Help – System requirements

System requirements for the repair and maintenance information

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  • Operating system: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
  • Web browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 - 11 (other web browsers are not compatible)

System requirements for the Offboard Diagnostic Information System diagnostic software

The Offboard Diagnostic Information System diagnostic software is a program which supports an SAE J2534-compliant interface (diagnostic interface). This software allows you to perform diagnostic work on the TGE.

During vehicle diagnostics, you also have access to the following information:

  • Vehicle data
  • Repair manuals
  • Circuit diagrams

This information is available exclusively in the diagnostic software during an active diagnostic session.

The following requirements must be met for operation of the Offboard Diagnostic Information System Service diagnostic software:

  • Windows 10 (64-bit) with Internet Explorer 11
  • CPU: a 2 GHz dual-core processor recommended
  • RAM: at least 2 GB, 4 GB + activated virtual memory recommended
  • Hard-disk drive: at least 10 GB free capacity
  • Graphics: at least 800 x 600, 1024 x 768 recommended
  • Miscellaneous:
    • A free USB port for the diagnostic interface
    • Online connection
    • Libraries (DLL) for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

The following VAS diagnostic interfaces are supported:

  • VAS 6154 (WiFi-capable)

In addition to the specified VAS diagnostic interfaces, the Offboard Diagnostic Information System also supports other SAE J2534-compliant diagnostic interfaces. For start-up, the respective box must be connected with the diagnostic tester via a USB port and the corresponding driver software installed. Installation of the software may require administrator rights.

The PassThru devices (VCI) with SAE-J2534-compliant interface must be validated for communication with the ODIS service. To find out if the device being used has already been validated, contact Support at the relevant PassThru device manufacturer. No support can be assured by ODIS Service for PassThru devices that have not been validated.

Password security

The password rules have been adapted in the Volkswagen Group. The password is valid for all applications, e.g. Offboard Diagnostic Information System and GeKo.

When choosing a password, the following minimum requirements must be met:

  • at least 10 characters
  • at least three of the following four character categories: upper-case letters, lower-case letters, numbers, special characters {!@#$%&/=?_.,:;\-}
  • maximum of two identical characters in succession

In order to be able to change the password every 90 days, you must log in via the following link:
To log in, you must choose the option "Login with Global User ID".