Set-up and Use of the VAS 6350 Lane Change Assistance

Matt Mobile Technician Jordan, Minnesota Posted   Latest  
Demonstration
Collision
Programming
2014 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0L (CTUC) 8-spd (0BK)
Lane Change Calibrations

I missed out on several VAG Blind Spot programmings over about a weeks time. So I pulled the trigger and ordered the VAS 6350 Lane Change Calibration equipment. I received my first call to calibrate one the day my equipment showed up. The setup was pretty straight forward using Erwin OEM Service procedures. There is a center line laser assembly that attaches to the VAS 6350/3 to guide in lining up with the center line of the vehicle. I used tape measures to get the target board close to 1700mm distance, then using the supplied laser measuring device to hit the exact 1700mm from the rear wheels adapters. The Adapters attach to rear lug studs with magnets and hold an aluminum target for the laser to get a measurement from. To perform the calibrations you first need to run a GFF coding procedure. After the coding is done the calibrations start right away with the left side first and then the right side. Completion of the calibrations will give you the results of the Angle Deviations. Spec on this SUV was -4.99 to +4.99 degrees. I had 1.38 on the left and 1.58 on the right. As with any any ADAS calibrations following the OEM service procedures are a must! Making sure you have adequate lighting and a level surface to perform the operations.

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Scott Manager
Claremont, California
Scott
 

Thanks for sharing Matt! Can you advise on what coverage this kit provides and an approximate range of investment this required? Also, can you share how much time, end-to-end the first calibration event took and what your average times are now? Great job presenting this critical service and I look forward to others demonstrating best practices like this here as well.

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Matt Mobile Technician
Jordan, Minnesota
Matt
 

Hi Scott, The cost of this equipment is roughly $6,000 with shipping. The first one I did was just shy of 2 hours. After a few more I'm sure I can get that time down to about an hour. This kit basically covers all VAG car lines that require the static calibration. You will need to look up OEM service information for each application to make sure.

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Scott Manager
Claremont, California
Scott
 

Thanks, I appreciate the additional insight.

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Steve Instructor
Irvine, California
Steve
 

I learned that any rear geometry changes (alignments) will need this and all ADAS systems re-calibrated. Cut a piece of 2X4 to exactly 1700mm to help cut the set up time down. We learned that if the numbers are in spec, to always attempt to get the adjustment to '0'.

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David Owner/Technician
Ambler, Pennsylvania
David
 

Was a wheel alignment performed first like some oem`s require​.​Or is it not needed for Audi.

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Matt Mobile Technician
Jordan, Minnesota
Matt
 

I don't recall seeing anything in SI about an alignment. It would be a best practice to make sure an alignment was performed before doing any ADAS calibrations. This car had already been aligned before I setup my equipment.

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Terry Diagnostician
Milton, Florida
Terry
 

This is a great insight of the equipment and expertise that is needed to perform, what most people think is simple (Customers)! I do hope your investment will be ten fold. Our industry needs the highly technical people like yourself! Thanks for the great post!

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Matt Mobile Technician
Jordan, Minnesota
Matt
 

Thank you!

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Bryan Technician
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Bryan
 

I do not know anything about the cars you are doing and the setup but I have to say the Nissan's we spent a lot of time on the setup. Paying great attention to measurement, like a Altima rear camera calibration will not complete if the setup is off at all. So after all the time spent in SI and doing the setup it was kinda a let down to press the start button and the calibration itself takes

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Matt Mobile Technician
Jordan, Minnesota
Matt
 

Yeah that's funny. That's how most of the calibrations go. It's all in the setup :-)

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