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Unplug the transmission connector and see if car starts.

Problem is definitely bad conductor plate. Replace it and program it. Indy can do it cheaper, or dealer.
 

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Oh, it's 100% guaranteed it's the conductor plate. Just report your finding and go from there.
 

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You could try asking those guys to see if they can replace the selector range sensor on the conductor plate. If they can't do it, you need to replace the plate with another unit. Pretty much only well equipped indy shops or dealerships can do it.
 

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Sooooo......it's back to replacing the conductor plate. Start hunting for an indy now.
 

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Indy? Is that a company or?
Indy is short for independent. In other words a mechanic shop that is unafflicted with any dealership.

There is no way to replace it?
So I get another plate that has to be flashed then coded after install ?
I don't know where's the confusion. I keep saying your plate is bad. Replace it. How many times are we going to have this circular conversation?

Can the coding be done by a code checker Autel or other besides SDS?
The cheapest autel that can program a 722.9 trans costs $2400. Otherwise you need SDS and a decent knowledge of how to work it. It is not something for the faint of heart.
 

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Outstanding Contributor , SDS Guru
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As long as you're getting a virgin conductor plate and the other shop is marrying the virgin plate to your car and coding it, yes.
 

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Yes you need to take the car to the shop for them to program the conductor plate.

Adaptation, marry, program, whatever. It's all the same.
 

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Outstanding Contributor , SDS Guru
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No, you still need the laptop to finalize the programming before the car will shift.

It still needs to go to the indy.
 

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As long as it is 134. Valvoline 134, Futsch 134, Shell 134....
 

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Outstanding Contributor , SDS Guru
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So.... What happened to the other seller that was going to send you a new conductor plate? Why are you doing the research for him?
 

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As long as it is vgs3, it's fine.
 

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The numbers on the conductor plate doesn't matter. Just get the VGS3, and as long as the other guy does the programming and coding right, all will be good.

VGS1 through VGS3 all will work, regardless of PN, RWD or 4matic. Just software and coding has to be right.
 

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Outstanding Contributor , SDS Guru
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If you're planning on keeping the car for any appreciable period of time, look for vgs3.
 

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Zerex G-05 or G48 is compatible.

I dont know about maxlife.
 

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This is on the C230? I thought the plate was out of the car. How are you driving it when you're shopping for a replacement conductor plate?

First replace the plate and program it, then ask. We're just going in circles now.
 
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