A question we get asked a lot, so I've just bought a new car, what vagcom tweaks can I have done.

There are plenty of threads and information out there to explain how it is done, we have taken several online articles and our own internal notes and put them into categories for an easy understanding.

Please note, depending on your model and year vehicle, not all tweaks may be available to you.

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Lighting

Fogs as DRLs
Description: Use your fog lights instead of your low beams for DRLs.

Fogs with High Beams
Description: Your fog lights will become independent of your high beams, and will not go out when you turn on your high beams.

Fogs as Cornering Lights
Description: if your fog lights are not on, but your headlights are, it will illuminate the fog in the direction you are turning at low speeds)


Auto On/Off Headlights w/o Auto Switch
Description: this will make your headlights go on/off with your ignition if they are in the ON position.

Enable DRL Turn On/Off in MFI (2011+ Only)
Description: Under lighting in your MFI, you can check DRL's on or off (this is better than hard coding them off)


Disable DRL with Turn Signal (2012 Only)
Description: When you activate your blinker, the LED DRL next to it will turn off until the blinker is turned off.
This one is a little more involved, so here is an external link: LED DRL Dim when Turn Signal Active

Emergency Brake Flashing
Description: If you brake hard enough, this will automatically flash your brake lights and/or turn signals until you let off the brake pedal

Comfort Turn Signal Count 1-5
Description: When you tap your blinker it will auto blink 3 times by default, this changes the count
Coming Home Lights
Description: Coming home activation requires you to pull the high beam stalk back briefly after shutting the vehicle off and before exiting. This will turn on your lights for a set period of time after you get out of the car. After this is enabled, it can be turned on/off in the MFA, and you can adjust the time period. Leaving home function requires an auto switch and light sensor.



Convenience


Windows: Roll Up/Down with Key
Description: Hold down the unlock button on your keyfob to roll down the windows.

Doors Auto Lock/Unlock
Description: when the vehicle is started, the doors will automatically lock; when the vehicle is turned off, the doors will automatically unlock.

Windows Up After Car is Turned Off
Description :To allow opening of your doors while the windows are going up or down, after
shutting of the car. I don't remember what the time limit is, but you can also roll up the windows after you have turned off the car, and opened a door.

Disable Seat Belt, Washer Fluid, and Brake Pad Warnings
Description :This allows user to disable any of the above mentioned warnings. Seatbelt warning, Washer Fluid Warning, and Brake Pad Warning Lights.

Disable Seat Belt, Washer Fluid, and Brake Pad Warnings

Navigation Input Speed Threshold

Lock/Unlock Confirmations (horn/lights)
Description: When you lock your car, it flashes the lights and honks the horn. When you unlock, it flashes the lights. There are other options.
Pic tutorial: Horn Confirmation when Locking MFA Menu (Kindly check the bottom of the page).

KESSY: Lock Car While Running
Description: this allows you to to start your car with KESSY, then get out with the key, and lock the car with the remote.

Wipers: Enable Tear Drop Wiping on Front Wiper
Description: This will wipe your front window one extra time, after a pause, when you use your front wiper squirter.

Wipers: Enable Tear Drop Wiping on Rear Wiper
Description: This will wipe your rear window one extra time, after a pause, when you use your rear wiper squirter.

Wipers: Disable Rear Wiper with Reverse Gear
Description: If your front wipers are running and you put it in reverse, the rear wiper runs by default. This disables that feature.

Wipers: Disable Rear Wiper
Description: Completely disables your rear wiper

Steering Wheel Push-To-Talk Button as Mute
Description: Converts the push to talk button your steering wheel into a mute button.

Mirror Adjust Menu in MFA for 2011+
Description: Gives you a menu in the MFA to adjust mirrors together or individually.
Pic tutorial: Mirror Adjust MFA Menu (Kindly check the bottom of the page.)

Mirror and Rear Window Heaters: Extend the Active Time
Description: Mirror and Rear window heaters run for 10 minutes by default, you can extend that as long as you want

Driver Seat Heater Memory
Description: When you turn the car on, the driver's seat ONLY will resume its last setting (Off, 1, 2, 3) automatically.

Passenger Seat Heater Memory (2012 Only)
Description: When you turn the car on, the passenger will resume it's last setting (Off, 1, 2, 3) automatically.

Disable TPMS
Description: For cars with TPMS sensors in the wheels, you can disable the light for winter wheels or wheels without sensors.


Instruments

Disable Seatbelt Warning
Description: Disable seatbelt warning chime and light

Gauge Cluster Staging a.k.a Gauge Sweep
Description: When you turn your ignition to on, the gauges will "Sweep" to max, and then fall back to zero
Note: Does not work on G clusters, you can see which one you have in an autoscan under Instruments. It's the last letter of the part no.




Driver assistance

Electronic Differential Lock (XDS) Strength
Description: XDS is the electronic differential lock. On higher HP models (Scirocco R), this is set to 2, whereas the default on the GTI is 0. At 2, the system is more aggressive at applying brake pressure to the inside/slipping tire.

Brake Assist
Description: Brake assist will make it so you do not have to push down on the brake pedal as hard before the brakes engage. It does not actually make the brakes any stronger. Some people like this, some people feel it makes heel/toe harder.

Driver Steering Recommendation (DSR)
Description: DSR is the use of sensors relating to the ESP sense when the car is going into a skid, and the steering ECU automatically provides a prompt to the driver to correct the car trajectory by giving the steering wheel a quick 'nudge'. There are 3 settings, nobody has reported changing this and if 1 or 2 is better than stock.

Torque Steer Compensation (TSC)
Description: Using the Steering Assist controller (not the brakes), TSC will help prevent torque steer on tuned cars. A TSC of 1 is used by default in higher HP FWD VW models like the VR6 FWD Passat.

Disable ESP
Description: This is not considered safe. The ESP in the MK6 is very good and not too obtrusive. That said, if you want to take the risk and turn it off, this is the only known way to accomplish that.

Hill Hold Control
Description: Hill hold control (assist) is where the car will apply the brakes on a hill when stopped. It will occur if facing uphill with the car in a forward gear, or if facing downhill in reverse. Modifying this setting changes when the brakes release. You can also disable it completely.

Adjusting Service Intervals
Description: Do you change your oil more often than every 15k kms and would prefer it tell you at 7.5k kms? That's what this is for.