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.
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.
- 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.