so do you mean u have tried the wire on pin 25 of the Black plug BCM and have the finding above ? Mine is fine (no safe mode activated when using pin 25)I will try some more during weekend and report. I've got access to electric schemas, but am a total newbie/DIYer and just learn on the go. So thanks again for sharing info.
AFAIK safe mode could be disabled in firmware using VCDS, not exactly sure how.
Currently my dash looks like this, so I'm a bit busy with it. View attachment 178563