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No idea i'm afraid. The VAG-COM is a fully-fledged fault reader and code resetter though. I guess as it does a lot more than reset service indicators that's why it costs a lot more. Any idea which interface you need? I can check to see which interface I have for VAG-COM....



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Thanks for that RJ, do you know of something relatively cheap to reset the service (actually take it from long life to fixed).

I could take it to a garage but cheaper in the long run if I have something to do this.


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Edited by - Roadsport06 on 22 Dec 2010 20:52:09

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I bought an Autel unit off eBay , cannot remember the ref no off hand but it was about 40 pounds .


It's the VAG specific unit and you can read all the trouble codes, reset any warning lights and also reset the service info to several options including time or long life .


If you do a search in the archives I posted in the last three months re a problem with my daughters audi a2 and the model no is in one of the later posts in the thread , sorry cannot get the search function to work from my phone. Currently being used to post this reply

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Thats the one , i paid £39.99 inc post , i see its £80 on the Gendan web site .


Vag. Com is obviously more comprehensive but the Autel unit has been fine tracing problems with the camshaft position sensor and MAP sensor on the A2 , in fact it listed one fault that the VW garage couldnt diagnose with the factory software !


My Daughters car is 2001 but its supposed to work on all post 2000 and there is can bus in the menu .


I bought it as a buy it now offer because all the auction ones seemed to be going for about £5 more i guess if it doesnt work you could resell and get most of your outlay back



I am in NW London if you want to try it , alternatively i will be at the NEC on the Friday trade day for the Autosport show in January and could bring it up to Brum . .




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According to the web site the 405 does



Features and Benefits

· Work with Volkswagen and Audi (Audi/Seat/Skoda/Jetta/Golf/Beetle/

  Touareg/GTI/Passat and more) sold worldwide since 1990

· Read and erase Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) of engine, ABS,

  airbag, transmission, radio, climate control(A/C), cent., elect., steering wheel,

  instruments, immobilizer, etc. (18 Systems)

· Read and clear generic trouble codes of cars using ISO 9141-2 (CARB),

  ISO 14230 (KWP-2000) and ISO-15765 (CAN) protocols

· Turn off MILs of engine, airbag, ABS , A/T and most other systems

· CAN (Controller Area Network) capability

· Reset oil service light

· Retrieve vehicle information (VIN)

· Display I/M Readiness Status

· Display DTC definitions on unit screen

· System upgradeable via the internet



why dont you think it will reset post 2004 service indicator ? There is no qualification on functionality above and it says it has CAN functionality .



Have you called Gendan and asked ?



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