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steering wheel

Discussion in 'Interiors, Seating, Lining' started by StudleyGlass, 14 Oct 2016.

  1. RattyMcClelland

    RattyMcClelland Senior Member T6 Guru

    Do they do a non dsg one? (dsg=does suck at gearchanging)
     
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  2. Markey

    Markey Member VIP Member

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    Yes they do and are considerably cheaper
     
  3. T6 dork

    T6 dork Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Plug and Play you say?
    So if i fit one with same controls as mine but with paddles it will just work?
    ive been told to disconnect the battery to do the wheel exchange because of airbag
     
  4. carlg

    carlg Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    I changed my mfsw on my T5.1 for a mfsw with paddles .It was a straight swop ,and yes I disconnected the battery .
    Once I had up clipped the air bag ,I got the wheels straight and took the key out and let steering lock go on so you can line it back up .
     
  5. gmaster

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    If you already have the front radar for city brakin,g do you think there would be any way of adding adaptive cruise control if the new wheel had the adaptive cruise button?
     
  6. Paul

    Paul Senior Member Admin Moderator VCDS User

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    I thought the two were/are part of the same option ie you only get city braking when you have ACC
     
  7. Chickybumps

    Chickybumps Member

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    So if you added this wheel to a 16 plate highline would it do away with the cruise control being on the stalk and just work from the wheel?
     
  8. Paul

    Paul Senior Member Admin Moderator VCDS User

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    I would guess the stalk stays as is and you would have a blank in the lower wheel spaces where the cruise buttons go, it may be possible to buy the additional buttons and convert it to remove the stalk but that would start getting expensive, i havent looked at it properly but on other VAG vehicles the cruise stalk is part of the indicator stalk (they share the same base plate) so that would prob need to be replaced as well.
    My understanding is that for a straight swap you would simply transfer your existing buttons to the new wheel
     
  9. StudleyGlass

    StudleyGlass 150 DSG Combi Highline VIP Member T6 Legend

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    I agree with @Pauly on this one from what i can make out there is a wheels for every occasion in the vw range (golf,passat etc) so as long as the controls on the wheel you want, match the controls you have a the moment then it's just a straight swap, as for adding, then thats another ball game altogether.
     
  10. RattyMcClelland

    RattyMcClelland Senior Member T6 Guru

    How come cruise is on the stalks? Mine is on the wheel on my highline.
     
  11. StudleyGlass

    StudleyGlass 150 DSG Combi Highline VIP Member T6 Legend

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    The euro 5 T6 has them on the stalks but the new E6 has them on the wheel. Which i much prefer
     
  12. RattyMcClelland

    RattyMcClelland Senior Member T6 Guru

    I'm finding them annoying. When I turn the wheel more than half way I usually press a button accidentally.
    I'm hoping the golf 2016 wheel is more recessed/concave so I don't do that.
     
  13. StudleyGlass

    StudleyGlass 150 DSG Combi Highline VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Move ya hand then !! ;)
    I found the stalk controls fiddly but thats just me :)
    I will go for a golf R wheel when i get to it sometime
     
  14. Paul

    Paul Senior Member Admin Moderator VCDS User

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    Other thing I found strange is my cruise stalk buttons change speed 1mph at a time but wheel buttons on EU6 wheel + or - 5 mph at a time
     
  15. Fish

    Fish Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Same same
     
  16. Captain Mainwaring

    Captain Mainwaring Member T6 Pro

    Pauly, you probably know this but a quick press changes 5mph at a time, and a longer press does 1mph, or more if you continue to press. Counter intuitive and a PITA to use
     
  17. RattyMcClelland

    RattyMcClelland Senior Member T6 Guru

    In was going to say. Longer press does 1mph at a time.
     
  18. Paul

    Paul Senior Member Admin Moderator VCDS User

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    Didn't know that only had it on a courtesy for a day here and there and never did any real distance in it
     
  19. Markey

    Markey Member VIP Member

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    If you've got the cruise on the stalk then no wiring will be at the wheel for it to work
     
  20. Markey

    Markey Member VIP Member

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    As long as you've got the DSG then it will work.....No battery was disconnected when i first had mine installed but the key was removed

    I also did it this way when i removed it myself ...no problems but a bit scary hoping the airbag didn't explode :rofl:

    Id probably recommend disconnecting the battery too :thumbsup:
     

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