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Discussion in 'VCDS (formerly VAG-COM) forum' started by Gavin0478, May 27, 2013.

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    Please please can some one in the northeast offer me a hand.
    My car is going on friday and need to uncode my towbar.
    I have all the codes.
    Thanks
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    I don't understand why you need to decode the towbar?
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    When we fitted the tow bar on the a6 it needed to be told that a trailer module was fitted, including coding for sensors.
    Because i have the parking advanced with sensors and camera it checks if a trailer is fitted when reverse is selected and if it does it omits the rear sensors.
    I have now removed the module and the car is not activating the sensors..... im guessing its looking for trailer module and is confused as not there so not activating sensors.
    I have all the codes that were changed.

    There were changes in the cruise control, abs/esp, main settings to check for trailer and in the parking.
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    I understand that, ok why is it going into audi, which is why I'm asking the urgency to decode the trailer system.
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    Because I pick my new car up on Friday.
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    Ahhhh, then who cares as audi will disable the old trailer systems anyway fella, just advise them it needs trailer disabled or just leave it.
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    Its going to Nissan thats the problem lol
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    Oh dear, I hope you haven't bought one! Forgiveness maybe given on a 370z
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    I wouldn't worry to much, they bought the car as is, unless it bothers you that much.

    So you swung to Nissan now?
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    I have purchased a Nissan yes.
    It does bother me because im that sort of person lol.

    I needed something able to tow 1800kgs of caravan and with 6 seats.

    Unfortunately as much as I would have liked one Q7's are just too expensive.

    Managed to get a pre reg pathfinder fully kitted and with over £1k of extras for £13k under list price..
    No brainer really as was looking at £10-15k and my A6 for a Q7 of similar age to my A6.
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    Q7 will just eat tyres & costs aren't cheap, plus buying it, so understandable.

    I'm not saying its underhanded, but you can always tell Nissan the rear sensors just need re-enabling via the other modules & they may just say don't worry about it, upto you, otherwise find someone local.
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