OBD-II scanners differ in function

 

Obd2 scanner differ in function. Some only work as mere trouble code readers, while others can interact with sensors throughout a vehicle. Accessing trouble codes will not turn your check engine light off. Accessing the codes will only tell you the malfunctions the vehicle’s computer has recorded. Codes can be erased with a scanner, but if the problem has not been fixed, the check engine light will always come back on.

Software-wise, my choice for this on Android is Torque, an excellent app that not only can collect all the OBD-II stats, but also graph and log them in myriad ways. (There’s also a free version, Torque Lite, that has a fair deal of the functionality of the full version.) Grab either one from the Google Play store.

Note that this solution is for read-only access to the OBD-II system in the car. You can’t modify the running parameters of the vehicle with this adapter, unfortunately (or fortunately, perhaps, as it’s very easy to make a mess of things). Flashing your car’s computer with a new fuel curve or ignition timing map is a nontrivial exercise that requires an adapter with different voltage levels and different Auto Repair Software. So, don’t worry about breaking your car with this solution—you’re just “peeking under the hood”.

Make sure the vehicle is turned off. Locate the Data Link Connector under the steering wheel. This is an outlet that allows access to the diagnostic computer, which in most vehicles is on the driver side.Connect your Professional Diagnostic Tools to the Data Link Connector. The scanner cable has in a 16-pin plug that should naturally fit into the outlet.Insert your vehicle’s key into the ignition cylinder and switch to “On.” Depending on the brand of OBD-II device, you may also need to turn the engine on and allow it to idle.

UCDS Ford VS. Ford VCM II

UCDS Ford UCDSYS Ford diagnostic and chip tuning tool new released, Ford UCDS diagnostic tool UCDS Pro+ support diagnosis, ECU Flash and mileage functions, UCDS Ford from obd2tool.com can work as Ford ECU Chip Tunning tool as well, can replace Ford VCM II completely.

Ford UCDS from www.obd2tool.com is the 2017 New Released Diagnostic Adapter with neweest software V1.26.008 can replace Ford VCM II perferctly, just one difference, UCDS Ford cannot key programming, but UCDS (Universal CAN Diagnostic System) for Ford can support Mileage Correction and it is full function type has 35 tokens also support special functions like VBF LOADER, UPDATE WIZARD, DIRECT CONFIG.

The UFord UCDSYS consists of drivers of the serial bus USB-serial (recommended drivers FTDI), hardware adapter and the actual  UCDS-programm.The software interface of the UCDS interface has main window’s mode. You need to select the type of the vehicle or select the service mode for adapter`s firmware update or other service functions.UCDS currently works with the following platforms: Focus II 2004-2011; Focus III 2011, 2015 ; Kuga I, Kuga II; C-MAX; S-MAX; MONDEO IV; Mondeo 2015 ; Galaxy ; Tansit; Fiesta 2008, 20015 etc..

Differences:
1. UCDS support special functions like: VBF LOADER, UPDATE WIZARD, DIRECT CONFIG
2. UCDS support more vehicles than vcmii
3. UCDS support odometer correction, while VCMII can’t
4. UCDS support both online and offline programming, while VOBDII can only support online programming.
5. UCDS support the reconfiguration of the car, the engine firmware stock firmware, chip tuning, vcmii can’t.
6. VCMII support key programming, while UCDS can’t