Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: OBD not working

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    44

    OBD not working

    HEre's my device: https://www.scantool.net/elmscan-5-usb.html
    the ELM 5 connected via USB. windows 10 installs it with a working drivers and I input the correct com port and baud rate, but it doesn't seem to be working cause the gauges or OBD pages don't show data. Any advice?

  2. #2
    Mod - Driveline forum
    Auto Apps:loading...
    ClockWorK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,344
    Make sure baud rate for the COM port in Device Manager matches baud rate set in DriveLine.

    OBD should be pretty straight-forward. I'm assuming either 9600 baud or 115k.

    Remember only one app can have the COM port open at any time.

    Let's see if anyone else chimes in. I don't think anyone's having OBD issues.

  3. #3
    Confusion Master
    Auto Apps:loading...
    Enforcer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    If you go down to the woods today, You're sure of
    Posts
    14,839
    Have you tried it with dedicated OBD software?

  4. #4
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    44
    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer View Post
    Have you tried it with dedicated OBD software?
    I installed it and tried, but it doesn't respond to touches. Must have been coded in an odd way that doesn;t respond to multi touch screens-- I suppose I could try it with a mouse.

  5. #5
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    44
    I hooked up a mouse and gave the stock app a try... it's not working-- says it can't find the interface or something. So on the device itself, the power light comes on but the TX RX lights never do. it doesn't seem to be communicating with the car.

  6. #6
    Maximum Bitrate
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Grandville, MI
    Posts
    854
    If we look at the specs on your device we get this:

    Processor: Genuine ELM327
    OBDII Protocols:

    ISO15765-4 (CAN)
    ISO14230-4 (Keyword Protocol 2000)
    ISO9141-2
    J1850 VPW
    J1850 PWM

    Output protocol: USB Virtual COM Port
    Baud rate: 9600 or 38400
    Indicator LEDs: OBD Tx/Rx, RS232 Tx/Rx, Power
    Operating voltage: 12V, internal protection from short circuits/overvoltages
    Dimensions: 3.75" x 1.7" (95 mm x 43 mm)

    You need to run it with other ODB software to insure it works....

    Last time I tried I believe Driveline connected and used my Scantool SX device which replaced the unit you have and is cheap... I paid like $30 for mine and it is WAY better... Do yourself a favor and ditch that unit and buy a newer one. The newer ones are faster, based on a new system and will work much better. And all of their tools come with free software. Mine came with ODB Wiz which works great and I bought ScanXl Pro as well.

    Rodney

  7. #7
    Confusion Master
    Auto Apps:loading...
    Enforcer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    If you go down to the woods today, You're sure of
    Posts
    14,839
    Quote Originally Posted by kill_dano View Post
    I hooked up a mouse and gave the stock app a try... it's not working-- says it can't find the interface or something. So on the device itself, the power light comes on but the TX RX lights never do. it doesn't seem to be communicating with the car.


    ConfusionMasters golden rule with carputers:

    Always get addons and peripherals working with the stock program first before trying to get them to work with a FE.

  8. #8
    Mod - Driveline forum
    Auto Apps:loading...
    ClockWorK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,344
    Just gonna say that I have one of the most ghetto OBD adapters and it still works with everything. So, my guess is that this will come down to either some simple port/baud settings, or the proper serial port driver.

  9. #9
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    44
    Thanks for all the input. Quick Q: Could I have pulled a fuse from the car's own OBDII device and it's just not operational now, or would that have caused all my gauges and meters on the car to stop working too?

  10. #10
    Raw Wave SNOtwistR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Keswick,On Canada
    Posts
    2,060
    It could be a blown or removed fuse easiest way is to check pin 16 for power. Check that and report back and we will go from there to solve this problem SNO
    Name:  obd2.jpg
Views: 120
Size:  90.8 KB

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. ubs cable working outside not working in car
    By 00christian00 in forum Newbie
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-25-2005, 12:47 PM
  2. DVD still not working
    By DK888 in forum Software & Software Development
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-09-2005, 09:05 PM
  3. TS working... not working... work... not...
    By bulgogi777 in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 01-11-2005, 10:25 AM
  4. is it a working set up
    By vile10 in forum Newbie
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-03-2004, 04:00 PM
  5. DC DC PSu not working
    By phil.45 in forum Power Supplies
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-20-2002, 03:26 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •