Replacing and re-coding dash clocks in S4?
Due to recent demise of a certain forum member who has gone missing with my dash clocks (amongst other people's belongings) I am trying to work out the best way to get back on the road.
I have located a couple of options for a set of clocks (mine's a pre-facelift '98 S4), but am aware that they need to be re-coded to my ECU. (if anyone else has a set, I'm interested!! - PM me please!)
Am I correct in my assumptions, and why is this - what is the process?
..and is there anyone on here who can do that for me, do you know of a specialist, or do I have to brave a main dealer (my two local ones are rubbish on anything that isnt brand new)
I need to get my car back on the road as soon as poss in the new year, I can wait but want to get my options sorted so I can buy (or not!) the set of clocks.
Cheers in advance.
Wooo hooo - I am running again!
**** UPDATE!!!! ****
Thanks to absolute diamond Macca I am back up and running!
Simon came over this morning and basically got the SKC code using VAGTacho, then managed to recode my keys (all 3) to the new cluster. Huge thanks to you Simon. It probably would have taken less than an hour if I hadnt been talking to him so much... ;)
I still have a couple of minor issues to look into but didnt feel it fair to keep him here any longer (poor chap was almost frozen solid by the time he left!):
I have a brake pad wear fault showing in the top section (O) which shouldnt be there as far as I know (there was no fault showing before the car was parked up)
The radio details dont show in the cluster (might be due to the first fault?)
I dont seem to be able to adjust the clock time (tho clock is working)
I cannot adjust the dimming on the dash (might be related to the above, tho I can hear a faint ticking (relay?) behind the centre console with the ignition in position 1)
none of these are a huge issue, but might be cluster faults, or a software / firmware issue?
Anyway, will now run the car for a bit and see if I can eradicate the brake fault before I look any further into the rest.
If you need VW / Audi (esp S4 electrics!!) - Macca is definately the man to speak to. After all the cr@p I've had with Siena, he's a breath of fresh air- HIGHLY recommended and very approachable and flexible.
...can you tell I am pleased and very grateful!!?