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2016-10-06

Ford Diagnostic Scan Tool: VCM IDS3 VS VCM2 IDS OBD2


2016 VCM IDS 3 and VCM 2 IDS are both very good OBD2 Diagnostic Scanner Tool for Ford cars. Here are the differences and similarities between 2016 VCM IDS 3 and VCM 2 IDS.

      Items Name
Features & functions
Image
Price
€279(8% discount)
€119 (8% discount)
Version
Ford Version: V102.01A
Mazda Version: V100.00
IDS V100.01(only support Ford Cars)
Update
Via CD
Via CD
Language
29 species
11 species
O.S.
Windows XP(SP2 or later),win 7 , win 8 and win 10
Windows XP or few WIN7
Vehicles covered
all Ford and Mazda up to 2016 year
Ford cars till year 2014 via OBD2 port
***Functions***
Scan tool Diagnostics 
Automatic vehicle recognition
reprogramming for all Ford vehicles
Read & Clear DTCs
reprogramming for all Mazda vehicles 
Read Live Data-stream
Immobilizer &
Program New smart key:
All ford vehicles & All Mazda vehicles (Include all functions of original VCM/IDS)
Guided Fault Finding
New Software Re-flash for Existing ECUs
Program New Keys
Injector Coding
Set, Adjust or Remove Speed Governors
 DPF Regeneration
 Brake Bleeding
Steering Angle Resets
 All Other Dealer Functions
***Conclusion***
Same point: Both VCM IDS 3 and VCM2 IDS can use with the same software, the functions are also basically the same.

Difference: Hardware and driver is different and VCM IDS 3 is more expensive than VCM2 IDS. VCM IDS 3 can work on Mazda cars but VCM2 cannot.