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Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by villa chris, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. villa chris

    villa chris Active Member

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    for ages now I keep hearing people go on about vcds or obd11.
    if I'm being honest ive never heard of these and its doing my head in.
    is it a machine you plug into your car?,and what does it do.
    I might sound stupid but I genuinely haven't got a clue lol!!!
    can someone shed any light.
     
  2. Miguel 7

    Miguel 7 Alor Blue 184

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    Software on a computer
    You plug the computer to the car
    Underneath the steering wheel you have the socket
    And can change many settings which are not available from the car settings menu
     
  3. leonisis

    leonisis Quick enough for me....

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    OBDELEVEN works through​ an app on your phone. VCDS uses a laptop as well.

    Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
     
  4. villa chris

    villa chris Active Member

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    how much do these computer things cost.?
     
  5. Speed-FReek

    Speed-FReek Active Member

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    Been looking at buying OBDeleven recently. Does anyone know if you can reset the service light with it?
     
  7. Speed-FReek

    Speed-FReek Active Member

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    If you're asking about on your Mk3 Cupra then yes you can. There is both an "Oil Service Reset" and a "Inspection Service Reset" app. Both of those apps each use up 10 credits when you run them (10 credits = ~£1.25).
     
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  8. Jay280

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    Ok, thanks
     
  9. Miguel 7

    Miguel 7 Alor Blue 184

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    Didnt expect you have to buy credits to do things in there, thought you buy the device and csn do whatever you like
     
  10. kiddo

    kiddo ST Cupra

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    Long coding is free with pro version but if you use the predefined apps to do the coding for you, then this is chargeable using credit system.
     
  11. Speed-FReek

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    Manual coding and adaptations are free to use but you need to work out yourself what coding / adaptation values you need to set, or try and find a guide from someone who has already done what you want to do and has documented it.

    "One Touch" apps do all the coding for you automatically for certain features but usually require at least 10 credits each time you use the app.
     
  12. Miguel 7

    Miguel 7 Alor Blue 184

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    Makes sense, thanks for that :)
     
  13. leonisis

    leonisis Quick enough for me....

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    thefunkygibbon Mk3 Leon Cupra 280

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    Have ordered one myself to do stuff on my new audi, but to elaborate on what others have said, it is a OBD2 Dongle which plugs in under your steering wheel, it connects via Bluetooth to your Android phone where you run an app. You buy the pro version if you want to do long coding (similar to VCDS) or you can stick with the basic version if you want to just use the build in "apps"

    "apps" in their definition are basically pre-defined coding changes which do something specific.. ie enabling the chirp when locking your car.
    These cost a number of "credits" each. you can get about 5-6 credits per day for free by logging into the app and looking at a few adverts. or you can buy credits.
    personally i would just use the coding as they are free if you can find a list of them on the internet.
     
  15. leonfr184

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    Can you use it on a I phone


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  16. Speed-FReek

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    Nope. On an iPhone your only real option is Carista but that app is not as feature rich as OBDeleven IMO. Also, the Carista app incurs a yearly charge of $40 if you want to continue using it so something to be aware of.
     
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  17. trebor

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    I've got VCDS, based in Worcester so quite local to you I think, should you want anything doing.
     
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    This thread has cleared a few things up but what I would also like to know, is the difference between Obd2 and OBD11... I have an obd2 dongle and torque pro app. Used it on my Toyota. Does anyone know if I'm able to use this on my leon to reset oil and service lights /reminders. Or do I have to get the OBD11..... Easy answer is I'll just pop out later and try it..
     
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  19. fastnfat

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    If you have the pro version you can get 5 free credits per day. I haven't used mine for quite a while but have "gathered" the free credits and now up to about 650! Not sure what I'll do with them though:p
     
  20. Although its not advertised there is a bug currently where you can get 6 credits a day per device. So if you log in on your phone you get your 6 and then when you log in on your tablet (same account details) you can get another 6 credits.

    For those who need more info on how to get the credits check out this site http://obdeleven.proboards.com/thread/1935/credit-system
     
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