How To: 8v Mods and Jobs

zcspec

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Hello Fellow S3 fanatics! I wanted to post up my YT channel for those of you looking to add ambient lighting or other DIYs into your 8V. Special thanks to the pioneers who put together threads to guide me with these DIY, I couldn't have succeeded without your hard work.

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live_life_tb

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Guys need help because I can't find this anywhere. I have s3 Cabriolet and I want to enable the following

Voice button on steering wheel
Roof up and down via fob

Can someone point me to the coding.

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TimWills28

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How to: Replace rear brake pads - EPB so VCDS was needed!
 

DanZ

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Hi,

I'm looking to activate VIM on my A3 so that I can cast my phone on the MMI screen via cables. Can I do it myself with OBD11? I'm not so experienced so can I wreck something while at it?
Thanks,

Dan
 

RJ-8V

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Hi,

I'm looking to activate VIM on my A3 so that I can cast my phone on the MMI screen via cables. Can I do it myself with OBD11? I'm not so experienced so can I wreck something while at it?
Thanks,

Dan
Yes you can do it with obd11 or vcp

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Yes you can do it with obd11 or vcp

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Only as long as your A3 was manufactured before Feb 2017
 

RJ-8V

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VW Group changed the security access code from Feb 2017.
 

RJ-8V

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VW Group changed the security access code from Feb 2017.
Did last week VIM on a B9 and 8V from May 2017.....

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Did last week VIM on a B9 and 8V from May 2017.....

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Which country?
 

RJ-8V

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Which country?
Netherlands

Maybe it is country depended when SA was changed.

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Netherlands

Maybe it is country depended when SA was changed.

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Yup. The member asking is in the UK.
 

stote

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Does anyone has a guide on how to change the turn signal bulb (front) A3 pfl 2014
I want to change them to LED
 

DanZ

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Thx guys, my A3 is 15 plate so should work.
Two more questions:
1-can I ruin something with obd 11 if I'm not careful?
2- has anyone connected their phone via cable to the MMI screen? I've read an american forum where they connect wirelessly their phone via ami to vga cable, hdmi to vga box and chromecast. Wonder if someone gas done it in the UK.

Thx.

Tha
 

DanZ

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Right..

I'm half way through having Google Mapse on my screen. Got one Miracast device from Amazon, a HDMI2AV box, and an AMI AV cable and magic, it works and I can wirelessly cast my phone to the MMI. Now I'm stuck in the damn VIM thing. Wish the VCDS cable would cost less than it does and the OBD11 kit arrives quicker than 2 weeks as it is advertised on Amazon. I'll find a way I think. :) Is anyone in West Norfolk area availabe to help me?
If someone is intrested on the kit I can post the Amazon UK links.

Thanks,

Dan
 

TimWills28

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Hi All,

Just to let you all know that you won't have to see my you've been framed style DIY videos on here anymore lol
I am collecting my new car on Friday and unfortunately it isn't an Audi...hence why I stopped additions and videos slowed down...
Its a 2017 mercedes a class a250 amg line and just fancied breaking away from audi for a bit and getting into a different cockpit!
I'll be making a video shortly about reasons why if you're interested and if you don't know about my youtube channel its here ... https://goo.gl/MBVvsd
I'll still check this wonderful, active forum from time to time and I still receive notifications when inboxed...
Hopefully the merc and a class forums are just as interesting as this one!
Thanks for watching and ill see you soon! :)
 

Kondax

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Right..

I'm half way through having Google Mapse on my screen. Got one Miracast device from Amazon, a HDMI2AV box, and an AMI AV cable and magic, it works and I can wirelessly cast my phone to the MMI. Now I'm stuck in the damn VIM thing. Wish the VCDS cable would cost less than it does and the OBD11 kit arrives quicker than 2 weeks as it is advertised on Amazon. I'll find a way I think. :) Is anyone in West Norfolk area availabe to help me?
If someone is intrested on the kit I can post the Amazon UK links.

Thanks,

Dan
Hey Dan would be great to know your setup
 

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Hey Dan would be great to know your setup
-Ami to RCA Cable
-x3 Male to Male RCA adaptors
-RCA to HDMI converter box
-12v to usb scocket
-usb cables for power

If an Apple device then you will need the following in addition to the above:
-Apple lighting AV cable
-Apple usb to lighting cable (power)
-hdmi to hdmi cable

Android devices.... not sure what cable are needed.

Wireless solutions, in addition to the first list of parts, valid for both Apple and android:

-Google chrome cast
-Amazon Fire stick
-Miracast HDMI stick

*firestick requires an app purchase.

All the above requires Video in Motion activation in order to be able to view the information display while your vehicle is moving.

Edit: just to add, both wires and wireless solution can be hidden under the centre console with no issues :)
 

Kondax

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-Ami to RCA Cable
-x3 Male to Male RCA adaptors
-RCA to HDMI converter box
-12v to usb scocket
-usb cables for power

If an Apple device then you will need the following in addition to the above:
-Apple lighting AV cable
-Apple usb to lighting cable (power)
-hdmi to hdmi cable

Android devices.... not sure what cable are needed.

Wireless solutions, in addition to the first list of parts, valid for both Apple and android:

-Google chrome cast
-Amazon Fire stick
-Miracast HDMI stick

*firestick requires an app purchase.

All the above requires Video in Motion activation in order to be able to view the information display while your vehicle is moving.

Edit: just to add, both wires and wireless solution can be hidden under the centre console with no issues :)

I've got a spare chromecast laying around so that would be perfect. In that case I'd just need the AMI RCA cable, male to male RCA cable, and HDMI to RCA cable? Already have a 12v usb socket and usb cables.
 

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I've got a spare chromecast laying around so that would be perfect. In that case I'd just need the AMI RCA cable, male to male RCA cable, and HDMI to RCA cable? Already have a 12v usb socket and usb cables.
Hdmi to RCA converter, not seen a cable as yet.

One thing to note if your an iPhone user, wireless mirroring = crazy battery drain.
 

Kondax

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Hdmi to RCA converter, not seen a cable as yet.

One thing to note if your an iPhone user, wireless mirroring = crazy battery drain.
Oops, meant to type box. Hopefully the battery drain shouldn't be an issue, I've got a charger in the car anyhow.

Thanks for the info
 

ifrenchman

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Quick one folks. If I don't plan anything other than a Stage 1 upgrade, is it worthwhile changing the intake? I may change the downpipe at a later date, but I want the maximum power I can from S1 without any hardware mods, if possible. I assume an intake with S1 won't make much difference?

You cant have stage 1+ tuning because you have many I/O restrictions and higher intake temperatures.
 

Kondax

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Just curious, has anybody fitted an Audi logo to the Xenonz grill? Looking a bit empty without one
 

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