VCM IDS 3 review: key programming and module initialization OK

Tried me new VCM software and it works . Automatically logs on to the ford IDs server. key programming and module initialization can work.

Actually, It’s a new “pass thru” device.

Available from here

IDS is out of date. Current version is V107.01 which covers 2017 Transit Auto & Transit AWD.

The Vcm 3 works a treat had no problems yet. and running V107.01.


vcm2 ire a bit pointless without key programming and module initialization.

if you don’t have a licences IDS or valid subscription. These VCM IDS 3’s could work well as a pass thru device.
Ford does support pass thru devices & provides software for them – Again it’s subscription based.

Only reservation I have is IDS software it’s supplied with. Obviously it’s been rewritten to provide automatic login to Ford’s Servers.
When required to gain access to vehicle security on latest vehicles.

Bearing that in mind. If try to use IDS from Ford. That automatic login would be lost.
We don’t yet know how the ids3 connects do we? It’s like anything tho, for now it works so use it, make your money back and hope it lasts, same principle as the clone vcm1 and 2.