How to update Ford VCM II software to V101

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;

Laptop

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

IMPORTANT NOTE:

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.

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2.Press the button until the power is connected and all the lights are lighted.

Then connect the VCM II to the laptop via USB port.

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3.Open the software, Ford IDS, then it will prompt update information on your VCM II.

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Update success.

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4.Restart your laptop after update. Then re-connect to the VCM II for diagnosis or programming.

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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:

http://www.fordservicecontent.com/Ford_Content/IDS/IDS-97.01_Full.exe

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6.Please install V97.01 FORD IDS in your laptop.

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