It sure would be nice if our 2010 Golf TDI could receive a software update to activate this feature. Maybe someone else has had this come up with a dealer or knows something about it.
Not really of course. But, and maybe it's just a function of me getting older, six gears is a lot to (always) keep up with in your mind. I was thinking about riding a motorcycle, also six speeds, and as you may know there is typically an indicator you can look down at on the display and it will instantly tell you what gear you are in just in case your mind wanders a little bit while you are riding. Of course, you don't have the visual reference of the gearshift knob you have in a car but on the other hand it's not that obvious which gear you are in at the moment in the Golf (visually). The other day I pulled up to a stop light, downshifted into first (or so I thought) and when I went to pull away I was in third. With the tendency to stall, you know the outcome. What made me think about this was had there been a gear indicator in the MFI I would have seen that I was in third instead of first. That is the primary reason I think this feature might be helpful. I have two young teenagers, one who is learning how to drive now, and once they get the hang of an auto (another car) I will teach them how to drive the 6M. I would consider myself and expert pilot, and it's not hard to stall the Golf TDI until you get the hang of it. A gear indicator might be helpful with a learner driver IMO.Well I'm not that bothered really its just that 2010 Golfs are advertised to have this but mine doesn't. I may call around the dealers some time to ask about this again. You don't need an indicator to tell you what gear you should be in do you?
Yeah but it isn't second nature to look at the indicator. QUOTE]
I've gotten in the habit of setting my MFI on the instant MPG display, and most of the time try to maxamize fuel economy (I'm consistently getting 40 MPG which is basically driving around town although a fair amount of my driving is in 45 MPH zones without many red lights or stop signs). So I will upshift to try and keep the MPG display in a higher range. I've found it easy to see the display.
Buck said:Garage rang today and told me that the gear change display can be done (theyd drawn a nlank yesterday and had to ring VW technical!) but will need a software update (ECU)
Quoted from another forum.jamojdm said:It might be something to do with an ecu update?
My old 2009 golf gt tsi went in with engine probs and had the ecu updated. When I got it back there was the gear change info on the highline display.