Does Mazda programming play with Ford IDS on same PC
Hello I was wondering if the problem that I heard about years ago still exist if you try to install Mazda j box software onto a lap top that had Ford IDS ? I had separate lap tops for Honda Mazda and Ford in the past.
Thanks for your help.
Yes i will work but you have to get 2 different partitions will not work well if yo download both together without different partitions.
Does it have to be "boot" partition or just make a new partition like this within windows 10? diag.net/file/f31aum583…
I have it a boot partition on windows 7. I have not tried it on 10 with new partition maybe someone else can chime in
Thanks for your help, I have the j box mazda .exe downloaded I was going to move that to the new Mazda partion and launch there if makes a difference, I will wait a bit and and see if any one else knows for windows 10..
Brian, The software will not allow you to setup both on same partition. It is a PITA to use the same interface as the firmware required is slightly different. You have to use two separate boot partitions. You can use easyBSD to label one Mazda and one Ford. -Mike
Have you had success reloading the firmware back and forth?
The only way to do this is to take the boot off push the button and put in factory mode. If I remember correctly you connect the USB while holding the button. Then re-connect to computer. Log into VCI manager and update.
FJDS IDS MDS MMP MDSFA all need to be on separate bootable partitions. You wouldn't likely need all of the list, but none of the 5 can function on the same computer (boot drive, partition, etc.) and be regularly installed licensed versions.
Mazda programming would not even load , I had to uninstall Ford IDS, VCM manager and FDRS, installed Mazda Module Programming and it worked just fine, will have to uninstall Mazda and reinstall Ford IDS, VCM manager and FDRS. Thanks for the input everyone!!
I have IDS on my main partition and have used the mazda software with a jbox on vmware workstation. vmware.com/products/works…
From what they tell us, no. I have done it and had problems. What I do is uninstall and install depending on which one I need. I figure the updates on the system are too troublesome so I install the version when I need it. Never had a problem with this process. I know it sounds crazy but It works for me.
I use VMware to run them on a virtual machine with a few software's known to play well together on each machine. Basically the options as far as I know are: - Separate boot partitions - Virtual Machine - Hotswapping hard drives Lucky we're just grease monkeys.
Be careful with the virtual machines, the EULA (end user license agreement) specifically calls out not to be used on virtual machines. Not sure what will happen, but it does say it.