VCDS is the number 1 diagnosis system for all VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda and Bentley vehicles from model year 1992 to the latest models, as well as other small batch series vehicles and utility vehicles based on VW technology. The software can run on Windows-based note- / netbooks and offers functions which are usually only found in expensive original testing devices.


VCDS is specialized on brands from one group and therefore not only outshines many other diagnosis systems on the market in terms of range of functions and speed, but also directly competes with the original testing devices.

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  • Automatic checking sequence
  • Control device information (expanded CAN information)
  • Error memory with ambient conditions
  • Actuator test (sequential / selective)
  • Basic setting
  • Coding (short / long / sub-systems)
  • Measurements (real-time data)
  • German error code data bank with error texts
  • Login / access permission (for example key adjustment)
  • Adaption (long / short)
  • Battery coding
  • Readiness (read / set)
  • Live data recording in Excel format
  • Service reset
  • EOBD / OBD2 functions (spanning brands)
  • Ring break diagnosis on MOST-Bus
  • Virtual instrument cluster
  • and much more
VCDSpro_Seitenbilder-6-klein OverviewThe following PDF list always refers to the latest VCDS software version. Therefore, please check regularly if you have the latest version installed. All supported vehicle models can be found here: 

VCDS Vehicle List

Through the EOBD mode, you can read out emission related errors from multiple other vehicle manufacturers (like for example BMW, Honda, Renault, and many more)! An exact listing can be found here in our German VCDS discussion board!
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VCDS PC Version
  • Working memory: minimum 2 GB
  • Hard-drive space: minimum 1 GB
  • Interface: USB (1.0, 2.0 or 3.0) Type A (or Type C with a separate cable)
  • Screen resolution: minimum 800 x 600
  • Operating systems: current Microsoft Windows operating system

  • Operating systems / versions that are not supported:
    • Microsoft Windows XP and Vista
    • Microsoft Windows in S-mode as well as CE and RT
    • Other operating systems like GNU/Linux or Apple macOS
  • Processors that are not supported
    • Single-core Atom processors
    • ARM / ARM64 Processors (for more details see FAQ)
  • We advise against using virtual machines like VirtualPC, Parallels Desktop, VirtualBox or VMware

VCDS Mobile Version (only in connection with a HEX-NET)
VCDS Mobile can be used on all devices capable of a Wi-Fi connection that possess an internet browser. It does not matter which operating system runs on the device. Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry as well as other operating systems are supported. Please be aware that at present, VCDS Mobile is only available as an english pre-release version with a limited range of functions.
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