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Roadi RDT45 Diagnostic Trouble Code Reader for VW and Audi Engine, Transmission, Airbag and ABS Systems

September 30, 2013 - Comment

Roadi Diagnostic Trouble Code Reader is an easy-to-use tool for novice and light-to-moderate do-it-yourself customers. Diagnostic scan tool for most Volkswagen and Audi sold worldwide since 1990. Easily and quickly determine the cause of why the check engine light is on and be able to erase codes and turn it off without going to the

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Roadi Diagnostic Trouble Code Reader is an easy-to-use tool for novice and light-to-moderate do-it-yourself customers. Diagnostic scan tool for most Volkswagen and Audi sold worldwide since 1990. Easily and quickly determine the cause of why the check engine light is on and be able to erase codes and turn it off without going to the dealer. Diagnose problems saving time and money in repair costs. It works on four main systems, engine, transmission, airbag and ABS. Also,it helps to check for potential problems prior to purchasing a car. The Roadi RDT45 is an easy-to-use tool for novice and light-to-moderate do-it-yourselfers who need an inexpensive diagnostic tool for Volkswagen and Audi vehicles sold worldwide since 1990. The RDT45 easily and quickly determines the cause of the “check engine” coming on and is able turn it off without going to the dealer and erase codes, saving time diagnosing problems and money in repair costs. It works on four main systems: engine, transmission, airbag and ABS. It also is helpful in checking for potential problems prior to purchasing a car. .caption { font-family: Verdana, Helvetica neue, Arial, serif; font-size: 10px; font-weight: bold; font-style: italic; } ul.indent { list-style: inside disc; text-indent: -15px; } table.callout { font-family: verdana; font-size: 11px; line-height: 1. 3em; } td.vgoverview { height: 125px; background: #9DC4D8 url(http://images.amazon.com/images/G/01/electronics/detail-page/callout-bg.png) repeat-x; border-left: 1px solid #999999; border-right: 1px solid #999999; padding-left: 20px; padding-right: 20px; padding-bottom: 10px; width: 250px; font-family: verdana; font-size: 12px; }

RDT45 specific Roadi logo Reliable Handheld Automotive Diagnostics for VW and Audi Models
Beginning in the 1980s new vehicles began to be wired with a variety of computerized diagnostic systems designed to improve efficiencies, simplify troubleshooting and minimize the need for repairs. These systems produce indicators known as diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) internally, usually indicating something out of the ordinary by illuminating the “check engine”/malfunction indicator light (MIL) on the dashboard of your car. In the 1990s these systems, codes and the hardware connectors used to access them were standardized in North America as OBD (onboard diagnostics) and later OBD-II. Europe uses the equivalent EOBD, but Volkswagen and Audi vehicles also use another diagnostic standard system, VAG. Unofficially this acronym can be taken to stand for “Volkswagen Audi Group.”

Roadi RDT45 Basic VAG Diagnostic Scan Tool
Everything you need for basic automotive diagnostic code reading for Volkswagen and Audis.
View larger. The Roadi RDT45 VAG basic diagnostic scan tool is specially designed to work with most Volkswagen and Audis sold worldwide beginning in 1990. If your VW/AUDI model has a 16-pin OBD-II style Data Link Connector(DTC), the RDT45 code reader will certainly work. If it has an old-style 2×2 Data Link Connector (DTC), then it depends on whether there are 4 or 3 wires connecting to the pins. If there are 4 wires, each connecting a pin, then it will work. If there are only 3 wires, leaving one pin disconnected, then it will not. To use, simply plug the RDT45 code reader cable connector into the corresponding data port in your vehicle, usually located near the dashboard or gearshift, while the engine is off. Then switch the ignition on and scroll to the right menu option users can gain access to generic and vehicle specific VAG and OBD-II codes related primarily to the engine, transmission, airbag and ABS systems that trigger MIL events. Definitions for the DTCs can be found in your manual or via the CD definitions lists in on the CD included. Additional features include a USB cable for updating your computer-based definitions list and a nylon carrying case.

Key Features: Highly reliable, accurate and durable diagnostic tool with easy-to-read LCD display, that conveniently fits in the palm or your hand. Works with most Volkswagen and Audi sold worldwide since 1990. Erases trouble codes and determines the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) status. English interface. Supports VW CAN BUS protocol and reads trouble codes for 4 main systems: Engine, Transmission, Airbag, ABS. Backlit, LCD 2-line, 8 characters. Efficiently powered with 8-16 volts provided by your vehicle battery through the 16-pin connector. Small and compact: 5.0″ (126 mm) l., 3.2″ (78 mm) w. x .08″ (28 mm) h.; weight – 7.12 oz (200g) What’s in the Box
1-Roadi RDT45 VAG basic diagnostic scan tool, 1-user’s manual (paper), 1-documentation CD (includes user’s manual, DTCs lookup library, etc.), 1-OBD2 cable (used between scan tool and vehicle).

One-Year Limited Warranty
Roadi warrants to the original purchaser that this product is free of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase, subject to any additional terms and conditions included with the written warranty included with the product.

About Roadi
Established in 2004, Roadi is a fast developing manufacturer and marketer of automotive diagnostic equipment and instrumentation for the aftermarket industry, with products in three categories: Code Readers, Diagnostic Scan Tools and Instrumentation. Roadi’s mission is to provide vehicle owners with easy-to-use, affordable options across its product lines, allowing for optimal vehicle performance, lower fuel consumption and minimized repair costs.

Product Features

  • English interface, easy to-use, highly reliable and accurate tool, easy to-read LCD display, unit fits conveniently in the palm or your hand
  • Erases trouble codes and determines the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) status, supports VW CAN BUS protocol
  • Reads trouble codes for four main systems, engine, transmission, airbag, ABS
  • Diagnostic code scanner easily retrieves trouble codes from your vehicle’s computer to diagnose problems
  • Mini 8 X 2 LCD easy-to-read back lit LCD display, compatable with all Audi’s sold worldwide, 1990 or newer models

Comments

Not A Stone's Fan says:

Unsatisfied with Scanner I own a 2006 VW Jetta TDI and I bought the Roadi OBD 2 scanner, as it was supposedly compatible with my car. The scanner would power up when plugged in and would appear to be scanning when prompted to begin the scan; however, it would not identify any error codes. It would allow me to reset the check engine light, which would later come back on. I borrowed an Innova 3100 scanner from a friend to find out the check engine light was because of a number two cylinder glow plug circuit problem.

Michael Ponce says:

Did what I needed it to do Instead of paying the dealer $90 to read why my airbag light was on, I bought this reader for my 2002 New Beetle. I was able to determine the cause of the light and reset/clear the code and turn the light off. The cause was a common thing across all VWs with wiring connectors becoming loose beneath the seats (most newer VWs have airbags in the seats) which causes the airbag light to go on. I was also able to see other codes that didn’t cause any lights to come on. Great little reader and the…

colin says:

useless I used this once, it reset the Air bag light, after that would not read any thing correctly, my years has a Tech and intuition said there is something not right with this unit, after proving it, I then tried to get it replaced, NO GO, so there is no point buying a tool that can not be replaced.I bought the VAG unit so much better with a warranty I checked, and it works great, I just wish I had bought the VAG unit first and saved $70 bucks, but hey one more point, after multiple…

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