Ford VCM IDS is a high performance, rugged, vehicle serial communications gateway.This device provides multiple vehicle serial communication interfaces to meet the requirements of Ford, Mazda, Land Rover and Jaguar.
FORD VCM Metal Box IDS JLR V86 JLR V135
Ford VCM I:
2. Latest version:
IDS: V86 Ford and Mazda.
Jaguar & Land Rover: V135 Jaguar and Landrover.
3. Update by CD.
4. Can do ECU program for Fordfrom 1998-2014.
Tips on using Ford VCM 1
1 VCM only can be installed on XP system computer,with no anti-virus software in.
2 This version cannot do key program function.
VCM IDS VCM is a high performance, rugged, vehicle serial communications gateway.This device provides multiple vehicle serial communication interfaces to meet the requirements of all Ford Motor Company vehicles.
VCM device contains five LED status indicators to provide the user with a visual mode of internal VCM,vehicle,and host device (e.g. NGS Classic's T-Handle, PC, Pocket PC/PDS,and Laptop/IDS) operation.
The VCM also has detachable cables for connection to industry standard high-speed host interfaces as well as to the vehicle under test.The VCM DVD includes both IDS (Integrated Diagnostic Software) and PDS (Portable Diagnostic Software) tools.
FORD VCM can do ford and mazda old and new cars. For jaguar and landrover,it can only do after 2005 year. It will ask for pin code for ford cars before 2009 when you do key programming. After 2010, it do not need pin code.
IDS for Ford and Mazda, JLR for Jaguar and Landrover
VCM JLR IDS Specification:
1. Application Overview
Integrated Diagnostic Software (IDS) is the next generation diagnostic tool. IDS integrates WDS software modified to run on an off-the-shelf laptop with the Vehicle Communication Module (VCM) currently used in NGS+ and PDS, and a new Vehicle Measurement Module (VMM).
2. Vehicle Diagnostic Connectors
The VCM 16-pin DLC cable is used to connect the VCM to the vehicle. The VCM and VMM connect to the laptop through the inthernet-USB Adapter Cable (H406/H416).
3. Interface Devices
The interface devices that are used with this application are:
VCM Vehicle Communication Module: This device provides all link based functionality including: Data logger, Self test, Service Functions, Module Configuration and Programming, etc.
4. Special feature:
It can install IDS software and JLR software on one computer.Through a convert software,can realize software convert from IDS and JLR.
Hardware and software requirements on installation:
1.1 Please install IDS and JLR to Local Disk C
IDS software is for Ford and Mazda, and it must be installed to Local Driver C;
JLR software is for Jaguar and Land Rover, and Local Driver C is also required.
Moreover, at least 15G available space is required on your Local Driver C when installing the software
1.2 Requirements on computer configuration
Computer memory: at least 1GB
CPU: at least 1GHz
Netbooks (ULPC:Ultra low-cost PC) not allowed
1.3 Requirements on computer USB interface
Every laptop has more than one USB ports, one of them is the MAIN PORT, and others are AUXILIARY PORT, please make sure the USB port works and use MAIN PORT
1.4 Requirements on computer operating system
For computer operation system, please use Windows XP(sp2 or sp3) professional Edition 32-Bit.
Home Edition and other systems are not allowed
1.5. Need install the convert software and follow the instruction.
VCM (Vehicle communication module with metal case)
16-pin DLC long cable
IDS 4m PC Ethernet-USB host cable
SP10-B,SP10-T VS SP177 series(VCM 1 VS VCM 2)
Support car model
VMM and CFR not available
Neither of VCM I support Wireless function
none of vcm II can work on these four car models at same time
VMM and CFR available
Windows XP and Windows 7
some of vcm ii support Wireless function
Difference between VCM1 (SP10-B VS SP10-T)
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Power connector(Function:power supply)
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FORD VCM FAQ
Q:Does this item have a Turkish version ?
Q: What is the version for this Ford VCM IDS?
A: The version of this Ford VCM IDS is V85.
Q: What is good for this item?
A: The diagnose function is very well.Can do four cars.If you do not know how to upload this software,please send email to us,we will provide best techinical service.
Q: What is the latest cars models this tool works with?
A: VCM works with both old and new ford and Mazda cars models,and works with landrover and rang rover from 2005-2010 year.
Q: My computer drive (C:) is only 6G memory available. Can I install Ford VCM software to the drive (D:)?
A: No, you cannot. IDS software and JLR software need to be installed to Drive (C:) and at least 15G memory available.
Q: the VCM and IDS I buy are from two different sellers, can I use them together?
A: No, better use the VCM and its matching IDS from one same seller. Maybe the VCM and IDS version from different sellers is not the same and it is possible to damage the device if they work together.
Q: VCM software includes Ford & Mazda IDS, Jaguar & Land rover (JLR), Can they be installed on the same computer?
A: Better install them on two different computers, we have some customers who tried to install on the same computer, but failed.
Q: Rotunda Dealer IDS VCM fails to communicate, the indicator light is red, is the device broken?
A: There are 3 possible reasons: 1) Make sure the software is installed successfully and License need to install. 2) Well connect the cable between VCM and the car. 3) Check whether the VCM local area connection RTL8150 is connected, whether the packet “sent” and “received” is changing.
Q: I need Spanish VCM, do you have?
A: When the VCM is installed, it is multi-language available to select: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Netherlands, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Portuguese and Slovak, but after the software is installed, the language can’t be changed, unless the software is reinstalled.
Q: I have two questions about Mazda and Jaguar. One: do they need to install License? Two: what is the password calculator written on Ford CD use for?
A: yes, Mazda and Jaguar need install License. The password calculator written on Ford CD is used to calculate Incode when the VCM is used to make key
Q: When Ford VCM is installed, error message displays “Crack failed”
A: Crack fails means license fail. When the license is installed, the anti-virus software should be uninstalled, only after the VCM software is installed can the license run. After you install successfully the VCM IDS software, reboot the computer, then install the license, finally open the VCM software, if the VCM IDS software is opened, the license can’t be installed.
Q: I install all the software on the license patch, when I open IDS license file, it can’t be used, an error message reading “Windows cannot access the specified device, patch, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item”.
A: this error suggests that the patch can’t work. Since the VCM software isn’t compatible with your computer, advice you use Windows XP professional. And when the VCM PATCH runs, the installed VCM software can’t be opened.
Q: The VCM programming menu lost, what to solve?
A: Please contact us to send you file “ExtendProgramming” file to reset.
Q: Can I use Ford VCM to change VIN.
A: yes, Ford VCM supports changing VIN. But it requires you are skilled in changing VIN.
Q: Does Ford VCM support PCM initialization for Mazda RX8 2006?
A: yes, VCM support PCM initialization for Mazda up to 2010.
Q: Is your VCM with VMM?
A: No, our VCM isn’t with VMM.
Q: I'm searching device to encode and password pulling cars like the Volkswagen Jetta 2011 and 2012 that saw you which device would sell and what would be the value? And appliance pulls which encrypts the password and the goal generation 6 2013?
A: VCM doesn’t support ECU programming; please contact us for remote assistance. When use VCM to read data stream, you are only allowed to choose 1 to 3 options, choose more will lead to the computer freeze up.