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    Attempt to recode instruments to turn off brake pads warning made dash go nuts!

    I have an '06 Audi A3 8p with 2.0T FSI motor. I'm familiar with using VCDS-Lite with my prior '01 GTI VR6, but purchased the Ross-Tech HEX-V2 and am using VCDS 19 to work on my Audi.

    I was recoding the instruments to remove the brake pad warning. The pads/brakes are good, but there's obviously the common fault in the wiring, so I wanted to disable it rather than cut and splice the harness. I thought recoding would better allow allow a repair later. In any case, I changed the code by reducing by 1 the 5th digit. Below you can see the screen showing the codes before changing anything. I changed the code from 0002263 to 0002163. After accepting the code the fuel gauge showed no gas (tank is full), and a series of warning symbols started complaining about number plate lights, brake lights, rear lightbulbs, out of gas and still the brakes warnings. I changed the value back, the warnings went away (but the brake pad warning is of course still there) and the fuel gauge is very slowly rising.

    This is the screen before changing anything.


    I turned off and stepped away. Having set the code back the I now noticed the equipment number is missing it's last digit.


    I changed it to put back that missing digit, and it says recode OK, but still shows the shorter code number. Not sure if this is relevant to my issue.

    What did I do wrong and how can I turn off the brake pad warning light without screwing up everything?

    Here's my complete scan output:

    Code:
    Friday,14,February,2020,09:04:32:39323
    VCDS -- Windows Based VAG/VAS Emulator Running on Windows 10 x64
    VCDS Version: 19.6.2.0 (x64)  HEX-V2 CB: 0.4508.4
    Data version: 20190930 DS308.0
    www.Ross-Tech.com
    
    
    VIN: WAUMF78P16A171124   License Plate: 
    Mileage: 295180km-183416mi   Repair Order: 
    
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    Chassis Type: 8P (1K0)
    Scan: 01 02 03 08 09 15 16 17 19 25 42 44 46 47 52 56 62 72
    
    VIN: WAUMF78P16A171124   Mileage: 295180km-183416miles
    
    00-Steering Angle Sensor -- Status: OK 0000
    01-Engine -- Status: Malfunction 0010
    02-Auto Trans -- Status: OK 0000
    03-ABS Brakes -- Status: OK 0000
    08-Auto HVAC -- Status: Sporadic communication error 1000
    09-Cent. Elect. -- Status: Malfunction 0010
    15-Airbags -- Status: OK 0000
    16-Steering wheel -- Status: Malfunction 0010
    17-Instruments -- Status: Malfunction 0010
    19-CAN Gateway -- Status: Malfunction 0010
    25-Immobilizer -- Status: OK 0000
    42-Door Elect, Driver -- Status: OK 0000
    44-Steering Assist -- Status: OK 0000
    46-Central Conv. -- Status: Malfunction 0010
    47-Sound System -- Status: OK 0000
    52-Door Elect, Pass. -- Status: OK 0000
    56-Radio -- Status: Cannot be reached 1100
    62-Door, Rear Left -- Status: OK 0000
    72-Door, Rear Right -- Status: OK 0000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 01: Engine        Labels:. 06F-907-115-AXX.clb
       Part No SW: 8P0 907 115 B    HW: 8P0 907 115 B
       Component: 2.0l R4/4V TFSI     0080  
       Revision: --H14---    Serial number: AUX7Z0F1FNK0E3
       Coding: 0103010A1C070160
       Shop #: WSC 26105 444 82971
       VCID: 313F13802D20C33F769-8064
    
    1 Fault Found:
    000280 - Engine Coolant Temp. Sensor (G62) 
                   P0118 - 002 - Signal too High - Intermittent
                 Freeze Frame:
                        Fault Status: 00100010
                        Fault Priority: 0
                        Fault Frequency: 1
                        Reset counter: 255
                        Mileage: 294970 km
                        Time Indication: 0
                        Date: 2020.02.09
                        Time: 13:46:02
    
                 Freeze Frame:
                        RPM: 806 /min
                        Load: 18.0 %
                        Speed: 0.0 km/h
                        Temperature: -40.0°C
                        Temperature: 14.0°C
                        Absolute Pres.: 920.0 mbar
                        Voltage: 13.716 V
    
    Readiness: 0000 0000
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 02: Auto Trans        Labels: 02E-927-770.clb
       Part No SW: 02E 300 043 C    HW: 02E 927 770 AE
       Component: GSG DSG         070 1125  
       Revision: 04507000    Serial number: 00000602080984
       Coding: 0000020
       Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
       VCID: 1471BA14B27216177DF-8040
    
    No fault code found.
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 03: ABS Brakes        Labels:. 1K0-614-517-MK60AT.clb
       Part No SW: 1K0 614 517 AC    HW: 1K0 614 517 AC
       Component: ESP FRONT MK60-AT   0102  
       Revision: 00H13001    
       Coding: 0053890
       Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
       VCID: 6889BEE4DE7A42F7617-803C
    
    No fault code found.
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 08: Auto HVAC        Labels: 8P0-820-043.lbl
       Part No SW: 8P0 820 043 M    HW: 8P0 820 043 M
       Component: KlimavollautomatH18 0260  
       Revision: 306332      Serial number: 8P0820043M    
       Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
       VCID: 3635209CC44EE40723B-8062
    
    No fault code found.
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 09: Cent. Elect.        Labels:. 8P0-907-279-23-H.lbl
       Part No SW: 8P0 907 279 F    HW: 8P0 907 279 F
       Component: Bordnetz-SG     H43 1201  
       Revision: 00H43000    Serial number: 00000005484621
       Coding: 018C4F81C014100000181800180000000028FE175C1100
       Shop #: WSC 06314 000 08192
       VCID: 40D94644968A5AB7897-8014
    
       Subsystem 1 - Part No: 8P1 955 119 B  Labels: 1KX-955-119.CLB
       Component: Wischer AU350   H01 0130  
       Coding: 00062736
       Shop #: WSC 06314  
    
    8 Faults Found:
    00987 - Lamp for Brake Light; Left (M9) 
                012 - Electrical Fault in Circuit
                 Freeze Frame:
                        Fault Status: 01101100
                        Fault Priority: 1
                        Fault Frequency: 1
                        Reset counter: 9
                        Mileage: 287775 km
                        Time Indication: 0
                        Date: 2019.06.23
                        Time: 00:57:00
    
                 Freeze Frame:
                            ON
                        Voltage: 12.15 V
                            ON
                            ON
                            OFF
                            OFF
                            OFF
    
    00988 - Lamp for Brake Light; Right (M10) 
                012 - Electrical Fault in Circuit
                 Freeze Frame:
                        Fault Status: 01101100
                        Fault Priority: 1
                        Fault Frequency: 1
                        Reset counter: 9
                        Mileage: 287775 km
                        Time Indication: 0
                        Date: 2019.06.23
                        Time: 00:57:00
    
                 Freeze Frame:
                            ON
                        Voltage: 12.15 V
                            ON
                            ON
                            OFF
                            OFF
                            OFF
    
    01504 - Bulb for License-Plate Light (X) 
                012 - Electrical Fault in Circuit
                 Freeze Frame:
                        Fault Status: 01111100
                        Fault Priority: 2
                        Fault Frequency: 1
                        Reset counter: 9
                        Mileage: 292041 km
                        Time Indication: 0
                        Date: 2019.12.30
                        Time: 14:48:00
    
                 Freeze Frame:
                            ON
                        Voltage: 10.90 V
                            ON
                            ON
                            OFF
                            OFF
                            ON
    
    01117 - Generator Terminal DF Load Signal 
                008 - Implausible Signal - Intermittent
                 Freeze Frame:
                        Fault Status: 00101000
                        Fault Priority: 2
                        Fault Frequency: 254
                        Reset counter: 49
                        Mileage: 287788 km
                        Time Indication: 0
                        Date: 2019.06.26
                        Time: 18:45:00
    
                 Freeze Frame:
                            ON
                        Voltage: 12.45 V
                            ON
                            ON
                            OFF
                            OFF
                            OFF
    
    01320 - Control Module for Climatronic (J255) 
                004 - No Signal/Communication - Intermittent
                 Freeze Frame:
                        Fault Status: 00100100
                        Fault Priority: 2
                        Fault Frequency: 4
                        Reset counter: 45
                        Mileage: 294970 km
                        Time Indication: 0
                        Date: 2020.02.08
                        Time: 13:49:00
    
                 Freeze Frame:
                            OFF
                        Voltage: 12.50 V
                            OFF
                            ON
                            OFF
                            OFF
                            OFF
    
    02195 - Dimmer Switch Instrument Panel & Switch Lighting (E20) 
                006 - Short to Plus - Intermittent
                 Freeze Frame:
                        Fault Status: 00100110
                        Fault Priority: 5
                        Fault Frequency: 254
                        Reset counter: 49
                        Mileage: 287784 km
                        Time Indication: 0
                        Date: 2019.06.23
                        Time: 05:48:00
    
                 Freeze Frame:
                            OFF
                        Voltage: 11.80 V
                            OFF
                            OFF
                            OFF
                            OFF
                            OFF
    
    00987 - Lamp for Brake Light; Left (M9) 
                012 - Electrical Fault in Circuit
                 Freeze Frame:
                        Fault Status: 01101100
                        Fault Priority: 1
                        Fault Frequency: 38
                        Reset counter: 9
                        Mileage: 287775 km
                        Time Indication: 0
                        Date: 2019.06.23
                        Time: 00:57:00
    
                 Freeze Frame:
                            ON
                        Voltage: 12.15 V
                            ON
                            ON
                            OFF
                            OFF
                            OFF
    
    00988 - Lamp for Brake Light; Right (M10) 
                012 - Electrical Fault in Circuit
                 Freeze Frame:
                        Fault Status: 01111100
                        Fault Priority: 1
                        Fault Frequency: 8
                        Reset counter: 9
                        Mileage: 287775 km
                        Time Indication: 0
                        Date: 2019.06.23
                        Time: 00:57:00
    
                 Freeze Frame:
                            ON
                        Voltage: 12.15 V
                            ON
                            ON
                            OFF
                            OFF
                            OFF
    
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 15: Airbags        Labels: 8P0-959-655-94.lbl
       Part No SW: 8P0 959 655 A    HW: 8P0 959 655 A
       Component:    Airbag 9.41  H12 3890  
       Revision: 91H12389    Serial number: 0035W000DU0/  
       Coding: 0032605
       Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
       VCID: 40D94644968A5AB7897-8014
    
       Subsystem 1 - Part No: 8P0 910 339 
       Component: BF-Gewichtsens. 001 0020
    
       Subsystem 2 - Serial number: 35KHV         
    
       Subsystem 3 - Serial number: 0001.01.000000100000000000ÿ†63
    
       Subsystem 4 - Serial number: 000000ÿ†6332DRB402E9C80F0ÿ†63
    
       Subsystem 5 - Serial number: 9C80F0ÿ†6342DRB402E9CC0B1ÿ†63
    
       Subsystem 6 - Serial number: 9CC0B1ÿ†63528RB400FEB29B%ÿ†63
    
       Subsystem 7 - Serial number: EB29B%ÿ†63628RB40107D2A0Eÿ†63
    
       Subsystem 8 - Serial number: 7D2A0Eÿ†63729RB400F3A472Oÿ†63
    
       Subsystem 9 - Serial number: 3A472Oÿ†63829RB400F398FB2ÿ
    
       Subsystem 10 - Serial number: 398FB2ÿ
    
    No fault code found.
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 16: Steering wheel        Labels: 8P0-953-549-F.lbl
       Part No SW: 8P0 953 549 F    HW: 8P0 953 549 F
       Component: J0527           H34 0070  
       Coding: 0012122
       Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
       VCID: 41DF43409D8053BF869-8014
    
       Subsystem 1 - Part No: XXXXXXXXXXX 
       Component: E0221           H07 0090
    
    1 Fault Found:
    01304 - Radio 
                004 - No Signal/Communication
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 17: Instruments        Labels: 8P0-920-xxx-17-MY7.lbl
       Part No SW: 8P0 920 981 E    HW: 8P0 920 981 E
       Component: KOMBIINSTR. VDO H80 0420  
       Revision: D06         Serial number: 2241FD06008809
       Coding: 0002263
       Shop #: WSC 58152 001 1048576
       VCID: 3A2D34ACF0560067C73-806E
    
    1 Fault Found:
    16346 - Control Module - ROM Error 
                014 - Defective
                 Freeze Frame:
                        Fault Status: 00000011
                        Fault Priority: 1
                        Fault Frequency: 1
                        Reset counter: 255
                        Mileage: 171032 km
                        Time Indication: 0
                        Date: 2014.11.04
                        Time: 20:45:40
    
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 19: CAN Gateway        Labels:. 1K0-907-530-V2.clb
       Part No SW: 1K0 907 530 G    HW: 1K0 907 951 
       Component: J533__Gateway   H10 0140  
       Revision:   H10       Serial number: 300010621194D8
       Coding: 3F3F034207002102
       Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
       VCID: 2B0301E80F0CA9EF4C5-807E
    
    2 Faults Found:
    01304 - Radio 
                004 - No Signal/Communication
                 Freeze Frame:
                        Fault Status: 01100100
                        Fault Priority: 2
                        Fault Frequency: 254
                        Reset counter: 9
                        Mileage: 291831 km
                        Time Indication: 0
                        Date: 2019.12.22
                        Time: 16:16:48
    
    01320 - Control Module for Climatronic (J255) 
                004 - No Signal/Communication - Intermittent
                 Freeze Frame:
                        Fault Status: 00100100
                        Fault Priority: 2
                        Fault Frequency: 1
                        Reset counter: 45
                        Mileage: 294970 km
                        Time Indication: 0
                        Date: 2020.02.08
                        Time: 13:49:26
    
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 25: Immobilizer        Labels: 1K0-920-xxx-25.clb
       Part No SW: 8P0 920 981 E    HW: 8P0 920 981 E
       Component: KOMBIINSTR. VDO H80 0420  
       Revision: D06         Serial number: AUX7Z0F1FNK0E3
       Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000
       VCID: 3A2D34ACF0560067C73-806E
    
    No fault code found.
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 42: Door Elect, Driver        Labels: 8P0-959-801-MIN2.lbl
       Part No: 8P0 959 801 H
       Component: Tuer-SG         020 0090  
       Coding: 0001177
       Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
       VCID: 40D94644968A5AB7897-8014
    
    No fault code found.
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 44: Steering Assist        Labels: 1K0-909-14x-GEN3.clb
       Part No: 1K0 909 144 M
       Component: EPS_ZFLS Kl. 233    3201  
       Revision: 00H20000    
       Shop #: WSC 26105 444 999999
       VCID: 34311A94D232F6171DF-8060
    
    No fault code found.
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 46: Central Conv.        Labels: 8P0-959-433.lbl
       Part No: 8P0 959 433 D
       Component: 02 KSG          H04 0050  
       Coding: 9AC003382D08850FC88F047300
       Shop #: WSC 26105 444 68434
       VCID: 3D273FB0E178375FE21-8068
    
       Subsystem 1 - Part No: 1K0 951 605 C
       Component: LIN BACKUP HORN H03 1301
    
       Subsystem 2 - Component:       NGS n.mounted     
    
       Subsystem 3 - Component:      IRUE n.mounted     
    
    1 Fault Found:
    01320 - Control Module for Climatronic (J255) 
                004 - No Signal/Communication - Intermittent
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 47: Sound System        Labels: 8Px-035-382.lbl
       Part No SW: 8P4 035 382     HW: 8P4 035 382 
       Component: AB2 SUBWOOFERBOXH04 0180  
       Revision: 00003       Serial number: 30674548472080
       Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000
       VCID: 71BFD380EDA0833F369-8024
    
    No fault code found.
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 52: Door Elect, Pass.        Labels: 8P0-959-802-MIN2.lbl
       Part No: 8P0 959 802 H
       Component: Tuer-SG         020 0090  
       Coding: 0001177
       Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
       VCID: 41DF43409D8053BF869-8014
    
    No fault code found.
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 56: Radio
    Cannot be reached
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 62: Door, Rear Left        Labels: 8P4-959-801.lbl
       Part No: 8P4 959 801 D
       Component: Tuer-SG         020 0070  
       Coding: 0001176
       Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
       VCID: 40D94644968A5AB7897-8014
    
    No fault code found.
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 72: Door, Rear Right        Labels: 8P4-959-802.lbl
       Part No: 8P4 959 802 D
       Component: Tuer-SG         020 0070  
       Coding: 0001176
       Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000
       VCID: 41DF43409D8053BF869-8014
    
    No fault code found.
    
    End----------(Elapsed Time: 01:11, VBatt start/end: 12.2V/12.2V)-----------
    Thanks in advance for the help.

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    According to the Ross-Tech Wiki that coding change tells the instruments the car is RoW(LHD) instead of US (see http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index...Cluster#Coding) where did you see that would disable the brake pad warning?

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    There doesn't appear to be an option in that cluster to remove the brake pad warning. Some clusters have that option, others do not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondaman900 View Post
    1 Fault Found:
    16346 - Control Module - ROM Error
    014 - Defective
    Freeze Frame:
    Fault Status: 00000011
    Fault Priority: 1
    Fault Frequency: 1
    Reset counter: 255
    Mileage: 171032 km
    Time Indication: 0
    Date: 2014.11.04
    Time: 20:45:40
    Not a nice DTC.

    What value do you have in [17-Instrument] > Adaptation > Channel 37 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetrolDave View Post
    where did you see that would disable the brake pad warning?
    I was following this: https://www.audiworld.com/forums/tt-.../#post23439087 thinking Golf V and '08 TT were close enough/same family.

    Thank you both for the quick response and the definitive word on that option in my cluster. I'll brake out the soldering iron and take care of it manually.

    Next up is figuring out how to restore functionality of the key fob remote....

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    If you had "hoovered" the mouse-cursor over the coding you would have had a pop-up telling you the options you have and what can be changed for what... Never change coding without knowing what you are doing, strange things can happen, now you need help to clean-up the mess...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mari View Post
    If you had "hoovered" the mouse-cursor over the coding you would have had a pop-up telling you the options you have and what can be changed for what... Never change coding without knowing what you are doing, strange things can happen, now you need help to clean-up the mess...
    Thanks for that tip. I didn't realize that was a complete list in the pop-up, thought it more of a hint/examples. Good to know.

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