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How to update Ford VCM II to V97 version?


VCM II VCM2 for Ford Mazda 2 in 1 is updated to newest V98 software.How to update software to newest v79 version?All the ford vcm ii diagnostic which can use IDS V96 software can update to V98 ,you can install v81,v91 software,then instasll v96,V98 .If your ford vcm ii is already with v96 software,install V98 software,and update the vcm2 firmware like below.

1.Remove the black cover from the main uint,then press the button on device like the following pic shows

2.Press the button,and connect with power,until all the lights are on,then release the button.

3.Connect device with computer by USB cable.

4.Start the software,it will automatically display update firmware.

5.After finish updating,restart the computer,then it is ok to connect with car to test.


How to download and install the EZdiag APP

Download and Install the EZdiag App
Easydiag App available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
2. Scan the QR Code to download the App

Due to the system restraints of Apple iOS, a new App will be required to install on the first time to open the diagnostic software. Please use the EZdiag App to perform vehicle diagnosis.

FCC Caution
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Any Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

Note: This ICarScan Launch has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of Ihe FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and. if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on. the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

1.Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

2.Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

3.Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

4.Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.


ECU chip tuning tool buying advice: KESS, KTAG, CMD or BDM100?

How to choose right ECU chip tuning tool? Which ECU tuning tool to buy? KESS, KTAG, CMD or BDM100… All these questions confused you will disappear after reading ECU chip tuning tool buying advice in this blog!

First, you should know there are 4 ways to program ECU (according to car year and ECU types):
1.Flashing ECU via OBD2 communication port
2.Flashing ECU via a special BDM port that is on the ECU’s motherboard
3.Flashing the ECU in boot mode, on the table
4.Soldering the EEPROM out of the ECU and reprogramming ECU

Now you start to know each ECU programming way and the recommended ECU tuning tools.

1.Flashing ECU via OBD

You can flash most ECUs from 2000 to 2008 (and many of them even after 2008) via OBD port. All you need is an OBD flash tool, connect the tool with car via OBD and give your car’s battery stable 12V power supply. In this way you can read out ECU and flash the tuning file over the cable. It is the easiest and fastest way of reprogramming ECU.

Recommended tools:KESS V2

2.Flashing ECU via BDM

Most ECUs from 2002 to 2008 (and some later) have a special communication port on the motherboard called a BDM port. To access this port you need to take the ECU out of the car and open it. In this way ECU will receive a stable 12V power, and can be flashed over and over again. So this is most safe way for ECU programming. And you can also backup if something goes wrong with the flashing via OBD.

Recommended tools: K-TAG V2.13 Master version

3.Flashing ECU via Boot Mode

You need to take ECU out of the car, and program it on the table while connecting special cables to the ECU’s connector pins. Sometimes you also need to do some soldering, like adding resistors to the motherboard…

Recommended tools:K-TAG ECU Programming

4.Flashing via soldering EEPROM

You can use this way for older car ECUs and a big percentage of truck ECUs. You also need to take out the ECU, open it and desolder out the EEPROM chip. Then you can read EEPROM chip using an EEPROM programmer. After read, file is modified and then programmed back on a chip (or on a new, empty one). Then you solder the chip back into the ECU.

Recommended tools:TL866A Universal EEPROM Programmer $59