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How to reprogram PCM for Ford Focus 2008 with VCM2 IDS

Here is the instruction on Ford Focus 2.8L 2008 PCM reprogramming using Ford VCM II IDS diagnostic system clone. 


Main procedure:

Step 1: Install a new PCM

Step 2: Reprogram PCM


Step 1: Install a new PCM

Install VMware and well setup IDS software follow the video/pdf guide (see attachment below)

Run Ford Module Programming



Click on car icon 

Select “Start New Session”

Press “Confirm” 

The SAE J2534 pass-thru device cables must not interfere the safe operation of the vehicle. Secure all cables away from the vehicle pedals. 

Make connection as shown

Turn ignition to ON

Apply the parking brake 

Apply Neutral/Park gear position


Establishing communication to PCM

Verify vehicle information


Press programming icon 

Select “Module programming”

Select “Programmable Module Installation”>> “PCM”


Again verify vehicle information and confirm 

Turn ignition to OFF position (Position 0)

Check if the displayed VIN is correct, if yes, hit Yes to continue


Follow the system prompt to install a new module in vehicle


Step 2: Reprogram PCM with VCM 2 IDS

Please read the following information carefully. 

NOTE: Do not start a reprogramming session with a low battery in the vehicle and/or programming tool. 

The fuel pump and the engine cooling fan(s) may run during the following procedure. 

If you are programming a 6.0L diesel, the FICM replay must be removed before programming. 


Turn ignition to ON position 

Erase procedure in progress

Downloading data and reprogramming PCM in progress


Turn ignition to OFF 

The operation in progress 

Turn ignition to ON

Set ignition switch to OFF 

Calibration has been loaded and checked.


If you programmed a 6.0L diesel please reinstall the FICOM relay.


Start engine. Do not depress the throttle pedal. 

Set ignition to OFF

Set ignition to ON

Clear stored fault codes


Turn ignition to OFF

PCM reprogramming procedure is done. 


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Star Diagnostic SD Connect 4 WIFI works with D630 only?

Mercedes-Benz MB SD Connect C4 is the only Star diagnostic system that is featured WIFI wireless connection via LAN cable. It is true that the WIFI only works with a D630 HDD & laptop?


Questions before entering:

I need help and have a question. Is it true that the WIFI only works with a D630? Because I use Xentry via VMWare and I search a solution to use SD Connect via WIFI. 


I have 2 Laptops. The one is a XPS M1710 and Xentry is installed internal HDD. The other Laptop is a Dell Studio and Xentry is installed via VMware external HDD. Can I use one of both methods the Wifi Connection?



Regular Star diagnostic DAS/XENTRY has two formats Dell D630 HDD and external HDD. (IBMT30 is quite old software for Star C3 and it is now out of production.) Usually the Dell D630 HDD is installed on Dell laptop while external HDD is installed on VMware. 


External HDD on VMware cannot enable SD Connect WIFI wireless connection. 


Star diagnostic Platinum Edition HDD has 4 formats: Dell D630/ThinkPad X61T/Panasonic CF30/External Format. 


ThinkPad and Panasonic CF30 laptop has built-in WIFI feature. If you using ThinkPad X61T/Panasonic CF30 format internal HDD on corresponding laptop, you can use SD C4 WIFI feature as well. 



SDConnect 4 WIFI connection can only be enabled when an internal HDD is well loaded on corresponding laptop (Dell HDD on Dell D630 laptop, X61T format HDD on ThinkPad X61T laptop and CF30 HDD on Panasonic CF30 laptop). WIFI Connection CANNOT be used under VMware condition. 


And majority SDS owner are rather to get the bundle package: SD Connect + Dell D630 laptop + Dell HDD


If you find any instruction to use SD Connect via WIFI but you do not have internal HDD, all at your own risk. 


How to setup LAN and WIFI for MB SD Connect Compact 4? Please check the video guide here:

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Working solution for Lexia PP2000 is no longer recognized on USB port

This post starts with user’s real problem on Lexia PP2000 that no the interface is no longer recognized on USB port, then followed by the analysis on this problem and working solution, as well as Trouble shooting Description. Hope it helps!


The problem: 

When connecting to the USB port, the card is recognized and detected with USB com board driver. After flash spi flash (Winbond W25Q80B) for changing the serial number and flash MB90F546GS microprocessor with SCARY file for recognition in EVOLUTION driver; the interface is no longer recognized on USB port ????? After re-reading the SPI flash, this one is empty ???


Finally, I found the problem on this interface (more precisely on the microprocessor MB90F546GS board).



Missing +Vcc on the pull-up resistor 3.9 Kohms, inner track probably cut ...

Setting up a wire to bring the +Vcc on the pull-up resistor.



Trouble shooting Description: 

After changing many components, among other SPI flash, HA86, Micro MB90F546GS ... etc, I have come to think of a concern for missing pull up resistor or a problem on a layer track internal ...

Indeed, the return signal for communication between pin 2 (DO: data output) of the spi flash W25Q80B and pin 28 (P50 / SIN2: Serial data input) of the microprocessor MB90F546GS fact it through two logic circuits: a ACHT86 and HB125; in order to change the logic state and complicate the task of reverse engineering.


Hoping that this could be used for other ...




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