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How to update Ford VCM2 IDS to V97 (V97.1)

Ford VCM2 IDS software has newly updated to V97 (23/09/2015). Here is the instruction on updating your Ford IDS to V97.1. 


NOTE: IDS V97 is compatible with Ford VCMII scanner SP177-1, SP177-C, SP177-C1 and SP177-C2. Do not work on other VCM2. 


Software version: IDS V97.1

Operating system: Windows XP/ Windows 7 on VMware (recommended)


Free download Ford IDS V97.1 software

You can download form the link directly or download from Thunder (enter URL to download directly), because the software is huge. 


How to update VCM2 IDS to V97?

1.Have old V81, V91 IDS installed 

1) First install C81 Calibration files and then V86 IDS

2) Then install V91 IDS, if the software displays 3 day trial prompt, then continue to install IDS V96, otherwise quit software installation and change another laptop to re-install software 

3) After well install V96 IDS, install IDS V97 software 

4) Update VCM2 firmware (following instructions below)


2. Have IDS V96 installed 

If you already have VCM2 IDS V96 installed, then directly install V97 IDS and update VCM2 firmware. 


How to update Ford VCM 2 scanner firmware?

1) Press the power button on VCM2 scan tool main unit 


2) Long-press on the power button, connect VCM2 with power supply, wait for all 4 indicators turn on, then release the button. Then connect VCM2 with computer via USB cable 


3) Run IDS software, software will prompt to update firmware. Wait the update procedure is done.



4. Restart computer when firmware update is completed. Connect VCM2 kit with vehicle to start diagnosing or programming functions. 



How to install MPPS V13.02 software driver on Win 7?

MPPS V13.02 EDC16 ECU Tuning Remap Chip tuning CAN Flasher is default to be installed on Windows XP operating system, but some have achieved it on Win 7. Here is the instruction on installing Mpps v13.02 on Win 7. 


The instruction fits MPPS V13.02 K+CAN USB cable (SE74, SE74-B)/SMPS MPPS interface with a Driver disk



If the driver CD is broken, you can free download MPPS V13.02 driver software here:



Open driver CD or software file 

Install MPPS13.02.exe setup 

Select software Language (multi-language avaliable), click OK


Install hardware wizard, click Next 


Select destination C:, click Next 

Click Next 

Click Installation to install driver 


Click Finish when installation is completed 


If MPPS software prompt “MPPS Firmware Upgrade” message, it is normal when MPPS cable is not plugged in or the driver is incorrectly installed 

Click Exit


Now plug the MPPS USB cable with computer 

If win7 fails to automatically install driver, install the driver manually 


Go to Start>> Computer>>right click Properties>> Device Manager>> Amt Flash>>Update Driver Software…


Select Browse my computer for driver software 

Browse file to C:MPPSDevice Driver 


Click Next 

If the system prompts “Would you like to install this device software”, click “Install”


Installing driver software is completed 

In windows 7 you will need to run MPPS as administrator, otherwise, software will not open. 


Right click MPPS v13.02 software on desktop, click Properties 

Select Compatibility 

Tick Run the program as an administrator, click OK


Open MPPS V13.02 software on desktop 

If you try to run MPPS not as administrator or without the cable plugged in you will see following screen 


Installation is completed. Start tune ECU with the MPPS software.


How to install Multidiag Pro DS150E 2014.3V software

Bluetooth MultiDiag Pro+ DS150E diagnostic interface for cars, truck and OBD2 software has newly updated to 2014.3V. Here is the step-by-step software installation guide. 


Software version: DS150E 2014.3V 

Operating system: Win XP (Most), Win 7 and Win 8

Hardware: Bluetooth Multidiag Pro with SN:100251 (Item No SP207, SP207-B, SP207-C, SP207-D, SP207-E)

Language: English, Czech, Dansk, Dutch, Finnish, German, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Suomi, Swedish, Turkish


Pre-installation caution:

Disable network connection and disable anti-virus software program!!! Very important!!!


Main Steps:

1.Install WINRAR 

2.Install DSCars-R32013.exe

3.Install Microsoft.Net Framework 3.5

4.Activate DS150E 2014.03 software 

5.Configure DS150E 2014.3 software 

6.Update Multi diag pro firmware 

Diagnose with DS150E


1. Install WINRAR 

Open my computer 

Open DS150E 2014.3 software CD

Open DS150E 2014.03 folder 

Open WINRAR folder

Open wrar362

Click Install 


Select all

Click OK

Click Done 

WINRAR installation is completed 


2. Install DSCars-R32013.exe.

Copy DS150E-V2014.3 patch and MULTI HW ID file


Open DSCars-R32013.exe.


Select language 

Please select SN:100251 DS150E NEW VCI


Select country 

Click Next 

Tick I have read the system requirements, click Next 

Install DS150E NEW VCI Setup, click Next


Click Install 

Click Next 

Click OK to accept system notice 


3. Install Microsoft.Net Framework 3.5

Select I have read and ACCEPT the terms of the License Agreement

Tick Send information about my setup experiences to Microsoft Corporation 

Click Install 


Microsoft.Net Framework 3.5 SP1 has been installed successfully, click Exit 

Please wait DS150E new VCI setup is being installed 

Installation complete, click Next 

Click Finish when DS150E new vci setup is completed 


Extract DS150E 2014.03 Patch on desktop 

Delete the existing data folder. Copy all files in patch folder and replace to the install patch prompt as the picture below


Right click DS150E (New VCI) on desktop>> Properties>>Find Target>>data to delete “data” folder 


Copy all files in DS150E patch folder to DS150E (New VCI) folder 


Delete the unzipped patch folder on desktop 


4. Activate DS150E 2014.03 software 

Run “DS150E (new vci)” on desktop and activate it 

Software requires activation, press the forward arrow to proceed 


Software will ask you to enter Serial Number and Hardware Key


Open MULTI HW ID on desktop 

Enter SN and select brand, press Key button, it will display HWID


Paste the HWID to Hardware Key

Press forward arrow 

1) Click Start

2) Click Yes to save “FileActvation” on desktop


Delete MULTI HW ID on desktop 

3) Send FileActviation you just saved on desktop to your seller 

4) Wait your seller to send back the FileActviation file activated 

5) Copy the FileActviation file activated replace to the file on desktop 

6) Click Start on software activation program 

7) Click NO

8) Select the FileActivation file activated on desktop and open it 

9) Wait for installation complete, enjoy 


5. Configure DS150E 2014.3V software 

Run DS150E (New VCI) software on desktop 

Click Setting tab>>Language 

Select the software language you need


Click Yes

Select vehicle information, Brand, Model, Year, System type, engine etc 


6. Update Multi Pro firmware

Connect Multi Prog pro interface with computer and vehicle 

Open My computer>>Manager>.Device Manager>>Ports>>VCI (Diagnostic Unit) Serial Port (COM4)


Open DS150E software 

Click Settings tab>>Hardware setup 

Click Test to run a software test 

When the system prompts to update firmware version, click OK


Self Test OK

Select Firmware version 1423, click Update button 


Firmware Update finished. 

Click OK


7. Diagnose with DS150E 2014.03V software 

Back to software main menu 

Click Diagnostic icon 

Follow software prompt to:

1)Turn ignition on or start the engine 

2)Start measuring

3)Choose the test or tests you want to perform 

4)Exit measuring 

5)Turn ignition off


Start performing diagnostic functions


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