What is VCDS?
VCDS (www.ross-tech.com)is short called “VAG-COM Diagnostic System ”,also called VAG-COM.VCDS is primarity used for diagnostic and adjustment for Volkswagen Group vehicle.VCDS will perform most of functions that only performed by expensive official dealers,it is very suitable for DIY user and garage.
VCDS Functions List:
Control Unit Info
Read Fault Codes
Selective Output Tests
Clear Fault Codes
Code Slave Modules
Advanced Measuring Values
Guided Readiness Scripts
Dual K-Line Support
Digit PINs (VAS only)
Code Database Up to Date
Diagnostics via CAN
Support for Dual ECUs
Graphic TDI Timing Checker
Control Module Finder
Automate Service Reset (SRI)
ECU Mileage Checker
Controller Channel Maps
Wireless Connection via WiFI
VCDS Support Vehicle Models List:
The following VCDS Compatibility Charts are based on Model and Chassis Type. To find the Chassis Type for your car, look at the 7th and 8th digits of the VIN number. The Chassis type will usually be found in these digits. There are exceptions.
Example (Audi A6):
The 7th and 8th digits are 4F for Audi A6 (4F), the 10th digit is 6 which stands for Model Year (MY) 2006. See the Model information Column for Audi to find the A6 Model. Note that the Chassis Type “4F” is listed under that model. Look horizontally across the VCDS Compatibility Chart until you find the Model Year 2006 and you can determine which interface(s) is required for that Chassis. In this particular case you will see that only the HEX+CAN series interface is compatible.
Please Note: Older VCDS versions may not support all of the model years listed. These charts are intended for the most current version of VCDS (in rare cases even Beta Versions).
Check the VCDS Compatibility Charts to get details
VCDS Support Languages:
Česky,Chinese,Dansk,Deutsch ,Español ,Français,Italiano,Magyar ,Nederlands,Polski,Português,Romana,Russian,Svenska
VCDS 17.8 MULTILANGUAGE FULL.txt
Below download links are shared from some forum member,for newest software please go to original official website:https://www.ross-tech.com
In pack you will find:
- a) eeprom+firmware(2 types)
- b) hardware type detect program to know what to flash inside.
- c) flash interface by usb (interface with genuine firmware , must be connected to 12V)
- d) loader to be used with any genuine install kit
- e) info.pdf to read how to do stuff
- f) projects already made to flash by programmer (tl866 or usbasp)
- g) ept and xml files for ft232rl or rq just in case.
Loader V2 compatible with RL-RQ-BL-BM interfaces.
Reworked tool for update interface by USB – keeps count of type of hw in eeprom.
New eeprom dumps for each version of hardware
Included in pack Progisp v1.72 and also Mprog 3.5 with templates
Remade projects with new dumps for Progisp and TL866
All versions released until today on any language work even NEZ one 🙂
UPA VCDS FUSES for HW44 and HW46.zip
VCDS Loader V4.txt
New version with new eeprom, need to rewrite your interface with new usb flasher.
One multilingual eeprom is not possible anymore. Use VAGCOM_EEWriteLang to write eeprom of your choice.
VCDS Computer Requirements:
VCDS requires a computer running Microsoft Windows (the HEX-NET can be used with VCDS-Mobile on other platforms but that use is still in beta testing). A Laptop is most convenient but a desktop PC can also be used.
We recommend a PC running Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 with at least 2GB of RAM (single-core Atom-class processors are no longer recommended). Screen resolution of at least 800×600 is recommended.
How to Install VCDS Software:
Double click the icon desktop，wait for installing，as shown:
Wait for progress complete to 100%
Check “I accept the terms of the License Agreement”
Select components to install,then select “Next”
Wait for progress complete
How to use VCDS:
Run VCDS software，connect VCDS VAG COM to your computer USB interface
Click Test,show that VCDS VAG COM hardware has been activated
Then click save，you can use VCDS VAG COM to test your car
As shown，choose function you want