Diagnostic Software for VW-Audi Group Cars

881 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale PA 19446, USA

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Current Beta

Important Note: Beta versions contain new features and functions that have not yet been as fully tested as have Release versions. If you use a Beta, you may find bugs or problems and you are expected to report them to Ross-Tech so that we can fix them before making a new Release.  Please be sure that you have also installed the latest Release on your computer  as well so that you can revert back to using that if you encounter problems with the Beta.  

Beta 15.6.0 included the following improvements:

  • Interaction with certain Windows Power Management APIs 
    Should produce a more relialble experience on newer PCs that take agressive measures to save power.
    Thanks to Jason Young for the suggestion. 

  • New CODES.DAT file
    Now with almost 21,000 fault code and measuring value texts. 

  • Over 30 new or revised label files.

  • Fixed UDS session time-out while attempting to retrieve VIN.

  • Added OS and VM identification to Auto-Scan

  • Fixed incorrect Freeze-Frame in 2011+ Touareg EPB.

  • Added Output Tests to open/close 2011+ Touareg EPB for servicing
    However the wear-in procedure that's also needed when replacing the pads has not yet been verified/documented!    We STRONGLY urge you NOT to use this until we do!

  • New filtering capabilities in Advanced Measuring Values
    Very intuitive to use; just type a term in the box in the selection dialog:  

  • New filtering capabilities in Adaptations
    This is a bit less intuitive because you can't see the selections change as you type.   Here's what an unfiltered list of Adaptation channels looks like.

    Can't find what you're looking for there?   OK, click back on the dialog and type something into the filter box, for example. 'speed' (without the quotes):

    Now open the channel list again and presto, you only get channels that have 'speed' in their name:

Beta 15.6.1 adds:

  • New UDS dataset
    Including compatibility with latest cars and control modules, as well as some fixes for certain older ones.

  • Over a dozen new or improved label files.

  • Support for new UDS addresses
    for modules like DC/DC Converter and Rear Axle Steering.  

  • Fixed bugs in UDS Adaptation Search function
    and dramatically improved loading speed for modules with thousands of channels.  

  • Added an additional "Custom" Output Test for 7P EPB
    to allow "grinding in" process. A video documenting how to do this can be found here.  

  • Fixed Windows 8.1 version detection issue
    caused Microsoft deliberately breaking things in Windows 8.1.  

Release Notes:

  • Works only with Ross-Tech's Intelligent Interfaces.

  • Default installation location is C:\Ross-Tech\VCDS-Beta\
    If allowed to install to its default location, it will not overwrite or interfere with the use of Release 14.10.

  • Works on Windows XP and newer, including Windows 8.1
    Either 32 or 64 bit versions of Windows are fully supported.  It might still work on Windows 2000 as well, but we no longer consider any version of Windows older than  XP "supported."

  • The Copyright Notice, Disclaimer, and Instructions posted on our main download page apply to this version as well.


The current version is:
 Beta 15.6.1
Data Version 20150604

Universal Installer
for all Genuine Ross-Tech intelligent interfaces
and Windows XP or newer.

Digitally signed self-installing .EXE file ~24 MB


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