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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Iceash, Jun 17, 2013.

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    May only be good for generic fault codes,buy vcds genuine cable if you want to do it properly.
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    Just thought would be fun to see the basics on the ipad remotely :yum:
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    I have an app on my iphone that apparently works with one off these

    Think its called logworks by innovate motorsports !!
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    For free software looks like it could be good.
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    How much does a genuine cable cost? Saw a used one go for over £160 in ebay in the last few days.
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    problem is the A4 of your era isn't obd2 compat, so it depends on the protocols on the device if it will talk or not
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    I couldn't get mine to do anything, when I asked on here the general consensus was that it wouldn't.
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    Is mine obd1 then?
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    Its specific VAG protocol. You may get a few functions but doubtful, I couldn't. Any DBW a4 and B6's will work with it FWIW
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    It does say can obd2 and eobd ??

    also says kwp2000 i dont see why it shouldnt work but id stick with whats best £10 lead and free software !!!
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    I'm running the torque app and a cheapie BT dingle on mine. Unfortunately the iPhone doesn't support serial bluetooth so has to use a wifi variant. I'm DBW and it shows a lot of info, admittedly some things still missing.
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    DBC cars only support KWP1281 afaik, KWP2000 is only supported on DBW ECU's
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    Confused.com lol
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    Even more confused. Com is that keyword 2000 actually becomes an ISO protocol to handle the comms, ISO9141 with a 5b initialization at a 10.4k baud rate if memory serves... :D older vw had a native protocol that wasn't obd compliant and didn't meet emissions legislation, hence the change to KWP2000
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