BOSCH AUTO BOX GS8.60.1 - System Overview
The Bosch GS 8.60.1 Electronic Gearbox control system has only ever been found to be fitted to the L322 Range Rover between 2002 and 2006 model years. It is only fitted to this vehicle whenever it is a Petrol engine management.
SM051 - BOSCH AUTO BOX GS8.60.1 - System Help file
Version 1.26

BOSCH AUTO BOX GS8.60.1 - Known Fitments
Vehicle makes, models and variants known or believed to be using this vehicle system, required diagnostic lead and degree of known compatibility.

Vehicle Make Vehicle Model Vehicle Variant Diagnostic Lead
Land Rover Range Rover MKIII (L322) Petrol 2002 - Mid 2005 Black OBDII Lead/LD020/LD021

BOSCH AUTO BOX GS8.60.1 - Physical Details

SM051 - BOSCH AUTO BOX GS8.60.1 - Diagnostic Capabilities (Read Fault Codes)
Reads the fault code memory. The ECU can self detect up to 45 different problems with itself, its wiring and its associated sensors, storing the respective code if it detects any malfunction or reading outside of pre defined acceptable limits. Not all stored faults may cause the fault warning lamp to illuminate.

SM051 - BOSCH AUTO BOX GS8.60.1 - Diagnostic Capabilities (Clear Fault Codes)
Clears the fault code memory.

SM051 - BOSCH AUTO BOX GS8.60.1 - Diagnostic Capabilities (Settings)
Values, configuration settings, and other stored information which can be read from the ECU, edited and then rewritten back. Read settings can also be stored as a standard HTML page for reference. These pages can then later be re loaded and re written back to the ECU. Please note that some values may be read only due to the fact that they are supplied from the ECUís ROM or are internally calculated.

  • Part Number: This is the manufacturer's part number for the ECU.
  • Hardware number: This is the hardware version which denotes the processor and circuit board type.
  • Software number: This denotes the coding inside the processor for the hardware.
  • Supplier number: This is a number which defines the supplier using a standard look up list of supplier ECU manufacturer numbers.
  • Coding index: This is the coding identification for the programming maps.
  • Diagnostic index: This is a number that indicates the diagnostic capabilities support level.
  • Bus index: This is a number that indicates the bus communication support level, the vehicle communication buses.
  • Week of Build: This is the week in which the unit was built.
  • Year of Build: This is the year in which the unit was built.

SM051 - BOSCH AUTO BOX GS8.60.1 - Diagnostic Capabilities (Inputs)
Realtime live display of the information the electronic control unit of the selected vehicle system is currently deriving from its input sensors.

  • Engine Speed: This is the current engine speed in rpm as passed to the electronic automatic transmission ECU by the engine management via the CAN bus.
  • Turbine Speed: This is the turbine speed in rpm of the automatic gearbox.
  • Output Speed: This is the output shaft speed in rpm of the automatic gearbox.
  • Throttle Valve: This displays the current throttle valve angle as a percentage.
  • Engine Torque: This shows the engine torque in newton metres.
  • Engine Temperature: This denotes the engine temperature in degrees centigrade as given to the automatic gearbox control ECU by the engine management ECU via the CAN bus.
  • Oil Temperature: This shows the automatic gearbox oil temperature.
  • Shift Solenoid 1: This shows if the shift solenoid 1 is on or off.
  • Shift Solenoid 2: This shows if the shift solenoid 2 is on or off.
  • Shift Solenoid 3: This shows if the shift solenoid 3 is on or off.
  • Shift Interlock: This shows if the current status of the shift interlock is locked or unlocked.
  • Pressure Solenoid 1: This shows the pressure for solenoid 1 (this is the main system pressure solenoid).
  • Pressure Solenoid 2: This shows the pressure for solenoid 2.
  • Pressure Solenoid 3: This shows the pressure for solenoid 3.
  • Pressure Solenoid 4: This shows the pressure for solenoid 4 (this is also the torque converter clutch solenoid).
  • Pressure Solenoid 5: This shows the pressure for solenoid 5.
  • Battery Volts: This shows the battery voltage of the automatic gearbox ECU input.
  • Brake Status: This denotes if the brakes are on or off.
  • Cruise: This shows the current status of the cruise control system.
  • Kick Down: This denotes if the gearbox has detected kick down condition or not.
  • Steptronic Route: This denotes if the gearbox is using the Steptronic function or not.
  • Gear Selector: This shows if the gear selection is in Park, Neutral, Drive or Reverse.
  • Gearbox Operational Status: This denotes if the gearbox is in normal mode or in limp home mode.
  • Step Gear Shift: This shows the status of the automatic gearbox's step gear shift. Options are: NO TIP (TIPTRONIC) - this is the gearshift not using the tiptronic function - TIP PLUS or TIP MINUS.
  • Gear Ratio: This shows the current gear the gearbox is in.
  • Operation Mode: This denotes if the gearbox is in automatic, manual or sport mode.
  • Front Left/ Front Right/Rear Left/Rear Right Wheel Speed: Shows the wheel speed in km/h and mph of the specific wheel.

SM051 - BOSCH AUTO BOX GS8.60.1 - Diagnostic Capabilities (Outputs)
Choices of outputs that can be turned on for a period of time

  • System pressure solenoid 1: This can be turned on.
  • Torque converter clutch solenoid 4: This can be turned on.
  • Pressure line solenoid 2, 3 and 5: These can be turned on.
  • Shift solenoid 1, 2 and 3: These can be turned on and turned.
There is a universal TURN ALL OUTPUTS TO NORMAL link which allows all outputs to be turned to normal after turning on.