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ELM Chipset Bluetooth Interfaces:
IVT BlueSoleil Setup Guide
Our ELM327 Bluetooth interfaces are supplied with instructions on connecting to the PC when using the Windows Bluetooth components. However with a lot of USB Bluetooth "dongle" devices, you may need to use the IVT BlueSoleil software instead.
Interface setup is still very straightforward, and comprises 3 stages:
Stage 1: Install your Bluetooth adaptor and the BlueSoleil software
Due to the wide variety of different Bluetooth products available we can't guide you through this part of the process. Please follow the instructions that came with your Bluetooth adaptor.
Stage 2: Connect to the diagnostic interface
Note: screenshots shown from Windows XP - Other versions of Windows may look slightly different, but the process will be the same.
Stage 3: Connect to the port in the EngineCheck software
Now the interface is connected, the last thing to do is select the right COM port within the EngineCheck software.
EngineCheck and VauxCheck version 2.0 or later have an auto-detect routine, that can usually automatically locate your interface without the need to specify any settings - just click "Connect" and it will try to discover the interface.
If the software is unable to locate the interface though, you may need to specify the connection settings. In the example above, the Bluetooth serial port was connected on COM6, so just select COM6 on the EngineCheck connection screen.
You may also need to select the interface speed. Gendan ELM327 interfaces operate at the 38,400bps speed, while some of the interfaces available elsewhere may require the slower 9,600bps speed.
You should now be up and running.
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