Will Disconnecting Spoiler Throw a Code?


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    Will Disconnecting Spoiler Throw a Code?

    I am going to install a spoiler on my 2014 R8 V8.

    Obviously I have to disable the automatic spoiler feature. If I just disable the wire on the spoiler that controls that will it throw a code?

    Or must I go through a diagnostic tool?

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    Re: Will Disconnecting Spoiler Throw a Code?

    I believe you'll need to disable the spoiler in VAGCOM or you'll get the spoiler fault light. I know that was what had to be done in my case (2010).
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    Re: Will Disconnecting Spoiler Throw a Code?

    Do it through VAGCOM. If you're local to Socal, I can disable it for you.

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    Re: Will Disconnecting Spoiler Throw a Code?

    Yes you will get a error message on the dash.
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    Anyone know after the codes are cleared if it will continue to throw the codes? I just had a GT spoiler installed and the installer disconnected the spoiler vs using VAGCOM. Will this continue to throw codes until I clear the codes and disable the spoiler?

    Quote Originally Posted by jacobson18522 View Post
    I am going to install a spoiler on my 2014 R8 V8.

    Obviously I have to disable the automatic spoiler feature. If I just disable the wire on the spoiler that controls that will it throw a code?

    Or must I go through a diagnostic tool?

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    Re: Will Disconnecting Spoiler Throw a Code?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wcclubchamp View Post
    Anyone know after the codes are cleared if it will continue to throw the codes? I just had a GT spoiler installed and the installer disconnected the spoiler vs using VAGCOM. Will this continue to throw codes until I clear the codes and disable the spoiler?
    Yes it will continue to throw the code. Car goes through checks and when it doesnt detect the spoiler, it will give the code.

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    Re: Will Disconnecting Spoiler Throw a Code?

    Are you local to los angeles? If so what do you charge?

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    Re: Will Disconnecting Spoiler Throw a Code?

    Quote Originally Posted by jacobson18522 View Post
    Are you local to los angeles? If so what do you charge?
    Yes, I am located by LAX. Sent you a PM.

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