Is clone GM MDI interface possible to work with Ford IDS without limitations?
Also is there anyway to convert MDI to a VCM II by flashing it? They seem to be very similar. But how to?
Look here and know how mates experienced talk about it…some say yes, some no, some possible…
Reply 1: As i know, GM MDI and Ford IDS are two different scanners.
The GM MDI can’t work with Ford IDS
Reply 2: Possible but not easy…Requires editing of the Dynamic link library files and more.
i have had MDI Working with it for a long time for personal use
Since version 97.xxx it is easier than say 96.01 because when they changed things to block clones in this version, they basically changed the file structure to that of an MDI.
Reply 3: My dilemma is deciding to get rid of my MDI clone that I purchased 1 year ago (I sold my GM car and bought a Ford so I don’t need it anymore) or try to use the MDI on a Ford vehicle. I don’t have the money to purchase a genuine VCM II and I don’t want to buy a clone either.
I just want to update a few things on my Ford since the warranty is over.
I need to update the GPS module and activate the digital speedo. Looks like I’ll just leave it alone before I screw things up.
Reply 4: I have the same mdi and try flash the sd card put it in recovery mode with ford manager and don’t work when I try back to gm the tool never responding again the hardware damage and leds turn on red beeping so I think you sell that mdi and then buy a vxdiag vcx nano for ford I have one and working
Reply 5: There must be a way to flash the FPGA to a VCM. Once that’s done you can probably recovery the SD card.
The SD cards can also be copied using a tool called USB Image Tool so I’m sure you can recover your MDI.
I just don’t want to bother with it because I don’t know if it will work.
I might sell it and buy another clone. I haven’t decided yet. The MDI clone looks so much better than the VCM clone.
Reply 6: GM MDI and Ford VCM II are made by Bosch ETAS as well as Alliance VI+ or as many OEM tools now
But this one are a little bit different architecture.
So as we discussed many times and Nr. Vag Vag already confirmed in the forum you can use VCM II with Tech2Win and GDS2 but not fully
You can use VCM II with Nissan Consult III pus but also hot full
Well I didn’t checked GM MDI with Ford IDS but I’m very sure tgat you are waisting your time for the moment.
When IDS will cover J2534 tool then you maybe will be happy to us the GM MDI with IDS but for the moment forget about
I changed the SD card in VCM II clone because this one was defective ( so a fresh untouched sd card – just formated ) and I only put it in Recovery Mode and I fix it. But I’m not sure that you can do it the same with a GM MDI.
You can try it.
Reply 7: Well I suppose that you need an account/subscription
But if you know what exactly calibration you need you can download it from motorcraft.com
Reply 8: Forscan as you can see it can works with a simple tool ELM327 or with a Passthru J2534 tool
Gm Mdi it is a J2534 tool that’s why is working
Ids is different.