TDIClub Enthusiast, Principal IDParts, Vendor , w/
- Aug 16, 2004
- South of Boston
- '97 Passat, '99.5 Golf, '02 Jetta Wagon, '15 GSW
I got REALLY lucky and scored 'em on VW Vortex classifieds. they are NOS housings with Helix glass lenses installed. Glass lenses for Jettas are REALLY HARD TO FIND vs Golf lenses which are readily available out of China.Where did you get those?
I just received one from your Amazon link, the boot is of questionable quality... but looks better then the stupid dragon shift boot, lol. Mine came with a black trim ring not chrome. Blends right in with the black interior.here's the cheap chinese shift knob/boot that arrived today. went in as I would expect. came with a chrome bezel like later cars do so it spruced up the interior a bit. doesn't look or feel too bad but I don't think the "leather" is going to last that long. I'm gonna see if I can preserve the oem leather boot off my ruined knob and retrofit it. overall a well spent less than $20 vs what was on there.
next project is to rip out the console and fix all the broken bits. this includes pulling the radio cage and taping up the blend flaps. it'll be a bloody fun weekend, that's for sure.
this is exactly what I did/do. same procedure on my GTI when I got the 20th knob.There's a metal crimp ring around the base of the shift knob right under where the shift boot fastens. It needs cut off. Just use a hose clamp as a replacement. Easier to get off and on in the future