - for Ford, Mazda, Lincoln, Mercury vehicles (from Itunes)



and I should be good to go, right???
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Re: OBD Scan Tools Info / Data

Thu May 07, 2015 4:33 am

///Sounds good to me/// . -- Correction; as noted below by hybridbear: you need the wifi version of the OBDLink MX for IOS.

- I suggest you spend some time reading through the FORScan forums; It's been a year since I went through them and I haven't looked at the IOS discussions at all except for the availability announcement. As for the software, I've been very impressed with the functionality; not quite so much with the UI.
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Re: OBD Scan Tools Info / Data

Thu May 07, 2015 7:51 pm

Is there an SDK (Software Development Kit) for the ScanTool 426101 OBDLink MX Bluetooth for anybody who wants to write their own software? (on computer or phone)
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Re: OBD Scan Tools Info / Data

Fri May 08, 2015 1:41 pm

iOS FORScan requires a Wifi scanner. FORScan for Windows & Android works with Wifi or Bluetooth scanners.

One of my favorite PIDS is in the Transmission Control Module and shows the power output by the motor. However, the module seems to cause FORScan to crash periodically. It doesn't crash with any other module.
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Re: OBD Scan Tools Info / Data

Fri May 08, 2015 7:40 pm

hybridbear wrote:iOS FORScan requires a Wifi scanner. FORScan for Windows & Android works with Wifi or Bluetooth scanners.
Oh great. :(

Based on GladeStorm's advice (who said iOS "should work"), I just purchased a 426101 OBDLink MX Bluetooth (the black one) but it sounds like it won't actually work with my iPhone.

Seems that what I should have purchased is 426801 OBDLink MX WiFi Scan Tool (the red one).
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Re: OBD Scan Tools Info / Data

Sat May 09, 2015 4:38 am

WattsUp wrote:
hybridbear wrote:iOS FORScan requires a Wifi scanner. FORScan for Windows & Android works with Wifi or Bluetooth scanners.
Oh great. :(

Based on GladeStorm's advice (who said iOS "should work"), I just purchased a 426101 OBDLink MX Bluetooth (the black one) but it sounds like it won't actually work with my iPhone.

Seems that what I should have purchased is 426801 OBDLink MX WiFi Scan Tool (the red one).
Did you buy from Amazon? They're pretty good about returns. If your order hasn't shipped yet you can call them and ask them to cancel the order so you can get the correct one. I'd also recommend the FORScan Forum. There's a thread there about iOS Beta Testing which explains some of the important things you'll need to know to configure it.
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Re: OBD Scan Tools Info / Data

Sat May 09, 2015 5:36 am

Opps, my bad :oops: - I'd forgotten the wifi-only limitation for IOS .
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Re: OBD Scan Tools Info / Data

Tue May 26, 2015 12:18 pm

jeffand wrote:Make sure you are plugging into the correct port. Thier are two ports under the drivers side dash. One is easy to find the other is way up against the fire wall.
Apparently, it doesn't matter which you use.
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Re: OBD Scan Tools Info / Data

Tue May 26, 2015 12:31 pm

I've been using the one not behind the door and it has worked with FORScan for Android.
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Re: OBD Scan Tools Info / Data

Sat May 30, 2015 7:21 am

I did find it rather humorous that the FFE has a good 26 modules in it and when I plugged the OBDLink into our RV I found.... 3! LOL

(I suspect that the wife's Escape will have a similar number of modules to it as the FFE given that it is a Titanium with a ton of features on it.)
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