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    Thread: VAGCOM owners - list your location here!

    1. 06-01-2004 06:48 PM #1
      I noticed on the TDIclub forums that there is a list of VAGCOM owners and the regions in which they live so that vortexers can help each other out by avoiding code scanning fees. I'd like to start the same thing here.

      If you own a VAGCOM and would be willing to pull codes for other Vortexers, please post your location here so we can all avoid paying $120/hour at the dealership to have the codes pulled

      Thanks!
      Abe

      NOTE: As mentioned below, there is another, more together list already available, but having both resources is very helpful so please continue to list your location here or at:
      http://www.steve-hall.com/cgi-bin/VAG-Locator.pl

      PS - I'm especially interested in any Bay Area of California VAG-COM owners . . .


      Modified by jbrams at 12:03 AM 8-7-2004


    2. 06-01-2004 07:41 PM #2
      Northwest suburts in Chi-town. Chicago for all those that dont know.
      Last edited by YllwTRB; 05-18-2010 at 01:44 AM.

    3. 06-01-2004 10:57 PM #3
      central wisconsin here

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      06-01-2004 11:06 PM #4
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      avoid paying $120/hour at the dealership to have the codes pulled

      That puts our prices into perspective, doesn't it?

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      06-02-2004 02:51 PM #5
      There is already a listing on the Ross-Tech site

      I'm in Alpharetta Georgia. I've posted on VWvortex in the
      local area and people have been more than happy to help
      my turn to give back!




      Modified by kdiver58 at 9:37 AM 7-3-2004


    6. 06-02-2004 03:46 PM #6
      Well, I'm pretty sure that there is only a list of distributors:
      http://www.ross-tech.com/distributors.html

      What I'm looking to do is create a list of individuals who are willing to help out other votex members by pulling codes for them (maybe at the cost of a couple beers or something) rather than paying the dealership or AutoZone (who don't have real vagcom tools anyway, just generic).

      Keep those locations coming!
      Abe


    7. 06-02-2004 03:58 PM #7
      Philadelphia PA,
      North Philly........ The Badlandz....

    8. 06-04-2004 10:11 AM #8
      Quote, originally posted by jbrams »
      I noticed on the TDIclub forums that there is a list of VAGCOM owners and the regions in which they live so that vortexers can help each other out by avoiding code scanning fees. I'd like to start the same thing here.

      If you own a VAGCOM and would be willing to pull codes for other Vortexers, please post your location here so we can all avoid paying $120/hour at the dealership to have the codes pulled

      Thanks!
      Abe

      PS - I'm especially interested in any Bay Area of California VAG-COM owners . . .


      One hell of a good Idea, Abe....
      especially since my CEL came on today for the first time ever, and I could really benefit from somebody else's generosity and their vag-com skills as well.
      I'm in Austin Texas.


    9. 06-04-2004 10:50 AM #9
      I am from Belgium, few minutes from Brussels

      Greetzzz

      S.


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      06-04-2004 11:22 AM #10
      Denver, Colorado here

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    12. 06-04-2004 02:53 PM #12
      I AM NEAR LA CALI.....I NEED A SERIOUS DIAGNOSTIC DONE ON MY CAR. I THINK IM IN BAD SHAPE. PLUS, YOU KNOW HOW WOMEN ARE. I DONT TRUST THOSE IDIOTS OUT THERE. CAN SOMEONE HELP ME OUT.

    13. 06-04-2004 05:27 PM #13
      someone already beat ya to the punch if your not already on there post up http://www.steve-hall.com/cgi-bin/VAG-Locator.pl

    14. 06-04-2004 07:25 PM #14
      POCATELLO, IDAHO

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    16. 06-05-2004 03:57 AM #16
      got_boost , what a great site! Thanks for pointing us towards it, really a great collection of information!
      Abe

    17. 06-05-2004 06:33 PM #17
      Myrtle Beach South carolina here!

    18. 06-09-2004 07:11 PM #18
      Chatsworth, CA (SFV) - I only charge $55 or $65 is the package deal with 1 hour of free logs.




      Modified by Dog_Eater at 12:19 AM 6-10-2004


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      Just added myself to the registry. Princeton Junction, NJ here with a MK4 Bentley manual and VAG w/ laptop.

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      Billings, MT - email me if you need a CEL checked out!
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    21. 06-10-2004 04:45 PM #21
      Stamford CT here

      And Northern, NY from time to time...


      Modified by digitalhippie at 5:00 PM 9-29-2004


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      06-11-2004 12:08 AM #23
      TROY, MICHIGAN here if anyone needs any vag-com help!

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    25. 06-14-2004 05:55 PM #25
      Atlanta Georgia

    26. 06-14-2004 11:27 PM #26
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    27. 06-15-2004 12:36 PM #27
      Lancaster, PA

    28. 06-16-2004 04:37 PM #28
      Rome, NY, USA...

      Like somebody said before, there's a huge list on http://www.steve-hall.com/cgi-bin/VAG-Locator.pl.

      Uwe's right though, just buy it if you possibly can and support Ross-Tech. It's not that expensive, considering the total cost of all the tools you need to really work on the car, it's a small fraction. I've spent many thousands on tools, a couple hundred is not much. And compare to the dealer diag cost; and they may not even be straight with you about what they found. I've also done a lot of research into what solutions are available for other cars and believe me, this is one of the most comprehensive, best scantool solutions out there for any type of vehicle. Ross-Tech deserves the business...


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      06-16-2004 04:51 PM #29
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    30. 06-16-2004 06:51 PM #30
      This list is good and all but people should buy it.
      People end up spending $200 on cold air intake which does nearly nothing and dont spend there money on the stuff that reall matters. Like making sure your car allways runs near perfect. So go buy a Vag-Com and support Ross-Tech.

    31. 06-16-2004 08:34 PM #31
      Theres nothing wrong with people sharing technology. I think it would be cool to meet other people that need a quick vag service, because you would probably end up learning a few more vw tuning tricks. Plus someone that has done vag themselves would know how to use it, getting the tasks done faster.

      It sounds like your in ca-hoots with Ross Tech...heh....


    32. 06-16-2004 09:16 PM #32
      Hi, thanks again for so many replies and a very interesting thread overall.

      I just wanted to pipe in:
      I started this thread because I didn't want to pay the dealer $125 to tell me nothing was wrong. I knew there was something screwy with my automatic transmission, and after asking around in the appropriate forums, I was told to try having the codes pulled to get more info. I'm tight on cash like most vortexers it seems, and I wanted to see if someone could pull my codes (other than the dealer). In the end a mechanic did it for free assuming that there would be something wrong which I would want him to fix (I have an appointment for monday, though no codes came up after a scan).

      The problem with saying, "just buy one" is that most VW owners don't even know what a VAGCOM, they don't change their own oil and believe VW dealers when they claim that your transmission fluid never needs to be changed. For them and those with just slightly more know-how, a couple hundred bucks for a vag-tool is pretty costly.

      I'm glad so many people are volunteering their vag-tools, I hope this continues and that people posting here also post at the larger list already mentioned a couple times:
      http://www.steve-hall.com/cgi-bin/VAG-Locator.pl

      Really, this is one of the friendliest communities online, thanks to everyone who's sharing their VAGCOMs, time, DIY guides, and know-how!
      Abe

      PS - for anyone who's interested in what else you can buy for $200:
      http://webpages.csus.edu/~djga...y.htm

      http://people.brandeis.edu/~teuber/singermag.html
      http://www.phil.vt.edu/garnar/theory


    33. 06-17-2004 01:17 PM #33
      Quote, originally posted by Dog_Eater »
      Chatsworth, CA (SFV) - I only charge $55 or $65 is the package deal with 1 hour of free logs.


      Modified by Dog_Eater at 12:19 AM 6-10-2004

      You charge?


    34. 06-17-2004 01:20 PM #34
      Jonny Wadd

      Toronto and GTA


    35. 06-17-2004 08:52 PM #35
      Quote, originally posted by Georg »

      You charge?


      Its a joke, ... Anyone who wants to drive to me I will check out there car.

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