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Offline 86life

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Scanner tool/fault code readers
« 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.

Offline mark2 golf

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Re: Scanner tool/fault code readers
« Reply #1 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.
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Offline 86life

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Scanner tool/fault code readers
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2014, 09:59:09 pm »
Thank you!

Offline portmanteau

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Re: Scanner tool/fault code readers
« Reply #3 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

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Offline SOFTLAD

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Re: Scanner tool/fault code readers
« Reply #4 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

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

Offline slowmo

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Re: Scanner tool/fault code readers
« Reply #5 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

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

Have you tried this on your MK5 GTI?
Current: 2004 MK4 R32 3-door NZ New DBP

Past: 2010 MK6 GTI / 2013 Nissan Leaf LOL / 2007 B7 RS4 / 2006 MK5 R32 / 2005 MK5 GTI / 1998 MK4 GTI / 1997 B5 A4 MTM

Offline SOFTLAD

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Re: Scanner tool/fault code readers
« Reply #6 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