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    OBD2, scan tools for Amarok

    Is there an affordable OBD11 scan tool for the amarok?

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    It depends how much do you want to spend.
    The VCDS from Ross tech is the one that’s more suitable than others. The OBDEleven has similar menus, but you need internet every time you use it.

    Keep in mind that the generic OBD2 readers aren’t best suited for scanning the diesel, since you get very limited information.

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    I picked this one today, just to play with it. But, it didn’t want to pair with my iPhone XR, it connected with my old Note8, but it didn’t communicate, most likely doesn’t have the right protocol.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Transporter View Post
    It depends how much do you want to spend.
    The VCDS from Ross tech is the one thatís more suitable than others. The OBDEleven has similar menus, but you need internet every time you use it.

    Keep in mind that the generic OBD2 readers arenít best suited for scanning the diesel, since you get very limited information.
    I am looking for a scanner that may help in remote areas. I have had warning lights where there is very little help and no information available

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    Then get the VCDS, it’s easy to use and really good value for money.

    If you have Amarok 2015 and younger, you need at least VCDS HEX V.2, otherwise the old interface will not communicate properly with many modules in the newer cars. My old VCDS HEX cable couldn’t even communicate with the engine ECU in my 2019 Amarok.

    This place has fast and reliable shipping and is nice to deal with VCDS
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    I was under the impression that the app is only available for Android devices.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LEE995 View Post
    I was under the impression that the app is only available for Android devices.


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    Rosstech VCDS uses a laptop and cable as Transporter intimated. Cost about $450

    OBDII uses an Android phone and requires an active internet connection while working

    They have a new model coming out next week that also works with that fruity thing

    Cost unknown but possibly $225???

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    Quote Originally Posted by pshorwood View Post
    Is there an affordable OBD11 scan tool for the amarok?

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    Find car diagnostic tools OBD2 click here
    The OBD2 is a good choice. My uncle also has one OBD2

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    Quote Originally Posted by harveyspecter1209 View Post
    The OBD2 is a good choice. My uncle also has one OBD2
    You mean the OBD eleven is a good choice, because just an OBD2 is not a good choice. It gets minimum information and it will only scan codes and only some data from the engine ECU. Unlike the VCDS and OBD eleven.
    Though you get what you’ve paid for.

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    I've got a Rosstech though to be honest the only thing I've done is reprogram the head unit to accept a genuine VW reverse camera after I put in an RCD510 and camera in my 2012. VW dealer said it couldn't be done lol... I'm a little worried I'll mess something up if I play with too much, but I'll probably hold onto the Rosstech for now in case I get a new Rok and need it.
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