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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by klauster, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. klauster

    klauster Well-Known Member

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    Where can I buy it from? And will it work with my RS4, looked on ebay and a lot of them say they wont work with my car for some reason.

    What should I expect to pay for software and cable.

    Cheers

    Nick
     
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  3. h5djr

    h5djr Well-Known Member
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    The best way to buy the correct cable and thus the software is direct from Ross-Tech in the US. Most of the cables on eBay will not work with the latest versions of the software. Basically you purchase a cable from Ross-Tech which acts as a 'dongle' and you then download the latest version of the software from their web-site.

    I have just ordered a Micro-CAN cable for my A3 for $249 plus $43.50 shipping, but this type of cable only works on the A3 or Golf 5.

    The cables to work with other Audi's can be purchased as either Seriel or USB and cost $349 + shipping and VAT has to be paid when they come into the UK.

    Their web-site is: http://www.ross-tech.com/vag-com/index.html
     
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    Whats the difference Dave between the Micro-can , and the HEX-usb-can , apart from the price?

    Thanks

    p
     
  5. h5djr

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    As I understand it, The Micro-CAN cable can only be used with cars based on the Golf 5 platform - here is a list...
    The HEX-USB+CAN type cable can be used on most modern Audis and other VAG Group cars including the current A3.
     
  6. klauster

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    ordered it, many thanks for replies
     
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    Watch out though as I think I've screwed up my boot lid opening so make sure you keep a note of any original coding before changing anything!

    See thread here
     
  8. h5djr

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    Well I've got my cable and downloaded the software. Connected to the car this afternoon and did a full Auto Scan and saved all the information.

    Now all I have to do is find out how to recode my Bi-Xenon headlights for continental driving. Anyone out there done this?
     

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