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Old 11th May 2009
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A while ago whilst taking off the gaitor to remove the centre console, I managed to disconnect the reverse gear selector rod! Thinking I had broken it, have got a replacement gear level from a breakers off eBay.

The weekend had a go at replacing it. As is usually the case once you get into a job you start to understand how things go together, as the Haynes manual is generally weak........anyhoo. Taking off the gear lever from the car noticed that the ball bearing/joint that sits below the plate (held in place by 3 screws) was actually welded to the gear lever

I take this to not be the norm? I am trying to locate the other bits, the bearing bit, and plastic knuckle that is held in place by a pin.

Worse case is I unscrew the adjuster pin at the bottom, and re-thread the reverse wire through the reverse 'lifter' and re-connect.
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Old 11th May 2009
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The later models came with a metal ball welded as opposed to the plastic . Not 100 % sure of years but I think 90 , 91 on .

I would forget the plastic one you got and refit the reverse lockout rod to your original .
I am guessing that you forced the shift nob and straightened the hook at the end of the rod . Simply re bend to suit .
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