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 KNOB
Remove your shift knob. Refer to google to find vehicle-specific removal instructions.
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 up the factory shift knob to remove it from the shift arm.
5 \ REMOVE YOUR OEM SHIFT BOOT COLLAR
Separate the factory knob assembly from the boot. Use a zip-tie to compress all 4 tabs on the
factory knob at the same time. Use a screwdriver 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, and take notice of where the hole is on the
plastic piece on the OEM shifter 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 raising the top half of the adapter at the same time this will not allow the vehicle to enter the 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 fully 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 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
14 \ INSTALL THE KNOB
Install the shift knob by screwing it onto the adapter till it's 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 the 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 in 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. If the engraving is pointed
to the right turn the screw out or counterclockwise and vice versa in 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!