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VW Passat Gear Gaiter Replacement

October 5, 2012 VW  No comments

On our 2002 Passat estate the gear stick gaitor was starting to look a bit tired and worn so we decided to replace it, a job we have done a number of our previous cars and not had much difficulty, and to be honest the Passat is no different, for a competent DIYer this is pretty straight forward job.


  •     Flat blade screwdrivers
  •     Ear Clip crimp tool or new jubilee clip
  •     Powerful stapler or contact adhesive

VW Passat Old Leather Gear Stick Gaiter

The gaitor is attached at the bottom to plastic frame which has 2 clips at both the front and rear to hold it in place. We started by pushing the rear of the plastic frame (covered by the gaitor) forward and prising it upwards at the same time, with a bit of brute force this unclipped and allowed us to loft the whole plastic frame and gaitor upwards to reveal theRead More