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    Hi everyone,

    I am new here and would like to introduce my 2012 B8 A4 Sline.
    I have only had it a week and so far I am loving it.
    The first thing I want to do is disable the stop/start system

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    Quote Originally Posted by melli103 View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I am new here and would like to introduce my 2012 B8 A4 Sline.
    I have only had it a week and so far I am loving it.
    The first thing I want to do is disable the stop/start system

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    Cool, How's the experience so far? Stop/Start system, Good thing to start with

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    The experience so far is great, it is everything I had hoped for.
    I am not sure if the stop/start is something the dealership would be willing to disable (probably not)
    I have been doing some research on VCDS to disable it myself. It looks like the cable/software combo will set me back about $349 from Rosstech which i am assuming is USD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melli103 View Post
    I have been doing some research on VCDS to disable it myself.
    That would be quite a challenge mate, most of the stuff that you're going to read are different. Hmmm, $349 - that's the final price? I think that's USD

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    Yeah, I have come across a few different forum posts. some saying its possible, others saying it isn't.
    I contacted my local dealer just now and they say they cannot do it for me.
    $349 is before shipping, so including shipping and conversion from USD to AUD I think I would be looking at around $450 AUD

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    Welcome to the forum.
    That's a nice looking car you've got there.
    For the stop-start disable, I'd suggest finding someone with a cable first and if you want to do more, consider buying one then.
    If your going to buy your own, make sure you buy a genuine cable, don't buy an eBay knock off, it's not worth the risk.
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    Thank you very much.
    I wasn't even considering a knock off cable, Its not worth the risk of something messing up.

    I have emailed a few auto places around the Townville area to see if they an help me out.
    I also haven't come across anyone locally who has their own cable so it looks like ill be buying my own if one of the local shops cant help me out.

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    Heya Melli,

    You can use a knock off cable, just make sure you use the software that comes with it. They tend to only work with one specific version of VagCom. Ebay has loads to choose from. Had a mate who used a knock off for a long while, predominantly to log his car. If you are looking to do more with VCDS I would recommend buying the genuine thing.

    Keep an eye on Ebay and also check out the Audi and VW forums in the US, sometimes you can find a deal on a genuine Rosstech cable. I found one for 150 USD and it was like new.

    Cheers,

    Macky

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