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Offline WolfsburgEd

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Recommended diagnostic kits
« on: 21 October 2017, 19:06 »
I've just borrowed and ELM327 interface and ScanTool software to have a look at some codes on my Mk5 golf.

I got the software loaded up on an old Windows7 laptop and eventually got it all working together (getting Windows7 to put the bluetooth reader onto COM3) only to be told that the plugin was showing as a non-genuine unit and the software would not work with it!

So, given the current cars and likely future cars I'm considering getting something myself.

Do I just locate a genuine ELM327 unit OR are there more modern devices and or softwares that I would be better off getting now?

Offline itavaltalainen

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Re: Recommended diagnostic kits
« Reply #1 on: 30 October 2017, 15:27 »
VCDS - get a genuine, UK sellers are:

Gendan Limited
Unit 14 Llys Caer Felin
Felinfach
Swansea SA5 4HH
+44 0 1792 588002

ilexa Onboard Diagnostics
Truro, Cornwall TR2 4YF
p: +44 01726 884 010
f:  +44 01726 808 021

Sub-Distrib
     NHN
     sales@vcds.me
     Uckfield
     East Sussex
     p: +44 07974 994 143

Marshall's Industrial Ltd.
Volkswagen Power Systems & Components
IMPCO Gas Systems
Beadle Estate
Hithercroft Road, Wallingford,
Oxfordshire, UK
OX10 9DG
p: +44 (0) 1491 834666
f:  +44 (0) 1491 839777
email: sales@mi-uk.com

V-Tech UK Ltd.
SN Autohaus
181 Forest Road
Hainault, Essex
London, UK IG6 3HZ
Tel: +44 208 498 1288
Fax: +44 208 498 1289
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