This screen will
appear when VCDS-Lite is attempting to establish
communications with a Control Module.
Shows the status of the current communications
session. Once communications have been established:
IC= Shows the number of
times the session has been initialized. If IC increases
beyond 1, communications are less than 100% reliable.
TE= Counts transmitter
errors within individual packets. TE greater than 0 can
indicate unreliable communication.
RE= Counts receive errors
within individual packets. RE greater than 0 can indicate
indicates whether the controller speaks KW1281 or
A rotating cursor shows that
communication is active.
Once the communications session has been established, all of
the Control Module’s "Identification" data is presented here.
VAG Number is the VW/Audi
part number for this controller.
Component contains more
identification information about the controller and may
contain a version number for the controller's internal
Soft. Coding is the
Software Coding that determines various options for the
controller. Note: Some older Control Modules are not
"codeable" and you may see a Bosch part number or other
information in these fields
Shop # identifies the
Importer Number and WorkShopCode stored in the scan-tool that last
made changes to this
Control Module. .
The Extra fields can show
VIN and Immobilizer information or slave controller part
numbers in some vehicles.
This grouping of "Safe"
functions are used to read various data from the Control
Module. VCDS-Lite checks which functions are supported by
each control module and enables the buttons for supported
functions only. It is normal for some buttons to be grayed
out on some control modules. This is an indication that the
control module in question doesn't support those functions.
You can click on each of the buttons in this on-line Demo for
more information on the individual functions.
These functions are
capable of making various changes to the Control
Module. You should refer to the Factory Repair Manual for your
particular car (or to other documented procedures) before
"playing" with these functions. It is completely possible to
render your vehicle inoperable or damage components if you
make changes in this section without the correct information
You can click on each of the
buttons in this on-line Demo for more information on
the individual functions.
Controller, Go Back] to properly close the
communications session and return to the Select Control Module