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code reader

Post by daz-uk » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:09 pm

I am thinking of investing in one of the code readers, but so many around, what are people using and find best for VW for a reasonable price? thanks

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Re: code reader

Post by nodeward » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:59 pm

I use carista dongle and app, pretty decent. Really depends on what you are looking to do with it

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Re: code reader

Post by ViralEye » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:42 pm

I'm on obdeleven - would of been lost without it! Can also do long coding the same as VCDS

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Re: code reader

Post by sttr » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:15 am

I just took delivery on VCDS from Ross-tech.
This is a PC tool and it is very powerful.
It does more than just read codes though.

Just another one for your list 😊

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Re: code reader

Post by andyreflexsilver » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:54 pm

sttr, how much does it cost for VCDS? And does anybody know of it works on a MacBook? Cheers


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Re: code reader

Post by nodeward » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:26 pm

ViralEye wrote:I'm on obdeleven - would of been lost without it! Can also do long coding the same as VCDS Image

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Can you code in injectors on obdeleven?

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Re: code reader

Post by ViralEye » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:45 pm

nodeward wrote:Can you code in injectors on obdeleven?

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I believe so, never had to do it myself though. I can see long coding and make changes etc

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Re: code reader

Post by sttr » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:12 am

andyreflexsilver wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:54 pm
sttr, how much does it cost for VCDS? And does anybody know of it works on a MacBook? Cheers


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Go to www.ross-tech.com and check the resellers list.
be aware that there are fake ones available at low price on eBay and such.
so check this list to be sure to get a genuine kit.
I got a Hex-v2.

Regarding Mac I can not say.

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Re: code reader

Post by Korky » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:42 am

andyreflexsilver wrote:sttr, how much does it cost for VCDS? And does anybody know of it works on a MacBook? Cheers


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I run a partitioned hard drive on the Mac, (actually an additional drive) and run windows 7 ultimate 32 bit, this allows you to use a multitude of other softwares.

The process is really simple to be honest, there is a load of info on google if you do chose to go this route.

What Mac do you have?


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Re: code reader

Post by NZDubNurd » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:37 pm

I have a genuine VCDS.

I wouldn't have anything else. If you really want to fiddle things, there is piles of VCDS support from plenty of users, but more importantly - from the makers themselves. I brought it before I even started the R32 conversion of my Touran. It's been incredibly useful.

There are cheaper options, but there is very little real support for them - it really depends what you are after.

Be very careful of clones. There was a couple of instances on this forum of "clones" screwing up coding in modules.

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Re: code reader

Post by daz-uk » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:02 pm

What I am after is more of something that can read a fault and give code as to what the problem is, rather than have something that could mess settings up if incorrectly used.

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