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    Skoda Octavia 2006 battery drain issue

    Hello,
    about 18 months ago I fitted a new android head unit. I was aware of the potential battery drain issues, but all went well until just before Christmas
    Upon a recommendation, I purchased one of these new CAN bus gateway control units:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volkswage...ec8e36|iid%3A1

    I took it to a local guy who read my existing unit, but couldn't program the new one. He said it was reading as "not compatible".
    I'm a little skeptical of his know how, and wondered if this unit should work, and if not, which I should get as the issue is becoming rather chronic.

    Thanks

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    It's pretty difficult to tell whether that's suitable replacement for your existing gateway is if we don't know what your existing gateway is. So please post an Auto-Scan

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    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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    Hi, thanks for the reply.

    I don't have an autoscan to post unfortunately. I didn't get that from the guy, and he'd probably try and charge me another 25 to get it.
    I have the original gateway and the code that he "exported" from it, but that is all, sadly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxnutter View Post
    I have the original gateway and the code that he "exported" from it, but that is all, sadly
    Without an Auto-Scan anything we suggest will be no more than pure blind guesswork, we really DO need you to get and post an Auto-Scan.

    There are many VCDS owners in the UK, most of whom will happily do an Auto-Scan for you for no more than 'beer tokens', certainly briskoda.net has a thread devoted to locations of VCDS owners so it's worth having a look on there IMHO.

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