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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-18-2018, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Forscan wonít connect, help

Hey guys, I have a 00 7.3. Pretty sure injectors are going out but I wanted to run a few tests to make sure before I drop the $1800. I tried connecting my computer and forscan to my truck. But itís telling me that it canít connect to the pcm. Any ideas?


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Re: Forscan wonít connect, help

And you just got your rig recently IIRC ?!

I never tried via laptop so i donít know how to help you. Alls I got is the BT dongle and iPhone and it connects easy time.

Is your car running? It must be running on my setup.


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it would help to know what dongle u are using bt usb ?

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Elm 327 - there are different ones




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mine connects via a cable not wireless. and mine has a switch that has to be in the right position or it won't connect to the truck.

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mine connects via a cable not wireless. and mine has a switch that has to be in the right position or it won't connect to the truck.

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I have the usb dongle too but donít use it (AE).


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Re: Forscan wonít connect, help

Both your posts are pointless until he actually says what he has. Lol

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Both your posts are pointless until he actually says what he has. Lol

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Read his first post again - he has the usb dongle bud.


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Re: Forscan wonít connect, help

You should do that.
Then Show me where he says "usb dongle."

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Forscan wonít connect, help

Hey Iíll eat crow if Iím wrong but an educated guess is laptop and truck pcm = usb dongle. Simple deduction. Wth would u use a laptop bt to connect to their pcm when a BT dongle (the image I attached) would be more efficient.

If you want to use bt with pcm integration - snap-on has a reader just like it for $15,000...


Edit: meant to say bt/wifi dongle. Bought it long ago so I forgot some of the details.

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