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This is for Disabling a Gen 2 Baseplate with everything still plugged in.

There have been many threads asking how to disable the wing on a Base Gen 2 (even one created by me). So far there has been little to no help on the subject so I am creating this thread for everyone still trying to figure it out.

A few methods that have been suggested to me:
Unplug the stock wing motor and disable in the comfort module with VCDS (similar to a gen 1)
Unhook the driveshaft and install v10+ brackets. No VCDS required since the motor is still plugged in and functioning, but no actual wing movement.

I am sure there are other ways I didn't mention, but none are as clean as this one as far as I know.
Disclaimer, I am not a certified audi tech or anything of the sort, so work on your car at your own risk.
Here it is...

First,
Pull the passenger seat forward, pull the carpet behind the seat and uncover a fuse box.
Remove fuse 7 (yellow). This fuse only controls the power to the wing motor.
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Disable the wing in the comfort module with VCDS like you would on a Gen 1.

Third,
Go into Instrument cluster (17) and uncheck the box that has wing installed.
This will remove the warning light off your dash.

It's as simple as that!
Easily reversible and only takes less than 30 minutes to complete. I would recommend extra brackets to hold the stock baseplate if you're reusing that.

Thanks for reading and a special thanks to Kormodiv for supplying the wiring diagram and murph145 for the Gen 2 car to work on.
Hopefully this brings the great mystery to an end.
 

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^ once you figure it out its pretty easy and straight fwd. I was able to put the V10+ OEM style spoiler on my base V10 and it looks great and no issues now.

If you are keeping the factory base plate for the non plus and simply adhering a + style wing this is an easy way to disable.
 

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For anyone using VCDS, I realize that the long coding helper under instrument cluster has no values filled in with information. You're going to want to go into Byte 14 and uncheck bit 7 to remove the spoiler warning exclamation point.

You can also disable your seatbelt warning by going to Byte 00 and unchecking Bit 3.
Disabling exit warning is Byte 12, Bit 4 (uncheck).
 

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Thanks for the write-up - is there any concern on your part around cooling, by using the non plus base plate? I'm in the process of getting a wing installed on my non plus, but I just seen a friend's + and it has a vent on the base plate.
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Thanks for the write-up - is there any concern on your part around cooling, by using the non plus base plate? I'm in the process of getting a wing installed on my non plus, but I just seen a friend's + and it has a vent on the base plate.
Thanks...
I haven't heard of any cooling issues. My buddies car hasn't had any issues yet, but he hasn't done any tracking.
 

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I haven't heard of any cooling issues. My buddies car hasn't had any issues yet, but he hasn't done any tracking.
So, quick question - on removing the fuse, is it located in the fuse box behind the passenger seat - for the heck of it,
I haven't heard of any cooling issues. My buddies car hasn't had any issues yet, but he hasn't done any tracking.
I have a q on removing the fuse - for the heck of me, I cannot remove the carpet pad behind the seats - I removed the 4 clips, 2 on either side and the darn thing still won't budge - and I cannot find any instructions/tips online to get the carpet out.
Anyone have any tips?
Thanks...
 

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Hello! I just completed these steps and successfully disabled the active spoiler! The fuses are actually under the shelf behind the seats and in order to access it you have to remove 6 bolts and lift it up (picture attached). I also attached pictures of the settings in OBDEleven that you have to change.
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So, quick question - on removing the fuse, is it located in the fuse box behind the passenger seat - for the heck of it,

I have a q on removing the fuse - for the heck of me, I cannot remove the carpet pad behind the seats - I removed the 4 clips, 2 on either side and the darn thing still won't budge - and I cannot find any instructions/tips online to get the carpet out.
Anyone have any tips?
Thanks...
Refer to my new reply!
 

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Hello! I just completed these steps and successfully disabled the active spoiler! The fuses are actually under the shelf behind the seats and in order to access it you have to remove 6 bolts and lift it up (picture attached). I also attached pictures of the settings in OBDEleven that you have to change.
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I see the second pic “spoiler installed or not” but I don’t see your other pic “rear spoiler yes or no”
 

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Can you explain this step? I have been looking on the forum but cant seem to find any instructions. Thank you!
In the comfort module, you search for the option for "Wing Installed" and change it to No.
 

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In the comfort module, you search for the option for "Wing Installed" and change it to No.
Thank you @APOLLOSKI!! So you need to select "NO" where it says wing installed and after for the 3rd step - you need to go into Instrument cluster (17) and uncheck the box that has wing installed.

Do you need to change any byte's? Or its just easy as checking boxes?
 

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Thank you @APOLLOSKI!! So you need to select "NO" where it says wing installed and after for the 3rd step - you need to go into Instrument cluster (17) and uncheck the box that has wing installed.

Do you need to change any byte's? Or its just easy as checking boxes?
It's as easy as check/uncheck the correct boxes. Be sure and follow the steps in order.
 

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I'm about to install the OEM Audi Performance rear wing. Does the rear bumper has to come off ?

2021 Gen 2 RWD with no wing. I have bought all OEM Audi mounting hardware necessary + OEM wing.

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I'm about to install the OEM Audi Performance rear wing. Does the rear bumper has to come off ?

2021 Gen 2 RWD with no wing. I have bought all OEM Audi mounting hardware necessary + OEM wing.

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I just ordered the same kit. I will be installing the OEM Plus spoiler on my 2018 R8.
Do you think you can take a video on how to disable the active wing?
 
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