Cloned Micropod 2 Review DRBIII on PT Cruiser & Dodge, wiTECH on Dodge

I’m happy to report that my clone wietch Micropod 2 off obd2tool.com does work, this unit doesn’t use a HDD, just install witech natively, it comes with witech 17.04 and drb 3 as well. This is what I have.

Look here

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It’s a small package, coming with a VCI pod, a usb cable and a CD inside software

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Pins inside the VCI pod connector are built well and I’ve never had connection issues

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Sticker lol…. put it on and it’s definitely same as the original

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And also on the CD it has Micropod 2 software version 17.04.27 – it’s the newest version tested by their professionals.and also it has the DRB stub, DRB emulator, Enhanced DRB Stub and three versions of the Enhanced emulator.And DRBIII emulator with Micropod 2 is an old topic on the web. This is the tutorial i’m using. This guy has the same Micropod as me. It did work!

So far, I have the Micropod 2 on three cars.
DRBIII emulator + 2003 PT Cruiser: works  (the main things lol)
DRBIII emulator + 2004 Dodge: works
wiTECH + 2010 Charger: works
Btw, Micropod 2 with DRBIII emulator work for old Chysler the year 1997 – 2004 (2005), And with wiTECH only works for Chrysler made after the year 2003

First, I tested on a 2003 PT Cruiser.

Basically no other modules other than the Engine, work. I cannot connect to the transmission, ABS, VTSS, SKIM, radio, cluster, etc. But everything in the engine module can be tested, actuated, etc.Luckily for me, I really only needed the DRBIII to write the Pinion factor for manual transmissions, which is conveniently in the ‘engine’ part which works.Maybe I really need to invest in an older VCI pod so that everything else works.

Then, I also tested it on a 2010 Charger under witech and works flawlessly, and got a 2004 Dodge pickup and under the emulator worked perfectly.

Edit to update:

I already called my locksmith, who drives an 04 Sprinter to try it as well.So I had a chance to test my Micropod II with not only wiTECH but also the Auto Scanner Tool DRBIII enhanced emulator. Both work good!

MB SD Connect C4 requires to update VCI

We have a customer whose MB SD Connect C4 diagnostic system runs great but suddenly require an VCI upgrade.

He rename the VCI update file, but still failed to run Star diagnostic self test (Error screenshot attached)

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Solution:

Re-install mb sd c4 battery, update MB SD C4 firmware to V2.3.2.

Some users feedback that SDConnect from OBD2TOOL with serial number 101044 will take firmware update risk. If you use our DAS software without internet connection, it will work.

SDconnect C4 DTS-monaco user manual

MB SD Connect C4 DTS-monaco user manual:

1.What is DTS-monaco?
2.Which MB sw version comes with DTS-monaco?
3.Why do you need DTS-monaco?
4.What’s the difference between DTS-monaco and Vediamo?
5.Where to get DTS-monaco confirmed to work?
6.Where to download DTS Monaco for free?
7.How to install DTS Monaco on Windows 7?
8.Any good success with DTS Monaco?
9.How do people think of DTS Monaco?

1.What is DTS-monaco?

DTS Monaco enables the comprehensive testing of diagnostic communication, diagnostic data and diagnostic sequences in the areas of engineering, testing and preparation of manufacturing tests. It can be adapted flexibly both for a whole range of different test tasks and for different user groups.

2.Which MB sw version comes with DTS-monaco?

12-2017, 03-2018, 05-2018 (newest)

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3.Why do you need DTS-monaco?

1)Areas of Application
* Development of diagnostic and control functions for ECUs
* Function test and validation
* Integration and system test
* Preparation of test sequences for Manufacturing and Service
* Analysis of returns and Quality Assurance

2)Flexibly Adaptable to the Relevant Task

DTS Monaco is part of the Diagnostic Tool MB Star C4 Set product family and is based on the DTS Base System. Monaco stands for Modular Analyzer for Vehicle Communication. A clearly laid out start page enables simple and fast access to the functions required most frequently. The actual workspace is divided into two: one area with a fixed layout and one with layouts that you can toggle between. A status display below shows communication server messages. The various functions are realized using special, configurable interface elements. These “HMI Controls” can be arranged freely in the layouts in configuration mode and comprehensively configured.

3)Early Detection of Problems and Errors

In execution mode, a configured workspace can be “started”. In doing so individual functions can be started automatically and communication can be established in advance if so required. Self-generated test sequences enable both simple and very complex function tests. This makes it possible to detect, and remedy, communication problems and function errors at an early stage. Communication data and test results can be documented in entirety in the process.

4)Fast Results

For typical use scenarios predefined templates including an universal database for the OBD self-diagnosis as well as various protocol templates (WWH-OBD, J1939-73 among others) are supplied. In Demonstration mode, all functions can be tested, even without an interface and a license, using a detailed example including simulation. Furthermore, the tool has a completely integrated OTX runtime for running complex test sequences in accordance with ISO 13209. An authoring tool for creating such OTX sequences can be started directly from SD Connect C4 DTS Monaco.

4.What’s the difference between DTS-monaco and Vediamo?

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DTS-monaco vs. Vediamo

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DTS-monaco wins, definitely!

5.Where to download Star Diagnostic DTS Monaco for free?

https://mega.nz/#!p9ZDGKwS!VTn9fB80Z9-YKpV8aj9PkRXR3KinAT6RFiW13GGdOHI It’s free but with unknown security.

6.Where to get DTS-monaco confirmed to work?

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Here you go.

http://www.obd2tool.com/category-163-b0-MB+Star+Diagnostic+Tools.html

7.How to install DTS Monaco on Windows 7?

When installing DTS Monaco to communicates and works with SD connect c4 all user installed SDconnect Toolkit version 2.1.3. And no one tried to force the work SDconnect Toolkit version 2.1.4.2, which is installed together with the installation of Setup_Addon_DAG. And I did it.

Checked only on the system without DAS/Xentry.

DTS Monaco 8.03.12.

Windows 7 x64.

Follow the next steps:

1)  Install Monaco
2)  Install Setup_Addon_DAG
3)  Go to С:\ProgramData\I+ME ACTIA\Toolkit\
4)  Open and edit toolkit.ini

Code:

ShowInTray=2
NetworkIcon=2
DeviceIcon=1
ConnectionState=1

1)  Save file and reboot Windows
2)  Connect SDconnect MUX via cable
3)  Start System Configurator
4)  Go to Licenses and you will see your MUX as DCDIPartW with your serial number. After editing in Interfaces type of MUX will change to MVCI_IME_ACTIA_GmbH_SDconnect
5)  Go toInterfaces

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eCOM_SMR
Interface name – > SDconnect_SMR
Bus system interface – > D-PDU API
D-PDU API version – > I+ME ACTIA GmbHXS_D_PDU_API_FOR_DTS_8_03_12
Module type – > MVCI_IME_ACTIA_GmbH_SDconnect
Cable – > CABLE_OBDII_SDCONNECT
Physical links: CAN1, CAN4, CAN8

1)  Click Save and close System Configurator
2)  Now you can connectto the car or single ECU

8.Any good success with DTS Monaco?

DTS Monaco works good – Mercedes W205 coding
Mercedes-benz W205 coding with DTS Monaco

PIWIS II tool now for sale

After surfing the net looking for some goodies for my ’06 C4 I cam across Porsche Piwis Tester II. This company Obd2tool.com is selling the PIWIS II system, it has offline and online functions, to support ONLINE function, valid certificate must be available for Porsche Piwis Tester II.

Additional settings enabled for TPMS system with a borrowed gray market PIWIS. My 2006 C2S did not come with the TPM option. The hardest part of the retrofit was manually running wires as the wires were not in the front and rear main harnesses in my car. Then it needed programming with PIWIS to activate.

The biggest difference with the track tire settings is you define the target pressures. The other settings are predefined base on summer vs winter, 18 vs 19, partial vs full load. Not positive but I think the size option was also enabled.

The “Track Tire” is the special setting. There is an option in car diagnostic scanner PIWIS to rename it to whatever you want. My OCD struggled with “Track Tyre” to match the other settings or “Track Tire” as it’s properly spelled where I live. I settled on the latter

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Where to buy GM Tech2 to replace the BCM on 98 Sonoma

If you are interested in GM Tech2 to replace the BCM on 98 Sonoma and would like to hear anyone’s feedback. Here we go.

Been there, done it. I’m happy with my purchase. I keep mine in an old 1980’s womens makeup case with multiple layers of 1″ foam rubber I got at wallyworld for cheap.

My Tech2 will not give ABS codes if the ABS light is on. Dumb because the ABS light won’t go out until you fix the problem. I bought an Innova 3030f from Obd2tool.com to over come that minor issue. Don’t get a 3030 a-e. They don’t read ABS. Some less honest sellers will tell you they do. And some think they can get $100 for one. Mine was new for $25.

BCM’s are real cheap in junkyards. If they want over $10 go somewhere else. They never sell any. and they work fine. Hint- call it the security module. Most are easy to get out. Just match the part number.

The Dongle thingy is the least of your worries if you intend to do programming, tho. You MUST have windows XP on your laptop. I installed it on my Dell as a second operating system. I tried doing a virtual OS with miserable results. I bought a DVD off ebay for $25 that had every version of XP on it. Since it is no longer supported, I guess it’s OK to sell copies now. My Dell E6400 came out just as XP was ending and Vista came out so all the drivers are available from Dell. Anything newer could be an issue. I’m running 7 and XP on it. Don’t think I’d try it with 10. Don’t trust it to not want to take over the other OS. The E6400 is a fast computer and was one of the most popular business laptops of it’s day. And very expensive new. I paid $200 for it.

The Tech2 is designed to work with a serial port. Remember them? You have to keep in mind the Tech 2 Scanner was introduced about the time Windows 95 and the first GUI and mouse were being added to PC’s, but old PC’s with serial ports are slugs.

Problem is connecting the Tech2 to a USB port on anything fast. It can be done, but ONLY, I repeat ONLY with a Tripp-Lite USA-19HS serial to USB adapter. It is the only one GM ever approved and the only one that will work. Amazon has them for around $27.

Tech 2 $270, Laptop $200, XP dvd $25, usb adapter $27. You’ll be all in for around $525.

Keep in mind this is a high end 2 way scanner. It’s not EFI Live or similar. You can’t do custom tunes or any of that stuff. But you aren’t spending near as much and EFI Live isn’t a scanner . If you want to both, you need both.

One more question, if it’s the first time that you want to buy GM TECH2 from China.

Look on the Saab forum. They have tons of info on Tech2 clones. When GM and told Saab the had to use more GM parts in their cars Saab stopped making cars and concentrated all their effort on their aircraft production. Since GM had sold Saabs in this country all the owners were left stranded because the dealerships didn’t want to service them since they no longer sold them.

A lot of Saab owners then started buying the Tech2 clones so they could do their own maintenance. From what I understand the Saabs we’re very dependent on the Tech2 for all kinds of modules that needed programming. Way more so than GM’s own vehicles.

I read a lot before ordering mine. Once in a while someone does get burned.

In reality when Bosch bought Vetronix they moved the manufacturing to China. They are still made in the same factories. The Chinese just kept making them after Bosch switched to the GM MDI and MDI 2.

Difference is Bosch isn’t getting the extra $2500 markup. I’m sure the Chinese are also now using cheaper components where they can since Bosch isn’t specifying what has to be used. Parts are currently available for them.

Here is what I got. The weird thing is they sent the original Bosche Discs but Burned copies of the Software but Burned copies of the Software. The AC/DC adapter is so generic it doesn’t even have a UPC code on it. I was actually very surprised by it all and DHL delivered a day early.

BTY, I got GM TECH2 from this shop:

http://www.obd2tool.com/goods-1568-GM+Tech2+GM+Scanner+-CANdi++TIS+(Works+for+GMSAABOPELSUZUKIISUZUHolden).html

I ordered one during their Chinese New Year Promotion. $239 not incl. shipping cost.

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The burned Cd is for the thumb drive. It contains TIS 2000. All the factory ECM programs thru 2007. It’s a hack so you don’t have to subscribe to GM’s online service ($55 for 2 days) to simply update to the latest program for a vehicle.

I found the stickers are a tiny bit too big for the recesses in the housing. You need to trim them before installation if you want it to look like a genuine Vetronix Tech 2.

The long grey line (no not West Point) is to connect to a serial port on antique laptops. That’s where the Tripp-Lite USA-19HS adapter comes in. You install the Tripp_Lite on your laptop, connect it to a USB port, connect the serial cable to the TL and the other end to the Tech2. There are 2 ports on the Tech 2 one is for the serial cable and the other is for a self test cable. The real little cable. The 2 ports are not the same even though the look very similar.

Don’t you think you get all info you want to know and enhance your confidence to order it.

How to disable Porsche 911 DRLs with Porsche PIWS2 Tester 2

Daytime Running lights (DRLs) sometimes are annoying. Professional Porsche OBD diagnostic software dealers are possible to disable them.

Hardware options:

Porsche PIWS2 Tester 2 V18.1 diagnostic system

AllScanner VXDIAG VCX-PLUS PIWS2 tester 2 V18.1 diagnostic tool

VXDIAG multi diagnostic tool for Porsche PIWS2 Tester

NOTE:
The function is only available in countries where daytime running lights are not mandatory. Look up the Porsche menu and confirm it has the DRLs disable option, In USA, daytime running lights are not mandatory while in some other countries like German Daytime running light does not.
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Instruction:

1)Setting the daytime running lights

Make sure the vehicle is in stationary or moving at walking speed when change the “Daytime Run Lights” function.

The dimmed headlights will always illuminate when the engine is running which indicates that the “Daytime Run. Lights” function is active.

This applies regardless of the light switch setting. The lighting for the instruments and switches is still switched on and off using the light switch regardless of the “Daytime Run. Lights” setting.

2) Install PIWS2 TESTER 2 software

Check obd2tool.com webpage to follow the Piwis tester 2 setup and software installation video instructions.

3) Click “INFO” Tab.

Hit “OPTION” button or click the icon of the same name in the deader

Select “Individual memory” option

Select “Light”

There are two options, activate and deactivate. Select “Daytime Run. Lights” to Deactivate().

How to use GM Tech2 to program GM Vans Cruise Control Unit

Car List:

2007-2009 Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac Torrent mid-size crossovers
2008-2009 GM full size Vans

Equipment:
GM Tech 2 Scanner /Tech2 OBDⅡdiagnostic scan tool
CANdi module
TIS2000 software CD +soft USB key
A laptop running Win XP home

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NOTE:
CANdi interface and TIS2000 software CD can be purchased separately. There are several Tech2 packages in obd2tool.com, like GM Tech2 with CANdi interface, GM Tech2 with 32 MB card and TIS2000 etc. You need to get the left stuff.

Programming cruise control with Tech 2 instruction:

Ⅰ Cruise Control Installation

Here are some picture instructions:

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Ⅱ BCM programming

1. Turn the ignition to ON position
2. Connect the Tech 2 Scanner with vehicle via OBD port
3. Power up the Tech2 device. Enter the main menu
4. Select F1: Service Programming System
5. Select F0:Request Info
6. Select Continue with USB software key
7. Select vehicle model Chevrolet or Pontiac
8. Select vehicle year, like 2007
9. Select LD TRK, MPV, Incomplete
10. Select detail specific model: Equinox or Torrent
11. Follow the system prompts and select Continue with USB soft key
12. Click Yes to verify the displayed VIN and confirm it is correct
13. Turn the ignition OFF. Unplug the Tech2 scan tool from the vehicle.
14. Connect the Tech 2 to the TIS computer
15. Power up the Tech2 and start running the TIS software program
16. Select Diagnostic Tool: Car Diagnostic Tool Tech 2
17. Select Programming Process: Replace and Reprogram ECU
18. Select ECU location: Vehicle
19. Click Next until the VIN id displayed
20. Verify the VIN by click Yes and then click Next to continue.
21. Select Controller: BCM
22. Select Programming Type: Normal
There are 3 options in the program: System, Interior/Exterior Lighting and Power-train Control.
For System Select Calibration, choose #25828506-Steering Wheel Control UK3
For Interior/Exterior Lighting, choose #25828503(No Fog Lights) or #25828504(With Fog Lights)
For Power-train Control, choose #25828488-Cruise Control K34
23. Verify calibration files are correct, click Next to continue
24. When complete load data to Tech2 scanner, click Close
25. Disconnect TECH2 OBDⅡscanner from TIS2000 and vehicle
26. Turn the ignition ON and power up the Tech2 device.
27. Select F1: Service Programming System
28. Select F0: Program ECU. Verify the VIN is correct.
29. Follow the screen prompts and click Continue with USB soft key
30. Wait about 2 minutes to download the data. Then turn off the ignition for 10 sec.

Ⅲ BPP Sensor Calibration

31. Turn the ignition to ON
32. Click Continue with USB software key
33. Click Exit button to back to the Start menu and select F0-Daignostics
34. Select vehicle year: 2007
35. Select LD, MPV, Incomplete
36. Select vehicle model: Chevrolet Truck or Pontiac MPV
37. Select body: L Body
38. Select F3-Vehicle Control System
39. Select engine: (F)3.4L V6 LNJ
40. Select F2-Module Setup
41. Select Body Control Module
42. Select F0-BPP Sensor Calibration. Do not touch the brake pedal and insure that the vehicle is on park.
43. Click Continue with USB soft key. Press Exit button when all procedures are complete.

Ⅳ Primary Key Configuration

44. Select F1-Set Up SDM Primary Key in BCM, click Enter
45. Then the system will prompts: “Procedure Complete”, click Exit button
46. Turn the ignition OFF for 10sec and then start the engine
47. Back to TECH2 scanner main menu and select Diagnostics
48. Select vehicle year: 2007
49. Select LD, MPV, Incomplete
50. Select vehicle model: Chevrolet Truck or Pontiac MPV
51. Select body: L Body
52. Select F3-Vehicle Control Module
53. Select F0-Vehicle DTC Information
54. Select F0-DTC Display
55. Click View all DTCs with soft key, click Yes to Clear all DTCs.
56. Drive a road test to make sure the cruise control is working

VXDIAG VCX NANO for GMOpel with GDS2 Tech2Win

VXDIAG VCX NANO for GM/Opel/Vauxhall is finally available on obd2tool.com. The VXDIAG GM supports  GM Tech2Win and GDS2 software. It is the perfect replacement of original WIFI wireless GM MDI diagnostic scanner. It is fully compatible with applications that diagnose engines, transmissions, ABS, instrument panels and more.

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 Top features  of GM  VXDIAG VCX Nano:
1. Support: GM Tech2win 2.302, GDS2 v12.0.00835.  Can replace original GM MDI WIFI system.
2. Compatible with applications that diagnose engines, transmissions, ABS, instrument panels and more
3. Firmware upgradeable
4. Quick access to vehicle data for maintenance or management reports
5. Support both WIFI and USB connection
6. GDS2 updates received via TIS2Web.

VCX Nano GM Kit support both GDS & GDS2. GDS 2 works similar to the original GDS, easier and faster.

NOTE:  Expiration date problem was fixed, tech2win still showed 42 days, gds2 still showed 30days, do not need to make lease renewal every month.

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tech2 scanner will never be expiration, it always to display 42 days. Extra installed drivers and for Allscanner VXDIAG VCX NANO because it’s supported by GM Tech2Win.

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VXDIAG VCX NANO for GM/OPEL FEATURES:
* Fully compatible with SAE-J2534-1 & SAE-J2534-2
* USB vehicle-to-PC connectivity
* All current and most legacy vehicle protocols: CAN, UART, KW2000, Class2, GM LAN, etc.
* Supports Windows? XP
* CE and FCC compliance for hardware
* Firmware Updatable

COMPATIBLE SOFTWARE:

* Support PC-based diagnostics with rollout of the Global Diagnostic System GDS & GDS2
* Support GM TIS2WEB online Service Programming System (SPS)
* Support Tech2Win application to offering a larger screen with all of the Tech 2 tool functionality
Global Diagnostic System (GDS & GDS2)

* New Diagnostic Application Software required for all GM Global Architecture (Global A) Vehicles.
* GDS & GDS2 is software which runs on a specific PC. Updates received via TIS2Web.

VCX Nano GM Kit support both GDS & GDS2. GDS 2 works similar to the original GDS. easier and faster

GDS 2 provides the following capabilities in multiple languages:

* Read codes, code status, Freeze Frame data and Clear Codes.
* Read VIN, ECU part numbers and software numbers.
* Record, store and replay Stored data.
* Control and monitor Output Control functions.
* Configure and Reset functions.
* Record or display history of the previous vehicle diagnostic sessions.

Service Programming System (SPS)

* passthrough programming on GM past model and Global A vehicles
* Increase reprogramming speed 20-70% and get ready to service new models

For pass-through programming of electronic control units on all vehicles built since 1996 and future model releases. The VCX Nano Prime GM KIT is between 20% and 70% faster than Tech 2.For example, on a new Tahoe hybrid with 7 ECUS, it would normally take 2 full hours to reprogram. But, with VCX Nano the process is completed in just 45 minutes. That’s a 64% difference and means you could service 10vehicles rather than 4in an 8-hour day! The potential to increase revenues is dramatic.

New Vehicles Model list

VCX Nano Prime GM KIT is the only full-spectrum diagnostic and reprogramming tool capable of servicing new Delta and Epsilon vehicles (with auxiliary CAN bus that cannot be serviced by Tech2).Below  is the list of vehicles being delivered this year that will rely exclusively on this tool for service.

Tech2Win Function

Tech2Win, an application version of the tech 2 scan tool and CANdi (Control Area Network diagnostic interface) moduleTech2Win can be used during a vehicle road test, offering a larger screen with all of the Tech 2 tool functionality. The Tech2Win application offers all of the features and functions of the Tech 2 for Opel, Saab etc.

GM Tech2 Self Test Instruction

1 insert gm card into card slot of Tech 2 Scanner

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2 Connect self-test adapter with Auto Scanner Tool Tech2, then power on machine

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3 Enter Main menu then choose F4: tool options

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4 Choose F3: SELF-TEST

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5 Press “Exist” to continue

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6 Choose Tech 2 self-test

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7 Automated VCI

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8 VCI self-test result

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Latest Version VCDS V18.2 VAG COM V18.2 Cable Updated

VCDS VAG-COM V18.2 HEX+CAN USB interface For VW Audi Seat Skoda released.

VCDS V18.2 Ross-Tech VCDS 18.2 Original Plan VCDS VAG-COM 18.2 support update online. Obd2tool.com share VCDS 18.2 Original Plan VCDS VAG COM Cable V18.2 VCDS Software Download.

http://www.ross-tech.com/vcds/download/current.php

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Release VCDS V18.2 VAG-COM Cable:
Software Version: V18.2
Hardware Version: V1.96

Support Multi-language: English, French, German, Russian, Italian, Swedish, Danish, Czech, polish, Dutch, Hungarian, Portuguese, Spanish, Slovenia, Romania

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Support Car Brand: VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda VAG Group vehicles

OS requirement:Windows 7, 8, and 10 (both 32-bit and 64-bit)

VAG COM VCDS Release 18.2 VCDS Software Download:

http://www.ross-tech.com/vcds/download/current.php

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The 18.2 VCDS Kable compatible with VCDS 12.12, VCDS 17.1.3 till VCDS 17.8.0 all version VCDS software for VAG-COM cable. If custom have VCDS VAG COM Purchase from obd2tool.com, just download VCDS 18.2 software to update directly.

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Hardware display

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