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    How to Check VCDS is genuine?

    Hey guys and girls!

    I laid my hand on an unlimited VCDS hex+can lead and would like to check that it is 100% genuine.
    Would also like to find out if it was previously registered or if I need to pay the additional fee to register in my name.

    Any ideas how?

    Thanks guys and happy new year and all that

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    Take a look [About] screen. That view is tell much.



    If You have any doubts, share with us. Happy New Year!
    Last edited by Uwe; 12-31-2018 at 08:33 PM. Reason: Changed image to a non-customer one.

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    There is no such thing as "unlimited" hex-can. Every hex-can was unlimited. VIN limitation came with hex-net and hex-v2
    I am a VW Freak - Le WV Freaks OR Come visit me at my work with ODIS concerns - FORSS ODIS GeKo/FaZit access for VW/AUDI/Škoda
    The world is my oyster...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Screech View Post
    Any ideas how?
    PM me the serial number on he About screen, and/or post a photo of the interface.

    -Uwe-
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Photo attached

    Thanks
    Last edited by Screech; 01-13-2019 at 02:32 AM.

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    Wow, you found some "low mileage" interface which seems to have been used only a little. Considering the interface is not registered and the price is realistic, I wouldn't hesitate to buy one like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henrick View Post
    Wow, you found some "low mileage" interface which seems to have been used only a little. Considering the interface is not registered and the price is realistic, I wouldn't hesitate to buy one like that
    Feel free to make me an offer on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Screech View Post
    Like this then...
    Based on the serial number in the screen-shot, it appears genuine.

    It should have [Redacted] printed on the label.

    It's from the last few months of production of those in 2016.

    -Uwe-
    Last edited by Uwe; 01-13-2019 at 09:19 AM.
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Thanks UWE,

    Also, is it registered or unregistered, wondering if I would need to pay the $99 to put it in my name?

    Thanks
    Last edited by Screech; 01-13-2019 at 02:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Screech View Post
    Also, is it registered or unregistered, wondering if I would need to pay the $99 to put it in my name?
    It's not registered. But technically, since we know you're not the original owner, you should pay.

    If I were you, I'd submit a registration request before some of the RT staff reads this and flags the record for that interface.

    -Uwe-
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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