The VCM II communicates with Ford and Lincoln vehicles via the 16-pin diagnostic link. This device is the core of vehicle scan tool diagnostics. IDS Software Licensing (sold separately) provides access to the software which uses the VCM II hardware to perform vehicle scantool diagnostics and reprogramming.
The VCM II is designed to have comparable vehicle and model year coverage to the VCM. All VCM II's will operate as a Customer Flight Recorder (CFR) with an optional pendant cable 164-R9806 to replace the functionality of the Vehicle Data Recorder (VDR). Includes enhanced 802.11 wireless connectivity. New wireless software integrated with IDS installation package. Wireless functionality preferred for all IDS functions including module reprogramming. USB wired connections are only required to update the VCM II loaded code firmware and to set up the VCM II to function as a Customer Flight Recorder (CFR). Improved durability SmartPower Management system to protect the VCM II in extreme environments.
2 Year warranty on VCM II and cables
Many owners of this tool report purchasing it through their local ford dealers parts department at a substantial discount compared to other sources (including directly from rotunda)
VCM II kit without CFR 164-R9805
VCM II kit with CFR 164-R9807