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Diagnostic were is it? Is it obd2? Cheap vagcom?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by aterro, Nov 3, 2010.

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    [Nov 3, 2010]
    Audi a3 tdi 55 plate 140bhp version
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    Were is the port? Ive got a obd2 management.
    But should I purchase vagcom??
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    its under the dash by the drivers footwell from what i can remmember its behind or right by the bonnet pull
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    ok thanks

    and does it run obd2?
    or can i buy one of the cheap vagcom systems of ebay?(eg internal one with lead) no laptop involved???
    cheers
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    i think so but dont quote me on that , everybody who i have asked has said get the proper leads from ross-tech but i think its around £200 so not cheap sorry i cant help you anymore
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    anyonee?????
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    It is an OBD compatible port but you can't do anything but read information with a hand held device.

    VCDS required ( with laptop ) to do anything at all as the car has the new canbus diagnostics.
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    Wil the cheap eBay vagcom work??
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    Who knows? - it's a gamble you have to take if you buy cheap.

    Might work for a bit and then pack up - you really can't tell.

    You get what you pay for in this world mate so it's entirely up to you
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    cheap one dont work,the a3 has canbus wiring and them cheepo leads dnt work,i had one,got rid of it and bought genuine from ross-tech for £220 ish,well worth it,i do other cars aswell now,had mine for around 6 months and got more than half my money back already ! doing a plug in here and there for people

    .VCDS License with HEX-USB+CAN Interface: Ross-Tech Store
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    Ok thanks for that. Who supplies the genuine rosstech leads in the uk?
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    [Nov 8, 2010]

    U.K.:
    Gendan Limited
    Unit 14 Llys Caer Felin
    Felinfach
    Swansea SA5 4HH
    +44 0 1792 588002
    ilexa Onboard Diagnostics
    Truro, Cornwall TR2 4YF
    p: +44 01726 884 010
    f: +44 01726 808 021

    Marshall's Industrial Ltd.
    Volkswagen Power Systems & Components
    IMPCO Gas Systems

    Beadle Estate
    Hithercroft Road, Wallingford,
    Oxfordshire, UK
    OX10 9DG
    p: +44 (0) 1491 834666
    f: +44 (0) 1491 839777
    email:
    sales@mi-uk.com

    SAB Distribution
    Nuneaton
    Warks
    +44 07811 633 744

    V-Tech UK Ltd.SN Autohaus,181, Forest Road,Hainault, EssexLondon, UKIG6 3HZ.Tel: +44 208 498 1288Fax: +44 208 498 1289
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    Contact NHN a member on this forum. He is a Ross Tech supplier of genuine leads.
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