As one of the best OBDII Diagnostic Scanner Tool for Ford Mazda cars, the Ford VCM 2 VCM II Diagnostic has a good reputation for its famous IDS Software used,stable performance as well as great PCB adapted at a costive price. And both of these good reasons can account for why VCM 2 IDS was so hot and big welcomed.
And following is a Ford VCM II FAQs Guide For All autocardiag.com customers,maybe this guide will help all vcm 2 users fix some installation,usage problems.
Q1 : What is the advantages of Ford VCM II over than Ford Mazda VXDIAG VCX NANO ?
A1 : Both of these two tools are for ford mazda cars diagnostic,but from customer’s feedback,the VCM 2 more stable to use.see the comparison between them right here.
Q2 : How to Install and Setup VCM II With Ford Mazda Cars ?
A2 : you can follow below guide to use Ford VCM 2 VCM II IDS Diagnostic Tool
For Ford VCM 2 Installation Guide
1. Turn the computer time to January 1,2016.
2. Open IDS-91.01-FULL,start to install V91 first,choose the language you want.Accept all,and press next.Install and save it in C disk,don’t change the save route. And the software need about 4GB space to install.Usually it will take 30mins-1hour to Update database.
3 Open the IDS logo in your desk now,put information(ignore),then it ask for your computer time is not right.(if you have change to 2016.1.1,then ignore it here)Then it tell you only have 3 days,need activated it.(Ignore it now,press next)
4.Open the CD disk folde, Install V101.01_FULL, then install V101.02, and then install V101.03, then running IDS_V101.03, you can also got 3 days trial.
5. Activated the license,copy your key from DFstd-key.Then ready to install the Deep Freeze,this software will come out automatic.
6. When 3 days trial used, Adjust the computer time to the date of installation(1/1 2016) will get another 3 days.
For Mazda V94 User Manual
VCM2 chip board is for IDS software V101, if you want to work with for mazda v94, need downgrade the firmware first.And following is a step by steps downgrade guide
1.After opening the software,insert the device’s USB interface.
2.After waitting for the program to connect to the VCM2 device,the eject is shown in figure,select X.
3.In the second pop-up dialog box,select the hook number.
4.Disconnect all the connecting device, unplug the black glue sleeve from the USB port,and then select the hook number.
5.To find the small buttons next to the SD card slot,press the button,and then insert the USB, waitting for the device buzzer sound,release the press button,select hook number.
6.Pop up as shown in the dialog box,waitting for the progress bar read finished
7.As shown in figure,select the hook number,the device has been successful brush machine to V94
1.Pls Disconnect the internet and close your anti-virus software before using.
2.TWO Software(For Fd/For Md) must be installed on different PC with WINDOWS XP SP3 or Win7 32bit system.
3.Assure th working voltage is 14V
Q3 : How to Fix Ford VCM 2 “No Boot-up,LED No Function” Problems ?
A3 : if you met the problem like VCM II will not boot-up properly, VCM II LED’s not functioning properly, etc,then maybe you can fix the problems by resetting your Ford VCM II Diagnostic Tool to factory setting,then the problem will be fixed.
Q4 : How to Reset Ford VCM II Back to factory setting ?
A4 : Following is a step by steps guide for you
Step 1 : Shut down the IDS application if it is running.
Step 2 : Disconnect the VCM II DLC cable from the vehicle.
Step 3 : Disconnect the VCM II USB cable from the VCM II and PC.
Step 4 : Remove the rubber boot on the VCM II that is opposite the DLC connector to expose the Recovery Mode Switch.
Step 5 : Make sure all the lights vcm 2 are off
Step 5 : Start the IDS application.
Step 6 : Press and hold the plastic tab. Do not release the tab until Step 9.
Step 7 : Connect the VCM II to the PC using the USB cable.
Step 8 : Wait for the VCM II’s Power LED to remain on and for the unit to beep.
Step 9 : Release the plastic tab – the VCM II will be in Recovery Mode.
Step 10 :The IDS pop-up window below will appear notifying the user that a new version of VCM II software is available. Select the Tick button to update the VCM II software.
Step 11 : Follow the IDS on-screen instructions to complete the software installation.
More and more Ford VCM 2 VCM II User Guide will be upated in autocardiag.com official blog, pay attention to it to get more details.
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