Can I use Ford VCM2 clone for Suzuki diagnosis

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Can I use Ford VCM2 clone for Suzuki diagnosis

Is it possible to use a Ford VCM II unit for Suzuki diagnosis with SDT 2?
Yes!

The basic steps
– install IDS software in clean VM Windows 7 32 bit.
– downgrade firmware to v2.1.119.19
– Mazda-V94
– install SDT SDT-II_soft_2140025
– in C:\Program Files\Bosch\VTX-VCI copy all files from “VCI Software (Ford-VCM-II)” to “VCI Software (6516-Suzuki)”
and run.

In detail…

For owners of Ford VCM II (dual-board), an instruction (more specifically a review) for installing and configuring the Ford VCM II to work with the Suzuki SDT-2 program.

The site of the program is posted (sold) version 2.8.0.46, on the network (thanks to the distributor) 2.9.0.47 (from 1.10.2015).

For those already using the Ford VCM II with the Ford IDS program.

On the laptop (or OS) where the Ford VCM II with Ford IDS is installed and running, go along the path:

C: \ Program Files \ Ford Motor Company \ IDS \ Runtime \ install3rdparty \ ETAS
or
C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Ford Motor Company \ IDS \ Runtime \ install3rdparty \ ETAS
Regards … (Thanks to vagvag for the information).

Copy and save in a convenient place for you or media, the file is the installer of the VCM II manager running Ford IDS.

Install the Suzuki SDT-2. Run the installer program, after a short time the program will ask you to connect VCM II. It is enough to connect via USB. We connect, only after this the program will be completely installed. (VCM II connected)

The program is installed, turn off VCM II.

We launch the file of the installer of the FORD VCM manager running Ford IDS.

We follow the path: “C: \ Program Files \ VTX-VCI”. We see two folders of VCI Software (6516-Suzuki) and VCI Software (Ford-VCM-II).

We copy the contents of the VCI Software folder (Ford-VCM-II) and paste it into the VCI Software folder (6516-Suzuki).

Reboot. We plug the power of 12 volts through the diagnostic tool, the VCM II is plugged, we connect the VCM II via USB to the laptop. There will be, as usual, installation of drivers.

Launch the VCM II Manager. The Start button \ All Programs \ Bosch \ VCI Software (6516-Suzuki) \ VCM Manager (6516-Suzuki). Click Connect. A green quote appears in the VCM image. Click on Show Details. Look, in the lines of the PC S / W Version and VCM II S / W Version, the numbers match. At the top of the picture VCM Manager inscription VCM II Manager (Ford-VCM-II). It should be so. We close VCM Manager.

We launch Suzuki SDT-2. We rejoice.

When working with the program. Connected the scanner to the car, waited for “peak”, connected via USB to the laptop and run Suzuki SDT-2. If necessary, we switch to the required language via the System Configuration (Russian is present). I have an eng OS and the program was installed with a sample of English. We are working. The program is simple, I think the questions should not arise.

Good luck!

(credits to Demserzh)

Suggestion from real pros working for obd2tool.com:

Unknown risk might happen.

For sake of security, you’re advised to have a machine for Suzuki only.

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Issues & Causes/Solutions: VCM 2 & Temperature

Ford VCM II is housed in a shock resistant polycarbonate case with rubber end boots, along with an extended operating temperature and voltage range, for increased durability and ruggedness in service bay and road test environments,

BUT do ensure the VCM II is not subjected to extreme temperature or prolonged exposure to direct sunlight that may cause heating of the VCM II.

Environmental requirement: Temperature & Humidity
Operating:
VCM II unit: -20oC to 70oC (-4oF to 158oF)
Wireless USB 2.0 adapter: 0oC to 50oC (32oF to 122oF) at 10% to 90% RH non-condensing

Storage: -40oC to 85oC (-40oF to 185oF) at 10% to 90% RH non-condensing

Issues & Causes/Solutions: VCM 2 & Temperature

Issue:
VCM II turns off (shutsdown/suspends-operation, all LEDs off) immediately after being powered by the USB cable or DLC cable

Cause/Solution:

1.  Verify the ambient temperature is within the acceptable operating range for the VCM II device: -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
2.  If the ambient temperature is outside this range allow the temperature to return to the acceptable operating range and the VCM II will automatically resume operation
3.  If VCM II error persists when the ambient temperature returns to its operating range, contact your regional technical support

Issue:
VCM II does not appear in the list of detected wireless devices in IDS and  its Power LED blinks at a periodic rate

Cause/Solution:

1.  Verify the FORD VCM II is connected to the DLC cable and the DLC cable is connected to the vehicle. The VCM II must be powered using the DLC cable for the wireless interface to be operational
2.  Verify the ambient temperature is within the acceptable operating range for the VCM II’s wireless interface: 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
3.  If the ambient temperature is outside this range allow the temperature to return to the acceptable operating range and the VCM II’s wireless interface will automatically be enabled and the Power LED will stop blinking and stay illuminated
4.  If VCM II wireless interface problem persists when the ambient temperature returns to its operating range, contact your regional technical support

Issue:
VCM II’s Power LED blinks continuously after being powered using the DLC cable

Cause/Solution:

1.  Verify the ambient temperature is within the acceptable operating range for the VCM II’s wireless interface: 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
2. If the ambient temperature is outside this range allow the temperature to return to the acceptable operating range and the VCM II’s wireless interface will automatically be enabled and the Power LED will stop blinking and stay illuminated
3. If VCM II wireless interface problem persists when the ambient temperature returns to its operating range, contact your regional technical support or ask Obd2tool.com for help

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