Audi 2014 A8L configuration / mods

Overview

There are a lot of "hidden features" that are available in other countries that are not enabled in the NA version of the A8. Most of this seems to be to avoid lawsuits. I can't fault Audi for this, people sue each other and everyone around them for stupid things they do.

I've use the VCDS system (ex VAG-COM) for years, previously on my 2002 A8L. I've been collecting information on the tweaks I can do, and the ones highlighted in green are those I have done and verified. Yellow means I want to do them, and they are not done yet.

I need to thank 2 people here for a lot of information I used starting this list, Jack88 from the Ross-Tech forum, and Jan from Trick77.

VCDS programming

If you don't know what this is, you should buy one, not cheap but great support. Don't buy the clone programming dongles. You will have issues and they will not support you. Go to Ross-Tech.com and buy one.

module passwords

used for the "security" option in certain controllers

09 - Central Electrics: 20113
10 - parking: 71679 ??
13 - Auto Distance Regulation: 20103
6D - Trunk Electric: 12345

driving mode display - 02 - Auto Trans

Change the driving mode display from D or S to D1, D2, or S1 S2 etc. to show the gear you are in

[adaptation] "Single Gear Display"

default was D off / S off changed to D on/S oner] -> Byte 1 -> Bit 1 change 1 to 0.

seat heater timing - 08 - Auto HVAC- done need to verify

Disable the automatic change in seat heating level 3 to level 2 after 10 minutes.

[10-Adaptation]

IDE02371 Time Stage 3 to Stage 2

default was 10 (minutes), set to 0 (never change)

recirculation hold last setting - 08 - Auto HVAC- done need to verify

recall last state of recirculation button to recall the last state, So if the button is pressed on it will stay on default until turned off.

1. 08 Auto HVAC

2. MOD - UDS Adaptation Channel: IDE01476-Store recirculation air setting for terminal 15 off

seat ventilation - 09 - Central Electronics

Change speeds of seat ventilation

[adaptation]

IDE10322-MAS01366-Seat ventilation; micro adjust.-Stage 3
default 0, change to up to 10% (10% IS MAX VALUE)

IDE10322-MAS01365-Seat ventilation; micro adjust.-Stage 2
default 0, change to up to 10% (10% IS MAX VALUE)

IDE10322-MAS01364-Seat ventilation; micro adjust.-Stage 1
default 0, change to up to 10% (10% IS MAX VALUE)

seat heating - 09 - Central Electronics

2. ORIGINAL - UDS Adaptation Channel: IDE10321-MAS01364-Seat heater: micro adjust.-Stage 1

Stored value 0 °C ( 5 DEGREES + OR - IS MAX VALUE)

3. ORIGINAL - UDS Adaptation Channel: IDE10321-MAS01364-Seat heater: micro adjust.-Stage 2

Stored value 0 °C ( 5 DEGREES + OR - IS MAX VALUE)

4. ORIGINAL - UDS Adaptation Channel: IDE10321-MAS01364-Seat heater: micro adjust.-Stage 3

Stored value 0 °C ( 5 DEGREES + OR - IS MAX VALUE)

 

Audi Drive select ADS - 09 - Central Electronics

change the drive select options and order

Set ADS to specific preset Comfort, Auto, Dynamic or Individual
[09 – Cent. Elect.][Security Access - 16](VCDS will have popup telling you the access code, mine was 20113)
[Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 63
Set to 01 - Comfort, 02 - Auto, 03 - Dynamic or 04 - Individual
[Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 64
Set to 01 - Comfort, 02 - Auto, 03 - Dynamic or 04 - Individual
[Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 65
Set to 01 - Comfort, 02 - Auto, 03 - Dynamic or 04 - Individual
[Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 66
Set to 01 - Comfort, 02 - Auto, 03 - Dynamic or 04 - Individual
*Note all four channels needs to be set to the same value. (Uncomfirmed)

can set more driving modes, max 6 at a time

1 = Individual
2 = Comfort
4 = Auto
8 = Dynamic
16 = Offroad
32 = Efficiency
64 = Race

need to read these channels and see what is there.. this is not complete yet

Lights, Euro style parking lights - 09 - Central Electronics

activated by turn signal lever position

[Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 9
Bit 0 - Set to 1

Lights, DRL and.. - 09 - Central Electronics

various settings to keep DRLs on, or other lights with high beams

Enable DRL to include the following:
[Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 2
Bit 1 = DRL with Front Side markers
Bit 2 = DRL with High Beams
Bit 3 = DRL with Fog lights
Bit 4 = DRL with LEDs
Bit 6 = DRL with Side markers
Bit 7 = DRL with Tail lights

Lights, fog lamps and ... - 09 - Central Electronics

Enable fog lamp to come on for the same side as that turn signal

[Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 4
Bit 0 - Check the box or change :Bit 0 set to 1

Lights, independent fog lamp control - 09 - Central Electronics

Enable Independent Fogs control with high beams

[09 – Cent. Elect.] [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 4
Bit 1 – (Front) Uncheck the box or change :Bit 1 to 0
Bit 2 – (Rear) Uncheck the box or change :Bit 2 to 0

Lights, Enable/Disable Parking Lights - 09 – Central Electronics

enable or disable the parking light function

[Coding - 07] -> Long Code Helper -> Byte 9

– 0=off/1=on
Bit 0 – Parking Light Function

Lights, front turn signal as parking light - 09 - Central Electronics

[Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 10
Bit 0- Check the box or change :Bit 0 to 1

Lights, Disable amber corner lights - 09 - Central Electronics

[Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 10
Submodule 0 Bit 3 - Set to 0 to disable amber side markers (U.S. vehicles)

Adjust LED brightness - 09 - Central Electtronics

[Security Access - 16] (enter security code. One of the default codes is- 20113)
[Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 3
Set between 5 and 100

Wipers / washers - 09 - Central Electronics

Enable / Disable After-wipe of windscreen wipers

Coding - 07 -> Byte 1
Bit 3  1= active, 0=disable

Wipers / washers - 09 - Central Electronics

Set Headlight washer – Duration (values in milliseconds)

[Security Access - 16] [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 6
change to e.g. 500

Set Headlight washer activation Delay - Central Electronics

How many times you can activate the regular washers without activating the headlight washers

[Security Access - 16] [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 25
change to e.g. 3000

Ambiance lighting - 09 - Central Electronics

can add adjustable footwell lighting, mostly through green menu

Coming / leaving home functions - 09 - Central Electronics

need to investigate, I don't understand these yet

Set Coming Home Time– Duration
[Security Access - 16] [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 43
change to e.g. 30

Activate/Deactivate Leaving Home Function
[Security Access - 16] [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 46
change to 0=off / 1=on

Coming Home – Ambient Light Threshold for activation
[Security Access - 16] [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 37
change from 0-7

Enable/Disable Coming Home and Leaving Home Function
[Coding - 07] -> Long Code Helper ->
Byte 6 – 0=off/1=on
Bit 1 – Coming Home
Bit 2 – Leaving Home

Lights on warning - 09 - Central Electronics

[Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 5
Bit 3 - Set to 0 to disable "lights are on" warning when you open the door.

Change parking camera speed deactivation -10 - Parking

change deactive speed of camera, up to 20 km/h

[Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 23 Change to 20 (max value in km/h)

default value is: 10 (km/h)

Date display - 17 -  Instruments

adjust date display - need to investigate

[Coding - 07] -> Long Code Helper ->
Byte 7 – Use dropdown to select date format

Lap timer DIS - 17 - Instruments

can set lap timer, also sets oil temp, can calibrate fuel mpg

couldn't do this on my car, the windshield washer stalk needs to have the reset button

*Oil temperature will be enabled as well:
[Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper ->
Byte 1 Bit 3 change from 0 to 1
Or Check the box for "Lap Timer active" if available.

Gauges - 17 - Instruments - done

instrument needle sweep at startup

[Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper ->
Byte 1 Bit 0 - Check the box for "Gauge Test/Needle Sweep active"

Warnings - 17 - Instruments

remove seatbelt chime

[Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper ->
Byte 0 Bit 2-4 – Seat Belt Warning inactive (not complete)

Oil Temp - 17 - Instruments

display oil temp, not tested

[Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper ->
Byte 10 Bit 1

Upshift display - 17 - Instruments

[Adaption - 10] -> Upshift Display in center panel ->
Use dropdown to activate/deactivate
(untested)

 

ACT Control on FIS
Select Control unit 17 (Dashboard)
Adaptation
Select channel cylinder deactivation
Change enabled (default value: No display)

alarm beep - 46 - Comfort System

can set double beep upon disarm

[46 - Central Conv.] [Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 63
Add 4 (bit 6??)

remote control of windows/sunroof - 46 - Comfort System

allows opening/closing windows and sunroof with remote

[Coding - 07] -> [Long Coding Helper] -> byte 2, bit 2  set to 1 or Check the box for "Comfort Operation: Remote Control active"

Then go into MMI: CAR->WINDOW->SUNROOF->ON

*Note, the sunroof can only be tilted with the remote after activation in the MMI.

trunk remote operating - 46 - Comfort System

Close the trunk (a.k.a. boot) remotely using the key fob and/or interior trunk switch in the door (and retain the opening feature)
I did this because to close the trunk from the door switch, you had to pull and hold it until it closed, the change lets a single pull close the trunk

First go to Module 46 (central convenience), coding, long coding helper
byte 2, bit 2 "Comfort operation: Remote control active" should be checked, if it isn't, check it.

Then got to module 6D (Trunk Electrics), security access and enter security code "12345".
Then still in Module 6D, click Adaptation.

Now there are 8 channels to be concerned with, they all look pretty similar.

Basically you want to set "Tap" for closing the trunk with the door switch, and "Tap" for closing the trunk with the remote.

IDE02134-MAS04214 remote key tap open
IDE02134-MAS04215 remote key tap close
IDE02134-MAS04216 remote key touch open
IDE02134-MAS04217 remote key touch close
IDE02136-MAS04214 remote unlocking switch tap open
IDE02136-MAS04215 remote unlocking switch tap close
IDE02136-MAS04216 remote unlocking switch touch open
IDE02136-MAS04217 remote unlocking switch touch close

the one I wanted active are the tap close ones, they were not active stock. Defaults were (need to fill in) also there may be settings for the rear lid opening button

defaults below:

Activation using rear lid opening button in remote key - Touch function for opening: not active
Activation using rear lid opening button in remote key - Tap function for opening: active
Activation using rear lid opening button in remote key - Touch function for closing: active
Activation using rear lid opening button in remote key - Tap function for closing: not active
Activation using rear lid remote unlocking switch - Touch function for opening: not active
Activation using rear lid remote unlocking switch - Tap function for opening: active
Activation using rear lid remote unlocking switch - Touch function for closing: active
Activation using rear lid remote unlocking switch - Tap function for closing: not active

Adaptive brake lights - 46 - Comfort System

[Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 8
Bit 0 – Emergency Brake Flashing via Turn Lights active (1 = active)
Bit 1 – Emergency Brake Flashing via Brake Lights active (1 = active)

Disable key warning - 46- Comfort System

[Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 9
Bit 7 set to 0 (Uncheck)

Enable/disable auto locking - 46- Comfort System

[Coding - 07] -> Long Code Helper ->
Byte 5 – 0=off/1=on
Bit 4 – Auto lock
Bit 5 – Auto Unlock

reverse mirror tilt - 52 - Door Electronics, passenger

Enable Reverse mirror tilt

[Coding - 07] -> [Long Coding Helper] -> Byte 4
Bit 4 and Bit 2 set to 1

parking brake - 53 - Parking Brake

release without stepping on brake

[Security Access - 16] (Enter code presented by program)
[Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 4 Set to 0

parking brake - 53 - Parking Brake

release without putting on seatbelt

[Security Access - 16] (Enter code presented by program)
[Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 7 Set to 0

hidden MMI menu / "green menu" - 5F - Information Electronics

needed to make a number of settings, basically tells car a device is there, and also if you can "see" the menu

Hidden Menu in MMI Navi Plus (3G): (Only for Navigation Equipped Cars)
[Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 6 -> Change 0 to 1

to bring up the hidden menu:
press menu and car, sometimes car just a bit ahead
hold for 6 seconds or until mmi blinks

CD ripping - 5F - Information Electronics

coding >> long coding

byte 24 >> bit 5 change to 1

now select adaption

look for copy multimedia data, look for optical drive off, set to on

reboot mmi

so far in VCDS, no label file, cannot change byte 24...

Auxillary ventilation - 5F- Information Electronics

can set fans to run after car stops or at preset times

Disable data entry warnings at speed - 5F- Information Electronics

Allows or restricts your entering data while moving, the default is not over 15 kmh and you have to slow to 10 to re-enable.

[adaption]

speed threshold (ch 2?) speed at which if you exceed you cannot set data
default 15 (kmh), I set mine to 250 (seems a magic number or max)

speed delta (ch 3?) speed you have to "drop" to in order to re-enable data input
defauly 10 (kmh), I set mine to 250

TPMS - 5F - Information Electronics

set tire pressure monitoring system

complicated setup, I already have it enabled

VIM / Video In Motion - 5F - Information Electronics

allows video in motion

[Advanced ID - 1A] Note 1st Serial number, If there is more than one serial number field, use the first one!
[Security Access] Enter Digits 6, 13, 10, 14, 11 of the 1st Serial number, or use an online calculator as the input

Press "Do It!". If you receive a "code not valid" message try the alternate code. If neither code works it's likely that your control module doesn't support VIM.
[Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 48

press read
Set value to to 255

press test (why?)

press save

exit
Reset MMI

my 1st serial number was

phone voice control - 77 -

do not change if you have mmi voice control already

green menu / hidden menu functions

Note: many commmands need an mmi reset, mmi + top right softkey + menu hold for 2 seconds until mmi display blanks

battery status bar

apparently does not work on 3G+ systems

“car” >> “cardevextdevicelist”
Check the “Battery” checkbox
“carmenuoperation”
Set the battery value to 5

Enable Import CDs to MMI's HD

does not work on 3g+ systems

Main/Diagnose/Settings
Import Media
Set to 4 of 4 "Copy/Ripping"
CD to be ripped must be inserted in player below the mmi.

http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/showthread.php/178271-OBDeleven-first-use-enabling-rip-CD-s-to-MMI-quot-Jukebo?highlight=Jukebo

Stuff to research

 First, the green menu has several important menus that control functions and menus to control the functions

cardevicelist

this seems to be where the devices are indicated to be present or not to the MMI system. I have listed the ones that were not checked on my car. Most make sense, I don't have that hardware.

  • air condition
  • aux heating                            not checked
  • headup display                       not checked
  • adaptive cruise control
  • suspension
  • tyre pressure control rdk
  • interior light
  • exterior light
  • park distance control
  • rearview camera
  • wiper
  • doorlocking
  • mirror                                   not checked
  • onboard computer
  • clock
  • service intervall
  • central units master ZEM
  • compass                               not checked  (I checked this, shows compass on VC)
  • charisma    
  • lane departure warning hca
  • lane change assist swa
  • braking way reduction awv
  • seat memory front
  • seat memory rear                  not checked
  • hybrid                                   not checked
  • universal garage dr open
  • night vision                            not checked
  • sideview camera                    not checked
  • rev seatbelt tens RGS
  • traffic sign rec VZE                 not checked
  • rear seat ent                         not checked
  • weariness recog. MKE             not checked

cardevicelist_2

  • seat heating                          not checked
  • tilt angle display                    not checked

carextdevicelist

  • mfl    
  • vin
  • battery level gauge                not checked  (i checked it)
  • oil level gauge
  • sliding roof                            not checked
  • trailer                                   not checked
  • driver monitoring                  not checked
  • programmed keys


carfunctionlist

  • pdc entertainment dimming 1  not checked
  • pdc entertainment dimming 2
  • am/fm toggle
  • oil level gauge extended
  • bord book
  • MFL jokerfunction                   not checked
  • MFLO type (STD/PA)              not checked

carmenuoperation

  • adaptive cruise control           5
  • interior light                           5
  • parking system                      1
  • braking way reduction aww     5
  • lane departure warning hca    5
  • lane change assist swa           5
  • exterior light                         5
  • battery level gauge                0 (changed to 5)
  • window                                 5
  • air condition                          5
  • on-oard computer                  5
  • tyre pressure control rdk        9
  • wiper                                    5
  • service intervall                     7
  • seat memory                        1
  • central lock                           5
  • compass                               0 (changed to 5)
  • charisma                              5
  • oil level gauge                      5
  • veh identno activate VIN        7
  • clock                                    7
  • suspension                           5
  • headup display                      0
  • central unit master zem         7
  • hybrid                                  0
  • bord book                            3
  • unig garage dr opener           1
  • night vision                          0
  • sideview camera                  0
  • rev seatbelt tens. RGS          5
  • mfl joker key                       0
  • aux heating                         0
  • traffic sign recog VZE           0
  • rear seat entertainment        0
  • weariness recognition MKE    0
  • programmed key (ang. schl.) 7
  • tilt angle display                   0

 

Audi interior lighting controls, found on a forum (forgot to credit the author - Sorry)

A few things to know before we start:
1) If the overhead dome lamps are on (even a little), the rearview mirror dimming feature is disabled.
2) If the rear sun shade is raised, the rearview mirror dimming feature is disabled.
3) There are 4 "patterns" in the Background Lighting menu. Only one can be used at a time. They cannot be combined to achieve a group affect, aside from the group affect that each pattern already contains.
4) The button in front of the sunroof switch, in the overhead console, will immediately cancel all interior lighting, and the rearview mirror dimming begins working immediately.
5) To access the Background Lighting menu in the MMI, push the Car button, then push the Systems button, and then select Background Lighting from the menu.

There are 4 "pattern" choices to work with; Highway, City, Cockpit, and Rear. There is also an Off selection that cancels whatever Background Lighting pattern you currently have active. Each pattern lights up specific combinations of interior lights. By dialing up or down, you increase or decrease the brightness of the lamp combination included in the selected “pattern.”

This is a list of which lamps each pattern controls:
Highway – Front & rear door strip lamps
Rear – Rear foot well lamps, rear dome lamps, and rear door strip lamps
Cockpit – Front & rear door strip lamps, front dome lamps (mirror dimming will not work), and (this one is weird but…) passenger front foot well lamp (not driver’s side)
City – All interior lamps lit to desired brightness; Front & rear door strip lamps, front & rear dome lamps (mirror dimming will not work), front & rear foot well lamps (including driver)

Now (finally, geez!), here’s the skinny on how it’s done:
1) Access the Background Lighting menu in MMI
2) Select the pattern that contains the collection of lamps you want lit, and plunge the big knob.
3) Dial up or down to the desired brightness and plunge the big knob
4) Press the Return button on the center console to save your settings and go back to the main Car (suspension) menu

 

 

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