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    Installing facelift gear knob into pre-facelift?

    My '99 gear knob has lost its cap and is ugly anyway, and a mate's facelifted A3 has a S3 shifter so I was looking at transplanting his original into mine. At first blush, it appears the actual attachment system and reverse-pushdown system is different, but it was dark and I was pretty tired. Is this going to end up being some hellaciously involved process or is there a simple way to install it? I know the gaiter frame is different and that's fine, happy to do whatever is required for that.

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    Yep, it is.

    You need to replace the entire shift tower and the cables. The exhaust needs to come off to do this.

    A worthwhile mod for sure, buy a facelift A3 shift tower and give it a go.
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    Bleeding hell, that's a lot of work and cash I imagine. Perhaps I can find something kinda nice looking and feeling that is a more direct replacement…

    Do MKIV Golf/Bora knobs work, anyone know?



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