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What is the best original detailed scan to perform after purchasing a used car? The autoscan on the modules is great. But I thought there was a more detailed method to scan and save for a rainy day.

Any help would be great!

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Make control module maps at the same time.

Set Debug Level to 2 on the Options screen, then click [Apply] before runnint the Auto-Scan. Note the Debug Level is never saved, so you must do the Auto-Scan w/o exiting VCDS after setting this.

Also: Such a scan can take quite a while, so either use a beefy battery charger or do it with the engine running to avoid depleting the car's battery.

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Thanks Uwe, I was unaware of this feature. Any estimate of the time to complete this type of scan? ( 15, 30, 60 minutes? more? ) . I always use a battery charger , usually 5-10 amp setting.
 
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HEX-V2 interface for a MY17 Tiguan - 14 minutes (28 controllers).

Then for a car equipped with not so modern electronics - e.g. PQ25 based T6 Transporter - 28 minutes. The slow down mainly because of missing adaptation channels in some of the modules. There VCDS waits for a response for a second -- not long for a single one but as there are hundreds of them missing...

Anyways, yet another extremely useful function in the VCDS.
 
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Thanks Uwe, I was unaware of this feature. Any estimate of the time to complete this type of scan? ( 15, 30, 60 minutes? more? ) . I always use a battery charger , usually 5-10 amp setting.
It very much depends on the car, i.e. the number and type of control modules installed. I've seen it take ~45 minutes on some cars. Non-UDS modules tend to be quite slow on Adaptation maps since VCDS has no choice but to try to read all 255 possible channels in those modules. The last one I did was on a 2018 Tiguan -- NAR, SEL Premium, 34 addresses showing in the Gateway Installation List, but they're all UDS). It took 18:12.

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Thanks, Uwe I will try the "Set Debug Level to 2 on the Options screen" scan later today.
 
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I Set Debug Level to 2 and ran the autoscan on a 2018 Audi A4 Allroad. The size of the scan was no different than a regular default auto scan. The size was 22.0 kb. Can that be possible or did I not do it correctly?
 
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The size of the scan was no different than a regular default auto scan.
If done correctly, this generates separate map files for each control module; these will be located in your Logs sub-folder.

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Is there a video or a document that has the steps to these Logs sub-folder?
 
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I went to the C:\Ross-Tech\VCDS\Logs on the PC and there were no logs stored. Would this be the folder location?
 
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I see where the logs are and yes there are many. They are in the C:\Ross-Tech\VCDS\Logs folder. My mistake.

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