Alright so I was almost ready to do my swap broken triptronic for a 5 speed manual but then my driver’s side axle went (second time since Waterfest, almost a month ago) so I decided I had to get the hard shifting axle binding Japanese tranny out asap.
I thought I had everything figured out months ago, after fondling around the engine bay for the past couple days and finally dropping the 100kg tranny. I came on here to verify what else I need to do.
So far we have
-pulled the axles, Battery, airbox, starter, misc coolant lines (free up room on top of transmission)
-disconnected the ball joints
-removed all M12 and M14 bolts from transmission (there are also three 16mm nuts for the torq inverter that need to be removed from an access port above passenger side axle, you will need to rotate the crank to find these)
-removed everything off front of trans
-removed the PS line from passenger side and tuck safely away under car
-Dropped 09A transmission out the bottom (over 100kg so it’s very heavy)
-Removed lower dash panels and center console/arm wrest
-can I just cut out the automatics shift lock (line that goes from shift selector to ignition)?
-can I wire the clutch pedal switch to a push button?
-how does one get the reverse lights to work. (Splice it in off the tranny?)
-I just read something on a dated none vortex forum about a guy having to get the fly wheel machined because there’s a different crank in auto 1.8ts (this is the first I heard about this) can anyone confirm or deny this?
-I have read all I have to do is change the coding from a 2 to a 1, to change the ECU to manual (just want to confirm this because I also read that someone was having a problem with the revs being bumped up cause the ecu might try to smooth out shifts) can someone confirm or deny?
This is a 2002 AWP GTI – it will become a BT car but not on this motor- I will make a DIY once I have the swap finished and is also my Daily so I kinda need to get this back on the Road ASAP any advice is appreciated.