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Audi A4/S4 (8K) & Audi A5/S5 (8T) B8 VCDS Info
Updated  24 Jan. 2012

These instructions apply to Audi B8 platform vehicles including the Audi A4/S4 (8K) and Audi A5/S5 (8T). Ross-Tech is not responsible for any damage or problems that may result from following these instructions. They are to be used at your own risk.

Please make sure to use the latest VCDS Release with a genuine Ross-Tech HEX-COM+CAN or HEX-USB+CAN since these cars use CAN-Bus diagnsotics (and UDS for some controllers).

General diagnostic procedures can be found here:

Ross-Tech WIKI: Diagnostic Procedures: Audi A4/S4 (8K)

Ross-Tech WIKI: Diagnostic Procedures: Audi A5/S5 (8T)

Handy tweaks:

Removing Seatbelt Chime

[Select]
[17 - Instruments]
[Coding - 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on each of the Byte numbers in step 3) and you'll see the selectable options below.
Uncheck the box for "Seatbelt Warning active"

Close the Long Coding Helper by clicking the Windows X box on the top right of the screen or clicking the Exit button on the top left of the screen) will send your new Coding value back to the Coding screen.
[Do It!]

Enabling Gauge Test/Needle Sweep
This will sweep the gauge needles through their full range automatically when you start the engine.

[Select]
[17 - Instruments]
[Coding - 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on each of the Byte numbers in step 3) and you'll see the selectable options below.
Check the box for "Gauge Test/Needle Sweep active"

Close the Long Coding Helper by clicking the Windows X box on the top right of the screen or clicking the Exit button on the top left of the screen) will send your new Coding value back to the Coding screen.
[Do It!]

Enabling Lap Timer

[Select]
[17 - Instruments]
[Coding - 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on each of the Byte numbers in step 3) and you'll see the selectable options below.
Check the box for "Lap Timer active"

Close the Long Coding Helper by clicking the Windows X box on the top right of the screen or clicking the Exit button on the top left of the screen) will send your new Coding value back to the Coding screen.
[Do It!]

Operating Windows and Sunroof with Remote
(Note, the sunroof cannot be opened with the remote)
You need to continuously hold the remote button for the function to operate.

[Select]
[46 - Cent. Conv.]
[Coding - 07]
[Long Coding Helper]

Click on each of the Byte numbers in line 3) and you'll see the selectable options below.
Check the box for "Comfort Operation: Remote Control active"

Close the Long Coding Helper by clicking the Windows X box on the top right of the screen or clicking the Exit button on the top left of the screen) will send your new Coding value back to the Coding screen.
[Do It!]

 

Voice Control
This thread discusses enabling Voice Control in US-market S5 models that have it switched off by default:

http://forums.audiworld.com/a5/msgs/15745.phtml

 


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