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Yeh there are universal machines out there and in fact there is some free software but there are restricted to making connections and reading codes but can't go in-depth. You can actually purchase software that you can run from your own laptop. My neighbour who is a VW technician paid for a system to deal with VW and Audi - total cost 2000. I asked him if it would read my Laguna and he said yes but it would probaly cost up to 1200 extra. Whilst the universal software works it has limited use as in most cases it will let you read to a certain extent whats on the ECU but it will limit as to how you can interact with it - for instance it would'nt let you reset any of the vehicles paramaters. For instance if you fitted new tyre pressure sensors to a Laguna it wouldn't let in to reprogramme or recognise the sensors or reprogramme new keycards, etc.
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