VCDS doesn’t do much on my ID.3, VW have implemented Vehicle Diagnostic Protection (or SFD) on new models including the ID range, and they require secure access to the VW servers to change or retrofit anything.personally I wouldn't use any cheap coder, especially OBDEleven as it has been known to code irrelevant items with their 'one click' system.
For me VCDS is the only way, yes it's dearer but for a good reason.
Doesn’t tell me anything that We Connect doesn’t as far as I can see? Seems limited on the ID models.What benefit would it offer the OBD device compared to Tronity? (It uses the built in online capabilities of the car)
Fortunately on A Tour I doubt there will be much needed to be configured anyway.VCDS doesn’t do much on my ID.3, VW have implemented Vehicle Diagnostic Protection (or SFD) on new models including the ID range, and they require secure access to the VW servers to change or retrofit anything.
I’ve got a HEX V2 cable and using the latest VCDS Beta I can scan modules, but not a lot else.
Over on the OBD Eleven forums, the developers are saying they’re an ‘official VW partner’ and will be given access to allow more functionality on some future release, but I haven’t seen anything yet.
For the moment, the only system that can reliable work with the ID.3 is the VAG ODIS tool, which whilst the car is under warranty is ok I suppose.
Whether VW have done this for security/reliability reasons or for financial ones, I don’t know. If they plan to sell over the air upgrades, it would make sense I suppose.
I haven’t found one, not that I’ve looked too hard though.Fortunately on A Tour I doubt there will be much needed to be configured anyway.
But as always with VAG there will be some silly things that they don't turn on for some unknown reason, I will look to see what I can do when it arrives but I'm only interested in a few minor tweaks as all the big stuff is already activated:
rear sidelights on with DRL's
footwell lights on (dimmed down) when headlights are on
clock changing automatically
alarm chirps on locking / unlocking.
@Tooks I haven't search but is there a list of things that VCDS can actually do yet?
Battery Life on YT has tried OBD11 on his ID.3, it certainly pulls a lot of data, but how accurate a lot of is or how useful it is another issue.Hi,
I might be barking up the wrong tree but my initial thoughts were to use this to monitor and have a peak at any metrics made available, battery status etc etc. Being able to tweak might be useful though. Tour for me as well.
I liked how it reported the seatback temperature as 6500.00c in one section, maybe that explains the cold weather energy consumption? 😂I've plugged mine in but haven't found anything that's interested me yet, but it's not the weather for sitting in the car playing with it.
I bought obdeleven to monitor the battery on the Golf and haven't used it to make any changes, don't want to brick anything
I'll take the same approach for the ID so I won't be looking to experiment with changes to the settings just in case.
If someone else works out how to make useful upgrades I'll try it out but I'm not one to experiment and end up with a potentially expensive issue.
I would expect the battery heating, battery capacity etc can all be found in there but if you look at YT link above he's looking at one of maybe 10-15 sections, maybe more.
Some are easy to ignore, brakes for example, but the info I wanted on the Golf battery wasn't in an obvious place, and the ID3 battery capacity isn't in the same place as it is on the Golf, in my brief look.
It's slow and takes time to find things and I haven't made the time to look yet at info is there.