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Ross-Tech Wiki, founded January 2006, is a wiki run by Ross-Tech, LLC for general information and detailed help on their 'factory level' VAG-COM Diagnostic System (VCDS™) – for use on all Volkswagen Group (VWAG) vehicles; which include Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, Seat, Škoda, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Lamborghini and Bentley. It can also be used on other vehicles which use a VW Group engine, such as the Ford Galaxy, Volkswagen Marine motor yacht engines, along with specialist equipment such as generators which use Volkswagen Industrial Engines. Due to the extensive nature and deep complexity of the VCDS tool, and the very real scope for causing permanent damage to cars (or associated equipment) due to inappropriate use of VCDS – creating and editing of wiki articles is normally only carried out by Ross-Tech staff (mainly Sebastian and Dana), although other trusted individuals may also be invited to edit. The content of the wiki (and its related website) is copyright protected by its creator, Ross-Tech LLC, and "VCDS" is its Registered Trademark.
The wiki compliments their online manual, and primarily consists of a comprehensive list of over 13,000 VWAG-specific Fault Codes also known as Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs); a detailed section of Control Module Maps (the specific detail contained within each individual 'Electronic Control Unit' or ECU); a selection of common procedures; and detailed diagnostic procedures for all models covered. It also gives a detailed walk-through on how to reset the Service Interval Display reminder (SID); how to perform an emergency regeneration of the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF); and basic settings tips for the 02E 6-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG); and gives a brief explanation of the 'PR' production option codes.
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- Ross-Tech.com – Ross-Tech home page and host site for the wiki
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- VCDS brochure (PDF)
- VCDS FAQ
- Ross-Tech VCDS YouTube channel
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