Audi Steering Gear Replacement (Q5, Q7, Q8)

Bill Owner/Technician Michigan Posted   Latest  
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2017 Audi Q7 Premium Plus 3.0L (CREC) 8-spd (0D5) — WA1LAAF74HD018052
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When replacing the electronic steering gear (J500) on these vehicles one will find the test plan for Adapting/Coding the new module will fail with a message "SVM has detected control module is not valid for this vehicle" diag​.​net/file/fvt6wgcrf…

You must manually enter and use SVM code #XCHG44A001 to successfully complete the module setup. diag​.​net/file/f2kgb9k0j…

Colin Owner/Technician
United Kingdom
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The supplying dealer should supply the SVM code when ordering the service exchange rack. Always best t have them check ETKA for the SVM code in case it’s changed.

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Julio Owner/Technician
Julio Default

If im not mistaken, if you search under the TSB tab they should have a tech tip for this.

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