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Vag-tacho 2.5 Free Use (you Just Pay For Shipping From & Back To Me)

ofhs93

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This is a very generous and usefull offer. I suggest this be transformed into sticky material ;)
 

diesel-dave

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ofhs93 said:
This is a very generous and usefull offer. I suggest this be transformed into sticky material ;)


i agree!!! this sounds more like a car club...
 

NFSTDI

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My point is that you got a steal, no matter how you look at it. I own a legit copy, not the most current one but close enough.
 

werdna

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Any idea if the generic cable for the old versions of VAG-Tacho is the same as the generic cable that works with old versions of VAG-com? I'd be interested in taking you up on this offer if I need to, although if it's the same cable I bet I can scare one up locally. (Thanks in any case, though!)
 

blizzard60

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diesel-dave said:
i agree!!! this sounds more like a car club...
The first rule of car club is you don't talk about car club ;) !!

Hey bigarniedog. You wouldn't happen to have a copy of the USB driver installers for 2.2 or 2.5? My windows partition on my laptop crashed (wooo, surprise) and I lost all my shizzle. I have NO IDEA where I put my discs!

NFSTDI said:
My point is that you got a steal, no matter how you look at it. I own a legit copy, not the most current one but close enough.
I'm not condoning ebay selling "pirated sh!t", but seriously, they can be had for as little as $30 on there. It's really not that hard to find. If it were a genuine version, I agree, HOLY crappers. You can find Louis Vuiton (purposely spelt wrong to make my point) bags for $20 too. Would you say those are a "good deal"? Not saying it's right, just sayin' ;) !!

Cheers,
-Chris
 

thebigarniedog

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blizzard60 said:
The first rule of car club is you don't talk about car club ;) !!

Hey bigarniedog. You wouldn't happen to have a copy of the USB driver installers for 2.2 or 2.5? My windows partition on my laptop crashed (wooo, surprise) and I lost all my shizzle. I have NO IDEA where I put my discs!



I'm not condoning ebay selling "pirated sh!t", but seriously, they can be had for as little as $30 on there. It's really not that hard to find. If it were a genuine version, I agree, HOLY crappers. You can find Louis Vuiton (purposely spelt wrong to make my point) bags for $20 too. Would you say those are a "good deal"? Not saying it's right, just sayin' ;) !!

Cheers,
-Chris
I doubt it is pirated. Version 2.5 is obsolete and shareware. Shoot me your email and I'll send it too ya
 

dzcad90

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thebigarniedog said:
I doubt it is pirated. Version 2.5 is obsolete and shareware. Shoot me your email and I'll send it too ya
Obsolete? Definitely.

Pirated? Absolutely.

The Vag-Tacho system was developed by a guy in Europe somewhere, and runs a lot of money. Just because it's old, doesn't mean that it's not pirated. It doesn't even qualify for abandonware status.

It works just like VCDS. The software and the interface are copyrighted. It just so happens that the software is useless without the dongle interface.
 

thebigarniedog

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dzcad90 said:
Obsolete? Definitely.

Pirated? Absolutely.

The Vag-Tacho system was developed by a guy in Europe somewhere, and runs a lot of money. Just because it's old, doesn't mean that it's not pirated. It doesn't even qualify for abandonware status.

It works just like VCDS. The software and the interface are copyrighted. It just so happens that the software is useless without the dongle interface.
I spent the better part of an hour looking through google to confirm your above post. 2.5 is everywhere and sold by everyone. I finally, ran onto http://www.maltchev.com/kiti/ . Versions below 2.60 are not for sale anymore by them. Not exactly definitive, especially by the avalanche of availability on the net for this device (assuming it is the same device).

From what I have found, I cannot determine whether it is pirated or not. I paid for it for the stated purpose in my OP and was lending it to others in the same boat I was in. I will ask a moderator to lock and delete this thread for the hereinnow. I will contact the US email address on the website. I am asking that the cable be returned to me by the current person it is on loan for and I will not re-lend it out until confirmation is received that it is legitimate.

UPDATE: After a bunch of emails (about 6 of them from me to various people at the above link) here is the last one I got:

Hi!

You should buy original hardware interface.
Chinese cloned ones can not work with software.

Regards!
(name deleted by me)



At 03:50 PM 9/19/2009, you wrote:
>I bought vag tacho 2.5 off of ebay. I thought it was a legit program. I
>believe however that it may be your property. From my research, I
>understand that you no longer offer vag tacho 2.5 (that it is obsolete); I
>am asking for a license for personal use of what I bought (I am not asking
>for an upgrade or a warranty or anything else). Will you sell me such a
>license? Thank you


I deem the matter closed and the question answered.
 
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blizzard60

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thebigarniedog said:
I spent the better part of an hour looking through google to confirm your above post. 2.5 is everywhere and sold by everyone. I finally, ran onto http://www.maltchev.com/kiti/ . Versions below 2.60 are not for sale anymore by them. Not exactly definitive, especially by the avalanche of availability on the net for this device (assuming it is the same device).
From what I have found, I cannot determine whether it is pirated or not. I paid for it for the stated purpose in my OP and was lending it to others in the same boat I was in. I will ask a moderator to lock and delete this thread for the hereinnow. I will contact the US email address on the website. I am asking that the cable be returned to me by the current person it is on loan for and I will not re-lend it out until confirmation is received that it is legitimate.
Hey,

I was REALLY not trying to stir the pot here with any of my comments!!! I just thought is was fairly common knowledge that the devices that were being sold on ebay were a little "grey market" at best. I'm cool if a mod wants to delete my posts in this thread to keep it on its original path.

I believe what you are doing is great, and I think it should continue. A mod/admin can comment on the legality, but I don't have a problem with it ;) !

Sorry if I offended,
-Chris

PS I just pm'd you for the usb drivers. Not sure if you are still down with helping me out :D
 

blizzard60

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Farfromovin said:
Anyone have VCDS Pro for loan?
What do you mean by "pro"? I thought the only diff between the regular and the pro was that the pro came with a few different cables?

If you wanna borrow my key II usb one let me know (pm me).

Cheers!
-Chris
 

Farfromovin

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I'm sorry, VDS Pro. It's a DOS program (with interface cable) we can use to code our cars (MKIV's) to roll/unroll the windows with the key fobs...
 

blizzard60

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Farfromovin said:
I'm sorry, VDS Pro. It's a DOS program (with interface cable) we can use to code our cars (MKIV's) to roll/unroll the windows with the key fobs...
Gotcha! I've got a copy of the software... You want that? Or are you looking for a comp and everything you can borrow? Probably a little too far away to do that!

Cheers,
-Chris
 

Mike96ZJ

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Can I modify my window coding with this? I want to modify the rear windows to auto-up/down
 

ecmbuster

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Interesting thread. The cable is trashed because you may have used the "newer" software. That software is available at their site. The new software is designed to run their cables but trash cloned cables. The eeprom and AMTEL controller has been reprogrammed and disabled.

Never update VCDS while a cloned tacho cable is in place, expect the tacho to self destruct.
 

MOGolf

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thebigarniedog said:
Sorry guys, the cable is no longer registering :( . It is Kaput.
If you're coming down this way, I may be able to bring it back to life.
 

Joequin

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I bought a vag-tacho 2.5 for an instrument cluster swap. Specifically, to get the skc. Got the skc; did the swap.

Stupid thing cost about $55ish all said and done. So in an effort to spare people this expense for a similar cluster swap etc., if anyone needs to use it, let me know. If your local, stop over and use it or do it for ya. If you need it mailed, no problem, just return it in a reasonable period of time when your done and pay for the shipping to and from.


Sorry, don't plan on selling it outright.
I just bought a used ECU now I need the Tacho to do the Immo 3 key problem Im having plus the immo blocked by the ECU Im having could I borrow it? I live in MA...Let me know I have to get this done a.s.a.p. am trust worthy and will return it within a 2 week time period!
THANKS for any help!
 

CoolAirVw

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All this is assuming your working on the 2003 jetta tdi in your signature.

You will need to hook vagtacho to the CAR that the ECU came out of to get its SKC from the instrument cluster. If you cant do this then YOU cant make that ECU work.

You will also need to hook vagtacho to your car to get your SKC out of your instrument cluster. And you'll need vagcom to adapt the new used ECU to the car using the original cars skc and your skc.

If your local dealership is co-operative they can make it work for you (usually they are not, and have been known to just say it cant be done, but it can).

If your dealership wont help, and you cant get the SKC from the instrument cluster of the donor car, then your next best bet is to send the new ECU to Malone to have him delete the immobilizer function. This will permanently leave trouble codes in the instrument cluster but it doesn't turn on any lights or anything.

You may want to read the entire thread. The tool that he was loaning didn't work after being returned.
 
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