[200q20v] VDS-PRO Diagnostic software

Rob Winchell rbw at swiftcorp.com
Thu Aug 3 16:14:58 EDT 2000

I recently got a copy of the Baum Tools VDS-Pro software (also known as
VWTool in previous incarnations). For those that don't know what it is, take
a look at http://www.baumtools.com/.

Anyway, it's pretty cool. It would be a lot cooler if our cars weren't so
old, as a lot of the functionality of the software is not supported. It will
pull the codes, tell you what they are and let you clear them. It will show
basic running parameters, and let you poll individual channels, as explained
in the Bentley.

It does NOT work with most of the other systems, including tranny, brakes,
AC/Heating, ABS, etc.

So, in the end it's pretty cool. If anyone is in the Boston area and would
like to check it out, hopefully I'll have it on a laptop soon and I can cart
it around. Otherwise you'll have to park in front of my house while I run a
50-ft cable out the window from my PC.

Rob Winchell
91 200Q

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