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Old 04-07-2014, 12:07 PM   #1
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Default Drive Select Default

I believe I read on the forums before that no matter what mode is selected (Auto, Comfort, Dynamic, Individual) it will revert back to a default setting, that is basically Comfort, every time you turn the car off and restart it. I know I can just pull back the stick to put it in S mode but I prefer Auto most of the time.

Is there any way to have the car always remain in the selected setting? It's pretty annoying to have go into the car menu every time I start it and select the mode again.
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I believe with VCDS, the start up default can be changed (try a Forum search for details). Note that only the throttle and gear maps are affected; i.e. steering, ACC and seat belt settings are remembered.
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Maybe I'm making this up, but I swear my 2014 A6 remembers the last mode it was in when I power up. I have been keeping mine in Individual mode so that I can have auto everything but comfort adaptive cruise.
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Maybe I'm making this up, but I swear my 2014 A6 remembers the last mode it was in when I power up. I have been keeping mine in Individual mode so that I can have auto everything but comfort adaptive cruise.
Have you tried placing it in Dynamic and seeing if it stays in that setting after you restart?

Mine is a 2013 so hopefully they did change that.
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Maybe I'm making this up, but I swear my 2014 A6 remembers the last mode it was in when I power up. I have been keeping mine in Individual mode so that I can have auto everything but comfort adaptive cruise.
My 14 remembers previous settings.
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My 2013 remembers what I was in last minus the 'S mode'. However, there was a S6 owner who found a way to create Dynamic 'S mode' as default.
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Maybe I'm making this up, but I swear my 2014 A6 remembers the last mode it was in when I power up. I have been keeping mine in Individual mode so that I can have auto everything but comfort adaptive cruise.
That's because when you start the car it defaults to Auto which is what you set in Individual (throttle and transmission only; ACC remembers what you set set).
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Mine stays in Individual. Like any memory function, such as seat and mirror positions, it probably needs to be linked to your key fob. Simply set things the way you like them, exit the car and then lock with the fob (not the door handle button). The next time you start with that fob in your pocket, things will be as you left them (except, as noted, 'S' mode, which always resets to off).
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Mine stays in Individual. Like any memory function, such as seat and mirror positions, it probably needs to be linked to your key fob. Simply set things the way you like them, exit the car and then lock with the fob (not the door handle button). The next time you start with that fob in your pocket, things will be as you left them (except, as noted, 'S' mode, which always resets to off).
So the throttle/engine will remain in Auto as well? Is it only Dynamic and S that reverts back?
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So the throttle/engine will remain in Auto as well? Is it only Dynamic and S that reverts back?
Dynamic in the MMI and S mode on the shift lever are one and the same for throttle and transmission gear maps.
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Dynamic in the MMI and S mode on the shift lever are one and the same for throttle and transmission gear maps.
Right, and when you select Dynamic in Drive Select the S appears but when you shut down the car and restart the S, and the corresponding throttle and gear maps, revert to either Auto/Comfort (not sure which is default). Is Dynamic the only setting where the transmission and gear maps change? Say you select Comfort in Drive Select, will the transmission and gear maps stay in the Comfort settings when you restart the car? Same for the Auto setting as well?

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Right, and when you select Dynamic in Drive Select the S appears but when you shut down the car and restart the S, and the corresponding throttle and gear maps, revert to either Auto/Comfort (not sure which is default). Is Dynamic the only setting where the transmission and gear maps change? Say you select Comfort in Drive Select, will the transmission and gear maps stay in the Comfort settings when you restart the car? Auto as well?
There was a long discussion thread on this topic and a chart from Audi was posted showing that for engine/transmission, Comfort and Auto (called "Balanced") are also one and the same. Most of the other MMI settings, i.e. steering and ACC (maybe) have three distinct modes but not the engine/transmission - there's actually only two different modes despite the three settings in the MMI: Balamced (Auto/Comfort) and Dynamic.

Here's the post with the full ADS description and chart:

http://forums.audiworld.com/showpost...3&postcount=24
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That makes it easy....thanks Snagit
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Have you tried placing it in Dynamic and seeing if it stays in that setting after you restart?

Mine is a 2013 so hopefully they did change that.
Yes, I have. It stays in Dynamic. I usually keep mine in Individual, and every time I go into the Car menu it says Individual.

Maybe it's something changed in 2014? How long do you usually wait after turning off the car before it resets back to Auto?
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Yes, I have. It stays in Dynamic. I usually keep mine in Individual, and every time I go into the Car menu it says Individual. Maybe it's something changed in 2014? How long do you usually wait after turning off the car before it resets back to Auto?
Your individual setting is remembered BUT if your individual setting has Dynamic for engine/transmission that one in particular reverts to auto/comfort (not the setting, you will not see Auto or comfort in the MMI but the actual program that controls the engine/transmission)

One easy way to check this is you don't have the S next to the D when you restart the car, you need to select again your Individual setting or pull the gear lever down to select Sport.

It is stupid that Audi have the engine transmission option with dynamic and auto (when both are the same) and with dynamic (if everytime you restart the car defaults to "non sport")
This was done for consumption purposes, if you forgot or don't care to select Sport the car consumes less fuel, if you want to rev higher and consume more fuel, you need to select it.
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Exactly. It may also have something to do with Audi's EPA ratings.
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Yes, I have. It stays in Dynamic. I usually keep mine in Individual, and every time I go into the Car menu it says Individual.

Maybe it's something changed in 2014? How long do you usually wait after turning off the car before it resets back to Auto?
Sorry, mine does what feralc and snagit have stated....It remembers which option I have selected, but if it's Dynamic or I have selected the Dynamic Engine setting in Individual, the S (and corresponding gear and transmission mapping) disappears when I restart the car in that setting.
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mine is late 2012 model, remembers dynamic.
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mine is late 2012 model, remembers dynamic.
Which Dynamic feature are you referring to? Engine/transmission or one of the other ADS options? As discussed above, the MMI will always remember your settings except when set to Dynamic, it will still default to "D" (Auto/Comfort) engine/transmission on the shift lever when starting the car until you pull it back to "S" mode (Dynamic engine/transmission). The MMI settings will always display Dynamic or any other settings you last made and will remember the other settings like steering, ACC and seat belts. The car just temporarily overrides the settings for engine/transmission at startup even though it still displays Dynamic in the MMI.
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Which Dynamic feature are you referring to? Engine/transmission or one of the other ADS options
Dynamic in drive select.
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