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CDR Software Version 16.1.1

The CDR Software is available to download as a free reader version. Once downloaded and installed, you may activate the reader version to the full-functioning version by purchasing a one-year subscription license. It is important to keep your CDR software current so ensure you are using the latest released CDR software version. Staying current keeps you up to date with the most recently supported vehicles and ensures that imaged EDR data is being translated with the most current information provided by the auto manufacturers.

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Download the Current Software Version 16.1

>>Download CDR Version 16.1<< Read the software release notes.
>>16.1.1 (PATCH)

What's new for CDR version 16.1:

This new version of CDR software provides EDR readout for the 2016 Pagani Huayra and new 2015 & 2016 model year coverage for several other OEMs.

Refer to the “What’s New in this Version” section of the CDR help file for details.

Previous CDR Software Release

  • Download CDR Version 16.0 >> Download Patch
    The 16.0.1 CDR software patch is now available for downloading from the Bosch Diagnostics website.
    Note: You MUST have CDR v16.0 installed prior to installing the CDR v16.0.1 software patch. You do not need a new activation certificate.


    Phone (US and Canada only): 1-855-BOSCH-TECH (1-855-267-2483)

New Vehicle Coverage Version 16.1

FCA - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (MY2016, US/ Canada markets)

  • Chrysler 200
  • Chrysler 300
  • Chrysler Town & Country
  • Chrysler Aspen
  • Dodge Caravan
  • Dodge Challenger
  • Dodge Charger
  • Dodge Dart
  • Dodge Durango
  • Dodge Journey
  • Dodge Viper
  • Fiat 500/500L
  • Fiat Freemont (where sold)
  • Jeep Cherokee
  • Jeep Compass
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Jeep Patriot
  • Jeep Wrangler
  • RAM Trucks
  • RAM Cargo Van

Ford / Lincoln (MY2015/2016, US/Canada markets)

  • 2015 Ford F-450 & F-550
  • 2016 Ford C-Max
  • 2016 Ford Escape
  • 2016 Ford Expedition
  • 2016 Ford Explorer
  • 2016 Ford Fiesta
  • 2016 Ford Mustang
  • 2016 Super Duty (F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550)
  • 2016 Ford Transit & Transit Connect
  • 2016 Lincoln MKC
  • 2016 Lincoln Navigator

Honda / Acura (MY2016, US/Canada markets)

  • Honda Pilot

Maserati (MY2016, US markets)

  • Ghibli
  • Gran Turismo Cabrio & Coupè
  • Quattroporte

Mercedes-Benz/smart (MY2015/2016, US/Canada markets)

  • 2015 B-Class Electric Drive
  • 2016 AMG GT
  • 2016 B-Class (Canada) / B-Class Electric Drive
  • 2016 C/CLA/CLS -Class
  • 2016 E-Class
  • 2016 G/GL/GLC/GLE/GLS -Class
  • 2016 S/SL/SLK -Class
  • 2016 smart (early production, 4th VIN position = E)

Nissan/Infiniti (MY2016, US/Canada markets)

  • Nissan Maxima
  • Nissan Versa Note
  • Infiniti QX50, 70 & 80

Pagani (MY2016, US/Canada markets)

  • Hauyra

Toyota/Lexus/Scion (MY2016, US/Canada markets)

  • Lexus ES300h
  • Lexus ES350
  • Scion FR-S
  • Scion tC
  • Toyota Yaris

Volkswagen (MY2015/2016, US market)

  • 2015 & 2016 EOS
  • 2016 Golf, eGolf
  • 2016 GTI
  • 2016 Jetta (gas only)
  • 2016 Touareg

The CDR Reader software allows access to the current CDR software program, but DOES NOT allow you to download CDR data from supported vehicles, to add full functionality you will need to purchase a CDR software subscription and install the activation certificate.

Download CDR Software

Download CDR Reader version 16.1, download release announcement
Released: March 2015

CDR Vehicle Coverage List

Purchase a CDR Software license or renewal, click here

CDR Vehicle Coverage List

CDR Vehicle Coverage List, click here

CDR Vehicle Coverage List

CDR User's Manual, click here

CDR End User License Agreement

CDR Software End User License Agreement, click here

 CDR Software Information

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CDR Software Subscription

Unleash all capabilities of the CDR software by purchasing a CDR software subscription.  Once you become a subscriber, you will be sent an Activation Certificate each time a new release of CDR software becomes available during your subscription period.  The Activation Certificate is used to turn on all capabilities of the CDR software and allow you to image crash data from supported vehicles.

NOTE: CDR software subscriptions do not include CDR hardware release updates. All CDR hardware release updates will need to be purchased separately.

Each new CDR Software release includes new capabilities and functions which enable you to access crash data from the latest passenger cars, light trucks and SUVs. As the capabilities in supported vehicles evolve software changes may be required for your CDR Tool in order to enable communication with and translate crash data from these vehicles.

CDR Software and Pricing

Below please find the current pricing for the CDR Software subscription service.

Software Subscription Part# BOSCH MSRP: Ordering
One Year CDR Software Subscription or renewal F00E900038 $899.00 per year
Price subject to change without notice at the discretion of Bosch.

To place your order by phone, please call (800) 280-7940

NOTE: You may renew an existing CDR software subscription only if the subscription has less than 2 months remaining. The renewal will extend your current subscription by one year.

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Activation Certificates

The CDR software uses an Activation Certificate to 'turn on' functions available only to subscribers. An Activation Certificate is needed for every new version of CDR software therefore, when a new software version becomes available, the Bosch License Manager System emails all current subscribers a new activation certificate along with installation instructions.

Activation certificates are obtained by purchasing or renewing software subscription. When you purchase a software subscription, you will receive an email from Bosch Diagnostics (SEE BELOW) that include the Activation Certificate file and full instructions for activating your CDR File Reader Software.

CDR Activation Certificate

The Activation Certificate has the file extension ".CTF". Activation Certificates are simple text files which include information about your subscription. Although a certificate file can be changed using a text editor, it should not be because it will become unusable for future activations if the contents of the file are changed.

Bosch recommends that subscribers keep their Activation Certificates just in case they need to reinstall their software on a new machine or deactivate software on one machine and re-activate on another. Activation certificates can only be used for CDR software versions they are created for.

View online tutorial on how to download, install and activate your CDR software or download software installation manual.

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Computer Requirements

CDR software is currently supported on the following operating systems:

  • Windows XP (Home and Pro for PCs, 32 & 64 bit)
  • Windows Vista (32 & 64 bit)
  • Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit)
  • Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit)

Minimum PC Hardware Requirements

In order to install and run the CDR software, your PC must meet the minimum hardware requirements listed below:

  • Processor Speed: 1GHZ or faster
  • RAM: 256MB or more
  • Disk Space: 100MB or more
  • Video Resolution: 1028 x 768 or higher
  • 2 open USB ports (flash drive enabled)

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CDR Interface Module Compatibility

CDR Interface Module



This software version is compatible only with the blue and green metal CDR interface module marked with a CAN plus logo on its label. Other versions of the CDR module (black plastic or blue units without the CAN plus logo) are not supported and can cause the software not to function as intended.

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