|Quote, originally posted by Aristoteles »|
|How many other no-cost dealer-initiated options are there? |
OK, a few answers for you here, hopefully this will sort everything out.
1) Software Configuration
There are a number of behavioral options that can be set by the staff at your VW dealer to suit your personal preference. Normally, a dealer will leave the vehicle in the 'default' configuration - meaning, as shipped by the factory - unless the owner asks to have the vehicle configured otherwise. Because the car is kind of complex, and it takes a little while (perhaps a month or so) to get used to how everything works, the dealers normally don't ask the customer how they would like things configured on the day the vehicle is delivered. This is understandable - the customer hasn't even had a chance to read the owner manual yet.
If you look at the Phaeton Forum 'Table of Contents' (FAQ by Category) (a sticky post that is always near the top of page 1 of the forum topic list), and then scroll down to the second post on that thread entitled Programming and Configuring the Phaeton After You Take Delivery, you will find numerous posts that provide a full description of how you or your VW technician can set the car up to suit your exact preferences. It's worth taking the time to read all the information there, because it is a real treat to get the vehicle configured exactly the way you want it. Plan on about 3 hours of work doing the reading of both the posts here on the forum and your owner manual. The owner manual also explains what all the configuration options are, but perhaps not in as much detail as we provide here on the forum.
Make a written list of how you want things set up, for example, driver door unlocking only, or both doors on the same side, or all doors unlocking at once; auto-locking at 15km/h (a good idea); auto-unlocking when you take the key out of the ignition (an even better idea), and so forth. Then, make an appointment to visit your VW dealer and spend about half an hour with the Phaeton tech while he sets the car up to your exact wishes. It is interesting to see how it is done. You have a 2007 car, that's a 'new' car, and your selling dealer should not charge you anything at all to carry out these configuration changes.
Most of the configuration changes are accomplished by way of controller 46, which is the central convenience controller. The technician will be presented with a list of 'adaptation' choices, and once that list is up and in view on the diagnostic scan tool, it takes about 20 seconds per choice to make the changes. There are also a few configuration changes (e.g. seat belt warning) that are accomplished via controller 17, and daylight running lights preferences are set in controller 09.
2) Your Trunk Lid
I am going to make an educated guess that if you have a power trunk lid, complete with a microswitch behind the trunk logo, but you don't have keyless access, you will still have antennas in the rear bumper to allow you to open the trunk lid without a key by pressing the logo when the key is within range. This is a guess, I could be wrong, but logic suggests that if the logo does have a microswitch, it should be functional.
When you are at the dealership getting the configuration changes made, ask your technician to 'adapt' (calibrate) the trunk lid range of motion using the guided functions portion of the diagnostic scan tool. This is done in controller 46. This 'adaptation' is a one-time task that tells the trunk lid controller what the fully open and fully closed positions of the lid are. I suspect that your trunk lid microswitch is not functioning because the controller has some uncertainty about the position of the trunk lid, therefore, it is declining to take any action for safety reasons. Again, this is a guess, but it is an educated guess.
If there is any uncertainty about whether or not the logo microswitch should open the trunk lid when a key is proximate to the rear bumper area, ask the technician to look under the bumper cover (best accomplished by lifting the car up) and see whether there are two antennas installed behind the rear bumper cover, as shown in the picture below. If you have these antennas, then you should have keyless access to your trunk, even if you don't have keyless access to the rest of the car. If you don't have these antennas, then your car has no way of knowing if there is an authorized key proximate to the car when you press the logo button.
Let us know how it all goes. FYI, experience has taught the rest of us that it is much more trouble-free if the owner is present when the technician does all the configuration programming. This allows for a bit of discussion, and also allows you to get to know the Phaeton tech at your dealer - something that really breaks the ice and will make future visits to the dealer far more pleasant. All the configuration programming can be done out in the parking lot, the tech just brings the scan tool to the car, the car does not have to be brought inside, or lifted up, or anything else. Just leave the engine running while you do the work so as not to deplete the battery.