How to program Ford MK7 remote key with VCM 2 IDS

Here is a little tutorial on programming Ford Transit MK7 van’s remote key fob using Ford VCMII IDS diagnostic system.

Buy a good quality Ford VCM 2 kit with IDS (V86, V91, V96 etc) software that supports key programming for a bit over 100 Euro and you need a delicate laptop (better Win XP) as well.

NOTE:

You need to erase all know keys. Then you require 2 keys. When erasing all known keys. Previous keys programmed to van will no longer work& will have to be programmed again.  IDS will inform you on the number of keys programmed to MK7 van.

Instructions:

Well loaded IDS software on laptop

Connect VCM 2 diagnostic system with vehicle and wait well communication is built

Come to key programming section

Erase all known keys, press Yes to move on

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IDS will inform you of the key numbers known by the module 0

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Start Ignition key programming. Only key in the ignition and turned off, programming key IDS gets coded access to TIS.

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The VCM 2 IDS will prompt you to enter incode. You can get incode with a hand-held incode/outcode calculator or online incode software etc. I had the incode calculated by the hand-held FMPC001 calculator through the OBD diagnostic socket directly.

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Enter the incode.

Remove the Key from ignition and put back in.

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Only key is coded (see IDS prompt on the top), key out and back in and start the van to check.

Key 2 coded as above (if done straight after first key you don’t need coded access but since I closed the operation I had to get coded access again.

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I do recommend having 2 keys so as you can’t go wrong with a spare key. Follow VCM II IDS prompts until it is done.

If there are DTCs, clear them and tested the keys programmed.

This is from obd tool website technical support: How to program Ford MK7 remote key with VCM 2 IDS

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