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Old 18th January 2020, 04:18 PM
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Default VCDS Ross-Tech with KEY-USB cable

Hi Everyone
I have a laptop uploaded with the latest VCDS version and I am using a KEY-USB cable.
I can connect to the car and monitor basic engine functions but I can’t perform anything else.

Specifically I would like to reset the Service Indicator and more importantly reset the memory codes to 0000 to be able to delete two previous user settings for the fingerprint control function.

I am not sure if the cable doesn’t enable full functionality and I therefore need another cable or if there are gremlins in my car that are preventing VCDS working.

Any suggestions would help. I cannot reset setting using the MMI as an error is signalled despite being able to have changed the code.

It is little niggles that are spoiling a great car
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Old 18th January 2020, 04:44 PM
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Unfortunately you need a later version of cable, that one doesn't support CANBUS which the D3 uses for most things.
Have a look on the RossTech web site to see if they have an offer on upgrading.

There may be someone relatively near you with a suitable cable that can help in the short term.

Edit: See https://store.ross-tech.com/shop/cat/IntUp I don't know if the UK distributors can do upgrades though.
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Old 18th January 2020, 04:50 PM
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I suspect your problem is that a D3 needs a canbus-capable interface, which a KEY-USB is not:



Your best bet is to sell that to someone with an earlier K-line model (it would probably work fine on a D2 or something of similar vintage) and then either look out for a used HEX-CAN, or buy a new HEX-V2.

Edit - like this one for sale on the forum here: http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?p=155022
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One has just appeared for sale here: http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthrea...022#post155022
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Hi
Thanks for the quick replies, from you both. Looks like I need a cable then!
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Hi again

Thank you for all of the advice. I have bought a new HEX-V2 3 user cable for £225.00 incl VAT and rapid delivery from here:

https://www.gendan.co.uk/product_VCV23.html

I actually ordered it on Sunday morning and it arrived with me at 11.30 am today (Tuesday). Excellent service and I am up and running.

Just got to sort out the codes for Fingerprint id now!

Thanks again!
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