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ElmScan 5 Compact (USB) Scan Tool

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ElmScan 5 Compact (USB) Scan Tool

Part number: 4230

Availability: Out of stock


Quick Overview

This item is no longer in production. It had been superseded by OBDLink SX

ElmScan 5 Compact is the perfect entry-level scan tool for the budget-minded do-it-yourself mechanic, and the top-selling scan tool on

ElmScan 5 Compact ships with a free license key for OBDwiz diagnostic software.

Product Description


The best-selling ELM327-based PC-based scan tool is back, with a new look and a new low price! Based on time-tested, proven technology, ElmScan 5 Compact lets you turn your computer into a sophisticated diagnostic system. The scan tool is a breeze to install and configure, and provides a lot more information about your vehicle, than a handheld scan tool. It is fully OBD-II compliant and works with any Windows PC with a USB port. ElmScan 5 Compact includes all necessary hardware and software to diagnose your vehicle's problems.

OBDwiz diagnostics software, included with ElmScan 5 Compact, allows you to:

  • Turn off check engine light, and erase stored diagnostic information
  • Read and erase stored, pending, and permanent trouble codes (both generic and manufacturer-specific)
  • Access freeze frame information
  • Display, graph, and log 90+ real-time parameters
  • Create custom digital dashboards
  • Measure and display fuel economy
  • And much more!

Premium diagnostic software, such as ScanXL and ScanMaster, offers a myriad of additional features including Dynometer, multi-language support, and data manipulation tools. ScanXL’s Enhanced Diagnostics Add-ons offer support for thousands of enhanced manufacturer-specific parameters, as well as ABS and other proprietary systems.

Vehicle Compatibility

ElmScan 5 Compact works with all 1996 & newer model year cars and light trucks sold in the U.S., including all American, European, and Asian vehicles. Live outside the U.S.? Most newer non-U.S. vehicles are complaint with the OBD-II standards.

Verify your vehicle is OBD-II compliant

Key Features

Package Contents


  • USB 2.0
  • Compatible with Windows XP or higher
  • Maximum Parameter ID (PID) rate: ~130 PIDs/second


ElmScan 5 Compact comes with an unconditional 90-day money-back guarantee, and a 3 year warranty.

Supported Protocols

  • Legislated OBD-II protocols:
    • ISO 15765-4 (CAN)
    • ISO 14230-4 (Keyword Protocol 2000)
    • ISO 9141-2 (Asian, European, Chrysler vehicles)
    • J1850 VPW (GM vehicles)
    • J1850 PWM (Ford vehicles)



See what other customers say about this tool, and ask questions on the Forum: ElmScan 5 Compact board.

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