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Old November 17th, 2008, 19:09   #1
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Default USB driver for Vag-Com 409.1

Hi,
I have a 97 Passat TDI, B4 and have had Vag-Com on my laptop (older Thinkpad running Windows XP) for a while. I bought the the usb cable thing from ZD Mack about a year ago. Recently I finally tried to make it work, but my computer does not recognize the usb driver. The Vac-Com program is installed, but when I plug in the usb connector, the computer does not recognize it. Can some one help?
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Old November 17th, 2008, 19:32   #2
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Is that a Vag-Com clone like the ebay cable? If so I can try to find the CD from mine...
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Old November 18th, 2008, 10:25   #3
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Hmm, I guess that's what it is. Was it supposed to come with a cd? If you have a cd for it, that would be great. Let me reimburse you.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 13:24   #4
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Frans I don't recommend putting your address on here. You never know who might find it useful and it would not be hard to guess your details. The driver you likely need should be available here. If you need to send a message send a pm.

http://www.ftdichip.com/FTDrivers.htm

Most likely you will need to tweak your com port setting. You need to do a search on here. There are lots of articles about getting cheap cables to work.

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=224167
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Old November 19th, 2008, 11:04   #5
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Lee,
Thanks for your comments. I will go to those web sites and try to figure things out. Also thanks for the warning about posting my address. I tend to be too naive about these things.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 15:22   #6
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Also thanks for the warning about posting my address.
It's not too late to remove your address, you can edit your post.
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Old January 10th, 2009, 09:03   #7
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If anyone still needs it, I zipped up the disk that came with my Ebay VAG-COM clone cable. Is has the USB drivers and you can download a copy of 'Release4091us.exe' directly from Ross-Tech.

Link for drivers for Ebay VAG-COM clone cable
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Old January 10th, 2009, 09:20   #8
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You might not want to include the copy of Ross Tech's software, as I understand it, Ross Tech does not want anyone distributing their software, but rather for all end users to download it from their website.
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Old January 10th, 2009, 09:24   #9
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Good deal - I'll strip it out and let 'em get it direct. I had just zipped what was on the disk.

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