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

aterro Nov 3, 2010

  1. aterro

    aterro S3 YO

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    Audi a3 tdi 55 plate 140bhp version
    Cheers
    Were is the port? Ive got a obd2 management.
    But should I purchase vagcom??
     
  2. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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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
     
  3. aterro

    aterro S3 YO

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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
     
  4. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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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
     
  5. aterro

    aterro S3 YO

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    anyonee?????
     
  6. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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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.
     
  7. aterro

    aterro S3 YO

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    Wil the cheap eBay vagcom work??
     
  8. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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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
     
  9. vw754

    vw754 vorsprung Durch Technik

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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
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2010
  10. aterro

    aterro S3 YO

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    Ok thanks for that. Who supplies the genuine rosstech leads in the uk?
     
  11. vw754

    vw754 vorsprung Durch Technik

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    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
     
  12. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    Contact NHN a member on this forum. He is a Ross Tech supplier of genuine leads.
     

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