ColorMFA on Audi A3 8P

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Сообщение  30 ноя 2019, 02:32

Nothing happening on original DIS. Only ColorMFA change Navi and normal mode, when I hold "Reset".
Fine. :good:

See PM.
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Сообщение  04 дек 2019, 23:29

Hello.
Finally, I found time to continue working on the project.
Here is the progress. I learned a new dashboard to my car (more modern and more functional) and started testing with my old one. But after installing ColorMFA, I found that my display aperture was smaller than the image. Here are the photos:

- with top cover:
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- without top cover:
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As you can see, the entire information bar above is not visible. Also, very few of the left and right characters are also obscured. I do not want to cut the plastic, so my question is whether it is possible to adjust the display image on the opening. Overall dimensions: 4.6 mm / 6.4 mm.

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At first glance, the image should move down and narrow a bit from left and right (for top and bottom narrowing, I only have doubts).

If you are curious, here are some pictures from the installation:

- remove original display:

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- deactivate the backlight. The backlight is controlled by three transistors. One for the bottom 2/3 of the display and one for the yellow and red colors of the top 1/3. Removing the control transistors saves me the removal of the 30 LEDs:

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- here is the ColorMFA board, ready for installation:

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As you will notice, I allowed myself to solder two extra cables (not to remove the board again). I'll tell you who they are and what they are for. The first is "Washer fluid low". You stubbornly refuse to activate the washer fluid in the software, but I stubbornly hope you do it eventually. I assigned him the first pin.

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The second additional cable is to activate the diagnostics. I have a pretty workable idea about this, but let's clean up the other works first.

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And for the final. This dashboard is designed for installation of ColorMFA. There are even factory openings through which cables can be passed. :)

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Thanks for everything.

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Сообщение  05 дек 2019, 04:34

As you can see, the entire information bar above is not visible. Also, very few of the left and right characters are also obscured. I do not want to cut the plastic, so my question is whether it is possible to adjust the display image on the opening.
I asked you about visible area after put dashboard front cover. :)
Of course not need cut the plastic. I'll fix it. Visible area is the same as on most of clusters, except A48E and Mk5.
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Сообщение  09 дек 2019, 16:46

So cool to see your progress on this. It really amazes me :) Respect!
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Сообщение  09 дек 2019, 19:10

You tested latest update ? All correct ?
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Сообщение  11 дек 2019, 10:53

Almost. I put the ColorMFA display on the dashboard and did the desk tests. Everything works perfectly there (you have not yet associated an analog input for "Washer Fluid Low", but there is time). During the holidays, I will have time to do and install the permanent CAN Getaway adapter and do full live tests.

Here are some pictures from mounting ColorMFA on the A3 8P dashboard:

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Very soon, I will also give you my insight into the diagnostic scheme.


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Сообщение  09 мар 2020, 14:13

Love this :)

I want to try and make this work for TT 8J and R36

The wiring will be very similar - if not the same on the 8J as the 8P :evil:
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Сообщение  10 мар 2020, 00:12

@autopilot - is it possible to arrange for a software for TT 8J once An experimental setup is made and powering up?

I think it will be pretty much the same as the 8P
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Сообщение  10 мар 2020, 12:21

Need to see CAN-bus info (logs or photo of CAN-monitor) for this car.
I think not all of data is the same as in current CAN support.
Yes, if is it possible I'll make firmware for 8J.
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Сообщение  24 мар 2020, 22:06

So happy to see this progressing :) , was waiting for an 8P one for so long. If you do need additional testers, I will also be more than happy to start testing. Will look to buy quite a few once they are done as I know a lot of people willing to have something like this :D. Let me know if you need more testers and will certainly help as much as I can.
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Сообщение  26 мар 2020, 01:20

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Need to see CAN-bus info (logs or photo of CAN-monitor) for this car.
I think not all of data is the same as in current CAN support.
Yes, if is it possible I'll make firmware for 8J.
Hi autopilot - i have PM you re: test software :)
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Сообщение  14 июн 2020, 10:39

Hi all, will this version of ColorMFA be offered in the future? I have an A3 8P and would be very interested. Thanks
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Сообщение  14 июн 2020, 22:57

Need to do some tests and get feedback on the work.
Support for these cars can only be offered after a full check. Currently I not have any feedback. Only one guy installed to this car and after installation I not see any feedback. :( I do not have this car for testing.
May be in future...
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Сообщение  15 июн 2020, 11:35

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Need to do some tests and get feedback on the work.
Support for these cars can only be offered after a full check. Currently I not have any feedback. Only one guy installed to this car and after installation I not see any feedback. :( I do not have this car for testing.
May be in future...
I will test it :) , I will order 1 asap and will test it ;)
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Сообщение  28 июн 2020, 18:57

I will also gladly test. I'm an engineer working mainly on automotive systems so should be ok
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Сообщение  06 окт 2020, 22:54

At the moment I have the problem, that I retrofitted ACC and active lane assist to my 2004 8P but I don't have any chance to see if the systems have any faults, ACC detected the car in front properly or lane assist detected the lanes. :sorry:
So the ColorMFA could do this job and this is the reason I want know if it would be possible to add these feature to ColorMFA. :wink:
My Cluster is from an 2012 TTRS, but this shouldn't make any diffrence I guess. :good:

I also could send an gateway, cluster, ecu, steering modul and steering column switches for testing.
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A8 D2 4,2 FL1 MY1999
Polo AW Highline 1,6 TDI 2018
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Сообщение  07 окт 2020, 00:20

At the moment I have no information about the ACC work.
Need got CAN-logs with this systems to check protocols and how this system communicate with original cluster.
I do not have a car for such a check. :(
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Сообщение  12 окт 2020, 17:13

@autopilot I have ordered a set for a Golf and one set for a A3 so i will be able to provide you with any data you are going to need for the A3 part. I will see if I can get a Golf for testing. I will post here if it's ok with the owner of the topic once it's installed.

@A332q Is there a way I can contact you I will want to retrofit ACC as well in the future so once that is done I can also provide that data if you do not install the cluster until then.
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Сообщение  13 окт 2020, 11:28

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At the moment I have no information about the ACC work.
Need got CAN-logs with this systems to check protocols and how this system communicate with original cluster.
I do not have a car for such a check. :(
I will try to test this with VW Golf cluster, at moment I could only offer the communication towards cluster, but no communication back.
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Сообщение  24 ноя 2020, 13:18

Just got mine Today :Yahoo!: :Yahoo!: :Yahoo!: :Yahoo!: will see how I find some help/time to mount them up and start testing.

@Autopilot what will you need in terms of testing ?
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