I have a '98 A4. I use the tiptronic quite regularly. Today when I moved the shifter right, from the automatic to the tiptronic position, the left/right "firmness" (that makes it feel like it's clicking and holding in place) suddenly failed. My shifter is now completely "limp," freely swaying between tiptronic and automatic - if I don't remember to rest my hand on the shifter to hold it in place. My display cluster still switches between the appropriate setting, and tiptronic still works.
I'm just now beginning to research this problem, and I'm no modder (besides replacing my failed moonroof), so I have very little background.
It seems like these magnets may presumably hold the shifter in it's desired location. Is that accurate? If so, do you think replacing these magnets may alleviate my problem?
Thanks in advance for your help