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    OBD II Cheap option

    Hay-up I'm thinking of buying a cheap OBDII reader this weekend,would anyone have the same one as this or similar if so are they any good.

    seen this one on the bay Item number: 330604630571

    This might sound like a daft question but when fault codes are in the ecu does it effect the performace till there cleared.

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    I have the ELM327 Bluetooth adapter and use it with Torque on my Android phone.... works a treat and has the bonus of lots of other features other than just Fault codes

    My adapter Wireless Car ELM327 OBD2 OBDII Bluetooth Diagnostic Interface CAN Bus PC Android | eBay

    And Torque for Android Torque — OBD2 Performance and Diagnostics for your Vehicle

    Bought the Pro version as i't cheap as chips https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...l.torque&hl=en
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    looks like a good piece of kit. is there anything like that for iphone

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    if i got that cable would i have to register to use it or do i get limited use

    cheers

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    Silver 2001 AMK S3. Silver alcantara interior... now with added powarrrrrrrr, torques. VAGCOM + KII-USB. >> My build thread...

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    Not into iPhones.... is there one called Rev for iphone ??
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    Silver 2001 AMK S3. Silver alcantara interior... now with added powarrrrrrrr, torques. VAGCOM + KII-USB. >> My build thread...

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    OBD II Cheap option

    But you need a wifi dongle for the iPhone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    it says there is no Supported Codes or Generic OBD-II is in the lite is this not a bad thing for finding fault codes?

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    looks not to bad that

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    Quote Originally Posted by audi_s3_ View Post
    it says there is no Supported Codes or Generic OBD-II is in the lite is this not a bad thing for finding fault codes?
    It will read the codes but not display the labels... check the stickies (or the link in my sig) as there is info on where to find out what the codes mean...

    Generic OBDII is for plugging into a non VAG car... you can use VCDS for diagnosing other makes of vehicle with it..

    You don't get extensive logging with the lite version (unless registered)

    VCDS is the best bit of software available if you are a serious VAG enthusiast... I have a full version of VCDS, I also use the Torque app for Android and have a Liquid Gauge... out of all of them if I could buy only one then it would be VCDS all day long...

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    It will read the codes but not display the labels... check the stickies (or the link in my sig) as there is info on where to find out what the codes mean...

    Generic OBDII is for plugging into a non VAG car... you can use VCDS for diagnosing other makes of vehicle with it..

    You don't get extensive logging with the lite version (unless registered)

    VCDS is the best bit of software available if you are a serious VAG enthusiast... I have a full version of VCDS, I also use the Torque app for Android and have a Liquid Gauge... out of all of them if I could buy only one then it would be VCDS all day long...

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    well thats that then im going to buy it now cant wait to get it running like it should. do you use your S3 every day ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by audi_s3_ View Post
    well thats that then im going to buy it now cant wait to get it running like it should. do you use your S3 every day ?
    Not as often as I would like tbh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    Not as often as I would like tbh...

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    That's because your always on here helping us out

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    Not as often as I would like tbh...

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    i'll run it for you if want lol your car is a beast lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by audi_s3_ View Post
    i'll run it for you if want lol your car is a beast lol
    Thanks but I think I will manage lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    Thanks but I think I will manage lol...

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    I would say same lol

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    Re: OBD II Cheap option

    Just bought the app but after looking into it on the interweb it won't work with the AGU :thumbdown:
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    OBD II Cheap option

    Does it not do any of the functions?

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