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CDR Software Version 16.3

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 16.3

>>Download CDR Version 16.3<< Read the software release notes.

What's new for CDR version 16.3:

Bosch is pleased to announce the additional support for over 130 new Toyota ACM part numbers and the release of 4 new Toyota CDR cables for various regions outside of North America. These latest Toyota changes enable CDR Tool users to readout EDR data from vehicles in all regions of the world! In addition to the Toyota changes, GM vehicle support for S. Korean was added along with new MY2016 US market coverage for various OEM brands.

CDR version 16.3 in now Windows 10 compatible.

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

Previous CDR Software Release

New Vehicle Coverage Version 16.3

Audi (US/Canada markets)

  • 2017 Audi Q7 - requires CDR 500 and the new Cable# 813 for direct-to-module imaging

Bentley (US/Canada markets)

  • 2016 Bentley Continental & Flying Spur

BMW (US/Canada markets)

  • 2013 320i

FCA - Dodge (All markets)

  • 2016 Dodge Durango

Ford / Lincoln (US/Canada markets)

  • 2016 Ford Focus, Flex and Taurus
  • 016 Lincoln MKS and MKT

General Motors (AUS and S. Korea markets)

  • 1994 - 2016 GM Korea Vehicles
  • 2013 - 2014 Holden Captiva
  • Honda Odyssey

Lamborghini (US/Canada markets)

  • 2016 Huracan

Mercedes-Benz (US/Canada markets)

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S600

Nissan/Infiniti (US/Canada markets)

  • 2016 Nissan Altima
  • 2016 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2016 Nissan Titan
  • 2016 Infiniti Q70

Toyota/Lexus/Scion (MY2016, all markets)

  • 2000 - 2016 model support for rest-of-world vehicle coverage
  • 2014 Toyota Matrix
  • 2016 Toyota MIRAI


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 16.3, download release announcement
Released: November 2015

CDR Vehicle Coverage List

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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

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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 8/8.1 (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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