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    Thread: What Ross-Tech VCDS to purchase

    1. n00b md1's Avatar
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      01-13-2013 10:06 PM #1
      Which VCDS to buy? I just purchased a 2012 Passat SE with less than 10,000 miles.
      I have always worked on own cars and would like to work on this one also. I would like to activate the auto wipers and a few others. So please let me know which one the VCDS License
      with HEX-USB+CAN Interface or the VCDS (VAG-COM Diagnostic System) License
      with Micro-CAN Interface

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      01-13-2013 10:32 PM #2
      The descriptions on their site are pretty self explanatory...

      If all you care about is messing with newer cars, micro is all you need. If you want to use it on older models and (some) Audi's, you need the HEX CAN.
      Last edited by azthegame; 01-13-2013 at 10:34 PM.

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      01-14-2013 09:58 AM #3
      Thanks, yea all I need is for 2012 or newer.

    4. 01-14-2013 05:02 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by md1 View Post
      Thanks, yea all I need is for 2012 or newer.
      If I was you, I will look for the 5053, which is vcds in Chinese name, only one tenth of the price and the exactly the same functionality! ( however you need to use only the vcds software comes with 5053)

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      01-14-2013 05:31 PM #5
      And that's also a great way to stick it to Ross tech who is a great forum sponser for the community.

      If you are going to encourage the ripping off of the ones who work hard to bring us the ability of modifying our cars, at least do it privately.

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      01-14-2013 05:40 PM #6
      Thanks but I would like to buy from Ross for the life time updates

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      01-15-2013 10:47 AM #7
      I too just bought my 2012 2.5 SE (16k miles though), so I can't really help with which one to buy. I used to have a 2004 Grand Marquis (aka GrandMaCar) with a Garmin and their diagnostics dongle so I have an interest in learning about and tinkering with all the diagnostic stuff.

      Where Ross-Tech is concerned however I'd really like to know which options I need to buy, and which options are available on my "new" car. Their web site seems to be pretty generic and doesn't really say "this is what you can do with the 2012 Passat" specifically.

      Auto-wipers for example, didn't even know that was an option.

      Has anyone published a guide of what bits to poke and what options are available?

      Wayne

    8. 02-07-2013 12:37 PM #8
      Do we have pro guys whom know everything about Ross - tech cables woth with?

      So my question I got stealer deal on Ross-tech HEX-COM cable. So it should work like any dual HEX as I read on Ross website. But cn you confirm?

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      02-07-2013 09:21 PM #9
      paid 75 bucks for mine on CL

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