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    RAC fault code / diagnostic scanner

    Someone mentioned these on another post...

    http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/st...&Submit=GO+%3E

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/7402742.htm

    I know the full ross-tech cable will do more but I really only want to view fault codes and clear if necessary.
    Anybody got any experience with or views on these??

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    if you get one from argos and it doesnt work or is as good as expected, you can return it.

    just make sure it does can bus on 2004+ audis etc. and your in business.

    and you get a year guarantee.

    my local garage uses one and it was pretty good until i got my vag com.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhill View Post
    Thanks. Had a look at the link.... but aren't these pretty much the same as the dodgy ebay ones??
    China ECU tools doesn't sound too good to me

    Have you used one before??

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    Hi mate sounds like you have just answered your own question ,argos rac e bay all made in china goto be worth paying the extra for vdcs plus you will always be able to get help from ross tech and this forum argos couldnt give me the answeresd that members on here have cheers Ian
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    Quote Originally Posted by heliflyer View Post
    Hi mate sounds like you have just answered your own question ,argos rac e bay all made in china goto be worth paying the extra for vdcs plus you will always be able to get help from ross tech and this forum argos couldnt give me the answeresd that members on here have cheers Ian
    Wouldn't have put the RAC ones in the same bracket as the ebay ones.

    Might give the RAC one a go and return for a refund if necessary. Nothing to lose there really.

    Ross-tech is just too expensive for my needs. I really only want to be able to scan for errors and clear if needed, that's about it. No re-coding etc etc.

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    It works just fine no agro just plug & play, I ordered it around 20:00 on a Friday evening and it was here on the Monday by mid day courtsey of TNT express. When it turned up the driver disc was cracked contacted the support and I had it downloaded from their web site and running in a hour!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhill View Post
    It works just fine no agro just plug & play, I ordered it around 20:00 on a Friday evening and it was here on the Monday by mid day courtsey of TNT express. When it turned up the driver disc was cracked contacted the support and I had it downloaded from their web site and running in a hour!
    Ok, I see it's $30 for the cable and software, how much is the shipping?

    Also, what is the software they use?

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    If you look on the website for the postage, it's a little high but it's seriously quick. It uses Vag Com 805.0
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