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17/04/2018

Ford Manager 2.4.73.37 (2.3.85.7): Tested 100% with VCM II & real cars

Yes! The new Ford Manager 2.4.73.37 is working only copy/paste the Ford Manager files over the Mazda Manger one as before.

 

I tired and works.

If you have a genuine/HQ cloned interface and want to use Mazda ids fully then right now it is better to stick with 2.3.85.7

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And yes i tested in real car also.

 

I did a DPF Static Reeneration in a Mazda 3 (BK) 2007

Works like a charm. All Function that I used in that car worked well

If I will see any problems I will be back to 2.3.85.7

But now I wanted to keep it as it is because I don’t wanna chane always the firmware between Ford IDS and Mazda IDS

I have a HQ Ford VCM II not a Mazda VCM II

 

Btw. I use ALL the Ford Manager installer. ( as it’s installed in Ford IDS partition )

 

http://www.mbstartool.com/

16/04/2018

VCM2 IDS USB device, language, license, drive issues (Advice/Suggestion)

Here are some advice and suggestion for your VCMII IDS tool ,when you meet issues like these below:

V100 VCM2 for Ford Diagnostic Tool with WIFI Wireless Card Best Quality  OBDexpress


- try with V86 versión, when I plug in the USB give me this error "unknown USB device"...

- download VMWare V93 from this fórums it is on Russian and I can't change the language...

- try to install V92 like I saw on cardcodereaders through Youtube...

But even I put 31/10/2014 it says "no valid license"

note: I have format several times and tried with W7 Ultimate, W7 starter, W7 Pro... and always the same. Never works even if I always have in the BIOS the same date: October 31th of 2014

I cant install a XP because I have no drivers for it.

 

Advice & Suggestion:

IDS saves information to the master boot record of the hard drive, just reinstalling windows won't fix it. Either purchase a genuine license or you have to delete the hard drive partitions to rebuild the MBR and then reinstall windows. It is much easier to acquire VMWare Workstation 10 / 11 to install a copy of Windows 7 that you will use solely for IDS as you can make backup copies in case you goof up something.

What date you use is irrelevant as long as you continue to use the same date. Start with IDS version 91 -> upgrade to 94 (Use the VCM II firmware from this version) -> upgrade to 96 (now the newest IDS is version 109). You can start with an older IDS version if you want the old calibration catalogs, using this method will require you to download any calibration files you need if you plan to do any module programming. Additionally, if you don't purchase a valid license and are using a trial your IDS cannot acquire these files automatically over the internet.

 

Maybe you could have a try with IDS software from Chinese. They help IDS without expiration and no license issues. Sometimes, if you have good luck, remote tech support is available also, help such as remote installation, language setup and the like

 

 

http://blog.obdexpress.co.uk/2018/04/16/solved-vcm2-ids-u...

12/04/2018

FREE Tech Support: VCM II - IDS software version mismatch

This is technical support from obdexpress.co.uk for “VCM II – IDS software version mismatch” and “Not Connected to VCM II”

 

VCM II – IDS software version mismatch (update IDS)

The software version on the VCM II is newer than the IDS software version.

Select Tick to install the latest version of the IDS software.

Select X to cancel and then roll back the VCM II to an earlier level of software.

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Software IDS 103

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VCM II Manager (Ford-VCM-II): Not Connected to VCM II

 

 

 

 

Tech support from obdexpress.co.uk:

 

Find this button in the VCM 2 main unit, and then press on it.

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Connect the VCM II unit to a laptop/PC with a USB cable

 

Note that VCM II is only connected to the PC via a USB cable, not connected to the car via an OBD cable

 

Press the button until the power is connected and all the lights are lighted.

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Go to the START menu, then Bosch

Open Ford VCM II Manager, then go to VCM II Update for recovery

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Hope it’s helpful to you.

Good luck!

 

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