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Author Topic: VCDS working but only some channels  (Read 2299 times)

Offline i7555p

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VCDS working but only some channels
« on: February 25, 2014, 08:51:36 PM »
Hello

I have purchased the interface  from Gendan and I downloaded VCDS v1.2 currently in unregistered / shareware mode.  I know about com ports and device manager and it will connect to the car, I can see the power train and open doors etc.
Unfortunately I cannot see channel 18 for the auxillary heater which mainly what I wanted it for.  I've read alot on the Rosstech website but I am still not clear as to whether registering the software will make any difference.  I would be willing to pay something to get it working properly but I'm not conviced it will.

Best regards

Ian

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Re: VCDS working but only some channels
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 09:06:42 PM »
I dont think the MKI 3kW heaters work with VCDS/VAG-COM

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Re: VCDS working but only some channels
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 09:18:20 PM »
iirc they dont store codes?unlike the mk2's.
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Re: VCDS working but only some channels
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 09:56:28 PM »
Fortunately or unfortunately the heater on the mk1 is dumb and is not connected to the diagnostics so when you find the fault and fix it it should work I know that doesn't help you much.
In most cases especially early models the glow plug is faulty.
So start there, look in our reference library for help with this, the mk 1 has the D3WZ
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Upgraded Eberspaecher booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
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Re: VCDS working but only some channels
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2014, 10:10:55 PM »
I would like to get a lead & vagcom disc to load on a laptop, just for the aux heater section.  my cars a mk2 90bhp anu engine.  any ebay sellers recommended ?

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Re: VCDS working but only some channels
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2014, 10:29:18 PM »
Top answers!

I'm happy that it doesn't need the scanner, I'll just put the new glow plug in, if that doesn't work I'll look at the pumps, I have a spare heater from the scrap yard if all else fails.

The  lead I got from Gendan was a bit dearer than ebay but they are the official UK supplier.  You download the software, I don't know if you can get a disc.

Thanks and regards

Ian

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