VAG Scanner FOXWELL NT500 Coding Function Reviews

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, 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:

http://www.foxwellshop.com/wholesale/nt500-vag-scanner.html

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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.

 

  1. FOXWELL NT500 VAG scanner does log data and you can view live graphs while recording:

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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:

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I personally do not know all that VCDS can do, but the more I find, the less the gap seems to be.

 

 

  1. Foxwell NT500 shows show actual vs requested values. ike say for boost.

Here are some screen shots:

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From the Saved data… Engine speed is 3840RPM. Looks right for APR Stage 1:

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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.

 

  1. Foxwell NT500 can do Radio coding:

There is a Digital Radio section:

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But I did not see any coding options available:

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There is, though, another Radio section:

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Here there are options for Coding and Adaptation:

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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):

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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.

 

  1. 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”.

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Go to “Function Menu”, choose “Coding”

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Go to “Coding”, choose “Software Coding”

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Instrument Cluster (J285) Coding, choose “Ok”

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Complete explanation of code values:

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Input new code using keyboard:

 

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I had to edit all of the other values and set them to their current values otherwise it says “Coding Not Complete”:

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Coding success:

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The ECU information displays, click “Save”

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Done!

Hope it helps!

 

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