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Vag Com / VCDS cable

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B8 Chassis)' started by ScottishS3, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. ScottishS3
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    [Jun 17, 2012]
    Hi All,
    Can anyone reccomend a good vagcom/VCDS cable?
    I have seen LOADS on eBay but was just wondering what would actually work with a B8.
    Thanks
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    only the proper one i expect
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    The best one is the ross-tech fully supported one from user NHN on here. Yes its a costly item, but it will do everything you will ever need it to do, so be a good investment in the long run.
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    I've got the program but just need a cable.
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    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    As already mentioned, the software is free to use, with a genuine interface of which I do have for sale, feel free to PM me if you require the cable :)

    Given you have a B8, you do need the hex-can-usb version.
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    How future proof are the cables? ie if i buy one for a B8, would i be able to use on future A4's?
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    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Unless audi dramatically change the way there cars communicate diagnostically as such, then I dont think you've got much to worry about as its an industry standard :)
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    I'm on my third different cable !!!

    My TT used a simple Com port cable
    My S4 used a Twin Com port cable
    My B8 uses a Hex USB cables

    You can trade the genuine one's in against new ones should you need to. I kinda of expect the Hex one to last a while though.
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    Woorlord shifting to Hyperspace... . VCDS Map User

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    Had my Ross-Tech Hex-Can-USB cable for 6 years now, originally for my A4-B6 and absolutely no regrets. Even made a few quid via voluntary contributions for diagnostics from fellow members on TT's, A3's, A5's, A4's and A6's - all vintages of last 10 years or so.
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