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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3-Chris, Nov 4, 2009.
anyone got a how to for a 2002 s3?
Quite Easy mate.
1. Prise the gaiter off with a flat head screw driver
2. Pull the gaiter and trim upwards to reveal a clip
3. Cut the clip off and pull the gearknob off
4. When you replace it just use a jubilee clip of the right size in place of the clip you cut off.
i took mine off the other week to shorten the gearchange lever by about 2" feels much better to drive now.
what did you do to shorten it? take a hacksaw to it??
how does it feel better?
thats it yeah, hack saw to cut it down.
shift is far shorter now feels same as my friends car who has fitted the proper short shift kit.
but i saved myself £60ish, i dunno how much they are lol
I've done this mod, does feel better, bit like my dads B5 lol Did mine with a grinder lol I'll take some pics when it stops raining!
might have to indulge then....hacksaw at the ready
I had the gearstick chopped down in my MG - works really well!
Plus the 'stick was relocated within easier reach.
Gearchanges are a joy in the Midget now.
Might try it (or a short-shift kit) in the S3!