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Needle Sweep on S3

DaztheGuv Apr 10, 2011

  1. DaztheGuv

    DaztheGuv Member VCDS Map User

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    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,

    Daz.
     
  2. jungleman

    jungleman Well-Known Member

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    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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  3. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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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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  4. dickys3

    dickys3 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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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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  5. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Aha I was right, 07 it was then & yes you can enable with vcds.
     
  6. jungleman

    jungleman Well-Known Member

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    damn mines a 56 plate... and i really want the needle sweep, oh well
     
  7. Denty

    Denty Active Member

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    the needle sweep is rad....:sex:
     
  8. jungleman

    jungleman Well-Known Member

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    shush :p haha
     
  9. Denty

    Denty Active Member

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    :beerchug:
     
  10. jungleman

    jungleman Well-Known Member

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    much more like it lol
     
  11. Boydie

    Boydie Boycie VCDS Map User

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    My 07 S3 was January Registered, doubt I can have the sweep on mine??
     
  12. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Boycie, time to get your modding cap out, white dis time :p
     
  13. Smoothie

    Smoothie Active Member

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    What's this one?

     
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  14. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    The sweepeth of thy needles mr smoothie :)
     
  15. Smoothie

    Smoothie Active Member

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    Sorry i meant the DIS, is this the same as Boydie's? Or is it the newer one
     
  16. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Same as Boycie's, pre 08 facelift S3's, needle sweep was out in 07 which were still red dis types.
     
  17. ethers4487

    ethers4487 New Member

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    is that just an S3 thing or would it work on my 10 A3 Sport Sportback?
     
  18. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    S3, R8 are few works on & no its not an A3 thing, also comes with lap timing aswell.
     
  19. TFSI Sport

    TFSI Sport Member

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    Can this be done with the 2011 cluster in a sport A3?
     
  20. Boydie

    Boydie Boycie VCDS Map User

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    So can my poverty 07 red dis do the sweep thing??
     
  21. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Get your vag on it mate, see if it accepts coding & then you'll know.
     
  22. Mutsumi

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    My july '07 S3 with red DIS does the sweep...
     
  23. Boydie

    Boydie Boycie VCDS Map User

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    What coding do I need to do excatly?
     
  24. Boydie

    Boydie Boycie VCDS Map User

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    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?
     
  25. jb0o

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Site Sponsor Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    An output test on Instrument Cluster gives you needle sweep, though not exactly what you're all after... Still cool though :)
     
  26. NHN

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    Adaptation channels may help you Boyccccccieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
     
  27. Boydie

    Boydie Boycie VCDS Map User

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    But what do I put in the adaption channels? I tried texting you there nige but wouldn't send
     
  28. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Mate the helper pops up & pretty much tells you what to input.
     
  29. DaztheGuv

    DaztheGuv Member VCDS Map User

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    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?
    Thanks,

    Daz.
     
  30. Boydie

    Boydie Boycie VCDS Map User

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    There is no mention in the pop up of needle sweep.

    I guess mine is too old.
     
  31. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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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.
     
  32. J.R.

    J.R. "Started From The Bottom" VCDS Map User

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    Does it matter if it's an TDI ? Or is it only S3's ?
     
  33. Boydie

    Boydie Boycie VCDS Map User

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    I will have to check again.

    How much are the white dials?
     
  34. NHN

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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
     
  35. dickys3

    dickys3 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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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.
     
  36. jb0o

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Site Sponsor Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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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?
     
  37. moag

    moag she's no d-turbo

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    That looks amazing
     
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  38. DaztheGuv

    DaztheGuv Member VCDS Map User

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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 :)
     
  39. Lima

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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.
     
  40. Denty

    Denty Active Member

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    Yea same as, was good at first but now.....its boring!
     

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