[Vwdiesel] Shift light?

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Wed Feb 2 21:48:22 EST 2005

Mike & Coreen Smith wrote:
> I jammed the wire into the W-terminal (it had rotted off) in a moment of
> weakness (I know it's the incorrect repair) and shift light seems to work
> better, but it's still telling me to shift @ around 80km/h in 5th
> gear..........86 Golf 1.6D
> Did the sneaky VW folks hide a 6th gear on this ol' rig that I am not aware
> of, or is this always the way the "computer" acts ;-0

That says that the 5th gear switch in the end of the tranny is not working right.  Its the big electrical connector near the
tranny mount.  Logic is that the 5th gear contact opens in 5th gear and diasbles the upshift light, same thing happens and
closed and wide open throttle (via the two switches on the throttle linkage).


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