audiguy at gmail.com
Sun Nov 14 13:29:12 EST 2004
>From what it sounds like, if you can get the SKC from the dealer (and
the date it was generated on, WSC and importer #), they should be good
for the life of the car. Not sure how that helps anyone who doesn't
already have them, but there you go... Here is a page from the
Ross-Tech site about this. Follow the link there about getting WSC and
Yea, I hope some group can pick up this and run with it... EFF? ACLU?
I mean, we have the right to work on the cars we own, don't we? I
didn't sign any EULA!
On Sun, 14 Nov 2004 09:20:31 -0500, Bob Rossato <bob.rossato at att.net> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: quattro-bounces at audifans.com
> > [mailto:quattro-bounces at audifans.com]On Behalf Of Scott DeWitt
> > Subject: Immobilizer codes?
> > Has anyone had any luck geeting immobilizer codes from stealers
> > without having to bring the car in? My nearest Audi dealer is 200
> > plus miles away and I don't care to tow the vehicle that far.
> > My extremely friendly and much more local vw dealer says they
> > cannot get audi codes :(.
> It's not looking so good on that front. See the message below from the
> VAG-COM list. Essentially, even if the dealer was so inclined to provide
> you with that information, they themselves will no longer have access to it.
> It will be handled by some unseen person in Germany. My assumption is that
> this will apply to Audi as well. I can't imagine the courts not getting
> involved, especially in the US, as it essentially shuts out all the
> independent repair shops, not to mention the back yard mechanic that
> actually owns the car. It seems that VAG is taking a page from the software
> world in the sense that while you may own the car, you don't own the rights
> to the information inside it. It will be interesting to see the outcome
> once all the dust settles.
> > From: jef4130 [mailto:jef4130 at 4130-products.com]
> > Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 4:59 PM
> > To: VAG-COM at yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: Re: [VAG-COM] no more immobilizer adaptations :(
> > javid wrote:
> > > As of tomorrow, I will not be able to use vag-com to program keys, or
> > > do cluster/ecm adaptations. VW is requiring us to use their scam
> > > tools hooked up with an internet connection. Supposedly the
> > > adaptation will be performed by whomever is at the other end of the
> > > line. Will Vag-Com be able to overcome this?
> > >
> > >
> > Ahhh.... you are making the assumption that the new system will work.
> > Let us not forget how VW sort of, kind of, DID... forget to send several
> > dealers updates for the poop5051 and 5052 tools to handle the SKC
> > numbers. Then let us remember how SKC numbers that started with "0"
> > sometimes didn't work due to a bug in the poopware.
> > If history is to repeat itself.... we're screwed. My guess is there
> > will be a class action lawsuit against VW for a monopoly of information.
> > Pencilneck blah blah blah
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