Ford VCM IDS with Best Quality
The Vehicle Communication Module (VCM) is a high performance, ruggedized, vehicle serial communications gateway. This device provides multiple vehicle serial communication interfaces to meet the requirements of all Ford Motor Company vehicles.
The VCM unit is housed in a magnesium enclosure with a tough, protective, plastic cover for the PCMCIA expansion slot which can, for example, be used for wireless LAN cards or memory expansion.
The 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 2010.7 DVD includes both IDS (Integrated Diagnostic Software) and PDS (Portable Diagnostic Software) tools.
Diagnostic coverage includes most 1996 ~ 2009 MY (produced 1995 ~ 2008) Ford, Lincoln/Mercury & Mazda vehicles.
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).
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 Ethernet-USB Adapter Cable (H406/H416).
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. VMM Vehicle Measurement Module. This device provides the following functionality: Oscilloscope, Digital Multi-Meter, Ignition System Test, Fuel System Test, and SGM.
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 and/or VMM are connected.
Ford VCM OBD
Ford-VCM OBD is professional device for ford vehicles, Ford-VCM OBD has the most functions of ford vcm ids, it is the mini version of ford vcm ids. Ford-VCM OBD works on ford car by OBD2 port directly.
Ford-VCM OBD is diagnostic software for Ford vehicles.
It is designed for ford, mazda and other few brand cars, really working very well with those cars 1996-2010, some 2011 cars.
Ford-VCM OBD is diagnostic programmer for Ford vehicles 1996-2010. It can connect to various electronic control units (ECUs) and display identification, read and clear fault code memory, display and record measured values and perform actuator tests, some key programmer, etc.
1.Support for wide range of ECUs and models
2.Easy connection via smart USB to OBD2 interface
3.Wide range of communication protocols and buses covered: 4.J1850 PWM, ISO, CAN
5.Automatic ECU recognition
6.Automatic vehicle scan
8.Fault code (DTC) reading
9.Fault code clearing
10.Measured vaules / live data
11.Live data recording
12.Diagnostic protocol printing
14.Control unit coding
15.PATS Immobilizer operations
16.Flash and serial memory programming
Ford-VCM OBD is able to connect to control units on all Ford vehicles 1996-2010. ECU identification, fault code memory reading and clearing works on all control units. Live data is available on all important ECUs in models such as Mondeo, Focus, Fiesta and other. Actuator tests and coding is available for most demanded control units.
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1.Ford-VCM OBD interface.
2.CD-ROM with software and drivers
FORD VCM OBD FAQ
1.Can Ford-VCM OBD clear MIL light?
Yes, Ford-VCM OBD is capable of clearing PCM fault code memory. Please note that all problems need to be fixed, otherwise MIL comes up immediately again.
2.Can Ford-VCM OBD clear airbag (RCM) light?
Yes, Ford-VCM OBD is capable of clearing airbag fault code memory. Please note that all airbag related problems need to be fixed manually.
3.Can Ford-VCM OBD perform key (immobilizer, PATS) learning?
Yes. Ford-VCM OBD supports both coded and timed PATS. In connection with PATSCODE.com service you can do all immobilizer-related operations including ECU swapping.
4.Can Ford-VCM OBD read immobilizer (PATS) security pin code from ECUs ?
Ford does not use fixed-pin security scheem for PATS. Instead of fixed code, OUTCODE-INCODE challenge-response scheme is used (so called CODED PATS). Ford-VCM OBD can work with CODED PATS. You can use patscode.com service to obtain INCODE for PATS authorization
5.Can I use patscode.com in connection with Ford IDS (Ford VCM)?
Yes, patscode can be used with both Ford-VCM OBD and Ford IDS.
6.Does Ford-VCM OBD work with ELM32x interface?
No, Ford-VCM OBD requires proprietary interface because ELM32x-style interfaces do not support all protocols and pinouts to perform full diagnosis.
7.Is Ford-VCM OBD compatible with Ford Galaxy?
Ford-VCM OBD is fully compatible with Ford Galaxy Mk3 manufactured since 2006. For Galaxy Mk1 and Mk2 (1995-2000, 2000-2006) you will need also VAG diagnostic tool as these cars are made in cooperation with Volkswagen Group and do not use Ford diagnostic protocols.
8.Is Ford-VCM OBD compatible with Ford Ka 2009?
Ford Ka (model year 2009 and later) is manufactured in cooperation with Fiat. In fact this is Fiat-based, so you need to use tools such as Fiat Examiner to diagnose this vehicle.
9.On which vehicles does patscode.com work?
patscode.com works on all Ford and Mazda vehicles equipped with coded PATS with one exception: 2010 Ford US models (European and some other 2010 Fords work fine).
10.What 3rd party products can be used with?
In order to obtain INCODE you need to fill in at least VIN code and OUTCODE, which means that tools such as Ford IDS/VCM, MVP or AD100 will work.
11. What is MSCAN ?
MSCAN is mid-speed CAN-BUS in Ford vehicles used to interconnect body and infotainment control units
12.What is bootloader?
Bootloader is part of firmware code in control unit used for re-flashing purposes (it does not get updated during flash update process).
13.What is secondary bootloader (SBL) ?
Secondary bootloader is code uploaded by Ford-VCM OBD to RAM of control unit. It is used for functions not supported by built-in bootloader.
14 .What means CART/DCL?
CART or DCL is communication bus used on pre-1996 Ford models (Escort up to 2000). It is available through Ford-specific data link connectors
15.What means INCODE?
INCODE is response part of CODED PATS challenge-response authentication mechanism. It is 16bit hexadecimal number Ford-VCM OBD or other diagnosis tester needs to send to a control unit in order to complete PATS operation. This number can be obtained using patscode.com service.
16.What means OUTCODE?
OUTCODE is challenge part of CODED PATS challenge-response authentication mechanism. It is 24bit hexadecimal number provided by a control unit. This number changes in time and is used by patscode.com service to calculate INCODE.
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