gear lever contact, which closes the electric circuit to the
valve solenoid for selection of a drive range, requires inspection
every 10.000 km. Check it for dirt or corrosion and for play.
Remember that the circuit should not close when the lever
is moved form side to side. Clean the contact. If necessary,
replace the assembly.
the gear lever contact:
and remove the boot over the lever selector.
the bolts that holding the gear lever selector mounting.
lever into drive range L.
align lever in the L position. The lever
should not tilt to either side but should incline backward
about 10 degrees from the vertical.
the bolts a little, then holding the lever to keep it from
moving, press the stop plate under the mounting to the left
until it makes contact with the shoulder on the lever.
lever in the position obtained in the three step over, tighten
the mounting bolts. Then shift through all the drive ranges.
You should be able to engage any range easily and without
the ground lead for gear selector lever contact at the lever
have a nice tour in your VW Automatic.