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    2.0 TDI Cruise & MFSW Retrofit Help!

    Hello

    I currently own a 2005 (54 Reg, Feb 05) A3 Sport, the car has the standard 3 spoke sports steering wheel with the square air bag.

    I would like to retrofit cruise control and a multi function steering wheel.

    From the research I have done my steering wheel control module part number is 1KO-953-549-A,

    The Rosstech website states

    Steering Wheel Control Module Versions - Ross-Tech Wiki

    This is a midline module capable of only supporting cruise control and not the MFSW.

    My main question is that if I upgrade my steering wheel control module to e.g.1K0-953-549-B (highline module) will I be able to fit a MFSW ?

    Concern being that the SW Level on the 1K0-953-549-B is 0010 and the SW level on my existing module (1K0-953-549-A) is 0030.

    Or can I simply choose any highline module provided it uses the Type 1 slip rings ?

    Please help,

    Thanks in advance

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    Ignore the SW version and just worry about what the ecu supports, note that the wiring loom from the slip ring is different for non MFSW, so you either do all of it or just cruise at once, unless you have the loom for the slipring....
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    I am planning on doing everything at once, Does this mean i can use any highline module as long as its compatible with my ECU? how can i check this?
    Also is the new required loom from the slip ring available at dealer? if so do you have a pt number?

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    the "highline" module is your steering ECU, and is only compatible with a certain slip ring, it explains it in the ross tech article.

    If you do a search there is alot of info on this site that will explain it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zak123 View Post
    Hello

    I currently own a 2005 (54 Reg, Feb 05) A3 Sport, the car has the standard 3 spoke sports steering wheel with the square air bag.

    I would like to retrofit cruise control and a multi function steering wheel.

    From the research I have done my steering wheel control module part number is 1KO-953-549-A,

    The Rosstech website states

    Steering Wheel Control Module Versions - Ross-Tech Wiki

    This is a midline module capable of only supporting cruise control and not the MFSW.

    My main question is that if I upgrade my steering wheel control module to e.g.1K0-953-549-B (highline module) will I be able to fit a MFSW ?

    Concern being that the SW Level on the 1K0-953-549-B is 0010 and the SW level on my existing module (1K0-953-549-A) is 0030.

    Or can I simply choose any highline module provided it uses the Type 1 slip rings ?

    Please help,

    Thanks in advance
    Zac - I think you may be confused a bit and, to be fair, it's hardly surprising ! However, good effort for researching yourself !

    The simplest way to put this is that you definitely need the following :-

    1) ECU 'highline', Type 2, steering angle sensor 'yes' (from that link you provided). The slip ring you need is suffix 'D' (type 2) not type 1 but you may already have this, mine did.

    2) Mfsw and matching airbag (the one you have will be the same shape but will not necessarily fit. I know because I have tried two mfsw and my airbag only fitted one of them ) ! As stated you also need the correct airbag wiring loom for the mf wheel because yours will not be suitable. These are available from Audi approx 22. I have mfsw for sale if you are interested either with, or without airbag and airbag has correct wiring loom.

    3) Cruise control retro fit kit available from Stoke Audi at approx 65 which also has what they call a 'repair wire' which you might need depending on whether your car has one or not. This wire connects between the steering module plug and the engine control unit. As I say you may already have a wire in this position, my 2006 MY sportback had. In addition you will need a new steering column lower cowl approx 30.

    I think it doubtful that you will find a 1K0 type control module suitable for both cc and mfsw. You may be lucky on ebay but you could be looking for months - I was !! You can get the suitable one from Audi - part no. 8P0 953 549 F approx 160.

    4) After all this you will need VCDS to code it all in. For CC you need to code both steering module and engine module for it to work.

    It's a bit coplicated I know, but it's basically because Audi had so many different specifications and part numbers that you cannot guarantee a suitable match for every vehicle.

    Hope this helps a bit and feel free to ask further questions if necessary. You may have to wait 'til Sunday for further answers 'cos away tonight and Sat.

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    Hello Mike,

    Thanks alot for the info, looks like im going to have to start hunting !!

    Just a quick question, the steering wheel control module you quoted it 8P0 953 549 F is coming up as a midline control module on the rosstech website, was this intentional or just a mistake ? I assume if I use this module then I will not be able to fit a MFSW ?

    Ill PM you for more info on the steering wheel.

    Regards

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    Zac - that steering wheel module (8P0 953 549 F ) is not on the RT website. It is not the same module as 1K0 953 549 F.

    I can assure you that the 8P0 version is suitable for CC and MFSW. It is a 'highline' type 2 with steering angle sensor. You need slip ring version 'D' to use with it.

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    So basically all you need to fit is, multi-function steering wheel, slip ring (i assume this is the part behind the steering wheel) and steering ecu? these three parts fitted to my a3 will make my car have multi-function??

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    Quote Originally Posted by oggysparts View Post
    So basically all you need to fit is, multi-function steering wheel, slip ring (i assume this is the part behind the steering wheel) and steering ecu? these three parts fitted to my a3 will make my car have multi-function??
    Yes, but using the document from Ross-Tech shows what modules & slip rings are compatable.

    You also need to code it in using VCDS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oggysparts View Post
    So basically all you need to fit is, multi-function steering wheel, slip ring (i assume this is the part behind the steering wheel) and steering ecu? these three parts fitted to my a3 will make my car have multi-function??
    What year is your car ? For the mfsw to operate to its full potential you need a highline DIS and phone preparation. Otherwise the wheel can only be used to operate the radio/cd

 

 

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