FORD VCM 2
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Ford IDS (Integrated Diagnostic System - software) & the Vehicle Communication Module II (VCM II -hardware)

The VCM II is a direct replacement for the original VCM I and offers additional benefits and a lower cost of ownership over the current VCM.  Enhancements have been made to the IDS software to integrate the VCM II and allow both VCM and VCM II to function with existing IDS PCs.

The Ford IDS & VCM II combination, is the only equipment that provides complete diagnostic coverage, including module programming and key programming* of 1996 to current and future Ford vehicles. The IDS will operate on multiple PC platforms meeting the minimum specifications and having a valid IDS software license subscription. UK IDS software license subscriptions are available online at the FORD eTis website.

Please Note the differences between VCM I & VCM II: 

  • VCM 1 (original interface) can be used with Ford, Land Rover or Mazda software (subscriptions required), but each OEM software must be installed on a separate Windows OS installation. *Coverage: ’98 - ToDate (Ford support stops in 2015)

  • VCM 2 is designed to be used with only Ford software (subscription required). VCM2 is required to complete key & immobiliser functions on Fords from mid 2011 onwards. Coverage ’96 – ongoing 

See VCM I HERE

THE VEHICLE COMMUNICATION MODULE II (VCM II)

The VCM II communicates with Ford and Lincoln vehicles via the 16-pin diagnostic link. This device is the core of vehicle diagnostics. An IDS software license subscription (sold separately) provides access to the software which uses the VCM II hardware to perform vehicle diagnostics.

The VCM II offers:

  • The VCM II is designed to have comparable vehicle and model year coverage to the current VCM
  • All VCM II’s will operate as a Customer Flight Recorder (CFR) with an optional cable to replace the functionality of the vehicle Data Recorder (VDR)
  • Industry standardized J1962 Data Link Connector (DLC) and USB cables allow the user to realize a lower cost of ownership compared to the VCM
  • Includes enhanced 802.11 wireless that minimizes dependencies on service department wireless infrastructure
  • Improved durability
  • SmartPower Management system to protect the VCM II in extreme environments
  • Full Integration with IDS latest software
  • New wireless software integrated with IDS installation package
  • Wireless functionality preferred for all IDS functions including module reprogramming. USB wired connections ae only required to update the VCM II loaded code and to set up the VCM II to function as a Customer Flight Recorder
  • CFR option added to provide legacy and future vehicle coverage

The VCM II can be used with any PC meeting the minimum specifications shown on www.motorcraftsevice.com which also has a valid IDS software license subscription. 

The Panasonic Toughbook , although recommended, is NOT a requirement. 

IDS software licenses are sold separately from the VCM II.  To purchase an IDS software license, visit  www.etis.ford.com/help/howTo/idsActivation.do and follow the instructions

*Ford Key Programming may require additional resources purchased from www.etis.ford.com. Thes are subject to change by FORD Europe and not in the control of Maverick Technology 

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FORD OEM vehicle coverage for diagnostics and full programming - you can't code new Ford keys without it!

Key Features

  • The VCM II is designed to have comparable vehicle and model year coverage to the original VCM
  • All VCM II’s will operate as a Customer Flight Recorder (CFR) with an optional pendant cable 164-R9806 to replace the functionality of the Vehicle Data Recorder (VDR)
  • Industry standardized J1962 Data Link Connector (DLC) and USB cables allow the user to realize a lower cost of ownership compared to the VCM
  • Includes enhanced 802.11 wireless that minimizes dependencies on service department wireless infrastructure
  • New wireless software integrated with IDS installation package
  • Wireless functionality preferred for all IDS functions including module reprogramming. USB wired connections are only required to update the VCM II loaded code firmware and to set up the VCM II to function as a Customer Flight Recorder
  • Improved durability
  • SmartPower Management system to protect the VCM II in extreme environments

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Application List

This product has compatibility for the following Vehicle makes,
for a specific application see the full application list or contact us:
Ford (Australia)
Ford (Europe)
Ford (Truck)
Ford (USA)

Updates

For Ford IDS Licenscing information, please see here: FORD LICENSCING

Subscription pricing is here: FORD IDS Subscription Prices

 

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Very Happy

Hi Andrew,

Just a quick e-mail to say I got our diagnostic equipment up and running after you gave me the Ford license on Monday. Really pleased with the product so far and has already sorted out some diagnostic faults that have been problematic to us for some time.

Thanks for all your help with selecting, delivery etc.

Regards

David

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