4-Speed Automatic Transmission (01M)

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The 01M and 01P transmissions are built on the same version of the 4-speed automatic transmission manufactured by VW.

General Information about this Transmission can be found in the Wikipedia entry. Additional information can be found in the Official Factory Repair Manual and sources such as Bentley Publisher's SSP (Self-Study Program) .


  • 000?x: DSP Mode (Dynamic Shift Points)
    • 0 = DSP active
    • 1 = DSP inactive
  • 000x?: Transmission Mode
    • 0 = Factory Mode (Adaptive Transmission Mode)
    • 1 = Force Economy Mode (lower Shift Points)
    • 2 = Force Sport Mode (higher Shift Points)

Common Settings:

  • 00000 = Factory Mode
  • 00011 = Economy/Touring Mode
  • 00012 = Sport Mode

Basic Setting


  • No fault codes in the Auto Trans.
  • Throttle Body Alignment (TBA) performed successfully when applicable
  • Ignition on, engine off.
  • Do not touch the accelerator pedal.

[02 - Auto Trans]
[Basic Settings - 04]
Set Group to "000"
Press accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold for 3 to 5 seconds.
[Done, Go Back]
Release the accelerator pedal.

Special Notes

  • It is normal for there to be no explicit instructions or changes on the screen when you do the above procedure. The transmission controller does not provide any feedback that it has been successfully performed. Checking the binary switching in measuring block group 001 field 4 should confirm a change when field 3 is between 95 - 100% pedal position.
  • If the pedal did not travel to the floor due to an obstructions such as too many floor mats the procedure may not be successful.
  • If faults are stored in the Engine or Transmission for throttle related problems, the procedure will not be successful.
  • When the 01M transmission is installed in a vehicle using the Drive-by-Wire (DBW) throttle system, the ECM (Engine Control Module) may support a Kick-Down Basic Settings as described here: Automatic Transmission Basic Settings.