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VAGCOM / VCDS Help - List of users willing to help here !

Maybe because they bought lights that might have resistors but still dont pull enough current.
I tested the amount of resistance required and posted my findings in a forum but I forget which one I posted it in!
The end result though was that you cannot get away without still drawing something pretty heavy... and need a low resistance like 10 Ohms, 15 Ohms or something like that.
I tried lots of values between 10 and 400 Ohms.. hoping to have as little current drain (and more importantly, heat) as possible.

The best way around this is to go to Jaycar and buy some 10 Ohm ceramic resistors and install them in the boot lining in parrallel with the wiring for the lights in question.
You can use heat transfer compound and cable tie them to the metal of the boot lid, this way there is very happy cooling going on for the resistors.
Since you're talking about reverse lights heat isn't so much of an issue, because they are only on for a short time, but with the number plate lights, you need to consider they are on for hours at a time and the platic housing could melt with some chinese made error-free LED lights because they do get HOT!

I did take a photo of my install in my B7, but I can't find it now.
 
Hi every one. I'm new here and to audi's
my b5 a4 has a air bag warning light.
is there any dignostic app available to use
in conjunction with a wifi obd2 thingy.
thanks azz
 
Hi every one. I'm new here and to audi's
my b5 a4 has a air bag warning light.
is there any dignostic app available to use
in conjunction with a wifi obd2 thingy.
thanks azz
Hey there, you need to get a vagcom to read your car - I've got the same model as you and it's not obd2 compliant which means the generic WiFi/Bluetooth obd2 connectors won't work.... I've already tried with a jaycar one & the torque app & it refused to do anything, so I got a vagcom and all my problems were solved

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Thanks Tw.
vagcom? I don't know any thing about them. Is it the same plug as obd2
 
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Thanks rw.
vagcom? I don't know any thing about them. Is it the same plug as obd2
Yeah, Google rosstech vagcom. There about $500 but enable you to scan your car plus modify heaps of stuff and measure all kinds of data. If you just need a scan I can do them if your in Melb

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Thanks tw, that'd a great offer . What part of town are you from?
 
What he said - Plus:

Unless it was something simple like disconnecting your battery for a bit, it's worth mentioning that the airbag warning light came on for a reason.
It's important to know the reason why, because as simple as clearing the light can be, it won't help you if it reoccurs again soon.
One common reason this can happen is due to connectors in the front seats that causes a bit of resistance in the circuit.

I am also in Melbourne in the St Kilda area. Happy to read the error code and clear it for payment in beer. :)
 
Tw.Thanks for help today mate. It was great to meet you.
 
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Hello
hoping to find a VAGCOM user willing to help me out, disabling tyre pressure monitoring system. I am in bondi but can travel!
cheers
 
Hi all,

desparately looking to get a Vag scan done after spending quite a bit of money on useless air con repairs that didn't fix the issue (Air con not working).

Anyone in the SE suburbs of melb can help me (possibly tonight?) with a Vag-scan to see what error codes it throws up? (im located in Cranbourne east but ill travel to you).

Cheers
- Marius
 
Hi All,

Just seeing if anyone in Brissy has a Hex+Can RossTech or OBDeleven I can borrow this weekend ? Or anyone is looking to sell perhaps ???

Would greatly appreciate and will obviously throw in some monies for your trouble. :)
 
Hi all

I'm preparing my S4 b5 for sale and need to get the fault code for my airbag warning light. I'm based in Southport at the Gold Coast. Is there anyone in the area with Vag who could scan my car. Willing to pay $50 for your time. Also willing to travel to Brisbane if I have to.

Please message me if you can help. Cheers.
 
Hi every one. Is there any body around Preston vic
that could help me out . I need to check my speed
sensor with vag com.
More than happy to bring beer/wine.
Thanks azz
 
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Any helpful Adelaideans still around?

Picking the S3 up next week, and figure I could use some help to get up to speed without destroying too much.
Relevant slab/carton payment of course.

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Any helpful Adelaideans still around?

Picking the S3 up next week, and figure I could use some help to get up to speed without destroying too much.

I have VCDS (Micro-CAN), although my Windows laptop recently died and I need to get a Windows VM setup on my Mac to run VCDS. I keep saying I'll do it "this weekend", but life...

There's a bunch of guys around who can help, but if you don't find anyone else send me a PM and I'll see if I can find some time to get you sorted.
 
I have VCDS (Micro-CAN), although my Windows laptop recently died and I need to get a Windows VM setup on my Mac to run VCDS. I keep saying I'll do it "this weekend", but life...

There's a bunch of guys around who can help, but if you don't find anyone else send me a PM and I'll see if I can find some time to get you sorted.
Cheers mate... might be in touch soon. I can always bring a VM along with me for you.

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