Move the shifter to the left. (usually) Up is 1st, 2nd is down. Put the shifter in the middle. Up is 3rd, down is 4th. Move the shifter to the right. Up is 5th, down is 6th. Reverse gear usually requires an extra step, on VW’s and Mazdas for example, you press down on the shifter then move it wherever Reverse is. On… » 5/04/15 5:15pm Today 5:15pm