High Beam Assist alter speed on 2017 Tiguan?

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Hi All,

has anyone figured out how to change the speed that HBA engages and disengages on the latest shape Tiguan?

I changed in on the previous 2014 Tiguan I owned, but on the 2017 model it is different.

It is pretty useless to me at the speed it is set to due to the country lanes.

I have had a look around, but cannot find anything for the newer model.

I have the latest VCDS, but cannot see anything in there

Thanks in advance

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I have MK2 SE Nav and I don’t believe that it can be done as I too want to change it like I did on the MK1 (great for the lanes I travel in).

I have looked at other VAG marques and I haven’t found anything.

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Discussion Starter · #3 · Oct 12, 2018

Hey @Welshkaiboy…. thanks for the info.

Real shame it can’t be done on the MK2, worked great on the MK1.

Makes the feature next to useless around here, given the lanes.

Speaking of lanes, have you been having the awful break assist kicking in on country lanes? It is terrifying when it happens…. it has always been false positives for me.

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Not honestly familiar when one says “country lanes”. Are these narrow unpaved or paved roadways?

Cheers!

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Discussion Starter · #5 · Oct 12, 2018

Generally unlit roads that you cannot get up to a speed above say 20-25 mph, blind corners. High hedges and sometimes single cars only, with passing spaces.

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Now I can appreciate, or can I really, how terrifying having the brake assist coming on all of a sudden. I have this now for the first time in my current Tig I got on Sept 14th.

Why not turn it off on these country lanes? Or, change the distance? I have my bible (handbook) in the house now. Going to reread this area.

Cheers!

Old Dog

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Discussion Starter · #7 · Oct 12, 2018

I have changed the distance and it has reduced the issue, only had it slam on twice since then.

Re switching it off, I don’t think you can switch it off permanently… I think it re enables when you restart the engine.

I keep forgetting to turn it off when on the lanes as it does not do it every time and it is totally unpredictable as to when and why it does it

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I have changed the distance and it has reduced the issue, only had it slam on twice since then.

Re switching it off, I don’t think you can switch it off permanently… I think it re enables when you restart the engine.

I keep forgetting to turn it off when on the lanes as it does not do it every time and it is totally unpredictable as to when and why it does it

Sorry BadMelonFarmer, I inadvertently went off-topic with your thread. I do want to add more about Front Assist. Should we continue on this path or would you like me to start another thread?

Cheers!

Old Dog

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Discussion Starter · #9 · Oct 13, 2018

It’s all good, happy to continue the conversation

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Yes I have been stopped by my car as i rally through the lanes because of overgrown hedges. Not a nice experience. Does the same when i reverse out of my driveway and it thinks i am going to hit my neighbour’s wall, #whiplash .

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Iv’e had it once when I was approaching a cross roads near where I live very scary, so I went into settings and altered the distance, hasn’t happened since.

Mick

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I wonder if this is this a case of too much technology – sounds horrifying. I am told all these features are a preparation for driverless VWs. Does anyone yearn for the days when a vehicle was under your command, and not vice versa?

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I wonder if this is this a case of too much technology – sounds horrifying. I am told all these features are a preparation for driverless VWs. Does anyone yearn for the days when a vehicle was under your command, and not vice versa?

I sure do, lol. I remember as a youngin’ all one needed were basic tools and a timing gun to work on an engine. :mellow:

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I sure do, lol. I remember as a youngin’ all one needed were basic tools and a timing gun to work on an engine. :mellow:

I still us a timing light every day OD and feeler blades working on all this pre 1970 stuff, but I actually prefer the modern cars to work on and drive lol .

Mick

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A timing gun? You young ones were lucky with your new fangled gizmos. I last timed the 1952 Fergie with a bulb and connectors, and that was an advance on looking for a spark on the points at TDC + x degs (or does the memory fail?).

Looking forward on a positive note, apart from the mandatory computer, will not electric vehicles be easier to mechanic?

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