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    Thread: I think I found a FIX for turning OFF the TRACTION CONTROL-Golf R

    1. Member olias's Avatar
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      07-30-2012 09:16 PM #1
      I went to the track yesterday super excited using the GIAC Race Program 100 Octane, only to be somewhat let down when I had turned of the stability control and it really does not turn off. With the traction control still on I lost a lot of really needed power through some of the turns. So while at the track I started researching the web and found that the European and Canadian cars will really turn off the traction control by holding down the ASR button for 3 seconds and hear a ding sound. It bugged me so much that I am taking action for what should have come on our US spec cars. I spoke with Austin at GIAC and he said check to make sure the part #'s of the ABS Module for the Canandian and US cars are the same and we can change the coding to make it Euro or Canadian spec. So I called this VW Parts guy in Canada (another Austin haha) and ends up he has a Golf R too. What are the odds. He sent me a log of his coding on his Canadian Golf R. I will show you guys however please use at your own risk as I am verifying with Austin at GIAC that the codes match up with his Golf R connects in Europe and Canada. I am itching to find out. Once I do I will repost my findings. Here is the Canadian spec coding below:

      Address 03: ABS Brakes (J104) Labels: 1K0-907-379-60EC1F.clb
      Part No SW: 1K0 907 379 BJ HW: 1K0 907 379 BJ
      Component: ESP MK60EC1 H31 0121
      Revision: 00H31001
      Coding: 144B800C492580FD281201E492210141310000
      Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
      VCID: 7BFF187EFAFE411

      No fault code found.

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      07-30-2012 09:22 PM #2
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      07-30-2012 09:35 PM #4
      For what it's worth, here's my current (absolutely stock and untouched) ABS brake coding (NA region of course):

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      Address 03: ABS Brakes (J104)       Labels: 1K0-907-379-60EC1F.clb 
          Part No SW: 1K0 907 379 BJ    HW: 1K0 907 379 BJ 
          Component: ESP MK60EC1   H31 0121   
          Revision: 00H31001     
          Coding: 144B800C49230002280D01E8921D0041B70000 
          Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200 
          VCID: 7BDB2371FAFE411 
        
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      07-30-2012 09:37 PM #5
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      07-30-2012 09:38 PM #6
      stay tuned!!!

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      07-30-2012 09:41 PM #7
      Awesome the coding is different so that is giving me an idea that this coding from Canada should work. I just want to wait for the results from Austin at GIAC to verify the Canadian and Euro codes. I think we are on to something guys...super siked!!! No more power dips through the turns!!!

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      07-30-2012 09:41 PM #8
      Thanks Casbah Boy!!!

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      07-30-2012 09:58 PM #10
      I will try to recode tomorrow morning. Only because if I got out of bed right now to recode my car on a public street in NYC, my wife will really think the game is up.

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      07-30-2012 10:11 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Tyrol Mike View Post
      I will try to recode tomorrow morning. Only because if I got out of bed right now to recode my car on a public street in NYC, my wife will really think the game is up.
      I'm thinking I'll try it also. I get off work at 4am and home bout 5. Nothing like a 5am drift in my neighborhood LOL!! Nobody's up and driving so that'll be perfect
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      07-30-2012 10:12 PM #13
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      07-30-2012 10:20 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Tyrol Mike View Post
      I will try to recode tomorrow morning. Only because if I got out of bed right now to recode my car on a public street in NYC, my wife will really think the game is up.
      Let me know your findings and I hope it works!!! I am curious to find out if the coding for Europe is the same as Canada...if it is I think we are in the money!!!

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      07-30-2012 10:34 PM #15
      Let's see how tired I am when I arrive home in 3 hours. If not too bad ill go and try to recode
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      07-30-2012 10:54 PM #16
      I just tried it it says "error 31 request out of range"
      I think you need a security key to unlock the module

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      07-30-2012 11:02 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by watsonj0 View Post
      I just tried it it says "error 31 request out of range"
      I think you need a security key to unlock the module
      I sell cars at a VW Dealership and am going to ask one of my techs how to install the coding. We will find out somehow!!!

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      07-30-2012 11:15 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by watsonj0 View Post
      I just tried it it says "error 31 request out of range"
      I think you need a security key to unlock the module
      I'm pretty sure someone had tried this 2 or 3 months ago and had the same problem as this. They even tried changing one byte at a time and couldn't get the system to accept the changes...
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      07-30-2012 11:40 PM #19
      Maybe there needs to be more than just one change done?
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      07-30-2012 11:44 PM #20
      Is the coding on the abs modules maybe we can swap one with one from canada?
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      07-31-2012 12:02 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by venezuela1986 View Post
      Is the coding on the abs modules maybe we can swap one with one from canada?
      If the part number is the same ordering a Canadian ABS module will do nothing as it still has to be coded.

      We probably need to go through the Security Access to fully change the coding.

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