Ford IDS Compatible j2534 VCM/VCI Pass-thru Other than VCMII

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Ford IDS Compatible j2534 VCM/VCI Pass-thru Other than VCMII

Postby PSM 64 » Sat May 12, 2018 7:03 pm

Hello, first post here.

Are there any aftermarket j2534 VCM/VCI out there that is compatible with IDS other than the genuine rotunda VCMII?

After various searches I can't find a clear answer.

I would like to avoid buying a genuine Rotunda VCMII to keep compatibility across all makes and models if possible.

Thanks !

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Re: Ford IDS Compatible j2534 VCM/VCI Pass-thru Other than V

Postby antus » Tue May 15, 2018 10:41 pm

I would imagine the quality ones work, and the official interface should work with other tools also. I have used a mongoose gm with the gm software. It warns that its not tested then works fine with the exception of aldl protocol which is so old now mongoose decided not to implement it. The interface specs do not claim to support that protocol so thats fair i guess. I'd love to hear from anyone whos tried it, too.
Have you read the FAQ? For lots of information and links to significant threads see here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1396

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Re: Ford IDS Compatible j2534 VCM/VCI Pass-thru Other than V

Postby rolls » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:57 am

I got IDS working with the Tactrix Openport via these instructions. You can probably do it with any J2534 dongle if you just use their DLL instead. Has to be an 0404 J2534 DLL

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4940&start=80#p71693

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Re: Ford IDS Compatible j2534 VCM/VCI Pass-thru Other than V

Postby abs351 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:29 pm

Hello All,

Has anyone managed to get this working, I have tried Rolls method, seem not to work.
Please confirm what ids was or to be used.

I have tried v86 v96 v10 still no luck.
Reason for this is that my VCM clone which is a vxdiag in the rotunda casing doesn't support PCM flashing.
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Your assistance will be great.
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Re: Ford IDS Compatible j2534 VCM/VCI Pass-thru Other than V

Postby rolls » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:17 pm

Try replacing it with a j2534 shim dll instead then

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Re: Ford IDS Compatible j2534 VCM/VCI Pass-thru Other than V

Postby abs351 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:52 pm

Thanks Roll;s managed to get this working and used the DTC tools in the IDS with a openport Tactrix, but Im in a bit of trouble right now..like bad.. Im on holidays at my beach house ( bored) and i believe i may have bricked my pcm on my territory Ghia 06 SY turbo. ( family is all with me too..lol....I checked all values and went to erase stage and then reprogam and fails. i tried another version of IDS with the same problem.

error code: 11 - 0x31 851082

I have attached the SHIM LOG... im in trouble.. your assitance will be great..
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Re: Ford IDS Compatible j2534 VCM/VCI Pass-thru Other than V

Postby abs351 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:10 am

Roll's for the record, i got a backup with PCMtech for the Territory, if I purchase the professional version, i should be able to reflash the car back and get it going?

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Re: Ford IDS Compatible j2534 VCM/VCI Pass-thru Other than V

Postby abs351 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:30 am

i purchased the upgrade and lucky i had a back up when i was 1st playing with the software, car is up and running.. the best $330 AUD i have spent on the holidays..lol

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Re: Ford IDS Compatible j2534 VCM/VCI Pass-thru Other than V

Postby rolls » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:22 am

Talk about risky move!

Good to hear you have it sorted.

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Re: Ford IDS Compatible j2534 VCM/VCI Pass-thru Other than V

Postby abs351 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:40 am

Thanks mate, that's me in a nutshell..I go all in on everything and anything I do in life.
Hence I stay away from gambling either I would be a rich man or broke...
So I attempted again to flash the PCM with IDS and openport as I have a work around to revive the unit.
Has anyone successfully got it to work and using the shim32.dll

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