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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing selector mechanism with selector lever cable

Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
Removal lever -80 - 200-
Brief description
In the interior, the centre console must be removed.
The heat shield beneath the vehicle must be removed.
Removing
–  Remove selector lever handle → Chapter.
–  Remove centre console → General body repairs, interior; Rep. gr.68.
Golf, Golf Estate, Golf SV:
–  Remove centre console vent → Heating, air conditioning; Rep. gr.87.
Continued for all vehicles:
 

Removing and installing selector mechanism with selector lever cable

–  If fitted, remove mounting bracket -2-. To do this, unscrew bolts -1- on right and left.
–  Separate electrical connector from selector mechanism to vehicle wiring harness.
Golf, Golf Estate, Golf SV, Passat, Passat Estate only diesel engine:
–  Remove air filter housing → Rep. gr.23.
Continued for all vehicles:
 

Removing and installing selector mechanism with selector lever cable

–  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.
–  Remove heat shield for centre tunnel below selector mechanism → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
 

Removing and installing selector mechanism with selector lever cable

–  If fitted, remove bracket -A-.
–  Remove nuts -arrows- inside vehicle.
–  Remove selector mechanism -B- together with selector lever cable and selector housing downwards.
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal. During this step, observe the following:
  Note
Do not bend or kink selector lever cable.
Do not grease selector lever cable.
Following installation of selector mechanism, selector lever cable must be checked for ease of movement and be adjusted.
 

Removing and installing selector mechanism with selector lever cable

–  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.
 

Removing and installing selector mechanism with selector lever cable

–  If present, install mounting bracket -2- → General body repairs, interior; Rep. gr.68.
Golf, Golf Estate, Golf SV:
–  Install centre console vent → Heating, air conditioning; Rep. gr.87.
Continued for all vehicles:
–  Install centre console → General body repairs, interior; Rep. gr.68.
–  Install selector lever handle → Chapter.
–  Adjust selector lever cable → Chapter.
–  Check selector mechanism → Chapter.
Golf, Golf Estate, Golf SV, Passat, Passat Estate only diesel engine:
–  Install air filter housing → Rep. gr.23.
Specified torques
Selector housing to body → Chapter
 

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