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Bosch CDR 900 Upgrade Kit

Bosch CDR 900 Upgrade Kit with Case

The Bosch CDR 900 Upgrade Kit is essential for the support of new vehicle model years and EDR systems; including the addition of new OEM vehicle support and General Motors active safety system event data readout.

This vehicle interface module offers faster communication than the current bosch CANplus, wireless connectivity, and is the new Bosch CDR hardware platform going forward. The CDR 900 module is needed to support more demanding performance and communications protocols from today’s vehicle network systems. 

You have the option of ordering just the Upgrade Kit ($3,800 USD) or the Upgrade Kit with the custom carrying case ($4,000 USD). This new case is customized with foam trays that secure both the CDR 900 Interface module, the existing CDR CANplus module and all the Bosch DLC cables and adapters. In addition, there is a custom lid organizer and bottom storage tray.

Adapter ID #: CDR900
Bosch Part #: 1699200630
Platform: Bosch CDR Tool

MSRP: $4000.00 USD

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MSRP: $3800.00 USD

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Bosch CDR 900 Upgrade Kit

The Bosch CDR Tool platform is designed to grow and evolve alongside the introduction of new safety systems and advanced technologies. Advanced in-vehicle sensors and safety systems will make the Bosch CDR Tool platform even more powerful in the years to come.

To support the rapid evolution of in-vehicle technology, Bosch has developed the CDR 900 vehicle interface module to continue its dedication of keeping the Bosch CDR tool updated with the necessary software and hardware.

Bosch CDR 900 Kit Replacement Parts

Bosch CDR 900 Module

Bosch CDR 900 Vehicle Interface Module

This is the replacement CDR900 Vehicle Communication Interface ONLY; connection cables and other accessories are NOT included.

MSRP: $2650.00 USD
Bosch Part #: 1699200598
Platform: Bosch CDR Tool

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Bosch CDR 900 Wireless Dongle

Bosch Wireless Dongle

This is a Wireless 802.11n Module for use with the Bosch CDR 900.  Two (2) wireless dongles are required to enable “Point-to-Point” wireless communications between a PC and the CDR900.

MSRP: $29.00 USD each
Bosch Part #: 1699200155
Platform: Bosch CDR Tool

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Bosch CDR 900 Power Interface Cable

Bosch Interface and Power Cable

This cable provides a connection between the CDR900 and other accessory cables such as the D2M Legacy Cable Adapter, Direct-to-module cables and the OBD/DLC Cable. For direct-to-module imaging, this cable also switches 12V power on & off to the ECU being imaged.

MSRP: $650.00 USD
Bosch Part #: 1699200602
Platform: Bosch CDR Tool

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Bosch CDR 900 OBD/DLC Cable

Bosch OBD/DLC Cable

This is the OBD (On-Board Diagnostic Data)/DLC (Data Link Connector) cable used in conjunction with the Bosch 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.

MSRP: $224.00 USD
Bosch Part #: 1699200615
Platform: Bosch CDR Tool

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Bosch CDR 900 Legacy Cable Adapter

Bosch CDR 900 Legacy Cable Adapter

This legacy cable adapter is needed for connecting existing Bosch CDR direct-to-module cables to the Bosch CDR900 interface and power cable. Although new Bosch CDR900 direct-to-module CDR cables will not require this adapter, many existing legacy Bosch CDR cables will require this adapter as older vehicle’s support is migrated to the Bosch CDR900 device.

MSRP: $168.00 USD
Bosch Part #: 1699200616
Platform: Bosch CDR Tool

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Bosch CDR 900 USB Cable

Bosch CDR USB Cable

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

MSRP: $55.00 USD
Bosch Part #: 1699200385
Platform: Bosch CDR Tool

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Bosch CDR 900 Extension Cable

Bosch CDR 1-Meter Extension Cable

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

MSRP: $250.00 USD
Bosch Part #: 1699200617
Platform: Bosch CDR Tool

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Bosch 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. 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.

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 such as CAN FD, DoIP, faster communication speeds and new PC interface technologies to name a few, cannot be supported with the current hardware. 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. All new vehicle manufacturers added to the Bosch CDR platform will be exclusive to the CDR 900 platform.

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. 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 the complete vehicle coverage listed in the CDR Help File.

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 is still required for communications with FlexRay ACMs on certain vehicles as specified in the CDR Help File. It is used by both the CANplus Interface module and the CDR 900.

Is my existing CDR Tool Kit now obsolete?
No. The Bosch CDR 900 is an upgrade kit. It includes a new vehicle communications interface and cables  required for most new auto manufacturers added and new vehicle systems. You still need your current Bosch CDR Tool Kit to image legacy vehicles. Many of the vehicles currently listed in the Bosch CDR vehicle coverage list will still need to be imaged using the existing Bosch CDR CANplus interface module.

The CDR Help File will call-out which Vehicle Interface Module you will need for specific vehicles.

Will the existing D2M cables work with the CDR 900?
Yes. There is a Bosch CDR 900 legacy adapter available allowing you to use your existing D2M cables with the Bosch CDR 900. This adapter is included in the Bosch CDR 900 Upgrade Kit.

Will I need a new CDR software subscription?
To use your new Bosch CDR 900, you will need Bosch CDR Software version 17.8 or newer. The Bosch CDR software will support both the current Bosch CANplus CDR interface and the Bosch CDR 900. As long as you maintain your Bosch CDR Software subscription, you will automatically receive the Bosch CDR 900 functionality. 

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