2017 Ford Escape New RCM Module Programming with VCM2 IDS
If your Ford has code 19 from the airbag light that came on, which indicated the RCM (Restraints Control Module) went off and has to be replaced. A new RCM and sensors must be installed whether or not the airbags have deployed. The new RCM has to be programmed with the vin and whatever else they do or the airbag system wont work properly.
Use as-built method of programming since the body shop had already installed the new module. You can install new RCM by yourself as well. (Refer to the service manual)
Model tested: Ford Escape yr2017. 2.5L Gasoline Automatic
Device to use: Ford VCM 2 with IDS software (here use V111.04)
Setup IDS software on laptop
Run IDS software
Turn ignition to ON position