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Old January 29th, 2018, 08:36   #151
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Does anyone know if there is someone close to me with bag com? I recently bought my first tdi. It is an 04 jetta with the bew block in it. It has an upgraded turbo in it GT17 and I am wondering if someone has already tuned it. I have no way of knowing or is there a way of knowing. Also it has cel and I am wanting it off. I don't know everything about these cars but motivated to learn. If someone could point me in the right direction of someone with vag-com or someone that tunes any help is useful.
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Old February 8th, 2018, 11:32   #152
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Just got a HEX-USB+CAN ross..not China

No idea how to use it.

Will a 32g used acer laptop with Windows 10 work with it?

Since its genuine ross where do i download the software?

And on my passat i want to set my torsion values and make that dumb pinging for the seatbelt go away
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Old February 8th, 2018, 12:16   #153
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Just got a HEX-USB+CAN ross..not China

No idea how to use it.

Will a 32g used acer laptop with Windows 10 work with it?

Since its genuine ross where do i download the software?

And on my passat i want to set my torsion values and make that dumb pinging for the seatbelt go away
Start here:http://www.ross-tech.com/vcds/download/
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Old February 8th, 2018, 13:03   #154
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Sweet! It didnt say the size requirements...will a 32g computer work or should i look for a larger one?
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Old February 8th, 2018, 13:20   #155
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That info should be in the Release Notes http://www.ross-tech.com/vcds/download/current.php

or in the FAQs http://www.ross-tech.com/vag-com/vag-com-faq.php

which you should read before ordering/downloading a product.
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Old February 8th, 2018, 13:52   #156
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Sweet! It didnt say the size requirements...will a 32g computer work or should i look for a larger one?
VCDS does not require a powerful computer. Any computer that will run Windows 7 or above will work perfectly. As long as you are not trying to run it on Windows CE, you will be OK. I have an old slow single core Intel Atom netbook running a 32 bit version of Windows 10 and it is more than fast enough.

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Old February 8th, 2018, 14:28   #157
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I have an older laptop running XP Pro dedicated to VCDS only, no internet, nothing else.
32GB is more than enough.

As for the seatbelt pinging, unless I'm wrong seat belts are the law everywhere. So a very simple solution, put the damn thing on before you start the car !!!
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Id rather shut it off...i sit in a car line to get my kid from school 30 min a day. Moving less than 1mph. Seatbelt laws infringe on personal rights...i always wear one when on the road. I also always wear a helmet when i ride a motorcycle but it SHOULD be up to the operator, not the gov't to determine if you want to use it or not. If what someone else is doing doesn't harm you or anyone else it should be of no one else's concern.
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That info should be in the Release Notes http://www.ross-tech.com/vcds/download/current.php

or in the FAQs http://www.ross-tech.com/vag-com/vag-com-faq.php

which you should read before ordering/downloading a product.
Ive never owned a car that needed anything like a vag com to do repairs, adjustments and diagnostics. Been shopping around for one. I use the diagnostic systems on stihl and Husqvarna auto tune systems a bit, i assume they are similar but way more on info and depth on the ross vag. I own 2 bhws and am shopping for at least one more. I will possibky be putting 2 in my boat. It's definitely an investment and will be looking for someone local to give me some pointers. Since i got a good deal on one with unlimited vins I'll gladly let someone local who's familiar play with it on their vehicle so long as they dont mind giving me a run down. Gotta start learning somewhere!
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Old February 8th, 2018, 17:04   #160
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The reason you probably haven't run into needing something like VCDS before, is because of all the computerization in VWs nowadays. Remember it only required a screwdriver and a pair of pliers to completely disassemble a Beetle!

Here are the links you'll most likely need:

http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index.php/VW_Passat_(3B)

http://www.ross-tech.com/vcds/tour/main_screen.php

http://www.ross-tech.com/vca/ (VCDS registration/activation)

http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

http://forums.ross-tech.com/
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Old February 8th, 2018, 17:29   #161
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Thank you. My 7.3 psd is very simple, so were all my b18c5 and boosted ls/vtec swaps (obdI) both my 4bd1t and 4bd2t were full mechanical injection pumps and injectors. There was a 3 year dark period with a carbureted chevy v8 over the years. I do all my own wrenching other than automatic transmission rebuilds and tuning. After i bought my first bhw and read how to change the timing belt i consider the vag a must have for anyone who will be keeping up their own vw. Ill be diving into those links Tomttow, thanks for the huge help.

Our family has owned a 64 bug since the early 70s. The first resto was done in the late 70s by dirt poor farmers/horse trainer family members who used whatever was around to do the repairs. It had a second proper restoration done in the early 2000's. No kidding about only needing pliars and a screw driver!
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Old March 24th, 2018, 13:12   #162
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First timer on the forum. Not sure if Iím in the right place but does anyone know how to reset comprehensive components that are ďnot readyĒ for smog? I had the transmission replaced on my 05 Passat tdi and I canít get certain codes to reset. Iíve driven 500 miles and nothing. I read about an 8 step drive cycle that is supposed to work... but that requires a cold start and then rediculous speed up slow downs that are not practical unless you are on a closed or deserted road. Any tips are greatly appreciated. Dealership said 280$ and 3-4 days in the shop!
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Old March 24th, 2018, 14:37   #163
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Not all code can be reset! Only after repair or replacement of the components! (Cable defective)
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Old March 24th, 2018, 15:09   #164
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First timer on the forum. Not sure if Iím in the right place but does anyone know how to reset comprehensive components that are ďnot readyĒ for smog? I had the transmission replaced on my 05 Passat tdi and I canít get certain codes to reset. Iíve driven 500 miles and nothing. I read about an 8 step drive cycle that is supposed to work... but that requires a cold start and then rediculous speed up slow downs that are not practical unless you are on a closed or deserted road. Any tips are greatly appreciated. Dealership said 280$ and 3-4 days in the shop!
You need to scan the car for fault codes. You are probably talking about the "readiness" bits. If these bits are not resetting after driving for a while, there probably is a reason. A scan with a generic OBDII scanner might help but a VW specific scanner will probably give you more information.

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