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This is an HTML simulation built from actual screen-shots of VCDS-Lite using Microsoft Windows 7 with the "Aero" style. If you are not using 7 Aero, expect the screens to look different but the functions will be the same.  

This screen appears when you start VCDS-Lite by clicking the shortcut on your Desktop or by selecting VCDS-Lite from the Start Menu.

On this screen, you have 8 buttons that you can click with your mouse:



[Control Module Finder]


[Applications] (None of these functions are available in VCDS-Lite)



[Exit] (This closes the VCDS-Lite program)

In the actual VCDS-Lite program, all buttons except Options and About will be grayed-out until you have Tested and Saved your settings in the Options screen.

Click on the buttons in the screen shots to "navigate" through this manual.

You can also use the "Manual Index" below (scroll down).

If you're trying to figure out how to Register/Activate VCDS-Lite, click on the [About] button.

To go back to the Ross-Tech Home Page, click the [Exit]  button


Note: This manual only pertains to VCDS-Lite, which works with older Ross-Tech non-dongle interfaces and which may work with 3rd party interfaces.  If you have a current Ross-Tech dongle interface, then you should not be using VCDS not VCDS-Lite. A manual for VCDS can be found here.

Shareware limitations are shown on the bottom of each page in this manual.


Manual Index

  Main Screen  (you are here)
       Select Control Module
            Open Controller Screen
                 Fault Codes (DTC's)
                 Measuring Blocks
                      Data Logging
                 Single Reading
                 Advanced ID
                      7-digit PIN/SKC Dialog
                 Basic Settings
                 Output Tests
                 Security Access
       Auto Scan
       Control Module Finder
       Appendix A: Revision History & Issues
       Appendix B: FAQ

No printed or printable version of the VCDS-Lite manual is available.
This manual is Image Copyright (C) Ross-Tech, LLC. and reproduction
or redistribution without our express written consent is prohibited.

Shareware Limitation(s): 

  • None.

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