View Full Version : Are you able to recode a Tiptronic with a tip chip?

11-28-2006, 08:20 PM
I had a couple of guys over and I recoded their Tip trannys into the sport mode with my VAG. One was a '00 S4, no problem. The second was an '02 A6, no problem. I tried to do recode my buddy's '99.5 A4 and it wouldn't take. I tried doing my '98 A4 and it wouldn't take either.

Now, I thought maybe because mine has a Tip Chip that it wouldn't let me change it. However, my buddy's A4 doesn't have a tip chip and it was the same result, no change.[headbang]

For those who are familiar with the procedure, my stock (current) soft code is 00010. I was trying to change it to 00011 and it keeps reverting back to the 00010.

Any suggestions?

11-29-2006, 11:15 AM
What does recoding it to the sport mode do/accomplish?

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11-29-2006, 11:42 AM
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11-29-2006, 11:50 AM
Originally posted by tontod
What does recoding it to the sport mode do/accomplish?

this has something to do with whether it automatically downshifts for you or not. older tips don't, newer tips do... something to that effect, but i could be wrong.

11-29-2006, 01:17 PM
I'd be interested in doing this, does the ross tech page have details on how to do it? I have a 99.5.

11-29-2006, 01:31 PM
my 98.5 shifts for me some times... i might like to do this also

11-29-2006, 05:11 PM
yeah it does it to prevent you from fukcing up your car by shifting too extreme or forgetting you are in tip

11-30-2006, 05:30 PM
The pre-2000 tips are already in "sport" mode. The reprogram doesn't do anything.