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Is this true?

Greg-S3 Aug 27, 2012

  1. Greg-S3

    Greg-S3 Active Member

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    Ive noticed a few people saying they have used their climate control to display the engine temp!?!? Is this true, and if so how is it done!
     
  2. cjsuk

    cjsuk Active Member

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    Yes, on mine I press the recirc and up button together it displays 1c then i scroll up to 49c using the + button then press recirc button again and hey presto! engine temp
     
  3. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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  4. cjsuk

    cjsuk Active Member

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    My 5 min guide just for you lol:

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    Hope this helps :)
     
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  5. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    your digital display looks a bit ropey to me :)
     
  6. cjsuk

    cjsuk Active Member

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    lmao, thats the child display (accessable via another top secret menu) lol
     
  7. cjsuk

    cjsuk Active Member

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    Alex c.jpg
    The Alex C Menu
     
  8. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    noooooo, the evil man has me in his 'James Bond machine gun on car' sights
     
  9. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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    Is that unit for sale? Nice unmarked buttons... :whistle:
     
  10. slowcoach3

    slowcoach3 Active Member

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    Is there any way of doing this on pre-facelift displays?
     
  11. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    same procedure, same buttons.

    Recirc and the up arrow that points flow at the windscreen.
     
  12. Greg-S3

    Greg-S3 Active Member

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    I've given it a go and it does a whole host of things!! Very impressed by it!
     
  13. slowcoach3

    slowcoach3 Active Member

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    just off out in the rain to try this out......
     
  14. Greg-S3

    Greg-S3 Active Member

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    You can see air con voltage, time since last used, interior air temp, engine temp and more!! Well impressed
     
  15. cjsuk

    cjsuk Active Member

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    I er, guess you like it then lol
     
  16. S3_chris 11

    S3_chris 11 Member

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    learn something new every day, not tried it yet tho quite clever tbf
     
  17. slowcoach3

    slowcoach3 Active Member

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    Cheers Aragon, always thought you could only do that on later cars!
     
  18. jamieA3

    jamieA3 Member

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    My A3 has this aswell. very ery useful. Does anyone know what the other numbers are for and if so what is what lol ?
     
  19. James TQ

    James TQ Member

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    is there a list of what does what to what number or is it on that link? im being super lazy?
     
  20. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Theres a few lists floating around but not all of them are correct. For instance some say 51 is coolant temperature, but its actually 49 on every one i've tried.
     
  21. Colly

    Colly Member

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    sweet thanks is this water or oil temp?
     
  22. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Engine temp generally means water temp :)

    <tuffty/>
     
  23. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    yes its on the link in post #3, but as Aragorn (Strider), son of Arathorn and Ranger of the North says it is not correct. Is there a confirmed list of what these all are?
     
  24. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Lol.

    I think it varies a bit from car to car. Most of them line up on most cars, but they are not all correct. The most notable being the 49/51 confusion, as if you notice the list above says 49 is some speedo fault count, and 51 is engine temp. On my car, 49 is coolant temp, and 51 just permenantly displays 90 once the engines hot.
     
  25. Squirrelofdoom

    Squirrelofdoom Member

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    hmmm, looking at that list there isn't one for Oil Temp - can we get this any other way? This would be useful...
     
  26. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Only way to get oil temp is by using VCDS and it takes the temp from the sump. Best place to take the temp is from the oil filter housing/oil cooler. You can buy kits for this and fit a gauge if really interested.

    I've got a bigger oil cooler sitting in my garage that I want to fit soon and I was planning on plumbing in a gauge too.
     
  27. MURRAYS444

    MURRAYS444 Member

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    Had this on today and it was reading 100 but the temp gauge was at 90 do I have a problem?
     
  28. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    No mate this fine. The temp gauge on the dash is pretty vague.
     
  29. MURRAYS444

    MURRAYS444 Member

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    Cheers for that Westy I was getting a bit worried
     
  30. Vex182

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    My temp guage only dash stays at 90 but the digital ones goes to 107c when pushing it then the fans come on.
     
  31. phil miller

    phil miller Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    ideal will give this a try tomorrow
     
  32. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    perfectly ok. fans come on at 102 and should start to go down.
     
  33. MURRAYS444

    MURRAYS444 Member

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    Aye got out the car and checked under the bonnet and the fans were working!
     

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