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    New battery fitted with no problems. Coding was...

    New battery fitted with no problems.
    Coding was straightforward. Used 10 of the twelve numbers from the battery serial and it accepted it OK. Cleared all DTCs resulting from the battery...
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    Thanks Uwe- that's a good suggestion to use the...

    Thanks Uwe- that's a good suggestion to use the serial on the battery rather than a generic one.
    Another oddity when I was checking the battery before replacing- under 19 Can Gateway, Measuring...
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    Well I'm confused.... Looked in the 19-Can...

    Well I'm confused....
    Looked in the 19-Can Gateway, (protocol UDS) Adaptation. My original from new Varta 68Ah AGM battery is coded as JCB 68Ah Fleece with a serial number of 1111111111. Very...
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    Thanks PetrolDave. So I would leave the part...

    Thanks PetrolDave. So I would leave the part number and manufacturer code the same and just modify the serial number by one digit?
    Curiously, the OEM battery is 68Ah and 680CCA, whereas the new one...
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    Decided to change battery- wife couldn't stand...

    Decided to change battery- wife couldn't stand the issues we were having, so had to try something.
    However, this has given rise to my other thread on battery coding:...
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    New Battery Coding- Help needed!

    Purchased a new Varta battery for my 2016 VW Tiguan 4WD 2.0L diesel. It is not from a dealer- but a genuine Varta item.
    My dilemma is this: The battery is stated as being BEM compatible but the...
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    Thanks Uwe. No, the battery is the original as...

    Thanks Uwe.
    No, the battery is the original as far as I know. The car was first registered in September 2016 and I bought it used in March 2017.
    I'm guessing that it might be coming to the end of...
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    Thanks zenerdiode. Not sure I can leave the car...

    Thanks zenerdiode. Not sure I can leave the car with the bonnet unlocked in my neighbourhood, but I appreciate your suggestion.
    With regards to the seatbelt- I feel sure I have moved the car around...
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    Battery history file: ...

    Battery history file:


    ;;Sunday,19,May,2019,14:53:46:03359
    ; Address 19: CAN Gateway
    ;Control Module Part Number: 5Q0 907 530 AM
    ; Component and/or Version: GW MQB High 128...
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    Yes, that was with a multimeter, across the...

    Yes, that was with a multimeter, across the battery terminals.
    My typical daily commute is 10 miles each way- a mix of urban and motorway driving. Heated seats and screens are not used that often....
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    Thanks Uwe. I have just measured the battery...

    Thanks Uwe.
    I have just measured the battery terminal voltage after the car has been sat overnight- 12.2V ; It was 14.8V with the engine running. Given the battery was fully charged about a month...
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    Thanks for your reply zenerdiode. In response to...

    Thanks for your reply zenerdiode.
    In response to your questions- my car is a 2017 VW Tiguan Mk 2 4WD 2.0L diesel.
    I have had issues with the handbrake and auto hold not releasing on occasions- each...
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    Battery Testing using VCDS

    As a result of trying to determine the cause of my handbrake/auto hold issues I have been looking at the battery voltage. I unnderstand that the electronic handbrake circuits are sensitive to battery...
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    Thanks for correcting my post Uwe. I thought I...

    Thanks for correcting my post Uwe. I thought I could get away without the CODE thing- but it does make reading it easier!
    The Air Sensor fault is a new one that I've not seen before- so I will keep...
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    New Fault Codes appeared....

    When going in to clear some long standing codes from my 2017 VW Tiguan Mk 2 4WD 2.0L diesel- I ran a new scan.
    The following new faults have appeared:



    Address 08: Auto HVAC (E87) ...
  16. What a brilliant explanation Don, Thank you for...

    What a brilliant explanation Don, Thank you for taking the time to answer.
    From what you've described, it certainly looks like Hill Hold is the area I need to look at- since most of the issues I've...
  17. Thank you for all your replies. With reference...

    Thank you for all your replies.
    With reference to the Hill Hold Assist- I was aware of Hill Hold, and had seen the adaptation channel in the controller, but is it the same thing as Auto Hold- ie...
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    Recent scan here:


    Saturday,04,May,2019,15:11:10:03359
    VCDS -- Windows Based VAG/VAS Emulator Running on Windows 10 x64
    VCDS Version: 18.9.1.0 (x64) HEX-V2 CB: 0.4437.4
    Data version: 20190114...
  19. New Member: 2017 Tiguan Auto Hold/Handbrake Issue

    Good evening.
    I have been suffering from the dreaded Auto Hold problem for some time. The dealer has been unable/unwilling to resolve the problem- which curiously goes away when I take it in to...
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