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Large MPVs -- Ford Galaxy / VW Sharan / SEAT Alhambra: => Ford Galaxy / VW Sharan / SEAT Alhambra => Topic started by: strett1972 on December 19, 2012, 05:38:08 PM

Title: vcds cable
Post by: strett1972 on December 19, 2012, 05:38:08 PM
wheres best to get one off Ebay ???
Title: Re: vcds cable
Post by: brummygit on December 19, 2012, 06:42:09 PM
I bought one of these a couple of weeks ago http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330753371108 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330753371108)

It works OK, but with a few errors. I have no idea whether this par for the course.
Title: Re: vcds cable
Post by: strett1972 on December 19, 2012, 06:52:23 PM
what about software ive been offered dealer software for 54.99 plus a lead at 8.00
Title: Re: vcds cable
Post by: brummygit on December 19, 2012, 10:44:11 PM
You can download the free (limited functionality) VCDS software from Ross Tech if you just buy the cable. It is enough for checking and clearing fault codes plus reading off lots of values (eg the coolant temps and switching states for the aux heater).

If I spend any more money it will be around 200 for the genuine Ross Tech cable and full VCDS software.