BR-3 OBD2 Scan Tool Software

I have not used my BR-3 scan tool in quite some time. Being that it’s only a reader, and I have my HPTuners scanner/programmer. I was asked to use it at work on a friends’ car and after getting setup realizing that I do not have the software and going to their website, that it is no longer available and the software is not there either.

I have posted the version I have. Version 4.2.

You can download it here. Also available is the DataSheet.

By |September 21st, 2012|9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Jeff July 11, 2013 at 9:55 AM - Reply

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    I have been unable to use my BR-3 tool since I switched computers and found that the manufacturer’s website has been taken down.

    I really like the tool and I’m glad to see that I can now get back to using it!

  2. Scott W. Vincent February 2, 2014 at 4:21 PM - Reply

    This was helpful, thanks! I still have a BR-3 that I pulled out today to diagnose an old truck and needed the software.

  3. Jack June 23, 2014 at 11:32 AM - Reply

    I have the same story, Thank you for posting this.

  4. Aaron October 11, 2014 at 5:33 AM - Reply

    Awesome, thanks for posting this. :thumbsup:

  5. R.Rintala December 3, 2014 at 2:20 PM - Reply

    Many thanks, I down loaded this software in 2013 but the computer it was on crashed. That was the second computer that crashed, loosing the software. I will keep an extra copy this time. Thanks again.

  6. Frank June 15, 2015 at 6:55 PM - Reply

    Can someone tell me, can this software be used with any other USB to serial or bluetooth connector? Thanks.

    • zharvek June 16, 2015 at 12:30 PM - Reply

      I can tell you that it is a hard fact that no, this software will only work with the BR-3 unit. This is not to tell you that you are at fault, but that this software actually talks only to the BR-3 unit because it is the odd ball here. Most software lately will work with a variety of tools as they use a similar chipsets (Mostly ELM style chipsets). The BR-3 unit used very special, non-standard parts and because of that is no longer available and no longer sold.

  7. Shawn Rutledge June 23, 2017 at 10:54 PM - Reply

    Thanks for hosting this; I also dug up this diagnostic box and realized I don’t have the software handy anymore, so it’s nice to be able to use it again…

    Do you happen to have the DOS program as well? What about firmware for the PIC chip? Was any source code ever published for software or firmware?

    • zharvek June 24, 2017 at 3:09 PM - Reply

      I don’t have any other software for the device. I don’t remember any firmware being published. The PDF I think has some methods to communite with it. I did write a simple VB6 program a long while back that used the BR3.

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