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Old 12-15-2016, 08:29 PM   #1
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Helix programmer/dongle in Mass/RI area?

Hi all --

Anyone in the Southern Worcester county, Northern Bristol County, or Rhode Island area have a Helix programmer/dongle they are willing to rent for the programming process?

Or, can anyone in those areas point to a dealer that'll do it for a reasonable price?

I recently just picked up a soundbox. Looking to install it sometime in the next couple of weeks. Willing to meet up of course.

Thanks!
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:50 PM   #2
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Soundbox installed. Friendly bump
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Old 12-22-2016, 06:13 PM   #3
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Soundbox installed. Friendly bump


Hey man I got an OBD and wouldn't mind helping you out im in southern Worcester county near 146 but just had surgery. Wouldn't be able to help you for about 2-3 weeks or so


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Old 12-30-2016, 04:18 PM   #4
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Nice! I grew up in the Blackstone Valley

By OBD, do you mean OBD11?
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Old 12-30-2016, 06:11 PM   #5
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Nice! I grew up in the Blackstone Valley

By OBD, do you mean OBD11?


Ah yes the good old Blackstone valley and yeah OBD11


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Old 12-30-2016, 08:17 PM   #6
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Thanks! What I actually need is this thingamajig:

https://parts.vw.com/p/Volkswagen__/...KS051419A.html

Seems that just a few folks out there actually own them, and dealers are hit or miss as to whether they a) have one and b) know how to use it.
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Old 12-30-2016, 08:22 PM   #7
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Thanks! What I actually need is this thingamajig:

https://parts.vw.com/p/Volkswagen__/...KS051419A.html

Seems that just a few folks out there actually own them, and dealers are hit or miss as to whether they a) have one and b) know how to use it.


Ahh okay yeah don't know much about that dongle


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Old 12-30-2016, 08:40 PM   #8
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I definitely appreciate the offer!
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Old 02-22-2017, 11:37 AM   #9
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My dealer charged 100 to change the sogtware. Made a massive difference too. I trued to find the box used of for rent bht it took too long. You may be able to get it done cheaper too since it takes all of 5 mins. I had them do some other stuff so i wasnt throwing all my money away
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:47 PM   #10
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Nice -- thanks for the feedback on that. I am still in the hunt for the programmer/dongle.

I should have got on one of those rental lists on the forum here a while back. I assumed the lists would die down by now. They've only gotten longer. Oh well...... priorities.
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:12 PM   #11
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I'm wondering if you have found one yet? I'm about to pull the trigger on a Helix Soundbox and will also need the programmer.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:21 PM   #12
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I haven't, sorry.

It's still on my radar, but I haven't had a lot of time to dedicate to chasing one down.

If I do, I'll post up here.
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Old 03-25-2017, 10:57 AM   #13
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I know it's a hike from you but Valenti VW in CT has it and will program it for free when you get there. The guy in parts has the dongle and he is very friendly and knowledgeable. Also a few new rental threads are up, doesn't take much to just PM the newest one and get on the list.
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Old 03-25-2017, 01:54 PM   #14
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You can go on my list. I'm only at $20 + shipping to the next person (plus a refundable deposit)


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Old 04-19-2017, 11:42 PM   #15
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I know it's a hike from you but Valenti VW in CT has it and will program it for free when you get there. The guy in parts has the dongle and he is very friendly and knowledgeable. Also a few new rental threads are up, doesn't take much to just PM the newest one and get on the list.

Did you have an appointment? I dropped by there a few days ago and the guys at the parts desk never heard of it and made me make an appointment, Ill let you guys know how it goes in a few days. Ill bring pictures of the thing and the manual in case nobody familiar with it is there that day.
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