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    VCDS Options - Your choice of what to buy!

    • For some, there is the free version - pay Ross-Tech nothing. (VCDS-Lite Shareware version) (limited in what it can do and limited model year coverage). VCDS-Lite only works with older cars, through roughly model year 2005 that do diagnostic communications via K-Line rather than CAN Bus. In order to use VCDS-Lite, you will need to procure a 3rd-party interface cable. These can be found for $20 or so on eBay or Amazon. We recommend you get one based on an FTDI chip. To remove the functional limitations on the free version of VCDS-Lite, you can register VCDS-Lite for $99 USD.

    • If you want current generation product with all the latest features, you can purchase one of our new HEX-V2 interfaces.. They are compatible with all diagnostic-capable VW-Audi Group passenger cars, and are available in 3-VIN and 10-VIN versions for $199 and $299 respectively.

    • Want current generation, latest features, full coverage for '95 through the current model year with a wireless connection on virtually any compute device but you only have your car and few others to work on? You can buy a 10 VIN limited wireless product for $449 USD (HEX-NET_10VIN)

    • Want the current generation, latest features, full coverage, wireless connection on virtually any compute device and unlimited number of VINs? You can buy that for $599 USD (HEX-NET)
    Last edited by Uwe; 01-01-2017 at 12:07 PM. Reason: Edited for 2017+ Product Offerings

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    Is it possible to upgrade from HEX-USB+CAN unlimited vins to HEX-NET or is it another outright purchase?

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    Trade-in upgrades will be available once the HEX-HET is out of Beta.

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    And available to the UK hopefully?

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    yes, available in other markets.

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    Not sure if i am in the right place but i am a registered user and purchased software for my 2013 A4, buying a 2017 (now that they are making manual transmission again) and was wondering if my Vagcom will be up to date with my new car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxnix View Post
    Not sure if i am in the right place but i am a registered user and purchased software for my 2013 A4, buying a 2017 (now that they are making manual transmission again) and was wondering if my Vagcom will be up to date with my new car?
    I expect it will be missing a module or two, depending on how the car is equipped.

    Suggestion: Wait until you get the car, then post an Auto-Scan with made with your HEX+CAN interface so we can see what's what.

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    Thanks for the quick reply, not a problem if there are a few missing modules, i was thinking more along the lines of the existing things my current car needed if they persist on the the new one, steering issues, and service interval resets. Niggling stuff, It looks like the wait is 3 months from order so the first thing I will do after I make sure the shipping pucks have been removed is an autoscan and post it up. Thanks much as always. Thus far my cable has been used on both my Audi and new GTI to great success.

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    So I am looking at getting the HEX-NET Enthusiast. It has full functionality with any browser(ideally using a Macbook Pro, or possibly iPad)?

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    Will be. But no date yet.

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