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Old 05-01-2012, 10:02 PM   #1
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I don't understand why the gear is not displayed on the heads up display when in manual mode. Is there a way to display it? The option is not on the settings screen. Is it likely it will find its way into a firmware upgrade.
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I don't understand why the gear is not displayed on the heads up display when in manual mode. Is there a way to display it? The option is not on the settings screen. Is it likely it will find its way into a firmware upgrade.
It is not displayed because the designers of the car in their wisdom (or lack of it) decided not to include it (or have never thought of it). Requests for it (and for dozens of other "would be nice" features) should be sent directly to Audi headquarters. Neither this forum, nor the service department of the dealers will achieve that, have to do it directly to headquarters.

The more requests they receive, the more likely that the feature would be added in a firmware upgrade.
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I don't understand why the gear is not displayed on the heads up display when in manual mode. Is there a way to display it? The option is not on the settings screen. Is it likely it will find its way into a firmware upgrade.
you can get it in the Instrument Cluster DIS (Driver Information Display) but not the Windshield heads up Driver information Display
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you can get it in the Instrument Cluster DIS (Driver Information Display) but not the Windshield heads up Driver information Display
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you can get it in the Instrument Cluster DIS (Driver Information Display) but not the Windshield heads up Driver information Display
Yes but when your driving aggressively on curvy mountain roads with no shoulders and 200 foot drops, you don't want to have to take your eyes off the road which you have to do to look at the Instrument Cluster display.
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Yes but when your driving aggressively on curvy mountain roads with no shoulders and 200 foot drops, you don't want to have to take your eyes off the road which you have to do to look at the Instrument Cluster display.
Your right, complain to Audi of America, I tried to stop complaining about how the American market gets short changed.
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you can get it in the Instrument Cluster DIS (Driver Information Display) but not the Windshield heads up Driver information Display
Stevial: I may be missing something; but I don't believe my DIS displays the gear# when in automatic. VAGCOM?
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It is not displayed because the designers of the car in their wisdom (or lack of it) decided not to include it (or have never thought of it). Requests for it (and for dozens of other "would be nice" features) should be sent directly to Audi headquarters. Neither this forum, nor the service department of the dealers will achieve that, have to do it directly to headquarters.

The more requests they receive, the more likely that the feature would be added in a firmware upgrade.
I'm up in Canada so I sent an email to Audi Canada Headquarters requesting they consider adding this feature in a forthcoming firmware upgrade. The reply I got was they were sorry I had a bad service visit experience. It's appears Audi could care less what we think, at least in this country, as they didn't even bother to read my email. They probably have a computer send an auto reply. Very disappointing customer service.

Is it true that the U.S. model does not get the S-Tronic transmission. I thought it was bad enough that we don't get google earth navigation or wifi hotspot.
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Stevial: I may be missing something; but I don't believe my DIS displays the gear# when in automatic. VAGCOM?

yep vag com, its in the instrument cluster in adaptations, you should be able to find it
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Yes but when your driving aggressively on curvy mountain roads .....
I let my ears tell me which gear I'm in.
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yep vag com, its in the instrument cluster in adaptations, you should be able to find it
Stevial: I found "Upshift display in center panel" and made it "active". ...no luck. I went back in to confirm that it was "active". Display while driving is still just "D".

If you are in VAG Com anytime soon, could you have a look at what you may have made active to get the gear to display. None of the other options seem relevant. Thanks.
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Stevial: I found "Upshift display in center panel" and made it "active". ...no luck. I went back in to confirm that it was "active". Display while driving is still just "D".

If you are in VAG Com anytime soon, could you have a look at what you may have made active to get the gear to display. None of the other options seem relevant. Thanks.
Stevial: I found it. It is in "02 Auto Trans", "10-Adaptations". Set "Single gear display" to "D=On/S=On".

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Stevial: I found it. It is in "02 Auto Trans", "10-Adaptations". Set "Single gear display" to "D=On/S=On".

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Yes but when your driving aggressively on curvy mountain roads with no shoulders and 200 foot drops, you don't want to have to take your eyes off the road which you have to do to look at the Instrument Cluster display.
If you'd like to drive like that and you need to know what gear you are in, I highly suggest you against doing it. It would be a nice touch to have it on the headup display but otherwise, it's useless.
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If you'd like to drive like that and you need to know what gear you are in, I highly suggest you against doing it. It would be a nice touch to have it on the headup display but otherwise, it's useless.
It is more than a nice thing to have. If you drive with music on, at least for my ears, it is very difficult to hear the engine. If you drive at high RPM all the time then I agree you can feel where you are at in the range, however, if you are on roads that go from extremely tight and twisty to straight, I prefer not to have be at 4000 plus RPM for the entire time. If you get down below 2500 RPM it is very difficult to feel or hear which gear you are in as this is an 8 speed transmission with very little feel at lower RPM between gears 5 through 8.

I am not sure how much experience you have on these type of roads or if you have much experience with standard vehicles, but to know exactly which gear you are in at any given time is extremely useful. For example, if you are travelling at 140 kms/hr along a straight and come upon a turn recommended at 40 kms/hr it is extremely important to know if you are in 8th or 5th as there is very little time to downshift into the appropriate gear to safely handle the corner.
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