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Ford VCM IDS 3 with error messages “not VCI” and “not license”
Not connected to VCI (No VCIs Detected)
IDS software – Production license not found
An active IDS software license is not found and is required for vehicle communications.
Go to FVDI2 Quick Start, then IDS Ford, then start Ford diagnostics here.
Works like a charm.
Note: you are supposed to update IDS software before using FVDI2 Quick Start
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