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I figure the management and many members already know who I am, so a detailed introduction is probably not necessary.

We have a 2009 Touareg TDI which has been flawless so far, and one of my guys has a 2009 Jetta TDI which has been good, except for a couple of check-engine lights, one related to the filter, and one related to an O2 sensor; minor stuff really.

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Welcome to the forum Uwe. welcometomyturbodies

Yes we know who you are, sorry what your username stands for but sorry I don't believe everything I read. ;)
 

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Ok Uwe, I contacted Ross-Tech on 6/26/2010 8:46 AM asking

I have a 2010 Golf GTD. There appears to be a bit of confusion over the cable and interface needed for this vehicle. Can you please tell me if the one list below is the correct one?

VCDS (VAG-COM Diagnostic System) License with HEX-USB+CAN Interface

Now the application chart shows HEX-USB+CAN (USB) and Micro-CAN (USB)

Now your prices are all in US dollars $349. Do you have any distributors in the UK that can sell this part?

And Bruce's reply was

You are exactly correct. Both the HEX-USB+CAN and the MicroCAN work with the 2010 Golf platforms.

The HEX style interface will cover all VW/Audi/Seat/Skoda from 1995 through the 2010 model years. The MicroCAN is designed specifically to work with the MKV and MKVI platform vehicles. As such, it starts with the 2005 model year and goes to the 2010 year.

We have several distributors in the UK but only one that stocks both interfaces: Gendan. Please consult the distributor list for more information.

The requirements for HEX-USB+CAN is WinXP, I use a laptop running Vista Home Premium 32bit.

The Micro-CAN shows 2007+ VW Golf Variant/Wagon (1K chassis) and shows Vista. It also says 2010+ VW Golf/Jetta (1K/5K chassis, AJ VIN - North America only), North American only so it won't work on 2010+ UK Golfs then? If your car's chassis type isn't on this list, it's not compatible with this interface!

A lot of users today might be running Win7. Do you have plans to update your software to included Win7?

What I need to know is which one would be better HEX-USB+CAN or MicroCAN? What are the different features of both systems, the site doesn't really say?

Oh another funny thing is if you want to contact Ross-Tech it uses a Yahoo Mail account luckily I've had one for years, I'm not sure all users have though. ;)
 

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Windows 7 is fully supported and has been since it was released. I suppose we forgot to update the Micro-CAN page. I'll take care of that shortly.

As far as the chassis type, the following applies to cars world-wide:

All Golf platform cars (A5/A6 platform) including:
2004+ VW Golf/Rabbit/GTI (1K chassis)

Your vin has "1K" as the 7th and 8th digits, right?

The other entry that you refer to applies only to North American market cars, where for some reason VW no longer uses "1K" in the 7th and 8th digits of the VIN, although they are still 1K-chassis cars.

Anyway, the Micro-CAN will work on your 2010 Golf GTD.

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Ok Uwe I've bought myself VCDS for Christmas. Now to do an AutoScan you have to select your chassis type it shows 1K-2004+ VW Golf/Rabbit/GTI and 5K-Golf 2009> Mine has a 1K VIN which should be a mk4-mk5 why?

The other thing is as it scans different sections how come it shows the German names for tests and items can't this be converted to English?

The other thing is there is no instruction to turn the ignition on unless you see the no responce message. Other testers tell you when to turn the ignition on and off at different stages. I mean as a built in software warning if it doesn't receive a signal the show the message turn ignition on.

Ok Uwe we need you back if we get the http://www.myturbodiesel.com/forum/f10/vcds-vag-com-section-here-3918/ up and running.

I'm just rattling your intro again to let users know you have been here a while ago. There are plenty more questions users and myself would like to ask you or Dana if she's available. ;)
 
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