How to Install Ford IDS Software and Patch on Windows 10
Ford IDS (Integrated Diagnostic System) is the official software for Ford vehicles. It can perform diagnosis, programming, coding, and other functions on Ford cars and trucks. However, to use Ford IDS, you need a valid license and a compatible device such as VCM2 or VXDIAG.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install Ford IDS V121 software and patch on Windows 10. This version of Ford IDS has been tested working with VXDIAG scanners. You can also use VCM2 clone with VXDIAG solution.
What You Need
A Windows 10 computer with at least 4GB RAM and 30GB free space.
A VXDIAG VCX NANO for Ford/Mazda, VXDIAG Multi tool for Ford/Mazda, or VCM2 clone with VXDIAG solution.
A USB cable to connect the device with the computer.
An internet connection to download the software and patch.
Step 1: Download Ford IDS V121 Software
You can download Ford IDS V121 software from this link[^1^]. The file size is about 1.1GB. You need to unzip it after downloading.
Download Zip: https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Furlgoal.com%2F2tGWsN&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AOvVaw3dwyoDSoTnvN2QNsrKGjeR
Step 2: Install Ford IDS V121 Software
Open the Ford_Install folder and run IDS_121.01_Full setup.
Select the setup language and press Yes to agree to reboot after installing the software.
Press Next to Installsheild and accept the license agreement.
Choose the destination drive C:// and press Install.
If the system prompts an update for VCI firmware is available, press OK to continue.
Wait for the installation to complete. It may take some time.
Reboot the computer when prompted.
Step 3: Install VCI Manager Ford
Open the Ford_Install folder again and run VCIManagerFord.exe.
Follow the instructions to install VCI Manager Ford until finish.
Step 4: Install Vxdiag Ford Ids V121 10
Open the Ford_Install folder again and run VxdiagFordIdsV12110.exe.
Follow the instructions to install Vxdiag Ford Ids V121 10 until finish.
Step 5: Copy and Run IDS Patch
Open the Ford_Mzd_Patch folder and copy IDS_Patch.exe to desktop.
Open VX Manager V1.8.4 from desktop or start menu.
Select Ford/Mazda IDS software to install from VX Manager.
Connect your VXDIAG device or VCM2 clone with VXDIAG solution with the computer via USB cable.
Open VX Manager again and check if the device is well connected. Run a firmware update if there is a new VCI version available.
Run IDS software from IDS_Patch.exe on desktop. Do not run IDS from start menu or desktop shortcut.
Step 6: Enjoy Ford IDS Software
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Ford IDS software and patch on Windows 10. Now you can use it to diagnose or program your Ford vehicles. Make sure you have a valid license before using any functions of Ford IDS. You can also check this video[^1^] for more details on how to install Ford IDS software on Windows 10. 0efd9a6b88