Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Technical Stuff


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 2nd April 2017, 19:43   #511
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 64
Thanked: 27 Times
Default Re: VCDS (Vag-Com Diagnostic System) for VW & Skoda - Discussion Thread

Can anyone guide my from where i can download 16.8 VCDS Software, due to virus issues i dont trust the software that came with the cable. Ross Tech has only 17.1 version available for download.

Last edited by rauldsouza : 2nd April 2017 at 19:44. Reason: Added details
rauldsouza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd April 2017, 07:20   #512
Senior - BHPian
 
graaja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Coimbatore
Posts: 1,298
Thanked: 2,562 Times
Default Re: VCDS (Vag-Com Diagnostic System) for VW & Skoda - Discussion Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by rauldsouza View Post
Can anyone guide my from where i can download 16.8 VCDS Software, due to virus issues i dont trust the software that came with the cable. Ross Tech has only 17.1 version available for download.
Unfortunately, the cable will work only with the software that comes packed with the cable. It will not work with any other downloaded versions.

I have used three different versions of the AliExpress version of cable & software before and never had any virus issues.

Having said that, as this is a cracked version of cable and software, there is definitely some risk. If you are very particular about virus risks, then buying the original RossTech cable is the only option.

On a side note, I recently bought the original RossTech cable, but not for virus issues. I bought it so that I can get official support from RossTech for any new controllers that are not supported by AliExpress version.
graaja is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 3rd April 2017, 13:36   #513
BHPian
 
newtonMeter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 497
Thanked: 332 Times
Default Re: VCDS (Vag-Com Diagnostic System) for VW & Skoda - Discussion Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by graaja View Post
Unfortunately, the cable will work only with the software that comes packed with the cable. It will not work with any other downloaded versions.

I have used three different versions of the AliExpress version of cable & software before and never had any virus issues.

Having said that, as this is a cracked version of cable and software, there is definitely some risk. If you are very particular about virus risks, then buying the original RossTech cable is the only option.

On a side note, I recently bought the original RossTech cable, but not for virus issues. I bought it so that I can get official support from RossTech for any new controllers that are not supported by AliExpress version.
Awesome!! i will need your help for the memory seat conversion to Massage seat all i need is to scan my vehicle once from your authentic cable
newtonMeter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th April 2017, 22:38   #514
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 64
Thanked: 27 Times
Default Re: VCDS (Vag-Com Diagnostic System) for VW & Skoda - Discussion Thread

using VCDS, Can Seat belt warning beep be enabled in Vento. My wife at times drives without the seat belt and would really prefer to have this enabled.
rauldsouza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th April 2017, 23:00   #515
Team-BHP Support
 
Gannu_1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Madras
Posts: 4,799
Thanked: 9,455 Times
Default Re: VCDS (Vag-Com Diagnostic System) for VW & Skoda - Discussion Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by rauldsouza View Post
using VCDS, Can Seat belt warning beep be enabled in Vento. My wife at times drives without the seat belt and would really prefer to have this enabled.
No you can't. Couple of reasons - the seatbelt anchor on the Polo and Vento doesn't have the required electrical connections (switch + harness) which gives the input to the ACU (airbag control unit) and, the stock ACU of the car does not accept this retrofit if done and enabled using VCDS. I did it and got an airbag error on the MFD. Reverted to the stock setup. One needs to order a new ACU with the correct PR code to get this done.
Gannu_1 is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 5th April 2017, 23:03   #516
BHPian
 
maddyguage's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: valsad
Posts: 145
Thanked: 176 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rauldsouza View Post
using VCDS, Can Seat belt warning beep be enabled in Vento. My wife at times drives without the seat belt and would really prefer to have this enabled.

No, it can't be done. The reason is seatbelt doesn't have any connection with BCM. May be you can replace seatbelt buckle with Jetta or similar ones and try out.
maddyguage is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 17th April 2017, 11:54   #517
BHPian
 
vinayrathore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: DL-9C/KA-01
Posts: 522
Thanked: 302 Times
Default Re: VCDS (Vag-Com Diagnostic System) for VW & Skoda - Discussion Thread

Any idea if Auto folding ORVMs can be retrofitted to the 2014 Jetta, now that the Octavia has it? I have been searching the web for quite some time now and didn't find anything. Its the most annoying thing having to turn the car on again to fold the mirrors once you have opened a door.

Is it related to the MQB vs older platform?
vinayrathore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th May 2017, 13:37   #518
BHPian
 
csr9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Visakhapatnam
Posts: 79
Thanked: 101 Times
Default Re: VCDS (Vag-Com Diagnostic System) for VW & Skoda - Discussion Thread

The fuel indicator on my Skoda Superb is malfunctioning.

Did a VCDS scan and I've shared the results in this post (Skoda Laura: Problems & solutions thread)

Please share your thoughts on the issue.

Last edited by Rehaan : 9th May 2017 at 14:12. Reason: Cross-linking to the other thread, rather than repeating the full content here.
csr9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th May 2017, 07:28   #519
BHPian
 
aayushnair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 133
Thanked: 352 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by csr9 View Post
The fuel indicator on my Skoda Superb is malfunctioning.

Did a VCDS scan and I've shared the results in this post (Skoda Laura: Problems & solutions thread)

Please share your thoughts on the issue.

Hi, from the error it could be a dislodged connection or sensor, or even a bad sensor in the in tank fuel pump which measures the fuel level.

Usually the fuel tank pump is under the rear seat covered by a plastic boot, you can take this off and check the connection, remove it and clean it with an electric contact cleaner and try again.
If it stills the same you can remove the fuel pump using a fuel pump removal tool (available online), this is a bracket like tool which undoes the cover and allows you to take it out and get it cleaned /serviced / replaced.
You can do this yourself, but if you're hesitant, please visit a garage.

Note: do also check all fuses in the box to ensure the fuel pump fuse is ok! The map is given on the fuel box cover under the steering wheel ( but since the car switches in I don't think it's a fuse issue could just be a bad sensor).

Cheers,
Aayush
aayushnair is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 11th May 2017, 15:34   #520
BHPian
 
narsi_6989's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: TN 13/KA 03
Posts: 269
Thanked: 199 Times
Default Re: VCDS (Vag-Com Diagnostic System) for VW & Skoda - Discussion Thread

Stumbled upon this thread yesterday and quickly covered this. I own a 2014 Rapid and I wish to activate certain features using VCDS. The procedure to activate and deactivate features is clearly explained and many thanks to that. I do have question though. Will this change affect my warranty? I know the changes can be reverted, but will the service guys be able to find out I had made a change and reverted? In that case, will they quote that as an excuse to not honor warranty? I have extended warranty till 2019 and do not want to risk it.
narsi_6989 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th May 2017, 09:50   #521
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 307
Thanked: 209 Times
Default Re: VCDS (Vag-Com Diagnostic System) for VW & Skoda - Discussion Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by narsi_6989 View Post
Stumbled upon this thread yesterday and quickly covered this. I own a 2014 Rapid and I wish to activate certain features using VCDS. The procedure to activate and deactivate features is clearly explained and many thanks to that. I do have question though. Will this change affect my warranty? I know the changes can be reverted, but will the service guys be able to find out I had made a change and reverted? In that case, will they quote that as an excuse to not honor warranty? I have extended warranty till 2019 and do not want to risk it.
It all depends on what changes you want to make. For e.g. minor changes like auto-lock, tear wiping, changing lane indicator from 3 to 5 blinks, etc will not void your warranty.

Changes to engine parameters would void your warranty
rpunwani is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd May 2017, 20:46   #522
Senior - BHPian
 
neoonwheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pune
Posts: 1,636
Thanked: 585 Times
Default Re: VCDS (Vag-Com Diagnostic System) for VW & Skoda - Discussion Thread

Any link for VAG COM cable? Most of the links say "No longer available"
neoonwheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st June 2017, 07:23   #523
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: BLR/HYD
Posts: 64
Thanked: 25 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gannu_1 View Post
No you can't. Couple of reasons - the seatbelt anchor on the Polo and Vento doesn't have the required electrical connections (switch + harness) which gives the input to the ACU (airbag control unit) and, the stock ACU of the car does not accept this retrofit if done and enabled using VCDS. I did it and got an airbag error on the MFD. Reverted to the stock setup. One needs to order a new ACU with the correct PR code to get this done.
Can this be enabled on a Octavia? Also I'd need some help with enabling some features of the car once I take delivery today. I am based in Bangalore
nishithrao95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st June 2017, 22:29   #524
Team-BHP Support
 
Gannu_1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Madras
Posts: 4,799
Thanked: 9,455 Times
Default Re: VCDS (Vag-Com Diagnostic System) for VW & Skoda - Discussion Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by nishithrao95 View Post
Can this be enabled on a Octavia? Also I'd need some help with enabling some features of the car once I take delivery today. I am based in Bangalore
The Octavia must have the driver seatbelt warning enabled by default. Does it not show in your cluster?
Gannu_1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st June 2017, 23:35   #525
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: BLR/HYD
Posts: 64
Thanked: 25 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gannu_1 View Post
The Octavia must have the driver seatbelt warning enabled by default. Does it not show in your cluster?
Yeah, Just checked. I'd Want to enable Needle Staging, Tear Wipe and also the Emergency Braking Lights. Can anyone help me out with these? Based in South Bangalore
nishithrao95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vag-com (VCDS) and Passat B7 exhaustpipe Technical Stuff 9 25th June 2016 16:04
Technical and diagnostic Guide: Hyundai's HVAC systems sidindica Technical Stuff 54 20th May 2016 13:04
Bangalore Meet: VCDS tweaks for VW & Skoda cars psuraj The Team-BHP Meet Section 52 26th January 2015 16:41
Affordable ODB Display & Diagnostic Tools (eg. GReddy Informeter, ELM 327, etc) dot Modifications & Accessories 33 12th March 2013 22:44
Android based Engine Perfomance/Diagnostic Tool SudhanshuSD Technical Stuff 3 2nd December 2010 16:10


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 09:50.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks