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E-bay VAGCOM Cables

pjmspeedy May 5, 2009

  1. pjmspeedy

    pjmspeedy Dude, what's mine say ?

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    Hi All - I keep borrowing my friends Vagcom cable but I want one of my own but can't really justify spending £200 odd on a genuine cable from rosstech. I was wondering if anyone out there is selling a genuine one or has anyone bought one off e-bay and if so any chance of providing me with a link to the same seller as you got yours from...... there seems to be loads!!!

    This is one I have seen that is despatched from the UK and not Hong Kong. What do you guy's think ?
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/USB-VAG-COM-4...9|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1308|301:1|293:1|294:50
     
  2. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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    You will find few people on the forum recomended counterfeit/copy leads. They dont always work, sometimes they only work for a while. They also cant be used with the latest software from RossTech, I've heard that downloading it can render leads useless in some cases.
     
  3. FactionOne

    FactionOne Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Khufu's hit the nail squarely on the head. You're always well in the 'brave' range of things when you don't buy genuine Ross Tech. I had all kinds of home-built and third-party leads before I bought a HEX-USB+CAN, and once I went 'genuine' I wondered what I'd been doing messing around with the copies for so long...

    Regards,

    Rob.
     
  4. abdus

    abdus Top Gear VCDS Map User

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    better just get the genuine one.

    I had an ebay one which I used with VagCom 409.1 version and bought the license. You can use only up to version 409.1 and must be on one laptop/pc only. Cannot be moved.

    I finally bought a genuine cable and it's definitely worth it. All latest updates and can use it on any pc/laptop I want
     
  5. NHN

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

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    Again let me put this in perspective for those who cant justify £200+, audi 5052 unit £5k, VCDS version £260, now is thats not a bargain then I must be reading it wrong & also note the guys at audi using 5052 units dont have all the access we can get with RT leads, eg. security access to modules like as a recent visit showed me & I had to complete the mod by myself with RT lead/software that dealer couldnt do.

    Pot luck, either they will just not work, go faulty in use & have been not often but known to cause issues on cars modules, also when updating the leads they go wrong & stop functioning completely, also note dependent on your car they wont allow access to all modules/features so you could be restricted.

    Also note updates will always to date work with your genuine leads & have always been free, support is free to date, IMHO cheap ebay leads dont save you money at all cause the times you cant get it to work & cant access modules is lost time, same old equation TIME = MONEY, thus costs you more in long run to use cheap leads.

    Lesson ends.
     
  6. mhill

    mhill Member

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  7. Mart

    Mart Active Member

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  8. leshkin

    leshkin Hold my beer... VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S3

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    :iagree:1000% - went the cheap route originally and unless you want a disposable cable, I suggest getting the original.
     

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