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    Start engine button coding?

    i have 2 friends with a 2018 R, one dsg the other manual. the dsg can start their car with a quick press of the button, however the manual car they need to hold the button down until it starts. can this be configured? my passat starts with a quick press. another person i know has a tiguan auto and they need to hold it down until it starts.

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    Color me confused. I've never seen or heard of one that needs to be held until it starts. Every VW/Audi I've ever been in that has keyless start just needs a momentary press of the button.

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    This is why I stay away from retrofits.........OMG the laziness, so inconvenient to have to hold a starter button & where you actually have control and not let the ECU grenade the teeth of flywheel for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    Color me confused. I've never seen or heard of one that needs to be held until it starts. Every VW/Audi I've ever been in that has keyless start just needs a momentary press of the button.
    My B7 RS4 used to start with just a momentary press of the Start button UNLESS the clutch switch was faulty when you had to hold the button until the engine started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack@European_Parts View Post
    This is why I stay away from retrofits.........OMG the laziness, so inconvenient to have to hold a starter button & where you actually have control and not let the ECU grenade the teeth of flywheel for you.
    The OP didn't indicate that any of these are retrofits. Of course if they were, that would explain much.

    FWIW, we did an Engine Start button retrofit on our 2004 T'reg back in the day. The vehicle came with full Kessy, except for the Start button, which I suppose VW's lawyers had not yet approved for the US market at that time. The only thing needed to make it happen was the button, the wiring to the Kessy, and the trim plate to accommodate the button. It then worked like factory -- a momentary press of the button would start the engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetrolDave View Post
    My B7 RS4 used to start with just a momentary press of the Start button UNLESS the clutch switch was faulty when you had to hold the button until the engine started.
    Haha! Maybe this thread does belong in Car Repair after all!

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    not retrofits, all original, vid or it didnt happen


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    Quote Originally Posted by suffeks View Post
    not retrofits, all original, vid or it didnt happen
    Well.....

    I suppose you should start posting some scans so people can try to spot the difference.

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    My Wifes 2013 Tiguan DSG TDi with keyless - starts with a quick press (Quick press it waits for glow plugs and then starts engine)
    My Mums 2014 VW Beetle DSG TSi with keyless - you have to hold the start button until starts

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    Just to add some data points, on both my 2013 GLI and 2014 Tiguan you had to hold the button until the engine started. On my 2017 Golf Alltrack and 2019 Tiguan it only takes a momentary touch.

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