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How to Get the Free and Paid FORScan Extended License
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How to Get the Free and Paid FORScan Extended License

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The FORScan extended license was introduced to limit access to critical functions in your vehicle. These functions are the potentially dangerous functionalities of you vehicle that can cause some serious issues if changes are incorrently applied.   

An example of this critical function is the PATS programming feature, which should be put under limited access to prevent anyone from accessing and programming new keys of your vehicle.  

The following is the list of functions that require the FORScan Extended License:

Service -> PATS Programming

Service -> TCM Adaptive Learning for vehicles with Powershift transmission 6DCT250 (DPS6)

Configuration and Programming -> All functions

The rest of the functions not included in the list don’t require the FORScan Extended License. 

There are two types of FORScan Extended License - the Free Trial version and the Paid version. The free FORScan Extended License is a trial version that allows users to access the full functionalities of the FORScan software for up to two months. The paid FORScan Extended License version on the other hand, requires a subscription fee that allows users unlimited access to FORScan functionalities with 1 year, 3 years, 5 years, and lifelong subscription plans. 

Below are the steps on how to activate the Free and the Paid FORScan Extended License:

How to Get the Free FORScan  Extended Lincense

Step 1. Download the latest version of FORScan here.

Then register to the official  FORScan forum and wait until you are accepted (may take a couple of hours depending on time zones): https://forscan.org/forum/

You will receive an email notification from the forum admin once you are accepted.

Step 2.  Once accepted, log in with your username and password. 

Then submit request to generate the free 2 months trial Extended License Key here

Step 3. Fill in the required information. You will be requested a hardware ID. This is your computer ID as identified by FORScan. 

Launch the FORScan software and Go to the “About” section (the icon with a question mark). Click "Copy to Clipboard" to Copy the hardware ID.

Then paste the copied hardware ID to the Support Request form.

Step 4.  Click submit. Your request will start processing. Usually, it would take several hours for the processing to complete.

You will then receive an email notification for a succesful request. Please check your spam folder if you have not received the email after 8 hours.

Included in the email are the instructions on how to download and install the free 2-month trial FORScan Extended License key.

Internet connection is needed to activate the code. After activation, FORScan does not necessarily need Internet connection to use. 

One Extended License is valid for single PC or single owner usage. 

Step 5. A correctly applied FORScan Extended License will show under the “About” section the Extended License with the full name of the registered user and the date when the license is valid. 

How to Get the Paid FORScan Extended Lincense

Step 1. Download the latest version of FORScan here.

Then register to the official  FORScan forum and wait until you are accepted (may take a couple of hours depending on time zones): https://forscan.org/forum/

You will receive an email notification from the forum admin once you are accepted.

Step 2.  Once accepted, log in with your username and password. Then proceed here to go to the product section. 

Buy the Extended License. You can choose between 1 year, 3 years, 5 years or lifelong subscriptions.

Step 3. Choose and order your prefered Paid Extended License.

Step 4. After you order is processed, you will receive an email confirmation with the activation code and installation instructions. 

It's important to note that an Internet connection is required to activate the activation code. After activation, FORScan does not necessarily need Internet connection to use.

One Extended License is valid for single PC or single owner usage. 

Step 5. A successfully activated Paid FORScan Extended License will show under the “About” section the Extended License with the full name of the registered user and the date when the license is valid.