Originally Posted by SoCalJ
Thank you for the post. Did you ever try it with the non-rosstech cable?
Here is my take about non-rosstech ($30) vs rosstech ($350):
-If you plan to keep the car and fix the brakes yourself - tools are required - must pay - Not just this version but my next Audi will also be eBrakes and $350 will be there (I hope) and supported.
-When it comes to messing around with signals controlling modules and stuff - I preferred the original - I'm sure the signal integrity is much cleaner than the cheaper version. When the signals communication serially and if a bit is missing due to noisy signal and change the outcome of the output and causes damage to my car computer... No thank you.
-Do it right so I don't have to worry about side effects of cheaper versions.
-I can afford it because when I bought this A8L with EPB brakes, I calculated the total cost of my car with this cable in it.
I read your other posts and you're having problems without and VCDS, and still procrastinate about getting cheap or full version while your car is sick - I would just get a $30 for now to scan the problems to fix the current problems - then when the time comes, buy the $350 if have to do the brakes if finance is the concern.
With all the money I've been saving by buying tools, fixing the house, the cars, I've been taking family to vacations and stuff.