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Regina_TT
05-20-2009, 08:22 AM
I've posted these on a couple of other forums, so you may have already read all about them. If you've had any experience with VAG-COM/VCDS these changes should be pretty simple to find and do. Even if you are new to the VCDS software, most of the changes you will make use the "Long Coding Helper". This makes changing functions as easy as checking and unchecking boxes. So far the functions that are available to change have fairly self-explanatory descriptions so it should be easy to follow if you venture out on your own.

I don't usually go into much detail to include each step of the process, but since a few people asked, I will try to be a detailed as possible with this first Q5 VCDS post.

For those who are unaware, on continents other than North America most Audis have a "Convenience Window" feature that allows you to open and close your windows and sunroof via the unlock and lock buttons on your key/remote. This function is disabled in North America but can be easily enabled with the Ross-Tech (http://www.ross-tech.com/) VAG-COM (http://www.ross-tech.com/vag-com/index.html) tool and VCDS software (http://www.ross-tech.com/vag-com/index.html).

The procedures are all pretty simple, but keep in mind you are changing certain functions programmed to your ECU by Audi. If you are concerned about damaging your vehicle or voiding your warranty, I suggest you avert your eyes and not play along.

Also note that your Audi dealer will not perform any of these procedures for you no matter how much you beg and plead. If anything they may suspect that you intend to make changes to your car and may question any future warranty issues you may have. As unlikely as it is that adding the ability to close your sunroof with your lock button would affect your ABS system or the latch on your hood, you don't want to give them a bone.

That being said, time to go plug your computer into your Q5.

Open the VCDS software. If this is the first time using it follow the on screen instructions to test the USB port and save the settings. Now plug the VAG-COM scan tool into the OBD Data Link Connector to the right and forward of the hood release inside your Q5. The other end goes into a USB port on our computer. Your vehicle needs to be turned on (key in the ignition lock) or running to access all control modules in the VCDS software.

From the Main Screen click on the Select button under Select Control Module. In the next window that opens click on the button labelled 46-Cent. Conv. In controller 46-Cent. Conv. click the Coding - 7 button to open the Long Coding Helper and Recode Module. Using the Long Code Helper select Byte 2. Tab through until the "02" in line "3)" is highlighted yellow (or move your mouse over it and click on it.) Under line "4)" you will see Bits 0-4 have been allocated the different comfort operations. In the screen shot below, my Q5 had only Bit 1 checked. To enable convenience windows, you want to make sure Bit 2 (Comfort Operation: Remote Control active) is checked and Bit 3 (Comfort Operation: Advance Key active) is also checked. Once Bits 2 and 3 are checked, Exit the Long Coding Helper window and click the Do It! button in the Recode Module.

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Pressing the unlock button once on the key should unlock the door(s). Pressing the the unlock button a second time and holding the button down should roll down all four windows. Pressing the lock button once will lock the doors. Pressing the the lock button a second time and holding the button down should roll up all four windows and close the sunroof if it was open.

The other feature that is accessible with this change (which I stumbled upon today) is the ability to change which windows (including the sunroof) open and close with the convenience windows feature.

On the MMI go the the Car screen by pressing the car button.

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Scroll down to Windows.

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Click on Windows to reveal the Windows Conv. Open menu.

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From this menu you can decide which windows will open with the windows convenience feature. All windows and the sunroof will still close when you use the lock button as described above.

Now you can wow your friends with one more amazing thing about your Q5!

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DISCLAIMER: Keep in mind that I am an amateur. By using any of the material described here you are assuming all responsibility for your own actions and their possible outcomes on your car.

LOP
02-25-2010, 09:01 PM
Do you or anyone have the instructions to do this to the Q7? It is not the same as there is no long coding available under 46...I've tried and searched other areas with no luck.
Thanks in advance for your help.

rlarsen
03-18-2010, 02:38 AM
Do you or anyone have the instructions to do this to the Q7? It is not the same as there is no long coding available under 46...I've tried and searched other areas with no luck.
Thanks in advance for your help.

You can find the codes in 46-Cent. Conv. here: http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index.php/Audi_Q7_%284L%29_Comfort_System

Otherwise use the pop-up instructions in VCDS

iamaudi.com
04-02-2010, 01:52 PM
Awesome write-up as always, keep up the great work and like always your articles are much appreciated.

Scott Mitchell

Regina_TT
04-05-2010, 09:48 AM
Awesome write-up

Thanks, Scott. You just reminded me that I needed to get you a video of the Kufatec module closing the hatch. I should likely take a few pics of the S Line 20's back on with the lowering springs too. Looks amazing!

babraham
05-28-2010, 10:54 AM
Thanks for the write-up. This is my first Audi, 2010 Q5 S Line and I was a little hesitant at first. Your step by step instructions put me at ease.

Regina_TT
05-29-2010, 05:20 PM
No problem! Glad I could help out. [up]

eliouno
04-04-2013, 12:07 PM
No problem! Glad I could help out. [up]

would you happen to know how to unprogram the motor stopping when the driver door is opened.
Apparently is a new feature on some 2013 6 Cyl Q5

spijun
04-05-2013, 04:16 AM
would you happen to know how to unprogram the motor stopping when the driver door is opened.
Apparently is a new feature on some 2013 6 Cyl Q5

This is from the German forum
The engine control unit, you have to disable the option for start / stop system.
Please note: currently only known and available for 2.0 TFSI
The following coding is used:

01 ENGINE to select
STG Long Coding -> Function 07
Byte 5
Disable bit 6

In addition, disable switch in the center console:
09 – Cent. Elect. to select
Long Coding -> Function 07
Byte 20
Disable bit 2

eliouno
04-05-2013, 06:47 AM
This is from the German forum
The engine control unit, you have to disable the option for start / stop system.
Please note: currently only known and available for 2.0 TFSI
The following coding is used:

01 ENGINE to select
STG Long Coding -> Function 07
Byte 5
Disable bit 6

In addition, disable switch in the center console:
09 – Cent. Elect. to select
Long Coding -> Function 07
Byte 20
Disable bit 2
Not sure if my situation is the same as the start/stop system. I do have a button on my console to remove the start/ stop system.
However my Q5 also has some sort of a safety feature (I assume) that when I open my driver's door when stopped, the motor cuts off.
I am told that not all the Q5 of 2013 have this, but some do.
Could you please confirm that the coding you provided is for the same situation I am describing

plum
06-05-2015, 12:26 PM
Has anyone had trouble stetting the windows to open and close with the remote? I have been trying as per the instructions and that function will not work...I have made many other changes to different systems with no issue?

I have a 2013 Q5 with MMi 3+(I believe)

Any tips please let me know...I have used that feature in all my previous Audi's

14S4GWM
06-05-2015, 12:48 PM
Has anyone had trouble stetting the windows to open and close with the remote? I have been trying as per the instructions and that function will not work...I have made many other changes to different systems with no issue?

I have a 2013 Q5 with MMi 3+(I believe)

Any tips please let me know...I have used that feature in all my previous Audi's

Did you turn it on and set it in the MMI?

plum
06-05-2015, 01:25 PM
No? I had a look but did not see it in the menu...I may have missed it with the other stuff I was doing...which menu should it show up under?

VroomVroom
06-05-2015, 01:36 PM
Enable Remote Operation Windows and Sunroof:
[46 - Cent. Conv.] -> [Coding - 07] -> [Long Coding Helper] Byte 2
Bit 2 - Set to 1
Within MMI: Car > Windows (turn ‘on’ for front, back, and sunroof)
Test w/ Remote Fob – hold down ‘unlock’ button for several seconds.

(Bold added for emphasis...)

14S4GWM
06-05-2015, 01:36 PM
Car>car systems>vehicle settings>central locking. If you dint see it in there then its not activated.

plum
06-05-2015, 02:07 PM
Thanks gents! I never thought to look into the central locking and thought it would have had a tab of its own!!

Working great now!

Muhtish
10-01-2016, 06:17 PM
I'm trying to figure out the vag com codes on my 2010 Q5 s line. Stumbled into comfort operation: advanced key active and windows regulator option. This write up did give great instructions...but what do these two options do if activated?

Ps. I'm very new to audi community

Muhtish
10-01-2016, 06:21 PM
Am I allowed to ask other vag com questions here or should I open a new thread?