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Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Silky-S3, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. h5djr

    h5djr Well-Known Member
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    I called in to my dealers this afternoon to see if was possible to run a feed from the fuse box on my new A3 to a floating 12v socket for me to connect my TomTom charger unit behind the dash. The Master Technician/Assistant Service Manager said this would be no problem as they do it quite a lot and they would do it as part of the PDI.

    In conversation with him I asked if it was still possible to make the instrument lights on the 8V stay on all the time as the do on my current 8P. He said he did not know but would ask the factory. He then raised a point which may be the answer to why no tuning companies offer a 're-map' for the 8V other than those German companies who completely replace the ECU. It seems that any changes that need to be done to the ECU or any of the other electronic modules on the new 8V can no longer be done by the dealer.

    They now connect the car to the factory in Germany via an internet connection and any changes are made by the factory and then sent back over the internet to the car. Any changes that have been made to the original spec of any of the units that are not recorded against the VIN number of the car will be put back to standard by the download. He said this was a much better system from their point of view as they did not have to get involved in the complexities of the coding.

    I suppose this could be a problem for any changes made using VCDS.
     
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  3. amped2

    amped2 Active Member
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    Ours has just come out of having a problem sorted with the SatNav and i made some VCDS changes they are still on there.

    Rich
     
  4. h5djr

    h5djr Well-Known Member
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    I suppose it depends on what changes have been made. Hopefully only changes to the ECU rather than other modules (I hope) or perhaps just any module they have to make any changes. Something to monitor in the future I think .
     
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  5. amped2

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    Only a few small changes,visual rear parking,beep alarm lock
     
  6. Andy1608

    Andy1608 Active Member

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    I've had a software update on mine last week and VCDS mods were still on the car
     
  7. S3 TRS

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    Anyone know if the drl LEDs can be adjusted for brightness when either side or dipped beam is on but dim as usual on indicator?
     
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  8. Balaal_h

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    I'd like to know this too
     
  9. faisal_16

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    Hi guys,

    I tried to enable to the visual display for rear parking sensors on mine. I followed the coding mentioned earlier in this thread but was shown error 33 - access not allowed.

    I typed in the access code provided on here but with no luck. I tried with two separate VCDS and got the same problem both times.

    Can anyone suggest how I can activate the display?

    Thanks
     
  10. Balaal_h

    Balaal_h Well-Known Member
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    Bump-Anyone?
     
  11. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member

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    Finally got a hold of a lead, me and a friend have gone halves on one (he owns a Skoda Superb so compatible with both)
     
  12. GermanJim

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    Just to say JohnnyM100 knows his stuff and a big thanks to him for having sorted the visual display for rear parking sensors, needle sweep etc on my 1.4 COD Sportback yesterday. Hopefully we can try other mods once verified.

    Jim
     
  13. GermanJim

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    See my post below but JohnnyM100 and I had the same message yesterday but he seemed to find a way round it and it's working perfectly now.

    Jim
     
  14. pedro61163

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    Brotek done my needle sweep. visual display .lap timer and oil temp last Sunday at creiff audi day
     
  15. Alerix

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    Hello everyone, these are all the activations that are riuuscito to effetuare on my A3 8V

    .Reduction of passenger mirror in riverse

    .Codes for Activating the Pointer Test / Staging Hands Audi A3 8V/8VA

    .Codes for Activating via the MMI visual parking aid Audi parking system APS Audi A3 8V/8VA

    .Codes to disabile decrease in intensity LED on switch (1) and (2) Head of Audi A3 8V/8VA (without sensor light / rain)

    .Codes to turn off the rear window wiper when reversing Audi A3 8V/8VA

    .Codes to turn off the front with decrease of Led Directional arrow inseritaTestata Audi A3 8V/8VA

    .Codes to Enable LED Rear Lights with switch to "Zero" Head of Audi A3 8V/8VA

    .Codes for Activating Coming Home Audi A3 8V/8VA (without sensor light / rain)

    .Daytime running lights off in the DRL disabile MMI MMI Audi A3 8V/8VA

    .Codes to Display the oil temperature gauge in laptimer fis on Audi A3 8V/8VA
     
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  16. Alerix

    Alerix New Member

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    If the moderators allow me i can put the link to the guides that I've created on the Italian forum.
     
  17. Alerix

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    12.12.0 Using the guide here is the A3 8v/8VA

    How-to Vag. Codici per Attivare tramite MMI rappresentazione visiva di ausilio al parcheggio
     
  18. Alerix

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    "Hi everybody, these are all the activations I was able to do on my A3 8V"

    .Reduction of passenger mirror in riverse

    .Codes for Activating the Pointer Test / Staging Hands Audi A3 8V/8VA

    .Codes for Activating via the MMI visual parking aid Audi parking system APS Audi A3 8V/8VA

    .Codes to disabile decrease in intensity LED on switch (1) and (2) Head of Audi A3 8V/8VA (without sensor light / rain)

    .Codes to turn off the rear window wiper when reversing Audi A3 8V/8VA

    .Codes to turn off the front with decrease of Led Directional arrow inseritaTestata Audi A3 8V/8VA

    .Codes to Enable LED Rear Lights with switch to "Zero" Head of Audi A3 8V/8VA

    .Codes for Activating Coming Home Audi A3 8V/8VA (without sensor light / rain)

    .Daytime running lights off in the DRL disabile MMI MMI Audi A3 8V/8VA

    .Codes to Display the oil temperature gauge in laptimer fis on Audi A3 8V/8VA
     
  19. Nick Sutton

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    Just to say, I met forum member Mr Heisenberg in South Manchester yesterday, and made some mods to my 8v s-line:

    Alarm chirps and MMI setting,
    Adjusted DRL brightness so when on sidelights it was a bit brighter,
    Got 'coming home' function to work well, not sure about leaving home.

    And we both moaned a lot about the state of the VCDS codings all over the Internet and peoples inability to discuss one thing in one thread and post the updates in another!
    Only took a few hours to get sorted, and really pleased with the work done.

    Cheers Paul!

    Nick
     
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  20. Bruno S. Barros

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    Hi all,

    Is there a way to reset my vcds mods to factory settings again?
     
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  21. ChiYoung

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    All my mods have disappeared today with the dealers update.
     
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  23. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member
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    Is there away you can save your mods so that if they are reset you can just load a backup file to the car?
     
  24. veeeight

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  25. JohnM100

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    There is no 'restore to factory' button but as mentioned a few posts above, a dealer software upgrade resets many of them.

    If the person doing your VCDS mods knows their stuff then they would have done a before and after scan so you can backtrack.
     
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  26. ChiYoung

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    Still the weird part was when I reached to adjust cornering lights speed and degrees of wheel turning for it going on and off,
    It was the way I left it before.
    That was the only thing that stayed untouched even though I went through a dealer update.
     

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