Very Short OBDII
Carista OBDEleven OBDII Scanner Vag-com VCDS

Things You Wish Your OBDII Scanner Can Do

If you own Audi cars, you want to get an OBDII scanner to access the data and do something with it, here are a few things you may want it to be able to do, if you buy a VCDS, then you can pretty much do anything with it, but with others, you may need […]

A8 D2 A8 D3 A8 D4 Carista OBDEleven OBDII Scanner VCDS

Carista OBD2 Bluetooth and Software

Today I’m going to try the new OBD2 Bluetooth Dongle from Carista. It’s quite simple and easy to pair, I use the free trial software which doesn’t have any long coding, although there are quite a few simple programs that’s good. The paying structure is subscription which is good for some and bad for other. […]

Carista OBDEleven OBDII Scanner Vag-com VCDS

Creader 3001 OBDII Scanner

Our 2004 Honda Accord CEL (Check Engine Light) is on, we need to find out what fails so we can fix it in case we need to get the Smog Check. Since OBDEleven and VCDS can only work on Audi and VW, we got an inexpensive OBDII scanner Creader 3001 OBDII scanner that worked. It’s […]

Carista OBDEleven OBDII Scanner Vag-com VCDS

OBDEleven VCDS Alternative For Android

I’ve been since I’ve owned Audis for many years now, I’ve also been using Apple IOS and MacOS on all my laptops.  I just want to get away from Microsoft OS and use wireless for my OBDII instead of dependent totally on VCDS and Windows laptops.  I stumbled on OBDEleven for Audis on Android OS […]

OBDII Scanner Vag-com VCDS

MMI 2G Bluetooth No Sound or MIC

Sometimes after replacing the Bluetooth Module (under the driver seat A8 or Q7), the Phone would pair to the car, but the steering button, sound and microphone don’t work, most of the time, the settings on the Bluetooth module wasn’t done correctly. You do need an OBDII like VCDS (VAG-COM) to enable it again. Read […]

A8 D3 Electrical Vag-com VCDS

Replace Audi A8 D3 Battery

After 11 years, my 2006 A8L Varta original battery 4E0 915 105 A 850CCA died over a few weeks and it no longer held charge. I bought a battery from Walmart EverStart Maxx H8 with 900CCA to replace it. The H8 is the same size as group 49 which is smaller than the original Varta […]

MMI 2G Diagram
MMI 2G Vag-com VCDS

An Open-Circuit Test On MMI 2G MOST Bus and VCDS Read Out Results

Audi MMI 2G & 3G MOST bus is very simple but yet very hard to diagnose which components connected to the bus is faulty due to the serial optical connections. If the system is not thoroughly tested and diagnosed, many good parts can be replaced in the process. This is a simple test just show that an open […]

A8 D3 AC - Air Conditioning Vag-com VCDS

High Pressure Sensor (G65) – AC Blows Hot Air

If everything is in place and the AC is not cold, it could be the outside (ambient) temperature sensor is faulty. The sensor is clipped in front of the radiator, which the bumper must be removed to replace.  Improve cooling performance?  Fixed it. – Audi A8 D3 AC system: As I understand while having […]