VCM Metal Box Ford IDS V86 JLR V135 New VCM release
Compared with VCM II, this one software is old, but has pin code calculation function.
Top 4 reasons to choose VCM Metal box
1) Updatable software:
Software version: Ford IDS: V86 JLR: V135. Software is updated by CD.
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3) New version software: you don't need to input the need input user name and password when you enter this software.
4) Vehicle coverage: Ford and Mazda for both old and new models made by worldwide, till 2014; Jaguar and LandRover, mainly for models after 2005.
What should you pay attention to use this VCM Metal Box?
1) DO NOT use internet when you use this software. If you use internet, it will prompt you update it. This software cannot updated online. So do not use internet when you use this software
2) IDS and JLR software cannot be installed on the same laptop.
Software free download:
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.
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 DVD includes both IDS (Integrated Diagnostic Software) and PDS (Portable Diagnostic Software) tools.
Diagnostic coverage includes most 1996 2013MY (produced 1995 2007) Ford, Lincoln/Mercury & Mazda vehicles.
It can do four car model. IDS for Ford and Mazda, JLR for Jaguar and Landrover
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. It is free update through internet.
5. 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.
Requirements for hardware and software 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.
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
VCM Metal Box main board shown: