VAS 6154A

VAS6154A Diagnostic Interface

The Interface

The official diagnostic interface supplied for use with ODIS is currently the VAS6154A Diagnostic interface. It is successor of the VAS6154 Diagnostic interface. This is fully compatible with Microsoft Windows 10. Where as, the older VAS5154 Diagnostic interface is now incompatible with any ODIS version running on Microsoft Windows 10 officially.


In addition ODIS from version 7.0, will not Install on Microsoft Windows 7, therefore, the VAS5154 should be discarded. The VAS6154 is still a valid diagnostic interface, however, it will be incompatible with the newer platform vehicles due to an encryption used on their diagnostic interfaces. Vehicle Diagnostic Protection (SFD).

The VAS6154A is available from your local TPS using the Genuine part number is ASE40543101000.


Setting up VAS6154A Diagnostic interface

The DI (Diagnostic Interface) has the following capabilities of connecting to ODIS:


  • USB
  • WiFI
  • LAN


Hosted internally, this device has its own web interface for configuration. Connecting to the docking station is essential to access the setup web interface initially. Here are the steps required to get into the setup web interface (Please install ODIS before hand).


  • Remove the DI from the box
  • Remove the WiFi adapter from the box ( small grey cube with a micro usb plug )
  • Plug the WiFi adapter into the end of the DI
  • Now the DI looks complete


The Next step is to plug your docking station into your machine.


  • Remove the docking station from the box.
  • Insert the single end of the double ended USB into the docking station.
  • Insert both ends into a USB port each on your machine.


The docking station requires more current than a single USB port can deliver, therefore, it has two connections.


Now the setup process can begin. The default IP address of the DI when in the docking station, is please put this into your web browser. There will be an on screen setup guide, walking you through the steps to connect your DI to your existing WiFi infrastructure. Once finished you ready to remove the head from the docking station. The docking station is no longer needed and can be stored away. Upon successful configuration the next step is a case of using ODIS diagnostic interface menu to search for your new VAS DI.

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ODIS License

ODIS License creation on VAG Erwin

Generating an ODIS License on Erwin can be straight forward, however, it is easy to get it wrong. The instructions below will make life easier.


An ODIS license will need to be generated for every brand you use. The last license file created will be the file that will be needed to install ODIS. This “last” file will also contain every previous brand you generated a license on.


If you own multiple machines running ODIS. The process of generating a license will have to be repeated for each of them. This is because the hardware ID is different for every machine.

Please note that some Microsoft Windows 10 updates change your machines hardware ID, therefore, periodically you may find an error when loading ODIS after such an update. This process of generating an ODIS licence will need repeating over again for each machine.


The above screenshots show how to access the page to generate a license. Your ORG ID is a string of two country letters followed by 5 numberical numbers. For Example GB01390, to generate a liscense you also need to add the manufacture identification at the end.

  • Audi = 0
  • Volkswagen = 0
  • Volkswagen Comercial = 0 (this is generated with the Volkswagen brand automatically)
  • Seat = S
  • Skoda = C

for example on the Skoda Erwin site your ORG ID would be GB01390C and with Seat retrospectively GB01390S.


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Installing ODIS

How to Install ODIS

This post is about how to Install ODIS.

From January 2020, ODIS has now dropped support for Microsoft Windows 7, However, you can continue to use Microsoft Windows 7 until Software Installation version reaches 6.0. At this point you will have to upgrade your machines operating system to Microsoft Windows 10 to continue official ODIS use.



Installing a clean copy of Windows 10 and obtaining copy of the ODIS Software Installation Files is the key to a no hassle first time setup. The next step is to tick the prerequisite boxes, to enable installation and therefore full online access.


The Installation

Once all of the above is in place, you can begin to install the Software Installation file. This will then proceed to ask you for your license.dat and begin to install the shell of the program.


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ODIS Download

How to download ODIS Software

How to download ODIS Software for free officially!

ODIS software is distributed by Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda and is then hosted on their retrospective Erwin websites. Free of charge, I must say. To obtain a copy to download, sign into a branded Erwin site, Erwin Volkswagen, for instance.

What you need to know

To register for Erwin free > Erwin registration

Want to find your local importer > Importer list.

Using ODIS requires registration with you local importer. Once registered you will receive an OrgID, Global User ID and a Token (GeKo) for security work.

Your OrgID is your organisations identification to Volkswagen. You will also be given a Global User ID and Password which is your username to access all areas Volkswagen including ODIS.

If you apply for security clearance they will send you a token, which acts as a password generator for carrying out security related tasks (GeKo) , such as, key programming, component protection removal and SVM activations. There is a longer list than that i must add.


The Software

The software installation and update files are identical across the brands, however, each brand uses their own flash files therefore they will need to be downloaded individually.

Two main sections make up ODIS. The first part is the software installation, in other words “the shell”. The second being the Update, this contains the guts.

Using an analogy the Software installation being an empty house, in addition, the update section, filling the house with furnishings.

Software installation: (629 MB)

Update: (14373 MB)


Furthermore to the above. Odis has regular changes to the Update file, this can be used on its own, as long as the software installation version is identical to yours. Every now and then, a new main software installation version is also available. As a result you are required to re download ODIS, both the software installation and the update, then install them in tandem.

Erwin Links:

Volkswagen Audi Seat Skoda

To help familiarise yourself with an Erwin website, i have selected a few screenshots. This should help you locate the software on the majority of the Erwin branded sites.

Erwin Volkswagen

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