I am looking to buy a code scanner for my 2000 beetle. I noticed that there
are some that are specifically for VW's. Does anyone know how those differ
from the universal code scanners? Does it matter which one I get? Thanks for
From what I can tell, all OBDC II scanners will pull basic codes and reset
them. Some just have nice screens. To get into the VW specific codes and be
able to set things like window, door lock etc. you need a professional VAG
scanner, not in the realm of the home mechanic. Some sites offer a OCDB to
computer cable and a computer program that supposedly has the VAG
. These run $100 and up and I dont know how
thorough they are. So for routine codes (02 sensors etc) a low end home
scanner is probably ok. For exotic uses you will probably have to pay the
dealer / VW specialist to do the work.
There are a couple of different kind of connectors for earlier and non US
2003 Woflsburg Jetta
On Sun, 26 Aug 2007 20:46:52 -0700, "SheaNC"
It is often cheaper to get your cable from Rosstech. I have found that
a cable that is not locked to a computer is a good thing. I have
replaced hard drives or laptops 3 times. Reregistering is a minor pain
so I upgraded to an unlocked Rosstech cable.