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    Guy's, heres a hit and hope.

    My mate owns a Mk 4 VW Golf GTI V6, and he is looking to borrow some diagnostic tools to read the code's from his car as its throwing up a few lights, dont know which one's.

    He knows I use this forum so asked me to try and find out if anyone has anything that he can borrow that will assist him with his dilema!

    Also, does anyone know what interface he will need to connect to his car. I beleive the car is on a 2003/53.

    Worth a try!

    Thanks.


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    Been asked again by my mate today, anything on this, or where we can get such a tool from?


    Bye bye Vec B
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    Vehicle : Jaguar XF 3.0D V6

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    Does he have the usual OBD socket? Ie, the same as in your Vectra?

    I can borrow a decent fault reader at work, am in South Coventry during the day....

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    There's VAG-COM, done by the same people who do Vaux-COM, which is a laptop based system almost as comprehensive as the dealer tools. I know he's not going to go and buy it for a one off but if he can find someone who has it then that'd do it - somewhere to start looking at least.

    Is the car CanBus? If so then I'd expect any OBDII compliant reader that guys on here have used would work.

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    a mk4 golf has a standard socket as in all the modern vw's.
    Rubbin'z racing Harry!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    VAG-COM
    Sounds like a Gynaecologist's tool...

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    It should have, as it's after 2001, and petrol.

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    Cheers guy's, you have come up trumps again. All I know is that its a Golf 1.9 TDI 150, on a 52-reg.


    Bye bye Vec B
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    i bought a code reader off ebay,it works fine on my 1996 audi a4 and that is obd2 compliant

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