ElmScan 5 Compact

ElmScan 5 Compact is the perfect entry-level scan tool for the budget-minded do-it-yourself mechanic.

Free OBDwiz software included!

$59.95 $37.95

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The best-selling 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-2 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:

  • Read & Clear Check Engine light – Check diagnostic codes yourself and make informed repair decisions.
  • Check Emissions Readiness
  • Read and Erase Trouble Codes (Generic and Manufacturer-Specific)
  • Display 60+ Real-Time Parameters
  • Free OBD2 Diagnostic Software - OBDwiz is included free of charge!


Legislated OBD protocols

  • ISO15765-4 (CAN)
  • ISO14230-4 (Keyword Protocol 2000)
  • ISO9141-2 (Asian, European, Chrysler vehicles)
  • J1850 VPW (GM vehicles)
  • J1850 PWM (Ford vehicles)

Package contents

  • ElmScan 5 Compact USB Scan Tool Interface
  • CD containing OBDwiz and installation instructions
  • Printed Quick Start Guide
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 OBDII standards. Check here to verify that ElmScan 5 Compact will work with your non-U.S. vehicle. If you have any doubts, we do offer a 90 day, no-hassle money-back guarantee!
This product comes with an unconditional 90-day money-back guarantee and a 3 year warranty.