Logic of naming actuators in VW-group is simple it contains "N" + actuator number. The actuator number is unique. Here you can find fitting location, connectors and some basic information about actuators.

To our mind, actuators information is reference, so there is only simple search by number.


Audi R8 42 (2007- )

N285 - Gear selection valve 2

The gear selection valve 2 -N285 is located on the shift actuator at position -3-. When removing and installing make sure the damping hole is at the top, otherwise disturbing noises will occur when gear-shifting.


Risk of injury from highly pressurised

hydraulic oil.

A Depressurise hydraulic system; see Workshop Manual.


To avoid confusion between the electrical connectors on the gear selection valves, they are colour-coded. If the colour-coding is no longer visible, you must mark the connectors in a suitable way to prevent confusion between them prior to unplugging them.


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