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Discussion in 'VCDS (formerly VAG-COM) forum' started by stressfrees3, Oct 19, 2005.

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    [Oct 19, 2005]
    Hi Guys,
    Can someone tell me which vagcom to buy for a Nov 2001 210bhp S3.
    Do I go for the :
    Package B - "KEY-USB"
    - Enthusiast oriented, portable, expandable
    - USB connection or
    Package D - "HEX-USB+CAN"
    - Professional oriented, portable, expandable
    - USB connection

    What is a CAN-BUS functionality?

    Please advise and thanks in advance.
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    [Oct 20, 2005]
    you wont need canbus for the S3 or any current S3 for that matter. ,

    its for newer Audi's that do their diagnostics over "can-bus" a new method of "talking" to the controllers.


    if you want future proofing and may have other newer Audis in future go for the canbus version,


    I run the hex-usb + can on my s3 for this reason.

    hope this helps.
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    [Oct 20, 2005]
    Thanks for the quick response.
    With the new S3 coming if it ever does! shall have to decide, as you say, have one for the future.

    cheers
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    i thought on the last S3's they were a k-line and CAN-bus hybrid. CAN was used for the TMC and the DIS.
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    it is, but not in a diagnostics sense at all.
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    [Oct 21, 2005]
    sorry to jump in but where can something like this be bought for a good price?
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    [Oct 21, 2005]
    there is another.

    www.skpang.co.uk

    though i have bought both of mine from the manufacturer direct in the US and they have been brilliant and easy to deal with with lightening fast deliveries considering the distances.


    www.ross-tech.com
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