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    General questions

    What kind of skills are required to use VCDS effectively? I'm 74, a little old to be crawling under cars, so diagnosing problems and having a local shop do most of any repairs is the plan - is that realistic?

    I recently bought a Passat GLS 4Motion wagon with 1.8T motor for a 2nd vehicle, we also have a 2015 1.8T sedan.

    Thanks, Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainolebill View Post
    What kind of skills are required to use VCDS effectively? I'm 74, a little old to be crawling under cars, so diagnosing problems and having a local shop do most of any repairs is the plan - is that realistic?
    Lots of people own and use VCDS as primarily as a means of keeping others who are actually doing the wrenching on their cars honest -- or simply helping them out if the facility that's doing the wrenching is not a VW specialist and doesn't have VCDS themselves.

    Rudimentary computer skills are required, but since you've managed to join this forum and post here, I'd guess you have those.

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    One last stupid question, I sold my Rialta. I no longer have a use for my VCDS interface or software. Can I resell it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flhermit View Post
    One last stupid question, I sold my Rialta. I no longer have a use for my VCDS interface or software. Can I resell it?
    You own it, so of course you can sell it.

    However, there a couple of caveats for the new owner. These are covered in our FAQ entry 3.10 at the bottom of this page. Bottom line: The new owner will have full use of the product, but doesn't get any support unless he pays to become a registered user.

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