VCDS is Copyright
2000-2013 by Ross-Tech, LLC / Uwe M. Ross. All rights are reserved.
De-compilation, disassembly, reverse-engineering, alteration, use as
a reference tool for the purpose of developing a product with similar
functionality, and re-distribution in any form without the prior
written consent of the author is prohibited.
By downloading this
software, you acknowledge that this Program is provided "as is" and
"with all faults, defects and errors" and that all use of the Program is
at your own full risk. It has been extensively
tested, but we cannot guarantee it will work correctly with every system
in every car. We will make our best effort to fix any bugs and to
enhance the program, but we specifically disclaim any liability
for damage to your computer or your car, and we do not
promise to have any particular enhancements available on any specific
self-installing distribution file available below.
Run it and follow the
prompts to allow it to install itself.
The installer will prompt you if you wish to see a PDF of installation instructions. That PDF can be downloaded here.
You must install
VCDS on your PC's hard disk!
It may not work
properly if you try running it directly from other media.
However, you can use
other media such as a CD or USB memory key to move the distribution
file from a PC with internet access to another PC that does not have
If you're not ready for an interface
upgrade, you'll have to use
The default installation folder is
It is essential NOT to install in the
\Program Files\ tree in on systems running Windows Vista or 7.
Driver Versioning Issue:
The "Standard" USB drivers in Release
12.12 are older than the ones that came with Release 11.11.0
(which were less than 100% reliable on some PCs). When you install
the drivers that come with this version, Windows may complain that
they are older than the ones which are already installed. If that
happens, you must answer "Yes" when asked if you want to replace the
To remove other old versions:
Versions prior to Release 704,
simply delete the shortcuts from your Start menu and
Desktop and delete the folder(s) where the program was
Release 704 and newer may be
uninstalled using Windows' Add/Remove Programs or by running the
uninstall.exe program found in the folder with the version that
you wish to remove.
Printable Manual ( ~5
Download PDF Format VCDS Manual
(Right-Click on the above link and select "Save Target As..")
You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the Manual,
if you don't have it you can get it
here You should
tell your PDF reader to "Fit to Printable Area" or use similar
when printing in order to make the images and text as legible as