How to Set up VXDIAG VCX SE Passthru for PIWIS 3?

Question: Can i use VXDIAG VCX SE J2534 as a passthru device for Porsche PIWIS III software? What firmware version do i need?


Answer: Yes, many tested working no issue.

Here is a modified Porsche PIWIS 3 V38.500 vmware software for Passthru devices.

Download Link

File including:

PIWIS3-PT VMware torrent

and passthru settings files for vas6154 clone, vxdiag vcx se, vas5054, maxiflash vci, avdi etc.

Piwis Iii Torrent

(You need to install drivers according to firmware).


Just load this on VMware Workstation Pro and launch Piwis3.  Connect your VCX SE (or other VCI) and you should see the usb connection on bottom left of the screen.

To verify connection with VXDIAG VCX SE:

  1. Navigate to D:\PiwisApps\VCI\Actia_64\XS_D_PDU_API_64 and run ACTIA_D-PDU_API_Tester.exe
  2. Module Name and Resource drop downs should be populated if VXDIAG is detected.
  3. Hit Start to run all tests — All tests should succeed.

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If using vas6154 clone, must have firmware 1.6.0 or 1.6.6. Newer firmwares will NOT work. If you have 1.6.0 device then you need to set the VM date to before 2020 and then PIWIS will work. 1.6.6 does not need to change the date.


If use vxdiag vcx se, you can update the firmware to latest version but needs to patch or buy VAG license from vxdiagshop (or use VXDIAG VCX SE 6154 with VAG license in default).

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1. Worked like a charm with VxDiag vcx se 6154 Passthru! latest driver 1.8.9.

Vxdiag Vcx Se 6154 And Piwis3 4

2.   latest firmware works, need vag license from Allscanner.

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also tested firmware 1.8.4, works fine. vcx se 6154.

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