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My car is currently at the dealership getting the ETM software upgrade (campaigne 155).. I'll post the result after pick it up today and test drive it.. I asked them to turn off my daytime driving lights and the wanted $135.00 for it.. WTF ??? So I said screw that...<br>
 

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Re: ETM software upgrade (blackTT55)

Let's see, your car will already be on the computer and they want $135 to go into another screen to disable the lights? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>This is supposed to be done for FREE<br>Why don't you show them the part in the owners manual where it says to see your dealer to disable them
 

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Re: ETM software upgrade (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Let's see, your car will already be on the computer and they want $135 to go into another screen to disable the lights? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>This is supposed to be done for FREE<br>Why don't you show them the part in the owners manual where it says to see your dealer to disable them</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hmm.. the guy said that turning off the daytime lights requires an additional software download not free of charge...he also said he wouldn't recommend turning them off and hinted that a new law coming soon in the US requires daytime lights on at all times...
 

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Re: ETM software upgrade (blackTT55)

OK guys... just got the car back, drove it for about 10 min.. outcome:<br>shifting has improved dramtically. very very smooth.. BUT.. the car now feels like it weighs 3 tons.. it feels real heavy.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I don't like it... wished I hadn't done it...<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bender</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">sure it isnt in your skull?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No.. I can feel the difference and the car feels a whole lot heavier. I want to remove this update.. is it possible?
 

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try giving it a bit of time, floor it occasionally, run it through its paces... see if it improves
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bender</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">try giving it a bit of time, floor it occasionally, run it through its paces... see if it improves</TD></TR></TABLE><p>OK I will.. I hope it improves...before the update my car feels really quick especially when launching from a standstill. I can sometimes screach my tires.. but now..it's totally different...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>blackTT55</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...before the update my car feels really quick especially when launching from a standstill...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You're lucky I guess, mine has never been that quick from a standstill. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> I'm going next week for the update so we'll see what happens.
 

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Re: ETM software upgrade (blackTT55)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>blackTT55</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">OK guys... just got the car back, drove it for about 10 min.. outcome:<br>shifting has improved dramtically. very very smooth.. BUT.. the car now feels like it weighs 3 tons.. it feels real heavy.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I don't like it... wished I hadn't done it...<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>You, of course, realize that the upgrade has absolutely nothing to do with suspension, steering and/or anything but the throttle
 

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Re: ETM software upgrade (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>You, of course, realize that the upgrade has absolutely nothing to do with suspension, steering and/or anything but the throttle</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I didn't say the car felt any sturdier and that the ride was more smoother.. what I said was the shifting seemed smoother but the car feels heavier when gassing the accelerator..<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bender</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">did they fill the tank when you were there?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>No, my tank was full. Anyways.. on the freeway driving home from work I really didn't notice much difference. It is only on the city streets or lows speeds that I notice the car feels heavier... I really don't know if it was worth it..
 

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What you're saying makes no sense.<br>I don't doubt you that it feels different, it should, but it should feel the exact opposite. Very lively off the line and have a "lighter" feeling and better off the line throttle response.<br>This could mean that your ETB may need replacement or at least a <B>good cleaning </B>(which is what Volvo recommends if performance isn't up to par)
 

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Just FYI- I asked about filling the tank thinking they may have used less than 93 (well 91 since you are in cali) in it.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">but it should feel the exact opposite. Very lively off the line and have a "lighter" feeling and better off the line throttle response.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well apparently that was what I thought and was hoping would happen from your previous posts about the positive results you got after the udates but my car feels heavier from the launch... throttle seems to be less responsive...WTF.. i'm kinda ticked off
 

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did you have any other computer or software mods before this that it may have written over?<p>is it possible that it is just showing a problem that was hidden before... if you are takin it into the dealer dont put many miles on it or they will claim it happened after you lef.t
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bender</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">did you have any other computer or software mods before this that it may have written over?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well I have had the car now for only 2 months so I don't know if the previous (original) owner had any software mods done to it but honestly the car was very quick off the launch prior to the update. Like I said, I can sometimes screach my tires off the line but there's no way I'm able to do that now. <br>
 
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