Launch iCarScan vs M-Diag Plus vs EasyDiag Plus vs X431 iDiag

Launch scan tool any difference: Launch iCarScan vs Launch M-Diag Plus vs Launch EasyDiag Plus vs Launch X431 iDiag

Launch iCarScan Launch M-Diag Plus Launch EasyDiag Plus Launch X431 iDiag
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Free Download 8 Programs Without Software Free Download 2 Programs Without Software
You can download Demo/Smart

OBDII diagnostic software and 8programs for FREE on APP:

– 5 car software

– 3 special function software

Launch M-Diag scan tools never

come with software in the package. It’s a device only. You need pay for software:

$35 – $50 per software

You can download Demo/

EOBD diagnostic software and 2 programs for FREE.

For more: $39.95 per software

Launch X431 idiag scanners come without software in the package. It’s a device only. You need pay for software:

$66 per software

Android / iOS
English, Chinese, Spanish, French,Russian
 OBD, CAN bus, and proprietary protocols of over70 car manufacturers and2, 500 car models
1.I/M Readiness Monitor
2.Read DTC’s
3.Clear DTC’s
4.Read Freeze Frame Data
5.Read and Graph Data Stream PID’s
6.Full System Scan
7.Actuation Tests
8.Special Functions: IMMO &Key programming,Oil/Servicereset, ABS bleeding,TPS throttlebody adaptation, Brake pads, Steering angle reset, Battery matching,

DPF regeneration,Injector coding,Tire Pressure Warning Light Reset, Gear learning

 

American car List:
USAFORD,Chrysler,GM.European Car List:
ABARTH,BENTLEY,BENZ,BMW,BUGATTI,CITROEN,FERRARI,FIAT,JAGUAR

,LANCIA,LANDROVER,MASERATI,MAYBACH,MINI,OPEL,PEUGEOT,PORSCHE,
RENAULT,ROLLSROYC,ROMEO,ROVER,SAAB,SEAT,SKODA,SMART,SPRINTER,VOLVO,VW,AUDI

Asian Car List:
ACURA,DAEWOO,DAIHATSU,HOLDEN,HONDA,HYUNDAI,INFINITI,JPISUZU,

KIA,LEXU,LUXGEN,MAZDA,MITSUBISHI,NISSAN,PROTON,SSANGYONG,SUBARU,
SUZUKI,TOYOTA

Chinese Car List:
QIRUI_TY,FLYER,HAOQING,CHANGCHENG,TRUMPCHI

 

How to install FORScanon Macbook Pro for ELM327

I have successfully got FORScan working for the latest mac os version sierra 10.12.1 using a macbook pro 2011

Firstly make sure you have the correct drivers installed for the ELM device. I am using ELM 327 USB v1.5 bought from here:

http://www.cardiagtool.co.uk/elm327-v15-plastic-obdii-eobd-canbus-scanner-without-ft232rl-chip.htmlIt’s $8 around.

I find there are ELS27 FORScan cables also available. Cables come with software:

http://www.cardiagtool.co.uk/esl27-forscan-for-ford-mazda-lincoln-mercury-vehicles.html

It’s $30 around. No need take risk to test software online.

I installed Driver Pack 1 & 2 from here: http://www.totalcardiagnostics.com/support/Knowledgebase/Article/View/19/0/how-to-install-elm327-usbbluetooth-on-mac-and-obd-software

Don’t use the Driver Pack 3 from the link above, instead you can find the drivers for your OS, which are kept up to date here: http://www.prolific.com.tw/US/ShowProduct.aspx?p_id=229&pcid=41

I used PL2303_MacOSX_1.6.1, after installation restart your machine

Follow Alchemyx’s steps but before you do step 4 you have to find out what your mac will name the ELM device:

Open terminal (cmd + space, type ‘terminal’, press enter) > Disconnect ELM from your mac and run:

CODE: SELECT ALL

ls /dev

This shows the current list of devices connected. Connect the ELM to your mac and run again:

CODE: SELECT ALL

ls /dev

Compare the two outputs, you are looking for one similar to tty.usbserial

If you find something other than tty.usbserial then replace tty.usbserial within step 4 of Alchemyx’s post:

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ln -s /dev/tty.usbserial ~/.wine/dosdevices/com1
Next do step 5 of Alchemyx’s steps. If your struggling you may need to have a better understanding about wine. ‘.wine’ is a hidden folder. If you google how to show hidden folders on a mac you will be able to access this folder and continue with Alchemyx’s step 5, or you could do it through a bash script.

When you complete Step 5 and you are now showing hidden folders, you should revert your mac to hide the folders again.

At this point if you haven’t already download FORScan from the downloads page and save to downloads. Open terminal and ‘cd’ to the downloads folder. Once you are at the folder level you can run:

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wine $FORScanDownload.exe
Change $FORScanDownload.exe to whatever your download name is. Run the installation as normal, no need to change any folder paths.

The penultimate thing is to ‘cd’ to wherever the wine folder of FORScan.exe is and then do:

CODE: SELECT ALL

wine FORScan.exe

You can create a script that will do this for you using Script editor.

Open script editor (cmd + space, type ‘Script Editor’, hit enter):

CODE: SELECT ALL

tell application “Terminal”
do script “cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\\ Files/FORSCAN
wine forscan.exe”
end tell

Save as .application to the desktop. Now you can run FORScan like a normal app on your mac.

Ultimately when FORScan is running on your mac go to the settings screen, hit connection tab then configure as per below:

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Now connect ELM327 usbto your mac and your vehicle and then go to the initial screen and try to connect.

Job done!

 

Review: XTOOL iOBD2 Mini Bluetooth a good DIY code reader

Here I share my review on XTOOL iOBD2 Mini Bluetooth Scanner: all tested OK, read and clear DTC codes, view real-time data and graph to check car status…

I bought XTOOL iOBD2 Mini Bluetooth only $25.99 last week, it is a car fault code reader for IOS and Android.

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It came in a nice transparent plastic box like iPod earphone.

Open it I saw the 16 pin adapter unit and a small piece of user manual which show how to connect it with car.

Just plug it into your car OBD2 port, the blue LED light is on and it connect OK with car!

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Turn on car ignition and tab the Bluetooth button to turn my iphone Bluetooth on.

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After that I saw XTOOL iOBD2 Mini main menu display as below: Diagnostic, Dashboard, Performance, Graphing, Setting and History.

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On Dashboard section, I saw many parameters available like engine speed, vehicle speed, voltage, fuel consumption, mass air flow, coolant temperature and ignition timing.

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On Graphing section, I could view RPM speed in dynamic graph.

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And most important part: Diagnostic.

Let’s take a closer look!

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XTOOL iOBD2 Mini Diagnostic menu include: trouble code, live data, freeze frame, readiness test, vehicle info, O2 sensor test, on-board monitor test and component test.

So many functions! This time I only tested the “trouble code” because my car got the EML dashboard light always on even the problem solved!

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XTOOL iOBD2 Mini read out the DTC fault codes: P0420 and P0430.

I press the “Clear trouble code” button and EML light was gone!

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That’s all my review. For me XTOOL iOBD2 Mini is really a good DIY code reader and a daily car scanner!

I post the link if you are also interested:

http://www.xtooleshop.com/wholesale/xtool-mini-iobd2-bluetooth-for-ios-and-android.html

Can MINI ELM327 OBD2 Scanner Work with Android Car directly?

The answer is YES!

And in this blog Iwill show you connect Super Mini ELM327 OBD2 scanner to an Android car stereo /carputer / head unit that is running Torque(software).

Vehicle model(an example): Mitsubishi Montero Sport 2009

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Carputer Android 4.2

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First of all, switch on ignition and insert MINI327 Scanner into car obd2 port

Then pair ELM327 adapter with car stereo via Bluetooth, you should “add device” to search “OBDII” and tap OBDII to pair with

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Next, go to main interface and open “Torque” app

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You can tap “Adapter Status” to see if ELM327 connected to car or if ELM327 can connect to car ECU

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Tap “Real-time information” to read car live data

The car live data will display on the screen, very intuitive

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MINI ELM327 Bluetooth OBD2 v1.5 small box only $9.27, in spite of reading car live data, you can also use it to read and clear generic & manufacturer-specific DTCs. What’s more, ELM327 can not only play with Android car directly but also play with Android Phone, Android PAD etc. Very widely used.

 

XTOOL MINI iOBD2 Bluetooth Scanner

XTOOL recently released iOBD2 MINI Bluetooth Scanner; how much do you know that? Here, all useful information concerned are offered.

XTOOL iOBD2 Mini

1. How to install iOBD2 app & adapter
1) iOBD2 app installation

supported device and application:
XTOOL iOBD2 mini Bluetooth scanner only supports wifi connection of Iphone, Itouch Pod, ipad with IOS 4.3 or later and Android OS 2.3 or later

-iPod touch: first/ second/ third generation
-iPhone: iPhone, iPhone 3, iPhone 3GS iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5?iPhone6,iPhone 6s,iPhone 6 plus,iPhone 6S plus
-iPad: iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad Mini

– All android smart phone and tablet

Installation of IOS version
–Install by smart phone
Open the App store, search iOBD2, download the app and install.
–Install by iTunes
Download and install iTunes. Then search iOBD2 on iTunes, download the app and install.

Installation of Android version
–Install by website
Open iOBD2 official website en.iobd2.com, download iOBD2 to the phone and install.
–Install by Google play store
Download Google play store. Search iOBD2 on Google play, download the app and install.

note:

When installing the app, please do not delete data or format memory card, otherwise it may lead to app installation failed.

When the install finished, click “open” to run the app (before running the app, please set Bluetooth connection, otherwise it cannot read the data); click “complete” to exit. The shortcut of iOBD2 will appear on the main screen when the app installed successfully. Click to open iOBD2 and the screen will show as follows.
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2) iOBD2 Adapter connection
Plug the iOBD2 adapter into the OBD II port on the car; turn the ignition on without starting
the engine. The OBD II port is usually under the dashboard, but it may be different on different car models.

2. How to connect Bluetooth
1) Bluetooth Setting
-Bluetooth connection on iOS devices: Turn on Bluetooth on the mobile. Find iOBD2 device and connect.

-Bluetooth connection on Android devices: Turn on Bluetooth on the mobile. Find iOBD2 device and connect.
2) Connection
-Connection on iOS devices: When the Bluetooth is successfully connected, open the APP iOBD2 on the smart phone. Click Setting button, select Connection option. Diagnostics is not available unless the setting of hardware, connection and car information is correct.
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-Connection on Android devices: When the Bluetooth is successfully connected, open the APP iOBD2 on the smart phone. Click Setting button, select connection mode. Diagnostics is not available unless the setting of hardware, connection and car information is correct.
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3. What might happen when first use iOBD2 scanner?
Sleep Mode
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When iOBD2 is power on for the first time, if it does not communicate with the car within Waiting Time, and battery voltage is below the Limiting Voltage, it will go to sleep mode. The default waiting time is 15 minutes. This parameter can be modified.

When the battery voltage is below the Limiting Voltage and within 5 minutes there is no communication between iOBD2 and the car, iOBD2 will go into sleep mode. When the battery voltage is above the Limiting Voltage, it will wake up. The default Limiting Voltage is 12.6V. This parameter can be modified. When iOBD2 is connected with the car for the first time, you can diagnose the car within 15 minutes. If there is no any diagnostic operations over 15 minutes, iOBD2 will automatically go into sleep mode. Only when the battery voltage is above the Limiting Voltage, or the actual waiting time is shorter than the setting Waiting Time, can iOBD2 wake up.

4. Diagnose
This function includes the following testing items. After finish each item, click the APP interface and save the data so that you can review the history record later.
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[Trouble code]: Reads the current DTC with detailed information on reasons lead to the DTC and advice to repair
the car.
[Live data]: Reads all the running parameters related to the ECU.
[Freeze frame]: ECU will set DTCs and record the data stream of the car engine at the moment when emissions
related faults occurred. The data is called freeze frame data.
[Readiness test]: Shows the status of readiness test. Click Readiness test in the menu, the screen will display the
test status of the car.
Supported and complete: It means the car supports this test and has completed.
Supported but incomplete: It means the car supports this test but it is not yet completed.
Unsupported: It means the car does not support this test.
[Vehicle information]: Read vehicle info such as Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), Calibration IDs (CALID) and
Calibration Verification Number (CVN).
[O2 Sensor test]: This service is to allow access to the on-board oxygen sensor monitoring test results. The same
information may be obtained by the use of [Mode 6 test].
[On-board Monitor Test]: To monitor the operation of the system of external device control panel.
[Component Test]: Allowed to access a particular component / the diagnostic monitoring results of incontinuous
monitoring system. E.g., the monitoring of the catalyst and evaporation system

5. My Dashboard
[My dashboard] function includes:
[Idle mode]: engine rotational speed, water temperature, battery voltage, air-intake temperature, instant fuel consumption (static), average fuel consumption
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[Cruise mode]: vehicle speed, the current engine load, water temperature, vehicle traveled time, vehicle travel average speed, continuous running mileage, instant fuel consumption (dynamic)
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[Sport mode]: engine rotational speed, vehicle speed, water temperature etc.
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[Custom mode]: allows changing live data with preferred readings such as power, torque, horsepower, etc.
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6. Performance Test
[Performance test] function includes:
[Accelerate/Decelerate test]: Test acceleration/deceleration process time and distance.
[0 to 400m acceleration test]: Test spending time from 0 to 400 meters.
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7. Performance Graph
[Rpm – km/h] displays directly the vehicle’s speed and the revolutions by curve
[Rpm – Nm – kW] displays the revolutions, torque and power by curve
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8. Setting
It allows users to set the language, connection, unit, and Alarm. In the vehicle setting, user can change parameters such as weight, fuel consumption coefficient, speed coefficient
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9. History
It is to save and review the recorded diagnostic data of the tested cars, such as live data, freeze frame data and my dashboard data.
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10. Trip Route
This function can track your driving route.
For iOS devices, select Setting on the phone, choose Privacy, Open the Location Services, and turn on iOBD2 interface. Run the iOBD2 app, choose “My dashboard”, and start driving the car, it will automatically track the driving route and save it on History menu. When exiting “My dashboard”, it will stop tracking the driving route. You can review the saved tracking route in History menu.
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For Android devices, the trip route tracking is open by default. You can check the recorded trip route in the History menu. To open or close the trip route tracking function, you can click the Setting button and find the Track option.

11. How to update diagnostic software
Users can find out the latest software release information, download and install software by logging in to App store.
More information, please visit iOBD2 official site www.iOBD2.com

12. Cautions & Warnings for use
Please read following tips before you use iOBD2 adapter:
Please plug the iOBD2 adapter correctly into your car by following the installation
instructions before operating.When driving the car, please do not operate this unit. Any distraction may cause anaccident.
iOBD2 communicates with cars via Bluetooth. Please do not use this product in the places with strong electro-magnetic interference in order to ensure communication proper.
All information on this manual is based on the latest iOBD2 version. XTOOLTECH reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice.

Check more details:http://www.uobdii.com/wholesale/xtool-iobd2-mini-scanner.html

How to add HS/MS CAN Switch to ELM327 OBD2 scanner

Here’s the instruction on how to add HS/MS CAN Switch to the ELM327 OBD2 scanner.

Why to modify ELM327 OBD2 scanner to add HS/MS CAN Switch?

Most Ford and Mazda models (approximately since 2003-2004, e.g. Ford New Focus 2006 <CAN>, Mazda 5 <CAN>, Mazda 6 <CAN>) are equipped with MS CAN Bus, while MS CAN Bus is not supported by ELM327 Bluetooth OBD2, because MS CAN is a manufacturer-specific solution and located on non-OBD2 pins.

How to add HS/MS CAN Switch to ELM327 scanner?

While ELM327 is a very flexible tool and slight modification allows to implement the MS CAN support. Therefore, let’s come to the process:

1.5V ELM327 Scanner supports HS CAN from the stock, because Ford HS CAN completely matches to the OBD2 standard. It occupies pins 6 and 14. MS CAN bus occupies pins 3 and 11 (illustrated below).

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The simplest way to implement the MS CAN support is to add a switch that will shift between MS/HS CAN. The scheme below explains the modification:

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Roadmap:

1. Purchase a 6 pin mini-switch of ON-ON type (for example, MTS-202-A2) in any shop that sells electronic components, also prepare a wire.

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2. Disassemble ELM327 (carefully remove the label that hides 4 screws, unscrew them).

3. Find a place for mini-switch (most complex part of the whole operation for some devices that are extremely compact).

4. Unsolder wires from pins 6 and 14 of the OBD2 jack and solder them to the 2 middle pins of the mini-switch.

5. Solder 2 new wires from 2 outer mini-switch pins to pins 6 and 14 of the OBD2 jack.

6. Solder 2 other new wires from 2 other outer mini-switch pins to pins 3 and 11 of the OBD2 jack.

7. Check the work (it is very important to do not mix CAN-L and CAN-H wires up) and assembly the ELM327, mark the MS and HS can position on the device box to avoid confusion.

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Now, all complete. Managed to HS/MS CAN Switch to ELM327 OBD2 scanner.

Check ELM327 Products:http://www.uobdii.com/producttags/elm327.html