The Abrites Diagnostics for VAG is a well established tool and it is one of the ground stones for the Abrites Company. Throughout the past 15 years we have developed the most complete aftermarket tool for all the vehicles from the VAG Group. Using the Abrites Diagnostics for VAG customers can support vehicles ranging from the youngtimer Golf III all the way to the Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Continental from last week.


General diagnostics

We support all diagnostic features that the OEM tools support such as reading and clearing of Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs), when reading the codes you will see all the available information in them at a dealer level. At this point you can generate a scan report for the customer of before and after you started work with the car so that the customer can know with 100% certainty that their car was properly serviced after it leaves your workshop. We can allow easy access to live data which can be monitored in a grid view where multiple parameters from each module can be viewed and analyzed simultaneously. This is very handy for troubleshooting and problem finding which is most of what a diagnostician does. For example we can monitor all the functionality of 3, 4, 5,6, 8, 10, 12 and 16 cylinder cars at the same time together with A/F ratios, sensors, temperature and so on at the same time. Actuator testing is something extremely useful which we have developed for basically every car in the VAG lineup. You can easily discover faulty sensors by turning them on and off on demand with the car working and also without. This saves days in troubleshooting a hidden problem with a simple click. Using the Abrites Diagnostics for VAG you can easily update original .frf and .sgo flash files which allows you to update the cars as per all the factory newsletter recommendations and service requirements where there is a service required update or if the car's operation can be optimized with a newer version of the .frf and .sgo files. Also if you have a custom file of these types you can write it to the vehicle in case you are a tuning specialist. The software is fully compliant with all of the K-line, KWP, CAN and UDS protocols within the VAG vehicles and also the diagnostics would allow advanced users to perform custom requests to each of the modules in the vehicles. DPF off is another function available for all diesel vehicles using EDC16 (by OBD) and EDC17 (by Internal memory dump). Coding functions are available for a vast variety of modules and options can be coded anywhere in the vehicles - clusters, ABS module, Transmission Control Modules and ELVs, etc. All this combined makes the Abrites diagnostics for VAG a complete solution with possibly the largest coverage of vehicles and functionality.

Supported standard diagnostics features:

- Reading and clearing of Diagnostic Trouble Codes ( comprehensive explanation of the errors and full information provided for each DTC).

- Live data - multiple parameters in real time from any of the modules in the vehicle.

- Actuator testing for quick and certain vehicle troubleshooting.

- Scan reports for full customer service and reassurance.

- Flashing and Coding options for vehicles throughout the VAG Group range, DPF OFF options for Chip tuning and optimization.

- Custom requests for advanced users.

A complete "one tool solution" for all your Volkswagen/ Audi/ Seat/ Skoda/ Bentley/ Lamborghini needs. No tokens and hidden costs. Just the AVDI interface, software and AVDI required


  • Extracting security access codes (PIN) by OBDII
  • Programming keys by OBDII. Preparation of dealer keys.
  • Mileage recalibration by OBDII
  • Clearing crash data DTCs by OBDII
  • Read/Program flash memory of engine control units by OBDII. Options for resetting the number of flashing attempts.
  • Exchange speed limit of MMI-TV system
  • Coding calculator - supported short/long coding
  • Synchronization/Adaptation KESSY and ELV

Standard diagnostic functions:

Special functions

Extracting and displaying immobilizer related data by diagnostic. Ability for alignment of immobilizer related data – cluster/ecu. Displaying immobilizer related data from dump of flash and eeprom of micronas mcu in IPC

  • Read/Program memory of instrument cluster immobilizer
  • Read/Update immobilizer related data
  • Read/Update immobilizer data in VDO dashboards with NEC microcontroller (2009+) by OBDII

Reading and updating internal control module configuration memory by diagnostic. Extracting and recalibration security access code, PIN, component security bytes, current unit mileage value by K-line, CAN bus and UDS. Emergency start for engine control units EDC15, ME7.x.x.

  • Cluster CAN - With this function you can establish disgnostic session with the instrument cluster using KWP2000 over TP2.0 or UDS. You can Read/Update odometer value; Read PIN code. Supported types are:- VDO/MM/Visteon -2007 (CAN TP2.0)- VDO with NEC μC 2009+ (CAN UDS)- JCI with NEC μC and 95320 EEPROM (CAN UDS)- Magneti Marelli with 9S12 μC (CAN UDS)- A8(4H)/A7(4G)/A6(4G)/Touareg(7P) with 95320 EEPROM (CAN UDS)
  • Cluster calibration completely by OBD for Audi A6/A7 (4G), Audi A8 (4H), VW Touareg (7P) available with the VN010 function for cars produced after 2010+
  • Cluster K-Line - With this function you can establish disgnostic session with the Instrument cluster via K-Line (KWP1281 or KWP2000); You can Read/update odometer value; Read PIN code; Read/Update ConfData; Read ROM/Flash from the Instrument cluster; Automatic removing of "DEF error" for Audi A4 instrument cluster BOSCH RB8. Supported types are:- VDO66/86, Motometer- External Immobilizer - LT, VW GOL, VW O GOL( Kostal ), Siemens 6 PIN HC05 Immo/TMS- Audi A4 B5 with/without board computer -1997- Audi A6 -1997- Audi A8 -1999- Magneti Marelli - Shadow 1/2/3/Direct- VW Sharan/Galaxy -2000- Audi A4 Bosch RBx/RB4/RB4 Crypto/RB8 Crypto 2004+- Golf 4 Bosch RBx- VW Phaeton/Touareg, Bentley Continental, Porsche Cayenne- Seat Exeo Bosch RB8 Crypto 2008+- Lamborghini Gallardo -2005/2005+
  • Reading security access code of the IMMOBILIZER by CAN bus
  • Read/Update ConfData (VAG-EDC15x, VAG-ME7.1.1, VAG-ME7.1, VAG-ME7.5, VAG-Cartronic ME7.8.) - Extracting Security access code / PIN (EDC15, ME7.x, VAG-Cartronic ME7.8) - Extracting Component security bytes (EDC15, ME7.x, VAG-Cartronic ME7.8)- Mileage Calibration (EDC15, EDC16)

Extracting and displaying PIN code, control module configuration memory content, component security data from engine control units EDC16, MED9.x, Simos PPD 1.1/1.5, Magneti Marelli 4HV,7GV. Emergency start for engine control units EDC16. The whole EEPROM could be read for EDC15/ME7/EDC16. For MED9, EDC17 and Simos engine control units only the PIN/CS/MAC is displayed.

Advanced Diagnostic Functionality - Ability to manage stored crash data and configuration memory of electronic control unit. Read/Update Config Data of airbag control units Siemens (CAN bus - ISO15765). Audi A6/Q7/Allroad, VW Golf5..., Skoda Octavia II ..., Seat Altea ... With this special function you can Read/Update ConfData memory of the airbag module. Clear the crash data of the airbag module. Covered units for Read/Update ConfData:
1. All Siemens CAN Airbags 2003-2008 like 4F0959655B (Audi A6/Q7/Allroad 2003-2008),
1K0909605AB, 1K0909605C, 1K0909605AD, etc...
2. K-Line Airbags (Siemens and Bosch) - 1C0 909 605 C, 8L0 959 655 A, 1J0 909 609, 6Q0 909
605 C,6Q0 909 605 A, 6Q0 909 605 B, 3B0 959 655 B, 1C0 909 605 F, 1C0 909 605 H, 1J0 909
607, 1J0 909 603, 4B0 959 655 C, 4B0 959 655 J, 4D0 959 655 C, 8L0 959 655 F,8A0 959 655
C, 8A0 959 655 K, 8A0 959 655 K, 4D0 959 655 H, 8D0 959 655 C, 8D0 959 655 L

Extracting by diagnostic and displaying PIN, component security data and MAC – EDC17, MED17

Guided key adaptation functions, preparation keys suitable for the vehicle (dealer’s keys). Included are also Audi A6, Audi Q7, Audi Allroad, VW Crafter(with EDC16 ECU), VW Passat, (BCM2 based vehicles are supported only with the help of ABProg*)

This function will allow adaptation of used electronic control units in the vehicle. Audi A8, A6, Q7,Allroad, A4, A5, Q5.
Component protection generation 1:
Audi A4/A5/Q5 2008+
07 - Control Head (MMI2G)
0E - Media Player 1 (MP3 CD Changer 2G)
1E - Media Player 2 (MP3 CD Changer 2G)
Audi A6/Q7 2004-2009
07 - Control Head (MMI2G)
09 - Central electric (ILM Fahrer) 
0E - Media Player 1 (MP3 CD Changer)
1E - Media Player 2 (MP3 CD Changer)
18 - Auxilary Heater 
4F - ILM Front passenger (ILM Beifahrer) 
06 - Seat Memory Passenger
36 - Memory module (driver's seat)
47 - DSP Bang & Olufsen
47 - DSP Bose

07 EZS Kessy and MMI modules added across the Generation I

Audi A8 - 2003-2010
07 - Control Head (MMI2G)
0E - Media Player 1 (MP3 CD Changer 2G)
1E - Media Player 2 (MP3 CD Changer 2G)
17 - Instrument Cluster - By OBDII
15 - Airbag
08 - Climatronic / Auto HVAC
06 - Seat Memory Passenger
36 - Memory module (driver's seat)
46 - Comfort module
47 - DSP Bang & Olufsen 
47 - Bose
4F - ILM Front passenger ((ILM Beifahrer)

Component protection generation 2
EZS-Kessy         Audi A6/Q7 2004-2009 by OBDII
Comfort module     Audi A6/Q7 2004-2009 by OBDII
Climantronic         Audi A6/Q7 2004-2009 by OBDII
Airbag            Audi A6/Q7 2004-2009 by OBDII
Airbag          Audi A4/A5/Q5 2008+ from Bosch by OBDII
Instrument cluster    Audi A6/Q7 2004-2009 by OBDII
Instrument Cluster    Audi A4/A5/Q5 2008+ by OBDII
Infotainment electr.  Audi A4/A5/Q5 2008+ by OBDII

09-Central electric module with Quorriva MCU

- All other modules (e.g. DSP) with component protection generation 2
for A6/Q7 2004-2009 and A4/A5/A5 possible only if you have dump from gateway from where module was originaly build

Adaptation of engine control units to the vehicle - EDC16, EDC17, MED17, MED9, Simos PPD, ME7.5.20, ME7.5.30. Kessy - Audi A8/VW Touareg/Phaeton. Comfort module - VW Passat B6/CC. Transmission gearbox - Audi A6/Q7/Allroad/A8. EZS Kessy - Audi A6/Q7/Allroad. BCM2 immobilzier and Electronic Steering Lock (ELV) - Audi A4, S4, RS4, A5,S5, RS5, A6, A7, A8, Q5 / VW Touareg.

Reworked the procedure for adaptation Immo III/Immo IV ECU/TCU (VN005). Adapting the devices without using EM003 emulator.

Full access to the memory through boot-mode (CAN bus)

Read/Update EDC17/MED17 eeprom/flash memoryRead PIN/CS/MACMake immobilizer bypass ( in the eeprom and in the flash)Recalibration of control unit mileage for ECUs - EDC17/MED17Transfer PIN/CS/MAC from one EDC17/MED17 to anotherFix the check sums in flash.

The function is dedicated explicitly to read the PIN and CS of the EDC17/MED17 engine control units. With this function is possible to read even engine control units 2012+ which are with
updated software and is not possible to read normally by OBDII.With this special function the EDC17/MED17 is not read through OBDII – you should have direct connection to the engine
control unit. It is possible to make this on the table, you need to connect only 12V, GND, Ignition, CAN-H and CAN-L. It is possible to read the ECU also in the car, but you need to find
somewhere the CAN-H (orange-black) and CAN-L (orange-brown) wires. So connect them to the AVDI and you will be able to read the engine control units.

NOTE: This function requires internet access

This function is dedicated to adapt the transmission control unit (TCU) to the immobilizer (BCM2). For that purpose is necessary first to read the TCU. The TCU is not possible to be read by OBDII,
but is possible to read it when you connect the TCU on the table, or when you connect the AVDI to the internal CAN-Bus of the car.
To read from the internal CAN-Bus, find the orange/black and orange/brown CAN wires and make the following connection of the AVDI:
- orange/black <-> CAN-H (PIN6 of the OBDII)
- orange/brown <-> CAN-L (PIN14 of the OBDII)
- Ground <-> GND (PIN4 of the OBDII)
- 12V <-> 12V (PIN16 of the OBDII)

NOTE: This function requires internet access

The function is dedicated to odometer recalibration for VAG vehicles based on the MQB platform manufactured after 2014. In the table below, you will be able to find the currently supported models. 

Audi A3/S3 2014+ Audi Q2
Seat LEON 07.2014+ Skoda FABIA/OCTAVIA III 07.2014+
Skoda RAPID 06.2015+ Skoda KODIAQ/SUPERB III
Seat IBIZA/ATECA/TOLEDO 06.2015+    Volkswagen Golf 7/Polo/Tiguan II/Touran II 07.2014+
Volkswagen Crafter 2017+ Volkswagen Passat B8

Please be aware that for the moment only Continental/VDO instrument clusters are supported. 

The Abrites Diagnostics for VAG allows the users to program keys to VAG vehicles based on the MQB platform (2014+) using the ZN002 PROTAG Programmer. This means that customers can program both NEW KEYS as well as keys previously programmed to the vehicle. A list of the supported models can be found below:

Audi A3/S3 2014+ Audi Q2
Seat LEON 07.2014+ Skoda FABIA/OCTAVIA III 07.2014+
Skoda RAPID 06.2015+ Skoda KODIAQ/SUPERB III
Seat IBIZA/ATECA/TOLEDO 06.2015+    Volkswagen Golf 7/Polo/Tiguan II/Touran II 07.2014+
Volkswagen Crafter 2017+ Volkswagen Passat B8

N.B. Vehicles with JCI instrument clusters and virtual cockpits ARE NOT supported for the moment. 

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