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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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    [Jan 10, 2014]
    I think I've changed the settings correctly because the other mods i performed this afternoon worked. I don't have folding mirrors but heard from reports that it's not required.
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    Maybe you need to set it yourself the first time - it could be that my dealer did it roughly right as part of the PDI or something. Mine takes about a second to start dipping after putting into reverse, so wait a second, move it down a tiny bit, and come out of reverse - see if it goes back up that tiny bit. If so, select reverse again and move it to where you want. If not, something else must be wrong.
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    Ih there a code that magically releases more storage space?
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    Yes it's called a hacksaw and you just cut off the roof!!!! or buy a new Cabriolet and keep the top down.
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    Or remove all seats leaving just the drivers one. Thus you could solve more than one issue :)
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    Hello,
    I search code with vcds in 5F module code rearview camera.
    A person who has an OEM camera can help me?
    cordially
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    Right just an update. Got some other bits done on my which I can confirm working on my car.

    Audio beep when locking and unlocking the car (sounds feeble to be honest but its useful)
    DRL on the rear switched on.

    Still can't get rear dipping mirrors working but I'll keep testing.
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    Procedure for the rear drls mate?
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    That's correct but the only problem with that is it puts the cabin/dash illumination on all the time as well. On the 8P they was two rear DRL codings one with cabin illumination and one without.
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    my brothers mk5 golf had the needles on the instrument cluster illuminated all the time not the dials tho. looked really good. handy when it was a little too dark to see the speed and the auto lights didn't come on yet. i think id prefer to keep it on auto but with the rear drls not the full interior illumination on. i presume you can have the interior lights on dim like in the A8.
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    I have the instruments illuminated all the time on my 8P but I'm not sure this is possible on the 8V. I got my dealer to set them that way before I collected the car. I tried to set the same on my wife's A1 but the option was not available.
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    Has anyone been able to disable the headlight washers?
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    only way i found to do it on the golf mk5 was pull out the electrical connection on the washer bottle. couldn't find a way on vcds

    and one of the reasons you would do it is its so annoying after you've washed and dried the car and you need to wash a little bit of the window only to forget to turn the lights to OFF so it doesn't spray all over the front of the car too!
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    [Jan 13, 2014]
    Just something to add if the OP wants to add to the original thread so people know what they are.

    Filmed these tonight

    Visual parking


    Needle Sweep


    Laptimer


    Oil temp
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    Cheers. I managed to disable on the 8P and MK6 GTI via VCDS but couldn't on my girlfriends 2013 Polo
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    What hardware are people using with the VCDS software (I assume the -Lite version is enough for all these changes)?
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    I don't believe that VCDS-Lite supports CAN vehicles. I use a legit HEX+CAN USB with the full VCDS software.
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    Ooo... looking at the page, I think you are right... $250 is a lot (yes, I know it isn't compared to £30k for a car but...)
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    See if there's anyone near you who has it and doesn't mind helping out for some beer tokens :)
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    Dave,I'll clear the off topic posts and have opened the VCDS thread if you want anything added to the original post pm me.
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    Oh dear :-(
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    Play nice people or I will get the ban stick out.
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    [Jan 15, 2014]
    Yes there is always one who wants to do it their way and doesn't give a thought to others or the law.

    I will be setting up a VCDS-Discussions thread later today and sending a PM to one of the Moderators who has been in touch giving him a list of the posts we want transferred to the Discussions thread and those we want to stay in the VCDS-Mods thread. At least that way anyone looking for a VCDS code will only have to look through the posts that actually give some information.

    I hope this will be acceptable to the majority of members of the 8V forum. If anyone has any objections to this move then please send me a PM as soon as possible.
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    snowfree52 Full LED baby !

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    someone has the how to open completely the sunroof with the key ? (has to be activated with vagcom)
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    I think the Golf (when fitted with the rain sensor) can close the sunroof & windows if they are open and rain is detected, automatically. Do you know if this can be enabled for the A3?
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    Having a play with a friend's Golf last night I was impressed by the feature that switches on the front parking sensors when you drop below a set speed (5 or 10mph, can't remember which). Does anyone know if this can be activated via VCDS for the A3?
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    Hi. How did you enable the parking display. I have been onto my A3 with VCDS and cannot seem to find the Parking Aid section. I have found a Visual Display option under adaption, but it's not available to enable.
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    Is it possible to make the headlights go later on that now...It's middle of the day and they go on (Sweden). If it's really bright then they will stay off... And another thing, is it possible to change the time on coming/leaving home lights (as in "old" audis)? Make them stay on a bit longer, now they don't stay on long at all. Wonder why they don't have that option in MMI anymore?
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    Hi, I've been reading the forum for a while without posting. I'd like to share the list I'm working with, I've tested with a 1.2T base A3 with Xenon package, and I'm getting to play with a friends 1.8T in the following weeks. I've posted my list on other forums as well, and I'll keep you updated on any new additions. Feel free to edit it as you like.

    Security Access to modules
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    If certain module is locked, you should go to "Security Access" and enter the proper code:
    For [09] Central Electronics the code is 31347 - TESTED AUDI A3 1.2T ‘13
    For [03] ABS Brakes the code is 40168?????????? (doesn’t seem to work)
    For [10] Parking aid the code is 71679

    [09] CENTRAL ELECTRONICS

    Acoustic (Alarm Beep) on Lock - TESTED AUDI A3 1.2T ‘13
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    NOTE: Car makes one chirping sound, does not use the horn.
    [09] Central Electronics -> Adaptation ->
    Acknowledgement Signals - Akustische Rueckmeldung verriegeln (Lock acoustic feedback)
    CHANGE: Set each or one of them to Yes

    Acoustic (Alarm Beep) on Unlock - TESTED AUDI A3 1.2T ‘13
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    NOTE: Car makes two chirping sounds, does not use the horn.
    [09] Central Electronics -> Adaptation ->
    Acknowledgement Signals - Akustische Rueckmeldung entriegen (Un-lock acoustic feedback)
    CHANGE: Set each or one of them to Yes

    Acoustic Lock Menu (only for lock, enable/disable using DIS) - TESTED AUDI A3 1.2T ‘13
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    NOTE: From factory there was no option to enable/disable using DIS.
    [09] Central Electronics -> Adaptation ->
    Acknowledgement Signals -Menuesteuerung akustische Rueckmeldung
    CHANGE: Set Yes

    Visual confirmation of comfort closing - TESTED AUDI A3 1.2T ‘13
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    [09] Central Electronics -> Adaptation ->
    Acknowledgement Signals – Comfort closing ack??? (need to check it back)
    CHANGE: Set Yes

    Adaptation of the turn signal cycle - TESTED AUDI A3 1.2T ‘13
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    [09] Central Electronics -> Adaptation ->
    Channel (2) Select Turn signal control convenience turn signal flasher cycles – Set 1-5 (def=3)

    Adjustment of the interval of the headlamp cleaning system (SWRA) - NOT TESTED
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    [09] Central Electronics -> Adaptation ->
    Channel (1) - Number of operations front windshield wipers wash per SRA activation – Set value
    Channel (3) - windscreen wipers SRA washing time – Set value

    Disable DRL's in Light Switch 'O' Position - NOT TESTED
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    [09] Central Electronics -> Adaptation ->
    (9) Tagfahrlicht-Tagfahrlicht nur in Schalterstellung AUTO
    CHANGE: Set Active

    Activation of the parking light the rear lights to LED daytime running lights - NOT TESTED
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    [09] Central Electronics -> Adaptation ->
    Channel (6) - daytime running lights activated additionally … -> Active

    Disabling the daytime running lights with the handbrake applied - NOT TESTED
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    [09] Central Electronics -> Adaptation ->
    Select off when handbrake daytime running lights - channel (5) - Active

    Cornering lights with Fog Lights - NOT TESTED
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    [09] Central Electronics -> Adaptation ->
    Channel Leuchte12NL LB45-light function B12 -> Adjust Value on cornering left
    Channel Leuchte13NL RB5-light function B13 -> Adjust Value on cornering right

    Adjusting the speed thresholds for activating the fog lamps - NOT TESTED
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    [09] Central Electronics -> Adaptation ->
    Channel (3) select static cornering light lower speed threshold -> Set value (def=0)
    Channel (4) select static cornering light upper speed threshold -> Set value (def=32km/h)

    [52] DOOR ELECTRONICS, PASSENGER

    Passenger-side mirror lowering when reversing - TESTED AUDI A3 1.2T ‘13
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    [52] Door electronics, passenger -> Long coding -> Byte 04
    CHANGE: Enable Bits 2 and 3

    [17] INSTRUMENT CLUSTER

    Enable Pointer Test / Staging / Staging - TESTED AUDI A3 1.2T ‘13
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    [17] Instruments -> Coding -> Byte 1 ->
    CHANGE: Enable Bit 0

    Set Oil Temperature on all DIS Menus - TESTED AUDI A3 1.2T ‘13
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    [17] Instruments -> Long Coding -> Byte 10
    CHANGE: Tick Bit 1. Display Oil Temperature

    Activation of the lap timer / lap counter in the FIS - TESTED AUDI A3 1.2T ‘13 (DIDN’T WORK)
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    NOTE: Seems to work only with Color Information System
    [17] Instruments -> Long Coding -> Byte 1 ->
    CHANGE: Enable Bit 3

    Display the oil temperature gauge in the FIS laptimer (same as above)
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    [17] Instruments -> Long Coding -> Byte 1 ->
    CHANGE: Enable Bit 3

    Activation of the switching recommendation in the FIS - TESTED AUDI A3 1.2T ‘13
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    [17] Instruments -> Long Coding -> Byte 1 ->
    CHANGE: Enable Bit 5

    Disable seatbelt warning - TESTED AUDI A3 1.2T ‘13
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    [17] Instruments -> Long Coding -> Byte 0 ->
    CHANGE: Set bits 2-4 using combo box

    Adjust tire circumference (bigger tires) - NOT TESTED
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    [17] Instruments -> Long Coding -> Byte 3 ->
    CHANGE: Set bits 0-2 using combo box (not documented)

    Deactivation of message / tone with ignition on - NOT TESTED
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    [17] Instruments -> Adaptation ->
    Ignition active message - change to "No display" (Default value: driver's door)

    Enable display of cylinder deactivation - NOT TESTED
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    [17] Instruments -> Adaptation ->
    Select channel cylinder deactivation - Change to enabled (Default value: No display)

    Change start screen - NOT TESTED
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    [17] Instruments -> Long Coding -> Byte 9 ->
    CHANGE: Set bits 0-2 using combo box (not documented)

    Display navigation/compass - NOT TESTED (is compass built int, need to test)
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    [17] Instruments -> Long Coding -> Byte 10 ->
    CHANGE: Set bit 6, and also Byte 9 bit 3 to change position to bottom

    Indirect TPMS - NOT TESTED (need coding for [03]Brakes and possibly [19]Canbus)
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    [17] Instruments -> Long Coding -> Byte 4 ->
    CHANGE: Set bit 0
    [03] Brakes -> Long Coding -> Byte ??? ->
    CHANGE: Set bits ???, ???

    [03] BRAKES ELECTRONICS

    Adaptation of the dynamic start-off - NOT TESTED
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    [03] Brakes Electronics -> Adaptation ->
    Select Dynamic pull -> Change value (Default value: quick)

    Adaptation of Hill Start Assistant - NOT TESTED
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    [03] Brakes Electronics -> Adaptation ->
    Select Berganfahrassistent??? -> Change value

    Adaptation of the functional state of the Auto Hold setting - NOT TESTED
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    [03] Brakes Electronics -> Adaptation ->
    Select AUTO HOLD function state -> Set value: (Default: last setting)
    Last setting: AUTO HOLD uses the last defined setting which was set over the button
    never active: AUTOHOLD not automatically activated
    always active: AUTO HOLD always enabled

    [10] PARK ASSIST

    Adjust Switch Off Speed For Parking Plus - NOT TESTED
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    [10] Park/Steer Assist -> Adaptation ->
    Abschaltgeschwindigkeit fur Einparkhilfe or Switch off speed for parking assist
    CHANGE: Set to a speed you like (Standard is 10 km/h)

    Adaptation of the threshold for display of the distance to the object - NOT TESTED
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    [10] Parking aid 2 -> Adaptation ->
    Select distance to the curb -> Adjust value (Default value: 15 cm)

    Deactivation activation tone of the parking aid - NOT TESTED
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    [10] Parking aid 2 -> Adaptation ->
    Select activation tone for parking aid - Adjust value (Default value: on)

    Adjustment of the requirement for lowering the audio when in parking aid - NOT TESTED
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    [10] Parking aid 2 -> Adaptation ->
    Select Request Audio lowering -> Adjust value (Default value: yes)

    Visual representation of the parking aid (Audi Parking System APS) - NOT TESTED
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    [10] Parking aid 2 -> Long coding -> Byte 2 ->
    CHANGE: Set Bit 0 - visual representation parking sensors

    [5F] Information electronics

    Enable / disable the Eject Lock CD / DVD drive (rentals and other situations) - NOT TESTED
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    [5F] Information Electronics -> Adaptation ->
    Select channel CD eject button or eject lock -> Activate (Eject Lock active)

    Adjusting the microphone sensitivity - NOT TESTED
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    [5F] Information electronics -> Adaptation ->
    Select Mikrofonempfindlichtkeit (Microphone sensitivity) – Change value

    [08] CLIMATRONIC/HVAC

    Adjustment of the seat heater level lowering time (level 3 to 2) - NOT TESTED
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    [08] HVAC -> Adaptation ->
    Select time until heated seats redemption level 3 to level 2 -> Adjust value (def=10min)
    (Value 0 = no automatic lowering)

    Adjustment of the seat heater level lowering time (level 2 to 1) - NOT TESTED
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    [08] HVAC -> Adaptation ->
    Select time until heated seats redemption level 2 to level 1 -> Adjust value (def=0)
    (Value 0 = no automatic lowering)

    Storage of the last set seat heating stage - NOT TESTED
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    [08] HVAC -> Adaptation ->
    Select channel storage of the seat heater level driver -> active (def=not active)
    Select channel storage of the passenger seat heating stage -> active (def=not active)

    Adjusting the reheating of the parking heater??? - NOT TESTED
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    [08] HVAC -> Adaptation ->
    Select Post-heat heater – Change value (Default: 10 minutes)

    [19] CAN BUS

    Disable Start-stop - NOT TESTED
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    [19] Can Gateway -> Adaptation ->
    Channel (1) Start/Stop -> Change value from -50 to the new value of 50 - click Do It
    Channel (2) Start/Stop -> Change value from -50 to the new value of 50 - click Do It.

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    OTHER PROCEDURES:
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    Access MMI engineering menu
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    The engineering menu can be accessed with the following combination: Back button + Navigation button 1 (top left).

    MMI Reset / Restart using monkey grip
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    The MMI system in the Audi A3 8V can be restarted by following: Menu button + Confirmation button + Navigation key 3 (top right). The MMI then shuts down and restarts. Takes about 30 seconds.
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    Thanks very much for the list. Perhaps some others can do some testing on your non-tested items. It's quite amazing what can be done using VCDS.
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    Access MMI engineering menu
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    The engineering menu can be accessed with the following combination: Back button + Navigation button 1 (top left).


    I couldn't get this to work on my S3... Anybody else tried it?
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    Yes - it works, but you can't really do anything with it. It's nothing like the engineering menus from other MMI versions though that let you alter all kinds of things, so I'm convinced there must be another one somewhere that does let you do this.
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    I wonder why I couldn't get it to show it?
    Back button - the one with "back" written on it...
    Nav button 1 - The lefthand top silver raised "lever" pressed forwards??
    Was the car running ?

    Thanks
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    No, doesn't mean the raised buttons, it means the 4 buttons surrounding the central dial. I've done it with car running and without I think (definitely have done without).
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    You have to hold them down for about 10 secs as well
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    There's a few new ones on that list that I hadn't seen before.

    Anyone cracked the lane assist and ACC menus yet?!
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    Got it... Thanks... Nothing useful in there :(
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    I don't think so, and I'm not even sure if the settings would be in the extra engineering menu (if it exists), or just stuff done through VCDS like other things on here. I didn't manage to get enough info out of the technician at Nottingham Audi when they enabled the menu on mine - he just said they went through all the settings and eventually found it.
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    I even tried to export the settings to SD card (which is one of the options) and have a look at what got put in the card, but it failed. You may have to have a blank SD card in there.

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