Diagnostic Software for VW-Audi Group Cars

 
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Beta 702  includes the following new features:

  • 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 contact us.
     

  • Optical Bus Diagnostics.  
    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.
     

  • Automatic Updates.
    If an internet connection is available, VAG-COM will notify the user when updates are available and will ask permission to download and install updates:





    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
    For cars which require a replacement battery to be coded in the 61-Battery Regulation module we have added this function:


     

  • Enhancements to Advanced Measuring Blocks
    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:


     

  • Revised Installer
    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.

  • Enhanced Compatibility
    with new models (Facelift Touareg, new 8J-chassis TT) and with several control modules which have firmware that exhibits "unusual" behavior.

  • Updated Label Files. 
    Continuing our quest to document stuff which VW no longer does.
     

Release Notes:

  • 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 C:\ROSS-TECH\VAG-COM-BETA.   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.

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Beta 702 is no longer available for download.  
All features introduced in this version have been incorporated into Release 704.


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