This article focus on how to choose the best quality VAS 5054A and VAS6154.And also you will know the difference between the VAS 5054A and VAS6154.
Best Quality VAS5054A:
Here show the common VAS5054A PCB version as below pictures:
Better quality is green PCB,this is tested by many VAS5054A user.They feedback the results.
And the Green version (about $105) price is high than the blue version (about $49)
Where to get them:
With OKI chip (works on UDS Protocol)
Compatible with the newest ODIS 4.1.3 crack.
Works on: VW, AUDI, SKODA, SEAT Bentley and Lamborghini
Flashing works (The experience has verify this)
Online coding works (with VW dealer software)
Best Quality of VAS6154:
WIFI VAS6154 is the latest VAG full system diagnostic and programming interface for VW AUDI, which can read and clear code, dynamic data flow, programming,coding, and personalized settings,including maintenance information systems, technical briefings, circuit diagrams, component drawings, diagnostic guidelines, etc.The latest software is V4.3.3, can support WIFI and USB Connection, support multi-language, also can work with VAS6150 and VAS6160A.
Where to get the best quality of VAS6154:
VAS6154 Interface($79 at UOBD2)
VAS6154 Diagnostic Tool ($200 at Amazon)
VAS5054A VS VAS6154:
VAS 5054A adapter is the best one with Windows 7 32 bit operating system.
Vas6154 original is newer than vas5054 but clone vas6154 is worst than vas5054a clone.
VAS6154 Clone is a VX Diag Nano (for different cars) with crippled firmware which emulates a VAS5054a. The Software of the VAS6154/VX Diag Nano also shows a Date with end of subscription in 2020! I think after it, it will not work anymore.
It emulates the VAS5054a so bad, that you can not or should not flash any flash files with it. Also you have to choose at installation of ODIS, that you have a VAS5054a, and this only works under Win7.
If you have Win7/10 and choose VAS6154 the VAS6154 clone will not be recognized because it emulates a 5054a.
The Problem on your car is, that Odis maybe needs online connection for coding (had this already on a 2016 VW Polo!) you must try. Maybe a VCDS Clone can still help you, but best is, if you buy VAS and VCDS.
Sometimes when one of the tools can not help you anymore, the other one can.
I owned 5 or 6 VAS5054a Clones + 1 VAS6154 Clone total in my life. Some of them broke, some of them I selled to other friends who wanted to have ODIS in their Workshop. And i have always one as backup at home if one gets broken.
vas5054a does not give coding information of ecus like vcds does when retrofitting (steering wheel paddles, warning and paddle lights, keyless start, keyless entry, bluetooth, back up camera, ADS, 7/13 pole harness kit for trailer etc) or enabling features (battery meter, efficiency, lap timer, tpms, screen RS, etc) all of which I have done with VCDs (apart from enabling parameter for keyless entry). I was the first who disclosed on cartechnology how to enable keyless entry on Audi’s using obdlink-sx usb and a third party program (not VCP). My dealer had no clue. Charged me for 3 hours to enable keyless entry without success.
Different Between VAS5054A and VAS6154:
VAS 6154a communicate via USB,Wifi
VAS5054a communicate via USB, bluetooth
2.Vehicle Models Coverage:
VAS6154 vehicle compatibility: VW Audi Skoda vehicles from 2000 year to the newest & future car models
VAS 5054 vehicle compatibility: VW Audi Skoda vehicles, for Seat Bentley Lamborghini, only VAS5054A interface running with VAS-PC V19 software can work.
3.Firmware / PCB built:
VAS6154 has a upgraded hardware compare with VAS 5054A. Bellow are VAS 5054A PCB and VAS6154 PCB.
To perform remote programming by running VAS-PC software, you go for VAS5054A or VAS5055 head is good choice.
To perform OBDII diagnostic and online programming, you go for VAS 6154 head clone.