VW DSG \ AUDI S-TRONIC ADAPTER INSTALL GUIDE
Small Screw Driver
2mm Allen Wrench
2.5mm Allen Wrench
4mm Allen Wrench
Short Nose Snips
1 \ REMOVE YOUR SHIFT BOOT
Lift the gear selector boot assembly to gain access to the bottom of the factory shift knob.
2 \ REMOVE YOUR PINCH CLIP
Pry the silver pinch clamp apart, in order to remove the factory shift knob.
WARNING: Do not depress the factory gear selector button during or after removal. If this happens, the knob can not be reused.
3 \ LOCK GEAR SELECTOR
Use a paper clip or safety pin to lock the gear selector button up.
NOTE: VW techs recommended this. If this isn’t possible, simply be sure to take measures to prevent pressing the button during removal.
4 \ REMOVE YOUR OEM SHIFT KNOB
Carefully lift on the factory shift knob to remove it from the shift arm.
5 \ REMOVE YOUR OEM SHIFT BOOT COLLAR
Separate the factory knob asssembly from the boot. The image below shows how we removed a factory boot
retainer. Use a zip-tie to compress all 4 tabs on the factory knob at the same time. Use a screw driver to gently pry up on the boot retainer at each seam. Prying on the actual boot material could damage the outward appearance of the material.
6 \ PARTIALLY INSTALL SHIFT BOOT
Reinstall your shift boot back onto the vehicle but do not fully install or clip onto the center console. It will need to be lifted up for installation around the adapter later on.
7 \ PREPARE ADAPTER FOR INSTALL
Remove the two top allen key bolts before you place the adapter onto the shifter arm.
8 \ INSTALL SHIFT KNOB ADAPTER
Place the shift knob adapter onto the shifter arm, take notice of where the hole is on the plastic piece on the oem shfiter arm. You want to align the two bolt holes of the screws you removed in the previous step with the holes in the plastic piece on the shifter arm.
9 \ REINSTALL TOP SCREWS
With your adapter in the correct orientation for the bolts to go through the plastic piece reinstall your top bolts so they pass through the plastic opening. This can be tricky but these bolts need to be screwed far enough in that they are flush with the adapter.
10 \ PREPARE FOR ADAPTER FINAL INSTALL
Once you have the top screws fully installed press down on the top half of the adapter so the plastic piece inside the shifter arm is fully depressed. With the plastic piece fully depressed you want to grab the lower section of the adapter where the collar is located and pull up. Make sure you are not rasing the top half of the adapter at the same time this will not allow the vehicle to enter park.
11 \ INSTALL LOWER SCREWS
Once you have the top of the adapter at its lowest point and the bottom of the adapter at its highest point you will want to tighten the bottom screws to attach the adapter to the metal of the shifter arm.
12 \ BOOT CRACK ELIMINATION
With the adapter full installed and tight you want to lift your shift boot up and inside out over the adapter until the small opening is tight under the bottom of your adapter. Use the supplied zip to the secure your shift boot to the adapter under the integrated collar. Trim the zip-tie with a side cutter.
13 \ FINAL INSTALL OF SHIFT BOOT
Now that the shift boot collar is attached to the adapter you can fully install your shift boot back into the center console.
14 \ INSTALL THE KNOB
Install the shift knob by screwing it onto the adapter till its snug. If you have an engraved shift knob follow the steps below to align the engraving.
15 \ DISCLAIMER
Please note. In order to eliminate the potential for undesirable rattle and loose fitment, our DSG adapter has very tight tolerances. This means that there will be a break in period for the o rings. You may need to manually push your knob down after selecting your gear until the adapter is broken in.
1 \ HOW IT WORKS
The shift knob bottoms out on the top of the flat head screw. Turning the screw clockwise or counterclockwise will rotate the shift gate pattern the same amount and direction the screw was turned. Follow the steps below to adjust the shift gate pattern.
2 \ TAKE MEASUREMENT
Take note of how many degrees clockwise or counterclockwise the shift knob orientation is off
3 \ REMOVE SHIFT KNOB
Unscrew the shift knob. Use a 4mm allen wrench and turn the flat head screw the same amount of degrees in the direction the orientation is off by. If the engraving is pointed to the right turn the screw out or counter clockwise and vice versa for other direction.
4 \ REINSTALL SHIFT KNOB
Check your orientation adjustment by threading the shift knob onto the adapter.
5 \ REPEAT TILL PERFECT
Check your shift knob orientation. Repeat step 1 if further adjustment is needed.
6 \ ENJOY THE DRIVE
Test drive and enjoy your new shifting experience!