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Wag Com Lead

Post by icemen » Fri May 19, 2017 11:41 am

Hi Peepz

I wanted a Wag Com Lead & the software to put on my laptop.
I got a 2011 vw Passat 2.0 tdi sport 170.
My mate bought a RNS 510 audio system to put into his 58 plate Passat 2.0 tdi 140
I wanted the lead so I can align the head unit to the car etc
I know fleebay have a lot of cheap cables but don't know how good they are & a lot of them say they only work on cars upto 2004.
I wanted a good lead but don't obviously want to pay the extortionate prices of the Ross Tech cables, so was wonder if any have a link or can suggest a good lead I can buy?

thanks
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Post by Mindriot » Fri May 19, 2017 5:01 pm

The ebay stuff is almost all fake, dont pay fraudsters.

Gendan, ilexa etc for genuine.
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Post by ShaneB » Fri May 19, 2017 5:59 pm

I've been looking at OBDELEVEN, not quite as capable as VAGCOM in terms of live data logging etc but does allow coding of modules etc, I need to get something quick though as my B6 is throwing a plethora of lights and warnings as of today.
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Re: Wag Com Lead

Post by icemen » Fri May 19, 2017 7:53 pm

Gendan is too expensive. No one tried a cheaper cable that does most jobs good but oviously not as good as the genuine cables

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Post by Mindriot » Fri May 19, 2017 7:58 pm

Genuine being the operative word.

So youd rather pay a thieving fraudster 50 to 70 odd quid for an illegal copy of the cable, that will become useless junk the first time vcds does a firmware update, which it does frequently.

There are cheaper and legal ways to use vcds lite free and a "dumb" clone lead it depends on the age and model of your passat or vag model in general.
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Post by jaraz » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:24 pm

And to top it up : bricking the modules with fake cable. ;)

Unless you want to spend another 400-500 on top of your cable for your mates rns cha cha :)
Had many fake cables , non of them worked longer than few months , and with so.many precautions like : laptop is not used for web at all. Etc
Ross tech will check the cable in stealth mode , without your knowledge , so next time you connect it again , boom cable dead.
As said above gendan ilexa or any other authorised ross tech dealer.
Put it in this way , buy genuine for 250 , use it for few months , even with chance earning some.cash :) then you can easy sell it on ebay or fb vcds page for around 170-200 easly.

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