VAG <-> USB Communications Interface
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USB connector plugs into most modern
laptops! (USB 1.1 or 2.0)
A Serial Port version is also available; click here for full specs.
Acts as a "dongle".
No "Software Activation"
When used with this interface, VAG-COM is always
fully-functional on any PC that meets our
OBD-II connector made to our own
specifications. Fits even in the "tight" cars like
'96 Audi A4's, '96/'97 Audi A6's and all European
B5 Passats and B5 Audi A4's.
Fully automatic support of for dual-K
lines found in "new" B6/8E chassis Audi A4 and
2002+ Audi A6 -- no VAS-6017
required -- no manual switches!
Electronic protection against
over-current conditions on both K1 and K2/L lines, no fuses
required, eliminates the most common failure
Bi-Color (red/green) status/activity
12 month guarantee against defects.
This interface comes with an OBD-II type
connector which plugs in to most 1994 and newer VW's and 1996
and newer Audis. Many 1990-1995 Audis and
1990-1993 VW's have the "2x2"
data link connector, click here for more info.
This interface works with most diagnostic-capable VW, Audi, Seat, and Skoda models
from 1990 through 2004 but does not work
with any model requiring a direct CAN connection for diagnostics.
If you have a 2003+, check to see if your car has a
A 500 Mhz or faster PC running Windows 98 or newer with an available USB port.
Windows XP or newer on a 1 GHz or faster PC is preferred. If you're using an PC that isn't running Windows XP
or has a CPU speed less than 1 GHz, you should consider the Serial KEY-COM instead.
Extending this Interface:
The cable on this interface is about 6 feet long -- just
right for most laptops. The
do not allow for passive extension cords!
We have tested many Active USB extensions and have found one
that works. You can order the
16-ft Active USB Extension from our
Store. We do not sell
or support any other brands or models of USB extensions, if
you have problems when using one, the first thing
we're going to tell you is to eliminate the extension.
If you plan to use a desktop PC, we
recommend you buy the Serial KEY-COM instead.
acts as a "dongle" for VAG-COM, so
VAG-COM should be fully functional on any PC when used with
this interface. However, product support is provided only
to the original purchaser.
buy a second-hand KEY-USB from someone and want support, you'll still need to pay
$99 to register.
of production -- no longer available.
The KEY-USB should be used with the latest
version of VCDS software.
interface performs best with Windows-XP or Vista. It
can be used with Windows 98, ME, or 2000, but performance
may be somewhat degraded by using an OS other than Windows
XP and compatibility with "difficult" control modules may
requires a special driver to be installed on your
PC. It does not emulate a COM port.
means this interface will not work with any other
software besides VCDS.
We do not sell any interfaces as a
We only sell them with
our VCDS software.
here for complete driver installation instructions.
How to order:
of production -- no longer available. This has been replaced
with the KII-USB.