I recently installed a traction control button for my 2017 Jetta SE (US), but i can't seem to get it to work. I purchased OBDEleven Pro and went through the suggested long coding changes from 2 different sites (one where I bought the switch) as well as some random guy on youtube - none of them made any difference.
My long code from my brake module: A14B400C492A0000850B02E8922200402110F012
The two manufacturers sites suggested I change byte 17 to '18' (originally '10'), and then change byte 19 (originally '12') to '22' (I bolded those bytes above).
The youtube fella was changing bytes 17 and 19 in his central electronics module - It seemed harmless so I tried it and it didn't work so I changed it back to the original. I think he was confused and working in the wrong module, but at this point I'm confused too...so
When I push the traction control button, I get no indication of anything changing with any of the changes above.
Any thoughts? Am I crazy? I'm not a car guy, but I am an electronics guy (bits, bytes, and hex are right up my alley). The pin is in the correct spot on my ABS module and I made sure it clicked into place (I verified it, though I may go back there and triple-check just to make sure i'm not losing it).
Is there a way for me to check with OBDEleven that the ABS module is registering my button push?
I just got this working this morning. Two of the wires pulled out of one of the connectors (the one that attaches to the bottom of the cigarette lighter adapter). One of the wires was the ground...so yeah. When I couldn't figure it out, I tore everything apart and checked continuity between that connector and the pin on the ABS module while the button was pushed. The red and purple wires weren't attached to the connector anymore. I extended the wires, reattached them to the pin on the connector and poof, everything worked.
I had already made the obdeleven changes to the ABS module (NOT the central electronics...darn youtubers), so I'm still not sure if I needed to or not...but it works!!
I bought my traction control button off ECS Tunning (link below). The kit was easy to install but at the end it said I may need to enter the long codes. Sure enough it didnt work and bought the OBD eleven to enter the long codes. Easy to do but still didn't work. After taking everything apart again I realized one of the connectors was not connected all the way. After that was fixed...BOOM, works perfect.
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Aug 22, 2019 23:05:56 GMT
Cktoo: @thirsty. Was just wondering if the new hardware was available for Android. Guess I was thinking the Nextgen hardware came in 2 variations...1 for Android and 1 for iOS. Sounds like it’s 1 hardware dongle that handles both OS’s....hence nothing availabl
Aug 22, 2019 23:56:41 GMT
Cktoo: @thirsty. Thought there were 2 separate Nextgen dongles...1 for Android and 1 for iOS. Want the new hardware for Android, so guess I wait too.
Aug 22, 2019 23:59:12 GMT
r1ckb: Anyone know the log-in codes for the newer A3 when long coding the VIM?
Aug 23, 2019 4:52:18 GMT
Thirsty (Germany): @cktoo then you'll maybe have to wait long. Who knows when they find a new supplier that fits the quality standards I'm using the firstgen and i'm very satisfied.
Aug 23, 2019 7:01:50 GMT
Thirsty (Germany): @r1ckb i would create a thread for this question (if there's not already a thread). You won't get the best help here in the shoutbox
Aug 23, 2019 7:03:05 GMT
r1ckb: @thirsty, i appreciate it
Aug 23, 2019 14:06:13 GMT