How to Install ELM327 USB Cable on Windows and OBD2 Software

How to Install ELM327 USB Cable on Windows and OBD2 Software

STEP 1: Download and Install Latest Tested ELM-327 Driver Files

For Windows XP, Vista, 7 

Install all Driver Packs below, because they cover widest range of chip makers…

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For Windows 8, 10

install all Driver Packs below, because they cover widest range of chip makers…

  • DRIVER PACK 1   Steps to install Driver Pack 1: 
    • If you have 64-bit Windows, double-click on: CP210xVCPInstaller_x64
    • If you have 32-bit Windows, double-click on: CP210xVCPInstaller_x86
  • DRIVER PACK 2
  • DRIVER PACK 3
  • DRIVER PACK 4
  • DRIVER PACK 5   Most Important!   Steps to install Driver Pack 5: 
    1. Please FIRST move the unextracted folder to your Desktop, else below #2 step won’t show “Install” option.
    2. Right-click on “ser2pl” (icon has a little gear pic in it) and choose “Install”, as per below pic:
      windows 8 prolific drivers
    3. Connect ELM327 cable to your laptop. Then…Go to: Control Panel » System » Device Manager » Ports (COM & LPT)

      You will likely see a yellow mark next to “Prolific”, like this:
      windows 8 prolific

      Right-click on it » Update Driver Software

    4. Click “Browse my computer for driver software”.
    5. Select “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer”.
    6. UNcheck “Show compatible hardware“. 
    7. Select: Prolific driver version 3.3.2.102
      windows 8 prolific
    8. Install. That’s it! The yellow triangle next to “Prolific…” should be gone.
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