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How to install VXDIAG Ford & Mazda IDS V96 on VMware

The new V96 Ford and Mazda IDS software is verified working on VXDIAG VCX NANO IDS interface (invalid on Ford VCM2 VCMII IDS system). If install V96 IDS on VMware, it will be no frozen software issue. Here is the instruction on set up virtual machine. 


Computer requirement:

1.At least 4GB memory 

2.VMware at least 1GB


Take a deep breath, the installation will take 30 minutes or so. First you setup VMware and then install the IDS software. Here is the detail instruction on first part. 


1)Install VMware 

Open My Computer 

Open Ford IDS software 

Copy “en-windows-xp.iso” to Local Disk D:/

Open “VMware-workstation-full-10.0.3” and install VMware

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Click “Next”

Accept license agreement 

Select “Typical”

Click “Next”

Open VMware-workstation-KEY Notepad and copy the License key 

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Click Finish 


2)Configure VMware 

Create a new folder “Ford VCM II” on D://

Open VMware on desktop 

Click “File” tab>> “New Virtual Machine” >> click “Next”

Browse Installer disc image file (iso) to “en-windows-xp.iso” on D://

Open VMware key notepad and copy en-windows-xp.iso key to “Window product key” column,

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Click “Next”

Change Virtual machine name to “Ford IDS”

Browse Location to D:/Ford VCM II

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Set the Maximum disk size to 120.0 GB, press “Next”

Click “Customize Hardware”, change Memory for this virtual machine to 1024MB

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Right click My Computer>>Properties to check your computer still has 4GM memory

Close the windows 

Click “Finish”


3)Setup Windows XP Professional 

Click Ford IDS on VMware 

Wait while setup initializes your Windows XP configuration 

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Installing Devices 

Enter Windows XP Professional name: ABCD and press “Next”

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Installing Network

Wait until the installation is complete 


4) Configure Win XP on VMware

Wait the Setup Wizard installs VMware Tools

NOTE: Disable any anti-virus software on your computer

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Windows XP will shut down and reboot 

Set the VMware time to exactly the same as your current computer time 

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Turn off the Windows XP on VMware 

Close Ford IDS

Remove “Ford IDS” from eth library 

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Close VMware workstation and Ford IDS (E:) on toolbar 

Open My Computer and open Ford IDS (E:)

Open VMware key notepad and copy this options to D:/Ford IDS folder

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Click Folder Options>>View>> uncheck Hide extensions for known file types>>press OK

Select “Ford IDS.vmx” file and open with Notepad

Paste all hidden files to the end of the notepad

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Click Yes

Close all windows on toolbar 


5) Run virtual machine

Open VMware on desktop 

Click File tab>>Open D:﹨Ford VCM II﹨Ford IDS.vmx 

Click “Create a New Virtual Machine”

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Click “Power on this virtual machine”

Start to install Ford & Mazda IDS V96 software on Vmware follow the video prompt

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VD300 V54 FGTech Galletto 4 vs. old FgTech Galletto V54

There is a new VD300 FGTech Galletto 4 V54 Master ECU tuning kit with plastic box available in What’s the difference between the new VD300 Fgtech and the old FgTech Galletto V54?


1.Same is the exactly the same, project same functions as well, both support BDM-TriCore-OBD Function

2.VD300 is deigned with plastic box from different manufacturer. VD300 is the given name of the new hardware

3.Firmware PCB board parts are very similar 

4.Motherboard PCB layout is slightly different

5.VD300 Fgtech galletto is cheaper in price


VD300 FgTech Galletto V54 PCB display:




Old FgTech Galletto V54 Master ECU programmer PCB board


Customer feedback:

1) I have bought this galletto. Ok build quality, but both q18 and q20 are p-channel zvp2106a. 

2) Now tested BDM edc16 and works ok also Renesas from Subaru. Today will try K-Line and CAN. 

3) Galletto V54 VD300 (plastic box) – reads ok (via OBD EDC16C35 100% ok) 

4) It doesn't read Vag EDC15 1.9 tdi and delphy mpc555 mondeo 2.0 tdci. Read and write VAG EDC16CP34.


FgTech galletto v54 driver software can be free downloaded here:


NOTE: Software comes with virus, disable any anti virus software before running on Win XP O/S.

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XPROG-M V5.55 Box program MC S9S12HA48CLL chip

I have several clone ECU (IMMO) programmer (Kwp2000 plus, upa usb 1.3 green, xprog-m v5.0 and new xprog v5.55). 


KWP 2000 plus ecu flasher is the cheapest and old stuff for DIY starting. For secured Xprog-m is better, uusp upa usb is good but very limited for secured mcu, it can do only some 908 with know security sequences. UPA works better on MOTOROLA chips. 


To use UPA USB, you must have knowledge to use with processor and to use Xprog-m, you must be good in soldering/desoldering. 


Xprog M box v5.0 tuning kit comes without dongle which makes it easier install then v5.5.5 with USB dongle. Xprog 5.0 works good but do not read some mcu authorizations, like CAS3. So I go for v5.55.  


I did not buy the T420 laptop with xprog v5.55 soft, I kept using well v5.55 on a XP laptop with correct version of Adobe 10. I will not take risk on load in on win7. Not bad, there is a video installation guide for reference.


This was the first test result with mc s9s12ha48cll chip programming in-circuit (BDM) with x-prog v5.55 ecu programmer


Some photo screenshots taken bellow:










The pictures are clear (soldering/connectors etc) so I am not going to explain it in detail. The V5.55 is said to add BMW CAS4 decryption, I have no chance to test it yet.

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