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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by mysterygti, Jan 4, 2012.

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    hi guys, just been looking on ebay at the diagnostics trouble code readers, and to be honest i dont know which one would suit me best for my 2006 a3 2.0tdi, all claim to work, yet the prices vary dramatically from £20 to about £150. I did want to just get a cheap cable and run vagcom but i hear that it doesnt work on modern vag cars and i would need to spend more cash, something which i dont really want to do.

    can anyone advise on the cheaper hand held tools? does anyone have one? which one?

    these are the ones i've been looking at on ebay:

    can bus audi | eBay

    many thanks

    steve
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    You want Vag-Com, or VCDS from NHN on the forum. Simply AMAZING tool.
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    i know yeah, but not wanting to spend too much money right now, looking to just get a cheap code reader
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    i use one of these,mine is a 2006 8P1
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    thanks, was just about to buy it then i noticed it said "not suitable for ABS" :/
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    They do loads of different ones, some do ABS but no live feed
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