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    Thread: HUGE DISCOVERY- Activate Full MFD on your MK6

    1. Member jettsy's Avatar
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      04-18-2012 12:09 AM #1
      Im literally out of breath from excitement! After much research and alot of luck, I finally have found a way to activate the full mfd on your mk6. Some credit goes to fellow orlando native NADERJ123 who brought up the issue and a dude in cali named vendy for the vag help


      Disclaimer: Like always, Perform any modifications at your own risk. I assume no responsibility for failed attempts, damage, or any harm that can come from this. If you don't know what your doing, seek professional help. This is consider informational purposes only.


      NEW UPDATE: Verebs1 has discovered that this will partially work in all jettas with out retrofit. When your gas light chimes on, the "Miles left" will show on the mfd. All you need to is turn on the feature in vcds as mentioned below.

      Pre requisites:

      Vag Com tool
      right hand controls retrofitted
      (those of you who did the GLI wheel upgrade like me finally get to use those controls)
      This should work on every MK6 jetta assuming you install the controls and activate via vagcom (not 100% on the S but confident it will work with more retrofitting)

      this activates:

      • Miles to empty
      • avg MPG
      • Timer
      • and every other option the tdi has.


      Untitled by jettsy, on Flickr

      adding right side controls:
      If you remove your airbag on your se with conv. and up you should see this box (search the web for how to remove airbag safely):

      module by jettsy, on Flickr
      to add the right side, simply connect the controls to the open harness slot on the right. Then remove old blank right side cap and screw on new one. follow with vagcom activation. This box in the center of the wheel is the reason the upgrade is easy for some and a little more complex for others. SE with conv. and up has this black box. Other models would need a new wheel.

      You will need a multifunction harness if you are just buying a wheel and using your old air bag. This picture illustrates what the standard and Multifunction one have. You will connect the "C" area ti the "1" on the module picture

      harness by jettsy, on Flickr

      Part number for the harness:


      if you have this exact wheel:

      all you should need is this:


      cimg2142 by jettsy, on Flickr


      some quick pics for proof:

      Untitled by jettsy, on Flickr


      Untitled by jettsy, on Flickr

      CODING:

      1.) select 17- instruments

      Capture1 by jettsy, on Flickr

      2.) Select "Coding"

      Capture2 by jettsy, on Flickr

      3.) Select Long Coding Helper

      Capture3 by jettsy, on Flickr

      4.) Select the second box or (Byte 1 as the first box is byte 0)
      Check bit 3 "Multi-function Display Active"

      Capture4 by jettsy, on Flickr

      5) close out and hit "do it!"

      Using your controls use the up and down and ok to switch between mfd 1 and 2

      I will update this thread as i find out more. Like always, if you have any questions let me know! AND ENJOY!!!!
      Last edited by jettsy; 05-07-2012 at 06:08 PM.
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      04-18-2012 12:17 AM #2
      So you saying i can have MPG display for an SE ?
      But i have to do a Right control Conversion on my steering wheel ?

      Keep us updated =D

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      04-18-2012 12:19 AM #3
      Good work Jettsy. Make sure you update the main post with further discoveries. I'll add this to the DIY thread.
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      04-18-2012 12:24 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Cillie View Post
      So you saying i can have MPG display for an SE ?
      But i have to do a Right control Conversion on my steering wheel ?

      Keep us updated =D
      Yes! I just did it! I have a 2011 jetta se with conv.

      Does yours have left controls?
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      04-18-2012 12:24 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by asusc View Post
      Good work Jettsy. Make sure you update the main post with further discoveries. I'll add this to the DIY thread.
      Will do, thanks!
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      04-18-2012 12:45 AM #6
      I have left controls. SE convenience with 2.5L and 4Discs Brakes with Bluetooth no GPS
      But i do not have right controls.
      I was wondering if I have to have Right controls to gain access to tho mod ?

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      04-18-2012 12:50 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Cillie View Post
      I was wondering if I have to have Right controls to gain access to tho mod ?
      More than likely, yes. The right controls on the TDI and GLI are what control the MFD.
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      04-18-2012 12:52 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Cillie View Post
      I have left controls. SE convenience with 2.5L and 4Discs Brakes with Bluetooth no GPS
      But i do not have right controls.
      I was wondering if I have to have Right controls to gain access to tho mod ?
      Yes in your case you just need a right hand portion and adapt it to your existing wheel.
      Then vag and your good
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      04-18-2012 01:19 AM #9
      hmm weird...I've been able to use the controls on the right side of my GLI MFSW ever since I had it put into my Canuck Sportline (SEL w/sport). The only buttons that don't do anything are the left and right buttons (right side). Maybe the guy at the dealership did it for me lol

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      04-18-2012 03:56 AM #10
      I had thought this was possible ever since I saw the manual page about the MFD that said to use the tight hand controls or the right stalk controls (euro style wiper stalk w/rocker +button). Thank you Jettsy! and everyone involved! (now the only question is... will this work on my S...

    11. 04-18-2012 07:15 AM #11
      I've always thought the clusters would be the same and thought about doing the right button switch.

      I have '12 se conv+ sunroof. If I get the right buttons and do the vag work, it should work with full functionality of the buttons or does something else need to be changed? How much we talking about for price on the buttons?

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      04-18-2012 07:16 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by redline89 View Post
      hmm weird...I've been able to use the controls on the right side of my GLI MFSW ever since I had it put into my Canuck Sportline (SEL w/sport). The only buttons that don't do anything are the left and right buttons (right side). Maybe the guy at the dealership did it for me lol

      Nice job nonetheless
      Canada already has this feature u.s. doesnt
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      04-18-2012 07:18 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by rustlerdude View Post
      I've always thought the clusters would be the same and thought about doing the right button switch.

      I have '12 se conv+ sunroof. If I get the right buttons and do the vag work, it should work with full functionality of the buttons or does something else need to be changed? How much we talking about for price on the buttons?
      All your car will need is right side controls plus vag com. Button should cost about 70 bucks on eBay i believe
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      04-18-2012 07:24 AM #14
      Really the main thing is that the activation in vagcom is hidden in instruments and when selected it activates the mfd info along with the controls simultaneously. I still can't believe this has been hiding there for over a year! I finally know how
      Much fuel is really left in my car!
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      04-18-2012 07:32 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Verebs1 View Post
      I had thought this was possible ever since I saw the manual page about the MFD that said to use the tight hand controls or the right stalk controls (euro style wiper stalk w/rocker +button). Thank you Jettsy! and everyone involved! (now the only question is... will this work on my S...
      I have every reason to believe it will. of course, once a new wheel is installed though because just changing the right side control is not enough. The inside of your wheel lacks the ability to support it. But a swap should be easy assuming you have vag com and steering wheel triple bolt square.

      Also everyone: I'll keep the first post updated as more info comes. My inbox is kind of blowing up at the moment with questions so I'm doing my best to answer all of them.

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      04-18-2012 07:39 AM #16
      Not sure it matters but this appears to be another case of same part, two P/Ns, two production use dates.

      For the right hand side there is:
      5C0959538A YQV - Titanium Black/White/Chrome Matte Silk - (4/10-9/11) - $195.00 (list)
      5C0959538B YQV - Titanium Black/White/Chrome Matte Silk - (10/11) - $187.00 (list)

      I don't think the version you get matters but just wanted to let you all know.

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      04-18-2012 07:42 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Verebs1 View Post
      Not sure it matters but this appears to be another case of same part, two P/Ns, two production use dates.

      For the right hand side there is:
      5C0959538A YQV - Titanium Black/White/Chrome Matte Silk - (4/10-9/11) - $195.00 (list)
      5C0959538B YQV - Titanium Black/White/Chrome Matte Silk - (10/11) - $187.00 (list)

      I don't think the version you get matters but just wanted to let you all know.
      next thing you would want to check is part numbers of clusters.
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      04-18-2012 07:49 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by jettsy View Post
      next thing you would want to check is part numbers of clusters.
      I know what my cluster P/N is since I removed it last week but there are like 30 clusters I'd have to check which are us ones lol.

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      04-18-2012 07:52 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Verebs1 View Post
      I know what my cluster P/N is since I removed it last week but there are like 30 clusters I'd have to check which are us ones lol.
      yes, my only is doubt is that because of different engines that the cluster may be different. best thing to do is bit the bullet and upgrade your wheel. worse comes to worse right won't work and you can sell to someone who wants it to do this upgrade. I have a gut feeling its going to work though but don't quote me.
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      04-18-2012 07:57 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Verebs1 View Post
      I know what my cluster P/N is since I removed it last week but there are like 30 clusters I'd have to check which are us ones lol.
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      Very nice Jettsy.
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      04-18-2012 08:16 AM #22
      Guess I answered my own question again. The Otto engine is the 2.slow. That would mean that the Jetta S with sunroof has this plus the mfsw because it has Bluetooth. I'll check the diagrams when I get home in 15, and see where the wheel control module plugs in.

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      04-18-2012 08:17 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Verebs1 View Post
      Guess I answered my own question again. The Otto engine is the 2.slow. That would mean that the Jetta S with sunroof has this plus the mfsw because it has Bluetooth. I'll check the diagrams when I get home in 15, and see where the wheel control module plugs in.
      keep an eye on the first post. Im constantly updating it.
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      04-18-2012 08:25 AM #24
      Will do. I'll post about the wiring for the S drivers

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      04-18-2012 08:32 AM #25
      awesome discovery cant wait to do this and can any send me a link to find the right side control
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      04-18-2012 08:33 AM #26
      Jettsy, the photo of the steering wheel control module that's in the first post isn't high enough resolution to see the part number. Can you post a part number for that module. Owners of "S" vehicles may be able to retrofit that module into their existing steering wheels, rather than buy a new wheel.

      If they can get the module, it may be possible to just get the right side buttons as well to get it to work.

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      04-18-2012 08:39 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by CDN TDI View Post
      Jettsy, the photo of the steering wheel control module that's in the first post isn't high enough resolution to see the part number. Can you post a part number for that module. Owners of "S" vehicles may be able to retrofit that module into their existing steering wheels, rather than buy a new wheel.

      If they can get the module, it may be possible to just get the right side buttons as well to get it to work.
      I'll get the p/n when I get home. I know that it is like 290 list so better off getting new wheel

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      04-18-2012 08:40 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by CDN TDI View Post
      Jettsy, the photo of the steering wheel control module that's in the first post isn't high enough resolution to see the part number. Can you post a part number for that module. Owners of "S" vehicles may be able to retrofit that module into their existing steering wheels, rather than buy a new wheel.

      If they can get the module, it may be possible to just get the right side buttons as well to get it to work.
      I thought about that and it should work as well. (will be more difficult for noobs though than a direct swap) also, it will probably be a lot cheaper. Shoot, i sold my old wheel with module and everything for 80 bucks. Something tells me the market for these is about to skyrocket haha. As for the part number, thats the only (old) pic I have of that module before i sold it because I got a gli wheel with everything attached. :thumb up:

      Let me see if I can locate the module p/n though

      also, im wondering if this might work without the right hand controls also...If I'm not mistaken, TDI's use the wiper stalk to change through the menus. I don't think tdi's come with right hand controls...can anyone with a tdi confirm that? It may be possible to use the wiper stalk instead...anyone want to shed light on this?
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      04-18-2012 08:48 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by jettsy View Post
      I thought about that and it should work as well. (will be more difficult for noobs though than a direct swap) As for the part number, thats the only (old) pic I have of that module before i sold it because I got a gli wheel with everything attached. :thumb up:

      Let me see if I can locate the module p/n though

      also, im wondering if this might work without the right hand controls also...If I'm not mistaken, TDI's use the wiper stalk to change through the menus. I don't think tdi's come with right hand controls...can anyone with a tdi confirm that? It may be possible to use the wiper stalk instead...anyone want to shed light on this?
      I think you need the wheel module regardless. And the right side its much cheaper than the stalk because it is one assembly not parts like the mk5

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      04-18-2012 09:28 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by jettsy View Post
      If I'm not mistaken, TDI's use the wiper stalk to change through the menus. I don't think tdi's come with right hand controls...can anyone with a tdi confirm that? It may be possible to use the wiper stalk instead...anyone want to shed light on this?
      Canadian TDI's do use the wiper stalk for the MFD. There is a rocker switch at the end of the stalk. Mo_Focus added the Steering wheel right hand button to his. He got his right button controls from ebay. His part number is 5C0959538A.

      Steering wheel right hand button

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      04-18-2012 09:30 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by CDN TDI View Post
      Canadian TDI's do use the wiper stalk for the MFD. There is a rocker switch at the end of the stalk. Mo_Focus added the Steering wheel right hand button to his. He got his right button controls from ebay. His part number is 5C0959538A.

      Steering wheel right hand button
      good resource for adding the button

      is this "rocker" only on the tdi's?
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      04-18-2012 09:33 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by jettsy View Post
      good resource for adding the button

      is this "rocker" only on the tdi's?
      Just checked my dealer and the Tdi is the only car with the right hand rocker

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      04-18-2012 09:38 AM #33
      It would be interesting to see what would be more cost effective for "S" vehicles because a new steering wheel would need a new airbag as well.

      You could get a new wheel that has the control module, right hand buttons and airbag or possibly just get the control module and right hand buttons to retrofit into your existing wheel.

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      04-18-2012 09:44 AM #34
      what i would honestly do if i had an S is buy MFSW with no airbag (there about 120 nowadays on ebay) then i would strip its parts i.e.: module, left. and right controls then easily adapt to my current wheel and bag. This would likely cost significantly less than fetching parts individually. or next option would be to get a GLI wheel which would have everything and you could use your S airbag. You may need a new harness though for the airbag if you buy it without the bag. first option seems easiest.

      Heres some ebay links:

      Steering wheel with left and right controls and paddles but no module $250
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/VOLKSWAGEN-J...t_12092wt_1171

      left and right controls only $140
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/VW-VOLKSWAGE...ht_2593wt_1171

      also try ebay germany(use google chrome to translate):

      http://www.ebay.de/sch/i.html?_trkpa...4.l1581&_pgn=4
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      04-18-2012 09:51 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by CDN TDI View Post
      Jettsy, the photo of the steering wheel control module that's in the first post isn't high enough resolution to see the part number. Can you post a part number for that module. Owners of "S" vehicles may be able to retrofit that module into their existing steering wheels, rather than buy a new wheel.

      If they can get the module, it may be possible to just get the right side buttons as well to get it to work.
      5K0959542 is the controller it lists for $245.00 (>>12.02.12)
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