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Thread: OBD2, scan tools for Amarok

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    A good affordable tool is Carista. You can scan faults/check engine lights and clear them, and with pretty much all VW/Audi vehicles you can tweak certain settings about how the car behaves.

    I have the Carista and although it is limited compared to VCDS/RossTech, it is only about 20% of the price. The price of the VCDS is simply ludicrous.

    It works on both iPhone and Android. I use it with iPhone 6 on my Audi SQ5 and have been happy with what it can do. Just bear in mind that although the initial purchase price is cheap, after the 30 day period is up, its a subscription service to keep using all of the functions (approx $50 per 12 months, although you can buy 1 week and 1 month timeframes also).

    Carista OBD2 Diagnostic Scanner and Customiser for Android and iOS – AutoInstruct

    Otherwise, the OBDeleven is more powerful (probably 70% of what VCDS/RossTech can do).
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    An OBDII from ebay cost about $15. Then get the Torque and VAGDPF apps and you can do loads with your vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frednerkenstein View Post
    An OBDII from ebay cost about $15. Then get the Torque and VAGDPF apps and you can do loads with your vehicle.
    But no where near as much as a real OBDeleven Trust the the threads Ebay cheapies have proved to be not very good at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by frednerkenstein View Post
    An OBDII from ebay cost about $15. Then get the Torque and VAGDPF apps and you can do loads with your vehicle.
    The Torque and VAGDPF are just the readers. You can’t do anything with them, just to monitor and at the best they reset some faults, mainly only in the engine ECU. You won’t be even able to reset the service reminder with them.

    Though, if you’d be getting cheap one only, don’t go for the cheapest one. The ELM327 for less than $20 doesn’t have to work reliably.

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    Hi, what version of vcds is compatible with an 2019 - 2020 amarok? Im looking for one but Im not sure about the version I shoud buy. Kind regards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodr1111 View Post
    Hi, what version of vcds is compatible with an 2019 - 2020 amarok? Im looking for one but Im not sure about the version I shoud buy. Kind regards.
    Get the latest one. Since the older ones want work on all modules in yours.

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