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·     Coding 

·     How To   

·     Common OBD11 Questions

·     Acronyms


OBD 11 Is a bit of software that connects to your VAG car via a specific OBD2 Dongle that allows you subject to setup to make changes to the cars setup, what and how stuff works, record live data and has various Gauges so you can check on specific items whilst the car is working.


For the purpose of this web site I will only show and discuss changes to my 2014 Cupra 280. Any coding shown that you use will be at your own risk.




There are currently two separate OBD2 dongles available for OBD11 one is the Legacy one that only supports Android phones, the second will support both Android and IOS and will be expanded to support other makes of cars (first one selected will be BMW).


For a fuller list you should check out this post on the OBD11 Forum where you will find a good list of all the changes that are possible to code.


Within the application you have the following functions (again we are just talking about the 280 here) for the following control units:


01 – Engine Control Module 1 – Live Data here

02 – Transmission Control Module – for the dsg not sure about manual gearbox – Live Data here

03 – Brakes 1 – Live Data here

08 – Air Conditioning – Live Data here

09 – Central Electrics – otherwise called BCM in VCDS world – Live Data here

13 – Adaptive Cruise Control – Live Data here

14 – Wheel Dampening Electronics – Live Data here

15 – Airbag – Live Data here

16 – Steering Column Electronics – Live Data here

17 – Dash Board – Live data here

19 – Gateway – Live data here

32 – Lock Electronics – otherwise known as the front dif – Live Data here

42 – Door Electronics Driver Side – Live Data here

44 – Steering Assistance – Live Data here

52 – Door Electronics Passenger Side – Live Data here

55 – Headlight Regulation – Live Data here

5F – Information Control Unit 1 – Live Data here

76 – Parking Assistance – Live Data here

A5 – Front Sensors Driver Assistance System – Live Data here

A9 – Actuator For Structure Borne Sound – Just turn it off. – Live Data here


1/ Ability to scan the car – Running a scan this will identify any issues that the control systems have, some may be shown on your cars screen but many will not.


2/ Long coding – for each control unit you have switches that are setup in Long coding and also Adaptions, the screen will show you for each byte a list of the bits and if they are ticked or not. The data is held in hexadecimal format so you can just change the hex code or tick and save the individual bits.


3/ Adaptions – As above but these switches allow you to turn stuff on or off or change the way it works.


4/ Live data – this can be used in one of two ways, firstly as a simple screen display so that for example you can see the Engine Revs, Car Speed and Intake air temp all together, Secondly you can use the Chart function which allows you to record this data and export it as a .CSV File for further analysis.


Thanks to DV52 once again for this following explanation (which made perfect sense to me):

All modern cars can be considered to be nothing more than a number of control systems connected to an engine and a set of wheels (yes this is a gross simplification, I agree!). Most control systems in a car are what's called "closed-loop systems". And ALL these control systems operate the same- they all perform a very basic task: They have an internal process that produces an output signal based on feedback and an input signal(s) - often feedback comes from a sensor/transducer of some sort.

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In all modules that operate control systems (i.e control modules) and regardless of the vehicle, there are really 3 x aspects that are able to be modified:

1/ Firmware
2/ Adaptation channels
3/ long coding

Firmware is like the heart-beat of the module's life-force: this is the internal software that operates the procedures for controlling some aspect(s) of the car. Firmware determines how the module will operate and the module's firmware relies on "inputs" to tell it about the external world: how the car is physically configured and what "parameters" the module is to use in certain circumstances (like how to turn ON/OFF each of the car's 35 x exterior lights). Some diagnostic cables like VCP can change firmware, but not OBD11, or VCDS.

The "inputs" that the firmware relies upon are "2 (Adaption)" and "3 (Long coding)" above. Now, I'm not sure what particular distinction VW officially uses between "adaptation channels" and "long coding", but my guess from observations is as follows:

Long coding are the software switches that tell the firmware what physical sensors/physical switches are installed in the car. For example, when a light-sensor is installed, a long coding Byte/Bit has to be set to tell the control module firmware to start measuring the sensor output and to do stuff to control the car's lighting.
Adaptation channels are generally different sorts of "inputs" that tell the module how-to-behave. For example, Leuchte programming is done by changing adaptation channels - these channels tell the module what function to allocate to each lamp and what level of illumination to give to that lamp.


Basic Settings

thanks again to DV52 for definition

Basic settings are just another form of "input" to the closed-loop system. Speaking generally again, the more sophisticated sensors on a car need a initial set of parameters to to establish a reference point. The module's firmware uses this data as a "starting-point" for the feedback process in later operation.

For example, changing some adaptation channel values in the BCM will lose the level-horizon settings for the range-control motors on the headlights. The Basic settings procedure (for the modules @ address hex55) re-establishes the sensor's setting for level-ground. When these modules are taken from stock at the VW factory - each car goes through this basic setting procedure to establish zero degree tilt - as a reference setting. Once the module knows where zero-tilt is, it can accurately measure +ve/-ve angles.

and Readiness

thanks again to DV2 for definition

Readiness is a group of "parameters" (usually 8 x binary Bits) in the engine module which indicate the health of the car's emission systems. A state of 0 means "fail" and 1 means "passed". Whenever you bulk clear DTCs, ALL 8 x bits are set to the "fail" state - if your car doesn't have all 8 x emission test capabilities, those Bits will automatically be reset to 1.

Live Data

As the name implies these are just labels that allow you to watch and record (via charts and online screen) the live data where it is supported on your car

Read more: http://forum.obdeleven.com/thread/3262/control-unit-setup#ixzz5yOwP9qiO
For an older version of the data setup


How to section.





Logon Warnings

Offline Data

Dongle Colour

Dongle Security

Logon Account changes

Live data extracts

Battery Recode

Non VAG Scan and Live Data


Autocode Gateway

Software Version Check

Multiple Dongle setup

Control Archive

Email output

Reset lost account password

Long coding restore

The Credit System

Main Scan screen and Settings


The Garage

Change your car picture

Where can I find history.txt file on my phone





















1/ Make a backup


As at version 15.0 there are two ways to make a backup


a) You can do a single control unit.


Select the required control unit, then select backup and finally give it a name, personally I use the name setup as follows Control Unit Number, Date eg 09301119 so you can see what control unit and when it was taken, if you do more than one backup in a day just add appendix a,b,c,d etc as the actual time is stored on the output.


Please note as at version 16.1 and a few previous versions OBD11 have removed the ability to easily send this file as an email.


The current work around is


Go to History screen in the control unit you are looking at, at the top of the screen, select the history filter button


This will give you a list of filters:

Gateway coding


Long Coding


Basic settings

Coding 11 (older cars only)

Diagnostic session



Full Backup


Full scan


Clear – this is when you clear faults.

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Select Backup and untick all the other options


Then (on the assumption you have done several backups) you can use the Time filter to narrow down the backup you are after (I recommend doing it on the day so you can just say now). Then use the Email link and send the file to yourself



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b) Use the new all in one backup function, take car main menu, scroll down to Full Backup


When you select the full backup you will be asked to enter a name and then after you select ok it will run through all your control units one by one.



Please be aware this is a very slow process and can take over ½ - ¾ of an hour to complete so ensure both phone and car have good battery charge.



2/ Connection Issue Warnings


Since version 15.0 you now get a warning if you try and connect to the car but don’t have the device connected to the internet

as well as the standard request to turn on Bluetooth if it is not already on.


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One new feature that has arrived with the new dongle is that if you have multiple devices (as I do both old and new dongles) you have to choose which one to use

And you no longer have to pair the new dongle to the phone (it won’t let you)


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3/ OFFLINE Control Unit Access


It is now possible to view your control unit data when its offline, Open the app, select your car (or a car from the Garage),



Step one, from the main menu select Control Units


Offline Control Units

Step 1 select control units

This will open the standard screen but as you can see all the control units are marked in white (OFFLINE)

Offline Control Units.

Control units are displayed in White OFFLINE

The Control units will show these data elements

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And these as well.

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You now have offline access to all these items, you can’t change anything (other than long coding descriptions) you can only view current setup, and the drop down options that are available and where relevant you can email the output.


This only works if have a) run a backup for this control unit on your car and b) you are connected to the internet as the data is stored on Voltas Servers.



4/ Change the connection colour on new dongle


In order to change the colour of the status light on the new dongle you firstly have to connect app to dongle.


Then select Settings


Then scroll down to Device, if you are (as above) connected then you will now see this new menu option

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Once you have the desired colour hit the Set button and it will be changed.


5/ Dongle Security


Both new and old dongles have the same level of extra security.


From the main menu select the settings menu and scroll down to the Device and you will see the following security options

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When you first connect to the dongle you are asked to create a 6 digit password, If you try to log on and have forgotten the password select the forgot password button and it will email (not sure what it does about facebook login’s) you the password.


Login Screen with password reset                                                                                Email Message you get with password.


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And check out www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDxLBdupJC4  this video to show how it works – thanks to VWJAP on the obd11 forum.


Or if you are connected then go here and select Password and you will be given the option to set a new password


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If you want the device to ask for this password every time you connect to it then set the option Password request to Request, otherwise set it to Don’t Request.


Please note if you buy a second hand dongle this only works if you are connected to the device using the user account that set the password.


Final option is device alert, this will just confirm you have left the dongle in the obd2 port when you left the car you can have it on or off (Hide)


6/ Autocode gateway list


The purpose of this bit of software is to always keep all your control units active in the device, if you add in a control unit that is not on the car or remove one that is then the software will remove or add it back in.


If you get this message (which you can turn off here or in the settings screen) and select yes the software will add back in any missing control units.


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I tested this by removing a control unit and then selected YES here and it added the control unit back in. Please be warned the message you get will talk about (19) gateway but does not show you the items added or removed, that information is only available in the History section.


Further when you look into your history file you will see it being added back in again.


7/ Software Version upgrade notification.


As you can see in the picture below my air con system is running an old version of the software


OBD11 Release note shows it shows if there are newer software detected in our database for control unit with same Software number



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My car is using 0705 but the latest version is 1601. Please note this check is done using cars that have been scanned on OBD11 so there may be higher versions out there but not using OBD11. My current understanding is that you can only upgrade the software by going to a Seat Main Dealer. There are tools out there that you can use but they are not designed for use by average OBD11 User (myself included).


8/ Multiple Dongle setup


Since the new dongle was released OBD11 Have changed the way you can handle multiple devices.

Firstly please note the old white dongle required you pair it with the Bluetooth device on your phone, this was to improve the speed of communication, this is no longer required by the new dongle. Some of the early packs contained information saying you did have to pair but this was a printing error,


The new dongle only works on Android 5 and abover whereas the old legacy dongle will support Android 4.


From the main app menu select Device and you will see the following screen


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By default, your setup options have the Ask which device to connect to set to Yes. What this does is when you hit the connect button it will show you the screen below and you choose which device to try and connect with. If you have the Ask which device to connect set to no then it will try option 1 first and then try option 2 before giving up.


If you want to change the order then just select the name of the device and drag it up or down the system auto changes the 1 or 2 etc (please note if you have multiple white dongles they are all labelled the same AA:BB Etc.


Since OBD11 Version 19 the dongle screen is now changed as follows, The device that is actually plugged into your car will show the Bluetooth sign in Blue (in this case the Legacy dongle) if you changed dongles then the old one will change to black and the new one will go Blue.


OBD11 Device list showing the device you will connect with in Blue and all other devices in Black. If you plug in devise after you have reached this screen it will start as black and once software has found it will change to blue.




9/ Archive / Un Archive historic data


A while ago on the OBD11 Forum there were various request about being able to remove unwanted data from the History screens. Since that time more items have been added to the history function and the approach that OBD11 Have taken is to save all items in scope but allow the user to Archive the items that they don’t need to see on a regular basis. At the same time they have provided a way to include the archive items and or to un archive stuff so that it is shown in the normal view.


Step one – History screen how to see if you are showing Archived data or not.


From the history screen select the Filter option

If the show archived: button is shown set to no (as per this picture) then when you look at the history tab you will not see any items that have been archived.


If however the tab is set to Yes then all history items will be shown to you in the History View.


Please remember you cant delete any history item you can only hide them in the Archive folder.


Further please note some history functions are by default not shown in the history tab and are also not put in archive.


Currently that is Faults and Clear (eg when you actually clear the fault) these are by default excluded from the historic view because these items are unticked so they are not shown (as they can clutter up the system very quickly).

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Step two – how to archive an item


Please note the Archive function shows the button with a down arrow, the unarchive button shows up arrow


Find the historic item you want to archive, Select the Archive button and press it, you will then see the Red info bar at the bottom of the screen hit the ARCHIVE section and the status will be updated.

Once the archive is completed the screen will show updated status on red row at the bottom of the screen.

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Step 3 How to Un Archive an item


Firstly set the historic view up to show archived items, Find the item you want to change


Firstly using the unarchive button this will change the status so that you can now see this item back in your normal list

Once status has changed you will see the green bar at the bottom of the screen.

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10/ Password / account detail changes


If you want / need to change you email address, Facebook account, Password or picture then from the main menu select Profile option at bottom of page



1/ Select the Green update button


2/ From the Account management list select the change you want to make

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3/ If you want to change your account name then select Change Name and you will get this screen.

Enter in new name and hit save


4/ If you want to change the Email address you use to log into your account then select Change email and you will get the following screen. Enter required details and hit save.


I have not tried this but expect there will be some verification email sent out.


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5/ If you want / need to change your password (please note you need to be logged in to do this) then select Change password and then from this screen enter new password


6/ If you want to link to or update links to Facebook or Twitter account then select Link to Another account and add the details in the below screen.

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11/ How to send Scan / History / Charts from your phone


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When you select it a popup screen will show you all the email / extract services available on your phone, Select the relevant method and the application will add a file that you can then send to yourself.



Once you have completed a scan the email icon will appear at the top of the page and you can then send this off


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As you can see in the picture once you have completed a scan the email icon will show and allow you to send the report.


You should also be aware that all scans are also stored in the History section but by default are hidden (as this will clog of the history view (see pic at bottom for attribute to enable)). If you want to see all the Freeze Frame Data (Freeze frame is additional info about trouble code i.e. mileage, speed, rpm etc.) you need to have the settings enabled to Include (unlike the picture below)


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Please note however this is also included in your backup data and in both cases can slow the process down as you have more data to extract, but obviously it gives you more information.


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Checkout the backup section to see how to Filter the History file so you only get output you want rather than the complete history of your car.


When you enter the history screen you will be able to email (as an attachment) the complete history or if you filter then a partial history.

Further you can just email the Full Backup file on its own to do this you will select the file you want and then select the email button at the top of the screen.


This will send a file called history.txt




From the main car menu select Charts


Select the specific chart you want to send (touch the white line or the open arrow (right hand side of white line)


Then select the email icon, the process allows you to email, android beam, google drive and WhatsApp the file.


Please note this extract generates a charts.csv file using the ; as the delimiter.




When you select the car info screen you will be given the opportunity to email the text data in an email, this does not add a file to your email just the text data.


Please note currently there is a bug with the software and this does not work for gmail but does for yahoo mail.


12/ Live Data Extracts


If you wish to monitor your car and record some information about what is going on.


Firstly, you can only do this on one control unit at a time (it is currently not possible to get data from multiple control units.)


Secondly data is available from either the Live Data option on the control unit but this data is for the screen only, if you want to log and extract data then you have to use the Chart function. Whilst the data elements are the same the live data screens are much more user friendly to select multiple items


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The following examples are from Control Unit 01


Select Live Data


From the drop down list you can either search or scroll and select Engine Speed and the Vehicle Speed, tick the required values and press ok


Live data screen selection criteria.

Live data – screen output

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Please note these screen shots were taken when the app was offline so the data you can see is data saved from the last backup.


If you want to export/extract the data so you can store and analyse it then you need to go to control unit 01 but this time instead of selecting live data you want to select CHARTS


1/ When you select the Charts option, you will be presented with the following screen (if you have saved charts in the past). To create a new chart Select the green button (bottom right of screen)

2/ You are now presented with a blank screen, Select the Add value button (remember this will only show you what is in this control unit)

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3/ this dialogue box will appear and you have to select the required field from the Select measurement list (please note some fields will have multiple sub fields that you will be asked to confirm. Best example is date, you then have a choice of Day, Month, Year but can only choose one at a time.

4/ Having found Engine speed from the drop down list I have to say OK

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5/ The chart screen now shows you the current reading (in real time) for the field you have chosen, Because we want multiple items (16 is the max for good communication) you have to select Add value button (step 2/ above)

6/ Having selected all the items you want you can see the screen displays them all in the list, at this stage none of the data is being recorded. Select the green Record button (bottom right) and the real time data is being recorded (loss of internet or connection to car will mean you loose all the data).

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7/ Now you are recording you will notice the chart part of the screen will start to show changes in your data along with the actual numbers at the bottom of the list. Be aware some of the live data items are textual in nature and will not be shown in the extract.

When you are finished hit the Red button.

8/ Now you are ready to discard, Start Again or save the data,

To start again hit the reset button, to discard just use the back arrow button, to save hit the Blue Save button (bottom right)

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9/ When you save it you will be asked to give it a name and then ok.

10/ At this stage the Email button (top of screen) becomes available and if you don’t want this chart any longer you can use the Red delete button at the bottom.

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11/ Chart is now permanently saved on the servers and you can re email it at any time.



13/ Account Password Reset


When you logon to the app you will enter you email and password, if you have forgotten the password the follow the procedure below.


1/ Log on to app (when not signed in) and hit the Sign in button


2/ If you have forgotten you password then select the Forgot password button

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3/ You will be asked to enter a valid email address for your account, then hit the recover button


4/ email link to allow you to reset password

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14/ Restore Long coding string from a backup file


Please note this process only works on long coding not on any other type of backup.
This description is about single control unit backup not the full backup process

Step one go to the specific control unit you want to revert long coding.

Step two open the history tab (in the control unit not from main menu) and find a backup that you are happy to restore from.

Step three, you should now see a screen like the one on the Right. Select the Long coding line and then a green bar will show Long Coding Copied.


The full string is now saved on the clipboard.


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Step 4 in the same control unit go to the Long Coding section and choose the option 1 view (full Bytes and Bit)


Please note this section only works when you are connected to the car.


Using the white coding bar at the top of the screen just press and then it will show you the Enter Value screen


If there is a value already shown then select it all and the PASTE option will come up and select.


The copied string will now replace the original coding, hit the ok button, you will now see highlighted in green all the Bytes that have a changed value, if you are happy with the changes then hit the green tick button.


Job done.


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If you have made coding changes to both Long Coding and Adaptation (for example Traffic Sign Recognition) then when you restore the Long coding you may find you have errors (as you have not reverted the Adaptation changes.


15/ Battery Replacement coding


There are two types of battery used on VAG cars.

Enhanced Flooded (EFB) are essentially standard batteries manufactured to much higher standards. They have twice the endurance of standard liquid filled batteries and are fitted to vehicles with Stop/Start.

Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) batteries have three times the endurance of standard batteries and are fitted to higher specification cars with higher electrical loads. In these batteries the liquid is absorbed by a framework of glass mats.

You can use an AGM battery instead of an EFB one, but at much higher cost.

These modern batteries required different charging cycles from standard batteries. If you buy a decent battery charger you will have options to charge a standard battery or a smart battery.

This is the reason why the car's battery management system needs to know what kind of battery you have. If you change a battery for one with an identical specification from a different manufacturer you may not see any error codes and it may charge correctly.. If you change to a different battery without recoding, it may not charge correctly, even if you don't see fault codes, and that may affect battery life.


From the Gateway (19) select adaption and you will get the following drop down list.
Select the Battery adaptation option

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From the Battery Adaption Screen you can now change the following values

Rated battery capacity, Battery manufacturer, Battery serial number and Battery technology to match the battery you have fitted.

All of the these values can be populated from a drop down list the only one that has an option list is the Battery technology where you select the value you require.


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Thanks to @DV52 on the OBD11 Forum.

Vehicles where EFB/AGM technology are used and especially in cars that use a battery monitor control module (j367) which is connected to the Gateway module as a LIN device (what OBD11 calls a "sub-system"). Those cars that have J367 installed are clearly identifiable because the module is obvious: it sits on the negative battery clamp. All mk7s with Start Stop have J367 installed.

The complete history of the battery is recorded (every ampere flowing into and out of the battery is stored) and the database is used to determine the charging profile of the battery. As it ages, the charging profile is altered to optimize the capacity (which decreases with the life cycle of the battery). If the battery type is kept the same, the important changes (IMO) is the serial number and the battery capacity. But the actual serial number doesn't appear to be important because most folk will notice when they access the adaptation channel that the factory setting will be hexFF (or, Binary 11111111). This appears to be the factory setting regardless of the actual battery serial number that is entered when the car is new. This tends to suggest that the actual serial number is not important. The only thing that is important when the battery is changed is that the factory setting hexFF is changed to another value (hexFE, say).

What I suspect happens when this number is altered is that the history table of the old battery is reset so that the charging regime recognizes a new battery. If the serial number isn't altered - the old history table is maintained and the new battery will never be charged to full capacity. But the serial number doesn't need to be accurate and many batteries that are not BEM type will not have a valid number.


16/ Scanning a Non Vag car


In order to use this facility you will need to add the VIN Number manually when you try and connect and as you can see in the picture below it will not be able to show you a picture of your car. Once connected you can as per normal run a scan.


Scans can also be seen in History tab.

Select the Control unit menu and you will be given one control unit called All OBD Systems, click on that and this is the menu  you will get.

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Info menu will give error message, However if you check the info after the first scan you can see the VIN Number but no other details.

Faults work as per normal OBD11

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Live Data, there are a few items, not tested this in any way but logically works in the same way as stock VAG Car


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The car will be stored in your Garage and the next time you want to connect you will not have to enter the Vin number again.


It is possible to use the offline data as per normal


I can see that Gauges are available but I am not sure if they will work, however logically if the live data elements are available then they should work.


You can also use the Parts Market


Discussion link will fail as there is no support for these cars on the forum.




This feature is very buggy when trying to connect, I have managed to do it twice but it failed over 20 times.





17/ The Credit System


The OBD11 system runs on two different setups, The first one is coding by the user which is all included for free in the Pro account.

The second one (which is what this section is talking about is the Credit system, The OBD11 Development team build apps that allow users to make changes to the car with a simple button push. In order to pay for these apps users, have to pay with credits.


Credits can be purchased directly from Google Store (via the app) and or you can earn daily credits. You get a single credit each day just for logging on, or you can get up to 5 more by watching adverts (so 6 credits free each day)


1/ When you first connect to the app each day you will get one free credit and the screen will show the following message “Bonus Credit Added”

2/ To add more free credits you have to watch some adverts, Firstly from the main menu select Profile, then Wallet and you will see the following screen, Select the Green button (labled No 1 Button) – in this screen shot you can see at the top the one free credit you added by logging on.

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3/ This menu now appears, you are able to buy (vs cash) 10,100 or 500 Credits, or if you have been given a voucher code you can enter the code and convert them into credits on your account.

4/ However for this section we are talking about adding the free credits. Select the Get free credit section and hit the ok button.

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5/ The system will then start to play and advert and you need to watch it all the way through to get the credit, you can see how much time is left whilst the advert is running (see below). When this advert is finished start at stage 3/ all over again.

6/ When you have added all the adverts you will see your Wallet will now show you all the credits you have picked up. Finally you will see the message showing you that you have got all the credits you can for the day.

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18/ The Scan screen and settings


The purpose of this section is to show you the various settings and how they impact the main scan screen.


Main Settings screen.

For this section we are only looking at the Faulty control unit which has two options (List or Icons) and Voltage (Hide or Show)


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Both of the shots below are taken at the same time but the different settings are used that impact how the screen looks


On this one

Faulty Control Units = ICONS

Voltage = Hide




On this one

Faulty Control Units = List (so just a list of numbers)

Voltage = Show

Further note the colour of the battery will change according to battery output (see below )

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Battery Status

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And the final part of this section is to explain that as you can see the round circle reports there are 6 Faulty Control Units, however the Problems are shown as 8, this is simply because two of the control units on this car had two faults each the rest all had one (so total = 8)




19/ The Garage


The garage is where you store all your cars, there is currently no limit to the number of cars you can access using OBD11




How to access the Garage


How to choose your default view

From the settings menu – Select Garage


Under Settings / Home screen and then Start View you can choose if you want to start the app on a specific car or the Garage. The third option Auto currently makes the default Garage.

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Main Garage Screen

Sort Order

As you can see below from the main Garage Screen you are able to see multiple vehicles you have, You can then change the sort order, Search for a Specific name or add another VIN number

You can sort your cars in the following order,

By Name, Year, Date Created or Updated

Please note sometimes you have to log off and back on for these changes to work on your list of cars.

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To add a new vehicle just use the Green button (button at the bottom right of the Garage) and enter the VIN of the new vehicle


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If the online tool does not recognise the VIN number as a VAG Vehicle then it will still allow you to enter the vehicle but only display the manufacturers name on the car.


There is a quick check that the VIN Number is correct and for VAG vehicles it does a lookup on online databases to say what the vehicle is, this can be wrong but online support team can change this for you very quickly.


Last major point if you want to remove a vehicle from your list just swipe it to the left, however this does NOT delete it but only hides it so if you add the vin back in all the history and settings you have on the car will be brought back.


20/ How to change the picture of your car in the app - Cómo cambiar la imagen de tu auto en la aplicación


By default OBD11 Provides a stock picture of your model when you first add the car to your Garage.

You can however easily change this using the following procedure


Por defecto, OBD11 proporciona una imagen de stock de su modelo cuando agrega el automóvil por primera vez a su garaje.

Sin embargo, puede cambiar esto fácilmente usando el siguiente procedimiento


1/ From the Garage select the car you want to update the picture off (in this case the MK1 Yellow fr of 2003. If you have only one car go to step 2/


1 / Desde el garaje, seleccione el automóvil del que desea actualizar la imagen (en este caso, el MK1 Yellow fr de 2003. Si solo tiene un automóvil, vaya al paso 2 /

2/ Select Info


2/ Seleccione Información

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3/ Select the White Pencil on the car picture


3 / Seleccione el lápiz blanco en la imagen del automóvil


4/ If you want to revert back to stock car then select Restore otherwise select Change

4 / Si desea volver a stock car, seleccione Restaurar o seleccione Cambiar


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5/ from the drop down menu select location and then picture that you want to use. You will see a Blue outline that you can adjust to size the picture that is used. When you are happy select the Done tick option and as you can see in the next picture its now changed.


5 / desde el menú desplegable, seleccione la ubicación y luego la imagen que desea usar. Verá un contorno azul que puede ajustar para ajustar el tamaño de la imagen que se utiliza. Cuando esté satisfecho, seleccione la opción de marcación Listo y, como puede ver en la siguiente imagen, ahora cambia.



6/ And now your new picture is installed, You can also change the details of the car (name and some model details) using the pencil marker on the White Line (Seat yellow fr)


6 / Y ahora su nueva imagen está instalada, también puede cambiar los detalles del automóvil (nombre y algunos detalles del modelo) usando el marcador de lápiz en la Línea Blanca (Asiento amarillo fr)

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21/ Where can I find history.txt file on my phone


There are times when the app is not working well so when you try and email files from the app it just does not work. This is a bug but if it happens

The do a search on your phone for file called history.txt or in this folder Android/data/com.voltasit.obdeleven/cache/history.txt and send it manually via email.


Report the but to OBD11 Team but in the mean time you are still able to get the files you need.








Questions that come up time and again





Other Info.

When OBD11 Shows there is a newer software version can I use the tool to update it please.

No you need to go to a dealer who is very unlikely going to want to do the update.

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Can I code stop start to be by default off

With obdeleven you can turn stop start off in one of two ways but to enable it to be off by default you need to fit a memory device.





Can I enable SWAP functions with OBD11

No only dealers via ODIS can do this.





Why does the coding I see on some sites differ from other

VW Over time change the setup, I have listed a few of the major ones

1/ MY17 Cars lost long coding to control unit 09

2/ MY18 Cars have lost the ability to turn off anti tramp

3/ MY19 Cars have lost the ability to turn off stop start function.













Seat Cupra 280 Coding Snippets


As mentioned, this coding section only relates to 2014 Cupra 280, it may work on other models but only been tested out on my car.

Facelift cars have different setup’s, so the long coding and lights are very different setup.




Please do not run factory reset unless you fully understand the damage and effort to put it right after


Please make sure you run a backup before any changes



Simple changes to make a daily difference


Track Day Brake upgrades

Front wiper stops in Service Mode


With this mod, you are able to park the windscreen wipers in service mode when you have the bonnet open


1 - Module 09 - Electronic control unit. Code (31347)
2 - Adaptation
3 - Select - Windshield wipers
4 - Sub-menu - Wischer abparken bei oeffnen der motorhaube
5 - Change value to On

To park the wiper’s you need to do the following

1/ turn the ignition on,
2/ turn it off again
3/ press the wiper stalk down within around 5 seconds.

Wipers are now parked in the upright position.


Turn on Power Steering even when engine not running.

Select Control Unit: 44 Steering Assistance
Select Activation of pwr steering asst without engine running
Change value from not active to active
Save using Green Tick.
Enter first code in the list and tick ok.

EDIT/UPDATE - This is a one time change and resets itself each time you turn ignition off and on
but useful when doing service and no engine on.


Disable beep when you open a door with ignition on
With this mod the warning beep gives to have the ignition and open the driver's door or other doors off.
1 - Module 17 - Code Box instruments- (25327)
2 - Adaptation
3 - Select – Ignition active message: actuator
4 - Select one of three options:
- Driver's door (default)
- All doors
- No Display

Very useful for when coding with obd11

Thanks to reddragonaus on the Audi OBD11 Forum for the codes.

These changes were tested out for track day use.

Module 03 Brakes
Hydraulic Brake Assistant (factory Normal)
I changed to Not Activated. Allows the driver to modulate brake pressure progressively. This is a must do for tracking as it keeps the car from apply brakes thinking you are are panic stopping which will in turn help with unintentionally activating the abs.
Code 11966

Module 03 Brakes
Brake Booster: factory value set to 4.
The lower the value the more firm the feel.
I set it to 1 for Better feel and nice and firm braking force.
Code 25004

I tested this one out and have to say the difference was very noticable when you went to 1, the brake pedal gave me a much better feel for how much pressure was being applied to the brakes.

Module 03 Brakes
Straight ahead brake stabilisation
Allows for Tire squirm on softer compound semi slick tires.
Factory setting: activated
Set to: Not Activated
Code 25757

disabling the “straight ahead brake stabilization”. The stabilization setting is most noticeable at higher speeds, if you have ever felt your car tug back and fourth this is the system doing some weird stuff behind the scenes and it can make for a sketchy scenario with it on when you are deep in the triple digits.

when you make any of the above changes the dash will display a number of errors (ABS, TYRE WARNING AND TCS) Once you start driving the car or recycle the ignition these errors will disappear.


Adjusting front lights washer system



Control unit: Module 09 - Electronic. Code (31347)
Select Adaptation
Select windshield wiper
Then Select SRA Verzoegerungszeit (SRA delay time)
Change value from default 0ms, I think the max is 2500

Or you can adjust the items below.

Number of activations front wash per SRA activation - Anzahl Betaetigungen Frontwaschanlage pro SRA Aktivierung:
This is by default set to 5 and means if you pull the washer lever 5 times it will activate the lights cleaning, so if you change this to 10 then it will clean your lights on the 10 pull (thus still working but using less water). I have tested this and it does work.

Delay Time - SRA Verzoegerungszeit: 0 ms

thanks to dj219957 here who says "So try changing  SRA Verzoegerungszeit to 2000ms and then you need to activate the screen wash for 2 seconds before the headlight washers will kick in."

washing timeSRA Waschzeit:   500 ms

soaking break timeSRA Einweichpausenzeit:  2000 ms

After washing time - SRA Nachwaschzeit:  500 ms

Break TimeSRA Pausezeit: 0 ms

Screen shot of the adaption options

If you want to turn the washer system off completely then do the following or use the app for 10 credits (tested and works on my car)

Control Unit 09 Central Electronics
Then take the Long Coding
Change to Byte/Bit view (select 1 top right hand section of the screen)
Select Byte 13
Select Bit 3 (description on OBD11 is Headlight Washers) and untick the box

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Brake Pad Wear indicator off


If you are replacing the pads or the Brake Calipers and the new one's do not support the brake pad wear sensor then using the following


Long coding
Select Control unit: 09 Central Electrics

Select Long coding (0)

Select Brake pad wear:
Change value to not installed


Will turn off the warning light on the dashboard, you can also wire it up at the disk so it always reports pad as ok.


Change Limited Slip Differential Settings

Select Control Unit 32 Lock Electronics
Select Adaptations
Then take Acoustic measure, wiring logic
It should be set to Standard but you can change it to increased Traction from the drop down list.

Save with Green Tick.

Then Select Basic Settings in the same module and run resetting of all adaption values.


Expanded XDS electronic differential lock
We may change the way it works, you can choose between several values ​​in a way that best suits our driving.

It is recommended to leave as Standard while you learn the power of your car and if you are an experienced track driver then on track turn to NOT ACTIVATED.

Strong is good for fast road work but will use your breaks so be warned off overheating.


1 - Module 03 - Electronic brake. Code (40168/20103)
2 - Adaptation
3 - Select - Electronic Differential Lock Expanded
4 - Activate one of the five options:
- Standard (default)
- Central
- Not activated
- Weak
- Strong

Change Engine Response to Audi Settings


I have not yet tried this but according to various forums (mainly Skoda) it make the engine and gearbox response much crisper and a better drive.


Select Control Unit 01 - Engine
Select Long Coding
Select 1 (so you are in long coding not short cut's)
By default you should be in Byte 0 Select Bit 0 - 2 (its all one section from memory) and select Audi from the dropdown menu.
Tick the old green tick and you are done.


To note if you try and make this change with engine running you will get an error message (Marginal Conditions) , it only accepts the change with ignition turned on


We have seen cars that do not have ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) have issues with this change (Stock Cruise Control goes into error state).


Direct Acceleration - Throttle response
With this mod, you can change the behavior of the accelerator. Option B provides a more linear acceleration without sudden deliveries.
1 - Module 44 - Power steering. Code (19249)
2 - Adaptation
3 - Select - switching driving profile
Choices :
A - Gradual, controlled by time
B - Directly controlled threshold value


Remove torque Limiter

Stop the ECU killing the power when the wheels spin in 1st 2nd or 3rd- thanks to Hurdy and Alex Kerr


In VCDS go to the ABS controller, select adaptations, select "starting vibration reduction" from the drop down menu, change the value to "Deactivated"

In OBD11 on my 2014 Cupra this is
Go to Control Unit 03 - Breaks
Select Adaptions
Select Starting vibration reduction:
And change value to Deactivated (or normal)- Mine is currently set to Strong as Default.

Read more: http://forum.obdeleven.com/thread/764#ixzz673tO2dGm













Meaning (English / German)



Adaptive Cruise Control / Adaptive Geschwindigkeitsregelung / Adaptive Distanzregelung



Assistant Driving Light / Assistenzfahrlicht
Automatic Headlamp Activation / Automatische Fahrlichtschaltung


Audi Drive Select (Charisma)



Advanced Front Lighting System



Anti Slip Regulation



Anti-Theft Alarm / Diebstahlwarnanlage


Stopping Distance Shortening / Anhaltewegverkürzung



Operating and Display Protocol / Bedien- und Anzeigeprotokoll


Body Control Module



Board Computer with Efficiency Program / Bordcompter mit Effizienzprogramm


Brake Booster / Bremskraftverstärker



Controller Area Network



Cruise Control System / Geschwindigkeitsregelanlage



Centeral Locking / Zentralverriegelung


Continuously Variable Transmission / Stufenloses Getriebe


Dynamic Chassis Control / Dynamische Dämpfungsregelung



Display-Data-Protocol / Display-Daten-Protokoll


Dynamic Ride Control / Dynamische Dämpfungsregelung


Dynamic Light Assist



Daytime Running Light / Tagfahrlicht



Direct-Shift Gearbox / Direktschaltgetriebe


Diagnostic Trouble Code / Fehlernummer



Car Alarm /DiebstahlWarnAnlage



Engine Braking Control / Motor-Schleppmoment-Regelung


Electric Brake Booster / Elektrischer Bremskraftverstärker



Engine Control Module / Motorsteuergerät



Exhaust Gas Recirculation



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Electric Parking Brake / Elektrische Feststellbremse



Electro Mechanical Power Steering / Elektromechanische Lenkhilfe



Electronic Stability Control



Electronic Steering Column Lock / Elektrische Lenksäulenverriegelung



Extended Service Interval / Wartungsintervallverlängerung
Flexible Service Interval / Flexible Wartungsintervallanzeige


Fuel Mean Value Adaptation / Kraftstoffmengen-Mittelwertadaptation


Freewheeling Motor Off (Start-Stop with Coasting) / Freilauf Motor Aus



Front Window Heating / Frontscheibenheizung


Sliding Light Width Control (part of DLA) / Gleitende LeuchtWeitenregelung


Hydraulic Brake Booster / Hydraulischer Bremskraftverstärker



Heading Control Assist / Lane Departure Warning / Spurhalteassistent


Hill Descend Control / Bergabfahrhilfe



Integrated Parking Brake / Integrierte Parkbremse


Hill Hold Control / Berganfahrhilfe



Lane Change Assist / Spurwechselassistent



Rotary Switch / Licht Dreh Schalter



Local Interconnect Network


Luminous Width Regulation / Leucht Weiten Regulierung


Masked Long Distance Light (part of DLA) / Maskiertes Dauerfernlich



Multi-Function Display / Multifunktionsanzeige



Multi-Function Steering Wheel/ Multifunktionslenkrad


Fatigue Recognition/ Müdigkeitserkennung



Manual Transmission / Schaltgetriebe oder Handschaltgetriebe



With Fog Lights / Nebelschlusslicht


Onboard Communication Unit



Park Distance Control / Einparkhilfe


Park-Steer-Assist / Parklenkassistent


Predictive Route Data / Prädiktive Streckendaten



Power Windows / Elektrische Fensterheber



Remote Control / Funkfernbedienung


Rear Axle Steering / Hinterachslenkung



Rear Fog Lamp / Nebelschlusslicht



Reverse Light / Rückfahrlicht



Rain Light Humidity Sensor / Regen-/Licht-/Feuchtesensor



Rain Light Sensor / Regen-/Lichtsensor


Roll Over Prevention/Protection / Überrollschutz


Switch module for steering column / Schaltermodul der Lenksäule



Service Reminder Indicator / Service-Intervall-Anzeige



Transmission Control Module / Getriebesteuergerät

Terminal 15


Ignition On


Technical Problem Solution (also see TSB/TPI) / Technische Problemlösung


Technical Product Information (also see TSB/TPL) / Technische Produktinformation


Technical Service Bulletin (also see TPL/TPI)



Tire Pressure Monitoring System / Reifenkontrollanzeige oder Reifendruckkontrolle


Universal Garage Door Opener / Universeller Garagentoröffner


Vehicle Speed Sensor


Traffic Sign Display / Verkehrszeichen-Anzeige


Traffic Sign Recognition / Verkehrszeichen-Erkennung


Wheel Speed Sensor


Wiper Angle Control (Wiper Motor) / Wischwinkelsteuerung (Wischermotor)



Central Locking / Zentral Verriegelung