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Possibly a stupid question - Audi drive select

Djwilliamson Jun 14, 2018

  1. Djwilliamson

    Djwilliamson New Member

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    Evening all

    Apologies in advance if this is a stupid question.... but I’m a bit of a newbie!

    I have the 8v se technik and I’m wondering if it’s possible to add “Audi drive select” by coding of some sort?

    Thanks in advance

    Dan
     
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  3. Tashfeen

    Tashfeen S4 - the smile per mile machine! Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group Team V6 VCDS Map User Team Scuba Supercharged Audi S4 Audi A3 Black Edition quattro

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    Yes. Can be activated via Carista / VCDS and the buttons retrofitted however, you'll be able to use only a few options and it won't include suspension adjustment.


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  4. Djwilliamson

    Djwilliamson New Member

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    Thanks for the reply Tashfeen! I have carista but I couldn’t find the option ? so I’m guessing I’ll have to go down the VCDS route? Do you know the rough costs. Thanks
     
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    Tashfeen S4 - the smile per mile machine! Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group Team V6 VCDS Map User Team Scuba Supercharged Audi S4 Audi A3 Black Edition quattro

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    Not sure about the costs tbh. @DJAlix , @Ash187 or @NHN are your best bet on this to answer. They are all forum sponsors and expert retro-fitters!
     
  6. DJAlix

    DJAlix VAG Car Coding Site Sponsor Team Ibis VAG Can Professional VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro ODIS (Offboard Diagnostic System)

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    Audi Drive Select is a feature which VW Group now class as SWaP (software as a product) and as such is licenced. Although coding applications like VCDS can activate the MMI menu for ADS they cannot populate the options are they are governed by a process called parameterisation.

    It is possible to have ADS retroactivated to an A3 8v but it depends on the factory specification and is completed via the purchase of a retrofit kit which includes the needed repair wires, button panel, feature code, activation code (licence) and pin code. Once the parts are fitted the codes are activated, and in fact can only be activated, via the official VW Group Service tool.

    I can quote for the supply, fit and activation of ADS if you ok me your chassis number.
     
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    Djwilliamson New Member

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    Hi sorry for the late reply, chassis number is WAUZZZ8V6FA135257

    Thanks
     
  8. Matt Titanium

    Matt Titanium Well-Known Member Team Navarra Audi S3 Manual

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    What will drive select actually do on an SE technic?
    Change the throttle pedal response curve a bit? Will the power steering weight be able to be modified by adding drive select to an SE.
    Not worth bothering IMHO.
     

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