VW/AUDI update

Stephane Mobile Technician Quebec Posted   Latest   Edited  

In my dreams maybe but is there a scanner or somebody tool that makes the update for Audi / Vw? Like Autel with BMW and Mercedes. Topdon?!? Obviously without going through Erwin ect ...

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John Owner/Technician
British Columbia
John
 

The best software for VW AUDI is VCDS Ross-tech​.​com

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Stephane Mobile Technician
Quebec
Stephane
 

Yes but no software update

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Bernard Owner/Technician
North Carolina
Bernard
 

Depends on what you plan to do. If you just want fault codes, data display, simple coding and Basic Settings, then John is spot on with VCDS Ross-tech​.​com However, if you want software updates, Key Programming and Component Protection removal, then why not just get ODIS? The interface is not expensive and neither is the subscription. You provide your own laptop.

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Paul Technical Support Specialist
Colorado
Paul
 

Stephane is ODIS not available in Canada? You might think about getting an i Scan, with the SOD you could use an ODIS provider from the US.

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Todd Mobile Technician
Alberta
Todd
 

ODIS is definitely available in Canada.

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Jeff Owner/Technician
Arizona
Jeff
 

You can build and ODiS Engineering rig. I have a VM setup that uses my Autel j-box and whatever the most current postdata setup is available. I just flashed a 2016 Jetta with it the other day.

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Maynard Technician
Ontario
Maynard
 

Jeff, I have a copy of engineering, I am too afraid to use it tho, Cause I have basically no idea how to navigate it, and have been informed that software can seriously break stuff if the wrong combinations or sequencing of events is performed. Have you ever come across any tutorials?

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Jeff Owner/Technician
Arizona
Jeff
 

I don't think I've seen any tutorials, but if you are able to connect to the vehicle using the right project selection, flashing isn't particularly tricky.

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Boyd Technical Support Specialist
Georgia
Boyd
 

The other posters are correct in that ODIS is a cheap bargain especially if you are needing to do a lot of VW and Audi. If however you are doing only a few get a Phoenix Smart Pro to cover your offline programming needs.

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Eric Mobile Technician
Quebec
Eric
 

Hi Stephane, yes ODIS is available in Canada. I have both Audi and VW Geko accounts. It is useful to install some used modules. Last time I programmed a used radio in a 2014 Audi Allroad with ease (component protection, FSC codes, etc). Hope this helps

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Jamie Mobile Technician
British Columbia
Jamie
 

If you work on a handful of VW/Audi a year, it's worth it to buy the subscription and do it properly. Also if you're programming new modules, I think its a good idea to have official programming records for warranty purposes.

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Jeff Owner/Technician
Arizona
Jeff
   

I think its a good idea to have official programming records for warranty purposes. Why? Who is offering a warranty on a reflash? Certainly not VAG. and do it properly. Define “properly”. Who is handing out incentives to get a pat on the back? I know my customers just want it done, for the car to go away and not come back. That would surely be their definition of “properly”.

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Jamie Mobile Technician
British Columbia
Jamie
 

Hello sir, I wasn’t referring to a reflash as I mentioned in my post. Its becomIng more common for documentation to be provided for warranty on a new part such as a valve body, Properly refers to using the correct tools and software to ensure the job is performed as it was intended to restore the vehicle to OE specifications. Nothing more than that. It doesn’t deserve a pat on the back. It’s…

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Jeff Owner/Technician
Arizona
Jeff
   

I don't know how it is up there, but here in Phoenix, OE parts are sold to the aftermarket “as is”. There is no warranty, even if it is stated on the invoice that there is, once the part has been installed. Sealed-box is the only return you get. If you have a relationship with the parts counter people, they may give you a warranty on some parts (especially if they can sell them again as “new”)…

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Matthew Diagnostician
Kentucky
Matthew
 

For sure, any VAG dealer is going to assert that the repair was done “incorrectly” if you try to claim a warranty on an installed part. ya not everywhere it is very common to get steering locks bad right out of the gate. And if I provide info showing the part was coded And configured component protected via Odis . No questions ask. I’ve even had worship keys fail a number of times and faulty…

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Jeff Owner/Technician
Arizona
Jeff
 

Yeah - TRP is a different story. If my customers needs TRPs, I'm gonna be the supplier for that (from the local VAG/MB/BMW dealer typically). No shops around here employ in-house VSPs. They'll definitely take a warranty part back on those, but that's a completely different story. Those aren't off-the-shelf. Though, MB will fight you on a 722 conductor plate. Funny you should mention column…

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