If you have a Volkswagen Golf 7 or another car that supports the VAG-COM Diagnostic System (VCDS), you might want to use the Autodia K509 USB adapter to perform some coding or diagnostic tasks. However, you might encounter some problems when trying to use the VCDS Pro software with this adapter, as it is not an original product from Ross-Tech, the developer of VCDS.
In this article, we will show you how to use Autodia K509 with VCDS Pro software without buying expensive software packages or cracking the software. You will need a Windows PC, an internet connection, and a USB cable to connect the adapter to your car.
Step 1: Download and Install VCDS Pro Software
The first step is to download and install the latest version of VCDS Pro software from the official website of Ross-Tech. You can find it here: https://www.ross-tech.com/vcds/download/index.php. You will need to register and provide some information about your car and adapter before you can download the software.
After downloading the software, run the installer and follow the instructions on the screen. You will need to accept the license agreement and choose a location for the software. You will also need to install the USB drivers for your adapter. The installer will guide you through this process.
Step 2: Connect Autodia K509 to Your Car and PC
The next step is to connect the Autodia K509 adapter to your car and PC. Make sure your car is turned off and the ignition is off. Plug the adapter into the OBD-II port of your car, which is usually located under the dashboard on the driver's side. Then, plug the USB cable into the adapter and your PC.
Turn on your car and start the VCDS Pro software on your PC. You should see a screen like this:
Click on \"Options\" and then select \"Test\" to check if your adapter is recognized by the software. You should see a message like this:
If you see \"Interface Status: OK\", then your adapter is working properly. If you see \"Interface Status: Not found!\", then there might be a problem with your USB drivers or your adapter. Try reinstalling the drivers or using a different USB port.
Step 3: Perform Coding or Diagnostic Tasks
Now that your adapter is connected and recognized by the software, you can perform various coding or diagnostic tasks with your car. For example, you can access different modules of your car, such as engine, transmission, airbag, ABS, etc., and read or modify their settings. You can also scan for fault codes, clear them, or perform basic settings.
To access a module, click on \"Select\" and then choose the module from the list. You will see a screen like this:
Here you can see some information about the module, such as part number, coding, security access code, etc. You can also click on different buttons to perform different functions, such as \"Fault Codes\", \"Measuring Blocks\", \"Output Tests\", etc.
To modify a setting of a module, you will need to enter its security access code first. You can find these codes online or in some forums. For example, here is a list of some codes for Golf 7: https://www.golf7freunde.de/index.php/Thread/1044-VCDS-Codierungsliste-Golf-7/. aa16f39245