The Offboard Diagnostic Information System software is the program that provides you with an interface that complies with SAE J2534 (diagnostic interface). This software enables you to diagnose all Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, Seat, Bentley and Lamborghini brand vehicles.

The Offboard Diagnostic Information System software available with two versions: ODIS-S (Offboard Diagnostic Information System Service software) and ODIS-E (Offboard Diagnostic Information System Engineering software)

Furthermore, you have access to the following information during the vehicle diagnosis:

  • Vehicle data
  • Repair manuals
  • Circuit diagrams
  • Field actions
  • Technical product information

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

The following requirements must be met in order to operate the Offboard Diagnostic Information System software:

  • Operating system: Microsoft® Windows 7 (64 Bit) / Windows 10 (64 Bit) with Internet Explorer 11
  • CPU: at least 1 GHz, recommended: 2 GHz dual-core processor
  • RAM: at least 2 GB, recommended: 4 GB + activated virtual memory
  • Hard drive: at least 10 GB free memory (per brand approx. 4 GB base + 1 GB for each language installed)
  • Graphics: at least 800 x 600, recommended: 1024 x 768
  • Miscellaneous:
    • One free USB port for the diagnostic interface
    • DVD drive
    • Online connection

The following VAS diagnostic interfaces are supported:

  • VAS 6154 (WLAN capable) (Windows 7 + Windows 10)
  • VAS 5054A (wireless via Bluetooth) (Windows 7)
  • VAS 5055 (cable via USB connection) (Windows 7)

In addition to the VAS diagnostic interfaces mentioned, other SAE J2534-compliant diagnostic interfaces are supported by the Offboard Diagnostic Information System. To start up, the respective box should be connected to the diagnostic tester via the USB port and the appropriate driver software installed before starting the ODIS Service. Administrator rights are required for the software installation.

The PassThru devices (VCI) with SAE-J2534 conform interface used must be validated for communication with the ODIS Service. Information as to whether the device used is already validated can be requested from the respective manufacturer of the PassThru device. No support can be guaranteed by ODIS Service for PassThru devices that are not validated.


VAG ODIS GeKo (security and component protection) is a feature, which is available to users with the online connection of the ODIS-S (Offboard Diagnostic Information System Service) software and allows teaching of engine immobilizer components (e.g. instrument clusters, engine control unit), keys and component protection (e.g. air conditioner, navigation, etc.) of the vehicle.

If you want to use the Offboard Diagnostic Information System software for flashing or configuring the immobiliser as well, a separate access right (GeKo) to the systems of Volkswagen AG is required in addition to an online connection.
The technical requirements for establishing a connection include an Ethernet connection that has direct (transparent) access to the Internet. The Internet access may not be via a proxy server.