Tuning and Mods

When it comes to modifications, tweaks, and tunings, the possibilities are endless. Your car’s performance, handling characteristics, ride and fuel economy can be altered. Manufacturers’ optional functionality and features can be retrofitted or re-programmed. Many options are model specific, so please enquire for a quote or to discuss possible functions.

Items that are optional when your car is built can be retrofitted or programmed to work at any time. It’s what the manufacturers don’t want you to know! If all functions were available as standard features, then the manufacturer wouldn’t make millions of £s selling “optional extras”. Factory fitted optional extras are:

  • Cruise control
  • Phone or Hands-free kit
  • Multimedia or Aux music ports
  • Dash cameras
  • Additional lamps or function of original lamps may be altered
  • Uprated suspension or wheels
  • Steering wheel paddles or multifunction steering buttons
  • Swopping parts from other models

Coding Tweaks

The coding or adaption of most ECUs can be altered using diagnostics to activate extra functions or change the behaviour of certain items. Most functions can also be switched off if not required. Not all ECUs support all functions and they are mostly model specific.

  • The behaviour of some electrical components can be altered using diagnostic procedures
  • Coming home lights. (Remote function)
  • Full window closer. (Remote function)
  • Central locking adjustments (Anti hijack, locking or unlocking functions)
  • Daytime driving lights
  • Instrument cluster scales and Needle illumination
  • Seat belt warning
  • Start stop

Lighting

  • Day time running lights (DRL)
  • Coming/Leaving home function. (Headlamp operation with remote key)
  • Corning lights (Single fog lamp operation when cornering)
  • Foot well lights dimming
  • Comfort turn signal operation, (Change the number of blinks when stalk pushed briefly)

ABS, braking and steering

  • Hill hold assist.
  • Electronic diff lock strength (EDL)
  • Brake assist
  • Torque steer compensation (TSC)
  • Steering feedback adaption
  • Driver steer recommendation (DSR)
  • Tyre pressure monitoring (TPMS) on/off
  • Emergency braking warning (Flash hazards when hard braking)

Central locking

  • Anti-hijack/ Auto-lock function
  • Single or all door open with remote locking
  • Window open/close with remote
  • Alarm functions, alarm tone, indicator flash or audible tone with lock/unlock, sensitivity, interior sensors off,
  • (Kessy) Lock car with engine running

Instrument cluster

  • Lap timer
  • Gauge/needle sweep on start up.
  • Extra menu functions, (Telephone, TPMS, Media, mirror adjustment)
    Miles/Km
  • Seat belt warning
  • Misc
  • Mirror auto folding, mirror auto reverse tilt, mirror and rear window heater time
  • Auto window closing when raining
  • Teardrop wiping on front or rear wipers
  • Start/stop off
  • Parking sensor visual display (with compatible media screen)
  • Parking sensor volume
  • Rear wiper with reverse gear on/off
  • Steering wheel “Push to talk” button as “Mute”
  • Seat heater memory

Please note functions are vehicle specific. Not all functions are available on all vehicles and we are unable to determine which ones will work until attempting the procedure. If we can help we will! Once a full diagnostic check is performed, we will know what is possible.

If you’d like to book your vehicle in or find out more please give us a call on 0116 200 1702 or drop us a message.

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