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  1. The system under test (the ECU) is the system...

    The system under test (the ECU) is the system that does the test and reports its condition. VCDS just reads the conditions reported.

    So the answer to your question is: Maybe... but not...
  2. Or said another way, "The real questions is how...

    Or said another way, "The real questions is how much the manufacturers will be permitted to lock out the aftermarket." If the aftermarket and the consumer do not complain, then expect us all to be...
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    Been there too many times.. learned the hard...

    Been there too many times.. learned the hard way...

    Eventually the wire stops compressing and one can stop tightening the screws.

    In industrial plants, those who want highest up time will...
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    Andy, I think the terminal for the hot wire was...

    Andy, I think the terminal for the hot wire was loose on the outlet. With time, oxidation, moisture and so on got in there, corroded the wire, caused a high resistance connection, resulted in the...
  5. As the V2 is registered to the original owner, it...

    As the V2 is registered to the original owner, it should connect to the car and work. However, if all VINs have been recorded, only the basic functions (left hand portion of a controller screen)...
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    Dang, I could cut mowing Ross Meadow down to 2...

    Dang, I could cut mowing Ross Meadow down to 2 hours from 12 with that bad boy!

    Not sure how well it would take the turns at the top of the meadow given the pitch. Our tractor creeping up the...
  7. Have you inspected the grounds to the control...

    Have you inspected the grounds to the control module? Could it be that in the washing, a ground connection was corroded and is now a poor connection?

    My reason to suspect that is that so many...
  8. Uh oh... it's gotten out of China... (yes I...

    Uh oh... it's gotten out of China... (yes I know, there are 3 or so cases on the left coast too)
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    Then there is no other solution but to do as...

    Then there is no other solution but to do as Downtime suggests:
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    Enjoy. Happy fault finding! Let us know how we...

    Enjoy. Happy fault finding! Let us know how we might be of assistance.
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    I did not read "probability" in Uwe's statement. ...

    I did not read "probability" in Uwe's statement. I read "possibility" based on real perceived market and technical need. To simplify, my understanding of Uwe's statement: there are no promises to...
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    There was nothing negative implied in my...

    There was nothing negative implied in my remark... just once again trying to show that Ross-Tech does and has always considered the market and the needs.

    In all things, we should be ready to...
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    Indeed it is.. Thinking about new ways that...

    Indeed it is.. Thinking about new ways that improve are innovative ideas. I was not making any statement about what was posted in that article. I just thought all should be seeing what some see on...
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    What's behind the tens of thousands of auto...

    What's behind the tens of thousands of auto industry job cuts?...
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    Welcome to our forum. This is a forum for those...

    Welcome to our forum. This is a forum for those using VCDS.

    You did not find fault codes with the tool you used. How can you know if that tool is fully compatible with your vehicle?

    The...
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    I don't think they will have an issue provided...

    I don't think they will have an issue provided all work is done through their interface - ODIS online. ODIS will not give all that is suggested here. Some of the tweaks people desire will not be...
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    Asked for it. Said J2534 capability would help...

    Asked for it. Said J2534 capability would help our product Jack. Then our customers could use ODIS online to do the things they cannot now do.

    For reasons outside this discussion, the decision...
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    You are correct Don. There are times when the...

    You are correct Don. There are times when the passion/emotion of response causes one to choose their words poorly. I accept the criticism that my choice of words was inappropriate. My apology to...
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    Yes the thread title certainly does not fit any...

    Yes the thread title certainly does not fit any longer.

    Do those posting here think that Ross-Tech has not weighed these matters?

    If we allow the ability to flash modules, where would the...
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    Sticky: the serial number should be on the face of the...

    the serial number should be on the face of the unit on the label. It will likely start with the letters "HC" and be followed by 6 numerals.
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    They are intermittent faults. This means that...

    They are intermittent faults. This means that the fault was set but it was not present at the time the auto-scan was performed. They had been set previously.

    This happens from time to time. ...
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    Sticky: Is it a real Ross-Tech Genuine unit? Did the...

    Is it a real Ross-Tech Genuine unit? Did the seller give you documentation showing it was? I suggest you post the serial number so we can tell whether you have a legit unit.

    Assuming we can...
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    We have been at this for nearly 20 years - in May...

    We have been at this for nearly 20 years - in May of 2020 it will be 20 years and we will celebrate that anniversary. Over those years, we have had to change our model somewhat. Early on, all data...
  24. Tutorial for diagnosing MOST Bus problems:...

    Tutorial for diagnosing MOST Bus problems:
    https://www.ross-tech.com/vcds/tour/optical-bus.php
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    We do not condone it. We cannot prevent it. We...

    We do not condone it. We cannot prevent it. We will not support those who rent when they want/need assistance without them being a licensed registered user. In the forum, they will be restricted...
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