The car end of this interface is an OBD-II type
connector which plugs right in to most 1994 and newer VW's and
1996 and newer Audis. Most 1990-1995 Audis and
1990-1993 VW's have the "2x2"
data link connector, click here for more info.
Extending this Interface:
The cable on this adapter is about 6 feet long -- just
right for most laptops. You may be able to
extend this interface another 6 to 10 feet with a USB
extension cord, but we don't recommend or support it because
the USB standard does not allow extension cords!
If you plan to use a desktop PC, please order a HEX-COM
requires a special driver to be installed on your
PC. It does not emulate a COM port. That
means this interface will not work with any other
software besides VAG-COM.
We do not sell any interface
adapters as a
"Stand-Alone" products. We only sell them with
our VAG-COM software.
performs best with Windows-XP. It can be used
with Windows 98, ME, or 2000, but Performance may be
significantly degraded by using an OS other than Windows
XP. If you are planning to keep using Windows 98, ME, or
2000, we recommend using a Quatech card with one of our
Serial Interfaces as per our FAQ.
prefers to be plugged into the car before being plugged
into the PC. On some laptops, the TWIN-USB may not
work correctly if you plug it into the PC before you plug
it into the car. If a TWIN-USB won't "Talk" to
the car, first go to the Options Screen, click TEST and
make sure your the TWIN-USB is identified correctly.
If VAG-COM correctly identifies it, do the following:
- Leave the TWIN-USB plugged into the car.
- Unplug it from the PC for 10 seconds
- Plug it back into the PC and wait 10 more seconds.
This will fix almost all "TWIN USB Won't Talk" problems.
How to order:
of production -- no longer available.