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    Volkswagen Jetta Monitoring

    Hello,

    i have a jetta 1997, want to monitor it, not sure if its OBDII that i need ??
    can any1 tell me if its ok and where to buy that is not to high in price

    running RR on a 10.4 TS

    thanks

    doc

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    docfear, your best bet is to go with vag-com check out VWVortex.com for TONS of info on Vag-com and Ross-tech.com for even more info on the actual software.
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    can you give me any direct links for what i need, i went to both sites and i got lost very quick, to many cables and adapters.

    thanks again for the quick reply

    Doc

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    Only Ross-Tech cables work with the full version of VAG-COM. All of the cheap cables you find will only work with old versions that are out of date or the shareware version.

    http://www.ross-tech.com/Merchant2/m...ry_Code=VAGCOM

    Either get a HEX-COM or USB or a KEY-COM or USB, you don't need CAN since your car doesn't support it. Only VWs after 2002 use CAN.

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    If all you are looking for is monitoring standard OBD II available pids take a look at www.obdpros.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by michbound View Post
    If all you are looking for is monitoring standard OBD II available pids take a look at www.obdpros.com

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    Paul

    Well, although you are right, for an extra 120$ he will get ALOT more functionality, as well as the ability to scan other friends VW/Audis for them.

    Either would work for his needs but he might become unhappy with the generic software at some point. Just looking out for a fellow dubber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anky1 View Post
    Well, although you are right, for an extra 120$ he will get ALOT more functionality, as well as the ability to scan other friends VW/Audis for them.

    Either would work for his needs but he might become unhappy with the generic software at some point. Just looking out for a fellow dubber.
    Anky,

    No arguments there, I agree if you have the extra bucks you will get a lot more functionality for the VW specific pid's via a ross-tech scantool

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    The Ross-Tech VAGCOM is the defacto VW monitoring tool. I highly recommend it. The company has good people too so if you run into trouble they are more than willing to help.
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    i was just gonna look into this for my 01 vw golf. if i find anything useful ill post for ya guys.

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