Automobile Diagnostic Tools became more and more improtant in auto field
But how much is it and how about guality?
FOXWELL NT500 VAG scanner is verified coding like a charm. NT500 does log data and you can view live graphs while recording, it shows show actual vs requested values. like say for boost; it can do Radio coding and it can disable seat belt chime.
Where to get FOXWELL NT500 VAG scanner?
There not only one seller who deal with Foxwell brand scanners, personally I would highly recommend www.worldobd2.com,www.foxwellshop.com , who are authorized dealer who provide original Foxwell tools.
There also some dealer who provide OEM foxwell tools in the market.
Original FOXWELL NT500 VAG scanner for $169 + shipping cost at foxwellshop, details:
How FOXWELL NT500 VAG scanner performs coding function? Go on reading.
Note: Foxwell needs a mini keyboard or to allow a bluetooth keyboard for coding. Seems like using this would be reminiscent of using
old cell phones to send text messages.
- FOXWELL NT500 VAG scanner does log data and you can view live graphs while recording:
Playback is a little less exciting. You can open saved logs and read through them one frame at a time, but there is no graphing. I have located the files that get stored on the SD card and am planning on making a utility to translate them to a format to import into Excel:
I personally do not know all that VCDS can do, but the more I find, the less the gap seems to be.
- Foxwell NT500 shows show actual vs requested values. ike say for boost.
Here are some screen shots:
From the Saved data… Engine speed is 3840RPM. Looks right for APR Stage 1:
Not sure if the sample rate is different than VCDS. I haven’t looked to see if it can be changed depending on the channel. I believe it is faster for live data and graph view, but is slower for saving. It may also be limited to 256 samples.
- Foxwell NT500 can do Radio coding:
There is a Digital Radio section:
But I did not see any coding options available:
There is, though, another Radio section:
Here there are options for Coding and Adaptation:
There does not seem to be any documented codes, but if you are aware of what you need to do, it is available:
FYI… When you access the Radio systems, the radio screen looks like this (if you have a radio like mine, anyway):
Also, it’s a good idea to mute the radio when you do this or it may scare the tar out of you when it resets.
- Foxwell NT500 VAG scan tool disable seat belt chime
Take on 2008 A4 for example.
Step – by – step procedure:
Go to option “System” , choose “Instruments”.
Go to “Function Menu”, choose “Coding”
Go to “Coding”, choose “Software Coding”
Instrument Cluster (J285) Coding, choose “Ok”
Complete explanation of code values:
Input new code using keyboard:
I had to edit all of the other values and set them to their current values otherwise it says “Coding Not Complete”:
The ECU information displays, click “Save”
Hope it helps!