Additional Calibration Requirements: Audi

The addition of the OEM Calibration Requirements Search to the RTS portal was a big step for the collision industry. While this new feature has been well received, there has been some confusion about what is included in the search tool. The OEM Calibration Requirements Search is designed to provide information on the calibration requirements that are needed for vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). This includes systems such as adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and collision braking.

It does not include occupant classification systems (OCS), steering angle sensors, battery disconnects, or other calibrations/initializations required, when not related directly to ADAS. Let’s take a look at what additional items may require calibrations/initializations on Audi vehicles.

Information can be found in the various vehicle-specific repair manuals. Some systems that may require calibration after removal or replacement are the:

  • head-up display (HUD).
  • sunroof.
  • power folding seats.
  • steering angle sensor.
  • occupant classification system (OCS).
  • seat Position Sensor.

When reconnecting the battery Audi states: “When the battery is reconnected, the following steps must be performed:

  • Activate the one-touch up/down function for the power window regulators. Refer to the Owner's Manual.
  • Check DTC memories of all control modules and delete the displayed entry “Undervoltage” using the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester.

TIP: After reconnecting the power supply, the ESP warning lamp can only go out after the vehicle has been driven a few meters.”

There are many more systems that may need to be calibrated after removal or a collision. Make sure to check the repair manual to know what systems may be affected by the repairs that you are performing to help ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

For additional Audi information, check out the Audi OEM Information page.

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