Touareg: 2014 V6 TDI
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: KW, ON, Canada
Second Vehicle: VW 2
Thanked 57 Times in 56 Posts
Find another VW enthusiast in your neck of the woods and buy them a coffee or lunch in exchange for a "free scan".
Lots of us VW owners usually drop the coin on the VCDS tool as it quickly pays for itself if you own a VW for any number of years and it allows you to troubleshoot\diagnose\modify various things without visiting the dealer.
Without being able to perform your own diagnostics, you're blind and just randomly throwing parts at your vehicle, or you're trusting your dealer to have your best interest in mind.