What did you and your ateca do today?

Alorjosh

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Don’t know the link copied

Put black ateca lettering and look for link




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Alorjosh

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Ha ha!!! Just go for it!!

If not it’s trusty plasti dip

If it looks rubbish just peel it off on both options


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Had a remote control battery changing session on the Kessy keys Ateca and Arona.


Not sure whether the newer Atecas have moved to 2032. Above the trick of getting these into the original 2025 remotes with the 50% capacity boost. Gone over to Duracell now on all of them. Got two years use out of the aging Panasonic's 2032.. but from the original blister pack unused the spares were knackered even thou they measured 3.3 volts... not delivering the amps. Dim remote red light when pushed and no Kessy open. Duracell dated to 2029, here we go.
 

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Had the BBC R4 logo turn into the R3 one yesterday.:sick:

Deleted the station and had another go. Newer firmware you tap the button and hold again to get the image. That didn't work. Mused over whether the BBC was broadcasting the incorrect logo.

Visited the resource ;)


Already got one downloaded logo, downloaded another one from the media.info site.

Went out to the car - it had fixed itself o_O.

So yesterday the DAB and FM station logo wasn't correct in these parts... today fine.

That web site is useful on the new tricky stations where the old logo is sometimes shown or no logo at all. BBC and RTE transmit logos, varies. In the earlier firmware they were preloaded.
 

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Well we updated the mib2 high maps today to ECE 2021, good till June 2021 when the next update comes out. All good. You have to make sure your FECs are up to it in Mib2 high. Those with recent non face lifted mib2 highs can take advantage of the one year free update period by checking the FeCs following the read reckoner thread (mostly Cupra people these days). Once out side that ££££s to get the unit turned into a retrofit or buy the maps one off if you can from a dealer in the UK. Went the retrofit route so the 2016 Ateca has 2021 maps ?. I'd still be on June 2016 if I hadn't gone for the retrofit approach in 2018. Nice to get the maps integrated into the cars system as designed rather than an adjoint.

The download links are often discovered ahead of the main release wrapped in a web page. Occurred this time round. Where VW, Skoda and indeed Seat people load up. Reasons slightly unknown why Seat always lags in the publication of maps. Sometimes Skoda beats VW to the mib2 high one, like this time round.

There is a resource for anybody interested:


Facelift cars with Mib3 early days on the knowledge base. We know it uses Here Maps cartography moving away from the TomTom of the standard unit, same as Mib2 high system. You get your free one year updates and a connection app.
 

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Picked up my new Ateca Xperience lux today. Over the moon with the car. The Technology in it is miles ahead of my mk3 facelift Leon. ACC is a great thing during rush hour traffic!
 
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Turned 2,500 miles today after five an a half months of ownership since new. An absolute pleasure to drive, quick enough for what it is and handles so well.
 
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Felt the new car was a bit sluggish off the line so after 1000 miles I plugged in my carista and noticed 'throttle response' was set to gradual by time. Change it to 'direct controlled by threshold' and its completely transformed the driving experience. I can actually pull away quickly now without having constant wheel spin. Also for the last week I've had this new throttle setting and noticed my average MPG is around 4/5mpg higher with this change surprisingly.
 

Loadmaster748

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Felt the new car was a bit sluggish off the line so after 1000 miles I plugged in my carista and noticed 'throttle response' was set to gradual by time. Change it to 'direct controlled by threshold' and its completely transformed the driving experience. I can actually pull away quickly now without having constant wheel spin. Also for the last week I've had this new throttle setting and noticed my average MPG is around 4/5mpg higher with this change surprisingly.
Which engine is in yours, the 1.5 petrol turbo?
 

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Made it into a Karoq🤣.

With Seat not updating the mib2 high / plus maps this time round made it into a Karoq with "lifetime" maps... thanks to assistance by people round here (hunted them down🤣). Slightly difficult birth due to documentation not being clear and some in German - got there in the end.

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I've edited it all into one post revising from the comments that appear just before up to the 20th, so the comments don't apply. All risk is down to the individual if they brick their unit in the process. Hence my careful approach.

Click for the link

Now it drives like an Ateca with maps of a Karoq 😍.

(Identical style maps but can be updated to current VW / Skoda release)

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Basically still Seat firmware with Seat garages shown on the map, no change there. The part number of the map isn't shown in the picture because the release didnt include the part number in it or Seat navigation FeC to make it work. The method as I understand it uses a developers tool in the firmware to perfect the action of adding your own additional FeCs. Probably only if you own the car outright would you consider the mod and it's at your risk. Some retrofitters achieve the same results, seen a Spanish example. This circumvents a retrofitter by using Chillout's SD imported GEM tool and the M.I.B. collective as I term them coding. Keeps your legacy mib2 hardware up-to-date with maps. Free if you do it yourself.

Currently the tool has solutions for the firmware 1219, 1338, 1376, 1409 and 1447 (as of 24/06/2021). You can stick with your current firmware and take the FeC adjustment which adds Skoda long life navigation FeC + some other extra FeCs (e.g. sport gauge). FeC list can be edited yourself. Default list drops Mirror and Seat apps (never worked well), adds sport gauges, Skoda and Seat long life navigation code. These can be changed.

If you aren't on the firmware listed you can apply to the nice people in the M.I.B. collective to do you a module, that then becomes part of the tool for other people coming along after on the same release or you can go for broke and do a firmware update to say 1447 (option 1 in the notes).

I would say all options require a skill level with previous VCDS / OBDEleven experience and either map updates or firmware updating (e.g. not messing up file downloads for uploading into the unit). If happy with the current firmware, option 2 (stick with current firmware just update FeCs) is relatively safe if you tick the experience boxes. Option 1 is the higher risk one.
 
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We altered the brightness today on Top View ✔ (mib2 pre facelift).

There is brightness and brightness. After 6 years or so the top view brightness was getting dark. There is indeed a menu brightness on the top view menu for brightness 😉. It works.

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In terms of brightness on the overall screen that's on automatic and needs coding. I didn't think the screen was too dark just the top view image. Brightness and contrast is in the Top View screen.

For coding you have the delights of the settings covered by Don (DV52) in this thread and elsewhere. End of May one where he covers the 5F values to someone asking. Saved from that one, more radical.


The brightness had been getting increasingly difficult to make out the top view image in bright sunshine whilst backing the car back into it's parking position. Have to trace the grass round on a curved drive position else you end up too close to the grass and watch out for the cat welcoming you home at the same time.... dark image on the infotainment unit against bright front light thru the windscreen. Top view is useful that manoeuvre, projects the four camera image into a top view but also with the rear image for gold measure so you don't hit the garden wall. The ultrasound should kick in before that. Set to 75% up on the brightness it was at 50%. See how it goes.
 
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