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    diagnostic/VAGCOM

    looking at buying a fault code reader for my car.

    found a MaxiScan VAG405 on ebay.
    VAG 405 MaxiScan CAR DIAGNOSTIC CAN VW/AUDI/SEAT/SKODA on eBay (end time 07-Jan-11 15:29:41 GMT)

    don't need anything fancy, just something cheap that will do the job on a 1999 A3

    would this work ok on my car ? i tried my mates cheap VAG-COM and it wouldn't connect to my car

    thanks for any help Jay
    Audi A3 8L 1.8T breaking.
    front bumper, impact bar, slam panel, full engine and loom sold.
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    cheap vagnever seen a cheap 1 unless its a hacked copy

    to your question yes it will work

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    Yeah it will work but from experience I would stick to cable and PC software, I know it might costs more but fault readers are just crap, an ebay cable with free/reg VCDS lite works much better IMO, plus u can log data, do adapations etc.

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    I used to have a usb to obd2 device. Paid about a tenner for it from ebay, downloaded the ross-tech software and it wouldn't connected to my car, just kept saying failed to connect.

    Want a device where I don't need to carry my laptop round with me tbh
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    front bumper, impact bar, slam panel, full engine and loom sold.
    everything else for sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay1601 View Post
    I used to have a usb to obd2 device. Paid about a tenner for it from ebay, downloaded the ross-tech software and it wouldn't connected to my car, just kept saying failed to connect.

    Want a device where I don't need to carry my laptop round with me tbh
    Pretty certain thats due to the cable comms port not set up properly. I've seen even the crappiest cable on ebay working.
    Yeah its not too portable when a laptop is involved, but Im lucky to have a tiny little netbook

 

 

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