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    Thread: How to Reset Automatic Transmission

    1. Member PBWB's Avatar
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      11-08-2005 12:41 PM #26
      im interested in this too
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      11-09-2005 09:45 PM #27
      the best way to play with tranny is to recode transmission with vag-com.look at my thread.

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    3. 12-18-2005 06:00 AM #28
      is there a procedure like this for MK3?

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      01-02-2006 12:26 PM #29
      I did the "tap twice" step with our '00 VR6 Jetta 4spd, and all I can say is, "THANK YOU!" to those who figured this out!
      The car FINALLY works like I expeted it to, when we got it 5 years ago!

    5. 01-06-2006 04:23 PM #30
      Now, if I put my car into "sport" mode, and want to change it back to "Ecconomy" or "Normal" mode, how would I do that??
      Just asking in case I have to make another 5 hour road trip and don't want to waste gas.
      Thanx all.

    6. 02-14-2006 01:08 AM #31
      I think VW has complicated things. I've seen many cars (OLDER cars too) with the basic, Econo and Power mode (or Normal or Power Mode) switches. Why didn't they just do that??? All this programming with Adaptive tranny etc... what a nightmare. AND they don't tell you about it in the manual. There are times i was to drive slow, it should be just a flick of a button.


    7. 02-18-2006 12:50 AM #32
      95 Golf 2.0 4dr. i've been having this transmission problem which when i accerate to 3000rpm, it jumps to 4000. i tried the method it seems work~ i tried the sport mode, cant' tell if it kicks. going to have the golf checked tomorrow. first VW car. looking forward~

    8. 02-21-2006 07:37 PM #33
      All I can say is THANK YOU SO MUCH! Everyone with a MKIV Auto needs to know about this. Pushing the throttle 2 times didnt do anything, but the 20 seconds did. I didn't know my 2.0 could even go like that! Thank you so much, that has put a massive smile on my face.

    9. 03-07-2006 11:56 PM #34
      I did this procedure on my '03 Tip. I use tip 99% of the time.
      Am I imagining better faster smoother shifts ? (20 sec reset)

    10. 12-13-2011 02:31 PM #35
      I wonder the 20sec would work on my 2000 golf turbo?

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      12-15-2011 03:49 PM #36
      i will try this too and see what happens.


      Quote Originally Posted by Petercar View Post
      I did this procedure on my '03 Tip. I use tip 99% of the time.
      Am I imagining better faster smoother shifts ? (20 sec reset)

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      06-27-2013 07:45 PM #37
      just bumping this for knowledge =)
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      07-01-2013 07:36 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by Thaya View Post
      I wonder the 20sec would work on my 2000 golf turbo?
      walk out there and try it
      Auto trans fluid change or flush will not make a trans fail. Stop spreading the wives tale/urban myth.
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    14. 10-23-2014 03:15 AM #39
      Question:

      Does this proceedure also apply to a 1999 passat 1.8t, with tiptronic trans :
      Does the 99 passat have the MK4 trans ?

      Thanks

    15. 11-07-2014 01:51 PM #40
      I just did this on my 05 Jetta TDI which has been shifting odd since I bought from my sister. She never had a problem so hopefully this takes care of the "missed" shifts, slamming into gear, coming out of OD at 76mph, etc. No codes either!! I will find out on the drive home!

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