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D4 shift paddles

Discussion in 'A8/S8 forum' started by Velour, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. Velour
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    [Jul 18, 2014]
    Hi all,

    Mines a D4 4.2tdi, 2010 model. I took it into the dealer recently to ask if there was any new gearbox software as I felt the box was struggling to make a decision at times (including some real transmission shunts).

    They said yes and installed the latest update, and this has made things better. BUT, now the shift paddles do not work unless I press the steering wheel button to activate manual mode. Previously, from drive I just pulled a paddle and the box would shift, now I have to press the button then pull the paddle.

    Apparently this is deliberate and is a feature of the gearbox update. Does anyone else have paddles that do nothing unless you press the steering wheel button to activate manual mode?

    Cheers
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    [Jul 19, 2014]
    Ive a 2012 4.2 tdi, mine works great just with the paddle , as it came new, afaik.
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    [Aug 15, 2014]
    I had the same update on my 4.2Tdi D4 just before I traded it in. Paddles still worked fine. Drop it back to the dealer and get them to re-flash the update. Something screwy going on.
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    [Jan 19, 2015]
    asked at my dealer if there was a flash upgrade
    was told there was not
    2010 a8 4.2 tdi
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    [Jan 19, 2015]
    Is yours a D4 (new shape) 350PS Model with the 8 speed ZF box?
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    [Jan 21, 2015]
    yes mate thats the one
    was told by wakefiled audi that there is no flash update for the gearbox
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    [Jan 21, 2015]
    Not OV10 UBA is it? If so, it's had a flash upgrade on the gearbox software already by Bath Audi...

    Nevertheless, someone is telling porkies to one of us. As I bought my S8 from Wakefield, well, I won't say any more.
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    [Jan 24, 2015]
    no mate thats not the registration
    might give bath audi a ring and see if they can offer any more insight into the upgrade

    thanks anyway
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    [Jan 24, 2015]
    I was told the same @ York Audi for my 2012 A8 4.2.
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    sorry alan not quite clear

    did you get the upgrade or not ?
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    [Jan 30, 2015]
    No, I was told there is no upgrade.
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