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Me and my mates are trying to fit in a 5 speed auto into a 98 T5. But after installing the tranny, it can only go as high as 3rd gear. Can we just reflash the TCU, or do we have change it to a 5 speed TCU? I'm asking because I dont have a 5 speed TCU. We only have the tranny which we was told came from a 99 V70. <br>I thought it was a plug and play affair and completely forgot about the TCU (how that happened during the entire duration of installing of a tranny, beats the hell out of me too..) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Shoving in a 5 speed auto in a 98 T5. (240racer)

This cannot be done.<br>This car doesn't have the electronic capability to use that transmission<br>You actually did this without researching this before you started???!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Not too bright here. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>You would have been better off to do a manual conversion.<br>Put the 4 speed back in
 

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LOL ouch
 

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Re: Shoving in a 5 speed auto in a 98 T5. (240racer)

Interesting- car originally came with a 4 speed, but now with the 5 speed installed it's now a 3 speed. I guess I'd go back to the 4 speed. Good luck.
 

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Re: Shoving in a 5 speed auto in a 98 T5. (Wayne T5)

No 1999s even came with a 5-speed auto. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Shoving in a 5 speed auto in a 98 T5. (1999_V70)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>1999_V70</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">No 1999s even came with a 5-speed auto. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>The tranny had to have come from a 2000 NA
 

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I guess the salvage guy meant YOM 99 not MY 99.<p>I've fitted back a 4 speeder in my car. I though since the 5 speder parts no 1208915 it's a bit older than the 4 speed 1208955 and will run just fine. Hell even the TCU slot and harnesses looks the same.<p>There's a Big FAIL written across my forehead right now. Cant blame me for trying even though it's futile <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">.
 
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