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    Thread: how do you remove the boot from the dsg knob?

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      04-22-2012 09:00 PM #26
      I'm swapping my shifter for another mk6 dsg one.

      Removing and replacing the entire bit

      Sorry to confuse


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      Last edited by abeR; 04-22-2012 at 09:03 PM.
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      04-22-2012 09:04 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Stylist07 View Post
      Really why would u want a Manual console instead of the DSG one???

      U won't be able to tell which gear u are in unless u are looking at the mdf...

      Ooh well to each their own
      Do you drive watching the shifter to see what gear you're in? Normall you put it in "D" or "S" and leave it there, even if you go back and forth between them it's only one click... If you're in "M" mode, you have to look at the mdf anyways to see what gear you're in... So, honestly what's the difference?

    3. 04-22-2012 09:06 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by abeR View Post
      I'm swapping my shifter for another mk6 dsg one.

      Catfish?
      Really???

      I did my DSG mk6 install awhile back but it came with the lower console with PRNDS, leather boot with Grey stitching, and new DSG shifter and the leather on the mk6 seams allot softer to me.

      Did urs come that way? Or did u just buy the boot cover?

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      04-22-2012 09:08 PM #29
      I'm trying to do exactly as you did. Ignore the "boot" part



      I confused everybody, including myself


      Long Wookie weekend..


      The leather is a bit different
      I agree

      Sorry to jack your thread op, I didn't read the thread correctly.
      Last edited by abeR; 04-22-2012 at 09:11 PM.
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      04-22-2012 09:10 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by abeR View Post
      I'm trying to do exactly as you did. Ignore the "boot" part

      I confused everybody, including myself


      Long Wookie weekend..


      The leather is a bit different
      I agree
      Oh, LOL! So you're just replacing the entire thing then? Yep, had me confused... You didn't get the whole piece?

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      04-22-2012 09:14 PM #31
      I got it all

      I just could not manage to get the shifter off. I was scared to F it all up
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      04-22-2012 09:20 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by abeR View Post
      I got it all

      I just could not manage to get the shifter off. I was scared to F it all up
      Oh ok, my bad then... Then Stylist is right, you just put it in "S" mode and pull up really hard... I found it easier if you pull the trim up first, to do that you just pull it up, also gotta pull a little hard...

    8. 04-22-2012 09:29 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by MoWsE View Post
      Do you drive watching the shifter to see what gear you're in? Normall you put it in "D" or "S" and leave it there, even if you go back and forth between them it's only one click... If you're in "M" mode, you have to look at the mdf anyways to see what gear you're in... So, honestly what's the difference?

      I'm sure we can drive our car with No shifter indicator at all and just go by the feel of it, but VW was nice of enough to give us two point of sights of gear selections one on the shifter and one in the mdf.

      Not a big deal to have either but I was wondering why some one would want their gear selector removed?

      And no I don't drive starring at the shifter, I'm looking at the road......Most of the time

    9. 04-22-2012 09:31 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by MoWsE View Post
      Oh ok, my bad then... Then Stylist is right.......

    10. 04-22-2012 09:34 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by abeR View Post
      I got it all

      I just could not manage to get the shifter off. I was scared to F it all up

      Don't worry bro, trust me I felt like I was going to brake mine to when I replaced/upgraded mine too, but once I had the shifter in S mode while squeezing the trigger I just pulled like a mutha f$&ker............Then pop goes the shifter and surprisingly I did not Fubar it

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      04-22-2012 09:35 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Stylist07 View Post
      I'm sure we can drive our car with No shifter indicator at all and just go by the feel of it, but VW was nice of enough to give us two point of sights of gear selections one on the shifter and one in the mdf.

      Not a big deal to have either but I was wondering why some one would want their gear selector removed?

      And no I don't drive starring at the shifter, I'm looking at the road......Most of the time
      I personally liked how it cleaned up the interior, I just think it looks better... Definitely flows alot better...

      Quote Originally Posted by Stylist07 View Post
      Sounded to me that's what he was asking about, LOL! But hey, I'll admit when I was wrong

    12. 04-22-2012 09:36 PM #37
      I can do a little video for ya if u want to me too.....If that helps

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      04-22-2012 10:06 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by Stylist07 View Post
      I can do a little video for ya if u want to me too.....If that helps
      Video would be great , I just ordered an mk6 shifter and it would help us all
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      04-22-2012 10:28 PM #39
      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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      04-23-2012 05:31 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkNeo View Post
      Video would be great , I just ordered an mk6 shifter and it would help us all
      Where did you source the mk6 shifter? I just had mine swapped under warranty (peeling trim) but the head feels different, the leather is all crinkly and not smooth, and I'm pretty sure it's not even leather at all (where it was on my original shifter).
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      04-24-2012 12:37 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by ZPrime View Post
      Where did you source the mk6 shifter? I just had mine swapped under warranty (peeling trim) but the head feels different, the leather is all crinkly and not smooth, and I'm pretty sure it's not even leather at all (where it was on my original shifter).
      you got your shifter replaced due to peeling trim? i have some peel on the edge of the shift lever that i was wondering whether or not it's covered.

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      04-28-2012 08:59 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by ZPrime View Post
      Where did you source the mk6 shifter? I just had mine swapped under warranty (peeling trim) but the head feels different, the leather is all crinkly and not smooth, and I'm pretty sure it's not even leather at all (where it was on my original shifter).
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    18. 04-28-2012 11:23 PM #43
      I will make a small video and post it on how to remove the DSG shifter in less than 30 sec......

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      04-28-2012 11:31 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Stylist07 View Post
      I will make a small video and post it on how to remove the DSG shifter in less than 30 sec......
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    20. 04-30-2012 01:24 AM #45
      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...

      SHIFTER REMOVAL



      SHIFTER INSTALL


      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



      UNLOCKED PIN



      LOCKED PIN
      Last edited by Stylist07; 05-02-2012 at 11:50 PM.

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      04-30-2012 08:49 AM #46
      Awesome info stylist!!!
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      04-30-2012 12:37 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkNeo View Post
      ^^^ Someone please punch this guy in the back of the head

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      04-30-2012 02:18 PM #48
      Thanks for the video stylist
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      04-30-2012 02:55 PM #49
      Awesome video! Great writeup on the pin/trigger info as well... I remember doing the same thing when I did mine and it took me a little bit of searching to figure out about removing the top of the shifter, etc...

    25. 04-30-2012 08:12 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by abeR View Post
      Awesome info stylist!!!


      Quote Originally Posted by DarkNeo View Post
      Thanks for the video stylist


      Quote Originally Posted by MoWsE View Post
      Awesome video! Great writeup on the pin/trigger info as well... I remember doing the same thing when I did mine and it took me a little bit of searching to figure out about removing the top of the shifter, etc...


      Glad u guys enjoyed the video, I was up late last night and almost forgot about making the video but I got it done....

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