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Offline Plodalong

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No mode button at gear area
« on: 13 March 2018, 23:34 »
Hi,
Sorry if this has been covered before, but I picked up a 2016 GTI this evening, however it doesn't have a mode button down beside the gear lever. I thought all GTIs had this enabling access to adjust the settings of the car. Does the mode button on the steering wheel do the same this.
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Re: No mode button at gear area
« Reply #1 on: 13 March 2018, 23:45 »
Hi there ! Congrats on your purchase. To answer your question , no the mode button on the left of your steering wheel controls the cruise control/speed limiter only. If you do not have a mode button to the left of your gear stick then your car doesn’t have the driver profile selection (mode button) is the car a performance pack  model or the standard GTi?
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Re: No mode button at gear area
« Reply #2 on: 13 March 2018, 23:46 »
Sorry it is a manual Performance Pack.
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Re: No mode button at gear area
« Reply #3 on: 13 March 2018, 23:50 »
Sorry it is a manual Performance Pack.
Have you tried finding the driving mode selection through the infotainment system? Has your car got DCC?(dynamic chassis control)
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Re: No mode button at gear area
« Reply #4 on: 13 March 2018, 23:57 »
Iirc Irish cars didn’t come with the driver profile mode option as standard. It had to be specced.

This is for R’s but applies to GTI.

http://www.vwroc.com/forums/topic/23183-no-mode-button/?tab=comments#comment-373823

The button on the steering wheel does not give access to driver profiles.

JoeGTI on here will probably be able to give you more info.
« Last Edit: 13 March 2018, 23:59 by Booth11 »
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Re: No mode button at gear area
« Reply #5 on: 14 March 2018, 00:00 »
I couldn't find anything in the infotainment system for adjusting, and no it doesn't have he Dcc.
It is also an English car.
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Re: No mode button at gear area
« Reply #6 on: 14 March 2018, 00:02 »
I couldn't find anything in the infotainment system for adjusting, and no it doesn't have he Dcc.
It is also an English car.

Could it have come from Ireland originally?
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Re: No mode button at gear area
« Reply #7 on: 14 March 2018, 00:17 »
I checked the log book and it doesn't show anything about coming from Ireland and it has only ever been registered in GB.
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Re: No mode button at gear area
« Reply #8 on: 14 March 2018, 00:37 »
Rep of Ireland GTI’s didn’t (still don’t? -  not sure about the 7.5) get that Mode button unless the adaptive chassis (DCC) was spec’d.
So I guess it’s possible that it’s originally a ROI spec car. An ROI car would also originally be fitted with a KPH-only speedo although this could have been swapped for mph clocks relatively easily.
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Re: No mode button at gear area
« Reply #9 on: 14 March 2018, 00:42 »
Rep of Ireland GTI’s didn’t (still don’t? -  not sure about the 7.5) get that Mode button unless the adaptive chassis (DCC) was spec’d.
So I guess it’s possible that it’s originally a ROI spec car. An ROI car would also originally be fitted with a KPH-only speedo although this could have been swapped for mph clocks relatively easily.

Hi Joe, the 7.5 GTi’s here have the mode button even without DCC.
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