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    Vag-com and non vow cars?

    Will the vag-com work as a generic ob2 scanner on non vw cars? I.e. Ford, GM

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    Maybe.

    If you have a CAN-capable interface, it should work on any 2008 and newer model car sold in the US market, because they were required to do generic OBD-II via CAN.

    On older cars, it's more complicated. There were three older standards for the physical layer, implemented on different pins of the OBD-II connector. These were ISO 9141 (K-Line), SAE J1850-VPW (the "GM standard") and SAE J1850-PWM (the "Ford standard"). Our K-line interfaces support the first of these, but none of our interfaces support flavor J1850 because no VW-Audi Group car ever used those for anything.

    All that said, there's no harm in trying it on any car, but we don't guarantee any functionality whatsoever on any car that's not a VW-Audi Group product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    SAE J1850-VPW (the "GM standard") and SAE J1850-PWM (the "Ford standard").
    Hey! Feature request!

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    Mine worked fine on a 1999 GM(Vauxhall), diagnosed faulty lambda sensors etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Dub View Post
    Hey! Feature request!
    Nope. The newest cars that uses J1850 (either flavor) are already almost 10 years old, and generic OBD-II scan tools that work with them are ubiquitous and dirt cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhinopower View Post
    Mine worked fine on a 1999 GM(Vauxhall), diagnosed faulty lambda sensors etc
    Sure, but that's a Euro GM.

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    Thanks for the response

    Thanks for the information
    I will be getting the VCDS-Mobile, but karma had something else in mind.
    My 13 golf was side swiped by a tractor trailer on the interstate. Now it is at the body shop.
    I'm to new to post pictures but everyone walked away with the driver only having a mild concussion
    The cops were amazed no one was injured. So the money is going to my deductible for now.

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