[200q20v] shifter boot

Paul Meyers paul.meyers at citrix.com
Mon Jul 16 19:05:16 EDT 2001

Chris, my boy, we've all been here before. The proper way would be for Audi
to sell the rectangular plastic bracket that mounts onto the bottom of the
shift boot. As the plastic ages, it gets brittle and the plastic tabs break
off. The usual case is that only one or two have broken off, but without all
four, the thing won't stay mounted. I used clear silicone caulk, a dab on
each corner (on mine, only one remained), to hold it down. If you want to
rework the shifter, simply pull the shift boot up forcefully. To reattach,
clean off the old caulk and reapply a dab at each corner. It's not as nice
as having the tabs, but works tolerably well and has the advantage of being

Paul Meyers 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Covington [mailto:malth at umich.edu]
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2001 10:11 AM
To: Kneale Brownson
Cc: 200q20v at audifans.com; quattro at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [200q20v] shifter boot

I was thinking about that, but what if I want to remove the boot to
rebuild the shifter or something?
Maybe I'll try to get ahold of those tabs.

'91 200q20v

On Mon, 16 Jul 2001, Kneale Brownson wrote:

> Aren't there supposed to be plastic tabs that do the fastening?  You
> probably have tabs that are broken or stressed so that they no longer
> supply holding power.  I think I've read about someone using clear
> adhesive (like bathtub caulk) to hold the square piece in place.
> At 11:32 AM 07/16/2001 -0400, Chris Covington wrote:
> >All,
> >
> >Since I got the 200q20v back, I've noticed that somehow the shifter boot
> >and square mounting part got pulled up.  I can realign it and get it to
> >sort of line up and snap in, but only one side of the boot (the right
> >side) seems to say attached and the left side just lays down and then
> >gets pulled up later after a few shifts.  What's the proper way to make
> >the boot stay on?
> >
> >Chris
> >'91 200q20v
> >
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