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TDIFest 2012 Discussion about TDIFest 2012 on the Labour Day weekend (August 31st to September 2nd, 2012) in Ypsilanti (Ypsi), Michigan.

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Old August 15th, 2012, 09:14   #1
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Default Tech-Session: VCDS Basics

As in years past I'll be doing a tech session covering the basics of VCDS (AKA Vag-Com). I'm hoping to have a larger monitor this year to help people see. Some of the topics I plan to cover are:

-Interface types / what's needed for each model car
-Fault codes
-Measuring blocks
-Logging / Graphing data
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-Recodes

I can also demonstrate VDS-PRO if there is interest.

If anyone has something they'd like to see me cover, please post in this thread

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Old August 15th, 2012, 09:18   #2
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A5+ HVAC. Seems a lot of good info gets overlooked there. Lots of people come on here complaining about "poor cooling" and 20 seconds with VCDS can show you a lot!
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Old August 15th, 2012, 11:12   #3
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Hehe, case in point:

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=360992
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Old August 15th, 2012, 13:50   #4
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Im definitely interested in this one. I need to get my damn VCDS cable working properly again first though.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 06:21   #5
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I have the old version 3.1, tried to use a new Ebay cable, Not. Can I use a newer cable? Program work good don't want to upgrade, will never own or work on 05 or newer. Also friend bought Vagtacho cable and program wants me to install it on my laptop but I have windows 7 and VM software(XP in Vmachine) but can't get it to load.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 07:04   #6
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Very interested! I'll bring my cable and laptop too!
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Old August 16th, 2012, 07:05   #7
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Almost worth a trip to Michigan for this....
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Old August 16th, 2012, 08:30   #8
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What day & time?
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Old August 17th, 2012, 08:59   #9
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I'll post the official schedule this weekend - all tech sessions are taking place Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
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Old August 19th, 2012, 11:55   #10
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It'd be great if you guys could video this so us TDI pilots unable to attend could pull it up on the forum after the fact
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Old August 19th, 2012, 12:55   #11
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I'll be there if it's on Saturday. A5 stuff/Pro stuff of interest as would all of it be.
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Old August 19th, 2012, 13:11   #12
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Please record these tech sessions and link them up somewhere. Hmm, Everyone that attends can record with their phone or camera and it could all be edited into a professional looking production because of the multiple camera angles.
I wish I knew how to do that...

Any members that have that skill set?

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Old August 19th, 2012, 20:20   #13
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I just found out that one of our members is all over the video thing.. We are in good hands!

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