Member Credit: Waz350GT

So I decided on something a little easier with the same result.

Just to remind everyone, this will make it:

PULL BACK = Next Gear
PUSH FORWARD = Previous Gear

And the best part? It takes 15mins or less, uses $2 worth of connectors, and is totally reversible in a matter of seconds!

Tools Needed:
– side cutters
– pliers
– 2*blade connectors – female
– 2*blade connectors – male
– electrical tape

Time Needed:

Picture 1:

  • Pull the centre part of your dash off using info on these forums
  • You will see a few wires which run around behind the gear selector and these are involved in the tiptronic switching
  • Locate the 2 wires which send the signal back to the ECU when the gear has been manually changed
  • The colors you are looking for are DARK GREEN and LIGHT GREY
  • Note that there is also a light green wire so don’t get confused

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Picture 2:

  • Cut these 2 wires and strip all 4 free ends

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Picture 3:

  • Attach the male and female ends of the blade connectors using the pliers to hold the wires in place. You could probably solder them if you could be bothered.

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Picture 4:

  • Connect the wires
  • The key here is that you want to swap the wires around so that the grey is now connecting with the green for both wires
  • Note that as you have used blade connectors, it is very easy to simply pull out the connector and put the configuration back to normal if you ever want to!

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Picture 5:

  • Using electrical tape, cover the exposed metal of the connectors and put the wires back into their normal position. You can hardly notice that anything is done! Put your trim back in place

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Test Drive:
Amazing, simply amazing. It’s stupid that it wasn’t this way to start with.

This is a DIY that costs the price of a box of connectors and takes about 15mins to do. Not only that, but it is completely reversible in the event that you change your mind!

I’m going to get some custom stickers made up that have a ” + ” and ” – ” sign on them for completeness. They will be black like the P-R-N-D indicator on the other side of the shifter



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