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Hey guys,

I picked up my MK6 Golf Sportwagen Wolfsburgh edition TDI in Canada. I absolutely love the car and still have much to learn after years of Honda ownership. I have a few questions before I decide to buy the VCDS.

One thing really bugs me is that the speedo is off by 8% as all of you are aware of. I found out that you could make adjustment on MK5, but I could not find any supporting documents that you could successfully make an adjustment under MK6?

Another question is I have a Mac, and I don't have a PC. BUT, I have Windows 10 bootcamp installed, has your customer have any success running VCDS running a win10 bootcamp? or is a PC an absolute must for VCDS to work?

Finally, Im looking at purchasing a back-up camera, can I successfully enable the camera on the RNS315 through VCDS?

Thanks guys!
 
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Another question is I have a Mac, and I don't have a PC. BUT, I have Windows 10 bootcamp installed, has your customer have any success running VCDS running a win10 bootcamp? or is a PC an absolute must for VCDS to work?
No issues what so ever here with bootcamp

Finally, Im looking at purchasing a back-up camera, can I successfully enable the camera on the RNS315 through VCDS?

Thanks guys!
sure can can! :)
 
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I used a MacBook Air Boot-Camped with Windows 7 as my travel machine for many years. It worked flawlessly with VCDS.

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GREAT! Thank you!

What about the speedo calibration for MK6?

One thing really bugs me is that the speedo is off by 8% as all of you are aware of. I found out that you could make adjustment on MK5, but I could not find any supporting documents that you could successfully make an adjustment under MK6?
 
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What about the speedo calibration for MK6?
There is no straight "calibration". There may be a table of distance impulse multipliers that specify how many pulses the instrument cluster will see as 1 km. If available, this will affect both the speedo and the odo. However, I can't promise anything without seeing a scan of the car to know exactly what instrument cluster it has.

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There is no straight "calibration". There may be a table of distance impulse multipliers that specify how many pulses the instrument cluster will see as 1 km. If available, this will affect both the speedo and the odo. However, I can't promise anything without seeing a scan of the car to know exactly what instrument cluster it has.

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Thank you! I am willing to accept 1-3% difference, but absolutely not 8%. 120km/h on the speedo when the vehicle is going 112km/h isn't acceptable to my standards.

I will proceed to order the VCDS and I will report back as soon as I have the VCDS in my hands. I'm looking forward to make the adjustment to ensure the speedo is near accuracy.
 
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Thank you! I am willing to accept 1-3% difference, but absolutely not 8%.
Bear in mind that type approval requires the speedo to not under-read but allow it to over-read by up to 10%. This is checked on new tires inflated to manufacturers spec on one model variant, so to avoid having too many different speedo calibrations and to allow for tyre wear the speedo is normally set to over-read by around 5% ON THAT VARIANT. So other variants will be more or less than that, meaning 8% is not unexpected.

Having said all that, I agree that 8% is a bit much.
 
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I found a seller who is selling the HEX-NET Professional used w/ the proof of receipt. I am wondering is the license transferable? How can I get the serial # validated? Can I get the seller to email you and have Ross-Tech to email me to validate that it's a legit HEX-NET unit?

Any assistance or guidance would be great!
 
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The license is transferable. The fee to do so is $99. Visit the Registration page for more information.
 
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