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We picked up our TAOS Pure Grey SE 3 weeks ago. After plugging in my OBD dongle and looking at features in Carista, I stumbled on the Throttle Response section and flipped it from “gradual, controlled by time’’ to “direct, controlled by threshold”. Totally changed the driving of this little beast, you can really feel its torque now. Wife was apprehensive at first but after 2 weeks I asked her if she wants me to flip it back she responded with a grin and a Hell to the No.
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Yesterday I added a dashcam as well since it's crazy out here in So Cal with people running reds and speeding where they shouldn't be.
 

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Yes, I thought it was based on your description. That’s why I was asking if there was a way to enable driving modes. Though I don’t know how one might access that without a button, but you could enable the “sport” steering to always on if it was available because it makes every VW drive better with it on.

I had an Alltrack, now a Jetta SEL and Tiguan AWD and the sport steering setting is key to all of them driving better. And the steering is still very boosted at idle speeds so parking is easy.
 

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www.ross-tech.com
They have been around for ages (as evidenced by the website!). I've been using their software for ever on several VW's. I just ordered an upgrade to my 13 year old interface since I need the latest one to talk to the Taos and the wife's Q3. Ordered the HEX-V2.
The number of things you can view/tweak on later VW's is astounding. On my 2015 GTI, for example, I adjusted the brightness of each tail light (parking light) as a percentage to account for switching to LED bulbs. Yes, you can adjust left and right separately (they are just generic lamp driver circuits) and you can even change what they do (whether they operate as a brake light).
The diagnostics are excellent, and it will also help you adapt functions/features. Note that for my GTI a lot of the descriptions of each function are in German, so a little knowledge of the language is useful! Easy enough to figure out though.
My new interface is supposed to arrive on Monday so I can let you know how well it works with the Taos.
 

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We picked up our TAOS Pure Grey SE 3 weeks ago. After plugging in my OBD dongle and looking at features in Carista, I stumbled on the Throttle Response section and flipped it from “gradual, controlled by time’’ to “direct, controlled by threshold”. Totally changed the driving of this little beast, you can really feel its torque now. Wife was apprehensive at first but after 2 weeks I asked her if she wants me to flip it back she responded with a grin and a Hell to the No.
Read more about it here

Yesterday I added a dashcam as well since it's crazy out here in So Cal with people running reds and speeding where they shouldn't be.
How was the dash cam install for you? Did you end up running the wiring down the pillar over to the fuse box and an add-a-fuse?

Been a bit nervous to take the pillar trim, but seems like it should be similar to the Tiguan and other VWs.
 

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BTW, I had a Corrado G60 for 22 years as well until I finally sold it to an old VW parts guy I knew when I moved across the country!
It was my first car, one of the first to arrive in the USA. It came with heated seats despite them not being an option at the time and not being on the sticker or in the manual. It got me spoiled and have had heated seats on every car since.
 

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Don't rush out to buy a VCDS cable just yet...
Arrived today, works fine on my 2015 GTI, works on the wife's 2020 Q3 (the old Micro-CAN interface did not, as expected).
Trying it out on the Taos it pulls the VIN etc. OK, but then I get "Vehicle not supported" and it won't let me do anything fancy. I have an email in to Ross-Tech support to see if they expect it to work with the Taos any time soon.
 

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Thanks for the heads up, but the cable is already ordered. At least I won't be banging my head against the wall trying to figure out how to get it working :)

Were you able to get an auto-scan dump to them?
I haven't done that yet - too many late Zoom meetings tonight! I did offer to help with scans or testing if they needed it.
At least we can say there are 2 or 3 of us wanting Taos support!
I'll let you know what they say.
 

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I haven't done that yet - too many late Zoom meetings tonight! I did offer to help with scans or testing if they needed it.
At least we can say there are 2 or 3 of us wanting Taos support!
I'll let you know what they say.
It's odd, because in the forums, they have a base auto scan for a 21(?) Taos. However, a quick VIN check does report it as a 22.

Yeah, I also have no issues helping them if they need it
 

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It's odd, because in the forums, they have a base auto scan for a 21(?) Taos. However, a quick VIN check does report it as a 22.

Yeah, I also have no issues helping them if they need it
Oh interesting. Yeah that is strange. I'm sure we'll get it figured out. I just wanted to look for the throttle response adaptation that started this thread!
 

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It's odd, because in the forums, they have a base auto scan for a 21(?) Taos. However, a quick VIN check does report it as a 22.

Yeah, I also have no issues helping them if they need it
It was the ‘21 Taos for Mexico and some South American countries, while the USA and Canada had to wait for VW to milk the iD4, which was delayed…
 
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