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    genebaby What changes can be done to the...

    genebaby What changes can be done to the DRLs/Indicators on a mk7.5 with LED headlight fittings? Not much - I suspect!

    Almost certainly, your can will have Light Control Modules (LCMs) @ address...
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    hmm....... let's not confuse what some folk call...

    hmm....... let's not confuse what some folk call a DRL (lamp) with the DRL function that is described in the ADR. Mk7 Golfs and other VAG vehicles have a single multi-purpose lamp which at various...
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    Hillbilly: It really depends on what type of...

    Hillbilly: It really depends on what type of headlights were installed in the car from new (i.e. incandescent, or HID) and therefore which pins on the hex09 module control the DRL/Parking-light...
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    Genebaby:hi again The instructions that I...

    Genebaby:hi again

    The instructions that I wrote for the heartbeat tweak in VCDS speak were intended to apply to the KESSY module called Acc/Start Auth. which lives @ address hex05 on the CAN...
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    ^^^greg: You could be correct, but I don't think...

    ^^^greg: You could be correct, but I don't think that this explains why SOC has been removed in later model cars. Fact remains that regardless of the type of battery used in SS cars (EFB, or AGM),...
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    It doesn't matter if "Byte 18 has no tick boxes"...

    It doesn't matter if "Byte 18 has no tick boxes" -you don't need access to the long code helper screens on VCDS to make changes to Byte 18.

    Here's a picture of the appropriate VCDS screen (taken...
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    greg: If your car has Start Stop (as it almost...

    greg: If your car has Start Stop (as it almost certainly will have if it was sold in Australia) then it will have a Battery monitor control module integrated into the negative battery lead - which...
  8. Thread: Coding of Mk8

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    ^^^hmm..... more optimism!! I hope you guys are...

    ^^^hmm..... more optimism!! I hope you guys are correct - but SFD is a paradigm shift in security. Mk8 may look like "just a facelift Mk7 (built on the same MQB platform)" - but the DNA of MQB37W...
  9. Thread: Coding of Mk8

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    ^^^^ Tigger: I like your optimism about someone...

    ^^^^ Tigger: I like your optimism about someone cracking the security , but I suspect that it's a tad exaggerated (at the very least)!.

    SFD (Schutz FahrzeugDiagnose= Vehicle Diagnostic...
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    ^^^looks interesting- thanks for posting. Bit...

    ^^^looks interesting- thanks for posting. Bit like an extended form of POLAR FIS with added extras - but geeze it's a tad pricey @ $1,300 AUD (even with the price including freight!!!:rolleyes:)....
  11. ^^^^^^If you put the remote in the space next to...

    ^^^^^^If you put the remote in the space next to the fuse-board, you can use the remote's native battery instead of the car battery because access is relatively easy - simply drop the glove-box. Yes,...
  12. genebaby: The length of the 2 x switch wires...

    genebaby: The length of the 2 x switch wires (with their connectors) depends on where you intend to put the modified remote device. On my original Golf, I decided to place the remote device behind...
  13. What??? $44 for a short length of wire with 2 x...

    What??? $44 for a short length of wire with 2 x connectors is outrageous!!

    If you re-read my first post (the bit where I show a picture of the OEM connector), you will find that I had considered...
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    genebaby: If the harness is designed for...

    genebaby: If the harness is designed for incandescent lights, then most definitely - NO!!

    NAR (North America Region) tails don't have separate turn-signal lamps (for incandescent fittings) - they...
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    Difficult to be precise as to whether it's the...

    Difficult to be precise as to whether it's the sensor,itself. But,if the front radar errors keep reappearing intermittently - it strongly suggests that you have a recurring problem either with the...
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    ^^^ ^hmm........ OK. Fact is though that the DTC ...

    ^^^ ^hmm........ OK. Fact is though that the DTC is quite specific (Cruise Control Front Distance Range Sensor separated). So, either the module is lying, or it really happened through someone...
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    might have something to do with the route of the...

    might have something to do with the route of the OEM exhausts
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    Reedy: hi. I apologize in advance for not...

    Reedy: hi. I apologize in advance for not agreeing with other responses, and your battery may well be approaching the end of its useful life - but I very much doubt that the DTCs in your scan report...
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    hmm...... I assume that reference in your link to...

    hmm...... I assume that reference in your link to "Courtesy Control Unit" (CCU) means Body Control Module in mk7 Golf speak. Both the glove-box light and the rear lid switch do terminate (ultimately)...
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    Wow- that's odd indeed (not that the button has...

    Wow- that's odd indeed (not that the button has stop working - but that SS now doesn't operate as a consequence). It would be real interesting to understand how the button has failed. Meaning that a...
  21. genebaby: Hi - I'm surprised that this DIY...

    genebaby: Hi - I'm surprised that this DIY project is still of interest after all these years!!

    Anyhow as to your question - my suspicion is that the short answer is No (at least not for OEM...
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    Jonas: Hi - hope you are keeping COVID safe way...

    Jonas: Hi - hope you are keeping COVID safe way up there in the deep north!!

    You just mentioned the dreaded LCM word!! It's a deal-breaker for changing the lighting functions on the headlight...
  23. Thread: TJA on 2018 MK7.5

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    sootchicker: I'm not entirely convince about the...

    sootchicker: I'm not entirely convince about the description of TJA on your black page. I guess that it does work as described - but it does lots of other stuff too (see here)

    Before Kamold...
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    Jon: Hi Here's a bunch of prerequisites that...

    Jon: Hi
    Here's a bunch of prerequisites that must be satisfied for SS to successfully stop the engine


    The vehicle is stationary (speed = 0km/h).
    The engine speed is below 1200rpm.
    The...
  25. The fuel gauge needle position can be adjusted on...

    The fuel gauge needle position can be adjusted on Mk7's - but you need access to a diagnostic cable like VCDS, or OBD11. But this facility modifies the overall reading - it won't change the...
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