How to install VCM 2 Ford IDS 109 software

 How to install Ford IDS 109:
1- Install the ids 86 before changing the date to 1 07 2015
(hold the date 1/7/2015 , until you finish step 5
every time you restart your computer, check the date, if it is  on 1/7/2015)
2- install patch ( choice option 2 )
3- Make a backup of your windows system (I recommend, this is optional)
4- Open the program with the interface connected ,,( choose NON DEALER,when open program for first time ) , keep vcm turn on,on the computer.
5 – create a restore point,,,then turn off vcm of the computer
6 – Okay, now install the new version, v109.01, before installing, changing the date of your computer, to the current day
7- After installing, go back to the restore point, which you created in step 5, activate this restore point, and then open the program
8- Finally, install FordExtendProgram  (click right mouse button click on, run as administrator)

Done, will work in the new version

Ps. here’s solution of “VCM II-IDS software version mismatch (update IDS) ”

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Click green Tick box to update firmware.
If it does nothing, <=Perform VCMii reset . Unplug USB cable from end Ford VCM II take off black rubber end boot plug back in USB restart IDS hold BUTTON middle end VCM plug in to PC all lights flash and and when VCM beeps release button IDS will prompt VCM update to IDS level press Tick

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.

microPod II Configuration

1. On a PC with the wiTECH Application installed, connect the Micropod II with a USB cable and enter
IP “172.22.22.22” into the address bar of an Internet browser.
2. Select Wireless Settings in the menu on the left

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3. Select New and enter the name of your profile that you are creating and select Add

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4. In the Security Settings field enter the Automotive Scan Tool wiTECH Access Gateway wireless profile credentials
* SSID,
* Security: WPA PSK,
* Enter Key:
* Confirm Key:

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5. Select Save at the top of page

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6. Select Close on the next page

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7. Select Manage Networks in the menu on the left

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8. Select radio button for the wireless interface

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9. Next to the profile that was just created select the Select & Start button

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10. Select Close on the next page

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11. Once the connection is complete you will see an IP address populate for the wireless interface
? In some cases you may need to select the refresh button

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12. If you have tried selecting the refresh button and the tool is still not obtaining an IP address
? Select the radio button next to the wireless interface

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13. Select the Disable button in the Wireless Adapter area

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14. Select OK on the warning pop up

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15. Select Close

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16. Select the radio button for the wireless interface

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17. Select the Enable button in the Wireless Adapter area

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18. Select Close

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19. You will now see an IP address for the wireless interface

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20. If you are still unable to acquire an IP, make sure you are within range of the wiTECH wireless network try moving closer to the OBD II Scanner wiTECH Access Gateway

How to use GM MDI interface for programming

GM has had its newest programming/J2534 Pass Thru device on the market for some years now. A lot has been said about it and I am here to tell you that I have finally taken the plunge into GM MDI in, pretty much, all of its aspects. I decided after taking it into the field for a while, it was time to report what I experienced and how I feel about MDI and its companion programs. It is a formidable diagnostic/programming system that has really benefited me more than it has impeded me. With just a few exceptions, this system has my stamp of approval. let me say right out of the gate that my intent is not to do anything but provide you with information that can be found on any of the literature that GM has provided for Auto Scanner Tool MDI, Tech II WIN and GDS II users. What I am offering you is a slightly more comprehensive report of these facts as I understand them, have experienced. Additionally, I am NOT an engineer before I am a vehicle technician and automotive trainer, thus my approach is view of a technician and trainer. Please feel free to email me with any information you think I may have missed or questions or comments you may have. This is how I continue to have guides like this evolve to help others.

First off, let’s talk about what GM MDI itself. The GM MDI which is an acronym for Multiple Diagnostic Interface. It is a very basic, yet very effective J2534 Pass-Thru unit that General Motors adopted several years ago. This was in lieu of the introduction of the Global Diagnostic System (GDS) and GDS II. This diagnostic software package is needed to be able to diagnose GM’s global A platform vehicles like Camaro, Equinox, Regal, Terrain, Cruze, and even the Volt. These vehicles will not communicate with the Tech II of yesteryear, thus they can neither be diagnosed, nor programmed with a GM Tech II. MDI provides the user with several well marked status lights for connectivity, and functionality. The MDI is also capable of operating wireless and as a network device as it comes from the factory with a removable wireless card. The MDI package also includes a network cable, DLC cable that looks similar to the Tech II DLC but is NOT the same. It comes with a very nice, long USB wire and a nifty connector protector device that prevents wear and damage to the end of the USB wire that connects to MDI. Included in the package is also an AC adapter with plug converters that allow for use worldwide as well as a quick-start CD with instructions and a “birth certificate.” The unit comes to you brand new in a “brain dead” state. This means that you need to start from scratch and download 100% of the software and drivers you need to operate the unit and its attributes. This means that you will need access to TIS to WEB to get this software, or a good reliable source outside of AC Delco. You can go out on places like GarageForum and down load software, but keep in mind that there are BAD people on the internet who sneak malicious software into downloads to steal your information off of your computer.

The MDI allows the user to operate his/her diagnostic programming on PC and use the MDI as its pass thru device and with the GDS II software, do pretty much anything on a Global A platform vehicle. One can, furthermore, program any controller on a Global A GM vehicle with the MDI, with the support of TIS to WEB. You can also program OBD II and all other CAN equipped GM vehicles through any mode you wish. Although there is currently no software flash programming on disc for Global A vehicles, all the flashes must be accessed on the World wide Web, just like all of Chrysler’s flashes, and in just a couple months, Ford will be doing this as well. As you will read, MDI will allow its user to interface with the antiquated, but very useful, TIS2000 program for GM pre-08 applications.

GDS 2 – At first blush, needs more work!

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The software that allows MDI to interface your PC to Global A cars is called GDS II. This program needs A LOT of work! It is not a very user friendly program that does not appear to have the technician in mind. It was clearly designed by engineers who seem to think cars are worked on by other engineers, not technicians. I have always found that the major disconnect between GM’s team that wrote this software and the end user will inevitably be the biggest criticism of this software diagnosing system. The program does not flow well and has a lot of disjointed functionality. Things are often difficult to find within the system and not always in the same places for all applications. Like a bad relationship with a spouse, you eventually settle into the program with experience, but I have not yet reached that point. I will provide more information and examples as I spend more time with GDS II.

Where does this leave Tech II? Lets talk about Tech II WIN

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MDI pretty much leaves the Tech II user in the same boat as the TIS2000 user. Although its still useful, it’s time has passed. For some years, it was necessary to have a Tech II in your stable for the older GM’s with simple CAN and OBD II but this too has clearly passed! Tech II is still useful for GM OBD I cars. For OBD II and newer cars, with the introduction of Tech II WIN, the MDI and your PC can be used to emulate a Tech II WITH CANDi right on your PC at about 100x faster than the old Tech II stand alone. Thus far, I have been able to do just about everything with the Tech II WIN program that I could do with my actual Tech II, but I have to honestly say, I have not yet done every single function on every model. Now you can do pretty much anything with your MDI you could do with your Tech II WIN program on GM NAO and a few other software packages. Tech2WIN will NOT, however, work with ALL the same applications as GM Tech2. Saab, for instance, will NOT work with Tech2Win. With that said….here comes the BAD news.

Tech2WIN is a great service to have, but consider that you dont own it! You just lease it from AC Delco. Once you get Tech2WIN downloaded, unpack the program and install it, there is a lot of stuff you have to do to make it useable. You need to obtain a security license off of TIS on WEB, than download the software package you want to use. It’s a huge hassle at first because the instructions are very poorly written and leave out a few key procedures on how to do this efficiently. You have to, furthermore, update the software every 30 days to keep it functional. Tech2WIN will work stand alone (with no connection to the internet) for only 30 days at a time. After that, you have to go through the update procedure again and download current software. Unlike how you do it with Tech 2 and your 32 Mb memory card, once you download, oh lets say, GM NAO software for Tech2WIN, you will see a counter in the lower right hand side of the screen on the program when you open it. It will begin at 30 and once it runs to 0, you need to get on line and download your software again as it will no longer work. If you are reading this and are thinking “OK so whats the big deal”? The big deal is that the software access package from AC DELCO on TIS to WEB that you need to get this updated software will cost you a minimum of $1400 bucks! You cant subscribe weekly or monthly, or even yearly unless you choose one of their more inclusive packages and get this service. With your old Tech2, you could download a version of Tech2 software and once a new version came out, you just got an annoying screen reminding you that there MIGHT be an update to your software. You can still use 100% of the software despite there being a slightly newer version. You can’t do this with Tech2WIN. Although the program itself is a great product, the cost of keeping it working makes it VERY hard for me to say that it will cause technicians who use Tech2 to flood onto Ebay or Craig’s list to sell off their Tech2’s. The unfortunate thing that will likely occur in time is that GM will begin to only offer updates that will work with Tech2WIN. This may occur simply because the 32 Mb card will soon not be able to hold all the information required to update Tech2. Once this happens, GM is not likely going to spend the money required to put out an updated card for an antiquated scan tool. This is all speculation, however, look to see a lot of good deals on Tech2’s on Ebay once this happens. One little tip I have gotten from my dealership buddies turned out to make a lot of sense. When I bought a used Tech2 on Craig’s list a few years ago, it had a software package from back to 2006 on the 10 Mb Card. I took it and threw it into my box of 10 Mb cards and OBD I cords and forgot about it. When I went to do some work on an 88 suburban, I couldn’t find some of the functions on my Tech2 that had current updating on it. I asked my buddy at the dealership who is pretty tech savvy and he told me that as GM puts out newer software for the latest models that are not Global A platform vehicles, they start pruning off software from the earlier models in the GM NAO software package. If you have access to an older version of NAO or know someone who has an old memory card with outdated software from pre-07, get a cheap 10Mb card, and use the utility on Tech2 and get yourself a copy to keep just in case you have to work on one of those old crusty GM’s. Its because of stuff like this that the 10Mb card is still a useful item as is the good old Tech 2 scan tool.

I can, however, say with some confidence…………………

Tech II is on life support!

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When GM went to the world wide web back in 08 and away from TIS2000, the Tech II’s days became numbered. They have been very nice about making it possible to use Tech II well into the current day, but with the growing number of Global A cars on the road, Tech II is about to find itself on the shelf along with TECH I. The good news for us veterans that In addition to Tech II WIN allowing us to have the comfort of Tech II on our PC, for those of us who still use TIS2000 software, it is about as easy as pie to configure TIS2000 to work as a pass thru unit with TIS2000 directly. What this means is that you can simply put MDI on your menu of units that you are programming with using TIS2000 and program all of the old school GM’s all the way back to OBD II with MDI and TIS2000. Sure, you wont be able to get the most current programing that you can get on line, but when you don’t have access to the internet, and doing an older pre-08 GM family car, you wont be left in a lurch if you have TIS2000 loaded on your PC. Lots of people say “why in the hell would anyone want to use flashes that are over 4 years old on TIS2000? My response is almost always “because not everyone has access to the internet in the front seat of a car on a car lot,” or “some people simply cant afford to buy access to TIS on WEB for the few times they need to replace a late model GM controller.” There are lots of reasons why people need to have flash programing resident to their PC, as opposed to having to go out on line to get it. Than there is the economic reality of the situation folks. Up here in the lawless badlands of Detroit where at least 90% of the cars finding themselves in repair shops are non Global A vehicles, and pre 08 GM’s, TIS2000 is still an extremely useful entity.

The fact that you are reading this means that you are likely looking to invest in such a unit, or already have one and need more background. Keep in mind that for every piece of new technology that comes down the pike, there is gong to be some clown trying to copy it and for less money and sell it to you. This would be just great if they were more up-front about it, but instead, they act like they are selling you an authentic unit, or a BETTER than authentic unit for far less money than an authentic unit. Sure, I have read about lots of folks on GarageForum who use clone FORD VCM units and seem to have great luck with them. For every one of those stories, I hear and see hundreds of others who got a piece of complete garbage from some Ebay rip off artist who sold them on the idea that somehow anything that comes out of China or Korea is something other than crap! Keep in mind that all of those folks who spent money on VCM units out of Asia thinking that they would cheat the system and be able to operate with impunity and for free are now coughing up even more now than they would have before (at least until someone figures out how to rip off the IDS software and un-lock it without paying). It is people like this who cost everyone more money in the long run because Motorcraft, like AC Delco and Witech, will spend millions to protect their software from piracy, and the rest of us will pay for it in higher prices for it. I am the last person in the world that will preach about software piracy as I encourage others to share software, however, with hardware, we are in a completely different boat. Clone hardware is RARELY well worth the investment and 95% of the time, ends up a total loss. Good luck finding the 5% that actually works well and has longevity. The only people who think Chinese or Eastern European Clone tools work well are the people who were stupid enough to buy them and almost always regret it as the solder melts away with nominal use or future program upgrades wont work on them and renders their clone crap useless! I have a clone VCM on my bench right now that actually has mold growing on one of the circuit boards from the acid core solder they used to build it in China. It ate through the laminate on the board and caused a major malfunction after only 6 weeks of use.

Software Sharing, a cheap way out, BUT………………………..

Regarding the download of information from the World Wide Web instead of the reliable source like AC Delco, keep a few things in mind. You can jump onto some of the sites dedicated to diagnostic tools and download software from, what you think are, trusted sources. The fact is that many people end up downloading malicious software that gives others on the web access to your computer. They steal your financial information, software, passwords and personal information right out from under your nose. Consider the piece of diagnostic software that a friend of mine downloaded (Witech) on a forum a couple weeks ago. The software came from a trusted poster, but what he didn’t know was that the poster got it from a questionable source, posted it on the forum, hundreds of people downloaded it, and within a couple weeks, it was on thousands of computers world wide. A quick virus scan found a TON of spywhere on that download that was NOT there from WiTech. It included data mining software, and malware placed within it by dozens of sources. Long story short, there are BAD people doing BAD things on line! Even good people end up spreading some very damaging viruses and software to good people. You need to practice thorough vetting of all software and software sources before introducing these into your PC.

Regrets! I have a few

So, do you really think that there was not going to be any downside to GM MDI and these software packages? Well…..THINK AGAIN! Here we go with the downside for MDI:

As we stated earlier in this article, the biggest detractor to the MDI package, in my opinion, is GDS software! It is not very user frinedly as GM really needed to get some technicians in on the structure of this program before dumping it on us. I know a lot of GM dealership folks who still struggle with thie program.

To fully appreciate the benefits of GM MDI,you MUST have access to TIS to WEB. That means big bucks for this level of access! A year of middle of the road access will cost you about $1600 bucks if you work with GMs regularly. If you’re a daily flyer, better be prepared to spend a little over fifty bucks a week for weekly access.

As stated earlier, to be able to use the Tech II Emulator (Tech II WIN), you must be able to download software updates onto your PC just like you used to do with your Tech II 32 MB memory card. You will need to update your Tech II WIN program using TIS to WEB, and not only will you need to update it, but you will need to update it every month! Once that month times out, you will need to, once again, download the Tech II software you were using to keep Tech II WIN operational. A weekly or monthly TIS on WEB subscription does NOT give you access to Software Download (SWDL) privileges. This will cost you a minimum of $1600 bucks or a buddy who will give you access to TIS on WEB.

In conclusion, I am very happy with my MDI interface, as I have access to TIS on WEB as well as TIS2000 and have become comfortable with the use of Professional Diagnostic Tool Tech II WIN. I program cars for a living, so the cost benefit is in my favor. If you’re a novice, you may want to think twice about trashing or selling your Tech II. The GREAT news for the novice GM person is that I think Tech II will soon be flooding the market at very reasonable rates, now that it is very quickly becoming antiquated. The bad news to us technicians is that MDI clones are already all over the place on EBay so watch your step! Like so many other clone diagnostic tools, the crap coming out of Korea and some out of China are just that…CRAP!

Good Luck and again, if you find that any of my information is not 100% accurate, or have something to add, or just have a question or two, please feel free to Email me. I don’t get paid for posting these guides folks, I do it so I can teach others and also to learn from those who may know more about this than I do. Please consider sharing your knowledge with others as well. Remember that in the end, it’s them vs. us in this business. Companies like GM who take our hard earned tax dollars, rip off their pensioners and cheat their suppliers who they owed money to by declaring bankruptcy un-necessarily, wont bat an eye when it comes to squeezing us independent repair technicians out of the picture. Consider that here on the internet, we have the ability to join forces and support each other in the effort to thwart greedy companies like General Motors. We can only do it if we band together, spread the word and share our resources. Knowledge is the most valuable resource we have so share it with others. You never know what you may get in return!

How to use Tech 2 for Service Programming System (SPS)

GM Service Programming System manual:

The GM Service Programming System (SPS) is a personal computer (PC) application used to reprogram vehicle electronic control modules (ECMs). The SPS application programs General Motors programmable control modules by using the GM Tech 2 Flash scan tool or the Next Generation scan tool as a “pass-thru” device to communicate program data to the vehicle control module. All programming steps are activated and finalized through the PC Service Programming System software CDs

GM Service Programming System kit contains two compact discs (CD):

1.An Application CD which loads the SPS application
2.A Data CD which loads SPS data

System Requirements

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SPS application install

Step 1: Determine if TCP/IP protocol is installed

– If you have a network card installed then you only need to verify that TCP/IP protocol has been configured.
– If your PC is already set up with TCP/IP protocol, go to “Install the SPS Software”

Step 2: Install the SPS Application CD software

To install the SPS software, follow these steps:

1 Insert the Application CD into the PC’s CD drive.

The TIS 2000 Installation Welcome window appears automatically

Note: If the Car Scanner TIS2000 software was previous installed and removed from the PC, a message may appear asking to reuse old settings. If so, click the NO button to NOT reuse old settings.

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2 Click the Next button to continue. This displays the Language Selection window.

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3 Select a language for the application and then click the Next button. This displays the Choose Destination Location window.

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4 Click the Next button. This displays the Choose Serial Port window

Note: Clicking the Next button on the Destination Location window places the SPS application in the destination directory C:\Program Files\cosids. You can optionally click the Browse button to select a different destination directory for the files.

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5 Select the serial port to use for the scan tool connection. This must be an open COM port where no external devices are connected. Then click the Next button. This displays the TIS2000 Installation Mode window.

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6 Select Standalone and then click the Next button. This displays the Set DEALERSHIP window.

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7 Select NAO (North American Operations) and then click the Next button. This configures settings, starts the Decurity Device Installation module, and displays the TIS2000 Security Device Add / Remove window.

Note: This installation of TIS2000 supports reflash of Saturn vehicles. Other dealership installations are not supported.

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Note: The Security Device Installation module configures the USB security key, which is a component of the SPS Kit. The installation of the USB security key requires strict attention or TIS2000 will not perform as expected.

8 Click the checkbox above USB Security Key to place a checkmark in the box (Figure 1.14). Then click the Continue button. This displays an Information window (Figure 1.15).

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9 Follow the instructions on the Information window and then click the OK button. This displays a Hardware Installation message box.

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10 Click the Continue Anyway button. This displays the Program Completed window.

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11 Install the purple USB security key as instructed on the window and then click the OK button.

Note: Make sure the security key installs securely into the PC’s USB port. After installing the software, do not remove the security key from the USB port; it must remain in the port for the TIS2000 SPS application to work.

12 This begins the TIS2000 software installation and displays a progress indicator message. Wait for the installation to complete and for the completion message to appear (Figure 1.19).

13 Click the OK button.

14 Remove the Application CD from the PC’s CD drive.

15 Go to Update the SPS Data

Step 3: Update the data with the SPS Data CD

Note: During the update, the TIS2000 software skips the initial language, dealership, etc. steps and uses current TIS2000 settings. TIS2000 also skips over SecDevIns (Security Device Installer) and uses the current TIS2000 settings.

1 Insert the Data CD into the PC’s CD drive and wait approximately 20 seconds for the TIS2000 Update message to appear.

Note: On Windows XP systems, a browser window may open displaying the contents of the CD. If so, close the window and double-click the TIS2000 icon on the Window’s desktop. Because TIS2000 looks for new updates each time you start the application, the Update message appears.

2 Click the OK button to continue. This begins the update and displays a progress indicator message. When the update completes, a completion message appears

3 Click the OK button. The application is ready to use.

4 Begin using the SPS application by double-clicking the TIS 2000 icon located on the Window’s desktop.

Tech 2 Flash Setup

What You Will Need for Tech 2 Flash Setup:

1 The GM SPS application installed onto your PC (with the USB security key). Also see “System Requirements”

2 32 MB PCMCIA card recommended (May, 2005). Call OTC Technical Services at 800-533-6127 to determine the current minimum requirements.

3 SPS Kit Components:

RS-232 DB9 Serial Port Adapter (P/N 3000111)
RS-232 Communications Cable (P/N 3000110)
USB Security Key (already installed during software installation)
RS-232 Loop-back Adapter (P/N 3000112)
User’s Guide (P/N 526933)

4 T2F Kit Components (from Tech 2 Flash Kit):

Tech 2 Flash Scan Tool Cigarette Lighter Power Cable (P/N 3000096) or Battery Power Cable (P/N 3000097)
SAE 16/19 Pin Adapter (if the vehicle is OBD II compliant)
NAO 12/19 Pin Adapter (if the vehicle is not OBD II compliant)
(Optional) AC to DC Power Supply (P/N 3000113)
DLC Cable (P/N 3000095)
DLC Loop-back Adapter (P/N 3000110)

Step 1: Verify the Tech 2 on obd2tool Flash and DLC Cable (Power On Self Test – POST)

1 Make the loop-back connections as follows:
a Plug the RS-232 loop-back adapter (item 1) into the Tech 2 Flash RS-232 port. See Figure 2.1.
b Connect the DLC cable (item 2) to the Tech 2 Flash VCI connector.
c Connect the DLC loop-back adapter (item 3) to the DLC cable.

2 To make the power connection, connect one of the following to the power jack on the DLC cable battery power cable (item 1), or cigarette lighter power cable (item 2), or the optional AC to DC power supply

3 Supply power to the Tech 2 Flash.

4 Perform the Power On Self Test (POST) as detailed in the Tech 2 Flash User’s Guide.

5 The POST automatically verifies the hardware and detects any Tech 2 Flash malfunctions. Do one of the following:
If any errors are detected, refer to the POST Troubleshooting Chart located in the Tech 2 Flash User’s Guide.
If no errors are detected, go to the next step.

6.Disconnect the RS-232 loop-back adapter, the power supply, and the DLC loop-back adapter.

7 Go to the steps

Step 2: Connect the Tech 2 Flash Scan Tool to the PC and to the Vehicle DLC

1 Connect the RS-232 DB9 serial port adapter (Item 1) to the open COM port on your PC that you selected when you installed the SPS application.

2 Connect the RS-232 communications cable (Item 2) to the DB9 serial port adapter (Item 1) and to the Tech 2 RS-232 port (Item 4).

3 If the vehicle is OBD II equipped (Figure 2.3), connect the SAE 16/19 pin adapter (Item 6) to the DLC cable (Item 5).(If the vehicle is non-OBD II equipped, skip this step.)

4 If the vehicle is non-OBD II equipped (Figure 2.4), make the following connections. (If the vehicle is OBD II equipped, skip this step.)

a Connect the NAO 12/19 pin adapter (Item 6) to the DLC cable (Item 5).
b Connect a power supply (Item 7) to the DLC cable.
c Connect the power supply to the appropriate power source (cigarette lighter, battery, or outlet).

5 Connect the DLC cable (Item 5) to the Tech 2 VCI cable connection (Item 3).

Service Programming Cautions
CAUTION: There are a number of programming preparations that must be followed exactly or permanent
damage to a reprogrammable control module

could result:Battery voltage– The battery must be between 12.6 and 14 volts. The battery must be completely charged before programming.

Important: Do not program while charging the battery. Connecting a second battery in parallel to the vehicle battery helps prevent drawing the battery charge low enough to cause a fatal error to the vehicle ECM while programming.

Ignition key on, engine not running – One of the PC message screens requests that the ignition key be turned on, engine not running. Important: Do not turn the key to any other position until the programming is complete.Once programming is complete, turn the ignition key off, wait about 30 seconds, and then disconnect the tools. This allows time for the vehicle computer to power down properly.

Power interruption– Important: During programming,do not interrupt power or DLC connections in any way. This could cause permanent damage to the reprogrammable control module. Before programming, check all connectors and cords for wear, and check all connections to be sure they are secure. All cords must be properly routed and secure to prevent any entanglement with feet or hands.

Tampering– A new control module is not preprogrammed.The memory of an in-use reprogrammable control module contains the vehicle identification number (VIN) as well as calibration data. In the course of reprogramming an in-use control module, the VIN and the calibration date are replaced. The VIN entered into the scan tool must match the VIN on the vehicle’s VIN plate. It is important that the correct VIN be installed in the control module for future service and in the event of a recall campaign that requires reprogramming the module. Other information entered into the program must also be correct. Programming improper calibration data could adversely affect vehicle exhaust emissions resulting in violation of emission control laws and regulations.

Self-starting computer applications – ALL personal
computer applications must be turned off before you use the SPS application. A screen saver, virus detection application,network connections, or any other applications that can activate without user prompting must also be turned off to prevent any disruption in communication. Any disruption during the reprogramming function can cause a programming failure and damage the vehicle computer.

Current drain – Headlights and fans may be activated during the reprogramming steps. This can cause enough current drain to the battery to bring the battery voltage below an acceptable level for programming, or low enough to damage the vehicle computer. Set the parking brake to disable “automatic on” headlights. Remove the fuses for high current body electronic circuits, but do not remove the fuse for the vehicle computer circuit.

Doors may lock– During programming, leave a window open to enable access into the vehicle.

Piwis II Tester piwis 2 With CF19 Laptop

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New Panamera can only be diagnosed by using Piwis tester 2. Based on current project planning, all earlier vehicle models will gradually be changed over to the new Porsche Piwis Tester II by the end of 2010. Porsche Piwis Tester I must be used for older models in the Porsche workshop until end of 2010.

This is full set package, including Porsche piwis interface, software V18.10, Panasonic CF19 Laptop ready for use. Automotive diagnostic equipment Porsche PIWIS Tester II PIWIS II Diagnostic Tool, is able to work with Porsche cars from 1996 to 2018 year, special for the Panamera which can only be diagnosed by it..

Porsche Piwis Tester II works with the old and latest Porsche cars. It is equipped with the Panasonic laptop and original software for the test. Porsche Piwis Tester II can help you diagnose and program the most new and old kind of Porsche cars. For example: 911(997)(991), Boxster/Cayman, (987), Cayenne up to MY 2010, Cayenne from MY 2011 and Panamera.

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Notice for this Porsche Piwis tester II

1. After finish diagnostic, please quit the connection, and quit to the homepage of the software, then shut off the laptop in correct way(DO NOT Press Power Button, otherwise the system will be damaged).
2. This Piwis2 we sell is best quality which is made in Tainwan, and it is Semtec Hardware, which is 100% same as the porsche dealer has, not J2534 hardware, the J2534 FTDI hardware comes with different PCB, and it has no certification make it is not able work with all modules, not support online functions.
3. Certificate is well installed, our Obd2 scan tool Piwis II supports Online Functions, only two functions need to work online: Teach keys immo function and Parts protection function.
Porsche piwis 2 comes with Software Version: V18.10
Covers Porsche’s vehicle lists to the whole year long till 2018
Can work with 2014 new cars Porsche Macan and add Porsche wiring diagram as well as service plan.
Software will never expire!!

Our advantages of this Porsche piwis ii tester :

1. Our price is very competitive, nearly the lowest in the market
2. Our computer is the Panasonic Laptop Toughbook CF19 MK1, Intel U2400 1.06GHZ 2GB RAM, which is first released by ICARECU in Jan 2018.
3. The PC screen start with Porsche welcome image
4. Support full languages and 90 days time unlock (Never expire)
5. Support all Porsche cars till 2018, including Porsche Macan
6. Can install Printer

How to enable Porsche PIWIS Tester 2 Developer Mode

With this function you will have a tool that can do more than software of official Porsche Dealer.For example, you can reprogram all ECUs completely offline.

Note: Porsche Piwis Tester 2 Developer Mode only available in German Language

How to use Developer Mode? XCAR360 offer instruction here.

Install winrar and winhex on your computer.
-1-locate the file c:\program files\porsche\PIDT_P_MIG_DLSS3\pidt\plugins\de.dsa.pidt.datatype.jar and copy it on your desktop in order to modify it.
Open it with winrar,in the wirar windows locate the file
\de\dsa\pidt\datatypes\utils\Helper$1.class and drag it on your destop , delete it from the archive after the copy, keep the winrar window open.
Open Helper$1.class on your desktop with winhex and goto offset E81, replace 9A by A7 and save.
Drag back the save file on the winrar windows still open and click OK.Close winrar
Copy the new file de.dsa.pidt.datatype.jar you just made in
c:\program files\porsche\PIDT_P_MIG_DLSS3\pidt\plugins, overwrite it.
copy the file aftersales.sig on your desktop and rename it development.sig.Copy this file back in the folder
Do exactly the same method given above with the folder c:\program files\porsche\PIDT_P_MIG_DLSS3 with its own files.
To transform it in developer :
Settings
Diagnostic configuration
981-991, mode, operating mode, E= development, P= production, V= aftersales ( regular piwis)
Other models line, mode, operating mode, E= development, P= production, V= aftersales ( regular piwis)
This method to switch between regular and developer works only with my backup and will not work anymore after
an update.
Piwis 2 V16.2 Developer mode display:
Note: piwis tester ii 16.2 tested ok and will be released in the near future at Xcar360.

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Free Download GM Tech2 Software for PC

GM Tech2 TIS2000 Tech2Win full software for PC/laptop:

Tested version:

TIS200 software and USB key:

http://www.obd2tool.com/goods-150-Best+Quality+GM+Tech2+GM+Diagnostic+Scanner+For+GM+SAAB+OPEL+SUZUKI+ISUZU+Holden.html

Tech 2 32mb card full software:

http://www.obd2tool.com/goods-1568-GM+Tech2+GM+Scanner+-CANdi++TIS+(Works+for+GMSAABOPELSUZUKIISUZUHolden).html

Software included:

GM
GM-English         V33.004 1991-2013
GM-Germany      32.002 1991-2013
GM-Spanish       31.006

OPEL
OPEL-English     2010 V180  1997-2014
OPEL-Italian       133.001 1997-2012
OPEL-Germany  85.001 1997-2008
OPEL-Spanish   91.001 1997-2009

SUZUKI
SUZUKI-English   01.210.020

SAAB
SAAB-English     148.000

ISUZU
ISUZU-English  107.021 2006-2010

Holden
HOLDEN-English  149.000 1999-2013

NOTE: software above from obd2tool.com is tested 100% and confirmed to work perfect with all kinds Tech 2 scan tools from China:

GM TECH2 program DDM, enable comfort opening closing and learn pinch

Device to use:

GM TECH2
Security via TIS2000! Without this you won’t be able to add anything!!!

I bought GM Tech 2 $358 (shipping not included), details:

TIS2000 $18 free shipping, from OBD2TOOL

Step –by – Step Procedure

1.Go to “Main Menu”, select “Diagnostics”

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2.Select one of the following model year(s), I.E 2004
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3.Select one of the following vehicle type(s), I.E Saab 9-3 Sports (9440)

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4.Select “Add/ Remove”

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5.Select “Control Module”

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6.Select “DC04”

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7.Select “Add”

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8.Select “Checking Security Access” –Working

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9.Select “Adding Unit”

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10.Select body type – Convertible

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11.Select “Comfort Movement” – Both comfort opening and closing

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12.Press “Yes” to continue with your selection.

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13.Select “With Anti-Pinch”

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14.Press “Yes” to continue with your selection.

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15.Select “Manual” as foldable mirrors.

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16.Select “Body type”

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17.Press <Enter> to Continue

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Thanks for reminding me Tech2! I will do this down below!

18.pdating “Bus Config”

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19.Looks like Car Scanner Tech2 caught an error! Passenger door’s anti-pinch was disabled somehow… It fixes it automatically.

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20.Add / Remove ECU finished

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So that was pretty straight-forward right? Now hit Exit and go back. We have to setup pinch protection under the service tab…

21.Select “Service”

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22.Select “Learn Anti-Pinch”

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23.Press <Enter> to Continue

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24.Press <Enter> to Continue

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25.Holy Cow! My fingers almost were chopped off!!!

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26.Press <Exit> to quit

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Why do you need VCM II recovery

Why do you need have FORD VCM firmware recovery?
You Chinese clone that after flashing says beep every second …
or firmware in the clone for IDS84 program , and you want the software to IDS86 …
or you have violated the data on the memory card or memory card is broken …

Is it safe to do VCM II recovery?
Not really. ALL can be done AT YOUR SOLE RISK . You’d better SAVE YOUR OLD MEMORY CARD .

How to do VCM II recovery?

Install a clean copy of the operating system, this system must not be connected ford vcm
2. Install the drivers for all devices and update system
3. Download files from the links below
4. Disable updates Disable Firewall, Disable Web
5. Set the date on your computer September 1, 2013, and disable time synchronization via the Internet.
6. Set IDSv86 on your system.
7. reboot
8. kill the following processes if they are running:
CodeServeD.exe
DetectionManager.exe
EngineeringFeedback.exe
FNPLicesingService.exe
ISUSPM.exe
ProbeTickHander
Starburst.exe
SysPage.exe
TDSNetConfig.exe
TDSNetSetup.exe
Tabman.exe
testman.exe
wuauclt.exe
XMLRegistryD.exe
9. This item is optional.
unzip the boot.zip and put it in the folder “C: \ Program Files \ ford motor company \ IDS \ system”
that is, the full name of the folder should be “C: \ Program Files \ ford motor company \ IDS \ system \ boot”
10. Apply the patch from attachments. Up to this point NOT connect device VCM2. 2nd item when using the patch (for VCM 2).
11. Reboot
12. WARNING! your device VCM2 must not connected wires.
13. Remove the side cover from VCM2 with the side where drawn Wifi, install the card 4 or 8GB depending on what was installed in your device. Commonly used
class 4 cards
14. Press the plastic button (to the quiet click) but not much, because the Chinese are very fond of buttons to break.
15. connect the +12 v supply through connector. (Continue to hold the button)
16. Wait a few seconds, the red light, but you must continue to hold the button. When a beep sounds immediately release the button.
17. Wait about two minutes (visually nothing will happen), connect the USB cord from VCM2 to computer.
18. Start Bosh VCI MANAGER. Once connected, you will see your VCM2 in recovery mode.
19. click on “Restore” button and go to drink coffee, it takes about 40 minutes.
20. after flashing VCM2 automatically reboot. (If, after repeated firmware situation BEEP 1 second, you can try to do firmware lower software version number,
eg 84 or 85)
21. Wait 2 minutes.
22. unplug all cables from VCM2 from OBD2TOOL
23. Restart the computer, wait for the full load and run the IDS86 (VCM2 not connected). on offer data entry, enter the dealer Ford / Mercury / Lincoln,
dealer code UR097, country Russia
24. Wait until the start IDS86 and connect the device.
25. system will install the drivers and communication protocols VCM2
Everything should work!
p.s. If you broke the paragraph 14 of the button to close the tweezers solder contacts or temporarily remote button on the wires.
If this does not help, follow instructions at the end of all the action as follows:
26. Reboot
27. Press the reset button, plug in the +12v to VCM2, wait for beep, release the reset button
28. Start IDS86 and wait until the boot
29. Connect VCM2 USB cable to the computer program IDSv86 should offer to update the firmware of the device.
30. Update the device.
31. after flashing VCM2 automatically reboot. (If, after repeated firmware situation BEEP 1 second, you can try to do firmware lower software version number,
eg 84 or 85)
32. Wait 2 minutes.
33. unplug all cables from VCM 2
Now exactly Everything should work!