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Automatic gearbox Auto reprogramming

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20:48
June 20, 2011


dpress

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Post edited 21:21 – June 20, 2011 by Team


To auto-reprogram the SU1 gearbox


When the Vel Satis is stationary, the brake depressed and the engine on:


Shift from N to D then from D to N

Repeat the above shift pattern five times and make sure they is a pause of five seconds between each repeat of the pattern

Shift from N to , then from R to N

As before, repeat the above shift pattern five times and make sure they is a pause of five seconds between each repeat of the pattern

 

When you are driving the Vel Satis with the gearbox in Drive:

Release the brake pedal allowing the Vel Satis to roll forward through a single road-wheel rotation, and do not touch the accelerator pedal.

Press the brake pedal, come to a stop and remain stationary in the Vel Satis for thirty seconds.

The above process should be followed five times in succession.

 

During Low speed Driving

Select the tiptronic manual option by sliding the shifter

Now shift up to second gear from first

Gently remove your foot from the accelerator pedal and shift back into to first gear using the manual shift

The above process should be followed five times in succession.

 

General Automatic Driving

With a laptop equipped with the Renault CLIP diagnostics software attached to your Vel Satis and in listening mode, accelerate up through the gears from 1st through to 5th.

Now take your foot off the accelerator pedal and lightly apply the brakes until your Vel Satis comes to a stop.

 

Take great care when performing any/all of the above procedures, which must be done on level ground. The oil temperature of the gearbox needs to be 60 degrees or higher. Such procedures are advised by Renault when your SU1 gearbox has been rebuilt or the ECU has been replaced, but sometimes the procedures are recommended to owners whose Vel Satis seems to be selecting gears poorly.

 

If your gearbox is playing up then this might help improve things. Thankfully mine is OK (apart from the usual drive thump, when D is selected). I am sure that the SU1 box responds to careful but not tentative driving – the changes are better if you are on the throttle rather than hovvering over it, and you can teach it to change nice and early in traffic after a while. One other thing, if you are in 5th and it is struggling but you don't want to plant your foot, I find that knocking the selector over to manual does the trick as the box automatically drops to 4th (mine does anyway!) and that increases engine revs and torque nicely – the gearing is so tall the car can feel like it is struggling a bit on a motorway incline at 70mph in top.

 

Regards, dpress

20:17
February 24, 2015


Gav

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Going to try these (apart from the linking PC as I don't have CLIP)

Just wondering though if there are any updates for the onboard ECM that my local Renault Stealer could do? Or is this all they would do?

 

Ta.

18:16
February 25, 2015


lexi

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   That is some good info, many thanks!

19:56
February 25, 2015


dpress

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My understanding is that if there are any software updates then these are done by the dealer at service time, when connecting the CLIP diagnostic.

Your local dealer should be able to tell you if your car is up to date by checking your VIN number and service history – whether they would do that free of charge is another matter!

The only other thing you might try if the above draws a blank is to make an enquiry with Renault Customer service online, quoting VIN number etc, and ask if they could provide service and safety recall history for your car.

When I first bought my car I went through the reset procedure – I am not sure that it made any difference, and the gearbox soon adapted to my relaxed driving style. The only improvement I MUST do this year is to change the auto box oil. If you are having any selection issues that is the first thing to address. 

Regards, dpress

19:00
May 15, 2015


Joeywarren27

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dpress said:

To auto-reprogram the SU1 gearbox


When the Vel Satis is stationary, the brake depressed and the engine on:


Shift from N to D then from D to N

Repeat the above shift pattern five times and make sure they is a pause of five seconds between each repeat of the pattern

Shift from N to , then from R to N

As before, repeat the above shift pattern five times and make sure they is a pause of five seconds between each repeat of the pattern

 

When you are driving the Vel Satis with the gearbox in Drive:

Release the brake pedal allowing the Vel Satis to roll forward through a single road-wheel rotation, and do not touch the accelerator pedal.

Press the brake pedal, come to a stop and remain stationary in the Vel Satis for thirty seconds.

The above process should be followed five times in succession.

 

During Low speed Driving

Select the tiptronic manual option by sliding the shifter

Now shift up to second gear from first

Gently remove your foot from the accelerator pedal and shift back into to first gear using the manual shift

The above process should be followed five times in succession.

 

General Automatic Driving

With a laptop equipped with the Renault CLIP diagnostics software attached to your Vel Satis and in listening mode, accelerate up through the gears from 1st through to 5th.

Now take your foot off the accelerator pedal and lightly apply the brakes until your Vel Satis comes to a stop.

 

Take great care when performing any/all of the above procedures, which must be done on level ground. The oil temperature of the gearbox needs to be 60 degrees or higher. Such procedures are advised by Renault when your SU1 gearbox has been rebuilt or the ECU has been replaced, but sometimes the procedures are recommended to owners whose Vel Satis seems to be selecting gears poorly.

 

If your gearbox is playing up then this might help improve things. Thankfully mine is OK (apart from the usual drive thump, when D is selected). I am sure that the SU1 box responds to careful but not tentative driving – the changes are better if you are on the throttle rather than hovvering over it, and you can teach it to change nice and early in traffic after a while. One other thing, if you are in 5th and it is struggling but you don't want to plant your foot, I find that knocking the selector over to manual does the trick as the box automatically drops to 4th (mine does anyway!) and that increases engine revs and torque nicely – the gearing is so tall the car can feel like it is struggling a bit on a motorway incline at 70mph in top.

 

Regards, dpress

 

Hi all, am a new VS owner of 3 weeks!  I love the car. Properly quirky but what a lovely thing it is.  I have a 67k 3.5 2003 UK, black with black leather. All standard.

 

Now, I wonder if anyone can advise?  

 

I have an auto gearbox fault which happened tonight from rest. 

Stuck in 4th (I think) – can get “N” albeit with an ALMIGHT “thunk” when moving. OK when stationary. Reverse and Park is fine.

Manual mode doesn’t work, neither does kickdown.

Any thoughts welcome!

09:24
May 16, 2015


lexi

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Hi there and welcome.

Sounds like a nice example.  Check brake lights are working. There is a switch at brake pedal that needs to function. Check multiplugs on and around gearbox.

12:23
May 16, 2015


Joeywarren27

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lexi said:

Hi there and welcome.

Sounds like a nice example.  Check brake lights are working. There is a switch at brake pedal that needs to function. Check multiplugs on and around gearbox.

Hi Lexi – thanks for the advice.  

Started and drove perfectly this morning..!  From seeing most people's conversations on the forum, this is something not to be surprised about.. ;) 

I'll get the connections and wiring inspected.

What's the "connection" with the brake lights and gearbox?!

15:55
May 16, 2015


lexi

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ECU takes signals from the brake pedal for different functions.  

08:53
May 17, 2015


Gav

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It's surprising what functions can be affected when other, non related, items don't work.

For instance on a Saab 9-5 the cruise control doesn't work if the fog light doesn't work and on Volvo the cruise won;t work if the brake pedal hasn't been pressed (or if the brake bulbs are blown)

14:32
May 17, 2015


Joeywarren27

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Ha … of course… after 20 mins of perfect running, it does the same thing again whilst at some lights.  I switch off, wait 10 secs, then all is well again.. 

 

Trip to garage with these checks to perform seems to be getting more pressing!

 

Anyone got any good Independent Renault recommendations for Cambridge / Essex /Herts or N. London?

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