The Mini VCM helps in diagnosing and programming all Mazda and Ford vehicles. The latest version of this program is V68 and the supported languages are Spanish, Dutch, Greek, English, German, Czech, Vietnamese, Turkish, Thai, Finnish, Poland, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Italian, Russian, Swedish and Hungarian.
Hardware and Software Specifications for Mini VCM IDS
Mini VCM can be used only for Ford and Mazda vehicles and it does not support the cars higher than Ford VCM IDS V67. To make use of this program, you need to have Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or 3) on your computer. Currently Windows Vista is not supported. There must be at least 400 MB of free space on your hard disk drive. If you don’t have a high speed internet connection, consider getting a DVD-ROM drive for performing installation and updates via disc mediums. For connecting PC to the host, a USB 2.0 port is required. Also, a VGA monitor with 1024x768 or higher resolution is recommended.
The package consists of OBD-16 cable, USB 2.0 cable, Mini VCM Vehicle communication model and a carry box. The latest version of the program can perform tests on Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda and Ford as well whereas the old versions do not support any of these modern vehicles.
Working of the Mini VCM IDS Software
Once all the necessary connections are made, use the software to perform diagnosis or programming on your Ford or Mazda Vehicle. Once the software is opened, you will see a menu with three tabs and you can see several options under each menu on your left hand side of the screen. The options shown are:
1.) System Time
2.) Dealer Information
3.) Software – Release and Calibration
4.) Cable Versions
5.) VCM- Serial Number, BCF, PROM and Bootstrap
On the right hand side, you can see the IDS-68, i.e. the version V68 and other important information.
The second tab shows a drop down menu with items like Start New Session, Manual Vehicle Entry, Vehicle Data Recorder and Previous Sessions. Once you select ‘Start New Session’, a new window appears prompting you to pick the task you want to perform. Once the selection is made, the operation is initiated and you need to wait until the requested task is completed. Once done, a pop-up window appears to let you choose advanced functions. You can select the desired option and wait for the results. After each tests, a detailed report is generated to let the user know what the health condition of his/her vehicle is.
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