Vident iLink400 Ford scanner VS VCM2 Ford IDS

Vident iLink400 Ford scanner is one plug-and-play OBD2 scanner for Ford cars from 1997 – 2018 / 2019 year, to perform diagnostic and service reset functions, it allows users to add one more car software. VCM2 Ford IDS is one popular Ford professional diagnostic and programming tool for Ford up to 2019 year, it is windows based.



  1. Ford coverage and year:

1). vident ilink400 Ford vehicle year coverage

Vident ilink400 Ford scanner function list

Vident ilink400 Au Ford scanner function list

Vident ilink400 Special function list 


1997 -2019 year

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2) VCM2 Ford vehicle year coverage:

It depends on Ford IDS version.

Best Ford IDS (Item No. SP177) : Ford IDS V101 works with Ford cars up to 2016 year.

If you have newest version like IDS V115, it can cover Ford cars up to 2019 year.


There are 6 VCM2 for your choice. sp177 (Ford V101) is the best, sp177-1 can work with Ford 113 Mazda 114 & sp177-2 can work with Ford IDS v114 Mazda  114.

Read details at:


  1. Ford functions

1) vident ilink400 Ford scanner functions:

Read Codes

Erase Codes

Live Data

Active Test

Special Function (It depends on, refer to the function list above)


2) VCM2 Ford functions:

* Automatic vehicle recognition
* Read & Clear Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)
* Live Data-stream with Recording & Playback Functions for Main ECUs
*  Program New Keys
*Guided Fault Finding
* New Software Re-flash for Existing ECUs
* Programming & Installation of new ECUs (PCM, ABS, Instrument Cluster, Air Bag, Fuel Pumps, etc.)
* Injector Coding
* Set, Adjust or Remove Speed Governors
* DPF Regeneration
* Brake Bleeding
* Steering Angle Resets
* All Other Dealer Functions


  1. How to use

1). vident ilink400 Ford scanner is one plug-and-play OBD2 scanner.

Just follow the on-screen instruction to operate.

Download: Vident ilink400 user manual


vident ilink400 has no car software as default, after receiving the package, please follow the quick guide to register a member at, register your product, download and install the diagnostic software.

Read step by step procedure here:


2) VCM2 is windows-based

Here you can watch how to install Ford IDS V108.01 Software for VCM2 clone:


4.What language

Both VCM2 and vident ilink400 are multi-lingual available.


  1. How to update

vident ilink400 are 3 years free software update through TF card on the official site.


When the newest Ford IDS software is available, you can have a try.




  1. Price

vident ilink400 129eur

Ford VCM IDS 139eur



vident ilink400 is more suitable for DIY user, it is easy to use.

Ford VCM IDS is more suitable for professional users, it is a little bit difficult to install, and it can do online programming which require skills.