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    Cool First post form me and the thread!?

    Firstly, HELLO!

    Secondly I'm the proud owner of a few VW's...

    The latest is my bread and butter Crafter. Its so far been awesome. Its the first time ive put lots of bells and whistles on a new vehicle too!

    I was wondering if anyone here has any skills with the VCDS they can share to tweak the system here and there?

    Just for sh17s and giggles really!

    Signing off...

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    First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!!

    Your car spec says: 1973 Type 2 1700

    Manufacturer: VW, Date(s) Used: 08/1971-12/1973, Model: Typ 2/Syncro, Engine Code: CB, 49Kw, 66PS, 1.7 Ltr, 4 Cyls, Remarks: Type 2 Van, Air Cooled
    Manufacturer: VW, Date(s) Used: 08/1971-07/1973, Model: Typ 2/Syncro, Engine Code: CA, 49Kw, 66PS, 1.7 Ltr, 4 Cyls, Remarks: Type 2 Van, Air Cooled

    Which year and engine is fitted in your Crafter?

    Do you have a genuine VCDS cable?
    2010 Golf GTD (170) CBBB, 5 Door, Shadow Blue (P6/D5Q), Transmission Code: KXZ, Flat Tyre Indicator, Basic Protection Pack + VCDS.


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    Hi Keith.
    Thanks for the friendly reply.
    I own 5 vws.
    The forum application form allows for one.
    My first and still current favourite is my bay as you mentioned. I've owned her since I was 19. That's MANY years ago!
    This is not my first or only forum. It's been a long time since I've been a newbie. I shall post accordingly.

    The crafter is as in the tag line. A 2019 140 crafter with business pack fitted. It's also less importantly in blue and HUGE!

    Anyway as all my vws have been air-cooled until the crafter and my wife's new type beetle I've not needed a Ross tech VCDS. I was wondering if it was worth investing in one?

    So that's why the thread....

    Cheers

    Me, myself and I 😎👍

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    If you have a modern VW and want to work on it then VCDS is invaluable, there are cheaper alternatives which I have tried and they are not as good. For the Crafter I can’t remember which type of diagnostic plug they us as we don’t work on them.
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    Thanks for your time and good advise bud! I appreciate it when we take time to read and post to one another. Time is such a gift! Anyway enough of the 'new age traveller' in me....
    I'll do my homework and find out what socket it uses. I'm just concerned that unless there is a repository of help for the crafter I'll sh@g it up with the help of 'ross'... I suppose I could always take it back with a 'I've no idea how it happened' look on my face if it goes horribly wrong 🤣🤣🤣

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    Regarding the heading of the thread....

    'wish I could spell....'

    Sorry all 🙈

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    Your 1973 Type 2 1700 will probably need The 2 x 2 Port in Older Cars

    Your 2019 Crafter will use VCDS on its own.
    2010 Golf GTD (170) CBBB, 5 Door, Shadow Blue (P6/D5Q), Transmission Code: KXZ, Flat Tyre Indicator, Basic Protection Pack + VCDS.


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    The 73 type 2 Transporter 2 computer diagnostic system is a long gone huge main frame unit that is no longer of any value, I have never even seen one...
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