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Vac-Com lead
« on: April 13, 2015, 02:12:07 pm »
Has someone got a link to the correct VAG-COM Lead for my Gal.
I asked the seller of the link below and he said this was not suitable. my Gal is on a 2005 plate.
 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAG-USB-COM-PORT-OBD2-II-KKL-ECU-DIAGNOSTIC-CABLE-LEAD-VCDS-LITE-409-/161665872903?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item25a4097407

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Re: Vac-Com lead
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2015, 05:46:19 pm »
He's wrong, it is :)

Most likely he's confused with the year and thinking its a Mk3 (which isn't compatible) but as long as yours is a Mk2 then that lead is fine.
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Re: Vac-Com lead
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2015, 07:10:15 pm »
Probably because it doesn't have Ford Galaxy on the list that's why he's saying it's not suitable, a lot of people don't realise that the MK1 & 2 galaxy is VW.
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Re: Vac-Com lead
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2015, 11:19:09 pm »
Thanks guys [THANKS], I'll let him know a order one.

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Re: Vac-Com lead
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2015, 11:27:07 am »
I recieved this message from the seller on Ebay:
Hi, your car is not on the compatibility list so it will not work. As per listing description it is for use with VAG cars only (VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda). You're welcome to try it if you wish.

I ordered one and replied that I will let him know how it goes.

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Re: Vac-Com lead
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2015, 04:25:45 pm »
Cos they buy them by the 100
They are sellers not auto engineers
Trim and the badges are ford, thats about it
« Last Edit: April 14, 2015, 04:26:57 pm by bigdave982 »

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Re: Vac-Com lead
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2015, 09:29:23 am »
I've got the cable and blank disc >:(
Windows 7 added the drivers.Downloaded and installed VCDs-Lite.
COM port 4 checked ok.
Is there a tutorial available or guide with photos?. I don't even know where
 the cable plugs in on my Gal [OOPS]

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Re: Vac-Com lead
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2015, 10:15:46 am »
I can tell you where the connector port is but I've no experience of using the software I'm afraid. The port is underneath the trim that surrounds the fusebox flap below and to the right of the steering wheel. Coloured purple, it's just visible (underneath the fusebox) in the 5th picture in this article.

There are some articles in the reference library regarding diagnostic help, take a look in the 'Diagnostic Software and Reference' section here (second one down).
« Last Edit: April 16, 2015, 10:22:25 am by insanitybeard »
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Re: Vac-Com lead
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2015, 11:26:22 pm »
Thank you, I did tried the search with no luck.

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Re: Vac-Com lead
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2015, 05:38:33 pm »
First I'd get the seller to send you a working disc with the drivers on it, or at least a link to where you can download them.

Windows won't always get the right drivers for everything to work properly. I had issues with mine originally because it used some other FTDI drivers from something else I had been working on that used an FTDI chip inside it too.

TS probably better to download VAG-COM or VCDS-LITE from the Ross-Tech site, which is usually linked to in the eBay listings anyway. I've only used mine with XP or now Windows 98!

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Re: Vac-Com lead
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2015, 08:09:48 pm »
Thanks SiverBeast,
The seller gave me a dropbox link for it, including the drivers.

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Re: Vac-Com lead
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2015, 09:07:22 pm »
Thought lite only worked with XP ,but im proberly wrong

 

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