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JW1982

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In Topic: Guide For Focus Mk2/mk2.5 C-Max/kuga ~Elm 327 Cable And Ff2 Program

24 August 2014 - 08:00 AM

It is a known problem of the Focus MK2 that the date/ time can not be set/changed if an aftermarket radio is installed. It is not possible to change the date/time directly with ELMconfig.

However there is a workarround for this problem. With the ELMconfig software you can temporarily activate the "Fuel Fired Heater" function on the instrument cluster. Selecting this option will make the Fuel Fired Heater menu appear on the settings menu of the instrument cluster. In the Fuel Fired Heater menu there is an option to change the date/ time. Afterwards the Fuel Fired Heater menu should be deactivated again to avond other problems.

In Topic: Removed C90 Connector And Big Problems.

23 August 2014 - 10:00 PM

The GEM module of the Focus MK2/MK2.5 is fully integrated into the (interior) fuse box. The GEM module/fuse box controls most of the comfort and exterior/interior lights related functions.

If your VCM is not able to diagnose or connect to the GEM module/ fuse box it is most likely caused by the VCM.

In Topic: Removed C90 Connector And Big Problems.

23 August 2014 - 05:39 PM

I suspect your problem is caused by the Chinese Vcm 2. Many of the cheap Chinese clones are internally different from the original VCM 2. Because of this not all of the IDS functions may work.

Some of the clones can even brick one or more modules during diagnostic or module reprogramming.


Many of the Focus MK2 versions do not even have door modules. Door modules are only used on a Focus Mk2 If one or more of the following options are factory fitted.

* Comfort Windows (4 Electric windows).
* Factory alarm.
* Double locking.
* Side mirrors with indicators.
* Side mirrors with puddle lights.

If the car does not have one or more of these options there are no door modules. I have seen before that IDS detects door modules on a car which does not even have them.

In Topic: Removed C90 Connector And Big Problems.

23 August 2014 - 12:40 PM

Do you use an original Ford/Rotunda VCM or a Chinese clone with the IDS software?

Some of the Chinese clones can not connect proper to some of the modules. All modules you can not connect to are on the mid-speed CANbus network so possibly your VCM can only connect to the high-speed CANbus network.

In Topic: My Focus Mk2 First Edition

23 August 2014 - 07:25 AM

In the first window you have to select the correct settings for the ELM327 interface you are using. There are several types of ELM327 interfaces which are internally a bit different.

The driver type depends on the chipset that is used for the ELM327 interface. A look at the divers distributed with the ELM327 interface should point you in the right direction.

The COM port is assigned to the ELM327 interface by your computer. The number of the COM port assigned to the interface can be found in the device management section of your computer.

The Baudrate is set to 38400 as standard on every ELM327 interface. By selecting the autoselect setting the program automatically selects the highest Baudrate that is supported by the ELM327 interface that is used. The maximum supported Baudrate depends on the chipset that is used for the ELM327 interface.

After all settings on the first page are configured correctly you should be able to connect to the interface and open the program. You can try the software without the need to connect to the car. In offline mode even without an ELM327 interface connected to the computer.