ForScan ODB2 scanner w ELM327 USB

Have you ever wanted to find an operational PID value? How about graph a PID value over time? Do you have a Windows laptop? Do you have $30? If so consider getting the ForScan ODB2 software based scanner. This is a very powerful ODB2 scanner that has to be seen to believed especially considering the low price ($30). The data logging capabilities are nothing short of amazing. A complete game changer. However expect a steep learning curve with the tool.

DIY Anti-theft (PATS) reprogramming:
Yes. It is "possible" to reprogram PATS yourself. HOWEVER you will need:
  • TWO different PATS key (cloned keys do not count). The keys must work mechanically. Do not even think about starting this process without this. Avoid super cheap ebay keys.
  • Windows laptop
  • ForScan software (free)
  • An extend license unlock code for ForScan(Needed for PATS). A 2 month demo is free at the time this was written.
  • A ELM237 USB dongle.
ForScan is an amazing product that is worth the price for the graphing and access to ODB2 PIDS alone. A real game changer.

ForScan Home page.

ForScan documentation:

Information about ForScan extended license.

OHP Ford ELMconfig USB device 500kbit/s ELM327 compatible interface with MS-CAN switch for Forscan FoCCCus Mazda OBD2 diagnostics

Note: please don't ask me if ForScan will reprogram PATS for x model car. Nor ask me if such and such PATS key on ebay will work. I am NOT a shill for ForScan. I just think it's a very powerful product for an affordable price. If you want to know what it will do read the documentation. Better yet. Spend the $30 and find out for yourself. It can only help you if the investment in learning is also made. IE, expect a steep learning curve.

In the same vein don't ask me if ForScan will work with "x" Dongle. I only have direct experience with the dongle posted. I encourage everyone to do their own research. YMMV.

Because I work on cars other than Fords I personally use the AutoEnginuity product.
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