How to Install Ford IDS V108.01 Full without Activation

Latest Ford IDS V108.01 Full Software for Ford VCM II support online programming released on Jan. 2018.

Software Version: 108.01, no need activation

Operating system: Windows XP/Windows 7 32/64 bit



Tested with all VCM2 SP177 series,  Ford VCM2 2-in-1 clone and VXDIAG VCX NANO Ford: Never failed!!

Online programming: Supported! but you should have an account yourself.

Ford IDS v108.01 function: Confirmed!

1.Able to download the very latest calibration files/software from Ford server if the network connection available at the time of connecting to vehicles

2.Read and decode fault codes

3.Delete fault codes

4.Display System current parameters in digital form

5.Combined displaying of data

6.Logs Keeping: write and keep of digital parameters in memory

7.Special functions: changing of permissible seeting of blocks, programming etc.


Q: Whether it can work with Ford VCM 1 Clone?

A: Yes, it can work with Ford VCM 1 clone

Q: Is this vmware or native

A: This is native, install on new and clean windows xp/7

How to install Ford IDS V108 step by step?


1. Please backup the important files on the desktop and disk C because the next operation will cover the content in the disk C.

2.Disable both local area and wireless network connection

3. If your computer hard drive only has one partition, please prepare a 16 GB U flash drive, if has 2 partitions, please unzip the software of CD into another partition except disk C

Step 1: Recover System
Open Software D (Disk D)

Create new folder Ford 108

Copy all zip file on Ford 108-2 software CD to Ford 108 folder
Eject Ford 108-2 DVD-ROM to DVD/CD-RW Drive

Copy all contents to Ford 108 folder again
Extract ford108.part01 zip files to Ford 108 folder

Then delete all other zip files, ford108.part01-ford108.part33
(only 3 files left)
Open Ghost 8.0

Recover system, choose destination D:/Ford 108/ford108.GHD
Restart computer and recover system


Step 2: Install Ford IDS 108 Setup


Run Ford Module Programming Limit as Administrator
Ford Extension Success, press OK
Module programming has been extended to 2018/05.26

Click on Start menu->All Program->Bosch->VCM Manager (Ford-VCM-II)
If system prompt PC software initialization error, press OK to ignore
Open Disk C/Progam Files/Ford Motor Company->IDS->Runtime->install3rdparty->
ETAS, Run setup as Administrator



Install Bosch VCI software Ford VCM II

click Next
Select Remove Bosch VIC software from your computer, click Next

Press Remove
Click Finish
Again run setup as Administrator
click Next

Ready to install the program
Click Finish

Install setup completed.

Step 3: Make Connection
Click Start menu->VCI Manger (Ford-VCM-II)

Connect VCMII with computer follow the diagram below

Open Computer->Manager->Device Manger->Network adapters->ETAS VCI USB RNDIS Device
to check connection is built


Open Network and Sharing center->Change adapter settings
Make sure you have disable both local area and wireless network connection


Step 4: Run software

Open Ford IDS v108 software on desktop


Network test, gathering vehicle data

check language options, programming modules and options




Ford VCM 2 reviews

I recently bought one from the site . I bought the V98 VCM2 wifi model ford diagnosis tool . I have not played with it much yet and have yet to get the wifi part to work. I was able to get the software loaded and operational. It took a few attempts to get it right. The link is for wifi compatible model but does not include the D-Link wifi modules. It is also needs a firmware update to use the current v97 IDS. If I bought it again, I would not buy the wifi module equipped version.

Video on how to install the software. It is cumbersome but does appear to work. It is installed within VMware. VMware is a virtual machine running on the laptop. Virtual machine emulates a computer within a computer isolating the IDS from the real world and license checking. I would suggest as one did above to buy an old laptop with at least 3gb of memory and 256gb disk drive. I loaded w7 on mine and the software with the VCM comes with WMware and an image of XP sp3 to load for IDS.

Well I am going to chime in with my experiences,I have 2 clone sets. One is hard wire and the other has the wireless connection.

The key when installing the clone software is the patch file.You must run the patch before you try the app the first time.
If you don’t you will have to dig out all it parts that are buried in the system you installed it on.

The hard wire connections on both work just fine however the wireless connection was a PITA and I was not able to get it to work. Also the software that came with that clone was messed up somewhere and would not connect even hardwired. Both units work on the first copy of IDS I got. I will be testing the clone with a REAL IDS that I have. I picked up the older disks on Fleabay. They are the 2009 issue ones.We will see.

All in all I am happy with both units when used with the older software.BTW the reason for the 2 unit is I was testing a new supplier in China.They did well and my other supplier is back working again so if I do buy for people I can go back that route to get new units if I need/want any.

I have a clone that works. The software is a bit of a hassle to install, but I picked up a cheap laptop on Craigslist to dedicate to the job.

Clone vcm2 also has good quality, i not saying ebay or Alibaba. good quality Ford VCM II IDS from china works just like original, there is some good quality benz and BMW units out there, vag com and VCP for vag. Honda HDS interface is very cheap from china and latest software can be found online and works great never failed me….

I have read somewhere that if you try to use the newer software from Motorcraft it will brick the Chinese units.I know someone that has the older IDS software from before the VCMII days when they did not have the phone home feature
in the software. he was able to use the older software. But with the clone VCMII I am not willing to take a chance of bricking mine. I did try an install of the older software and it did not connect with the newer VCMII. It did not recognize the device.

My Auto Scanner Tools vcm2 functions flawlessly including updating it and adding wireless to it with a pair of the proper wifi dongles.

Keep in mind when purchasing a vcm2 that there are look alike ones out there that are vcx nanos in vcm2 clothing. (I made that mistake as well lol) Buy it from someone who shows photos of the inside. the fake vcm2 will have a single pcb with one main chip and not allot else going on. A good vcm2 has a second pcb on a riser with two noticeable capacitors on it and both boards a nearly covered with components.

VCM II for Ford Software Display:   

Ford VCM II PCM Programming Steps

Ford/Mazda VCM II 2 in 1.One device support both Ford and Mazda till 2015 year.Latest software: Ford V96,Mazda V95.Perfect replacement for Ford VCM 2.

Ford VCM II PCM Programming Steps

1.Start the software.

2.Select the vehicle specification.

3.Choose Module Programming.

4.Choose “Programmable Parameters>>Car configuration”

5.Enter the VIN number.

6.Retrieve the vehicle configuration data.

7.Set the ignition switch to on.

8.Set the ignition switch to off.

9.7 and 8 step again.