Dashboard Illumination

NOTE: all the information presented is personal opinion and presented in good faith, nothing on these pages is validated or endorsed by Audi and you should be aware that you could make changes that may disable features of your car.
Always note down the original setting of anything you do and if you are not confident with what you are doing then just don't do it.

Previous discussions have mentioned how some dash pods had different illuminations and consensus was that Audi changed pod models.
The pod illumination is in fact customisable, you can set it to a number of settings when the ignition is on and the lights off.

1. all off
2. Pointers Lit all the time
3. Scales Lit all the time
4.Pointers & Scales Lit all the time

By default my pointers were lit all the time, but recently I found that when wearing sun glasses or going through a tunnel having the scales lit as well makes them much easier to read and being able to set this is very useful.

Select Control Modules

Select "17" for the Instruments

Select "10" Adaptation

Read channel 19.

Change the first digit of the value in that channel to correspond to the mode you desire;

There are four lighting modes:
Mode 0: Nothing lit until ext. light on
Mode 1: Pointers lit all the time
Mode 2: Scales lit all the time
Mode 3: Pointers and Scales lit all the time
Mode is changed in Adapation Channel 19. Standard value should be 11000 (or something close). The first (left-most) digit is the lighting mode.

(11000) mode 1
(21000) mode 2 etc...

TEST the new value.

If you're satisfied with the resilts, SAVE it.