Volkswagen Golf / Audi A3 DSG 7 Gearbox Problem.

Audi Volkswagen 7 speed transmission fault

Seven Speed Direct Shift Gearbox Control Unit (DQ200)

 

This DSG 7 control unit is a very common failure for vehicles built between 2003 – 2016 fitted with the DQ200 Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG). The most common reported symptom is a complete loss of drive due to not being able to select any gears, this will cause the EPC light to remain illuminated and the gear symbols will continually flash on the instrument panel. Often the main 30-amp fuse will be blown, if you try to replace the fuse it will blow again while the DSG control unit remains connected.

 

If you attempt to read the fault codes stored in the gearbox system, then you may also notice the gearbox system fails to communicate with your diagnostic scanner, preventing you from reading any fault codes. However, if you are able to communicate with the DSG gearbox system, then you may have the following fault codes stored:

 

  • 16946/P0562/001378 - System Voltage Low
  • 005636/P1604 - Internal Control Module
  • P189C/006300 - Function restriction due to insufficient pressure build-up.

 If you are experiencing any of the above issues, then this is usually a clear indication that your DSG 7 control unit has failed.

 

We are able to remanufacture (rebuild) your own DSG unit and supply an unlimited mileage lifetime warranty as standard. When we rebuild your own unit, we use higher rated than standard components and ‘engineer out’ the original design flaw that caused your unit to fail in the first place, giving you the peace of mind that your unit will not fail again. If we rebuild your own unit then it will cost a small fraction of the cost of a new unit, and you will not need to program the unit back onto your car – simply refit, replace the oil and away you go.

 

A brand-new unit from the main dealer is very expensive and will require programming onto the vehicle which adds further labour costs. Most worryingly is that the brand-new unit that we have seen still have the original design flaw, so if you purchase a replacement unit from the dealer then you can expect it to fail again at some point down the line.

Audi Volkswagen DSG7 faultVAG group 7 speed TCU fault

 

Outperforming the original:

This is a complete re-engineered solution for the DSG-7 family of mechatronics units, all failing components are replaced with our own re-engineered versions, designed from scratch to outperform the original OEM parts. Employing our in-house designed reinforced stainless-steel pressure build-up controls, polymer clutch actuation protection and control unit revision, complete HIL simulation redesign to ensure all shift actuators are meeting and exceeding original OEM specifications in real-world conditions.

DSG7 parts

 

Common Failure symptoms:

  • No gear engagement
  • No drive or reverse
  • EPC light illuminated
  • Main 30-amp fuse constantly blowing

 

Common fault codes:

  • P189C (06300) – function restriction due to insufficient pressure build-up
  • P0562 (16946/001378) - System Voltage Low
  • P1604 (005636) - Internal Control Module
  • P17BF (06079) – pump protection maximum limit reached

 

Common failing part numbers:

  • 0AM 927 769 D / 0AM 927 769 K / 0AM 927 769 G
  • 0AM 325 025 D / 0AM 325 025 H / 0AM 325 065 N / 0AM 325 025 J

 

Test and rebuild:

We fully test every Mechatronics unit before (first line test) and after (end of line test) the rebuild, using our HIL (Hardware In-the-Loop) DSG-7 Gearbox rig, this allows us to test your Mechatronics unit under real-world load conditions. This ensures that each rebuilt unit meets and exceeds OEM specifications. All common failing components are replaced with versions that are higher rated than standard, so you can be assured that once your unit has been rebuilt it will perform as good as, if not better than a brand-new unit from the manufacturer.

HIL testing DSG7

Programming:

All coding is retained during test and rebuild – no need for programming once you receive your rebuilt DSG7 unit back.

 

Quality:

Our strict quality control: encompassing testing, components and workmanship will ensure only the highest level of work is carried out to meet our lifetime warranty standards.

 

Warranty:

Lifetime unlimited mileage*

 

How do I get my unit rebuilt?

To pay for the rebuild select your model above then click: Get yours rebuilt

Print the payment/booking confirmation email.

Package the DSG7 transmission control unit inside a sturdy box with plenty of packaging material (make sure you include your confirmation email in the box).

Send us your package by tracked courier (the shipping instructions are on the confirmation email).

Once received we will test, rebuild and return your DSG7 transmission unit with an unlimited mileage lifetime warranty. (if your unit turns out not to be faulty then we will refund your payment less a small testing fee and return shipping)

 

What if I don’t want to pay up front?

This is not a problem, if you prefer this option then follow the following steps:

Fill in and submit this test form.

Print the booking confirmation email.

Package the DSG7 transmission control unit inside a sturdy box with plenty of packaging material (make sure you include your confirmation email in the box).

Send us your package by tracked courier (the shipping instructions are on the confirmation email).

Once received, we will test your DSG7 transmission unit and call you to advise on the outcome of testing, if your unit is faulty and you choose to go ahead with the rebuild then we will take payment over the phone using a debit/credit card.

We will then rebuild your DSG7 transmission control unit and return it to you with an unlimited mileage warranty.

If you require further information regarding this Volkswagen Audi Group DSG7, then please contact us.

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Comments on "Volkswagen Golf / Audi A3 DSG 7 Gearbox Problem."
Mhd Jijakli says: 29/9/2019 3:18:55 PM
Hello I have skoda oktavia tfsi 1.4L 2014 It showing the control unit for direct shift seven speed fault I am located in DUBAI UAE PLEASE advice what should i do and what will be the charges Thanks
ECU Admin says: 30/9/2019 3:53:05 PM
Hi Mhd Jijakli, for prices and shipping information for the DSG7 Skoda Octavia please see the following page: https://www.ecutesting.com/product-catalogue/skoda/octavia/ecu-dsg-gearbox/dsg325025-m/
Justice says: 27/9/2019 2:35:51 PM
Hi I'm justice I have a problem with my Audi a3 1.4tfsi sardonic it does has some codes P0299,P1624,P0562 and P0684 what can be problem
ECU Admin says: 30/9/2019 4:05:05 PM
Hi Justice, two of your fault codes (P1624 and P0562) relate to a potential fault within the DSG7 transmission unit. For prices and shipping information please see the following link: https://www.ecutesting.com/product-catalogue/audi/a3/ecu-dsg-gearbox/dsg325025-k/
Marc says: 18/9/2019 8:41:13 PM
Hi I have a Audi A3 2010 1.6 tdi 7speed dsg i have just had the clutchs and flywheel done but the so called garage that the car is at is telling me there is a fault code coming up 255-9-0 dose anyone know what this is and what causes it and how to fix it please
ECU Admin says: 19/9/2019 10:03:03 AM
Hi Marc, your fault code relates to the adaptations failing on the DSG7. 255 basic setting interrupted – 9 shaft W1 control timeout – 0 no abort. We would suggest a global code scan on the vehicle to see what other codes are currently stored. If you would like us to look into these when you have them then please contact us: https://www.ecutesting.com/contact-us/
Peter says: 15/9/2019 4:38:40 PM
Hi I have fault code p0607 on a 1.2 dsg 7 speed is this something that is control module related and isit fixable
ECU Admin says: 16/9/2019 9:57:47 AM
Hi Peter, if you have this code in the DSG 7 unit we can test it with a view to repair. Just select your Vehicle model above or complete our test form: https://myaccount.ecutesting.com/?return=/TestForm&lang=en-GB
STEVE says: 7/9/2019 11:47:57 AM
Hi I have a been having problems with the gears jumping out on my vw golf mk5 dsg 7 speed. Codes are P0841, P177c & P189c.Are they all realted to the mechatronics unit or do I need the clutch looking at aswell.
ECU Admin says: 9/9/2019 12:14:12 PM
Hi Steve, your fault codes are hallmarks of a faulty DSG 7 mechatronic unit. We can help you with that problem. For prices and shipping information please see the following: https://www.ecutesting.com/product-catalogue/volkswagen/golf/ecu-dsg-gearbox/dsg325025/
Michael says: 4/9/2019 10:22:43 PM
I have a polo 2012 which has the D and a spanner flash. What might be the issue. Please assist.
ECU Admin says: 5/9/2019 9:31:37 AM
Hi Michael, it is important to know which fault codes are stored in the vehicle in a situation like, this as there are multiple reasons that this could happen. Once you have scanned the vehicle and retrieved the fault codes you can contact us or check them again the fault code list above or here: https://www.ecutesting.com/product-catalogue/volkswagen/polo/ecu-dsg-gearbox/dsg325025-l/
seif assem says: 3/9/2019 5:46:12 PM
my golf 7 1.4 tsi gearbox just sent error message to display saying reverse not available and the car is on d1 only but when i leave it a couple of hours and turn it on again everything works correctly what is that please help ?
ECU Admin says: 4/9/2019 9:28:43 AM
Hi Seif, with an issue like that it would be wise to scan the vehicle diagnostically for fault codes. Once you have done this we can look into these codes for you – just contact us https://www.ecutesting.com/contact-us/
feyt says: 25/8/2019 4:02:07 PM
glof 7 1.4 tsi dsg 7 speed how much gearbox oil do i have to put in
ECU Admin says: 27/8/2019 10:41:47 AM
Hi Feyt, the DSG7 unit will require filling with 1L of central hydraulic oil meeting G 004 000 standards.
David says: 19/8/2019 7:18:01 PM
I have Jetta 7 speed wont crank says park neural fault and gear box module fail is this something can sort
ECU Admin says: 27/8/2019 11:27:05 AM
Hi David, we can rebuild your VW Jetta DSG7 unit please see the following information: https://www.ecutesting.com/product-catalogue/volkswagen/jetta/ecu-dsg-gearbox/dsg325025-n/
Kwame says: 18/8/2019 12:46:28 PM
Hi I have 2010 golf 7 speed day auto. It developed a fault and was not driving, I scan the fault codes, bought repair kit for the mechanic. I repair and put the gearbox back on. Now the car drives perfectly and the gear changes alright. But have noticed that occasionally the D sign on the dashboard will be flashing but will still drives and changes perfectly. Any advice or help
ECU Admin says: 27/8/2019 11:31:03 AM
Hi Kwame, it would be worth scanning the vehicle with diagnostic equipment and taking note of the fault codes stored. Once you have these we can look into the reason for this for you just contact us with your fault codes: https://www.ecutesting.com/contact-us/
Steve says: 18/8/2019 12:01:19 PM
Hi, I have a 2008 VW tdi golf automatic. It jumps/slips between 1st/2nd gear around 10-20mph. Its ok when you reach speed. Would this be to do with the control unit?
ECU Admin says: 27/8/2019 11:32:57 AM
Hi Steve, this may be the control unit, however it would be best to scan the vehicle with diagnostics to see what fault codes are currently stored. Once you have the fault codes you are more than welcome to contact us with them so that we can look into it for you: https://www.ecutesting.com/contact-us/
Roman says: 12/8/2019 7:36:32 PM
Hey , I have a skoda octavia 2015-11 1.8tsi 180hp , does it still have this control unit?
ECU Admin says: 13/8/2019 9:17:01 AM
Hi Roman, if your Skoda Octavia is fitted with the DQ200 Direct Shift Gearbox then it will have one of these units. If you would like us to test your unit then please fill out the following test form: https://myaccount.ecutesting.com/?return=/TestForm&lang=en-GB
Roger says: 13/7/2019 7:23:47 PM
Hi I have 2002 Audi A6 2.4 jerks on take off. How to fixfix problem Engine code BDV
ECU Admin says: 15/7/2019 10:56:06 AM
Hi Roger, I would recommend that you check for fault codes within the transmission system first, however this type of DSG-7 mechatronics unit was not fitted to your vehicle, so you would also need to contact us with your transmission ECU part number for us to know if your unit is one that we can test/rebuild.
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