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Vag.com for a3

a31.6sport May 14, 2012

  1. a31.6sport

    a31.6sport New Member

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    Hi could someone help I have an Audi a3 1.6 2002 will the vag.com lead like on eBay or is mine can bus I want one but don't know which one to buy thanks in advance any links would be great
     
  2. rhubarb4

    rhubarb4 Certified Audi nutter Gold Supporter Team Silver Audi S3 quattro

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    The EBay ones are notorious for playing up and they will only give you the VCDS lite version, It is worth it in the long run to buy the full genuine lead Nigel user name (NHN) sells them on here have a look in the VCDS section and give him a PM

    Chris.
     
  3. Tooks

    Tooks Active Member

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    I got a standard lead from Gendan here in the uk, and I purchased the Vag-Com software licence direct from Ross-Tech which I later switched to VCDS. On the A3 8L, you don't need anything else really.

    I did use an eBay lead with the gen software for a while, and whilst good for adaptations and fault code reading/clearing, lost comms with the engine whilst it was running so useless for logs etc.

    I think the whole lot was £25 for the lead and $100 for the software.
     
  4. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Yours will be K-Line not canbus... as said, eBay ones can be hit and miss... VCDS is an investment worth doing if you plan to do your own DIY... kit NHN sells should be the HEX-CAN leads so will do modern VAGs too... they can be used in generic OBDII mode as well for other makes of car..

    <tuffty/>
     
  5. Rom

    Rom Member VCDS Map User

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    Is that right, so they will access any obd info from all makes?
    What software would be needed?

    It's on my shopping list, but trying to get a cheap laptop to use it on. Don't fancy buying a new one just for vcds, and don't need one otherwise.
     
  6. Customboy

    Customboy Active Member

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    I was given a eBay one free months ago what a load of **** never used it ever again !!
     
  7. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    VCDS...

    Basic OBDII functionality... Ross-Tech: VCDS: Tour: Generic OBD-II Screen

    <tuffty/>
     
  8. s33nyboy12

    s33nyboy12 Well-Known Member Audi RS5 Owners Group Navarra Blue Classic

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    KEep away from the eBay ones they rubbish. My mates a mechanic got me one for note and always connects properly when running,the eBay one was hit and miss.
     

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