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Numb/light steering? this cures it....

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by jimbob, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. jimbob

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    i found this information on here but it really took some looking ,i feel pretty sure theres other audi drivers out there unhappy with the sterring feedback and resigned to living with it as theres no cure ..as i thought....untill i found that the servotronic steering can be set to a different power level via vagcom and it truly transforms the steering , when the audi/vag specialist i went to went into the settings it listed 2 mpv settings(very light) a sport setting (med. light) some other variable settings and a gti setting , this is the one i'm running now and it's a huge difference recommend yours be checked and try a different setting if your not 100 % happy with your steering . :)
     
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    Does anyone know which function you need to go into to do this on vagcom?
     
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    VAG-COM > SELECT > 44 - Steering Assist (Drivetrain) > Adaptation - 10 > Channel 001

    Only works in cars before 07 MY. I tried it on mine and didn't work 08 MY.
     
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    I could be wrong but can the dealer change it on the later cars ? i thought on 07 and later cars nobody had figured out how to change it yet but that it could be done ...as i said i could be wrong...
     
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    I'd heard about this too, does it only affect the steering over or under a certain speed though?
     
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    It is a different setting altogether ie one designed for another car mine is the setting for a/the gti so it affects the steering at all speeds but still behaves perfectly well. Mine feels ever so slightly stiffer at car parking speeds than before but hardly noticable , at more normal driving speeds instead of the ultra light ultra numb no resistance steering of standard (for my 3.2 ) it now feels much more sporty as you turn and hold lock on a corner you have to use more force to hold that steering lock and in return get more feel and feedback,as i imagine the gti feels....it's also much more rewarding and confidence inspiring....
     
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    When you say GTI mode which setting is that in vagcom? i am guessing it doesn't list it as 'GTI' mode in VAGCOM.
     
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    As mitch78 said....

    If you have a 3.2 with that big heavy lump up front you may be happier with sport mode as it's a little lighter,but for a 2.0 'gti' mode should be fine i recon.
     
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    I have just tried on mine and in channel 001 is doesn't list anything, just comes up with ERROR Channel 01 NOT AVAILABLE.

    oh and mines a 2005MY.
     
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    The guy at the specialist that did mine said that it was 'pot luck' and he had a gti in the other week that he couldn't adjust, don't know whether it wasn't possible or just that HE couldn't do it.....
     
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