I finally got a USB-serial adapter today so I could hook my laptop up to my car, and after fiddling around for a while, got the set up to work.
So, the first thing I do is click on "Engine" then Fault codes, and what comes up? Maximum engine speed exceeded [engine warranty VOID :-]
or something to that extent.... PLEASE tell me this is Ross-tech's/the software maker's sense of humor, and not my dealer's!
I just took the car in for its 10k mile service/oil change, and am not familiar with the workings of the VAG com; is it possible for the service engineers to type something (program something) like that _in_to the car to show up on a Vcom?
I just bought an adapter (EXPENSIVE!/*&#@$^%[email protected]#-*%%*[email protected]%#@!**) from CompUSA for about $60. I couldn't believe it! BUT, I guess I can't really complain; the program itself is worth it.
I don't think they were supposed to rotate my wheels at 10k, either... or are they? Alas, my scratched front pssgr rim is now on the rear passenger side!
BTW thanks for letting me know it's UWE and not my dealer. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Maximum engine speed exceeded [engine warranty VOID :-]
I heard a rumour that such engine code placed a "mark" in the one-time-programmable area that can be retrieved but not erased. Anyone know if there is any truth to that statement?
quote:[HR][/HR]AD, the one I found was PCMCIA to 9 pin & cost $129!! Yours goes from USB to 9 pin? do u have a link?[HR][/HR]
Hey, I have been using these adapters at our company for Execs with Palm's who have no serial port on their lightweight laptops.
It is a Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector on one end and a standard serial connector (DB9) on the other and costs just $30 http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://www2.warehouse.com/product.asp?pf%5Fid=AC28065&catc
At 10k the dealer checks codes and rotates the tires, and yes that code will come up, I'm pretty friendly with my dealer and they told me I had a few stored for that when I took my car in for the 10k, they called it the woopin code
As Uwe says on his web site, usb -> serial adapters can be flakey for Vag-Com, and he won't support them. The usb port is emulating a serial port, so I would think that the timing might be a bit slower, but if it works great
And the fault code is Uwe's program playing with you
It sounds like your adapter is not working. I too just got my VAG-COM set up over the weekend on my $500 PII laptop. I got 3 DTC's the first time I plugged it in but when I tried to communicate with other controllers I got a pop up window that said it was not connected. I fiddled with the com port settings and found a port that worked and now everthing works. i suggest just tring to fiddle with the port config in VAG-Com
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