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8V VCDS Mods

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Silky-S3, Jan 5, 2014.

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    Yep, I know. Hopefully Ross Tech will get it mapped soon.
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    yes ! the lane assist is driving me crazy
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    I'm still trying to get it sorted through my dealer, still chasing them on it (been a bit quiet over Christmas though), so might be able to resolve it that way. It doesn't look hopeful though.
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    I found the menu to cancel the gong after 15 seconds. and maybe even the menu do desactivate the desactivation of the lane assist if you release the wheel.

    Asked my dealer which is a friend for the security code but he doesn't seem to know how to get it
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    It sounds like the dealers don't use the security codes as they use a different system. Sounds very promising though, I'd be interested if you find out how to do it! I'll continue to chase it through my dealer as well.
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    VCDS rocks! :)
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    Has anyone sent any controller maps/logs to Ross Tech to help them develop the labels?

    We all should really, might help them to get the cars mapped quicker :)
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    well I'm still waiting for my original cable to arrive, I hope next week ... logs from a chinese copy, I guess they wouldn't like ...
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    did you send some already ?
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    Not yet. Will do this week.
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    Matt, thank you very much for a much need information thread. I have made it a sticky for you all. This information will be so useful for others, very much appreciated. :) x
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    Is there any information I can give my dealer for them to find this and have them turn it off for me? They seem to think there's no way to do it (although this was a couple of months ago, and they also told me they couldn't enable the ACC menu originally and have since).
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    Wish I knew how to do all this ! Anyone in west mids do this?
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    If and when I decide on my new 8V I would quite like to include the reversing camera in the spec. In order to have this I have to include the option of Front and Rear parking sensors, but there is no way I want the front parking sensors beeping at me when I am parking forwards in a parking space. Does anyone know if the beep from the front sensors can be switched off using the car menus or by using VCDS. I would be quite happy with just the rear parking sensors and the reversing camera but this does not seem to be an option I can order.
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    why would the thing been beeping apart if there is clearly an obstacle in front of you ?
    anyway there is a button you can push to deactivate the parking sensors
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    you can turn the volume down on the sensors. either ones
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    If I was parking in a multi-story car park for example I would always go in to a parking space front first and the system would start beeping as I got close to edge wall. But I can see that and don't need sensors to tell me it's there. It's not quite so easy to see something behind you which is when the sensors and/or camera would be useful. But if I can turn the front ones off then I would be happy.
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    Yes, all configurable through the MMI - volume and tone can be adjusted individually for both front and back. It's quite useful for low obstacles that you might not be able to see though I guess, and for judging distances better. The graphic for the front sensors will still be there though I guess.

    I tend to find spaces where the cars either side of me are pointing the same way, then I can go in the space the opposite way, passenger to passenger doors close, and more space for the drivers doors. Saves a few dinks on the door I bet.
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    Sorry to sound like a noob but what's vcds? Where do you get it? How is it implemented onto/into the car etc etc
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    Vcds has been discussed at the start of the thread. If you read the first couple pages it would give you a better idea.
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    In this situation the front sensors would not activate. The sensors (front and back) are triggered by either putting the car in reverse or hitting the button on the console. As also mentioned, you can change tone and volume for front and back sensors independently.
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    No it hasn't, it just says coding, which I understand that, BUT is it software that's added into the car or separate on a laptop as ppl have stated you access it on the mmi so is it on the mmi or do you load software to the car, some of us haven't owned an audi or have a clue about all this stuff that can be done
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    Here you go: Ross-Tech: Home
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    Yes that's true, the sensors don't come on automatically when going forwards
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    So once you've got the software on your laptop and plug into the car how do you know what to do and what to mess with?
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    So does anyone know deffinitively how to make the rear tail lights drls?
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    It has been on here in the past, try searching for 'Scandinavian mode' as that is what it is referred to as
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    IVe done this mate. Will write up coding ASAP. Away with work at mo. Looks much better esp with the rear LEDs
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    Hi Silky,

    Do you know if it is possible to add the time as an option in all the DIS menus like you did with the Oil Temp? It shows date but not time.
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    I'll have a look next time I plug in...
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    Its a bit shocking how the typical Joe Bloggs has to pay £££ to Audi for something as simple as plugging in a laptop, connecting the cable to the OBD port and changing a few values.

    Granted not everyone has access to the VCDS cable but with a bit of patients and research, you could save a few extra £££ for what would be a 5 min job for Audi (and get charged an hours rate)

    On a normal 8V (irrespective of engine size) will most of the MODs work if Silky-S3 confirms on his car S3. Would be good to add to the OP to advise whats been tested and works. For example on my 8V 1.4TFSI (122BHP) the needle sweep mods works.
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    I love needle sweep if it's in there why don't the dealers or manufactuers add it on anyway??? I can't understand why they wouldn't enable it
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    What is the code for needle sweep?
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    HOW DO I DO THIS:

    - DRLs - make tail lights permanent or not (rear DRLs)

    I think that if the tail lights were permanently on with the DRL's the car would look so much better!!
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    no idea i dont have a 8v as yet but my current car does it and i love it
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    here it is : stemei.de .VCDS Codierungen .Codierungsservice .Webdesign - Stefan Meier - Tagfahrlicht mit Rückleuchten - VCDS Codierungen, Webdesign

    used it on mine.

    Thank you very much. still looking for module 13
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