VCDS height adjustment 2004 air suspension - Club Touareg Forums
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 Old 4 Weeks Ago Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
KraftwerkTurbo's Avatar
 
Touareg: 2004 V8
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Brighton, MI, USA
Second Vehicle: too many to list
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
VCDS height adjustment 2004 air suspension

I want to recalibrate my air suspension height settings with VCDS
After entering the corrected values for front left, front right, rear left, rear right, I select "confirm", but 'test' and 'save' don't show up/highlight.
How to 'complete' the revision?

2001 TT225 Quattro, built block, AEB heads, 1000cc, E85, 67mm hybrid K04, clutch, flywheel, suspension, brakes.
2002 Allroad 6spd, built block, 750cc, E85, 30 psi.
2003 RS6 stage 1, coil over. Bigger SMIC. HITCH.
2004 Touareg V8, air suspension, towing.
2005 Golf TDI stage 1, GTI and lowered.
2006 Passat DSG, stage 2
2006 A4 DSG, stage 2, lower, wider.
2009 Jetta 2.5 stock
KraftwerkTurbo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 Old 4 Weeks Ago
Multiple v10tdi owner
 
Blownvette's Avatar
 
Touareg: 2004 V10 TDI
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Rockville, MD
Second Vehicle: 2004 V10 TDI
Posts: 683
Thanks: 1
Thanked 22 Times in 19 Posts
Garage
Leave it alone! It can be changed but it’s not worth the problems it can cause. It changes the ride height.

3 V10TDI's: (2)2004 Black/Black, Silver/Black and 2004 V10TDI in 1990 Corvette
Blownvette is offline  
post #3 of 16 Old 4 Weeks Ago Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
KraftwerkTurbo's Avatar
 
Touareg: 2004 V8
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Brighton, MI, USA
Second Vehicle: too many to list
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blownvette View Post
Leave it alone! It can be changed but itís not worth the problems it can cause. It changes the ride height.
I have been changing ride height (modifying the stock settings) for years on Audi Allroad. "not worth it" is a very subjective statement. "problems it cause": unless the Touareg is different from all the other cars I have dealt with, there are no problems. Maybe with the exception that using extreme values (like I do on my 'power wagon', which I allow to REALLY drop on the lowest level) will increase the wear on your drive axle U CV joints.

2001 TT225 Quattro, built block, AEB heads, 1000cc, E85, 67mm hybrid K04, clutch, flywheel, suspension, brakes.
2002 Allroad 6spd, built block, 750cc, E85, 30 psi.
2003 RS6 stage 1, coil over. Bigger SMIC. HITCH.
2004 Touareg V8, air suspension, towing.
2005 Golf TDI stage 1, GTI and lowered.
2006 Passat DSG, stage 2
2006 A4 DSG, stage 2, lower, wider.
2009 Jetta 2.5 stock
KraftwerkTurbo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 16 Old 4 Weeks Ago
Multiple v10tdi owner
 
Blownvette's Avatar
 
Touareg: 2004 V10 TDI
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Rockville, MD
Second Vehicle: 2004 V10 TDI
Posts: 683
Thanks: 1
Thanked 22 Times in 19 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by KraftwerkTurbo View Post
I have been changing ride height (modifying the stock settings) for years on Audi Allroad. "not worth it" is a very subjective statement. "problems it cause": unless the Touareg is different from all the other cars I have dealt with, there are no problems. Maybe with the exception that using extreme values (like I do on my 'power wagon', which I allow to REALLY drop on the lowest level) will increase the wear on your drive axle U CV joints.
Sounds like you know what you are doing. Have fun!

3 V10TDI's: (2)2004 Black/Black, Silver/Black and 2004 V10TDI in 1990 Corvette
Blownvette is offline  
post #5 of 16 Old 4 Weeks Ago Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
KraftwerkTurbo's Avatar
 
Touareg: 2004 V8
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Brighton, MI, USA
Second Vehicle: too many to list
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
The question was: how to complete the revision? Does anybody know?

2001 TT225 Quattro, built block, AEB heads, 1000cc, E85, 67mm hybrid K04, clutch, flywheel, suspension, brakes.
2002 Allroad 6spd, built block, 750cc, E85, 30 psi.
2003 RS6 stage 1, coil over. Bigger SMIC. HITCH.
2004 Touareg V8, air suspension, towing.
2005 Golf TDI stage 1, GTI and lowered.
2006 Passat DSG, stage 2
2006 A4 DSG, stage 2, lower, wider.
2009 Jetta 2.5 stock
KraftwerkTurbo is offline  
post #6 of 16 Old 4 Weeks Ago Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
KraftwerkTurbo's Avatar
 
Touareg: 2004 V8
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Brighton, MI, USA
Second Vehicle: too many to list
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blownvette View Post
Sounds like you know what you are doing. Have fun!
Yes, I know what I want to do (recalibrate the height system; that is what the feature is for).
The question was: after entering the new values for each corner (test, save), how to finish the sequence.

2001 TT225 Quattro, built block, AEB heads, 1000cc, E85, 67mm hybrid K04, clutch, flywheel, suspension, brakes.
2002 Allroad 6spd, built block, 750cc, E85, 30 psi.
2003 RS6 stage 1, coil over. Bigger SMIC. HITCH.
2004 Touareg V8, air suspension, towing.
2005 Golf TDI stage 1, GTI and lowered.
2006 Passat DSG, stage 2
2006 A4 DSG, stage 2, lower, wider.
2009 Jetta 2.5 stock
KraftwerkTurbo is offline  
post #7 of 16 Old 4 Weeks Ago
Touareg Guru
 
Touareg: 2006 V8
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Wytheville VA USA
Second Vehicle: 2004 V6
Posts: 3,389
Thanks: 157
Thanked 319 Times in 279 Posts
Garage
There is no harm if someone wanted to permanently change the ride height to plus or minus a small amount. I am not sure that the small amount of change is worth it. If you make a large change, then the system will go into an error mode.

If you search the board, most of these threads have turned into Help! I changed the settings and now my car is screwed over.

So nothing harmful is meant by the Don't do it. It's not worth it! It is just trying to keep someone who doesn't understand how easy it is to the the controller into a error loop from making that mistake.

Now, I would love to hear from someone who has been doing it on an allroad for years. What did you do? How did it help? What extra driving enjoyment did it give you?
nickyt is offline  
post #8 of 16 Old 4 Weeks Ago
Touareg Enthusiast
 
Touareg: 2015 V6 TDI
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Vancouver BC
Second Vehicle: too many to list
Posts: 414
Thanks: 3
Thanked 43 Times in 31 Posts
Garage
I lowered my 2004 Allroad, and all 3 of my Touaregs (2004, 2006, 2015). I lowered each about an inch or so. My 2015 is lowered about 1.5" and looks great with spacers and when in load height. No issues with any of the 4.

'81 Rabbit S 16vG60 | '01 A6 2.7TT 6MT | '15 Touareg TDI Exec R-line

- OEM air suspension retrofit
- OEM parking heater retrofit
- OEM Easy-Open hatch retrofit
- OEM ambient lighting retrofit
chewblekka is offline  
post #9 of 16 Old 4 Weeks Ago Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
KraftwerkTurbo's Avatar
 
Touareg: 2004 V8
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Brighton, MI, USA
Second Vehicle: too many to list
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Back to my original question/problem:

How to 'complete' the revision?

I go through channel 1-4 to test/save/confirm the values.
I am used to going to channel 5, enter "1" test, save, confirm. Then close, log out.

This does NOT work for me on this car, not sure why. when going to channel 5, fields are filled with red 'error' text.

I am still getting error code "adaption not completed"

I also tried using the pull down menu for 'step 5' ("confirm settings"), same effect (fields filled with red 'error' text).

2001 TT225 Quattro, built block, AEB heads, 1000cc, E85, 67mm hybrid K04, clutch, flywheel, suspension, brakes.
2002 Allroad 6spd, built block, 750cc, E85, 30 psi.
2003 RS6 stage 1, coil over. Bigger SMIC. HITCH.
2004 Touareg V8, air suspension, towing.
2005 Golf TDI stage 1, GTI and lowered.
2006 Passat DSG, stage 2
2006 A4 DSG, stage 2, lower, wider.
2009 Jetta 2.5 stock
KraftwerkTurbo is offline  
post #10 of 16 Old 3 Weeks Ago
Junior Member
 
mckpat03's Avatar
 
Touareg: Still looking
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Central PA, USA
Second Vehicle: too many to list
Posts: 60
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
This isn't going to be helpful or answer any questions because it's a simple anecdote, so my apologies ahead of time. When I lifted mine, I just followed the instructions on the Ross-Tech website (which is what your'e describing with channels 1-4 and test/save/etc) and it more or less worked out as described. I think I had a few hiccups where things didn't work exactly as instructed the first time, but I went through it two or three times and kept remeasuring just to be sure and everything ended up as I had intended which was a Touareg that was lifted 38mm over stock at all four corners.

Hopefully some of the other knowledgeable air-ride/VCDS guys can chime in. I am totally out of my element with VCDS, honestly; I just stumble around and hope I don't brick the ECU lol.

And for everyone else. Changing the ride height is not a big deal. Quit trying to scare people. Why are you so afraid of modifying a vehicle? We're on a forum that's got a pretty rich history of customization.

- Pat
'15 Jetta TDI - Deleted/tuned hypermiler
mckpat03 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Club Touareg Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

VW Touareg News Delivered to your Email!

Stay up-to-date with Touareg news in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]