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Old August 30th, 2017, 08:37   #16
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http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index...rofitting_(4F)

I had to use some coding from this thread on my 14 because the helper wouldent help: http://forums.ross-tech.com/showthre...Hitch-Retrofit

Most cars w/OEM Trailer hitch did not get the plug installed, dunno why.. but it should be correctly coded.. everything should be there tho, tow module, radiator fans, etc.. they wanted to make you pay $100 for the OEM part when you can get it off Amazon for $10 (From same company that makes OEM part, they are identical)
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Old September 3rd, 2017, 19:14   #17
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I wonder why they disabled the side assist when towing? It seems like a benefit to keep it working...

Borrowed the q7 and we got 14mpg towing the Shasta (too hot to take the V10 and have any gremlin issues again). I'm surprised it was so low
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I hooked a small cargo trailer up before I had everything coded, the side assist would stay on and error after a short time and disable its self until you power cycled.. it monitors quite a ways behind you to look for fast approaching vehicles that are passing.. if it sees the trailer or a bike rack behind you its partially blind and may not be as reliable as you've became accustomed too.. With a trailer your blind spot is much larger too, so its best not to rely on the sensors in these situations as each load could have entirely different characteristics.

Now with it properly coded its disabled when towing is active, and if you try to push the button with a trailer hooked up a message is displayed 'Side Assist disabled while towing'

What speed were you towing? I was getting 22mpg towing a cricket at 65mph, 20mpg @ 70mph and 16mpg @ 80mph.. fuel economy drops dramatically with speed, more so than my 2.0L Golf ever did.. but then again I never hooked a camper up to the Golf and this had at least half a ton on anything the golf towed.
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