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Hi guy,
Thanks everyone for you advice and help. Just an FYI I took the car to a local euro specialist in Wangaratta. Really helpful guy. For $135 he force Regen it and it's working like a dream. He mentioned it was 33% blocked. He has told me a good drive down the highw8once a week will keep the car in great shape
Good result. You also have established a rapport with somebody who may be able to help you the next time that you have a problem with the car, avoiding the apprehension that you get when dealing with the dealer.
 

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Obviously it depends on everyone's situation, comfort level, and ability to make use of (or attempt to use) the tool.
Myself, I currently own 3 VWs and always do all my own work, so even in the event of having to take it to a dealership (for example, when the TDI FIX needed to be applied here in NA), it still provides me the visibility to ensure that the shop isn't blowing smoke up my arse or claiming things that are untrue.....

When my local dealer was attempting to "FIX" my emissions, they were refusing to do it because the car already had a CEL triggered. They wanted to charge me all sorts of diagnostics and fees to see what is causing the CEL and to make it go away, because the policy stated that a vehicle must not have pre-existing CELs in order to qualify for the warranty fix. I scanned the errors in front of the service manager, in their own lot and proved to them that my CEL was due to a faulty exhaust flap motor which was part of the exact system they were recalling and having to fix. Without the VCDS, I would've had to pay $xxx just to get my free recall done, which was mandatory in order to qualify for my damages payment.
You are fortunate to have the skill and knowledge to do this. Well done.

Interesting that the dealers around the world seem to go to the same school to learn how to be awkward and to squeeze every last coin they can from the customers' pocket.
 
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