This article will guide you how to pair ELM327 Bluetooth scanner on your Windows system. (Instructions for MAC users).
It will then successfully work with any OBD-II software (like award-winning TOAD).
STEP 1: Plug Bluetooth into Car’s OBD Port
Install the ELM327 app of your choice. We suggest Torque Free for Android, you can find this in Google Play. Open the app and proceed to set the software up to connect to your OBD-II diagnostic tool. In Torque you will need to select the Bluetooth Device from the preferences menu. AUOTO Bluetooth Mini Elm327 OBD2 Scanner Car Diagnostic Tool Code Reader for Smart Phone Android Windows Symbian English. 3.7 out of 5 stars 36. Get it as soon as Tue, Jan 12. FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. ELM327 english manual 1. Plz until you connect the ELM327 with the car, then put the USB interface of ELM327 into the laptop. Connect the 16 pin connector of ELM327 with the car’s 16 pin connector. Start the laptop and connect the USB of ELM327 to the laptop. Install the software, put the cd into the laptop and begin install it. FIRST Turn ON cars ignition (one position before engine starts) Then Plug ELM327 Bluetooth scanner into cars connector. STEP 3: Add ELM327 Bluetooth Scanner. NOTE: You only have 60 seconds to pair the Bluetooth scanner from the time you connect.
It looks like this…
It’s usually found on the driver side dashboard under the steering wheel.
Can’t find it? Locate it here.
STEP 2: Turn ON Car Ignition
This is one step before engine is powered.
STEP 3: Add and Pair ELM327 Bluetooth to Windows
Right click on Bluetooth icon in task manager > Add a Device
Select ELM327 Bluetooth device. It’ll come under different names like: OBDII, VLink, Can OBDII, etc. Script 6 imodex.
NOTE: It can take up to 30 seconds for Bluetooth signal to show.
When you see list of pairing options like this:
(For Windows XP users, your option will be: Use the passkey found in the documentation)
Enter the pairing code:
Pair code: 1234
Additional Step for Windows XP Users
Once it’s paired, the wizard will display COM port numbers:
Write down the number of the Outgoing COM port. You will need it later to configure the OBD software.
STEP 4: Launch OBD Software and Connect to Vehicle
Launch your OBD Software. (We recommend TOAD software which is 100% compatible with Bluetooth.)
Click “Connect” and it should automatically detect your ELM327 Bluetooth device and connect to your car.
Troubleshooting Connection Issues:
If OBD software has trouble connecting to your car, then set baud rate of connection to: 9600 or 110. Hopefully the software you’re using has this option inside it’s Settings. For example TOAD software has option to force 9600 bits per second, which instantly fixes random disconnection issues.
If your OBD software doesn’t have option to limit connection speed, then you can also limit it through Windows settings. Here’s how…
- Go to Device Manager > and expand “Ports (COM & LPT)“.
Control Panel » System » “Hardware” tab » Device Manager » Ports (COM & LPT)
Control Panel » System » Device Manager » Ports (COM & LPT)
- Right-click on “Standard Serial Bluetooth” (it may be a different name for you) > Properties
3 Go to “Port Settings” tab > Lower “Bits per second” to 110. Click Ok. As seen below. Then attempt to reconnect to your car inside the OBD software.
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