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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing selector lever cable, manufacturer ZF

Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
Removal lever -80 - 200-
Removing
Golf, Golf Estate, only diesel engine:
–  Remove air filter housing → Rep. gr.23.
Continued for all vehicles:
 

Removing and installing selector lever cable, manufacturer ZF

–  Using removal lever -80 - 200-, lever selector lever cable -2- off gearbox selector lever.
–  Remove securing clip -1-.
Use pliers to remove the securing clip on the cable support bracket. Do not use a sharp-edged lever. The selector lever cable could otherwise be damaged.
Securing clips for selector lever cable must always be renewed.
  Caution
Risk of damage to selector lever cable.
Do not push selector lever cable backwards out of cable support bracket. The selector lever cable is not detached from the cable support bracket until the selector mechanism is removed.
Securing clips for selector lever cable must always be renewed.
–  Shift selector lever on selector mechanism to position “N”. Only in this position the selector lever cable can be released from selector mechanism.
–  Remove heat shield for centre tunnel below selector mechanism → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
 

Removing and installing selector lever cable, manufacturer ZF

–  Remove plug and securing clip -arrow-.
Renew the securing clip after each removal.
 

Removing and installing selector lever cable, manufacturer ZF

–  Fit a large screwdriver in grooves of locking mechanism and turn it 90° in direction of arrow.
–  Pull selector lever cable out of selector mechanism and remove it.
Installing
  Note
Do not bend or kink selector lever cable.
Do not grease selector lever cable.
Ensure that selector lever cable is free to move after installing.
Selector lever on selector mechanism must be set to position “N”. Only in this position the selector lever cable can be engaged in selector mechanism.
 

Removing and installing selector lever cable, manufacturer ZF

–  Insert selector lever cable into selector mechanism until it is visible in locking mechanism -arrow-.
 

Removing and installing selector lever cable, manufacturer ZF

–  Fit a large screwdriver in grooves of locking mechanism and turn it 90° in direction of arrow.
 

Removing and installing selector lever cable, manufacturer ZF

–  The selector lever cable is properly engaged when the grooves in the locking mechanism are at right angles to the selector lever cable.
 

Removing and installing selector lever cable, manufacturer ZF

–  Install new securing clip -arrow- and insert plug.
 

Removing and installing selector lever cable, manufacturer ZF

–  Secure selector lever cable with new securing clip -1- to cable support bracket.
–  Install heat shield below selector mechanism → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
–  Adjust selector lever cable → Chapter.
–  Check selector mechanism → Chapter.
Golf, Golf Estate, only diesel engine:
–  Install air filter housing → Rep. gr.23.
 

Removing and installing selector lever cable, manufacturer ZF

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