Performance Short Shift Gear Lever Kit

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Re: Performance Short Shift Gear Lever Kit

Post by marco_polo » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:05 pm

Thanks for this guide Sonic, just used you guide to fit 'Dan116i's short shift kit.

Took me a good half an hour or so, even with your instructions!

If anyone else is following this, I'd suggest turning the white plastic socket-cup 90 degrees clockwise, it pops up nicely then. Before you start, check out the tabs on the new socket-cup supplied in the kit, and the two long slots either side of the metal outer ring. You can just see the slots in Sonic's pic, the light is bouncing nicely off the right hand one.

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Re: Performance Short Shift Gear Lever Kit

Post by stig123 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:55 pm

does this guide work exactly the same for 123's ?

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Re: Performance Short Shift Gear Lever Kit

Post by marco_polo » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:08 pm

Yup, 116d's through 130i's.
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Re: Performance Short Shift Gear Lever Kit

Post by stig123 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:14 pm

im having problems with the bit that you posted marco,

the white plastic socket seems to be sealed in rubber :?

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Re: Performance Short Shift Gear Lever Kit

Post by marco_polo » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:18 pm

Rubber? :?

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Re: Performance Short Shift Gear Lever Kit

Post by stig123 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:37 pm

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in the first pic, under the black band is a rubber housing . is this normal?

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Re: Performance Short Shift Gear Lever Kit

Post by marco_polo » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:40 pm

Yup, that all looks normal.

First remove the weight/damper on the shaft, by squeezing both ends of the spring clip together. This will need to be transfered over to the new stick later.

Once off, remove the rubber weather gaitor. :)
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Re: Performance Short Shift Gear Lever Kit

Post by sonicvanman » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:03 am

sonicvanman wrote:Second is to remove the plastic trim & gear stick gaiter, then rubber casing around the stick
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Re: Performance Short Shift Gear Lever Kit

Post by stig123 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:10 pm

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after rotating the ball socket it has popped up a little bit but is it suppose to completely come out or am i suppose to pull on it ???

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Re: Performance Short Shift Gear Lever Kit

Post by marco_polo » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:56 am

Have you released the circlip and slid the selector rod off? Some people find this stage easier from under the car.
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Re: Performance Short Shift Gear Lever Kit

Post by stig123 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:11 am

Iv not released the circlip bcos i cannot access it from in the car

Damm il have to jack the car up now & get underneath it !

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Re: Performance Short Shift Gear Lever Kit

Post by marco_polo » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:28 pm

Yup, jack her up if needs be, tranny undertray off if necessary, and then you're away. :)
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Re: Performance Short Shift Gear Lever Kit

Post by beattie17 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:13 pm

Can you buy just the short shift lever part?
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Re: Performance Short Shift Gear Lever Kit

Post by marco_polo » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:14 pm

Yup.
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Re: Performance Short Shift Gear Lever Kit

Post by beattie17 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:53 pm

Cheers. Where can i buy it? dealer?
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