Car model and year: Ford explorer 2007
Purpose: to diagnose check engine codes and reprogram ecm
Ford diagnostic and reprogramming tool advice:
Vcm2 clone or original! VCM2 clone is fine. Cheap and good. Request clone 1:1 ! Can update firmware. Fore scan is a good one some versions are free, For diagnostics, and some programming. on a professional level will require a vcmII and IDS. there are clones available for both.
– Simple configs and DTC reads – Forscan
– Advanced things like module changes, updates, and configurations – UCDS
– Dealer like work – VCM II
How to reset the check engine light on a ford explorer?
The simplest way to reset the check engine light on a ford explorer is to fix the component that’s causing it. this might seem simple, but it typically illuminates for a reason. with that said, there are two different ways that you should be able to make the light turn off, whether or not you’ve addressed the underlying issue. just note that if you haven’t, there’s a good chance that the light will come back on. the first way is to connect an obdii scan tool (Ford VCMII clone) and clear the trouble codes, so long as they are not permanent codes. another is to disconnect the battery for at least 10 to 15 minutes. once the power is reconnected, the light should have reset.
- Getting Started – Prepare for the repair.
- Locate OBD Port – Find the OBD port on your vehicle.
- Scan for Codes – How to scan your vehicle for trouble codes.
- More Info. – Additional information on check engine lights
How to reprogram ecm of Ford explorer 2007?
Prepare: 1:1 clone VCMII with IDS V101
Plug Ford VCM2 diagnostic tool into the car obd port, then run IDS software
Choose “Start New Session” and then “All other”.
Wait establishing communication to PCM
It will show you the vehicle information, click on “Yes” to continue
Input odometer value, then click on “OK” icon at lower right corner
Choose “Module Programming”.
Choose “Programmable Module Installation” and then “PCM”.
Wait for the process..
Set ignition switch to OFF
Setup a new module in vehicle
Click on “OK” icon
Please read the follow information carefully:
Do not start a reprogramming session with a low battery in the vehicle and / or programming tool.
The fuel pump and the engine cooling fan(s) may run during the following procedure
If you are programming a 6.0L diesel, the FICM relay must be removed before
The Ford IDS will prompt you to set the ignition switch to ON
When PCM reprogramming process is finished, follow the prompt to set ignition switch to OFF.
Then set the ignition switch to ON again.
Set ignition switch to OFF.
Here are some repeat steps, just follow prompt.
Calibration has been loaded and checked.
If you programmed a 6.0L diesel please reinstall the FICM relay.
If required, obtain a PCM reprogramming label and complete with the following data:
Note: Do not depress the throttle pedal
Set ignition switch to OFF
Set ignition switch to ON
Now here clear DTCs
FYI, the best Ford VCMII clone (1:1 clone, can update firmware) is from