Vag Com Ugly Cable

SuffolkD at SuffolkD at
Fri Feb 25 10:35:22 EST 2005

Tom:  Its going to depend on how your hitching it up. 
Assuming you have Vag-Com, and one of their interfaces like Hex-Com:
then the interface from the serial port of your laptop to the ugly cable will 
absorb any short in the K line.
If you go Ugly cable directly (somehow) to the computer all bets are off.
Check out the FAQ page or as Uwe himself on the Audiworld 
Vag-Com forum.
-Scott by BOSTON

> From: Tom
> I just got a vag com ugly cable -- 2 x 2 Ethernet cable with red, black,  
> yellow and blue shrink wrap to designate the pin-out connectors.
> The price was right -- $8 or so off ebay -- and I would like to use it to  
> connect to vag com and check engine codes and turn off the airbag light if  
> possible.
> I am just hesitant to connect directly to my computer seeing that the red  
> will be connected to what I believe is +12v.
> Does anyone use this device?  Is my paranoia real or unfounded?
> Thanks,

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