Hello all! Does anyone know anything about the shifting mechanism on a manual transmission 1999 Beetle? I sure don't and am looking for some help. A day or so ago I was on my way back from a friend's house, cruising along, when my shifter decided that it was not going to go into fifth gear. It opted to instead engage third gear by slipping sideways very loosely. Once I came to a complete stop, I fiddled with it and it won't engage any gears other than third and fourth. Reverse is also not working. Even with the car off, it will not hold those gears. If I put it into those gears, it slips back into the middle two. I can push the shifter down and over into reverse but it still slides back. There was no noise to indicate that this had happened in the middle of driving. I can get around but not very efficiently or quickly. There's an appointment at my garage set up for this weekend but I thought I might as well ask someone who knows what's going on since my car is the only Beetle the garage services. Thanks!