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MK7.5 Digital Cockpit retrofit

Kushdaiin

Go Kart Champion
Location
Connecticut
Car(s)
MK7 R, MK7 GSW SEL
@Cuzoe, ah glad it worked for you as well. It's a nice indicator for sure. I want to hear more on the EPB retrofit. Really wanted to do it but got apprehensive after looking at some of the wiring to/from the ABS module to the switch. Still interested though!
 

Reaper1

Go Kart Newbie
Location
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Just got my cockpit and was all excited to test it in the car, looked great and of course it was screaming at me with all the fault codes.

Popped in the old cluster and the dash still looked like a Christmas tree, It appears that when the new cluster was in the car it wiped the ABS module coding completely, and even worse is that i couldn't find any info on that online.

So if that happens to you(Always have a backup of your entire car's coding!.), you will need to recode the ABS module, just put it the old values that were deleted.
Then you would need to perform the basic settings for all the Sensors, Make yourself a favor and just get a VAS5054, ODIS's Guided Fault Finding makes it so easy.
And lastly the Steering angle sensor, just rotate the steering wheel all the way left to mechanical lock and then to the right, light should go away.

Hope that helps someone.
 

Cuzoe

Autocross Champion
Location
Los Angeles
It may have been mentioned somewhere in the thread, but is good info now... yes swapping the dash will cause the ABS to wipe itself due to the VIN mismatch. Certainly all you retofit-ters have backups right :LOL:.
 

yakev724

Go Kart Champion
Location
NYC
Car(s)
2015 S3
I’ve heard if you leave the ignition on while swapping clusters the abs coding won’t get wiped. Still prudent to save the coding down before meddling!
 

Cuzoe

Autocross Champion
Location
Los Angeles
I think that is correct... maybe VIN is checked once when ignition is turned on (or shortly after) and the wipe happens if there's a mismatch at that point.
 

Reaper1

Go Kart Newbie
Location
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I’ve heard if you leave the ignition on while swapping clusters the abs coding won’t get wiped. Still prudent to save the coding down before meddling!
Oh that makes sense, Seen a lot of cockpit install vids and in all of them the ignition was on in the process, Thought it's not safe to do.
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
The Greater Boston Metropolitan Area
Car(s)
2019 Golf R
I’ve heard if you leave the ignition on while swapping clusters the abs coding won’t get wiped. Still prudent to save the coding down before meddling!

I think that is correct... maybe VIN is checked once when ignition is turned on (or shortly after) and the wipe happens if there's a mismatch at that point.

When I swapped clusters on my MK7 R, SimaServis had me yank out the old cluster with the ignition on. So that all tracks.

But talk about nerve wracking! "Ok, leave the car on, and swap the clusters..."
 

ksurl

Go Kart Champion
Location
Socal
Car(s)
18 GTI SE DSG
When I swapped clusters on my MK7 R, SimaServis had me yank out the old cluster with the ignition on. So that all tracks.

But talk about nerve wracking! "Ok, leave the car on, and swap the clusters..."
He also pulled the codes before making any swaps so it could be reprogrammed if wiped
 

axsys

New member
Location
Phoenix, AZ
Car(s)
2016 GTI
How does this gauge look with a manual transmission? Is there still a "bubble" in the middle of the tachometer where the automatic drive indicators would normally be? If so, what are the options for that spot on a manual?
 

bobloblawGTI

Autocross Champion
Location
DC
Car(s)
19 GTI SE 6MT
How does this gauge look with a manual transmission? Is there still a "bubble" in the middle of the tachometer where the automatic drive indicators would normally be? If so, what are the options for that spot on a manual?
You can put a number of things in there; I usually have avg. trip MPG (the "Economy" view) going. In the standard/classic view you're describing, I believe it shows the current gear and the upshift/downshift suggestions the car likes to make.
 

mattjewell

New member
Location
US
Car(s)
MK7.5
How does this gauge look with a manual transmission? Is there still a "bubble" in the middle of the tachometer where the automatic drive indicators would normally be? If so, what are the options for that spot on a manual?
I made a POV short drive video. Starts around 1:30 time marker. Sorry for the angle, but in the bottom left corner is the gearing. What you can’t see because of the steering wheel is the current speed.
 

bobloblawGTI

Autocross Champion
Location
DC
Car(s)
19 GTI SE 6MT
I made a POV short drive video. Starts around 1:30 time marker. Sorry for the angle, but in the bottom left corner is the gearing. What you can’t see because of the steering wheel is the current speed.
Every so often I remember the R theme exists for the cluster and think about switching back to it. Looks good (y)
 

oneb1t

New member
Location
Czech Republic
Car(s)
MK7 103kW 2013
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I started following journey.. :-D
https://github.com/OneB1t/VcMOSTRenderMqb

maybe someone can help/have some ideas how to improve this

also is there some finding regarding map zoom via up/down buttons?
 

Cuzoe

Autocross Champion
Location
Los Angeles
@oneb1t Very much looking forward to seeing what all you come up with. Not a big deal, but I couldn't watch the video on the GitHub, even tried downloading the mp4 and opening it up with a standalone player (not in a browser).

My gut still tells me it's in the long coding for the steering wheel buttons, just haven't had the time to go through those bits. They have no description in VCDS or ODIS.
 
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