Skoda Connect - don't think I'll bother

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Demport
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Re: Skoda Connect - don't think I'll bother

Post by Demport » Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:47 pm

I also purchased a VW data plug on ebay for £4.75.
Really easy to set up. In fact, the toughest part is finding where the data plug goes.
It goes under the steering wheel on the right - not as the app shows on the left, possibly instructions intended for a LHD vehicle.
And to answer my own question, there's no subscription cost.
Seems amazing that the same product (5GV051629) costs £4.75 with VW branding and £38.00 with Skoda branding. Links below:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/000-051-629- ... SwqdlgBrbZ

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-Volk ... 2749.l2649
Karoq 1.5 Edition DSG 4x4.
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jjg70
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Re: Skoda Connect - don't think I'll bother

Post by jjg70 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:28 pm

Demport wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:47 pm
I also purchased a VW data plug on ebay for £4.75.
Really easy to set up. In fact, the toughest part is finding where the data plug goes.
It goes under the steering wheel on the right - not as the app shows on the left, possibly instructions intended for a LHD vehicle.
And to answer my own question, there's no subscription cost.
Seems amazing that the same product (5GV051629) costs £4.75 with VW branding and £38.00 with Skoda branding. Links below:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/000-051-629- ... SwqdlgBrbZ

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-Volk ... 2749.l2649
hi Demport, the ebay ad for the VW plug says it's for VW branded cars and not Skoda or any other. Do I ignore that and go ahead with installing it and does it come with full instructions? cheers, Joe

Demport
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Re: Skoda Connect - don't think I'll bother

Post by Demport » Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:50 pm

Hi jjg70,
The VW plug worked for me and at least one other in this thread. You can see from the ebay pages that both VW and Skoda plugs use the same product code 5GV051629.
It did come with instruction notes - although I followed the straightforward, step-by-step instructions on the Connect LITE app.
Hope this helps
Karoq 1.5 Edition DSG 4x4.
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sanqhar
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Re: Skoda Connect - don't think I'll bother

Post by sanqhar » Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:36 am

VW plug worked for me. Just make sure you use the Skoda Connect Lite website and not the VW one. The VW site won't recognise the Skoda Vin Number. Being a 'glass half empty' person this threw me for a while.
I like it.

tom
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jjg70
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Re: Skoda Connect - don't think I'll bother

Post by jjg70 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:53 pm

Thanks for the constructive advice. I think I might risk £4.75 and give it a shot.

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