Cable Saver Replacement Cable End Bushings for MK5 and MK6
Has your VW shifter suddenly gotten loose?
Make your MK5 and MK6 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.
Highly recommended: If you have a 2004-2007 MK5 based car then 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.
Install: We don't have MK5/MK6 specific install videos. The side to side bushing can be changed through the left side cutout in the shift box. The front to back can be accessed from inside the cabin only if you drill a hole in the side of the shift box as shown in the MK4 specific video below. Early MK5 is very similar to MK4 and the 2008 and later cars, while different, can also use that method.
US shipping: USPS 1st Class 2-5 day shipping with tracking is available for less than $3.00. Please note that 1st Class USPS shipping is just as fast as Priority Mail. We ship from Texas.
International shipping: International USPS Shipping to Canada or the rest of the world is just $4.99 USD. We use discrete little padded 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.