You have an operating system in your car if it is a newer car. Did you know that it can be analyzed and even manipulated? The VCDS “VAG-COM Diagnostic System” is actually from Microsoft. It is made and put out by a company called Ross-Tech. There are cheap versions of this diagnostic system that you can buy online, but the problem is that a lot of the stuff you want to be able to do is disabled. You need to be careful and only buy a quality VCDS if you want more full control of things within the control software that runs your car.
The cable you get is very important. It has to have the right chip in order for you to have controls enabled. Do not buy a cheap bargain clone. Continue reading