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Retro fitting Hands Free Steering Wheel

Cameron1960

Cameron1960

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Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has retro fitted a hands free steering wheel to their van (using a garage, I'm not good at car DIY)? I have a 2015 (T5) California. If yes, how much was it and did any problems occur afterwards? I'm in the North East! Thanks
 
ArunAlec

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Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has retro fitted a hands free steering wheel to their van (using a garage, I'm not good at car DIY)? I have a 2015 (T5) California. If yes, how much was it and did any problems occur afterwards? I'm in the North East! Thanks
“Hands free steering”? Sounds scary!!
I think Absolut5 do retro fitting of MFSW. I found them very helpful when I spoke to them. Might be too far south for you though.
 
WelshGas

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Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has retro fitted a hands free steering wheel to their van (using a garage, I'm not good at car DIY)? I have a 2015 (T5) California. If yes, how much was it and did any problems occur afterwards? I'm in the North East! Thanks
I think you have to be a little more explicit in what you mean. What do you hope to accomplish?
On my Steering wheel I can control the Dashboard Display and the Radio/Phone system.
I think only the T6 Multi Function Steering Wheel can control the Cruise Control functions and that won't work on your 2015 California, different Electronics, I believe.
 
EddieEagle

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I paid £300 ish for the inserts on my existing steering wheel.
The MFD on the end of the right hand stalk still functions as well. It has on a couple of occasions frozen but resets and works fine on after next startup.
It was done through my local VW dealer who recommended a local electrician.
I have been criticised for so doing but I am very happy with it..
 
MattBW

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Must admit it would be nice to have those controls on there, but I do find my standard stalks do most of the things I need. :) I think if you can do the fit yourself it becomes a lot more affordable.
 
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geordy paul

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vwretrofit.co.uk retrofitted the steering wheel controls to mine.
Sorry can't remember how much it cos but I was very happy with the service.
 
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Pips Dad

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Lochaber
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T6 Ocean 150
“Hands free steering”? Sounds scary!!
I think Absolut5 do retro fitting of MFSW. I found them very helpful when I spoke to them. Might be too far south for you though.
Hands free?? Didn’t know that they existed.what do you mean?
 
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Pips Dad

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That makes sense. I was just about to go and sit in the back of my Ocean and tell it to take me to town!
 

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