Ford module programming, VCM not works, what about Launch X431 V?

Not only one user feedback Ford VCM module programming option unavailable, following first part is an example (Maybe you could skip to the second part to check if Launch X431 V is available with module programming option).

Part 1: VCM Feedback on module programming - kline not work
When I first got the VCM2, module programming was working on this laptop it started playing up after I had a K-line fault
and I did the uninstall-reinstall bit.
V8dave tried my VCM2 on his laptop and module programming worked K-line never.
I'm confused lol, as far as I'm aware, as long as the software is installed correctly and the vcm is recognized then module programming should be available regardless of whether the vcm can program the module due to any internal faults?.
Is yours the rcm that won't program and shows a fault on k-line? I think if the vcm sees a k-line fault then surely that means it is functioning? Unless it thinks there's a break but it is inside the vcm rather than the wiring between the bcm and rcm?
I've never seen anything on k-line with my vcm, even when I've had vcm security access denied.

Part 2: Launch X431 V 8" tablet is available with module programming
Reading from the first picture "X431 V 8” tablet newest Ford V46.42 can test different Ford models up to 2017. It currently includes PCM, ABS, 4WAL, RCM,EATC, ECS, IABM, RAP, PAM, 4X4, 4WAS, CTM, OTC, ICM, PATS, ARC, LCM, DDM..."
General Test Results:
Ford Module programming...works
OBD diagnosing ...works
Special functions ... works

Options display:
Automatically Search
Manually Select
Manually Reset Service
F-650 / F-750 Test Specification (VCM can't cover)
After choosing "Automatically Search", get option:
System Scan
System Selection
Special function
Module Programming
Vehicle information
Module Programming options:
ACM (Audio Control Module)
CDP (Compact Disc Player)


(NEW)Launch X431 V 8-inch add Honda Ford Mercedes garage functions

Good news for sharing! Brand-new 2017 Launch X431 V 8-inch tablet newly add many garage functions for Honda Ford Mercedes vehicles! Mates check below:

2017 Launch X431 V newly support Honda garage repairing and maintenance
Open latest Launch X431 V Honda software V46.33 you can see many function options:
Write VIN, Replace ECM/PCM (ECM/PCM Reset), Crank Pattern Clear, Crank Pattern Learning, Throttle Learning, Motor Rotor Position Learning, Read Codes, Read DataStream, Read Freeze Frame, Actuation Test…
Launch X431 V Tablet allows you to do Car Workshop special reset easily!
You can do Service Reminder, Throttle Learning, Air Bleeding, Sensor Calibration and IMMO…
Launch X431 V newly support Ford till 2017 including Ford F-650, F750
Open latest Launch X431 V Ford software V46.42 you can see it support many different Ford car models up to 2017!
And Launch X431 V support Ford F-650, F750 Test Specification:
You can use this Launch X431 V to view vehicle information, to select vehicle system and fully scan, to do special reset and module programming.
Launch X431 V Module Programming support Ford Audio Control Module and Compact Disc Player Module.
Launch X431 V8-inch Pad newly adds Mercedes repairing and maintenance garage functions as below:
Brake Pad Reset, ABS Bleeding Reset, Electronic Throttle Sensor Reset, TPMS Reset, DPF Regeneration and so on.
Launch X431 V learn and program Mercedes ECM engine control module.
Good news for you: Now this new 2017 Launch X431 V 8-inch diagnostic tablet is ONLY 754 at eobdtool.co.uk!
Link is here
Hope it helps!


Why workshop use X431 V 8" tablet make more money (Pictures)?

Surely Launch X431V 8" tablet wifi / Bluetooth diagnostic service reset tool can help a workshop save much money and make more money. How? X431 V 8" tablet price only 799USD or less, both normal OBD diagnostic function and lot of special functions tested OKCover many brands up to 2017 year.
For example, it works fine on BMW up to 2017 year, BMW coding/programming and key programming ok, BMW idle study, BMW injection rate adjustment, BMW battery replacement. Toyota up to 2017 year, A/T registration, Electric throttle learning and write VIN OK; VW online programming works fine, you need no subscribe account to login Germany server.

Operation Pictures means a lot:
1.       Many special functions works OK:
Brake reset, Oil reset, SAS Rest, BAT reset, Bleeding , Elec. throttle Relearn, TPMS reset, DPF reg. , Gear learning, IMMO, etc. (Better than old X431 tools)
Highlights: 1) simple to use, click on the screen option and there are step-by-step instructions on how to do. 2) With less adapters & accessories, then it can save much money.
2.       Add Indian cars, Australian cars, Malaysian cars which the old X431 tools and other tools are not compatible.
Post: 2017 Launch X431 V: Australian, Indian, Malaysian cars OK
3.       2 years free update on www.dbscar.com.
As known, Launch was usually free update for 1 year, after 1 year, the update fee is hundreds of dollars (800USD). Now choose Launch X431 V 8", could save hundreds of dollar one year.

4.       Works on BMW up to 2017 year, even coding/programming and key programming works OK.
It’s a great progress over old X431 tools and autocom / Delphi etc.
1)       Example, after you enter BMW option, you can see "the software can diagnose the elec. Control sys. Of BMW up to 2017, include Engine / Chassis / Body and other parts. The operation is the same as the original tool.”  
1)       BMW coding/programming Works (easier than BMW ICOM) 
Highlights: X431 V 8inch tablet VS BMW ICOM: use-friendly and easy to use, so it’s not easy to damage the BMW ECU, save the training money that may be several times of device price. perform many special function; works on models up to 2017 year.
2)       BMW key programming OK (easier than professional BMW key programmer)
Highlights: Many new locksmiths would prefer X431 V 8inch to professional BMW key
programmer which is expensive and the procedure is comprehensive. Launch X431 V 8inch program key on BMW is simple and not easy to damage the IMMO.

5.       Works on Toyota up to 2017 year and perform lots special functions
Toyota electric throttle learning and A/ T registration works OK
Toyota VIN Write works OK
6.       (Most attraction) VW online programming works fine, you need no subscribe account to login Germany server. Don’t you think it help you save a lot.
In summary:
LaunchX431 V 8" Tablet is the best diagnostic maintenance tool to help a workshop quickly save money and earn more money.


Launch M-Diag Lite for IOS Android SPECIAL function and car list

This blog will show you screenshots about: Launch M-Diag Lite for IOS Android Bluetooth OBDII diagnose more than 55 car brands and support 11 special functions of car repair and maintenance. It costs only 66 and with a free software!
What car can I use Launch M-Diag Lite to diagnose car full systems, read and clear DTC codes?
Launch M-Diag Lite support more than 55 kinds of worldwide vehicles including BMW, BENZ, VW, AUDI, HONDA, TOYOTA, FORD, MAZDA, VOLVO, LAND ROVER, PEUGEOT, RENAULT, NISSAN, KIA and OPEL…
What special functions Launch M-Diag Lite can do? Can it reset Oil, TPMS and do DPF Regeneration?
Yes, it can do all you mentioned above!
Launch M-Diag Lite support 11 special functions:
Oil / Service reset, ABS bleeding, IMMO & key programming, throttle body adaptation, brake pads reset, SAS steering angle reset, battery matching reset BMS, DPF regeneration, Injector coding, TPMS reset and gear learn.

Launch M-Diag Lite special function car list all here:
What’s the difference between Launch M-Diag Lite, Launch Easydiag 2.0 and Launch GOLO Easydiag?
LaunchM-Diag Lite Plus is most powerful among these three tools!
Compare with other two devices, it can do more like I/M Monitor Check, Full System Diagnosis not just 4 basic systems, Special Functions and Actuation Test.
Launch M-diag Lite and ELM327, which is better to choose? Why?
The difference is Launch M-diag Lite can do many special functions but ELM327 can only used to basically diagnose. So it’s better and more suitable for DIY car owner and Fast Auto Repair & Service!
For better cost efficiency, Launch M-diag Lite is recommended!
Available link is here:


Launch X431 V 8 inch tested 100% on Skoda Rapid 2016

This is a test report of Launch X431 V 8 inch diagnostic table working with Skoda Rapid 2016.

Tech support from engineers working for eobdtool.co.uk
Edit by Laura

Device: 8-inch Launch x431 v scan tool (2017 new version)
Model: Skoda Rapid 2016

Test report:
Quick test on full system (power, chassis, body, info, seat & door, A/C,etc.)..........ok
Injector test..........ok
Fuel pump test..........ok
Purge control solenoid..........ok
Oil Reset Service ..........ok
Steering Angle Calibration..........ok
Electronic Parking Brake Reset ..........ok
Battery Register / Battery Maintenance ..........ok
ABS Bleeding ..........ok
Electronic Throttle Position Reset / Learn ..........ok
Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Regeneration ..........ok
Tire Pressure Monitor System Reset..........ok
In summary,
Launchx431 v 2017 version works no issues with Skoda Rapid 2016, in terms of obdii diagnosis, coding and ecu programming.

Test procedure:
Attach photos taken in the test. Wish it helps.

Laura wishes you have fun here.