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Evening all. When i had my Audi i was able to buy vag-com and a lead and plug my laptop into the car and run diagnostics and change settings ect. I have read that the dealers and indies use star but is it possible to download/buy it for my laptop and plug in myself ? My engine management light came on today at the same time as distronic visit dealer in the display when i stopped the distronic whent out but the engine managment stayed on i would like to read the problem myself without having to go to dealers.
 

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This is a difficult subject, some out there work, others do not, bit of a jungle.

The Audi is easy to get test equipment for the MB is not
 
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Evening Malcom, i was wondering if anyone would beat you to an answer but you are the quickest! (not in everything i hope) Did you have any luck with a schematic for my w211 radio circuit? thanks. Alan
 

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Age and too many post has taken the better on my memory, what part was I looking up please
 
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Radio for a 53 w211 audio 20 Schematic please, its no wonder you forget you must write 100 posts a day minimum! Nothing to do with age i am sure!
 

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It can be done but isnt easy to get star diagnosis on a home pc,also the leads and multiplexer are expensive. Carsoft is a cheaper option but ive never used it.
 

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We have no info on the radio its self, only how it is wired into the car
 
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That will do nicely please Malcom. Also where can i get hold of Carsoft please?
 

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That will do nicely please Malcom. Also where can i get hold of Carsoft please?

Ebay version 7.4 but you take your chances on getting it working


I am checking on the radio
 

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All there is on the program is remove and install the radio, and the fitting of rear screens, nothing else at all
 

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pm me you can have a go on mine i'm near christchurch
 
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Ok thank you for looking i am going to fit a screen one as per steve-taxi.
 

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Carsoft works, but you still have to buy the leads, circa £100
 

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Carsoft works, but you still have to buy the leads, circa £100

If you buy the china made carsoft with leads off ebay for about £50 then it will only run diags on ME, only one k-line is connected !!! the rest are not so it wont test any other system on the car.
Also the carsoft software supplied will only check cars to 2005 so be warned.

Only telling you because ive gone down this read before and spent plenty getting it working but have now invested in the proper carsoft which works very well.


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well my old banger is 02 so I am sorted eh :) ah, I see what u say now, erm, well I would love to play, I even looked at getting a star system lol,
 
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If you buy the china made carsoft with leads off ebay for about £50 then it will only run diags on ME, only one k-line is connected !!! the rest are not so it wont test any other system on the car.
Also the carsoft software supplied will only check cars to 2005 so be warned.

Only telling you because ive gone down this read before and spent plenty getting it working but have now invested in the proper carsoft which works very well.


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Where did you get yours from? and around how much? Also i noticed on the ones i looked at they had a serial connection for the computer and my laptop only has usb can you get one with usb? I have had a very kind offer from hmang to go and try his next week.
 

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diagnostics wont ru through usb but will via pcmcia adapter
 


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