Introduction

This page lists the most common OBDeleven / VCDS Tweaks for your MK2 Tiguan (2016+). These tweaks are also suitable for a wide variety of other Volkswagen, Skoda and Audi models, depending on equipment level and specification.

Ensure you clear any active faults with OBDeleven before commencing tweaks.

Tools Required

OBDeleven / VCDS Tweaks List

How to Reboot MIB2 Headunit
Works for screens with or without a mechanical power button

Turn on MIB Headunit
Hold down the On / Off button until the screen turns off and back on
Release the power button

Enabled Mirror / Puddle Lights When Mirrors Are Closed
Allows the puddle light to operate, even when the mirrors are closed

Select Modules 42 and 52
Coding – Byte 01
Bit 05 – Deactivated

Enable Traffic Information (TMC) on Headunit
This enables the ‘Traffic’ button to work on the headunit, and will use radio frequency data to display nearby traffic information. Once activated, in may take over an hour for the initial messages to appear.

Select Control Unit 5F (Information Control Unit)
Adaptations
Change Fee Based Traffic Information (TMC) value to ‘1024’
Next, in the normal radio settings, enable ‘Traffic Programme (TP)’ and RDS
If you get an error, turn the headunit OFF and try again.

Disable ‘Ignition On’ Alarm
This disabled the ignition on alarm which is activated when the drivers door is opened.

Module 17
Adaptation
Search ‘Ignition’
Select “Ignition Active Message, Actuator”
Set to ‘No Display’

Heated Seat Memory
Heated seats will resume last setting upon re-entering the vehicle.

Select Control Unit 08 – HVAC
Adaptation
Change “Retention of the seat heater level driver” to active
Change “Retention of the seat heater level passenger” to active

Starting Vibration Reduction
In wheel slip scenarios, where wheel hop is typically induced, this tweak will stop the intervention of the braking system, allowing you to continue spinning the wheels. Assist with launching the vehicle, and stops the car from ‘bogging down’.

Select Control Unit 03 – Brake
Adaptation
Starting Vibration Reduction
Set to Starting Vibration Reduction and Torque Limitation to ‘Deactivated’

Haldex All-Wheel-Drive Adjust Traction
Reports indicate that changing this setting to ‘Increased Traction’ improves the handling and makes the car feel like a permanent AWD system.

Select AWD Control Unit
Adaptation
Acoustic Measure, Wiring Logic
Choose from ‘Standard, Increased Traction, Less Noise’

Enable Auto High Beam (Light Assist)
Enables the Auto High Beam for Highline Models Only.

Select Control unit 09 (Central Electrics)
Security access
Access Code 31347
Adaptation
1. Fernlicht_assistent – Menuesteuerung Fernlichtassistent – Change to ‘Present’
2. Fernlicht_assistent – Erweiterte_Frenlichtsteuerung – Change to ‘AFS, FLA, Fernlicht ueber AFS’

Enter Coding
Byte 2 – Tick Bit 0 and Bit 1

Select Control Unit Front Sensor Driver Assist System (A5)
Enter Coding
Byte 21 – Tick Bit 5

Reboot Headunit. Option will now appear under ‘Light Settings’ and pushing the high beam stalk forward will reveal the symbol with an ‘A’ within it.

Enable Adaptive Lane Guidance (Holds Vehicle in Centre of Lane)
This tweak will enable ALG, which holds the vehicle in the centre of the lane. Can also be used to adjust sensitivity

Select Module A5
Coding
Security Key: 20103
Change ‘Point of Intervention’ to desired value e.g ‘Early’
This will now appear as a menu option under ‘Driver Assistance’

Disable Sat Nav Safety Warning
This tweak disabled the safety warning which appears each time you turn the car on

Select 5F
Coding
Byte 23
Initial Disclaimer – Off
Legal Disclaimer – Off

Oil Temperature Display in Cluster
Displays the engine oil temperature in the cluster.

Select Control unit 17
Control unit long coding
Byte 10
Bit 01 Activate

Disable Start / Stop (Voltage Method)
Disable engine Start / Stop functionality.

Select Control unit 19
Adaptation
Start Stop Limit voltage
Value=12

XDS Differential Lock Adjustment
XDS is an electronic differential lock, and lets you grip the road when cornering fast. It improves responses to ensure an even safer drive. In moments of fast cornering XDS lightly brakes the inside wheel to prevent wheel spinning. The result is better traction and a reduction of any tendency to under steer. This tweak will vary the aggressiveness of XDS.

Select Control unit 03 (ABS)
Adaptation
Select: Expanded Electronic Differential Lock
Options: Weak – Normal – Hard

Brake Drying System
This function increases safety in heavy rain, by applying the brake pads to the brake discs at prescribed intervals, in order to wipe away the unwanted film of water. Most drivers won’t even feel the system operating.

Select Control unit 03 (ABS)
Adaptation
Select: Disc Drying
Options: Weak-Normal-Hard

Auto Close Windows When Raining
When rain is detected on the rain sensor, the windows will automatically close.

Select Control unit 09 (Central Electrics)
Security access
Access code 31347
Adaptation
(15) Access Control 2-Regenschliessen_ein_aus
Value: Permanent
(16) Access Control 2-Regenschliessen_art
Value: Permanent
(28) Zugriffskontrolle 2-Menuesteuerung Regenschliessen
Value:Aktif

Select Control unit 09 (Central Electrics)
Control unit Long Coding
Subsystem: Rain / Light Sensor (RLS)
Byte 0
Bit 1-Bit 2 DeActivate

Fan Speed Display on Auto Mode
Show the A/C fan speed when operating in auto mode.

Select Control unit 08 (Air condition A/C)
Control unit Long Coding
Byte 11
Bit 6 Activate

Cornering Fog Light Activation
Left or right fog light will turn on when indicating. Fog lights must be fitted.

Select Control unit 09 (Central Electrics)
Security access
Access Code 31347
Adaptation
(5) Leuchte12NL LB45-Lichtfunktion B12 auswählen
Select: Abbiegelicht links
(5) Leuchte13NL RB5-Lichtfunktion B13 auswählen
Select: Abbiegelicht rechts

Adjusting Cornering Fog Light Sensitivity (Speed Threshold)
With the above tweak enabled, this will adjust the speed in which cornering fog lights will turn on. Fog lights must be fitted.

Select Control unit 09 (Central Electrics)
Security access
Security Code 31347
Adaptation
(3) Static cornering light lower speed threshold
New Value = 0
(4) Static cornering light upper speed threshold
New Value = 50

Hill Hold Assist Duration
Adjust how long the brakes ‘hold’ the vehicle when taking off on a steep hill.

Select Control unit 03 (Brakes)
Adaptation
Select Hill-start Assistant
Adjust as you wish. (default: Normal)

Refuel Amount in Cluster
After refuelling, the amount in litres will be displayed in the cluster.

Select Control unit 17 (Dashboard)
Control unit long coding
Byte 10
Bit 4 Activate

Lock Acknowledge with Horn
The horn will beep when locking the vehicle.

Select Control unit 09 (Central Electrics)
Security access
Access code 31347
Adaptation
(1) feedback signals-Acoustic feedback
Value=Yes
(2) Lock feedback signals-Acoustic feedback
Value=Yes
(8) feedback signals-Acoustic feedback global
Value=Aktive
(7) feedback signals-Acoustic feedback
Value=Active
(8) feedback signals-Acoustic feedback duration
Value=Short(kurz)

Deactivate Warning Tone for Parking System
Disables the sounder for the parking sensors.

Select Control unit 03 (Brakes)
Adaptation
Park Assist Activation Tone
Value = OFF

Parking Warning Speed Change
Sets the speed where the parking sensors will be disabled.

Select Control unit 03 (Brakes)
Adaptation
Shutdown parking aid
Value = 20km/h

Hide Optical Parking System Warning Line
Disables the ‘Please check surroundings’ message that appears on the headunit when parking.

Select Control unit 03 (Brakes)
Security access
Access code:71679
Control unit Coding
Byte 1
Bit 5 DeActivate

Change Cluster Graphics
Change the cluster background visuals to different models

Select Dashboard (17)
Adaptation
Tube_Version
Variant_2 = Default
Variant_3 = Golf GTI
Variant_4 = Golf R

Seat Belt Warning Deactivation
Disables the audible seat belt warning.

Select Control unit 17 (Dashboard)
Adaptation
Select:Disable channel belt warning
Value:Yes
Control unit long coding
Byte 0
Bit 2-4 Deactivate

De-Fogger Timer
Adjust the operating time of the rear window de-fogger

Select Control unit 09 (Central Electrics)
Security access
Access Code 31347
Adaptation
(3) Window Air condition A/C condition A/C rear window heating value
Enter desired value

Tap to Indicate – Number of Blinks
When tapping the indicator to turn, this tweak will change the number of times the indicator blinks.

Select Control unit 09 (Central Electrics)
Security access
Access Code 31347
Adaptation
Aussenlicht_Bling
Komfortblinken Blinkzykien
Value: 1-5 Value 3 (Standard – 3x blinking)

Traffic Sign Assist Activation (Car must be fitted with Camera)
Vehicle camera will read traffic signs and display the posted speed in the cluster.

Select Control unit 5F (Information Electrical)
Adaptation
Select Car_Function_List_BAP_Gen2 traffic_sign_recognition_0x21
Değer=Active
Select Car_Function_Adaptations_Gen2-menu menu_display_road_sign_identification
Değer=Active

Go to Long Coding
Byte 24, Activate Bit 6

Control unit A5 (front / advance camera)
Security access
Access Code 20103
Control unit Long Coding
Byte 16, Activate Bit 4

Select Control unit 17 (Dashboard)
Control unit Long Coding
Byte 5
Activate Bit 2

Control unit A5 (front / advance camera)
Adaptation
Road Sign Detection Fusion Mode
Change to ‘Road Sign Detection’

Reboot Infotainment

Lane Assist Activation (Car must be fitted with Camera)
Vehicle camera will attempt to keep the vehicle within the current lane.

Select Control unit 17 (Dashboard)
Control unit Long Coding
Bye 4
Bit 6 Activate
Bye 11
Bit 1 Activate

Select Control unit A5 (front / advance camera)
Control unit Long Coding
Bye 0
Bit 0 Activate

Select Control unit A5 (front / advance camera)
Security access
Access Code 20103
Adaptation
Channel – Seçim HCA_On_State
Put emphasis on menu
Channel – Seçim HCA_Warning_intensity
Put emphasis on menu
Channel – Seçim BAP_Personalisierung
Put emphasis on not activated
Select the time of engagement
Set adjustment via menu – emphasis on late
Select Personalization spurt holding an assistant to a terminal 15 – channel
Set value to last setting

Select Control unit 44 (power steering)
Control unit Long Coding
Bye 0
Bit 0 Aktif
Select Control unit 5F (Informationselektronik)
Adaptation
(49) function -Vehicle list BAP LDW_HCA_0x19
Activate
(21) vehicle menu operation-menu_display_Lane_Departure_Warning
Activate
(23) vehicle menu Bedienung_menu_display_Lane_Departure_Warning_over_threshold_high – channel
Activate

Lane Assist Adjustments (Car must be fitted with Camera)
Adjust the point in which the steering wheel will vibrate to indicate the vehicle is drifting out of the lane.

Steering Wheel Vibration
Select Control unit A5 (camera)
Security access
Enter unlock code 20103
Adaptation
Select channel intensity steering wheel vibration
Value adjust accordingly Default: medium options: early, middle, late

Drivers Reaction Adjustment (Car must be fitted with Camera)
Adjusts the sensitivity in which the car will alert the driver due to lack of steering input.

Select Control unit A5 (camera)
Security access
Enter unlock code 20103
Adaptation
Select channel deactivation threshold driver activity
Value adjust accordingly Default: medium options: early, middle, late

Lap Timer Activation
Enable the Lap Timer in the cluster.

Select Control unit 17 (Dashboard)
Control unit Long Coding
Byte 1
Bit 3 Activate

Changing the Headunit Boot Screen
Change the boot screen picture to different models

Select Control unit 5F (infotainment)
Coding
Byte_18_Screenings
0 = None
1 = Hybrid
2 = Golf GTD
3 = Golf GTI
4 = Golf Bluemotion
5 = E-Golf
6 = R Line
7 = Golf R

Gauge Needle Sweep
When starting the vehicle, the cluster needles will ‘sweep’ their entire range.

Select Control unit 17 (Dashboard)
Control unit long coding
Byte 1
Bit 0 Activate (Ignore Bit 1, it will not work)

Adjusting Microphone Sensitivity
Adjusts the microphone gain for handsfree usage.

Select Control unit 5F (infotainment)
Adaptation
Select Mikrofonempfindlichtkeit (Microphone Sensitivity)
Adjust value as you wish.

Sunroof Opening With Remote Control
Sunroof opens when holding down the unlock button on the key fob. Also closes when holding lock button.

Select Control unit 09 (Central Electrics)
Security access
Access Code 31347
Adaptation
(9) – Zugangskontrolle 2 – SAD Richtung Komfortöffnen auswählen
Change to Active

DRL Control on Car Menu
Enables a setting on your headunit which allows you to completely disable the Daytime Running Lights.

Select Control unit 09 (Central Electrics)
Security access
Access Code 31347
Adaptation
(2) Daytime running light activation by BAP or Operating sequence possible
Value = Aktif

Enable Trailer Assist
Enables ‘Trailer Assist’ option under the headunit settings.

Select Park Assist Module (76)
Coding
Byte 0, Tick Bit 3

Select Instruments Module
Coding
Byte 12, Tick Bit 5

Select Reversing Camera Module
Coding
Byte 10, Tick Bit 3

29 comments on “MK2 Tiguan OBDeleven / VCDS Tweaks

  1. naufel says:

    Can you help me in using the OBDeleven Pro to program my new remote key fob?
    I only need to program the remote portion of thekeychain as the same key with the immobilizer still works and I only need to program the remote that opens and closes the door.
    I do have the original dealer 3rd key with all the tags showing the numbers or codes for doing this.
    my car is VW 2009 Tiguan

    Thanks

  2. skuzlebut26 says:

    Hi I have a MY18.5 ComfortLine with the virtual cockpit. I enabled TMC with the usual value of 1024 but it didn’t seem to work. I checked the usual things like enabling Traffic Programme and RDS and resetting the head unit but it didn’t work. Has anyone had any experience enabling traffic alerts in the very recent Tiguan? Thanks

    • Staff @ AutoInstruct says:

      Hello – Sometimes we see this issue of TMC randomly not working, it’s a software version issue. I would say however wait 24-48 hours and see if it shows up eventually.

  3. littlelack says:

    Hi in regard to the trailer assist, my 17 plate Tiguan has the rear camera, electric folding morrors with the electronic adjustment, tow bar with electrics fitted at factory and also has the VW park assist (automatic parking function)

    Do you know if I need to add any additional wiring for the ltrailler assist or is this just as simple as adding in the above code as I already have all the other parts that the trailer assist seems to require (according to the VW build it your self config pages)

    Regards lee

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