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How to install ELM327 USB with PL2303 Chip?

December 14, 2018 by obd365  

Requirements:

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STEP 1: Download the ELM327-USB-PL2303-V1.5 Driver Pack from the Downloads page on our website. With 7-Zipinstalled, right click on the compressed folder, navigate to Z-Zip and click on Extract to “ELM327-USB-PL2303-V1.5”.

STEP 2: Open the extracted “ELM327-USB-PL2303-V1.5” folder and open the folder“PL2303_Prolific_DriverInstaller_v1.8.0”. Run the application “PL2303_Prolific_DriverInstaller_v1.8.0” and follow thesteps to complete the driver installation. This will install the drivers required for the ELM327 USB Scanner.

STEP 3: Plug the ELM327 Scanner’s USB cable into your PC’s USB port. Windows will recognize the cable andconnect it with the drivers that we installed prior.

STEP 4: Check if the Drivers were installed successfully.

  1. Go to your Windows CONTRL PANEL, then navigate to the DEVICE MANAGER. (Tip: You can type “DeviceManager” in the Windows search bar if you cannot find the Device Manager.
  2. Look for the Ports (COM and LPT) directory and arrow on the left to expand the directory
  3. Look for the device called “USB Serial Port”. If the driver was installed successfully, no yellow exclamation markwill be shown

STEP 5: You are now ready to install the Diagnostic Software you prefer to use.

Adjust COM Port Settings (Optional): Depending on the diagnostic software you use; you may need to change theCOM Port Number to match the port range in the software. Some diagnostic software can auto detect the COM Portbeing used.

 

  1. In Device Manager, right click “USB Serial Port”, click on Properties, Port Settings and click on Advanced.
  2. Select the COM Port you want from the drop down menu and click OK.
https://elm327scantool.wordpress.com/2018/12/13/install-elm327-usb-with-prolific-pl2303-chip/

How to Configure ELM327 WiFi on Apple iOS or Android?

December 12, 2018 by obd365  

What you need:

  • ELM327 Wi-Fi OBD2 Scanner
  • Apple iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod) or Android Device (Phone or Tablet)
  • Car Diagnostic App for Android or iOS
  • SAFETY WARNING: Never start and run your engine inside of a closed garage. Always make sure there is good ventilation to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide fumes are produced by your engine’s exhaust gases.

1. Locate your car’s OBDII diagnostic port and plug in your scanner. The location will vary on each car, but it’s usually found within arm’s reach under the driver’s side dashboard, under the steering wheel.
2. Turn on your ignition by turning your key to the 2nd turn. The engine will be off, but this provides power to your dash lights, radio and also the OBDII diagnostic port.
On your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, go to Settings, then Wi-Fi and connect to the scanner’s Wi-Fi signal. This is done in the same manner as connecting to your home WiFi Network.
The name of the scanner will vary depending on the model: Examples would be OBDII, OBD-II, VLink, ELM327, OBD2, etc
Password (if needed): 12345678
3. Start your engine. Although the OBDII port is providing power to the scanner, in some cases you will not be able to retrieve any engine data without the engine running.
4. Open your preferred app. I will use the Torque app as an example. Go to the Settings page by pressing the Menu button on your device. Then go to “OBD2 Adapter Settings”, then “Choose Device”, and then select the connected WiFi Scanner. This step is critical because the App won’t know to detect the ELM327 Scanner and it won’t connect to the ECU!
5. Go back to the App’s main menu and it will begin establishing a connection with the scanner. All 4 icons will be solid blue when it’s connected (Torque).
If you cannot find the Scanner’s WiFi signal in Wireless Settings:

  • Make sure the scanner is plugged into the OBDII Port and ignition is on
  • Turn off your phone’s Wi-Fi in the settings and turn it back on
  • Unplug and plug in the Scanner from the OBDII port, then find the WiFi Signal

If you can connect to the WiFi signal, but cannot connect within the App:

  • Make sure the connection is configured within the App’s settings. The IP should be192.168.0.10 and the Port is 35000
  • In the iPhone settings, touch the blue arrow on the WiFi connection. By default, it will connect to the DHCP settings. Set it to Static and enter the IP Address “192.168.0.10”and Subnet Mask to “255.255.255.0”. Try again within the App.
  • Make sure the paired OBD2 scanner is selected within the app’s settings if it won’t connect (see step 4)
https://elm327scantool.wordpress.com/2018/12/11/setup-wifi-elm327-obd2-scanner-on-android-ios-devices/

How to setup ELM327 Bluetooth OBD2 for Android system?

December 11, 2018 by obd365  

What you need:

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SAFETY WARNING: Never start and run your engine inside of a closed garage. Always make sure there is good ventilation to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide fumes are produced by your engine’s exhaust gases.

 

 

1. Locate your car’s OBDII diagnostic port and plug in your scanner. The location will vary on each car, but it’s usually found within arm’s reach under the driver’s side dashboard, under the steering wheel.

 

2. Turn on your ignition by turning your key to the 2nd turn. The engine will be off, but this provides power to your dash lights, radio and also the OBDII diagnostic port.

 

3. From your Android Smartphone or tablet, go to your SETTINGS, then WIRELESS & NETWORKS, then BLUETOOTH SETTINGS. Turn on Bluetooth, scan for the nearby devices and pair your phone with the scanner.

The name of the scanner will vary depending on the model: Examples would be OBDII, OBD-II, VLink, ELM327, OBD2,

The default password is 1234.

 

4. Open your preferred app. I will use the Torque app as an example. Go to the Settings page by pressing the Menu button on your device. Then go to “OBD2 Adapter Settings”, then “Choose Bluetooth Device”, and then select the paired Scanner. This step is critical because the App won’t know to detect the ELM327 Scanner and it won’t connect to the ECU!

 

5. Go back to the App’s main menu and it will begin establishing a connection with the scanner. All 4 icons will be solid blue when it’s connected (Torque).

 

 

 

Tips for Bluetooth Pairing Issues:

  • Make sure the scanner is plugged into the OBDII Port and ignition is on
  • Unpair any existing Bluetooth devices such as a headset or speaker
  • If the password 1234 doesn’t work, try 12345 or 0000
  • Turn off Bluetooth, turn it back on and re-scan for Bluetooth devices
  • Unplug and plug in the Scanner from the OBDII port, then re-scan for Bluetooth devices

App Connection Issues:

  • Make sure the paired OBD2 scanner is selected within the app’s settings if it won’t connect (see step 3)
  • Restart the Application
  • Unpair the Bluetooth device and pair it again.

How to change mileage on Citroen C elysee 2015

November 27, 2018 by obd365  

How to:  correct mileage on Citroen c elysee 2015 with xprog m box ecu programmer (here using version v5.55).

Original odometer: 186,854 KM

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Wiring connection to xprog

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Mileage after correction: 71,086 KM

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(Click to enlarge)

Video guide:
https://vimeo.com/302783757

How to Obtain VAG Radio Code with ODIS via OBD

November 20, 2018 by obd365  

Here are tips and guides to help you get radio codes on a VAG vehicle.
Done with a VAS 5054A Bluetooth head and ODIS-S software!
Here you go…
In ODIS-service: select “Start Diagnosis
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In the Basic Vehicle Features, select “Manual” for the vehicle identification.
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Select “Yes” to perform the diagnosis without guided fault finding
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In “Model”, select “Previous Models for Immobilizer-Online
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This selection will automatically set all of the other selections as “All”.
Next, deselect “Work with Guided Fault Finding” box and press the “Apply” button.
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vas 5054a ODIS will now run a quick check
Then the “Special Functions” tab will appear
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Select “Special Functions” and you will see the “Checking Radio Code” test.
Go to “Perform Test
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Select “OK”
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Steps will be  carried out:
Input of vin
Input of component group id of radio
Output of radio-pin
Press the “Complete/Continue” button
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Enter the VIN in the “Red” box and select “Accept”.
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Enter the AUZ number in the “Red” box and select “Accept”.
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Enter name in the “Red” box and select “Accept”.
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Enter number in the “Red” box and select “Accept”.
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Enter the country in the “Red” box and select “Accept”.
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Next, data is transmitted online
To do this, a connection must be established:
– connect tester with respective hardware to online network
– next enter your user name and password
– press the “Complete/Continue” button.
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Enter your GEKO ID information and select the “Apply” button.
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After pressing the button the test will start.
The radio code retrieving test will go through a series of checks and steps in order to obtain the code. Some of the screens will show the following…….
The connection was established
Next, the data will be sent.
The data was transmitted.
The tester waits for data to be received.
The tester evaluates the received data.
After the connection is established and the tester retrieved the radio code, this next screen will show up with your number.
Press the Complete/Continue button to exit test.
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Job’s done! Have good luck with ODIS for radio codes!
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http://www.obdii365.com/service/how-to-obtain-radio-codes-using-vas-5054a-odis-105160.html

How to Program Toyota Camry 2015 G Chip All Keys Lost via OBD

November 8, 2018 by obd365  

How to: Program Toyota Camry year 2015 G chip key when all keys lost using OBDSTAR X300 DP/X300 DP Plus tablet.
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All keys have lost, open the door with auto lock pick
Connect X300 DP plus with vehicle via OBD socket
Select Diag Program->Immobilizer->Toyota->Toyota/Scion/Lexus V32.05->Immobiliser->Type 2 (72G)->Europe->Reset immobilizer (All key lost)
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Switch ignition off
Turn on ignition
Switch ignition off and remove key
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Switch ignition on
Switch ignition off and remove key
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Program keys as the following steps within 120 seconds:
A:Program 2 master keys and 2 sub key
1) Insert the first master key, turn on the ignition, and wait for 5 seconds.
2) Insert the second master key, turn on the ignition, and wait fro 5 seconds.
3) Insert the third sub key, turn on the ignition, and wait for 5 seconds, immobilizer indicator turns off, and programming is finished.
B: Program a master key and 1 sub key:
1) Insert the first master key, turn on the ignition, and wait for 5 seconds.
2) Insert the second master key, turn on the ignition, and wait fro 5 seconds.
3) Turn on the ignition quickly for 5 times. immobilizer indicator turns off, and programming is finished.
Finally test the new key.
Related video guide:
OBDSTAR X300 DP Program Toyota Corolla 2014 G chip key all keys lost
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1997-2018 Chrysler Dodge Jeep diagnosis by Micropod 2

November 7, 2018 by obd365  

Look here: clone Micropod 2 test reports
Software to test with: wiTech and DRB3 software
Cars to test: 1997-2018 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat
Functions to test: basic diagnostics, key programming, reflash programming, module flashing, ABS bleeding
Test reports from users: (thanks for all the input)
2018 Jeep Wrangler:
FOBIK key programming done!
Car: 2018 JEEP WRANGLER 3.5L V6 24V WT ENGINE UPG I W/ESS
2016 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat:
100% CAN – equipped coverage to 2016 for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Fiat vehicle
Provide basic OBDII diagnosis
Have access to module for Re-Flash Programming, TSBs, wiring diagrams, and repair information.
Btw, wiTech ii supports chrysler and Fiat online programming, but the package from the vendor comes without  fiat software; i have my own micro pod 2 fiat software so that i can installation and programming. )
2015 Grand Cherokee:
Grand Cherokee 2015 RFHUB modify CRC and VIN
It’s really simple with micropod in offline mode . Just replace it .... and restor vehicle config.
2015 Chrysler 200:
The 2015 Chrysler 200, along with other Fiat-based models like the Jeep Renegade, Jeep Cherokee, and Ram Promaster, are all equipped with a rolling PIN Code.
Managed to program fobik with wiTECH app, when the 200 lost all keys
2015 RAM:
I traded in my 2015 RAM for a 2017 and confirmed that the wmicropod clone works with wiTech 17.04 patch level 11 works on my 2017 RAM.
I've heard rumblings that they changed things for the 2018 MY - doubt they will work.
2015 WK 3.6L and 2015 DS 5.7L:
I connected it to my 2015 DS and my wife's 2015 WK with no issues. I disabled the side view mirror tilt in reverse on her WK (only thing she didn't like about it) and she was thrilled. There are functions to bleed ABS, program tire sizes, etc. There are literally hundreds of sensor readings, dozens of tests, actuators and misc functions that you can perform that seem to be very vehicle specific - which you would expect. Every switch/gadget in the vehicle seems to have a corresponding sensor reading of some kind in the software. The only odd behavior I saw was when I connected to the ABS computer of my DS... the EVIC freaked out and started screaming to service the ABS. Maybe that is a safety feature of some kind so folks don't go driving while messing with the ABS computer? Powering the vehicle off and on again made the ABS warning go away. I could not find any "PROXI alignment" functions - maybe they don't apply to my vehicles?
2014 dodge avenger:
One vehicle i tested with: a 2014 dodge avenger …. just fine.
was able to flash a module update and program a new key with the unit.
try the emulator on: DRB III emulator confirmed working.
2010 Charger:
I tested it on a 2010 Charger under witech and works flawlessly
2006 Jeep Liberty:
2006 Jeep Liberty CRD Limited 4X4
I ordered a witech micropod2 clone with drb3 functionality.
MicroPod II comes with version 17.04.27 software, drb3 support is not installed automatically but can still be found after install. Says it’s good for offline use only, but that should be enough to mess with the TPMS.
All modules except the BCM and ABS computer are still compatible with the DRBIII on the 06’s.
This is a working offline Witech. I just got it connected successfully. Software V17.04.27 was installed on a Windows 7 laptop no problem. It did successfully populate the VIN and can read the ECU.
2004 Dodge:
got a 2004 Dodge pickup and under the emulator worked perfectly.
2003 PT Cruiser:
Basically no other modules other than the Engine, work. I cannot connect to the transmission, ABS, VTSS, SKIM, radio, cluster, etc. But everything in the engine module can be tested, actuated, etc.
Luckily for me, I really only needed the DRBIII to write the Pinion factor for manual transmissions, which is conveniently in the ‘engine’ part which works.
Maybe I really need to invest in an older VCI pod so that everything else works.
Chrysler after 2003:
Micropod 2 with wiTECH only works for Chrysler made after the year 2003
old Chysler 1997 – 2004 (2005):
Micropod 2 work well with DRBIII emulator for old Chysler the year 1997 – 2004 (2005)
Good to know: When to use DRB3 & when to use wiTech? 
The DRB3 emulator is part of Chrysler’s Witech software. The Witech software supports two different pass-through devices, The VCI pod which is sold with the Witech system and the Chrysler Starmobile. The DRB3 emulator is a convenience item for dealerships to allow the use of their current witech scan-tool on older non CAN bus vehicles. It is not by any means a cost saving option.
Attachment: Micropod 2 DRB 3 Emulator Car List:
DRB 3 supports Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge dealerships to service non-CAN based vehicles from 1998-2007
Images: cloned Micropod 2 full kit
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Which Tool to Read BMW FEM ISN code by OBD?

October 31, 2018 by obd365  

Question:
When all keys are lost, can I get the ISN code of BMW FEM/BDC from OBD by using Yanhua mini ACDP? Also, when all keys are lost, can you get CAD data from OBD?
Is it okay if the car is turned off?
Obdii365.com engineer solution:
Yes to all questions above.  But you need ISN+ FEM/BDC authorization.
Yanhua ACDP is able to Read following ISN code via OBD when all keys lost :
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N20/N13/N55 DME
MSV80/MSV801/MSV85 DME
MSD80/MSD802 DME
MSD81/MSD812 DME
MSD851 (supports E-series only currently) DME
Yanhua Mini ACDP program FEM/BDC all keys lost no issue
Here’s the wiring connection
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Here’s the video demo
It will do when engine is turned off. But you need to run “FEM/BDC Activate” first. The function is a free bonus when you order FEM/BDC authorization.
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FYI: Yanhua mini ACDP supports following ISN code reading as well, but need  to remove DME.
Yanhua Mini ACDP ISN Read (need to remove DME)
E Series
DDE70_EDC17C06
DDE701_EDC17C50
DDE71_EDC17CP02
DDE721_EDC17C41
DDE73_EDC17CP09
DDE731_EDC17CP45
MEVD17(N55)
MEVD1724(N20)
MEVD1726(N55)
MEVD1729(N20)
MSV80
MSD80
MSD81
MSD85
F Series
DDE701A
DDE701P
DDE721B
DDE721P
DDE73A
DDE731A
DDE741A
DDE751A
MEVD172(N55)
MEVD1726(N55)
MEVD1724(N20)
MEVD1725(N13)
MEVD172G(N55)
MEVD172S(N55)
MEVD172P(N20)
MEVD1728(S63)
MEVD1729(N20)
MSD85
MSD85HY
MSD87
MSV90
R series 
MEV1722
MED172
DDE701_EDC17C50
MEVD1727
M series
BMSX
http://www.key-programmer.org/2018/10/30/will-yanhua-mini-acdp-obd-read-bmw-isn-when-all-keys-lost/

Does anyone use a VIDENT iEasy 300 pro code reader?

October 25, 2018 by obd365  

Thread: Has anyone bought a VIDENT iEasy 300 pro obdii code scanner?

John: Simple.
Simple and easy to use on my 2016 diesel.
 
(23 October 2018)
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Kns: Four Stars
had a few months still learning how to use it to its full potential
(26 September 2018)
Boxer Khan: One Star
Not erasing the code !
(15 August 2018)
Mohamed moustafa: Compact
Dose what say would do Used for Mercedes c class w204 Mercedes charges £130+VAT THEY SAID EXACTLY WHAT I KNOW BY READING THE CODE
(12 June 2018)
Christopher Hall: Fabulous
Worked great on the car I had at the time. Doesn't work on the new car unfortunately. Vectra C. Otherwise great. Took ages for delivery though. Nearly a month
(5 June 2018)
Kim: Very good product
Very happy with the product and the service It does exactly what it says it does
(1 June 2018)
PourrezaFive Stars
it works perfectly with my Mercedes CLK and BMW X5.
(31 May 2018)
KmDArt: Works on Honda FR-V
What can I say, plugged it into the car, it communicated with the car for a minute, then it offered several options from looking at error codes to deleting them. Exactly what I bought it for
)27 May 2018)
Michael Clark: Intuitive, clear screen - simple
bought this as my last reader just decided to give up the ghost (came close to buying the same one again but bought I would try this one)
I have to say... I’m glad I changed!!
This makes my old reader feel like an msdos system. The screen is really clear and run entirely on power from the car OBD2 plug.
The system comes with a usb, but haven’t read the instructions to know why that’s needed.
Functionally it intuitive - read codes, clear codes what more do you need.
So far it has been successful with bmw e90 and 03 new beetle
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(7 April 2018)
Phillip Martinon: It does the job very well
***Live Data Graphing***
Not only does it reset the CEL, but if used with a bit of thought the scanner can get you to the real cause of why the CEL light came on.
I wanted to watch the PIDs live as graphs so I could fault find on an issue I had with my car and it was claimed this unit could do just that; so I bought it.
It does what it says.
Checking Short & Long Term Fuel Trims and that the O2 Sensor voltage was changing was my reason for buying the scanner. I found through using this diagnostic tool the cause of my woe was in fact oil in the plug n socket on the ECU.
(See the pic)
The whole job took me a couple of hours of troubleshooting and cleaning plugs n sockets on sensors and also cleaning a couple of hoses and wotnot; the scanner now shows the fuel trims are down and the O2 Sensor values are up & down like they should be and all this can be seen live as a live graph.
I reckon it would have cost me a bob or two at my local part changer garage just to find oil in the plug for the ECU.
Who would have thought oil in a plug socket could kill a car?
By the way, the scanner did not say this was the fault...
Skill using the scanner led to finding the fault.
This Vident iEasy300 scanner is a good tool and IMHO worth the money.
Just take time to learn what the PIDs mean and what the scanner is telling you.
Or
Just use it to reset the Check Engine Light.
My next job...
Change the oil pressure switch because that's most likely to be the root cause of the oil contamination.
Sorry for the essay but if you read this far you probably have the patience needed to fix your car rather than just reset the DTCs. Good Luck.
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(30 April 2018)
Thanks to all contributors for the input.

Lonsdor K518ISE adds VW Skoda 3.5th IMMO

October 22, 2018 by obd365  

Lonsdor K518ISE released new update on October 22nd, 2018.
What news?
some new china car brands and some fix bug + vw 3.5 skoda menu etc. you can update and check it
new update change logo
can search by brand text more fast do work
renault come back
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