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How To Download And Install VCDS Release 12.12.2 For Windows [WORK]


How to Download and Install VCDS Release 12.12.2 for Windows




VCDS (VAG-COM Diagnostic System) is a software that allows you to diagnose and modify the settings of your Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, or Skoda car. With VCDS, you can access various control modules, read and clear fault codes, perform basic settings, coding, adaptations, output tests, and more.




How to Download and Install VCDS Release 12.12.2 for Windows



In this article, we will show you how to download and install VCDS release 12.12.2 for Windows, which is the latest version of the software as of December 2023. This version includes support for 2013 and early 2014 models, including those based on the VW MQB chassis (such as Golf Mk7, Audi A3 8V, Seat Leon 5F, etc.). It also adds support for even more UDS control module addresses, a new design for the Advanced Measuring Values screen, revised ODX and expanded ROD data sets for later models, and many other improvements and bug fixes.


Requirements




To use VCDS release 12.12.2, you will need the following:


  • A Windows PC running Windows 7, 8, 10, or 11 (both 32-bit and 64-bit). Earlier versions of Windows such as 2000, XP, and Vista might still work, but they are not officially supported by Ross-Tech.



  • A compatible interface between your PC and your car. You can use one of the Ross-Tech HEX series interfaces (HEX-NET, HEX-V2, HEX-USB+CAN) or a third-party interface that supports VCDS-Lite.



  • An internet connection to update the firmware of your interface (if using a HEX-NET or HEX-V2) and to download the software.



  • A car that is compatible with VCDS. You can check the application charts on the Ross-Tech website to see if your car is supported.



Download




To download VCDS release 12.12.2, follow these steps:


  • Go to the Ross-Tech website and click on the Download link at the top menu.



  • Scroll down to the Current Version section and click on the Download button next to VCDS Release 12.12.2.



  • Save the file VCDS-Release-12.12.0-Installer.exe to your PC.



Install




To install VCDS release 12.12.2, follow these steps:


  • Run the file VCDS-Release-12.12.0-Installer.exe and follow the prompts to allow it to install itself.



  • The installer will ask you if you wish to see a PDF of installation instructions. You can choose to view it or skip it.



  • You must install VCDS on your PCs hard disk. It may not work properly if you try running it directly from other media.



  • After the installation is complete, you can launch VCDS from your desktop or start menu.



Connect




To connect your car with VCDS release 12.12.2, follow these steps:


  • Connect your interface between your PC and your cars OBD-II port.



  • Turn on your cars ignition switch (no need to start the engine).



  • Start VCDS from your desktop or start menu.



  • Click on Options and select the correct communications port for your interface.



  • Use Test to confirm that VCDS can use the port and find the interface.



  • Click on Save.



Use




To use VCDS release 12.12.2, follow these steps:


  • Select Auto Scan or Control Modules from the main screen.



  • Select your car model and chassis from the drop-down menus.



  • Select a control module from the list or enter its address manually.



Select a function from the menu such as Fault Codes, Measuring Blocks, Basic c481cea774


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