How to Download and Install VCDS 10.6 Deutsch for VAG-COM Diagnostic System
VCDS (VAG-COM Diagnostic System) is a software that allows you to diagnose and adjust various settings and parameters of Volkswagen Group vehicles. It can perform functions that are normally only available at official dealers, such as reading and clearing fault codes, output tests, basic settings, coding, adaptation, and more.
If you have a compatible interface (such as HEX, KEY, KII or Micro-CAN series) and a Windows PC, you can download and install VCDS 10.6 Deutsch for free from the official website of Ross-Tech, the developer of VCDS. In this article, we will show you how to do it step by step.
Step 1: Download VCDS 10.6 Deutsch
The first step is to download the self-installing distribution file of VCDS 10.6 Deutsch from the Ross-Tech website[^1^]. The file size is about 70 MB and it includes the VC-Scope and TDI Timing Checker plug-ins. You can also download a PDF of installation instructions from the same page.
VCDS 10.6 Deutsch works with Windows 7, 8, 10, and 11 (both 32-bit and 64-bit). However, it does not work on Windows 10 or 11 running in \"S mode\", because this mode prevents software from being installed from any source other than the Microsoft Store. If you wish to use VCDS on a computer that came with the \"S\" version of Windows, you'll have to switch it to run in Home or Pro mode.
Step 2: Install VCDS 10.6 Deutsch
The second step is to run the downloaded file and follow the prompts to install VCDS 10.6 Deutsch on your PC's hard disk. It is important to install VCDS on your hard disk and not on other media, such as a USB drive or a CD-ROM, because it may not work properly otherwise.
The installer will ask you if you want to see the PDF of installation instructions that we mentioned before. You can choose to open it or not. After that, the installer will copy the necessary files and create shortcuts on your desktop and start menu.
When the installation is complete, click \"Finish\" to exit the installer.
Step 3: Connect the interface and start VCDS 10.6 Deutsch
The third step is to connect an appropriate interface between your PC and your car. Make sure your car's ignition switch is ON, but you don't need to start the engine.
Then, start VCDS 10.6 Deutsch by clicking on the shortcut on your desktop or start menu. The program will open with a splash screen and then a main screen with various options.
Click on [Options] and select the correct communications port for your interface. You can use [Test] to confirm that the program can use the port and find the interface. Then click [Save].
Step 4: Use VCDS 10.6 Deutsch
The fourth step is to use VCDS 10.6 Deutsch to perform various diagnostic and adjustment functions on your car. You can access different functions by clicking on different buttons on the main screen.
For example, you can click on [Auto Scan] to scan all the control modules in your car and display their fault codes and other information. You can also click on [Select Control Module] to access a specific module and perform functions such as output tests, basic settings, coding, adaptation, etc.
You can also use other features of VCDS 10.6 Deutsch, such as viewing readiness codes, logging data, graphing values, checking TDI timing, etc.
Please refer to the PDF of installation instructions or the online manual for more details on how to use VCDS 10.6 Deutsch.
In this article, we have shown you how to download and install VCDS 10.6 Deutsch for VAG-COM Diagnostic System. We hope this guide was helpful for you and that you enjoy using aa16f39245