FORScan from an Australian User

Forscan is a software tool used for diagnosing and adjusting various parameters in Ford vehicles. It is designed to work with the OBD-II diagnostic system built into most modern Ford vehicles, and allows users to access and modify a range of settings and control modules that are not normally available through traditional diagnostic tools or the vehicle's onboard interface. Forscan can be used for tasks such as resetting maintenance intervals, changing lighting configurations, and disabling certain warning messages or features. It is especially popular among Ford enthusiasts and owners who are looking for more control and customization over their vehicles.
It supports specific features of the manufacturer protocols, making the FORScan more powerful in work with these models than any regular OBD2 scanner like a Holden VE.

How do I use FORScan?

Using FORScan involves the following steps:

  1. Obtain the software: You can download FORScan from the official website and install it on your computer.
  2. Connect the OBD-II interface: Connect an OBD-II interface to your computer and your vehicle’s OBD-II diagnostic port.
  3. Launch FORScan: Launch the FORScan software on your computer and select your vehicle’s make, model, and year.
  4. Connect to the vehicle: Connect to your vehicle using the OBD-II interface. FORScan will automatically detect your vehicle and display its information.
  5. Choose a function: Select the function you want to use from the menu. You can view and modify various parameters, such as resetting maintenance intervals, changing lighting configurations, and disabling certain warning messages.
  6. Apply the changes: Apply any changes you have made to your vehicle’s settings. You will need to restart the vehicle for the changes to take effect.

It is important to note that using FORScan requires a good understanding of your vehicle’s systems and the effects of making changes to various parameters. Improper use of the software can result in damage to your vehicle or unintended consequences. Therefore, it is advisable to carefully read the instructions and documentation before using FORScan, and to seek assistance from the FORScan community or an experienced technician if needed.

FORScan default features include:

  • Detect vehicle on-board network configuration
  • Read and reset Diagnostic Trouble Codes from all modules (see list of supported modules). These include Engine, Body and ABS faults.
  • Reading of modules’ sensors’ data
  • Run test diagnostic procedures
  • Run service procedures
  • Reprogram new keys
  • Injector Coding
  • Adjusting PIDS if you put in a long-range fuel tank
  • Change advance settings such as activating line locker mode on Mustangs

What makes FORScan unique?

FORScan is unique in a number of ways compared to other diagnostic tools for Ford vehicles:

  1. Wide Range of Supported Vehicles: FORScan supports a wide range of Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles, including older models that may not be covered by other diagnostic tools.
  2. Advanced Features: FORScan provides access to a range of advanced features and parameters that are not normally available through the vehicle’s onboard interface or traditional diagnostic tools. This includes the ability to reset service intervals, change lighting configurations, and adjust other settings.
  3. User-Friendly Interface: FORScan has a user-friendly interface that makes it easy for even non-technical users to access and modify various settings in their vehicle.
  4. Regular Updates: FORScan is regularly updated with new features and support for newer Ford vehicles, ensuring that users always have access to the latest diagnostic and adjustment capabilities.
  5. Community Support: FORScan has a strong and active community of users who provide support and share information, making it a valuable resource for Ford owners.

These features, along with its affordability, make FORScan a popular choice among Ford owners and enthusiasts who are looking for more control and customization over their vehicles.

Is Ford FORScan free?
FORScan is not a free software tool. There is a charge for using the software and accessing its advanced features. However, there is a free trial version of FORScan that allows users to test the software and see if it works with their vehicle before purchasing the full version. The cost of FORScan varies depending on the version and the level of support required, but it is generally affordable compared to other diagnostic tools for Ford vehicles.
Is FORScan for Ford only?
FORScan is primarily designed for Ford vehicles, but it is also compatible with some other vehicles that are based on Ford platforms, such as Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. It provides access to a wide range of features and parameters specific to Ford vehicles, making it a valuable diagnostic and adjustment tool for Ford owners. However, it is important to note that FORScan may not be compatible with all makes and models, and users should check the software's compatibility with their specific vehicle before purchasing.

Known supported Ford Models:

Other models may be supported.

Compatible OBD2 Devices for FORScan:

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