It's becoming more and more difficult to get part numbers from the
local audi dealers (and they often don't really know what they are
doing either). Are there any sources for part numbers, either on the
web or programs with the microfiche information (like the ones the
Are the part numbers the same in the USA and in Europe?
Thanks a lot,
VAG group seem to like to restrict virtually all knowledge and official
documentation to their dealers, hence availablecopies of ETKA have been
"liberated" at some point in their lives and copied and are thus available
only through "unofficial" sources.
Yep.. I recently posted a query to Audi on how do I obtain a legal
copy of the ETKA EPC. They called me back today to say it's only
available to dealers, and that it requires an online connection to
Currently, all the software I have has been legally obtained. If I
can find the current USA ETKA, with the connector housing/pin
information, I'll probably have to make an exception to my
long-standing software acquisition rule.
Thanks a lot Audi, for pushing me toward the dark side..
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Yes, ETKA/ETOS were designed to work only if you had a Hardware lock on
your computer (a device that goes on the parralel port of the PC), but
people have figured out work arounds to this security, thus the reason
you can find copies on the internet. Personally I'd never buy
unofficial software off of eBay because they are making money off of
something they didn't create. ETKA is readily available online. Just
do a search for it and learn how to use Torrents.
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