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 transmissions:

2000-2006 MK4 VW Golf, GTI and R32
2000-2005 MK4 Jetta, GLI or Bora
2000-2010 New Beetle (All)
2000-2006 Audi TT (8N)
2000-2003 Audi A3 and S3 (8L)
2000-2005 Seat Leon, Cupra R or Toledo Typ 1M
2000-2004 Skoda Octavia Typ 1U

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 around $2.50. We ship from Texas.

International shipping: International USPS Shipping to Canada or the rest of the world is under $3.00 USD. 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. Best VW Short Shifter for MK4 through MK7 6 speed cars. Includes side to side AND front to back reduction.

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 17 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
FAST Customer service/ Excellent Product June 10, 2016
Reviewer: Stephen from Florida  
So I was driving down the road on my way to workout. I shift through the gears and go to grab 5th gear and it happened. My gear shifter felt dead and lifeless with no pulse! The 13 year old bushing had given all that it could give! My heart started to pound because I was in traffic approaching a stop light and knew I may not be able to get moving again in 4th gear! I had to make a FAST decision, so I made a sharp right turn and never slowed down. I made it home ,jumped online and came across Diesel Geek's YouTube video! I said to myself "That's it! that's how i can solve my problem". I ordered the new bushings and as fast as the old ones broke,the new ones were in the mail waiting for me to install them. Although there were no instructions, everything was pretty straight forward! Great design and simple to install. I love the guys over at Diesel Geek for coming up with a way to not have to buy $400.00 worth of cables! Thank you VERY much! You saved me so much headache and money!

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Highly recommended product March 30, 2016
Reviewer: Tom from Franklin Park, IL  
Best way to restore your ahifter cables without needing to replace them.  Instructions are online and make the install a snap.  Takes out all the slack from worn bushings making the shifts more precise.

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Way to go March 10, 2016
Reviewer: AL from Deltona Florida  
So glad to see this product. When the weather got cold this year my VW gear shift went totally limp. (stuck in 3rd gear) These bushings fit perfectly. Machine fit. Way to replace all the Mushings that VW installed. Now if you only made a replacement for all of the original plastic console parts.
Thanks again

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2003 GTI 1.8T, Mk IV January 4, 2016
Reviewer: Mike from FL from Boca Raton, FL  
What a lifesaver these little gems are.  Both bushing were broke in my shift box.  Instead of new $400+ cables, spent $30 and an hour to put these bushings in.  Could not be happier to Jim for making these available!

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deffinatly worth it November 12, 2015
Reviewer: zach from nc  
just installed them along with billet cable bracket bushings and wow. just wow. diesel geek has the market cornered when it comes to this product, when you buy it you will see why.

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