The VGAE9 definition has a listing in the parameters menu (at the section 4 start) "******Do not use values below this". You weren't kidding.

There is a guy with an E99 van I'm trying to help out with unacceptable factory shift stuff and kind of need to get to some of the transmission controls. I have tried all other definitions with it and didn't find anything with the correct addressing.

I really hate bothering you about something so stupid but risking a hex-edited binary shift on my own these days is more than I can focus on.....I've become so scatter-brained lately that I'd really mess something up.

I hope you're well, bud! You should call when you're not (ah, who am I kidding?) busy.