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So I know it’s not an A5 but it’s A5 related sort off.

My B8 A5 has decided it wants to identify as a potato currently so I’ve bought a cheap runaround 2006 b7 a4 cab. (In the northern England winter cos I’m clever like that!)

now the up shift paddle on the steering wheel works fine but the down doesn’t. As I’m hoping to spin this thing for a little profit when the sun returns I’m hoping this is an easy fix however several hours of forum searching hasn’t led to many leads. It seems to be that they both work or both don’t work:unsure:

has anyone come across this issue with the multutronic paddle shifts before?

And I might have to throw a “how much is this going to cost” thread up about the b8 as I kinda love it and it doesn’t deserve to die by my hand,
 

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Mike thats a good one!!! I LOVE the A4 cabrio, I had one on loan for a few months (1.8T engine, blue) and really enjoyed the gentle fun. But I was Rome based so I could use her topless!!!

Sorry no idea about the paddles. Maybe remove them and leave her in drive?????

Haha good luck, Simon
 

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It’s a lovely driving car to be fair Simon! I might even keep it but if I can find that fault 3 mins into a test drive then I’d expect anyone to and beyond that, it’s going to wind me up when I want to drop a cog and give it a boot. So I now have to resolve it by any means necessary
 

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My wife is from Plymouth but we live in Florida so the top is up about once a month! As for your shifting issue, I'd say you need to take the wheel off and replace the paddles on the back of the wheel. It sounds like a wire is chafed and the wiring is part of that paddle, not a separate harness.
 
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My wife is from Plymouth but we live in Florida so the top is up about once a month! As for your shifting issue, I'd say you need to take the wheel off and replace the paddles on the back of the wheel. It sounds like a wire is chafed and the wiring is part of that paddle, not a separate harness.
Mate we all wanna see a pic of yer Plymouth lady topless please hahahahaha.
 

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My car is in Florida, so she's a Floridian lady. I'll go under the assumption that you misunderstood and weren't intentionally being offensive.
 
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