This screen is presented when a Control
Module is in Basic Settings Mode.
Basic Settings Mode is very similar to
Measuring Blocks, and the contents of each display group is the
same. The difference between the functions is that the Control Module
may try to perform various calibrations while in Basic Settings mode.
You should refer to the Factory Repair Manual for your
particular car (or some other documented procedure) before
"playing" with the Basic Settings function. Failure to follow the proper
procedures can result in serious damage to the vehicle.
Although you can use the
[Dn] buttons to scroll
through the available groups just like on the Measuring Blocks screen,
this is probably not a good idea since you may put the Controller into
Basic Settings for a Group that you did not intend.
You can also enter a Group number
directly and click [Go!]
Meas. Blocks] will
switch back to the passive (and "safe") Measuring Blocks mode.
Multiple Groups are not permitted in Basic Settings. The data
presented in each Basic Settings Group varies greatly
from Control Module to Control Module and between different models and
years. Some groups are documented in the Factory Repair Manuals, but
many are not.
VAG-COM also tries to elaborate as
much as possible what the data means. Unfortunately, the "Data Type"
information coming from the Control Module is not that precise. For
example: VAG-COM can tell that a particular field contains a
Temperature, but the data from the Controller doesn't tell us whether
this is the Coolant Temperature or the Intake Air Temperature.
To reduce the confusion, VAG-COM
supports Label Files and will display the name of the Label File. The
Label File name is displayed on the top left when you are in Measuring
Blocks or Basic Settings. If you click on the name of the Label File,
the file will open in Notepad or whatever program you have set to handle
*LBL files. When a
Label file for the Control Module you are looking at does not exist,
VAG-COM will come up with an "educated guess" for what a particular Data
Type means. The dealers' VAG-1551 and 1552 scan-tools do not provide any
elaboration; they only show what’s in the display fields! Basic
Setting will display a popup balloon when the mouse if hovered over each
value, if the Label File contains information for that field in that
controller. See the Measuring Blocks section for more information.
[Done, Go Back] to return to
the Controller Info / Select Function screen.
The most common use for the Basic
Settings function is to recalibrate the Throttle Body. Another common
use for Basic Settings is to bleed the ABS Hydraulic Unit on newer cars.
Please refer to a Factory Repair Manual for your car before attempting
to do this!
You can begin and end a Data
[Log] while in Basic
Basic Settings in KWP-2000: