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Discussion in 'Mk3 Leon FAQ's (5F) 2012-' started by Phillips1795, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. Phillips1795

    Phillips1795 Full Member

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    This has been put together from two members on Seatcupra.net JsyCuPrA (Kev) researching on the Internet and Phillips1795 (Zach) making the adjustment on JsyCuPrA MK3 Leon FR. Some images have been used from the ROSS-TECH website. http://www.ross-tech.com/vcds/tour/main_screen.html

    AS ALWAYS DO AN AUTO SCAN OF THE CAR FIRST AND SAVE IT SO YOU HAVE THE ORIGINAL CODING IF SOMETHING SHOULD HAPPEN TO GO WRONG.

    WE HOLD NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHAT YOU DO TO YOUR CAR SHOULD SOMETHING GO WRONG.

    These eight adaptations below are the one’s we got working. Guide of the ones we weren’t able to get working or that didn’t want to activate are at the bottom. Some people have been successful and unsuccessful with the below.

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    Auto Scan – (Don’t take this step as an insult but it was a suggestion to add this to the guide step by step for first time users)

    1. Computer is all powered up without VCDS running
    2. Connect cable to USB
    3. Connect cable to car
    4. Turn ignition on
    5. Open VCDS program

    VCDS Opening/Home Screen

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    6. Select Auto Scan (See image for instruction)

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    7. Once scan is complete select save and fill in all the details. (This will now have saved all of your original coding)
    8. If any faults have flagged up select Clear DTC’s it will then automatically auto scan again.
    9. Once steps 7 & 8 are complete return back to the main VCDS home screen.
    10. Then click on the Select Control Module Select.
    11. You can now begin your adaptations :)

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    Passenger Mirror Lowering (Reverse)

    1. Select 52 - Door Elect, Pass.
    2. Select 07 - Coding
    3. Select Long Coding Helper
    4. Move to Byte 04
    5. Enable Bit 2
    6. Enable Bit 3

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    7. Select 09 - Centr. Elect.
    8. Select 16 - Security Access
    9. Input Security Code 31347 Click do it and yes if it brings up another box.
    10. Select 10 - Adaptation
    11. Choose from drop down - (15) Access Control 2-Spiegelabsenkung Bei Rueckwaertsfahrt
    12. Set Value to Active - Click DO IT! and Yes to the other boxes that pop up
    13. Choose from drop down - (20) Access Control 2-Menuesteuerung Spiegelabsenkung
    14. Set Value to Active - Click DO IT! and Yes to the other boxes that pop up

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    15. IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER - On the mirror adjustment stalk keep it on the L for this to work

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    Alarm Chirps, Lock & Unlock

    1. Select 09 - Centr. Elect.
    2. Select 16 - Security Access
    3. Input Security Code 31347 Click do it and yes if it brings up another box.
    4. Select 10 - Adaptation
    5. Choose from drop down - (1)-Ruckmeldungssingale-Akustische Rueckmeldung entriegeln
    6. Adjust value to yes - Click DO IT! and Yes to the other boxes that pop up

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    7. Choose from drop down - (2)-Ruckmeldungssingale-Akustische Rueckmeldung verriegeln
    8. Adjust value to yes - Click DO IT! and Yes to the other boxes that pop up

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    9. Choose from drop down - (8)-Ruckmeldungssingale-Akustische Rueckmeldung global
    10. Adjust value to Active - Click DO IT! and Yes to the other boxes that pop up

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    11. Choose from drop down - (7)-Ruckmeldungssingale-Menuesteuerung Akustische Rueckmeldung
    12. Adjust value to Active - Click DO IT! and Yes to the other boxes that pop up

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    13. Choose from drop down - (3)-Ruckmeldungssingale-Dauer der Akustischen Rueckmeldung vom einfachhorn
    14. Adjust Value to what you want, we selected Normal - Click DO IT! and Yes to the other boxes that pop up

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    (We found that if you didn't make all the adjustments quick enough the security code timed out and you had to input it again then carry on from the last one that worked. You may also now be able to have control of this adaptation over the stereo menus but we are not completely sure. If the chirps are not working after the adaptations have a nose in the car settings on the stereo)

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    Air Blower

    1. Select 08 – Auto HVAC
    2. Select 07 – Coding
    3. Select Long Coding Helper
    4. Move to Byte 11
    5. Bit 6 - Enable Blower Status Display in AUTO mode active

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    Staging / Needle Sweep

    1. Select 17 - Instruments
    2. Select 07 – Coding
    3. Select Long Coding Helper
    4. Move to Byte 1
    4. Enable Bit 0

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    Activation of rear lights as DRL’s

    1. Select 09 – Cent. Elect.
    2. Select 16 – Security Access
    3. Input Security Code 31347 Click DO IT! And yes if it brings up other boxes
    4. Select 10 – Adapation
    5. Choose from drop down – (6)-Tagfahrlicht-Tagfahrlicht-Dauerfahrlicht aktiviert zusaetzlich Standlicht
    6. Set Value to Active - Click DO IT! And yes if it brings up other boxes

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    1. Select 09 – Cent. Elect.
    2. Select 16 – Security Access
    3. Input Security Code 31347 Click DO IT! And yes if it brings up other boxes
    4. Select 10 – Adapation
    5. Choose from drop down - (9)-Leuchte23SL HLC10 light function D23
    6. Set value to – Tagfahrlicht / DRL’s
    7. Click DO IT! And yes to the other boxes that pop up

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    8. Stay in the same page
    9. Choose from drop down – (9)- Leuchte24SL HRA65 light function D24
    10. Set value to - Tagfahrlicht / DRL’s - Click DO IT! And yes if it brings up other boxes

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    11. Stay in the same page
    12. Choose from drop down – (9)- Leuchte26NSL LA72-light function D26
    13. Set value to - Tagfahrlicht / DRL’s - Click DO IT! And yes if it brings up other boxes

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    14. Stay in the same page
    15. Choose from drop down – (9)- Leuchte27NSL RC6-light function D27
    16. Set value to - Tagfahrlicht / DRL’s - Click DO IT! And yes if it brings up other boxes

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    Switch Interior light / ambient lighting in the doors in all modes on Drive Select Color Red

    1. Select 09 – Cent. Elect.
    2. Select 16 – Security Access
    3. Input Security Code 31347 - Click DO IT! And yes if it brings up other boxes
    4. Select 10 – Adaptation
    5. Choose from drop down – (4)-Leuchte17TFL R BLK BLK SRB3TFL R SR KC3-lichtfunktion A17
    6. Set value to – Inactive - Click DO IT! And yes if it brings up other boxes

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    7. Stay in same page
    8. Choose from drop down – (5)- Leuchte16BLK SLB35BLK SL KC9- lichtfunktion B16
    9. Set value to – Ambientelicht 3 - Click DO IT! And yes if it brings up other boxes

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    ADAPTATIONS THAT WERE NOT SUCCESSFUL, DIDN’T NEED OR THAT CAUSED ISSUES

    Check Battery Condition

    1. Press the trip odometer button / Trip button (0.0 / SET button) and hold
    2. Release the button when the display battery status lights
    3. Battery indicator is displayed


    FIS Carbon

    1. Select 17 - Insruments
    2. Select 10 -Adaptation
    3. Select from drop down - Displaydarstellung
    4. Set value to Version 2 - Click DO IT! and Yes to the other boxes that pop up

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    Rear Wiper Comfort Wipe

    1. Select 09 – Cent. Elect.
    2. Select 16 – Security Access
    3. Enter Unlock Code 31347 - Click DO IT! And yes if it brings up other boxes
    4. Select 10 - Adaptation
    5. select from drop down – (2)-Heckscheibenwischer-Menuesteuerung Komfortwischen HW
    6. Set value to Active - Click DO IT! And yes if it brings up other boxes


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    Lap Timer

    1. Select 17 - Instruments
    2. Select 07 – Coding
    3. Select Long Coding Helper
    4. Move to Byte 1
    5. Enable Bit 3

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    Rain Closing

    1. Select 09 – Cent. Elect.
    2. Select 16 – Security Access
    3. Enter Unlock Code 31347 - Click DO IT! And yes if it brings up other boxes
    4. Select 10 - Adaptation
    5. Select from drop down - (14)-Access control 2-Regenschlieben
    6. Adjust value to permanent- Click DO IT! And yes if it brings up other boxes

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    7. Stay on same page and from the drop down select - (26) Access Control 2 Control menu select Rain Close
    8. Adjust Value to active - Click DO IT! And yes if it brings up other boxes

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    Activation of the fog lights (NSW) and Cornering

    The onboard supply control unit, you have the option of the Seat Leon 5F fog lights (NSW) to activate additional as cornering. With active low beam, the respective front fog lamp is thus driven in accordance with steering angle and thus provides additional illumination when turning.

    1. Select 09 – Cent. Elect.
    2. Select 16 – Security Access
    3. Enter Unlock Code 31347 active - Click DO IT! And yes if it brings up other boxes
    4. Select 10 -Adaptations
    5. From drop down select - (5) Leuchte12NL LB45-lichtfunktion B 12
    6. Set Value to Abbiegelicht links active - Click DO IT! And yes if it brings up other boxes

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    7. Staying on same page select - (5) Leuchte13NL RB45-lichtfunktion B 13
    8. Set Value to Abbiegelicht rechts active - Click DO IT! And yes if it brings up other boxes

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  2. aaroe

    aaroe Guest

    Hi,

    Great guide, hoping to get some of these mods done to my car soon :)

    What is meant by the "Air blower"?
     
  3. Phillips1795

    Phillips1795 Full Member

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    Air blower is auto mode on the air con. When this is adaptation is done and the auto button is pressed it illuminates the lights on all the controls so you know what the auto button is doing. Rather than just illuminating the single auto button light.
     
  4. aaroe

    aaroe Guest

    ahh.. cool :) thanks
     
  5. dephead2004

    dephead2004 Senior Member

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    Hey guys this looks great. Thanks for posting.

    Are you saying that if we have fog lights then we can easily switch on cornering? The motor must be enclosed within the fog light assembly.
     
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    In theory yes but we found that if we activated the cornering. Lights they just stayed on all the time when you had normal beam on.

    We didn't have time explore where we went wrong or what went wrong.
     
  7. dephead2004

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    Sorry about that. Is the German site any help?
     
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    Not having a mk3 myself unless some asks for help again I won't get to plug into one.
     
  9. dephead2004

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    I understand. Surprised if they'd put motors in on the off chance of some being activated.
     
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    There are no motors . I had mine apart to change the bulb.
    The normal fog beam lights up the corners the same as when the cornering lights are enabled.
    All cornering does is switch on the fog briefly when turning the wheel or indicating under 20mph.

    fortunately mine were already enabled when I took delivery of the car. (SE version).
     
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    Ah that's interesting . Thanks. I have a BMW with cornering function and the lights are motor driven so I wrongly assumed that that is what the LEON had too.
    Appreciate you clearing that up.
     
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    Great thread Kev & Zach, thanks for your hard work and providing us with great guides! Is it possible to tell me where I can get access to the Diagnostic Port please? Cheers!
     
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    Its under the steering wheel in line with the accelerator pedal and kind of where your knee would be when driving if your short like me :)
     
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  14. johannesr

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    Cheers for the great instructions! Do these apply to any other models? I have Altea XL 2008 pre-facelift.
     
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    They would probably be far simpler on earlier models as you do most of the changes in adaptations rather than long coding. But a lot of the above seem to only be on very recent models, lap timer etc.....
     
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    Have anyone got Security Access code to ABS side? I would like to adjust XDS to strong but I´m missing access code...
     
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    Do you have the tech pack? Because my SE with tech doesn't have cornering function


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    We tried the Corning lights and it just ended up turning the fogs on all the time.
     
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    Double check you selected the correct options, the option names are very very similar. There's been at least 2-3 people who have done this.
     
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    Cars with LED headlights have the corning option switched off by default
     

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