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GENERAL CATEGORY => Technical Stuff => Topic started by: 86life on October 09, 2014, 07:45:48 pm

Title: Scanner tool/fault code readers
Post by: 86life on October 09, 2014, 07:45:48 pm
What's out there that's good? I have a 1.8 mk4 and a mk5 gti so would be good if I could have one reader that can service both cars. Also reset capabilities are a must. Thanks in advance. Martyn.
Title: Re: Scanner tool/fault code readers
Post by: mark2 golf on October 09, 2014, 09:13:01 pm
Get a rosstech vagcom. I have about 25k worth of scan tools and is the best for vag stuff. As good as the genuine vw diagnostics. And its cheap.
Title: Scanner tool/fault code readers
Post by: 86life on October 09, 2014, 09:59:09 pm
Thank you!
Title: Re: Scanner tool/fault code readers
Post by: portmanteau on October 10, 2014, 02:54:25 pm
Get a rosstech vagcom. I have about 25k worth of scan tools and is the best for vag stuff. As good as the genuine vw diagnostics. And its cheap.


even cheaper if you get a Chinese fake from eBay, which will work just fine as long as you never let the computer be online while the tool is in use, or apparently they will try to update and the fake will be crippled

I have a couple of them here, the latest being V12.12 and they both work fine

Title: Re: Scanner tool/fault code readers
Post by: SOFTLAD on October 22, 2014, 09:02:39 pm
I have one of these that I bought when i had my Volvo 850R.
http://www.autotecni.com/home/48-foxwell-nt200-can-obdiieobd-code-reader.html (http://www.autotecni.com/home/48-foxwell-nt200-can-obdiieobd-code-reader.html)

Used it once, still in original box with all docs included $75
Title: Re: Scanner tool/fault code readers
Post by: slowmo on October 23, 2014, 01:45:39 pm
I have one of these that I bought when i had my Volvo 850R.
http://www.autotecni.com/home/48-foxwell-nt200-can-obdiieobd-code-reader.html (http://www.autotecni.com/home/48-foxwell-nt200-can-obdiieobd-code-reader.html)

Used it once, still in original box with all docs included $75

Have you tried this on your MK5 GTI?
Title: Re: Scanner tool/fault code readers
Post by: SOFTLAD on October 23, 2014, 07:51:33 pm
Have you tried this on your MK5 GTI?
Just had it plugged in as was communicating well.

It also has a USB connection lead to connect to laptop and PC