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Retro Fit Cruise Control

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by mikeA2B, Sep 26, 2004.

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    Hi am thinking of having the retro fit cruise control fitted to my A4, I was originally quoted £350 by Audi Preston and about a month later when I booked in they said it was over £600 to which I cancelled the booking.
    Has any one had this fitted to their A4 and how much was it and where from.

    Cheers.
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    As far as i know it is drive by wire (no throttle cable) so i suppose the kit works a bit like plug and play into the ECU?
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    yeah. on the B5 A4 drive by wire, you simply changed the stalk and hit a button on vagcom (program ECU). Would have thought it would be pretty much as simple as that on yours. So I wouldn't pay AUDI ££££'s !!!!!!!
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    Try Fontain Audi. They offer an OEM after fit service for £300 plus VAT all in. Here's the homepage link. Click on "Sales", then "Accesories", and follow your nose. They're in Bucks, which is a schlep from you, but ask & you might find they can do it on a supply-only deal.

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    Give Links Audi In Macc a ring. They retro-fitted mine for £170. Depending on your control module, it may need to be changed which will cost an extra £100 plus labour. They didn't realise that mine needed a new control module and had already fitted the new stalk, so they threw the new module in foc as they had already quoted me the price.
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    Lon said:
    Give Links Audi In Macc a ring. They retro-fitted mine for £170. Depending on your control module, it may need to be changed which will cost an extra £100 plus labour. They didn't realise that mine needed a new control module and had already fitted the new stalk, so they threw the new module in foc as they had already quoted me the price.

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    Great price, whichever. Are they an Audi main agent?
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    Hi rang Lnks Audi but the price is now £350 inc parts, labour & VAT

    Audi Warrington have quoted me £212.57 or £279.52 if they have to do something with the ECU
    Prices include parts, labour & VAT but cannot book me in till 22 october, so I booked it anyway so problem solved.

    will let you know what its like when its fitted.

    Cheers!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
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    That seems like a very good price considering I paid £400 to have cruise control fitted in the factory! (A4 Cab)
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    DOH!!!!!
    Got onto the motorway last night, tilted the seat back slightly, pushed the "SET" button on the stalk when I reached 76mph, took my foot off the accelerator, and nothing........... Damn cc not working. Cc indicator light on dash doesn't come on either. tried moving the stalk in all directions, even pulled off the motorway to stop and restart the car....still nothing. Waiting for a call from the dealer. Watch this space.
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    Hi Guys,
    Don't know if its the same,but I had cruise fitted to my A3 tdi quattro using all factory stalks etc by Stealth Racing of Southam,they charged me £175+vat and took just over an hour,very very pleased...Hope this may help..

    Regards Blackwood
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    Different system to the A3. You need to change steering wheel control unit, fit the new switch and a modified lower cowling and then code up the steering wheel unit, code the ABS control unit and then tell the Enging control unit to activate CCS. I've done loads of them. Takes about an hour. PM if you want it done. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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    wish i knew before i booked car in + you quite far from manchester.
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    Only a phone call to cancel and yes I can meet you on the motorway services somewhere. Takes about 1/2 - 3/4 hour to fit. PM me if you want it done, I live in the midlands
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    Different system to the A3. You need to change steering wheel control unit, fit the new switch and a modified lower cowling and then code up the steering wheel unit, code the ABS control unit and then tell the Enging control unit to activate CCS. I've done loads of them. Takes about an hour. PM if you want it done. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif

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    Can you fit them to a A4 B6? a few drinks would be in it if possible /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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    Yep, any B6 A4 just let me know if you want to meet to have it installed.
    Don't see why the dealers should have all the easy stuff !!!
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    Different system to the A3. You need to change steering wheel control unit, fit the new switch and a modified lower cowling and then code up the steering wheel unit, code the ABS control unit and then tell the Enging control unit to activate CCS. I've done loads of them. Takes about an hour. PM if you want it done. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif

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    Can you fit them to a A4 B6? a few drinks would be in it if possible /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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    Yep, any B6 A4 just let me know if you want to meet to have it installed.
    Don't see why the dealers should have all the easy stuff !!!

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    Thanks alot, I defo want it done, so yeah we can meet up /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif where abouts are you??
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    A4Sline - you have PM
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    Hi, am thinking of retro fitting cruise control to my 2003 A4 Quattro 2.5 Tdi 180. Does anyone have the relevant code for Vag-Com to activate cruise control.

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    Sorry, don't use the vagcom thingy, only use the Audi VAS system.
    If you go into 01 Engine ECU and select 'activate ccs' Then install switch and code Steering wheel ecu. Hope it helps
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    add me too chris rollershutters@hotmail.com

    And thanks too for the offer, mind you I think you might be busy for next couple of months LOL /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
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    I'll go for it too if that's OK? I'm in the North West but travel around a lot so could meet up to get it done.

    Thanks
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    Mike- I'll call you tonight to arrange the fit got the parts sorted all ok for Sunday.

    Ronny- Not a prob, need a few special tools to take the steering wheel, air bag slip ring and lower cowling off. If someone in the know on this site wants to arrange a meet then I'm more than happy to oblige. All I need is chassis numbers so I can get the correct stalk, cowl and control unit if required. Let me know. I'm only about 3/4 hour from Bristol could meet at Magor services

    G4JSG- I can arrange a meet as and when. PM if needed
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    WOW, Cruise and no hassle. Thanks Chris.

    Just the factory fit I was hoping for too, what an easy drive home /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/1luvu.gif

    If anyone is tempted then I would say go for it. It took about an hour and just looks like it came out of the factory, all VAG parts and very simple to use.

    Thanks again Chris and nice to meet you Mike.

    John
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    Yep Thanks Chris, you are a true pro.
    All the parts are VAG and the job looks super and the Cruise Control works perfectly.

    Nice meeting you too John,

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    Mike (Chuffed)
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