ECU counter 1/1


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just a quick question has anyone checked the ecu counter via vagcom/vcds just out of curiosity? I got this -


VCDS Version: Release 14.10.2 (x64)

Address 19: CAN Gateway

Flash Status

Programming Attempts(application): 1/1

Successful Attempts(application): 1/1

Programming Attempts(data): 1

Successful Attempts(data): 1

Flash Date: 00.01.01

Flash Tool Code(data): 00021 790 06314


Hardware number: 5Q0 907 530 F

Workshop System Name: J533

Equipment/PR Code: 0000000008777157

ASAM Dataset: EV_GatewLear

ASAM Dataset Revision: 011020

Car Info

I assume this was from factory but have heard the counter should be zero?



Registered User
Do they not apply the latest firmware in the build process. As well if the ecu is for more than one vehicle surely they'd have too.


Registered User
Thanks for the reply,
From what i can gather if it has a flash tool code then its a dealer that's done it but if not it suggests remap etc. Some say the counter should be 0 with the factory flash and would only move up if it had been updated during service etc. My car is a 15 plate and when i booked it in to sort a rattle they told me no updates were available for it.