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Old 04-04-2013, 11:12 PM   #11
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What is IDS ?
http://www.motorcraftservice.com/vdi...sites/ids/mcs/

Ford's integrated diagnostic system hardware and software for trouble shooting and controlling the pcm in the car

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The Ford Integrated Diagnostic System (IDS) is the WDS replacement tool that is made up of the following: WDS software modified to run on a laptop with XP Pro (SP2) Operating System, a Vehicle Communication Module (VCM) and associated cables, a Vehicle Measurement Module (VMM) and associated cables, and a laptop.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:14 PM   #12
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What is IDS ?
Ford Integrated Diagnostic System (IDS) its fords scanner
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:26 PM   #13
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its canot be done, since the relay for the fogs is unservicable since its integrated into the BCM module, if people didnt knew allready. oh and its cnot a feature that can be activated with any scan/IDS tools either, not even with ford IDS scan tool. the only way you could make this work is hack the electrical system and wire your own relay/switch for the fog light so then they would be on all the time (ofc you would have to pick up a "hot in acc. or run" wire so fogs only turn on when ignition is on or running, or else you could risk forgetting them on and drain your battery)

(Im a car technician, I could easily do it if I want to, but that would void the warranty and is not worth the trouble/time/cost that it involve just because you dont have fogs with high beams on.)
Where are you a tech at? Just wondering.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:18 AM   #14
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Is there anyway to get the fog lights to always turn on with the headlights?
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:09 AM   #15
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All this leads me to go find my inactive thread about the ultimate accessory/upgrade - get your own IDS... these cars will do plenty of things, I bet, if you just tell them to do it. We've GOT to pry the keys to the kingdom out of the hands of these toxic 'holes known as dealers. OK, back on topic. I want my fogs on with brights, too!
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:51 AM   #16
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:59 AM   #17
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:48 AM   #18
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Now to find someone with the tool who would do this for me... :-)
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:33 PM   #19
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The ids is listed at USD $1,499.99 per unit, not including the software license to use it. And you'd need your own laptop which most people have.

It'd be fun to have a good friend willing to play with some settings at a Ford dealership some time.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:35 PM   #20
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So what your saying is , it can be done , but the dealer has to do it ?
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