i've never tried to connect to my any of my car's computers. what do i need to connect to my tiguan's computer and hack the system to allow the towing module to be activated without paying a VW dealer?
>>23856592what the actual fuck is a towing module?
>>23856609basically just allows you to use the tow light harness
>>23856612Why would such a thing be disabled by default or need a computer at all in the first place?
>>23856615so they could make it an optional extra
after doing some googling it seems like the cable to connect to the computer would cost more than just paying the dealer
>>23856657nevermind, i found a chink pirated copy for $30 on aliexpress
>>23856683if anyone else wants to hack their newer VW it seems you can buy this instead of the $300 it costs to buy the legit one from eBayhttps://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002131197990.html?spm=a2g0s.90423220.127.116.11a384c4dQMVacD
i searched /o/ for this and the only mention is this post. he reckoned they were banned back then
>>23856592What the fuck is this picture? Is this supposed to be funny? Fucking retarded. Also thats not something that can be enabled with conventional tools available to the public just bring it to the dealer.
>>23856798It's a VW with mObridge M2VW-lite fitted controlled via trip computer button on stalk, you idiot.
>>23856803lol what the fuck
>>23856816The power of the Superior German Mind.
>>23856603DIALING A LANDLINE
>>23856798Fuck off, dealershill
>>23856798imagine paying the software jew to use something you already own. fuck Tesla for trying to normalize paying for software enabled options and fuck VW for trying the same.
>>23856683or you could get an obdeleven and not give money to China anymore than we all already do...It's not 30 bucks cheap, but it's cheaper than VCDS
>>23856596>>23856603>>23857270>>23858663fuck off back to reedit you fucking faggot tourists
>>23858680Yeah just get obdeleven pro VCDS should be out of business for what they charge
>>23856592sorry buddy an iphone 4 wont cut ityou need a 5 at least like this one which is mine
>>23856615The cars own wiring won't take the added load from the trailer lights, because the wires are so thin. You need basicly a relay box to bypass that.Adding regular relays just don't work, because the rear lights are 21W bulbs driven with PWM signal, so that they resemble 5W bulbs. That's because they last longer and can be also used as brake lights or fog lights.Also when plugging the trailer in, the trailer module sends information in the CAN gateway that there is a trailer attached. Now the car can inform you if your trailer has nonfunctional lights. Also the ESP system switches to a diffrent mode, because the car handling in emergency scenarios is diffrent with a trailer behind it.The reason it is disabled by default is not getting errors of non-functioning trailer module, when your car doesn't even have one
>>23859466I was of the understanding that VAG fixed the whole "german electronics" thing like 20 years ago. You're making me doubt this claim.
>>23859942>The cars own wiring won't take the added load from the trailer lights, because the wires are so thin. You need basically a relay box to bypass that.I have a hard time believing that VAG would be that stupid in 2016+. If OP is talking about the first gen Tiguan.... maybe?? Also, if you were talking about a Passat maybe, but I gotta believe they wouldn't sell a (pisspoor) SUV without the ability to pull a trailer, that comes with inferior wiring for the job from the factory. I don't know shit about tiguans other than the newer ones are based on same platform as my car, so what do I know.