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Old Sat, Jul-21-2018, 03:57:48 PM   #35
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Default Re: DIY: Resistor Mod To Cure Summertime SMG Blues

Sorry to drag up an old thread, but I've been getting P1717 code intermittently for the past week or so. INPA code only showed "177 - MIL-Extern-Info" with a few other things in German that essentially translate to unknown sporadic error.

For the first time ever, car even popped out of gear on the freeway, one of the hottest days of the year after some slower surface street and freeway driving, but still only ~90 degrees. A few times the yellow cog came up it was only ~80 degrees outside and I hadn't been in traffic, so wondering how to check other things.

I have INPA and DIS working...so what tests should I run or measurements should I look at to help diagnose this to accumulator, motor, salmon or resistor mod?

- I have NOT done the resistor mod, but plan to after checking accumulator.
- Salmon relay was replaced around 55k as preventative after getting a yellow cog but nothing else. Currently at 76k miles.
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