ya my question was just on replacing the boot with the manual boot because u need the bigger boot to fit the bigger manual bezel. i just think it looks cleaner with the manual bezel and i dont look to see im putting it in the right gear anyways anymore. i just pulled the old boot clean off the dsg knob then got the other one on and with a little glue got it to work.
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Ok so i finally got the small video done for the install and removal of the DSG shifter with a few pix and tips too...
Be careful when removing the shifter NOT to pull the trigger button while pulling off the shifter, cuz u will get the trigger stuck and locked out of position. This will come in handy when u are trying to reinstall the shifter, the only way to fix this is to take off the top of the "DSG" aluminum cover to get access to the locking trigger pin. Once the DSG cover is lifted out of the way u will be able to see this locking pin and if it's sticking straight up, then u will have to push it back in its "HOME" position in between the plastic fork below. All u have to do is use a flat-head driver and push down the locking pin all the way down till it locks in between the plastic fork below, this will keep the trigger button locked in place so u can reinstall the shifter when ready. U will "NOT" be able to reinstall the shifter if this is not done the right way so pay attention to where that locking "PIN" is when reinstalling the shifter!!!
BTW...... Notice when the locking pin is "NOT" in its locking position that the trigger button is pushed all the way in and u cant pull it out. But when u push the locking pin down in its home position in between the plastic fork below, this will keep the trigger button pushed out and ready for install.
DSG COVER REMOVAL
Last edited by Stylist07; 05-02-2012 at 11:50 PM.
Also my new shifter arrived with this red shaft insert, I'm pretty sure its to keep the the pin from locking. Im guessing it just pulls out correct? leaving the pin open
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I just swapped my shifter and e brake handle for the red stiched edition 30 versions. That red thing does pull out. It requires some pressure. Just make sure that after you pull the red insert out, you dont depress the button, other wise you will have to put the insert back in. Besides making sure not to depress the button, it slides on and pops in place with medium pressure.
I have TR exterior so inlike the newer shifter with the red stiching and i also just had my original shifter replaced under warranty for the threads coming apart.
Ok finally got it.
Read the thread on the other forum by stylist. We first pop off the trim and unplug the connector. Then shift to N and push down the black plastic piece on the bottom of the shaft until it snaps. Then shift to S and press the trigger and yank off
There was no mention of that black piece needing to be push down in this post, idk if that was the trick or if it finally gave in when I pulled...but it worked
Last edited by DarkNeo; 05-02-2012 at 02:14 AM.
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Sorry I was not on the forums for a day or so, but I'm glad u got it all worked out.
BTW...... If u look at the Red stick and the gear stick as well, u will notice a small hole in it, this is where the trigger pin fits into and locks the shifter knob to the shifter stick. If the trigger pin is NOT in it's LOCKED position then the trigger pin can NOT slide into this small hole on the shifter stick or Red stick too.
In my video YES my finger was on the trigger button while I pulled up to remove the shifter, BUT if u read a little more u will notice what will happen if u do it that way. That is why I said if u remove the shifter while pulling the triigger button then u will UNLOCK the triigger pin when it come off. If u just pull straight up on the shifter and do NOT pull the trigger then it will AUTOMATICLY put the trigger in its LOCKED position.
I hope this all make sense, if not u can always remove the DSG cover and look at the triigger pin while u play around with the shifter from P, N, D, and S.
Last edited by Stylist07; 05-02-2012 at 11:48 PM.