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VCDS bought

IceHanger Feb 29, 2012

  1. IceHanger

    IceHanger Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Just bought a genuine USB+Hex lead, time to make my car flash like a Christmas tree wooo
    The misses is happy the TT now beeps on locking and front fog activation on turning...now time to bugger mine up hahahah
     
  2. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    Nice one! Have to admit I was a bit anxious before using mine on my car for the first time, but now I love tinkering with it. Have done the beep on locking, cornering lights, coming home, coded in my 2011 RNS-E, DRL's on full brightness when sidelights on, etc. Have fun! :wub: xx
     
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  3. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member Team Ibis Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    How much are they if I may be so bold......I know they are expensive but would like to get one.
     
  4. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    My Dad paid about £240 for it the year before last, but he sold his VW and I inherited it, lol. Nige (NHN) on here sells them. :wub: xx
     
  5. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member Team Ibis Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Nice one. Cheers for the info Paullie.
     
  6. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    No probs, Bud. :wub: xx
     
  7. IceHanger

    IceHanger Active Member VCDS Map User

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    I payed £264 mate.

    Cheers Paullie:thumbsup:Time for a long play at the weekend
     
  8. MTRL

    MTRL Split Grill!

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    Sorry to hijack this but im trying to get to grips with the whole VAGCOM/VCDS thing.

    I have got a copy of VAGCOM 409.1 to install on my laptop, do I now just need the lead to connect up to the car and I will be able to change things such as alarm beep, coming home lights ect...?
     
  9. moag

    moag she's no d-turbo

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    Yep, contact nhn on here. He supplies the cables at a competitive price.
     
  10. MTRL

    MTRL Split Grill!

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    Is there anything that guy cant get? What a legend.
     
  11. chrisb72

    chrisb72 Active Member Team Panther Audi S3

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    Am I to assume that this is a cheap imitation if people have paid £250 for them on this forum.

    VAG Diagnostics Ltd - VCDS Vag-Com 908, 912, & 10.6 Cables - Sales

    I had my car hooked to the system for the first time a few weeks ago while I was having my LED rear lights fitted and I was interested in all the options that are available. I think I could have fun playing with that system. I reckon my car would be flashing and bleeping in very different ways every week! lol
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2012
  12. Scott

    Scott Well-Known Member

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    YES - don't buy! :asskicking:
     
  13. Adam.

    Adam. Meow.

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    You have to remember the leads don't really lose value. They still fetch £250+ on eBay.

    Fake ones are rubbish as they have the license built into the cable and if you connect to the net then it wipes the cable and it is useless.

    You get what you pay for tbh and I wouldn't be putting a cheap cable near my car.

    I paid £260 from Gendan delivered in less than 24 hours.
     
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  14. IceHanger

    IceHanger Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Ding thats where mine came from. Excellent service.
    I have an old ebay £8 lead that works on most pre 2005 cars with eth VCDS lite software, but wanted the pukka kit that worked on the new stuff.

    Tweeks for the 8P are here Audi A3/S3 & A3 Cabriolet (8P/FM) Tweaks - Ross-Tech Wiki
     
  15. andywaddy

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    Paullie, any chance you could tell me the procedure for the DRL's being on full brightness with sidelights please? I'd be massively grateful :)
     
  16. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    £250 delivered :)

    Dont go near those fake cables, they dont have warranty, no updates, no support, will become useless if it tries to update.
     
  17. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    Hi Andy, yes, of course. For 3 door facelifts, go to Central Electrics 09 and change Byte 18 in the long coding from 25 to 26 and all beng well it should work perfectly for you. For Sportbacks you go to Central Electrics and change Byte 18 from 2B to 2C. You'll notice that on the lighting switch both DRL and sidelight icons will be illuminated. This is my fave VCDS mod so far. :wub: xx

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/new-a3...-drls-vcds-mod-3-dr-facelift-a3-s3s-only.html
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2012
  18. Silky-S3

    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    Yep, one of the best mods :)
     
  19. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    Vag-Com is invaluable tool, speak to NHN about buying one!
     
  20. andywaddy

    andywaddy Member

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    Thanks very much Paullie...I owe you one! :)
    I always sigh when I have to switch to sidelights from DRLs and can see the light dim lol so I'm glad I can banish that feeling now!
     
  21. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    Lol, I used to feel exactly the same, Andy. Always happy to help! :wub: xx
     
  22. s3ollie

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    Is there anyway to do this on a pre facelift S3? I have got LED DRL bulbs and set it for Bi-xenons with LED DRL's but want them to stay bright when the side or main lights are on. Tried setting the scandinavian setting and changing byte 18 which i think is the DRL dimming on my module so not doin anything
     

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