Windows PC Quick Start Guide

Step 1: Install software

FORScan
Download

OBDwiz
Download

Step 2: Connect EX to the PC

The LED will turn yellow when you connect EX to the PC’s USB port.

Red LED? Drivers were not installed properly.

Note: If the drivers for EX do not install automatically, click on the link below to download the driver.

Windows Driver


Step 3: Locate the OBD port and plug EX in

The diagnostic connector is always located in or near the interior dashboard of your vehicle. The diagnostic connector will usually be exposed, but sometimes it’s hidden under a decorative plastic cover, or behind an ashtray or coin tray. The most common location is below the steering column, just below the driver’s dash area. Don’t use excessive force, but make sure it fits snugly.

DLC icon

Can’t find your OBD port? Visit obdport.info

 


Step 4: Turn ignition to Key On, Engine Off position

On some vehicles the ‘ON’ position is marked with the Roman numeral ‘II’. If there are no markings, turn the key clockwise and stop just short of starting the engine.

The LED will turn green.

key_ignition

Note: Vehicles with push button start: press the button without stepping on the brake pedal.

Yellow LED? Check OBD port, auxilary port, and the cigarette lighter for blown fuses.


Step 5: Launch software

Launch software and click “connect” button. Your OBDLink EX scan tool is now ready to use.


 

Windows PC Quick Start Guide

Step 1: Enable Bluetooth on your Windows PC, Laptop, or Tablet

If you are using an USB-to-Bluetooth adapter, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installing any required Windows device drivers.

If your computer has built-in Bluetooth, make sure it’s enabled. Consult the Owner’s Manual for your PC for detailed instructions.


Step 2: Download OBDwiz

This step will require your PC to be connected to the Internet.

Download and install the latest version of OBDwiz.


Step 3: Locate the OBD-II diagnostic connector in your vehicle

The diagnostic connector is always located in or near the interior dashboard of your vehicle. The diagnostic connector will usually be exposed, but sometimes it’s hidden under a decorative plastic cover, or behind an ashtray or coin tray. The most common location is below the steering column, just below the driver’s dash area.

DLC icon


Step 4: Plug OBDLink into your diagnostic connector

Don’t use excessive force, but make sure it fits snugly.

OBDLink MX Bluetooth is used in the above video, but the process is the same for all OBDLink devices.

Once plugged in, the ‘Power’ LED will turn solid green.

For Wi-Fi models, the ‘Wi-Fi’ light will emit a flash every 3 seconds.


Step 5: Turn ignition key to the ‘ON’ position

On some vehicles the ‘ON’ position is marked with the Roman numeral ‘II’. If there are no markings, turn the key clockwise and stop just short of starting the engine.

Vehicles with push button start: press the button without stepping on the brake pedal.

key_ignition


Step 6: Make OBDLink discoverable

Press the ‘Connect’ button. The ‘BT’ light will start blinking faster as shown here:

 

attention_splatAttention! You will have 2 minutes to complete Step 3 below.

If you need more time, press the ‘Connect’ button again.


 Step 7: Pair OBDLink with your Windows computer

Open the Windows System Tray and right-click the Bluetooth icon (circled in red below), then click ‘Add a Device’.

win_bt_sys_tray

Windows will automatically discover and display your OBDLink device as shown below. Click ‘OBDLink’, then click ‘Next’.

win_bt_discovered

NOTE: Some Windows Bluetooth adapters support Numeric Comparison. If this applies to your Bluetooth adapter, you will see the following screen. Simply ignore the ‘Compare pairing codes’ request, select ‘Yes’, and then click ‘Next’.

win_bt_code_yes_w_note

NOTE: Some Windows Bluetooth adapters use PINs. If this applies to your Bluetooth adapter, you will see the following screen. If you are given an option to pair without a code, or enter the PIN, choose to enter the PIN ‘1234’.

Legacy bluetooth pair

Windows will confirm that OBDLink was successfully installed by displaying the screen below.

win_bt_success

If OBDLink did not install correctly, press the ‘Connect‘ button on OBDLink and repeat Step 3.


Step 8: Initial Software Setup

Click the ‘Auto Detect’ button, circled in red here:

obdwiz_autodetect

OBDwiz will check all known COM ports and baud rate options and auto-configure itself to work seamlessly with your OBDLink adapter. When Auto-Detect is complete, you will see a dialog box similar to below:

obdwiz_device_found


Step 9: Connecting to your vehicle

Click the ‘Connect’ button (circled in red below):

obdwiz_connect

OBDwiz will cycle through all legislated OBD-II protocols and detect which is used by your vehicle. A status screen will indicate progress of the automatic protocol detection:

obdwiz_proto_detect

On many vehicles, there are multiple on-board computers (ECUs) that reside on the OBD-II network.

obdwiz_ecu_select

Since OBD-II protocol dictates that you can only connect to one ECU at a time, it’s recommended you connect to the ECU reporting the most Supported PIDs first (you can always re-connect and select an alternate ECU). Click ‘Continue’.


Step 10: Accessing Data

OBDWiz can diagnose ‘Check Engine’ trouble codes, monitor real-time vehicle performance, check emissions readiness, log trips and much more.  To begin exploring these capabilities, click on a task along the left-hand side of the main screen:

obdwiz_select_task

Each task has multiple tabs that provide more specific information or actions associated with the selected task:

obdwiz_tabs

Below each tab, you can click on a specific action button:

obdwiz_action_bar

iOS Quick Start Guide

Step 1: Download and install the OBDLink app from the App Store

Visit the OBDLink app page in the App Store.

Note: The OBDLink app can be installed on each of your iOS devices. The OBDLink app works exclusively with OBDLink brand adapters.


Step 2: Locate the OBD-II diagnostic connector in your vehicle

The diagnostic connector is always located in or near the interior dashboard of your vehicle. The diagnostic connector will usually be exposed, but sometimes it’s hidden under a decorative plastic cover, or behind an ashtray or coin tray. The most common location is below the steering column, just below the driver’s dash area.

DLC icon


Step 3: Plug MX+ into the diagnostic link connector (DLC)

Don’t use excessive force, but make sure it fits snugly.

OBDLink MX Bluetooth is used in the above video, but the process is the same for all OBDLink devices.


Step 4: Turn ignition key to Key On, Engine Off position

On some vehicles the ‘ON’ position is marked with the Roman numeral ‘II’. If there are no markings, turn the key clockwise and stop just short of starting the engine.

Vehicles with push button start: press the button without stepping on the brake pedal.

key_ignition

Once plugged in, the ‘Power’ LED will turn solid green and the ‘BT’ LED will start flashing slowly.

If all LEDs are off, check the cigarette lighter/auxiliary power port fuse.


Step 5: Open iOS ‘Settings’ App, and enable ‘Bluetooth’

MX+ iOS - BT on


Step 6: Press the ‘Connect’ button on OBDLink MX+

MX+ connect button

The ‘BT’ LED will switch to a fast blink.

Attention!
You must complete steps 6 and 7 within 2 minutes. If you need more time, press the ‘Connect’ button again.


Step 7: Tap ‘OBDLink MX+’ to pair the device when it appears in ‘Other Devices’

Pair MX+ will iOS device


Step 8: ‘OBDLink MX+’ will now appear as ‘Connected’ under ‘My Devices’

MX+ connected to iOS device


Step 9: Connecting to your vehicle

Launch the OBDLink app. Set ‘Communication Type’ to ‘Bluetooth’

Settings > Preferences > Communications

Tap ‘Bluetooth’

MX+ OBDLink communication type selection


Step 10: Tap ‘Connect’ from the OBDLink app main menu

OBDLink app main screen

The app will now establish a connection with MX+ and detect which OBD-II protocol your vehicle uses. Once the connection is established, the ‘BT’ LED will turn on solid. Tap ‘Diagnostics’ to start a scan.

Android Quick Start Guide

Step 1: Download and install the OBDLink app from Google Play


There are two options to download the app to your smartphone or tablet:

Option 1:

From your Android device, tap the ‘Google Play‘ app. Search for “OBDLink“.

android_app_install accept_android_permissions

Tap the ‘Install’ button, then ‘Accept‘ the app’s permissions. The OBDLink app automatically completes the installation on your Android device.

Option 2:

Visit the OBDLink app page on Google Play using your preferred web browser. Log into Google Play. If you have multiple Android devices, select the target device. Click the ‘Install‘ button:

android_app_install_confirm

Note: The OBDLink app can be installed on each of your Android devices. The OBDLink app works exclusively with OBDLink brand adapters.


Step 2: Locate the OBD-II diagnostic connector in your vehicle

The diagnostic connector is always located in or near the interior dashboard of your vehicle. The diagnostic connector will usually be exposed, but sometimes it’s hidden under a decorative plastic cover, or behind an ashtray or coin tray. The most common location is below the steering column, just below the driver’s dash area.

DLC icon


Step 3: Plug MX+ into your diagnostic link connector (DLC)

Don’t use excessive force, but make sure it fits snugly.

OBDLink MX Bluetooth is used in the above video, but the process is the same for all OBDLink devices.


Step 4: Turn ignition to Key On, Engine Off position

On some vehicles the ‘ON’ position is marked with the Roman numeral ‘II’. If there are no markings, turn the key clockwise and stop just short of starting the engine.

Vehicles with push button start: press the button without stepping on the brake pedal.

key_ignition

Once plugged in, the ‘Power’ LED will turn solid green and the ‘BT’ LED will start flashing slowly.

If all LEDs are off, check the cigarette lighter/auxiliary power port fuse.


Step 5: Open Android ‘Settings’ App, and enable ‘Bluetooth’

Settings App > Connections > Bluetooth

MX+ Android - BT on


Step 6: Press the ‘Connect’ button on OBDLink MX+

MX+ connect button

The ‘BT’ LED will switch to a fast blink.

Attention!
You must complete steps 6 and 7 within 2 minutes. If you need more time, press the ‘Connect’ button again.


Step 7: Open ‘Bluetooth settings’ menu and tap ‘OBDLink MX+’ to pair the device

Settings app > Connections > Bluetooth

Tap ‘OBDLink MX+’

Tap ‘Scan’ if OBDLink MX+ does not show under ‘Available Devices’

Pair MX+ will Android device


Step 8: Tap ‘OK’ in the ‘Bluetooth pairing request’ dialog box

MX+ BT pairing request

MX+ will now appear as ‘Paired’:

MX+ paired with BT


Step 9: Connecting to your vehicle

Launch the OBDLink app. Set ‘Communication Type’ to ‘Bluetooth’

Settings > Preferences > Communications

Tap ‘Bluetooth’

MX+ OBDLink communication type selection


Step 10: Tap ‘Connect’ from the OBDLink app main menu

Tap connect

Step 11: Choose ‘OBDLink MX+’

Select MX+ in OBDLink app

The app will now establish a connection with OBDLink and detect which OBD-II protocol your vehicle uses. Once the app establishes a connection with MX+, the ‘Bluetooth’ LED will turn on solid. Tap ‘Diagnostics’ to start a scan.

Windows PC Quick Start Guide

Step 1: Install OBDwiz software

Click on OBDwiz below, and follow the prompts to install the software:

Obdwiz software for Windows PC



Step 2: Connect OBDLink S to the PC

If the driver for OBDLink S does not install automatically, click on the link below to install the driver.

Windows Driver

OBDLink S Connection Diagram

Use the grey serial cable to connect OBDLink S to the PC’s serial port.

Note: Some laptops do not have a built-in serial port. Inexpensive USB to Serial converters are available on ScanTool.net, or your local computer store.


Step 3: Plug OBDLink S into your OBD port

The OBD port is usually found on the driver’s side, under the dash.

Can’t find your OBD port? Visit obdport.info

DLC icon

OBDLink S Connection Diagram 2


Step 4: Turn ignition to “Key On, Engine Off” position

Both sets of Tx/Rx LEDs will cycle on and off from left to right.

Note: Vehicles with push button start: press the button without stepping on the brake pedal.

Ignition Key position

LEDs off? Check OBD port, auxiliary port, and the cigarette lighter for blown fuses.


Step 5: Launch OBDwiz software

Click Start > Programs > OBDwiz > OBDwiz. When prompted, enter the license key.

Your license key is located on the Quick Start Guide included with OBDLink S.


Step 6: Connect to your vehicle

Click the ‘Connect’ button (circled in red below):

obdwiz_connect

For XP or Vista users only

Click the ‘Auto Detect’ button before clicking the ‘Connect’ button, circled in red here:

obdwiz_autodetect

OBDwiz will check all known COM ports and baud rate options and auto-configure itself to work seamlessly with your OBDLink adapter. When Auto-Detect is complete, you will see a dialog box similar to below:

obdwiz_device_found

OBDwiz will cycle through all legislated OBD-II protocols and detect which is used by your vehicle. A status screen will indicate progress of the automatic protocol detection:

obdwiz_proto_detect

On many vehicles, there are multiple on-board computers (ECUs) that reside on the OBD-II network.

obdwiz_ecu_select

Since OBD-II protocol dictates that you can only connect to one ECU at a time, it’s recommended you connect to the ECU reporting the most Supported PIDs first (you can always re-connect and select an alternate ECU). Click ‘Continue’.


Step 8: Accessing Data

OBDWiz can diagnose ‘Check Engine’ trouble codes, monitor real-time vehicle performance, check emissions readiness, log trips and much more.  To begin exploring these capabilities, click on a task along the left-hand side of the main screen:

obdwiz_select_task

Each task has multiple tabs that provide more specific information or actions associated with the selected task:

obdwiz_tabs

Below each tab, you can click on a specific action button:

obdwiz_action_bar

Windows PC Quick Start Guide

Step 1: Install the OBDwiz application

Click on OBDwiz below, and follow the prompts to install the software.

Obdwiz software for Windows PC

 


Step 2: Connect SX to the PC

The LED will turn yellow when you connect SX to the PC’s USB port.

Red LED? Drivers were not installed properly.

Note: If the drivers for SX do not install automatically, click on the link below to install the driver.

Windows Driver


Step 3: Locate the OBD-II diagnostic connector in your vehicle

The diagnostic connector is always located in or near the interior dashboard of your vehicle. The diagnostic connector will usually be exposed, but sometimes it’s hidden under a decorative plastic cover, or behind an ashtray or coin tray. The most common location is below the steering column, just below the driver’s dash area.

DLC icon


Step 4: Plug SX into the OBD port

Don’t use excessive force, but make sure it fits snugly.

 

Can’t find your OBD port? Visit obdport.info


Step 5: Turn ignition to Key On, Engine Off position

On some vehicles the ‘ON’ position is marked with the Roman numeral ‘II’. If there are no markings, turn the key clockwise and stop just short of starting the engine.

The LED will turn green.

key_ignition

Note: Vehicles with push button start: press the button without stepping on the brake pedal.

Yellow LED? Check OBD port, auxilary port, and the cigarette lighter for blown fuses.


Step 6: Launch OBDwiz software

Click Start > Programs > OBDwiz > OBDwiz. Follow the prompts to activate the software and begin using your OBDLink SX.


Step 7: Initial Software Setup (Only for XP or Vista users)

Click the ‘Auto Detect’ button, circled in red here:

obdwiz_autodetect

OBDwiz will check all known COM ports and baud rate options and auto-configure itself to work seamlessly with your OBDLink adapter. When Auto-Detect is complete, you will see a dialog box similar to below:

obdwiz_device_found


Step 8: Connecting to your vehicle

Click the ‘Connect’ button (circled in red below):

obdwiz_connect

OBDwiz will cycle through all legislated OBD-II protocols and detect which is used by your vehicle. A status screen will indicate progress of the automatic protocol detection:

obdwiz_proto_detect

On many vehicles, there are multiple on-board computers (ECUs) that reside on the OBD-II network.

obdwiz_ecu_select

Since OBD-II protocol dictates that you can only connect to one ECU at a time, it’s recommended you connect to the ECU reporting the most Supported PIDs first (you can always re-connect and select an alternate ECU). Click ‘Continue’.


Step 9: Accessing Data

OBDWiz can diagnose ‘Check Engine’ trouble codes, monitor real-time vehicle performance, check emissions readiness, log trips and much more.  To begin exploring these capabilities, click on a task along the left-hand side of the main screen:

obdwiz_select_task

Each task has multiple tabs that provide more specific information or actions associated with the selected task:

obdwiz_tabs

Below each tab, you can click on a specific action button:

obdwiz_action_bar

Windows PC Quick Start Guide

Step 1: Enable Bluetooth on your Windows PC, Laptop, or Tablet

If you are using an USB-to-Bluetooth adapter, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installing any required Windows device drivers.

If your computer has built-in Bluetooth, make sure it’s enabled. Consult the Owner’s Manual for your PC for detailed instructions.


Step 2: Locate the OBD-II diagnostic connector in your vehicle

The diagnostic connector is always located in or near the interior dashboard of your vehicle. The diagnostic connector will usually be exposed, but sometimes it’s hidden under a decorative plastic cover, or behind an ashtray or coin tray. The most common location is below the steering column, just below the driver’s dash area.

DLC icon


Step 3: Plug OBDLink into your diagnostic connector

Don’t use excessive force, but make sure it fits snugly.

OBDLink MX Bluetooth is used in the above video, but the process is the same for all OBDLink devices.

Once plugged in, the ‘Power’ LED will turn solid green.

For Wi-Fi models, the ‘Wi-Fi’ light will emit a flash every 3 seconds.


Step 4: Turn ignition key to the ‘ON’ position

On some vehicles the ‘ON’ position is marked with the Roman numeral ‘II’. If there are no markings, turn the key clockwise and stop just short of starting the engine.

key_ignition


Step 5: Make OBDLink discoverable

Press the ‘Connect’ button. The ‘BT’ light will start blinking faster as shown here:

 

attention_splatAttention! You will have 2 minutes to complete Step 3 below.

If you need more time, press the ‘Connect’ button again.


 Step 6: Pair OBDLink with your Windows computer

Open the Windows System Tray and right-click the Bluetooth icon (circled in red below), then click ‘Add a Device’.

win_bt_sys_tray

Windows will automatically discover and display your OBDLink device as shown below. Click ‘OBDLink’, then click ‘Next’.

win_bt_discovered

NOTE: Some Windows Bluetooth adapters support Numeric Comparison. If this applies to your Bluetooth adapter, you will see the following screen. Simply ignore the ‘Compare pairing codes’ request, select ‘Yes’, and then click ‘Next’.

win_bt_code_yes_w_note

NOTE: Some Windows Bluetooth adapters use PINs. If this applies to your Bluetooth adapter, you will see the following screen. If you are given an option to pair without a code, or enter the PIN, choose to enter the PIN ‘1234’.

Legacy bluetooth pair

Windows will confirm that OBDLink was successfully installed by displaying the screen below.

win_bt_success

If OBDLink did not install correctly, press the ‘Connect‘ button on OBDLink and repeat Step 3.


Step 7: Install the OBDwiz application

Download and install the latest version of OBDwiz. .

Note: Verify that you have successfully paired OBDLink with Windows (as detailed in the ‘Windows – Establish Bluetooth Connection’ guide) and that your vehicle key is set to the ‘On’ position before continuing.


Step 8: Initial Software Setup

Click the ‘Auto Detect’ button, circled in red here:

obdwiz_autodetect

OBDwiz will check all known COM ports and baud rate options and auto-configure itself to work seamlessly with your OBDLink adapter. When Auto-Detect is complete, you will see a dialog box similar to below:

obdwiz_device_found


Step 9: Connecting to your vehicle

Click the ‘Connect’ button (circled in red below):

obdwiz_connect

OBDwiz will cycle through all legislated OBD-II protocols and detect which is used by your vehicle. A status screen will indicate progress of the automatic protocol detection:

obdwiz_proto_detect

On many vehicles, there are multiple on-board computers (ECUs) that reside on the OBD-II network.

obdwiz_ecu_select

Since OBD-II protocol dictates that you can only connect to one ECU at a time, it’s recommended you connect to the ECU reporting the most Supported PIDs first (you can always re-connect and select an alternate ECU). Click ‘Continue’.


Step 10: Accessing Data

OBDWiz can diagnose ‘Check Engine’ trouble codes, monitor real-time vehicle performance, check emissions readiness, log trips and much more.  To begin exploring these capabilities, click on a task along the left-hand side of the main screen:

obdwiz_select_task

Each task has multiple tabs that provide more specific information or actions associated with the selected task:

obdwiz_tabs

Below each tab, you can click on a specific action button:

obdwiz_action_bar

iOS Quick Start Guide

Step 1: Write down the 14-digit Wi-Fi Key


The factory default Wi-Fi Key is found on bottom of MX Wi-Fi, is lowercase and includes periods.

MXWF bottom label


Step 2: Download and install the OBDLink app from the App Store

Visit the OBDLink app page in the App Store.

Note: The OBDLink app can be installed on each of your iOS devices. The OBDLink app works exclusively with OBDLink brand adapters.


Step 3: Locate the OBD-II diagnostic connector in your vehicle

The diagnostic connector is always located in or near the interior dashboard of your vehicle. The diagnostic connector will usually be exposed, but sometimes it’s hidden under a decorative plastic cover, or behind an ashtray or coin tray. The most common location is below the steering column, just below the driver’s dash area.

DLC icon


Step 4: Plug MX Wi-Fi into the diagnostic link connector (DLC)

Don’t use excessive force, but make sure it fits snugly.

OBDLink MX Bluetooth is used in the above video, but the process is the same for all OBDLink devices.


Step 5: Turn ignition key to Key On, Engine Off position

On some vehicles the ‘ON’ position is marked with the Roman numeral ‘II’. If there are no markings, turn the key clockwise and stop just short of starting the engine.

key_ignition

Once plugged in, the ‘Power’ LED will turn solid green.

For Wi-Fi models, the white ‘Wi-Fi’ light will emit a flash every 3 seconds.

If all LEDs are off, check the cigarette lighter/auxiliary power port fuse.


Step 6: Open iOS ‘Settings’ App, and enable ‘Wi-Fi’

Turn Wi-Fi on


Step 7: Select ‘OBDLink MX’ from the list of available networks

Choose obdlink mx network


Step 8: Enter the Wi-Fi Key from Step #2 in the ‘Password’ field, and tap ‘Join’

Enter password

Note: A checkmark next to ‘OBDLink MX’ indicates a successful connection. Remember that the Password is lowercase and includes periods.

Wi-Fi connected

Note: The ‘Wi-Fi’ LED will change to a slow blink.


Step 9: Connecting to your vehicle

Open the OBDLink app. To establish the link between the app and your vehicle, tap the ‘Connect’ button on the main menu:

OBDLink app main screen

The app will now establish a connection with MX Wi-Fi and detect which OBD-II protocol your vehicle uses. Once the connection is established, the ‘Wi-Fi’ LED will turn on solid. Tap ‘Diagnostics’ to start a scan.

Wi-Fi lights all on

Android Quick Start Guide

Step 1: Write down the 14-digit Wi-Fi Key


The factory default Wi-Fi Key is found on the bottom of MX Wi-Fi, is lowercase and includes periods.

MXWF bottom label


Step 2: Download the app from Google Play

There are two options to download the app to your smartphone or tablet:

Option 1:

From your Android device, tap the ‘Google Play‘ app. Search for “OBDLink“.

android_app_install accept_android_permissions

Tap the ‘Install’ button, then ‘Accept‘ the app’s permissions. The OBDLink app automatically completes the installation on your Android device.

Option 2:

Visit the OBDLink app page on Google Play using your preferred web browser. Log into Google Play. If you have multiple Android devices, select the target device. Click the ‘Install‘ button:

android_app_install_confirm

Note: The OBDLink app can be installed on each of your Android devices. The OBDLink app works exclusively with OBDLink brand adapters.


Step 3: Locate the OBD-II diagnostic connector in your vehicle

The diagnostic connector is always located in or near the interior dashboard of your vehicle. The diagnostic connector will usually be exposed, but sometimes it’s hidden under a decorative plastic cover, or behind an ashtray or coin tray. The most common location is below the steering column, just below the driver’s dash area.

DLC icon


Step 4: Plug MX Wi-Fi into your diagnostic link connector (DLC)

Don’t use excessive force, but make sure it fits snugly.

OBDLink MX Bluetooth is used in the above video, but the process is the same for all OBDLink devices.


Step 5: Turn ignition to Key On Engine Off position

On some vehicles the ‘ON’ position is marked with the Roman numeral ‘II’. If there are no markings, turn the key clockwise and stop just short of starting the engine.

key_ignition

Once plugged in, the ‘Power’ LED will turn solid green.

For Wi-Fi models, the white ‘Wi-Fi’ LED will emit a flash every 3 seconds.

If all LEDs are off, check the cigarette lighter/auxiliary power port fuse.


Step 6: Open Android ‘Settings’ App, and tap ‘Wi-Fi’

Select Wi-Fi


Step 7: Turn ‘Wi-Fi’ on

Turn Wi-Fi on


Step 8: Select ‘OBDLink MX’ from the list of available networks

Select OBDLink MX


Step 9: Enter the Wi-Fi Key in the ‘Password’ field, and tap ‘Connect’

Type Password

Note: The network status will change to ‘Connected,’ and the ‘Wi-Fi’ LED will change to a slow blink. Remember that the Password is lowercase and includes periods.

OBDLink connected


Step 10: Connecting to your vehicle

Open the OBDLink app. Tap ‘Connect.’

Tap connect


Step 11: Choose ‘Wi-Fi’

Communication type - choose Wi-Fi

The app will now establish a connection with OBDLink and detect which OBD-II protocol your vehicle uses. Once the app establishes a connection with MX, the ‘Wi-Fi’ LED will turn on solid. Tap ‘Diagnostics’ to start a scan.

Wi-Fi lights all on

Android Quick Start Guide

Step 1: Download the app from Google Play


There are two options to download the app to your smartphone or tablet:

Option 1:

From your Android device, tap the ‘Google Play‘ app. Search for “OBDLink“.

android_app_install accept_android_permissions

Tap the ‘Install’ button, then ‘Accept‘ the app’s permissions. The OBDLink app automatically completes the installation on your Android device.

Option 2:

Visit the OBDLink app page on Google Play using your preferred web browser. Log into Google Play. If you have multiple Android devices, select the target device. Click the ‘Install‘ button:

android_app_install_confirm

Note: The OBDLink app can be installed on each of your Android devices. The OBDLink app works exclusively with OBDLink brand adapters.


Step 2: Locate the OBD-II diagnostic connector in your vehicle

The diagnostic connector is always located in or near the interior dashboard of your vehicle. The diagnostic connector will usually be exposed, but sometimes it’s hidden under a decorative plastic cover, or behind an ashtray or coin tray. The most common location is below the steering column, just below the driver’s dash area.

DLC icon


Step 3: Plug LX Bluetooth into your diagnostic link connector (DLC)

Don’t use excessive force, but make sure it fits snugly.


Step 4: Turn ignition to Key On Engine Off position

On some vehicles the ‘ON’ position is marked with the Roman numeral ‘II’. If there are no markings, turn the key clockwise and stop just short of starting the engine.

key_ignition

Once plugged in, the ‘Power’ LED will turn solid green.

For Bluetooth models, the blue ‘BT’ LED will emit a flash every 3 seconds.

mxbt_lights

If all LEDs are off, check the cigarette lighter/auxiliary power port fuse.


Step 5: Open ‘Settings’ app, and enable ‘Bluetooth’

Turn bluetooth on


Step 6: Tap ‘Bluetooth – Pair with a device’

Choose bluetooth pair with a device


Step 7: Press the ‘Connect’ button on OBDLink LX

lx_bt_wireframe_attn_1209


Step 8: Wait for OBDLink LX to appear on the ‘Available devices’ list

Scanning for OBDLink LX

Note: Tap ‘Scan’ if OBDLink LX does not show in Available devices.


Step 9: Tap ‘OBDLink LX’ to pair the device

Select OBDLink LX


Step 10: Tap ‘OK’ in the ‘Bluetooth pairing request’ dialog

BT pairing request LX OK

Note: LX will now appear as ‘Paired’
OBDLink LX paired


Step 11: Launch the OBDLink app, and tap ‘Connect’

Connect OBDLink app


 Step 12: Choose ‘Bluetooth’

Choose bluetooth


 Step 13: Choose ‘OBDLink LX’

Select OBDLink LX device

The app will now establish a connection with OBDLink and detect which OBD-II protocol your vehicle uses. Once the app establishes a connection with LX, the ‘Bluetooth’ LED will turn on solid. Tap ‘Diagnostics’ to start a scan.

All lights on

Windows PC Quick Start Guide

Step 1: Write down the WiFi Key

 

The factory default WiFi Key is found on bottom of device, is case-sensitive, and includes periods.

MXWF bottom label


Step 2: Download OBDwiz

This step will require your PC to be connected to the Internet.

Download and install the latest version of OBDwiz.


Step 3: Locate the OBD-II diagnostic connector in your vehicle

The diagnostic connector is always located in or near the interior dashboard of your vehicle. The diagnostic connector will usually be exposed, but sometimes it’s hidden under a decorative plastic cover, or behind an ashtray or coin tray. The most common location is below the steering column, just below the driver’s dash area.

DLC icon


Step 4: Plug OBDLink into your diagnostic connector

Don’t use excessive force, but make sure it fits snugly.

OBDLink MX Bluetooth is used in the above video, but the process is the same for all OBDLink devices.

Once plugged in, the ‘Power’ LED will turn solid green.

For Wi-Fi models, the ‘Wi-Fi’ light will emit a flash every 3 seconds.


Step 5: Turn ignition key to the ‘ON’ position

On some vehicles the ‘ON’ position is marked with the Roman numeral ‘II’. If there are no markings, turn the key clockwise and stop just short of starting the engine.

Vehicles with push button start: press the button without stepping on the brake pedal.

key_ignition


Step 6: Connect PC to OBDLink MX via Wi-Fi

Open the Windows System tray and right-click on View Available Wireless Networks.

View available networks

Select OBDLink MX from available networks, click Connect.

Choose OBDLink MX from networks

When prompted, enter the WiFi Key your wrote down in Step 2 in the Network key field. Confirm network key and click Connect.

Enter password into network key field

OBDLink MX will be listed as Connected on the list of wireless networks:

OBDLink connected


Step 7: Connect to your vehicle with OBDwiz

From Windows Start menu, open OBDwiz. On the Setup screen, select Wifi from the Communication Type drop-down list:

Communication type

OBDwiz default TCP/IP settings work with OBDLink MX Wi-Fi factory settings. Click Connect.

Connect wifi

OBDwiz will cycle through all legislated OBD-II protocols and detect which is used by your vehicle. A status screen will indicate progress of the automatic protocol detection:

Connecting protocols

On many vehicles, there are multiple on-board computers (ECUs) that reside on the OBD-II network.

obdwiz_ecu_select

Since OBD-II protocol dictates that you can only connect to one ECU at a time, it’s recommended you connect to the ECU reporting the most Supported PIDs first (you can always re-connect and select an alternate ECU). Click ‘Continue’.


Step 8: Accessing Data

OBDWiz can diagnose ‘Check Engine’ trouble codes, monitor real-time vehicle performance, check emissions readiness, log trips and much more. To begin exploring these capabilities, click on a task along the left-hand side of the main screen:

obdwiz_select_task

Each task has multiple tabs that provide more specific information or actions associated with the selected task:

obdwiz_tabs

Below each tab, you can click on a specific action button:

obdwiz_action_bar

Windows PC Quick Start Guide

Step 1: Enable Bluetooth on your Windows PC, Laptop, or Tablet

If you are using an USB-to-Bluetooth adapter, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installing any required Windows device drivers.

If your computer has built-in Bluetooth, make sure it’s enabled. Consult the Owner’s Manual for your PC for detailed instructions.


Step 2: Locate the OBD-II diagnostic connector in your vehicle

The diagnostic connector is always located in or near the interior dashboard of your vehicle. The diagnostic connector will usually be exposed, but sometimes it’s hidden under a decorative plastic cover, or behind an ashtray or coin tray. The most common location is below the steering column, just below the driver’s dash area.

DLC icon


Step 3: Plug OBDLink into your diagnostic connector

Don’t use excessive force, but make sure it fits snugly.

OBDLink MX Bluetooth is used in the above video, but the process is the same for all OBDLink devices.

Once plugged in, the ‘Power’ LED will turn solid green.

For Wi-Fi models, the ‘Wi-Fi’ light will emit a flash every 3 seconds.


Step 4: Turn ignition key to the ‘ON’ position

On some vehicles the ‘ON’ position is marked with the Roman numeral ‘II’. If there are no markings, turn the key clockwise and stop just short of starting the engine.

key_ignition


Step 5: Make OBDLink discoverable

Press the ‘Connect’ button. The ‘BT’ light will start blinking faster as shown here:

 

attention_splatAttention! You will have 2 minutes to complete Step 3 below.

If you need more time, press the ‘Connect’ button again.


 Step 6: Pair OBDLink with your Windows computer

Open the Windows System Tray and right-click the Bluetooth icon (circled in red below), then click ‘Add a Device’.

win_bt_sys_tray

Windows will automatically discover and display your OBDLink device as shown below. Click ‘OBDLink’, then click ‘Next’.

win_bt_discovered

NOTE: Some Windows Bluetooth adapters support Numeric Comparison. If this applies to your Bluetooth adapter, you will see the following screen. Simply ignore the ‘Compare pairing codes’ request, select ‘Yes’, and then click ‘Next’. If you are given an option to pair without a code or enter the PIN, choose to enter the PIN ‘1234’

win_bt_code_yes_w_note

NOTE: Some Windows Bluetooth adapters use PINs. If this applies to your Bluetooth adapter, you will see the following screen. If you are given an option to pair without a code, or enter the PIN, choose to enter the PIN ‘1234’.

Legacy bluetooth pair

Windows will confirm that OBDLink was successfully installed by displaying the screen below.

win_bt_success

If OBDLink did not install correctly, press the ‘Connect‘ button on OBDLink and repeat Step 3.


Step 7: Install the OBDwiz application

Download and install the latest version of OBDwiz.

Note: Verify that you have successfully paired OBDLink with Windows (as detailed in the ‘Windows – Establish Bluetooth Connection’ guide) and that your vehicle key is set to the ‘On’ position before continuing.


Step 8: Initial Software Setup

Click the ‘Auto Detect’ button, circled in red here:

obdwiz_autodetect

OBDwiz will check all known COM ports and baud rate options and auto-configure itself to work seamlessly with your OBDLink adapter. When Auto-Detect is complete, you will see a dialog box similar to below:

obdwiz_device_found


Step 9: Connecting to your vehicle

Click the ‘Connect’ button (circled in red below):

obdwiz_connect

OBDwiz will cycle through all legislated OBD-II protocols and detect which is used by your vehicle. A status screen will indicate progress of the automatic protocol detection:

obdwiz_proto_detect

On many vehicles, there are multiple on-board computers (ECUs) that reside on the OBD-II network.

obdwiz_ecu_select

Since OBD-II protocol dictates that you can only connect to one ECU at a time, it’s recommended you connect to the ECU reporting the most Supported PIDs first (you can always re-connect and select an alternate ECU). Click ‘Continue’.


Step 10: Accessing Data

OBDWiz can diagnose ‘Check Engine’ trouble codes, monitor real-time vehicle performance, check emissions readiness, log trips and much more.  To begin exploring these capabilities, click on a task along the left-hand side of the main screen:

obdwiz_select_task

Each task has multiple tabs that provide more specific information or actions associated with the selected task:

obdwiz_tabs

Below each tab, you can click on a specific action button:

obdwiz_action_bar

Installing OBDLink in your vehicle

Step 1: Locate the OBD-II diagnostic connector in your vehicle

The diagnostic connector is always located in or near the interior dashboard of your vehicle.  The diagnostic connector will usually be exposed, but sometimes it’s hidden under a decorative plastic cover, or behind an ashtray or coin tray. The most common location is below the steering column, just below the driver’s dash area.



Step 2: Turn ignition key to the ‘ON’ position

On some vehicles the ‘ON’ position is marked with the Roman numeral ‘II’. If there are no markings, turn the key clockwise and stop just short of starting the engine.

key_ignition


Step 3: Plug OBDLink into your diagnostic connector

Don’t use excessive force, but make sure it fits snugly.


OBDLink MX Bluetooth is used in the above video, but the process is the same for all OBDLink devices.

Once plugged in, the ‘Power’ LED will turn solid green.

For Bluetooth models, the ‘BT’ light will flash slowly. For Wi-Fi models, the ‘Wi-Fi’ light will flash slowly.

If all LEDs are off, check the cigarette lighter/auxiliary power port fuse.

Android Quick Start Guide

Step 1: Download the app from Google Play


There are two options to download the app to your smartphone or tablet:

Option 1:

From your Android device, tap the ‘Google Play‘ app. Search for “OBDLink“.

android_app_install accept_android_permissions

Tap the ‘Install’ button, then ‘Accept‘ the app’s permissions. The OBDLink app automatically completes the installation on your Android device.

Option 2:

Visit the OBDLink app page on Google Play using your preferred web browser. Log into Google Play. If you have multiple Android devices, select the target device. Click the ‘Install‘ button:

android_app_install_confirm

Note: The OBDLink app can be installed on each of your Android devices. The OBDLink app works exclusively with OBDLink brand adapters.


Step 2: Locate the OBD-II diagnostic connector in your vehicle

The diagnostic connector is always located in or near the interior dashboard of your vehicle. The diagnostic connector will usually be exposed, but sometimes it’s hidden under a decorative plastic cover, or behind an ashtray or coin tray. The most common location is below the steering column, just below the driver’s dash area.

DLC icon


Step 3: Plug MX Bluetooth into your diagnostic link connector (DLC)

Don’t use excessive force, but make sure it fits snugly.


Step 4: Turn ignition to Key On Engine Off position

On some vehicles the ‘ON’ position is marked with the Roman numeral ‘II’. If there are no markings, turn the key clockwise and stop just short of starting the engine.

Ignition Key position

Once plugged in, the ‘Power’ LED will turn solid green.

For Bluetooth models, the blue ‘BT’ LED will emit a flash every 3 seconds.

mxbt_lights

If all LEDs are off, check the cigarette lighter/auxiliary power port fuse.


Step 5: Open ‘Settings’ app, and enable ‘Bluetooth’

Turn bluetooth on


Step 6: Tap ‘Bluetooth – Pair with a device’

Choose bluetooth pair with a device


Step 7: Press the ‘Connect’ button on MX Bluetooth

obdlink_connect_button

The ‘BT’ LED will switch to a fast blink as shown here:

attention_splatAttention: You will have 2 minutes to complete steps 4, 5, & 6.

If you need more time, press the ‘Connect’ button again.


Step 8: Wait for OBDLink MX to appear on the ‘Available devices’ list

Scan for devices

Note: Tap ‘Scan’ if OBDLink MX does not show in Available devices.


Step 9: Tap ‘OBDLink MX’ to pair the device

Available device


Step 10: Tap ‘OK’ in the ‘Bluetooth pairing request’ dialog

Pairing request

Note: MX will now appear as ‘Paired’
OBDLink paired


Step 11: Launch the OBDLink app, and tap ‘Connect’

Connect OBDLink app


 Step 12: Choose ‘Bluetooth’

Choose bluetooth


 Step 13: Choose ‘OBDLink MX’

Select OBDLink MX

The app will now establish a connection with OBDLink and detect which OBD-II protocol your vehicle uses. Once the app establishes a connection with MX, the ‘Bluetooth’ LED will turn on solid. Tap ‘Diagnostics’ to start a scan.

All lights on