View Full Version : Emergency vag com assistance needed!!! Arvada co

07-13-2013, 02:53 PM
Is there anyone out there that has a VAG COM setup that can help me out tomorrow - Sun July 14th in Arvada?

I need help disabling the electronic parking brake system so I can finish changing out my rear pads/lines. I was messing around with the EPB with the calipers off and ended up crushing a piston compressor. The system now has a fault in it, probably because I tried cycling the brake with one side unplugged. I need to clear the code and put the EPB into service mode (I think), which will allow the pistons to retract fully (I think).

Can anyone bring a cable/computer over at some point tomorrow? Much beer will be awarded!!


07-13-2013, 03:39 PM
I will be glad to help you out. Send me a text or give me a call


07-13-2013, 06:55 PM
so glad I don't have the electric e brake

07-13-2013, 09:58 PM
so glad I don't have the electric e brake

No more e brake power slides for te b8

07-13-2013, 10:21 PM
Is this a B8 "feature"?

07-14-2013, 07:04 PM

It was even more complicated than I made it sound in my first post. I basically f*cked it up about as bad is could get and I had to spend about 2 hours this morning re-inserting the pistons into the caliper then screwing/pushing them all the way back in. Basically the piston rides on a screw actuated ram that goes into the back of the piston. It pushes it out, but won't retract it.

The lesson is to know how they work - which I do now since I basically had to disassemble the rear calipers. You have to screw the piston in with a screw piston compressor until the ram bottoms out, then just compress to the bottom. I would've never figured this out had the piston not popped out (on accident) when we were cycling the EPB with VAGCOM and saw the screw/ram. Basically when changing rear pads on the B8's don't mess with the parking brake at all just turn the piston until it turns the motor then push the piston straight in with no torque. So rediculous....

Huge Thanks to Martin (mec) who posted above for showing up at my house at 8am thinking he was just going to VAGCOM a few codes and ended up helping me rebuild the calipers staying until 1pm. Thanks again Martin!!

Anyways - I got my Stoptech ST60 kit installed too, love it!!

07-15-2013, 05:35 AM
AZ RM section FTW, so many good members here

07-15-2013, 06:42 AM
AZ RM section FTW, so many good members here+1!!!!!!!!!!!

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