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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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Re: code reader

Post by nodeward » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:02 pm

Carista is what you want then, super simple and no long coding so cant really do much wrong

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Re: code reader

Post by veearrsix » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:29 pm

Not used any of the others for VAG, but i'm using carista and it really simple and seems to work pretty fast (although I'm comparing that to carly for BMW).

It's already reset an airbag light after a steering wheel swap and reset limp home mode, so i'm very happy with it so far.

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Re: code reader

Post by Ant bliss » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:16 pm

ViralEye wrote:
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 Image

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Does that work on iOS as I’ve herd it’s only android

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