How to use IDS Ford software?

Are you having trouble using IDS Ford Car Diagnostic to perform diagnostics for Ford models? Don’t worry, the article below will help you. Eurocartool technicians have compiled detailed instructions for using IDS Ford Software in the article below.

What is IDS Ford Car Diagnostic?

Ford Integrated Diagnostic System (IDS) is advanced diagnostic software specialized for Ford vehicles. Ford Motor Company vehicle diagnostic software provides a full range of dealer-grade vehicle diagnostics for all Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles from 1996 to the present.

IDS Ford is a versatile diagnostic tool that works with Ford VCM, VCM II, VCMM and VMM devices using the standard compute platform. The IDS software license includes time-based access to the IDS software, software revisions, and calibration files.

When using specialized diagnostic equipment combined with the latest version of Ford IDS software, users can diagnose all Ford models and some Mazda models on the market today. With this version, technicians can diagnose fault codes, read ECU information, read dynamic data, activate actuators, reset and program electronic control boxes on the vehicle.

IDS Ford manual for diagnosis

Configuration required

  • Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1, Windows 10 (32 & 64 bit)
  • Hard Disk Space: Requires 40 GB or more hard drive and at least 20 GB of free space
  • Intel Core i3 or higher
  • Ram: from 2GB or more

Ford IDS user manual Steps to take
Step 1: “Run the Administrator” the IDS software


The software automatically reads the vehicle’s parameters


Step 2: Click “Start new section” then choose “All other”


Step 3: Now it will connect to PCM box, Select the green check mark



Step 4: Checking the Vehicle Specification information


Go to Self Test then click the check mark


Step 5: Click on All AMDTCs then select the check mark


Then read the error, this the entire way to read the fault code of the Ford


Step 6: Click the green check mark to confirm removal fault


The program is cleaning the error, self test will read the error again
After cleaning the error, the only PCM is remain


Step 7: Click the Data Logger then press the check mark


step 8: Select what part of the error you want to read


There is the full name of the error information.


You will choose the bold highlight part then press the tick icon
Press the “#” to active


After successful activation, your car has been diagnosed and completely cleared of errors.

Above are very detailed instructions on how to use IDS Ford car Diagnostic to diagnose and remove errors. However, if you have difficulties in using IDS or have any questions regarding diagnostic software, error removal, please contact us via WhatsApp: +13155472355 for a free consultation.

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