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Good evening chaps,

Sorry I've not been posting for the past few weeks.... New arrival (baby girl) has been keeping me a bit busy!

Has anybody had cruise control retro-fitted to their MK5? VW want to charge me ?170, but I think that it could be done a little bit cheaper!

Any help would be appreciated, part no's, info, etc.

Ta,

Damian

p.s. Just had flywheel replaced under warranty recall.
 

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Damian, I think that ?170 is pretty good for a proper cruise fitment - I presume Autohaus, Kettering are the dealer? - if you get it done, pls let me know if it's a proper job, and I'll have mine done there also.
 

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Other than DIY the only people I know to do it cheaper are Awesome for ?150 (can't remember if that's inc or exc the taxman's fee)

HTH

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Hi Peter,

The thing is... Adding cruise control is really straightforward on the Golf. All that's required is the replacement of the indicator stalk and the activation of cruise control in the ECU. The stalk won't cost a lot, and then fitting will be pretty straight forward, then all that's required is a bit of tinkering within Vag-com.

DIY or VW specialist fit will work out much cheaper than having Autohaus do the job.

Keep your eyes on this post, we'll no doubt uncover the solution!

;o)

Damian
 

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Vag-tech in Leigton Buzzard will fit the part for me if I can get part numbers & a brief description of what 2 do. They've not been able to get much help on the subject from VW.

D

p.s Just fitted Toyo Proxes T1-R's to the car.... You've got to get some!
 

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Hey Damian,

I got the VW OEM Retro Fit kit from dsgwagen ( member on here) and will be fitting it this weekend.Its not that expensive either.

Fitting looks quite easy. You need to remove the air bag , remove the sterring wheel , then remove the covers around the steering column and then just replace the stalk. The VW OEM kit comes with some basic instructions.Its also very easy to activate using VAG-COM.

Will let you know how I get on over the weekend - I will also do up a guide with some photos.

JD
 

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Vag-tech in Leigton Buzzard will fit the part for me if I can get part numbers & a brief description of what 2 do. They've not been able to get much help on the subject from VW.
Well that would fill me with confidence - not. For 30 quid extra, I'd get VW to do it. Remeber, there is an air bag and a vagcom re-set involved here!
 

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Fitting looks quite easy. .................................Its also very easy to activate using VAG-COM.
OK, so I'm a woos! [:$]

I still wouldn't want some one messing with my car, who had to ask me what to do.
 

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Hey Damian,

I got the VW OEM Retro Fit kit from dsgwagen ( member on here) and will be fitting it this weekend.Its not that expensive either.

Fitting looks quite easy. You need to remove the air bag , remove the sterring wheel , then remove the covers around the steering column and then just replace the stalk. The VW OEM kit comes with some basic instructions.Its also very easy to activate using VAG-COM.

Will let you know how I get on over the weekend - I will also do up a guide with some photos.

JD
Hi JD,

(Small barrage of questions follow!)

How much were the parts, what bits were needed and what were the part no's? [:p]

Ta,

Damian
 

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Vag-tech in Leigton Buzzard will fit the part for me if I can get part numbers & a brief description of what 2 do. They've not been able to get much help on the subject from VW.
Well that would fill me with confidence - not. For 30 quid extra, I'd get VW to do it. Remeber, there is an air bag and a vagcom re-set involved here!
For ?30, I'd have the dealer do it. However, I don't think the difference is going to be ?30!

Fair comment on the air bag though!

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Part No's First - It came in a small VW box. In the box is a stalk and some instructions. The part no for everything is IK0 054 690. The part number on the cruise control stalk is 1K0 953 513A.

Price - I got mine from DSGWagen with other parts so I don't know the exact amount. But from what I remember it won't be anymore than ?60

I have the erWin docs which explains the procedure in detail, so if you want to hold off till the weekend and I'll let you know how I get on and if you really need the docs or if some pics and explaination is enough.

JD
 

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I know it's a bit cheeky, but couldn't you just fit the cruise indicator stalk, then go into your local VW dealer, and say "Hey, my cruise control doesn't work - fix it under warranty". :) They would be most pleased to discover that all it needed was a firmware setting change.... or would they know from the vehicle build record that the car didn't have cruise fitted at manufacture?
 

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I know it's a bit cheeky, but couldn't you just fit the cruise indicator stalk, then go into your local VW dealer, and say "Hey, my cruise control doesn't work - fix it under warranty". :) They would be most pleased to discover that all it needed was a firmware setting change.... or would they know from the vehicle build record that the car didn't have cruise fitted at manufacture?
Yeah thats not a bad idea and I'm sure some dealer would just activate it without checking the car had cruise fitted at the factory. I suppose you could call to a dealer who didn't supply the car [:)]

I bought the new vag-com cable last week as I will use it for other cars (family and friends cars). One thing that was handy to turn off was the seat belt ping :) .

JD
 

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Hi Damian,

I'm in the same position as JD and have already had a go, as described on this thread:

http://www.uk-mkivs.net/forums/516417/ShowPost.aspx

The only bits to add to what has already been said are:

o If your car doesn't have the 'MFA Computer' on the dashboard then it will need a different controller installing in the steering column which is potentially expensive - you'll be fine though as the GT has the computer as standard

o If your car is not a 2006 model then there's an additional single cable that needs to be installed between the steering column and a connector on the car's bulkhead. The kit includes the cable and it sounds a simple thing to do, but it looks like you need to remove the wiper motor/mechanism to get access to the connector. I think mine needs the cable but JD's doesn't.

As you'll see on the thread I failed to remove the steering wheel - I didn't have the correct spline bit, but also I couldn't work out how to disconnect the airbag connector (the Erwin/Bentley pictures didn't show enough detail). I'd love to see some pictures of how the connector works as I couldn't manage to workout what was supposed to move.

I'm in two minds whether I'll have another go or pay someone to do it for me. I think I'll see how JD gets one before tackling it again !

Simon.
 

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Oooh.... It's starting to look a little bit more involved than I first imagined.... However, my mate at VagTech has said that he'll fit the part f.o.c if I can identify the parts and a plan of what 2 do.

Anybody got the erWin doc's that I could 'borrow'?

Ta,

Damian
 
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