Newbie with 1995/96 VW Eurovan

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Ovsa

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I recently purchased a VAG-409 cable and 2x2 adapter to use on my 1996 (actually a 1995) VW Eurovan Camper.

I downloaded the VCDS Lite software and had a hand at it yesterday.

I understand that my options will be limited with the lite version, but before i shell out the $100 I would like to know if I will get more features out of it.

Because it is not OBD2 complaint and uses the pre -1996 diagnostics i'm not sure wether or not the VCDS will actually give me more info,

I heard both yes and no.

Just looking for more info and opinions.

Thanks
 
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Zenerdiode

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Have you had a look here; and particularly the VCDS Function Chart?

In my opinion, it does't really matter that it isn't OBD2 compliant, I feel OBD2 is very generic compared to the VAG diagnostic protocols. My old 1996 Audi A4 B5 wasn't OBD2 compliant; but didn't matter a jot to me, as I could use VCDS and access the Audi propriety diagnostics.

Have a play about with what you have now, see if it will read some fault codes. :)

I'll edit this post from my other computer to show an Auto-Scan from the '96 Audi...

[Time passes...]

Here it is. From an old VCDS version:

Code:
Saturday,16,January,2010,13:46:38:26758
VCDS Version: Release 908.0
Data version: 20090911



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Chassis Type: CJW - My Car
Scan: 01 03 08 15 17 25 56
 
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Address 01: Engine        Labels: 058-907-55x-AEB1.lbl
   Part No: 8D0 907 557 
   Component: 1,8l R4/5VT MOTR HS D05  
   Coding: 04001
   Shop #: WSC 00783  

1 Fault Found:
17978 - Engine Start Blocked by Immobilizer 
            P1570 - 35-10 -  -  - Intermittent
Readiness: N/A

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Address 03: ABS Brakes        Labels: 4D0-907-379-ABS.lbl
   Part No: 4D0 907 379 D
   Component: ABS BOSCH 5        4174  
   Shop #: BB 34174  

No fault code found.

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Address 08: Auto HVAC        Labels: Redir Fail!
   Part No: 8D0 820 043 H
   Component: A4-KLIMAVOLLAUTOMAT_D65  
   Coding: 00041
   Shop #: WSC 00783  

No fault code found.

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Address 15: Airbags        Labels: 8A0-959-655.lbl
   Part No: 8A0 959 655 B
   Component: Airbag V AUDI      D00   
   Coding: 00766
   Shop #: WSC 06325  

No fault code found.

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Address 25: Immobilizer        Labels: None
   Part No: 4A0 953 234 
   Component: IMMO AUZ9Z0Y0273853 D77  
   Coding: 00000
   Shop #: WSC 00000  

1 Fault Found:
01176 - Key 
            07-10 - Signal too Low - Intermittent

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