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    Talking VAG-COM Members

    Hi,

    I thought I'd start this thread for VAG-COM people to indicate what kind of interface they have, where they are located, and if they are able to help others with diagnostics/programming. I'll keep this top post updated with details:

    Berkshire/Wiltshire - RossTech HEX-USB+CAN - ben
    Manchester area - RossTech HEX-USB+CAN - Skipton01
    North East - RossTech HEX-COM+CAN - spike

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    Good idea Ben, I'll throw my hat into the ring as well:

    Manchester area - HEX+CAN USB interface

    Cheers,

    Mike
    WAS : TDI 75 SE 2001 (Little Tank)
    NOW : TDi 90 Sport, OpenSky, Winter Pack, ISOfix, fogs, climate, full electric glass, RNS-E, IceLink, Audi BT phone & red leather! K&N filter, Pentagon Supaglass, black headlining, cruise & Audi PDC, GALA, S-style mirrors & TT road and steering wheels.(The NEW Tank).


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    VAG-COM is an aftermarket diagnostic tool, which does the same (and more) as Audis own tools, VAS5051/2 and VAG1551/2 (these are their computers which they attach to your car during routine and non-routing service and help them with diagnosis and recoding of the vehicle).

    The user base for VAG-COM is huge world-wide and the software is very mature indeed, with great back-up service from the authors themselves.

    It is only via a VAG-COM unit that a proper servicing of the car can take place, as otherwise, you can't reset the service indicators (unless for fixed intervals) and it is invaluable in carrying out all kinds of other repair/servicing/diagnostic work.

    Hope this helps,

    Mike
    WAS : TDI 75 SE 2001 (Little Tank)
    NOW : TDi 90 Sport, OpenSky, Winter Pack, ISOfix, fogs, climate, full electric glass, RNS-E, IceLink, Audi BT phone & red leather! K&N filter, Pentagon Supaglass, black headlining, cruise & Audi PDC, GALA, S-style mirrors & TT road and steering wheels.(The NEW Tank).


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    Hi Ben, add me to the list

    North East HEX COM+CAN (laptop too old for this new fangled USB stuff)

    For anyone intersted in Vag Com check out the attached web site - Note I have no links with Gendan other than being a satisfied customer.
    http://www.gendan.co.uk/product_VCHU.html

    Cheers Spike

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    I bought a cheap one from ebay (Germany) runs release 409-1 and is very useful for diagnosing the old smoker (our A6Q) and clearing the fault codes. Not bad for 20ish and the free software. Mine works as a serial emulator using the USB port. Its fine but I think I'll upgrade to the full monty to communicate properly with everything.

    Jonathan

    I'm in Exeter most of the time but regularly in Dundee if anyone needs a scan

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    Just purchased the poor mans VAG-USB cable from Gendan and after a quick fiddle with the com port settings on my laptop everything in the gardens rosy ..excellent service from Gendan by the way. Now - anybody else got one of these as we need to swap tales on what they actually can and can't do - does'nt seem to like the auto scan function on release 409.1 but manages the individual options - not tried it 'live' so to speak with the motor running as yet. Also found the culprit responsible for setting off the alarm the other day - passenger door code - so after all the "but it was'nt me Dad" - caught red handed !

    PS - Could anybody point me in the right direction for the service DVD/CD's I've seen mentioned elsewhere on the forum

    Cheers - Sarge
    Last edited by sarge; 17-05-2007 at 08:03 PM.

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    Hi all,

    Just thought i'd add myself to the list as well.

    I've just purchased also the 'poor man's' version of VAG- COM 409.1 USB Interface cable etc from Gendan for 39.95.

    Must also echo whats been said before about the chaps at Gendan, - very helpfull !!!
    Being a non technical computer type of chap, I ran into problems straight away when installing the cable driver etc. A call to Gendan , and a complete run through with every thing, got me up and running. Same again when I tested the software etc on the A2.

    Looking forward to spending more time with it plugged into the car.
    Knowing my luck probably blow all the electrics !!!
    But don't let that put any one off in the Sheffield area wanting a quick scan.

    Cheers Bob.
    A2 1.4 SE. Cobalt Blue. Chorus II radio ! Scratched alloys- ouch. Shopping trolley dent in tailgate - double ouch !!

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    VAG-COM Owners

    In response to a recent request, I've decided to start this thread to list all A2OC members who have diagnostic readers, whether hand-held stand-alone units or full blown VAG-COM systems.

    So, it you have a system, please add yourself to this thread and we'll get a sticky drawn up for future reference.

    It also goes without saying, that owners should keep their status updated, if they sell or otherwise are unable to perform scans.

    Cheers,

    Mike

    PS I have full VAG-COM and am just outside Manchester, near Saddleworth.
    Last edited by Skipton01; 09-02-2008 at 04:18 PM.
    WAS : TDI 75 SE 2001 (Little Tank)
    NOW : TDi 90 Sport, OpenSky, Winter Pack, ISOfix, fogs, climate, full electric glass, RNS-E, IceLink, Audi BT phone & red leather! K&N filter, Pentagon Supaglass, black headlining, cruise & Audi PDC, GALA, S-style mirrors & TT road and steering wheels.(The NEW Tank).


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    VAG-COM Somerset

    I have full VAG-COM, and I'm based in Somerset, between Bridgwater and Taunton.
    Happy to help anyone who needs it.

    AlanB
    AlanB, Somerset

    53 A2 1.4 TDI (75PS) Colour Storm - Misano Red - fogs, cruise, sports front seats, after market DAB head unit, Komfortblinker, collapsible spacesaver spare, false boot floor

    51 A2 1.4 TDI (75PS) SE - Crystal Blue - fogs, cruise, sports seats (leather alcantara), Symphony, BOSE, OpenSky, DIS, Komfortblinker, Bilstein B8s, Eibach Prokit lowering springs, H&R ARBs, rear disk conversion, 6-speed conv., 17" sport wheels, false boot floor, rear cup holders

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    I also have full vagcom

    Glasgow area

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