How To Factory Reset Your VCM II when Inoperable

Here is an easy way— factory reset, for you to fix your Ford VCM II when it becomes inoperable. For example, VCM II will not boot-up properly, Ford VCM II LED’s not functioning properly, etc.
1. Shut down the IDS application if it is running.
2. Disconnect the VCM II DLC cable from the vehicle.
3. Disconnect the VCM II USB cable from the VCM II and PC.
4. Remove the rubber boot on the VCM II that is opposite the DLC connector to expose the Recovery Mode Switch.


5. Start the IDS application.
6. Press and hold the plastic tab. Do not release the tab until Step 9.
7. Connect the VCM II to the PC using the USB cable.
8. Wait for the VCM II’s Power LED to remain on and for the unit to beep.
9. Release the plastic tab – the VCM II will be in Recovery Mode.
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 FORD VCM software.
11. Follow the IDS on-screen instructions to complete the software installation.


Hope it help you guy out.

Why do you need have VCM II firmware recovery?

Why do you need have VCM II firmware recovery?

You Chinese clone that after flashing says beep every second …
or firmware in the clone for IDS84 program , and you want the software to IDS86 …
or you have violated the data on the memory card or memory card is broken …


Is it safe to do Ford VCM II recovery?

Not really. ALL can be done AT YOUR SOLE RISK . You’d better SAVE YOUR OLD MEMORY CARD .

How to do VCM II recovery?

Install a clean copy of the operating system, this system must not be connected VCM2
2. Install the drivers for all devices and update system
3. Download files from the links below
4. Disable updates Disable Firewall, Disable Web
5. Set the date on your computer September 1, 2013, and disable time synchronization via the Internet.
6. Set IDSv86 on your system.
7. reboot
8. kill the following processes if they are running:
9. This item is optional.
unzip the and put it in the folder “C: \ Program Files \ ford motor company \ IDS \ system”
that is, the full name of the folder should be “C: \ Program Files \ ford motor company \ IDS \ system \ boot”10. Apply the patch from attachments. Up to this point NOT connect device VCM2. 2nd item when using the patch (for VCM 2).
11. Reboot
12. WARNING! your device VCM2 must not connected wires.
13. Remove the side cover from VCM2 with the side where drawn Wifi, install the card 4 or 8GB depending on what was installed in your device. Commonly usedclass 4 cards
14. Press the plastic button (to the quiet click) but not much, because the Chinese are very fond of buttons to break.
15. connect the +12 v supply through connector. (Continue to hold the button)
16. Wait a few seconds, the red light, but you must continue to hold the button. When a beep sounds immediately release the button.17. Wait about two minutes (visually nothing will happen), connect the USB cord from VCM2 to computer.
18. Start Bosh VCI MANAGER. Once connected, you will see your VCM2 in recovery mode.
19. click on “Restore” button and go to drink coffee, it takes about 40 minutes.
20. after flashing VCM2 automatically reboot. (If, after repeated firmware situation BEEP 1 second, you can try to do firmware lower software version number,

eg 84 or 85)
21. Wait 2 minutes.
22. unplug all cables from VCM2
23. Restart the computer, wait for the full load and run the IDS86 (VCM2 not connected). on offer data entry, enter the dealer Ford / Mercury / Lincoln,

dealer code UR097, country Russia
24. Wait until the start IDS86 and connect the device.
25. system will install the drivers and communication protocols VCM2

Everything should work!

p.s. If you broke the paragraph 14 of the button to close the tweezers solder contacts or temporarily remote button on the wires.

If this does not help, follow instructions at the end of all the action as follows:
26. Reboot
27. Press the reset button, plug in the +12v to VCM 2, wait for beep, release the reset button
28. Start IDS86 and wait until the boot
29. Connect VCM2 USB cable to the computer program IDSv86 should offer to update the firmware of the device.
30. Update the device.
31. after flashing VCM2 automatically reboot. (If, after repeated firmware situation BEEP 1 second, you can try to do firmware lower software version number,

eg 84 or 85)
32. Wait 2 minutes.
33. unplug all cables from Professional Diagnostic Tool VCM2
Now exactly Everything should work!

How to install Ford IDS V108 software

Latest Ford IDS V108.01 Full Software for Ford VCM 2 support online programming released on Jan. 2018.

Software Version: 108.01. No need activation.


Operating system: Windows XP/Windows 7 32/64 bit



Tested with ford vcm clone and VXDIAG VCX NANO Ford: Never failed!!

Online programming: Supported! but you should have an account yourself.

Ford IDS v108.01 function: Confirmed!

1.Able to download the very latest calibration files/software from Ford server if the network connection available at the time of connecting to vehicles

2.Read and decode fault codes

3.Delete fault codes

4.Display System current parameters in digital form

5.Combined displaying of data

6.Logs Keeping: write and keep of digital parameters in memory

7.Special functions: changing of permissible seeting of blocks, programming etc.


Q: Whether it can work with Ford VCM 1 Clone?

A: Yes, it can work with Ford VCM 1 clone

Q: Is this vmware or native

A: This is native, install on new and clean windows xp/7

How to install Ford IDS V108 step by step?


1. Please backup the important files on the desktop and disk C because the next operation will cover the content in the disk C.

2.Disable both local area and wireless network connection

3. If your computer hard drive only has one partition, please prepare a 16 GB U flash drive, if has 2 partitions, please unzip the software of CD into another partition except disk C

Step 1: Recover System
Open Software D (Disk D)

Create new folder Ford 108

Copy all zip file on Ford 108-2 software CD to Ford 108 folder
Eject Ford 108-2 DVD-ROM to DVD/CD-RW Drive

Copy all contents to Ford 108 folder again
Extract ford108.part01 zip files to Ford 108 folder

Then delete all other zip files, ford108.part01-ford108.part33
(only 3 files left)
Open Ghost 8.0

Recover system, choose destination D:/Ford 108/ford108.GHD
Restart computer and recover system


Step 2: Install Ford IDS 108 Setup


Run Ford Module Programming Limit as Administrator
Ford Extension Success, press OK
Module programming has been extended to 2018/05.26


Click on Start menu->All Program->Bosch->VCM Manager (Ford-VCM-II)
If system prompt PC software initialization error, press OK to ignore
Open Disk C/Progam Files/Ford Motor Company->IDS->Runtime->install3rdparty->
ETAS, Run setup as Administrator


Install Bosch VCI software Ford VCM II


click Next
Select Remove Bosch VIC software from your computer, click Next

Press Remove
Click Finish
Again run setup as Administrator
click Next


Ready to install the program
Click Finish

Install setup completed.

Step 3: Make Connection
Click Start menu->VCI Manger (Ford-VCM-II)


Connect VCMII with computer follow the diagram below


Open Computer->Manager->Device Manger->Network adapters->ETAS VCI USB RNDIS Device
to check connection is built


Open Network and Sharing center->Change adapter settings
Make sure you have disable both local area and wireless network connection


Step 4: Run software

Open Ford IDS v108 software on desktop


Network test, gathering vehicle data


check language options, programming modules and options



Cloned GM MDI possible work with Ford IDS software

Is clone GM MDI interface possible to work with Ford IDS without limitations?
Also is there anyway to convert MDI to a VCM II by flashing it? They seem to be very similar. But how to?

Look here and know how mates experienced talk about it…some say yes, some no, some possible…

Reply 1: As i know, GM MDI and Ford IDS are two different scanners.
The GM MDI can’t work with Ford IDS

Reply 2: Possible but not easy…Requires editing of the Dynamic link library files and more.

i have had MDI Working with it for a long time for personal use
Since version it is easier than say 96.01 because when they changed things to block clones in this version, they basically changed the file structure to that of an MDI.

Reply 3: My dilemma is deciding to get rid of my MDI clone that I purchased 1 year ago (I sold my GM car and bought a Ford so I don’t need it anymore) or try to use the MDI on a Ford vehicle. I don’t have the money to purchase a genuine VCM II and I don’t want to buy a clone either.
I just want to update a few things on my Ford since the warranty is over.
I need to update the GPS module and activate the digital speedo. Looks like I’ll just leave it alone before I screw things up.

Reply 4: I have the same mdi and try flash the sd card put it in recovery mode with ford manager and don’t work when I try back to gm the tool never responding again the hardware damage and leds turn on red beeping so I think you sell that mdi and then buy a vxdiag vcx nano for ford I have one and working

Reply 5: There must be a way to flash the FPGA to a VCM. Once that’s done you can probably recovery the SD card.
The SD cards can also be copied using a tool called USB Image Tool so I’m sure you can recover your MDI.
I just don’t want to bother with it because I don’t know if it will work.
I might sell it and buy another clone. I haven’t decided yet. The MDI clone looks so much better than the VCM clone.

Reply 6: GM MDI and Ford VCM II are made by Bosch ETAS as well as Alliance VI+ or as many OEM tools now
But this one are a little bit different architecture.
So as we discussed many times and Nr. Vag Vag already confirmed in the forum you can use VCM II with Tech2Win and GDS2 but not fully
You can use VCM II with nissan consult ii scan tool pus but also hot full
Well I didn’t checked GM MDI with Ford IDS but I’m very sure tgat you are waisting your time for the moment.
When IDS will cover J2534 tool then you maybe will be happy to us the GM MDI with IDS but for the moment forget about
I changed the SD card in VCM II clone because this one was defective ( so a fresh untouched sd card – just formated ) and I only put it in Recovery Mode and I fix it. But I’m not sure that you can do it the same with a GM MDI.
You can try it.
Good luck

Reply 7: Well I suppose that you need an account/subscription
But if you know what exactly calibration you need you can download it from
Good luck

Reply 8: Forscan as you can see it can works with a simple tool ELM327 or with a Passthru J2534 tool
Gm Mdi it is a J2534 tool that’s why is working

Ids is different.

How to Use Ford VCM II VCM 2 IDS For Ford V101.03 Mazda V94

OEM FORD VCM II is one of best recommended diagnostic scan tool that works with the Ford IDS diagnostics application running on a PC to diagnose Ford, Mazda —so on vehicles.Ford VCM II VCM 2 IDS For Ford V101.03 Mazda V94 also has WIFI version available,see here : Ford VCM II With WIFI .And now both version in at a great price. And following is a step by steps guide on how to use Ford VCM II VCM 2 IDS Diagnostic Tool For Ford Mazda,hope it will be useful.

2017 Ford VCM II Preview

Notice Tip Customers Need to know before installation VCM 2 For Ford & Mazda

1.Disconnect the internet and close your anti-virus software。

2.TWO Software(For Fd/For Md) must be installed on different PC with WINDOWS XP DSP 3 or Win7 32bit system.

3.Assure th working voltage is 14V

Ford VCM 2 For Ford IDS V101.03 User Manual

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 Ford 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.
4. Activated the license,copy your key from DFstd-key.Then ready to install the Deep Freeze,this software will come out automatic.


5. When 3 days trial used, Adjust the computer time to the date of installation(1/1 2016) will get another 3 days.

OEM Ford VCM II 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


How to activate Ford VCM2 IDS Special Function

Ford VCM2 IDS Special Function

With Ford VCM 2 clone with IDS, how to enable or activate Special Function in the menu Module Programming/Programmable Parameters/Car Configuration Parameter(s)? Here is the how-to guide from a CT member. It’s a customer experience; try at your own risk.

Ok just had a play and i managed to get to enter the code (here: 60274)

I found where IDS stores these codes:
C:\Program Files\Ford Motor Company\IDS\Runtime\Registry.xml
Under <key name=”UPDATEFUNCTIONS”>
Going to try them out.
Enter the code
71863 – IDENT_MCP1

2-1 2-2
Enter the code 60274
It changes the ccc option in module programming to a different list with more options and also appeared to give me icons to read and write dumps,
But I ran out of time to play more and see what options did, I did try to disable my seat belt off warning buzzer but it failed to work, Other peoples input would be nice once you test it…
See my photos, get the first page up as shown then click update/ special functions on your right hand side
As for getting nothing to appear in special function through VCM2 IDS, i had two option in there, read config file and modify, Also for me the tool box module programming, 3rd option down had changed to allow what i would normally alter within ccc as well as a as built option which i do not normally see on this year of car, It had speed items for one listed, were as this is found on later fords than mine in the pcm on first page.


Ford Vehicle Communication Module II (VCM II)

V138 JLR VCM II VCM2 Jaguar and Land Rover Diagnostic Tool

Authentic Ford OEM diagnostics scan tool that works with the Ford IDS diagnostics application running on a PC to diagnose Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles.  VCM 2 are used under license from Ford Motor Company

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So you want to buy a scan tool or diagnostic device or programer to work on your car, or other peoples cars.  You begin to look at the cost of buying a tool from a reliable and reputable vendor and find out, WOW!  These things are expensive!  So you end up here, on Ebay to look for an used unit and you find that people from all over the world are selling these things for WAY LESS MONEY than the OEM manufacturer.  There is a reason for that.  This is why we are here today to teach you what the differences are and how to spot fake devices.  We will also discuss WHY you should NEVER buy one of these cheap China clones, even if you only plan to use it once and a while.

Notice for ford vcm ii diagnostic tool:
1. This VCM II only support Mazda, for other car models, please check other VCM II.
2. Please do not use original Ford V93.01 software,the device will not work.
3. For module programming, if it gets the error “Selection not available”, please contact us, we will send you the ExtendProgramming file to solve.
4. Comparison among all VCM II Diagnostic Tools

VCM 2 Mazda IDS V96 Support WIFI

This is guide for Mazda IDS V96 WIFI Test; that is, your WIFI version ford VCM II must set wifi as follow for its use.

Video help:

Detailed instruction:

Connect VCM 2 to the car. Do no need to
connect with USB cable.

Insert the VCM 2 WIFI card to the computer.

Click the wifi icon and connect “VCM II

Open the file “Mazda IDS” on Desktop.


Click  on the
top right, and select the “wireless default”. Then click the tick button to
make an association between this PC and this VCM II.

And click the tick button on “Device
Selection” interface.

Establishing communication with the VCM

Then select the device line.

Turn to this interface, and select “Start
New Session/All other”, then click the tick button.

Establishing communication to PCM…

Select “Yes” for the vehicle specification.

Select “No” and click the tick button.

Click the tick button.

Turn to this interface to select “DataLogger”
and click the tick button.

Select “Modules/PCM” and click the tick

Establishing communication with the ECU…

Select “TIRESIZE(NUM)” and click the tick

Then you will get the engine coolant

Turn to this interface to see the vehicle
specification and then select “Delete (delete session)” .

Exit the software Mazda IDS V96.


A++ quality ford vcm FAQ

Hello. Working your version with software IDS 80 ? Thank you for info.

Replied, by admin, at 18:06:00, 2012-10-10

Sorry, our version is v79.


how much shipp to acapulco mexico zp 39670 by EMS… thanks noel

Replied, by admin, at 17:43:00, 2012-10-24

Hello, the shipping fee to mexico by EMS is 88usd, by UPS is 54usd, by DHL is 56usd.


The license link isn’t working. Also where is the link to the ids V80? Also do you supply the calibration files or a link to them? Thank You.

Replied, by admin, at 11:51:00, 2012-11-3

Sorry, there is no link because it is too big. Do you have new order, we can send cd to you.

Replied, by admin, at 15:36:00, 2012-11-6



I bought several interfaces and different from your
including the Ford IDS VCM red rotunda clone (not fly). I’m interested if I can upgrade the computer software to version 80 or 81. because the program still asks me if I want to upgrade … I have a PC installed Mazda IDS V79 and works perfectly. So what? interface is BRICK OR OK ? if I upgrade to V80 81?
me interested to buy a 2013 full upa usb have in stock?
what is delivery time ?

Replied, by admin, at 15:16:00, 2012-11-22

Yes, you can update online. But you need keep its power on always when update, and do not run it.
Yes we have 2013 full upa, we can send soon


all fixed,used another computor all works

Replied, by admin, at 16:50:00, 2012-12-18

Ok, thanks!


Hello! Is there a program of Ford and Land Rover Russian. thanks

Replied, by admin, at 18:23:00, 2013-1-8

Sorry, no.


i recived the tool but no software no manuals nothing

Replied, by admin, at 11:22:00, 2013-2-16

How come? Is there no CD in the package?
Send email to me, i will handle this problem.


why does the jlr134 patch come up as 133 and i was under the im under the impression that you cant use anything newer than 131 with quality clones?

Replied, by admin, at 17:11:00, 2013-7-17

what do you mean? Send email to me.


IF i have more higher software version(original), V85 , can be installed on this kinds ford ids?

Replied, by admin, at 17:29:00, 2013-8-9

Sorry, you would better work our software. Thanks!


my vcm doent work with late modle cars im not sure id purchased this
lets see if theyll make this good

Replied, by admin, at 18:10:00, 2013-11-28

Hello, which car model and year? Thanks!


Hello I just ordered new VCM and it does not communicate with Laptop. The realteak driver is installed properly. Number 1 and 5 amber and number 3 red LEDs are on fixed they never change or blink. This is my third VCM so I am familiar with the operation of it. Can you help me Do I have to return it is it defective

Replied, by admin, at 17:04:00, 2014-1-6

Hello, can we ask our engineer to remote to check it for you?
Service time
Monday ~ Friday from AM 9:00 to PM 6:00 in Peking time
Saturday from AM 9:00 to AM12:00 in Peking time


I bought FORD VCM II, but it doesn not work. Problem – after connection to the car it does not recognize that inigtion switch on and does not start diagnostic window. I check over internet and found that it is common problem for some not original tools, reason – IC probably broken inside the tool.
How I can resolve the problem

Replied, by admin, at 15:03:00, 2014-3-19

Could you kindly send your teamveiwer ID and PW to our support.
He will give you a remote help


Hi, for sames key progrmman the original Ford account!! can i do all keys with this scanner

Replied, by admin, at 09:13:00, 2015-4-9 has same functions as the original ids. but it can not do all keys with this scanner