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Buying VAG-COM Diagnostic,,,Any Advice Welcome !

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Digger1, Apr 21, 2011.

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    Finally looking to get my own diagnostic ( VAG-COM ) or maybe a VAG scanning tool as I'm not really interested in being able to code stuff just fault finding,but saying that I want something that gives fault discription not just a code.
    Found this on the bay,any members got one if so are they any good?
    SUPER VAG K+CAN VW AUDI SEAT ADVANCED CAR DIAGNOSTIC | eBay UK
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    I looked at this too but decided on the proper cable and VAGCOM
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    rosstech is the one that everybody swears by.... I bought a little code reader and writer for about £60 a 5 years ago (for my Mk3 Golf) and I would probably go with the real stuff if I was purchasing again as this one really only does the absolute basics...

    also: the one you listed doesn't cover many B6's in the list of supported cars for each feature...
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    I sell the genuine hex-can-usb vcds/vagcom cables, give me a shout if interested.

    Dont bother with handheld readers etc, no way are these even a substitute for the real thing, said as a user not a seller, many will confirm my advise & will wrk on all vag cars old & new.
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    Is it a case of just plug-n-play,is there software needed-included ???
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    Yes plugnplay, software is downloaded from RT & as long as a genuine interface is used, then this is FOC.
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    USB VAG-COM 409.1 OBD 2 II CABLE LEAD AUDI VW VAG COM | eBay UK

    VCDS 10.6 ( VAG COM ) SERVICE VW AUDI ROSS TECH OEM | eBay UK
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    what do you mean by genuine interface ?
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    The one shown is an illegal counterfeit piece of rubbish, I only sell genuine ross-tech cables.
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    can i ask what is illegal about it and how it stands out to be so just wondering mate
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    PM, sent.
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    deffo go with nhn, got one from him last year, worthwhile investment if you plan on staying with vag cars.
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    Sorry I didnt see the bottom that stated it was a scan service only.

    Buttt, 99.9999%, if not all ebay cables are illegally copied, copyright, wont work with newer software, no warranty, no guarantee, will not work with RT releases software, cracked software used, can go on.
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    nope thats fine just wondered what made it stand out lol
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