Diagnostic Software for VW-Audi Group Cars

 
881 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale PA 19446, USA

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Possible Issues, all versions:

  • We have some reports indicating that some VCDS versions do not get along with the Zone Alarm firewall application.  If you are using Zone Alarm, turn it off while using VCDS. 

  • Virus Scanners:  Many virus scanners will adversely affect performance when logging data and performing other tasks which require VCDS to write data to the disk.   If in doubt, turn off virus scanners while using VCDS -- your PC cannot get a virus from your car.

  • Windows 2000:  Service Pack 4 is strongly recommended and may be required when using USB interfaces.

  • USB 3.0 Fresco Logic:  We have some reports of a blue screen immediately upon plugging in the interface to a USB 3.0 port in some newer laptops. Users should check the driver version for their USB port in Device Manager and ensure that the FrescoLogic FL1000 driver is at least version 3.5.36.0. You should be able to check your laptop manufacturer's website to find the latest drivers for your specific PC. http://www.station-drivers.com/page/fresco_logic.htm

Car-Model Specific Issues:

Volkswagen:

Audi:

Seat:

All: 

  • 1991-1994 TDI Engines:  We have a number of reports indicating that VCDS doesn't work with these using a "dumb" Interface. For these vehicles, you will need to use one of our HEX Interfaces

  • If when you try to connect to a control module, you get the error message "Can't Synch Baud Rate", go to the Options Screen and try setting the Start Baud to 9600.  If 9600 doesn't work, also try 4800 and 1200.    Turn the car's ignition OFF and back ON after each failed attempt to connect!



VAG-COM definitely won't work with this vehicle! 


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