Service Reminder Function.
Accessible via the Applications screen. Gives an
overview of all SRI-relevant Adaptation channels:
New values can be entered by hand, or the user can select from a
number of functions which will load standard value sets.
Upon clicking [ Perform SRI ] the new values will be stored
in the (often less than intuitive) sequence required.
Note: The Service Reminder Function requires supporting data in Label
files. Beta 702 ships with a fairly comprehensive set,
but we doubt we've managed to cover every possible car.
If you encounter a car for on which the SRI function is not
accessible, please send us a
map of the
adaptation channels from the instrument cluster in that car.
Support for Guided Readiness Scripts.
Accessible from the Readiness screen, this function will guide
the user through the process of setting Readiness on those engines
which support it.
Note: The Guided Readiness Scripts require supporting data in Label
files. Support in in the labels shipping with Beta 702.0 is
very limited. We hope to have most US-model engines
covered before a non-Beta Release is made. If you
have a specific engine you would like to see covered and have a a
written procedure for it, please
On models with a
MOST bus, many control modules will be completely inaccessible
via conventional diagnostics if there's a break in the MOST bus.
Here's an example of an A6 with a break in the MOST bus:
Optical Bus Diagnostics (accessible from the Applications screen)
can isolate the source of the problem:
In this case, it's clear that the modules are all electrically OK,
but the Optical bus is broken between the Sound System module and
the Voice Control module.
an internet connection is available, VAG-COM will notify the user
when updates are available and will ask permission to download and
Because we do not want to burden customers' PCs with a resource
hogging update scheduler, VAG-COM will only check for updates when
it is started and when the PC is rebooted. We've
tried to make this as unobtrusive as possible -- VAG-COM will not
complain if there's no internet connection available -- you just
won't get updates.
Note: Some 3rd-party firewall software may complain
that VAG-COM is trying to access the internet -- if this happens you
should either tell the firewall to allow it, or turn off Automatic
Updates on the Options screen (see below):
Revised, Tabbed Options screen:
Battery Coding Assistant
which require a replacement battery to be coded in the 61-Battery
Regulation module we have added this function:
Enhancements to Advanced Measuring
The Advanced Measuring Blocks now include a [ Turbo ] button and the ability to
save the list of selected items to a file and retrieve it later:
with USB driver
pre-installation (on Windows 2000 and newer) and support for
de-installation (via Add/Remove Programs).
New USB drivers
with full support for Windows
Vista (both 32-bit and 64-bit).
Updated Control Module Address Lists
to accommodate new models.
with new models (Facelift Touareg, new 8J-chassis TT) and
with several control modules which have firmware that exhibits
Updated Label Files.
our quest to document stuff which VW no longer does.
Works only with Intelligent Interfaces (HEX,
KEY and Micro-CAN).
Available only as a "full" build. People still using
Windows 95 or NT4 will have to wait for a "Legacy Windows" build
which will be available with the non-beta Release.
HEX Interfaces require firmware version 1.78. Update
is automatic. New firmware is not backwards compatible with older versions of VAG-COM.
Especially important for people using a version of VAG-COM
translated into another language -- if you install and test this
Beta, you may not have access your previous translated version until
a new translation is released.
Default installation location is
Windows Vista goes to great lengths to prevent programs from writing
data files in the C:\Program Files\ tree and we do not wish scatter
files in various locations on a user's PC, which would be necessary
if we installed in \Program Files\ on Vista.
Screen-shots presented on this page
were taken on a PC running Windows Vista. The
exact appearance of the screens will vary based on the version of
Windows being used and the Theme selected in Windows.
The Copyright Notice, Disclaimer,
and Instructions posted on our main download page
apply to this version as well.