Thread: What VCDS ?
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Old January 9th, 2014, 15:09   #22
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Originally Posted by GearHd6 View Post
I'm pretty new to all this Ross Tech stuff but the more I deal with my VW's the more I think I want/need one. I've got an 02 and an 05 Passat V6 and now a 2014 Jetta TDI. It seems like I need this VCDS License with HEX-USB+CAN (all VAG 1995 to current model year) for all my cars. Am I right in thinking this? Is this really my only option?

Yes, in order to be able to talk to all of your VWs (2002 - 2014) you will need an interface able to do both HEX (K-Line) and CAN communications. Therefore a HEX+CAN ($349) is your only option for use with a Windows PC. Ross-Tech is now very close to releasing their new HEX-NET wireless device. This will cost a little more that the HEX+CAN interface cable, but it does not require a Windows computer. It will work with any device with wi-fi and a web browser (Android phone or tablet, iPad, iPhone, etc.). This device is supposed to be released this month for somewhere near $400.

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