Poll

What version of software is your car running?

1664
2 (11.8%)
1666
8 (47.1%)
1668
2 (11.8%)
1788
3 (17.6%)
Something else
2 (11.8%)

Total Members Voted: 17

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Offline fredgroves

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Re: Mk8 software version poll
« Reply #20 on: 11 March 2021, 18:42 »
As far as I am aware you won't get 1788 on the older hardware. I've not heard anyone getting the unit upgraded either. It's possible but vw need to tell the dealer to do it and they clearly won't.
Current: Mk8 GTI DSG, Adelaides, DCC, HUD, HK, Winter Pack, Rear Camera.. Aka "HMS Weasel"

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Re: Mk8 software version poll
« Reply #21 on: 11 March 2021, 21:58 »

Wasn’t expecting to need to join a forum to get to the bottom of these types of issues. Starting to think I should have gone for a mark 7.5!

Surely the need to join the forum was to experience jv’s hospitality and our warmth and wit?  :whistle: :grin:
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Prior to that a couple dozen other warmed over VWs


Offline GTD1414

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Re: Mk8 software version poll
« Reply #22 on: 12 March 2021, 09:24 »
Collected my GTI last week - 1666.
Was a VW stock vechicle so no idea of build date etc.

2 things bugging me:
Sometimes the phone doesnt connect you have to press select button?
Doesnt remember to sync the climate temperature?

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Re: Mk8 software version poll
« Reply #23 on: 12 March 2021, 10:20 »
Collected my GTI last week - 1666.
Was a VW stock vechicle so no idea of build date etc.

2 things bugging me:
Sometimes the phone doesnt connect you have to press select button?
Doesnt remember to sync the climate temperature?

The build date you can decode from the door sticker....

Phone not connecting is an annoying thing, its something to do with the door shutting... yeh..I know... :whistle:

Not remembering climate sync... oh I've not seen that one yet! I'll go have a look later for that.
Current: Mk8 GTI DSG, Adelaides, DCC, HUD, HK, Winter Pack, Rear Camera.. Aka "HMS Weasel"

Gone: 2017 Mk7.5 GTD,manual, NavPro
Gone: 2014 Mk7 GTD, manual, NavPro, DCC

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Re: Mk8 software version poll
« Reply #24 on: 16 March 2021, 13:40 »
Collected my GTI last week - 1666.
Was a VW stock vechicle so no idea of build date etc.

2 things bugging me:
Sometimes the phone doesnt connect you have to press select button?
Doesnt remember to sync the climate temperature?

The build date you can decode from the door sticker....

Phone not connecting is an annoying thing, its something to do with the door shutting... yeh..I know... :whistle:

Not remembering climate sync... oh I've not seen that one yet! I'll go have a look later for that.

Did you have a look at the climate sync Fred or any way to set it to remember?

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Re: Mk8 software version poll
« Reply #25 on: 16 March 2021, 13:41 »
No I didn't... I'll go downstairs in a bit and have a look at that.
Current: Mk8 GTI DSG, Adelaides, DCC, HUD, HK, Winter Pack, Rear Camera.. Aka "HMS Weasel"

Gone: 2017 Mk7.5 GTD,manual, NavPro
Gone: 2014 Mk7 GTD, manual, NavPro, DCC

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Re: Mk8 software version poll
« Reply #26 on: 17 March 2021, 19:21 »
I have the climate control sync issue as well. I have to set it every time, which defeats the object slightly...

I’m booked in for a software update Friday so will report back.

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Re: Mk8 software version poll
« Reply #27 on: 17 March 2021, 20:17 »
I turned on sync today while I was out. Not been back to check since... Will do later.

The phone didn't connect for one half of my trip today...grrr
Current: Mk8 GTI DSG, Adelaides, DCC, HUD, HK, Winter Pack, Rear Camera.. Aka "HMS Weasel"

Gone: 2017 Mk7.5 GTD,manual, NavPro
Gone: 2014 Mk7 GTD, manual, NavPro, DCC

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Re: Mk8 software version poll
« Reply #28 on: 17 March 2021, 20:23 »
Out of interest... Have either of you looked at my software version dump I did?

The aircon has its own controller software, not sure if it's that or the infotainment that's causing the problem.
Current: Mk8 GTI DSG, Adelaides, DCC, HUD, HK, Winter Pack, Rear Camera.. Aka "HMS Weasel"

Gone: 2017 Mk7.5 GTD,manual, NavPro
Gone: 2014 Mk7 GTD, manual, NavPro, DCC

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Re: Mk8 software version poll
« Reply #29 on: 18 March 2021, 11:43 »
Have just checked the climate sync.... on start up this morning, nope, its forgotten about it.

It also forgot the "air care" setting I had enabled the other week.

On my Mk7.5 these settings were persistent, whether or not by design they should be on a Mk8.... I don't know.

The user manual is utterly crap, hardly telling you anything at all - suspect that is deliberate now everything is in software...
Current: Mk8 GTI DSG, Adelaides, DCC, HUD, HK, Winter Pack, Rear Camera.. Aka "HMS Weasel"

Gone: 2017 Mk7.5 GTD,manual, NavPro
Gone: 2014 Mk7 GTD, manual, NavPro, DCC