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    ODB2 USb cable for A3(8P)

    Got a current generation 2003 A3 2.0 TDI DSG.
    Found some USB interface cables on eBay, but sellers say they are not suitable for newer Audis. Where can I buy a reasonably priced USB cable from which will work with VAG Com 409.1? Or am I doing the wrong thing using this freeware software????

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/KKL-409-1-VAG-...QQcmdZViewItem

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    You cant get a cheap cable to work on newer Audis as they have a CAN-bus communication system which requires a CAN enabled cable to talk to the car. The only cable I know of is the Ross tech USB one at £259.95(they do a serial one slightly cheaper).

    See here http://www.ross-tech.com/

    and this is the cable I use and from where I bought it http://www.gendan.co.uk/product_VCHU.html.
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    Thanks mate. I'll take a look. Seems like value for money considering stealer hourly rate is 100 + VAT ..ouch !!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandle
    The only cable I know of is the Ross tech USB one at 259.95(they do a serial one slightly cheaper).
    Ross-Tech also offers an enthusiast grade CAN only cable:
    Micro-CAN

    Gendan and other Ross-Tech UK distributors have this product.
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    Is the micro-CAN compatible with A3 2006 model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michalis
    Is the micro-CAN compatible with A3 2006 model?
    I would not have suggested it as an alternative if it was not compatible.

    Please see the A3 info page for assurance that it will work. The top of the chart states which interfaces work with the particular model and year.
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