This is the step-by-step instruction on how to update Ford VCM 2 and Ford IDS software to the newest version IDS 101.
Device to use:
Ford VCM II china clone;
What’s your FORD IDS version?
For users with FORD IDS V81/V91, please install the Ford IDS V96 first, then install IDS V97.
For users with FORD IDS V96, just install IDS V97 and the VCM 2 firmware to do diagnosis or programming on your Ford vehicles.
Edit: now the newest is Ford VCM2 IDS v101
How to update Ford IDS software to the newest version:
How to install Ford IDS V98 in Windows XP
Every time IDS software complete, please go to update vcm2 firmware.
How to update to VCM2 firmware?
1.Find this button in the VCM 2 main unit, and then press on it.
Then connect the VCM II to the laptop via USB port.
3.Open the software, Ford IDS, then it will prompt update information on your VCM II.
4.Restart your laptop after update. Then re-connect to the VCM II for diagnosis or programming.
5.The case is based on the installed FORD IDS V96. Just install V97 to do a test.
Open the software “Thunder”, and put the link below to the URL line.
The link to free download Ford IDS v97.01:
6.Please install V97.01 FORD IDS in your laptop.