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Offline SamG40

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Re: Vagcom from ebay
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2010, 08:48:33 pm »
I've got an ebay usb cable. Used it successfully with VWtool on my G and also with VAG-COM on the Corrado and on Pete's Dads Octavia. There are settings to change to get it to work with ABS modules but its been a very worthwhile purchase for me.

Offline Alexiskayak_7

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Re: Vagcom from ebay
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2010, 11:09:56 am »
one more quetion guys
The pc will automatically recognise the rs232 cable, like the usb?
It's a bit silly question, but really, i have no idea...

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Re: Vagcom from ebay
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2010, 01:37:42 pm »
No, Windows will not recongnise the RS232 device. The VAGCOM software will try to use the comm port resource when it is loaded and/or when it attempts comms through the com port. If other software is using the com port at that time e.g. TeraTerm, then VAGCOM will not be able use the com port.

So long as there's no other software trying to use the com port you've allocated with whichever RS232 D9 connector you're using then there should be no problem  :)

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Re: Vagcom from ebay
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2010, 01:43:00 pm »
Oh, nice...
So you say that i won't have any problems using VAGCOM/VWTOOL with rs232 cable...
I've downloaded vag-com from ross-tech, is it ok?

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Re: Vagcom from ebay
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2010, 01:51:57 pm »
Hard to say whether you'll have any problems. I'd personally be much happier with an RS232 cable than a USB one. Where did you get the cable from? From memory the VAGCOM from Ross-tech runs in demo mode with an unofficial cable.

Offline Alexiskayak_7

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Re: Vagcom from ebay
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2010, 03:16:28 pm »
I haven't ordered a obd cable yet...
Ross tech dealer here sells the vagcom kit for 70 euros, which i find it expensive..
The bad thing is that i can't find any rs232 vagcom kit from ebay.co.uk or ebay.com...