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The Bosch CDR 900 is a high-performance vehicle communications interface to retrieve crash data stored in a vehicles event data recorder (EDR) after a crash.

Upgrade your current CDR DLC Base Kit with the new CDR 900 Upgrade Kit for US and Canada markets. This Upgrade Kit includes the new CDR 900 Vehicle Interface Module and all necessary cables required to retrieve EDR data from vehicles supported by this advanced  device (see parts below). The CDR 900 is compatible with the current power supply (P/N 02002435) included in the current DLC Base Kit and is therefore not included.

CDR 900 Vehicle Interface ModuleCDR 900 VCI

CDR 900 Vehicle Communications Interface device



1699200602-CDR900-powerCDR 900 Interface and Power Cable

This cable provides a connection between the CDR 900 and other accessory cables such as the D2M Legacy Cable Adapter, Direct-to-module cables and the OBD/DLC J1962 Cable. For direct-to-module imaging, this cable also switches 12V power on & off to the ECU being imaged.

1699200615-CDR900-OBD-DLC-cableCDR 900 OBD/DLC J1962 Cable

This is the OBD (On-Board Diagnostic Data)/DLC (Data Link Connector) cable used in conjunction with the CDR 900 interface and power cable. This cable plugs into a vehicle’s OBD connector and is used for imaging EDR data through a supported vehicle’s OBD/DLC connector.

1699200616-CDR900-D2MLCDR 900 D2ML, CDR Legacy Cable Adapter

This adapter is needed for connecting existing CDR direct-to-module cables to the CDR 900 interface and power cable. Although new CDR 900 direct-to-module CDR cables will not require this adapter, many existing legacy CDR cables will require this adapter as older vehicle’s support is migrated to the CDR 900 device.

1699200617-CDR900-ExtCableCDR 900 Extension Cable

This is a 1 meter extension cable used to extend the reach of the CDR 900 during direct-to-module imaging.

1699200385-CDR900-USBCDR 900 10ft USB Cable

10 ft.  Cable (USB-A to USB-B) used to connect CDR 900 to a PC.

CDR 900 Wireless ModuleCDR 900 Wireless 802.11n Module

This is a Wireless 802.11n Module for use with the CDR 900.  CDR requires 2 of these modules to enable “Point-to-Point” wireless communications between a PC and the CDR 900.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Bosch CDR 900?

The Bosch CDR 900 is a high-performance Vehicle Communications Interface (VCI) device used to connect and communicate with many complex vehicle diagnostic networks through the OBD connector and communicate directly with vehicle electronic control modules (ECUs). When connected to a Windows-based personal computer running the Bosch CDR Tool software, the Bosch CDR 900 is used for retrieval of crash data stored in one or more vehicles ECUs such as airbag control modules and pedestrian protection ECUs. The Bosch CDR 900 employs the lastest technology for communications with vehicle networks supporting the latest vehicle communications protocols.

Will the CDR 900 replace the existing CDR CANplus Module?

No, not yet. When the Bosch CDR 900 is released, you will need BOTH the current CANplus Interface Module and the CDR 900 Interface Module.

You will need the existing CANplus Interface Module to image the current vehicle coverage list. You will need the CDR 900 Interface Module for most new model year vehicles and systems going forward AND any new auto manufacturers added.

In the future, Bosch will merge legacy vehicle coverage to the CDR 900. The timeframe for that is undetermined due to the complexity of migrating legacy data to a new platform. The goal is to have legacy coverage merged to the CDR 900 sometime after 2020. In the meantime, the Bosch CDR Tool user will need to own both the Bosch CDR 900 and the Bosch CDR CANplus Module to access all vehicles listed in the CDR help file.

Why is the Bosch CDR 900 needed?

The Bosch CDR CANplus Module technology has been around for 17+ years with a hardware refresh occurring 12 years ago. Although the current CDR CANplus Module continues to be a reliable interface for retrieval of EDR data, new technologies cannot be supported in a refresh of the current hardware. New technologies include CAN FD, DoIP, faster communication speeds and new PC interface technologies to name a few . To continue with the rapid evolution of EDR data collection, Bosch is moving forward with a new vehicle communications interface to handle these new technological demands.

Bosch CDR 900

Do I still need the CDR 500 FlexRay Adapter? 

Yes. The Bosch CDR 500 FlexRay adapter is an “adapter” and not a vehicle interface module. Therfore, it will still be required for communications with FlexRay ACMs on certain vehicles as specified in the CDR help file. It will be used by both the CANplus Interface module and the CDR 900.

Will the existing direct-to-module (D2M) cables work with the CDR 900?

Yes. There will be an adapter available allowing you to use your existing D2M cables with the CDR 900.

Will a new CDR software subscription be required for the Bosch CDR 900?

No. The Bosch CDR software is planned to support both the current CANplus CDR interface and the CDR 900. As long as you maintain your CDR Software subsciption, you will automatically receive the CDR 900 functionality.

Planned for release by Q2 2018

The Bosch CDR 900 is a high-performance vehicle communications interface to retrieve crash data stored in a vehicles event data recorder (EDR) after a crash.

Introductory pricing starting below $4,000 USD

Check back for additional information as we receive it from Bosch, the manufacturer of the world standard tool to retrieve crash data from passenger vehicles, light trucks and SUVs. 

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