VCM2 manual: Ford IDS reprogram PCM/ECM modules.
What is a reprogram engine control module?
The Engine Control Module (also called the Powertrain Control Module or PCM) is the brains of the engine management system. It controls the fuel mixture, ignition timing, variable cam timing and emissions control
What is the PCM on a Ford?
A power-train control module, abbreviated PCM, is an automotive component, a control unit, used on motor vehicles. It is generally a combined control unit, consisting of the engine control unit (ECU) and the transmission control unit (TCU).
What is flashing a ECM?
ECM ECU PCM TCM FLASH – ENGINE COMPUTER VIN PROGRAMMING FLASH & REFLASH. “Flashing” refers to reprogramming automotive engine control modules (ECMs). Almost all new vehicles today are now flash programmable. Flash reprogramming is an important part of repairs and tune-ups on most 1996 and newer cars.
What is PCM reprogramming?
To reprogram a PCM or other vehicle module, you need a factory scan tool, or an aftermarket scan tool with reprogramming capabilities, or a J-2534 compliant “PassThru” interface tool (or J-2534-1 for 2004 & newer vehicles) that can connect a PC or scan tool to the vehicle’s diagnostic connector or module.
How to do Ford module reprogramming?
When a module such as a PCM is reprogrammed, it is not removed from the vehicle. All programmingis done through the communications network.
You need Ford IDS software, original or crack
(VCM2 genuine definitely is the best solution, but a high-quality one should work great, not cheap crappy tools)
Good tips you may need:
Where to buy VCM2 clone of high quality?
Where to buy VCM2 clone at the best price?
Ford IDS crack download: (TRY ON YOUR OWN RISK)
To reprogram an existing module, follow these steps:
(please connect the cloned VCM2 unit to the car and run Ford IDS)
Step 1:Select the toolbox tab at the top of the screen
Step 2: Select “Module Programming”
Step 3: Select the tick mark or the Enter key
Step 4: Select “Module Reprogramming”
Step 5: From the fly out menu, select the type of module to be reprogrammed
Step 6: Select the tick mark or the Enter key
Step 7: The application will compare the current calibration level to the latest one available for thatvehicle. A message will appear.
Step 7A: If no later calibration is available, a message will appear indicating this. Select the tickmark or the Enter key to return to the Module Programming menu.
Step 7B: If a later calibration is available, a message will appear asking if you want to reprogramthe module with this calibration. If you do not want to reprogram the module, select “No”. You willbe returned to the Module Programming menu.
Step 8: If you want to reprogram the module, select “Yes” in response to the question “Do you wantto program the vehicle with this calibration?”
Step 9: Make sure that an Internet connection has been established and then select”Confirm”
Step 10: You will be presented with a screen that recommends that you carry out Self Test. If youchoose to complete this test, you will receive a list of Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC’s) that havebeen set on the vehicle. When finished viewing this list, select “Exit”.
Step 11: Follow the on-screen instructions to prepare the vehicle and turn the ignition key off and on.
Select the tick mark or the Enter key after each one.
Step 12: If necessary, apply the reprogramming label to the PCM
If an emissions recall has been performed or a required emissions-related TSB has been completed,an Authorized Modification label must be placed on the PCM. These labels can be purchased at theparts counter of a Ford or Lincoln/Mercury dealership.
Step 13: Select the tick mark or the Enter key to return to the Module Programming menu.
a very important note:
Ford VCM2 IDS Error Code:11.0×0 851082 when PCM reprogramming
It’s aimed to help how to reprogram/reflash Ford PCM via IDS software esp. for those with Error Code:11.0×0 851082 will be shared here by other users.
“The operation cannot begin because the PCM failed to complete a service procedure. Perform PMI on the PCM to resolve the issue.”
Possible scanners working with:
Turnoff your firewall
Uninstall fmp and reinstall it. I have had this happen before.
I have had some new pcm be un programmable.
And just for reference. Fmp doesn’t like Google. Use 32 bit processor as well.
I had to slow my computer down from 64-32 because fmp would not work correctly with 64.
If you are checking PCM for up-dates, Ford will advise on 6.0L powertrain if there is a reflash avail for TCM, FICM or PCM, if it states there is no update then all three modules are at latest level, no action required, I am aware it states to remove FICM relay prior to reflash FICM, this is a carryover note from when we used PDS or WDS to reflash the FICM, if you are using IDS with VMM interface its not required to remove the FICM relay, I have reflashed over 1000 of them this way over the last 7 years, as always make sure the battery stays in the sweet spot @ 13.5 volts, make sure your laptop has sufficient power, I always plug in, make sure cables to veh and laptop are safe from accidental disconnect, Good luck!
If you try to VCM2 genuine or clone to make reprogaming well you need IDS V98.01 or higher.
It would be good to check if during initiation programming interface output 18,5V on pin 13 in OBD connector.