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    Official cable or not?

    Hi,

    Is this $249 cable/license the cheapest way to get this working?
    http://www.ross-tech.com/Merchant2/m...ry_Code=VAGCOM

    Is it worth doing this to get the latest version of the software working?

    Floob.

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    Personally I would always go for a proper Ross-Tech cable to ensure that you can use the latest version of Vag-Com.

    That cable will only work with non-CANBUS based cars so for example no good for an 8P A3.

    Paul
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    Thanks for the reply - yep, am tempted to go ahead and get the cable above ( I have 8L A3). Sounds far less hassle.
    Hopefully no probs importig from US.

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    You will need to pay VAT on it and watch out as some of the importers try and charge you handling fees etc. No problem with the VAT but I get miffed with the extra charges that they sometimes try on.

    Very good service from Ross-Tech all of my cables (various versions) have come direct from them.

    They do have an upgrade path, but to be honest personally I would go with a combination CANBUS cable if there is any likely hood that you will upgrade to a newer Audi at anypoint.

    Paul
    2011 (MY12) Skoda Octavia II FL VRS Manual Hatch 2.0Tsi in Race Blue.
    Gone not forgotten -
    2005 Black A3 (8P1) S-Line 2.0TDi DSG. Eibach Pro Springs, Koni FSD shocks and a few bling bits inside.
    Revo 99 GTi Turbo, too much to list mod wise.
    92 Golf Gti Mark 2 16V.

    VCDS HEX-USB+CAN

 

 

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