Bluetooth OBD2 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-02-2016
JAMMAN's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Grove City, OH
Posts: 90
Bluetooth OBD2

Has anyone used one of these? I've been dying to try one but was looking for some reviews from "real people" like the ones you find on forums and not paid advertisers.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-03-2016
TheArcticWolf1911's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 1,667
I've never used a bluetooth obdii scanner, myself, but if you want something specifically for ford, I'd strongly recommend getting an ebay elm327 usb to obdii adapter (around 12 bucks) and downloading forscan for free from their website. That's what I use and it's paid for itself on the first use. It can look at every single thing on the Ranger. It'll give you codes, allow you to reset dtc codes, run self tests on a given system, and even do some pats work. Bonus if anyone else you know has a ford vehicle, as it'll work on any ford 1996 or newer. Heck, it even works on my mother's 2010 Lincoln MKX, so add mercury and ford to that list.

Extra bonus is that elm327 will be compatible with the grand majority of other software out there, from generic CEL programs to the more expensive and versatile flavors of scan software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-04-2016
vista4.0's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Beaver Falls, PA
Posts: 2,824
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheArcticWolf1911 View Post
I've never used a bluetooth obdii scanner, myself, but if you want something specifically for ford, I'd strongly recommend getting an ebay elm327 usb to obdii adapter (around 12 bucks) and downloading forscan for free from their website. That's what I use and it's paid for itself on the first use. It can look at every single thing on the Ranger. It'll give you codes, allow you to reset dtc codes, run self tests on a given system, and even do some pats work. Bonus if anyone else you know has a ford vehicle, as it'll work on any ford 1996 or newer. Heck, it even works on my mother's 2010 Lincoln MKX, so add mercury and ford to that list.

Extra bonus is that elm327 will be compatible with the grand majority of other software out there, from generic CEL programs to the more expensive and versatile flavors of scan software.
I actually have the same thing. USB to obdII connector and use forscan. Works great for me. It will read any code a ford can throw at you.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-05-2016
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: WA
Posts: 83
I have to "third" on the forscan (forscan.org). Love it. There is also Torque Pro for Android which I also use. It will work on almost any OBD-2 car and you can use a bluetooth-to-OBD2 adapter with it. It won't be as comprehensive as forscan but it definitely gets the job done.

Here's a list of scanners (some blue tooth capable, some not) off the top of my head:

Car Gauge Pro - Bluetooth capable
Dash Boss - iPhone wifi
Scan Gauge-2 - cable
UltraGauge - cable
AutoEnginuity - cable
...and probably a lot of others that I can't think of.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OBD2 PCM tests Falkyn General Technical & Electrical 0 11-18-2007 12:30 PM
OBD2 Code Scanners/readers Rideau General Technical & Electrical 3 10-11-2007 04:14 PM
Free OBD2 Tuners? ZiggyMarley420 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 5 07-29-2007 04:25 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:12 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.