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Needle Sweep on S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by DaztheGuv, Apr 10, 2011.

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    [Apr 10, 2011]
    Hi I have just purchased a S3 on a 07 plate, and I was wondering if the needle sweep could be activated on it?
    I had a test drive in a 57 plate one and that did it as soon a you turned the key, the 57 plate one did have a white DIS, where as mine has red (not sure if this has any bearing on the matter)

    I'm a newbie so please go easy on me :redface:

    Thanks,

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    [Apr 10, 2011]
    unfortunately it does have a bearing lol
    the needle sweep is only a feature on the white S3 cluster and no other (on the A3 chassis) which is a pain as it means a whole new cluster to get it
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    The white dis was retrofitted on a 57 plate tbh, I cant recall when it came in, but was around 07-08 onwards, need to get vcds on the car to see if its possible in coding.
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    I have the needle sweep on my 57 plate, and I have the red dis, not the White dis.

    I'm pretty sure you can enable/disable it in vcds, but perhaps you need a 57 plate onwards to do it?
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    Aha I was right, 07 it was then & yes you can enable with vcds.
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    damn mines a 56 plate... and i really want the needle sweep, oh well
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    [Apr 10, 2011]
    the needle sweep is rad....:sex:
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    shush :p haha
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    [Apr 10, 2011]
    :beerchug:
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    [Apr 10, 2011]
    much more like it lol
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    [Apr 11, 2011]
    My 07 S3 was January Registered, doubt I can have the sweep on mine??
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    [Apr 11, 2011]
    Boycie, time to get your modding cap out, white dis time :p
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    [Apr 11, 2011]
    What's this one?

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    The sweepeth of thy needles mr smoothie :)
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    [Apr 11, 2011]
    Sorry i meant the DIS, is this the same as Boydie's? Or is it the newer one
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    [Apr 11, 2011]
    Same as Boycie's, pre 08 facelift S3's, needle sweep was out in 07 which were still red dis types.
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    [Apr 11, 2011]
    is that just an S3 thing or would it work on my 10 A3 Sport Sportback?
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    [Apr 11, 2011]
    S3, R8 are few works on & no its not an A3 thing, also comes with lap timing aswell.
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    [Apr 12, 2011]
    Can this be done with the 2011 cluster in a sport A3?
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    [Apr 12, 2011]
    So can my poverty 07 red dis do the sweep thing??
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    Get your vag on it mate, see if it accepts coding & then you'll know.
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    [Apr 12, 2011]
    My july '07 S3 with red DIS does the sweep...
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    What coding do I need to do excatly?
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    [Apr 12, 2011]
    I take it because there is a long coding helper here in the engine:

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    and not in instruments:

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    that I cannot activate needle sweep?
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    [Apr 12, 2011]
    An output test on Instrument Cluster gives you needle sweep, though not exactly what you're all after... Still cool though :)
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    [Apr 12, 2011]
    Adaptation channels may help you Boyccccccieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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    But what do I put in the adaption channels? I tried texting you there nige but wouldn't send
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    [Apr 12, 2011]
    Mate the helper pops up & pretty much tells you what to input.
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    [Apr 13, 2011]
    Thanks, for the help guys. It went in to the dealer today to have iPod connection fitted, and I asked them if they could do it, was told by the dealer (Crewe Audi) that my software on the car is too old, and that it only come into place in 2009. Is there anyway of updating the software? What differences are there?
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    [Apr 13, 2011]
    There is no mention in the pop up of needle sweep.

    I guess mine is too old.
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    Well they're talking **** given reports by 07 owners on here already with on red dis, need to get vcds on there to see if possible to code.

    If you have no adaptation channel there for it, then time to fit a white dis.
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    [Apr 13, 2011]
    Does it matter if it's an TDI ? Or is it only S3's ?
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    I will have to check again.

    How much are the white dials?
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    It is only on S3's, R8 & maybe few other higher end S version type cars.

    Boycie, new they're about £6-700
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    I'll have a look at the weekend mate where the settings are in vcds. Won't have chance till then.
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    Had a look on MY04, i know it cant have it but might find same area..

    I found:

    instrument > adaptation > group 20 "additional features"

    Could be in there?
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    That looks amazing
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    Thanks everyone, I'm gonna have a go at it with VCDS tomorrow, anyone ever done this? Can anyone help me with a step by step? Fingers crossed :)
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    I barely even notice the needle sweep anymore. It was very cool at first, though.

    First time I saw it was on a Subaru Liberty (Legacy) about 7-8 years ago.
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    Yea same as, was good at first but now.....its boring!
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