must Select Chassis Type:
There are dozens of different control modules that exist
across the entire range of VW/Audi vehicles. No one car has
all Modules! Newer cars have more, older cars have fewer.
Because of this, you must select a Chassis Type that contains
only those modules that are plausible for a given chassis.
There are some exceptions but in general, the Chassis Type is
the 7th and 8th digits of the VIN number. For example
WAUZZZ9C36N111022 has 7th and 8th digits of 9C and is a "9C,
VW New Beetle". For
additional help determining chassis type, see our
Vehicle Application Charts.
There is a
file in the VCDS-Lite directory called AUTOSCAN.TXT, which
contains all of the vehicle profiles. It can be edited by
simply clicking on the hyperlink above the Chassis Type
selection. This will open the file in your default Text editor
(like Notepad) to create a custom profile for your vehicle. To
help you figure out which controllers are in your car, you can
run the Control
This begins the Auto-Scan. Beware; this process can take
While the scan is running, VCDS-Lite will cycle
Open Controller and
Fault Code screens
for each controller before returning to the Auto-Scan screen.
On newer control
modules which have different Hardware and Software part
numbers, Auto-Scan includes the Hardware Part Number as shown
in the screenshots..
Double-clicking on any of the Control Modules highlighted in
RED will open the Fault
Codes screen for that controller and allow you to clear the
Automatic VIN retrieval in
Auto-Scan from all Immo-3 (and newer) cars. VIN should
be retrieved automatically from all cars which "know" their
The output from
looks like this: autoscan-printout.html
If you close the Auto-Scan dialog, any data in
its output box will be lost. If you would like to keep a
record, click the
button first, then you can then paste the results into the
application of your choice, such as MS Word or Notepad.
This function sends the results to your
This erases your results. This does NOT erase
the fault codes from any of the controllers. You'll need to go
into each controller to Clear Codes.
To return to the Main Screen, click