Cable Saver Replacement Cable End Bushing Set for MK4
Replacement VW and Audi shift cable bushings
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Has your VW shifter suddenly gotten loose?

ake your MK4 Volkswagen, Audi, Seat or Skoda shifter good and tight again with our replacement shift cable bushing set. These custom made Delrin and UHMW polyethylene shifter bushings replace the spongy rubber bushings for the side to side and front to back shift cables. Prevents you from having to buy $400 worth of shift cables from the dealer when only the end bushings disintegrate. (VW part numbers 1J0 711 265_ and 1J0 711 266_)

Fits the following years and models with five or six speed cable shift transmissions:

2000-2006 MK4 VW Golf, GTI and R32
2000-2005 MK4 VW Jetta, GLI or Bora
2000-2010 VW New Beetle (All)
1999-2006 VW Lupo
1995-2002 VW Polo
1996-2008 VW Caddy
2001-2010 VW Sharan
2003-2010 VW Touareg
2003-2006 VW Touran
2002-2007 VW Phaeton
1999-2006 Audi TT MK1 (8N)
2000-2005 Audi A2
1999-2003 Audi A3 and S3 (8L)
1997-2004 Seat Arosa
2004-2010 Seat Altea
2001-2010 Seat Alhambra
1999-2010 Seat Cordoba
1999-2010 Seat Ibiza
2000-2010 Seat Leon and Cupra R
1999-2009 Seat Toledo
1999-2010 Skoda Octavia

Note: Our new universal kit includes all the bushings you will need. There are two different styles of cables and we now include bushings for both types.

US shipping: USPS 1st Class 2-5 day shipping is available for just $2.77. We ship from Texas.

International shipping: International USPS Shipping to Canada or the rest of the world is only $4.99. We use discrete little envelopes to help reduce or eliminate taxes or duties for our international customers in most locations (See last picture above). The envelopes are usually delivered quietly in your mailbox. We also offer 2-4 day FedEx service as well.

Install: The videos below are the install guides. The side to side cable end can be installed easily from inside the cabin. The front to back bushing can be done from inside the car if you drill a 1 1/8" hole in the side of the shifter box as shown in the second to last picture above or the last video below. If you are not interested in drilling a hole in the shift box to install the front to back bushing then you will need to access the shifter assembly from underneath the car.

Highly recommended: Buy a high quality T25 Torx driver or socket to remove the pivot screw for the steel bracket that the side to side cable attaches to. The T25 screws are very tight and the heads are somewhat soft. If you strip out the head then you will need to drill the head off with a 13/64" drill bit. After that, the remaining shank of the 5mm screw will unthread easily. We provide an extra 5mm Allen screw in case you strip the head of the stock T25 screw. The replacement screw has a 4mm Allen drive.

Diagnosing a bad cable end bushing
Installing front to back Cable Saver bushing
Replace side to side bushing without removing exhaust!
Installing front to back bushing from inside the car

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VW shifter repair bushing for left side of shift stick 1J0 711 112E Best VW Short shift kit for MK4 5 speed. Includes side to side AND front to back reduction. Sigma 6 speed short shift kit for MK6 Golf, GTI, R32, Jetta, GLI, Bora, B6 or B7 Passat, Audi TT and Audi A3. Perfect GTI and Golf R short shifter!

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Wow!!! September 14, 2017
Reviewer: Jared  
They are a massive pain to do with having to remove the exhaust but that is no fault of dieselgeek!  This kit is amazing!  Everything is so crisp and tight it feels like a brand new car.  Fantastic product from a great company!

Review response from Jim:
Hey Jared, thanks for leaving the review and for the compliments!  We now have a video on the cable saver bushing product page showing how to install the bushings from inside the cabin of the car -

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Fantastic Product and Excellent Support! June 19, 2017
Reviewer: Fred Oldenburg from North Carolina  
Wow! My factory rubber bushing gave out and left me with a car that wouldn't shift. This kit was a lifesaver!!! Jim's videos and support are both excellent. I ended up dropping the exhaust rather than drilling a hole in the shift tower to install this...but that was more of a personal choice...I only needed to remove the connecting pipe behind the catalytic converter and cross-member to get enough room to work. The car now shifts much better and I can't thank the folks at Diesel Geek enough!!!! Bravo!!!!

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LifeSaver May 17, 2017
Reviewer: Jordan from Queensland - Australia  
A few weeks ago my front/back bearing broke while driving and i was stranded and had to get towed back home. VW quoted me $850 for a whole new set of shift line. I replaced the bushings with these ones and my car is better than ever!

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Worked great, Cheaper than cable replacement May 7, 2017
Reviewer: Matt O from Venice, FL  
The install was pretty simple and straight forward, took an hour or so. Be sure to look for Diesel Geek videos on YouTube for some tips and tricks to make it a lot easier on yourself. I used a holesaw as recommended and it is definitely the best way to make a little room to get the cables attached without having to drop the exhaust and the shift box.

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Great Product April 28, 2017
Reviewer: Frank, G60ING from Niceville, FL yes its a real place  
I bought these when I was doing a 02J/Polo shifter box conversion for my 3.6 VR6 Corrado. I had grabbed a couple of shifter boxes from the junkyard to try and get the best possible cables and half of them needed new bushings on the cables in the shifter. I'm so happy DieselGeek offers these parts.

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