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I just bought a used 02 Jetta TDI automatic and I'm having an issue. After warming up the car a few days after having bought it, I find that even though the gear shifter shifts, the electronic display doesn't change at all. I can shift without depressing the button until neutral, where it locks. I'm told this might be a function to enable someone to tow the car if I wasn't present but I can't find a way to turn it off or change what is happening. And I have no idea where the interlock switch is, though I've looked. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Check vaccuum lines , one could be off or leaking

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SOURCE: vw 2000 jetta tdi (a/t shifting problem)

Your right in as much as it shouldnt need complete over haul but a competent auto trans technician to clear the shift fault.It could be a solenoid or check valve that should be able to be repaired with out the transmission having to be removed.

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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try the resetting proceedure.turn key on engine off mash gas peddal to floor for 15 secs let of peddal turn off key. may take some miles for tcm to relearn but should get better

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VW didn't put a "dipstick" on the trans for whatever reason. You technically have to use the VW Vag-Com scanner to properly check the trans fluid level as VW says it has to be checked at a specific temperature. But there is a "shade-tree" workaround. Start the car and leave the engine running the throughout the entire procedure. You have to get the trans fluid warm-a little under normal operating temp. 95F-104F is what you want-you can attain this after letting the car idle for 8 or so minutes. Continuing, leave the trans in park, and make sure you are on as level of a surface as possible. Then loosen the allen plug on the bottom of the trans pan. You will then see another plug. Remove this plug. Fluid should just trickle out of the hole if it is at the proper level. If it trickles out, you are good. If it doesn't you need to add fluid. Add VW spec ATF through the fill port.The fill port on the top front of the trans is capped off by a red cap and is very visible. Very carefully pry the cap off and then wiggle the plug out. I'd highly suggest having a spare red cap on hand-VW dealer has them. Then you can pour fluid into the trans. Add a little bit at at time, and all the while watching for the fluid to tricke out of the trans plug hole. When it trickles out, replace the inner plug and then the outer plug. That's it. Recheck after driving the car for a few miles. FYI- A flud and filter swap on the the VW auto trans takes 3 liters, so keep that in perspective. I hope this helps you out.

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