Works only with Intelligent Interfaces (HEX or
KEY series). Users with older
"dumb" interfaces should consider
Supports Serial and USB interfaces, but does
not work with Win-95 or NT4. We will probably
make a serial-only build which will run on Win-95 or NT4 when we
make a full Release, but we're no longer supporting 10 year old
operating systems in Beta versions.
Generic OBD-II functionality is "Supported"
only on VW, Audi, Seat, and Skoda cars. It will
likely work on many other brands of cars. We'd be happy
to receive feedback as to what other brands and models of cars it
does and does not work on, however, we do not feel obligated to make
it work on other manufacturer's cars.
Generic OBD-II functionality is limited to
cars using ISO 9141-2 ("CARB"), ISO 14230 ("KWP-2000") and ISO-15765
("CAN") protocols. Our interfaces do not
support the SAE J1850-VPW and J1850-PWM protocols used by most
US-market GM and Ford products, so this cannot work on those cars.
Most early (1996-2000) OBD-II compatible Chrysler cars used
ISO-9141-2. Many newer Chrysler cars use SAE-J1850 and
are incompatible. Most European and Asian
cars use ISO and should be compatible. In US
models, Generic OBD-II compatiblilty was required as of model year
1996. In Canada, 1998. In the European
Market, 2001 (gasoline-powered) and 2004 (diesel-powered).
Version 500.1 - 500.3 fixed some glitches.
Version 500.4 New AutoScan.txt, some
new labels, requires user to click [Test] on Options screen
only upon initial installation and changing ports. More
generic OBD stability improvements.
Version 500.5 More generic OBD
stability work, plus some secret stuff..:-)
Version 500.6 More generic OBD
stability work, plus a fix for Control Module Finder which didn't
work correctly on facelift (8EC chassis) A4.
Version 500.7 Adds OBD Mode 9 and
additional OBD debugging capabilities.
Version 500.8 Fixed an
incompatibility with certain TCU's using CAN for diagnostics.
Version 500.9 Adds support for new
fault code methods required by certain new CAN ECUs, plus some other
small improvements on the VAG side of things.