VW and BMW have been very stingy when it comes to sharing their service information and equipment with independent shops, but the aftermarket industry is catching up. I suspect your computers can be handled by the newer scanners, but my information comes from some classes I sat in on about eight years ago. A lot can change in that much time. Before you get all "wrapped around the axle" with the dealer, at least stop in at a few independent shops and ask if they can unlock your computers. As told to me, the story was the dealers typically charged $800.00 to $900.00, plus the cost of towing, but they had a captive audience. You couldn't go anywhere else. Today I suspect you DO have a choice where to go.
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 AT 6:34 PM