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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by bouncer117, Aug 19, 2012.

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    what is the best yet affordable code reader? (cheap :D)
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    The best code reader is vcds, yes its expensive, but its fully supported by ross tech with free updates. User nhn on here is a supplier. You can get cheaper cables through ebay etc, but they dont always read all the codes. Wisest investment is vcds. Sure someone will be along shortly with advice on cheaper alternatives. :) x
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Vcds is very cheap considering what it can do for that price too.

    Vcds can also read generic codes on some cars.
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    what does the vcds do?
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    Anything and everything if you buy the pukka version.

    Code read and clear.
    Recode modules for extra features.
    Logging and monitoring engine and other systems...

    I swear by mine
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    ecs have a cheap hand held reader
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    Do you have a link to the exact one you have?! They'rs loads of different ones isn't there?
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    Nigel - user NHN supplies these. Just send him a pm. :) x
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    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    It is more than £250 from RT themselves, more like £270-£280 with taxes & charges, I sell at £250.
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    You could always just give a member near to you with VCDS some beer vouchers for looking at your car.

    Where are you and what's wrong with your car?
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    Hello! I'm in Lymm, between Manchester and Warrington. Got a misfire, and ABS light on... And now need a locking wheel key. Bad week lol
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