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Yeah I didn't think the o-ring would shrink even if you left it for years. Pics would help the newbies. Figuring it out on your own can be a pain sometimes.
 

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Can the clutch override wire(purple wire) be attached to the DSG harness? I don't have a bentley to look at the wiring, but thought the DSG brake pedal wire could be used?
I'm at a lose here guys. the clutch master cylinder has a connector on it with 4 wires it has no power going to it.
 

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I can only speak to the early cars. Build dates after ~Nov 2005 was a wiring harness change. I don't know if that affects the three circuits or not.

I hope to have everything written up in a PDF to add to pedaltheglobe's write up. With any luck, it should be done in ~2 weeks.

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I can only speak to the early cars. Build dates after ~Nov 2005 was a wiring harness change. I don't know if that affects the three circuits or not.

I hope to have everything written up in a PDF to add to pedaltheglobe's write up. With any luck, it should be done in ~2 weeks.

Tony
Any progress on the PDF? I am currently gathering everything needed. I found a 5 speed car that was wrecked with 100,000 miles less than my car with a good bottom end (mine drinks a quart of oil every 500 miles), turbo and head so I am going to just swap the whole thing in. One question I do have is that someone stated that the ECU coding can be changed with VCDS is this correct, and if so is there a how to on what coding needs changed. I know it was pretty easy with the MKIV. Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

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Seems you can recode the mk5 for manual in can gateway and steering wheel. I just got rid of the error codes. So you do not need a manual ecu after all, unless you want traction control which malone can fix for 50 bucks. Not a complete waste of money though since I got a new tune to go with the manual ecu.
I did a auto to 5sp swat on 06 tdi jetta.New to vcds and tryibg to figure out how to get rid of the error codes in can gateway and steering wheel.any help would be appreciated
 

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I did a auto to 5sp swat on 06 tdi jetta.New to vcds and tryibg to figure out how to get rid of the error codes in can gateway and steering wheel.any help would be appreciated
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I did a auto to 5sp swat on 06 tdi jetta.New to vcds and tryibg to figure out how to get rid of the error codes in can gateway and steering wheel.any help would be appreciated
Hi....

I did this modification but never got around to uploading any of the pics or details as other things came up at the time (I needed the car and swapped out a bad DSG for a later model 2012 Jetta Sportwagon 6-speed manual).

That bad news: I have never figured this out and the car sits with the CIL and with your issues PLUS the ABS Module.

The good news: I recently purchased the VCDS software and their forum covers a few different threads on your (and mine) very issue. See:

But you've probably already searching them....
If not, start here:
 

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First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!!

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This is a new forum layout which is owned by a company last year that doesn't give a dam with loads of bugs which have been reported in the new thread. There is no TDI Wiki at the moment or original similes which they refuse to install. It doesn't show the car spec/location.

Add your car specs to your signature that will show on every post you make.

Car spec now shows not for all members.

Myturbodiesel moving on

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This has been talked about many times.

I've made a poll which no one has posted in, there are a few votes and comments.

Do you like the new forum features?

Wiki pages have been restored as of 7th December, I asked where is the link it should be on top of the main forum.

Is that a genuine VCDS cable or a cheap Chinese cloned cable.

Its very simple to erase the ecu memory for error codes found, the problem is you still have to fix the problems.
Hey Keith....
I believe I did an introduction back when I joined... but maybe it got lost in the Site transition?
 

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Hi....

I did this modification but never got around to uploading any of the pics or details as other things came up at the time (I needed the car and swapped out a bad DSG for a later model 2012 Jetta Sportwagon 6-speed manual).

That bad news: I have never figured this out and the car sits with the CIL and with your issues PLUS the ABS Module.

The good news: I recently purchased the VCDS software and their forum covers a few different threads on your (and mine) very issue. See:

But you've probably already searching them....
If not, start here:

I also have ross tech and software.ive looked around and change a few things but haent had the nerve to change much.On the good side,my car runs great with no problems except cel and traction control light.Ill keep working with it but may have to get the ecm flashed as some have said.thanks
 

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I also have ross tech and software.ive looked around and change a few things but haent had the nerve to change much.On the good side,my car runs great with no problems except cel and traction control light.Ill keep working with it but may have to get the ecm flashed as some have said.thanks
LOL.
So I'm reposting crap I've basically already responded to THIS MONTH :0)]
...which is the problem when I have as many things on my plate as I do now.

....

Since I responded to your introduction with mostly a bad memory of what I posted here a few years ago.... I'll just risk being a moron by pasting what I wrote there in your Introduction..

Who knows, maybe between what I've written here back when I was doing my swap and what I just wrote in attempting to remember might have something I hadn't thought of.

I stand guilty.
Keith, fire away!

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I've to the same 2006 BRM Jetta that I got with a bad DSG 02E as well... This was in 2015/16 and decided to swap out the DSG for a manual. Turns out there was a late model 2012 (Jetta) Sportwagon down the street with a for sale 6-speed 02Q. After verifying fit up with several dealer calls to different phone reps I was able to confirm through specifying identical part numbers that the tranny and CV-related stuff was all the same..... though I couldn't find anyone who swapped that particular manual into a car with DSG.

I think that might be the case as the old 5-speeds might be a little more bullet-proof than the 02Q? I've seen a comment or two somewhere indicating something about the 6-speed was a little more delicate.... I didn't care and figured the donor was nearby.

So. That's in the car and as you might see from my other post (TBD here), it worked but did leave some issues with the CEL being on due to the "no transmission" error DSG CM no longer there) and the traction warning/fail light on. I believe also (sorry, it's parked for last few years as I had other things come up and not fixing the CEL could not move forward with SMOG and Insurance; it was from a friend so title transfer forced a smog check and that what got me stuck where I parked it then)
I believe the clue on that last thing is normally for DSG configured cars, the speed signal for the traction/ABS is taken from the DSG CM? Oh, right.... I believe the ABS brake module was complaining/light a cluster light.

Since I just recently bought that VCDS and have been using to troubleshoot turbo-boost issues with my 2001 NB ALH car... I should probably hook that up to the Jetta and verify what the issues are.

Also possibly good news: Since cars like our 2006 Jetta use a Gateway which as I understand, is the repository for knowing if a Manual or DSG is present... the VCDS is (??) able to go into the Gateway and allow us to set it to Manual so that at least we solve that first major step. The ABS/Traction stuff is the next issue(s) to solve (as far as my very limited grasp understand right now). That 2006 Jetta did have option for the 0A4 manual so there has to be a straightforward way to indicate to the correct CMs that there should be NO attempts to communicate with some sort of (auto) tranny computer.....
 

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How to complete a DSG to manual swap in a Mk5 BRM TDI(Under Construction/Work in Progress-will update with pics, links, and more info)
by Jon Tallent

Difficulty: 4/5

Introduction
With proper maintenance the MK5 BRM TDI with a manual transmission can be a 500k mile car. Many have experienced failing clutch packs, DMFs, and mechatronics units with the DSG transmission. The cost the dealer charges to repair these issues can now exceed the value of the vehicle. Many still love these cars, but do not want to invest large amounts of money into a DSG transmission that can develop the same issues down the road. The manual transmissions have proven to be more reliable.

When I decided to manual swap my 2006 MK5 Jetta BRM TDI with DSG I could not find any info online. I found many who had manual swapped MK4 TDIs and some who had manual swapped MK5 gas engine cars, but no one who had done it on a MK5 TDI. A few naysayers, that at the time I felt were more knowledgeable, told me it was not possible. When these vehicles rolled down the assembly line they had build sheets and received parts to become cars with DSG, Tiptronic, or manual transmissions. I knew it was possible and was just a matter of swapping in the correct parts.

It is my hope that this article will help others complete this swap and keep these great cars on the road. I feel that one does not need to be a professional technician to complete this swap. If you can change a clutch and understand basic 12v DC wiring you can do this. All it takes is persistence and patience.

Parts List
Manual Gearbox(I used a 5-speed from a 2006 TDI, but have reason to believe 6-speed gearboxes from European TDIs and US 09-10 MK5 TDIs will work as well.)
Clutch and Flywheel
Clutch Fork and Bearing
Transmission plate/shim
Axles(Driver's side and passenger side specific to MK5 and whichever gearbox you are using)
Transmission mount( The wishbone mounts are exactly the same between the DSG and 5-speed manual and do not need to be swapped)
Clutch pedal with integrated switches and clutch master cylinder
Brake pedal(you could technically use the same brake pedal-mentioned further in how to section)
Slave Cylinder
Hose with clamps that runs from brake master cylinder to clutch master cylinder( The brake master cylinders between auto and manual cars are exactly the same and do not need swapped)
Line with fittings that runs from clutch master cylinder to slave cylinder
Shifter assembly with linkage
Starter(DSG and manual starters are different)
Brake fluid
Gearbox oil
Differential oil
Coolant(You will lose some when you disconnect and bypass the DSG trans cooler)
Electrical wire/connectors/solder/electrical tape/shrink wrap
Clutch pedal 4-pin electrical connector
Reverse switch 2-pin electrical connector
All nuts/bolts including new stretch/TTY bolts

Procedure

1. Safely raise and support the vehicle
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2. Remove lower shield, driver's side inner fender liner, battery box, and air box
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3. Remove both front wheels

4. Remove axles
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5. Safely support the engine

6. Remove DSG transmission. Most sources recommend removing the drivers side control arm or lowering/removing the subframe. The shortcut I found is to remove the transaxle drive flanges and the transmission will easily drop out of the bottom of the car. Each drive flange is held on by one 6mm allen bolt. Wedge a screwdriver between the flange and transmission to keep the flange from spinning when removing the allen bolt. Once the allen bolt is removed the flange will slide out of the transmission. I did not need a puller.

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7. Remove DSG flywheel and install clutch/manual trans flywheel. I had to tap the DSG DMF flywheel in a circular pattern for it to break free. Once removed this is a good time to inspect your rear main seal for leaks.

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8. Swap DSG body to trans mount with manual body to trans mount. I highly recommend using new bolts as these are TTY/stretch bolts and it could be catastrophic if they failed. For a DSG to 5-speed manual the wishbone mount is the same.

9. Remove exhaust from turbo to catalytic converter, and exhaust heat shield.

10. Swap DSG shifter assembly with manual shifter assembly.

11. Reinstall exhaust heat shield and exhaust.

12. Remove under-dash trim. Larger people may want to remove the driver's seat to gain easier access to work underneath the dash.

13. Install clutch pedal

14. Swap brake pedal. If your car was built prior to November 2005 you will need to swap over your brake switch. If your car was built after November 2005 you do not need to swap the brake switch as it is mounted on the brake master cylinder and you will be using the same brake master cylinder.

15. Reinstall under-dash trim

16. Cut off nipple on the side of the brake master cylinder. Do not cut off all of the nipple. Leave part of the the flanged portion intact. Connect one end of hose with clamps on brake master cylinder and the other end on the clutch master cylinder.

17. Install manual transmission.

18. Install axles.

19. Connect line from clutch pedal master cylinder to slave cylinder.

20. Bleed the clutch.
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21. Connect and adjust shift linkage.
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22. Bypass DSG transmission cooler.

23. Wire clutch pedal and reverse switch. See "wiring" section.

24. Ensure everything is torqued to spec and all stretch/TTY bolts were replaced.

25. Reinstall battery, battery tray, air box, lower shield, and driver's side inner fender liner.

26. Install wheels

27. Remove supports/ jack stands and lower car.

28. Have a competent tuner flash the ECU to a manual or swap in a manual ECU and have a tuner bypass the immobilizer. See "coding" section.

Wiring
The MK5 5-speed manual transmission only has one electrical switch/sensor and that is the reverse switch. Unlike the MK4, the MK5 with manual transmission uses the ABS sensors to sense vehicle speed. The MK5 clutch pedal contains two switches. One is for the starter safety interlock and the other is for the cruise control.

Clutch pedal connector


1. Starter safety interlock-To prevent the vehicle from starting in gear the starter relay has a switched ground source. This safety mechanism is present in both the DSG and manual transmission. On the DSG this comes from the purple wire with black stripe at the DSG electrical connector. Simply grounding this wire will allow the vehicle to start. However, it will start in any gear if this is done. This can create safety issues if one forgets the clutch starter safety switch has been bypassed or an unsuspecting new driver of the vehicle is unaware. Connect this wire to one side of the clutch pedal switch and the other side to a chassis ground. This will prevent the vehicle from starting unless the clutch pedal is depressed which is normal operation for a vehicle that came factory with a manual transmission.

(Note that the car will start and run just by completing step 1 and without completing steps 2, 3, and flashing of the ECU.)

2. Cruise control-This step is not required for the vehicle to operate but is required for cruise control to be functional. The clutch pedal has a second switch that lets the ECU know the clutch pedal has been depressed. More on this later...

3. Reverse switch-This step is not required for the vehicle to operate but is required for the vehicle reverse lights to function. The switch lies on top of the manual gearbox and is engaged when the shifter is placed in the reverse position. It uses a simple two wire connector. More on this later....

Coding/ Flashing
Unlike the MK4 platform the MK5 cannot be coded from auto to manual simply with VCDS. You will need to either have your ECU flashed to that of a manual transmission by a competent tuner or buy a manual ECU and have the immobilizer defeated. Note that this is not required for the car to run, but you will have a service engine light, traction control light, and will not have cruise control or traction control. I have so far driven 1500 miles with the original non-tuned/non-flashed ECU and have experienced zero issues besides pesky warning lights and no traction/cruise control. I assume zero risk if you go this route as the safer method is to have traction control. I plan on having my ECU flashed and will update when it is done.

Cluster before flashing of ECU-Check engine light and traction control light due to ECU and ABS modules not recognizing the DSG as present.(Note-TPMS light is unrelated to the swap. There was a faulty TPMS sensor.)


Final thoughts/ Conclusion

Thanks
Could you explain in more detail how to connect the reverse light?

I mean this point:

" 3. Reverse switch-This step is not required for the vehicle to operate but is required for the vehicle reverse lights to function. The switch lies on top of the manual gearbox and is engaged when the shifter is placed in the reverse position. It uses a simple two wire connector. More on this later...."
 

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How to complete a DSG to manual swap in a Mk5 BRM TDI(Under Construction/Work in Progress-will update with pics, links, and more info)
by Jon Tallent

Difficulty: 4/5

Introduction
With proper maintenance the MK5 BRM TDI with a manual transmission can be a 500k mile car. Many have experienced failing clutch packs, DMFs, and mechatronics units with the DSG transmission. The cost the dealer charges to repair these issues can now exceed the value of the vehicle. Many still love these cars, but do not want to invest large amounts of money into a DSG transmission that can develop the same issues down the road. The manual transmissions have proven to be more reliable.

When I decided to manual swap my 2006 MK5 Jetta BRM TDI with DSG I could not find any info online. I found many who had manual swapped MK4 TDIs and some who had manual swapped MK5 gas engine cars, but no one who had done it on a MK5 TDI. A few naysayers, that at the time I felt were more knowledgeable, told me it was not possible. When these vehicles rolled down the assembly line they had build sheets and received parts to become cars with DSG, Tiptronic, or manual transmissions. I knew it was possible and was just a matter of swapping in the correct parts.

It is my hope that this article will help others complete this swap and keep these great cars on the road. I feel that one does not need to be a professional technician to complete this swap. If you can change a clutch and understand basic 12v DC wiring you can do this. All it takes is persistence and patience.

Parts List
Manual Gearbox(I used a 5-speed from a 2006 TDI, but have reason to believe 6-speed gearboxes from European TDIs and US 09-10 MK5 TDIs will work as well.)
Clutch and Flywheel
Clutch Fork and Bearing
Transmission plate/shim
Axles(Driver's side and passenger side specific to MK5 and whichever gearbox you are using)
Transmission mount( The wishbone mounts are exactly the same between the DSG and 5-speed manual and do not need to be swapped)
Clutch pedal with integrated switches and clutch master cylinder
Brake pedal(you could technically use the same brake pedal-mentioned further in how to section)
Slave Cylinder
Hose with clamps that runs from brake master cylinder to clutch master cylinder( The brake master cylinders between auto and manual cars are exactly the same and do not need swapped)
Line with fittings that runs from clutch master cylinder to slave cylinder
Shifter assembly with linkage
Starter(DSG and manual starters are different)
Brake fluid
Gearbox oil
Differential oil
Coolant(You will lose some when you disconnect and bypass the DSG trans cooler)
Electrical wire/connectors/solder/electrical tape/shrink wrap
Clutch pedal 4-pin electrical connector
Reverse switch 2-pin electrical connector
All nuts/bolts including new stretch/TTY bolts

Procedure

1. Safely raise and support the vehicle
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2. Remove lower shield, driver's side inner fender liner, battery box, and air box
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3. Remove both front wheels

4. Remove axles
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5. Safely support the engine

6. Remove DSG transmission. Most sources recommend removing the drivers side control arm or lowering/removing the subframe. The shortcut I found is to remove the transaxle drive flanges and the transmission will easily drop out of the bottom of the car. Each drive flange is held on by one 6mm allen bolt. Wedge a screwdriver between the flange and transmission to keep the flange from spinning when removing the allen bolt. Once the allen bolt is removed the flange will slide out of the transmission. I did not need a puller.

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7. Remove DSG flywheel and install clutch/manual trans flywheel. I had to tap the DSG DMF flywheel in a circular pattern for it to break free. Once removed this is a good time to inspect your rear main seal for leaks.

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8. Swap DSG body to trans mount with manual body to trans mount. I highly recommend using new bolts as these are TTY/stretch bolts and it could be catastrophic if they failed. For a DSG to 5-speed manual the wishbone mount is the same.

9. Remove exhaust from turbo to catalytic converter, and exhaust heat shield.

10. Swap DSG shifter assembly with manual shifter assembly.

11. Reinstall exhaust heat shield and exhaust.

12. Remove under-dash trim. Larger people may want to remove the driver's seat to gain easier access to work underneath the dash.

13. Install clutch pedal

14. Swap brake pedal. If your car was built prior to November 2005 you will need to swap over your brake switch. If your car was built after November 2005 you do not need to swap the brake switch as it is mounted on the brake master cylinder and you will be using the same brake master cylinder.

15. Reinstall under-dash trim

16. Cut off nipple on the side of the brake master cylinder. Do not cut off all of the nipple. Leave part of the the flanged portion intact. Connect one end of hose with clamps on brake master cylinder and the other end on the clutch master cylinder.

17. Install manual transmission.

18. Install axles.

19. Connect line from clutch pedal master cylinder to slave cylinder.

20. Bleed the clutch.
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21. Connect and adjust shift linkage.
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22. Bypass DSG transmission cooler.

23. Wire clutch pedal and reverse switch. See "wiring" section.

24. Ensure everything is torqued to spec and all stretch/TTY bolts were replaced.

25. Reinstall battery, battery tray, air box, lower shield, and driver's side inner fender liner.

26. Install wheels

27. Remove supports/ jack stands and lower car.

28. Have a competent tuner flash the ECU to a manual or swap in a manual ECU and have a tuner bypass the immobilizer. See "coding" section.

Wiring
The MK5 5-speed manual transmission only has one electrical switch/sensor and that is the reverse switch. Unlike the MK4, the MK5 with manual transmission uses the ABS sensors to sense vehicle speed. The MK5 clutch pedal contains two switches. One is for the starter safety interlock and the other is for the cruise control.

Clutch pedal connector


1. Starter safety interlock-To prevent the vehicle from starting in gear the starter relay has a switched ground source. This safety mechanism is present in both the DSG and manual transmission. On the DSG this comes from the purple wire with black stripe at the DSG electrical connector. Simply grounding this wire will allow the vehicle to start. However, it will start in any gear if this is done. This can create safety issues if one forgets the clutch starter safety switch has been bypassed or an unsuspecting new driver of the vehicle is unaware. Connect this wire to one side of the clutch pedal switch and the other side to a chassis ground. This will prevent the vehicle from starting unless the clutch pedal is depressed which is normal operation for a vehicle that came factory with a manual transmission.

(Note that the car will start and run just by completing step 1 and without completing steps 2, 3, and flashing of the ECU.)

2. Cruise control-This step is not required for the vehicle to operate but is required for cruise control to be functional. The clutch pedal has a second switch that lets the ECU know the clutch pedal has been depressed. More on this later...

3. Reverse switch-This step is not required for the vehicle to operate but is required for the vehicle reverse lights to function. The switch lies on top of the manual gearbox and is engaged when the shifter is placed in the reverse position. It uses a simple two wire connector. More on this later....

Coding/ Flashing
Unlike the MK4 platform the MK5 cannot be coded from auto to manual simply with VCDS. You will need to either have your ECU flashed to that of a manual transmission by a competent tuner or buy a manual ECU and have the immobilizer defeated. Note that this is not required for the car to run, but you will have a service engine light, traction control light, and will not have cruise control or traction control. I have so far driven 1500 miles with the original non-tuned/non-flashed ECU and have experienced zero issues besides pesky warning lights and no traction/cruise control. I assume zero risk if you go this route as the safer method is to have traction control. I plan on having my ECU flashed and will update when it is done.

Cluster before flashing of ECU-Check engine light and traction control light due to ECU and ABS modules not recognizing the DSG as present.(Note-TPMS light is unrelated to the swap. There was a faulty TPMS sensor.)


Final thoughts/ Conclusion

Thanks
I asked because I have a 2008 VW Golf MK5 TSI 1.4, with a recent conversion from a 7-Speed DSG to a 6-Speed Manual Transmission.

In this moment I have the ECU - Check Engine and ISP lights on the instrument panel since my ECU was not yet flashed to that of a manual transmission.

I still have the original non-tuned / non-flashed ECU. But I plan on having my ECU flashed as soon as possible.

Currently, the wire from the reverse gear sensor is connected directly to the wire that goes to the rear light. The mirror tilt function when the gear is on reverse is not working.

Instead of connecting this wire directly, I would like to be able to connect it in order to continue feeding all the functions that depend on the reverse gear and not just the reverse light.
 

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Seems you can recode the mk5 for manual in can gateway and steering wheel. I just got rid of the error codes. So you do not need a manual ecu after all, unless you want traction control which malone can fix for 50 bucks. Not a complete waste of money though since I got a new tune to go with the manual ecu.
Curious on the conclusion regarding not needing to flash ECU for manual. I believe you are going from DSG to manual, correct?

I've finally getting back to my project to wrap-up and only now figuring out what open loops remain. For my BRM 2006, I did attempt to use VCDS and re-code the gateway and ECU. Gateway was recoded successfully from auto to manual. Ecu does have bit position for my vehicle for auto or manual also; however, the ECU doesn't allow VCDS to re-code. Ecu complains that the re-code value (which VCDS label pop-up shows is legit) is "out of range".

Also, looking at dozens of VCDS scans off of Ross-Tech forums and other build sites, indicate the manual and auto have different Software numbers showing up in the 01-engine details of the scan.

At this point, my sources claim the ECU must be flashed for manual so I'm curious what Malone actually shared that would find you concluding otherwise....

I need to follow up with your mention of recoding instrument cluster for manual. I did realize that and wonder if that might somehow influence my not being able to re-code ECU to manual value. I don't think that's the case based on error message coming back, but maybe sequencing of Gateway to Cluster then ECU might be requirement?

Since I'm getting ready to have someone flash ECU for manual is really like to get your thoughts on Malone....

If I do not need to flash ECU then I should be able to clear these TCU codes just by correctly VCDS coding in the right control modules and perhaps the right sequence!?

Thanks,
Andrew
 
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