Deluxe 02A Bushing kit


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Now offering a Deluxe Bushing kit for MK3, B4 Passat, Corrado and Early MK4/ New Beetle! 

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Everything you need to make your 02A transmission vehicle shift better than it ever has before! This kit includes these four products: 02A Cabin Side Bushing set , 02A Cable End Bushing set, 02A Super Slider, and a Plastic Cable Holder 1J0 711 256 from our local VW dealer. This kit saves time by being able to do everything all at once, so there is no going back in when one of the other spongy OEM bushings fail. This also saves over $20 compared to buying each kit individually when shipping is considered.

These VW replacement bushings are made in the USA on a CNC mill and lathe with high grade Delrin and UHMW polyethylene and are guaranteed for as long as you own the  car! Each piece was designed with precision in mind exact inner bushing diameter, thicker flanges and larger surface areas to dial out slop found in even the brand new stock replacement parts. 

We also include a brand new Plastic Cable holder to make sure you have everything you need when installing this kit!  On 1992 -1999 cable shift VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda cars, the cable holder is one of the weak links in the shift linkage. When they get about 10 years old they tend to get very brittle and develop a hairline crack that makes it harder and harder to get reverse and first gear. The part number on the actual part is 1J0 711 260 but the actual number as per VW is 1J0 711 256.  

*Early 02A cars such as the 1989-1993 Corrado, Golf VR6, and Passat were equipped with rectangular-headed front to back cables (see last picture). We have bushings for these rectangular-headed cables. If you have a car with a Rectangular headed front/back cable end then you must pick that option in the dropdown menu to the right. (The kit costs $6.00 more due to lower production numbers.)

Fits the following cars:

1993-1995 VW Corrado 
1993-1997 VW Passat 
1993-1999 VW Jetta GLX VR6
1993-1999 VW Golf, Jetta, and Vento TDI
1993-1999 VW Golf and GTI VR6 
1998-1999 VW New Beetle
1997-1999 VW MK4 Golf, GTI and Jetta
1996-2003 VW Caddy TDI
1997-1998 Audi A3
1997-1999 Seat Ibiza TDI
1992-1999 Seat Toledo TDI
1997-1999 Seat Cordoba TDI
1997-2000 Skoda Octavia

US shipping: Free Fedex 2-day Shipping in the continental USA



International shipping:  USPS shipping is currently suspended due to their system backlogs. In these uncertain times we recommend the slightly more expensive but much faster FedEx International Economy® service. FedEx will likely collect local taxes upon delivery.  Also, for Canada, the new USMCA trade agreement will reduce taxes and duties on this item.

The Super Slider piece mounts onto your old steel relay lever on top of the transmission with two brass screws that we provide. The screws sit below flush so the part slides nice and smooth. You will need to remove the original black plastic sliding piece from your relay lever by cutting off the old plastic with a pair of wire cutters.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Andrew T
'92 B3 Passat shifts like new!

My B3's shifter was sloppy and difficult to get into gear. Figured I'd go in and replace all the worn plastic bits in the transmission linkage... and WOW, what a difference it makes!

The black plastic cable holder by far made the largest improvement in shifting, particularly when trying to grab reverse. If you're having trouble engaging gears, you should at minimum replace this. With that said, I believe it's worth the extra money to get the complete set and do everything while you're there. It feels just as good as my much newer cars and is a blast to drive now!

It's worth noting that while Dieselgeek recommends buying the rectangular-headed front-to-back cable bushings for my car, it actually used the rounded ones. Customer support was very quick to send the proper parts, but I'd highly recommend double-checking which ones are on your car before ordering, just in case.

Better then ever

After installing the bushings, it shift better as new. Everything fits perfectly. Super fast shipping to Belgium and great customer service after an issue with customs.

Unbelievable difference.

Putting my shifter in reverse kept *actually* putting me in first gear. No matter how many times I tried, I couldn't seem to get it fixed, AND there was a good amount of slop in my shifter.

I pulled the shift box to find that most of my bushings were either broken or completely gone.

Replaced everything with this kit--the slider, the cable-ends, and everything in that pivot bracket on the shifter. WOW. Now my Corrado shifts better than the day it rolled off the factory floor.

The quality and fit of these parts is absolute perfection. Hats off to DG's modeling and manufacturing skills. VW should buy them out for millions and use their bushings on every vehicle they produce.

Thanks Chris, that offer from VW hasn't come through yet. Fingers crossed.

Y. Hwang
Better then oem, need instruction for the side to side bushing

Mine is 98 golf mk3 VR6 broken carbin side shifer bushing last month.

I searched youtube and found dieselgeek videos about the bushings.

Everything was as the video butnfor me the hardest part during install it was carbin side side to side bushing since it seems access from bottom side of the car which I don't want to..

Finally I finished change it without detach exhaust and firewall but it takes 2 hours long only for it..

Anyhow my shifter is really better than ever now thank you for it!

Hi Y. -

I appreciate you taking the time to review the Delux 02A bushing kit and equally pleased that you apprecaite the improvements we made over the stock parts. Yes, the cabin end side to side bushing is difficult to access.

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