Vcds v vcds registered

Ianb4310

Registered User
Hi can anyone tell me what the difference is between the vcds cable at £250 and a Ross tech registered cable for about £50 !
I want to set the diesel pump timing on my 2002 A6 2.5 tdi I have a cable and have downloaded vcds lite but I don't have that function available will I be able to set the timing with a registered cable or do I need the £250 one
Thanks for the help
Ian
 

boost-addict

Registered User
get vcds lite and regester it, nearly the same as the pro version for most people the regestered version is enough
 

NHN

Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat
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nearly the same as the pro version

Sorry but thats tbh very wrong, please check the chart on this page to know the distinct & worthy differences:

Ross-Tech: VCDS: Function Table

Function Chart / Feature
Comparison


VAS-505x $5-15k
"New" VAS Function NumberVCDS-Lite Shareware
$0.00 - $99
VCDS Full
Version

$249 - $699
Function Number / Name
00 Auto-Scan1001.01Registered Version OnlyYes
01 Control Unit
Info
YesYes
02 Read Fault
Codes
004.01Limited unless Registered Yes
03 Output
Tests
005Registered Version OnlyYes
Selective Output Tests005NoYes
04 Basic
Settings
006Registered Version OnlyYes
05 Clear Fault
Codes
004.10YesYes
06 Close
Controller
022YesYes
07 Code
Module
007 (Service 1A)
008 (Service 22)
YesYes
Code Slave Modules007 (Service 1A)
008 (Service 22)
NoYes
08 Measuring
Blocks
010.02 (KW1281)
011
Limited unless RegisteredYes
09 Single
Reading
010.01YesYes
10
Adaptation
012
014 (long)
Limited unless registeredYes
11 Login

(called Coding II

under KWP-2000)
015.01YesYes
15 View
Readiness
020.01YesYes
16 Security
Access
015.02Registered Version OnlyYes
18 Supported Codes NoYes
33 Generic
OBD-II
NoYes
Freeze-Frame Data Registered Version OnlyYes
Dual K-Line Support YesYes
7-Digit PINs (VAS only)020.07Registered Version OnlyYes
Current through ~2006Yes
Diagnostics via direct CAN connection NoYes
(with CAN
Interface)
Transport Mode (VAS Only) 1001.03 (on)
1001.04 (off)
NoYes
(with HEX+CAN Interface)
Advanced Measuring Values NoYes
Guided Readiness Scripts NoYes
Support for Dual ECUs NoYes
Data Logging
(Factory
tools cannot do this!)
Limited unless registeredYes
HighSpeed DataLogging
(Factory tools cannot do this!)
NoYes
(with HEX
Interface)
Real-Time Graphs
(Factory tools cannot do this!)
Limited unless registeredYes
Real-Time Gauges
(Factory tools cannot do this!)
Limited unless registeredYes
Graphic TDI Timing Checker
(Factory tools cannot do this!)
Registered Version OnlyYes
Control Module Finder
(Factory tools cannot do this!)
YesYes
Automated Service Reset
(SRI)
NoYes
GeKo/Fazit on-line access to Immobilizer Codes and Component
Protection
NoNo
Code Database current through MY 2012
 

boost-addict

Registered User
id say 23 out of 34 functions is "nearly" the same to me

and you forgot to also quote the second half of my sentence were i said "for most people the regestered version is enough"

for me registered is good enough as i have a 1999 a4, newer cars obviously need pro, i know theres some things there that are good to have but personally i dont have the need for them

oh and as a bonus my lite version does auto scan, but cant clear codes from there, but can from the module so for me that works
 

NHN

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I didnt forget at all & yes to "you" they appear the same, but not to many others imho, I'm just showing that the shareware type is not even on the same page as the pro version, dont confuse the 2 products.

But yes for a B5 then the cheaper product is good enough, I wont disagree there.
 

boost-addict

Registered User
yes there totally diffrent and the pro is a pukka piece of software, but for many the regestered is enough, and as far as i can see, for what i use it for, there nearly the same so i wouldnt benifet from upgrading
 

NHN

Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat
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VCDS Map User
I dont think anyone's disputing the suitability of the product for each individual, just your statement isnt correct, just showing others there is a vast difference in the 2, what you use is your choice & I'm not trying to convince you to upgrade, just making sure people are aware there are fair number of differences.
 

Sebastian

Registered User
Shareware:

- Cannot do Auto-Scan
- Won't display Text for all Fault Codes
- No Basic Settings (so no TBA, Xenon levelling, etc or checking timing on TDI's)
- No Adaptation Saving (so no changing of locking/lights/horn behavior)
- No Output Tests
- No Tech Support from Ross-Tech

Limitations of 311 and 409 even if Fully Registered:

- No Generic OBD-II
- Won't work with CAN-Bus vehicles
- Fewer fault code definitions and label files
- No built-in Activation (you'll be limited to a single PC)
- No Advanced Measuring Blocks
- No Direct Access for Adaptation and Basic Setting
- No Acceleration Measurement
- No Automated Service Reset
- No Session Log Capabilities
- No Support for Guided Readiness Scripts
- No Optical Bus Diagnosis
- No Battery/Gateway Coding/Long Coding Assistant
- No (Automatic) Updates
- No ECU Mileage Reading (EDC15/16)

...and some more minor things as well. ;)
 
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