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Mk6 DSG gear shifter retrofit into a Mk5?
« on: October 28, 2017, 04:42:46 PM »
I figure this is possible but what's involved?
Bit of a speculative thread to ask if anyone can point me in the direction of anyone who has done it!
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Re: Mk6 DSG gear shifter retrofit into a Mk5?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 06:44:41 PM »
straight swap just remove mk5 and fit mk6 .
bases are the same unlike mk7 golfs
i have a mk6 gti dsg shifter here to fit to my mk5 gti but i have it seperated into pieces to send the base away to have hydro dipped.

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Re: Mk6 DSG gear shifter retrofit into a Mk5?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2017, 07:07:29 PM »
Well that's great news. Guess I better find a mk6 GTD DSG shifter then.
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Re: Mk6 DSG gear shifter retrofit into a Mk5?
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2017, 07:30:11 PM »
Interesting you mentioned that as my existing plastic ring doesn't seem to fit right and it's a factory mk5 dsg shifter. You can see inside on one corner which doesn't look great...
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Re: Mk6 DSG gear shifter retrofit into a Mk5?
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2017, 07:32:29 PM »
Very brittle, won't be surprised if it's broken

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Re: Mk6 DSG gear shifter retrofit into a Mk5?
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2017, 07:50:24 PM »
Ah handy, Guess I'll take a look at it and hope it's superglue-able. If not... bet it'll be a surprisingly expensive thing to find.
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Re: Mk6 DSG gear shifter retrofit into a Mk5?
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2017, 01:05:20 AM »
Have you considered an mk7 gear shifter? There were a few clubsport ones going for £100, would be interesting to know if the swap would be similar to a mk6 one going into an mk5

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Re: Mk6 DSG gear shifter retrofit into a Mk5?
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2017, 10:26:46 AM »
I doubt it's plug and play and easy to replace but I'd love to be proven wrong and grab a mk7 one.
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Re: Mk6 DSG gear shifter retrofit into a Mk5?
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2017, 01:15:09 PM »
Perhaps you can be our first test bunny lol. 😜

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Re: Mk6 DSG gear shifter retrofit into a Mk5?
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2017, 04:15:31 PM »
nice upgrade ;)
do you know if you can just change the knob itself?
im after a later style knob in my mk6 R
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Re: Mk6 DSG gear shifter retrofit into a Mk5?
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2017, 07:46:37 PM »
Most of the MK7 golf parts will not fit the mk5/mk6 without solder the circut boards, changing wirering etc etc since that car is total differeint build than ours..

I know someone who got the mk7 golf cruise control and wiper stalks fitted to a mk5. But that's alot of work since you have to trace the board signals to the functions from the stalk to mk5 base. So not something everything can do hehe...

The mk7 mfsw is still not plug'n play in the mk5/6 but by far the most easy mk7 item to retrofit  :confused:
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Re: Mk6 DSG gear shifter retrofit into a Mk5?
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2017, 10:44:33 PM »
Mk7 Cruise control/stalks into the mk5/6 would be quite the feat mhmm, bit off topic but damned that dedication.
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Re: Mk6 DSG gear shifter retrofit into a Mk5?
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2018, 10:12:50 AM »
Could anyone shed some light on how they fitted the mk6 gti dsg gearknob to their mk5 gti?
I know i posted above that it was a straight swap but I'm now finding out it isnt.
The plastic rod on the mk5 doesn't rise up enough to sit the steel pin on the mk6 dsg gear knob into it.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Mk6 DSG gear shifter retrofit into a Mk5?
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2018, 10:26:30 AM »
Could anyone shed some light on how they fitted the mk6 gti dsg gearknob to their mk5 gti?
I know i posted above that it was a straight swap but I'm now finding out it isnt.
The plastic rod on the mk5 doesn't rise up enough to sit the steel pin on the mk6 dsg gear knob into it.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Mk6 DSG gear shifter retrofit into a Mk5?
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2018, 11:09:55 AM »
Could anyone shed some light on how they fitted the mk6 gti dsg gearknob to their mk5 gti?
I know i posted above that it was a straight swap but I'm now finding out it isnt.
The plastic rod on the mk5 doesn't rise up enough to sit the steel pin on the mk6 dsg gear knob into it.
Any help would be appreciated.


Seen that video but the plastic rod on mine is a hard plastic and it refuses to come up enough to let the steel pin sit into it.
I dont want to damage the plastic rod making it impossible to refit the original part.