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Thread: Ross-Tech Cable HEX-V2 FAKE???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouchie View Post
    Hi everyone. I'm quite new to VCDS and just got my VW ... 2015 Tiguan. I was aware there were clones out there, but got duped by a local seller on Irish adverts website . His HEX-V2 looked totally unrecognisable (at least to me) to all the pictures on any authorised delaer's site. Down to soft silicone data cable and LEDs. Also the guy was not claiming to have more than one. It was about €60 which is, of course, too good to be true, but I thought it would have maybe all three VIN numbers used up and I could use it for basic scanning only, before I put together the cash for a real one.

    Will try to contact the guy via the local web and try to get my money back. The interface shows as genuine, even did autoscan until I got multiple .rod file missing errors.
    It came with a mini CD with VCDS 17.8.1 on it and I presume since my car had a recent VW service some modules got updates and are no longer recognised by the older firmware (and new 18+ verson won't update interface firmware). Whatever it is, I don't trust it and will be purchasing a genuine cable in the next few days.

    Reading around the forum here & especially through the 'About' section of the main website... about the wonderful people of Ross tech working hard to make it the best it can be... I'll be more than happy to support them, even though my credit card will get murdered in the process...

    Hopefully this will redeem my initial silly purchase and you guys won't leave me out in the cold

    Cheers!
    If you run an interface test from the Options page in VCDS, what does the test response say in full?
    Apparently I should put something witty or profound in here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouchie View Post
    Hopefully this will redeem my initial silly purchase and you guys won't leave me out in the cold
    Let me know via PM when you've received it and registered it so I can change your forum status.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike@Gendan View Post
    If you run an interface test from the Options page in VCDS, what does the test response say in full?
    Hi! Just placed my order of genuine HEX-V2 with Gendan Only when replying I noticed it's with your bunch

    When I connect the fake to my car it says K1 & K2 are OK and CAN is ready (on second attempt) and when autoscannig it performed it once or twice and then hung up on reading UDS.
    I did not changed any programming, only ran Autoscan. With versions of VCDS delivered with the cable and the latest downloaded.

    In autoscan I got a lot of :

    [New feature! Extended UDS fault detail is only supported by current gen. interfaces]
    Intermittent - Not Confirmed - Tested Since Memory Clear

    https://imgur.com/a/SPFjl

    Hopefully this can tell you something. I am planning to report the seller...

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouchie View Post
    https://imgur.com/a/SPFjl

    Hopefully this can tell you something. I am planning to report the seller...

    Thanks!
    "Type: Ross-Tech HEX-USB+CAN"
    There's your proof.
    If it's in a HEX-V2 casing the software should see it as a HEX-V2 interface too.
    If it doesn't, it's an HUC clone in a different case.
    Apparently I should put something witty or profound in here...

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    Just received my new GENUINE HEX-V2! What a world of difference! Everything works 100% now! And thanks to Gendan.co.uk, super pleased I bought from them. Totally professional + funny dispatch note and little baggies of candy included with the cable!
    Nibbled on them while registering! Can't wait to start discovering all the cool stuff I can do now!
    Cheers everybody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouchie View Post
    ... funny dispatch note and little baggies of candy included with the cable!
    was it wrapped carefully in unicorn hair, by 12 naked virgins???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouchie View Post
    Just received my new GENUINE HEX-V2! What a world of difference! Everything works 100% now! And thanks to Gendan.co.uk, super pleased I bought from them. Totally professional + funny dispatch note and little baggies of candy included with the cable!
    Nibbled on them while registering! Can't wait to start discovering all the cool stuff I can do now!
    Cheers everybody!
    Our Swedish packing specialist sends his regards
    Apparently I should put something witty or profound in here...

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