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Old 06-18-2014, 06:59 AM   #29
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Thanks. So I discovered why the PLA will be difficult on a GTI: in fact the side markers on the front bumper are in different spots than the Golf. So be warned if you have a GTI with front side markers and want PLA.
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:42 AM   #30
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Well my first post became too long for the forum so here is the Coding instructions.

PLA 2.0 Coding:

First the easy one... Steering assist module.
Open 44-Steering Assist.


You'll see this.

Click Adaptation. In the drop down you'll see Installation Park Steer Assist.


Which brings you here. Change it to "1" for installation of PLA 1.5/2.0.

Close out of that module.

Now if you have already installed the ABS sensors on the rear wheels you probably already had an "Oh Shit" moment when your idiot lights lit up like a Xmas tree. Don't worry this will be fixed after some coding!

Open 03-ABS Brakes



Click coding


We will be coding these last two bytes If you haven't enabled XDS before you might as well enable it now... Its a nice feature. If you don't want to it's not essential for this to work. If you just enabled XDS save the code and come back to this screen.

Click LCode2 at the top of the window.


This is the first of the two bytes you will change. The one with XDS on the previous screen. Since its enabled on my car thats why bit 3 is checked. You will want to check bit 0. This is for PLA 1.5.

Click on the last byte.


Check bits 4 and 6. This is for PLA 2.0 ABS sensors and will clear your idiot lights.

Exit out of the open coding windows and hit Do It! Coding for PLA 2.0 is now complete. Rejoice and go play with your new shiny button.


Here are the finished pictures of bumpers, buttons, and radio. The radio changes to park 360 (showing side sensors) when you start moving. Excuse the dirty car haha.









I will add a video or two once my replacement ABS Sensor gets here showing the car parking itself. I tried it a few times with the busted sensor but parallel it would end up halfway out in the street when it thought it was done and bay space was equally bad. The car did steer itself though lol.
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Old 07-05-2014, 01:15 PM   #31
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Does it park itself yet? And you really need to do something about your bass control knob.
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:51 PM   #32
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Does it park itself yet? And you really need to do something about your bass control knob.
Why yes it does!

Parallel Parking
http://youtu.be/PsABB-AE_9Q


Bay Space Parking
http://youtu.be/1A5aTp2LyRQ

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Old 07-15-2014, 08:45 PM   #33
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Thanks for the amazing writeup! This will be super helpful when installing on my GTI.

Did you have to paint the sensors at all? Any idea if that's supported, or will they stop working if I pick the wrong paint?
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:54 PM   #34
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Thanks for the amazing writeup! This will be super helpful when installing on my GTI.

Did you have to paint the sensors at all? Any idea if that's supported, or will they stop working if I pick the wrong paint?
The sensors came painted already for me. If you have a black car you won't have to paint at all as they are black plastic. Otherwise I imagine normal auto paint would work just fine.
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Old 07-16-2014, 12:35 AM   #35
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The sensors came painted already for me. If you have a black car you won't have to paint at all as they are black plastic. Otherwise I imagine normal auto paint would work just fine.
I'll go with normal auto paint, thanks! Just ordered the kit now. Should be fun to figure out how to squeeze the PLA sensors next to the side makers on the GTI bumper .
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:00 AM   #36
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I'll go with normal auto paint, thanks! Just ordered the kit now. Should be fun to figure out how to squeeze the PLA sensors next to the side makers on the GTI bumper .
If you get some pictures with the GTI front bumper I can add them to the how to. If the GTI doesn't have the outlines in the bumper you can always put them above or below the sidemarkers. just make sure they are perpendicular to the car when installed. Make sure to ask the guy for 4 of the angled sensors.
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Old 01-28-2015, 12:20 AM   #37
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My guess would be you have to buy grills specifically for the parking sensors. The sensors slide and clip into the holders so I'm betting on the R there is a specific part number for grills with parking sensors that have the holders molded in. Best thing to do would be ask one of the people with an R that have the sensors.
On the bright side you wouldn't have to paint them since the sensors are black

You could always jerry rig something but it wouldnt look as clean as OEM.

edit: found this on ecs seems to be the lower center grill with sensors. The side grills they have dont appear to have the holders so those might be integrated into a different piece.
I may have stumbled onto the OPS clips for the lower grill for the R. However, the circular hole for the OPS seem to be different sizes. Not sure why. Can anyone speak to this?
Also, if anyone reads Chinese, can you translate what it says in the pictures? I tried google translate for the remaining text but still doesn't make complete sense.

http://www.buychina.com/items/golf-6...ar-qwxpplslrhi
or
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=...id=17097992076
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Old 02-09-2015, 02:23 AM   #38
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Super cool mod!
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:23 PM   #39
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I wired the OPS into the car and tested it. Now I just need to install all the hardware. Some thoughts:


- You can't tap into the ODB port.
My original research led me to believe the ODB port CAN wires are powertrain bus. For whatever reason, the OPS module can't see the powertrain from here. My fault for being lazy and not tapping into the red plug.

- Use a socket extension to unscrew the vent piping (to get to the red plug).
The knee bolster trim blocks the 2 screws on the foot vent piping. You can access them by passing a long socket extension through the slit made by the steering wheel adjustment bar.

- The red 20-pin connector pinout is correct: CAN-HI pin 16, CAN-LOW pin 6.
Reference this page: http://www.golfv.de/128418-can-high-low.html , post 7.

- I recommend making a "pigtail" off of the red 20-pin connector.
If you're like me, the install will take you several days. Cut the CAN wires (going to the OPS module) about 6" from the red plug and insert your own plug. A 3-pin computer fan plug works great. Do the wiring into the red connector first. Then you can disconnect it and work on the rest of the install later. This is also useful to isolate the OPS system if you need to troubleshoot later.

- If you don't disconnect the battery when doing the wiring, VAG-COM will throw a bunch of codes about the CAN bus. These can be safely deleted. (Or, just do it the correct way and disconnect the battery)

- Flip the OPS button face 180degrees.
If you have an ESP button, the OPS button will have more clearance when installed a certain way. For me, this made the OPS image upside down. It's easy flip the button face using a micro-screwdriver.

- OPS button not perfect.
My OPS button sits slightly lower than the ESP button or blanks. Not a big deal, but visually obvious. May try to shim it later.

- For reference, here are the other plug pinouts:
T16 (going into OPS module)
1 +12V
2 speaker 2
4 to OPS button
6 CAN-HI (powertrain)
8 GND
10 speaker 1
13 to OPS button
15 CAN-LO (powertrain)

T6 (ESP / OPS buttons) - my previous link was incorrect
1 GND (brown)
2 to OPS (yellow)
3 illumination (grey)
4 ? GND (brown)
5 to OPS (blue/white)
6 ? GND (brown)

- You don't need OEM terminal tools.
All pins can be removed with either a large paperclip, small paperclip, or micro-flathead screwdriver. For some plugs, you put the paperclip into the face of the plug just under the pin to release the tab. In the tiny plugs (like the black Y-plug) you insert the screwdriver into the side of the plug to depress the tab. Of course, it's easier with the official tools.

- Make a pigtail off of the cigarette lighter.
When you tap into the +12V on the cigarette lighter, use a 6" wire with a connector on it. The crimp-on bullet connectors work great. If you decide to add something in the future (amp, radar detector, dash-cam, hula girl) you now have an ACC switched source. Just make a Y-adapter using crimp connectors. I now have 4 things coming off of that wire.
The ashtray comes out so you can solder at your bench.
Remember to use flux on the cigarette lighter to make the solder stick.

N-joy!
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:49 PM   #40
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I was re-reading the original post. You mention the front sensors were reversed L->R. Maybe the OPS module is supposed to be installed on the left side of the car? Of course, presuming your rear sensors were fine, that means one of the sensor harnesses would have to cross to the other side of the car.
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Old 03-27-2015, 02:41 PM   #41
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Hi Guys:

I purchased both an OPS 8 system, and a rear-view camera module from www.bold-sport.com after reading this thread. I had them installed by one of the best installers in the DC metro area. I could have done it myself - I know enough, but i didn't want to mess with something that can easily go wrong. The rear-view camera works perfectly, but the OPS 8 system does not due to a defective component. Bold-sport initially was very responsive by email in terms of trying to troubleshoot the issue. But once we had proven to them that all the connections had been done correctly, and either one of the OPS sensors was defective, or the wiring harness was wired incorrectly, they stopped responding. It's a lot of money to pay for a product, and it's installation to have to disable it and not get any response back from them.

I'm not asking them to send the whole product back. They can send one sensor (we know which one), and if that's not the issue, then it would have to be the wire connected to that sensor. Perhaps the other vendors discussed in this thread are better options. If bold-sport decides to reply to me and sends a new sensor, I'll update this thread to let you know.

Thanks
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:51 PM   #42
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Hi,

One question, after you codify your car using VCDS to enable LPA 2.0, the OPS in the radio shows the 360 sensors, all the 12 sensors or just the 8 sensors (front and rear)?

Like this:



I'm waiting to my kit to upgrade to LPA 2.0 comes.

Thanks a lot.
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