OBD-AUS Forscan Bluetooth Android – OBD2 Scan Tool


The OBD-AUS BT Forscan is our OBD2 Bluetooth scan tool created to work with the FORscan program. It provides access to most of the Ford/Mazda protocols and modules* and gives you a professional dealer-style full system scan tool* at a fraction of the price of other full system tools (or even a trip to the dealer). With a high-quality OEM micro-chip manufactured in the USA and multi-protocols, it is the perfect OBD2 scan tool to view most of the data that your Ford or Mazda can supply*. Check all systems fault lights, diagnose where the fault is coming from, and Access service and programming functions.

  • Works with Android Devices* and Windows Computers (iPhone Product Click Here)
  • Retrieve most FORD/MAZDA modules to fault codes and clear check lights.
  • Works with most Australian Fords & Mazdas from 1998+*
  • View data from all your cars systems
  • Activate service tests (DPF Regen, Coding)
  • Bluetooth for easy connection and faster speeds
  • Password/Pairing Protected
  • Easy to use
  • 12 Month Warranty
  • Australian Support

Please note: this does not work with iOS (iPhone). You need our WiFI device here.

NOTICE: Please note that this will not work on Ford Transits 2010+, Ford Ranger T6/PX (2012+), Ford Everest 2003+, BT50 2006+ and any Ford F-Series Truck. See limitations below PRIOR to purchase. 

*See Product Limitations below, and read the entire description prior to purchase.

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The OBD-AUS Forscan 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 phone, tablet or 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 what fault codes are showing and what they mean when they happen on your car. With Forscan it allows you to most of the systems on your Ford & Mazda so you can see ABS, Airbag, SRS, etc 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. Also it brings in all the default Ford and Mazda PIDs so straight away you can have a live feed of your transmission temperature or almost anything else you want.

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*.

Main Features:

  • Detect vehicle on-board network configuration
  • Read and reset Diagnostic Trouble Codes from most modules (see list of supported modules)
  • Reading of modules’ sensors’ data
  • Run test diagnostic procedures* (not supported in FORScan Lite yet)
  • Run service procedures* (not supported in FORScan Lite yet) Supported vehicles:All Ford, Mazda, Lincoln, Mercury vehicles that can be addressed by supported adapters. It is 99% of models after 2000*.
  • Program new keys*

MS/HS Can Switch – What is the Switch for?

This allows our FORscan scan tool to access both the MS and HS system so this means you get full access to your car.

HS-CAN modules:
-PCM (Powertrain Control Module)*
-ABS (Anti-lock Brake System, includes AdvanceTrac and Traction Control)*
-RCM (Restraint Control Module, AKA airbags and seatbelts)*
-AWD (All Wheel Drive module, if equipped)*
-OCSM (Occupent Classification System Module, AKA Passenger Seat Sensors)*
-PAM (Parking Aid Module)*
-IPC (Instrument Panel Cluster)*
-BdyCM (Body Control Module 2013+)*
-ACM (Audio Control Module, 2013+)*
-FCIM (Front Controls Interface Module, 2013+)*
-PSCM (Power Steering Control Module, Hydraulic PS only)*
-SECM (Steering Effort Control Module, Electric PS only)*
-CCM (Cruise Control Module)*
-SCCM (Steering Column Control Module, 2013+)*
-APIM (Accessory Protocol Interface Module AKA SYNC)*

MS-CAN modules:
-SJB (Smart Junction Box)*
-HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning module)*
-ACM (Audio Control Module, pre 2013)*
-DSP (Audio Digital Signal Processing Module)*
-DSM (Driver Seat Module)*
-DDM (Driver Door Module)*
-RFA (Remote Function Actuator Module)*
-DCSM (Dual Climate Controlled Seat Module)*
-SDARS (Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service)*
-FCIM (Front Controls Interface Module, pre 2013)*
-FDIM (Front Display Interface Module)*
-ILCM (Interior Lighting Control Module)*
-HCM-2 (High Beam Control Module)*
-SOD-R/L (Side Obstacle Detection Control Module AKA BLIS, a module for each side of the vehicle)*
-IPC-MS (Instrument Panel Cluster, MS-CAN)*
-GPSM (Global Positioning System Module)*
-APIM (Accessory Protocol Interface Module AKA SYNC)*


Will it work with my car?

If your Ford or Mazda is 2000 or newer then yes it is full OBD2 and it may work with your car*. If you car is older or if you are unsure then please contact us. Also will work with other brands of cars that are 2006+ but you will not use the FORscan app but use Torque app. 

NOTICE: Please note that this will not work on Ford Transits 2010+, Ford Ranger T6/PX (2012+), Ford Everest 2003+, BT50 2006+ and any Ford F-Series Truck.

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. Note that as you are using third-party software on third-party devices, OBD2 Australia will only provide support for hardware issues limited to defects (such as repairing or replacing your FORSCAN device, provided it’s proven faulty). If you need software or connectivity support you can contact FORSCAN or your device manufacturer. This device requires a technique to set-up and use, and just because it fails to connect does not mean it’s faulty. There are a myriad of factors to consider why the connection fails.

What is the switch for?

The switch on allows the OBD-AUS Forscan to access almost 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. e.g. Toyota Hilux 2017 P0171. Nine times out of ten this will be a common problem and the answer will be the first thing that pops up.


  • Model name: OBD-AUS Forscan Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Version: 1.5
  • Current: 50 – 90 mA
  • Voltage: 9 – 16v
  • Range: 3 to 10 m
  • Item size: 8.8cm x 4.3cm x 2.5cm

Software: https://forscan.org/download.html

Guides: https://forscan.org/documentation.html


*To ensure full compatibility, it is imperative that buyers contact OBD2 Australia first prior to purchase. We will need the vehicle year, make and model and the functions you need to confirm compatibility. Some Ford/Mazda vehicles have compatibility issues with FORSCAN, which is why we need to check first if it works or not. Note that returns and requests for refunds due to product incompatibility (without consulting OBD2 prior to purchase or going against OBD2 Australia advise) will be fully subject to our Returns and Refunds policy.

 *Notice: This device is unable to do PATS2 programming (2012+) on FORSCAN as that requires a seamless, electronic HS/MS switch.

*This OBD2 scanner may be incompatible with some Samsung Android mobile phones/tablets due to Bluetooth firmware issues. 

*This device is currently not compatible with Ford Ranger T6/PX (2012 and up) or any vehicle with the same motor. Note that due to the many ECU firmware versions installed on FORD/MAZDA ECUs, there are instances where this scanner may not work with your FORD/MAZDA vehicle. 

*NOTICE: Please note that this will not work on Ford Transits 2010+, Ford Ranger T6/PX (2012+), Ford Everest 2003+, BT50 2006+ and any Ford F-Series Truck.

*FORSCAN may sometimes warn users that ‘The adapter is NOT recommended for this car – some FORScan functions may not be available or not work properly’. If during the initial scan, most modules are present then you can ignore this warning as the tool will work as normal. This warning is due to the fact that FORScan prefers you to purchase the more expensive tools that they sell. This warning is NOT indicative of a ‘faulty’ scanner as long as the software is able to read your vehicle and its modules.

Firmware updates are NOT AVAILABLE on this device. Ensure that the function you need to perform does NOT REQUIRE newer versions of the firmware.

Software related issues are beyond our scope. As such we are unable to provide additional support for software issues, so direct all concerns to FORSCAN Support.


36 reviews for OBD-AUS Forscan Bluetooth Android – OBD2 Scan Tool

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This OBD2 reader works just as advertised. It integrates flawlessly with the Forscan software. I successfully programmed new keys for my 2009 - 2011 series Ford Focus. Having a reader that worked seamlessly with the software made the process easy.

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This OBD2 reader works just as advertised. It integrates flawlessly with the Forscan software. I successfully programmed new keys for my 2009 - 2011 series Ford Focus. Having a reader that worked seamlessly with the software made the process easy.

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  1. Great service and great product.
    Arrived within three days.
    Plugged into my Ford Transit Mk5 and worked perfectly.
    Used it with the Forscan software and it told me exactly what was wrong.
    Very happy and thanks again!

  2. Seems to work as advertised.

  3. Good

  4. Great product got me out of trouble highly recommended can’t go wrong

  5. Works as described, easy to use

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