ELM Chipset Interfaces:
Windows Vista USB Driver Installation
setup is very straightforward, and comprises 3 stages:
and install the EngineCheck / VauxCheck diagnostics
software or USB device drivers
the EngineCheck software
1: Download and install EngineCheck / VauxCheck or USB
you purchased your interface along with our EngineCheck
or VauxCheck software, follow the download instructions
emailed to you for the software
- If you have purchased a package from us but not
received this email, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you purchased the EngineCheck Pro package, the
software will have been supplied to you on CD.
Once you have downloaded the EngineCheck setup file,
double-click it to begin the setup.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup.
Once the setup has finished, please continue to Stage
you purchased the ELM interface from us on its own
(i.e. without EngineCheck, EngineCheck Pro or VauxCheck),
then please download and run the driver installation
file from here
2: Setup the drivers
EngineCheck and VauxCheck version 2.0 and above, the
driver install for Windows Vista is automatically
completed when you install the software onto the machine,
so you shouldn't need to manually configure it.
- Plug the USB cable (with interface attached) into
a spare USB port on your PC. This will launch the
Windows "Found New Hardware Wizard":
- After a short while, Windows should pop up another
message to say that your new hardware has been successfully
If so, installation is now complete, and you can jump
straight to activating the software.
the driver installation
To confirm that the drivers are correctly installed:
the Device Manager.
- To do this, open the windows Control Panel and select
"Classic View" in the top-left corner.
Then select the Device Manager option in Control Panel:
on your windows settings, you may have to click OK
to a "User Account Control" security warning
When Device Manager opens, click the + symbol next
to the heading
Ports (COM & LPT)
The device should appear with the label "USB
Serial Port (COMx)"
- Please make a note of the number shown after the
word COM - if EngineCheck is unable to locate your
inteface automatically, this will be the COM port
number you will need to use in the software.
- Should you need to reinstall the drivers, our software
also installs a copy of the driver setup file onto
- If you purchased your interface from us along with
the EngineCheck or VauxCheck software, then look in
the folder in which you installed the software
(usually C:\Program Files\EngineCheck or C:\Program
- There should be file named "elminstall.exe"
- Run that file to reinstall the drivers
- If you cannot locate the file, you can download
the same drivers from here.
- Please note, if
you purchased your interface from another retailer,
our USB drivers may not work for you, in which case
you may need to contact the retailer or manufacturer
to obtain updated drivers.
3: Activate the software
first time you run the software, you will be required
to enter your activation details - these details will
be in your welcome email.
Double click the EngineCheck icon, or select:
Start > All Programs > EngineCheck > EngineCheck
...from the Windows Start menu.
- The activation window will appear, and will show
you a unique "PC code" number generated
by your PC (as illustrated)
- Go to www.gendan.co.uk/activate
and enter the details from the email, and your PC
Your activation keys will then be emailed to you.
(If you do not receive this email
within a few hours, please contact us on 01792 588002)
- Enter your details and click Activate
NOTE: the activation details are case-sensitive,
so must be entered exactly as shown on the activation