Topic: What to use for VW Module Flashing – VAS5054A or other???& How to flash?
With 5054, ODIS Service is the « normal » diagnostic software. Without Geko account you won’t be able to do any updating/flashing.
So either need 5054, and purchase subscription from VW and use ODIS Service to perform these jobs.That is, you must have valid license and valid online account for online flash.
Or without subscription, need 5054 and ODIS Engineering and offline flash files.Odis 6.0.9, odis 5.0.14 or odis 3.0.3 should be ok……old OIDS-E is working fine with it..
For offline flash you must use the Odis Engineering. For online flash you must have valid license and valid online account……..
Be careful when updating VAG ECU’s. It is best to read all relevant TPI when flashing VW cars, as some flashes require other work to be performed to work correctly, and not all flash files are appropriate for all cars/engines. TPI is the only source of information I know to check for this info.
Example: AU56X Flash with 5054A ODIS-E
Information on ODIS report up in the vehicle data:
Then inside ODIS go and choose your engineering « project vehicle » as follows:
AU56X in this case
Click on the green triangle
the list of computers with different options on the right
Select the computer to update and double click on Flashing right
Then select the computer you want to update and click File local Flashing. In
principle on the DVD of Flash, you can only select the flash file on your computer
Note: you can also select an older version; that is,maybe the software will allow flashing with.
on system No 17, which corresponds to the instrument cluster is version 0120
So, select the 0240 release
Also, ok to select the updates to the other computers that it be done in the future without
(Personally, this would not be recommended unless you follow the precautions.)
click Start Flashing:
Now a security window will appear:
Click YES, and Flashing begins:
LOOK AT THE TIME IT TOOK TO FLASH INSTRUMENTS MODULE 17 – 26 MIN
Once completed, cut and replace the contact and validate the window, by software pop-up
erase all memories of events on all systems, click YES.
And then the report window is displayed:
The flash was successful with ODIS, system 17 passed on new version