screen is presented when a Control Module is in 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.
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.
you can use the
[Up] and [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.
also enter a Group number directly and click
[Switch to Meas. Blocks] will switch back to the passive (and "safe") Measuring
Controllers using KWP-2000, that button is not available but
instead there may be an
button that allows you to initiate and exit Basic Settings
while still being able to see the values in the measuring
groups. This does not appear every time and it's appearance
and function are up to each controller in the car.
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.
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: VCDS-Lite 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.
the confusion, VCDS-Lite 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. When a Label file for the Control
Module you are looking at does not exist, VCDS-Lite 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
[Done, Go Back] to return to the Controller Info / Select
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
begin and end a Data
[Log] while in Basic Settings.