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Retro fitting Hands Free Steering Wheel

Discussion in 'General VW T5 & T6 California Chat' started by Cameron1960, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. 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
     
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    “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.
     
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    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.
     
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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..
     
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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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    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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    Hands free?? Didn’t know that they existed.what do you mean?
     
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    Think the OP means the Multi Function Steering Wheel, not handsfree.
     
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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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