Service Information & Reprogramming – Ford Lincoln Mercury

Service Information

ALL VEHICLE LINES for model years 1994-Current

All Vehicle Lines subscription includes the following information:

  • Workshop Manual
  • Wiring Diagram Manual (also referred to as EVTMs or Electrical Vacuum Troubleshooting Manuals)
  • Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) Manual
  • TSBs (’94-Present)
  • Dealer bulletins for Field Service Actions (Recalls) (’88-Present). These bulletins may be specific to a vehicle’s VIN and are targeted for U.S. Dealers and fleets having Ford in-house warranty. Some or all of the provisions specified in these bulletins may not apply to non-U.S. markets.
  • Access to a downloadable initialization (PATS) information.
  • Access to the latest calibration information for emission-related modules.
  • Access to Vehicle Specific Information (available for last 10 model years)
  • Limited Vehicle Line coverage for 1994-Present model years.


Web Browser and Viewing Requirements

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or Greater
  • SVG viewer must be installed to view Wiring Diagrams

 

Key Code Lookup

This product will allow registered automotive security professionals to request the Key Code for the mechanical cut on a Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicle built in the United States for model years 1997-present based up Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

Please note that there is no electronic PIN code required to reprogram Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) keys for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles built in North America up through Model Year 2013. These North American Ford/Lincoln/Mercury vehicles have PATS/ Immobilizer systems that are built with a time delay feature.

This Key Code subscription will ONLY provide you with the 5 character mechanical cut Key Code. No electronic PIN code is required for the procedures described above.

For certain model year 2013 vehicles, such as the Fusion, equipped with Coded PATS vs. time delay feature, you will require an electronic PIN code also. Follow instructions in IDS/FMP for these vehicles.

This product is only available to automotive security professionals that are registered with the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) Vehicle Security Professionals Registry. You MUST provide a valid registry Username and Password at the time of the actual Key Code request after purchasing the subscription.

Please note that the mechanical Key Code subscription pricing structure has changed effective June 24, 2015. The new mechanical Key Code subscription price is $19.95 for a SINGLE VIN. You may choose to purchase from 1 to 10 keycodes at a time. Once a subscription is purchased, you will have up to 30 days to redeem.

Some VINs may not be present in our database. You MUST check to see if the VIN you are interested in is in our database prior to purchasing this subscription.

 

Reprogramming

Follow the instructions below that correspond to your hardware and software configuration. Then click the links at the bottom of the page to download the Ford Module Programming application or Users Guide. Contact us if you require assistance.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your Motorcraft Technical Resources User ID and password are required to install and use the application. User ID’s and passwords are case sensitive.

Recommended Minimum PC Requirements

  • Processor – 2.0 GHz
  • Memory – 2 GB of RAM
  • Available Hard Disk Space – 120 GB
  • Internet Connection – High-speed Internet connection

 

Software Requirements

  • Operating System – Windows 7 and 8.1
  • Web Browser – Internet Explorer 9.0 or Greater
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader – Current Version

 

Recommended Hardware Configurations

For the best results, use one of these validated configurations.

Ford J2534Configuration 1 – Using phone line and network card with Windows 7 and 8.1 or later

 

Ford J2534Configuration 2 – Using RS232 with Windows 7 and 8.1 or later

 

Ford J2534Configuration 3 – Using network card and hub or LAN connection with Windows 7 and 8.1 or later

 

Ford J2534Configuration 4 – Using a building LAN connection with Windows 7 and 8.1 or later

 

Ford J2534Configuration 5 – Using two network cards with Windows 7 and 8.1 or later ONLY

 

SAE J2534 Pass-thru Device

Pass-thru devices can be purchased from a third-party supplier. Below we have provided a list of some of those devices:

Important Information: Ford makes no representations about the performance of third-party pass-thru devices. This pass-thru device list is provided voluntarily and as a courtesy. While our software meets SAE J2534, the pass-thru device manufacturer is responsible for making sure their pass-thru device operates properly on each Ford vehicle and with Ford software. We have listed the devices below because their manufacturers have attested that the tools have been validated to work. From time to time, we may test these devices. If we determine they do not operate properly or are obsolete, we may remove them from the list, without notice. Additionally, pass-thru devices listed here have been listed for their use with Ford North American products only. While they may work with some European and other vehicles, they may not meet the requirements for those regions or operate properly.

**J2534 Pass-thru Device Name Manufacturer
*CarDAQ+ Drew Technologies, Inc.
*Mongoose PWM + FEPS/Can Drew Technologies, Inc.
*PassThru+XS Actia Corp
*Snap-On Pass Thru Pro II Snap-On
*2534 Global Programmer Blue Streak Electronics
*Universal Reprogrammer EASE Diagnostics
*FLASH2 All-Makes Reprogrammer CARDONE Industries
*Bosch Mastertech VCI Bosch Diagnostics

*Contact the device manufacturer for the latest DLL and firmware versions.

**Many J2534 manufacturers sell and market similar J2534 devices with like names. Please exercise caution when using the list above for purposes of understanding devices Ford has validated for use.

 

Ford Module Programming Process Overview

  1. Purchase a subscription to Ford Module Programming on this website.
  2. Go to “My Subscriptions/Ford Module Programming” on this website. Download the application and install it on your PC.
  3. Connect the J2534 pass-thru device to the PC and the vehicle, and power it up.
  4. Run the Ford Module Programming application installed on your PC.
  5. The application will determine whether or not a new calibration file is available.
  6. If you choose to use the new file, the module will be reprogrammed.
  7. If PATS functionality is required, it can be chosen from the toolbox.

Note: During the initial installation of FMP, the user will be prompted for a “User ID”. The “User ID” field is limited to 30 characters.

 

Please Note: The FMP software will not function on a system with IDS software previously installed.

 

Software Download and Installation

Use the following steps to download the Ford Module Programming software:

NOTE: When downloading Ford Module Programming:

  • All temporary Internet files should be deleted. In Internet Explorer select Tools / Internet Options / General / Temporary Internet files / Delete files.
  • The Temporary Internet files folder should be set to at least 50 MB. In Internet Explorer select Tools / Internet Options / General / Temporary Internet files / Settings and set Internet files folder to 50 MB (or greater)
  1. Log on as an administrator.
  2. Uninstall previous versions of Ford Module Programming installed on the PC.
  3. Click on the hyperlink at the bottom of this page to begin downloading.
  4. If using Internet Explorer (as recommended), you will be offered two options:
    • “Open” or “Run” will transfer the installation file to a pre-selected folder on your computer and install the application automatically. The installation file will be removed from your computer when the installation is complete.
    • “Save” will copy the installation file to your computer and place it in a folder. You can either select the folder or use the suggested one. In either case, note the folder name and the file name.
  5. If you saved the installation file to your computer, go to Windows Explorer and locate the folder that you specified in Step 3. Double click on the file FMPxx.x.exe to start the installation process.

NOTE: Software download and installation time will vary depending on the type of Internet connection (phone line, Ethernet, etc.)

 

Ford Module Programming Start Up

Before starting the application, always make sure that:

  • The SAE J2534 pass-thru device is attached to the PC and powered up
  • The software that you received with the SAE J2534 pass-thru device is installed on the PC
  1. Double click the Ford Module Programming icon on the desktop
  2. If this is the first time that the application is being used, a dialog box will appear indicating that the SAE J2534 pass-thru device has not been defined. Select the manufacturer and name of the pass-thru device that you are using from the lists provided. NOTE: If there are no J2534 pass-thru devices listed, the software that came with the device has not been installed on the PC. Exit the application, install the software that was shipped with the device, and begin the Start Up process again at Step (1).
  3. Select “Save Device”
  4. Select “Exit Application”
  5. Restart the application using the icon on the desktop

 

Diagnostic Tool Support

Overview:

The factory Ford Motor Company vehicle diagnostic tool is the Integrated Diagnostic Software (IDS). IDS is a flexible diagnostic tool that utilizes standard computing platforms to work with Ford’s VCM, VCM II and VMM devices.

Attention: The use of Service Publications has been improved/streamlined. For subscribers to Service Publications, you will see improved navigation as shown in the link to the aid below.Click here for diagnostic hardware ordering information.

 

Software:

The IDS software must be downloaded and installed on a PC meeting the minimum specifications posted here. Use of the IDS software requires as software license subscription available under IDS Software Licensing. The IDS software license includes time based access to the IDS software, software updates and calibration files. The IDS DVD containing IDS Software and Calibration files was discontinued in 2012. IDS Software and calibration files are only available to download online. The Ford IDS software includes vehicle coverage for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles only.

 

Hardware:

VCM I VCM
The Vehicle Communication Module (VCM) communicates with Ford vehicles through the 16-pin diagnostic link connector. This device is used by the IDS software and is the core of vehicle diagnostics to read trouble codes, re-program (flash), and view vehicle data. The VCM is no longer available through Rotunda however; previously purchased VCMs are still supported.
VCM II VCM II
The VCM II was introduced in 2012. The IDS software supports both the VCM and the VCM II. The VCM II is designed as a direct replacement for the original VCM.
VCM II VMM
The Vehicle Measurement Module (VMM) handles electronic and transducer based measurements. The VMM connected to a laptop offers the following functionality: Ignition System Test; Fuel Pressure Test; Fuel Leak-down Test; Injector Flow Test; Secondary Ignition; Current Probe Functionality; Oscilloscope; Digital Multi-Meter.

 

Quick Guides

 

The information below is available at no charge, courtesy of Motorcraft© Technical Resources.

6.0L/6.4L Diesel Engine Care DVD
Ford PowerStroke 6.0L and 6.4L Diesel Engine Care.

Balancer Tooling Chart
Consistently balance it right the first time vibration free by using the correct wheel balancer tooling. Chart also includes wheel specifications.

CamperLoading
View directions for loading slide-in campers onto your Ford Truck.

C-MAX Hybrid/Energi Emergency Response Guide
C-MAX Hybrid/Energi Emergency Response Guide

C-MAX Hybrid/Energi Modifiers Guide
C-MAX Hybrid/Energi Modifiers Guide

Easy Fuel TM “No Cap” Fuel Filler
Introduction to the Easy Fuel Capless fuel filler system including use of the fuel filler funnel and the locking fuel plug.

Escape/Mariner Hybrid Emergency Response Guide
Emergency procedures for the Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner Hybrid.

Escape/Mariner Hybrid Vehicle Modifiers Guide
A checklist of important facts to keep in mind and help ensure safety and quality when modifying a Hybrid Escape or Mariner.

Expedition Modifier Guide
A checklist of important facts to keep in mind and help ensure safety and quality when modifying an Expedition.

F650/750 (Yrs. 2009+) ABS Configuration Data
Wabco ABS Configuration Data for F650/750 (Yrs. 2009+)

Focus Electric Emergency Response Guide
Focus Electric Emergency Response Guide

Focus Electric Modifiers Guide
Focus Electric Modifiers Guide

Fusion/Milan/MKZ Hybrid Emergency Response Guide
Emergency procedures for the Ford Fusion Hybrid, Mercury Milan Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.

Fusion/Milan/MKZ Hybrid Energi Modifiers Guide
A checklist of important facts to keep in mind and help ensure safety and quality when modifying a Fusion Hybrid, Milan Hybrid or MKZ Hybrid.

Fusion/MKZ/Hybrid Energi High-Voltage Battery Removal Guide
Fusion/MKZ/Hybrid Energi High-Voltage Battery Removal Guide

Heavy Hauling and Towing
Link to fordvehicles.com which contains general hauling/towing information and the Interactive Towing Guide which provides RV and Trailer towing specifications.

Latest Calibration Information
Access to the latest calibration information for emission-related modules.

Module Build Data (As-Built)
Use VIN to obtain As-Built data

On Target, Collision Parts Newsletter
Your downloadable newsletter for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury collision parts including some general technical information, position papers and resources for collision repair, published three times a year.

(PATS) Information
Access to Initialization (PATS) Information

Police Interceptor Modifier Guide
The purpose of the Police Interceptor Modifier Guide is to assist vehicle modifiers in achieving the highest standards of safety and quality in their products. This guide is a checklist to help ensure that certain important steps in the modification process have been considered.

Th!nk Publications
– Workshop Manual
– TSB’s (Technical Service Bulletins)

Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor (TPMS) – Rim Mounted
How to remove a tire for vehicles equipped with Tire Pressure Monitor Systems without damaging the system.

Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor (TPMS) – Valve Stem Mounted
How to remove a tire for vehicles equipped with Tire Pressure Monitor Systems without damaging the system.

Towing Your Vehicle
View the latest towing procedures for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury passenger cars and light trucks. These easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations provide the correct hookups for slingbelt wrecker, wheel-lift or flatbed towing.

 

Integrated Diagnostic System (IDS)

The Ford IDS and VCM/VCM II provides complete diagnostic coverage of current and future Ford and Lincoln vehicles. This includes module reprogramming, key programming, and other functions not available in most “generic” scan tools. This is the same tool used by Ford and Lincoln dealerships with the same level of functionality.

Click Here for ordering information.

ids-vch

 

System Requirements

Download IDS Software

IDS Software Licensing

Software Release Notes

Tool Usage

Tech Tips

Module Reprogramming

User Manuals

Troubleshooting Guide

 

Ford Module Programming (FMP) Users Guide

 


 

Service Information & Reprogramming

Software necessary to program electronic modules to the latest calibration level, perform module initialization (PATS), and set Programmable Parameters on Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles.

Ford Module Programming (FMP) is a software application that allows subscribers to program electronic modules on Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. It can be used for:

  • Reprogramming emission-related (OBDII) modules on some vehicles manufactured in 1995 and all vehicles manufactured from 1996 to the present
  • Reprogramming or reconfiguring non-emission-related modules on many vehicles (UBP and MS-CAN not supported)

In addition, module initialization (PATS) functions such as Keycode Erase/Reprogram and PCM Parameter Reset can be done using this application.

J2534 Device using Ford Module Programming (FMP) can Reprogram and Configure most Modules.

Latest Calibration Information

Module Build Data (As-Built)
Use VIN to obtain As-Built data

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