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PDS to IDS Conversion:
To upgrade your PDS VCM to an IDS VCM, acquire a laptop computer (see IDS System Requirements) and purchase the IDS VCM to laptop cable (part #164-R9503) from Rotunda.

 

Hardware Functionality:
Use the functionality chart below to determine what hardware should be purchased.

 

 

Diagnostic Functionality

PDS
(VCM + Pocket PC)

IDS
(VCM + Laptop + VMM)

VCM Required

VMM Required

Self Test      
   Retrieve CMDTC's

X

X

 
   KOEO (Key-On-Engine-Off)

X

X

 
   KOER (Key-On-Engine-Running)

X

X

 
Data Logger      
   Body

X

X

 
   Chassis

X

X

 
   Electrical

X

X

 
   Powertrain

X

X

 
   Pressure/Vacuum Tests  

X

X

Network Test

X

X

 
Module Programming      
   Programmable Module Installation
 

 

X

 
   Module Reprogramming
  

 

X

 
   Programmable Parameters
  

 

X

 
Body Tools      
   PATS Functions

X

X

 
   Remote Keyless Entry

X

X

 
   Factory Keyless Entry Code

X

X

 
   Restraints

X

X

 
Chassis Tools      
   ABS Service Bleed

X

X

 
   IVD Initialization Sequence 

X

X

 
   Ride Height Calibration

X

X

 
   Pneumatic Test  

X

 
   Accurate Trim Test  

X

 
Electrical Tools      
   Charging System Test  

X

X

   Parking Aid Switch Test

X

X

 
   Audio  

X

 
Powertrain Tools      
   EVAP Test

X

X

 
   Fuel Economy Test  

X

 
   Fuel System Test/Relative Injector Flow Test
   (IDS - Some vehicles require only VCM)
 

X

X

   Ignition System Test  

X

X

   Spark Duration PIDs  

X

 
   Power Balance Test

X

X

 
   Relative Compression Test  

X

 
   Transmission Test
   (IDS - Some vehicles require only VCM)

X

X

X

   Engine Checks and OBD Tests
   (Drive Cycle, Mode 01, Mode 06 & Mode 09)

X

X

 
   EGR Test  

X

 
   Other Powertrain tests & functions

X

X

 
Digital Multimeter      
   Basic DMM functions
   (Volts, resistance, frequency)
   

X

   Current measurements (50 Amps/500 Amps)    

X

   Pressure/Vacuum measurements with PVT    

X

Oscilloscope Tools      
   Oscilloscope    

X

   Alternator ripple    

X

   COP (Coil-On-Plug) stress test    

X

Signal Generator Monitor (SGM)  

X

X

Vehicle Data Recorder (VDR)  

X

 


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