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    Has anyone successfully used Volkswagen DataPlug with "proper" OBD software?

    Hullo. Has anyone managed to get something like "Torque", or anything else that can provide fault code reporting, working with a VW DataPlug?
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    There is only one good DIY scanner VAG-COM\VCDS. As all others are generic which give false results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keithuk View Post
    There is only one good DIY scanner VAG-COM\VCDS. As all others are generic which give false results.
    New here in the last few days, is this easy to use and where could I get it from?

    Are there any tutorials to use this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andru View Post
    New here in the last few days, is this easy to use and where could I get it from?

    Are there any tutorials to use this?

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    I was really tempted to be naughty and do but I had an attack of conscience, relented and did THIS instead

    I also discovered however Caveat Emptor. I dont know anything about them.

    That should also give you enough info to find tutorials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John with a Passat View Post
    I was really tempted to be naughty and do but I had an attack of conscience, relented and did THIS instead

    I also discovered however Caveat Emptor. I dont know anything about them.

    That should also give you enough info to find tutorials.
    Thank you very much, I'll take a look
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    Please don't post links to stolen software.

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    I have no prior experience with these tools, but I have just ordered VCDS Hex-V2 3VIN from Ilexa, who seem to be one of the official distributors in the UK:
    https://www.ilexa.co.uk/shop/VCDS-VAG-COM

    I'll be doing minor servicing myself, like changing fuel filter, etc. Found out on this forum that you need to prime the high pressure fuel pump and the only way to do it is to use something like VCDS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SadClouds View Post
    I have no prior experience with these tools, but I have just ordered VCDS Hex-V2 3VIN from Ilexa, who seem to be one of the official distributors in the UK:
    https://www.ilexa.co.uk/shop/VCDS-VAG-COM.
    Obtained mine from the same supplier a few years ago. Use it on our VW and Skoda, and brothers Yeti.
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    Ilexa are a very good company, they used to have an excellent forum that had a heavy diagnostic tool leaning and was often used by professional aftermarket users where DIY users could get help, but it was destroyed by spammers and they closed it.
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