VIN-Limited Interface FAQ

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But 2005 Seat Leon i had was edc15vp+ ECU with VIN and IMMO3.
 
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NAR got the PD engine in 2004 so the 02-03 cars are still ALH. My 03 ALH knows the VIN
 
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If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask right here.
Dear Uwe,

I am using a HEX+CAN USB interface since 2009 on several VAG cars (2009 VW Toureg, 2015 VW electric eUp!, 2001 Audi Allroad + several other VW) without any problems whasoever but I am now changing my 2009 Toureg for a new 2017 Audi Allroad and I want to know if my older interface will still Fully work on this new car or if I must buy one of your latest interfaces????
I understand that the new interface is faster than my old one but if the old interface does the same as the old one on my new car, I have no problems with the slower speed.
I have fully understood that contrary to my old interface, the new ones allow only a limited number of cars, I have no problem with that either.
I only want to be sure that I can still have the full capability of your VCDS software on my new car just like I had on the older ones and if it really mean buying a new interface, so be it.

Thanks in advance for your reply

Best regards

Serge CAMPLAN, a happy customer since 2009
 
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I am using a HEX+CAN USB interface since 2009 on several VAG cars (2009 VW Toureg, 2015 VW electric eUp!, 2001 Audi Allroad + several other VW) without any problems whasoever but I am now changing my 2009 Toureg for a new 2017 Audi Allroad and I want to know if my older interface will still Fully work on this new car or if I must buy one of your latest interfaces????
I would expect that a 2017 Allroad (based on the new A4 chassis) will have at least one module in it that a HEX+CAN cannot communicate with -- 46-Central Convenience. Depending on how the car is equipped, there may be a few other modules as well.

My suggestion is always: Keep the old interface until you get the new car, then post an Auto-Scan with the old interface first.

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I would expect that a 2017 Allroad (based on the new A4 chassis) will have at least one module in it that a HEX+CAN cannot communicate with -- 46-Central Convenience. Depending on how the car is equipped, there may be a few other modules as well.

My suggestion is always: Keep the old interface until you get the new car, then post an Auto-Scan with the old interface first.

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Thanks, Uwe, When I get the new car, I will do that and let you know, and then décide if I change my interface

Regards

Serge
 
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Second Hand VIN-Limited interfaces

How does the VIN limit work on second hand interfaces? If someone buys a 3-VIN version of the HEX-V2 second hand, and three VINs are registered, can they get three fresh VIN slots to use? Presumably not.

What if they pay the $99 licence transfer fee? Will that let them use the interface?

If not, then I guess second hand purchasers would need to buy the 3 to 10-VIN upgrade option for $169, or make very sure there is at least one VIN left when buying?
 
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How does the VIN limit work on second hand interfaces? If someone buys a 3-VIN version of the HEX-V2 second hand, and three VINs are registered, can they get three fresh VIN slots to use? Presumably not.

What if they pay the $99 licence transfer fee? Will that let them use the interface?

If not, then I guess second hand purchasers would need to buy the 3 to 10-VIN upgrade option for $169, or make very sure there is at least one VIN left when buying?
If you buy second-hand, you're buying however many VINs are left on that license. Becoming a registered user for $99 would not affect this. However, I think we'd be amenable to including the registration transfer at no additional charge if a second-hand owner buys a VIN upgrade for $169.

Edit (2019-02-10): It's been brought to my attention that the struck-though text above is not what we ended up implementing. Instead, we created a "package deal" that includes the registration transfer (normally $99) and the VIN upgrade (normally $169) in a single transaction for $199. Note that only registered users are eligible to purchase VIN upgrades, so if you have a second-hand HEX-NET or HEX-V2 and need a VIN upgrade, you'll have to make this purchase in our store.

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Is there an upgrade possible from HEX-NET to HEX-V2? Any fundamental differences other than it being faster?
 
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Is there an upgrade possible from HEX-NET to HEX-V2? Any fundamental differences other than it being faster?
No, that would be a down-grade.

The HEX-V2 faster than our "legacy" interfaces, but it is not faster than a HEX-NET. The HEX-NET is still our "top-of-line" interface. The HEX-V2 is basically a HEX-NET without the WiFi module and without the storage that VCDS-Mobile requires. Their performance is identical when compared under the same conditions (HEX-NET running via USB).

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No, that would be a down-grade.

The HEX-V2 faster than our "legacy" interfaces, but it is not faster than a HEX-NET. The HEX-NET is still our "top-of-line" interface. The HEX-V2 is basically a HEX-NET without the WiFi module and without the storage that VCDS-Mobile requires. Their performance is identical when compared under the same conditions (HEX-NET running via USB).

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Oh wow, didn't know that (although i never use wireless functions). Thanks for the info. Going for an unlimited upgrade then (at 9/10 VIN's).
 
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Is there an upgrade possible from HEX-NET to HEX-V2? Any fundamental differences other than it being faster?
HEX-NET to HEX-V2 would be a downgrade, not an upgrade. Those two interfaces are the same generation, and work essentially the same way and at the same speed when using VCDS Desktop. From a user perspective, the only difference is HEX-NET offers wireless and VCDS Mobile capability whereas HEX-V2 is wired USB only.

Perhaps did you mean a HEX-USB+CAN? Those are older, discontinued interfaces that are indeed slower than HEX-NET and HEX-V2. There is an upgrade program for those.

Edit: derp, didn't see Uwe already replied on the next page.
 
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Protection of VIN "consumption" (VIN limited devices)

Hello,
when I lend my HEX-V2 (3 VIN) to friends, I'd like to make sure no additional VIN is used (poss. unintentionally).
Wouldn't it be a suitable idea to implement some kind of PIN access protection for occupying an additional VIN entry? e.g.
a) Selectable PIN: The user can define a PIN which is stored in the device (disadvantage: There must be some kind of backdoor in case the user forgets the pin)
b) Fixed PIN: Given to the user during registration process (e.g. derived from the devices serial number)

It does not need to be a NSA save 100% protection, it's just against "Ohhh... I'm sorry; I didn't know that I shouldn't have done this"
 
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Hello,
when I lend my HEX-V2 (3 VIN) to friends, I'd like to make sure no additional VIN is used (poss. unintentionally).
Wouldn't it be a suitable idea to implement some kind of PIN access protection for occupying an additional VIN entry? e.g.
a) Selectable PIN: The user can define a PIN which is stored in the device (disadvantage: There must be some kind of backdoor in case the user forgets the pin)
b) Fixed PIN: Given to the user during registration process (e.g. derived from the devices serial number)

It does not need to be a NSA save 100% protection, it's just against "Ohhh... I'm sorry; I didn't know that I shouldn't have done this"
We already have protection: VCDS explicitly asks the user whether it's OK to register that VIN. If you don't trust your friend, maybe you shouldn't lend him your interface? ;)

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Hi,
I have seen that quite many people are selling Genuine VCDS Ross Tech with unlimited VIN's, I think of buying one.
My question is, how can I check by myself if interface is with unlimited VIN's?
 
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Hi,
I have seen that quite many people are selling Genuine VCDS Ross Tech with unlimited VIN's, I think of buying one.
Are you absolutely 100% sure that they are genuine Ross-Tech VCDS cables? There are many sellers on auction websites and elsewhere who sell third party rip-offs not genuine Ross-Tech cables.
 
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there are going for about £350, and yeah thats why I want to find out how to check if its genuine and second if unlimited VIN's. Anyone can help?
 
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Hi,
I have seen that quite many people are selling Genuine VCDS Ross Tech with unlimited VIN's, I think of buying one.
My question is, how can I check by myself if interface is with unlimited VIN's?
Buy from one of our authorized resellers; they do not mis-represent product.

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Think my post disappeared , I have a genuine vcds cable from ilexa purchased a few years ago Hex Usb Can which I assume is unlimited , is there a better/newer cable than this? I'm running newest software
 
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