I have seen people do it both ways successfully. If you use ForScan you have to load your edited XML file, I'm pretty sure. ForScan seems like a bit more of a legit program, but seems like you can just use Focccus all by itself. The main thing you want to do is save the stock programming first as a backup in case something in the programming messes up, you can revert back and try again. It's just a computer you're reprogramming in the car though, and you're just writing to the BCM, so I wouldn't really worry about making any changes that are going to screw anything up, and you can always restore the factory programming if something goes wrong or you accidentally change something you didn't want to change.Should I use FORScan or FOCCCUS to do my windows and fog lights. I have a 2014 ST.
been looking online and don't want to brick anything.
I've been wondering the same, if my BlueDriver Bluetooth OBDII will work to reprogram the BCM, or if I need a wired connection with the little toggle switch. Don't know. I only have a Mac, so I have even more problems to solve to even be able to run either Focccus or FORScan.I can't find anyting in the FORScan for the global windows or anything. I'm considering trying the FOCCCUS app, but I see bluetooth OBD readers being used. I had originally bought a OBDLinkEX and was wondering if that would work with the FOCCCUS or do i need to buy another OBD reader.
I've done about 20 cars in the area, half with Bluetooth and half with wired.I've been wondering the same, if my BlueDriver Bluetooth OBDII will work to reprogram the BCM, or if I need a wired connection with the little toggle switch. Don't know. I only have a Mac, so I have even more problems to solve to even be able to run either Focccus or FORScan.
Most of the Bluetooth ones were on Focccus but I did use both methods. Didn't have to change anything, sometimes it wouldn't want recognize the USB port I had the bluetooth adapter in so I just moved it. Worked fine. Yes my laptop was that old where it didn't have built in Bluetooth, I had to buy and adapter to make the ODBII dongle work.Using FORScan or Focccus? Do you need to change any settings or parameters in either program when using Bluetooth?
FORScan is an extremely small application you don't need anything fancy computer wise. Just get a fairly newer laptop with Bluetooth (if you're going that route) and you'll be good. Just jump on FB marketplace.I'm getting ready to jump into FORScan, but I don't have a laptop. I use my desktop for all of my heavy lifting, so the laptop would be used primarily for FORScan. Please recommend me an inexpensive but decent laptop to use.
I can't get the As Built data for edit to work. I put my VIN in and nothing happens. Any advice?Focccus PC app as-built editor AND all around reprogrammer - Discussion
UPDATED: March 20, 2015
Updating with working features.
1. Global open/close windows.
2. Removal of shift light.
3. After market HIDs
4. Add Hill Assist to non ST model
5. Turn on ecoscout display
6. Windshield wiper motor calibration
7. OEM Cruise Control added to Ford Focus SE with Sync: use option #23 Cruise Control set to "with Cruise Control"
When reading or writing config changes to the different modules you will create a slurry of DTC's on the car. This is completely normal. Download and install Forscan on your pc to read and clear out all the communications DTC's.
Things you will need: Laptop with USB port and a corded USB ELM327 code reader, or bluetooth capability if you are using an OBDlink MX or similiar adapter. A BestBuy Rocketfish micro Bluetooth adapter is what I have(id recommend the fastest bluetooth module you can get your hands on for under $40.
OBDlink MX: Shop this around, sales prices all over the place, or from here:Amazon.com: ScanTool 426101 OBDLink MX Bluetooth/OBD-II Scan Tool Interface: Automotive
First you will need a OBD2 code reader that must be capable of reading the Highspeed (HS) canbus that Ford uses. If it can read the Medium Speed (MS-CAN) bus thats a plus for other purposes such as using the software known as Forscan . For the purposes of this write up I am using the OBDLink MX(what I had already). A corded USB ELM327 may work as well but depends on the quality of the knockoff sold at most locations.
Special note: If you are using Bluetooth you will need to know which com port your computer has assigned to the Bluetooth module.
Next you will need Forscan, download from here:Download FORScan.($Free) Forscan is a PC only test tool that can log several hundred different parameters at a time, read and clear all DTC's (you will get tons of dtc's during this process but no worries no long term effects are caused when done)and run individual selftests on each CAN module.
To do the window mod and shift light change you need the Focccus App, the as-built editor both of which can be found here: Ford Tools by xGloooM from ffclub.ru
You will need a windows PC with bluetooth wireless adapter. Lastly you will need the bluetooth code reader or ELM327.
The video how to above can walk you through what to do once you have these programs.
Here is the fun part. Go here: Ford Tools by xGloooM from ffclub.ru and open the AS Built editor.type your vin number in and click download from ETIS. You should see something like this:
navigate to block 184click the drop down box and change to either option 02 or 03(both work) but neither will open and close the sunroof.
Now scroll back to the top and click Make XML
now your pc will ask where to save the new file. Choose at your discretion as it does not matter. Go to your car and ensure your MX is plugged into the port(or Elm327). Car should be in accesory position (KOEO) key on engine off.
Now we load up the Focccus app. if you are using an OBDlink MX set your options to thisnote...the com port is totally dependent on your pc setup.
Click open. Focccus will now load up to this screen
Now click load from file and browse to where you saved your new xml file you created. Click open. Focccus should now look like this:
To confirm the settings scroll down to block 184 and verify your new global open settings. If everything is correct you are ready to write.
If everything is good click hereyou should see a message about starting the write procedure. Do not turn car off or press any buttons. You will see the green bar start on the left side and transition to the right in about 7-8 seconds till it shows 100%. the lights will shut off and come right back on and then you should see a message about write successful. At this point I waited for about 30seconds at which point I turned the car off and then back on to verify startup which worked as it should. Then I rolled all the windows down and turned the car off. To verify this worked get out and push and hold the lock button for maybe 5 seconds. You will now see the windows roll up perfectly. Same procedure to roll them down only now you use unlock on the Fob. Hope this helps you!