VXDIAG VCX NANO Ford IDS V96 VMWare Installation Guide


Newest IDS V96 diagnostic and programming software for Ford & Mazda VXDIAG VCX NANO interface has been tested and verified working. Here are the software free download and installation instructions provided.


Free download Ford IDS V96 software and installation video for VXDIAG VCX NANO for Ford:



Ford  IDS V96 software installation guide:


  1. Install VMware


Install and configure VMware workstation follow the video guide in above link. Installing IDS on VMware will avoid frozen software issue.


  1. Install calibration V81 software


Open My Computer

Eject Ford IDS (D:)

Insert DVD-RW V81 Drive (D:)

Open V81 calibration DVD



Click Calibrations to install Calibration C81 setup wizard


Follow system prompt until setup is completed installed

Click “Finish” button

Exit Calibration C81 windows



  1. Install Ford IDS V91 DVD


Eject Ford IDS V81 (D:)

Insert V96 IDS DVD


Install IDS V91 first. Open ids-91.01-full setup


Select language

Click Yes

Click Next

Accept license agreement

Click Next

Click Install

Please wait until the software complete installation. Usually it will take about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Click Reboot when installation completed



  1. Run IDS V91


Open IDS software on desktop

If the system pops up “Your computer might be at risk” message, wait several minutes, then IDS will start. IF you wait more than 20 minutes and IDS can’t start, you have to uninstall IDS and re-install.

Run IDS V91

Select Dealer Type: Non-Dealer and Country

Select Dealer Type

Click on Continue

After IDS-v91.01 has been installed, open it and you will get message reading a non-renewable Evaluation license…will expire in 3 days. If you did not get the message which means the installation of IDS V91 failed, then quit the installation procedure.


  1. Install Ford IDS V96

Open Ford-IDS-96.01-Full setup on Ford IDS (D:)

Open Ford-IDS-96.01-Full

Install setup wizard

Click Yes

Click Next

Click Reboot after IDS V96.01 setup is installed



  1. Run Ford& Mazda IDS V96


Open IDS on desktop

Click OK

Click Start button>>Control Panel>>Network and Internet Connections>>Network connections

Connect VXDIAG VCX NANO interface with vehicle, the system will display “Found hardware wizard”

Wait the communication built

You will see local area connection “ETAS VCI USB”



Close Network Connection windows

Open IDS V96 software

Click Car icon>>Start New Session>>All other

The IDS will display vehicle information

 vehicle information

Test other control modules and then exit IDS.


NOTE: Even the computer time changed, the VCMII IDS V96.01 is still working.

Turn off computer

Remove Ford IDS from VMware

Remove Ford IDS from VMware

Click File tab on VMware, select D://Ford VCM II//Ford IDS.vmx

Click Power on virtual machine

Start diagnose your vehicle