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VCDS simple help needed please

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by JJ.Foulds, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. JJ.Foulds
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    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

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    Im looking to get a cable for my laptop so i can scan the car before i buy it! However...
    theres soo many cables on ebay and most say not available for the A3 8P and are unsure which one to buy.

    Is there a specific version number i need to buy?

    I know i need the VCDS Lite version to go with it rather than a full version.

    If someone can put me in the right direction i would be really appreciative.


    I went to see a car today and it has a engine warning light on and the guy said it was the exhaust, and it would be helpful if i could come prepared in future to check the problem myself. (i would of bought it anyway but the guy didnt have the V5 document so walked away). i can test it out on my dads dirty branded VW golf right?

    Thanks in advance for help!

    JJ.
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    Buy genuine. It will pay for itself in the long run
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    VCDS Lite isn't CANBUS, 8P chassis is CANBUS, find someone in your area to scan it for you, if you don't want to outlay for the full version.

    Rhyso is a wise man :) totally worthwhile investment.
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    I really would buy the genuine one, but i cant affort it aswell as a car and insurance! But i think in the long run jus gettin a cheap one before i purchase a car would be beneficial instead of buying without :/

    JJ
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    But thankyou for correcting me on the vcds.
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