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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Selector Mechanism

Selector Mechanism Installation Position

  • -Arrow A- Gearshift Lever Movement
  • -Arrow B- Selector Lever Movement

Volswagen Tiguan. Selector Mechanism Installation Position

  1. Gearshift Lever Cable
  2. Selector Cable
  3. Heat Shield
  • Remove the gearshift mechanism before removal
  1. Gearshift Lever
  2. Selector Relay Lever

Overview - Gearshift Mechanism

Note

  • Disconnect the battery when working on the gearshift mechanism inside the engine compartment.
  • Gearshift mechanism, removing and installing.

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Gearshift Mechanism

  1. Chapter "Overview - Gearshift Knob and Cover"
  2. Chapter "Overview - Gearshift Lever and Gearshift Housing, Scirocco, CC, Golf Cabriolet and Passat"
  1. Chapter "Overview - Gearshift Lever and Gearshift Housing, Tiguan"
  2. Chapter "Overview - Operating Cables, Scirocco, CC, Golf Cabriolet, Passat and Tiguan"

Overview - Gearshift Knob and Cover

Overview - Gearshift Knob and Cover, Scirocco, CC, Golf Cabriolet, Passat and Tiguan

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Gearshift Knob and Cover, Scirocco, CC, Golf Cabriolet, Passat and Tiguan

  1. Badge
    • Can be carefully pried off the plastic or leather gearshift knob using Trim Removal Wedge -3409-.
  2. Gearshift Knob
    • With boot
    • The shift knob and boot cannot be separated from each other.
    • Always replace together
    • Removing and installing.
  3. Clamp
    • For securing the shift knob to the shift lever
    • Replace after removing
    • Secure on the gearshift knob using Hose Clip Pliers -VAG1275A-.
  4. Center Control Cover
    • Combined in one piece with the upper center console section on some versions
  5. Noise Insulation
    • Not on all vehicles
    • Arrow on noise insulation points in direction of travel
    • Retaining tab spacing varies Therefore can only be arranged in one position

Overview - Operating Cables, Scirocco, CC, Golf Cabriolet, Passat and Tiguan

Note

  • Lubricate the bearing areas and the sliding surfaces.
  • Grease allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Operating Cables, Scirocco, CC, Golf Cabriolet, Passat and Tiguan

  1. Gearshift Cable
    • Attach to the cable retainer
    • Installation position.
  2. Selector Cable
    • Attach to the cable retainer
    • Installation position.
  3. Gearshift Housing
  4. Lock Washer
    • Replace after removing
    • Be careful not to damage the cables when removing them
  5. Cable Bracket
    • Adjust after installing the selector mechanism.
  6. Grommet
    • Cable mounting bracket to transmission
  7. Spacer
  8. Nut
    • 20 Nm
    • For the cable bracket
  9. Cable Retainer
    • For attaching the selector cable to the selector relay lever
    • Adjust the gearshift mechanism after installing.
    • Do not interchange, cable locking mechanisms for selector cable on selector relay lever and for shift cable on transmission shift lever are different
    • Allocation.
    • Remove from the selector relay lever.
    • Press onto selector relay lever.
  10. Selector Relay Lever
    • Allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.
    • Lubricating.
    • Installation position.
    • Adjust the gearshift mechanism after installing.
    • Remove and install selector relay lever and cable retainer.
  11. Sliding Shoe
  12. Gearshift Shaft with Gearshift Cover
    • (Shift unit)
    • Selector Shaft Seal, Replacing.
  13. Clip
    • For the selector relay lever
  14. Gearshift Lever
    • Lubricating.
    • Installing.
    • Installation position.
    • Adjust the gearshift mechanism after installing.
  15. Nut
    • 25 Nm
    • Replace after removing
    • Self-locking
  16. Lock Washer
    • Replace after removing
    • Removing.
  17. Cable Retainer
    • For attaching the shift cable to the transmission shift lever
    • Adjust the gearshift mechanism after installing.
    • Do not interchange, cable locking mechanisms for selector cable on selector relay lever and for shift cable on transmission shift lever are different.
  18. Lock Washer
    • Replace after removing
    • Be careful not to damage the cables when removing them
  19. Bolt
    • 20 Nm
    • For the cable bracket
    • Quantity: 2

Selector Mechanism, Disassembling and Assembling

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Window Release Tool -T10236-
  • Press Piece - Multiple Use -VW412-
  • Over-Center Spring Assembly Tool -T10178-
  • Engine Support Bridge - Engine Support 25 -10-222A/25-
  • 2 = Counter-Support for example, from -Kukko- model line 16
  • Wedge -T10357-
  • Press Piece - Block -T10083-
  • Grease allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.

Disassembling

  • Remove the selector mechanism.
  • Remove the seal from the gearshift housing.
  • Bend open the tabs -arrows- on the base plate with a screwdriver. (Only the tabs on the left side of the base plate are shown in the illustration).
  • Remove the base plate.
  • Remove the shift cable and the selector cable from the shift housing.

Volswagen Tiguan. A34-0588

  • Lift the upper end -A- of the pressure spring over the tab on the selector bracket.
  • Using a screwdriver, press bearing shell notches -arrows- in direction of shift lever guide bearing; break of notches if necessary.

Volswagen Tiguan. N34-10921

  • Pry out bearing shell -A- with shift lever guide -B- from selector housing.
  • Then press bearing shell off shift lever guide bearing and remove.

Volswagen Tiguan. N34-10922

  • Pay attention to the guides -A- in the next work procedure.
  • The guides must not break off.
  • Lift the bottom end in direction of -arrow 1- of the pressure spring onto shoulder on selector bracket.
  • Now raise shift lever guide up as far as stop and remove ball studs from selector bracket in direction of -arrow 2-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N34-10865

  • Turn the shift lever guide in direction of -arrow 1-.
  • The pins -arrow 2- must be in the shift housing opening.
  • Move the gearshift lever guide and the gearshift lever in the direction of -arrow 3-.

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Assembling

Caution

The lower side of the spring -arrow 1 -can spring down uncontrolled from the selector bracket shoulder during subsequent handling.

  • Push the lower end carefully from the selector bracket shoulder.

The spring sides then twist "diagonally" with a loud noise.

Volswagen Tiguan. N34-10865

  • Release the tension on the ends -A and B- by turning both ends to the right.
  • the ends -A and B- must face in the opposite direction.
  • Install the shift lever guide into the shift housing.
  • The pins -arrow 1- are still located in the shift housing opening.

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  • Turn the shift lever guide in direction of -arrow 2- until the ball stud -A- is above the opening in the shift housing.

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  • Place the shift housing with the shift lever guide into the larger cavity -arrow- in the Press Piece - Block -T10083-.

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  • The shift lever guide must project out of selector housing as far as stop.

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Note

The selector bracket is only partially shown to provide a better illustration.

  • Insert the end -A- of the pressure spring into the guide from the top.
  • Pull the end -B- of the pressure spring downward and insert it next to the guide (toward the ball head).
  • Carefully remove the shift housing and shift lever guide from the Press Piece - Block -T10083-.

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  • Move the selector bracket all the way to the rear opposite mounting holes for shift and selector cable in direction of -arrow 1-.
  • Grease the ball stud.
  • Press the ball stud into the selector bracket -arrow 2-.
  • The guides -A- and the tabs -B- must not be damaged.

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  • Place the shift housing with the shift lever guide into the larger cavity -arrow- in the Press Piece - Block -T10083-.

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  • The shift lever guide must project out of selector housing as far as stop.
  • Pry the upper end -A- of the pressure spring over the pin on the selector bracket.
  • Use a new bearing shell -B-.
  • Grease the bearing shell and the shift lever guide bearing.
  • Press the bearing shell all the way onto the shift lever guide bearing.
  • Press the bearing shell all the way onto the shift lever guide bearing.
  • Remove the shift housing from the Press Piece - Block -T10083-.
  • Insert the bottom end -C- of the pressure spring into the guide.
  • Pry the upper end -A- of the pressure spring over the pin on the selector bracket.
  • Push the bearing shell into the shift housing in direction of -arrows-.
  • All retaining tabs must engage.
  • Install the shift cable and selector cable.

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Base Plate, Attaching to Gearshift Housing

  • Install a new seal on the base plate.

Caution

There is a danger of causing damage to the gearshift housing and base plate.

Tension the gearshift housing only slightly.

  • Bend the tabs -arrow- back over all around the base plate to secure it (only the tabs on the left side of the base plate are shown in the illustration).
  • The tabs can be bent back over using the Wedge -T10357-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N34-11849

-A- = Counter-Support for example, from -Kukko- model line 16

  • Glue a new seal on the gearshift housing.
  • Install the gearshift mechanism.
  • Adjust the gearshift mechanism.

Gearshift Mechanism, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-
  • Grease allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.

Removing

  • Disconnect the battery.
  • Remove the boot with the gearshift knob and, if necessary, remove the noise insulation from the center console frame as well.

Tiguan

  • Remove the front center console.
  • Remove both nuts -1- and remove the securing bracket -2-.
  • Remove both nuts -3- and remove the securing bracket -4-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N68-10317

The Footwell Rear Channel Is Located above the Nut for the Center Console on Some Vehicles:

  • Remove the center console.
  • Remove rear channel footwell.
  • Remove the center console securing bracket nuts.
  • Remove the nuts from the gearshift housing.
  • Lower the gearshift housing.

Volswagen Tiguan. N80-10052

  • If it is not possible to lower the gearshift housing, then the nuts on the gearshift housing are located under the bracket on the center console.
  • Then remove the center console securing bracket.

If the Center Console Bracket Cannot Be Removed Separately:

  • Remove the center console.

CC and Passat

  • Remove the center console.

CC, Passat, Golf Cabriolet, Scirocco and Tiguan

Volswagen Tiguan. A34-0584

Installed Position of Gearshift Housing Nuts -arrows-.

  • Remove the nuts -arrows-.

Golf and Golf Wagon

  • Remove center console and center console securing bracket.
  • Remove rear channel footwell.

Installed Position of Noise Insulation and Gearshift Housing Nuts -arrows-.

  • Remove noise insulation and gearshift housing nuts -arrows-.
  • Remove noise insulation from the gearshift housing.
  • Remove the entire air filter housing if it is located above the gearshift mechanism.

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Continuation for All

Remove Shift Cable from Transmission Gearshift Lever

  • Lift the clamp and remove the lock washer -1- for the shift cable from the gearshift lever -2-.
  • Remove the shift cable from the pin -arrow- from the gearshift lever -2-.

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Disconnecting the Cable Retainer from the Selector Cable

  • Pull the securing mechanism all the way forward in direction of -arrow 1- and then unlock to the left in direction of -arrow 2-.
  • Push the selector relay lever forward and guide the selector cable out of the cable retainer.

Volswagen Tiguan. S34-1183

Note

The cable retainer may be removed only when the selector relay lever is removed.

  • Remove cable bracket from transmission (nut -1- and bolts -2-).

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  • Remove the cable bracket from the transmission (bolts -arrows-).

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Caution

Risk of damaging the decoupling element on the exhaust pipe.

  • Remove the heat shield under the gearshift mechanism.

Remove Golf heat shield.

Heat Shield, Removing. Golf Gabriolet, CC, Passat and Scirocco.

  • Pivot shift housing downward and remove with cables.

Remove and Install the Selector Relay Lever Together with the Cable Retainer

Removing

  • Remove the clip -arrow 1- and then remove the selector relay lever together with the cable retainer -arrow 2-.

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Installing

Note

Lubricate the bearing areas and the sliding surfaces. Grease allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.

  • Install the selector relay lever and cable retainer -arrow 2- all the way into the gearshift cover.
  • Install the clip -arrow 1- and make sure it is locked into place.

With the Selector Relay Lever Removed: Pry the Selector Cable Retainer out of the Selector Relay Lever.

  • The selector relay lever is removed.
  • Insert a screwdriver -A- between the bushing -B- and the selector relay lever.

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Installing the Selector Cable Retainer on the Selector Relay Lever

  • The selector relay lever is removed.
  • Lubricate cable retainer locating bore
  • Grease allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.
  • The cable retainer may only be installed at the bushing -arrow-.
  • The cable retainer must move freely on the selector relay lever.
  • The cable retainer must be behind the tab.
  • Make sure it engages securely.

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Removing the Cable Retainer from the Gearshift Cable and Selector Cable

  • Pull the safety mechanism all the way forward in direction of -arrow 1- and lock it in direction of -arrow 2-.
  • Remove the cable -B- from the cable retainer -A-.

Volswagen Tiguan. A34-0592

Shift Mechanism, Installing

Install in the reverse order of removal while noting the following:

Cable Retainer Allocation

These holes have different diameters.

Volswagen Tiguan. N34-10747

Cable Retainer for: Dimension "a"
-1- Shift cable to gearshift lever 8.5 mm
-2- Selector cable to selector relay lever 10 mm

Selector Lever/Selector Relay Lever Installed Position

  1. Gearshift lever
  2. Clip
  3. The selector relay lever fits into the sliding rail on the transmission selector lever via the sliding shoe -arrow-.

Volswagen Tiguan. A34-10858

Installing the Transmission Shift Lever

When positioning the transmission shift lever, make sure the tooth gap -arrow A- is placed over the missing selector shaft teeth -arrow B-.

Volswagen Tiguan. A34-0513

Selector Relay Lever: Lubricate the Following Areas Very Carefully When Installing.

  • Shaft -A- on the selector relay lever -arrows-; quantity of grease: 0.2 grams
  • Grease allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.

Volswagen Tiguan. N34-11790

Gearshift Lever: Lubricate the Following Areas Very Carefully When Installing.

  • Gearshift lever glide track -B-, fits into the selector relay lever.
  • Cable retainer locating bore.
  • Grease allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.
  • The selector relay lever and gearshift lever in the illustration may differ from the Original Part.

Volswagen Tiguan. N34-11791

  • Replace the gasket on the gearshift housing.
  • Align the shift housing so that is it parallel to the body.
  • The distance on both sides to the body must be equal.
  • Install the gearshift housing.
  • Route the cables -1- from the gearshift mechanism -2- to the transmission as follows:
  • The cables must run parallel to each other and must not cross each other.
  • The cables must be routed inside the depression in the heat shield -3-.

Volswagen Tiguan. A34-0610

Note

The heat shield from above is shown in the magnified view.

A clip -A- holds the cables and heat shield to each other in place.

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  • Mount the cable bracket on the transmission and tighten the bolts -2- and nuts -1-.

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  • Mount the cable bracket on the transmission and tighten the bolts -arrows-.

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These holes have different diameters.

  • Apply a small amount of grease on the pin -arrow- of the gearshift lever -1-.
  • Grease allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.
  • Secure the shift cable with new lock washers -1- to the gearshift lever -2-.
  • Install the selector cable into the cable retainer on the selector relay lever.
  • Install center console securing bracket and center console.

Volswagen Tiguan. N34-11116

  • Replace the clamp -arrow-.
  • Adjust the gearshift mechanism.
  • Install the boot with the selector knob and, if necessary, the noise insulation.
  • Install the heat shield under the gearshift mechanism.

Install the Golf, Golf Wagon heat shield.

Heat Shield, Installing. Golf Gabriolet, CC, Passat and Scirocco.

  • Assemble the exhaust system free of tension.
  • Install the air filter housing.

Continuation for All

  • Install the battery tray, battery and the battery cover.

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Tightening Specifications

  • Gearshift Housing to Body, Golf Cabriolet, CC, Passat and Scirocco.
  • Cable Bracket to Transmission, Golf Cabriolet, CC, Passat and Scirocco.
  • Cable Bracket to Transmission, Golf and Golf Wagon.
  • Gearshift Housing to Body, Tiguan.
  • Cable Bracket to Transmission, Tiguan.

Gearshift Cable and Selector Cable, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Window Release Tool -T10236-

Removing

  • Remove the selector mechanism.
  • Bend open the tabs -arrows- on the base plate with a screwdriver. (Only the tabs on the left side of the base plate are shown in the illustration).
  • Remove the base plate.

Volswagen Tiguan. S34-0971

  • Remove the lock washers -2 and 3-.
  • Remove the shift cable -1- and selector cable -4- from the gearshift lever and selector lever, for example, using the Window Release Tool -T10236- or a screwdriver.
  • Remove the shift cable and selector cable from the shift housing.

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Release the locking mechanism -A- for the cable -B- as follows:

  • Push the sleeve forward as far as it will go in direction of -arrow 1-.
  • Turn the sleeve to the right as far as it will go in direction of -arrow 2- until it engages.
  • Remove the locking mechanism.
  • Remove the lock washers -1 and 2-.

Volswagen Tiguan. A34-0592

  • Remove the cable bracket from the cables.

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Installing

Install in the reverse order of removal while noting the following:

  • Secure the shift cable and selector cable on the shift housing with lock washers -2 and 3-.
  • Install the shift cable -1- on the gearshift lever and selector cable -4- on the selector lever inside the shift housing.

Volswagen Tiguan. A34-10695

  • Remove base plate -arrows-.
  • Install the gearshift mechanism.
  • Adjust the gearshift mechanism.

Volswagen Tiguan. S34-0971

Selector Mechanism, Adjusting

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Connecting Pin -T10027A-

Adjusting Requirements

  • Operating and transfer elements of shift mechanism must be in proper condition.
  • Shift mechanism must move freely.
  • The transmission, clutch and clutch mechanism must also be in proper condition.
  • Transmission in neutral.

 

  • Remove the air filter housing if the bracket -A- for the selector shaft and the securing mechanism for the shift and selector cables are not accessible.

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Continuation for All

  • Pull the safety mechanism on the cable retainer for the shift cable and the selector cable all the way forward in direction of -arrow 1- and then lock it to the left in direction of -arrow 2-.

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Secure the gearshift shaft as follows:

  • Push the gearshift shaft down in the direction of -arrow 1-.
  • While press the gearshift shaft down, rotate the bracket -A- in direction of -arrow 3- upward and simultaneously in direction of -arrow 2- press it in until it engages in the gearshift shaft.
  • Remove the boot and , if possible, the noise insulation from the center console.

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Golf Cabriolet, CC, Passat, Scirocco and Tiguan

Secure the gearshift shaft as follows:

  • Move the gearshift lever into neutral.
  • Guide the Connecting Pin -T10027A- through the hole -A- and into the hole -B-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N34-10814

Golf and Golf Wagon

Secure the gearshift shaft as follows:

  • Install the gearshift lever in neutral and, if necessary, press the gearshift lever to the left and hold.
  • Guide the Connecting Pin -T10027A- through the noise insulation -A-, hole -B- and into hole -C-.

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Continuation for All

  • It must be possible to move the selector and shift cable -B- in the cable retainers -A-.
  • Turn the safety mechanism on the cable retainer for the shift cable and selector cable all the way to the right in direction of -arrow 1-.

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The spring will push the safety mechanism into the starting position in direction of -arrow 2-.

  • Then turn the bracket -A- in the direction of -arrow 2- back into it starting position.
  • The bracket -A- must get pushed out of the transmission in direction of -arrow 1-.

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Golf Cabriolet, CC, Passat, Scirocco and Tiguan

  • Pull the Connecting Pin -T10027A- out of the holes -A and B-.

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Golf and Golf Wagon

  • Remove the Connecting Pin -T10027A- from the noise insulation -A- and the holes -B and C-.

Continuation for All

  • Install the boot and the noise insulation (if equipped).
  • Make sure the gearshift shaft moves easily.
  • Install the air filter housing.

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Selector Mechanism, Checking

The gearshift lever must be in the 3rd/4th gear gate when the transmission is in neutral.

  • Operate the clutch.
  • Move the gearshift lever (selector lever) several times through all the gears. Make sure the reverse gear lock is working correctly.
  • Should a gear fail to engage smoothly after repeated selection, adjust gearshift mechanism again.
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