VAG-com lead

djb83

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just bought a vag-com lead of fleabay and installed it into my laptop which uses windows vista when i do a scan of the engine if comes up half way through saying that i need to register to vag-com has anyone else had this problem with theres ? any replys most welcome so i can sort th problem with this cheers:thumbsup:
 

wibble111

needs to scratch the itch
Do you have the full version with a registered lead?

If not then you have the freeware version (which i have myself) a lot of features dont work on it but you can still scan and clear faults. I'm pretty sure if its the freeware version you can buy a licence from rosstech which will open up the full version.
 

dancarpy

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Dont say that ! lol
Im about to buy one of these ebay vagcom leads!
 

djb83

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it works ok but i think it might be the freeware version so it looks like i'll need to invest money in rossteh lol:lmfao:
 

NHN

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what version is it you bought?
 

djb83

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409.1 m8 it says it runs on xp but ma laptops got vista so i didny know if that would make a difference :think:
 

NHN

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shareware, so it wont let you access certain areas, can scan & clear faults but thats it, options are pay for license to unlock or buy the genuine system, if want genuine system PM me.

Release 409 posted 03 October 2004
  • This version is supported only for customers who are using obsolete "dumb" or third-party interfaces.
 

djb83

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by the sounds of it m8 youve got the freeware version like me nhn who posted on this does the full version with sofrware im just puttting monies away for one :3sadwalk:
 

Westy

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THe genuine cable was the first thing I bought for my car and although it cost around £300 it has probably saved me double that in garage visits and scan costs.
 

NHN

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got a simular problem with one just getr cannot connect to controller all the time

That would be the cable then, its obviously a cheapo & most likely its been tried to update & fecked it, make a wise investment mate.

THe genuine cable was the first thing I bought for my car and although it cost around £300 it has probably saved me double that in garage visits and scan costs.

A bit cheaper with me £241 delivered via SD & it has saved me more than the car cost, truly has no BS, if I was to work out the hours spent with vagcom & the audi hourly rates it would be mind boggling, lol.
 

subby

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ive got an ebay cable, never let me down once - used for everything including logging maf readings, cruise control, faults etc...

and can be registered for 60 quid i think. Saving £240.

re your problem, go into the engine control module and look for faults there- the shareware version lets you do that.
 

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unless its an older shareware version that you are using with a dumb/third party cable & you have bought license for then it wont be able to be registered, what version you running?
 

ianysm

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I think the full version would be best but £300 sounds abit steep!

I considered the liquid S3 with little screen, but it really is a little screen!!
 

NHN

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Liquid is nowhere near as comprehensive as vagcom, nowhere near, in different league tbh, liquid is very good for some things & to watch your boost levels etc & it is IMHO an aesthetic option tbh for people who like toys, it is a good little product for monitoring aswell, but to do tests, check for faults, recode etc, forget it, vagcom FTW
 

ianysm

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I guess vagcom is the daddy for faults etc. Liquid certainly a nice toy with some added diagnostics.

So how much for vagcom ready to go? £300?
 

NHN

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£241 delivered via SD
 
was just talking about vagcom again with a few mates what kit would we need to cover the s3 and mk4 golf and the mk 5 golf ?? we might all chip in :)
 

NHN

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Hex-Can-USB mate will cover them all no worries, PM if interested.
 
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