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What tool for coding some retrofits

jwhat Sep 11, 2020

  1. jwhat

    jwhat Member VCDS Map User

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    I've got a reverse camera, hill hold assist and driver assist parts coming for my 2017 Avant, what's the best thing to code them?
    VCDS, VCP or OBDeleven?
     
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  3. HMG1K

    HMG1K Registered User

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    Carista, cheaper, better and via an app on Bluetooth. OBD Eleven has awful and rude tech support from the developer
     
  4. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member

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    Carista took years to properly support the B9 A9, and released only beta versions in the begining which were woeful. Whereas ODB11 just worked and is free to use once purchased if you use their long coding instead of the apps. There is also plenty of support out there.
     
  5. HMG1K

    HMG1K Registered User

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    Carista has a stack load of fully fledged mods for the A5 B9.5 compared to four on the OBD 11
     
  6. DJAlix

    DJAlix VAG Car Coding™ Limited Site Sponsor Gold Supporter VCDS Map User VAG Can Professional ODIS (Offboard Diagnostic System)

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    Carista cannot code your planned retrofits as it only really offers a list of “pre-set” options. You need a tool which will allow both long coding and adaptation channel editing like VCDS.
     
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  7. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member

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    Quite...
     
  8. AudiUser01

    AudiUser01 Registered User

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    I've stumbled across a few horror stories about peoples attempts at coding. Someone changed their start up screen to say Quattro and it messed up their fuel gauge from working! Apparently the Quattro models have two fuel tanks instead of one on non-quarto cars. It didn't just change the start up screen. It made the entire car think it was Quattro. Not only that but apparently the car now also thought it was left hand drive!

    I'd be wary of any coding and would feel a lot happier finding a professional for retrofit coding work. Although there is no way to know if they are doing it properly either. Just be very careful and most importantly, whatever you are using, backup your existing code values or write them down in case it goes wrong and you need to revert.

    I'm looking at getting the reverse camera and folding mirrors for mine too but I would like to take it to a shop who can do it all for me. If anyone has any recommendations for the South East of where I can get that done I'm all ears!
     
  9. jasa004

    jasa004 Registered User

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    I would suggest OBD11 Pro(long code option). Plenty of threads and guides out there already for most of common and doable retrofits. Even if the guide is in VCDS coding, its easily done with obd11 as well. For some retrofits u might need a VCP flash or the kufatec dongle tho. As coding is not enough u need to change camera parameters ( i think this goes for the OEM reverse cam)
     
  10. pinut

    pinut Registered User

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    it did not messed up mine...
    my start-up screen is Quattro and everything works fine...

    i code mine using VCDS...
     
  11. jwhat

    jwhat Member VCDS Map User

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    Thanks for the replies guys, I've been using the old VCDS for a few years but with the B9 I need the newer cable so I was seeing what other options are out there first.
     

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