First Gear Getter
VW shifter repair bushing for left side of shift stick 1J0 711 112E
 
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Has your VW lost first or fifth gear?

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e'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 - 2007 MK4 and MK5 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 manual transmissions:

2000-2007 VW Golf, GTI, R32, Rabbit and Golf R

2000-2007 VW Jetta, GLI or Bora

2000-2010 VW New Beetle (All)

2006-2007 VW Passat

1999-2006 VW Lupo

1995-2017 VW Polo

1996-2008 VW Caddy

2001-2010 VW Sharan

2003-2017 VW Touran

2003-2010 VW Touareg

2006-2008 VW Eos

2002-2007 VW Phaeton

2000-2005 Audi A2

1999-2010 Audi TT

1997-2008 Audi A3, S3 and A3 Cabriolet

2000-2010 Seat Leon and Cupra R

1999-2009 Seat Toledo

2001-2010 Seat Alhambra

1997-2004 Seat Arosa

1999-2010 Seat Cordoba

1999-2010 Seat Ibiza

2004-2010 Seat Altea

1997-2017 Skoda Octavia

2000-2008 Skoda Fabia and Fabia RS

2000-2006 Ford Galaxy TDI

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 also 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
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First Gear Getter install May 7, 2017
Reviewer: Al Hutchinson from Portland, OR  
Very happy with the product and final results.  My shifter was showing the effects of the disintegrating factory bushings (slop in gear), so I got the First Gear Getter, Cable Saver and Shaft Bushings from DG.  Shifter is now much more precise, feels like new again.

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First gear/reverse getter May 5, 2017
Reviewer: Tony D from Flori5  
By far the easiest thing to correct problems. Went by dealer was told 800 bucks to change shift cables. In fact nothing was wrong with cables. Needed this awesome product. Great  job guys

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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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First Gear Getter March 3, 2017
Reviewer: Vince Helton from Iowa  
This is absolutely wonderful. I had problems with first and reverse and barely would get into reverse when it did. I ordered this part when I got it took apart all my console stuff and saw the original Relay Ball was completely missing. Cleaned out where this first gear getter goes slapped it in and it works perfect. Was super simple to do, I now have no issues with shifting, First Gear Getter is great quality. Thank you so much for this part. It is Simply Genius!

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First Gear getter January 24, 2017
Reviewer: Doug mcPherson from Kauai, Hawaii  
OMG this is the best engineered product in the world. After weeks of frustrating searching for a factory part for my Audi TT I discovered this simple solution. Easy to install from the top I just removed the boot and slipped it into place and off I went with first and reverse gears back where they should be I called and had the most wonderful conversation. The ordered part came within 3 days and that is unbelievable considering I live in Hawaii. We are used to waiting weeks, even for overnight shipping. Thank you so much.

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