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Forscan diagnostic software~Download this now!

Discussion in 'Tech & Repair' started by p_starck, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. p_starck

    p_starck FEOA Member

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    I did a search on this sight and didn't get any hits. This is freeware OBD II diagnostic software which runs off the ELM 327 adapter and your laptop computer. I've only used this once so far but it blows OBD Whiz and the like out of the water. It has Ford specific code reading capabilities. It detects codes for anti-lock brakes, airbag, cruise control, passive security module, cruise control and many other Ford specific codes only found in expensive OBD software. It allows clearing codes individually and data logging. It supports various key on/off engine running tests. And, once again, it's free. I picked up a usb ELM327 off e-bay for $12. I also have a bluetooth ELM 327 as well, they are so cheap. I suggest you get one that is listed as 1.5 for the fastest data processing. The USB I have is CAN enabled which is required if you have another late model vehicle. Forscan also lists probable causes for any fault codes triggered. It has an auto detect feature so connecting was easy. Support documentation is good on the website. So, although I haven't used it extensively yet, thus far it's seems to warrant an awesome rating. Mods, this should be a sticky IMO because everyone should have this at this price. Hope this helps.

    http://forscan.org/home.html

    Supported modules

    • Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
    • Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module (ABS)
    • Hybrid Electronic Cluster (HEC)
    • Left High Intensity Discharge Lamp (LHID)
    • Right High Intensity Discharge Lamp (RHID)
    • Vehicle Dynamics Module (VDM)
    • 4X4 Control Module (4X4M)
    • Air Conditioning Control Module (ACCM)
    • Audio Control Module (ACM)
    • Audio Control Unit (ACU)
    • Alternative Fuel Control Module (AFCM)
    • Adaptive Front Lighting System / Auto Leveling Module (AFS/ALM)
    • Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS)
    • Auxiliary Heater Control Module (AHCM)
    • Audio Interface Module (AIM)
    • Auto Leveling Module (ALM)
    • Amplifier Module (AM)
    • Accessory Protocol Interface Module (APIM)
    • Automatic Ride Control (ARC)
    • A-STOP System (No Idling System) (A-STOP)
    • All Terrain Control Module (ATCM)
    • All Wheel Drive Module (AWD)
    • Battery Charger Control Module (BCCM)
    • Battery Control Module (BCM)
    • Body Control Module (BCMii)
    • Body Control Module / Generic Electronic Module (BCM/GEM)
    • Body Control Module B (BCMB)
    • Battery Energy Control Module (BECM)
    • Body Electronic Module (BEM)
    • Bluetooth Phone Module (BPM)
    • Security module (CSM)
    • Blind Spot Monitoring (Left) (BSML)
    • Blind Spot Monitoring (Right) (BSMR)
    • Remote Climate Control (RCC)
    • Cruise-Control Module (CCM)
    • Circuit Deactivation Ignition Module (CDIM)
    • Compact Disc Player (CDP)
    • Instrument cluster (INST)
    • Column Lock Module (CLM)
    • Camera Module Rear (CMR)
    • Connectivity Master Unit (CMU)
    • Cellular Phone Module (CPM)
    • Central Timer Module (CTM)
    • Convergence Telematics Module (CTMii)
    • Digital Audio Broadcast Module (DABM)
    • Digital Audio Control Module C (DACMC)
    • DC to DC Converter Control Module (DCDC)
    • Driver/Dual Climate-Control Seat Module (DCSM)
    • Reductant Control Module (DCU)
    • Driver Door Control Unit (DFDM)
    • Drivers Door Module (DDM)
    • Deployable Hood System (DHS)
    • Driver's Seat Module (DSM)
    • (Audio) Digital Signal Processing Module (DSP)
    • Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (EATC)
    • Rader Brake Support (EBS)
    • Electronic Crash Sensor (ECS)
    • Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
    • Electronic-Controlled Power Steering (EPS)
    • Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module (ESOF)
    • Front Body Control Module (F_BCM)
    • Fuel Additive Control Module (FACM)
    • Front Control/Display Interface Module (FCDIM)
    • Front Controls Interface Module (FCIM)
    • Front Display Interface Module (FDIM)
    • Front Distance Sensing Module (FDSM)
    • Transmission Control Module (TCM)
    • Fuel Fired Coolant Heating Module (FFH)
    • Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS)
    • Front Electronic Module (FEM)
    • Fuel Injection Control Module (FICM)
    • Fuel Indication Module (FIM)
    • Fuel Injection Pump (FIP)
    • Front Lighting Control Module (FLM)
    • Fuel Operated Heater (FOH)
    • Forward Sensing Camera (FSC)
    • Fire Suppression System Module (FSSM)
    • Folding Top Control Module (FTCM)
    • Generic Display Module (GDM)
    • Generic Electronic Module / Smart Junction Box (GEM/SJB)
    • Generic Electronic Module (GEM)
    • Generic Function Module (GFM)
    • Global Positioning System Module (GPSM)
    • Gear Shift Module (GSM)
    • Gateway Module A (GWM)
    • Headlamp Control Module (HCM)
    • Headlamp Control Module 2(B) (HCM2)
    • Headlamp Leveling Module (HD_LVL)
    • Instrument Cluster (IC)
    • HVAC Integrated Module (HIM)
    • Heated Steering Wheel Module (HSWM)
    • Head Up Display (HUD)
    • Heated Steering Wheel Module (HV)
    • Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC)
    • Integrated Air Bag Module (IABM)
    • Smart City Brake Support (ICA)
    • Intelligent Cruise Control Module (ICCM)
    • Information Center Module (ICM)
    • Injector Control Unit (ICU)
    • Interior Lighting Control Module (ILCM)
    • Instrument Panel Control Module (IPC)
    • Intelligent Power Distribution Module (IPDM)
    • Image Processing Module A (IPMA)
    • Image Processing Module B (IPMB)
    • Lighting Control Module (LCM)
    • Left Power Sliding Door Module (LPSDM)
    • Liftgate / Trunk Module (LTM)
    • Message Center (MC)
    • Multifunction Steering Wheel (MFSW)
    • Multi-Information Display (MID)
    • Motor Pretensioner Module (MPM)
    • Navigation Controller (NAV)
    • Air Suspension (4WAS)
    • Air Conditioning (AC)
    • Cruise Control (CCM)
    • Steering Column Locking Module (SCLM)
    • 4 Wheel Steering (WS4)
    • Next Generation Speed Control Module (NGSC)
    • Battery Control Module (OBD_BCM)
    • Fuel Injection Control Module (OBD_FICM)
    • Occupant Classification System Module (OCS)
    • Overhead Trip Computer (OTC)
    • Parking Aid Module (PAM)
    • Park Brake Control Module (PBM)
    • Passenger Climate-Control Seat Module (PCSM)
    • Passenger Climate-Control Seat Module 2 (rear) (PCSM2)
    • Passengers Door Control Unit (PDM)
    • Power Running Board (PRB)
    • Power Steering Control Module (PSCM)
    • Passenger Front Seat Module (PSM)
    • Rear Body Control Module (R_BCM)
    • Rear Audio Control Module (RACM)
    • Remote Anti-Theft / Personality Module (RAP)
    • Rear Air Suspension Module (RASM)
    • Rear Air Temperature Control (RATC)
    • Restraint Control Module (RCM)
    • Audio Rear Control Unit (RCU)
    • Rear Electronic Module (REM)
    • Remote Emergency Satellite Cellular Unit Module (RESCU)
    • Rear Seat Entertainment Module (RETM)
    • Remote Function Actuator (RFA)
    • Rear Gate/Trunk Module (RGTM)
    • Retractable Hard Top (RHT)
    • Rear Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (RHVAC)
    • Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
    • Rear Lighting Control Module A (RLCMA)
    • Rear Left Door Control Unit (DRDM)
    • Right Power Sliding Door Module (RPSDM)
    • Rear Right Door Control Unit (PRDM)
    • Tire Pressure Monitor (RTM)
    • Rear Vehicle Monitoring (RVM)
    • Steering Angle Sensor Module (SASM)
    • Smart Brake Support/Mazda Radar Cruise Control (SBS/MRCC)
    • Steering Column Control Module (SCCM)
    • Steering Column/Instrument Panel/Lighting (SCIL)
    • Seat Control Module E (SCME)
    • Seat Control Module G (SCMG)
    • Seat Control Module H (SCMH)
    • Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)
    • Satellite Digital Audio Receiver System (SDARS)
    • Steering Effort Control Module (SECM)
    • Secondary OBD Control Module A (SOBDM)
    • Secondary OBD Control Module C (SOBDMC)
    • Side Obstacle Detection Control Module - Left (SODL)
    • Side Obstacle Detection Control Module - Right (SODR)
    • Speech Recognition Module (SRM)
    • Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
    • Smart Start Unit (SSU)
    • Trailer Brake Control Module (TBC)
    • Energy Management Module (EMM)
    • Tracking and Blocking Module (TBM)
    • Transfer Case Control Module (TCCM)
    • Telematic Control Unit Module (TCU)
    • Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)
    • Transmission Range Control Module (TRCM)
    • Trailer Module (TRM)
    • Variable Assist Power Steering (VAPS)
    • Vehicle Emergency Messaging System (VEMS)
    • Virtual Image Cluster (VIC)
    • Vehicle Security Module (VSM)
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2014
  2. zzyzzx

    zzyzzx FEOA Member

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    If I already have an expensive OBDII scanner that does everything, including ABS brakes, would I really want this? That and my OBDII car is an Oldsmobile.
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    Um, probably not I guess. Tho, using a big screen laptop is very nice. Don't know what you are using. You'd only be out $10 - $15 so it's your call.
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    Can I program a new Key/FOB with a cheap ELM 327 and Forscan?
    The GF has a 2011 Edge.
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    You would need to buy a FORscan Extended License that supports extended functions such as programming key FOBs. Before you do, go to the PCM module with the Standard version and choose PATS programming. If it's available for your model, it will display a message that you need to buy an extended license.

    https://forscan.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=836

    You can get a 2 month free trial extended license by following the instructions on this page.
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