VAG COM VCDS Diagnostic Cable – OBD K Line

VAG COM VCDS Diagnostic Cable – OBD K Line

(7 customer reviews)


Our VAG COM cable is a high quality interface that works with the VCDS software for VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda vehicles from 1995 – 2005 (Newer models see here). The software will allow you to find & clear faults, view vehicle data and become a full diagnostic tool if you have the correct level . The free/lite version only gives you limited options and these are listed below. It has the 16 Pin OBD2 style plug.

  • Suitable for VCDS Lite Software
  • Suitable for Australian VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda
  • Fully suitable for years 1995 – 2005 vehicles
  • Quality FTDI FT232RL chip not cheap clone
  • Support all the diagnostic communication protocols needed
  • Read & Clear DTC trouble codes, Read Control Modules, Code Modules, Adaptions
  • Dual K-line Support

NOTE: NOT Compatible with CAN BUS vehicles (these are all 2008+ VW/Audi group vehicles)
If you have a newer 2005+ VW Audi then check out this tool here.

Express Shipping Available = 2 – 3 Days for $9.90

Otherwise Free Shipping = 3 – 8 Days.

Easy Return Policy and Quick Support Always Provided. 



Software link here:

Plug in your VAG Come cable and install the VCDS and you will be away to diagnose your Audi, VW or Skoda.

Functions Available for VCDS-Lite 1.2 (unregistered free version):

  • Control Unit Info
  • Read Diagnostic Trouble Codes*
  • Clear Diagnostic Trouble Codes
  • Close Controller
  • Code Module
  • Measuring Blocks (read various Control Module data in real-time)
  • Data Logging*
  • Single Readings
  • Adaptations*
  • Logins
  • View Readiness
  • Dual K-line Support
  • Control Module Finder

*Limitations of Free Version:

  • VCDS-Lite will display all diagnostic trouble code numbers but may not provide information for all diagnostic trouble codes
  • Freeze frame is not available
  • Adaptations of the first 9 Adaptation Channels available
  • Adaptations Save Function and Help Charts are not available
  • Data logging of groups 001-025 only

Important: If you have a 2003+ newer model, check to see if your car has a CAN connection.

Some of the compatible vehicles include:


  • 1993-1999 Golf/GTI/Jetta (A3)
  • 1999.5-2005 Golf/GTI/Jetta (A4)
  • 1998-2010 Beetle (A4) (Note: CAN is required for generic OBDII diagnostics)
  • 1995-2003 Cabrio (A3)
  • 1995-1997 Passat (B4)
  • 1998-2005 Passat (B5/B5.5)
  • Touareg (7LA older pre-facelift model only)
  • Phaeton (3D2/3D8 older pre-facelift model only)
  • 1996-2004 Transporter / Eurovan / Winnebago Rialta
  • 1990-1992 Corrado G60 (A2)
  • 1992-1995 Corrado SLC (A2)


  • 2000-2006 TT Coupe/Roadster (A4)
  • 1996-2001.5 A4 and 2000-2002 S4/RS4 (B5)
  • 2002-2005 A4 , 2004 S4 , 2004-2005 A4/S4 Cabriolet (B6)
  • 1992-1997 100 / A6 and 1992-1995 S4 / S6 (C4)
  • 1998-2004 A6 / S6 / RS6 (C5)
  • 1990-1994 200/V8 (D1)
  • 1997-2003 A8 and 2001-2003 S8 (D2)

Note that OBD2 Australia will not be held liable for any damage this cable and software may cause to your computer or your vehicle. As you are dealing with free, outdated and unsupported software, support will only be provided for the hardware (the cable). Installation and usage of this free software is at your own risk. We do not provide activation keys for it as well.

7 reviews for VAG COM VCDS Diagnostic Cable – OBD K Line

  1. Rod C.

    Quick delivery and product performs as expected, thanks

  2. Charlie Simcock

    Have not tried it yet, won’t be able to until COVID 19 settles down

    • Ben

      Hi Charlie, Hopefully it is all over sooner rather than later. Stay safe. Cheers, The OBD2 Team

  3. Matt

    Great product. Great customer service. I will definitely be shopping with them again.

  4. Stephen L.

    4 stars for the VagCom cable, as I’m sure it works OK, but I found the driver install info a bit poor. However, 5 STARS for service, as I returned the device for a refund, and this was processed quickly by the company. Very impressed and would deal with them again.

  5. Neil B.

    Easy pick up and works a treat

  6. Dave

    Fast delivery and works great. A+

  7. Ian Price

    Had to download the driver from ftti on my win 10 64bit laptop, no big deal. Worked perfectly with FreeSSM and romraider on a 2005 Subaru liberty (actually a UK legacy grey import) 3.0 H6

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