VAG-COM newbie. How do I get started?
Have an intermittent ABS fault on my 1999 A6 and I want to see if I can diagnose and repair it myself. I guess I need VAG-COM to do this.
What's the best and/or cheapest way for me to get the necessary software and cable?
I think this page on the Ross-Tech site gives me the 'official' options but at $249 for the KEY series it's a lot of money to risk (although I appreciate it's probably the most quality option).
People on these forums talk about $99 software and eBay cables. Could someone give me a real idiots' guide to examples of where I buy such things please? Are eBay cables any good? The Ross-Tech site seems to show two software options: the 'free' shareware option and the $249 professional version. Where's the $99 version? Perhaps I download the free version and then register for $99, but if so then will that give me the functionality I need as a home mechanic?
Sorry if I'm being stoopid. At the moment I don't really know what I need nor where to get it.