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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Seizure, May 13, 2004.

  1. Seizure
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    [May 13, 2004]
    Does anyone elses S3 clocks light up when you turn the ignition on regardless of whether you have your lights on or not? Mine do, and I don't think they should.
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    Woodster Welcome to my world...

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    [May 13, 2004]
    Mine do, too, don't know 100% why either.

    I can only think that it helps if you're in a tunnel...wearing sunglasses...etc

    Rich
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    So it would appear to be a standard feature then? Bu99er

    Can anyone tell me what I need to alter in VAGCOM to turn it off?
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    [May 13, 2004]
    ive got a quattro, mine do, i think it looks cool.
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    [May 13, 2004]
    Yeah, but I'm thinking it will be all to easy to set off at night through town without your lights on cos you can see everything.
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    [May 13, 2004]
    only if your stupid.. lol
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    [May 13, 2004]
    Your town obviously can't afford street lamps then. All to easily done if you can see your speedo etc.
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    no coz ur tape etc and the light under the ashtray dont come on etc. and the green light sayin ur lights arent on!!

    c'mon man stop being picky!!

    ;-)
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    [May 13, 2004]
    This can be turned on/off with VAG-COM
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    Hey Rich, any idea how?? WAY back in late 99/early 2000 when I test drove a 1.8 it had the dash lights on, but I was actually a tad bit disappointed when my TQ showed up without the feature /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    Thx /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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    Drill said:
    Hey Rich, any idea how?? WAY back in late 99/early 2000 when I test drove a 1.8 it had the dash lights on, but I was actually a tad bit disappointed when my TQ showed up without the feature /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    Thx /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif

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    Not 100%. have a look at www.ross-tech.com

    Possibly the hardest website to navigate around but should be on there somewhere!

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    Wahoo!!! Gonna try it tonight!!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    So am I right in thinking that Channel 19 should read 01000 then for the dash lights to be opperated on the light switch?

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    17-Instruments: K1 -- KWP-1281
    VAG-COM Works fine.

    Tweak:
    There are four lighting modes:
    Mode 0: Nothing lit until ext. light on
    Mode 1: Pointers lit all the time
    Mode 2: Scales lit all the time
    Mode 3: Pointers and Scales lit all the time
    Mode is changed in Adapation Channel 19. Standard value should be 11000 (or something close). The first (left-most) digit is the lighting mode.

    Adaptation 60,61,62
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    Funny one this - I came over from SAAB, lights (dash and headlamps) on 24/7 whilst driving (Nordic safety) and yep, it was a real bummer for all of the first 2/3 days, but you get used to it - more importantly, anyone know how to have the headlights on automatically with the ignition 'on'? I like this safety feature and miss it from the SAAB (love old gits in there mk 2 Escorts waving and mouthing 'ya got ya lights on mate' too!).
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    Drill said:
    Hey Rich, any idea how?? WAY back in late 99/early 2000 when I test drove a 1.8 it had the dash lights on, but I was actually a tad bit disappointed when my TQ showed up without the feature /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    Thx /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif

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    Is suppose you'll be needing me and my laptop again then /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    Wellllll, we WERE planning to meet up at the Ring again this summer /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/idea.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif

    BTW, got the text, but I've since swapped mobiles, so will reply shortly /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    [May 16, 2004]
    Well I tried those codes. No good. The codes returned by VAGCOM didn't match what the instructions should be.

    So, what manuals are available for the S3/A3 that I could purchase? Are the Bentley manuals any good? I know the closest you can get is a TT manual, and I've been lead to believe that they are American only. Any one got one? Are they of any use?
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    [May 16, 2004]
    Seizure, I've sent you a PM.
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    [May 17, 2004]
    HTC - I've sent one back. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
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