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Please explain VAG-com - the basics

Discussion in 'VCDS (formerly VAG-COM) forum' started by Joni_s, May 9, 2006.

  1. Joni_s

    Joni_s Member

    Mar 26, 2006
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    I've recently bought an Audi and have just found this forum.
    For new users like me, I was wondering if somebody could state the uses/benefits of having VAG-com.

    So far i can see that it can diagnose problems with your vehicle but what else can it do?

    Can it be used to remap the ecu to increase/power torque?

    Do you have to have a laptop or will a desktop and a long cable be ok or do you have to use the software on the move sometimes?

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  3. RichA3Turbo

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you!
    Staff Member Moderator

    Jan 6, 2003
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    You need a laptop to get the most from it!

    You can not remap the car with VAG-COM either. You can program certain functions in the car, such as to lock the doors after 15mph, set the alarm to beep when locking the doors from the key .etc.


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