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Title: Alternative Tech 2 ?
Post by: iggy21uk on 15 July 2006, 20:19:21
Copied from site - hope thats ok ??

VAUX-COM comes complete with all the hardware and software to connect your PC or laptop computer to almost any Vauxhall car or light van There are two versions of the VAUX-COM tool available. The standard and Pro-Kit.

The VAUX-COM PC / Laptop based diagnostic tool for Vauxhall

Works with almost all current Vauxhall models made from 1997 to 2005

Covers engine, airbag, ABS, alarm, instruments and many more
Reads fault codes from all modules and displays full English text for them
Clears fault codes from all modules
Shows live sensor data as seen by the cars ECU
Allows you to operate relays, solenoids and actuators
Program new keys and remote fobs (pin required)

AND works on USB -- Whats the price I ask ???????

More info: http://www.onboarddiagnostics.co.uk/diagnostic_tools/vaux-com/vaux-com_hardware_details.html
Title: Re: Alternative Tech 2 ?
Post by: tunnie on 15 July 2006, 20:33:27
looks good, not sure how good the software is. Expensive i would imagine  :(
Title: Re: Alternative Tech 2 ?
Post by: Markjay on 15 July 2006, 23:51:58
The software looks surprisingly similar to the Opel Tech for the 'cheapo' Tech2. In fact, it looks like the final version of the Opel Tech software. See:

http://www.onboarddiagnostics.co.uk/diagnostic_tools/vaux-com/vaux-com_demo_movie.html

Now I wonder if it will work with the Cheapo Tech2....



Title: Re: Alternative Tech 2 ?
Post by: iggy21uk on 17 July 2006, 12:51:28
Standard Kit - 490 + Vat. Pro Kit  - 540 + Vat

So not cheap. But cheaper than the proper Tech 2
Title: Re: Alternative Tech 2 ?
Post by: TheBoy on 17 July 2006, 12:55:44
Much cheaper than a real Tech2, but much less capable as well...

If you're after a cheap fault code reader for pre ODBII/EOBD Omegas, the cheapo tech2 lead is probably still best option.  Unless you live near me of course ;)
Title: Re: Alternative Tech 2 ?
Post by: v6man54deg Geffd on 17 July 2006, 20:16:28
It shows live data - and has actuator tests so worth the money I would say
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Copied from site - hope thats ok ??

VAUX-COM comes complete with all the hardware and software to connect your PC or laptop computer to almost any Vauxhall car or light van There are two versions of the VAUX-COM tool available. The standard and Pro-Kit.

The VAUX-COM PC / Laptop based diagnostic tool for Vauxhall

Works with almost all current Vauxhall models made from 1997 to 2005

Covers engine, airbag, ABS, alarm, instruments and many more
Reads fault codes from all modules and displays full English text for them
Clears fault codes from all modules
Shows live sensor data as seen by the cars ECU
Allows you to operate relays, solenoids and actuators
Program new keys and remote fobs (pin required)

AND  works on USB --    Whats the price I ask ???????

More info:  http://www.onboarddiagnostics.co.uk/diagnostic_tools/vaux-com/vaux-com_hardware_details.html