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Tourist Mode / left hand drive switchover on 2012 Xenon Plus Headlights

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by mikesimbo, Feb 28, 2012.

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    [Feb 28, 2012]
    Hi everyone,

    I was wondering if anyone has any experience setting 'tourist mode' for driving abroad on new 2012 A3 Sportbacks with Xenon Plus lights? I have followed many different guides and where I should be able to 'activate left/right hand drive switchover' in VCDS, I get 'Unknown' in the stored value field, rather than 'active' or 'not active'

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    Apparently RossTech have had some issues with the new Xenon controllers (8X0-907-357C - I emailed them), and my car is left hand drive, but the option is still there in VCDS 11.11.2 (newest version.)

    If anyone has found a way to set this up using VCDS and not going to Audi with the newest controller version, I would really appreciate some help! I have been talking to Dave (h5djr) and hopefully we will be able to resolve it, but if anyone else has some information, that would be great!

    Thanks a lot, and all the best,
    Mike.
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    [Mar 2, 2012]
    No ideas anyone? :(
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    [Mar 2, 2012]
    It might be an idea to post your item in the VCDS section as some members may look in there rather than in the A3 section.
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    [Mar 3, 2012]
    I have just had a look at VCDS with the new 2012 Sportback that I collected yesterday. It is fitted with the Adaptive Xenon headlights as this is the only Xenon option available on a SE model. The controller is the same as my previous A3 (4F0-910-357-B) and the procedure for changing the headlights is also still the same - Select module 55 - adaption 10 - channel 23 - change 0 to 1.

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    It seems that as your car has Xenon Plus headlights rather than the Adaptive Xenon Plus the controllers are different.
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