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      01-27-2012 03:32 PM #72
      Got a clear bra installed. I finally pick her up tomorrow morning.




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      01-27-2012 08:01 PM #73
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      01-27-2012 08:08 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post
      Got a clear bra installed. I finally pick her up tomorrow morning.

      What type of clear bra did you end up doing? I've got an appointment tuesday for the 3M one.

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      01-27-2012 08:23 PM #75
      Used vag-com to code remote window open and close with key fob and changed comfort blinkers to 4.

      Waiting on some additional feedback from Ross tech on the led drl intensity and the bulb out code for the tails.
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      01-27-2012 08:44 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by slidemx5 View Post
      Used vag-com to code remote window open and close with key fob and changed comfort blinkers to 4.

      Waiting on some additional feedback from Ross tech on the led drl intensity and the bulb out code for the tails.
      Changing byte 18 to "21" will maintain full factory behavior. DRLs will reduce in intensity while head lights are on; same as stock.

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      01-27-2012 08:56 PM #77
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      What type of clear bra did you end up doing? I've got an appointment tuesday for the 3M one.
      XPel Ultimate. I was sold on it after I saw the video of the film self-healing after being thoroughly scratched. The scratches literally disappeared in minutes on their own. Very cool technology. I posted a link to the video in the recent clear bra thread.


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      01-27-2012 09:04 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by UncannySkill View Post
      Changing byte 18 to "21" will maintain full factory behavior. DRLs will reduce in intensity while head lights are on; same as stock.
      Thanks uncanny, I've seen you post this information before and I appreciate it, I just don't understand how to input 21 in that byte. Can you elaborate? Also would love drl led to be brighter at night (same as day mode)thanks for dealing with the newb
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      01-27-2012 09:20 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by UncannySkill View Post
      Changing byte 18 to "21" will maintain full factory behavior. DRLs will reduce in intensity while head lights are on; same as stock.
      Yes please elaborate for complete VAG COM noob please......

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      01-27-2012 09:34 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by slidemx5 View Post
      Thanks uncanny, I've seen you post this information before and I appreciate it, I just don't understand how to input 21 in that byte. Can you elaborate? Also would love drl led to be brighter at night (same as day mode)thanks for dealing with the newb
      Don't think you can change that yet... At least I couldn't get it to.

      What he is referring to is the ability to change the brightness in the DRL mode... or with the lights off... you can dim it down tot he same level with the lights off, or crank it up to what it comes to from the factory... I tried putting the setting at 110% and it seemed to stay the same.

      And I was trying to get it to be bright with the lights in the on position, but could not find a solution.
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      01-27-2012 09:37 PM #81
      Thanks, thats good to know.

      Now I just need to figure out how to edit byte 18 and then I'm good to go
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      01-27-2012 09:50 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by slidemx5 View Post
      Thanks, thats good to know.

      Now I just need to figure out how to edit byte 18 and then I'm good to go
      Do you have vag-com?

      Ig so Go to Cent Elec button, and then go to coding, and long code helper...

      18th or so box will have it there... really easy.
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      01-27-2012 09:54 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by slidemx5 View Post
      Thanks uncanny, I've seen you post this information before and I appreciate it, I just don't understand how to input 21 in that byte. Can you elaborate? Also would love drl led to be brighter at night (same as day mode)thanks for dealing with the newb
      If you're using the newest version of VCDS, it's not an option in the drop down menu of the Long Coding Helper. You must do it manually.

      This is simple. Just copy the default long code and past it underneath. Count over to byte 18 (the red arrow) which by default should be "20." Change byte 18 to "21" and click Do it.

      This is the coding for non-fog LEDs.

      Screen Shot 2012-01-27 at 9.30.58 PM

      As far as adjusting the LED intensity with the head lights on, it might be possible but I'll need to take a closer look. Hope this helps.
      Last edited by GRB; 01-27-2012 at 09:57 PM.

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      01-27-2012 09:55 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by slidemx5 View Post
      Thanks, thats good to know.

      Now I just need to figure out how to edit byte 18 and then I'm good to go
      I just copied and pasted that long coding string I PMed you into the "new coding" box and hit "do it".
      The coding was accepted and is now changed. I cleared the faults.

      Problem is-I still have "check rear reverse light bulb" (or something like that)...and the passenger side reverse light still does not light up????

      Could I actually have a bad bulb in there?? If not the coding is still messed up

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      01-27-2012 09:57 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by UncannySkill View Post
      If you're using the newest version of VCDS, it's not an option in the drop down menu of the Long Coding Helper. You must do it manually.

      This is simple. Just copy the default long code and past it underneath. Count over to byte 18 (the red arrow) which by default should be "20." Change byte 18 to "21" and click Do it.

      Screen Shot 2012-01-27 at 9.30.58 PM

      As far as adjusting the LED intensity with the head lights on, it might be possible but I'll need to take a closer look. Hope this helps.
      That is exactly what I did-and still reverse bulb only lights on driver side...and error still shows up...no other errors though-before the coding change there were more errors...

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      01-27-2012 10:21 PM #86
      Thanks everyone. Between the forum and Dana at Ross tech I've got all faults cleared!
      I ended up cutting and pasting the code manually fwiw
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      01-27-2012 10:52 PM #87
      Just a note here: be VERY careful about copying and pasting long codes, if yours is not exactly the same as other's, it could end poorly. Generally it's best to go to the long code helper, click LCode in the title bar of the next window, and manually change byte 18 (you tab through them) to 0x21 (0010 0001). Our default is 0x20 (0010 0000) so it's a check box difference. I coded my lights yesterday and it worked perfectly.

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      01-27-2012 10:53 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by Draton View Post
      Just a note here: be VERY careful about copying and pasting long codes, if yours is not exactly the same as other's, it could end poorly. Generally it's best to go to the long code helper, click LCode in the title bar of the next window, and manually change byte 18 (you tab through them) to 0x21 (0010 0001). Our default is 0x20 (0010 0000) so it's a check box difference. I coded my lights yesterday and it worked perfectly.
      Agreed, I only cut
      And paste on Ross techs go ahead after they read my auto scan
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      01-27-2012 11:56 PM #89
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      01-28-2012 10:52 AM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by UncannySkill View Post
      If you're using the newest version of VCDS, it's not an option in the drop down menu of the Long Coding Helper. You must do it manually.

      This is simple. Just copy the default long code and past it underneath. Count over to byte 18 (the red arrow) which by default should be "20." Change byte 18 to "21" and click Do it.

      This is the coding for non-fog LEDs.

      Screen Shot 2012-01-27 at 9.30.58 PM

      As far as adjusting the LED intensity with the head lights on, it might be possible but I'll need to take a closer look. Hope this helps.
      Thanks for posting this! I'll be doing this as soon as I've installed my tails . . . of course when my car eventually arrives
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      01-28-2012 11:27 AM #92
      Still waiting on my tails and euro switch. Can't wait!
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      01-28-2012 12:42 PM #93
      I took my Golf R on the highway for the first time. I love having passing power.
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      01-28-2012 04:31 PM #94
      Had my windows tinted. Huper Optik, 30.

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      01-28-2012 04:42 PM #95
      Finally got to test drive it - got into the dealer yesterday but I was working late. Took it for a nice spin, was very impressed with how it handled and the power delivery. I'll actually take delivery monday afternoon. Can't wait. Next step: Buy and install LED tails. Got a bigger tax refund than I expected so the LEDs are definitely in my budget this month.

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      01-28-2012 04:53 PM #96
      installed Led tails, interior bulbs, euro switch, and enabled the windows to be controlled by the key fob
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      01-28-2012 05:24 PM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      installed Led tails, interior bulbs, euro switch, and enabled the windows to be controlled by the key fob
      Nice! Which bulbs and where did you replace?
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      01-28-2012 05:25 PM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      installed Led tails, interior bulbs, euro switch, and enabled the windows to be controlled by the key fob
      How does the the key fob window control work? Pressing and holding unlock rolls them down?

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      01-28-2012 05:42 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by Draton View Post
      How does the the key fob window control work? Pressing and holding unlock rolls them down?
      Yes. And pressing and holding lock closes them (and sunroof)

      I think sunroof only closes though, can't get it to open when the windows are also opening
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      01-28-2012 05:43 PM #100
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      Had my windows tinted. Huper Optik, 30.
      Great choice with the ceramic tint.


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      01-28-2012 06:04 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by slidemx5 View Post
      Nice! Which bulbs and where did you replace?
      I got the ecs interior kit but ran into some problems with the trunk bulb and the rear center dome light. The dome light is an easy fix but I donno about the trunk bulb

      Quote Originally Posted by slidemx5 View Post
      Yes. And pressing and holding lock closes them (and sunroof)

      I think sunroof only closes though, can't get it to open when the windows are also opening
      Yup that's correct, you can't open the sunroof but u can close it.
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      01-28-2012 07:34 PM #103
      just rolled 500 miles..
      got my vag com cable today so I enabled the remote window operation and disabled the seat belt alarm.. Any other suggestions? I tried bumping the convenience turn signals up to 5 blinks, but it didn't take.

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      01-28-2012 08:45 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by 12vdubber View Post
      just rolled 500 miles..
      got my vag com cable today so I enabled the remote window operation and disabled the seat belt alarm.. Any other suggestions? I tried bumping the convenience turn signals up to 5 blinks, but it didn't take.
      I did the wink mod... Which is inactivated by the factory... But comes on audis from the factory.
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      01-28-2012 08:47 PM #105
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      I did the wink mod... Which is inactivated by the factory... But comes on audis from the factory.
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