How to reset the Fuel Monitor to pass CA Smog?

mchapek

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Joined
Aug 23, 2006
Location
Santa Maria, CA
TDI
03 Jetta wagon, 2014 Passat, 2015 Golf Sportwagen
My 2015 Golf Sportwagon TDI can't pass it's bi-annual smog test as the Fuel Monitor won't reset. I've run thru the Drive Cycle (that I got from this site) 8 times this morning and it still won't reset. The local VW Dealer had my car for 3 days last week (doing whatever they do) to try to get it to reset. There are no codes, and the Dealer even ran a Diagnostic showing there are no problems. It does have a Kerma Stage 1 (Eco) tune since Oct 2020 (and it passed smog 2 years ago with said tune). Any ideas? I saw a thread here from a 2012 Passat owner who had the same problem and was told to contact Kerma (turns out his tune was older and a newer tune fixed his problem). I already emailed Kerma about it just in case, just wondering if anybody has any other ideas on why that one specific monitor wont' reset.
 

chriscott

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Mar 11, 2024
Location
Auburn CA
TDI
Bettle, Golf, Passat, Jetta
If you do no get an email reply back, I would call Chris at Kermatdi. He is very responsive and has helped me out source parts for an auto to manual transmission conversion on my 2002 Jetta TDI.
 

mchapek

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Joined
Aug 23, 2006
Location
Santa Maria, CA
TDI
03 Jetta wagon, 2014 Passat, 2015 Golf Sportwagen
So I got an email from Charlie at KermaTDI on Monday with some guidance on what was likely going on and how to get it resolved, thanks so much, you were super helpful! Took it back to the dealer for a re-check and all is well, thanks so much!
 
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jhpnster

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Joined
May 8, 2024
Location
Los Angeles
TDI
2013 Jetta Sportwagen TDI
So I got an email from Charlie at KermaTDI on Monday with some guidance on what was likely going on and how to get it resolved, thanks so much, you were super helpful! Took it back to the dealer for a re-check and all is well, thanks so much!
So what did you have to do?
 
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