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. Supported languages
Spanish, Slovenia, English, Greece, German, Danmark, Czechic, Chinese(Taiwan), Chinese(China), American English, Vietnam, Turkey, Thailand, Swedish, Russian, Portuguese, Portuguese(Brazil), Poland, Norwegian, Holand, Korea, Japanese, Italian, Indian, Hungary, French, French(Canada), Finland, Spanish(Mexico)5. Software version:
5. 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. It is free update through internet.
6. Working car year?
This machine can do ford and mazda old and new cars, no year limitation. 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.
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.
Note that the application will detect the interface device that is connected to the laptop. Indicator icons will appear at the bottom right-hand corner of the IDS screen when the VCM are connected.
VCM (Vehicle communication module with metal case)
16-pin DLC long cable
IDS 4m PC Ethernet-USB host cable
Frequently Asked Question
Q: What is the version for this Ford VCM IDS?
A: The version of this Ford VCM IDS is V86.
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.
Q3: What is the latest cars models this tool works with?
A3: VCM V86 works with both old and new ford and Mazda cars models,and works with landrover and rang rover from 2005-2010 year.
2. Software update:
We will provide you the latest software stored in CD or download link for you to download and setup.
3. Hardware update:
Let's begin with IDS(Ford and Mazda) update: firstly, enter IDS(Ford and Mazda),secondly open the folder stored with update software; thirdly close IDS software; then run IDSPatch.exe in the IDS-License Software; finally, it tells update ok, click exit.
4. Firstly charge Ford VCM main head, secondly connect Ford VCM with your computer, thirdly open the software, it will ask you to update, click "update", then click "OK".
5. Convert service to JLR (Jaguar & Land Rover); secondly close JLR software; thirdly open the folder stored with update software to run JLR License.EXE in the JLR-License Software; finally, update ok, click exit.
Have to update VCM?
Free download: Ford VCM update software Hardware Version 13.05
In the following parts, I make a conclusion about Ford IDS VCM frequently asked questions in the terms of compatible car models, version, update, language, installation, and whether Ford VCM IDS supports making keys.
Ford IDS VCM compatible car models:
Both Ford IDS VCM V75 and V77 work with Ford, Mazda, Jaguar and Landrover, VCM V75 works with ford and Mazda up to 2010 year, and works with landrover and rang rover from 2006-2010 year; VCM V77 works with both old and new ford and Mazda cars models,and works with landrover and rang rover from 2005-2010 year
Ford IDS VCM version:
AutoOBD.de is available with two kinds version Ford IDS VCM, one kind is Ford IDS V75 and Jaguar & Landrover V121; another kind is Ford & Mazda IDS V77 and Jaguar & Land Rover V128
VCM IDS update way:
Question: "I'm stuck on the VCM software update. It will begin the process but get stuck on "Checking File version" and never finish. I need help ASAP."
Answer: Ford Rotunda Dealer IDS VCM V75 does not support update; while Ford Rotunda Dealer IDS VCM V77 support update, our customers will be supplied with a link address, to use this link our customers will be able to update IDS VCM.
VCM rotunda language:
Both VCM rotunda V75 and V77 is available with the following language: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Netherlands, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovak
VCM rotunda installation:
Check Ford VCM IDS V75 setup instruction
Check Ford VCM V127 software setup instruction
Whether Ford VCM IDS supports making keys?
Ford VCM supports programming key for Ford & Mazda, when programming keys, it asks incode with outcode, then our customers have to buy an additional Ford Outcode/Incode Calculator to calculate incode.
1. Be sure to disable/uninstall anti-virus software
Please note,anti-virus software can flag up this item software as having a virus. This is a false positive and is due to the software containing the application file. So Before setup the device software, please disable/uninstall anti-virus software or install a more reliable free virus scanner! Our this item software is completely safe and virus free and all other virus scanners confirm this.
If the software data is destroyed or lost because you forget to disable/uninstall anti-virus software, please contact our customer service, we arrange to resend you CD or send you the software via internet.
2. Required windows operation system is windows XP
Be sure to setup and run the device software under windows XP. Otherwise the device software and program can be broken or it will fail to work.