So far I've done quite a few little mods, which have all seemed to go pretty well.
So far I have:
*Enabled Gauge/Needle Sweep on start-up (really gives the Q a "sporty" feel)
*Set fog-lights to work with high-beams as well as low-beams (so nice)
*Set fog-lights to track corners when turning steering wheel (major difference, it is really nice driving a twisty-turning road now at night)
*Set the Drive "D" and Sport "S" mode to display gears (D1-D8, S1-S8).
*Removed seat belt chime on start-up (so much nicer to just hear the engine when you turn on the car instead of a bunch of stuff beeping at you. Silence is golden here)
*Set-up the Key FOB to open Windows/Sunroof from the remote. (I just set mine to do front windows and sunroof, but you can choose to add rear windows if you like out of the MMI. The sunroof option IS present in the MMI, and what it does is tilt the roof and open the cloth sun shield up a little less than 1/4 of the way).
*Disabling rear window wipe on reverse (a must have come winter time!)
I have also, through the Hidden MMI menu:
*Enabled the Interior Ambiance Lighting in the MMI menu.
*Attempted to change the MMI Splash Screen in the hidden menu with no luck, but other sites have covered this problem ad nauseam, so I'll go with those for explanation of the problem. Some say it shows up later after the car sits for a while. We'll see.
Okay, so I have one other thing I want to do (no, it's not the winking LED either, I actually kind of like that feature)!
I have gone through website after website trying to figure out how to get the VIM log-in code. All unsuccessfully. Here is the main link I found explaining it (which it's still confusing to me).
Here is an excerpt from that page:
For MMI 3G go to:
[5F - Information Electr.]
For the purpose of this sample we will use a made up serial number of : 331CE098765432
The digit order shows what order the number of the serial number will be put in for the security code. i.e. 1 is the first digit 3 would be the 3rd digit of the security code. There are 2 possible codes which is why there are 2 separate combinations shown
Login code #1
Digit order: XXXXX1xxx35X24
Login code #2 (alternative code)
Digit order: XXXXX1xxx234X5
Code #1 = 03625
Code #2 =06542
Simply take the security code you retrieved and substitute it for the generated code in the instructions below.
So I get my Serial number from the VCDS:
look at the explanations of how to get the codes out of that and I come up with:
I think these are right, but it is crazy confusing to me the way they wrote it up on that site. Am I wrong on these codes? I tried both of them and neither work. If I can get the right code to work, I shouldn't have a problem enabling the VIM. Any help here would be much, much appreciated.