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As a follow on from my post within the (now locked) DRL thread with regards to restoring the proper light level sensing auto-on function of the Antara headlights, here I am back at Peter Vardy in Kirkcaldy for attempt No2.

Having requested a VCI for my vehicle to allow the software change to be made, VX responded thus; No VCI is required, the change just needs to be made with the diagnostic system online rather than connected to the car offline. The system will then connect to the VX server and download the update over the air in real-time.

We shall see if it works in about half an hour or so.

As an aside, I have asked for either a copy of the VX bulletin or a printout of all the code changes made to the car, for my own records, so that I might maintain a full note of all servicing carried out on the vehicle (prior to any future sale)... And, of course, so that I might provide fellow forum members with the information too


Time for a second Cappuccino I think....

-LaZ-
 

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Well, at the risk of sounding like Victor Meldrew;

"I DON'T BLOODY BELIEVE IT!"

Mission not achieved. Despite being online, the VX system failed to achieve an upgrade and instead, downloaded my vehicle ECU configuration, which has been emailed to the server for subsequent modification by the geeks at VX in Germany. Once my update is ready the dealer should be able to download it from VX and carry out the work...

So far that's 2 wasted trips, 60 extra miles and 4 hours I won't get back. The update now won't happen until I get back from Saudi in mid-December.


FFS!

-LaZ-Edited by: Lazarus
 

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It should be simple I agree, however,as I found out when attempting to install the 'Bluefin', my 2013 Antara has already been 'blessed' with a software upgrade over the 2012 models which means it generally doesn't appear as a generic Antara - I had to send the default ECU map away to the Superchips/Bluefin geeks to get a 'custom' map before I could use my Bluefin unit to upload it into my car.I just thought that today, with the dealer having already contactedVX and, having the Antaraconnected to a VX server, rather than offline,it would have been a quick,trouble freeover-the-air update and install. It would seem even VX can't keep up to date with what vehicle has been given what software version!?

Oh well, roll on December. Maybe then eh?

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Today I received an email from PV Kirkcaldysaying thatthey had received mysoftware recode from VX Germany (there's Germanic efficiency for you).
I have scheduled a visit this Thursday prior to my departure for KSA. If it fails this time I may have to pop the lid on my can of 'Whupass' ...


-LaZ-

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At today's (third) attempt at restoring my 'Auto-on' function we have success!

I have also scanned a copy of the relevant VX technical bulletin for members' interest and information; along with highlighting some particularly interesting text.

-LaZ-



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Sorry for late response, I'm in Saudi and have just got Internet access. Didn't cost me anything as car is less than 6 months old. No other fault lights showing as a result, although I was asked to keep an eye out for anything strange as software changes can be unpredictable sometimes.

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