[s-cars] Re VCDS (VAG-COM) cables for low price

Tom Green 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  
is minimal.

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
>> anyway!!
>> Thanks JC,
>> Posto

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