ODIS component protection user manual for newbies:
What is ODIS component protection:
Component protection is a VW Audi Group database. It tracks each individual electronic component, and which vehicle it is allocated to.
Essentially, component protection acts like an electronic padlock, tethering components to your vehicle. If we need to undertake any coding, adaptions, or basic settings of a component we need to release its padlock. That’s where ODIS comes in.
Component protection can be removed by any number of entities – both legitimate, and otherwise.
Why the component protection is necessary:
Cars are usually stolen for those parts with the highest value – engines, gearboxes, interiors, wheels. Assuming you have the various ECUs to go with the major mechanical components you can swap them into a car with a major mechanical fault and it will run because it ‘sees’ the associated boxes it expects to see.
Any independent garage regularly working on VAG cars will be needing to acquire the software licence for ODIS to be able to make any updates to newer vehicles, if they wish to go through the correct channels for removing CP, or even coding retrofits or replacing broken parts.
What do you need for component protection:
- ODIS software
- Use name and password are unique to each and every subscriber of ODIS
- VAG diagnostic tool confirmed to work, such as VAS5054A, VAS 6154, Vxdiag VCX Nano
- A good laptop/PC better running Windows 7 operation system
Note that we’re not talking about the original or copy, but a working scan tool and program. It’s possible to have a good success of component protection test at a low price if with ODIS crack and Chinese copy like VAS 5054A.
How to do VW/Audi component protection with ODIS:
Connect a VAG diagnostic tool to the car, to work with ODIS sw
Run ODIS software
(The program, Offboard Diagnostic Information System Service for the Volkswagen Group, is used during workshop diagnosis and can identify vehicle control modules, read DTC memory entries and assist with vehicle repairs through Guided Fault Finding. Functions such as measurement support, flashing control modules and vehicle self-diagnosis expand the range of application. All important information and services from the Volkswagen Group are available while working via a network connection to the group systems. Offboard Diagnostic Information System Service is designed for all brands in the Volkswagen group.)
Diagnostic, then perform the component protection test
Component protection base programming
Component protection base programming has been carried out successfully
The following components are activated:
Electronic central electrical system
Information electronics 1
Ignition off and on
Component protection base programming ENDs
Diagram, guided functions
Self-diagnosis: read and then clear fault codes
The test plan has not been completely executed yet
Would you like to continue guided fault finding? NO
Note: if “no”, all fault memories will be erased and queried once again, and then entire diagnostic data will be deleted. The diagnostic protocol can then still be printed out or saved, as required.
All fault memory entries have been deleted. However, there are still new or already familiar fault memory entries. Should a new test plan be created? NO
Read out the data required for subsequent online forwarding of the log, then save data
(Connect the diagnostic tester with respective hardware to your online network)
Component test ends.
Tips and guides: component protection
Car: 2009 Audi a4 8k
I have a problem with component protection removal and hope someone can help. Today I tried to adapt a restyling dash on a 2009 audi a4 8k with no success. Connected the FVDI selected component protection, generation 2, instrument cluster, the program connected to the clster just fine and made it virgin, loaded the confdata from the 8T0 907 468 gateway 25640 eeprom but it fails to set the component protection, it says that maybe the confdata is from another car. I’ve tried to read the 25640 4-5 times with 3 different programmers but with no success. Has anyone ever experienced something like this???
Tips and guides:
this problem if cluster was made virgin with avdi odis cant remove cp anymore.
Also i had this problem on ezs.
So it is better to use just odis and forget avdi solution.
I know how to solve the problem :
- Read eeprom (25640) from another gateway (f.e: 8K0 8T0 before 2012) and try if it’s ok to fvdi
- copy/paste part (f.e: 0x0000 – 0x0300 of another – CORRECT FOR FVDI DUMP) to your’s dump
- Try to work in FVDI – if you have still message about incorrect dump you have to copy/past more (another) part from donor gateway
Car: Passat B6
So does any one know the process of removing component protection from an mib2? I am trying to fit this into my b6 passat I can get access to Odis but how do I remove component protection.
Tips and guides:
The dealer has to do it, because their system connects to an on-line database
with the information on the radio to remove CP, to code it for another VIN. It
is an anti-theft measure.
ODIS will connect to VW and FAZIT database to check if the unit is stolen. It’ll then check SVM to see if it’s up to date and remove component protection.
Here is a link describing GEKO which is the system which policies the component
protection and how EU nations must have CP enabled:
FROM SSP 296 (VAS 5051)
Central data base FAZIT
An essential immobilizer 4 component is the central data base FAZIT at Audi in Ingolstadt.
FAZIT in German stands for Vehicle information and central identification tool. This data base
contains all the theft-specific data of the control units integrated into the “Immobilizer” and
“Component protection” functions. The control units involved cannot be adapted without an
on-line link to FAZIT.
RossTech even says: At the present time the Component Protection can only be learned/disabled
using the Factory Tool in Combination with an online Connection. Every Audi Dealer/Service should
be able to perform this Procedure.
ABRITES commander for VAG has limited CP removal functionality.
Car: 2014 S5 Cabrio
Retrofitting Adaptive Cruise on 2014 S5 Cabrio and need to remove CP from the gateway, radar module, and instrument panel i bought. How can i do that? I have a OBDEleven/ VagCom… tips?
Tips and guides:
You cannot remove component protection with either of those tools. Component protection can only be removed by ODIS or depending on the component can be suppressed (such as MMI) but you’ll still see a component protection error on the gateway.
I believe having CP deactivated on the car entirely is a dealer job and not all dealers will do it.
You need the help of a specialist. Search for Alex Szaniawski / VW Retrofits on Facebook. I’ve used him before and found him to be very good.