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    Thread: FS: Tiptronic Shifter magnets

    1. Member Variety=Spice's Avatar
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      10-01-2007 06:58 PM #1
      update: as of 9/27/2013 I still have a few magnets. you can pm me if interested

      I have several sets of Tiptronic shifter magnets I've pulled from junked A4 B5s. $25 shipped. I'll be happy to coach you thru replacing yours if necessary.



      Here's a link to a good DIY for removing all the shifter trim and knob to access the magnets.
      http://www.audiworld.com/tech/int50.shtml

      Last edited by Variety=Spice; 09-27-2013 at 03:53 PM. Reason: update

    2. 10-01-2007 08:27 PM #2
      when i bought my a4 the man said the triptronic is broken because his friend tryed to take it out.... thats all he said i know thats not alot of information but i heard its common with Audis and VW with the trip tronic will this fix the triptronic for me?

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      10-02-2007 09:00 AM #3
      what does the gear display on the dash do when you move the shift lever to the right?

      If it does nothing (stays PRND432) it may be missing a magnet.

      If it changes to 54321 you still probably have the big magnet.

      Tiptronic is simply a circuit board with 2 sensors on it that are activated by a magnet. Your problem may be the magnets, or it may be a damaged or missing circuit board.


    4. 04-11-2008 08:56 PM #4
      I am interested in buying the large magnet if you still have some for sale.
      Just let me know what I need to do.
      Thanks!

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      04-17-2008 01:41 PM #5
      I PM'd and emailed you a few days ago...

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      06-30-2008 10:49 AM #6
      still selling these?

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      07-01-2008 12:00 AM #7
      yep, I have several.

    8. 09-03-2008 02:54 PM #8
      hey im looking for the magnets for my 02 jetta tip. are these interchangeable and do u still have a set?

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      09-03-2008 03:27 PM #9
      I'd be they're probably the same. I've pulled magnets from 1998 to 2000 Audi A4's and Passats that all appear to be the same. If they're not right I'd be happy to refund your $ and all we'd each be out is postage. They fit fine in a first class envelope.

      or....better yet....pull your shifter trim apart and see if yours looks like the ones in the photo above.

      Yes, I have several sets of them.


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      10-08-2008 10:27 PM #10
      My 99 b5 tiptronic works when it wants to/barely ever, when i push it over it will either goto 54321 or stays in 5432? do you think the mags are loose? if so how do i get to them
      99 1.8T B5 FWD, had a bunch of mods , timing belt snapped, almost parted car out, found an engine with 50k, in the process of re-modding it. Forge 007 diverter, 3" de-cat pipe with o2 sensor mod, building 3" straight thru exhaust cat back, need a nice set of 18 or 19" wheels...

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      10-08-2008 10:29 PM #11
      99 1.8T B5 FWD, had a bunch of mods , timing belt snapped, almost parted car out, found an engine with 50k, in the process of re-modding it. Forge 007 diverter, 3" de-cat pipe with o2 sensor mod, building 3" straight thru exhaust cat back, need a nice set of 18 or 19" wheels...

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      10-09-2008 12:46 AM #12
      It's not too difficult to pull up the couple pieces of trim necessary to inspect the magnets. PUll the shifter knob off, too, to get a good look at them.

    13. 11-15-2008 10:52 PM #13
      I have a 2000 A4, do you still have those magnets?
      rhilaire@hotmail.com

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      11-16-2008 02:03 AM #14
      yep. I have some left. I'll email you.

    15. 05-04-2009 03:48 PM #15
      Hi,

      just started having the shifting problem with my '98 B5. Took it apart and noticed the magnet on the side was missing.
      If you still have any, please email me at gunther.schwab@gmail.com

      Thanks!


    16. 06-02-2009 06:42 PM #16
      I need the magnets for a 2003 vw jetta. Let me know if they are still available. boehm58@yahoo.com

    17. 08-03-2009 12:11 PM #17
      I would like one. Stephen.Franklin2@gmail.com

    18. 08-06-2009 12:01 AM #18
      does anyone know where I can get a circuit board for an A4 1.8T '99??

    19. 09-02-2009 01:09 PM #19
      I have a 1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS and I need these magnets. Can you find some for me?

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      11-05-2009 04:00 PM #20
      bump, I still have magnets available

    21. 11-24-2009 05:55 PM #21
      i believe my magnets are either mising or the chrome finish is worn off

      i just had body work done from left side impact accident. could the magnets been dislodged from the impact? tiptronic worked fine before the accident. any web links linking impacts to dislodging or other related tiptronic malfunctions?

      2002 passat wagon

      thanks in advance

      mark


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      11-24-2009 06:04 PM #22
      I haven't *heard* of anything like that, but anything is possible.

      The chrome surface would have no bearing in the function of the magnet.

      The only way you'll know for sure is to take off the shifter trim and look.


    23. 11-24-2009 06:09 PM #23
      thanks, the shop is going to try to get the insurance to cover it and i will find out tomorrow. i saw your how to post - seems like there is some risk, loosing a magnet, circuits getting damaged, knockijg yourself out LOL.

      how many hours labor would you expect a shop to charge if its just the magnets?


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      11-24-2009 06:40 PM #24
      I could do it in well under 30 minutes.

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      11-24-2009 08:08 PM #25
      Here are some pictures of accessing the tiptronic magnets

      Anything over a half hour for a shop to do a facelift car and you're getting RAPED, maybe more for the pre-facelift. Follow my link above for detailed pictures of how to with descriptive text.


      Modified by markcm at 5:12 PM 11/24/2009


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      11-25-2009 02:40 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by markcm »
      Here are some pictures of accessing the tiptronic magnets

      Anything over a half hour for a shop to do a facelift car and you're getting RAPED, maybe more for the pre-facelift. Follow my link above for detailed pictures of how to with descriptive text.

      EXCELLENT writeup!


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      12-23-2009 01:31 PM #27
      bump.

    28. 01-07-2010 04:26 PM #28
      Variety=Spice,

      I have a '98 A4. I use the tiptronic quite regularly. Today when I moved the shifter right, from the automatic to the tiptronic position, the left/right "firmness" (that makes it feel like it's clicking and holding in place) suddenly failed. My shifter is now completely "limp," freely swaying between tiptronic and automatic - if I don't remember to rest my hand on the shifter to hold it in place. My display cluster still switches between the appropriate setting, and tiptronic still works.

      I'm just now beginning to research this problem, and I'm no modder (besides replacing my failed moonroof), so I have very little background.

      It seems like these magnets may presumably hold the shifter in it's desired location. Is that accurate? If so, do you think replacing these magnets may alleviate my problem?

      Thanks in advance for your help


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      01-07-2010 09:18 PM #29
      that's not a magnet issue. I suspect a spring somewhere in the shifter assembly came loose. I'd have to do some more research in Bentley or the junkard to be sure.

    30. 03-22-2010 04:36 PM #30
      Hey brother... Don't know if you still have some of those magnets sets... But I could use a large magnet!

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      03-22-2010 04:52 PM #31
      yep, I keep harvesting them when I find them....and have plenty

    32. 03-22-2010 08:43 PM #32
      sweet, how much for a large shipped to 99216? and paypal ok?

      shoot an email to me vickj5656@gmail.com


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      03-22-2010 09:48 PM #33
      ygm. yep, PayPal works well.

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      05-11-2010 03:54 PM #34
      ttt

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      07-14-2010 10:21 AM #35
      The shifter on my tiptronic '99 A6q (with 180K+ miles, still loving it!) moves relatively freely between the auto and manual positions; any clue why? Thanks in advance!

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