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Old 05-11-2013, 09:25 PM   #1
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Steptronic gearshift assembly

Looking for any assistance on how to remove/install steptronic shifter. My main concern is the cable that is attached to the front of the shifter at #1 in the picture. Please help

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Old 05-12-2013, 10:33 AM   #2
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Anyone?


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Old 05-16-2013, 09:20 AM   #3
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Isn't that the park lock cable that goes to your steering column? My understanding is that that just kinda pulls out with some effort.
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Idk, I haven't tried yet. I hope its a simple removal and installation


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Old 05-16-2013, 05:34 PM   #5
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The cable in question is the one that connects to the side of the transmission. It's the one that moves the manual selector valve inside the TX (as well as a bunch of other things). To remove, get under the car and disconnect nut assembly 8. Very simple. It should be then pulled up with the shifter assembly when removing. I haven't got my TIS with me, but my guess is that you would have to remove the heat insulation between the exhaust and driveshaft so that it can be fed up from below. I'll have a look at the TIS later and let you know.
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:02 AM   #6
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Had a look in the TIS and the cable definitely remains attached to the shifter, and is removed with the shifter after being disconnected under the car. It didn't mention anything about the heat shield, so it should just pull through.
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:25 AM   #7
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Thanks, I'll give it a go in a few hours


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