i came across this thread a while ago: http://rupromenergo.ru/forums/engine-drivetrain-forced-induction-diy/122292-5at-shifter-direction-mod.html
and it gave me the urge to have a turn myself. unfortunately getting to the said plug and changing the pins isn't exactly straightforward..
so i decided on something a little easier with the same result.
just to remind everyone, this will make it:
PULL BACK = next gear
PUSH FORWARD = previous gear
and the best part?
takes 15mins or less, uses $2 worth of connectors, and is totally reversible in a matter of seconds!
- side cutters
- 2*blade connectors - female
- 2*blade connectors - male
- electrical tape
pull the centre part of your dash off using info on these forums
you will see a few wires which run around behind the gear selector and these are involved in the tiptronic switching
locate the 2 wires which send the signal back to the ECU when the gear has been manually chagned
the colours you are looking for are DARK GREEN and LIGHT GREY
note that there is also a light green wire so don't get confused
cut these 2 wires and strip all 4 free ends
attach the male and female ends of the blade connectors using the pliers to hold the wires in place. you could probablhy solder them if you could be bothered
connect the wires
the key here is that you want to swap the wires around so that the grey is now connecting with the green for both wires
note that as you have used blade connectors, it is very easy to simply pull out the connector and put the configuration back to normal if you ever want to!
usign electrical tape, cover the exposed metal of the connectors and put the wires back into their normal position.
you can hardly notice that anything is done!
put your trim back in place
amazing, simply amazing. its stuipd that it wasn't this way to start with.
this is a DIY that costs the price of a box of connectors and takes about 15mins to do. not only that, but it is completely reversible in the event that you change your mind!
i'm going to get some custom stickers made up that have a " + " and " - " sign on them for completeness. they will be black like the P-R-N-D indicator on the other side of the shifter