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Corresponds to VAG 1551/1552 function 04

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.

Warnings:

  • 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 [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.

 You can also enter a Group number directly and click [Go!]

[Switch to Meas. Blocks] will switch back to the passive (and "safe") Measuring Blocks mode. On Controllers using KWP-2000, that button is not available but instead there may be an [ON/OFF/Next] 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.

Notes: 

  • 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. 

  • VCDS-Lite 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.

  • To reduce 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 information.

Use [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 Settings.


Shareware Limitation(s): 

  • Not available in shareware mode.


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