How the OBDGenie Programmer Works

At OBDGenie, we’re focused on empowering wholesalers and consumers to maximize the potential of their vehicles – without the expense and hassle of having to rely on factory dealerships.

How to Use Your Genie Programmer

Watch the video below to see how to use your OBDGenie programmer.

  1. Turn on the Vehicle Ignition
  2. Plug the OBDGenie into the OBD Port
  3. Wait for the green light
  4. Remove the Genie and store it

Need Detailed Instructions?

Click one of the links below to get detailed installation instrucions for your programmer.

Why Do I Need a Security Bypass?

Depending on your vehicle, you may need to install a security bypass. But Why?

In the video Doug Indrunas, a vehicle programming guru and owner of, explains why you need the security bypass on certain vehicles. He'll also explain what it does.

My OBDGenie's Red Light Keeps Flashing

A solid green light on your programmer indicates success. But if you get a blinking red light, try these troubleshooting steps.

  1. Turn the vehicle off
  2. Unplug the OBDGENIE and wait 10 seconds
  3. After the 10 seconds restart the vehicle or turn your ignition to have your radio/accessories on
  4. Wait about 1 minute for all the vehicle system to come on
  5. Plug in the OBDGENIE to the OBD2 port and verify is properly plugged in
  6. If you still see a flashing red light, count the number of times you see it blink
  7. Use the Chart below to identify the possible cause

# of Blinks
Error Code
Possible Cause
Contact Support
No response after write
Try again, this error could be a timing related issue, if the problem persist please contact support.
No response
Ensure that the OBDGENIE is fully plugged in and not disturbed during the programming.
Reset Failed
The programming is complete but the vehicle din't reset, turn the vehicle off for 2 minutes.
Unknown Vehicle
The vehicle as understood by OBDGENIE is unknown, contact support.
Unsupported Vehicle
The vehicle as understood by OBDGENIE is unsupported, contact support.
Contact support
Startup Failed
Verify the vehicle is running or the ignition is on radio/accessories on.
Vin Error
Contact Support
Missing options
Contact Support
ECU Error
Contact Support
Contact Support

Important Videos

The videos below provide some additional information to get the most from your OBDGenie Programmer.

How to Perform a Can-Bus Reset

Save Your Genie for Later

Vehicle QR Codes

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