The Abrites diagnostics for VW/Audi/Seat/Skoda is a software application designed to provide basic and advanced diagnostic functionality for the vehicles of the VAG group – Audi, Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda and Bentley (some Lamborghini and Porsche models are also included).

The comprehensive software interface and nearly unlimited capabilities make it a leader in the aftermarket diagnostics world.

Apart from the features of the basic diagnostics, including reading and clearing of diagnostic trouble codes, module identification and extended identifications, coding, module software updates, custom requests and more, the Abrites diagnostics for VAG can perform almost any action available using the additional special functions. Such options include key learning for almost every model produced by Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda and Bentley regardless of the immobilizer, cluster or ECU type. These functions are simple to use and have guidance and explanation for every step of every procedure in situations where only one key needs to be added or all keys are lost. Compared to main dealer tools the procedures are easier, faster and more cost effective.

However key learning is not the only field of advanced diagnostics where the Abrites diagnostics for VAG excels. Module adaptation is another part of the software where there is simply nothing that comes close. When an electronic module in a vehicle from the VAG group fails in the majority of cases even main dealers replace the module with a brand new one. On the other end of the scale you have the Abrites Diagnostics for VAG which can replace most modules with used ones. You can perform reading and updating of flash and EEPROM from the modules allowing complete exchange.

The Abrites diagnostics for VAG can also perform mileage recalibration for most modules as well.

When a second hand module needs to be adapted the situation is often such that it comes from a car with different odometer readings. In these cases the Abrites diagnostics for VAG can adapt the odometer readings of the modules in order for them to become a complete part of the vehicle.

Depending on our customer's field of expertise we can provide different solutions.

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The Abrites diagnostics for VW/Audi/Seat/Skoda requires the usage of the Abrites Vehicle Diagnostics Interface in order to interface between the computer, where the software is installed and the vehicle.


  • 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 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
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

- 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.

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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