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Download VCDS (VAG-COM)


Current Version for customers with High-Tech
HEX or Micro-CAN Series Interfaces


Copyright Notice:

VCDS (VAG-COM) is Copyright © 2000-2016 by Ross-Tech, LLC / Uwe M. Ross. All rights are reserved.    De-compilation,  disassembly, reverse-engineering, alteration, use as a reference tool for the purpose of developing a product with similar functionality, and re-distribution in any form without the prior written consent of the author is prohibited.


By downloading this software, you acknowledge that this Program is provided "as is" and "with all faults, defects and errors" and that all use of the Program is at your own full risk.    It has been extensively tested, but we cannot guarantee it will work correctly with every system in every car.  We will make our best effort to fix any bugs and to enhance the program, but we specifically disclaim any liability for damage to your computer or your car, and we do not promise to have any particular enhancements available on any specific date.


  • Download the self-installing distribution file.

  • Run it and follow the prompts to allow it to install itself.

  • The installer will prompt you if you wish to see a PDF of installation instructions.
  • You must install VCDS (VAG-COM) on your PC's hard disk!

    • It may not work properly if you try running it directly from other media.

    • However, you can use other media such as a CD or USB memory key to move the distribution file from a PC with internet access to another PC that does not have internet access.

  • Connect an appropriate interface between the computer and the car.

  • Turn the car's ignition switch ON.  No need to start the engine.

  • Start the VCDS (VAG-COM) program:

    • Click [Options] and select the correct communications port.

    • Use [Test] to confirm that the program can use the port and find the interface.

    • Then [Save].

  • Now Play.  Make sure the software can reliably access all the control modules that it should in your car.

  • Please check back frequently for updates!

Release Notes:

  • Release 15.7 works with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10 (both 32-bit and 64-bit).

    • Windows 95, 98, ME, and NT4 are no longer supported.

  • Release 15.7 must be used with a HEX-USB+CAN, HEX-USB or HEX-Micro-CAN "high-tech" Interface.  

    • It does not work with any third-party interfaces or some of our older "low-tech" interfaces.

  • The default installation folder is C:\Ross-Tech\VCDS\   

    • It is essential NOT to install in the \Program Files\ tree on systems running Windows Vista or newer.

  • To remove other old versions:

    • Versions prior to Release 704, simply delete the shortcuts from your Start menu and
      Desktop and delete the folder(s) where the program was installed..     

    • Release 704 and newer may be uninstalled using Windows' Add/Remove Programs or by running the
      uninstall.exe program found in the folder with the version that you wish to remove.

Contact Us
Phone & Fax
P: 021-850-0650
F: 086-614-1109
Postal Address
Posnet Suite #355
Private Bag x15
Somerset West
South Africa
Physical Address
6 Cyclonite Street
The Interchange
Someset West
South Africa