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http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q/a5/paddle-shifter-steering-wheel-swap.htm

It explains the basics, part numbers w/links to vendors and their prices, and links to pictorials.

IMO, they should have had the MFSW on all cars (not on the station wagon), and paddle shifters on all DSG cars. It probably costs $10 extra to make.

EDIT: updated for the mk6 vws: there are a few wheels that will work on the new Golf and JSW. The mk6 Jetta is a different story:
 

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Tiptronic is just an auto which lets you shift it. DSG is sometimes called tiptronic but it should be called just DSG to avoid confusion. This is because some tiptronics are conventional auto aka, slushboxes. I think the tiguan will be equipped with a slushbox due to towing capacity.
 

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I think you also need a highline cluster. The steering wheel isn't any good on a lower cluster model. Not sure which trim it came with but the newer ones all have a highline cluster.
 

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I believe that you need a vag-com. The reason why is because the steering wheel is drive by wire. When you remove and replace the steering wheel, you have to reset the movement. If you don't have a MFSW but do have the capability, you may need other vagcom magic. If you don't have MFSW and don't have the highline display, you need a lot of magic since the new instrument cluster is linked to the immobilizer and only the dealer can sync a new one....there are aftermarket solutions as well to get the SKC.
 

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MFSW swap/button add control module compatibility

I have a 09 TDI 6sp Manual sportwagen that does not have the MFSW, or Nav. I would like to add either the buttons or swap wheels to have radio/phone control on the steering wheel. I confirmed that the control module installed is part number VW 1KO 953 549 CA. Does anyone know if this module will support the buttons or plug and play MFSW swap? THANKS!
 

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I have a 09 TDI 6sp Manual sportwagen that does not have the MFSW, or Nav. I would like to add either the buttons or swap wheels to have radio/phone control on the steering wheel. I confirmed that the control module installed is part number VW 1KO 953 549 CA. Does anyone know if this module will support the buttons or plug and play MFSW swap? THANKS!
Sorry, don't know. That part number hasn't been confirmed yet.
 

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I purchased a paddle shifter wheel for the 2005 to 2009 cars. It's buttons look like the 09 Jettas. Is this wheel compatible with the 2010 Jettas with DSG that came with the Mk 6 MFSW? I don't have Nav.
I hope to use it, but I don't want problems or loss of significant functions.
 

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The steering wheel will turn the wheels and most of the buttons will work but you'll lose some button function. Look at the writeup and read the section where it says the mk5 vs. mk6 wheel compatibility.

You'll also need the mk5 style airbag.
 

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Adding buttons to a GTI paddle-shifter wheel?

Hi all-

I have a pkg#2 '06 TDi with MFSW and I want to add a sport steering wheel with paddle shifters and keep my MFSW controls. I found this wheel (pictured below) supposedly from a 2010 GTI that had paddle shifters, but no MF buttons. It does have blanks that can be removed via screws.

Is it a simple task to add my buttons to this wheel, recode via VCDS, and be good to go?

Does anyone know how the buttons and paddle wires/harness combine? Does this happen underneath the button modules? I notice that this wheel already has a ribbon cable, presumably for the paddle, where the button cable would usually be. Anyone tried this?

Is this a quick "plug and play"?



 

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I have the same combo except it came with the MFSW buttons. Look through the MFSW steering wheel swap article. If your paddle shifters are left button: 1k0 951 527 b reh , right button:1k0 951 528 b reh , you can use MFSW button with paddle shifter (may not include paddle shifters): left buttons: 1k0 959 537 f reh, right buttons: 1k0 959 538 c reh

These were the actual part numbers that came off the wheel I'm using.

Can you take pics of the blanks removed? I'd like to see what the paddles shifter without the MFSW plugs into and to add the picture to the FAQ article. If you could provide the part number (it should have a sticker or a stamped number on it), it would really be helpful.

Here are some temp pictures showing the buttons removed. The paddle plugged into the button and the button plugged into the lower part. The pics will be added to the MFSW writeup some other time so if you don't see pics, refer to the article.

Hope this helps!


 

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I have read with keen interest your posts on changing Steering Wheels on the various VW products.

Thank you for your previous messages, but I am still unsure

I have an '08 Eos with DSG and MFD+ (highline),

In the original post (part 1), there is text on page 6 that says

"Below right is a MFSW from an Eos sport. This adds steering wheel mounted paddle shifters behind the multifunction buttons (obviously for DSG transmission only), has a slightly different shape, has no perforated leather sides, and is round instead of flat bottomed. The right paddle is upshift and the left paddle is downshift"

The wheel pictured on Page 8 looks exactly like my wheel even down to the leather type (satin - non perforated) and the stitching and the MF buttons. The only difference is that my wheel does not have paddles. I want to replace my wheel with an identical model but with paddles.

On P11 the post says "Round Eos Sport wheel with paddle shifter VW# "1q0 419 091 svft" - tiptronic wheel ...

I have tried the various suppliers noted in the post, but I can't get anyone to confirm the corrent part number for this wheel.

I really need to know whether the part number (above) on page: 11 refer to the wheel pictured on Page: 8?

I have added an attachment which is based on the wheel pictured on page 8 but with descriptors added to (hopefully) avoid confusion.

I realise that the original post is some 4 years old now, so any help in confirming the part number would be greatly appreciated.

regards

Bernie
 

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hey guys, is it supposed to be very hard to remove mk6 airbag from a mfsw? the wheel is off the car at the moment as it was shipped to me intact but so just hard to remove.
 
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