Can this be??
I pulled the shift lever out of my 91, because the plastic piece was broken. Went to put on a shift lever that I bought from the forum, and its clocked wrong. I place it in the housing and the plastic piece faces the 7 oclock position. My original one was facing the 9 oclock position.
There really isnt any other way to position the lever because the ball at the bottom has the little tabs that can only go in one way.
Whats going on?
Anyone else experience this?
We really need breeding standards like they have with dogs.
Originally Posted by pete@blackforest
I remember when people modified their Volkswagen to enhance the driving experience. What ever happened to Fahrvergnugen? Bags are for kids that grew up watching Pimp My Ride. Turbo is for all of us that enjoy actual motorsport.
...if you bought a new-stock replacement shift lever, it may be the type that has an adjustment built in to it....3 or 4mm allen wrench IIRC....loosen set screw and rotate reverse-lockout finger to the correct position...hope this helps ya figure it out...
I bought the lever from someone on the forum.
it does have an allen to do some kind of adjustment, but, It only moves to top half of the plastic, not the positioning of the bottom half.
here are some pics.
If you notice in this pic, the one on the right is my original, I clocked both handles to be at 9oclock. But if you notice where the pin goes into the ball, the one on the right is facing me, and the one on the left is sitting sideways. (the ball's tabs face exactly as the pin insert. 20120427_192823 by stankycat, on Flickr
...it sure is cocked out of wack....someone may have been over-zealous while removing roll-pin... u can try removing the ball again and twist shaft so that it matches your old one...I bought a new o.e.m. shift-lever for $26.00 from a small,local VW store....as much of a hassle to get shifter-box out-and-in ,I wanted to do it right the first time...good luck...