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ELM327 OBD adaptor
on: May 15, 2019, 04:48:39 PM
Help.  Please can someone advise where the location for the ELM327 OBD adaptor plugs into on my 2017 explorer xrt, have looked under both seats there don't seem to be a socket? Have already down loaded tigertool v2.5, about to purchase the ELM327 either from amazon or ebay any suggestions which unit to buy would be appreciated.  Hope to reset the service interval to 6000 miles. Thanks

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Re: ELM327 OBD adaptor
Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 05:38:58 PM
The plug sits just to the rear of the battery cover under the front seat - see picture
Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 05:40:53 PM by Hawkeye

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Re: ELM327 OBD adaptor
Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 06:01:34 PM
Thanks Hawkeye.

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Re: ELM327 OBD adaptor
Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 06:36:34 PM
*Originally Posted by Tiger Lad [+]
...Have already down loaded tigertool v2.5, about to purchase the ELM327 either from amazon or ebay any suggestions which unit to buy would be appreciated.  Hope to reset the service interval to 6000 miles. Thanks

These are currently the only units I recommend for use with TigerTool...

Best quality unit, BBFLY-BF32301 on Amazon:-
https://www.amazon.co.uk/bbfly-BF32301-ELM327-V1-5-Diagnostic-Scanner/dp/B074JDCX59

Same unit from AliExpress, much cheaper but longer leadtime:-
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/bbfly-ELM327-USB-V1-5-FTDI-Chip-OBD-Auto-Diagnostic-Scanner-OBD2/32790694240.html

Alternative (cheaper) unit from AliExpress that's proved reliable so far:-
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/USB-ELM327-V1-4-Plastic-OBDII-EOBD-CANBUS-Scanner-with-FT232RL-Chip-ELM-327-OBD2-USB/32720127143.html


There'll be others that you'll find cheaper on eBay etc but their quality, reliability and suitability are difficult to confirm. Far too many of the cheapest units simply don't work with some basic ELM327 commands.

p.s. Surely you mean 10000 miles for the Explorer?
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Re: ELM327 OBD adaptor
Reply #4 on: May 15, 2019, 09:49:51 PM
Yes 10000 miles, many thanks for your advice TX 800xc, just ordered the unit from amazon.

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Re: ELM327 OBD adaptor
Reply #5 on: June 24, 2021, 11:50:19 PM
T800XC
Are these ELM's the best to purchase to work with your software.
Many thanks in advance

These are currently the only units I recommend for use with TigerTool...

Best quality unit, BBFLY-BF32301 on Amazon:-
https://www.amazon.co.uk/bbfly-BF32301-ELM327-V1-5-Diagnostic-Scanner/dp/B074JDCX59

Same unit from AliExpress, much cheaper but longer leadtime:-
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/bbfly-ELM327-USB-V1-5-FTDI-Chip-OBD-Auto-Diagnostic-Scanner-OBD2/32790694240.html

Alternative (cheaper) unit from AliExpress that's proved reliable so far:-
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/USB-ELM327-V1-4-Plastic-OBDII-EOBD-CANBUS-Scanner-with-FT232RL-Chip-ELM-327-OBD2-USB/32720127143.html


There'll be others that you'll find cheaper on eBay etc but their quality, reliability and suitability are difficult to confirm. Far too many of the cheapest units simply don't work with some basic ELM327 commands.

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Re: ELM327 OBD adaptor
Reply #6 on: June 25, 2021, 01:11:44 AM
Yes
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Re: ELM327 OBD adaptor
Reply #7 on: June 29, 2021, 01:05:19 PM
Bought the one off amazon and loaded the drivers and works first time unlike the cheap sh#te one off ebay.
Thanks again.
PS the ones on aliexpress no longer deliver to GB.