As-Built Data and FORScan: What You Need to Know
If you are not that familiar with As-built data, this blog post will help you better understand it.
A Youtube video created by Justin Scholl explained in great detail the things that you need to know about As-built data and how to reflash it using FORScan when you made incorrect changes on your vehicle. Check it out on the video below:
The Ford As-built data is a list of code parameters that represent the specific functions of your Ford vehicle. The Ford As-built data can be accessed using software like FORScan. With FORScan, you can configure and program the values of the As-built data to apply changes to the functionalities of your vehicle.
You need to be careful though in making changes on your values as this may risk bricking your vehicle. Ford models vary in their As-built values, so you need to be familiar on the specific values that you want to change. Check out this spreadsheet guide for more information:
List of As-Built Data Spreadsheets for FORScan Configuration and Programming
If ever you made a mistake on changing your values, you can revert to your vehicle's original factory As-built data by downloading it on the Ford Motorcraft Service website. You can also create a back-up file of your As-built data before making changes so that you can easily load it back if you make a mistake. Here's the process on how to do it:
How to Create Back-Up Files for your Vehicle Modules with FORScan
Other related resources:
Find Compatible As-Built Codes for your Ford Vehicle using the As-Built Explorer Software
A Video Guide on How to Find Spreadsheets for FORScan
Special thanks to Justin Scholl for this helpful video guide. For more of his videos, please check out his channel here.
To apply changes and modifications using FORScan, you will need a reliable OBD2 device. Below are our featured OBD2 devices that work flawlessly with FORScan.
Note: For FORScan coding modifications, we recommend using the OBD2 USB adapter for it provides a more stable connection.