Forscan OBD to USB Cable – With MS Can Switch

Forscan OBD to USB Cable – With MS Can Switch

(19 customer reviews)


Our OBD-FORscan usb cable allows you to connect your Ford or Mazda to your computer and use all the features of the FORscan software giving you a dealer style full system scan tool. We recommend using our FORscan cable tool when doing programming or any heavier procedures as the connection is stable and faster. This cable has a high quality chip that ensures fast connection and a switch that allows it to read  both HS/MS-CAN protocols. Check why your engine check light is on diagnose where the fault is coming from – Run test and service procedures like a professional.

  • Works with all FORscan Software.
  • Access to all cars modules (Engine, ABS, BCM etc).
  • Full control of all your cars systems.
  • Works with Ford and Mazdas from 1998+.
  • Retrieve fault codes and clear check lights.
  • Latest chipset for strong connection and faster speeds
  • Easy to use with wired stable connection.
  • 12 Month Warranty.
  • Australian Support.

Express Shipping Available = 2 – 3 Days for $9.90

Otherwise Free Shipping = 3 – 8 Days.

Easy Return Policy and Quick Support Always Provided.

Please Note: You will need to download the FORscan software which is Free or Paid depending what you need but it is only $18 per year for the paid version and this gives you a full dealer style diagnostic tool. There is also a 2 month free trial you can use. 

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The OBD-AUS Forscan USB scan tool works by being plugged into your OBD2 port and reading data from a number of sensors on your Ford or Mazda. You will find this port within 50cm of your steering wheel and it is easy to access. Check our post here on how to find it. This data is then displayed on your computer using the Forscan software that has been created specifically for Fords and Mazdas. This tool gives you a professional dealer type diagnostics setup at the faction of the price. Forscan is free for some and paid for other versions. You can check it out here.

You can check what fault codes are showing and what they mean when they happen on your car. With Forscan it allows you to access all the systems on your car so you can see ABS, Airbag, SRS, etc module faults and clear them. This is a fantastic piece of software and you can view all of its features here.

You can find out why the annoying check engine light keeps coming on and fix this problem and clear the check engine light. Saving you from having to go to to the mechanic and paying $100 just to do a scan on your car. A must have for any Ford or Mazda owner.

Unsure about OBD2 and the benefits it has then check out our blog post here!

There are many OBD2 scanners, but does the FORScan somehow differ? Yes, because it is designed especially for Ford and Mazda vehicles. So supports specific features of the manufacturer protocols, making the FORScan more powerful  with these models than any regular OBD2 scanner.

For example, FORScan can detect modules which are not visible for regular OBD2 scanners, can show you trouble codes which are never displayed by OBD2 scanners, can show you PIDs which are not supported by any OBD2 scanner, run specific tests and service procedures. In other words, FORScan can do things that regular OBD2 scanners can not do.

Some Features:

  • Detect vehicle on-board network configuration
  • Read and reset Diagnostic Trouble Codes from all modules (see list of supported modules)
  • Reading of modules’ sensors’ data
  • Run test diagnostic procedures
  • DPF Regen
  • Adjust advance settings. Larger Tyres and Fuel Tank adjustments
  • Run service procedures
  • Program new keys


Why the USB Forscan Tool and not the bluetooth one?

If you are doing programming new modules or changing a-lot of advance settings then the USB version provides you with a stable and solid connection that will not have interference as it is wired.

Will it work with my car?

If your Ford or Mazda is 1998 or newer then yes it is full OBD2 and it will work with your car. If you car is older then please contact us.

How do I install it and get it to work?

All cars have a diagnostics port (OBD) and if your car is OBD2 it has to be within reaching distance of the steering wheel. Look under the steering wheel and above your pedals and you will find it. Then all you have to do is plug it in and download the app on your phone or to your computer. Check out our installation page here!

What is the switch for?

The switch on allows the OBD-AUS Forscan to access all protocols including MS-CAN & HS-CAN which standard OBD2 scan tools cannot access. 

Will it clear my engine fault and tell me whats wrong?

Yes it will do both of these. In the app you just click on check engine faults. It will then come up with code like this P0171 – Oxygen Sensor. So you know the problem is with the oxygen sensor and then the best thing to do is google the code and your cars year and model.

  • Model name: OBD-AUS Forscan USB
  • Current: 50 – 90 mA
  • Voltage: 9 – 16v
  • Item size: 8.8cm x 4.3cm x 2.5cm

Drivers: As it runs the Genuine FTDI you can get the drivers here if you computer does not Auto install them. (Windows 10 should)

Notice: This device is unable to do PATS2 programming on FORSCAN as that requires a seamless, electronic HS/MS switch.

19 reviews for Forscan OBD to USB Cable – With MS Can Switch

  1. Anonymous

    Works as described. Fast delivery from the other side of the country. Very happy alround!

  2. Shaun West

    Legit product

  3. Mark G.

    Quality item, fast postage, no problems. Thank You.

  4. Craig Jones

    Great product well made

  5. Nicholas Vinen

    I was able to get into Central Configuration and enable auto door locking using this dongle, which is the main reason I bought it. I couldn’t do that with the Bluetooth version. Probably Bluetooth is too slow or unreliable. Both versions are very good for diagnostics though, and are able to interrogate dozens of modules in the car.

  6. Luke S.

    Very well built product. Very helpful people happy to help with anything you need. Will be buying from again.
    Thank you

  7. Michael Boland

    Works as described, pity about the software though.

  8. Tony Snow

    A+ happy to deal with again

  9. Andrew C.

    It arrived quickly, no instructions came with it. But if you buy it, you should know what to do with it. My only dislike with it is the label for the HS-MS switch – for me the positions seem backward to what the label states. If the label just said HS up MS down it would be better. Anyway it worked perfectly (using forscan) and is cheaper than other devices I have seen.

  10. Stephen Furlanis

    I think the toggle switch is back to front, other than that all good

  11. Maziar Mohsenian

    Perfect delivery, Good quality, reliable product

  12. Adam Tooms

    Delivery was later than expected. Payed for overnight but postal system to the N.T did not allow that to happen. Was contacted shortly after and refunded the difference without even asking for not getting overnight. If only other companies had the same customer service as you guys. I wish you guys did more than just this specific field of tech. I would order from you guys all the time for other things if u had them

  13. Gary D.

    Excellent service and knowledge of products delivery on time highly recommend

  14. Brett W.


  15. Rob Sampson

    Seems to be of good quality construction. No trouble connecting to laptop. Yet to be used in service.

  16. Anonymous

  17. Craig F.

    Amazing product found codes that weren’t showing up on a more expensive
    scanner & reset them easily, fairly easy to set it up after watching a couple of videos on YouTube, well worth it

  18. CHRIS T.


  19. Reg Rayner

    Unit worked well. Was definitely a learning curve, thank goodness for UTUBE how to’s.

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