Author Topic: Mk6 DSG gear shifter retrofit into a Mk5?  (Read 2693 times)

Offline MIJ_JAGGER

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Re: Mk6 DSG gear shifter retrofit into a Mk5?
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2018, 11:16:54 AM »
Only thing I can think of is check if the knob is fully seated down to the bottom (lol)
Maybe click down the plastic retaining thingy that you lift when removing....

Done mine a while back now but iirc I didn't have any issues with refitting the part you mention...sorry can't be of more help matey

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Re: Mk6 DSG gear shifter retrofit into a Mk5?
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2018, 11:28:28 AM »
thanks for the reply.
its much appreciated.
might give it another go see if i have any success.

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Re: Mk6 DSG gear shifter retrofit into a Mk5?
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2018, 12:15:41 PM »
Got it sorted.
The little metal pin in the gearknob has a low postion i hadn't put it into.
Once i did i got it to fit.
Well pleased.

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Re: Mk6 DSG gear shifter retrofit into a Mk5?
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2018, 03:22:27 PM »
Looks smart, where did you get the part, part number? And I guess... cost?

Intrigued in getting it done now!
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Re: Mk6 DSG gear shifter retrofit into a Mk5?
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2018, 04:06:11 PM »
Looks smart, where did you get the part, part number? And I guess... cost?

Intrigued in getting it done now!

Got the gearknob on eBay. Cost me 26 pounds if i remember correctly.
I dont have the part number to hand but when i get a chance i will lift up the gearknob and get it for you.

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Re: Mk6 DSG gear shifter retrofit into a Mk5?
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2018, 12:23:39 PM »
Ended up calling 4 breakers today and all of them would only sell the gearstick/gaitor/shroud with the whole gearbox... hah.
Admitedly I was looking for 2014+ facelift scirocco cars for the least worn options but guess the search continues.

May check with TPS for their quote as the car only recently went out of production.
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Re: Mk6 DSG gear shifter retrofit into a Mk5?
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2018, 02:23:22 PM »
You seen the one I got listed in the classified ? @spicypixel

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Re: Mk6 DSG gear shifter retrofit into a Mk5?
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2018, 04:16:43 PM »
I have now! it's on the consideration list.
As it's not urgent as mine is in working order, checking around for Scirocco (both regular and golf ball versions), Later year mk6s including Ed35, and later Eos'.

I should really see if TPS have them boxed for reasonable price though, local one is just down the road.

People who've done it, did you not have to change the orientation of the hole in the plastic as outlined near the bottom here:
http://jimmy-cbx.blogspot.co.uk/p/dsg-conversion.html
« Last Edit: January 20, 2018, 10:10:25 PM by spicypixel »
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