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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?

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 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 much faster 2-4 day FedEx International Envelope service as well though it is much more expensive.

*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.
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First gear getter November 23, 2017
Reviewer: Sarah from Gaffney, SC United States  
Absolutely saved the day. Perfect fit, happy to have found this company and these products. YouTube videos helped a lot with instillation. Thanks a bunch!

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November 19, 2017
Reviewer: Matt Duciewicz from Montague, NJ United States  
Cleaned up all the slip and back to smooth shifting.

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Totally worked, problem solved. November 19, 2017
Reviewer: John Thomas from AUSTIN, TX United States  
This was a bit of pain to install but now that it's on, all is well.

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Volkswagen new beetle gear shift fix November 16, 2017
Reviewer: Robert Dulin from kingsbury, TX United States  
Kit worked great and the instructional video and written instructions helped me get it done right the first time.

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First Gear Getter September 27, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Iceland  
Perfect fitment and must to quickly engage the gears

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