on-topic! If it doesn't have anything to do with
computer diagnostics of VW/Audi/Seat/Skoda cars, don't post
it. This list is not a swap-meet, it is not a chat room, it is for
on-topic discussions only.
When posting questions
related to a problem you are having with a particular car, always
state the exact make/model/year/engine of car you are
having a problem with. Also tell us any modifications
you have made to the car. Incomplete information will
often get you no answer, or worse yet, the wrong answer.
When posting questions related to VCDS itself, always state the version
number (you can find it on the
Screen and the About Screen)
and details about the PC (make/model/CPU/Operating-System)
If you are
having problems with a function that requires the
Registered Version of VCDS,
please state that you are a registered user and include enough
information in your post to allow us to identify you as such.
Your full name and postal code will usually suffice.
Do not bother us with posts saying things like "I can't match keys
to my immobilizer" or "I can't reset my service Indicators" unless
you are a legitimately registered user and are willing to
show evidence of it.
Before asking any
question, please take the time to read the
and FAQ, and Issues/Revisions
When posting questions
involving trouble codes, post the complete code(s), and the text
that comes with them. Do not omit
anything, and don't drop any digits, not even a leading
zero! An Auto-Scan is always ideal to provide this
information! More info: see the "PS" portion of this
about design and construction of home-made interfaces are Off-Topic,
as are connection problems if you're using a home-made/third party interface.
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If you have a suggestion for different or new rules, send them to
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