MMI hidden menu C7 – once enabled mode suing VCDS

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1. Enabling Gauge Test/Needle Sweep (already activated)
This will sweep the needles of the speedo and rev counter through their full range automatically when you start the engine.
[Select]
[17 – Instruments]
[Coding – 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on byte 1 and you’ll see the selectable option: “Gauge Test/Needle Sweep active”
Check this option
[Do It!]

This produced expected results

2. Enabling Lap Timer (Did nothing on my car – I have been told I need to get instruments firmware updated by Audi)
[Select]
[17 – Instruments]
[Coding – 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on byte 1 and you’ll see the selectable option: “Lap Timer active”
Check this option
[Do It!]

3. Kerb lighting (Activated)
Illuminating the kerb when turning hard left or right at low speeds with dipped beam on, by turning on the all-weather light on the relevant side of the car.
[Select]
[09-Cent. Elect.]
[Coding – 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on byte 4 and enable bit 0
[Do It!]

4. Beep on lock (Activated)
Chirp the alarm siren briefly when the alarm activates (ie all doors are closed and the car is locked)
[Select]
[46-Central Conv.]
[Coding – 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on byte 1 and in bit 2 you’ll see the selectable option: “Anti-Theft-System: Horn Confirmation active”
Check this option
[Do It!]

5. Hidden menu (Activated)
Enable access to the green engineering menu in the MMI
[Select]
[5F – Information Electr.]
[Adaptation – 10]
Select Channel 6 and Read
change the value from 0 to 1 then Test then Save
Reboot the MMI (Press MENU, central MMI knob and top right softkey)
To get to the Hidden Menu, press and hold the CAR and MENU buttons for a few seconds. You may have to have a few attempts – if you don’t press them at the exact same moment either CAR or MENU activates. You know if you have done it right because the red LEDs in the buttons do not illuminate.
WARNING!!!! BE CAREFUL!!! Do not mess with settings in the Hidden Menu unless you know what you are doing. On earlier MMI versions, people managed to activate the bootloader menu and fried their MMI. Use at your own risk. If in doubt, leave well alone!

6. Battery Meter. (Did this but no information in MMI)
Enter the Hidden Menu as in step 5 above.
Select Car
Select Carextdevicelist
Check “Battery”
Return
Select Carmenuoperation
Set “Battery” from 0 to 5
Return
Press CAR to exit the hidden menu
Reboot the MMI

7. VIM (Retrived code – will try tomorrow)
Video In Motion – prevent the car from suppressing DVD playback once the speed of the car rises above 5mph
I used the same technique as in my C6 with MMI 3G. These are the steps I followed:
[Select]
[5F-Information Electr.]
[Advanced ID – 1A]
Make a note of the Serial Number
Go to Enable VIM TV-playback using VCDS/VAG-COM in your Audi MMI | trick77.com
Follow the link for MMI 3G
Enter your serial number into the input field
Make a note of the personal login code and the alternative login code it returns
[Security Access – 16]
Enter your personal login code.
[Do it!]
If you receive a “code not valid” message try the alternative code. If neither code works it’s likely that your control module doesn’t support VIM adaptation.
[Adaptation – 10]
Select channel 48
Press read
Set the value from 0 to 255
Press test
Press save
Press “Done, Go Back”
Close VCDS and reboot your MMI as detailed in step 5 above

8. Passenger door mirror dip on selecting reverse.
 (Already activated)
When reverse gear is selected, the passenger door mirror dips to show the kerb if the mirror control knob is set to the passenger door mirror position. When driving forwards and exceeding 5mph or when switching off the car, the passenger mirror returns to its original position. If the position of the mirror is changed when dipped, this change is remembered the next time the mirror dips.
[Select]
[52 – Door Elect, Pass]
[Coding – 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on Byte 4 (5th one along from the left)
Set Bit 2 to “on”
[Do It!]

9. Disabling seatbelt reminder chimes.
Turn off the annoying “Bing bong” when you move the car on the driveway without your seatbelt fastened.
[Select]
[17 – Instruments]
[Coding – 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on byte 0 and in bit 4 you’ll see the selectable option: “Seat Belt Warning inactive”
Check this option
[Do It!]

10. Disabling engine stop when opening driver’s door.
Recode the Central Convenience module to STOP the engine from turning off when you get out, having moved the car.
[Select]
[46 – Central Conv.]
[Coding – 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on the red byte (below) and in the binary code you will see: 00000111
Change it to: 00001111
ie. with 1111 at the end not 111

Tab into the next bit box and you will see the code change to 0F (013F062220B90000832009042001040700000000000000000 00000000000 to 013B062220B90000832009042001040F000000000000000000 0000000000)
[close the long code helper]
[Do It!]


11. Enabling the default distance setting in the MMI for Adaptive Cruise Control

Adding the option to modify the default distance for ACC (values 1 to 4) via the MMI
[Select]
[13 – Auto Distance Regulation]
[Adaptation – 10]
Select channel 07
Press read
Set the value from 0 to 1
Press test
Press save
Press “Done, Go Back”
Close VCDS and reboot your MMI as detailed in step 5 above

In the MMI you should now be able to go to Car > Driver Assistance > Adaptive Cruise and see a new option there to set the adaptive cruise distance.

12. Modifying the High Beam Assist speed threshold
Changing the threshold speed at which High Beam Assist activates
[Select]
[20 – High Beam Assist]
[Adaptation – 10]
From the drop-down menu, select “High Beam Speed Threshold”
In the third entry box down on the left, enter the speed to set the threshold to in KM/h (eg 40)
Press save
Press “Done, Go Back”
Close VCDS and reboot your MMI as detailed in step 5 above

13. Enabling the Daytime Running Lights on/off setting in the MMI
 (Done but can’t find it in MMI)
Adding the option to turn off / turn on the DRLs via the MMI
[Select]
[09-Cent. Elect.]
[Coding – 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on byte 3 and enable bit 0 (Daytime running lights adjustable via MMI)
[Do It!]

14. Enabling tourist mode setting for headlights in the MMI
[Select]
[09-Cent. Elect.]
[Coding – 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on byte 4 and enable bit 6
[Do It!]

15. Enable auto handbrake when shift into P (tried this but it gave error)
[Select]
[53 – Parking Brake]
[Security Access – 16]
Code displayed to me was – 78713
[Adaption – 10]
[Select]
“Shift P to EPB”
Set to Activated
[Do It!]

16. Close electric boot lid from key
[Select]
[46 – Cent Conv]
[Coding – 07]
Click on byte 2, bit 2
Tick Comfort operation: Remote control active
[Do It!]

[Select]
[4D – Trunk Elec]
[Security Access – 16]
Input 12345
[Adaption – 10]
Activation using rear lid opening button in remote key – Touch function for closing
Change to ACTIVE
[Do It!]

17. Enable double disarm chirp
[Select]
[46 – Central Conv.]
[Adaption – 10]
Channel 63
Add 4
[Do It!]
(Prompt shows options for other settings)

18. Disable DRL dim on turn signal (Activated)
[Select]
[09 – Central Elec.]
[Security Access – 16]
Code: 20113
[Adaption – 10]
Channel 3
Set between 5 and 100
[Do It!]
(I found 50 to be a good setting)

19. Parking brake release without seat belt on
[Select]
[53 – Parking Brake]
[Security Access – 16]
Code presented by program
[Adaption – 10]
Select from drop down menu
Change parameter
[Do It!]

20. Tail lights on with front DRLs (Activated – looks awesome)
[Select]
[09-Cent. Elect.]
[Coding – 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on byte 2 and enable bit 7
[Do It!]

21. Enable ripping from CD to MMI HDD
Enter the Hidden Menu as in step 5 above.
Select Main
Select Diagnose
Select Settings
Select Import_Multimedia
Check “Ripping”
Return

Press CAR to exit the hidden menu
Reboot the MMI

22. Disable NAV & Phone warning messages while entering data at speed

[5F – Information Electr.] -> Adaptation -> Set channel 2 & 3 to 250


23. Enable Adaptive brake lights

[46 – Comfort System] [Coding – 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 8
Bit 0 – Emergency Brake Flashing via Turn Lights active (1 = active)
Bit 1 – Emergency Brake Flashing via Brake Lights active (1 = active)

24. Enable Independent Fogs control with high beams
[09 – Cent. Elect.] [Coding – 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 4
Bit 1 – (Front) Uncheck the box or change :Bit 1 to 0
Bit 2 – (Rear) Uncheck the box or change :Bit 2 to 0

25. Enable TPMS
* You need the 1AT ABS unit – check your stickers (1AS does not work)
[Hidden menu] [car] [cardevicelist] [RDK] Enable
[Hidden menu] [car] [carmenuoperation] [Tires Air Pressure Control] Set to 5

[03 – ABS Brakes]
[Security Access – 16] (probably with login code: 61378)
[Coding – 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 1
Bit 3 – Tire Pressure Monitoring (PR-7K6) active (1 = active)

The TPMS need to be enabled in the Instrument Cluster:
[17 – Instruments]
[Coding – 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 4
Bit 0 – Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) installed (1 = active)
Reset MMI

26. Set Audi parking system – Switch OFF Speed

[10 – Park/Steer Assist] [Adaptation – 10] -> Channel 23
Set to 20 (max value in km/h)

27. Adjust LED brightness
[09 – Cent. Elect.] [Security Access – 16] (enter security code. One of the default codes is- 20113)
[Adaptation – 10] -> Channel 3
Set between 5 and 100

28. Adjust bluetooth microphone sensitivity

Hidden menu
Diagnose
Settings
Mic sensiblity – choose -6db/0db/+6db

29. Enable Drivers Memory Seat
36: Seat Mem – 07 Coding – Long Coding Helper – change Byte 2, bit 0, to 1
Seat memory will be there however greyed out in MMI
Press and hold down unlock button on key fob for 5 seconds for the windows to come down
Press and hold down lock button on key fob for 5 seconds for the windows to go back up
In MMI, Seat Adjustment you are now able to find Driver’s seat, you can set Key memory on/off. Set it “on” for both keys separately.

30. Disable/memorize/invert Start & Stop:

– module 09-Cent. Elec.
– enter Security Code (20113)
– Adaptation on Channel 34:
subtract 4 to the value –> Start&Stop always disabled
add 32 to the value –> memorize last status (the Start & Stop status at engine startup will be the one at last engine shutdown)
– test & save
In addition of these values, if you add 64 to the value, the Start & Stop button light will be reversed: off if Start & Stop is disabled, and on if Start & Stop is enabled

31. Activation of footwell lighting for vehicles without Lighting Pack / Ambient Lighting
This allows you to use the MMI to set the footwell lighting level while driving. Tested on cars with MMI 3G+ (Tech pack).

[Select]
[09-Cent. Elect]
[Coding – 07]
[Long Coding Helper]
Click on byte 16 and enable bit 6
[Do It!]

Enter the Hidden Menu as in step 5 above.
Select Car
Select Cardevicelist
Check “Interior Light”
Return
Select Carmenuoperation
Set “Interior Light” from 0 to 5
Return
Press CAR to exit the hidden menu
Reboot the MMI

And a little bonus :

Lowering AAS with VCDS

0) Set your car to “Auto” mode (not dynamic, comfort, etc.). Make sure car is on level ground. Close doors. If any doors are opened during the procedure, it will be interrupted. Make sure your car is NOT in a towing or tire changing mode.
1) Load up VCDS, go to Module 34 – Level Control
2) Go to “10 – Adaptation”, take note of 4 values titled as “Body height front left wheel house edge” – mine were set to around 384 from factory.
3) Take the values you noted above, and ADD your desired drop in millimeters (mm) to each value, write it down… So if your left front wheel was 384.5, your new value will be 401.5. Repeat for the other wheels. It is not critical to be 100% precise here, rounding the values is fine. Note that maximum Audi-approved drop is 17mm from what I’ve gathered. You can go lower, but if you go lower, you’re also affecting other systems, such as cameras, adaptive cruise, etc., so be careful.

Technically, if you want this procedure to be done properly, instead of taking existing values, you will measure all 4 wheels after completion of the step 7, and then add your drop value if desired. Suspension height values are measured from the center of the wheel to the edge of the fender.

4) Go to Security Access, enter code provided on the following website, under VCDS section, item #3 (I’m not posting this directly to avoid spreading sensitive data, although it’s been posted on other forums in past) http://www.stemei.de/pages/coding/au…ng-des-aas.php
5) You should get a message stating that security code has been accepted – if you don’t, something failed, stop doing what you’re doing
6) Go to 04 – Basic Settings

*** IMPORTANT: Whatever you do, DO NOT select “Reset All Adaptations” – this is not undoable, and will require a visit to the dealer. ***

7) Select “Activate Level Control”, hit “Go”, wait for it to complete (should only take a second, until it says “not running”).
8) Select “Delete Calibration For Level Control”, hit “Go”, wait for it to complete, your car will throw a fault code and you will see an error message stating Air Suspension Malfunction – this is normal.
7) Select “Start Up to Reference Level”, hit “Go”. This step will take about a minute, and your car will go up/down during the process (you’ll hear hissing noises). Wait for it to complete, until it says “not running”. DO NOT use the “start up to reference level production” option.
9) Select “Go Back”, go to “10 – Adaptation” on the previous screen.
10) Next you will need to enter new adaptation values for all 4 wheels. Select “Body height front left wheel house edge”, then enter new adaptation value, and hit “Do it”, then repeat for the other 3 wheels. I did it in the order the menu was arranged (FL, RL, FR, RR) – not sure if the order matters, but just in case. Each time you enter a value, you should get a message stating that it has been accepted.
11) After you’re done entering adaptation for all 4 wheels, select “Go Back”, and return to “04 – Basic Settings” again.
12) In basic settings, select “Calibrate Level Control” and hit go, it will take a few seconds. Wait for it to say “not running”. If you get an error during this step, you either missed a step, or something went horribly wrong.
13) Select “Activate Level Control”, hit “Go”
14) You’re done, now go to “02 – Fault Codes” and Reset codes.

If this did or didn’t work – please share your experience with the rest of us here.

UPDATE:

There is an additional setting that will prevent your car from auto-lowering at ~30 mph, as well as allow you to raise the suspension while driving at any speed. Standard settings gray out the “raise” button over a certain speed, and are particularly annoying if your car is lowered via the steps above and you would like to keep it raised for an extended period of time (such as city driving with a lot of dips, bumps, ramps, sloped driveways, etc.)

1) Launch the green menu by holding Car + Menu buttons. (If you don’t know how to enable or use the green menu, see the main VCDS thread)
2) Go to “car” then “carmenuoperation” menu
3) Scroll down to “suspension”
4) Change the value to “5”
5) Press the center menu knob to save
6) Reboot the MMI (Menu button +Center knob+Top Right soft button)
7) Turn the ignition on/off