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8V VCDS Mods

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

  1. Itguy

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  3. DJAlix

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    Made some changes to my new A3 Saloon, many thanks to Dannykn9 who is a top bloke :) We found the following:

    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 - WORKED
    For [03] ABS Brakes the code is 40168 - DID NOT WORK
    For [10] Parking aid the code is 71679 - WORKED

    [09] CENTRAL ELECTRONICS

    Acoustic (Alarm Beep) on Lock - WORKED WITHOUT ISSUE
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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 - WORKED WITHOUT ISSUE
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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) - WORKED WITHOUT ISSUE - New Menu Option in the MMI.
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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 - DID NOT WORK
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    [09] Central Electronics -> Adaptation ->
    Acknowledgement Signals – Comfort closing ack??? (need to check it back)
    CHANGE: Set Yes


    [17] INSTRUMENT CLUSTER

    Enable Pointer Test / Staging / Staging - WORKED WITHOUT ISSUE
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    [17] Instruments -> Coding -> Byte 1 ->
    CHANGE: Enable Bit 0

    Set Oil Temperature on all DIS Menus - WORKED WITHOUT ISSUE
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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 - WORKED WITHOUT ISSUE
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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 lap timer - WORKED WITHOUT ISSUE
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    [17] Instruments -> Long Coding -> Byte 1 ->
    CHANGE: Enable Bit 3


    Disable seatbelt warning - WORKED WITHOUT ISSUE
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    [17] Instruments -> Long Coding -> Byte 0 ->
    CHANGE: Set bits 2-4 using combo box


    Change start screen - TESTED BUT NO ADDITIONAL SCREENS WERE AVAILABLE
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    [17] Instruments -> Long Coding -> Byte 9 ->
    CHANGE: Set bits 0-2 using combo box (not documented)


    Indirect TPMS - PART TESTED. CHANGES TO 17 WORKED AND ICON / LAMP SWITCHED ON. UNABLE TO ACCESS 3 TO COMPLETE SETUP.
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    [17] Instruments -> Long Coding -> Byte 4 ->
    CHANGE: Set bit 0
    [03] Brakes -> Long Coding -> Byte ??? ->
    CHANGE: Set bits ???, ???


    Visual representation of the parking aid (Audi Parking System APS) - WORKED WITHOUT ISSUE.
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    [10] Parking aid 2 -> Long coding -> Byte 2 ->
    CHANGE: Set Bit 0 - visual representation parking sensors


    We also had a go at trying to set the dial illumination on permanently but could not find the setting as all the labels were in German. Has anyone worked this out yet?
     
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  4. h5djr

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    I have this set on my 8P Sportback but when I tried it, with the aide of an Audi Master Tech on my wife's A1 we found it could not be done. Mind you the ODB is different on the A1 and needs a full HEX-CON cable.

    I would be very interested if any can work this out for the 8V and I'm sure I will miss it when I change.
     
  5. pat15312

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    Could really do with an AudiSport 8V VCDS wiki to consolidate these (massive hint to the forum mods)
     
  6. Silky-S3

    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    A1 and A3 (both 8P and 8V) both have the same CAN based system. My friend with a A1 has set his dial illumination on at all times.

    PS Its HEX-CAN, not COM.
     
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  7. DJAlix

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    Any chance you could find out which label your friend used Silky-S3? My German suks :(

     
  8. h5djr

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    There are three interface cables available from Ross-Tech: Micro-CAN, HEX-COM+CAN and HEX-USB+CAN. I only have a Micro-CAN cable which I understand does not work with the A1. According the VCDS Compatibility Chart on their website it looks like my existing Micro-CAN cable will also work with the 8V.

    Because I have no HEX-COM+CAN or HEX-USB+CAN cable one of the Audi Master Techs I know offered to come round with his cable and we had a look but could not find a way to change the dial illumination to on at all times. Perhaps you could let me know what settings your friend had to change and if I decide to exchange my current cable for a HEX-COM+CAN or HEX-USB+CAN interface cable I will be able to change both my new A3 and my wife's A1.
     
  9. Silky-S3

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    Will ask him :)
     
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    Acoustic alarm beep doesn't work on mine. 13 plate TDI
     
  11. vimy

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    Anyone inside the M25 that has access to VCDS that can kindly enable a few mods on my motor? (for some beer tokens of course) lol
     
  12. JohnM100

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    Have a look in the technical forum / VCDS.

    There is a sticky with the VCDS user map. You can PM someone close to you.

    John.
     
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    Did you manage to ask your friend about his dial illumination Silky?
     
  14. Andy1608

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    My partners dad speak Germany, might get him to sit in the car with me and translate lol
     
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    Hi !
    I wonder if someone has any info about VIM(video in motion) with VCDS?
    If you go to STG:5F , Funktion 10, there is at the end of list the "test VIM speed threshhold" and "test VIM PIN"
    IF WE FIND THE PIN NUMBER then we can put the "speed" at 200 km/h for e.g.
    Another matter-question is :if someone knows how to connect a Reverse Video Camera(custom).
    I found at the plug of the Navi the pins for video input BUT doesn't work(????) with a regular camera...
    Thanks
    Petros
     
  16. visionthing

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    Does anyone have the coding steps for activating rear parking sensor visual display? Had a good read of this thread and seen it mentioned but not the coding itself.
     
  17. a6_chris

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    Its a tickbox in the Parking module coding, usually module #10 or #76.
     
  18. MatthewC

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    I've seen this on other parts of this forum:

    [10] Parking aid 2 -> Long coding -> Byte 2 ->
    CHANGE: Set Bit 0 - visual representation parking sensors
     
  19. veeeight

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    Posts #150 and #162

    Visual representation of the parking aid (Audi Parking System APS)
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    [10] Parking aid 2 -> Long coding -> Byte 2 ->
    CHANGE: Set Bit 0 - visual representation parking sensors
     
  20. visionthing

    visionthing Active Member
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    Thank you, obviously didn't look hard enough :huh:
     
  21. Andy1608

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    I've some how managed to disable one touch on the passenger window. Not sure if I've accidently changed something . can someone check the long code for there's so I can see if I have. Thanks
     
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    Sorted it now
     
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    Got my acoustic alarm on too for locking and unlocking which was pleasant to listen too after having on the 8p which sounds too loud
     
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    Yup :) and if your MMI is turned off the screen will pop up also while in reverse.
     
  27. s3 owner

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    can somebody with an S3 V with TPMS fitted post a scan of their car but specifically:-
    ABS module
    instrument
    TPMS module
    canbus

    many thanks
     
  28. squiretolley

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    Does anyone know how to reset the service indicator? I've followed these instructions:

    17-instruments
    Adaptation - 10
    ESI - Resetting ESI
    New value - reset

    It accepts it but hasn't cleared the indicator.
     
  29. GermanJim

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    Hi all,

    I also posted this in the VCDS tech forum but thought it might be good to do it here too.

    I've looked on the map and not found a user with VCDS for an 8v near Guildford where I live.

    I'm willing to travel circa 30 miles to find someone who can sort the following mods for me for suitable compensation:

    Optical enabling of rear parking sensors
    Steering fog lights
    Needle sweep
    Audible locking beep
    Rear DRL's

    I speak fluent German so can help you with any other coding queries you might have yourself.

    German Jim

    Car/Make/Model
    A3 Sportback 140 TFSI COD SLine S-tronic Daytona Grey, Comfort Pack, Cruise, Rear Sensors, Aluminium Roofrails, Privacy Glass
     
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    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    Not only that, the auction is for an 'evaluation' or some such nonsense, not the actual VIM mod!
     
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    I think that's to cover his back. Basically means regardless if he can get it to work or not, you still have to pay.

    -- To be fair, the internet is littered with coding dongles for 8V VIM now. Quite pricey though!!
     
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    It'll get cheaper at some point. I'm not even bothered about VIM really. Would be a nice to have if I ever do it.
     
  34. S3 TRS

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    Had it in my mk5 golf. Only used it once.
     
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    I'm selling my VCDS cable, if anyone's interested. It's in the classified section.
     
  36. PilotAudi

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    £80 or 99P ?????
     
  37. s3 owner

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    anybody help plz ?
     
  38. amped2

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    Hi Veeeight,

    im picking up my A3 tomorrow and it only has rear parking sensors,does this mod allow the display screen to show the rear distances to objects.

    cheers

    Rich
     
  39. DJAlix

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    Yup :)
     
  40. amped2

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    cheers,can see its going to be a busy day tomorrow
     
  41. veeeight

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    Yup

    Although I think this is a double edged sword - it will be very nice to have the display on the MMI, but - in reality - even with PDC sensors and beeps, surely you should be actually looking in the door mirrors, or even out of the rear window whilst reversing?

    I say this with experience - backing out of a supermarket car space - the beeps/display didn't pick up a fast approaching car not willing to stop to let me out of the space, instead choosing to just drive past (as is their right of way) - and I only slamemd the brakes on when catching sight of them whizzing past in the rear view mirror. The beeps hadn't had time to beep/register/

    Sometimes, relying on the beeps or MMI display isn't the best thing to do, especially reversing out into the open! There is the danger that with the nice visual representation on the MMI, you could be looking at that instead of out of the windows!

    :)
     
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    it was more for knowing how close I'm to the garage door lol would never reverse out without looking.i have it on my transit and it just looks funky having a pic instead of the beeping.
     

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