Ross-Tech VCDS HEX-V2 USB Package (Unlimited VIN)



                                             HEX-V2® – The new generation VCDS® interface!

                    Serious car diagnostics interfaces for Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda models!

The Ross-Tech VCDS package (previously known as VAG-COM or VAGCOM) turns your PC into a sophisticated VW/Audi diagnostic tool, that performs the functions of a factory VAG scan tools for VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda cars.

The Ross-Tech HEX-V2® interface is the new generation wired interface for VCDS, designed to replace the HEX-USB+CAN and Micro-CAN products.

The HEX-V2 is based on the technology of Ross-Tech’s revolutionary HEX-NET® interface, which was completely re-designed from the ground up to be faster, more secure and more versatile. The HEX-NET and HEX-V2 are the fastest interfaces Ross-Tech have ever sold. They can perform Auto-Scans on 2005 and later models up to 3 times faster than the HEX-USB+CAN interface.

The HEX-V2 is a wired USB interface, for the most reliable connections, but now features a user-replaceable USB cable.



The HEX-V2 is available in 3 versions:

  • “home user” version, with which use of advanced functions is limited to connection to 3 unique vehicles (3 VINs).
    Ideal for a household with one or two VAG cars to look after.
  • An “enthusiast” version, with which use of advanced functions is limited to connection to 10 unique vehicles (10 VINs).
    Ideal for hobbyists working on a number of VAG cars.
  • “professional” unlimited version, which may be used on as many cars as you wish.
    If you are in the motor trade, you should consider this package or the HEX-NET.VCDS Software InformationUsing VCDS on a Windows PC, you can:

    • read and clear fault codes from all systems within the car, e.g. engine, airbag, ABS, instruments, parking sensors etc.
    • view live data from the sensors within the car
    • reset service lights (both fixed and variable service intervals)
    • read stored and intermittent fault codes
    • graph and log live data with the car running
    • automatically read fault codes from all car systems in a single search
    • perform basic setting functions, adaptations and soft coding
    • activate service functions, such as Electronic Park Brake (EPB) to allow brake pad changes
    • supports bi-directional output test and component actuation

    VCDS software features:

    • over 25,000 fault code definitions
    • free software updates

    HEX-V2 Interface Information

    Official VCDS HEX-V2 interfaces from Ross Tech LLC, that work with:

    • VW/Audi/Seat/Skoda cars with the 16-pin diagnostic socket including models using CAN and UDS/ODX protocols (i.e. almost all from 1995 to Current Model Year)
    • VW MAN TGE Vans & Trucks 2017 onwards
    • Bentley Continental (3W) 2003+
    • Pre-1995 VW/Audi cars, when used with an additional 2×2 adapter (not included)

    Coverage Notes:
    The HEX-V2 packages do NOT offer Lamborghini coverage, which is only available with the HEX-NET.

    Also please note coverage for the Volkswagen Crafter / LT3 is not as comprehensive as other VAG models, as the diagnostics systems are based on the Mercedes Sprinter.
    Ross-Tech have some function information on this page, but if you require coverage for a specific function we would recommend posting a question on the Ross-Tech forums (including the VIN of the vehicle) before purchasing to check support.

    Package contents

    Packages include:

    • Genuine Ross-Tech VCDS HEX-V2 interface
    • USB link cable
    • VCDS HEX-V2 ‘Quick Start’ Guide
    • VCDS Software updates at no additional charge

    Please note that the HEX-V2 interface does not ship with software on CD – the full, licensed version of the software can be downloaded on receipt of the interface (full details provided with interface)

    Buy with confidence – V-Tech Ltd are an official VCDS UK distributor

    PC requirements

    The minimum system requirements for the VCDS software are:

    • Desktop, laptop or notebook PC
    • 1 GHz dual-core processor
    • 1 GB RAM
    • Windows Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (32 and 64 bit editions)
    • Approx. 100MB of hard disk space
    • USB port

    Slower computers or Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7 may work but are not officially supported.