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(Transitioning from VW TDI) I have Ross-Tech software to interface with the CAN bus on VWs. Sort of handy sometimes. Does such a thing exist in the GM/Volt world?
 

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Good 'ol vagcom. Did a lot of tweaks to my old Audi A3: No more seatbelt chime when in park, enabled running lights, tweaked steering weight and added remote window up/down.

I'd *really* like to shut up the non-stop engine on chimes on my 2017 volt. Even the quietest volume level is super loud.

Anyways, rant aside: There's an android app called MyGreenVolt which connects to a cheap bluetooth ODBII adapter. Gives you a ton of info and is all-around stat nerd candy. No way to change settings though.
 

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The only thing I know of, was from my old chevy days (8 year ago), before I got my VW, before we got our new volt.

TunerCat ( http://www.tunercat.com/ ) was used by those interested in messing around with their engines performance. No idea if it would understand the 2016+ volts, or if it has insight into anything other than engine/trans stuff.

Other than that, just never seen something like Ross Tech in the GM world. I've been out of the loop for almost a decade playing around in the VW programing space, but quick searches aren't showing much has changed. At least nothing has general consumer friendly as Ross Tech.
 

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Yep, Vag-Com/VCDS was practically mandatory when owning a VW. I had to get it out every time I had to disconnect the battery just to put the radio codes back in. :rolleyes:

When I still had it, I used it to clear an EVAP code on the Prius, because the gas jockey left the gas cap loose and there was no way I was going back to the dealer just to clear it.
 

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Personally, I was hoping for something approximating vagdashcom.de's dongle and software. I reprogrammed so many instrument clusters I lost count. Would be great to be able to at least tweak the CUE software, or customize the cluster.

--Chris
 
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