This is for those looking for a tool for VW/Audi Component Protection…
There are three (or more) options of VW/Audi Component Protection.
It can be done with FVDI2 commander, Auro IM6000 and ODIS service and the like.
Option 1: FVDI2 VAG:
Car list: AUDI A4/A5/A6/A8/Q5/Q7 component protection
Reading security code (PIN) and component protection by OBDII – VW CRAFTER
Component Protection Manager:
Component Protection Manager – adaptation of spare part (used electronic control units) and programming component protection of Audi A6/Q7/Allroad/A4/A5/Q5
Option 2: Auro OtoSys IM600
Option 3: ODIS service
With online diagnosis system (ODIS), you can also remove component protection is to take
What is VW/Audi Component Protection?
Component protection is VWAG’s (VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Bentley, Lamborghini) way of eliminating vehicle or component theft by keeping track of each individual component and which vehicle it’s assigned too from the assembly line.
When a component protected module is fitted to its non-original vehicle, many, if not all of its functions will be limited. This is to try and prevent the use of stolen parts in the second-hand market. If a VWAG vehicle is reported stolen, a flag will be raised with their database for the vehicle’s VIN and the internal serial number/coding of each module fitted to said vehicle, such as an Engine or transmission ECU, Infotainment/Radio unit or AC/Heater control panel) making it impossible for these parts to be used on another vehicle. This will raise an error within our diagnosis system (connected to VWAG’s servers) when trying to remove the component protection and not allow the technician to proceed, alerting VWAG to the use of stolen parts.
Component protection also applies to any brand-new parts purchased and fitted. It would need to be removed before the technician could proceed with and coding, adaptions, or basic settings or said component.