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Audi laptimer, oil temp., boost gauge activation

Audi laptimer, boost gauge and oil temperature display functions inside Driver Information System (DIS) can be easily activated with VCDS or VAG-COM in your Audi. Enjoy racing features in your car with this easy activation.


  • Diagnostic interface like OBDeleven, VCDS, VAG-COM, VAS or any other that’s capable of performing coding and adaptation procedures.

Supported cars

  • Audi A3/S3/RS3 8V
  • Audi A4/S4/RS4 B8
  • Audi A5/S5/RS5 8T
  • Audi A6/S6/RS6 C6 & C7
  • Audi A7/S7/RS7
  • Audi A8/S8/RS8 D4
  • Audi Q3
  • Audi Q5
  • Audi Q7
  • Audi TT 8J


Performing this procedure may cause permanent damage to your car.
Do this at your own risk!
We are not responsible for any loss or damage.

Audi laptimer, oil temp,. boost gauge activation

  1. Connect with module 17 – Instrument Cluster.
  2. Choose procedure 07 – Coding.
  3. Read stored value and back it up.
  4. Choose Long Coding Helper
  5. Select byte 01.
  6. Enable box next to bit 03.
  7. Save new coding.
  8. Exit.

20 thoughts on “Audi laptimer, oil temp., boost gauge activation

  • hi, how do I activate boost gauge in DIS? I try using ultra gauss but don’t seem to have any boost meter. My car is Audi A5 2.0L TFSI 2012 Sportback . Pls advice

    • At my experience not every car shows boost gauge. If after following this tutorial you still don’t have boost gauge but lap timer is visible, I’m afraid there’s not much that we can do about it :(

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    • That’s because 3.0TFSI is using supercharger and not turbocharger. Pressure increases linear with revs and is not regulated by ECU like in turbocharges.

  • Hello, I can’t find the Long Coding Helper. It doesn’t give me that option. I have an audi a6 from 2008, C6. Can it be done in other way? Or what can I do? Thank you!

  • I have an Audi TTS 2012. But after clicking ‘Coding 07’ – there is no long coding helper? Anyone know why?

  • hi,
    i have tts 8j resty and i would like to activate the turbo pressure display and the oil temperature in the tacho; is it possible without disassembling the tacho?

  • Hi Mr-Fix, I’m driving A3 8P but I cant get the long coding at the instrument menu. How should I activate these options?

  • Long Coding Helper is not available on C6.
    none of these options are available on C6.

  • Hi, I have 2011 Audi A8 4H 4.2 TDI and I followed this tutorial but I still cant see lap timer option in dis menu. What can I do to fix it ? Thanks ;)

  • Hi, I have 2011 Audi A8 4H 4.2 TDI and I followed this tutorial but I still cant see lap timer option in dis menu. What must I do to fix it ? Thanks ;)

  • i have activated it but only lap timer is working
    no oil temp. or boost
    my car is audi a4 b8 1.8 TFSI

    below you can find my log of my instrument cluster

    Address 17: Instruments (J285) Labels: 8T0-920-xxx-17.clb
    Part No SW: 8K0 920 930 A HW: 8K0 920 930 A
    Component: KOMBIINSTR. H17 0224
    Revision: 00100000 Serial number: 9DZ52JF98
    Coding: 0F3F080002000008010000
    Shop #: WSC 12345 123 61029
    VCID: 2B55E1274AF0EB46111-807E

    No fault code found.

  • Have activated the laptimer via obdeleven, but no appearance in DIS. Have a SQ5 from 2014, MMI-SW is HN+_EU_AU3G_P0767.
    Do I have to do something else

  • Hi, I’m not able to active it on C6 Allroad MY2011. After pressing Do It! and returning to long coding it show old value on byte 01.
    Any advice? Thanks.

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