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USB FTDI FT232R ISO OBD-II / VAGCOM / Fiat ECU Scan / IAW Scan2 Interface

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Professional FTDI FT232R ISO USB Interface


This interface is used to connect an ISO compliant vehicle to a PC for on-board diagnostics (OBD) via your PC's USB port. Such vehicles include VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Opel, Vauxhall, Alfa, Mercedes, BMW, etc.

Fully compatible with the diagnostic software version 409.1 from VAG-COM. VAG-COM is a software program that turns your PC into a sophisticated VW/Audi diagnostic tool, which performs the functions of a factory VAG-1551 or VAG-1552 scan tool and more. Users of AlfaDiag, Fiat ECU Scan, IAW Scan2 or the OpenSource DnEcuDiag will find no problems with using this interface.

  • FTDI FT232R USB Chipset based design. Can be easily reprogrammed with FTDI's MProg tool
  • VCP (Virtual Com Port) Drivers can be downloaded here.
  • Fully automatic support for 2002+ Audi models with dual K-lines (not CAN).
  • Works flawlessly with v409 version of Ross-Tech's VAG-COM, and other VW/Audi car diagnostic software like:
    • IAW Scan2 - Easy diagnostics of small FIAT engines (mostly of FIRE family)
    • DNEcuDiag - Open source ECU Scanner
    • AlfaDiag a diagnostic software solution for Alfa Romeo vehicles
    • Fiat ECU Scan
    • ShadeTree Software's ProDiag (for PalmOS PDAs)
    • VAG Diagnose (super powerful VAG DMA tool that runs in DOS), and many more...
  • Ideal for laptops and PDAs with no RS232 port.
  • Please note: this interface does not support SAEJ1850-VPW, SAEJ1850-PWM nor CAN.

Technical Specification:

  • OBDII Plug: J1962 16-Pin Male (to Car)
  • USB Port : Type A (to PC, Laptop or PDA)
  • High quality UL certified Serial Cables (equivalent to CE)
  • KWP1281 and KWP2000 compatible
  • Double K Line Interface.
  • Built-in, Electronic Protection from the "Aftermarket Radio Problem".
  • Can be used with a 2+2 adapter for older VW and Audis (available at ECUFix!)
  • Latest SMD Design (no opto-isolators needed)
  • Length : 1.5 metres
  • Weight : About 120g
  • Color : Blue

Driver Download:

  • FTDI VCP Chipset Drivers can be downloaded from here.

Supported Software:

  • Ross-Tech VAG-COM - Please use the serial RS232 version - the FTDI drivers emulate a Virtual COM Port to coincide with the interface, just select this COM Port from VAG-COM's set-up.
  • VW-Tool
  • AlfaDiag supported
  • DNEcuDiag - Open source ECU Scanner
  • BMW Cartune
  • ShadeTree Software ProDiag 1.0x (for PalmOS)
    Palm III, Palm V/Vx, Palm VII, HandSpring Visor Series, HandEra TRG, SONY
    Please visit ShadeTreeSoftware's website for complete list of compatible PDAs
  • REVO Lemmiwinks ECU Tuning
  • APR Immobilizer Information Reader
  • LINUX based freeware OBD-II tool FreeDiag
  • ECU Tuning Applications (please consult the vendors)
  • Other diagnostic and tuning software

How To Use:

  • Turn the car's ignition switch ON. No need to start the engine.
  • Start the VAG-COM or AlfaDiag program, click "Options", select the correct communications port. Use "Test" to confirm that the program can use the port and find the interface. Then "Save".
  • Your interface now works! Make sure the software can reliably access all the control modules that it should in your car.
  • Model: USBVAGCOM
  • Shipping Weight: 0.12kg
  • 86 Units in Stock

Mike Hairsine
4 of 5 Stars
Works first time with Alfadiag and Unidiag - good quality product and speedy delivery but would get 5 stars if the cable were long enough for a laptop sitting on the passenger seat.
David Masters
5 of 5 Stars
The cable worked with Alfadiag! It is nice to find the right cable first time.
Graham Herries
5 of 5 Stars
Very speedy service, worked first time with AlfaDiag (once I got XP to stop complaining about driver install), no problems and have used it on approximately 10 different occasions in the last month.
Nolan Sheepwash
5 of 5 Stars
Really impressed with the quality of this product and the service and helpfullness from Andy. Had a few of these from other sources in the past that just do not match up to this quality at a very affordable price for an invaluble piece of kit.
Robin Gill
5 of 5 Stars
It hasn't even arrived, just ordered it, but have found the site to be brilliant, and Andy to be tremendously helpful. (Don't need to wait for delivery for review, I know loads of people who have the exact same cable, and are very satisfied)

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 18 August, 2005.