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Old 01-07-2014, 09:02 PM
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And import CD 's? Can you get oil temp and turbo boost with vag com?
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When you brake normally, the back lights go on as normal; when you brake in an emergency, they blink several times per second to warn the cars behind.
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Is that the normal setting or do you have to program it?
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Originally Posted by rickymp View Post
Is that the normal setting or do you have to program it?
You might have to buy a BMW, Mercedes-Benz or Volvo. I haven't heard of any Audi models that have them.
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Originally Posted by rickymp View Post
Is that the normal setting or do you have to program it?
Originally Posted by tenspeed View Post
You might have to buy a BMW, Mercedes-Benz or Volvo. I haven't heard of any Audi models that have them.
Actually, I believe you can add the emergency braking behavior with the VCDS Vag-Com:

Enable Adaptive brake lights
[46 - Comfort System] [Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 8
Bit 0 Emergency Brake Flashing via Turn Lights active - check box
Bit 1 Emergency Brake Flashing via Brake Lights active - check box



I haven't tried either of the options but apparently others have had success.
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Originally Posted by snagitseven View Post
Actually, I believe you can add the emergency braking behavior with the VCDS Vag-Com:

I haven't tried either of the options but apparently others have had success.
Thank for the good info. I usually tap the brake pedal several times when I predict trouble ahead on the highway. I did it yesterday when traveling near the Rochester NY airport that is known for white outs from blowing snow and saw many brake lights ahead. A RIT student lost her life in a multi-car accident in the same area a few winters ago.
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Correct. Works as advertised, in 'panic stop' situations.
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it only activates if you do a hard braking so called emergency braking. its a neat feature that catches drivers eyes on the road.
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I have it enabled on mine, but never knew or been able to check if they actually work.
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Originally Posted by Grapeking View Post
Correct. Works as advertised, in 'panic stop' situations.
Does anyone know what triggers it? Is it -'ve G or brake pedal pressure or?

I enabled it but I have not seen it work, do I really have to stomp on the brakes?
I noticed a Smart car with them and they flashed Every time he braked even if it was a slight slowing.
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