Launch X431 Guide Function to Set VW Passat 2013 DSG Transmission

After replacing DSG transmission, DSG clutch pack & DSG mechatronic, the vehicle may get a fault code P175F00: transmission basic setting not perform.

How to do DSG transmission basic setting?

The procedure is taking VW Passat 2013 as an example, applies to Launch X431 PAD V, X-431 Pad VIIX431 PRO V4.0, X431 Pro3 V4.0.

Having diagnosed systems for fault codes, go back to “Guided Functions”.

Fill in the vehicle basic characteristics including manufacturer, vehicle type, year, model, engine type, press “Start”.

Transmission electronics >> Guided functions >> J743 – Mechatronic, basic setting >> Continue/ complete >> Continue/ complete


Follow the instructions to operate:

Note: if the entire transmission is replaced, no basic setting is necessary.

To ensure proper communication between control modules, the installation info must be reset.

Continue/ complete >> 2. transmission basic setting >> Yes


Check Pre-Conditions:

More transmission selector lever to position P.

Apply parking brake.

Switch the engine off.

Switch the ignition on.

Press “Continue/ complete”.

Test requirements have been met.

Basic setting will continue.

Please wait the vehicle diagnostic tester automatically continues…

Basic setting active.

The basic setting is running, please wait…


During the basic setting, unusually loud gear shifting noises are noticed in the drive train.

Press “Continue/ complete”.

Start the engine…

Please wait…

The basic setting has been performed correctly.

Only when the ignition is switched off and on will the data in the mechatronic be stored.

Switch the ignition off.

Press “Continue/ complete”.

Wait for the control modules shutdown to complete.

Switch ignition on.


The basic setting is completed with the switching on of the ignition.

In the next test step a test drive for the adaptation of the adaptation values is to be performed.


Finally, let’s drive the vehicle to have a test.

It is normal, done!


Using Launch-X431 Diagnostic Tool to perform DSG transmission basic setting after replacement is easy to be done.

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