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VCDS simple help needed please

JJ.Foulds Apr 26, 2013

  1. JJ.Foulds

    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

    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!

  2. Rhyso

    Rhyso Well-Known Member

    Buy genuine. It will pay for itself in the long run
    NHN likes this.
  3. NHN

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

    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.
  4. JJ.Foulds

    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

    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 :/

  5. JJ.Foulds

    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

    But thankyou for correcting me on the vcds.

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