Canbus gateway upgrades ...

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Canbus gateway upgrades ...

Post by b1ackb1rd » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:47 pm

Evening all, first post .... I'm on here as a Touran owner curious as to what you guys do to your Caddys as the Touran scene is a bit tame in UK.

Anyway, I came across something yesterday when getting my mechanic to fit and code a new spec canbus gateway before I fit a new RCD310DAB stereo to my poverty spec 2004 Touran ...

The mechanic connected the car to Autologic diagnostics which reported a canbus gateway firmware update was available ... I was dubious because EVERYONE says a new higher spec canbus has to be fitted to avoid overnight battery drain when fitting the next generation VW stereos, however I was persuaded to give it a whirl.

Stereo fitted and works beautifully even the DAB using the standard window aerial, and I had an anxious night wondering if the old girl would start so I could get to work this morning.

I had no faith in this firmware update but it seems to have worked, the car started beautifully this morning, no sign of battery drain.

I would recommend this solution to anyone upgrading stereos it's a bloody site easier than stripping the dash, or crawling under the steering wheel and makes upgrade VW stereos a real option for all mk5 platform cars.
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Re: Canbus gateway upgrades ...

Post by AutosoundBlackpool » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:30 pm

b1ackb1rd wrote:Evening all, first post .... I'm on here as a Touran owner curious as to what you guys do to your Caddys as the Touran scene is a bit tame in UK.

Anyway, I came across something yesterday when getting my mechanic to fit and code a new spec canbus gateway before I fit a new RCD310DAB stereo to my poverty spec 2004 Touran ...

The mechanic connected the car to Autologic diagnostics which reported a canbus gateway firmware update was available ... I was dubious because EVERYONE says a new higher spec canbus has to be fitted to avoid overnight battery drain when fitting the next generation VW stereos, however I was persuaded to give it a whirl.

Stereo fitted and works beautifully even the DAB using the standard window aerial, and I had an anxious night wondering if the old girl would start so I could get to work this morning.

I had no faith in this firmware update but it seems to have worked, the car started beautifully this morning, no sign of battery drain.

I would recommend this solution to anyone upgrading stereos it's a bloody site easier than stripping the dash, or crawling under the steering wheel and makes upgrade VW stereos a real option for all mk5 platform cars.
That's a great bit of helpful info.
It doesn't work on all gateways but its always worth checking the number of the module because a lot are upgradeable.
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Re: Canbus gateway upgrades ...

Post by b1ackb1rd » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:38 pm

My canbus was upgraded using Autologic, is it possible using VCDS?

My cable arrived yesterday !
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