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Old 15th November 2015, 18:20   #16
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Hi Gannu, Thanks for the MK7 steering wheel guide. Now keenly awaiting your cruise control DIY guide.
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Old 16th November 2015, 00:06   #17
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If your stock steering has media/MFD/phone controls
Hi Gannu,

There are no control buttons on the steering wheel of my car (Vento Comfortline). MFD controls are in the right stalk and CL variant does not come with bluetooth. Hence I am skeptical about compatibility of this steering with my car. I am not sure if VW just removed controls from steering or has also changed complete wiring.

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Old 16th November 2015, 09:37   #18
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Hi Gannu,

There are no control buttons on the steering wheel of my car (Vento Comfortline). MFD controls are in the right stalk and CL variant does not come with bluetooth. Hence I am skeptical about compatibility of this steering with my car. I am not sure if VW just removed controls from steering or has also changed complete wiring.

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In that case, you will need to insert 2 extra cables in the T41 connector (the one that attaches to the stalks unit; wait for my cruise control retrofit DIY thread to be up):

VW Polo DIY: Mk7 Flat-bottom Steering wheel upgrade-img_1422.png
(The above pic is from my car; the wires are already in place.)

1. No. 9 to +12 V (can be tapped from several locations including the fuse box, the light switch etc.)

2. No. 10 to the LIN Bus i.e. BCM’s T73B connector’s pin 17. Notice the purple-white wire in the pic below and above.

VW Polo DIY: Mk7 Flat-bottom Steering wheel upgrade-img_1431.png

The MFSW will work thereafter.
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Thanks for the guide on the MK7 steering wheel. I had a couple of questions regarding the same.
1. How safe is it in regards to the Airbags being deployed?
2. I see the MFD being different than my 2014 Vento TDI. How will this affect the information that is being displayed?
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Dear Gannu, Amazing DIY man. VW and Skoda cars give too many opportunities for Car crazy people like us.
One question : Is this stering the same as what is currently provided on the 2015 GT TDi with cruise control module pre installed ?

Also if the current 2015 Indian Polo GT Tdi is having the cruise control unit installed, so the BCM is should be the same as yours (upgraded one) ?
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1. How safe is it in regards to the Airbags being deployed?
I would assume it is as safe as the stock setup since this is an OEM part and there were no changes to the stock airbag igniter wiring.

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2. I see the MFD being different than my 2014 Vento TDI. How will this affect the information that is being displayed?
Whatever information is currently being displayed in your stock MFD will continue to be displayed as it is. No changes.

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One question : Is this stering the same as what is currently provided on the 2015 GT TDi with cruise control module pre installed ?
No they are different.

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Also if the current 2015 Indian Polo GT Tdi is having the cruise control unit installed, so the BCM is should be the same as yours (upgraded one) ?
No the BCM installed in the current generation Polo and Vento models are the 087 R, mine is the 087 T - both the models support cruise control. There shouldn't be any major differences between the two. The Vento 1.5 DSG Comfortline has a 087 K BCM manufactured by Continental in India.

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Thank you for the great post. The DIY Link at the top of the 1st page is missing and I thought I'd bring it to your attention for the benefit of all users. Thanks.
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Old 16th November 2015, 15:21   #23
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The DIY Link at the top of the 1st page is missing
That's because that thread is in the Assembly Line and I'm just done compiling the whole thing. Will be updating the link once that thread goes live.

EDIT: Added the link!

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when we can expect a thread on cruise control mod?
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Now keenly awaiting your cruise control DIY guide.
Here you go - VW Polo DIY: Cruise Control!
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Hi Gannu,
That was one inspiring DIY.
Where can one find fuse diagram for 2013 Vento TDI.
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2. No. 10 to the LIN Bus i.e. BCM’s T73B connector’s pin 17. Notice the purple-white wire in the pic below and above.
Hi Gannu,

Would it make sense to check wires ending at BCM? If there is a wire in BCM's ping 17 then there might be wire till the stalk connector. Else I will have to take out steering and then check wires in the T41 connector.

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Hi Gannu,

Would it make sense to check wires ending at BCM? If there is a wire in BCM's ping 17 then there might be wire till the stalk connector. Else I will have to take out steering and then check wires in the T41 connector.

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You can do that. The current models have airbags but the previous models didn't have any. But I don't suppose this wire had anything to do with it. Regardless have a look at this pin 17 in the BCM.
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Gannu, That steering is such a piece of art! Love it! I am soo tempted to get it for my jetta too, But then i guess the installation for jetta won't be a ditto match like yours? Since the cruise control is on the steering for this one?

Still considering the risks involved,I feel like picking one up for myself too.

Edit: Bow down for pulling out this job so cleanly.

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But then i guess the installation for jetta won't be a ditto match like yours?
If your Jetta doesn't have the cruise controls on the steering, this is a straight swap - plug-n-play. Previously folks were swapping the pre-facelift steering of the Jetta on the Polo sedans abroad!

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Since the cruise control is on the steering for this one?
Nope this is the one without the CC buttons. Check the pics.

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Still considering the risks involved,I feel like picking one up for myself too.
You can ask the supplier to send one with a GLI logo on the bottom insert in case you wish to.
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If your Jetta doesn't have the cruise controls on the steering, this is a straight swap - plug-n-play. Previously folks were swapping the pre-facelift steering of the Jetta on the Polo sedans abroad!



Nope this is the one without the CC buttons. Check the pics.



You can ask the supplier to send one with a GLI logo on the bottom insert in case you wish to.

Yes i saw your pics, Got confused with this one on ebayhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/VW-MK6-MK7-S...ZT0sGR&vxp=mtr which had cruise control buttons, And thanks, If its a direct swap and if a GLI logo is possible i will mostly get another dent in my pocket, Already messaged the same seller you got yours from, GLI logo will be an icing on the cake!
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