Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Rear fog lights


  • Please log in to reply
26 replies to this topic

#1 infoschumi

infoschumi

    Briskodian

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 231 posts
  • Car:Superb II 170CR TDI Elegance

Posted 07 April 2009 - 19:46

I wonder if there is any way to make a tweak to the rear fog lights using vcds ,so that they will turn on when the parking lights are on,but with the same intensity.I think it would look pretty good.

#2 infoschumi

infoschumi

    Briskodian

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 231 posts
  • Car:Superb II 170CR TDI Elegance

Posted 08 April 2009 - 10:36

I found it,in case someone else needs this.
Central Electronics Module->Long Coding->Byte 10

#3 Machpoint005

Machpoint005

    Briskodian

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 64 posts
  • Location:NW England
  • Car:Octavia II 2.0 TDI 140 DSG Elegance Estate

Posted 08 April 2009 - 11:21

I wonder if there is any way to make a tweak to the rear fog lights using vcds ,so that they will turn on when the parking lights are on,but with the same intensity.I think it would look pretty good.


I think that would be illegal because of rear dazzle issues. Be prepared for a friendly chat with the boys and girls in navy blue (or hi-viz).

And be prepared for people like me giving you the benefit (from behind) of full headlights and front fogs.

#4 infoschumi

infoschumi

    Briskodian

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 231 posts
  • Car:Superb II 170CR TDI Elegance

Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:19

I guess I didn't make myself clear in the first post.I said that the read log lights will have the same intensity as the parking lights,so there is no dazzle.

#5 jcblincs

jcblincs

    Briskodian

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,319 posts
  • Car:superb II 1.8TSi DSG / Passat 1.8T sport

Posted 13 April 2009 - 18:40

one question...

WHY ?

#6 Departed

Departed

    No longer a member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 893 posts

Posted 13 April 2009 - 23:05

The clue might be where the OP says "I think it would look pretty good." :)

Ray

#7 infoschumi

infoschumi

    Briskodian

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 231 posts
  • Car:Superb II 170CR TDI Elegance

Posted 14 April 2009 - 10:27

I'm not a good painter,but imo this looks pretty nice.I'm waiting for my laptop to arrive so that I'll be able to make the change.

Attached Files



#8 bryan

bryan

    Briskodian

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,398 posts

Posted 14 April 2009 - 10:49

What happens when there is fog and you do need real fog lights?

#9 infoschumi

infoschumi

    Briskodian

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 231 posts
  • Car:Superb II 170CR TDI Elegance

Posted 14 April 2009 - 10:56

You turn the fog lights on!?It's just that when you turn the lights on,the fog lights will be also on,but with about 20% of their intensity.When you want the fog lights,you turn them on,and they will work at 100% intensity.

#10 cloink

cloink

    Briskodian

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 57 posts
  • Car:S2 2.0 TDI (PD) DSG

Posted 14 April 2009 - 17:21

I hate to say this, but it really does look quite good IMHO.

#11 infoschumi

infoschumi

    Briskodian

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 231 posts
  • Car:Superb II 170CR TDI Elegance

Posted 14 April 2009 - 17:57

To satisfy my curiosity I will try this at the end of the week.Pictures such the one I modified can't reflect the reality.There is a big chance that I won't keep this change,but there is also a big chance to have problems with VCDS,I'm not sure if it will work,I got a few issues about drivers.

#12 WaveyDavid

WaveyDavid

    Briskodian

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 37 posts
  • Car:Superb II 1.9 tdi SE

Posted 14 April 2009 - 18:37

To satisfy my curiosity I will try this at the end of the week.Pictures such the one I modified can't reflect the reality.There is a big chance that I won't keep this change,but there is also a big chance to have problems with VCDS,I'm not sure if it will work,I got a few issues about drivers.

What are VCDs?

#13 infoschumi

infoschumi

    Briskodian

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 231 posts
  • Car:Superb II 170CR TDI Elegance

Posted 14 April 2009 - 18:59

It's a diagnostic system for Vag cars.

Btw,will the 704.1version work on the Superb II?

#14 Gizmo68

Gizmo68

    We're here for a good time, not a long time

  • Moderators
  • 9,283 posts
  • Location:Hawkinge, Kent
  • Car:Superb Edition 100 & FL Yeti L&K 2.0 TDi 170CR

Posted 14 April 2009 - 19:21

Btw,will the 704.1version work on the Superb II?


Nope, genuine cable and latest software only on anything CAN based.

#15 xxleeus

xxleeus

    Briskodian

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 11 posts
  • Car:Superb II 1,8TSI+DSG

Posted 18 April 2009 - 17:28

I found it,in case someone else needs this.
Central Electronics Module->Long Coding->Byte 10

Byte 10 but....bit/s ?!

#16 infoschumi

infoschumi

    Briskodian

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 231 posts
  • Car:Superb II 170CR TDI Elegance

Posted 19 April 2009 - 14:19

Byte 10 Extra Function: Rear Fog Light left/right as Parking Light (Standard: 12%)

From what I remember,the first bit was for activation,and the second one was for the intensity of the fog lights.I'm waiting for my new genuine cable because the old one doesn't work.I'll post more details about this this week.

#17 paramaster

paramaster

    Briskodian

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 4 posts
  • Car:Superb 3T Greenline

Posted 27 April 2009 - 13:56

any news 'bout this issue?
I want to have the better back lights :)

#18 infoschumi

infoschumi

    Briskodian

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 231 posts
  • Car:Superb II 170CR TDI Elegance

Posted 29 April 2009 - 15:38

Nothing :| I just found out that the Cent Elect module of the Superb II is a new one,it has 30 byte,with the Convenience module included.Still it wasn't "decoded" by the ross-tech guys.

#19 BurialConstant

BurialConstant

    Briskodian

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 326 posts
  • Car:Elegance 1.8 TSi DSG Satin Grey

Posted 29 April 2009 - 16:12

Nothing :| I just found out that the Cent Elect module of the Superb II is a new one,it has 30 byte,with the Convenience module included.Still it wasn't "decoded" by the ross-tech guys.


Does this mean that VAG-COM (v409) and cable (USB) will not work in the new superb? I am looking to reprogram for a retro fit bluetooth.

#20 infoschumi

infoschumi

    Briskodian

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 231 posts
  • Car:Superb II 170CR TDI Elegance

Posted 29 April 2009 - 16:43

Quote from ross tech website:
Release 805.1 posted 24 August 2008

  • Adds support for latest new model cars such as Audi Q5, Passat CC, new Skoda Superb, VW Sirocco and Passat CC.
  • Numerous small bug-fixes and stability enhancements.

I'm sure 409 won't work,because it doesn't support CAN-Bus vehicles,like the Superb II.

I tried 805.0 and 805.1 and both of them worked,and I also tried the old 704.1 but it didn't worked.

#21 BurialConstant

BurialConstant

    Briskodian

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 326 posts
  • Car:Elegance 1.8 TSi DSG Satin Grey

Posted 29 April 2009 - 16:55

Quote from ross tech website:
Release 805.1 posted 24 August 2008

  • Adds support for latest new model cars such as Audi Q5, Passat CC, new Skoda Superb, VW Sirocco and Passat CC.
  • Numerous small bug-fixes and stability enhancements.
I'm sure 409 won't work,because it doesn't support CAN-Bus vehicles,like the Superb II.

I tried 805.0 and 805.1 and both of them worked,and I also tried the old 704.1 but it didn't worked.


:eek: That now means I have to pay someone to do it!:mad: Thanks for the info.

#22 2fast4u

2fast4u

    Briskodian

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 36 posts

Posted 19 September 2009 - 09:17

hey,

has anyone of you tried this yet? if yes, does it work?


regards, 2fast4u!

#23 infoschumi

infoschumi

    Briskodian

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 231 posts
  • Car:Superb II 170CR TDI Elegance

Posted 19 September 2009 - 12:20

I'm still waiting for the new label file of the cent elect module.Until then,I have no idea what bits to change.

#24 SGT Strev

SGT Strev

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 26 posts

Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:56

Hi Guys , i have the VCDS any chance you could give a step by step guide on how to do this i do use vcds alot but only for diagnostic checking and service light resets , never really got into recoding as was always worried about changing something and not being able to recover it
:smirk: :smirk: :smirk:

#25 infoschumi

infoschumi

    Briskodian

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 231 posts
  • Car:Superb II 170CR TDI Elegance

Posted 24 September 2011 - 09:32

I guess it's still not possible.I saw someone who did this but he hardwired the fog lights.

#26 silver1011

silver1011

    Briskodian

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,445 posts
  • Location:York
  • Car:2008 Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDi PD140 Scout, 2011 Skoda Superb 2.0 TDi CR140 SE Twindoor

Posted 25 September 2011 - 18:52

Nice mod if you can get it to work.

It is worth noting though that you won't acheive the look pictured earlier in the thread.

The rear fog light does not extend up around the reverse light. There is a divider inside the cluster to focus the bulb output and ensure it is as bright as possible. I've marked the positioning of the divider here. Not sure if it can be removed?

Posted Image

This is more like the look you will get...

Posted Image

#27 sony

sony

    Briskodian

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 82 posts

Posted 30 September 2011 - 16:28

Posted Image

actual look of how the rear fog light will look like but with LED rear cluster.

but do try and see how the intensity change will make the rear look like.

Edited by sony, 30 September 2011 - 16:29.