VW Golf TDi MK4 2002 ODB cable confusion - which one is the right cable?
I've a VW Golf TDi 2002 Mk4 (UK) and have purchased 2 different cables for this car. Neither cable works - all fine on the PC end - cables configured all OK.
Car is OK as a commercial tester unit plugged into the ODB socket worked fine. The tester had 2 different cables - one cable was marked ODBII - this worked fine - the other cable was marked CANBUS - this DIDN'T work - even though both cables have the same connector on the end. I thought ODB/CANBUS was the same, but it seems there's different flavours - all of which are incompatible with eachother
The two cables I've purchased are shown here:
I've tried all manner of software packages. Once I can get something to talk to the car, I'll be in business. But all software VAG-COM, etc, all report that there is a problem talking to the car. So I'm quite convinced its a cabling issue.
I'd buy the right cable, but I don't know what I should be buying. The seller of one of these cables even confirmed that the cable he was selling WAS compatible with my make / model of car!!! :(
Does anyone have any idea which cable I should buy and from where? I'm in the UK, but am happy to do overseas mail order if required. It seems a black art as to which cable is correct.
What's the difference between CANBUS and ODBII with regards to a 2002 VW Golf TDi MK4? I thought they were all the same....
Thanks for reading this.... If you can shed any light on this I'll email you a beer!