Recommended VCDS changes/options

dave_ph

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Hi all

I'll be picking my A6 Advant 3.0 tdi (245) either next week or the week after. Excited much!

It has the tech pack (so MMI touch), AMI and reversing camera.

What I was wondering, as I have VCDS, is there a list of options which can be enabled purely through VCDS or tweaks which improve functionality?

Cheers
Dave
 

Devilz

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I just bought A6 this week and looking for same info as you. I guess first thing should be full scan and save it for future reference. Secondly enabling secret menu for MMI

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Devilz

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I activated secret menu. Also tried to add lap timer and battery information along with change in splash screen. Nothing worked though

I can select the splash screen through green menu but there is no apply option in my MMI. Also I did select battery option and change it to number 5 but nothing to show.

Last thing I tried today was lap timer which I activated through vcds
Instruments->coding->long coding>byte 1 and checked lap timer but I can't see in DIS

Any help will be really appreciated

*** sorry for hijacking the thread but don't see reason why I should create another vcds thread when there is one already

Here is the scan for reference:

Code:
Chassis Type: 4G (4G0)
Scan: 01 02 03 05 08 09 10 15 16 17 19 36 3B 42 44 46 52 53 55 56
  5F 62 6C 72

VIN: -------------------  Mileage: 82679km-51374miles

01-Engine -- Status: OK 0000
02-Auto Trans -- Status: OK 0000
03-ABS Brakes -- Status: OK 0000
04-Steering Angle -- Status: OK 0000
05-Acc/Start Auth. -- Status: OK 0000
08-Auto HVAC -- Status: OK 0000
09-Cent. Elect. -- Status: OK 0000
10-Park/Steer Assist -- Status: OK 0000
15-Airbags -- Status: OK 0000
16-Steering wheel -- Status: OK 0000
17-Instruments -- Status: OK 0000
19-CAN Gateway -- Status: Malfunction 0010
36-Seat Mem. Drvr -- Status: OK 0000
3B-Sensor Elect. -- Status: OK 0000
42-Door Elect, Driver -- Status: OK 0000
44-Steering Assist -- Status: OK 0000
46-Central Conv. -- Status: OK 0000
52-Door Elect, Pass. -- Status: OK 0000
53-Parking Brake -- Status: OK 0000
55-Headlight Range -- Status: OK 0000
56-Radio -- Status: OK 0000
5F-Information Electr. -- Status: Malfunction 0010
62-Door, Rear Left -- Status: OK 0000
6C-Back-up Cam. -- Status: OK 0000
72-Door, Rear Right -- Status: OK 0000
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Address 01: Engine (J623-CDUC)  Labels: 059-907-401-V2.clb
  Part No SW: 4G0 907 401 F  HW: 4G0 907 401
  Component: 3.0TDI EDC17  X37 0004  
  Revision: 53X37---   
  Coding: 0A254012052601020000
  Shop #: WSC 92521 052 00000
  ASAM Dataset: EV_ECM30TDI0114G0907401F 001004
  ROD: EV_ECM30TDI0114G0907401F.rod
  VCID: 2643A6A259844272EE-8072

No fault code found.
Readiness: 0 0 0 0 0

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Address 02: Auto Trans (J217)  Labels: 0B5-927-156.clb
  Part No SW: 4G1 927 156 B  HW: 0B5 927 156 F
  Component: 0B5 30 TDIRdW H10 0001  
  Revision: --H10---  Serial number: 0000001340
  Coding: 000001
  Shop #: WSC 02311 785 00200
  ASAM Dataset: EV_TCMDL501 A02087
  ROD: EV_TCMDL501.rod
  VCID: 2C57548A4768782238-8078

No fault code found.

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Address 03: ABS Brakes (J104)  Labels: 4G0-907-379-V1.clb
  Part No SW: 4G0 907 379 F  HW: 4G0 907 379 F
  Component: ESP PREMIUM  H09 0250  
  Revision: --------  Serial number: --------------
  Coding: 27A68701E465E180DB00
  Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
  ASAM Dataset: EV_ESPPremiAU57X 004017
  ROD: EV_ESPPremiAU57X_004_AU57.rod
  VCID: 34674CEA9F5820E260-8060

No fault code found.

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Address 05: Acc/Start Auth. (J393)  Labels: 8K0-907-064-05.clb
  Part No SW: 4H0 907 064 BP  HW: 4H0 907 064 BP
  Component: BCM2 2.0  H31 0333  
  Revision: 00002001   
  Coding: 05B82F06000000000000
  Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
  VCID: 78FFB8DACBB004828C-802C

  Subsystem 2 - Part No SW: 4H0 905 852 C  HW: 4H0 905 852 C
  Component: J764 ELV MLB  H39 0046
  Serial number: 2311000236227013   

No fault code found.

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Address 08: Auto HVAC (J255)  Labels: 4G0-820-043-2Z.clb
  Part No SW: 4G0 820 043 H  HW: 4G0 820 043 H
  Component: KLIMA 2 ZONEN H10 0062  
  Serial number: 24101100040370
  Coding: 3621000820
  Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
  ASAM Dataset: EV_AirCondiBasisUDS 002037
  ROD: EV_AirCondiBasisUDS_002.rod
  VCID: 2447BCAA2FB8B062F0-8070

No fault code found.

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Address 09: Cent. Elect. (J519)  Labels: 4H0-907-063-V1.clb
  Part No SW: 4H0 907 063 BF  HW: 4H0 907 063 F
  Component: BCM1 2.0  H12 0100  
  Revision: 20012002  Serial number: 00000001095564
  Coding: 2600201040349FE00181008380001D0C0F9DC30827090101000004602100
  Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
  VCID: 6DD1998EB4F2B12A6F-8038

  Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 4G2 955 119  HW: 4G8 955 119 A  Labels: 1KX-955-119.CLB
  Component: WWS57X 110909  H35 0051
  Serial number:  110922020435
  Coding: 0045F7

  Subsystem 2 - Part No SW: 8K0 955 559  HW: 8K0 955 559  Labels: 8K0-955-559.CLB
  Component: RLS  H04 0003
  Serial number: 11726788   
  Coding: 02512B

  Subsystem 3 - Part No SW: 4G0 941 531 AL  HW: 4G0 941 531 AL
  Component: E1 - LDS  H07 0044
  Serial number: 05 08 2015  00000345

  Subsystem 4 - Part No SW: 4G0 907 658 A  HW: 4G0 907 658 A
  Component: Humidity_Sens  H02 0002
  Serial number: 252843D5000000000001

No fault code found.

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Address 10: Park/Steer Assist (J446)  Labels: 4H0-919-475-7X2.clb
  Part No SW: 4H0 919 475 N  HW: 4H0 919 475 C
  Component: PARKHILFE ACC H07 0050  
  Revision: 11001001  Serial number: 55901127401046
  Coding: 280106
  Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
  ASAM Dataset: EV_EPHVA18AU57X0000 002005
  ROD: EV_EPHVA18AU57X0000.rod
  VCID: 3D7169CEAC12E1AA9F-8068

No fault code found.

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Address 15: Airbags (J234)  Labels: 4H0-959-655.clb
  Part No SW: 4H0 959 655 C  HW: 4H0 959 655 C
  Component: Airbag10.43  H40 0040  
  Revision: --------  Serial number: 003JG004YW4Q
  Coding: 30323436313330303537554A305234473053
  Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
  ASAM Dataset: EV_AirbaAU10BPAAU64X 001014
  ROD: EV_AirbaAU10BPAAU64X_AU57.rod
  VCID: 366376E2892432F25E-8062

  Crash sensor for side airbag: driver side:
  Serial number: 3575HRB405J0SM2ME18S

  Crash sensor for side airbag: front passenger side:
  Serial number: 3585HRB40590SM2O5PE%

  Crash sensor for side airbag: rear: driver side:
  Serial number: 3515JRB40510Q8K4A16R

  Crash sensor for side airbag: rear: passenger side:
  Serial number: 3525JRB405R0Q8K47OVD

  Crash sensor for front airbag: driver side:
  Serial number: 3554VRB40510ODIIAPLA

  Crash sensor for front airbag: front passenger side:
  Serial number: 3564VRB40510ODII719F

No fault code found.

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Address 16: Steering wheel (J527)  Labels: 4H0-953-568.clb
  Part No SW: 4G0 953 568 A  HW: 4G0 953 568 A
  Component: Lenks.Modul  H05 0201  
  Revision: 00000000  Serial number: 20111022000145
  Coding: 000034
  Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
  VCID: 306F40FA63401CC204-8064

  Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 4G0 951 528 A  HW: 4G0 951 528 A
  Component: E221 - MFL  H08 0009

No fault code found.

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Address 17: Instruments (J285)  Labels: 4H0-920-xxx-17.clb
  Part No SW: 4G8 920 981 S  HW: 4G8 920 981 S
  Component: TDieGb  H79 0375  
  Revision: 26181120  Serial number: 658191011591003
  Coding: 33A708000B010600010000
  Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
  ASAM Dataset: EV_RBD4K 004040
  ROD: EV_RBD4K.rod
  VCID: 43851F36CAF6975AE9-8016

No fault code found.

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Address 19: CAN Gateway (J533)  Labels: None
  Part No SW: 4G0 907 468 E  HW: 4G0 907 468 A
  Component: J533--Gateway H08 0213  
  Revision: --------  Serial number: 00000000280459
  Coding: 00CD077D00
  Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
  ASAM Dataset: EV_GatewUDS 001025
  ROD: EV_GatewUDS_AU57.rod
  VCID: 326B4AF2654C2ED272-8066

  Battery Monitoring Control Module:
  Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 8X0 915 181  HW: 8X0 915 181
  Component: J367-BDM  H07 0141
  Serial number: 00000000003790807577

  Voltage stabilizer:

2 Faults Found:
0267 - Optical data bus
  U1049 00 [008] - Open circuit
  Intermittent - Confirmed - Tested Since Memory Clear
  Freeze Frame:
  Fault Status: 00000001
  Fault Priority: 2
  Fault Frequency: 1
  Reset counter: 88
  Mileage: 82421 km
  Date: 2016.12.02
  Time: 09:42:03

  Voltage terminal 30: 12.0 V
  Voltage terminal 15: 0.0 V
  Control Module temperature: 16 °C
  System status: Awake_Timer_active
  IN ESP_standstill flag: standstill detected
  Engine running: OFF
  IN ZAS_Te_X: OFF
  Terminal 15 status via CAN: OFF
  Terminal 15 status: OFF
  Datenfeld: 0

12291 - Energy Management Active
  U140B 00 [008] - -
  Intermittent - Confirmed - Tested Since Memory Clear
  Freeze Frame:
  Fault Status: 00000001
  Fault Priority: 7
  Fault Frequency: 1
  Reset counter: 88
  Mileage: 82421 km
  Date: 2016.11.29
  Time: 02:58:59

  Voltage terminal 30: 12.3 V
  Voltage terminal 15: 0.0 V
  Control Module temperature: -2 °C
  System status: Awake_Timer_active
  IN ESP_standstill flag: no standstill detected
  Engine running: OFF
  IN ZAS_Te_X: OFF
  Terminal 15 status via CAN: OFF
  Terminal 15 status: OFF
  Datenfeld: 1


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Address 36: Seat Mem. Drvr (J136)  Labels: None
  Part No SW: 4G8 959 760  HW: 4G8 959 760
  Component: MEM-FS  H03 0154  
  Revision: AA000000  Serial number: 00000015433347
  Coding: 00781B0000006001000001010101102030303232203232
  Shop #: WSC 02311 785 00200
  VCID: 77FDBBE6C6AE0BFA85-8022

No fault code found.

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Address 3B: Sensor Elect. (J849)  Labels: 4G0-907-637.clb
  Part No SW: 4G0 907 637  HW: 4G0 907 637
  Component: SARA 3D  H02 0004  
  Revision: --------  Serial number: EJ1BPA3200NYZ50
  Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000
  ASAM Dataset: EV_SARA 006014
  ROD: EV_SARA_006.rod
  VCID: 6BD5979682E6BF1A71-803E

No fault code found.

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Address 42: Door Elect, Driver (J386)  Labels: None
  Part No SW: 4G8 959 793 E  HW: 4G8 959 793 A
  Component: TSG FA  H05 0212  
  Revision: --------  Serial number: --------------
  Coding: 011C16205E01620002080002
  Shop #: WSC 02312 785 00200
  VCID: 428B1A32DDEC9E52E2-8016

No fault code found.

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Address 44: Steering Assist (J500)  Labels: None
  Part No SW: 4G0 909 144 L  HW: 4G0 909 144 G
  Component: RCEPS  H35 0010  
  Revision: 00001000  Serial number: 0006189314
  Coding: 101000010000
  Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
  ASAM Dataset: EV_RCEPS 009008
  ROD: EV_RCEPS_009_AU57.rod
  VCID: 326B4AF2654C2ED272-8066

No fault code found.

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Address 46: Central Conv. (J393)  Labels: 4H0-907-064-46.clb
  Part No SW: 4H0 907 064 BP  HW: 4H0 907 064 BP
  Component: BCM2 2.0  H31 0333  
  Revision: 00002001  Serial number: 0160786197   
  Coding: 011B0E2200B9048183200800000100000000000000000000000000000000
  Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
  VCID: 78FFB8DACBB004828C-802C

  Subsystem 1 - Part No: 4G0 951 177
  Component: DWA-Sensor  H01 0010

  Subsystem 2 - Part No: 1K0 951 605 C
  Component: LIN BACKUP HO  H05 1501

No fault code found.

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Address 52: Door Elect, Pass. (J387)  Labels: None
  Part No SW: 4G8 959 792 E  HW: 4G8 959 792 A
  Component: TSG BF  H05 0212  
  Revision: --------  Serial number: --------------
  Coding: 011C16205E01620002080002
  Shop #: WSC 02312 785 00200
  VCID: 4189153ED8EA854AFB-8014

No fault code found.

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Address 53: Parking Brake (----)  Labels: 4H0-907-801.clb
  Part No SW: 4H0 907 801 E  HW: 4H0 907 801 A
  Component: EPB-4  H03 0012  
  Revision: --------  Serial number: 00000000163118
  ASAM Dataset: EV_ParkiBrake 001022
  ROD: EV_ParkiBrake_AU57.rod
  VCID: 2A5B52924D9C6612CA-807E

No fault code found.

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Address 55: Headlight Range (J431)  Labels: 8X0-907-357.clb
  Part No SW: 4H0 907 357 A  HW: 4H0 907 357 A
  Component: ....LWR12.... H02 0013  
  Serial number: 111020-0004-085
  Coding: 1121A6101000A300
  Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
  ASAM Dataset: EV_HeadlRegulBasic 005001
  ROD: EV_HeadlRegulBasic.rod
  VCID: 2C57548A4768782238-8078

No fault code found.

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Address 56: Radio (R)  Labels: Redir Fail!
  Part No SW: 4G0 035 056 C  HW: 4G0 035 056
  Component: Radio U STD  H52 0079  
  Revision: AB001007  Serial number: 051JY0B7544128
  Coding: 010003020100000001
  Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
  VCID: 2149B5BE38AAA54A9B-8074

No fault code found.

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Address 5F: Information Electr. (J794)  Labels: 4E0-035-6xx-5F.clb
  Part No SW: 4G0 035 670 E  HW: 4G0 035 670
  Component: H-BNT-EU  H47 0410  
  Revision: --------  Serial number: 428J50B7524929
  Coding: 050101000003A1EF45008B3E00000003000001000000000000
  Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
  VCID: 2541A1AE2C82496AE7-8070

  Subsystem 1 - Part No: 8R0 060 884 N
  Component: EUR 2011  1205

  Subsystem 2 - Part No SW: 4G0 919 605 A  HW: 4G0 919 605 A
  Component: DU8 C7 SV  H42 0021
  Serial number: AUZ8ZDB1301U7V0   

  Subsystem 3 - Part No SW: 4G2 919 610 A  HW: 4G2 919 610 A
  Component: E380 BDT C7  H08 0203
  Serial number: 90349KJK00025   

  Subsystem 4 - Part No: 8R0 060 961 B
  Component: CD-Database  3371

1 Fault Found:
02067 - Optical Databus; Unpermitted Wake-Up Request
  000 -  -  - Intermittent
  Freeze Frame:
  Fault Status: 00100000
  Fault Priority: 6
  Fault Frequency: 1
  Reset counter: 88
  Mileage: 82421 km
  Time Indication: 0
  Date: 2016.12.02
  Time: 09:39:20

  Freeze Frame:
  Voltage: 12.00 V


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Address 62: Door, Rear Left (J388)  Labels: None
  Part No SW: 4G8 959 795 E  HW: 4G8 959 795 A
  Component: TSG HL  H04 0212  
  Revision: --------  Serial number: --------------
  Coding: 010814204001620002080002
  Shop #: WSC 02312 785 00200
  VCID: 44871C2AC7F89062D0-8010

No fault code found.

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Address 6C: Back-up Cam. (J928)  Labels: None
  Part No SW: 4H0 907 428  HW: 7P6 907 441 D
  Component: TopView  H05 0090  
  Revision: 11001001  Serial number: 82330JF0013479
  Coding: 0200000001000100000102000000
  Shop #: WSC 02314 785 00200
  ASAM Dataset: EV_CamerSysteTopViewAUDI 003019
  ROD: EV_CamerSysteTopViewAUDI_003.rod
  VCID: 6ADB92928D1CA6120A-803E

No fault code found.

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Address 72: Door, Rear Right (J389)  Labels: None
  Part No SW: 4G8 959 795 E  HW: 4G8 959 795 A
  Component: TSG HR  H04 0212  
  Revision: --------  Serial number: --------------
  Coding: 010814204001620002080002
  Shop #: WSC 02312 785 00200
  VCID: 44871C2AC7F89062D0-8010

No fault code found.

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DJAlix

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In order for Lap Timer to work your 17 - Instruments will need a firmware / software update. Your current version does not support it.
 

DJAlix

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via an Audi workshop or authorised 3rd party with online access to the Audi network.
 

DJAlix

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seems like not possible than
Totally possible. Audi and authorised partners are not gonna turn away work like this. Update should the approx 45mins to an hour on average. Expect £95+vat as an average costing.
 

Bailey C7

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Whats the cheapest hardware required to allow acces to mod things ? I was looking to enable needle sweep .:)
 

DJAlix

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Whats the cheapest hardware required to allow acces to mod things ? I was looking to enable needle sweep .:)
Probably ODBeleven or Carista. You could always checkout the VCDS User map to see if someone nearby can help you out.
 

cata_adc

Registered User
Here's my complete list

part 1

1. Enabling Gauge Test/Needle Sweep
This will sweep the needles of the speedo and rev counter through their full range automatically when you start the engine.
[Select]
[17 - Instruments]
[Coding - 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on byte 1 and you'll see the selectable option: "Gauge Test/Needle Sweep active"
Check this option
[Do It!]

This produced expected results

2. Enabling Lap Timer

[Select]
[17 - Instruments]
[Coding - 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on byte 1 and you'll see the selectable option: "Lap Timer active"
Check this option
[Do It!]

This made no apparent difference to the DIS options between the clocks. Maybe I just have to find the right sequence to get to it?
Edit 07-09-12. Although this doesn't work on my car, it does on some. The Lap Timer option appears in the DIS menu on page 2 when you press the * button on the steering wheel and scroll down. You may be luckier than me and find it works on your car?

3. Kerb lighting
Illuminating the kerb when turning hard left or right at low speeds with dipped beam on, by turning on the all-weather light on the relevant side of the car.
[Select]
[09-Cent. Elect.]
[Coding - 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on byte 4 and enable bit 0
[Do It!]

I have now (finally) tested this works as expected. I needed a dark night and a quiet corner

4. Beep on lock
Chirp the alarm siren briefly when the alarm activates (ie all doors are closed and the car is locked)
[Select]
[46-Central Conv.]
[Coding - 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on byte 1 and in bit 2 you'll see the selectable option: "Anti-Theft-System: Horn Confirmation active"
Check this option
[Do It!]

This produced expected results

5. Hidden menu
Enable access to the green engineering menu in the MMI
[Select]
[5F - Information Electr.]
[Adaptation - 10]
Select Channel 6 and Read
change the value from 0 to 1 then Test then Save
Reboot the MMI (Press MENU, central MMI knob and top right softkey)
To get to the Hidden Menu, press and hold the CAR and MENU buttons for a few seconds. You may have to have a few attempts - if you don't press them at the exact same moment either CAR or MENU activates. You know if you have done it right because the red LEDs in the buttons do not illuminate.
WARNING!!!! BE CAREFUL!!! Do not mess with settings in the Hidden Menu unless you know what you are doing. On earlier MMI versions, people managed to activate the bootloader menu and fried their MMI. Use at your own risk. If in doubt, leave well alone!

This worked as expected.

6. Battery Meter.
Enter the Hidden Menu as in step 5 above.
Select Car
Select Carextdevicelist
Check "Battery"
Return
Select Carmenuoperation
Set "Battery" from 0 to 5
Return
Press CAR to exit the hidden menu
Reboot the MMI

Despite doing this, I could not find the battery meter displayed anywhere. I am a muppet though - it may be lurking in a menu I haven't found yet

7. VIM
Video In Motion - prevent the car from suppressing DVD playback once the speed of the car rises above 5mph
I used the same technique as in my C6 with MMI 3G. These are the steps I followed:
[Select]
[5F-Information Electr.]
[Advanced ID - 1A]
Make a note of the Serial Number
Go to Enable VIM TV-playback using VCDS/VAG-COM in your Audi MMI | trick77.com
Follow the link for MMI 3G
Enter your serial number into the input field
Make a note of the personal login code and the alternative login code it returns
[Security Access - 16]
Enter your personal login code.
[Do it!]
If you receive a "code not valid" message try the alternative code. If neither code works it's likely that your control module doesn't support VIM adaptation.
[Adaptation - 10]
Select channel 48
Press read
Set the value from 0 to 255
Press test
Press save
Press "Done, Go Back"
Close VCDS and reboot your MMI as detailed in step 5 above

This works as expected.

8. Passenger door mirror dip on selecting reverse.
When reverse gear is selected, the passenger door mirror dips to show the kerb if the mirror control knob is set to the passenger door mirror position. When driving forwards and exceeding 5mph or when switching off the car, the passenger mirror returns to its original position. If the position of the mirror is changed when dipped, this change is remembered the next time the mirror dips.
[Select]
[52 - Door Elect, Pass]
[Coding - 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on Byte 4 (5th one along from the left)
Set Bit 2 to "on"
[Do It!]

Full details of this mod are lower down in the thread - it is a little disconcerting at the moment because VCDS has no information for the module and displays a warning when selecting Long Coding Helper. This works as expected

9. Disabling seatbelt reminder chimes.
Turn off the annoying "Bing bong" when you move the car on the driveway without your seatbelt fastened.
[Select]
[17 - Instruments]
[Coding - 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on byte 0 and in bit 4 you'll see the selectable option: "Seat Belt Warning inactive"
Check this option
[Do It!]

10. Disabling engine stop when opening driver's door.
Recode the Central Convenience module to STOP the engine from turning off when you get out, having moved the car.
[Select]
[46 - Central Conv.]
[Coding - 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on the red byte (below) and in the binary code you will see: 00000111
Change it to: 00001111
ie. with 1111 at the end not 111

Tab into the next bit box and you will see the code change to 0F (013F062220B9000083200904200104070000000000000000000000000000 to 013B062220B90000832009042001040F0000000000000000000000000000)
[close the long code helper]
[Do It!]


11. Enabling the default distance setting in the MMI for Adaptive Cruise Control
Adding the option to modify the default distance for ACC (values 1 to 4) via the MMI
[Select]
[13 - Auto Distance Regulation]
[Adaptation - 10]
Select channel 07
Press read
Set the value from 0 to 1
Press test
Press save
Press "Done, Go Back"
Close VCDS and reboot your MMI as detailed in step 5 above

In the MMI you should now be able to go to Car > Driver Assistance > Adaptive Cruise and see a new option there to set the adaptive cruise distance.



12. Modifying the High Beam Assist speed threshold

Changing the threshold speed at which High Beam Assist activates
[Select]
[20 - High Beam Assist]
[Adaptation - 10]
From the drop-down menu, select "High Beam Speed Threshold"
In the third entry box down on the left, enter the speed to set the threshold to in KM/h (eg 40)
Press save
Press "Done, Go Back"
Close VCDS and reboot your MMI as detailed in step 5 above



13. Enabling the Daytime Running Lights on/off setting in the MMI

Adding the option to turn off / turn on the DRLs via the MMI
[Select]
[09-Cent. Elect.]
[Coding - 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on byte 3 and enable bit 0 (Daytime running lights adjustable via MMI)
[Do It!]


14. Enabling tourist mode setting for headlights in the MMI
[Select]
[09-Cent. Elect.]
[Coding - 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on byte 4 and enable bit 6
[Do It!]


15. Enable auto handbrake when shift into P
[Select]
[53 - Parking Brake]
[Security Access - 16]
Code displayed to me was - 78713
[Adaption - 10]
[Select]
"Shift P to EPB"
Set to Activated
[Do It!]



16. Close electric boot lid from key

[Select]
[46 - Cent Conv]
[Coding - 07]
Click on byte 2, bit 2
Tick Comfort operation: Remote control active
[Do It!]

[Select]
[4D - Trunk Elec]
[Security Access - 16]
Input 12345
[Adaption - 10]
Activation using rear lid opening button in remote key - Touch function for closing
Change to ACTIVE
[Do It!]

17. Enable double disarm chirp
[Select]
[46 - Central Conv.]
[Adaption - 10]
Channel 63
Add 4
[Do It!]
(Prompt shows options for other settings)

18. Disable DRL dim on turn signal
[Select]
[09 - Central Elec.]
[Security Access - 16]
Code: 20113
[Adaption - 10]
Channel 3
Set between 5 and 100
[Do It!]
(I found 50 to be a good setting)

19. Parking brake release without seat belt on
[Select]
[53 - Parking Brake]
[Security Access - 16]
Code presented by program
[Adaption - 10]
Select from drop down menu
Change parameter
[Do It!]


20. Tail lights on with front DRLs
[Select]
[09-Cent. Elect.]
[Coding - 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on byte 2 and enable bit 7
[Do It!]


21. Enable ripping from CD to MMI HDD

Enter the Hidden Menu as in step 5 above.
Select Main
Select Diagnose
Select Settings
Select Import_Multimedia
Check "Ripping"
Return

Press CAR to exit the hidden menu
Reboot the MMI
 

cata_adc

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part 2

22. Disable NAV & Phone warning messages while entering data at speed

[5F - Information Electr.] -> Adaptation -> Set channel 2 & 3 to 250


23. Enable Adaptive brake lights


[46 - Comfort System] [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 8
Bit 0 – Emergency Brake Flashing via Turn Lights active (1 = active)
Bit 1 – Emergency Brake Flashing via Brake Lights active (1 = active)

24. Enable Independent Fogs control with high beams
[09 – Cent. Elect.] [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 4
Bit 1 – (Front) Uncheck the box or change :Bit 1 to 0
Bit 2 – (Rear) Uncheck the box or change :Bit 2 to 0

25. Enable TPMS
* You need the 1AT ABS unit – check your stickers (1AS does not work)
[Hidden menu] [car] [cardevicelist] [RDK] Enable
[Hidden menu] [car] [carmenuoperation] [Tires Air Pressure Control] Set to 5

[03 - ABS Brakes]
[Security Access - 16] (probably with login code: 61378)
[Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 1
Bit 3 - Tire Pressure Monitoring (PR-7K6) active (1 = active)

The TPMS need to be enabled in the Instrument Cluster:
[17 - Instruments]
[Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 4
Bit 0 - Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) installed (1 = active)
Reset MMI

26. Set Audi parking system - Switch OFF Speed
[10 - Park/Steer Assist] [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 23
Set to 20 (max value in km/h)

27. Adjust LED brightness
[09 – Cent. Elect.] [Security Access - 16] (enter security code. One of the default codes is- 20113)
[Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 3
Set between 5 and 100

28. Adjust bluetooth microphone sensitivity

Hidden menu
Diagnose
Settings
Mic sensiblity - choose -6db/0db/+6db

29. Enable Drivers Memory Seat
36: Seat Mem - 07 Coding - Long Coding Helper - change Byte 2, bit 0, to 1
Seat memory will be there however greyed out in MMI
Press and hold down unlock button on key fob for 5 seconds for the windows to come down
Press and hold down lock button on key fob for 5 seconds for the windows to go back up
In MMI, Seat Adjustment you are now able to find Driver's seat, you can set Key memory on/off. Set it "on" for both keys separately.

30. Disable/memorize/invert Start & Stop:

- module 09-Cent. Elec.
- enter Security Code (20113)
- Adaptation on Channel 34:
subtract 4 to the value --> Start&Stop always disabled
add 32 to the value --> memorize last status (the Start & Stop status at engine startup will be the one at last engine shutdown)
- test & save
In addition of these values, if you add 64 to the value, the Start & Stop button light will be reversed: off if Start & Stop is disabled, and on if Start & Stop is enabled

31. Activation of footwell lighting for vehicles without Lighting Pack / Ambient Lighting
This allows you to use the MMI to set the footwell lighting level while driving. Tested on cars with MMI 3G+ (Tech pack).

[Select]
[09-Cent. Elect]
[Coding - 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on byte 16 and enable bit 6
[Do It!]

Enter the Hidden Menu as in step 5 above.
Select Car
Select Cardevicelist
Check "Interior Light"
Return
Select Carmenuoperation
Set "Interior Light" from 0 to 5
Return
Press CAR to exit the hidden menu
Reboot the MMI

And a little bonus :

Lowering AAS with VCDS

0) Set your car to "Auto" mode (not dynamic, comfort, etc.). Make sure car is on level ground. Close doors. If any doors are opened during the procedure, it will be interrupted. Make sure your car is NOT in a towing or tire changing mode.
1) Load up VCDS, go to Module 34 - Level Control
2) Go to "10 - Adaptation", take note of 4 values titled as "Body height front left wheel house edge" - mine were set to around 384 from factory.
3) Take the values you noted above, and ADD your desired drop in millimeters (mm) to each value, write it down... So if your left front wheel was 384.5, your new value will be 401.5. Repeat for the other wheels. It is not critical to be 100% precise here, rounding the values is fine. Note that maximum Audi-approved drop is 17mm from what I've gathered. You can go lower, but if you go lower, you're also affecting other systems, such as cameras, adaptive cruise, etc., so be careful.

Technically, if you want this procedure to be done properly, instead of taking existing values, you will measure all 4 wheels after completion of the step 7, and then add your drop value if desired. Suspension height values are measured from the center of the wheel to the edge of the fender.

4) Go to Security Access, enter code provided on the following website, under VCDS section, item #3 (I'm not posting this directly to avoid spreading sensitive data, although it's been posted on other forums in past) http://www.stemei.de/pages/coding/au...ng-des-aas.php
5) You should get a message stating that security code has been accepted - if you don't, something failed, stop doing what you're doing
6) Go to 04 - Basic Settings

*** IMPORTANT: Whatever you do, DO NOT select "Reset All Adaptations" - this is not undoable, and will require a visit to the dealer. ***

7) Select "Activate Level Control", hit "Go", wait for it to complete (should only take a second, until it says "not running").
8) Select "Delete Calibration For Level Control", hit "Go", wait for it to complete, your car will throw a fault code and you will see an error message stating Air Suspension Malfunction - this is normal.
7) Select "Start Up to Reference Level", hit "Go". This step will take about a minute, and your car will go up/down during the process (you'll hear hissing noises). Wait for it to complete, until it says "not running". DO NOT use the "start up to reference level production" option.
9) Select "Go Back", go to "10 - Adaptation" on the previous screen.
10) Next you will need to enter new adaptation values for all 4 wheels. Select "Body height front left wheel house edge", then enter new adaptation value, and hit "Do it", then repeat for the other 3 wheels. I did it in the order the menu was arranged (FL, RL, FR, RR) - not sure if the order matters, but just in case. Each time you enter a value, you should get a message stating that it has been accepted.
11) After you're done entering adaptation for all 4 wheels, select "Go Back", and return to "04 - Basic Settings" again.
12) In basic settings, select "Calibrate Level Control" and hit go, it will take a few seconds. Wait for it to say "not running". If you get an error during this step, you either missed a step, or something went horribly wrong.
13) Select "Activate Level Control", hit "Go"
14) You're done, now go to "02 - Fault Codes" and Reset codes.

If this did or didn't work - please share your experience with the rest of us here.

UPDATE:

There is an additional setting that will prevent your car from auto-lowering at ~30 mph, as well as allow you to raise the suspension while driving at any speed. Standard settings gray out the "raise" button over a certain speed, and are particularly annoying if your car is lowered via the steps above and you would like to keep it raised for an extended period of time (such as city driving with a lot of dips, bumps, ramps, sloped driveways, etc.)

1) Launch the green menu by holding Car + Menu buttons. (If you don't know how to enable or use the green menu, see the main VCDS thread)
2) Go to "car" then "carmenuoperation" menu
3) Scroll down to "suspension"
4) Change the value to "5"
5) Press the center menu knob to save
6) Reboot the MMI (Menu button +Center knob+Top Right soft button)
7) Turn the ignition on/off

Happy Holidays guys !!

Best regards
 

dave_ph

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Great info, thanks
 

Devilz

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Totally possible. Audi and authorised partners are not gonna turn away work like this. Update should the approx 45mins to an hour on average. Expect £95+vat as an average costing.

What is the benefit of getting firmware/software update other than I can have lap timer in my DIS? £95 + VAT is too much money only to get lap timer in DIS IMO
 

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What is the benefit of getting firmware/software update other than I can have lap timer in my DIS? £95 + VAT is too much money only to get lap timer in DIS IMO
Change notes are not supplied but like with any software or firmware update, these normally fix bugs / issues, introduce new features or the support for new possible features etc etc.

The following is a video of the Lap Timer, which I activated on an A6 TDI. It includes a Gear Change Indicator:

 

cata_adc

Registered User
I have successfully activated lap timer on my BiTdi and also for a friend today. Both cars are made in 2013, have found that on previous models 2012 and late 2011 lap timer function doesn't work
What I like the most is oil temperature function

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Bailey C7

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How much do you want for the dongle?
 

Devilz

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Does this needs updating?

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Does this needs updating?

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Maps aside you are on MMI Firmware v0485. The most up to date firmware is v9411. v0770 saw a number of bugs / issues fixed so if possible I would look to update to that as a minimum. I did two A6 4G's the other week and found the MMI more responsive, Audi Connect relocated, option to assign / use both a sim card and mobile phone with data at the same time + more:

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dave_ph

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In anticipation that my MMI will be out of date when I pick the car up on Friday (as it's a 61reg and had 1 owner since new).....

Do you have a download link to the updated firmware?

Cheers
 

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In anticipation that my MMI will be out of date when I pick the car up on Friday (as it's a 61reg and had 1 owner since new).....

Do you have a download link to the updated firmware?

Cheers
I have an Audi service subscription, cannot share.
 

Devilz

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Maps aside you are on MMI Firmware v0485. The most up to date firmware is v9411. v0770 saw a number of bugs / issues fixed so if possible I would look to update to that as a minimum. I did two A6 4G's the other week and found the MMI more responsive, Audi Connect relocated, option to assign / use both a sim card and mobile phone with data at the same time + more:

"The latest version for Audi A6 with MMI 3G+ is K0900! No any other available."

This is what I got response in email from one company. I tried finding latest firmware as you mentioned i.e. v9411. Is this same as K0900 or lower?

Thanks
 
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"The latest version for Audi A6 with MMI 3G+ is K0900! No any other available."

This is what I got response in email from one company. I tried finding latest firmware as you mentioned is v9411. Is this same as K0900 or lower?

Thanks
Apologies I got my MS OneNote notes mixed up. For the A6 4G MMI3GP the most recent firmware is indeed K0900.

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Do you supply the file for upgrade??
I can perform the update but I would be breaking the terms and conditions of my contract if I "shared" it.
 

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Where are you based?
 

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Will pm you later this evening. Working my way through my inbox at the moment. Should be able to work something out :)
 

Tendaimwari

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“Disabling engine stop when opening driver's door” does not work on my 2012 Avant, even though VCDS indicates it was already implemented.

When I access the module and then long coding it shows that the long coding has already been changed from 07 to 0F with the binary reading 00001111. However, when the drivers door is opened the engine still switches off...
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This is probably the most annoying feature, even more so than the seat belt chime.

Any ideas or assistance will be greatly appreciated.
 
Could anyone tell me how to get the security code needed when lowering plz ? I’m not sure if the above link still gives out the data required ,
Ta
 

dt-tdi

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Is there a setting in VCDS to turn the air conditioning off when the front windscreen de-mister is pressed?
The default setting is on.
 
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