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How to connect an ELM327 Bluetooth OBD2 Scanner on Windows

STEP 1: Locate Your Cars Diagnostics Connector.
The 16-pin diagnostic link connector (DLC) should be located in the passenger or driver's
compartment, under the steering wheel.

STEP 2: Turn ON Car Ignition and Then Plug in ELM327 Bluetooth Scanner into Cars

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 to the car — to the time of entering the Pairing code. If more then 60 second pass — then
Pairing code will be rejected and you'll have to plug out the scanner and try again. So have
your Bluetooth devices window open, so you can immediately connect as soon as you see
ELM327/OBDII/Unknown Device show up.

1. Double-click the icon in the system tray.

2. The "Bluetooth Devices" window will appear:
Click "Add".

3. * This part only applies to Windows XP.
The "Add Bluetooth Device Wizard will appear:
Check the "My Device is set up and ready to be found" check box, then click the "Next" button.

4. The Wizard will search for and display Bluetooth devices within range:

Click on "CAN OBDII" (may also show up as "CBT"). Then click "Next".

You'll be asked to enter your passkey:

Windows XP:
Select "Use the passkey found in the documentation".

Windows Vista/7/8:
Select "Enter the device's pairing code"
Enter: 1234
Then click "Next".
If 1234 doesn't work, then try "5678" or "0000".

6. The Wizard will connect to the scan tool:

* This part only applies to Windows XP.
Once it's setup, the wizard will display the COM port numbers:

Write down the number of the Outgoing COM port. You will need it later to configure the
diagnostics software.

8.Done! Now you can successfully use any OBD2 diagnostics software! And it should read your cars

Troubleshooting Windows Connection Issues:

1. If OBD software has trouble connecting to your car, then set baud rate of connection to: 38400 or 9600.

2. With some OBD-II software, you'll need to to know the COM port number of your
ELM327 Bluetooth scanner. You can find this out inside Device Manager, under "Ports
(COM & LPT)".

Windows XP:
Control Panel » System » "Hardware" tab » Device Manager » Ports (COM & LPT)

Windows Vista/7/8:
Control Panel » System » Device Manager » Ports (COM & LPT)

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