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VW Passat Family (NMS and B7) TDIs (2012+) Discussion area for the 2012+ Passat TDI (North American and rest of world versions versions). The North American model was previously codenamed NMS (New Midsize Sedan) and the version the rest of the world gets is sometimes referred to as B7.

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Old June 13th, 2012, 03:27   #46
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... wait for glow plug light to go out...
Thanks for the reminder about the glow plug light. I had completely forgotten about it...these GPs warm up so fast (ditto for my 09), I never even notice the light...
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Old June 13th, 2012, 07:09   #47
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But you have KESSY, so it's not really important. The car will automatically wait for the glow plugs.
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Old June 16th, 2012, 09:28   #48
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Here in Louisiana, I'd imagine it will be November before it gets cool enough to even think about glow plugs.

I'm going to upgrade my old KEY-USB dongle from my former B5 A4 for a new HEX-USB+CAN cable. Not a bad price at all when you trade in your old cable!
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Old July 18th, 2012, 18:15   #49
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Just got my HEX-USB+CAN cable and enabled some features. Absolutely LOVE IT! I had a friend do the auto wipers way back (which are awesome) so now I've adjusted my MFD consumption gauge and enabled the auto close w/rain.

Other than wipers, auto close, seat belt chime and the MFD changes, are there any tricks or info that's been discovered? Checked the Ross-Tech wiki and I don't see much else.
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Old July 18th, 2012, 18:30   #50
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Just got my HEX-USB+CAN cable and enabled some features. Absolutely LOVE IT! I had a friend do the auto wipers way back (which are awesome) so now I've adjusted my MFD consumption gauge and enabled the auto close w/rain.

Other than wipers, auto close, seat belt chime and the MFD changes, are there any tricks or info that's been discovered? Checked the Ross-Tech wiki and I don't see much else.
You can set up your DRL's so that they can be activated or deactivated through the MFI stalk. Set up a speed limit warning in the Arabic section, then redo your gauges to miles from metric.

Try reading this sticky from the start? Also adjust your MFI for more accurate consumption estimates for fuel. We still haven't figured out how to get it to notify us of a DPF regeneration yet.
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Old July 18th, 2012, 18:46   #51
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I thought I read somewhere that you can change the lane change blinker from 3 flashes to 4. Is that true? I evidently don't change lanes quickly enough, and one more blink would come in handy!
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Old July 18th, 2012, 19:16   #52
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You can also set the turn signals to turn off the DRL on the side where the turn signal is flashing. This help the turn signal to stand out.
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Enable fog lights use with high beams on.
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Increase the voltage to the headlights and taillights for brighter lighting. (I set them to 13.0 volts, instead of the 12.6 v that was factory set.)

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Old July 18th, 2012, 21:29   #53
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I thought I read somewhere that you can change the lane change blinker from 3 flashes to 4. Is that true? I evidently don't change lanes quickly enough, and one more blink would come in handy!
This is true. You can set it from 2 to 5... Ours is set to 4 blinks.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 04:42   #54
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This is true. You can set it from 2 to 5... Ours is set to 4 blinks.
Where is this setting?
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Adaptation on the BCM. It has comfort blinkers in the title.
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Adaptation on the BCM. It has comfort blinkers in the title.
via Ross-Tech VCDS software, or on the stalk inside the car?
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via Ross-Tech VCDS software, or on the stalk inside the car?
VCDS is required to change the number of blinks (2-5). The MFI setting only enables/disables the comfort blinkers.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 10:39   #58
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Did some more digging, you can disable/enable "Comfort blinking" via the MFI or via VCDS CODING, 09 Comfort module, I believe it is Byte 16-->Bit 0. To change the number of blinks, in the 09 Comfort module you need to select ADAPTATION, then from the pull down menu select "Comfort Turn Signals (cycles)" this is channel 31, then adjust the number of blinks and save. Hopefully this works.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 12:12   #59
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Comfort blinking? I turned that right off in the dealership parking lot. Had it in an A3 across the pond. I hate that. But each to his own and nice to have the option to tinker with it to your liking.

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That's available in the MFA, turn off the check box on ATA confirm.
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