Cable arrived today along with a minidisc with Ecuscan, VAGcom & another program for eeproms.
Well, installed programs & cable drivers on the netbook & plugged it in; no connection. Tried all sorts of stuff, no joy. Then a vague memory of reading about somebody else having a problem & it being the wrong COM Port (whatever that is) so I poked about a bit in a virtual way & eventually discovered that my 'puter uses COM11 for USB & the ecuscan was set on COM1. Could this be the problem? set ecuscan to COM11 & wonder of wonders it connects.
Trouble now is that, I've got it, I got the systems talking to each other, but I've no clue what I'm doing so I daren't click anything in case I f*** it all up.
First thing I've managed to do is clear the old fault codes, which was simple enough (for a simpleton) next thing I want to do is to clear the "service expired" message but there's no bloody instructions with the thing I'm just guessing.
Is there such a thing as an eejit's guide to Ecuscan that I can download?
Have to say that for the tenner it's cost me so far I can't moan, thanks chaps.
As I side note, I just picked up a set of "Dezent" 10 spoke alloys with good winter boots on for €300 today. Deal!