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    Here's an example for those who still aren't sure how the MyAutoscan.txt file fits in. You start with the line your car uses in the regular Autoscan text file, and chop out any address number you know is missing on your car. Future Auto-Scans using your new definition will run much faster since VCDS doesn't have to probe for non-existent modules.


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    Folks

    What am I doing wrong with the myautoscan.txt setup?

    I can't seem to get it to show anything other than 1 entry?



    myautoscan looks like this:



    Tried messing about to see if I can produce anything different but nothing to date has made it work as expected.

    I'm trying to remove the phone module from the autoscan for my specific car as there's a known issue that can make it hang on that bluetooth module for up to a minute

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    Did you put a carriage return after the second line?
    You ain't metal till you got a clutch pedal

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    No, I hadn't

    Now showing as it should - thank you!


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    Ross-Tech Employee Sebastian's Avatar
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    Added some more explaining comments to the Standard MyAutoScan.TXT file.
    Sebastian @ Ross-Tech.com // VCDS Rookie since 2003

    »Nichts erweitert das eigene Wissen mehr,
    als die Meinung eines Andersdenkenden.«

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    Question ECU order for non-CAN cars? ...

    As I expect to scan a few different new cars in the near future, I've been looking at the Autoscan text file layouts.

    Something not apparently asked about yet is the ECU order for non-CAN Gateway cars.

    I notice that several entries, [4D, 8G, 7V, 7M, for example], in the latest 16.8.3 distribution of Autoscan.txt have ECU 25 [Immobilizer] as the first entry.

    Is there any significance a) generally in the order or b) why some cars have 25 as their first entry?

    Thanks - Julian

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    Normally the order is not relevant, in some cases it is. If you're creating entries for such cars you may want to keep the order which we use (and just remove whatever you don't need).
    Sebastian @ Ross-Tech.com // VCDS Rookie since 2003

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    als die Meinung eines Andersdenkenden.«

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    Thanks for that tip- very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by waho View Post
    I do not get a Autoscan.TXT file, I get a MyAutoScan.TXT file. There is no list of vehicles listed.
    Not sure what to tell you here. The "Autoscan.txt" file is part of the install of VCDS. What folder are you looking in? The default install will have it here:

    C:\Ross-Tech\VCDS

    Regards.
    Jef
    Ross Tech Support Team, Alpha Squad
    Auto-Scan, learn it, love it, live it... then check the fuses.

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