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compu_85 April 30th, 2012 08:44

Passat NMS VCDS Tricks / Upgrades
 
Starting this thread to keep track of VCDS tips and tricks which apply to the American Passat. A lot will carry over from other models, but this will give one spot to look for Passat owners.

Here's a list of links:

Enable Rain Sensing Wipers. 2012s come with this turned off.

Enable Rain Closing Feature. Shuts all the windows and sunroof when the alarm is set and the windshield gets wet.

Remote Control Windows / Sunroof. As of April 2012 we do not know how to enable remote control of the windows. I was able to get remote opening / closure of the sunroof working by changing the long coding on my Body Control Module.

Enable Voice Commands on the RNS-510 These get turned off by an update, but are easy to re-activate.

Enable the factory perimeter alarm. This is a very basic alarm system. Many cars didn't have this turned on from the factory.

Thanks,

-Jason

VeeDubTDI April 30th, 2012 08:46

Rain-closing video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csex2ceKyqE

wolfsburg_de May 1st, 2012 06:35

Here are some links to our wiki pages (which are evolving):

http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index...t_%28NMS/A3%29

http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index...S/A3%29_Tweaks

compu_85 May 2nd, 2012 18:40

I found you can pick a combination of options in the BCM which puts a menu option in the MFA for the daytime running lights :cool:

-J

compu_85 May 2nd, 2012 19:22

I'll have to go look at the car again, I want to give the exact bits I checked.

Note that I had to get the latest VCDS from Ross-Tech's website, even though the version on my computer said it was up to date. The version I had didn't have descriptions for the long coding bits.

-J

VeeDubTDI May 3rd, 2012 07:50

This is a factual reference thread, not an argument about history and semantics. All are advised to keep it civil and think before posting.

Niner May 3rd, 2012 08:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by compu_85 (Post 3790263)
I'll have to go look at the car again, I want to give the exact bits I checked.

Note that I had to get the latest VCDS from Ross-Tech's website, even though the version on my computer said it was up to date. The version I had didn't have descriptions for the long coding bits.

-J

Cable arrives tomorrow morning... will VCDS 11.11 cover it? I loaded it 4/30/2012? Or are you on a beta tester version?

wolfsburg_de May 3rd, 2012 08:53

The latest version (and the one that should be used) is Release 11.11.3

http://www.ross-tech.com/vcds/download/current.html

There is currently no beta.

compu_85 May 3rd, 2012 15:51

By enabling Byte 15 bit 7 in the BCM I got this nice menu option in the MFD:

http://pics.tdiclub.com/data/3210/Pa...de-MFA-DRL.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-S.../P08538700.jpg

You can also change the DRLs to only come on when the headlight switch is set to auto by checking Byte 26 Bit 3:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-D...2520option.JPG

-J

Niner May 3rd, 2012 18:01

I thank ye very kindly Jason... Keep in mind Matt has set my DRL's so that they were off all the time, I think he unchecked box 6?


I had to click both box 6 and box 7 to get mine to work, 3 was already clicked. Went into 09 Electronics>07 coding> Long Coding, then had to press the down arrow alot of times to scroll to the right to get to the correct box to check the proper boxes to get a C8 configuration.... With only box 7 checked I kept on getting an 08 configuration.... missed box 6 needing setting also, 3 was already set. Live and learn with hexidecimal, when one is not a digital wizard.

Edit: Something else I found in there is that you can enable your car to beep the horn twice when the alarm gets turned off and you un arm it to open up the door. Didn't test it when I changed it, and had the car unlocked since it was in the garage, but I found it today when I was parked in public and came back to the car, I'd completely forgotten about that change. Two beeps from unlocking was a first on the passat.

Many thanks to the folks at VCDS for finding the goodies in there for us.

Niner May 8th, 2012 07:58

Credit to Wolfsburg de...

How to adjust your MFI fuel MPG readings if they are optimistic or pessimistic.

Mine has shown itself to be optimistic by 1.8 mpg or 5%. I just used VCDS to go into 17-Instruments->Adaptation->"Display correction of consumption and operating range", and put in a new value of 105%. The controller accepted it but I haven't had a chance to find out if that has the desired effect. I only fill up about once per month so it may be a while.

mrfly19 May 10th, 2012 18:35

Tweaks
 
Thanks for the tip. I did both worked great



Quote:

Originally Posted by compu_85
Here's a list of links:

Enable Rain Sensing Wipers. 2012s come with this turned off.

Enable Rain Closing Feature. Shuts all the windows and sunroof when the alarm is set and the windshield gets wet.

Remote Control Windows / Sunroof. As of April 2012 we do not know how to enable remote control of the windows. I was able to get remote opening / closure of the sunroof working by changing the long coding on my Body Control Module.


Thanks,

-Jason


Manitoba TDI Passat May 12th, 2012 13:54

Dedicated Area for 2012 Passat Appreciated
 
Great to have one dedicated area for the new 2012 Passat, it really makes it easy to find the info you need. My Thanks!

compu_85 May 12th, 2012 15:19

I found that by changing the cluster's country code to Saudi Arabia the seatbelt chime changes to a much more pleasant one. You can then go through the MFD and change all the units back to what you want. The climatronic displays match the setting in the cluster :cool:

Still haven't figured out how to get the single side parking lights working :/

-J

40X40 May 12th, 2012 17:57

Single side parking lights?

Try turning the car off and then turning on the turn signal on the side of the car that you want the SS parking light to light up on.

Works on my 2006 jetta without any VCDS help. Other models may not work this way.

Bill


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