"update has to do with the epb and brakes light flashing on the dash after software updates"
so even if the software is not 100% up to date, it should not effect me, right?
"Are your brake failing to adapt, is the vehicle drivable or is that brake completely not adapted."
If I use basic settings to (open Group 007), (close Group 006) or (test Group 010) the EPB, only the left "driver side" reacts but it will only react if the the (01087- Basic Setting Not Performed) code is cleared from the ECU. The car is drivable because the right side is stuck in the open position.
"VW recommends extended capacitive discharges on the newer vehicles. I've been advised to keep one in that state for an hour before and it worked."
Does this mean, keep the + & - connected for an hour? When I did it, I only touched them together for a few seconds after the battery was disconnected for 30min.
"I'm unclear did you attempt to open the calipers back up like you're doing the brake job again and then readapt?"
do you mean open the EPB with basic settings or manually? I ask, because I am not aware of a way to do it manually unless you are referring to removing the caliper and opening it with a spreader tool.