what year is yours?
ahh but that is the common assumption. It has already been mentioned in recent threads that VAG-Parts weren't always the chepaest and after all where do you think they get parts from?
You really should check these things out before turning to the internet for what may well not be a cheaper option.
However, at the end of the day it's your money - I'm merely offering my perspective.
Just rang my local stealer and was told id also need a steering ECU on the model im looking to buy. (57 plate sportback s line). This is £170 plus vat. Is this right as I thought the newer ones had the ECU already? Prices on the kit and lower trim werent too bad though - £51.06 for the kit & £18.48 for the trim (plus VAT).
the £170 plus vat must be for the ECU and slip ring as the ECU retail price wheni check the other day was around £105 plus vat. It does depend which version of the ECU is fitted and which slip ring is fitted. Different ECU are compatibly with different sliprings
Where are you, if your local to me I can get the parts through work at discount and can also offer a fitting service.
Well i'be bought the car (going to pick it up on new years eve after they have prep'd it)
Im based in Blackburn lanc's mate so a bit far from you.
Is there any way I could tell if I needed the ECU without using vagcom, physical inspection for example?
Try JVW in Haydock just off the M6 (about 25mins away from you) they use all original parts are not expensive (very reasonable) the owner is ex VAG senior technican. Give them a call 01942 722022