Own an Audi, Volkswagen, Skoda, Seat or Bentley car made between Jan 1994 to ? Then Ross-Tech VCDS® Software and VAGCOM Diagnostic scanner will help you diagnose all modules for any kind of possible problems regarding their functionality or lack-of if something is malfunctioning or broken.
Features you'll have access to are equal to dealer level factory tools. What's more, the included original VCDS software surpasses the performance of aftermarket diagnostic tools and alternative factory tools found throughout Amazon, which all came AFTER RossTech's scanner.
Therefore you'll always know precisely how the vehicle is functioning and what is most effective way to fix it. Meaning this kit is suitable for both home car owners and professional workshop mechanics.
Besides thoroughly scanning car module data and health, but the software can also modify vehicles performance and behavior on how it functions inside and performs outside on the road. Meaning you get to customize your car to your personal liking.
For example — besides just reading and/or clearing generic and manufacture DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Codes) fault codes — VAGCOM can also perform: adaptions, mileage adjustment, behavior of components, testing components, brake bleed, DPF, EGR, etc.
Basically you're getting same advanced level diagnostics and coding support as OEM dealers or a certified VAG mechanics have — who charges upwards of $250+ per hour.
In addition — this VAGCOM kit also works as generic OBD2 reader on any car brand in the world (EG: BMW, Mercedes, Subaru, Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, GM, Ford, etc).
In short — it's capable of extracting, diagnosing and resetting 4,000+ (OBD2) Engine/Transmission fault codes on non-VAG vehicles.
And 20,822 (OBD1/OBD2) generic and manufacturer fault codes on VAG vehicles (Audi, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen).
While this is 3,108 more codes then VAG-COM 12 — main improvement in VAG 18.9 is it's short/long coding ability. But also includes much better reliability in scanning all manufacturer systems, where VAG 12 would otherwise fail.
And before mentioning functions, let's first remove any misunderstandings...
Now let's look into the specifics...
Make no mistake, our VAGCOM USB cable cable will give original VCDS 18.9.0 full version software with all features unlocked... and without any "hidden" future payments. Basically it's unlocked to full version for a lifetime.
There's no monthly/yearly fees of any kind.
This means you can access to all manufacturer codes on your vehicle(s) like: ABS, Airbag, Air-Condition, Windows, Lights, Tires, Immobalizer, Electronics, Engine, Transmission, Radio, etc. (See screenshots for more info)
VAG-COM 18.9 cable and VCDS 18.9.0 software works with almost all VAG vehicles from 1994 to which have CAN, HEX or Dual K lines including:
Still not sure if your vehicle is supported? Check here for detailed vehicle support list.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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).
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Any vehicle is equipped with a computerized ECU chip (engine diagnostic unit). While car is running, this chip is processing, monitoring and storing data. This data can be accessed via onboard diagnostic (OBD) information.
To create standardization across all cars, the automotive industry standardized a worldwide common language for automotive diagnostics information. This OBD information can abe loaded via a standardized port located under the dashboard, usually under the steering wheel.
Various OBD-II tools exist that collect this information and let the user discern location of error codes.
Problem is, most scanners will only collect data regarding engine and transmission. To collect data about systems like ABS, Airbag, electronics or the car, is very expensive. Because developers have to look each car chip independently and add support in software.
That's exactly what Ross Tech has done regarding VAGCOM/VCDS. This is why VAG-COM has been valued as #1 go-to tool for VAG owners.
There’s just one more thing...
If you're still skeptical about Total Car Diagnostics VAGCOM 18.9.0, 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 VAGCOM 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 Total Car Diagnostics VAGCOM 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...
|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.|