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Real Reviews of VCM2 clone SP177C SP177C1


1.VCM2 Ford Diagnostic Clone Model: SP177C SP177C1 - Where to buy?
2.Ford IDS 3-Day License: 3 Optional Solutions:
3.Customer Feedback: VCM II Genuine and Good Clone
4.How to solve VCM 2 SP177C cannot read voltage on obd pin 16
5.How to solve missing xml files - VCM2 IDS cannot complete PCM flash

Thread:VCM2 Ford Diagnostic Clone Model: SP177C SP177C1 - Where to buy?

Does anyone own a SP177-C or SP177-C1 VCM2 clone? I read online that those are the best.

Where should I buy it?

I asked a few sellers on AliExpress about that version and they seem to not know about it.

I found it on obdexpress site. Did anyone buy from them? Are they serious?

I’d really appreciate if someone bought a good clone to let me know where should I buy from.



Review 1:

I have bought this :…-card.html and they sent what was advertised. I have done module programming on 10+ cars (both PWM and CANbus) and every time without any issues. And I will do programming 100% as original


Review 2:

That’s what I’m ordering today too…-card.html


Review 3:

i bought this and it works perfect and fast…a-ids.html


Review 4:

Hmmm in fact 99%

My sp177c1 failed an 08 escape PCM the other day.

That’s the only problem i had so far


Review 5:

Here is a SP177 version with wifi , I have bought the same without wifi 1 month ago and it can do programming and everything a genuine VCM2 can link :…rsion.html


Review 6:

Those are the 4 famous china VCM2 clone


Vcm2 of high quality – its the BEST

Vcm2 of high quality – it’s the BEST


SP177C1 is like this most:

Vcm2 of good quality

Vcm2 of good quality


Vcm2 of middle quality

Vcm2 of middle quality



Vcm2 of very bad quality

Vcm2 of very bad quality

Ford IDS 3-Day License: 3 Optional Solutions:

Ford IDS v86 crack can be installed directly on Windows native, for pre-2012 vehicles. But with IDS other versions (original), usually you’ll have 3-day trial only. So, how to solve? There’ll be three options for you. Here you go.


IDS Software – Evaluation License 

A non-renewable evaluation license has been installed on your computer which will expire in 3 days

Note: a production license must be activated prior to or at expiration of the Evaluation License to continue using Vehicle Communications

Select the Obtain Production License button below to activate a Production License now or select the Continue button to continue using your Evaluation License



Way 1: use VMWARE player

To install VMWARE which can freeze and restore ids when you use it (like a restore point but no registry entries for rollback)

Using a VMWARE image would have been MUCH easier. Simply make a copy of a windowsXP virtual machine BEFORE installing IDS. Then when you 3days is up.. delete that virtual machine and then use your backup one.. install IDS and continue on again!

Use v91 vmware (fix the day)->v100 (others)

In details…

with ids installed and expired

start task manager and make sure no ids or bosch services are running.

get iobit uninstaller and system care

use iobit uninstaller to remove ids and bosch at end of basic uninstall

select deep scan, then select shred files

next start iobit system care and do a registry scan, or better still a full scan

next manually delete the files bosch and ids in program files and in program date

then empty bin and shred files

reboot your machine and it will then allow a re install

Look here: How to install Ford IDS VMware video:

NO active license…
look here: 
When you open VM at first time, choose “I move it” and all will be OK.

Way 2: install Deep freeze

Just don’t open IDS install deep freeze and no need to change cmos date every time

In details…

How to install V81 and freeze program correctly:

Step 1: How to install Ford VCM 2 IDS V91 – up to V96

Insert V91 Ford VCM II CD into your computer.

Open the file and copy and paste “DFSTD” and “DFSTD KEY” to the desktop.

Double Click on “ids-91.01_full”.

Select language and Click on “Next”.

Click on “Yes”.

Click on “Next”.

Select “I accept” and Click on “Next”.

Click on Next to install the software on Disk C.

Click on “Reboot”.

Select “Non-Dealer” as Dealer Type and “MADAGASCAR” as Country and then Click on “Tick” icon.

A window “IDS Software – Computer Date Synchronization” will pop up, Click on “Continue”.

Then you will get a window saying your computer will expire in 3 days. If there is no expire message, it indicates your installation failed and cannot be reinstalled. Therefore, please strictly follow this video.

Step 2: How to install IDS V81 calibration files

Take out V91 CD and insert V81 IDS CD.

Open the file and double Click on “VCMDVD”.

Click on “Calibration” to install calibration file.

Click on “Next”.

Click on “Next”.

Click on “Install”.

Click on “Finish”

Click on “Exit”.

Check if its device has established communication with the car by check “ETAS VCI USB RNDIS DEVICE” in device manager.

Check if there is VCM network in “Network Connections”.

If the VCM network is disconnected, open “Windows Firewall” and select “Off”.

If the network is still disconnected, select “Start” – “All programs” – “Bosch” – “VCI software” – “VCI Manager”.

Open “VCM Manager” and Click on “Repair USB”.

Click on “OK”.

The network is now connected.

Double Click on “IDS”.

Click on “Tick” icon.

Then the upgrade will start automatically.

Click on “Tick” icon at the bottom right when the upgrade is finished.

Go to “User Preferences”, Click on “Computer” icon and check hardware and software version under “VCM II”.

Select “Start new session” and Click on “All other” to establish communication to the car.

Select “Module Programming”.

Step 3: How to install Freeze Software

 Very important note: 

the Freeze software should be installed within 3 days after the V91 IDS is installed. Otherwise, the Freeze software will not be installed anymore.

Open “DFStd”.

Click on “Next”.

Select “I accept” and Click on “Next”.

Find License Key in “DFStd_KEY”.

Copy and paste the key into the blank and Click on “Next”.

Unselect Disk D and Click on “Next”.

After installing the frozen software, the V91 IDS software will not be deleted even if you reinstall the computer system. Therefore, if you want to install other version VCM2 IDS software later, please choose V86 rather than V91.

Click on “Next”.

Click on “Install”, your pc will then reboot automatically. The installation is finished.

Way 3: crack software by license files

How to crack Ford IDS software by License file?

  1. Please don’t run the IDS software, before you install the License “Ford-License for IDS.exe”.

    2. If you can see the windows process “XMLRegistryD.exe” in the windows task manager, then kill the windows process “XMLRegistryD.exe” before you run the “Ford-License for IDS.exe” License.

    When you install the License “Ford-License for IDS.exe”, you may see” Can’t run patch while IDS program is running.”, what should you do? Here is the answer.

    While you install the License “Ford-License for IDS.exe”, if you see the picture 1, then you should do the step 1, step 2, step 3.

    Step 1:Press the “windows key + R” of the keyboard, then display the picture 2:

Step 2: Input the “TASKMGR” into the textbox of “open (o)”, then display the picture 3:
Step 3: Kill the windows process “XMLRegistryD.exe”.
Step 4:Rerun the License “Ford-License for IDS.exe” .then directly display the picture 5.


The last…. it’s IMPORTANT for you to read something about IDS software license…

VCM2 license:

easy way to crack download any version from any where you like..

and just before opening ids. install deep freeze…restart..

then every time you get 3 days lic… you start ids enter your detial like dealer id,country.. etc.. it gives you 3 days licence..


hurry no playing with cmos date…
just don’t open IDS install deep freeze and no need to change cmos date every time

VXdiag licence:

is actually written on the hard drive and since the the VM is in non-persistent mode, it disappears as soon as you turn off the VM.

Remove non persistent mode. Get your license and put back the non persistent mode.

Make sure not to launch IDS while you do this


In my opinion VXdiag tools are crappy and not worth buying it.

Using vcm2 sp177-c1 I can communicate with all car and truck. But still have difficulty programming some pre 2010 truck / SUV.

On a side note, to save your time and avoid installation issues, you can go to Ford IDS software VMware without license issues:

3.Customer Feedback: VCM II Genuine and Good Clone

I'm pretty sure that the Chinese "engineers" who developed those clones didn't copy the OEM board 100% . They must have took some shortcuts to save $$.
I have been looking at a couple of articles extolling the virtues of buying genuine VCM. Well they were written a few years ago and I am sure they picked the most rubbish clones then available. But the good thing is they have high res photo's of the original Vectronix boards. Now my clone when compared has nothing missing. There is no sign of cost cutting, all parts are there. Mine is not "A" grade but likely a B grade as they did opt for the wired banana power jack rather than a PCB version which is such a minor technical issue and not worthy of people's junk judgement. 

As noted in my original post about "Gold", the real VCM1 board has the cadmium plating at exposed test points but also has a diecast aluminium housing so I would opinion that the VCM1 was constructed to a very high standard. The original VCM2 does not seem to have the same build quality from the photos found as the VCM1. Gone is the diecast housing replaced by impact plastic as has the industrial multipin connector. Now to my opinion the new case is an improvement as shock absorption is better than a metal box. Whilst a metal box will survive a crush incident it does nothing to lesson a shock wave destroying reliability of electronic parts - of which many have ceramic as an integral part of their construction. This loss of a quality connector in favour of a sub D style connector on the VCM2 is certainly no improvement for reliability in my opinion either. 

I have never seen any pictures of a VCM2 clone that has bare copper traces. The way these things are made you have to have a solder resist, usually the defacto green, so that the surface mount components can be soldered. As to the suggestion of a conformal coating being applied, I cannot see such a coating in the pictures I found of a genuine VCM2. I do agree as an engineer it should be done given the nature of a workshop environment - but there is a whole lot of things that need to be designed as part of the manufacturing process for that method before you just spray a hermatic seal on which significantly increases cost.

So there are good and bad offerings which this thread is about, where to get the good today, as the retailers chop and change their suppliers is always a mystery. Price is seldom an indication of the quality too  - I too would like to know where we can buy an excellent quality clone that is fully tested with v81 through to v104 firmware, not blacklisted and reliable. I do believe they exist and maybe the SP177-C series are good A grades - I hope so as I may order one just to test when I have some spare money...

BTW, I have just ordered a genuine VXDIAG VCX Nano Wifi to play with direct from the manufacturer off I like their approach of having a generic high speed programmable interface box that is configured for the particular function i.e. IDS or GM or ODIS etc Then they deal with compatibility in the PC driver software which is written by Fly who appear to have some respect at doing this type of work. Many have commented that they have had zero problems writing to the modules using the VCX whilst others say they are crap. Only one way to tell is to get a real VCX and not a clone and see how it goes.

4.How to solve VCM 2 SP177C cannot read voltage on obd pin 16:

5.How to solve missing xml files - VCM2 IDS cannot complete PCM flash

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