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User's Manual

NGS+ User's Manual

Trademark AcknowledgementsFord is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company.

Copyright InformationNGS+ Users Manual. 2003 Ford Motor Company All rights reserved. The information, specifications and illustrations in this manual are based on the latest information available at the time of printing. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice

T able of ContentsDEFINITIONS, ACRONYMS, AND ABBREVIATIONS 1

INTRODUCTION

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SAFETY PROPER INSTALLATION AND USE OF THIS EQUIPMENT EQUIPMENT PRECAUTIONS

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONSSAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

GETTING STARTED SYSTEM COMPONENTS CONVERSION FROM NGS CLASSIC TO NGS+THINCARD UPDATE VCM/CADDY A SSEMBLY HARDWARE CONVERSION

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NGS+ SOFTWARE USAGE FUNCTIONAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN NGS+ AND NGS C LASSICDIAGNOSTIC DIFFERENCES BETWEEN NGS+ AND NGS CLASSIC

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NGS+ OPERATING TIPS TROUBLESHOOTING

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SUPPORT INSTRUCTIONS

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Note: An electronic version of this manual is available on CD or at the Internet location in which DBS SW is obtained.

T able of FiguresFigure 1: NGS+ System Figure 2: Standard Equipment for NGS+ Configuration Figure 3: Removing Caddy Rear Holder Figure 4: Installing VCM in the VCM Caddy Figure 5: Reinstalling the VCM Caddy Rear Holder Figure 6: Completed NGS+ Assembly 3 7 10 11 11 12

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Definitions, Acronyms, and Abbreviations BCE CAN CARB CMDTC DBS Body, Chassis, Electrical Controller Area Network California Air Resources Board (State Agency) Continuous Memory Diagnostic Trouble Code Diagnostic Base Station, a PC loaded with Diagnostic Base Station software Software that is necessary to load and transfer files to the VCM Data Communications Link; 7-pin VIP connector (EEC IV vehicles) Diagnostic Data Link (Villager) Data Link Connector - vehicle diagnostic connector, SAE J1962 (16-pin OBD II vehicles) Diagnostic Trouble Code Diagnostic Trouble Code Count. Provides the number of Continuous DTCs. Digital Volt/Ohm Meter Electronic Control Unit. An onboard electronic module that controls a vehicle subsystem function. International Standards Organization Serial communication protocol implemented in Ford and CARB versions. Light Emitting Diode New Generation Star Tester (NGS Classic) Product name for the VCM when combined with the Caddy and used with the NGS T-handle Off the shelf Generic term to describe sensor, actuator, switch, etc. information that is retrieved from the module. Personal Computer Powertrain Control Module Parameter Identifier. An index number used to refer to a parameter within a module without knowing its storage location. Portable Test Unit Standard Corporate Protocol

DBS SW DCL DDL DLC DTC DTC CNT DVOM ECU ISO ISO-9141 LED NGS NGS+ OTS Parameter PC PCM PID PTU SCP

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SST SW Tester TIS UART UBP USB VCM VIM

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Small Service Tool Software Any off-board device that may cause an ECU to enter a test mode or communicate stored codes, PIDs, or status. Technical Information Support Hotline. Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter UART Based Protocol Universal Serial Bus Vehicle Communication Module Vehicle Interface Module (removable module of NGS Classic) Vehicle Identification Number Worldwide Diagnostic System

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Introduction

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ew Generation Star is a hand-held diagnostic tool for on-board monitoring, measuring, and recording of vehicle signals. This modular tool can be used in the service bay as well as for on-the-road testing. Ford Motor Company adapted the NGS tool to handle future vehicle diagnostic needs. The NGS+ is a system that incorporates the original NGS T-handle, a vehicle communication module (VCM), and a caddy (see Figure 1). The NGS+ is capable of supporting most vehicles, model year 1994 and forward using the 16-pin DLC (OBD II) connector (there is no current plan for Mercury Villager support on NGS+). For easy distinction we will refer to the previous NGS tool utilizing the VIM as the NGS Classic, and the newly introduced tool utilizing the VCM as the NGS+. The Diagnostic Base Station (DBS) is a PC loaded with Diagnostic Base Station Software (DBS SW). The DBS SW is used with the VCM to load and update the unit with NGS+ Software. Detailed instructions are available in the DBS User's Manual. This manual has been produced to assist in the installation and operation of the new VCM when used with the NGS T -handle. It does not include detailed operation of diagnostic software. Please, read and understand the important safety information contained in this manual before installation and use of the NGS+. It is advised to keep this manual with the NGS+ for reference and troubleshooting. Please, read and understand the instructions before using this equipment. Figure 1: NGS+ System

NGS T-handle NGS T-handle Thincard slot VCM Unit

VCM Caddy

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Safety

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ead and understand this safety information before installing, assembling, and using this equipment. This equipment has been designed, manufactured and tested, however, like any apparatus, care must be taken in its installation and use. DO observe the safety warnings and cautions in this document.

This indicates the presence of a hazard that can cause serious personal injury if the hazard is not avoided

This indicates the presence of a hazard that can cause damage to the NGS+, a vehicle, other equipment connected to the NGS+, or might corrupt software if the hazard is not avoided.

Proper Installation and Use of this EquipmentThis equipment must only be used by properly trained personnel.

Do not allow any cables of this equipment to be positioned where they can be trapped, snagged, stretched across sharp edges, or create any potential hazard.

If the NGS+ is being used in a moving vehicle, ensure that the NGS+ and cables do not distract or interfere with the driver, or form a hazard in any way.

Do not allow any cables to become entangled with operator or driving controls. This can cause interference with driving and can cause injury.

DO use this equipment in accordance with the operating procedures.4

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Before carrying out maintenance and cleaning of the NGS+, make sure the unit is not connected to a power source, vehicle, or PC. Use only a well-diluted, mild, non-abrasive cleaning agent applied using a soft, lint free cloth. DO NOT use or apply undiluted cleaning agent directly to the equipment surface and do not soak the cloth. Take care that cleaning fluid does not enter connector receptacles. DO NOT expose this equipment to spilled liquids. DO NOT continue to use this equipment if you have ANY doubts that it may not be working properly or it is damaged in anyway. Contact the Ford TIS Hotline. DO NOT remove any fixed covers unless you are authorized/qualified to do so. A defective electrical earth (ground) connection to any equipment may cause an electric shock hazard. This hazard may pass through the signal cabling and to any other equipment interconnected. It is recommended that you check electrical wiring at frequent intervals and whenever alterations are made. As a part of safety requirements, the manufacturer is required to define the intended operating environment. DO keep the NGS+ away from devices that generate radio interference.

Do ensure the NGS+ is not subjected to extreme temperature or prolonged exposure to direct sunlight that may cause heating of the NGS+.

If any liquid is spilled on this equipment remove the power immediately and ensure that it is dried out completely before restoring power.

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Equipment PrecautionsThe following warnings must be observed when using the NGS+:

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONSFailure to follow these instructions will increase the risk of personal injury

Step 1: Read all instructions. Step 2: Care must be taken as burns can occur from touching hot parts or surfaces. Step 3: DO NOT operate equipment if damage to unit or cord is suspected. Step 4: DO NOT let cord hang over edge of table, bench or counter or come in contact with hot manifolds or moving fan blades. Step 5: DO NOT place tools or test equipment on vehicle fenders or other places inside the engine compartment. Step 6: Let equipment cool completely before putting away. Loop cord loosely around equipment when storing. Step 7: Adequate ventilation should be provided when working on operating internal combustion engines. Step 8: Keep hair, loose clothing, jewelry, fingers and all parts of body away from moving parts of the vehicle. Step 9: Use this equipment only as described in the manual. Use only manufacturers recommended attachments. Step 10: ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES WHEN USING GARAGE EQUIPMENT. Everyday eyeglasses only have impact resistant lenses, they are NOT safety glasses.SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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Getting Started

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everal key steps must be followed in order to convert your NGS classic to the NGS+. This manual provides clear instructions on assembling, connecting, and preparing the NGS+ for use. Check all components against the manifest provided with the NGS+ before proceeding with conversion. Read and understand all safety information before installing, assembling, and usi