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Old September 10th, 2007, 08:50   #16
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What did you find, in short? I am a newbie and must say that all these threads are somewhat overwhelming. I want to get a vag-com, but want it working with Linux (suse, like you have works great for me!) Thanks, Hans
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Old October 10th, 2007, 20:55   #17
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It should be located behind a panel to the right of the steering column as shown here: http://www.ross-tech.com/vag-com/cars/dlc.html#b3
Hey guys does that connector behind the steering column in that picture on this link take an OBD II cable? This is exactly like my connector in my 2004 Golf TDI but I'm not sure which kind of cable I need to buy? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old October 15th, 2007, 16:11   #18
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I have a Golf TDI 199.5 and same times the engine lights is on.What is the problem?
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Old October 15th, 2007, 16:25   #19
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I have a Golf TDI 199.5 and same times the engine lights is on.What is the problem?
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Miquel what other lights are on when the engine light is on? It would be hard to tell the error without a VAG-COM to read the error.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 11:27   #20
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Please Help: I have 5 fault codes P1144,P1549,P1441,P1252,P0380 Can someone help me with this?? What do i need to do??

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Old June 23rd, 2008, 21:19   #21
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after reading the faq this product is junk to me.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 05:58   #22
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after reading the faq this product is junk to me.
That's a pretty bold statement from someone who does not own one. Just what is it you think is junk about VAG-COM?
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Old September 10th, 2008, 20:08   #23
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I am thinking about buying a vag-com cable but do not know wich one I need and if it is worth buying, since I will only be using this for personal use (Will it benifit me?) and will also let people use it that are local.

I have a 2003 jetta tdi 1.9l non pd (not sure what pd means but the engine does not look the same as mine as I have seen this in the Bently manual). Manual 5sp trans., power windows/locks. I am located in the an Diego area.

Also will version 409 do everything I need, as I was thinking of buying a cable from ebay or do you guys really think it is worth it to spend alot more money and get the one from Ross

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Old September 10th, 2008, 21:46   #24
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I am thinking about buying a vag-com cable but do not know wich one I need and if it is worth buying, since I will only be using this for personal use (Will it benifit me?) and will also let people use it that are local.

I have a 2003 jetta tdi 1.9l non pd (not sure what pd means but the engine does not look the same as mine as I have seen this in the Bently manual). Manual 5sp trans., power windows/locks. I am located in the an Diego area.

Also will version 409 do everything I need, as I was thinking of buying a cable from ebay or do you guys really think it is worth it to spend alot more money and get the one from Ross
PD refers to the type of injection system. Yours is an older engine with a seperate injection pump. The PD's have individual injector pumps in the cylinder head.

As to whether or not it is worth it, only you can answer that question. A lot of people here did as I did and bought a cheap cable on Ebay and used version 409 but ended up getting the real McCoy. Once you register it the program is very useful. If you plan on owning more than one VW to my mind it's worth buying the real thing. Not least because it uses the latest version of the software. Version 409 is ok, but only if you have the licensed version and if you switch laptops you have to bugger about and de-register it. If you plan on doing a timing belt change on your car you can use VCDS to check the timing.
There are lots of things you can do with the cable which the Ross Tech site explains. Like any good tool it costs money but you can tell a lot about the kind of mechanic by the quality of their tools.
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Old September 16th, 2008, 09:38   #25
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I downloaded this and went to measuring blocks and cannot seem to find any address 0-255 that will display TURBO Info like boost...

Is anyone aware of any documentation that spells out meas blocks for A4 cars?

Thanks in advance.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 18:52   #26
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Just a note for anyone in the Yukon. I have a Vag-Com Unit. Drop me a PM if any help is needed.
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Old October 4th, 2008, 11:09   #27
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I downloaded this and went to measuring blocks and cannot seem to find any address 0-255 that will display TURBO Info like boost...

Is anyone aware of any documentation that spells out meas blocks for A4 cars?

Thanks in advance.
There is plenty of boost information, it is called MAP (manifold absolute pressure) and measured in millibars.
You are used to seeing boost in psi, probably. You can find conversion data online. Remember to subtract atmospheric pressure.

If you print out the label files with a text reader, such as notepad, you can read through the groups and find what you need. It is best to log RPM, specified MAP and actual MAP, and N75 duty cycle.
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 13:33   #28
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Does anyone know the location of the VAG-COM 16 pin female plug for a 98 VW jetta tdi?
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 13:48   #29
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I think it is in the center console, behind/above the ashtray? Whiterock? SC?

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Old January 3rd, 2009, 19:37   #30
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Beside the ashtray, behind a plastic panel with an engine icon on it. Remove ashtray and slide cover panel towards steering column.

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