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    door handle lights

    Anyone know if i need to code them if i retro fit them for them to work????
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    Do you have trouble finding your door handles when its dark?
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    HA HA! No i just think its a nice effect at night!
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    Anyone have vag com in lancashire/merseyside that can turn this feature on???
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    No, you just wire them into the illumination feed. You can take this from the electric windows power block. They will then illuminate at the same brightness as the rest of your interior lighting.

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    I am 100% sure that you do need to use VAG-COM set it so that it comes on.

    Its the same for the puddle lights and wanring lights.

    I think you need to add 0006 onto the current code for the lights to work.

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    Are we talking about the red leds that glow in the handle recess or the white lights that light up when you take the key out to show you where the handle is?

    I was referring to the LEDs, not the handle finders.

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    Handle finders is a nice touch though, like the S8.

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    i want to fit them properly to the door controller but if i cant find anyone with vag comm in my area i'll have to do it the other way not paying 75 for the garage to do it! RIP OFF
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    where abouts do you live?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay.Ing View Post
    i want to fit them properly to the door controller but if i cant find anyone with vag comm in my area i'll have to do it the other way not paying 75 for the garage to do it! RIP OFF
    You could buy a third party VAGCOM lead running VAGCOM 704 for the price of an hour's labour in the dealer. Drop TerryMcG a PM if you want one.

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    My A3 had the red glow inside the handle, but I found it to be to dim to ever notice so rather pointless, shame really as I like the idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcQuinlivan View Post
    You could buy a third party VAGCOM lead running VAGCOM 704 for the price of an hour's labour in the dealer. Drop TerryMcG a PM if you want one.
    704 being the software version? what is the most recent one and what are the differences?
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    I live in southport merseyside and work in Preston Lancashire!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdre83 View Post
    704 being the software version? what is the most recent one and what are the differences?
    Latest version is 805. Revision history is here
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdre83 View Post
    704 being the software version? what is the most recent one and what are the differences?
    805 is the current version, but 704 will do everything you need on the A3. There are some additions to the later versions but mostly for other models such as the new A4 A5 and the other all new models. With the genuine lead you also get support from RossTech and can email them log files and questions on errors that appear, however you'll probably find that somebody on here will be able to offer assistance should you run into problems that you can't solve.

    Even if you only use it the once and it costs the same as an hour's labour then you are not out any money. You can then continue to use it or else sell it on for pretty much what you paid for it if you don't think you'll use it any more.

    I originally bought one from TerryMcG in order to install my RNS-e and didn't think I'd get any further use out of it but I use it all the time for various things - most of my recent mods have required some VAGCOM coding. I suppose you could argue that the lead has cost me 20 times what I paid for it because of all the mods I wouldn't have done had I not had the lead in the first place. Steering wheel, coming home lights, sds, video in motion, emergency lights, clearing various errors that were thrown when I was performing other mods.

    I've also been able to use it to install nav and bt in my dad's GTI and cruise control and some other bits in my brother's one. I've also done some bits and pieces for friends with A3s, TTs and Golfs.

    I've got enough use out of it that I decided it was time to upgrade to the genuine lead and make a contribution to RossTech's R&D costs and have sold on the old lead.

    I'd recommend going for the lead from Terry if he has any left and give a go at doing the job yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay.Ing View Post
    I live in southport merseyside and work in Preston Lancashire!
    I know its about an hour drive but if you are struggling then i can do your vag com stuff for you not a problem. I am located in Crewe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinA3 View Post
    I know its about an hour drive but if you are struggling then i can do your vag com stuff for you not a problem. I am located in Crewe.
    Cheers for the offer, im going to look at getting a third party one but i'll keep your offer in mind, thanks again!
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