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Re: Audi DIY Tech Documentation and Scanners

Posted by DnstrDan [Email] (#1361) [Profile/Gallery] (more from DnstrDan) on Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:33:37 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Re: Audi DIY Tech Documentation and Scanners, Justin VanAbrahams [Profile/Gallery] , Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:23:30
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Thanks Justin! Intrigued by your reply, I researched this a bit more. The link below has a nice synopsis (albeit nearly 4 years old) of VAG evolution vs. VCDS. The current model appears to be the VAS 6154, around $2200 (OEM), with clones available elsewhere for much less.

Interestingly, it appears that VAG has moved the hosting of the diagnostic software (VAG ODIS-S (Service) and ODIS-E (Engineering)) from the stand-alone devices to the factory to thwart counterfeiting. Predictably, this has spawned efforts to circumvent this, presumably via older application versions and/or cracked keys.

If I venture forth into Audi DIY, I will likely go with the VCDS product.

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