Are you the only person on Earth who knows how to deal with your shifter? If so, you're not alone. It's a universal problem with these old cars. Replace your worn out parts with a GeniusPack1 and feel the difference! You'll be amazed. We promise.
All hardware necessary for installation in an A1-chassis car is included. (This includes all Rabbit/Golf /JettaI, all Scirocco, and Pickup Truck/Caddy with 5-speed). Also see this excellent SmartShift DIY thread for Mk2/3 which closely resembles the Mk1.