Transitmania 10 @Santa Pod 18th to 20th May 2018

Recommendations for a code reader

Transit Mk6 & Mk7 Forum. All Transits 2000 - 2013

Re: Recommendations for a code reader

Postby grogan197 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:18 pm

You can also get a windows version of FORScan, which is free. It also as more features that the android/iphone version. Any version of FORScan is likely to be better than the generic software out there as it's able to show all the ford specific DTC's and also show live data that isn't available though the standard OBD protocol used by the generic apps.
2006 MK6 2.0 125 TDCI - Luton Camper Conversion
2007 MK7 2.2 110 TDCI SWB

Ford Diagnostics
Where to buy an ELM327 and how to use with ForScan
User avatar
Transit Aficionado
Transit Aficionado
Posts: 267
Joined: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:16 pm
Location: Warwickshire, UK

Re: Recommendations for a code reader

Postby Thequeenscheese » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:00 pm

I'll give them a whirl and see what's what..
2.2 tdci T280
User avatar
Transit Devotee
Transit Devotee
Posts: 587
Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:20 am

Re: Recommendations for a code reader

Postby Richardthe675th » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:52 am

Just to report success programming a new key fob for my Mk7 transit 2007 using the following:

- new 3 button remote key fob from ebay, described as genuine Ford Transit 2006 -2014 £ 49.99 item No

- Bbfly ELM327 On Board Diagnostics reader described as: bbfly ELM327 USB modified FTDI chip OBD2 Forscan ELMconfig HS-CAN / MS-CAN OBD (item No ) £14.77

- Forscan software downloaded free (big thumbs up from me) plus extended licence, also free.

- Computer with windows XP operating system and usb port.

Follow the guides on the Forscan forum carefully. You do not have to erase all keys to programme a new one using the current version of Forscan (2.3.11 beta). There is no 2 key limit.

The new 3 button key fob can be fitted to the original key in place of the original key fob. Prise off the blue part of the key and click the new one into place.

I spent some time playing with the Forscan software before starting the potentially disastrous process of reprogramming the Passive Anti Theft System (PATS) module. I ran my laptop off the mains in case the battery failed midway. The process did take me about 45mins. Would take about 10 mins having done it once.

Hope this is helpful.
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:15 am


Return to Mk6 & Mk7 - Third Generation Transits

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users