Possible Issues, all
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 18.104.22.168. You should
be able to check your laptop manufacturer's website to find the latest drivers for your specific PC.
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
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!