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what vag com etc or whatever its called these days

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    i need to buy a vag com or its called vcds or something like that now isnt it>? whats a good one to buy on ebay?
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    NHN on here sells genuine VCDS cables - give him a PM. Ebay ones not to be relied on.
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    how much are they? just the cable? id want the software too and not the free version you used to get from ross tech
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    Think they are the registered genuine ross-tech ones £250 last time i asked from memory
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    feck me i just spat my coffee over my keyboard
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    lol, Thats the one you can do everything with tho
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    lol, yeah some work some dont. I picked one up off ebay that seems to work sometimes. You just have to make sure youre not connected to the net and accidently update it as it will overwrite the software and die. I have seen the odd genuine ones on ebay go cheap. Depends if you want to do coding or just wipe alarms etc... i assume
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    any links by chance? seems to be lots on there dont want crappy one, but yesw use to read clear watch live data actual over desired if it does that, reset crash data etc
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    The software you download from Ross-Tech is the FULL version - currently version 11.11.3

    Re eBay leads - it's a case of pot luck. Some work reliably but some don't, some support all the adaptation channels some don't, some support dual K-line some don't. If you can risk the money then an eBay one might work for you, but if you want something that will just work every time then get the genuine Ross-Tech one.
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    As petroldave said lol, sorry no link it was a one off seller.
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    I think they'll be fine for just fault reading and initial diagnostics etc - Gendan also sell the genuine VCDS - however if you want to actually configure your car's settings then VCDS is the only way to go...
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    No links to illegal/counterfeit goods are allowed on the site.
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    Absolutely, couldn't agree more.
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