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Ford VCM II Hardware Manual

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Version
1.6
Hardware Manual
Release: 11-JUN-2013

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  • Page 1 Version Hardware Manual Release: 11-JUN-2013...
  • Page 2 Copyright © 2013 Ford Motor Company. The information, specifications and illustrations in this manual are based on the latest information available at the time of printing. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    ............ 4 ROPER NSTALLATION AND SE OF THIS QUIPMENT .................... 6 QUIPMENT RECAUTIONS IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ..............6 VCM II FEATURES & FUNCTIONS ................7 VCM II ..................7 ORMAL OWER ....................8 OFTWARE PDATES VCM II ............... 8 ACTORY ESET TROUBLESHOOTING .....................
  • Page 4: Definitions, Acronyms, And Abbreviations

    Data Link Connector - vehicle diagnostic connector, SAE J1962 (OBDII vehicles) • ECU Electronic Control Unit • FTCAN Fault Tolerant CAN • Host PC controlling VCM II and executing Ford's software • HS CAN High Speed CAN (500 kbps) • HW Hardware • IDS Integrated Diagnostic System •...
  • Page 5: Vcm Ii Description

    The VCM II also supports Customer Flight Recorder (CFR) functionality when optional Pendant Cable VP- 2 is attached. The CFR is an application that is designed to be installed and run on the VCM II. The VCM II CFR tool is intended to be used for capturing and storing vehicle communications network...
  • Page 6: Safety

    NOTICE: This indicates the presence of a hazard that can cause damage to the VCM II, a vehicle, other equipment connected to the VCM II, or might corrupt software if the hazard is not avoided.
  • Page 7 DO use this equipment in accordance with the operating procedures. Before carrying out maintenance and cleaning of the VCM II, make sure the unit is NOT connected to a power source, vehicle, or PC. Use only a well-diluted, mild, non-abrasive cleaning agent applied using a soft, lint free cloth.
  • Page 8: Equipment Precautions

    H A R D W A R E M A N U A L Equipment Precautions The following warnings must be observed when using the VCM II: IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Failure to follow these instructions will increase the risk of personal...
  • Page 9: Vcm Ii Features & Functions

    Normal Power-up Of VCM II From a PC: To power-on the VCM II, connect the type B end of the USB cable included in the VCM II kit to the VCM II High-Speed USB Client connector (see Fig. 1). Connector the type A end of the USB cable to the PC USB port.
  • Page 10: Software Updates

    Normal Power-up Of VCM II From a PC: To power-on the VCM II, connect the type B end of the USB cable included in the VCM II kit to the VCM II High-Speed USB Client connector (see Fig. 1). Connector the type A end of the USB cable to the PC USB port.
  • Page 11 V C M H A R D W A R E M A N U A L Figure 2: VCM II Rubber Boot Removed Exposing Recovery Mode Switch Figure 3: VCM II Update Pop-Up Window...
  • Page 12: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting sers should perform the following basic checks to determine if they can resolve any problems with the VCM II unit. If the VCM II is still inoperable after performing the checks, contact your regional technical support for assistance. Troubleshooting Table Problem Symptoms Checks &...
  • Page 13 If VCM II error persists after making the check above, • contact your regional technical support VCM II’s PC Interface LED blinks VCM II will continue to operate, but VCM II – CFR will • for 30 seconds, and the Power not be usable LED is illuminated Contact your regional technical support.
  • Page 14 M A N U A L automatically be enabled and the Power LED will stop blinking and stay illuminated If VCM II wireless interface problem persists when the • ambient temperature returns to its operating range, contact your regional technical support...
  • Page 15: Vcm Ii Technical Specifications

    - 12 & 24 volts vehicle power (using DLC cable) - USB power (5 volts from a PC USB port) - External AC/DC 12 volts adapter (not included in VCM II kit) Vehicle Protocols - CAN (High & Medium Speed)
  • Page 16: Care And Maintenance

    Make sure that the VCM II is NOT connected to any power source (i.e., vehicle DLC or PC USB port) during cleaning. Follow the cleaning tips outlined below: • Always use water or a mild detergent solution applied to a soft cloth to clean the VCM II unit and dry thoroughly •...
  • Page 17: Vcm Ii (Es6516) Product Warranty

    Chapter VCM II (ES6516) Product Warranty The VCM II (ES6516), cables, adapters and accessories are warranted by Vetronix Corporation to the original consumer, to be free of defects in material or workmanship under normal use for a period of two years. Some countries may have agreements that extend beyond the two year period. Contact your regional technical support regarding extended Hardware Protection.
  • Page 18 V C M H A R D W A R E M A N U A L WARRANTIES TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY CANNOT BE EXCLUDED ARE LIMITED TO THE EFFECTIVE PERIOD OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY SET FORTH HEREIN. IF THE PRODUCT IS DEFECTIVE IN MATERIALS OR WORKMANSHIP, BUYER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SHALL BE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED ABOVE.