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Here is my latest/greatest. Spreadsheet is the list of mods with a description, .txt file is the instructions/coding. All of these are tested/proved out on my 2018 SEL; dubtle changes year to year can cause issues/changes in these so b/c it works on mine, it may not work on your newer model. You have to have the hardware to male things work i.e. you can't code auto folding mirrors if you don't have mirrors that auto fold (duh). Finally, most of these are consistent across VW's MQB platform vehicles so I have an '18 Golf, most of these work on it as well.

If you don't know what OBDEleven is, please google it/youtube it/FB it, etc - tons of info out there.

TLDR: a dongle/app that goes in your OBDII port that allows you to scan, log data, and make all sorts of changes to your VW/Atlas. No, it doesn't "void" your warranty but as always, you are on your own with DIY and I'm not responsible for your goof-ups. If you screw up your car and take it to the dealer, expect to pay their labor to fix it. End.


 

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Awesome resource! Thanks! You should sticky this!!
 

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thank you so much this is so helpful, still need to buy mine. Which version would you recommend Ultimate, Pro or Starter?
 

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Here is my latest/greatest. Spreadsheet is the list of mods with a description, .txt file is the instructions/coding. All of these are tested/proved out on my 2018 SEL; dubtle changes year to year can cause issues/changes in these so b/c it works on mine, it may not work on your newer model. You have to have the hardware to male things work i.e. you can't code auto folding mirrors if you don't have mirrors that auto fold (duh). Finally, most of these are consistent across VW's MQB platform vehicles so I have an '18 Golf, most of these work on it as well.

If you don't know what OBDEleven is, please google it/youtube it/FB it, etc - tons of info out there.

TLDR: a dongle/app that goes in your OBDII port that allows you to scan, log data, and make all sorts of changes to your VW/Atlas. No, it doesn't "void" your warranty but as always, you are on your own with DIY and I'm not responsible for your goof-ups. If you screw up your car and take it to the dealer, expect to pay their labor to fix it. End.


I noticed you changed the cornering lites to off instead of dim. I changed out my factor lights with LED. They don't dim, they POP on, and turn right off after turn complete. No dimming. But cool resource. Thanks for taking the time.

Oh and once, I had the dealer try to tell me my 2013 Passat didn't have "rain sensor" when it did. Had one of their mech's tell me the reason it wasn't enabled was because of a the pinch sensor for the windows. If they were down, and a dog or kid was hanging outside the window, upon the rain sensor doing it's thing, it could kill the dog or child (or really hurt them). I never verified that but did see a few posts on the TDI forum this very thing. So, making changing to your car should be with caution if you are not SURE what the outcome will be.
 

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I noticed you changed the cornering lites to off instead of dim. I changed out my factor lights with LED. They don't dim, they POP on, and turn right off after turn complete. No dimming. But cool resource. Thanks for taking the time.

Oh and once, I had the dealer try to tell me my 2013 Passat didn't have "rain sensor" when it did. Had one of their mech's tell me the reason it wasn't enabled was because of a the pinch sensor for the windows. If they were down, and a dog or kid was hanging outside the window, upon the rain sensor doing it's thing, it could kill the dog or child (or really hurt them). I never verified that but did see a few posts on the TDI forum this very thing. So, making changing to your car should be with caution if you are not SURE what the outcome will be.
My cornering lights are set to dim more slowly vs. on/off like they come stock.

The mods in my list have all been tested and are tried/true to do exactly what is listed with no drama.
 

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Thought I鈥檇 add this resource (link below)...coding mentioned is focused in improving throttle response and overall better acceleration behavior from a stand still (not saying increase power/torque). Atlas models with 4motion will get the most advantage but its also helpful on FWD models.

A couple of the options are already mentioned in the master list above but there are a couple not listed like the 4 motion being coded for improved traction which basically tells the haldex to engage sooner making the Atlas feel and behave like an AWD from the getgo.

 

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Thought I鈥檇 add this resource (link below)...coding mentioned is focused in improving throttle response and overall better acceleration behavior from a stand still (not saying increase power/torque). Atlas models with 4motion will get the most advantage but its also helpful on FWD models.

A couple of the options are already mentioned in the master list above but there are a couple not listed like the 4 motion being coded for improved traction which basically tells the haldex to engage sooner making the Atlas feel and behave like an AWD from the getgo.

Thanks. Made the change to the 4Motion. will see how it drives. If anyone is looking for it with OBDEleven, it is 22 - All Wheel Drive, Adaptation - Acoustic measure wiring logic... change from Standard to Increase Traction

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Just took a quick drive and can fee the difference. Just pulling out of our street which is uphill, Normally, it would feel like a front wheel drive car that would get a late assist from the 4 motion as I was almost fully out from my road. Now, I can fee what seems like an added push from the rear right from the start of me pulling out.

The question will be, what effect this has on mpg.
 

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I'm new here. The battery on my Atlas tested defective at the dealer 6 days out of warranty and they wouldn't take care of it for me. I replaced the battery with an after market AGM. I'm trying to avoid dealer fees for registration and recoding. Does anyone know if I can do the recoding with OBDeleven?

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I was able to do battery coding and adaptation on my Atlas with OBDeleven. I took it to a VW auto shop and they did it incorrectly. Here is video of the steps:
 

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I'm new here. The battery on my Atlas tested defective at the dealer 6 days out of warranty and they wouldn't take care of it for me. I replaced the battery with an after market AGM. I'm trying to avoid dealer fees for registration and recoding. Does anyone know if I can do the recoding with OBDeleven?
I do not but I've seen the info on how to do this before - google time!
 

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Will this work with our cars? It keeps the DRL's on when turn signals are on.I used this coding for my MK7 GTI and it works for that.
Thanks!



Avoid Dimming LED Lights when Blinking
Select Control unit 09 (Central Electrics)
Security access
Access Code 31347
Adaptation
(12)-Leuchte2SL VLB10-Lichtfunction E2
Select: not active
(12)-Leuchte3SL VRB21-Lichtfunction E3
Select: not active
 

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My cornering lights are set to dim more slowly vs. on/off like they come stock.

The mods in my list have all been tested and are tried/true to do exactly what is listed with no drama.
So you have changed out your driving lights to LEDs and they dim, just like the holgen lights? 馃ズ
 

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Will this work with our cars? It keeps the DRL's on when turn signals are on.I used this coding for my MK7 GTI and it works for that.
Thanks!



Avoid Dimming LED Lights when Blinking
Select Control unit 09 (Central Electrics)
Security access
Access Code 31347
Adaptation
(12)-Leuchte2SL VLB10-Lichtfunction E2
Select: not active
(12)-Leuchte3SL VRB21-Lichtfunction E3
Select: not active


Just a follow up. I tried this yesterday and it did not work. So if anyone can figure out how to keep the DRL's on with the turn signal please share!
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Thanks. Made the change to the 4Motion. will see how it drives. If anyone is looking for it with OBDEleven, it is 22 - All Wheel Drive, Adaptation - Acoustic measure wiring logic... change from Standard to Increase Traction

EDIT
Just took a quick drive and can fee the difference. Just pulling out of our street which is uphill, Normally, it would feel like a front wheel drive car that would get a late assist from the 4 motion as I was almost fully out from my road. Now, I can fee what seems like an added push from the rear right from the start of me pulling out.

The question will be, what effect this has on mpg.
Any update on mpg with this option on? I turned it on (increase traction) right after I got the vehicle and I like how it drives however I wish the fuel economy was better and so I wonder... With this off it felt like we were always spinning our tires slightly when pulling out of our driveway onto the road since its slightly uphill and gravel; however, with this option on it feels like we never spin the front tires anymore which makes me happy since I don't have to rake the gravel by the road as often!!! (It was a lot worse with a FWD car!) looking forward to seeing how this thing handles snow!
 

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Any update on mpg with this option on? I turned it on (increase traction) right after I got the vehicle and I like how it drives however I wish the fuel economy was better and so I wonder... With this off it felt like we were always spinning our tires slightly when pulling out of our driveway onto the road since its slightly uphill and gravel; however, with this option on it feels like we never spin the front tires anymore which makes me happy since I don't have to rake the gravel by the road as often!!! (It was a lot worse with a FWD car!) looking forward to seeing how this thing handles snow!
Can't imagine it would change your MPG at all. This would only impact low traction situations (if it does anything at all), and you are only experiencing that from a standstill, when accelerating where the MPG are already low due to load. If it continuously operated at highway speeds that could have an impact, but you aren't losing traction at those speeds so everything is working like normal.
 

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I love the progress this has, but I need VCDS/Ross-Tech (have had it since before OBDEleven existed), want to make some of these changes.

AND

Whats the access codes? Dug trough here and elsewhere and can't seem to find them all.
 

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Hey hey, big breakthrough for me and my 2021.5

OPEN YOUR HOOD

I was having trouble getting anything to successfully code, and saw a comment somewhere on VW Vortex that the hood needs to be open to execute any changes. It worked, this thing is fun!!

PS - thanks for putting this together & recommending OBDEleven!
 
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