01 Dec, 14

Audi Multitronic DSG / CVT Transmission Controller (TCM / TCU) Repairs

Audi Multitronic DSG Module TestingAudi DSG / CVT Transmission Control Module Problems + Repairs
The automatic transmission control module (TCM) fitted to Audi vehicles are known as common failing parts, causing several kinds of transmission related issues. From automatics to semi-automatics, mechatronic, multitronic and S-Tronic to DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) and CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) vehicles – all are known to be affected.

Occasionally these faults can be rectified by a simple Gearbox Oil change or software update, however, most generally the fault is caused by the Transmission Control Module (TCM) or more commonly known as the Gearbox ECU.

Common Audi DSG Transmission Control Module Problems
There are many faults that can be caused by a failed Transmission Control Unit (TCU). Faults can be intermittent or sometimes become progressively worse, all depending on the nature of the problem, however, they can be mostly repaired. Some of the most common faults that have been reported by our customers with their failed DSG/CVT Transmission Controllers have been listed below:

• Not Going Into Gear
• Loss of Reverse Gear
• PRNDS” Light Flashing
• Gearbox Going In Neutral
• Fail-Safe (Limp Mode)
• Loss of Power
• Jerking In / Out of Gears
• Gearbox Stops Working When Hot

Common Transmission Control Related DTC Fault Codes
It is not always easy to identify the problem caused by a failed DSG controller, as the DSG controller may not always bring up warning lights or fault codes. Some of the most common DTC Fault codes found to be linked with DSG Transmission Control Unit Problems have been listed below. Note that these codes are not specific to Audi so they may also be found on other vehicles as well.

• 18226 P1818 Pressure Control Valve 2 N216 Electric Error
• 18222 P1814 Pressure Control Valve 1 (N215), Open / Short to Ground
• 18223 P1815 Pressure Control Solenoid 1 (N215), Short to B+
• 18227 P1819 Pressure Control Solenoid 2 (N216), Open / Short to Ground
• 18228 P1820 Pressure Control Solenoid 2 (N216), Short to B+
• 18231 P1823 Pressure Control Solenoid 3 (N217), electrical malfunction
• 18232 P1824 Pressure Control Solenoid 3 (N217), Open / Short to Ground
• 18233 P1825 Pressure Control Solenoid 3 (N217), Short to B+
• 18236 P1828 Pressure Control Solenoid 4 (N218), electrical malfunction
• 18237 P1829 Pressure Control Solenoid 4 (N218), Open / Short to Ground
• 18238 P1830 Pressure Control Valve 4 (N218), Short to Plus
• 18241 P1833 Pressure Control Solenoid 5 (N233), electrical malfunction
• 18242 P1834 Pressure Control Solenoid 5 (N233) Open / Short to Ground
• 18243 P1835 Pressure Control Solenoid 5 (N233) Short to B+
• 18246 P1838 Pressure Control Solenoid 6 (N371), electrical malfunction
• 18247 P1839 Pressure Control Solenoid 6 (N371) Open / Short to Ground
• 18248 P1840 Pressure Control Solenoid 6 (N371) Short to B+
• 19143 P2711 Unexpected / Implausible Mechanical Gear Disengagement, Intermittent
• 17134 P0750 Control Valve 1/Solenoid Valve N88 Function Disturbance
• 17137 P0753 Control Valve 1/Solenoid Valve N88 Electric Error
• 17114 P0730 Gearshift-/ Transmission Surveillance Wrong Gear Transmission Ratio
• 18165 P1757 Power Supply, Interruption
• 17111 P0272 Rounds Count Signal From Engine ECU, No Signal
• 17090 P0706 F125 Drive Position Sensor Signal Implausible
• 17106 P0722 Gearbox Speed Sensor G195 No Signal

Audi Vehicles Affected By The Common DSG Gearbox ECU Problems
The Transmission Control Module problems affect all Audi DSG / CVT vehicles. Please see the list of Audi models below that we’ve have units sent to us from by customers in the past:

VehicleVehicleVehicleVehicle
Audi A1Audi A2Audi A3Audi S3
Audi A4Audi S4Audi A5Audi A6
Audi S6Audi A7Audi A8Audi Q3
Audi Q5Audi Q7Audi TTAnd more..!

S-Tronic TCU RepairsCommon Transmission Control Unit (TCU) Part Numbers
The cost of replacing your DSG Gearbox ECU when the part becomes faulty has quoted to be in excess of £1000 + VAT from local dealers and would require programming at an additional cost. A standard 12 month warranty is supplied with your new replacement part, or the option to replace the DSG/CVT Transmission ECU with a used second-hand part with only 30-90 day limited warranty, which again will require coding/programming at an additional cost.

The list of part numbers for all makes and models of vehicles which are affected would be exhaustive as there are so many, therefore we have compiled a list of the most common units that we have repaired or exchanged in our workshop in the past. Do not worry if your part number is not on the list below, please give us a call on 0844 847 9999 and we will still be able to test and repair your unit.

PartnumbersPartnumbersPartnumbersPartnumbers
01J 927 156 AH01J 927 156 BG01J 927 156 CG01J 927 156 CN
01J 927 156 DB01J 927 156 FH01J 927 156 FK01J 927 156 GN
01J 927 156 HH01J 927 156 HN01J 927 156 HF01J 927 156 HT
01J 927 156 JJ01J 927 156 JK01J 927 156 JG8E0 910 155 F
8E0 910 1558E0 910 155 H8E0 910 155 K8E0 910 155 C
8E0 910 155 E8E0 910 155 G8E0 910 155 J8E0 910 155 A
8E0 910 155 B8E0 910 156 P8E2 910 155 B8E2 910 155 G
8E2 910 155 K4B0 910 1554B0 910 155 C4B0 910 155 K
4B0 910 155 P4B0 910 155 F4B0 910 155 S4B0 910 155 G
4B0 910 155 T4B0 910 155 D4B0 910 155 Q4B0 910 155 L
4B0 910 155 N4B0 910 156 B4B0 910 156 G4B0 910 156 N
4B0 910 156 H4B0 910 156 M4B0 910 156 J4B0 910 156 F
4B0 910 156 L4B1 910 155 A4B1 910 155 B4B1 910 155 L
4B1 910 155 K4B1 910 155 F4B1 910 155 G02E 927 770 E
02E 927 770 G02E 325 025 AD02E 325 025 AD Z0102E 325 025 AD Z02
02E 325 025 AD Z0302E 325 025 AD Z0402E 325 025 AD Z0502E 325 025 AD Z06
02E 325 025 AD Z0702E 325 025 AD Z0802E 325 025 AD Z0902E 325 025 AD Z0A
02E 325 025 AD Z0B02E 325 025 AD Z0C02E 325 025 AD Z0D02E 300 146 D
02E 927 770 L02E 927 770 AE02E 300 042 Q02E 927 770 AD
02E 300 041 R02E 927 777 D02E 927 770 AJ02E 927 77O AD
02E 927 777 OL02E 300 041 NE040A004161JBLR1202E 300 046 D
02E 927 770 M02E 927 770 F02W 927 770 M02E 927 777 OF
02E 927 777 OM02E 300 046 F02E 927 777 OE02E 300 046 K
02E 300 146 FP81 GF 30 00107 3102 UF00107455A28E0 910 159 C
8E0 910 157 L8E0 910 159 A8E2 910 155 D01J 927 156 CM
8E2 910 155 P01J 927 156 CS01J 927 156 ET00107375A1
8E2 910 156 Q8E1 910 155 S8E2 910 155 L8E0 910 159
8E0 910 156 L8E4 910 155 A01J 927 156 FA01J 927 156 JF
8E2 910 155 F002706598E2 910 155 A8E0 910 157 H
01J 927 156 AE01J 927 156 DS8E0 910 159 F8E0 910 156 Q
8E0 910 155 M8E0 910 159 B01J 927 156 CF8E0 910 155 Q
01J 910 156 HT8E0 910 156 H8E2 910 155 E01J 927 156 CT
8E0 910 156 K8E5 910 1558E1 910 155 B8E1 910 155 M
01J 927 156 CR8E0 910 155 P8E2 910 155 C8E3 910 155 Q
01J 927 156 EC01J 927 156 E4B1 910 155 D4F1 910 155 H
01J 927 155 JG4F2 910 155 R4F0 910 155 M4F2 910 155 N
01J 927 156 CJ8E1 910 155 N4F5 910 157 F01J 927 156 CB
01J 927 156 CH01J 927 156 DE4B0 910 155 B4F1 910 155 F
01J 927 156 K01J 927 156 FD01J 927 156 C45R4F2 910 155 S
4F2 910 155 H00402417A100402417A200402305A1
00402528A100107428A300401493A200402418A1
00402418A300107491A200107492A200107425A3
00107436A100107426A300107432A300107433A2
00107476A200107477A200107479A200107481A2
00107484A200107431A400401497A200402418A2
00402302A100107181A400107188A500402193A1
00107186A400107186A500107186A300008979A4
00008997A500008997A600008976A500008976A4
00107261A200107376A200107197A400107399A2
00008977A700008979A700402193A300107183A4
00008996A800107382A100107197A300008959A9
00107181A600008959A800107378A200402193A5
00008976A700008977A500008977A600402193A2
00107425A200107437A100107438A100107444A2
00107432A200402303A100107486A200107428A2
00107489A200107426A200107425A100107486A3
00107438A200107438A300107437A200402304A1
00107410A400401499A200401499A100107399A1
00107183A600402417A500107426A100107376A1
00008976A300107183a700107188A400107375A2
00107183A500402125A300402125A100402193A6
00008979A500107181A500008976A800008959B3
00107452A100402516A100402516A400107430A3
00107441A200107488A200401030A200402525A1
00401488A200107495A300402516A300401149A3
00107485A200107475A300107475A200107441A3
00401641A200402301A100402418A600107432A1
00402418A500107502A300107430A200402519A1
00107428A100107437A300402309A100107480A3
00107410A300107433A300107436A200107441A1
00107433A100401491A200107483A2318959
00402300A100107188A700107434A300008977A8
00107487A300107444A300107198A300107436A3
00008976A600402524A100401488A100008992A6
00107424A300107434A200107479A300107487A2
00008996A700401492A200107188A600402516A5
00107430A100008959A700107280A100107281A2
00107315A100107483A300402417A300107484A3
00107281A100402516A600402523A100107376A3
00107261A300107379A100107184A400107431A3
00107444A100402516A700107429A200107424A1
00107495A28E4 910 155 B8E0 910 155 S4B0 910 155 M
8E1 910 155 F8E3 910 155 E4F0 910 157 K8E3 910 155 F
01J 927 156 CL01J 927 156 JH01J 927 156 JE8E3 910 155 G
4B1 910 155 E4B1 910 155 N4B1 910 155 J4F1 910 155 D
4F5 910 155 R8E0 910 157 J4F0 910 157 J8E2 910 156 B
8E0 910 155 N8E2 910 155 H4F1 910 155 B8E0 910 155 T
4F1 910 155 E8E1 910 155 T4B1 910 156 D8E3 910 155 T
4B1 910 156 F01J 927 156 CQ8E1 910 155 L4F5 910 155 S
01J 927 156 CE8E1 910 155 P4B1 910 156 E4F2 910 155 G
8E0 910 155 R8E3 910 155 R8E5 910 155 J8E2 910 155 Q
4F9 910 155 B01J 927 156 DR4B1 910 155 Q8E3 910 155 J
4F5 910 157 H4E0 910 156 P4F2 910 155 D4F1 910 155 P
8E3 910 155 H4F9 910 155 D4F5 910 157 D4F5 910 155 Q

Multitronic Gearbox TCU TestingMy Audi Has a DSG TCM Module Fault – How Can SINSPEED Help Me?
Here at Sinspeed, we are not only able to fully bench test all transmission controllers with our latest Automatic Transmission Controller Testing equipment, but we also ensure that we hold all major components in stock to carry out successful repairs. We have also on many occasions been able to restore units that other garages have deemed irreparable. If we are unable to repair your module however, we hold a large number of units in stock ready to exchange, and we update it with all the necessary programming/coding before they are returned to you – making it fully plug and play! This means you can post your part to us for repair or replacement, and it will be returned to you fully functional without the extra costs of expensive dealer coding/programming required!

Lifetime warranty is provided with all of our DSG / CVT Gearbox ECU’s.

Additional DSG Remapping Services For Transmission Controllers
Not only do we provide a full service of Transmission ECM repair + replacements services, but we also offer a fantastic DSG Gearbox Remapping service to fine tune the mapping of the DSG controller for a more enhanced driving experience. This can be applied at the same time of the repair and will aid smoother gear change with zero hesitation as well as increase gear shifts speeds by 20% with zero lag! If you want more information on our DSG Remapping Service, it can be seen here.

If you are looking to repair or replace your damaged TCM unit or require diagnosis of a faulty DSG Gearbox ECU, then give us a call today on 0844 847 9999.

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31 thoughts on “Audi Multitronic DSG / CVT Transmission Controller (TCM / TCU) Repairs
  • Hello friends,
    My enquiry is about price and information as how to send you my TCM. I have an Audi A4 2.0 TDI 2008 and Im having problems shown above as flashing PRNDS etc. Please send me all information. Im in Guatemala, Central America,
    Thank you,
    Otto Sazo

    • Hi Otto

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email with all information about our testing and repair services for the Audi A4 TCM module and also how to send the unit to us from Guatemala, Central America. If you have any further questions, please respond to the email and we’ll be happy to assist you.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi just a quick note that our computer has put capital letters for our e-mail address….it is all lower case, thanks.
    Right to our problem with our 2006 audi a4 2 litre transmission faults are coming back as pRNDS flashing and spasmodic signals from the tZM I haven’t got the codes at the moment but if you require them I should be able to get them, as i have already taken the module out and packed ready to send to you, what is the process from here on jason, thank you, richard cairns.

    • Hi Richard,

      Thanks for the enquiry, and many apologies for the delay in getting back to you.

      I’ve sent across a quick email highlighting the expected cost for repairs, our current turnaround time and also instructions on how to send the part to us. If you have any further questions please respond to the email and we’ll get right back to you.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • hello i have an audi 2OO3 a4 3 litre gas with 120000km on vehichle i am having all the problems you show with my multi tronic front wheel drive trans i took out the tcm control module 01j927156cs and found it leaking trans fluid inside the wire harness plug can you give me a price on a knew tcm and rubber gasket thanks steve

    • Hi Steven,

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent over a quick email highlighting the expected cost for repairs, our current turnaround time and also instructions on how to send the part to us. If you have any further questions please respond to the email and we’ll get right back to you.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • replacement and repair cost for Audi A4 TCM 1.8 litre 2004 model CVT.
    numbers on unit 01J 927 156 HH and 8E0 910 155 F

    • Hello Kwaku,

      Thank you for your enquiry,

      We have sent over an email now with pricing and further information. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi I got that fault from vac-com
    Address 02: Auto Trans        Labels: 01J-927-156.lbl
       Part No SW: 8E2 910 155 B    HW: 01J 927 156 HH
       Component: V30 01J 1.9l PD RdW 3271 
       Revision: 00000004    Serial number: 00000000516872
       Coding: 0000001
       Shop #: WSC 00623 210 89424
       VCID: 26499D6D9202A0287B0
    1 Fault Found:
    17090 – Transmission Range Sensor (F125)
                P0706 – 000 – Implausible Signal  – Intermittent
                 Freeze Frame:
                        RPM: 896 /min
                        RPM: 0 /min
                        RPM: 0 /min
                        (no units): 13.0
                        Torque: 6.0 Nm
                        Temperature: 43.0°C
                        T.B. Angle: 0.0°
                        Bin. Bits: 0001 0 0
    Can you let me know -can you fix my TCM and how much is cost?

    • Hi Pav

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      The Transmission Range Sensor (F125) fault is very common and we do have a testing and repair solution for this fault. I have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

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