Introduction: Audi Needle Sweep Activation With VCDS

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Needle sweep (a.k.a. gauge test or welcome ceremony) can be easily activated with VCDS, VAG-COM, VAS or any other diagnostic interface. Most Audi cars after year 2008 can have this feature enabled in the instrument cluster.


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  1. Connect with module 17 – Instrument Cluster.
  2. Choose procedure 07 – Coding.
  3. Read stored value and back it up.
  4. Choose Long Coding Helper
  5. Select byte 01.
  6. Enable box next to bit 00.
  7. Save new coding.
  8. Exit.