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14/09/2017

How to: VCM2 clone reprogram Ford PCM/ECM modules

VCM2 manual: Ford IDS reprogram PCM/ECM modules.

 

What is a reprogram engine control module?

The Engine Control Module (also called the Powertrain Control Module or PCM) is the brains of the engine management system. It controls the fuel mixture, ignition timing, variable cam timing and emissions control

 

What is the PCM on a Ford?

A power-train control module, abbreviated PCM, is an automotive component, a control unit, used on motor vehicles. It is generally a combined control unit, consisting of the engine control unit (ECU) and the transmission control unit (TCU).

 

What is flashing a ECM?

ECM ECU PCM TCM FLASH – ENGINE COMPUTER VIN PROGRAMMING FLASH & REFLASH. “Flashing” refers to reprogramming automotive engine control modules (ECMs). Almost all new vehicles today are now flash programmable. Flash reprogramming is an important part of repairs and tune-ups on most 1996 and newer cars.

 

What is PCM reprogramming?

To reprogram a PCM or other vehicle module, you need a factory scan tool, or an aftermarket scan tool with reprogramming capabilities, or a J-2534 compliant “PassThru” interface tool (or J-2534-1 for 2004 & newer vehicles) that can connect a PC or scan tool to the vehicle’s diagnostic connector or module.

 

How to do Ford module reprogramming?

 

When a module such as a PCM is reprogrammed, it is not removed from the vehicle. All programmingis done through the communications network.

 

You need Ford IDS software, original or crack

You need a HQ VCM2 clone SP177-C or SP177-C1

(VCM2 genuine definitely is the best solution, but a high-quality one should work great, not  cheap crappy tools)

 

Good tips you may need:

 

Where to buy VCM2 clone of high quality?

 

Where to buy VCM2 clone at the best price?

 

Ford IDS crack download: (TRY ON YOUR OWN RISK)

IDS 104:

 

To reprogram an existing module, follow these steps:

 

(please connect the cloned VCM2 unit to the car and run Ford IDS)

 

Step 1:Select the toolbox tab at the top of the screen

Step 2: Select “Module Programming”

Step 3: Select the tick mark or the Enter key

Step 4: Select “Module Reprogramming”

Step 5: From the fly out menu, select the type of module to be reprogrammed

Step 6: Select the tick mark or the Enter key

Step 7: The application will compare the current calibration level to the latest one available for thatvehicle. A message will appear.

Step 7A: If no later calibration is available, a message will appear indicating this. Select the tickmark or the Enter key to return to the Module Programming menu.

Step 7B: If a later calibration is available, a message will appear asking if you want to reprogramthe module with this calibration. If you do not want to reprogram the module, select “No”. You willbe returned to the Module Programming menu.

Step 8: If you want to reprogram the module, select “Yes” in response to the question “Do you wantto program the vehicle with this calibration?”

Step 9: Make sure that an Internet connection has been established and then select”Confirm”

Step 10: You will be presented with a screen that recommends that you carry out Self Test. If youchoose to complete this test, you will receive a list of Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC’s) that havebeen set on the vehicle. When finished viewing this list, select “Exit”.

Step 11: Follow the on-screen instructions to prepare the vehicle and turn the ignition key off and on.

Select the tick mark or the Enter key after each one.

Step 12: If necessary, apply the reprogramming label to the PCM

If an emissions recall has been performed or a required emissions-related TSB has been completed,an Authorized Modification label must be placed on the PCM. These labels can be purchased at theparts counter of a Ford or Lincoln/Mercury dealership.

Step 13: Select the tick mark or the Enter key to return to the Module Programming menu.

 

 

a very important note:

Ford VCM2 IDS Error Code:11.0×0 851082 when PCM reprogramming

 

It’s aimed to help how to reprogram/reflash Ford PCM via IDS software esp. for those with  Error Code:11.0×0 851082 will be shared here by other users.

 

Error message:

“The operation cannot begin because the PCM failed to complete a service procedure. Perform PMI on the PCM to resolve the issue.”

 

Possible scanners working with:

 

Customer solutions:

Customer A:

Turnoff your firewall

 

Customer B:

Uninstall fmp and reinstall it. I have had this happen before.

I have had some new pcm be un programmable.

And just for reference. Fmp doesn’t like Google. Use 32 bit processor as well.

I had to slow my computer down from 64-32 because fmp would not work correctly with 64.

Good luck.

 

Customer C:

If you are checking PCM for up-dates, Ford will advise on 6.0L powertrain if there is a reflash avail for TCM, FICM or PCM, if it states there is no update then all three modules are at latest level, no action required, I am aware it states to remove FICM relay prior to reflash FICM, this is a carryover note from when we used PDS or WDS to reflash the FICM, if you are using IDS with VMM interface its not required to remove the FICM relay, I have reflashed over 1000 of them this way over the last 7 years, as always make sure the battery stays in the sweet spot @ 13.5 volts, make sure your laptop has sufficient power, I always plug in, make sure cables to veh and laptop are safe from accidental disconnect, Good luck!

 

Customer D:

If you try to VCM2 genuine or clone to make reprogaming well you need IDS V98.01 or higher.

It would be good to check if during initiation programming interface output 18,5V on pin 13 in OBD connector.

 

13/09/2017

Genuine vs Clone Nexiq USB Link 2

I have the original Nexiq USB Link 2 and the clone.  Nexiq USB Link 2 genuine and the clone, any difference? 

Many talks about differences of Nexiq the original and clone. I have the original Nexiq USB Link 2 and the clone. Here share something with you all. Hope it helps.

 

THE PACKAGING

Lets start with the most simple way to tell the difference, and that is the packaging. This not only includes what the product looks like, but the included accessories as well. Throughout this post, we will be posting side-by-side images, with the genuine Nexiq USB Link 2 on the left, and the china clone USB Link 2 on the right. As you see from the pictures below, the genuine USB Link 2 comes in a nice, hard plastic case. The image on the right is from the China clone, which comes with no case at all. The cables and adapter have been stuffed in the box.

Nexiq-USB-Link-2-Bluetooth-genuine-vs-clone-1

We also then take the contents out to compare. The original device, again shown on the left, comes with the adapter (with all the stickers attached), 6/9-pin long cable, a special USB cable (Which we will discuss more on this later), along with some paperwork. The USB Link 2 clone adapter comes with a HUGE assortment of cables, covering pretty much everything. It also has loose stickers to place on the tool, along with a 3-disc DVD set

Nexiq-USB-Link-2-Bluetooth-genuine-vs-clone-2

In summary, the genuine USB Link 2 will come in a hard plastic case and will only come with the USB Cable and 6/9 pin cable. The fake and clone adapters from China and beyond will come with a large assortment of cables, along with multiple DVD discs.

THE CABLE CONNECTOR

So far, not a huge deal. You can save $400, and not just get a cheap plastic box, right? Well, there are many more differences, so lets start with the cables and the connector on the Nexiq USB Link 2. Again, the image on the left is what the bottom connector looks like on the genuine adapter. The image on the right is the china clone.

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In summary, the genuine USB Link 2 will come with a 26-pin male connector for the cables, while the clone USB Link 2 will come with a 15-pin male connector. Remember, Nexiq put an authentication chip in each cable, so how possibly can these clones be doing this? The answer is that the china clone adapters are simply Nexiq USB Link original circuit boards placed in USB Link 2 cases. We will continue to prove this point as we move on.

THE CABLES

One thing that people may like about the China USB Link is that it comes with a wide assortment of cables — 8 different ones. The original only comes with the standard 6 & 9 pin cable, which is used on commercial trucks. The first thing we notice, is that the part numbers are on labels from the China device. Upon inspection of these cables, we find these are all cables for the Nexiq USB Link original, NOT the new USB Link 2. This further proves the point that the China adapter is just an original USB Link in disguise

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The other issue is that the included 6/9 pin cable from the China clone is NOT the new green 9-pin that has been used in all model 2016 model year trucks. This means that this cable will not physically connect to any trucks built in 2016 or newer. Even if you had the correct cable, we have serious doubts that this China clone is cable of handling the new 500k bus speeds that use this green connector.

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In summary, the USB Link 2 clone from China comes with more cables, yet they are cables for the original USB Link. The included 9-pin from China also will not fit or work on 2016 model year and newer trucks.

USB CABLE

The USB connection port is also different on China knock-off versus the genuine USB Link 2. With the USB Link 2, there is a fancy clip on the USB cable to prevent it from being detached from the adapter. On the clone tool, we find that it is a “regular” USB cable connector, like you would find on a printer or larger USB device. On the USB Link 2 clone we received, this cable was actually very difficult to push in, and the plastic cracked a little when we did. Yet again, another reason to stay away from this tool and prove that it is a fake/clone.

The other important item to note is that on the clone/fake adapter, you will see that there is a hole in the bottom. On the genuine adapter, this is an actual button that you would push.

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CIRCUIT BOARD

Now that we’ve explored all of the components, lets take a look at the actual circuit board inside the adapters. Again, we have the genuine adapter on the left and the China clone on the right. Without being a computer engineer, you can see the differences in the boards right away. The clone adapter is actually 2 circuit boards, with wiring in between, while the original is a solid, once piece circuit board. The clone version also contains no Bluetooth chip, so it is USB only.

the genuine PCBNexiq-USB-Link-2-Bluetooth-genuine-pcb

the clone PCB

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NEXIQ USB LINK 2 CLONE STICKER COMPARISON

We also thought it a good idea to show you the adapters side-by-side. In the first view of the front, you can see some noticeable differences. The sticker on the front, while the same size, has the order of the LED lights and also the size of the icons different. Both adapters will show the Bluetooth Logo, however the China version does not have Bluetooth built into it. The genuine adapter also shows an icon for an iPad and iPhone.

On the back side of the adapter, the sticker is a completely different size and much smaller on the USB Link 2 clone. There is also far less information, including the fact that is says “Made in China”, while the original does not.

 

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SUMMARY

In summary, we highly suggest staying away from the USB Link 2 clone adapters. Using a USB Link 2 clone will cause you nothing but problems, and just isn’t worth the hassle of saving a couple dollars. There are plenty of other RP1210 adapters that are priced less then a Nexiq USB Link 2, and are also made by legit manufacturers in the USA. The following is a list of things you can look for if you are thinking about purchasing one:

  • It doesn’t come in a black plastic case
  • It comes with more then just the 6/9 pin “long” cable
  • The connector on the bottom is a 15-pin female
  • The 9-pin connector isn’t green
  • The USB cable doesn’t “clamp” into the Nexiq USB Link 2
  • There is a hole at the bottom of the tool where the cable plugs in
  • The sticker on the front looks different then it should

Of course If you are a DIYer, the clone is OK for you. But you should have a HQ Nexiq clone. For cheap craps, forget it. You’ll get what you pay for. 100% certain.

 

Be careful to buy a Nexiq clone off

 

I have had several people having issues with all the lights blink and they can not connect any more, you can not get warranty on Chinese clones so you are out of luck. Also Chinese clones are made with much lower quality than the real Nexiq.

I have had so many support issues that ended up being bad Chinese Nexiq adapters that I warn customers that if they have a Chinese adapter, they are on their own, I don’t support them and Nexiq won’t warranty them. Be Very careful who you buy a Nexiq off of. TRVideo is a supplier of the real Nexiq and has great support so that is the only source I recommend (Truck Parts Today)

http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/wholesale/nexiq2-usb-link-sof...
I have used it to program a new chip. Success.

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Source:

http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/service/genuine-vs-clone-nexi...

11/09/2017

Vxdiag Vcx Nano download FREE with reviews (09.2017)

Latest update at  Sept.11th,2017,Free download Allscanner Vxdiag Vcx Nano diagnostic software the latest version for Honda, Ford, Mazda, VAG, Subaru, GM, Jaguar and Land Rover. And Vxdiag Vcx Nano reviews of OK and K.O. experience for you.

 Part 1: Vxdiag Vcx Nano software download

 

 

 

 

FORD IDS V100 EN/CN

Ford IDS 106 EN

 

 

Mazda IDS 106.00.exe 485.1 MB

 

 

 

GM Tech2Win16.02.24.rar 138.9 MB

GM GDS2 VM.iso 3.95 GB

 

 

2016.4 Subaru SSM.iso 1.95 GB

 

 

JLR SDD software

JLR SDD patch.rar 47.4 MB

 

 

ODIS Service 4.1.3

ODIS-S 3.03

VAS-PC V19 EN5054.rar 3.48 GB

 

 

 

Part 2: Vxdiag Vcx Nano best price

 

Vxdiag Vcx Nano for sale:

 

 

 

Part 3: VXDIAG VCX Nano reviews

 

 

VXDIAG VCX Nano Mazda Review:

 

The VCX Nano I took apart seems to be a custom design to emulate in hardware part of the hardware/software of the VCM II but the driver is most important too. I did not take pictures but gently peeling down the stickers reveals 4 screws. Once inside it is a very simple board with a ST micro cortex M4 STM32F4 Series based micro controller doing the work. The FT serial to usb chip-set and some caps and a space that was blank for I assume either the WIFI or Bluetooth module. I googled the device and did see a Russian site where a guy took apart a VW version and it had more chips and and older generation micro-controller.

Soldering looks like reasonable quality surface mount and no hand work or redo's.

 

Vxdiag vcx nano gm review:

I have one oof these, You need a 64bit version of windows to run the GDS system on VMware, it's already supplied as a VM machine, the Tis software works perfect under windows (not VM) comes with installer

I haven't have any problems, I use the USB facility although it does have wifi also

 

 

VXDIAG Vcx Nano Ford Review:

 

VXDIAG VCX NANO is the same as VCM2 with a single board (which is very bad clone of VCM2).

 

By satria_wr

Vehicle: 2014 Ford Ecosport 1.5L Ti-VCT 110hp

 

 

My clone vcm2 was able to update the module online.

The single board is known to brick module since it doesn't have complete chip on it.

 

By Automate

Vehicle: 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

 

 

The VCX Nano I took apart seems to be a custom design to emulate in hardware part of the hardware/software of the VCM II but the driver is most important too. I did not take pictures but gently peeling down the stickers reveals 4 screws. Once inside it is a very simple board with a ST micro cortex M4 STM32F4 Series based micro controller doing the work. The FT serial to usb chip-set and some caps and a space that was blank for I assume either the WIFI or Bluetooth module. I googled the device and did see a Russian site where a guy took apart a VW version and it had more chips and and older generation micro-controller.

Soldering looks like reasonable quality surface mount and no hand work or redo's.

 

By stvkram

Vehicle: 2003 Mazda 6 3.0 V6 220hp

 

 

I test this tool, i buy the wifi version. Ford/GM/Toyota/VW/JagLR all works with wifi or usb connection :D

 

By satria_wr

Vehicle: 2014 Ford Ecosport 1.5L Ti-VCT 110hp

 

 

I own VXDIAG VCX Nano WiFi. I use IDS v103.xx fine without issue. Latest update of VXDiag gives it a better stability when doing programming.

 

Tony Back

Vehicle: Ford Focus

 

 

Well, I just took the chance and bought one.

Couldn't figure out how to get WiFi working on it, so I installed the driver

for USB and used USB instead.

Forscan detected it as J2534, and no errors was reported.

It didn't find as many modules as my Vlink adapter does, but it had

the same missing fuel trims for bank 2 for my Scorpio 24V  ;)

 

One hurdle with this device though - it is almost impossible to connect it

to the Scorpio, because the plug is a bit hidden, and this device is very big.

Anyone buying it should consider, if a small OBD2 extension cable is needed too.

 

By Yoda

Vehicle: Scorpio 2,9 24V 207HK 1997

 

 

I can add that regarding the VCX Nano for ford/mazda, I took mine apart and no bluetooth module is present. The bluetooth capabilities advertised on the main Allscanner site it not accurate. I can not speak for the WIFI version but I have the usb version and have used it with my 2003 Mazda 6 V6 and AFTER installing the "pass-thru" driver (J2534) it works perfectly and fast with FORSCAN.

 

By stvkram

Vehicle: 2003 Mazda 6 3.0 V6 220hp

 

 

Full chip high quality VCM II (SP177-C) is much better than VXDIAG NANO.

But be careful programming!

 

By ipy1975

Vehicle: 2015 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L V8