There has been a lot of posts in the last fw months about codes and reseting the computers without paying VW $60 to do it. well for the DIY here is a home remedy, unfortunatley this does not allow you to read the codes but however it does allow you to reset teh computer to the same position as if the dealer would.
I learned this procedure from a very reliable source at VWOA. 8)
1) remove both the Positive and teh negative battery terminals from the battery.
2) Wait 15 seconds then touch the 2 removed battery leads together and hold for 10 seconds then seperate. (This immatated the same capicitor discharge that is involved with the Vagcom reset)
3) replace and reattach the terminals to the battery
4) stick key in ignition and turn to ignition on (DO NOT START THE CAR) and leave in this position for 30 seconds to allow the newely reset computer to re-learn the parts of your vehicle.
5) Enjoy not having a check engine light staring you in your face.
I have done this procedure countless times now during the rebuild, changing and modification process of my motor, trans and turbo and saved me a lot of time and headaches. 😉
I just did this to my daughters car and now the transition will not go out of first
gear. Every thing was changing smoothly untill after and so now it's jumps hard going into reverse and drive. When I drive down the road it stays in first gear. Have I gotten the programming for the transmission messed up? ☹