VCM Metal Box IDS JLR functions, supported vehicles and Ford VCM installation
VCM Metal Box IDS JLR VCM New Release FAQ
About function and supported vehicles
Q: Does Ford VCM work with diesel vehicles?
A: Ford VCM work with diesel cars, and not work with diesel truck.
Q: Does FORD VCM support diagnosing GEM Module and GEM Module self-test?
A: yes, it does.
Q: Can I use FORD VCM to change the VIN number for my car?
A: yes, you can. PCM programming could rewrite VIN number.
About Ford VCM (sp10-t) installation
Q: I have three questions about Ford VCM. 1) Ford VCM (item No.SP10-T) IDS V83 could identify Mazda 5 and not Mazda 6; while VCM IDS V82 could identify Mazda 6. 2) The Module Programming folder can't be opened. 3) I want to use VCM to deal with safety belt warning and Light-Sensor, can Ford VCM supports?
A: 1) Our VCM newest version for Mazda is V82, so it is no problem to use Mazda V82 to work with Mazda 5 and Mazda 6, to check whether you use Ford V83 to work with Mazda. 2) The Module Programming folder can't be opened, please download the software "ExtendProgramming" to reset Module Programming.
3) Our Ford VCM performs the function as good as the original VCM does, so you can try to use it to deal with safety belt warning and Light-Sensor, but it maybe require the old version software, like the software before V76 or before V70, because only a part of software version supports the special function and the software V76 up is the test version of original factory, they don't support some special functions.
Q: VCM communication Error, IDS to VCM communication could not be established, as the following pictures show.
A: This following picture shows the VCM could not be identified.
When IDS to VCM communication could be established, the VCM and battery icons will display at the right down corner of the IDS window as the following picture shows.
I advice you try to reinstall the license by following our video instruction, and if you still can't find VCM and battery icon at the right down corner of the IDS window, make sure you use the Windows XP professional.
Q: When I open "outcode.exe" in the VCM software, what should I fill in?
A: To run this "outcode.exe" in the VCM software, you are required to successfully install the software, and connect well the device with the computer. When make key, you firstly read out the Outcode from the vehicle, then put the Outcode into the Incode calculator (item No. SS23-2k), finally calculate the Incode according to the Outcode. Please look the following pictures on how to do specifically.
Q: Ford VCM error "SDD software updates have not been performed so functionality has been disabled. Click here to perform update now."
A: When you installed the software, you got an updated notice and you clicked it, then this error happens. I am sorry to tell you that you need to reinstall the software.
Q: My car is Ford Focus 1999 1.6 zetec, and I use Ford VCM to read data stream, it can't display properly, please look at this picture.
A: There are two points to pay attention. One: not choose so many data stream channel; two: advice you install VCM IDS V69 or V70, IDS V69 download link.
Q: My car is Mazda3 2012; I download and install Mazda V82, not V84 as required. I connect VCM with the computer and the power light flashes. When I use IDS, I got an error message "Unable to detect the presence of VCI on USB port. Please make sure the VCI is powered on. Please Configure to retry. (29)" (as the first picture displays); and after I manually enter VIN number, there are only two drop-down options: Digital Multimeter and Oscilloscope Tools (as the third picture displays), the full options include: Digital Multimeter, Oscilloscope Tools,
Self Test, DataLogger, Module Programming, Network Test, VDR, SGM, Body, Chassis, Electrical and Powertrain (as the fourth picture displays)
A: the software Mazda V82 and Ford V84 are not allowed to install on the same computer.
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