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Hello!
Regarding my New beetle, the display of the SIFTING POSITION status on the meter panel is strange as following
picture. When I started the engine, it is okay for a while but after running, about 30 minutes, all the signs (PRNDS)
always reach ON.
Of course, I believe that it does not have any effect on my safety driving.
I'd like to fix in the near future by myself (if possible).
I cannot the reason at all.
Does anyone have a similar experience?
If so, how can I fix this situation? What is the reason?

PS
In Japan, it is very cold, but thanks to the SNOW tires, yesterday I drove in the snow ONSEN(hot spring) area at YAMAGATA prefecture.
Thanks for reading!
Have a nice new year!

Shiro Kitara


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It is common for switches in the shifter assembly; to eventually fail and fall apart.

Diagnostics, is best performed; by using VCDS by Ross Tech and here is a video showing its use.


In my experience, there will be a trouble code and the magnet on the shifter switch, falls off or the plastic, breaks, fall apart. This causes the shifter position to be wrong, the trans computer gets confused and the car doesn’t shift well, as the computer doesn’t know which correct gear it is in.

I would start your diagnosis with VCDS and identify the problem, if the shifter assembly is bad, vw still sells a new assembly, to fix the problem.

 

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It is common for switches in the shifter assembly; to eventually fail and fall apart.

Diagnostics, is best performed; by using VCDS by Ross Tech and here is a video showing its use.


In my experience, there will be a trouble code and the magnet on the shifter switch, falls off or the plastic, breaks, fall apart. This causes the shifter position to be wrong, the trans computer gets confused and the car doesn’t shift well, as the computer doesn’t know which correct gear it is in.

I would start your diagnosis with VCDS and identify the problem, if the shifter assembly is bad, vw still sells a new assembly, to fix the problem.

It is common for switches in the shifter assembly; to eventually fail and fall apart.

Diagnostics, is best performed; by using VCDS by Ross Tech and here is a video showing its use.


In my experience, there will be a trouble code and the magnet on the shifter switch, falls off or the plastic, breaks, fall apart. This causes the shifter position to be wrong, the trans computer gets confused and the car doesn’t shift well, as the computer doesn’t know which correct gear it is in.

I would start your diagnosis with VCDS and identify the problem, if the shifter assembly is bad, vw still sells a new assembly, to fix the problem.

It is common for switches in the shifter assembly; to eventually fail and fall apart.

Diagnostics, is best performed; by using VCDS by Ross Tech and here is a video showing its use.


In my experience, there will be a trouble code and the magnet on the shifter switch, falls off or the plastic, breaks, fall apart. This causes the shifter position to be wrong, the trans computer gets confused and the car doesn’t shift well, as the computer doesn’t know which correct gear it is in.

I would start your diagnosis with VCDS and identify the problem, if the shifter assembly is bad, vw still sells a new assembly, to fix the problem.

Thanks!

That makes sense!
My shifter assembly is bad, so I am looking for a new assembly.
Thnaks to your message, I understand the reason.

I apprecate to your infromation.

Shiro Kitaura
 
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