need an OBD reader

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  1. HavasuMike

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    I am very interested in using ForScan, but am having trouble deciding on a reader. I have been looking at various readers, but don't understand enough to pick one. The one that I see recommended most is about 80 bucks on Amazon, but the others are much cheaper. (around 30 bucks) I really prefer the wired version from the same company, but can't tell if it will work or not. Does anyone have any recommendations for one of the cheaper ones that work? I plan on connecting with a laptop. I like the big screen much better than a phone.
     
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    it's a matter of preference; lots out there and the most important thing is to extract the info.

    I bought an Innova 3100 OBDII reader back in the day. decent-sized screen imho.
     
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    I bought and have used the BAFX along with Torque Lite. I haven't really figured out how to use it too well though. I need to find a Forum with information, this one is not very informative.
     
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    I picked up one of these and tried it out tonight. Couldn't get it to work on my Mac but it works great in VirtualBox on Windows 10.
     
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    Just received the ohp ELMconfig today. Loaded ForScan on my laptop and got the license. Put the OBD in the laptop (usb) and windows installed it. Now I have to try it in the car. I read somewhere that the first thing to do is back up the current settings. I don't know where I read it, but I will find it before I try this thing in the vehicle.
     
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    Hooked up today and everything worked as advertised but now I have more questions.

    I backed up the modules marked "as built". There are a few that do not say that. All but one has a module of the same name except PCM. Do I need to back up any of these?

    Now that they are saved, can you look at the settings of these modules if you are NOT connected to the vehicle? I did not use the default save locations since I am using the program for two vehicles.

    The first two things I would like to change is to add the daytime running lights and then to adjust my speedometer. Does anyone know where to find the specs on these items?
     
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    The as-built pages let you modify the actual hex config data. The ones that don’t say that are a duplicate module name, and it shows you the functions FORScan knows how to change on its own.
     

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