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Intech March 7th, 2018 12:50

Shifter question
 
Information needed. On my 99.5 Golf, I found out that it has a Mk3 shifter and linkage, because when I wanted to put an Audi TT short shifter in it, I was told, that while possible, it would not be worth the cost.My question is this:Is it a MK 3 or a MK4 transmission, and if it is a MK3 can a MK4 be bolted in its place?If so, I can than get the Audi shifter

Windex March 7th, 2018 14:11

It's a MK4 transmission (02J) with the earlier MK3 (02A) shifter linkage to be precise.

I converted my B4V to the later style 02J shifter, and would do so again in a heartbeat - I found it to be that much more precise.

Note, I also upgraded mine with the TT shifter "golf club" to shorten fore/aft throws (does nothing for side to side)

to convert yours, you would need the shift lever from inside the car and the attached cables, the cable retainer bracket from the top of the transmission, the cable ends, the "golf-club" weight from the top of the transmission and most importantly, the sector/shift shaft that goes down into the transmission. You may also need the vw emblem piece (bottom of the transmission) that the above sector shaft sits in.

These parts are not TDI specific - they can come from any manual 02J jetta or golf.

There are two styles of shifter end as well - pin end and ball-end. The pin end are more common for when you may need replacement parts. Parts can be sourced at almost any junkyard.

A conversion well worth it in my opinion, especially if you are able to do the labor yourself. Others think not.

Intech March 7th, 2018 16:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by Windex (Post 5387737)
It's a MK4 transmission (02J) with the earlier MK3 (02A) shifter linkage to be precise.

I converted my B4V to the later style 02J shifter, and would do so again in a heartbeat - I found it to be that much more precise.

Note, I also upgraded mine with the TT shifter "golf club" to shorten fore/aft throws (does nothing for side to side)

to convert yours, you would need the shift lever from inside the car and the attached cables, the cable retainer bracket from the top of the transmission, the cable ends, the "golf-club" weight from the top of the transmission and most importantly, the sector/shift shaft that goes down into the transmission. You may also need the vw emblem piece (bottom of the transmission) that the above sector shaft sits in.

These parts are not TDI specific - they can come from any manual 02J jetta or golf.

There are two styles of shifter end as well - pin end and ball-end. The pin end are more common for when you may need replacement parts. Parts can be sourced at almost any junkyard.

A conversion well worth it in my opinion, especially if you are able to do the labor yourself. Others think not.

A super thank you, and I will not be doing the work. However, I now know what has to be done, and will proceed to do it as soon as possible. Again thank you very much

RexNICO March 7th, 2018 17:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by Windex (Post 5387737)
... These parts are not TDI specific - they can come from any manual 02J jetta or golf.

There are two styles of shifter end as well - pin end and ball-end. The pin end are more common for when you may need replacement parts. Parts can be sourced at almost any junkyard.

A conversion well worth it in my opinion, especially if you are able to do the labor yourself. Others think not.

As noted, these are not TDI specific parts, so you would have more luck finding used parts for the conversion over on the vortex.

Good luck

Intech March 8th, 2018 03:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by RexNICO (Post 5387789)
As noted, these are not TDI specific parts, so you would have more luck finding used parts for the conversion over on the vortex.

Good luck

Good point, thank you

Windex March 8th, 2018 06:20

One more thing - the connector for the reverse lamp switch is different - you would need to get one of those to replace the one in your car to make the reverse lamps work again after the swap.

RexNICO March 8th, 2018 12:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by Windex (Post 5387899)
One more thing - the connector for the reverse lamp switch is different - you would need to get one of those to replace the one in your car to make the reverse lamps work again after the swap.

Good point.

OP - here's a set-up I had for sale about a year ago, but it has SOLD
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...mp-shift-tower
NOTE: the shift tower is not pictured in that thread.

Intech March 8th, 2018 17:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by RexNICO (Post 5388025)
Good point.

OP - here's a set-up I had for sale about a year ago, but it has SOLD
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...mp-shift-tower
NOTE: the shift tower is not pictured in that thread.

Good info, nice pics, thank you

ToddA1 March 9th, 2018 08:09

I kept the reverse pigtail stock, but changed the reverse switch. I think it was a $2 part, for an A2. I’d rather not cut wiring, if not needed.

-Todd


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