[s-cars] Re VCDS (VAG-COM) cables for low price
trgreen at comcast.net
Fri Feb 27 09:27:37 PST 2009
Your concerns are accurate, Chris.
You can use this interface without a license on the old software in
the test mode--meaning it
has limited functions.
It will operate just as described by ross-tech.com, meaning you can
license the old 409 software
version that works up to 2003 models IIRC. It will work just like the
Bentley CD; meaning it will
deactivate at every hiccup of your computer or software update, is
only good on one pc, and takes
a day or so to get a new activation when you have a problem, and you
can never upgrade the
software (I'm on version 805). I hope this works out for you, Jeff.
My experience with Bentley
turned me off to this approach. Give credit to Uwe Ross; he will
credit the $99 you pay to activate
if you upgrade to a dongle connector, so the cost to try this approach
Wife has a new car so my path was clear--upgrade to CAN-USB with my
new laptop. The old
compaq with a 466AMD processor wasn't fast enough to run the USB
version. It was also heavy
enough to affect my gas mileage carrying it around in the boot. :
> ) The dongle works with any
pc anytime. Although the system is not cheap, if you had problems
before Uwe Ross came along,
you would recognize what a bargain it really is. That's my 2¢ worth.
> -----Original Message-----
> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 07:53:05 -0800 (PST)
> From: chris chambers <fastscirocco_2000 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [s-cars] was-New Guy, S8 question Now VAG-COMcables for
> low price!
> To: S-Cars <s-car-list at audifans.com>, jeff postupack
> <jeff.postupack at gmail.com>
> Message-ID: <898395.98176.qm at web65416.mail.ac4.yahoo.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> I thought there was a hardware "key" to prevent use of their
> software without the use of their hardware.
> Is that not accurate?
> --- On Fri, 2/27/09, jeff postupack <jeff.postupack at gmail.com> wrote:
>> From: jeff postupack <jeff.postupack at gmail.com>
>> Subject: [s-cars] was-New Guy, S8 question Now VAG-COMcables for
>> low price!
>> To: "S-Cars" <s-car-list at audifans.com>
>> Date: Friday, February 27, 2009, 10:16 AM
>> Wow! thanks to JC at J2C3.com, that link to
>> www.autonostics.com is trick!
>> finally, a place to buy VAG-COM cables and side stepping
>> exorbitant cable
>> prices at Ross-Tech!@
>> Sure I will finally buy my Ross-Tech sw (legally) for $99,
>> plus the 2 sets
>> of cables (~ $30 shipped)
>> I won't need to borrow from the Rosatto bin, that tool
>> Thanks JC,
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