I have an Audi A3 2016 PTS that has an EVO-ALL V7 installed through a THAR-VW1 harness and it all woked seamless for months, with very minor glitces.
In while AC maitenance; namely the front door air actuator, I had to remove the imstruments cluster to have more room to work. It was a major pain, but I got it done.
Then I decided to check for a newer suggested firmware of my EVO-ALL and found v64.09, from v64.05 I was currently using.
The Cluster removal happened early in my project and only about 7 hours later the car was all reassembebled with some with some expected DTCs present, that were easily cleared to 0 DTC. When installed, the cluster was 100% operaciotnal, as everything else in the car - I only had to ajust it's clock .
But EVO-ALL was dead.
I came to the conclusion that the unit was not programmed any more in the car, so Idecided to try re-programming it all over again, but it keeps on failling on step 13: The LEDs keep flashing in 5x groups.
Installation manual used with RLINK: https://cdn02.fortin.ca/download/82471/evo-all_ig_reg_bi_aud-a3-s3_2015-2016_pts_tb_a_82471.pdf
And this troubleeshooting guide says this is Cluster Protection Mode.
I don't see any issues or error message in he cluster, or in the infotaiment system.
I already left the car with the battery ON for 20+ minutes, but the issue persists.
I tried flashing back the version I had before, and also a master reset, but the 5x RED is always the final result.
How can I fix this situation??
Can I get a hand please?