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I have 2012 jetta tdi 2.0. I'm trying to do a forced regen

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I have 2012 jetta tdi 2.0 . I'm trying to do a forced regen on the dpf. My scanner is a snap on solus edge. Can anyone show me how its done?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 11 months ago.

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i do need values on measure value block 243 please Carl.

what faults you have in the vehicle ?


Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The DPF light is on and it's in limp mode.
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 11 months ago.

with your solus you need euro loaded and then select volkswagen then expert mode and then 01 engine electronics and then read measure value block 243

i need the values readings please .

also what codes are stored in the ecu!?


Expert:  Wolfgang replied 11 months ago.

i need these values first because of a fire hazzard!!

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Here's the code I'm getting p2463 excessive soot in filter.
I wasn't getting any readings with the 243 block. Not sure if I followed the steps correctly .
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 11 months ago.

i need to know the soot load.

is there black soot in the tail pipe?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Looks very clean . Can't see any soot
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 11 months ago.

did you use your finger and wipe?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Well if I do that maybe a little on my finger tip but not much
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 11 months ago.

there should be absolutely none!!

most likely you will need a new dpf and egr filter!!!.

what happens if you use basic settings on 243 do you get a number display?

did you try the read measure value blocks while running?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Every time I try to go into block 243 it says function not supported or just gives me a blank screen. Can you tell me the steps again ?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Probly just a glitch with my scanner . Well I'll go ahead and replace those . Can you tell me the steps on how to force a regen for future reference ??
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 11 months ago.

i connot because right now i cannot because i need to know those values . YOUR CAR WILL BURN DOWN IFTHE SOOT LEVEL IS TOO HIGH!!!

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No I don't . I have a snap on scanner . I need you to tell me how to do a FORCED REGEN with a snap on scanner . So if I ever need to do one I will know how. Can you tell me or not ?
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 11 months ago.

the issue at hand is this i and the site can be liable if the car burns down so I cannot do this without the dpf soot level # . too many risks . and even that i bet your solus will not do the regen because you cannot get me values .

Especially with VW and the diesel gate issue!!!

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Your instructions to get the soot level # did not work . Can you recheck that ?
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 11 months ago.

i'm a master vw dealer tech for 20 yrs. what happens 241 . you may have very old ecm ?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Congratulations . Are you talking about my scan tool ? its a 14.2 solus edge .
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 11 months ago.

excuse me ??? I'm talking about the car ecu!!!!

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Your excused. What do you mean old ECU ? Should it have been updated ?
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 11 months ago.

what is the value please lets not get off track!!!

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
You asked if I had an old ecu ? What does that mean ? 241 is blank also . Forget it man I'll ask someone else . Also I'm pretty sure I would have a hard time holding you or the site liable if my car burned down since you warned me about it. Thanks Wolfgang

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