Nowadays it is for everyone to read error codes from their Audi. There is a lot of information about reading codes from your car and there is also a lot of (affordable) diagnostic equipment on the market, for both private individuals and garages. You can diagnose your Audi with an Audi error code reader, or with the help of a laptop / PC. For the latter you can, for example, buy a VCDS.
Audi error codes
If you are diagnosing your Audi, you will soon encounter error codes. With many OBD2 devices, the error codes are displayed with a description. This is very useful to find the cause of the problem. There are two types of error codes: the standard OBD2 error codes and the manufacturer error codes. With an universal diagnostic tool it is often only possible to read the standard error codes. The Audi error code reader can also read the error codes that only occur with Audi.
Which Audi OBD2 scanner to buy?
If you only want to read the error codes from Audi OBD2 engine management, or if you want to read codes from multiple manufacturers, it is recommended to buy universal diagnostic tool. However, for a deeper and more extensive diagnosis, we recommend an Audi OBD device. An OBD device specific for Audi can access all systems present in your Audi and can read and erase error codes.
The most commonly used diagnostic equipment for Audi is the VCDS, which is the abbreviation for VAG-COM diagnostic system. This system works in combination with a laptop / PC. You will be amazed at the possibilities, because these are at dealer level. Anyone who is seriously involved with Audi needs an Audi VCDS cable: read and erasing error codes, controlling actuators, coding control units, activating cruise control, programming a towbar and setting service intervals, for example, is all possible.