Because we changed the ABS module, the old 3C8 electric parking brake module on my Passat B6 does not properly work anymore as there is an incompatibility issue between the two. So we need to replace that as well (applies to B6 Passat only).
|The original 3C0# ABS before removal|
|The new 3AD# after installation.|
|3C0 vs 3AD ( notice the connector have changed from the front to the side.|
|The entire central console must be removed to get to the Electric Brake Module|
Hell of a lot of work to do just to change the module
|3AA vs 3C8|
After the install, all the whole electronics for ABS, Engine, Electric Park, Immo etc was in a huge mess ! Coding the new 3AD ABS unit was not possible with the VCDS as it is too new and ROSSTECH did not have any information or guides for the basic resetting and adaptation of the module though we are unable to code the module using the coding function. Luckily we have the latest ODIS tool from VW to help us do the job.
After the replacement of the Electric Parking module, the system was in error and the brakes applied locked. We were not able to move the vehicle out of the parking lot. With the VCDS, we tried various coding to match the compatibility of the new Passat B7 module with this B6 chassis. We did not change the central console switches ( this very reason why the ABS project was dropped the first time we tried ) .
With the combined easy to use VCDS and the essential ODIS, working on the newer Volkswagen have never been easier.
Eventually, after several hours, we managed to pair the new modules to the car ! Everything works perfectly and now we move on to the Adaptive Cruise Control retrofit.
First step, we need to replace the Volkswagen emblem shield on the radiator. A special part number is required. We adopted the shield that is provided into the B6 emblem.
|Removed the B6 VW emblem|
|The supplied ACC Shield does not fit the B6 Passat.|
|Cut out the old VW and adapted the supplied emblem|
|The shield is slightly smaller that the actual emblem of the B6 but we made it fit|
|Removed the radiator grille assembly to show the mounting position of the ACC Radar|
|Add the Radar Sensor and connect to the system|
|Installed the ACC type switch assembly|
|The ACC Icon is permanently on display|
Coding of the various components such as ECU, ABS, Steering, Steer Assist, Distance Regulator,etc is required. A complex process....which took a long and tiring route.
|The ACC seems to be permanently on standby.....once engine started, |
the green icon on the right appears
|On the MFD, there is an option to switch off the ACC or Front Assist as shown here.|
|When the road ahead is clear, the whole illustration shows a clear path.|
|New function under the Settings on the MFD|
|Both are different functions....Front Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control|
|Options under Front Assist|
|ACC works like the normal CC function but in conjunction with Front Assist|
|Options under ACC|
|Option to choose between Comfort/Normal/Sports ( Like DCC ? )|
|When ACC is Deactivated !|
|The new ACC emblem on the radiator grille|
My experiencing the Front Assist ! Scary !
Adaptive Cruise Control
Front Assist from Volkswagen
Adaptive Cruise Control
Emergency City Brake