Has your VW lost first or fifth gear?
We've been reuniting VW owners with their first gears for quite a while! Repair the sloppy, damaged or missing relay ball on your year model 2000 and newer MK4 shift lever with this innovative CNC machined Delrin bell crank relay socket. When your relay ball bushing develops a flat spot or disintegrates you will find that it is hard to get into first gear without pushing the shifter stick hard to the left. You might even readjust your shifter to enable you to get first and second gears but that makes it darn near impossible to get fifth gear. The dealer alternative to this repair kit is to buy a new shifter shaft assembly from the dealer for around $100 and then drop the exhaust, heat shield and shifter box to install it. To install this part you only have to remove the center console* inside the cabin and snap the part into the steel bell crank to the left of the shifter stick. Just make sure to remove what's left of your old relay bushing before you install this part.
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
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
Install Hint: The install video is the first one below. You will need to buy a high quality T25 Torx driver or socket to remove the pivot screw for the bracket that the FIGG installs into. 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 are now providing an extra 5mm Allen screw in case you strip the head of the stock T25 screw. The replacement screw has a 4mm Allen drive.
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.
*Please note that there are no further instructions given for this kit at this time. Removing the center console is covered in the Robert Bentley service manual.
Newest First Gear Getter install
Adjusting shifter on 5 speed transmissions
Press early First Gear Getter into bellcrank