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om c . IDS I  VCM M II Q  Quicck St de  kstart  Guid r o 2w d b .o w w /w / : p htt Contentts Required d: IDS Softwa are Downloa ad & Installattion ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Required d: Configurin ng IDS and VCM V II for the e first time --------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Optional:: Setting up IDS to connect to the VC CM II wireless ped)------------------------------------- 2 sly (if equipp Prepare the computter for a wirele ess VCM II --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 ure a wireless s VCM II using the supplied D-Link wire eless adapter (If equipped)) ------------------------- 2 Configu Instructtions: First tim me connecting g wireless to the t VCM II (D Default Point tto Point) -------------------------------- 2 Optional Accessory: Use the VCM M II as a Cus stomer Flightt Recorder (C CFR) ------------------------------------ 3

emark Ackno owledgements Trade Ford is a registere ed trademark of o Ford Moto or Company yright Informa ation Copy IDS VCM V II Quick Start Guide Copyrright © 2012 Ford Motor Company. C The in nformation, sp pecifications and a illustratio ons in this ma nual are base ed on the late est information n available att the tim me of printing. Ford Motorr Company re eserves the r ight to make changes at any time witho out notice.

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IDS VCM II Quick Start Guide NOTE: Installing and configuring IDS requires Windows Administrative privileges. To run your computer with Windows Administrative privileges go to Windows Start, then select Help and Support and type “Change a user’s group or account type” in the Search box. See http://www.fordtechservice.dealerconnection.com/vdirsnet/applicationservices/file/download/110/IDSUserManual_ENG.pdf for more detailed instructions

Required: IDS Software Download & Installation NOTE: An active IDS License is required on your computer to use the VCM II. ‰ Ford Dealers http://www.fordtechservice.dealerconnection.com/vdirs/wds/diagnosticsites/vcmdvd/idssoftware.asp and

download the

latest IDS Software ‰ All Others http://www.motorcraftservice.com/vdirs/wds/diagnosticsites/vcmdvd/mcs/idssoftware.asp and

download the latest

IDS Software See the http://www.fordtechservice.dealerconnection.com/vdirsnet/applicationservices/file/download/140/IDS_Webdownload.PDF for additional help with IDS Software Download & Installation See http://www.fordtechservice.dealerconnection.com/vdirs/wds/diagnosticsites/isl/usen/facts.asp for additional help with IDS Software Licensing

om c . ks Required: Configuring IDS and VCM II for the first time r o 2wcomputer's antivirus software and firewall NOTE: Before beginning this procedure ensure that your d b have been disabled. .o w w /w II devices from the computer. 1. Disconnect any VCM I and VCM / : 2. Start the IDS software. ttII pto the computer using a USB cable ( ). A vehicle connection is 3. Connect the h VCM Figure 1

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4. The “Device Selection” tab will automatically appear at the top right corner of the screen after approximately 30 seconds. When this tab appears the installation was completed successfully. If the Device Selection tab is already present on your computer continue to the next step. 5. The VCM II software may require an update which typically takes about 10 minutes. Please follow the on-screen instructions. 6. The VCM II is now ready to start a vehicle session.

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Optiona al: Setting up IDS to connect to o the VCM II wireless sly (if equipped)

m o c . Ensure that the e Microsoft Wireless W Clientt is used to m manage your wireless conne ections. IDS saccomputer's k equires the Microsoft Wirelless Client to automaticallyy configure nection to the e VCM II. re wireless conn r o w Otherwise, O use e the supplied d USB cable with w the VCM M II. 2 d b .o Before beginning this procedure, disable your antivirus are can affectt communicat tions. Security softwa w w oftware and fiirewalls. so /w / : p ss Client mayy require the nneed to configgure the wireless managerr to connect to Using U the Mic crosoft Wireles t t h the Internet us sing the comp puter's interna al wireless ca ard. For help ccontact your IIT professiona al. Also see

Prepare e the comp puter for a wireless w VCM V II

the Frequentl tly Asked Qu uestions sectiion in the http://www.fordt h techservice.dea alerconnection.c com/vdirsnet/ap pplicationservic ces/file/downloa ad/112/Wireless s_ENG.pdf for

examples e on how to turn off some comm mon non-Micrrosoft Wirelesss Clients and d additional in nformation specific s to wirreless operatio on.

Configure a wireles ss VCM II us sing the sup pplied D-Lin nk wireless adapter (If equipped) This configurattion allows the computer's internal wirelless card to cconnect to the e Internet whille the supplie ed D-Link D USB wiireless adapte er, installed in n the compute er, communiccates with the VCM II.

Instructtions: Firstt time conn necting wireless to th he VCM II ((Default Po oint to Point) 1. 1 Shutdown n the IDS app plication. 2. 2 Disconnect the VCM II USB cable frrom both the computer and d VCM II. 3. 3 Insert the supplied D-L Link USB wire eless adapter into an unuse ed computer USB port. ws "Pop-up" may m appear iff the device drriver is being installed. A Window 4. 4 Connect the t VCM II to the vehicle using u the DLC C cable. (Figurre 2) The VCM M II's wireless feature is ena abled when co onnected to tthe vehicles 1 16-Pin DLC. It may tak ke up to 30 se econds for the wireless fea ature to be en nabled. 5. 5 Startup th he IDS applica ation. 6. 6 Click on th he "Device Se election" tab located a at the top righ ht corner of th he IDS screen n.

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9. 9 The VCM II is ready to operate with IDS wirelesssly.

Optiona al Accesso ory: Use th he VCM II as a a Custo mer Flightt Recorder (CFR) NOTE: N The Customer C Flig ght Recorderr requires a P Pendant Cab ble (VP-2). c is avaiilable throug gh Rotunda D Diagnostics: Part #164-R9 9806 The Pendant cable 0) Rotunda (7 768-8632), Op ption #1 or http tp://www.rotund da.spx.com/ Phone: 1- (800 evious sessio on. 1. Within IDS either start a new session or open a pre T tab se elect “VCM II – CFR > Settup”. 2. Under the Toolbox NOTE: N VCM II I – CFR may y not be availlable for all v vehicles or in n all countrie es. e VCM II as shown s in Figurre 3. 3. Connect the e Pendant Ca able as shown n in Figure 3. 4. Connect the

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