Hi, First post - please be gentle. I have a 2002 1.8 T Sport A3. For the last few months my check engine light has been on and off. I took it back to my independent mechanic last week. Bascially it is coming up with the same codes. The codes he describes as "long term codes" that don't really need any specific attention until the car starts running badly. He reset the light, then the next day it was on again. Is there any way I can avoid a) paying this bloke £30 to turn the light off and give me the same advice every week b) avoid paying a $1000 for VAG-COM and the lead to clear the codes my self. I'm thinking of selling the car privately next year, but in the meantime I want to be sure that the light isnt giving out different codes in the interim. Hope that makes sense. I've seen these things for 30 quid on ebay from China - do they work? Ive also seen people selling leads on ebay for use with VAG-COM - but as i read it this is just for use with the shareware version of the software and this version cannot reset the check engine light. Many Thanks - and hello to you all Cheers Geoggy.