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VCDS which cable?

Meemo May 31, 2018

  1. Meemo

    Meemo Well-Known Member Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition

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    Only just clicked why we can't do much with the vag com.. they all use VCDS now .. who knew :)
    little stuck on ordering the correct cable to use that will work with the 2015 s5, could anyone kindly advice? also is the 'lite' version enough to say adjust my xenon beams?

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  3. Tashfeen

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    If I was buying it, I'd go with full version as I don't think Lite will help you with everything. Below is a screenshot from Ross-Tech, which kind of gives you an idea.

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  4. Meemo

    Meemo Well-Known Member Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition

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    Ah yes.. didn't see the pre 2006! Thanks @Tashfeen will go full :) any idea on the cable? Edging to hex-can but only cos I have it in my head I see references on here to it
     
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    JG51 AUD Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition quattro

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    My VCDS cable is HEX-USB+CAN, works on my 2016 s5.

    I think new VCDS cables now have a limit set on them, means you can only use them on a certain amount of cars, sure I read this on Audizine, worth checking before you buy a new one. It maybe a better idea trying to buy an unlimited second hand one. There is one for sale on A5-OC, don't know if it's unlimited though.

    JG
     
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    Meemo Well-Known Member Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition

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    That's proper bizarre, never knew they could do that! Buying a cable in 2018 is harder than I initially thought haha you have a link to yours you bought @JG51 AUD ?
     
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    JG51 AUD Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition quattro

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    Bought mines off a guy on A5-OC a couple of years back, so no link. Try www.ILEXA.co.uk,01726 884 010, that's the original supplier of my cable.

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    Meemo Well-Known Member Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition

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    Your a star, thanks both! :)
     
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    JG51 AUD Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition quattro

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    Let me know if the new cables are defo limited.

    Cheers @Tashfeen, knew I had read it somewhere.

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  10. Tashfeen

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    Or contact @NHN for the cable. JG is right the newer ones are 3-VIN or 10


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  11. Meemo

    Meemo Well-Known Member Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition

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    After seein the genuine onebon a5oc is £200?!?!!! I will be getting a Chinese copy lol
     
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    JG51 AUD Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition quattro

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    It'll be £200 well spent though, think of all the beer tokens you could potentially make if you decided to share it, lol!

    Seriously though, I wouldn't be going near my car with a copy VCDS. :scared2:

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    Meemo Well-Known Member Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition

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    Do these include the software with the cable? I literally want to adjust my headlights which point at the floor since lowering lol
    Vag com we have can't talk to the module as it is too old, and my unlimited lifetime carista doesn't have that functionality :s
     
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    S/W is free. You only pay for the cable. If it is only for headlight levelling why don't you find a VCDS user on the map near you. I have VCDS and kind of local to you (Oxford) and I am sure there will be others even closer.


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    JG51 AUD Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition quattro

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    Software is dowloaded via the cable via Ross Tech, well that's how mines is updated etc.

    You could always try the VCDS owners section to see if there's anyone close to you.

    JG
     
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    Meemo Well-Known Member Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition

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    I actually had no idea there was a map on here for that, I must of been living under a rock! Thanks for pointing it out :)
    I got options now so gonna decide tonight wether to bite the bullet and just get one, don't like not being able to do these kind of jobs in the comfort of my own drive. honestly thought the cable would be like our old vagcom one price wise
     
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    VCDS USERS MAP

    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?sh...p?threads/VCDS-USERS-MAP.184967/&share_type=t


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    arad85 Well-Known Member Team V6 Audi S5 Black Edition

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    Guy in work has a Chinese copy. He had a 2010 S4. Needed to borrow mine when he wanted to diagnose his Mrs' 201x Q5 as they'd disabled it in the newer software versions. Basically, if you get a copy that works, don't upgrade the software... ;)
     
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    Meemo Well-Known Member Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition

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    My cable and 17.1 software is due to be delivered 20th June -5th July ahahaha will let you know if it works, just got a long wait!
     
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    Meemo Well-Known Member Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition

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    £17 on ebay, took over 30 days to get here from china but works a charm :)
    headlights adjusted and even checked the Launch control counter, glad to see it's a 0!
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