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Dieselgeek MQ250 Side to Side Repair Bracket for Mk5, MK6, and Mk7


Finally, a fix for those seized up plastic side to side brackets.

Volkswagen made a mistake when designing the side to side gear selector bracket. During the 2007 production year, VW started using a plastic relay lever on top of the transmission. Prior to this, the part was all metal. The old version had a stainless steel pivot pin using replaceable plastic bushings which never broke. This meant that the cars with the black plastic bellcranks on the tranny are subject to a point of failure that the earlier cars did not have. If you live where they use road salt to keep the roads clear in winter, it gets even worse. The road salt can get inside the tranny's aluminum pivot tube and corrode the aluminum to the point that the black plastic pivot pin seizes up. You will notice this as a increasing stiffness when you move the shifter stick left to right. Eventually it gets hard to shift into first and second gear and getting into reverse becomes dang near impossible. Don't wait for this to happen! This corrosion will leave you stranded and then you will have an expensive, time-consuming repair to deal with. Our billet aluminum side to side bracket kit changes every failure-prone part back to metal with a bulletproof polished stainless steel pivot pin running in high performance pivot bushings. This is a forever fix to the common issue of the stock plastic VW side to side bracket 1K0 711 202K or 5K0 711 203A either breaking or seizing up into the transmission's aluminum pivot hole. One added benefit is shorter shift throws in the side to side direction.

What this fits

This kit is specifically meant for 2007+ five speed cars with plastic bellcranks but it will fit all five speed shifters in the US and Canada from 2000 onwards. Also, for the rest of the world this kit fits five and six speed MQ250 transmissions. Interestingly, the 2019-2021 US-spec, non-GLI Jetta S also uses the 6 spd version of the MQ250 so owners of these cars can benefit from this kit as well.

Please note that this part is not designed for use on the 6 speed 02Q transmission used in the VW Mk5, Mk6 and Mk7 GTI, GLI and 2.0 TDI models.

Parts Included

  • Dieselgeek all metal, billet aluminum side to side bellcrank
  • Dieselgeek machined plastic sliding piece
  • 1pair of Dieselgeek Sigsert precision cable end inserts for the stock plastic cable end
  • 1 pair of high performance 1J0711067L bushings
  • 1 retaining clip - N90815903
  • 1 Dieselgeek 5mm adjustment pin to readjust your shift cable

This is a complete, turnkey solution to your 2007 and newer VW shifter problems.

Here are some videos of why you need this part:

Installation and Adjustment Videos:

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