A common modification performed by MK7 owners is an instrument cluster gauge needle sweep when turning on the ignition.  On many cars, the gauges remain at rest, and with our Schwaben professional scan tool you can code for the needle sweep option.  We are performing this on our 2015 VW MK7 GTI. The procedure will be the same or very similar on most VW MK7 models. This procedure requires coding the instrument cluster control module, so please refer to our VAG scanner PDF on the installation tab of ES#2996394

Let’s get started!


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


2: Select “VAG”

3: Select “VW”

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: Use the keyboard to change the second letter of byte 1 from a “C” to a “D”

Note:The code begins with byte 0 and each byte is two digits long.

12: Select “finish”

13: Select “Yes”

14: Select “Set Complete”


15: Select “OK”

16: Sit back and admire your gauge sweep!

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