How to update Ford IDS VCM2 V101 firmware & software

Ford VCM2 IDS software has successfully updated to V101 (23/03/2017). Here is the instruction on updating your VCM2 firmware and Ford IDS software to V101.


NOTE: IDS V100 is working with SP177. IDS V101 is compatible with Ford VCMII scanner SP177-1, SP177-C, SP177-C1 and SP177-C2. Do not work on other VCM2.


Software version: IDS V97.1 (here)

(Edit: the newest: Ford IDS V101– tested 100%)
Operating system: Windows XP/ Windows 7 on VMware (recommended)


Free download Ford IDS V97.1 software

(Pls contact with Email: to get software file free)
You can download from the link directly or download from Thunder (enter URL to download directly), because the software is huge.
How to update VCM2 IDS software to V97?
1. old V81, V91 IDS installed
1) First install C81 Calibration files and then V86 IDS
2) Then install V91 IDS, if the software displays 3 day trial prompt, then continue to install IDS V96, otherwise quit software installation and change another laptop to re-install software
3) After well install V96 IDS, install IDS V97 software
4) Update VCM2 firmware (following instructions below)

2. IDS V96 installed
If you already have VCM2 IDS V96 installed, then directly install V97 IDS and update VCM2 firmware.

Video demo: How to update Ford IDS V100?


How to update Ford VCM 2 scanner firmware?
1) Press the power button on VCM2 scan tool main unit
2) Long-press on the power button, connect VCM2 with power supply, wait for all 4 indicators turn on, then release the button. Then connect VCM2 with computer via USB cable
3) Run IDS software, software will prompt to update firmware. Wait the update procedure is done.
4. Restart computer when firmware update is completed. Connect VCM2 kit with vehicle to start diagnosing or programming functions.