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Cool things to do on a B8 8K VCDS and interior

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  1. P77HLP
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    [Feb 20, 2014]
    Hi Guys,

    just interested to to see what you guys have done!
    Looking into VCDS & wanted to know what cool features you guys have implemented?

    Also interested in any retrofits interior or exterior & European spec or US Spec parts, I.e centre consoles?
    are there any major differences between UK EU & US?
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    ive fitted footwell lighting all 4 .........and heater vent dial lighting.......oh and here.........Enable Hidden menu in MMI


    Audi A4/S4/A5/S5 B8
    VCDS (VAG-COM) codes


    Enable Hidden menu in MMI 3G

    [5F - Information Electr.]
    [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 6
    change 0 to 1

    To access the hidden menu, hold down car and setup together for 5 seconds

    Use this hidden menu at your own risk.



    Enable Hidden menu in MMI 2G

    [07 - Control Head]
    [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 8 -> Change 0 to 1

    To access the hidden menu, hold down car and setup together for 5 seconds

    Use this hidden menu at your own risk. Caution: Keep away from the "Bootloader"
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    Adjust bluetooth microphone sensitivity

    Hidden menu
    Diagnose
    Settings
    Mic sensiblity - choose -6db/0db/+6db

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    Change MMI 3G splashscreen...

    Enable through the "hidden menu":
    - navigate to 'car/carcodingvehicle'
    - choose the model of choice in 'configuration line'
    - select 'Update Splashscreen'
    - restart MMI

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    Disable After-wipe of windscreen wipers

    [09 – Cent. Elect.] [Coding - 07] -> [Dropdown] -> "x ** 8K1 955 119 ** WWS xxxx" -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 1
    Bit 3 - Remove check mark (1 = active)
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    Disable amber corner lights

    [09 – Cent. Elect.] [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 10
    Submodule 0
    Bit 3 - Set to 0 to disable amber side markers (U.S. vehicles)
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    Disable Key warning (keyless models)

    [46 – Central Conv.] [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 9
    Bit 7 set to 0 (Uncheck)
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    Disable LED 'wink' on turn signal - pre facelift

    [09 – Cent. Elect.] [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 3
    Bit 2 - LEDs remain at full brightness with parking lights (1 = active)
    Bit 7 - Turn off LED-strip DRLs with indicators (1 = active)

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    Disable LED 'wink' on turn signal - facelift

    09 – Cent. Elect.] [Security Access - 16] (enter security code. One of the default codes is- 20113)
    [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 3 (Heading Wink Brightness)
    Default Value is 26, Setting value to 88 (Makes it identical to normal brightness)
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    Disable bulb error message with LED reverse lights installed

    CREE LED reverse lights with RESISTOR and I STILL get a bulb out warning?
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    Disable "Lights are on" Warning

    [09 – Cent. Elect.] [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 5
    Bit 3 - Set to 0 to disable "lights are on" warning when you open the door.
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    Disable NAV & Phone warning messages while entering data at speed

    [5F - Information Electr.] -> Adaptation -> Set channel 2 & 3 to 250
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    Disable Seatbelt Chime

    [17 - Instruments] [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 0
    Bit 2-4 – Seat Belt Warning inactive

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    To mute the Soundaktuator

    A9 Structure Borne Sound
    Adaptation 10
    At Channel drop down choose "Volume of structure borne noise actuator" (only choice)
    Enter a value in the proper box (0% = mute )
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    Enable Adaptive brake lights

    [46 - Comfort System] [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 8
    Bit 0 – Emergency Brake Flashing via Turn Lights active (1 = active)
    Bit 1 – Emergency Brake Flashing via Brake Lights active (1 = active)

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    Enable Optical rear parking for cars without front parking sensors

    [10 - Park/Steer Assist] [16 - Security Access - 71679] do it [07 - Coding] Byte 0 - Bit 4 change 0 to 1
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    Enable Automatic Gear selection shown in DIS

    [02 – Auto Trans] [Adaptation – 10]
    Select “Single Gear Display” from top channel drop down menu
    Select “D on/S on” from New value drop down menu
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    Enable Automatic Hill Hold Assist ‘lite’*only works on certain abs modules - see below link*

    [03 - ABS brakes][Security Access - 16] (Enter code presented by program)
    [Coding – 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 1
    Bit 6 set to 1 to enable hill hold assist.

    AudiEnthusiasts TPMS
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    Enable Auxiliary ventilation

    [5F - Information Electr.] [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 6
    Bit 1 – Set to 1
    [Hidden menu] [car] [cardevicelist] [Auxiliary heating] Enable
    [08 - Auto HVAC] [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 1
    Bit 3 – Set to 1
    Bit 4 – Set to 1
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    Enable Battery meter *does not appear to work on facelift cars with MMI 3G+ HDD Navigation*

    For MMI equipped cars

    [Hidden menu] [car] [cardevextdevicelist] [Battery] Enable
    [Hidden menu] [car] [carmenuoperation] [Battery] Set to 5
    Reset MMI
    or
    [56 - Radio] -> Adaption -> Channel 39, add 16 to your value

    For symphony, Chorus and Concert

    Select module 56 - Radio

    Select “Adaptation – 10

    Select channel 39

    Add 16 to the present value
    "test"

    "save"

    “Done, Go Back” and "Close Controller
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    Enable DIS with Efficiency Program for MY2010+ (Not a complete Program without the Start/Stop System)

    [17 - Instruments] [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 77
    change 0 to 255
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    Enable Double Disarm Beep

    [46 - Central Conv.] [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 63
    Add 4
    ensure Module 46, Byte 1, Bit 2 is ticked. This activates the alarm audible notification option
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    Enable Drivers Memory Seat

    36: Seat Mem - 07 Coding - Long Coding Helper - change Byte 2, bit 0, to 1

    Seat memory will be there however greyed out in MMI

    Press and hold down unlock button on key fob for 5 seconds for the windows to come down

    Press and hold down lock button on key fob for 5 seconds for the windows to go back up

    In MMI, Seat Adjustment you are now able to find Driver's seat, you can set Key memory on/off. Set it "on" for both keys separately.
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    Enable DRL Selectable via MMI

    [09 – Cent. Elect.] -> [Coding – 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 3
    Bit 5 set to 1
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    Enable DRL

    [09 – Cent. Elect.] [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 2
    Bit 1 = DRL via Front Side markers
    Bit 2 = DRL via High Beams
    Bit 3 = DRL via Fogs
    Bit 4 = DRL via LEDs
    Bit 6 = DRL via Side markers
    Bit 7 = DRL via Tail lights
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    Enable Audi Drive Select without the buttons

    By far the best guide is here - AudiEnthusiasts Vag Com
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    Enable Euro parking lights that turn on signal at night

    [09 – Cent. Elect.] [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 9
    Bit 0 - Set to 1
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    Enable interior lighting option for pre-facelift

    MMI Basic (Symphony/Concert radio) - (NON-MMI - 2G/3G):
    Code:
    [56 - Radio]
    [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 8 Bit 7 - Interior Light Settings active - (1 = active)

    MMI high (2G):
    Code: Enable the Interior lighting (extended) MMI item:
    [07 - Control Head]
    [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 1 add 2 to the existing value

    MMI high (2G hidden menu as alternative)
    If you choose to use the 2G hidden menu you will find the setting using the following:
    DIAG SETTINGS -> APK 0x01, 0x0B, 0x0C -> Interior lighting (extended)

    MMI 3G

    This can only be activated through hidden menu

    Enter hidden menu - choose car - choose carmenuoperation - select interior light - set to 5 to allow adjustment whist moving - press return - select cardevicelist - choose interior light and press to fill box in - press return

    Reset MMI (press setup, scroll wheel and top right button next to scroll wheel at the same time)

    Option will show in MMI

    Enable interior lighting for facelift cars

    [09 – Cent. Elect.]
    [Coding - 07] -> [Long Coding Helper] -> Byte 16
    Bit 6 - Interior/Ambience Lighting Adaptation active
    Hidden menu - [carbusassignment] - Interior Light to [CAN Komfort 1/9]"
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    Enable fog lamp to come on for the same side as that turn signal

    [09 – Cent. Elect.] [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 4
    Bit 0 - Check the box or change :Bit 0 set to 1
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    Enable Front Turn Signals as Parking lights

    [09 – Cent. Elect.] [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 10
    Bit 0- Check the box or change :Bit 0 to 1
    Once the change has been made you can enable the front turn signals as DRL's by making the following change:
    [09 – Cent. Elect.] [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 2
    Bit 6 - Check the box or change :Bit 0 set to 1
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    Enable Gauge Test/Needle Sweep

    [17 - Instruments] [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 1
    Bit 0 - Check the box for "Gauge Test/Needle Sweep active"
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    Enable Headlights on all the time

    [09 – Cent. Elect.] [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 4
    Bit 5 - Check the box or change (Bit 5 Set to 1)
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    Enable Import CDs to MMI's HD

    [Hidden menu]
    Main/Diagnose/Settings
    Import Media
    Set to 4 of 4 "Copy/Ripping"
    ________________________________________

    Enable Independent Fogs control with high beams

    [09 – Cent. Elect.] [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 4
    Bit 1 – (Front) Uncheck the box or change :Bit 1 to 0
    Bit 2 – (Rear) Uncheck the box or change :Bit 2 to 0
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    Enable Lap Timer

    [17 - Instruments] [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 1
    Bit 3 - Check the box for "Lap Timer active"
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    Enable Remote Operation Windows and Sunroof

    [46 - Cent. Conv.] [Coding - 07] -> [Long Coding Helper] Byte 2
    Bit 2 - Set to 1
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    Enable Rear Tail Lights on with DRLs

    [09 – Cent. Elect.] [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 2
    Bit 7 - DRL's via Tail Lets Active (1 = Active)
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    Enable Release Parking Brake without putting foot on Brake

    [53 - Parking Brake][Security Access - 16] (Enter code presented by program)
    [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 4 Set to 0
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    Enable Release Parking Brake without putting seatbelt

    [53 - Parking Brake][Security Access - 16] (Enter code presented by program)
    [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 7 Set to 0
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    Enable Reverse mirror tilt

    [52 Door Elect, Pass.] -> [Coding - 07] -> [Long Coding Helper] -> Byte 4
    Bit 3 and Bit 2 set to 1
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    Enable Speed through MMI

    [56 - Radio] [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 02, Set to 1
    Does not work if NAV equiped
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    Enable ‘Tourist’ Mode – Headlight Convertor (MMI 2G)

    [09-Central Elect]
    [Coding – 07]
    [Long Coding Helper] - Byte 4, Bit 6 = 1
    Enables the 'connection' between Cent. Elect and the Headlight Convertor MMI menu item
    [55-Xenon Range]
    [Adaptation – 10]
    [Channel 10] - 0 = Disable 1 = Enable
    Press ‘Test’ and then ‘Save’
    Enables the Headlight Convertor MMI item under the CAR button.
    Restart MMI to see changes.

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    Enable TPMS
    * only works with certain ABS modules - see below link *

    AudiEnthusiasts TPMS
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    Enable Video in motion on MMI

    [5F - Information Electr.] [Advanced ID - 1A] Note 1st Serial number
    [Security Access] Enter Digits 6, 13, 10, 14, 11 of the 1st Serial number
    [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 48
    Set to 255
    Reset MMI
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    Set Audi parking system - Switch OFF Speed

    [10 - Park/Steer Assist] [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 23
    Set to 20 (max value in km/h)
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    Set ADS to specific preset Comfort, Auto, Dynamic or Individual

    [09 – Cent. Elect.][Security Access - 16]
    [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 63
    Set to 01 - Comfort, 02 - Auto, 03 - Dynamic or 04 - Individual
    [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 64
    Set to 01 - Comfort, 02 - Auto, 03 - Dynamic or 04 - Individual
    [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 65
    Set to 01 - Comfort, 02 - Auto, 03 - Dynamic or 04 - Individual
    [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 66
    Set to 01 - Comfort, 02 - Auto, 03 - Dynamic or 04 - Individual
    *Note all four channels needs to be set to the same value.

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    Set Headlight washer - Duration

    [09 – Cent. Elect.]
    [Security Access - 16] [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 6
    change to e.g. 500
    ________________________________________

    Set Headlight washer - Cycles

    [09 – Cent. Elect.]
    [Security Access - 16] [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 26
    change to e.g. 10
    ________________________________________

    Adjust Consumption in DIS

    [17 - Instruments]
    [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 3
    change 100 to xxx (see samples below)

    Sample 1 - Calculation based on volume per distance (e.g. l/100km):
    DIS: 9,3 l/100 km.
    Real: 9,8 l/100 km. (100 * 9,8 / 9,3 = 105,38)
    Channel 3 will be changed from 100 to 105

    Sample 2 - Calculation based on distance per volume (e.g. MPG):
    DIS: 23 MPG.
    Real: 24 MPG. (100 * 23 / 24 = 95,83)
    Channel 3 will be changed from 100 to 96
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    Adjust LED brightness

    [09 – Cent. Elect.] [Security Access - 16] (enter security code. One of the default codes is- 20113)
    [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 03
    Set between 5 and 100 (5 being lowest and 100 brightest)
    ________________________________________

    Select language in DIS:

    17 - Instruments
    Byte 8 -> Bit 0-4 - ->
    Select the language.
    ________________________________________

    Activate SDS for cabriolet:

    5F–Information Electr.
    Change Byte 15 – Bit 0 to 1
    Change Byte 16 – Bit 0 to 0
    ________________________________________

    Change fuel-tank charisterics:

    17 - Instruments
    Adaption - change channels 30 and 33
    ________________________________________

    To increase radio play time after car is turned off:

    In the Hidden Menu:

    MMI 2G:
    "MMI->SETTINGS->Standby Timer" - will allow you to hear e.g. Radio or CD longer before MMI shutdown (if ignition is OFF) - default 10 min. and the max. is 60 min.

    MMI 3G:
    From the main screen select 'onofftimer', set 'Standby delay'. The maximum value is 30 minutes.


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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    I have turned a few things on in my car. Have a look at my build thread.

    Karl.
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    [Feb 21, 2014]
    Great guide! Thanks! Do you have pics of the heater lighting working?
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    [Mar 19, 2014]
    Evening, how did you retrofit heater/vent lights?

    Cheers
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    [Mar 20, 2014]
    buy the lights from audi,then a bit of a mission realy
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    [Mar 20, 2014]
    When you say buy the parts what do you mean is that bulbs and holders and cable ?
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    [Mar 24, 2014]
    Anybody know if there is a coding to disable the driver door chime when it is open and the engine is on?
    ....or was it key in ignition and driver door open, the car beeps like crazy.
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    [Mar 24, 2014]
    Just press the button on the wiper stalk to turn it off.
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    [Mar 24, 2014]
    Thanks, but was looking to see if anyone figured out a permanent solution
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    [Mar 24, 2014]
    Is it controlled by one of these two ??

    Disable Key warning
    [46 – Central Conv.] [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 9
    Bit 7 set to 0 (Uncheck)

    Disable "Lights are on" Warning
    [09 – Cent. Elect.] [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 5
    Bit 3 - Set to 0 to disable "lights are on" warning when you open the door.
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