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On 24/04/2022 at 21:49, AHG said:

So I guess mine has a problem

It is very weird if this is a hardware issue, as nothing changes except coding and it was fine before (car is 4yo) and also I’m not sure I want to start messing around with it (not sure it’s worth the effort).

So, if you have any tips or advice on checks and resets that I can perform, I’d love to try anything that doesn’t involve a wrench.

I’m a year+ out of warranty
Can try and ask for GW from them
but not sure where they’ll stand

Hey.
Sorry for bumping an old thread. I have the same issue. Output test fails but no faults. Do you remember how you resolved this?

 

thanks

 

Mike

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I sold the car 🙂

 

Not because of that

it was my ‘18 S3 an my Golf came

 

make sure the hood is up when you code

sometimes it requires a few restarts

 

 

I think I was able to get it back

by doing some kinds of reset

but wasn’t able to do the test

so can’t be 100% sure

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1 minute ago, AHG said:

I sold the car 🙂

 

Not because of that

it was my ‘18 S3 an my Golf came

 

make sure the hood is up when you code

sometimes it requires a few restarts

 

 

I think I was able to get it back

by doing some kinds of reset

but wasn’t able to do the test

so can’t be 100% sure

Hahah. Ah nuts. No worries. I’ll have another try. Thank you. 

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Sometimes it just takes a few tries (had that in other things).

Make sure the hood is up, engine is off, switch is on.

After you need to turn off and on, or reboot the infotainment.

I tried several types of resets, and I think the last one worked.

 

What car are we talking about in your case ?

 

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15 minutes ago, AHG said:

Sometimes it just takes a few tries (had that in other things).

Make sure the hood is up, engine is off, switch is on.

After you need to turn off and on, or reboot the infotainment.

I tried several types of resets, and I think the last one worked.

 

What car are we talking about in your case ?

 

It’s a 2020 Passat GTE. I’ve not needed hood up for any other adaptations but in this Instance the Soundaktor wasn’t working when I bought the car used. I’ve checked the volume. The fuse. The connector. Nothing obvious and it won’t complete the test. 
 

as there are no faults the dealer won’t look at it. 
Ill try hood up and engine running tomorrow. 
it’s an enigma. 

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1 hour ago, Mookistar said:

Yeah. It does. Only in GTE mode tho. 

And if the car has auto lights, turn them to off, as this forms part of the e-firewall working with the hood catch. The hood ( or bonnet if you are Australian!!) must be unlatched and lights turned to off.

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On 21/12/2022 at 14:55, AHG said:

Not how it works.

There is a separate vibration motor attached to the chassis just below the windshield, fro the outside (far top of the engine bay, above the firewall). It uses the car as a speaker, and doesn't run through the Audio system (this is not a BMW).

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My crappy thing shook the roof lining so much they replaced it under warranty as it would vibrate on its fixings. 
really need to get round to unplugging the stupid fake noisemaker 

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1 hour ago, The Kid said:

My crappy thing shore the roof lining so much they replaced it under warranty as it would vibrate on its fixings. 
really need to get round to unplugging the stupid fake noisemaker 


on what car ? 8R ?

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17 hours ago, mpv said:

And if the car has auto lights, turn them to off, as this forms part of the e-firewall working with the hood catch. The hood ( or bonnet if you are Australian!!) must be unlatched and lights turned to off.


didn’t know about the auto-lights

good catch (and info) bro

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2 hours ago, Booth11 said:

I never turned the auto lights off when I did obdeleven coding changes on my mk8 and no issues with the coding being accepted (the bonnet catch was released).  

I got that tip at the dealer last week when he was using the Getec diagnostic device.

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