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VAG-COM Scanner by Ross-Tech & VCDS Software (2020 Diagnostics Cable Tool)

Brand: VAG
Product Code: vagcom
Availability: Out Of Stock
$400.00 $67.00

Tests Show Nearly 99% of VAGCOM Cables Sold Online are Second-Rate. Either (1) VCDS car diagnostics software is cracked, or (2) Scanner uses latest firmware - but only supports half of RossTech's VCDS software functions.

Problem solved: This Premium VAG-COM 2020 Kit works just like the Original. Guaranteed or your money back.


Imagine how much time, effort and money you'll save by owning the world's most advanced and comprehensive diagnostic scanner tool, coder and component modifier for Audi, Volkswagen, SEAT and Skoda cars made between (1 Jan 1994) to ( ).

Not to mention how many unnecessary car headaches you'll avoid, whether your role is a car owner or a hard-working mechanic.

That's exactly what this VAGCOM scanner does. And there's nothing on the market that compares to it. Let me explain...

This VAG-COM kit (with original Ross-Tech™ VCDS 12.12.0 software -and does NOT need VCDSLoader crack to work as is true for nearly all VAGCOM clones sold online) will let you to thoroughly see, diagnose and modify the car's performance and health information.

It will read and clear both generic and manufacture fault codes. Including changing various data parameters like: adaptions, mileage adjustment, behavior of components, testing components, brake bleed, DPF, etc.

Basically you'll be privileged to same capabilities on your VAG vehicle as dealers or VAG approved mechanics who would charge $250+ per hour.

What's more — this VAG-COM cable also works as generic OBD2 scanner on any car make in the world (EG: BMW, Mercedes, Toyota, Subaru, Ford, etc). So you can plug it into any brand of car and it will scan it's engine/transmission faults.

Meaning it can extract, diagnose and reset 4,000 common OBD2 Engine/Transmission codes on non-VAG vehicles. And 17,000+ generic and OEM manufacturer codes on VAG vehicles (Audi, Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda).

Before mentioning functions, let's first remove any misunderstandings...

Difference Between Total Car Diagnostics VAG-COM  and Original  Ross-Tech ™:

Firstly, this is not the original RossTech kit as sold for $400+ on their website...

Our cable uses a 3rd Party manufactured chip. That's why we can keep costs down — because we're not using Ross-Tech™ OEM chip — but 3rd party chip using identical firmware code.

In short, this cuts down our OEM licensing fees... hence we pass those savings onto you.

It also comes with original license-activated VCDS software, which works on unlimited car VIN's and computers. And has no restrictions in functionality compared to original. (Software is NOT cracked or modified in any way.)

Lastly, this is NOT comparable to those cheap entry-level VAG-COM KKL 409.1 (or) VCDS-Lite interfaces with limited functions and cracked software. For that, head over to eBay/Amazon/AliExpress.

Disclaimer: We are not associated to RossTech company. All technical help for this product must go to Total Car Diagnostics. Our hope is you'll see how good our cable is and eventually buy the original Ross-Tech, because they absolutely deserve it and are always up to date.


First of all, this VAGCOM package includes original VCDS 12.12.0 unlocked full version software with all features available and without additional "hidden" payments to unlock anything extra. It's unlocked for life.

No recurring or future monthly/yearly fees.

This means you will have access to all manufacturer codes on your car(s) like: ABS, Airbag, Air-Condition, Windows, Lights, Tires, Immobalizer, Electronics, Engine, Transmission, Radio, etc.  (See screenshots for more info)

So now let's look at...


Features and Benefits


  • Unlocked to unlimited VIN / vehicles. Also works on unlimited computers. No restrictions.
  • Activation - supported component activation
  • Actual Values - full live data access
  • Adaptation - read/reset service light parameters, view/change block learn values
  • Added data types 0B, 0D, 0F to Generic OBD-II Mode 9. NEW in VCDS Ver 12
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Basic Settings - view and change control module defaults
  • Car Stereo System
  • Central Locking System
  • Clear DTC (error) code: Over 17,000 DTC codes with descriptions  
  • Code Module - code supported modules (meaning you can change/hack your car to work like you want it to work)
  • Completely revised and expanded ROD (ODX) Data. NEW in VCDS Ver 12
  • DTC Memory - read and clear diagnostic codes
  • Engine Diagnostics
  • Rear View Camera Activation / Programming
  • Fuel Trim function
  • Headlights: Modify their behavior
  • Immobiliser / Alarm Systems
  • Immobilizer Adaptation
  • Includes partial support for VW Crafter vans. Communicates with all control modules; functions supported: Control Module ID and Advanced ID, Fault Codes (Read and Clear), Supported Codes, Security Access, and Adaptation. Other functions such as Measuring Values, Output Tests and Basic Settings will be added in future versions.
  • Individual Values - read individual measuring values
  • Key Matching - match keys to immobiliser control module (5 digit)
  • 7-digit PIN/SKC (Secret Key Code) for Key Matching and Immobilizer 3 Adaptation: Only extractable if car is made before 31 Dec, 2004 - because VW/Audi stopped giving it out in 2005. (more)
  • Mileage/Odometer True Reading
  • Module Version - ID of control module coding version
  • More universal Airbag Coding Assistant. NEW in VCDS Ver 12
  • New "Upload Debug/Log File" function in Applications Dialog. NEW in VCDS Ver 12
  • New USB Drivers. Now compatible with the latest PCs which use Fresco Logic USB3 chipsets.
  • New area to display additional info for Basic Settings.
  • New version of LCode.
  • Read & Clear ABS Faults
  • Read & Clear Airbag fault Codes
  • Read Alarm security code
  • Read/write data to EEPROM
  • Readiness Code - check status of emission related systems
  • Refactored DTC routines which interpret DTC data, including enhanced interpretation of status byte for DTCs in UDS modules.
  • Remote Control Programming: Program or recode remote key/transponder
  • Reset Service lights
  • Revised and expanded Label Files.
  • Service Interval Reset
  • Steering calibration
  • Supports CAN
  • Supports: Petrol / Gas / Diesel
  • Supports comprehensive Anti-theft System such as IMMO1, IMMO2, IMMO3, WFS, etc.
  • Throttle Body: Read and clear it's faults - but also program it's modules



Vehicles Supported:


Should I UPGRADE above to VAGCOM 18?

  1. Yes if intend to perform short/long coding. Because VAGCOM 18 has superior coding support over VAG 12.12.
  2. Yes if car is made AFTER 1 March 2013. Because that will give access to manufacturer systems beyond OBD2 generic, like: ABS, Airbag, Immobilizer-Alarm-Security, Electronics, etc.


VAGCOM 12.12 cable and VCDS software works with almost all VAG vehicles from 1994 to which have CAN, HEX or Dual K lines including:

  • Audi 100/A6/S6 (4A) 1991 - 1997+
  • Audi 100/A6/S6 (4A) 1991 - 2020+
  • Audi A1 2010+
  • Audi A2 (8Z) 2000 - 2020+
  • Audi A3 Cabriolet (8P chassis) 1996+
  • Audi A3/S3 (8L) 1997 - 2020+
  • Audi A3/S3 (8P) 2004+
  • Audi A4/S4/RS4 ("B7" platform) 2005+
  • Audi A4/S4/RS4 (8D) 1995 - 2020+
  • Audi A4/S4/RS4 (B8 platform, 8K chassis) 1996+
  • Audi A4/S4/RS4/Cabriolet (8E/8H) 2001+
  • Audi A4/S4/RS4/Cabriolet - 1996+
  • Audi A5/Cabriolet 2007+
  • Audi A5/S5 (B8 platform, 8T chassis) 1996+
  • Audi A5/S5 Cabriolet (8F chassis) 2010+
  • Audi A6/S6/RS6 (C6 platform, 4F chassis) 2005+
  • Audi A6/S6/RS6/allroad (4B) 1997 - 2020+
  • Audi A7 2000+
  • Audi A8/S8 (4D) 1994 - 2002+
  • Audi A8/S8 (4E) 2003+
  • Audi A8/S8 (4E) 1996+
  • Audi Atlas 1996+
  • Audi Q5 (8R chassis) 2009+
  • Audi Q5 2007+
  • Audi Q7 (4L) 2006+
  • Audi R8 (42 chassis) 2007+
  • Audi TT (8J) 2007+
  • Audi TT (8N) 1999 - 2007
  • Seat Alhambra (7M) 1996+
  • Seat Altea (5P) 2004+
  • Seat Arosa (6B/6H) 1997 - 2004+
  • Seat Exeo (3R chassis) 1996+
  • Seat Ibiza (6J chassis) 1996+
  • Seat Ibiza / Cordoba (6K) 1993 - 2002+
  • Seat Ibiza / Cordoba (6L) 2002+
  • Seat Inca (9K) 1996 - 2020
  • Seat Leon (1P) 2006+
  • Seat Leon / Toledo (1M) 2000+
  • Seat Toledo (1L) 1992 - 1999+
  • Seat Toledo (5P) 2005+
  • Skoda Fabia (5J) 2005+
  • Skoda Fabia (6Y) 2000+
  • Skoda Felicia (6X) 1996 - 2001+
  • Skoda Kodiaq 1996+
  • Skoda Octavia I (1U) 1997+
  • Skoda Octavia II (1Z) 2005+
  • Skoda Pick Up (67) 1996 - 2001
  • Skoda Pick Up (67) 1996 - 2020+
  • Skoda Roomster (5J) 2006+
  • Skoda Superb (3T chassis) 1996+
  • Skoda Superb (3U) 2002+
  • Skoda Yeti (5L chassis) 2010+
  • Volkswagen (VW) 6N/6N2) 1994 - 2002+
  • Volkswagen (VW) 9N) 2002+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Caddy (2K) 2004+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Caddy (9K) 1996 - 2003+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Caddy (9K) 1996 - 2020+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Corrado 1996+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Crafter (2E) 2006+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Eos (1F) 2006+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Fox/Spacefox/Sportvan/Suran (5Z) 2005+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Gol/Parati/Saveiro (5X) 2000+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Golf Cabriolet IV (1E) 1999 - 2020+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Golf Mk.6 (5K chassis) 2009+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Golf Plus (5M chassis) 2005+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Golf TDI 1996+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Golf Variant/Wagon (1K chassis) 2007+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Golf/GTI/Jetta (1K/5K chassis) 2010+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Golf/Jetta II (19E) 1983 - 2020+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Golf/Jetta/Bora IV (1J/9M) 1998 - 2020+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Golf/Jetta/Bora V (1K/5M) 2004+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Golf/Jetta/Vento/Cabriolet III (1H) 1992 - 1998+
  • Volkswagen (VW) LT (2D) 1996+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Lupo (6E/6X) 1999+
  • Volkswagen (VW) New Beetle/Cabriolet (1C/1Y/9C) 1999+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Passat (31/3A) 1988 - 1994+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Passat (3B) 1997 - 2005+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Passat (3C) 2006+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Passat CC (35/3C chassis) 1996+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Phaeton (all models) 2002+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Polo (all models) 1996+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Rabbit 1996+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Scirocco (13 chassis) 2009+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Scirocco 1996+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Sharan (7M) 1995+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Tiguan (all models) 1996+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Tiguan (5N chassis) 1996+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Touareg (7L) 2003+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Touareg (7L6 chassis) 2007+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Touran (1T) 2003+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Transporter (70) 1991 - 2020+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Transporter (7D) 1997 - 2020+
  • Volkswagen (VW) Transporter (7H/7J) 2003+





  • VCDS Software: V12.12
  • Languages Supported: English
  • Cable length: 1.5m
  • Item Size: 8.8cm x 4.5cm x 2cm
  • Item Weight: 120g
  • Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10. Works on both 32/64-bit. MacOS is not supported (although works on Parallels / Bootcamp).
  • OBD-II Plug: J1962 16-Pin Male (to Car). Also supports CAN Bus.
  • Supports Terminal (K) bus communication 
  • Supports Terminal (L) ignition for waking up car computing system (ECU) engine control unit 
  • The included K/L Diagnostic interface cable works on ISO/KWP (Key Word Protocol) that were launched after 1996
  • Has 3 different protocols within the same OBD2 connector — including ISO/KWP, VPW, PMW
  • Supports ISO9141 protocol 
  • No DC or alternate power supply needed, just connect to your car and computer 



Videos Showing Functions Performed via our VAG-COM HEX-USB+CAN interface:


Testing the ABS...

This presentation shows VAGCOM used on a vehicle to detect a problem with it's ABS system. Different tests and procedures are shown...

  • It shows you process to reading fault codes and saving the displayed DTC code to a file.
  • Code is cleared and after re-checking is found to have immediately re-instated. This shows us that the fault is present on the car still, so further testing is shown.
  • Next the video shows how the output from each wheel speed sensor is measured and shows by VCDS software as the car is driven a short distance by testing assistant.
  • Speed signal from each irrespective sensor is displayed in the measuring blocks and the output is seen to count up from 0k/ph to about 10k/ph on 3 wheels while one wheel remained at 0k/ph.
  • Output is also displayed using the VAG-Scope tool which is included in the VCDS software. This shows how wheel speeds can be recorded and viewed after a short drive - when there is no assistant available to operate the vehicle.
  • ABS pump, brake pedal switch and modulator valve block are tested thoroughly using the output tests.

Watch on YouTube

Testing the Automatic Transmission...

This video shows VAGCOM in effect - to test for an intermittent gear change issue. Different tests and operations are shown...

  • Diagnosing the TCU (transmission control unit) for diagnostic fault codes.
  • A fault code is detected and stored in the TCU and the code number together with the text meaning for the DTC fault code is shown.
  • Additional information displayed by VCDS software shows the error code is intermittent
  • Live data segment of VCDS software reveals the values from the throttle sensor and gear selector switch.
  • Extra live data screen reveals each gear solenoid and teaches you what each does in relation to gear changes and driving mode.
  • Live data is presented at various on-road speeds and status for each solenoid is shown.
  • Difference between mechanical drive and hydraulic drive is clearly depicted and clarified.

Watch on YouTube

Testing Airbag SRS...

This presentations reveals how the airbag SRS component can be analyzed thoroughly with VCDS/VAGCOM. Different experiments are shown...

  • Learn how diagnostic fault codes are scanned from the SRS system and how the circuit status for the drivers and passenger air bags are displayed and tested.
  • Circuit status through each pre-tensioner is displayed and supply voltage to the component is tested.
  • Presentation also displays the adaption section of VCDS which is utilized for disabling/enabling passenger airbag and other related functions.

Watch on YouTube

Analyzing Engine...

This presentation demonstrates VCDS used to diagnose/analyze engine management system on a car 2.0ltr petrol engine. Different runs and routines are shown...

  • See how to analyze for diagnostic fault codes - and see live data from different sensors on the car engine.
  • It shows you how to use VAG-Scope to record Lambda sensor data - while the RPM of the engine is differentiated.
  • See how to display the recorded data and it's details the Lambda sensor graphically outputs - together with engine temperature and RPM.
  • Second part of presentation shows some of the live values from distinctive engine sensors - and how they can be equated to the manufacturers specifications inside VCDS.
  • Logging outputted data to your computer is shows where sensor values can be saved while driving for future evaluation.

Video currently unavailable.

Testing Security/Immobiliser...

This presents process of viewing immobilizer data. Different conducted tests are shown...

  • See how live data measuring blocks are put in effect to determine valid keys and how you would program new keys to the vehicle.
  • Process of checking diagnostic fault codes (DTC's).

Video currently unavailable.






What You'll Get In the Package:


  • 1 x VAG-COM USB Cable (same functionality as RossTech original package)
  • 1 x license of VCDS V12.12 full version software — including drivers, software download link and installation guide. No need to buy software from RossTech. It's already activated to support all manufacturer codes, tuning, coding functions.



There’s just one more thing...

If you're still skeptical about our car scanner kit, or if it appears too good to be true, or if it'll even work... let me reassure you with our...



Now, in case you have any lingering doubts whatsoever, I want to make it foolproof for you. You see, I personally guarantee that when you purchase Total Car Diagnostics VAG-COM you will have absolute control over your VAG vehicle at same level and power of original Ross-Tech VAGCOM scanner. If you don't experience this or it doesn't work in one way or another, I'll refund the entire cost of Total Car Diagnostics VAG-COM to you.

Actually, you get double protection. Here's how... At any time during the next 1 year, if you sincerely feel I fell short in any way on delivering everything I promised, I'll be happy to give you a complete refund. Even if it's the day before my guarantee expires. What could be more fair?

You can test drive the unit for the next 1 year. You'll be able to conclusively determine whether Total Car Diagnostics VAG-COM will work for you. If it doesn't, I want you to get, your money back!

* To filter out the tire-kickers from genuine customers, we'll only refund if: (1) You have first asked us to help you with your situation. Because we resolve 99% of cases (2) If support is unsuccessful (which is almost never the case), then product must be shipped back to our address in Australia.


Finally to sum it up, here's...


3 Reason Why You Should Trust and Order from Total Car Diagnostics...

You have free unlimited support for next 3 years with using this product: We know this tool inside-out because we're car mechanics and use it ourselves to work on customer cars. And this experience is passed onto you when you're dealing with our support. More importantly, we're here to stay as Total Car Diagnostics is a serious established operation with too many companies relying on our 30+ years of combined mechanical/technical experience. We're not going anywhere.
Product is manually tested for working condition before shipping: No dead-on-arrival situations.
Future firmware and software updates: If update comes out, you won't be left in the dark. We'll immediately give you the update link or instructions. So your tool will always be up to date with current date. *Disclaimer: This only applies if update is actually released by original creators. And/or if it's possible on this unit. For example, sometimes only way to update is to buy a new version altogether because actual internal hardware has changed from previous version.


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