Read whats on that site and it should help.
I own one of there cables and it works great. Plus they have the best VW/Audi diagnostic software around.
Hi there people.
I am wondering if the following cable would work with my 2004 Audi A3 2L TDI:
From what I understand - it should work, but since I don't live in the states it means I can't replace it if anything goes wrong.
Since I am pretty clueless about OBD in general I'd love if one of you guys give his/hers opinion.
Also - I am a little confused - this item is a simple cable without any circit board/chips/resistors/etc...
When I looked at other products (such as the one in scantools.net) I noticed there is also a small box with a circit board there, do I need that as well? or will the cable I found on ebay (+ the needed USB adapter...) will suffice?
That cable will not work. I believe your can uses the CAN interface which that cable does not support. Plus using a usb adapter for a serial design causes all types of timmign issues and not all adapters will work right (it is a crapshoot). To top it all off you can't do much with the shareware version of vag-com other then check and clear codes, so save yourself that hassel and just buy the propper cable you need and get a licence registration. I am also bettering that ebay design is opto isolator based and I am not even going to get into how crappy that design is.