Has your VW shifter suddenly gotten loose?
Make 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