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 Post subject: Flashing With Vag Com Cable
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:22 pm 
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After spending the better part of a day struggling to get my $13 cable to work with romraider and ecuflash, I figured I would share what I did to get mine to work.

I've been taking advantage of this forum for quite a while but never made an account.

Windows 10 64 bit

2004 forester xt 5mt


This cable:
VIMVIP VAG-COM KKL 409.1 OBD2 USB Cable Auto Scanner Scan Tool Audi VW SEAT Volkswagen https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K6498D0/re ... 9AbDDYHFNC

1. Installed drivers from disc that came with the cable. Inserted disc and ran the driver install exe as administrator. One of my issues with getting this cable to work came from not running every program as administrator.


2. Download ecuflash 1.28 here: https://evoecu.logic.net/mirror/ecuflash/releases/
Do not download the updated ecu definitions! They will not work with 1.28.



3. Run the ecuflash installation exe as administrator and go through the steps to finish the install.



4. Plug the cable into your computer and go to device manager to change the com port settings. (Control panel - hardware and sound - device manager - ports (com & lpt) - usb serial ch430 - port settings - advanced - change com port number to com1)

5. Plug the obd end into your car.


6. Plug usb into computer.


7. Connect green test connector.


8. Run ecuflash as administrator. (I right clicked ecuflash in file explorer and changed the settings to “always run as administrator”


9. Click options - port - com1


10. Select read from ecu.

11. Choose model


12. You’ll be prompted to turn the key to the on position so do that.


Hopefully it will work and you’re ready to go. This is what worked for me.


I fought with different drivers for a while because the disc that came with the cable would never work. This issue was fixed by running the driver install as administrator.

Also trying to use the new ecu definitions with ecuflash 1.28 caused it to crash. Using the definitions that come with 1.28 worked fine for me.

Changing the com port to com1 was another fix for one of my issues.

Now I'm finally able to get my stage 2 setup going on my fxt for $13!


Last edited by stitched on Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:19 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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 Post subject: Re: Flashing With Vag Com Cable
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:00 pm 
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Thats a breakthrough!

Didnt know that vag com cable have that capability...

What year is your fxt?


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 Post subject: Re: Flashing With Vag Com Cable
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:51 pm 
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I thought vag com were not setup to write, only read. Have you tried flashing back?


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 Post subject: Re: Flashing With Vag Com Cable
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:41 am 
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05Pzev wrote:
I thought vag com were not setup to write, only read. Have you tried flashing back?



if not mistaken there is 1 type of vag com cable that can write/reflash....

that particular type of chip....

not sure if it was true or not...


since i'm just using vag com for logging (for now)


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 Post subject: Re: Flashing With Vag Com Cable
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 9:21 pm 
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^pomen_GTR^ wrote:
Thats a breakthrough!

Didnt know that vag com cable have that capability...

What year is your fxt?


It was a bit of a challenge getting everything to work properly but worth it.
2004 fxt 5mt

05Pzev wrote:
I thought vag com were not setup to write, only read. Have you tried flashing back?


Ive flashed so far without issue around 10 times.


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 Post subject: Re: Flashing With Vag Com Cable
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 7:02 pm 
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Can you repost the link to the item? The one you sent no longer exists.


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 Post subject: Re: Flashing With Vag Com Cable
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 7:45 pm 
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05Pzev wrote:
Can you repost the link to the item? The one you sent no longer exists.



Updated the link


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 Post subject: Re: Flashing With Vag Com Cable
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 12:25 pm 
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So is the trick that that you have to specifically run the old version of EcuFlash?


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 Post subject: Re: Flashing With Vag Com Cable
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 2:05 pm 
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05Pzev wrote:
So is the trick that that you have to specifically run the old version of EcuFlash?


Yes I think this is a crucial aspect of getting it to work. It was for me at least.


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 Post subject: Re: Flashing With Vag Com Cable
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:08 am 
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stitched wrote:
05Pzev wrote:
So is the trick that that you have to specifically run the old version of EcuFlash?


Yes I think this is a crucial aspect of getting it to work. It was for me at least.


Correct, can confirm it worked for my 06 ADM Prodrive WRX and my 06ADM STI.

I have to use tactrix for my 04 STI non DBW thou.


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 Post subject: Re: Flashing With Vag Com Cable
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:49 pm 
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Really interesting, also as a back up plan for exemple if your tactix OP 2.0 is out of order (like for me now :cry: ).
I have also an old vag.com cable, it is ok for logging with RR

I would like to know if it is possible to have both versions of EcuFlash (V1.28 and last 1.44)
on the laptop ?

Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Flashing With Vag Com Cable
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:31 am 
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You may have any number of versions of ecuFlash and just one OP2 driver set. Which is not promised to work with all versions.
Do not forget to assign applicable rommetadata directory for each version.


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 Post subject: Re: Flashing With Vag Com Cable
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:42 am 
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Thanks
"You may have any number of versions of ecuFlash " = OK fine
"and just one OP2 driver set. Which is not promised to work with all versions."
= OK I think I understand (eg as on last version of EcuFlash you don't have to install the Drivers + J2534 DLL separatly, it is included in ecuflash 1.44 install)
But anyway if my OP2 is fixed I can use EcuFlash 1.44
"Do not forget to assign applicable rommetadata directory for each version" = Yes I thought about it


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 Post subject: Re: Flashing With Vag Com Cable
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:23 pm 
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Thanks for these instructions. I can confirm that it does work as well, but I didn't purchase the cable listed. I purchased this cable (https://amzn.to/2Happnk) a few years ago to run FreeSSM and it works with drivers found on the internet. I successfully flashed my 05 OBXT last night with a hybrid image I made for my EJ20X


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 Post subject: Re: Flashing With Vag Com Cable
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:31 pm 
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If the VAGCOM cable is useful, can this copy of tactrix be used? I will only do it once.
There are supposedly two copies. The one that comes with a black plate is the "good" copy...

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3291430 ... b201603_52


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