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    Vcds v vcds registered

    Hi can anyone tell me what the difference is between the vcds cable at £250 and a Ross tech registered cable for about £50 !
    I want to set the diesel pump timing on my 2002 A6 2.5 tdi I have a cable and have downloaded vcds lite but I don't have that function available will I be able to set the timing with a registered cable or do I need the £250 one
    Thanks for the help
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    The difference is shown here:

    Ross-Tech: VCDS: Function Table

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    get vcds lite and regester it, nearly the same as the pro version for most people the regestered version is enough

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    unless you have a newer car then the cheapo cable is no good!
    VCDS in North Wales
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    true

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    Quote Originally Posted by boost-addict View Post
    nearly the same as the pro version
    Sorry but thats tbh very wrong, please check the chart on this page to know the distinct & worthy differences:

    Ross-Tech: VCDS: Function Table

    Function Chart / Feature
    Comparison

    VAS-505x$5-15k "New" VAS Function Number VCDS-Lite Shareware
    $0.00 - $99
    VCDS Full
    Version

    $249 - $699
    Function Number / Name
    00 Auto-Scan 1001.01 Registered Version Only Yes
    01 Control Unit
    Info
    Yes Yes
    02 Read Fault
    Codes
    004.01 Limited unless Registered Yes
    03 Output
    Tests
    005 Registered Version Only Yes
    Selective Output Tests 005 No Yes
    04 Basic
    Settings
    006 Registered Version Only Yes
    05 Clear Fault
    Codes
    004.10 Yes Yes
    06 Close
    Controller
    022 Yes Yes
    07 Code
    Module
    007 (Service 1A)
    008 (Service 22)
    Yes Yes
    Code Slave Modules 007 (Service 1A)
    008 (Service 22)
    No Yes
    08 Measuring
    Blocks
    010.02 (KW1281)
    011
    Limited unless Registered Yes
    09 Single
    Reading
    010.01 Yes Yes
    10
    Adaptation
    012
    014 (long)
    Limited unless registered Yes
    11 Login

    (called Coding II

    under KWP-2000)
    015.01 Yes Yes
    15 View
    Readiness
    020.01 Yes Yes
    16 Security
    Access
    015.02 Registered Version Only Yes
    18 Supported Codes No Yes
    33 Generic
    OBD-II
    No Yes
    Freeze-Frame Data Registered Version Only Yes
    Dual K-Line Support Yes Yes
    7-Digit PINs (VAS only) 020.07 Registered Version Only Yes
    Current through ~2006 Yes
    Diagnostics via direct CAN connection No Yes
    (with CAN
    Interface)
    Transport Mode (VAS Only) 1001.03 (on)
    1001.04 (off)
    No Yes
    (with HEX+CAN Interface)
    Advanced Measuring Values No Yes
    Guided Readiness Scripts No Yes
    Support for Dual ECUs No Yes
    Data Logging
    (Factory
    tools cannot do this!)
    Limited unless registered Yes
    HighSpeed DataLogging
    (Factory tools cannot do this!)
    No Yes
    (with HEX
    Interface)
    Real-Time Graphs
    (Factory tools cannot do this!)
    Limited unless registered Yes
    Real-Time Gauges
    (Factory tools cannot do this!)
    Limited unless registered Yes
    Graphic TDI Timing Checker
    (Factory tools cannot do this!)
    Registered Version Only Yes
    Control Module Finder
    (Factory tools cannot do this!)
    Yes Yes
    Automated Service Reset
    (SRI)
    No Yes
    GeKo/Fazit on-line access to Immobilizer Codes and Component
    Protection
    No No

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    id say 23 out of 34 functions is "nearly" the same to me

    and you forgot to also quote the second half of my sentence were i said "for most people the regestered version is enough"

    for me registered is good enough as i have a 1999 a4, newer cars obviously need pro, i know theres some things there that are good to have but personally i dont have the need for them

    oh and as a bonus my lite version does auto scan, but cant clear codes from there, but can from the module so for me that works

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    I didnt forget at all & yes to "you" they appear the same, but not to many others imho, I'm just showing that the shareware type is not even on the same page as the pro version, dont confuse the 2 products.

    But yes for a B5 then the cheaper product is good enough, I wont disagree there.

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    yes there totally diffrent and the pro is a pukka piece of software, but for many the regestered is enough, and as far as i can see, for what i use it for, there nearly the same so i wouldnt benifet from upgrading

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    I dont think anyone's disputing the suitability of the product for each individual, just your statement isnt correct, just showing others there is a vast difference in the 2, what you use is your choice & I'm not trying to convince you to upgrade, just making sure people are aware there are fair number of differences.

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    PARKING SYSTEMS - DIAGNOSTICS - FAULT FINDING - BODYWORK - PAINTWORK

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    Shareware:

    - Cannot do Auto-Scan
    - Won't display Text for all Fault Codes
    - No Basic Settings (so no TBA, Xenon levelling, etc or checking timing on TDI's)
    - No Adaptation Saving (so no changing of locking/lights/horn behavior)
    - No Output Tests
    - No Tech Support from Ross-Tech

    Limitations of 311 and 409 even if Fully Registered:

    - No Generic OBD-II
    - Won't work with CAN-Bus vehicles
    - Fewer fault code definitions and label files
    - No built-in Activation (you'll be limited to a single PC)
    - No Advanced Measuring Blocks
    - No Direct Access for Adaptation and Basic Setting
    - No Acceleration Measurement
    - No Automated Service Reset
    - No Session Log Capabilities
    - No Support for Guided Readiness Scripts
    - No Optical Bus Diagnosis
    - No Battery/Gateway Coding/Long Coding Assistant
    - No (Automatic) Updates
    - No ECU Mileage Reading (EDC15/16)

    ...and some more minor things as well.
    Sebastian @ Ross-Tech.com

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    I seem to be able to auto scan and get advanced mess blocks? Im on lite.

 

 

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