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i have a gt tdi 130 02 reg.its great at fuel.but i reckon it would be better if i fitted cruise control to it for long journys.has anyone done this before and succeded.i know its a factory fitted option but what about diy.any ideas of costing would be good to.

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yea. i know i dont want to damage car.local ve garage are ringing me next week to allow me to do it at another non vw garage that specialise in adding it cos they cant do it.this is so my warrenty does become invalid if i muck up.
 

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It's a fair bit of dismantling involved in this installation, it would probably take a beginner (ie first time installer!) up to 4 hours to do it. Even so, if the garage knows what they are doing I can't believe it would take them more than a couple of hours so to me this quote seems a rip off.

My advice - do it yourself! It isn't that complex and it's only the airbag removal that is at all tricky, you just have to unscrew a number of items in the dash and around the windscreen. Just set aside a whole day to do it and save yourself a heap of cash. In the case of a TDI there is no need for the VW dealer to ever realise that the kit has been retro fitted if you can get someone with VAGCOM to enable your ECU (which incidentally can be done before you fit the wiring), as you are fitting the factory parts. You are not tampering with the wiring of the car by fitting non VW equipment, and it is a VW approved retro-fit kit.

Just a thought, has anyone tried to get a quote from a stealer just to fit the steering column switch and do the airbag work? It could be worth even contacting a (usually more) helpful Skoda dealer and asking them to do all or part of the job for you as they may be cheaper than VW?
 

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i dont know anyone down here with vagcom.i can fit witht the help of my dad at his landrover garage,its just the vag bit we could nt do.il wait and haggle.

anyone in westcountry got or know a vagcom owner?
 

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Don't be thinking VW dealers know what they are talking about.

From my own and others experiences, at least 50% of the dealers have said it aint possible!

Many dealers have taken alot of convincing to even put a price to it.

£250-£300 inc vat is about the going rate.
 
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