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Hi all,

Very new to VCDS use. I purchased last week and started playing with it on my two TDI's. I have some questions regarding my auto scans on my 98 and 02 Jetta's

Here is the 02 scan:

Code:
Tuesday,18,November,2014,17:36:42:37813
VCDS -- Windows Based VAG/VAS Emulator
VCDS Version: 14.10.0.0
Data version: 20141022


VIN: 3VWSP69M82M099452   License Plate: 6RHX503
Mileage: 327240km-203337mi   Repair Order: 



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Chassis Type: 9M (9M - VW Jetta IV (1998 > 2014))
Scan: 01 02 03 08 09 15 16 17 19 22 29 35 36 37 39 46 47 55 56 57
          75 76
 
VIN: 3VWSP69M82M099452   Mileage: 327240km-203337miles
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Address 01: Engine        Labels: 038-906-012-AGR.lbl
   Part No: 038 906 012 FD
   Component: 1,9l R4 EDC G420SG  4102  
   Coding: 00002
   Shop #: WSC 00066  
   VCID: 57B38575B59ED1997E1-4B18
   3VWSP69M82M099452     VWZ7Z0A4185576

No Faults Found
  or DTCs not supported by controller
  or a communication error occurred

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Address 03: ABS Brakes        Labels: 1C0-907-37x-ABS.lbl
   Part No: 1C0 907 379 J
   Component: ABS FRONT MK60      0103  
   Coding: 0004097
   Shop #: WSC 00028 000 00000
   VCID: 31671BEDABBAEFA9D05-5178

No fault code found.

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Address 15: Airbags        Labels: 6Q0-909-605-VW5.lbl
   Part No: 6Q0 909 605 F
   Component: 04 AIRBAG VW6  0202 0004  
   Coding: 12340
   Shop #: WSC 00066  
   VCID: 3A753CC126CC2CF161F-513C

No Faults Found
  or DTCs not supported by controller
  or a communication error occurred

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Address 16: Steering wheel        Labels: 1J0-907-487-A.lbl
   Part No: 1J0 907 487 A
   Component: Lenkradelektronik   0003  
   Coding: 00118
   Shop #: WSC 00028  
   VCID: 2F631D95ED8EF959C61-5248

No fault code found.

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Address 17: Instruments        Labels: 1J0-920-xx5-17.lbl
   Part No: 1J0 920 906 L
   Component: KOMBI+WEGFAHRSP VDO V62  
   Coding: 07232
   Shop #: WSC 00000  
   VCID: 31671BEDFBBAEFA9D05-513C
   3VWSP69M82M099452     VWZ7Z0A4185576

No fault code found.

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Address 19: CAN Gateway        Labels: 6N0-909-901-19.lbl
   Part No: 6N0 909 901 
   Component: Gateway K<->CAN    0001  
   Coding: 00006
   Shop #: WSC 00028  
   VCID: 70E1DEE93030A6A19FB-513C

No fault code found.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 46: Central Conv.        Labels: 1C0-959-799.lbl
   Part No: 1C0 959 799 C
   Component: 1H Komfortgerát HLO 0003  
   Coding: 00258
   Shop #: WSC 00028  
   VCID: 377325F515DE31999E1-4B18

   Subsystem 1 - Part No: 1C1959801A
   Component: 1H Tõrsteuer.FS KLO 0002  

   Subsystem 2 - Part No: 1C1959802A
   Component: 1H Tõrsteuer.BF KLO 0002  

   Subsystem 3 - Part No: 1C0959811A
   Component: 1H Tõrsteuer.HL KLO 0002  

   Subsystem 4 - Part No: 1C0959812A
   Component: 1H Tõrsteuer.HR KLO 0002  

No Faults Found
  or DTCs not supported by controller
  or a communication error occurred

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Address 56: Radio        Labels: 3B7-035-1xx-56.lbl
   Part No: 3B7 035 180 G
   Component:    Radio ZSW        0020  
   Coding: 00031
   Shop #: WSC 00003  
   VCID: 2449E2B9B4484A012B3-513C

No fault code found.

End-------------------------(Elapsed Time: 05:10)--------------------------

Here is the 98 scan:Wednesday,26,November,2014,12:01:53:37813

Code:
VCDS -- Windows Based VAG/VAS Emulator
VCDS Version: 14.10.0.0
Data version: 20141022


VIN: 3VWRF81H8WM128787   License Plate: 6TAU514
Mileage: 245747   Repair Order: spunky



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Chassis Type: 1H - VW Golf/Vento III (1992 > 1999)
Scan: 01 02 03 08 12 15 25 41 56
 
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Address 01: Engine        Labels: 028-906-021-AHU.lbl
   Part No: 028 906 021 JB
   Component: 1,9l R4 EDC  G00SG  1457  
   Coding: 00002
   Shop #: WSC 00066  
   VCID: 58B18649B880DEE177B-4B18

No fault code found.
Readiness: N/A

End-------------------------(Elapsed Time: 02:07)--------------------------

My question is: the 98's scan only shows one scan block. In the second line of this scan it shows 9 blocks. Does this mean for this year there are 9 options, of which I only have one. Or did I do something wrong?

Thanks in advance for any help.

BTW--my apologies for posting the scan results incorrectly.
 
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Very new to VCDS use. I purchased last week and started playing with it on my two TDI's.
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My question is: the 98's scan only shows one scan block. In the second line of this scan it shows 9 blocks. Does this mean for this year there are 9 options, of which I only have one. Or did I do something wrong?
Welcome! Could go either way. You have some repeated issues in your '02 scan...

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[COLOR="#FF0000"][B]No Faults Found
  or DTCs not supported by controller
  or a communication error occurred
[/B][/COLOR]
... that indicates VCDS may be struggling with communication or timing issues. What sort of interface did you buy, and what kind of PC are you running it on? Some of this stuff is very timing-sensitive and can struggle on very old laptops (or laptops with too much junk running).

On the other hand...
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Chassis Type: 1H - VW Golf/Vento III (1992 > 1999)
Scan: 01 02 03 08 12 15 25 41 56
Edit: Actually, what's going on is you picked the wrong chassis type. Use the 9M chassis type just like you did for the '02. There's stuff in there it should have found already, but there's a number of things it didn't even try because of that chassis type selection.

Jason
 
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I'm running on a macbook pro, using VMware. the cable is a K11-usb

So I can use the 9M chassis type on the 98?
 
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I'm running on a macbook pro, using VMware. the cable is a K11-usb
Well, that solves that. Running VCDS under VMware isn't supported, because you run into exactly this sort of problem. The communications protocol with the car is very, very sensitive to timing, and VMware messes with that. If you can dual-boot into Windows, that will generally work.

So I can use the 9M chassis type on the 98?
Yes. The 9M chassis covers model-year 1998 onward through 2005 in the US, and further elsewhere as the City Jetta or similar.

Edit: Checked based on Uwe's comment below, 1998 is a Mk3 and will have less diagnostic-capable stuff. Using the 9M chassis designation won't hurt anything, but it won't get back any additional results either. Not sure why VCDS shows it 1998 and forward, split should be in 1999... perhaps Mk4 was available overseas first?

Jason
 
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I'm running on a macbook pro, using VMware. the cable is a K11-usb
That would explain it. ;)

So I can use the 9M chassis type on the 98?
You can, but it would be a pointless waste of time. The only things in a US Mk.3 chassis that "talk" are:
01-Engine
02-Auto-Trans (if equipped)
03-ABS brakes (if equipped)
15-Airbags
56-Radio (only ~98.5 and newer, and only if it's stock and turned on)

Now my guess is that Jetta doesn't have an Auto Trans or ABS. So the only thing that's conspicuously absent on that car is your Airbag module. Looking for other modules that don't exist or simply aren't diagnostic-capable in that car would be an exercise in futility. Installing Boot Camp and booting Windows natively, or borrowing a PC that runs Windows natively might not be.

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That would explain it. ;)


You can, but it would be a pointless waste of time. The only things in a US Mk.3 chassis that "talk" are:
01-Engine
02-Auto-Trans (if equipped)
03-ABS brakes (if equipped)
15-Airbags
56-Radio (only ~98.5 and newer, and only if it's stock and turned on)

Now my guess is that Jetta doesn't have an Auto Trans or ABS. So the only thing that's conspicuously absent on that car is your Airbag module. Looking for other modules that don't exist or simply aren't diagnostic-capable in that car would be an exercise in futility. Installing Boot Camp and booting Windows natively, or borrowing a PC that runs Windows natively might not be.

-Uwe-
Yeah--it's a basic car, nothing fancy. I only wanted it for the engine diagnostics anyway. I do have air bags, so curious why it didn't recognize that module.

Well, that solves that. Running VCDS under VMware isn't supported, because you run into exactly this sort of problem. The communications protocol with the car is very, very sensitive to timing, and VMware messes with that. If you can dual-boot into Windows, that will generally work.


Yes. The 9M chassis covers model-year 1998 onward through 2005 in the US, and further elsewhere as the City Jetta or similar.

Edit: Checked based on Uwe's comment below, 1998 is a Mk3 and will have less diagnostic-capable stuff. Using the 9M chassis designation won't hurt anything, but it won't get back any additional results either. Not sure why VCDS shows it 1998 and forward, split should be in 1999... perhaps Mk4 was available overseas first?

Jason
Thanks for the feedback gentlemen. I was just being lazy, already had VMware installed. I'll install XP in bootcamp and run it natively. Will reinstalling VCDS make me run through the registration process again?
 
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Will reinstalling VCDS make me run through the registration process again?
Nope. For KII-USB, the physical interface is the license. You can run the VCDS desktop software on whatever PC you like.

Jason
 
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Good morning gents'

Another NUB question if you don't mind. Someone has offered to give me a net-book. Instead of purchasing new windows software, free is always better. Any problems running the software one it? It has the proper requirements and is running XP.

Thanks for you help.
 
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Some of the older netbooks with single-core Atom CPUs are starting to get a bit marginal on CPU power for current versions of VCDS.

-Uwe-
 
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Spiderman,

I also have a MacBook. What I have done, and it works well is install Boot Camp and then Windows 7. This allows the software direct access to the USB interface rather than having to depend on the VMWare or VirtualBox software to transfer it, and most of the information doesn't transfer fast enough through a virtual environment.
 
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