A common modification performed by Audi owners is an instrument cluster gauge needle sweep when turning on the ignition.  On many cars, the gauges remain at rest. With our Schwaben professional scan tool you can turn on the sweep option to give your cluster a more dynamic feel during ignition. We are performing this modification on our 2010 Audi B8 A4, but the procedure will be the same, or very similar, on most Audi B8 models.

This procedure requires coding the instrument cluster control module.  Please refer to our VAG scanner PDF on the installation tab of ES#2996394

Step 1:

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

Step 2:

Select “VAG”

3: Select “Audi”

4: Select “Systems”

​5: Select “Control Unit”

6: Select “Electronics 1”

7: Select “17-Instruments”

​8: Select “Long Coding”

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

10: Select “Software Coding”

11: Select “Setting”

12: Use the keyboard to change the second digit of byte 1 to a 5

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

13: Select “finish”

14: Select “Yes”

15: Select “Done”


16: Select “Set Complete”

17: Select “OK”

18: Select “Save”

9: Sit back and admire your gauge sweep!