Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool: Electronic Parking Brake Retract

In order to change the rear brake pads on the newer VWs and Audis with electronic parking brakes the internal parking brake mechanism must be retracted. With our Schwaben professional scan tool you can retract the rear calipers with out damaging them. We are performing this on our 2011 Audi B8 A4, and the procedure will be the same or very similar on most VAG models with electronic parking 

Note: Procedure may vary form model to model

Applies to:

B8 and B8.5 Models

C6 and C7 Models

Q3, Q5, and 4L Q7 Models

8v Models

D3 Models

CC Models

B6 Passat Models

MK7 Golf R and E-golf

VW Tiguan 

1: Switch the ignition on (do not start engine) and plug the scanner into the OBDII port

2: Select “VAG”

3: Select “Audi”

4: Select “Common Special Functions”

5: Select “Electronic Parking Brake(EPB)”

6: If you are not working on a Audi A8 then select “no”

7: Release the parking brake then select “ok” 

8: Select “Open Parking Brake”

9: Select “Start”

10: Press the “Back” button

11: Install the new brake pads

12: Repeat steps up until step 7

13: Select “Close Parking Brake”

14: Select “Start”

15: Click the “Back” button

16: Select “Parking Brake Test”

17: Select “Start”

18: Wait till the test is done

19: Parking brake procedure is now complete

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Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool: B8 Fog Lamp Operation With Turn Signal

On Audi B8 models, you can program the front fog lamps to illuminate in the direction which you are turning. This can be done with our with our Schwaben professional scan tool you can enable this. We are performing this on our 2011 Audi B8 A4, and the procedure will be the same or very similar on most Audi B8 and B8.5 models.

Note: this will only work with the head lights turned on. 

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1: Switch the ignition on (do not start engine) and plug the scanner into the OBDII port

2: Select “VAG”

3: Select “Audi”

4: Select “Systems”

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5: Select “Control Unit”

6: Select “Common”

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7: Select “Cent. Elect.” 

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8: Select “Long Coding”

9: Write down the original values before attempting to change anything

10: Select “Software Coding”

11: Select “Setting”

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12: Using the keyboard change the 10th number from a 6 to a 7

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13: Select “Finish”

14: Select “Yes”

15: Select “Done”

16: Select “Set Complete”

17: Select “Ok”

18: Enjoy seeing your corners while turning at night!

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Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool- B8 Daytime Running Light Always On

1: Switch the ignition on (do not start engine) and plug the scanner into the OBDII port​

​​2: Select “VAG”

 

​3: Select “Audi”

 

4: Select “Systems”

​5: Select “Control Unit”
6: Select “Common”

 

​7: Select “Cent. Elect.”

 

​8: Select “Long Coding”

 

9: Write down the original values before attempting to change anything
10: Select “Software Coding”

 

​11: Select “Setting”

 

12: Using the keyboard change the 7th number from a “9” to a “1”

​13: Select “Finish”

 

14: Select “Yes”
15: Select “Done”

 

16: Select “Set Complete”

17: Select “Ok”

 

​18: Now your DRL’s will stay illuminated at all times!
 
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Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool – B7 A4 Audi Door and Belt Chime Disable

‘We know the door is open, Audi, we opened it!’ This is something everyone who owns a newer car that dings at you every time you do anything. Fortunately, with our Schwaben Professional VAG scan tool, you can eliminate the chime for ‘open door’ quite easily! Below are the steps to help you take care of that nuisance once and for all.

1: Switch the ignition on (do not start engine) and plug the scanner into the OBDII port

2: Select “VAG”

3: Select “Audi”

4: Select “Systems”

5: Select “Control Unit”

6: Select “Electronics 1”

7: Select “17-Instruments” 

8: Select “Coding”

9: Write down the original values before attempting to change anything

10: Select “Software Coding”

11: Select “OK”

12: Select “Keyboard”

13: To disable the door chime (for B7 models only) go to the next step

     To disable seat belt chime go to step 16

14: Change the fifth digit from a “2” to a “0″

15: Go to step 17

16: Change the second to last digit to a “0″

17: Select “Finish”

18: Select “Yes”

19: Select “Set complete”

20: Select “Save”

Note: This will change change your clock, mileage, and date from american to European to change it back double click the reset button on the wiper stalk and scroll through the menu to change it back

21:Enjoy opening your door with out hearing a chime

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Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool – Functions, Settings, and Operation

Today’s cars are all about electronics. Computers have a hand in virtually every system on the car, so it goes without saying that a scan tool is one
of the most important pieces of equipment you need. Whether it’s maintenance, diagnosis, or performance you require, it’s an absolute necessity.
When you own a Volkswagen or Audi, you’re undoubtedly familiar with some of the fun and useful things you can do. For a long time, the only
option for many service procedures and coding was to utilize the factory VAG-COM systems that only authorized dealers had access to. Now, with the
Schwaben VAG Scan Tool, you have the ability to access this at home! You can communicate with your VW/Audi for diagnosis and repair, and even better, have
some fun and personalize the features of you car.

Overall, using the Schwaben VAG Scan Tool is relatively simple, so we’re going
to leave our Difficulty Gauge at 1 – Easy. Keep in mind that you have to familiarize yourself with its
operation, and how to navigate through it, before you become really efficient
with its use.

To help you learn all of the functions of the new Schwaben VAG Scan Tool,
we’ve written this in house user’s manual to keep you on the right path. We’re
going to cover the basic setup and operation, then move on to some of the
advanced procedures, giving you step by step examples of the scan tool
operation. We’ll also help you break down the VIN and vehicle codes for your car,
which will help you get the most out of using your scan tool. As we figure out
more and more things that you can do, we’ll continuously add information. So
check back from time to time, we’re going to have fun with it!

On the next page you’ll find the Table of Contents for everything in the manual, and then we’ll begin things off with Vehicle Identification to get
you started. We’ve also included a page for you to fill out with your VIN and vehicle codes, which will be useful information for you to have for
all types of repairs. We hope you enjoy this new scan tool and as always, we appreciate your business!

Vehicle Identification: Get the Most out of Your Scan Tool

 

The Schwaben VAG scan tool contains a lot of information, and one of the keys to successful operation is utilizing it to its full potential.

The trick is knowing the VIN, Production Date, and all of the Service and Model Codes for your vehicle. Even though the Schwaben
VAG scan tool works without them, it also gives you the ability to identify your vehicle using these specific codes. This may take a little
research on your part, but it will be well worth your time. Entering these codes into the scan tool allows it to positively identify all of the
control units and systems on your car, “tailoring” it for your vehicle’s specific options and features.

The VIN is a 17 digit number in which each digit has a specific meaning or represents a specific feature.

The VIN is located in a number of
different places, the most visible of which is on the windshield VIN plate, visible through the lower LH side of the windshield.

The Production Date is printed on a label in the lower rear area of the LH front door jamb.

The Service and Model Codes are manufacturer specific codes which include the Sales Type, and Engine and Transmission codes.

They are printed on the Service ID Label, which is generally located in the trunk or spare tire area. It may be on the inside of the trunk lid,
spare tire cover, or even on a rear shock tower. You may have to look around a bit to find it.

On the next page we’ve given you pictures of the typical styles of information plates and labels on most Volkswagens and Audis.

We follow it up with a VIN key to help you find all of this info on your car. We’ve also prepared a blank VIN Worksheet that you can either
print out or use interactively to write down your vehicle’s information. Once you have it all documented, you’ll have some neat
information, and you’ll be ready to use the new scan tool to the best of its capabilities.

Decoding your VIN can be tricky at times due to the thousands of different manufacturer codes, however you’ll find that you can extract
a lot of information from the Service ID Label and many times the window sticker and original sales information that came with your car.

Don’t forget that engine codes are stamped into the cylinder head as well, you just have to look around and find them. If you really get
stuck, your local VW dealer should be able to extract all of this information from the VIN.

Vehicle ID Plate Locations

VIN Configuration

VIN Worksheet

Basic Functions, Settings, and Operation

Scan Tool Components

Scan Tool Keys

Power Up

The scan tool will power up when you plug it into the OBDII port on your
vehicle. It will also power up when you plug it into the USB port on your
PC or laptop using the supplied USB cable.
When the scan tool powers up, it will boot to the main menu screen
shown on the right. You will see 4 different icons indicating your initial
options:

The scan tool will remain on the whole time it is connected to the OBDII
port. If you press and hold the Power key, the scan tool will reboot. This
is only necessary if it “locks up” during use.

1. OBDII

2. VAG COM Functions

3. Setup

4. Playback

You will also see a menu bar at the bottom. This menu bar corresponds
directly to the function/shortcut keys underneath. Any time this menu bar
is present, pressing the corresponding function/shortcut key will perform
the listed function or shortcut. If the menu bar is not present, the function
keys will not do anything.
The shortcuts on the menu bar can set to your preference.

Setup Options

Use the Arrow keys to select the “Setup” icon as shown in the picture,
then press the Enter key.

Once you enter the “Setup” screen, you will see the following icons:

1. Language

2. Unit

3. Beep Set

4. Key Test

5. LCD Test

6. About

7. Shortcuts

From this screen, press the Back key to return to the main menu.
Continue on the next page for more Setup options.

Setup Options: Language

From the “Setup” screen, use the Arrow keys to select the “Language” icon
as shown in the picture, then press the Enter key.

Use the Arrow keys to select the language, then press the Enter key.
From the language screen, press the Back key to return to the “Setup”
screen.

The scan tool will display an acknowledgment of the new language for
approximately two seconds, then return to the language screen. A small
green check mark will appear over the upper right hand corner of the
selected language.

From the language screen, press the Back key to return to the “Setup”
screen.

Continue on the next page for more Setup options.

Setup Options: Unit

From the “Setup” screen, use the Arrow keys to select the “Unit” icon as
shown in the picture, then press the Enter key.

From the “Unit of Measure” screen, use the Arrow keys to select the unit of
measure, then press the Enter key.

Once you select a unit of measure and press the Enter key, the scanner will
return to the “Setup” screen.

Continue on the next page for more Setup options.

Setup Options: Beep Test

From the “Setup” screen, use the Arrow keys to select the “Beep Set” icon
as shown in the picture, then press the Enter key.

Once you enter the “Beep Set” screen, use the Arrow keys to select “Beep
Set” on or off, then press the Enter key.

Once you select on or off and press the Enter key, the scanner will return
to the “Setup” screen.

Continue on the next page for more Setup options.

Setup Options: Key Test

From the “Setup” screen, use the Arrow keys to select the “Key Test” icon
as shown in the picture, then press the Enter key.

On the “Key Test” screen, press any key and the icon on the screen will be
highlighted, indicating that the key is recognized and working properly.

Press the F2 key twice to exit the “Key Test” screen.

Continue on the next page for more Setup options.

Setup Options: LCD Test

From the “Setup” screen, use the Arrow keys to select the “LCD Test” icon
as shown in the picture, and press the Enter key.

Once you enter the “LCD Test” screen, you will see multiple colors sweep
the screen allowing you to look for any missing spots, indicating a
problem.

To exit the “LCD Test” screen, press the Back key.

Continue on the next page for more Setup options.

Setup Options: About

From the “Setup” screen, use the Arrow keys to select the “About” icon as
shown in the picture, then press the Enter key.

The “About” screen will give you two pieces of important information.

1. The Product Serial Number. This will match the serial number printed
on the back of the unit and will be required when you register the
scan tool.

2. The Register Password. This password will be required when you
register the scan tool.

From the “About” screen, press the Back key to return to the “Setup”
screen.

Continue on the next page for more Setup options.

Setup Options: Shortcuts

Use the Arrow keys to select the “Shortcuts” icon as shown in the picture,
then press the Enter key.

Once you enter the “Shortcuts” screen, you will see the option to select
the shortcut function for each of the Function keys. Use the Arrow keys
to select the Function key that you would like to change, then press the
Enter key.

Use the Arrow keys to select the shortcut you would like to apply, then
press the Enter key.

The scan tool will prompt you that the change has been made and to
hit any key to continue. Once you do so, it will return to the “Shortcuts”
screen.

From the “Shortcuts” screen, press the Back key to return to the “Setup”
screen.

Play Back

The “PlayBack” screen will allow you to view any information which you
have saved from different screens.

From the Main Menu screen, use the Arrow keys to select PlayBack, then
press the Enter key.

If there is no data saved, you will simply see the message “No data
available”.

All data that is saved will be listed on this screen, You can use the Arrow
keys to highlight the data and the Enter key to select and view it. You will
also have the option to delete the data.

Register and Update

Registering your scan tool is a simple on-line process that allows you to
update it and keep it current with the most recent software revisions.

Create Foxwell ID:

1. Go to foxwelltech.com
2. Click on the “Register” link in the upper RH corner.
3. Enter your personal information.
4. Submit the information and you will receive a validation e-mail.
5. Click on link in the email to validate your registration.
6. Log in!

When you log in, you will land in the Member Center where you can make
changes to your account, and register and update your scan tool.
If you navigate away from the Member Center, click on
your logon name in the upper RH corner to return.

To Register Your Scan Tool:

1. Log on to foxwelltech.com and go to the “Member Center”.
2. Under “My Products” click on “New Registration” and the “Product
Registration” window will open.
3. Select VAG_Scanner_7868SCH as the part number.
4. Enter the scan tool serial number (located on the back of the scan tool
or on the “About” screen ( see Page 18).
5. Enter the registration password (located on the “About” screen (see
Page 18).

If you make a mistake typing in the serial number or password,
you will need to completely log out of foxwelltech and log back in
before trying it again.

To Update your Scan Tool:

1. Log on to foxwelltech.com and go to the “Member Center”.
2. Under “My Products”, click on “Registered Products”.
3. Click on “Software Details”. The software versions on your scan
tool will be shown along with a status indicating either “Current”
or “Updateable”
4. If updateable, click where it says “click here to download the
update client”, then follow the instructions to install the client.
5. Launch the Fox Scanner installer.
6. Remove the TF Card from the Scanner, insert it into the Micro
SD card reader and plug the reader into your PC’s USB port.
7. Log in to the Installer and follow the instructions to complete
the software update.

OBDII Functions

The Schwaben VAG Professional Scan Tool can be used to communicate
with any OBDII vehicle.

From the Main Menu screen, use the Arrow keys to select OBDII, then
press the Enter key (or you may use one of the shortcut keys).

The scan tool will take a few moments to establish communication with
your vehicles computer, then it will take you to the “System Status” screen,
as shown in the bottom photo.

If you press the OK key (F3 function key) you will be taken to the OBDII
Main Menu.

If you press the Save key (F1 function key) this information will be saved
for you to view on the “Playback” screen.

The OBDII Functions are:
1. System Status
2. Read Codes
3. Erase Codes
4. Live Data
5. Freeze Frame
6. I/M Readiness
7. O2 Monitor Test
8. On-Board Monitor Test
9. Component Test
10. Vehicle Info
11. Modules Present
12. DTC Lookup

VAG Functions

Use the Arrow keys to highlight the VAG icon and press the Enter key. Or,
you may simply press the Shortcut (Function) key that corresponds to the
VAG option on the menu bar.

The next screen you see (shown below) will allow you to select the
manufacturer you are working with.

The VAG functions are very in depth and this scan tool is designed to
offer functionality as close as possible to an OEM VAG scan tool. As with
many electronic devices such as this, the more you use it and the more
comfortable you become with it, the more features you will discover.

To get you started, please read through the following sections about
Model Selection, Control Unit Selection, and Advanced Scan Tool

Procedures and Worksheets.

Page 31 will provide you with information on how to use the worksheets
along with the advanced scan tool procedures, which will allow you to
become more familiar with the vast number of VAG functions that are
available.

Model Selection (Guide Function)

Step 1:

Enter the VAG diagnostic function and you will see the screen on the right.
Use the up-down Arrow keys to highlight the vehicle manufacturer, then
press the Enter key.

Step 2:

Use the up-down Arrow keys to highlight “Models (Guide Function)”, then
press the Enter key.

Step 3:

On this screen you will see all of the different available models listed.

The “>” symbol used after a model year indicates “greater than”,
for example, “2010>” means 2010 and newer.

For VW Models:

You will see the 7th and 8th VIN digits displayed before the model

There are two things in particular to pay attention to here:
1) There can be more than one model that shares the same 7th and 8th
VIN digits so be sure that you utilize the model description as well.
2) In rare situations you may find that your vehicle is not available
under the 7th and 8th VIN digit selection. This is usually related to late
production or a model change. If you encounter this, use the first two
digits of your sales code to locate your vehicle.

For Audi Models:

You will not see the VIN digits listed, but you will see the
model and model year.

Use the up-down Arrow keys to highlight your model, then press the
Enter key.

Step 4:

All of the possible years for the model selected will appear on the screen.
Use the up-down Arrow keys to highlight the model year of your car and
press the Enter key.

The number or letter listed after each model year is the
corresponding 10th VIN digit.

Step 5:

You will now see all of the possible different body styles (referred to as
“Variant”) available for your current selection. Sometimes you may see
only one, we are showing all of these for descriptive purposes.

Some terminology is slightly different than we are used to. Here
are some helpful tips:

Saloon = Sedan Avant = Wagon
Sedan = Used to describe a hardtop, 2 or 4 door
Estate = Wagon

Use the up-down Arrow keys to highlight the body style of your car and
press the Enter key.

Step 6:

The screen will now display all of the possible engines for your current
selection. Be sure to select the correct engine that matches your engine
code. Use the up-down Arrow keys to highlight the engine in your car
and press the Enter key.

Step 7:

You have now completed the model selection and you will see a displayed
list of all the related control units. You are now ready to use one of the
advanced operation worksheets.

The systems shown on the right are used as an example and
will differ depending on your car.

Direct System (Control Unit) Selection

Step 1:

Enter the VAG diagnostic function and you will see the screen on the right.
Use the up-down Arrow keys to highlight the vehicle manufacturer, then
press the Enter key.

Step 2:

Use the up-down Arrow keys to highlight “Systems”, then press the Enter
key.

Step 3:

Use the up-down Arrow keys to highlight “Control Unit”, then press the
Enter key.

Step 4:

You have now reached the control unit selection screen and are ready to
perform the operation specified on the worksheet you are using.

Advanced Scan Tool Procedures

Your Volkswagen/Audi is no longer a simple machine that can be maintained and adjusted with basic mechanical procedures. The computer
systems in your car control almost everything about it, and the computer system is CRITICAL to proper vehicle operation, dependability, safety,
and emission control. When Volkswagen/Audi engineers designed the computer system on your car, they realized that within any given vehicle,
they would need the ability to control certain systems for diagnosis and to make programming changes as well. There are many reasons for this,
including climate, vehicle options, service procedures, and government regulations where the vehicle is going to be sold. So they designed an
interface to communicate with their computer systems and allow their authorized dealers to make these changes when necessary. The interface
is called VAG-COM.
So what does VAG-COM do? For the professional VW/Audi technician, it is an essential tool for diagnosis and repair. There are many service
procedures referred to as Adaptation and Basic Settings that are mandatory to properly perform certain repairs. VAG-COM allows these
procedures as well as direct control of many components for testing purposes, and it also allows you to change vehicle Coding.

Adaptation:

Adaptation is a function which allows you to change certain preset values and/or settings within a control module. It is sometimes used for
diagnostic purposes, and sometimes for changing convenience features. Some examples of Adaptation would be changing the idle speed value
in the engine control unit, or changing the number of times that the turn signals blink when using the “comfort” turn signal.

Basic Settings:

Basic Settings is a mode that you place a control module in that allows it to perform various calibrations. Used for service procedures and
diagnostics, an example of Basic Settings would by placing the engine control unit in Basic Settings mode so it can relearn -or – “adapt” a new
throttle body. Occasionally the term “Adaptation” is used for a procedure performed using the Basic Settings mode. Do not let it confuse you
with the Adaptation function of the VAG scan tool.

Coding:

Coding is the arrangement of the Bits and Bytes of your cars computer that control the operation and features of the original vehicle systems.
Changing the coding can allow us to do some really neat stuff and allow us to add options to our cars, for example, adding a hatch pop button
and coding the control unit to recognize the button input. But use caution. The most important thing to remember is that when you begin to
make these changes, you have to be VERY careful. Any mistakes or errors, even one single Bit among millions and millions, can render a vehicle
system, or your entire vehicle, inoperable.

How to use the Advanced Worksheets

1. Find the worksheet for the specific procedure you are going to perform on Page 65, Advanced worksheets.

2. Review the worksheet. The heading of each worksheet will give the make, model, operation, and the procedure required. We recommend
that you print out the worksheet (or have it available on a portable device) to use along side the scan tool.

3. Read the corresponding section of this manual that gives an example of the procedure that is required to perform the worksheet you have
chosen.

The procedures will be listed in a green heading to the right of the make, model and operation. If no procedure is listed,
all of the required information is on the worksheet and the scan tool will prompt you as required.

4. Perform the procedure, using the coding and/or settings on the worksheet in place of the coding and/or settings used in our examples.

5. Immediately after you have completed the procedure, always check and make sure that the desired result has been achieved.

Before you begin:

We strongly recommend connecting a battery charger before performing any adaptation, basic setting, or coding. These
procedures are performed with the key on, engine off, and you must ensure that the battery voltage does not drop too low during
the process, or damage to the computer/control unit can occur.
Perform a scan of all systems and make sure there are NO TROUBLE CODES stored. Stored trouble codes can interfere with the
ability of the scan tool to successfully change coding, adaptation, or settings.
Be sure to park the vehicle in a safe, well lit area, and apply the parking brake.

Getting Started:

We strongly recommend connecting a battery charger before performing any adaptation, basic setting, or
coding. These procedures are performed with the key on, engine off, and you must ensure that the battery
voltage does not drop too low during the process.

Determine the procedure that you are going to perform (see How to use the Advanced Worksheets).

• Plug the scan tool into the Data Link Connector on your vehicle.
• Turn the ignition key to the “on” position.
• Use the Arrow keys to highlight the VAG icon and press the Enter key.

Or, you may simply press the Shortcut (Function) key that corresponds
to the VAG option on the menu bar.

The example we are using to demonstrate Adaptation is
changing the Comfort Blinker setting on a Volkswagen
MK6 GTI.

Step 1:

Access the control unit for your specific procedure using one of the two
following methods and the scan tool path listed on the corresponding
Advanced Worksheet:

1. Model Selection (Guide Function) on Page 24.
2. Direct System (Control Unit) Selection on Page 28.
Use the up-down Arrow keys to highlight the control unit specified on the
Advanced Worksheet for your specific procedure, in this example, “09 –
Cent. Elect.”, then press the Enter key.

Step 2:

Use the up-down Arrow keys to highlight “Adaptation”, then press the
Enter key.

Step 3:

You will see the Adaptation screen as shown on the right. The default 000
channel number is 000. This is where you will have to input the channel
number listed on the worksheet for your specific procedure.

Now, to enter the channel number, select Keyboard on the menu bar by
pressing the corresponding F2 Function key.

Step 4:

You will see the keyboard appear on the screen and you will notice the
cursor located at the end of the default channel number.

Step 5:

 

Press the Backspace key (F3 Function key) three times to erase the default
channel number.

Step 6:

In this example, the channel number we need is 031.

Use the Arrow keys to select the number “0” on the keyboard and press
the Enter key. You will see the “0” appear on the screen.

Step 7:

Use the Arrow keys to select the number “3” on the keyboard and press
the Enter key. You will see the “3” appear on the screen.

Step 8:

See step 7 picture:

Use the Arrow keys to select the number “1” on the keyboard and press
the Enter key. You will see the “1” appear on the screen.

Now that you have the channel number entered on the screen, press the
Finish key (F1 Function key).

Step 9:

This screen will confirm the channel number. If it is correct, press the Yes
key (F1 Function key).

Step 10:

You will now be taken to the channel screen, with the channel number
displayed at the top. Notice here that the “Store Value” in the green bar
on the top shows the number of times the turn signals will flash when
using the lane change feature.

Now, to change the stored value, press the Set new Val key (F2 Function
key).

Pressing the Next (F1) and Previous (F3) keys will
select other Adaptation channels.

Step 11:

You will now see the value entry screen, showing the current set value, in
this example, 3.

The scan tool shows a default 5 digit channel value for all
Adaptations, even though in most cases you will clearly and
obviously not be entering such a large number.

Now, press the Keyboard key (F2 Function key).

Step 12:

You will see the keyboard appear on the screen and you will notice the
cursor located at the end of the current set value.

Step 13:

In this example, we are going to change the set value “3”. Press the
Backspace key (F3 Function key) and the “3” will be erased.

Step 14:

Use the Arrow keys to select the number “4” (or any value from 1-6 for this
example) on the keyboard and press the Enter key. You will see the “4”
appear on the screen.

Now that you have the new channel value entered on the screen, press
the Finish key (F1 Function key).

Step 15:

This screen will confirm the new channel value. If it is correct, press the
Yes key (F1 Function key).

Step 16:

You will be directed to the channel screen, where you will have to confirm
the value again.
Press the Yes key (F1 Function key) to confirm the value.

Step 17:

The value set will be confirmed and you will be prompted to press any key
to continue.

Step 18:

Finally, you will be directed again to the Adaptation channel screen where
you will see the new setting.

Your Adaptation procedure is complete!

Advanced Scan Tool: Basic Setting Procedure

We strongly recommend connecting a battery charger before performing any adaptation, basic setting, or
coding procedures. These procedures are performed with the key on, engine off, and you must ensure that the
battery voltage does not drop too low during the process.

Determine the procedure that you are going to perform (see Page 31 for How to use the Advanced Worksheets).

  • Plug the scan tool into the Data Link Connector on your vehicle.
  • Turn the ignition key to the “on” position.
  • Use the Arrow keys to highlight the VAG icon and press the Enter key.
  • Or, you may simply press the Shortcut (Function) key that corresponds
    to the VAG option on the menu bar.

The example we are using to demonstrate Basic Setting is
Throttle Body Adaptation on a Volkswagen MK6 GTI.

Step 1:

Access the control unit for your specific procedure using one of the two
following methods and the scan tool path listed on the corresponding
Advanced Worksheet:

1. Model Selection (Guide Function).
2. Direct System (Control Unit) Selection.

Use the up-down Arrow keys to highlight the control unit specified on the

Advanced Worksheet for your specific procedure, in this example, “01 –
Engine.”, then press the Enter key.

Step 2:

Use the up-down Arrow keys to highlight “Basic Setting”, then press the
Enter key.

Step 3:

 

You will see the Basic Setting screen as shown on the right. The default
channel number is 001. This is where you will have to input the channel
number listed on the worksheet for your specific operation.

Now, to enter the channel number, select Keyboard on the menu bar by
pressing the corresponding F2 Function key.

Step 4:

You will see the keyboard appear on the screen and you will notice the
cursor located at the end of the default channel number.

Step 5:

Press the Backspace key (F3 Function key) three times to erase the default
channel number.

Step 6:

In this example, the channel number we need is 060.

Use the Arrow keys to select the number “0” on the keyboard and press
the Enter key. You will see the “0” appear on the screen.

Step 7:

Use the Arrow keys to select the number “6” on the keyboard and press
the Enter key. You will see the “6” appear on the screen.

Step 8:

Use the Arrow keys to select the number “0” on the keyboard and press
the Enter key. You will see the “0” appear on the screen.

Now that you have the channel number entered on the screen, press the
Finish key (F1 Function key).

Step 9:

This screen will confirm the channel number. If it is correct, press the Yes
key (F1 Function key).

Step 10:

You will now be taken to the Basic Settings screen, with the channel
number displayed at the top. Note how the Basic Settings mode in the
green top bar is shown as “OFF”. To begin the Throttle Body Adaptation,
press the ON/OFF key (F2 Function key).

Step 11:

You will see the Basic Settings mode in the green top bar change to “ON”
and you will see “ADP. Run” displayed on the bottom of the chart.

Step 12:

When the Throttle Body Adaptation is complete, you will see the message
“ADP. OK” appear on the bottom of the chart. Notice that the Basic
Settings mode is still displayed as “ON”.

Step 13:

Press the “ON/OFF” key (F2 Function key) so the Basic Settings mode
changes to “OFF”.

Step 14:

Press the Back key to return to the Function Menu. Throttle Body
Adaptation is complete.

Advanced Scan Tool: Coding Procedure

We strongly recommend connecting a battery charger before performing any adaptation, basic setting, or
coding. These procedures are performed with the key on, engine off, and you must ensure that the battery
voltage does not drop too low during the process.

Determine the procedure that you are going to perform (see Page 31 for How to use the Advanced Worksheets).

Plug the scan tool into the Data Link Connector on your vehicle.

Turn the ignition key to the “on” position.

Use the Arrow keys to highlight the VAG icon and press the Enter key.
Or, you may simply press the Shortcut (Function) key that corresponds
to the VAG option on the menu bar.

The example we are using to demonstrate Coding is
programming the Door Electronics Module to enable the
addition of a hatch release button in the console of our
Volkswagen MK6 GTI.

Step 1:

Access the control unit for your specific procedure using one of the two
following methods and the scan tool path listed on the corresponding
Advanced Worksheet:

1. Model Selection (Guide Function) on Page 24.
2. Direct System (Control Unit) Selection on Page 28.

Use the up-down Arrow keys to highlight the control unit specified on
the Advanced Worksheet for your specific procedure, in this example, “42 –
Door Elect. Driver”, then press the Enter key.

Step 2:

Use the up-down Arrow keys to highlight “Coding”, then press the Enter
key.

Some menus will list “Long Coding” which is the same
and will utilize the same procedure, the only difference
is that the factory “code” is very long – it may contain as
many as 60 digits.

CAUTION:

Step 3:

The scan tool will warn you to write down the original coding
values before you continue. ALWAYS write them down, or, if
you are using one of our Advanced Worksheets, compare them
to the factory coding values that we have listed, noting any
differences in your coding. Remember, the original coding in
your car is ALWAYS correct. It is possible that what we have
listed may be slightly different due to different model years or
options.

Press any key to continue.

CAUTION:

Step 4:

Now you will see the original coding listed. Write it down or
compare it with what we have listed – yes, we have said this
again – this is important in case you make a mistake.

Use the up-down Arrow keys to highlight the software coding, then press
the Enter key.

Step 5:

Stop! We recommend that you completely read steps 6-10
before you proceed to familiarize yourself with the data entry
of the scan tool.

You will now see the coding listed on the software coding screen.

Now, to begin the process, select Keyboard on the menu bar by pressing
the corresponding F2 Function key.

Keep in mind that if you have a complete Long Code, you will
not see all of it. The digits at the end will not be visible.

Step 6:

You will see the keyboard appear on the bottom of the screen, as well as
three options on the menu bar, Finish, Previous, and Backspace.

Now, look at the code, and using your worksheet, locate the Byte that you
will need to change. In this example, we are going to change the value in
Byte 3 (The first Byte is Byte 0).

We have highlighted the Byte in this photo for reference, this is NOT a
function of the scan tool.

Do NOT press any keys until you have read steps 7-10.

Step 7:

Look closely and you will see the cursor flashing at the end of the code. In
this example, it will be just to the right of the “0”.

If you have a “Long” code, that fills the entire text box,
the cursor will appear at the beginning of the code.

Step 8:

By looking at the worksheet for this example, you know that the value of
Byte 3 is 0 and you are going to change it to 1.

Press the Previous key (F2 Function key), and you will see the cursor
move to the left. The trick here is that the cursor will only move to the
LEFT.

Continue to press the Previous key (F2 Function key) until the cursor
moves through the code and returns back to the end.

You actually did not have to move the cursor for this example, but it was
important to demonstrate the scan tool data entry procedure so you are
familiar with the scan tool operation for other coding.

Step 9:

Now, press the Backspace key (F3 Function key) ONE time.

This will erase the number “0” at the beginning of Byte 3.

Step 10:

Now use the Arrow keys on the main keypad (NOT the previous or
backspace keys) to highlight the digit in the “keyboard” that you would
like to place back into the coding. In this example it is a “1”.

Once you have highlighted the digit “1”, press the Enter key. You will see
it appear into the coding at the beginning of Byte 3.

Now press the Finish key (F1 function key.)

Step 11:

The new coding will be displayed on the scan tool. Confirm the coding a
final time and press the Yes key (F1 Function key.)

Step 12:

The scan tool will return to the coding menu and display the old coding
and the new coding that you have entered.

STOP

Do not assume that you can go directly to 5-Set Complete
to finish the coding. You MUST complete steps 13 through
24 to set the Workshop Code, Importer Number, and
Equipment Number before you can complete the coding
change.

Step 13:

Use the up-down Arrow keys to highlight “Workshop Code”, then press
the Enter key.

Step 14:

 

The Workshop Code will appear as the coding did, and you will have the
option to change it, but DO NOT change the number. The scan tool simply
needs to link the Workshop Code to the new coding and it must do this
before it will allow you to save the new coding.

Now press the Finish key (F1 Function key.)

Step 15:

The Workshop Code will be displayed on the scan tool. Press the Yes key
(F1 Function key.)

Step 16:

Now you have linked the Workshop Code to the new coding. You will
have to do the same for the Importer Number and Equipment Number as
described in steps 17 through 24.

Step 17:

Use the up-down Arrow keys to highlight “Importer Number”, then press
the Enter key.

Step 18:

The Importer Number will appear as the coding did, and you will have the
option to change it, but DO NOT change the number. The scan tool simply
needs to link the Importer Number to the new coding and it must do this
before it will allow you to save the new coding.

Now press the Finish key (F1 Function key.)

Step 19:

The Importer Number will be displayed on the scan tool. Press the Yes key
(F1 Function key.)

Step 20:

You have now linked the Importer Number to the new coding.

Step 21:

Use the up-down Arrow keys to highlight “Equipment Number”, then
press the Enter key.

Step 22:

The Equipment Number will appear as the coding did, and you will have
the option to change it, but DO NOT change the number. The scan tool
simply needs to link the Equipment Number to the new coding and it
must do this before it will allow you to save the new coding.

Now press the Finish key (F1 Function key.)

Step 23:

The Equipment Number will be displayed on the scan tool. Press the Yes
key (F1 Function key).

Step 24:

You have now linked the Equipment Number to the new coding.

Step 25:

Use the up-down Arrow keys to highlight “Set Complete”, then press the
Enter key.

Step 26:

You should receive the message “Coding accepted” as shown.

Your coding is complete! Proceed to the next page for some final tips and
information.

Step 27:

If you get the message “Coding Rejected”, check/perform the following:

Check the control unit for any trouble codes, and repair them as
required before attempting to change the coding again.

Make sure your battery if fully charged and that you have a
charger on it during these procedures.

• Disconnect the scan tool, cycle the key off then back on, and
reconnect the scan tool.
• Confirm that you are correctly entering the new coding.

Step 28:

If you do not hit a key after coding is accepted, the scan tool will
automatically take you to this information page after a few seconds.

Here you can see the information pertaining to the coding you have just
performed.

If you press the Back key (F3 Function key) you will return to the Coding
page.

If you press the Save key (F1 Function key), this information will be saved
and you can retrieve it on the “Playback” screen.

 

This concludes our tutorial of your Schwaben Scan Tool for VAG! Thank you for reading and please let us know what you think in the comments.

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