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    Numb/light steering? this cures it....

    i found this information on here but it really took some looking ,i feel pretty sure theres other audi drivers out there unhappy with the sterring feedback and resigned to living with it as theres no cure ..as i thought....untill i found that the servotronic steering can be set to a different power level via vagcom and it truly transforms the steering , when the audi/vag specialist i went to went into the settings it listed 2 mpv settings(very light) a sport setting (med. light) some other variable settings and a gti setting , this is the one i'm running now and it's a huge difference recommend yours be checked and try a different setting if your not 100 % happy with your steering .
    A3 3.2 Quattro,Akoya,leather,dsg,dis,esp,4wd,fsh,... steering set to 'gti' mode via vagcom

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    Does anyone know which function you need to go into to do this on vagcom?

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    VAG-COM > SELECT > 44 - Steering Assist (Drivetrain) > Adaptation - 10 > Channel 001

    Only works in cars before 07 MY. I tried it on mine and didn't work 08 MY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleeves_008 View Post
    VAG-COM > SELECT > 44 - Steering Assist (Drivetrain) > Adaptation - 10 > Channel 001

    Only works in cars before 07 MY. I tried it on mine and didn't work 08 MY.

    I could be wrong but can the dealer change it on the later cars ? i thought on 07 and later cars nobody had figured out how to change it yet but that it could be done ...as i said i could be wrong...
    A3 3.2 Quattro,Akoya,leather,dsg,dis,esp,4wd,fsh,... steering set to 'gti' mode via vagcom

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    "You can't polish a gemstone without friction" ...the 'hassle' of life is that friction,we are the gemstone...

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    I'd heard about this too, does it only affect the steering over or under a certain speed though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khufu View Post
    I'd heard about this too, does it only affect the steering over or under a certain speed though?
    It is a different setting altogether ie one designed for another car mine is the setting for a/the gti so it affects the steering at all speeds but still behaves perfectly well. Mine feels ever so slightly stiffer at car parking speeds than before but hardly noticable , at more normal driving speeds instead of the ultra light ultra numb no resistance steering of standard (for my 3.2 ) it now feels much more sporty as you turn and hold lock on a corner you have to use more force to hold that steering lock and in return get more feel and feedback,as i imagine the gti feels....it's also much more rewarding and confidence inspiring....
    Last edited by jimbob; 20th August 2008 at 22:12.
    A3 3.2 Quattro,Akoya,leather,dsg,dis,esp,4wd,fsh,... steering set to 'gti' mode via vagcom

    [churchyard sign]
    "You can't polish a gemstone without friction" ...the 'hassle' of life is that friction,we are the gemstone...

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    When you say GTI mode which setting is that in vagcom? i am guessing it doesn't list it as 'GTI' mode in VAGCOM.

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    Last edited by mitch78; 19th March 2009 at 20:01.
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    also A3, 320, Golf, Clio, Astra, Focus, Mondeo, Laguna, Escort, Calibra, 220, others and now back to a Focus...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch78 View Post
    From what I remember, it does list it as GTI.

    You know when you go into Adaptation and select the channel, you sometimes get a popup helper in a speech bubble that lists the various options don't you? Well I seem to remember seeing it listing MPV, Sport and GTI as some of those options.

    As mitch78 said....

    If you have a 3.2 with that big heavy lump up front you may be happier with sport mode as it's a little lighter,but for a 2.0 'gti' mode should be fine i recon.
    A3 3.2 Quattro,Akoya,leather,dsg,dis,esp,4wd,fsh,... steering set to 'gti' mode via vagcom

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    "You can't polish a gemstone without friction" ...the 'hassle' of life is that friction,we are the gemstone...

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    I have just tried on mine and in channel 001 is doesn't list anything, just comes up with ERROR Channel 01 NOT AVAILABLE.

    oh and mines a 2005MY.
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    The guy at the specialist that did mine said that it was 'pot luck' and he had a gti in the other week that he couldn't adjust, don't know whether it wasn't possible or just that HE couldn't do it.....
    A3 3.2 Quattro,Akoya,leather,dsg,dis,esp,4wd,fsh,... steering set to 'gti' mode via vagcom

    [churchyard sign]
    "You can't polish a gemstone without friction" ...the 'hassle' of life is that friction,we are the gemstone...

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    A3 3.2 Quattro,Akoya,leather,dsg,dis,esp,4wd,fsh,... steering set to 'gti' mode via vagcom

    [churchyard sign]
    "You can't polish a gemstone without friction" ...the 'hassle' of life is that friction,we are the gemstone...

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    A3 3.2 Quattro,Akoya,leather,dsg,dis,esp,4wd,fsh,... steering set to 'gti' mode via vagcom

    [churchyard sign]
    "You can't polish a gemstone without friction" ...the 'hassle' of life is that friction,we are the gemstone...

 

 

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