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    VCDS Mobile work with Dash Commander iPhone app?

    Hi all,

    Just got my VCDS Mobile. Im a new user. Learning.

    Being able to see VCDS and data log on my iphone is pretty awesome.

    But its hard to read like 'gauges'.

    Is there any way to get the Dongle to work with my Dash Commander app, to see some engine data in a gauge-like readable format while driving?

    Thanks

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    No, 3rd party apps are currently not supported.
    Sebastian @ Ross-Tech.com // VCDS Rookie since 2003

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    als die Meinung eines Andersdenkenden.«

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastian View Post
    No, 3rd party apps are currently not supported.
    No worries. I would still buy the Ross Tech dongle regardless. It is the most important.

    I am trying to have a way to use my iphone mounted on my windshield holder to view gauge-like important info that I can see and interpret easily while driving at a glance.

    I will be doing a full custom gauge and cluster setup on my T3 bus at some point, and then I can use proper gauges.

    For now I just need to watch

    Boost
    IAT
    Water Temp
    Load

    What are the block codes for those (I know boost can be seen on 011)?

    Can I get the software to show me atmosphere corrected psi, as a boost gauge would?

    Any tips to set up the VCDS mobile to view those things in the best way would be helpful.

    Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastian View Post
    No, 3rd party apps are currently not supported.
    Is it possible to have a dumb K / L Line (with all the variations) mode in VCDS, in the future, for some other apps?

    BR, Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaulanier View Post
    Boost
    IAT
    Water Temp
    Load

    What are the block codes for those (I know boost can be seen on 011)?
    Sounds like you have a TDI. Which one? How about some actual scan data?

    Quote Originally Posted by beaulanier View Post
    Can I get the software to show me atmosphere corrected psi, as a boost gauge would?
    Nope, it shows you the data as the ECU presents it, typically absolute manifold pressure. Think about it this way: Your engine doesn't really care what atmospheric pressure is, or how much "boost" above atmospheric you're getting; it really only cares about the pressure in the manifold.

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    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roth View Post
    Is it possible to have a dumb K / L Line (with all the variations) mode in VCDS, in the future, for some other apps?
    What would you try to do with this? We still have a dumb K/L line "pass through" mode on our KII and HEX+CAN interfaces, but I can't think of anything that's been developed for it in the last 5+ years.

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    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    What would you try to do with this? We still have a dumb K/L line "pass through" mode on our KII and HEX+CAN interfaces, but I can't think of anything that's been developed for it in the last 5+ years.

    -Uwe-
    You right, I was thinking about the old Eprommer and software based on ELM chips, maybe PassThru J2534. There is an generic OBD2 app in VCDS (which I use often, mostly for fuel trims). Not too much exciting VAG software (excluding VCDS , of course) out there. Maybe, some EEPROM reading / writing functions might be incorporated in the future but that's up to the boss, of course.

    BR, Andy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaulanier View Post
    But its hard to read like 'gauges'.
    Have you tried creating one or more gauges with the built in functionality in VCDS-Mobile?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    Have you tried creating one or more gauges with the built in functionality in VCDS-Mobile?
    That is very cool and also might be very useful in diagnosing when you don't want to drag the laptop with you.

    BR, Andy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    Sounds like you have a TDI. Which one? How about some actual scan data?


    Nope, it shows you the data as the ECU presents it, typically absolute manifold pressure. Think about it this way: Your engine doesn't really care what atmospheric pressure is, or how much "boost" above atmospheric you're getting; it really only cares about the pressure in the manifold.

    -Uwe-
    Sorry, been offline camping for a few days.

    Yup, 1Z TDI w 1999 Passat ECU
    038 906 018 GA

    There's no label file for it so can't see exactly what im looking at or do advanced measuring in VCDS PC.

    But I found what I needed. 007 is IAT and COOLANT.

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